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  • Overall approach
    4/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      2/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero net deforestation
      2/6
      "Achieve zero net deforestation in our supply chain by 2020."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Tesco Plc are part of the Consumer Goods Forum, a member of the UN Global Compact, and a founding signatory of the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests play a critical role in our global ecosystem. They are the lungs of our planet. Today, forests cover 30% of the earth’s land surface, are a vital source of oxygen and home to 80% of earth’s biodiversity, including many endangered species. They also provide livelihoods for 1.6 billion people. The world has already lost approximately half its forests over the past century and what remains is increasingly under threat. Preventing further deforestation and degradation is critical to a sustainable future."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    40/86
    • Beef
      26/86
      • Commitment Strength
        15/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          15/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero net deforestation; Protects priority forests
            "Tesco is committed to zero-net deforestation in our sourcing of [...] beef from South America by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Tesco is committed to zero-net deforestation in our sourcing of [...] beef from South America by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Tesco is committed to zero-net deforestation in our sourcing of [...] beef from South America by 2020."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            "Tesco is committed to zero-net deforestation in our sourcing of [...] beef from South America by 2020."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "Tesco is committed to zero-net deforestation in our sourcing of [...] beef from South America by 2020."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            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 indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
        • 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
          "We have simplified our supply chain to help build stronger relationships with our farmers and suppliers and ensure that all our products are sourced responsibly and meet our exacting quality standards. [...] we work tirelessly with our suppliers to ensure that our quality standards are met. We run a bespoke due diligence audit programme that offers documented evidence of compliance to our standards and monitors continual improvement."
        • 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
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Tesco "are specifically committed to [...] Adoption of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) principles".
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Tesco Plc state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Across many countries women face additional barriers to decent work, due to unequal gender norms and their greater share of unpaid care work [...] We will continue to advocate and work in partnership with governments and other stakeholders to help overcome such systemic challenges within our supply chains."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      57/86
      • Commitment Strength
        26/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero net deforestation
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "Achieve zero net deforestation in our supply chain by 2020." "100% palm oil in UK Own Brand products is certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard"
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Achieve zero net deforestation in our supply chain by 2020." "100% palm oil in UK Own Brand products is certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard"
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Achieve zero net deforestation in our supply chain by 2020." "100% palm oil in UK Own Brand products is certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard"
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Achieve zero net deforestation in our supply chain by 2020." "100% palm oil in UK Own Brand products is certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard"
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "100% palm oil in UK Own Brand products is certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard"
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "100% palm oil in UK Own Brand products is certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "100% palm oil in UK Own Brand products is certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard"
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "100% palm oil in UK Own Brand products is certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard"
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "100% palm oil in UK Own Brand products is certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard"
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "100% palm oil in UK Own Brand products is certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard"
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "100% palm oil in UK Own Brand products is certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard"
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "100% palm oil in UK Own Brand products is certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/11
          • Commitment details
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            Lists importers and links to their mill lists. 40% is not yet attributable. "We will continue to work with our suppliers to further refine the data to support our progress towards achieving our 2020 commitment. "
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will continue to work with our suppliers to further refine the data to support our progress towards achieving our 2020 commitment. "
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will continue to work with our suppliers to further refine the data to support our progress towards achieving our 2020 commitment. "
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will continue to work with our suppliers to further refine the data to support our progress towards achieving our 2020 commitment. "
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "100% palm oil in UK Own Brand products is certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
            Tesco PLC reported their total 2018 palm oil consumption as 59147 tonnes of which 44688.05‬ tonnes  was certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Reports countries of origin and main palm oil importers.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "100% palm oil in UK Own Brand products is certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard"
        • 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
          "We have simplified our supply chain to help build stronger relationships with our farmers and suppliers and ensure that all our products are sourced responsibly and meet our exacting quality standards. [...] we work tirelessly with our suppliers to ensure that our quality standards are met. We run a bespoke due diligence audit programme that offers documented evidence of compliance to our standards and monitors continual improvement."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Tesco PLC publicly disclose their palm oil suppliers on their website.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings
          Member of the Palm Oil Transparency Coalition "to ensure that our suppliers are sourcing palm oil from companies that are making progress on their zero deforestationcommitments beyond the RSPO certified palm oil supplied to us."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          44688.05 tonnes
          Tesco PLC reported their total 2018 palm oil consumption as 59147 tonnes of which 44688.05‬ tonnes  was certified.
      • Social Considerations
        13/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Tesco "are specifically committed to [...] Adoption of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) principles".
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Tesco Plc state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Across many countries women face additional barriers to decent work, due to unequal gender norms and their greater share of unpaid care work [...] We will continue to advocate and work in partnership with governments and other stakeholders to help overcome such systemic challenges within our supply chains."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "We will encourage innovative solutions for transforming the palm oil industry (e.g. jurisdictional sourcing, greater inclusion of smallholders)."
    • Pulp & Paper
      43/86
      • Commitment Strength
        21/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            Type of commitment: Zero net deforestation
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "By 2020, we have committed that all our Own Brand products containing timber will be FSC or PEFC certified or will be made using recycled material. As of the 2018 calendar year, 87% of our general merchandise wood and paper products in the UK were on track against our 2020 target."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "By 2020, we have committed that all our Own Brand products containing timber will be FSC or PEFC certified or will be made using recycled material. As of the 2018 calendar year, 87% of our general merchandise wood and paper products in the UK were on track against our 2020 target."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By 2020, we have committed that all our Own Brand products containing timber will be FSC or PEFC certified or will be made using recycled material. As of the 2018 calendar year, 87% of our general merchandise wood and paper products in the UK were on track against our 2020 target."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By 2020, we have committed that all our Own Brand products containing timber will be FSC or PEFC certified or will be made using recycled material. As of the 2018 calendar year, 87% of our general merchandise wood and paper products in the UK were on track against our 2020 target."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "By 2020, we have committed that all our Own Brand products containing timber will be FSC or PEFC certified or will be made using recycled material. As of the 2018 calendar year, 87% of our general merchandise wood and paper products in the UK were on track against our 2020 target."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "By 2020, we have committed that all our Own Brand products containing timber will be FSC or PEFC certified or will be made using recycled material. As of the 2018 calendar year, 87% of our general merchandise wood and paper products in the UK were on track against our 2020 target."
        • 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 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
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "By 2020, we have committed that all our Own Brand products containing timber will be FSC or PEFC certified or will be made using recycled material. As of the 2018 calendar year, 87% of our general merchandise wood and paper products in the UK were on track against our 2020 target."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "By 2020, we have committed that all our Own Brand products containing timber will be FSC or PEFC certified or will be made using recycled material. As of the 2018 calendar year, 87% of our general merchandise wood and paper products in the UK were on track against our 2020 target."
        • 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
          "We have simplified our supply chain to help build stronger relationships with our farmers and suppliers and ensure that all our products are sourced responsibly and meet our exacting quality standards. [...] we work tirelessly with our suppliers to ensure that our quality standards are met. We run a bespoke due diligence audit programme that offers documented evidence of compliance to our standards and monitors continual improvement."
        • 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
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          51,058 tonnes
          Total paper volume for own brand products reported as 58,021 tonnes in 2017, of which 88% was compliant.
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Tesco "are specifically committed to [...] Adoption of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) principles".
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Tesco Plc state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Across many countries women face additional barriers to decent work, due to unequal gender norms and their greater share of unpaid care work [...] We will continue to advocate and work in partnership with governments and other stakeholders to help overcome such systemic challenges within our supply chains."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      42/86
      • Commitment Strength
        16/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "Tesco is committed to zero-net deforestation in our sourcing of soy by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Tesco is committed to zero-net deforestation in our sourcing of soy by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Tesco is committed to zero-net deforestation in our sourcing of soy by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Tesco is committed to zero-net deforestation in our sourcing of soy by 2020."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            "Tesco is committed to zero-net deforestation in our sourcing of soy by 2020."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "Tesco is committed to zero-net deforestation in our sourcing of soy by 2020."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            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 indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            "77% covered by zero deforestation soy credits".
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            certification
            "77% covered by zero deforestation soy credits".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
        • 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
          "We have simplified our supply chain to help build stronger relationships with our farmers and suppliers and ensure that all our products are sourced responsibly and meet our exacting quality standards. [...] we work tirelessly with our suppliers to ensure that our quality standards are met. We run a bespoke due diligence audit programme that offers documented evidence of compliance to our standards and monitors continual improvement."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Tesco PLC publicly disclose their soy suppliers on their website.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          Tesco are a founding member of the Cerrado Statement of Support manifesto.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Tesco PLC reported their total 2018 soy consumption as 838285 tonnes, of which 165915.77 tonnes was certified.
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Tesco "are specifically committed to [...] Adoption of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) principles".
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Tesco Plc state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Across many countries women face additional barriers to decent work, due to unequal gender norms and their greater share of unpaid care work [...] We will continue to advocate and work in partnership with governments and other stakeholders to help overcome such systemic challenges within our supply chains."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      32/86
      • Commitment Strength
        16/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            Type of commitment: Zero net deforestation
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            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 indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            certification
            "Tesco has committed to achieving zero-net deforestation by 2020 in our sourcing of wood and paper products." "As of calendar year 2018 approximately 88% of our UK general merchandise wood and paper products are now FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
        • 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
          "We have simplified our supply chain to help build stronger relationships with our farmers and suppliers and ensure that all our products are sourced responsibly and meet our exacting quality standards. [...] we work tirelessly with our suppliers to ensure that our quality standards are met. We run a bespoke due diligence audit programme that offers documented evidence of compliance to our standards and monitors continual improvement."
        • 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
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Tesco "are specifically committed to [...] Adoption of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) principles".
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Tesco Plc state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Across many countries women face additional barriers to decent work, due to unequal gender norms and their greater share of unpaid care work [...] We will continue to advocate and work in partnership with governments and other stakeholders to help overcome such systemic challenges within our supply chains."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    19/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    10/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Tesco is a leading British retailer with over 6,000 stores worldwide. The company specialises in groceries but also sells personal care items, apparel and furniture, as well as offering financial services through its subsidiary Tesco Bank. Amongst its product lines, Tesco sells a range of own brand products including packaged meats, dairy products and confectionary items. The company’s operations leave it exposed to several forest risk commodities including palm oil, soy, beef and timber. 

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail, Furniture & flooring
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United Kingdom
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

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How we assess the Forest 500

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