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  • Overall approach
    8/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/4
      Overall commitment
      Conversion-free/zero-gross conversion/zero-net conversion commitment or a zero deforestation/deforestation-free commitment that explicitly includes all other natural ecosystems
      4/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: NA
      "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum Deforestation resolution (being a member of the CGF is not sufficient); New York Declaration on Forests; Soy Moratorium; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; UN Global Compact
      "As members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) we committed to achieve this by 2020[...]Tesco is the co-chair of the Statement of Support for the Cerrado Manifesto" ; "Tesco has been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since 2015."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests contain the overwhelming majority of life on Earth, including 80% of the planet’s terrestrial species and provide livelihoods for 1.6 billion people. They play a critical role in helping to regulate our weather and absorb billions of tonnes of carbon annually. We are committed to protecting forests and working towards sourcing only from verified zero deforestation areas."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      What revenue comes from industries relevant to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What type of risk is recognised?: Operational; Reputational

      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: NA

      Type of risk if Other. Also add any relevant details: NA

      What proportion of revenue that comes from relevant industries is exposed to each forest risk commodity?: NA
      "Responsible sourcing and supply chain† Failure to meet product safety standards results in death, injury or illness to customers. Failure to ensure that products are sourced responsibly across our supply chain (including fair pay for workers, adhering to human rights, clean and safe working environments, meeting climate change and sustainability commitments) and that all social and environmental standards are met, results in supply chain disruption, regulatory breaches, and reputational impacts of not meeting societal expectations. [...] We have also had to adopt new approaches to our technical and supplier audits to ensure our standards have been met. We have continued to drive our environmental agenda, including actions relating to deforestation and animal welfare."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Four times a year

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Beef; Leather; Timber; Pulp & paper
      "The Corporate Responsibility Committee oversees the Group’s social and environmental obligations, including climate-related matters and is responsible for monitoring progress towards our commitments. The Corporate Responsibility Committee meets four times each year and has discussed climate on every occasion during 2021/22, with similar plans to discuss at all 2022/23 meetings."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Executive compensation
      Yes, for all commodities
      0/0
      Does it disclose the percentage of pay at risk?: No
      "Recognising the importance of climate change, in 2022 we introduced ESG metrics into our remuneration policy"
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2025. 2035

      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions
      "As part of our commitment to reach operational carbon neutrality by 2035 on a 1.5˚C pathway for Scope 1 and 2, we have set a target to reduce our absolute carbon emissions by 60% by 2025 compared to a 2015 baseline. We have committed to reduce Scope 1 and 2 market-based emissions by 60% by 2025"
  • Commodity score
    31/90
    • Beef
      23/90
      • Commitment Strength
        11/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products.."[...]"All our fresh beef sold in our Tesco UK retail stores comes from the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Until 2018, we did source Tesco UK Own Brand corned beef from one supplier in Brazil but our product only represented a small proportion of the supplier’s business overall. Therefore, with little leverage to change practices with this supplier and meet our 2020 zero deforestation target, we decided to switch our corned beef sourcing to Europe for both our Tesco Own Brand and also for supplier branded corned beef. We have also ensured that we do not sell any Brazilian beef products in our international retail stores as well."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA
            Sourcing from Europe only applies to Tesco UK, and for international stores, they only exclude Brazilian beef - "All our fresh beef sold in our Tesco UK retail stores comes from the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Until 2018, we did source Tesco UK Own Brand corned beef from one supplier in Brazil but our product only represented a small proportion of the supplier’s business overall. Therefore, with little leverage to change practices with this supplier and meet our 2020 zero deforestation target, we decided to switch our corned beef sourcing to Europe for both our Tesco Own Brand and also for supplier branded corned beef. We have also ensured that we do not sell any Brazilian beef products in our international retail stores as well."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products.."[...]"All our fresh beef sold in our Tesco UK retail stores comes from the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Until 2018, we did source Tesco UK Own Brand corned beef from one supplier in Brazil but our product only represented a small proportion of the supplier’s business overall. Therefore, with little leverage to change practices with this supplier and meet our 2020 zero deforestation target, we decided to switch our corned beef sourcing to Europe for both our Tesco Own Brand and also for supplier branded corned beef. We have also ensured that we do not sell any Brazilian beef products in our international retail stores as well."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products.."[...]"All our fresh beef sold in our Tesco UK retail stores comes from the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Until 2018, we did source Tesco UK Own Brand corned beef from one supplier in Brazil but our product only represented a small proportion of the supplier’s business overall. Therefore, with little leverage to change practices with this supplier and meet our 2020 zero deforestation target, we decided to switch our corned beef sourcing to Europe for both our Tesco Own Brand and also for supplier branded corned beef. We have also ensured that we do not sell any Brazilian beef products in our international retail stores as well."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          4/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            Do they have a traceability commitment which goes back to the birth farm?: No

            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "All our fresh beef sold in our Tesco UK retail stores comes from the UK or the Republic of Ireland....Until 2018, we did source Tesco UK Own Brand corned beef from one supplier in Brazil but our product only represented a small proportion of the supplier’s business overall. Therefore, with little leverage to change practices with this supplier and meet our 2020 zero deforestation target, we decided to switch our corned beef sourcing to Europe for both our Tesco Own Brand and also for supplier branded corned beef. We have also ensured that we do not sell any Brazilian beef products in our international retail stores as well."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA

            If no, what is excluded?: Location

            If Other, specify: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA
            "All our fresh beef sold in our Tesco UK retail stores comes from the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Until 2018, we did source Tesco UK Own Brand corned beef from one supplier in Brazil but our product only represented a small proportion of the supplier’s business overall. Therefore, with little leverage to change practices with this supplier and meet our 2020 zero deforestation target, we decided to switch our corned beef sourcing to Europe for both our Tesco Own Brand and also for supplier branded corned beef. We have also ensured that we do not sell any Brazilian beef products in our international retail stores as well."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "All our fresh beef sold in our Tesco UK retail stores comes from the UK or the Republic of Ireland....Until 2018, we did source Tesco UK Own Brand corned beef from one supplier in Brazil but our product only represented a small proportion of the supplier’s business overall. Therefore, with little leverage to change practices with this supplier and meet our 2020 zero deforestation target, we decided to switch our corned beef sourcing to Europe for both our Tesco Own Brand and also for supplier branded corned beef. We have also ensured that we do not sell any Brazilian beef products in our international retail stores as well."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2020
            "All our fresh beef sold in our Tesco UK retail stores comes from the UK or the Republic of Ireland....Until 2018, we did source Tesco UK Own Brand corned beef from one supplier in Brazil but our product only represented a small proportion of the supplier’s business overall. Therefore, with little leverage to change practices with this supplier and meet our 2020 zero deforestation target, we decided to switch our corned beef sourcing to Europe for both our Tesco Own Brand and also for supplier branded corned beef. We have also ensured that we do not sell any Brazilian beef products in our international retail stores as well."
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 4

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "We are committed to upholding human rights and support in full the United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Core Conventions on freedom of association and collective bargaining, forced labour, child labour and discrimination at work. We also uphold standards on working hours and health and safety for workers. [...] Ethical auditing is predominantly focused on the ‘first tier’ of the supply chain, i.e. sites producing the final product, such as a clothing factory or food manufacturing plant. Sites in high risk countries must have an audit before supply and then on an annual basis. We also audit beyond ‘first-tier’ based on the risk of the products being produced. For example, we audit down to grower level for our fresh fruit and vegetables and do this in collaboration with our first-tier suppliers who cascade our requirements along the supply chain. Ethical audits are conducted in accordance with SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) guidelines."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          "We have been working to improve gender equality in some of our supply chains over several years. In March 2019, Tesco signed up to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles[2] to reaffirm our commitment to achieving gender equality. We have also reviewed our Human Rights policy, where gender equality is now one of four key focus areas (together with sustainable livelihoods, worker representation and forced labour). We are committed to building a collaborative and comprehensive approach with our key suppliers to ensure that they can deliver effective workplace programmes for both men and women. Through engagement with stakeholders, desk research and internal and external consultations, our activities in these food supply chains concentrates on four areas with the following key outcomes: Addressing sexual harassment and discrimination: Empowered workers who are aware of sexual harassment and discrimination and where there are breaches have access to remedy. Increasing women’s voices in the workplace: Increased participation of women in workplace dialogue. Enabling women in leadership: Increased representation of women in senior management and technical roles. Addressing gender stereotypes: Gender diverse teams within workplaces."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "Remediation We investigate any reports immediately and provide confidentiality for complainants where requested.Where we identify clear cases of human rights abuses, we work to rectify those abuses and ensure remediation, partnering with charities and NGOs as required. Allegations and reports of human rights abuse are reviewed at Risk and Compliance Committee meetings in each of our operating markets and, at a group level, by the Group Risk and Compliance Committee chaired by the Group Chief Executive.We are committed to remediating in the most proportionate and impactful manner to address the specific human rights abuse identified. An example is the remediation of recruitment fees found within our Malaysian business (see Tesco’s 2020/21 Modern Slavery Statement)."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        7/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Ethical auditing, discussions about non-compliance, development of corrective action plan report

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "We are committed to collaborating with NGOs, trade unions, human rights experts, and the wider industry, to carry out Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) and promote respect for human rights, in both our own operations and supply chains. We track our progress to ensure human rights are respected and report on this publicly at least annually."; Tesco undertake "ethical auditing [...] During the closing meeting for all audits, all non-compliances are discussed and a Corrective Action Plan Report (CAPR) agreed between the supplier and the auditor. If any critical non-compliances are found, the audit company will notify Tesco directly. [...] As part of our strategy, we are continually exploring supplementary tools to audits. One such tool is Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs)."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA
          "Supplier audit programme - 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".
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Does the dowsntream company report the attributed deforestation or ecosystem conversion by sourcing area?: No
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No

          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: No - excluded one Brazilian supplier for corn beef
          "Until 2018, we did source Tesco UK Own Brand corned beef from one supplier in Brazil but our product only represented a small proportion of the supplier’s business overall. Therefore, with little leverage to change practices with this supplier and meet our 2020 zero deforestation target, we decided to switch our corned beef sourcing to Europe for both our Tesco Own Brand and also for supplier branded corned beef. We have also ensured that we do not sell any Brazilian beef products in our international retail stores as well."
    • Palm oil
      42/90
      • Commitment Strength
        15/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          10/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            When was this commitment set?: 2019
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products..."[...]"Tesco is committed to zero-net deforestation in our sourcing of palm oil. As members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) we committed to achieve this by 2020. Tesco is also a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) which supports sustainable palm oil production, and we delivered on our 2020 ambition by sourcing 100% RSPO certified oil for Tesco Own Brand products."[...]"In 2019, 100% of our Tesco Own Brand products containing palm oil both in the UK and our international markets were RSPO certified (see below for details). From 2021, we will be further strengthening our UK palm oil policy by requiring all palm oil used in our Tesco UK Own Brand products to come from an RSPO certified Segregated source (where feasible)."[...]"•100% of the palm oil used in Tesco own-brand products in the UK, including subsidiaries, is RSPO certified."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products..."[...]"As members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) we committed to achieve this by 2020. Tesco is also a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) which supports sustainable palm oil production, and we delivered on our 2020 ambition by sourcing 100% RSPO certified oil for Tesco Own Brand products."[...]"In 2019, 100% of our Tesco Own Brand products containing palm oil both in the UK and our international markets were RSPO certified (see below for details). From 2021, we will be further strengthening our UK palm oil policy by requiring all palm oil used in our Tesco UK Own Brand products to come from an RSPO certified Segregated source (where feasible)."[...]"100% of the palm oil used in Tesco own-brand products in the UK, including subsidiaries, is RSPO certified."[...]"•100% of the palm oil used in Tesco own-brand products in the UK, including subsidiaries, is RSPO certified."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products..."[...]"As members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) we committed to achieve this by 2020. Tesco is also a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) which supports sustainable palm oil production, and we delivered on our 2020 ambition by sourcing 100% RSPO certified oil for Tesco Own Brand products."[...]"In 2019, 100% of our Tesco Own Brand products containing palm oil both in the UK and our international markets were RSPO certified (see below for details). From 2021, we will be further strengthening our UK palm oil policy by requiring all palm oil used in our Tesco UK Own Brand products to come from an RSPO certified Segregated source (where feasible)." [...]"•100% of the palm oil used in Tesco own-brand products in the UK, including subsidiaries, is RSPO certified."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products..."[...]"As members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) we committed to achieve this by 2020. Tesco is also a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) which supports sustainable palm oil production, and we delivered on our 2020 ambition by sourcing 100% RSPO certified oil for Tesco Own Brand products."[...]"In 2019, 100% of our Tesco Own Brand products containing palm oil both in the UK and our international markets were RSPO certified (see below for details). From 2021, we will be further strengthening our UK palm oil policy by requiring all palm oil used in our Tesco UK Own Brand products to come from an RSPO certified Segregated source (where feasible)."[...]"100% of the palm oil used in Tesco own-brand products in the UK, including subsidiaries, is RSPO certified."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "While certification status is an important starting point for delivering our commitment, we recognise the importance of mapping further information about the palm oil and soy used in our supply chain. This includes countries of origin and the names of the companies responsible for importing these commodities into the markets where we operate. This visibility helps us to achieve our zero deforestation objectives at both geographic and industry levels."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "While certification status is an important starting point for delivering our commitment, we recognise the importance of mapping further information about the palm oil and soy used in our supply chain. This includes countries of origin and the names of the companies responsible for importing these commodities into the markets where we operate. This visibility helps us to achieve our zero deforestation objectives at both geographic and industry levels."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: certification; mapping soy supply chain
            "While certification status is an important starting point for delivering our commitment, we recognise the importance of mapping further information about the palm oil and soy used in our supply chain. This includes countries of origin and the names of the companies responsible for importing these commodities into the markets where we operate. This visibility helps us to achieve our zero deforestation objectives at both geographic and industry levels."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "While certification status is an important starting point for delivering our commitment, we recognise the importance of mapping further information about the palm oil and soy used in our supply chain. This includes countries of origin and the names of the companies responsible for importing these commodities into the markets where we operate. This visibility helps us to achieve our zero deforestation objectives at both geographic and industry levels."
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        10/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 4

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We are committed to upholding human rights and support in full the United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Core Conventions on freedom of association and collective bargaining, forced labour, child labour and discrimination at work. We also uphold standards on working hours and health and safety for workers. [...] Ethical auditing is predominantly focused on the ‘first tier’ of the supply chain, i.e. sites producing the final product, such as a clothing factory or food manufacturing plant. Sites in high risk countries must have an audit before supply and then on an annual basis. We also audit beyond ‘first-tier’ based on the risk of the products being produced. For example, we audit down to grower level for our fresh fruit and vegetables and do this in collaboration with our first-tier suppliers who cascade our requirements along the supply chain. Ethical audits are conducted in accordance with SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) guidelines."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA

          What is the nature of that support?: Other

          If other, specify: Campaign to get included in supply chain
          "We will encourage innovative solutions for transforming the palm oil industry (e.g. jurisdictional sourcing, greater inclusion of smallholders).[...] to meet the palm oil sustainability challenge, certification standards need to be continuously strengthened... smallholders, who represent 40 per cent of global production must be supported to transition to sustainable production."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          "We have been working to improve gender equality in some of our supply chains over several years. In March 2019, Tesco signed up to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles[2] to reaffirm our commitment to achieving gender equality. We have also reviewed our Human Rights policy, where gender equality is now one of four key focus areas (together with sustainable livelihoods, worker representation and forced labour). We are committed to building a collaborative and comprehensive approach with our key suppliers to ensure that they can deliver effective workplace programmes for both men and women. Through engagement with stakeholders, desk research and internal and external consultations, our activities in these food supply chains concentrates on four areas with the following key outcomes:Addressing sexual harassment and discrimination: Empowered workers who are aware of sexual harassment and discrimination and where there are breaches have access to remedy.Increasing women’s voices in the workplace: Increased participation of women in workplace dialogue.Enabling women in leadership: Increased representation of women in senior management and technical roles.Addressing gender stereotypes: Gender diverse teams within workplaces."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "Remediation We investigate any reports immediately and provide confidentiality for complainants where requested.Where we identify clear cases of human rights abuses, we work to rectify those abuses and ensure remediation, partnering with charities and NGOs as required. Allegations and reports of human rights abuse are reviewed at Risk and Compliance Committee meetings in each of our operating markets and, at a group level, by the Group Risk and Compliance Committee chaired by the Group Chief Executive.We are committed to remediating in the most proportionate and impactful manner to address the specific human rights abuse identified. An example is the remediation of recruitment fees found within our Malaysian business (see Tesco’s 2020/21 Modern Slavery Statement)."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Unknown
          "The RSPO certification covers strict standards on: ... free, prior and informed consent ... 100% of the palm oil used in our UK Own Brand products is certified to the RSPO standard, and we are working to achieve RSPO certified palm oil for all our international businesses."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        17/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products..."[...]"Tesco PLC report in their 2020 RSPO ACOP report total palm oil volume of 31490 tonnes, all of which is RSPO certified. ; (Verified) "We will continue to source only RSPO certified for our Tesco Own Brand products containing palm oil. In 2019, 100% of our Tesco Own Brand products containing palm oil both in the UK and our international markets were RSPO certified...From 2021, we will be further strengthening our UK palm oil policy by requiring all palm oil used in our Tesco UK Own Brand products to come from an RSPO certified Segregated source (where feasible)"
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          "We are also leading members of the Palm Oil Transparency Coalition which provides an annual ranking of the zero deforestation performance of palm oil companies to enable members of the coalition, like ourselves, to ensure that our suppliers are sourcing palm oil from companies that are making progress on their zero deforestation commitments."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Palm Oil Transparency Coalition (POTC)
          "Tesco is a founding member of the Palm Oil Transparency Coalition (POTC). Through our current role as Chair of this group, we have been able to effectively engage and work with the traders present in our supply chain. Some of the key successes of the group have included: • Pushing traders to publicly disclose their mill lists for the first time. • Pooling together with our competitors and peers to harmonise the approach and asks we have for palm growers, processors, and traders. • Establishing a connection with two NGO Advisory Partners to provide a mirror for our own operations whilst providing additional expert insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the palm oil sector."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 0 Metric Tonnes

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 31490 Metric Tonnes

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food

          Total volume: 31490 Metric Tonnes
          Tesco PLC report in their 2020 RSPO ACOP report total palm oil volume of 31490 tonnes, all of which is RSPO certified.
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Ethical auditing, discussions about non-compliance, development of corrective action plan report

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "We are committed to collaborating with NGOs, trade unions, human rights experts, and the wider industry, to carry out Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) and promote respect for human rights, in both our own operations and supply chains. We track our progress to ensure human rights are respected and report on this publicly at least annually." Tesco undertake "ethical auditing [...] During the closing meeting for all audits, all non-compliances are discussed and a Corrective Action Plan Report (CAPR) agreed between the supplier and the auditor. If any critical non-compliances are found, the audit company will notify Tesco directly. [...] As part of our strategy, we are continually exploring supplementary tools to audits. One such tool is Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs)."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: Central Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Jambi, Riau, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, West Kalimantan, Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Cesar and Magdalena (Colombia)

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Colombia, Honduras, Solomon Islands, Liberia

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: NA

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: NA

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA
          Tesco produce a map showing the countries where their palm oil comes from alongside a list stating volume in tonnes, country of origin, sub-national origin for the palm oil received from different importers/producers. Country of origin/sub-national origin is not yet attributable for the majority of these however and the data is mixed thus we cannot identify the volume in tonnes coming from different countries/sub-national origins. Tesco then details the transparency/status of action regarding POTC for their different suppliers e.g. Bunge discloses a published mill list and engages with POTC.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA
          "Supplier audit programme - 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".
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: NA

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: NA

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No
          "Each year we engage all our direct suppliers on commodity reporting for soy and palm oil through a collective approach with other retailers. This process is conducted by an independent 3rd party – 3Keel LLP – where the following information is collected and validated for our reporting for each commodity: RSPO certification claims are made by the supplier and are validated against the RSPO Chain of Custody certificate database to ensure that the final manufacturing site is able to pass on this claim to our company. This check includes ensuring that only suppliers with relevant levels of Chain of Custody certification may pass on these claims to us. • Evidence of the purchase of certified material consistent with the claim being made are reviewed."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      25/90
      • Commitment Strength
        10/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          10/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            When was this commitment set?: NA

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Paper products; Pulp; Packaging; Viscose/collulose

            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of recycled content

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products" [...] "For the 2021/22 reporting year the percentage of paper/wood products certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or from a recycled scheme was 100% for Tesco UK, ROI and Central Europe.With respect to packaging, we are working with our suppliers to deliver our ambition of sourcing 100% sustainable paper and board used in our packaging by 2025. In the most recent reporting year our performance was, total weight wood/paper packaging, placed on the market: 279,418 Tonnes, in 2020 calendar year of which recycled content and/or certified material (% of total weight) = 52% (See Packaging Factsheet for more details)".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products" [...] "For the 2021/22 reporting year the percentage of paper/wood products certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or from a recycled scheme was 100% for Tesco UK, ROI and Central Europe.With respect to packaging, we are working with our suppliers to deliver our ambition of sourcing 100% sustainable paper and board used in our packaging by 2025. In the most recent reporting year our performance was, total weight wood/paper packaging, placed on the market: 279,418 Tonnes, in 2020 calendar year of which recycled content and/or certified material (% of total weight) = 52% (See Packaging Factsheet for more details)".
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: current
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products" [...] "For the 2021/22 reporting year the percentage of paper/wood products certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or from a recycled scheme was 100% for Tesco UK, ROI and Central Europe.With respect to packaging, we are working with our suppliers to deliver our ambition of sourcing 100% sustainable paper and board used in our packaging by 2025. In the most recent reporting year our performance was, total weight wood/paper packaging, placed on the market: 279,418 Tonnes, in 2020 calendar year of which recycled content and/or certified material (% of total weight) = 52% (See Packaging Factsheet for more details)".
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: current
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products" [...] "For the 2021/22 reporting year the percentage of paper/wood products certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or from a recycled scheme was 100% for Tesco UK, ROI and Central Europe.With respect to packaging, we are working with our suppliers to deliver our ambition of sourcing 100% sustainable paper and board used in our packaging by 2025. In the most recent reporting year our performance was, total weight wood/paper packaging, placed on the market: 279,418 Tonnes, in 2020 calendar year of which recycled content and/or certified material (% of total weight) = 52% (See Packaging Factsheet for more details)".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 4
          "We are committed to upholding human rights and support in full the United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Core Conventions on freedom of association and collective bargaining, forced labour, child labour and discrimination at work. We also uphold standards on working hours and health and safety for workers. [...] Ethical auditing is predominantly focused on the ‘first tier’ of the supply chain, i.e. sites producing the final product, such as a clothing factory or food manufacturing plant. Sites in high risk countries must have an audit before supply and then on an annual basis. We also audit beyond ‘first-tier’ based on the risk of the products being produced. For example, we audit down to grower level for our fresh fruit and vegetables and do this in collaboration with our first-tier suppliers who cascade our requirements along the supply chain. Ethical audits are conducted in accordance with SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) guidelines."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          "We have been working to improve gender equality in some of our supply chains over several years. In March 2019, Tesco signed up to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles[2] to reaffirm our commitment to achieving gender equality. We have also reviewed our Human Rights policy, where gender equality is now one of four key focus areas (together with sustainable livelihoods, worker representation and forced labour). We are committed to building a collaborative and comprehensive approach with our key suppliers to ensure that they can deliver effective workplace programmes for both men and women. Through engagement with stakeholders, desk research and internal and external consultations, our activities in these food supply chains concentrates on four areas with the following key outcomes: Addressing sexual harassment and discrimination: Empowered workers who are aware of sexual harassment and discrimination and where there are breaches have access to remedy. Increasing women’s voices in the workplace: Increased participation of women in workplace dialogue. Enabling women in leadership: Increased representation of women in senior management and technical roles. Addressing gender stereotypes: Gender diverse teams within workplaces."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "Remediation We investigate any reports immediately and provide confidentiality for complainants where requested.Where we identify clear cases of human rights abuses, we work to rectify those abuses and ensure remediation, partnering with charities and NGOs as required. Allegations and reports of human rights abuse are reviewed at Risk and Compliance Committee meetings in each of our operating markets and, at a group level, by the Group Risk and Compliance Committee chaired by the Group Chief Executive.We are committed to remediating in the most proportionate and impactful manner to address the specific human rights abuse identified. An example is the remediation of recruitment fees found within our Malaysian business (see Tesco’s 2020/21 Modern Slavery Statement)."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        10/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: na

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC and PEFC

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC and PEFC

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: na

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: na

          What methods are used for verification?: FSC and PEFC
          "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products" [...] "For the 2021/22 reporting year the percentage of paper/wood products certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or from a recycled scheme was 100% for Tesco UK, ROI and Central Europe.With respect to packaging, we are working with our suppliers to deliver our ambition of sourcing 100% sustainable paper and board used in our packaging by 2025. In the most recent reporting year our performance was, total weight wood/paper packaging, placed on the market: 279,418 Tonnes, in 2020 calendar year of which recycled content and/or certified material (% of total weight) = 52% (See Packaging Factsheet for more details)".
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 48%

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 52%

          Total volume: 279,418 Metric Tons

          What product types/sectors is this in?: NA

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA
          Tesco records the total weight of wood/paper packaging used in the year 2020 in their packaging factsheet.
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Ethical auditing, discussions about non-compliance, development of corrective action plan report
          "We are committed to collaborating with NGOs, trade unions, human rights experts, and the wider industry, to carry out Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) and promote respect for human rights, in both our own operations and supply chains. We track our progress to ensure human rights are respected and report on this publicly at least annually."; Tesco undertake "ethical auditing [...] During the closing meeting for all audits, all non-compliances are discussed and a Corrective Action Plan Report (CAPR) agreed between the supplier and the auditor. If any critical non-compliances are found, the audit company will notify Tesco directly. [...] As part of our strategy, we are continually exploring supplementary tools to audits. One such tool is Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs)."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA
          "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 [...] Supplier audit programme - 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"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Does the dowsntream company report the attributed deforestation or ecosystem conversion by sourcing area?: No
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      39/90
      • Commitment Strength
        13/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes

            When was this commitment set?: 2021

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS; Other certification

            If other certification, specify: ProTerra
            In 2021 Tesco signed the UK Soy Manifesto " This commits them to cutting deforestation and habitat destruction out of UK soy supply chains as soon as possible, and by 2025 at the latest. In order to ensure rapid progress towards this goal, all signatories agree to: 1. Setting a robust deforestation- and conversion-free commitment – so no soy arriving in the UK is responsible for habitats being cleared for agriculture after January 2020" [...] "Key phases towards 2025: Phase 1: transition to zero deforestation soy credits schemes, starting in 2018 Phase 2: transition to Area Mass Balance (or Mass Balance) certified soy, by end of 2020 Phase 3: transition to sourcing from verified zero deforestation areas, by 2025"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: UK supply chain only. Excludes subsidiaries

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: UK supply chain only. Excludes subsidiaries

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidiary; Location

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA
            In 2021 Tesco signed the UK Soy Manifesto " This commits them to cutting deforestation and habitat destruction out of UK soy supply chains as soon as possible, and by 2025 at the latest. In order to ensure rapid progress towards this goal, all signatories agree to: 1. Setting a robust deforestation- and conversion-free commitment – so no soy arriving in the UK is responsible for habitats being cleared for agriculture after January 2020" [...] "Key phases towards 2025: Phase 1: transition to zero deforestation soy credits schemes, starting in 2018 Phase 2: transition to Area Mass Balance (or Mass Balance) certified soy, by end of 2020 Phase 3: transition to sourcing from verified zero deforestation areas, by 2025"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: "Phase 1: transition to zero deforestation soy credits schemes, starting in 2018 Phase 2: transition to Area Mass Balance (or Mass Balance) certified soy, by end of 2020 Phase 3: transition to sourcing from verified zero deforestation areas, by 2025"
            In 2021 Tesco signed the UK Soy Manifesto " This commits them to cutting deforestation and habitat destruction out of UK soy supply chains as soon as possible, and by 2025 at the latest. In order to ensure rapid progress towards this goal, all signatories agree to: 1. Setting a robust deforestation- and conversion-free commitment – so no soy arriving in the UK is responsible for habitats being cleared for agriculture after January 2020" [...] "Key phases towards 2025: Phase 1: transition to zero deforestation soy credits schemes, starting in 2018 Phase 2: transition to Area Mass Balance (or Mass Balance) certified soy, by end of 2020 Phase 3: transition to sourcing from verified zero deforestation areas, by 2025"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2020
            In 2021 Tesco signed the UK Soy Manifesto " This commits them to cutting deforestation and habitat destruction out of UK soy supply chains as soon as possible, and by 2025 at the latest. In order to ensure rapid progress towards this goal, all signatories agree to: 1. Setting a robust deforestation- and conversion-free commitment – so no soy arriving in the UK is responsible for habitats being cleared for agriculture after January 2020" [...] "Key phases towards 2025: Phase 1: transition to zero deforestation soy credits schemes, starting in 2018 Phase 2: transition to Area Mass Balance (or Mass Balance) certified soy, by end of 2020 Phase 3: transition to sourcing from verified zero deforestation areas, by 2025"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "As part of our Little Helps Plan, and through our membership of the Consumer Goods Forum, Tesco is committed to achieving zero deforestation throughout our value chain, including our sourcing of palm oil and soy. While certification status is an important starting point for delivering our commitment, we recognise the importance of mapping further information about the palm oil and soy used in our supply chain. This includes countries of origin and the names of the companies responsible for importing these commodities into the markets where we operate. This visibility helps us to achieve our zero deforestation objectives at both geographic and industry levels.[...]In order to improve our transparency, we engage our direct product suppliers to map as much of this information as possible. The following slides present palm oil and soy mapping results so far based on data from the 2020 calendar year."[...]"Some of the key successes of the group (Palm Oil Transparency Coalition) have included: • Pushing traders to publicly disclose their mill lists for the first time. "
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA
            "As part of our Little Helps Plan, and through our membership of the Consumer Goods Forum, Tesco is committed to achieving zero deforestation throughout our value chain, including our sourcing of palm oil and soy. While certification status is an important starting point for delivering our commitment, we recognise the importance of mapping further information about the palm oil and soy used in our supply chain. This includes countries of origin and the names of the companies responsible for importing these commodities into the markets where we operate. This visibility helps us to achieve our zero deforestation objectives at both geographic and industry levels.[...]In order to improve our transparency, we engage our direct product suppliers to map as much of this information as possible. The following slides present palm oil and soy mapping results so far based on data from the 2020 calendar year."[...]"Some of the key successes of the group (Palm Oil Transparency Coalition) have included: • Pushing traders to publicly disclose their mill lists for the first time. "
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "As part of our Little Helps Plan, and through our membership of the Consumer Goods Forum, Tesco is committed to achieving zero deforestation throughout our value chain, including our sourcing of palm oil and soy. While certification status is an important starting point for delivering our commitment, we recognise the importance of mapping further information about the palm oil and soy used in our supply chain. This includes countries of origin and the names of the companies responsible for importing these commodities into the markets where we operate. This visibility helps us to achieve our zero deforestation objectives at both geographic and industry levels.[...]In order to improve our transparency, we engage our direct product suppliers to map as much of this information as possible. The following slides present palm oil and soy mapping results so far based on data from the 2020 calendar year."[...]"Some of the key successes of the group (Palm Oil Transparency Coalition) have included: • Pushing traders to publicly disclose their mill lists for the first time. "
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "As part of our Little Helps Plan, and through our membership of the Consumer Goods Forum, Tesco is committed to achieving zero deforestation throughout our value chain, including our sourcing of palm oil and soy. While certification status is an important starting point for delivering our commitment, we recognise the importance of mapping further information about the palm oil and soy used in our supply chain. This includes countries of origin and the names of the companies responsible for importing these commodities into the markets where we operate. This visibility helps us to achieve our zero deforestation objectives at both geographic and industry levels.[...]In order to improve our transparency, we engage our direct product suppliers to map as much of this information as possible. The following slides present palm oil and soy mapping results so far based on data from the 2020 calendar year."[...]"Some of the key successes of the group (Palm Oil Transparency Coalition) have included: • Pushing traders to publicly disclose their mill lists for the first time. "
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 4

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We are committed to upholding human rights and support in full the United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Core Conventions on freedom of association and collective bargaining, forced labour, child labour and discrimination at work. We also uphold standards on working hours and health and safety for workers. [...] Ethical auditing is predominantly focused on the ‘first tier’ of the supply chain, i.e. sites producing the final product, such as a clothing factory or food manufacturing plant. Sites in high risk countries must have an audit before supply and then on an annual basis. We also audit beyond ‘first-tier’ based on the risk of the products being produced. For example, we audit down to grower level for our fresh fruit and vegetables and do this in collaboration with our first-tier suppliers who cascade our requirements along the supply chain. Ethical audits are conducted in accordance with SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) guidelines."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          "We have been working to improve gender equality in some of our supply chains over several years. In March 2019, Tesco signed up to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles[2] to reaffirm our commitment to achieving gender equality. We have also reviewed our Human Rights policy, where gender equality is now one of four key focus areas (together with sustainable livelihoods, worker representation and forced labour). We are committed to building a collaborative and comprehensive approach with our key suppliers to ensure that they can deliver effective workplace programmes for both men and women. Through engagement with stakeholders, desk research and internal and external consultations, our activities in these food supply chains concentrates on four areas with the following key outcomes: Addressing sexual harassment and discrimination: Empowered workers who are aware of sexual harassment and discrimination and where there are breaches have access to remedy. Increasing women’s voices in the workplace: Increased participation of women in workplace dialogue. Enabling women in leadership: Increased representation of women in senior management and technical roles. Addressing gender stereotypes: Gender diverse teams within workplaces."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "Remediation We investigate any reports immediately and provide confidentiality for complainants where requested.Where we identify clear cases of human rights abuses, we work to rectify those abuses and ensure remediation, partnering with charities and NGOs as required. Allegations and reports of human rights abuse are reviewed at Risk and Compliance Committee meetings in each of our operating markets and, at a group level, by the Group Risk and Compliance Committee chaired by the Group Chief Executive.We are committed to remediating in the most proportionate and impactful manner to address the specific human rights abuse identified. An example is the remediation of recruitment fees found within our Malaysian business (see Tesco’s 2020/21 Modern Slavery Statement)."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        21/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Proterra RTRS ISCC plus

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: NA

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Proterra RTRS ISCC plus

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA

          What methods are used for verification?: Proterra RTRS ISCC plus
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          "Tesco previously committed to achieving zero deforestation soy in our supply chain by 2020. Subsequently, Tesco committed to moving beyond this to sourcing all soy from verified zero deforestation areas by 2025. These requirements are intended to ensure that all of our suppliers are well positioned and aligned with Tesco for the upcoming transition to sourcing only deforestation and conversion free soy by 2025."[...]"Principle 1: All soy supply chains must be free of all deforestation, conversion, and human rights abuses as a general basic principle and widely shared fundamental ethical value. This is a fundamental step toward achieving climate and biodiversity targets. Credible soy policies should not be restricted to niche markets or geographies, and suppliers across soy supply chains must adopt and implement robust policies across all their operations. Principle 2: Since conversion drivers are systemic, collaboration is essential to eliminate deforestation and conversion. Biome-level solutions in priority regions where the risk of deforestation is the highest should be the first and foremost strategic priority of any company, regardless of their place in the supply chain. How this manifests in a specific business should be reflective of their position in the supply chain and their levers of influence. Principle 3: Every company should align, and use, the definitions agreed within the Accountability Framework Initiative in their policies and supplier requirements. A cut-off date (i) is required for allowable conversion or deforestation; (ii) must be regionally relevant; and (iii) must not exceed 1st January, 2020"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 01/01/2020
          "Principle 3: Every company should align, and use, the definitions agreed within the Accountability Framework Initiative in their policies and supplier requirements. A cut-off date (i) is required for allowable conversion or deforestation; (ii) must be regionally relevant; and (iii) must not exceed 1st January, 2020"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Cerrado Manifesto ; Consumer Goods Forum Forest Positive Coalition
          "In order to achieve our ambitions, we will continue to work with others and engage key stakeholders in producing and consuming countries. We are a founding signatory of the Statement of Support for the Cerrado Manifesto, co-chair working groups of the Consumer Goods Forum Forest Positive Coalition and have an active role as a member of the Retail Soy Group amongst. Through these groups and others we collaborate with international and local stakeholders on industry transformation to halt deforestation in the Brazilian Cerrado and in other South American sourcing countries"[...]"Beyond our supply chain, we work collectively at an industry level and with other stakeholders (such as NGOs and governments), because we recognise that developing the right conditions for a sustainable soy market requires effective collaboration.Our approach to zero-net deforestation soy is based on our Improve-Transform-Advocate approach to environmental sustainability."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 292733.49 tonnes

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 252168.51 Metric Tonnes

          Total volume: 544,902 tonnes

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA
          In the 2021 Soy transparency report, Tesco reports that they sourced 413,391 tonnes of soy 61% of which was compliant with their deforestation free commitment (i.e. being certified to a mass balance, area mass balance, or segregated supply chain)
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Ethical auditing, discussions about non-compliance, development of corrective action plan report

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA
          "We are committed to collaborating with NGOs, trade unions, human rights experts, and the wider industry, to carry out Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) and promote respect for human rights, in both our own operations and supply chains. We track our progress to ensure human rights are respected and report on this publicly at least annually." ; Tesco undertake "ethical auditing [...] During the closing meeting for all audits, all non-compliances are discussed and a Corrective Action Plan Report (CAPR) agreed between the supplier and the auditor. If any critical non-compliances are found, the audit company will notify Tesco directly. [...] As part of our strategy, we are continually exploring supplementary tools to audits. One such tool is Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs)."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: Mato Grosso, Goias

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 100%

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Canada, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, Thailand, India

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0%

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: NA

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA
          Tesco provides a map of their soymeal providers and a list of suppliers with their country of operation. Tesco indicates over 300,000 metric tonnes of its soy comes from unattributed suppliers/countries of origin.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Supplier audit programme - 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".
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber *
      23/90
      • Commitment Strength
        10/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          10/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            If other certification, specify: NA

            When was this commitment set?: NA

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products" [...] "For the 2021/22 reporting year the percentage of paper/wood products certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or from a recycled scheme was 100% for Tesco UK, ROI and Central Europe.With respect to packaging, we are working with our suppliers to deliver our ambition of sourcing 100% sustainable paper and board used in our packaging by 2025. In the most recent reporting year our performance was, total weight wood/paper packaging, placed on the market: 279,418 Tonnes, in 2020 calendar year of which recycled content and/or certified material (% of total weight) = 52% (See Packaging Factsheet for more details)".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products" [...] "For the 2021/22 reporting year the percentage of paper/wood products certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or from a recycled scheme was 100% for Tesco UK, ROI and Central Europe.With respect to packaging, we are working with our suppliers to deliver our ambition of sourcing 100% sustainable paper and board used in our packaging by 2025. In the most recent reporting year our performance was, total weight wood/paper packaging, placed on the market: 279,418 Tonnes, in 2020 calendar year of which recycled content and/or certified material (% of total weight) = 52% (See Packaging Factsheet for more details)".
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: certification
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products" [...] "For the 2021/22 reporting year the percentage of paper/wood products certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or from a recycled scheme was 100% for Tesco UK, ROI and Central Europe.With respect to packaging, we are working with our suppliers to deliver our ambition of sourcing 100% sustainable paper and board used in our packaging by 2025. In the most recent reporting year our performance was, total weight wood/paper packaging, placed on the market: 279,418 Tonnes, in 2020 calendar year of which recycled content and/or certified material (% of total weight) = 52% (See Packaging Factsheet for more details)".
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: current
            "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products" [...] "For the 2021/22 reporting year the percentage of paper/wood products certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or from a recycled scheme was 100% for Tesco UK, ROI and Central Europe.With respect to packaging, we are working with our suppliers to deliver our ambition of sourcing 100% sustainable paper and board used in our packaging by 2025. In the most recent reporting year our performance was, total weight wood/paper packaging, placed on the market: 279,418 Tonnes, in 2020 calendar year of which recycled content and/or certified material (% of total weight) = 52% (See Packaging Factsheet for more details)".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 4

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We are committed to upholding human rights and support in full the United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Core Conventions on freedom of association and collective bargaining, forced labour, child labour and discrimination at work. We also uphold standards on working hours and health and safety for workers. [...] Ethical auditing is predominantly focused on the ‘first tier’ of the supply chain, i.e. sites producing the final product, such as a clothing factory or food manufacturing plant. Sites in high risk countries must have an audit before supply and then on an annual basis. We also audit beyond ‘first-tier’ based on the risk of the products being produced. For example, we audit down to grower level for our fresh fruit and vegetables and do this in collaboration with our first-tier suppliers who cascade our requirements along the supply chain. Ethical audits are conducted in accordance with SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) guidelines."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          "We have been working to improve gender equality in some of our supply chains over several years. In March 2019, Tesco signed up to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles[2] to reaffirm our commitment to achieving gender equality. We have also reviewed our Human Rights policy, where gender equality is now one of four key focus areas (together with sustainable livelihoods, worker representation and forced labour). We are committed to building a collaborative and comprehensive approach with our key suppliers to ensure that they can deliver effective workplace programmes for both men and women. Through engagement with stakeholders, desk research and internal and external consultations, our activities in these food supply chains concentrates on four areas with the following key outcomes: Addressing sexual harassment and discrimination: Empowered workers who are aware of sexual harassment and discrimination and where there are breaches have access to remedy. Increasing women’s voices in the workplace: Increased participation of women in workplace dialogue. Enabling women in leadership: Increased representation of women in senior management and technical roles. Addressing gender stereotypes: Gender diverse teams within workplaces."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "Remediation We investigate any reports immediately and provide confidentiality for complainants where requested.Where we identify clear cases of human rights abuses, we work to rectify those abuses and ensure remediation, partnering with charities and NGOs as required. Allegations and reports of human rights abuse are reviewed at Risk and Compliance Committee meetings in each of our operating markets and, at a group level, by the Group Risk and Compliance Committee chaired by the Group Chief Executive.We are committed to remediating in the most proportionate and impactful manner to address the specific human rights abuse identified. An example is the remediation of recruitment fees found within our Malaysian business (see Tesco’s 2020/21 Modern Slavery Statement)."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        8/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC PEFC

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 99%

          What methods are used for verification?: FSC PEFC

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC PEFC

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 1%
          "Committed to eliminating deforestation and conversion when sourcing raw materials such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef for our Own Brand products" [...] "For the 2021/22 reporting year the percentage of paper/wood products certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or from a recycled scheme was 100% for Tesco UK, ROI and Central Europe.With respect to packaging, we are working with our suppliers to deliver our ambition of sourcing 100% sustainable paper and board used in our packaging by 2025. In the most recent reporting year our performance was, total weight wood/paper packaging, placed on the market: 279,418 Tonnes, in 2020 calendar year of which recycled content and/or certified material (% of total weight) = 52% (See Packaging Factsheet for more details)".
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Ethical auditing, discussions about non-compliance, development of corrective action plan report

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "We are committed to collaborating with NGOs, trade unions, human rights experts, and the wider industry, to carry out Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) and promote respect for human rights, in both our own operations and supply chains. We track our progress to ensure human rights are respected and report on this publicly at least annually."; Tesco undertake "ethical auditing [...] During the closing meeting for all audits, all non-compliances are discussed and a Corrective Action Plan Report (CAPR) agreed between the supplier and the auditor. If any critical non-compliances are found, the audit company will notify Tesco directly. [...] As part of our strategy, we are continually exploring supplementary tools to audits. One such tool is Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs)."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA
          "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 [...] Supplier audit programme - 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"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Does the dowsntream company report the attributed deforestation or ecosystem conversion by sourcing area?: No
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    12/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    13/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    6/17
    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. Tesco plc is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to timber.

Sector
Industry sector 
Apparel Accessories & Luxury Goods, Hypermarkets & Super Centers, Packaged Foods & Meats, Paper Packaging
Segments
Producer, Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United Kingdom
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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