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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      New York Declaration on Forests; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; UN Global Consumer Goods Forum; UN Global Compact
      Nutreco, a subsidary of SHV have stated that they are a signatory to the New York Declaration on Forests, have expressed their statement of support for the Cerrado Manifesto and that they are a part of the UN Global Compact and the UN Global Consumer Goods Forum. 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      Nutreco, a subsidary of SHV show an awareness of the importance of protecting forest ecosystems when they state "while we are aware that agricultural commodity raw crops and beef production are principle drivers of deforestation[...]". "Nutreco was also part of a broad support group facilitated by the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) formed in 2017 to address further ways of protecting the Cerrado biome in Brazil. The Cerrado biome represents 21% of Brazil’s land area and is one of the richest tropical savannahs in the world". 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    28/86
    • Palm oil
      41/86
      • Commitment Strength
        17/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "Since 2015, Nutreco has purchased book and claim certificates to offset 100% of all palm oil ingredients purchased throughout the global business, excluding palm kernel oil which accounted for 15% of our total palm oil purchased in 2017. The decision to exclude palm kernel oil is due to the limited availability of this product and the associated costs". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Nutreco also addresses land & water use, soy and palm oil, oceanic overfishing, climate change and human rights directly in our Supplier Code of Conduct and are following-up on supplier sustainability audits to ensure these issues are adequately addressed and in compliance with our Code". 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Nutreco welcomes open dialogue about meeting the criteria of this Supplier Code of Conduct and expects all suppliers to reflect the willingness to mitigate nonconformities". 
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Nutreco report their total tonnage of soy used for 2017 at 28,374 and total compliant volume at 23,039.00 Tonnes. 
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Nutreco, a subsidary of SHV ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "We do not discriminate with regards to gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion and social or ethnic origin" and encourage their suppliers to abide by the same.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Nutreco state that "by raising awareness and sharing technology and best practices on the one hand, and offering appropriate nutritional solutions on the other hand, we empower small farmers, living in extreme poverty, to improve their economic situation". 
    • Soy
      33/86
      • Commitment Strength
        11/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/21
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: Proterra
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            Nutreco has stated in relation to its subsidary Skretting that "100% of the soy purchased by Skretting Norway and Skretting Australia is Proterra certified". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Nutreco has stated in relation to its subsidary Skretting that "100% of the soy purchased by Skretting Norway and Skretting Australia is Proterra certified". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Nutreco has stated in relation to its subsidary Skretting that "100% of the soy purchased by Skretting Norway and Skretting Australia is Proterra certified". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Nutreco has stated in relation to its subsidary Skretting that "100% of the soy purchased by Skretting Norway and Skretting Australia is Proterra certified". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Nutreco has stated in relation to its subsidary Skretting that "100% of the soy purchased by Skretting Norway and Skretting Australia is Proterra certified". 
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Nutreco has stated in relation to its subsidary Skretting that "100% of the soy purchased by Skretting Norway and Skretting Australia is Proterra certified". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Nutreco has stated in relation to its subsidary Skretting that "100% of the soy purchased by Skretting Norway and Skretting Australia is Proterra certified". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Nutreco has stated in relation to its subsidary Skretting that "100% of the soy purchased by Skretting Norway and Skretting Australia is Proterra certified". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            Nutreco has stated in relation to its subsidary Skretting that "100% of the soy purchased by Skretting Norway and Skretting Australia is Proterra certified". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Nutreco also addresses land & water use, soy and palm oil, oceanic overfishing, climate change and human rights directly in our Supplier Code of Conduct and are following-up on supplier sustainability audits to ensure these issues are adequately addressed and in compliance with our Code". 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Nutreco welcomes open dialogue about meeting the criteria of this Supplier Code of Conduct and expects all suppliers to reflect the willingness to mitigate nonconformities". 
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "In 2017[...]Nutreco joined a number of strategic partners that formed the Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture (CFA). This initiative was launched in 2016 by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation with the aim to achieve solid commitments to zero conversion by leading companies that buy, distribute and process soy and beef in the Amazon and Cerrado regions in Brazil, and in the Gran Chaco region spanning Argentina and Paraguay". 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Nutreco report their total soy footprint at 1,068,874. 
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Nutreco, a subsidary of SHV ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "We do not discriminate with regards to gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion and social or ethnic origin" and encourage their suppliers to abide by the same.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Nutreco state that "by raising awareness and sharing technology and best practices on the one hand, and offering appropriate nutritional solutions on the other hand, we empower small farmers, living in extreme poverty, to improve their economic situation". 
    • Pulp & Paper
      9/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Nutreco, a subsidary of SHV ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "We do not discriminate with regards to gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion and social or ethnic origin" and encourage their suppliers to abide by the same.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Nutreco state that "by raising awareness and sharing technology and best practices on the one hand, and offering appropriate nutritional solutions on the other hand, we empower small farmers, living in extreme poverty, to improve their economic situation". 
  • Commitment strength
    10/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    9/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    9/16
    Avg. score

Profile

SHV Holdings is a Dutch trading company. The company owns Nutreco, which is one of the global leaders in animal nutrition and aquafeed. The company sells its products in more than 90 countries. According to Nutreco, their brand Skretting is the leading manufacturer of aquaculture feed in the world. Soy is used in the products. 

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Animal feed
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Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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