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  • Overall approach
    5/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      2/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-net-deforestation
      2/6
      "key areas of attention are: Environmental sustainability including maintaining the ecological functions of the forests, maintaining High Conservation Values (HCV) and conserving biodiversity. • No net forest loss through deforestation and no net decline in forest quality through degradation."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      "UN Global Compact (UNGC) Tetra Pak became a signatory to the UNGC in 2004, committing us to promoting 10 core sustainability principles. We are also signed up to the Caring for Climate initiative and support a number of wider UN objectives, including the Sustainable Development Goals." "Tetra Pak is actively participating in the following voluntary stakeholder initiatives connected to responsible forest management and certification [...] WWF Global Forest & Trade Network (for more information see gftn.panda.org) through membership since 2006, including performance commitments in certification as part of the membership. • The Consumer Goods Forum has committed to support the New York Declaration on Forests which sets the bold macro goal of cutting natural forest loss globally by half by 2020, and striving to end it by 2030. Tetra Pak is a member of the Consumer Goods Forum."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "HCV areas are critical areas in a landscape which need to be identified and appropriately managed to maintain or enhance the HCV. There are six main types of HCVs areas, based on the definition originally developed by the Forest Stewardship Council for certification of forestry operations, but now increasingly expanded to other voluntary sustainability standards: • HCV 1: Concentrations of biological diversity including endemic species, and rare, threatened or endangered species, that are significant at global, regional or national levels. • HCV 2: Landscape-level ecosystems and mosaics. Intact forest landscapes and large landscape-level ecosystems and ecosystem mosaics that are significant at global, regional or national levels, and that contain viable populations of the great majority of the naturally occurring species in natural patterns of distribution and abundance. (etc)"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • 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?: regularly

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Pulp & Paper
      "While core values shape our corporate culture and guide our behaviour internally and externally, our Code of Business Conduct sets out the company’s position on working conditions, discrimination, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, financial reporting, compliance, corruption, bribery, child exploitation and environmental issues. We have established a Sustainability Forum to further support our strategic and cross-functional approach to sustainability. Reporting to the Strategy Council, its members are Vice-President and Director-level representatives from across the company." [...] within the code of business conduct Tetrapak states: "Our Responsible Sourcing Procedure describes the activities and controls to ensure that our suppliers comply with the principles of the Tetra Pak Code of Business Conduct for Suppliers."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    32/84
    • Pulp & Paper
      32/84
      • Commitment Strength
        20/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "As part of our supply contracts, we require our LPB suppliers to be FSC CoC certified, to deliver all LPB as Controlled Wood or FSC certified, and to include FSC/CW claims in invoices. In such cases, Tetra Pak will consider the 3rd-party certification as sufficient to prove that our minimum requirements have been met. [...] We have set minimum requirements beyond applicable legislation which we require our suppliers to comply with for the LPB wood fibre which is not FSC Forest Management certified. LPB delivered to Tetra Pak shall not include the following unacceptable sources (identical to the Controlled Wood Standard of FSC): - Illegally harvested wood. - Wood harvested in violation of traditional and human rights. - Wood harvested from areas in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities. - Wood harvested from areas being converted to plantations or non-forest use. - Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted. Implementation"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "As part of our supply contracts, we require our LPB suppliers to be FSC CoC certified, to deliver all LPB as Controlled Wood or FSC certified, and to include FSC/CW claims in invoices. In such cases, Tetra Pak will consider the 3rd-party certification as sufficient to prove that our minimum requirements have been met. [...] We have set minimum requirements beyond applicable legislation which we require our suppliers to comply with for the LPB wood fibre which is not FSC Forest Management certified. LPB delivered to Tetra Pak shall not include the following unacceptable sources (identical to the Controlled Wood Standard of FSC): • Illegally harvested wood. • Wood harvested in violation of traditional and human rights. • Wood harvested from areas in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities. • Wood harvested from areas being converted to plantations or non-forest use. • Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted. Implementation"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "As part of our supply contracts, we require our LPB suppliers to be FSC CoC certified, to deliver all LPB as Controlled Wood or FSC certified, and to include FSC/CW claims in invoices. In such cases, Tetra Pak will consider the 3rd-party certification as sufficient to prove that our minimum requirements have been met. [...] We have set minimum requirements beyond applicable legislation which we require our suppliers to comply with for the LPB wood fibre which is not FSC Forest Management certified. LPB delivered to Tetra Pak shall not include the following unacceptable sources (identical to the Controlled Wood Standard of FSC): • Illegally harvested wood. • Wood harvested in violation of traditional and human rights. • Wood harvested from areas in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities. • Wood harvested from areas being converted to plantations or non-forest use. • Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted. Implementation"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "As part of our supply contracts, we require our LPB suppliers to be FSC CoC certified, to deliver all LPB as Controlled Wood or FSC certified, and to include FSC/CW claims in invoices. In such cases, Tetra Pak will consider the 3rd-party certification as sufficient to prove that our minimum requirements have been met. [...] We have set minimum requirements beyond applicable legislation which we require our suppliers to comply with for the LPB wood fibre which is not FSC Forest Management certified. LPB delivered to Tetra Pak shall not include the following unacceptable sources (identical to the Controlled Wood Standard of FSC): • Illegally harvested wood. • Wood harvested in violation of traditional and human rights. • Wood harvested from areas in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities. • Wood harvested from areas being converted to plantations or non-forest use. • Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted. Implementation"
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Recycled content Vision: To use recycled polymers and paper in all our packaging materials, while never compromising food safety"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Recycled content Vision: To use recycled polymers and paper in all our packaging materials, while never compromising food safety"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            "Recycled content Vision: To use recycled polymers and paper in all our packaging materials, while never compromising food safety"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            "Recycled content Vision: To use recycled polymers and paper in all our packaging materials, while never compromising food safety"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Driving sustainable forest management requires us to achieve two distinct goals on forestry related certification: • Our first goal is to be able to deliver all carton packaging as certified and labelled in accordance with the principles of sustainable forest management. • Our second goal is to demonstrate traceability from the forests all the way to the carton packaging we produce at our sites globally, which can only be achieved through independent certification of the total Chain of Custody (CoC)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            "Driving sustainable forest management requires us to achieve two distinct goals on forestry related certification: • Our first goal is to be able to deliver all carton packaging as certified and labelled in accordance with the principles of sustainable forest management. • Our second goal is to demonstrate traceability from the forests all the way to the carton packaging we produce at our sites globally, which can only be achieved through independent certification of the total Chain of Custody (CoC)."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Under the Supplier Code, our suppliers commit to adhere to certain fundamental principles and business rules, including [...] not to tolerate any form of discrimination [...] not to use forced or compulsory labour; all labour must be voluntary [...] not to use any form of child labour [...] to allow workers to freely associate and bargain collectively"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "All our paperboard comes from wood from forests certified to Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) standards and other controlled sources. "
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "What we did in 2019 • We initiated a close supplier collaboration to explore utilising recycled content in paperboard."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC Certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC Certification
            "As part of our supply contracts, we require our LPB suppliers to be FSC CoC certified, to deliver all LPB as Controlled Wood or FSC certified, and to include FSC/CW claims in invoices. In such cases, Tetra Pak will consider the 3rd-party certification as sufficient to prove that our minimum requirements have been met. [...] We have set minimum requirements beyond applicable legislation which we require our suppliers to comply with for the LPB wood fibre which is not FSC Forest Management certified. LPB delivered to Tetra Pak shall not include the following unacceptable sources (identical to the Controlled Wood Standard of FSC): • Illegally harvested wood. • Wood harvested in violation of traditional and human rights. • Wood harvested from areas in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities. • Wood harvested from areas being converted to plantations or non-forest use. • Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted. Implementation"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "All wood and wood based products purchased by Tetra Pak shall be manufactured from wood harvested in accordance with applicable legislation in the country of harvest. Therefore, information must be available to document the legal origins of the LPB wood fibre supply. Implementation: Tetra Pak has developed measures and processes to ensure that we have the necessary information about the wood and wood-based materials in our products, starting with our LPB purchasing and carton packaging production. This includes the following: • FSC CoC certification of our factories producing carton packaging. • An annual supplier reporting process, where suppliers are required to report tree species used in the production of LPB delivered to Tetra Pak and their country of origin, plus certification status of the LPB. The suppliers are also asked to declare compliance with applicable legislation. Tetra Pak is a trademark belonging to the Tetra Pak Group. Public 4(5) General • Risk assessments embedded in Group Risk management tools, which are part of our corporate governance, including risk mitigation procedures. • Keeping records of our LPB purchasing for a minimum of 5 years."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually
          "We have put in place a Responsible Sourcing Assurance System that enables us to evaluate compliance with our Supplier Code. On a rolling basis, prioritised suppliers are requested to perform self-assessments and on-site audits, and implement corrective actions in case of any material findings. Non-compliance may result in terminating the relationship with a supplier." "We use Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, to coordinate the performance and follow up of the annual self-assessments of selected suppliers. In case of specific concerns, we ask suppliers to conduct on-site audits using the SMETA methodology (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) and implement corrective actions within an agreed timeframe."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "We have put in place a Responsible Sourcing Assurance System that enables us to evaluate compliance with our Supplier Code. On a rolling basis, prioritised suppliers are requested to perform self-assessments and on-site audits, and implement corrective actions in case of any material findings. Non-compliance may result in terminating the relationship with a supplier." "We use Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, to coordinate the performance and follow up of the annual self-assessments of selected suppliers. In case of specific concerns, we ask suppliers to conduct on-site audits using the SMETA methodology (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) and implement corrective actions within an agreed timeframe."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    20/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    8/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Tetra Laval consists of three industry groups, Tetra Pak, Sidel and DeLaval. The companies' activities focus on systems for the processing, packaging and distribution of food and accessories for dairy production and animal husbandry and are assessed due to their use of pulp and paper.

Sector
Industry sector 
Paper & packaging
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Switzerland
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Sidel, Tetra Pak, DeLaval

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