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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      No
      0.00/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "From both the viewpoints of ecological and greenhouse gas management, forests are of great importance for the environment". 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    10/86
    • Palm oil
      2/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Uni-President reports that they consumed 4,800 tonnes of palm oil as part of their Environmental Footprint in 2018.
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Human rights mattersstipulate that suppliers shall not have theemployment of child labor, that there shallbe no forced labor, and that there shall beno violation of the rights to freedom ofassociation and collective bargaining."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      11/86
      • Commitment Strength
        6/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/21
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            If Other, specify here: the American Soybean Sustainable Production Agreement (SSAP)
            Certification schemes mentioned: Other (specify)
            "the company has purchased the American Soybean Sustainable Production Agreement (SSAP) certified soybean for the first time in 2018 in order to  achieve the responsible procurement of ingredients/materials". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            "the company has purchased the American Soybean Sustainable Production Agreement (SSAP) certified soybean for the first time in 2018 in order to  achieve the responsible procurement of ingredients/materials". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "the company has purchased the American Soybean Sustainable Production Agreement (SSAP) certified soybean for the first time in 2018 in order to  achieve the responsible procurement of ingredients/materials". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "the company has purchased the American Soybean Sustainable Production Agreement (SSAP) certified soybean for the first time in 2018 in order to  achieve the responsible procurement of ingredients/materials". 
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "The purchase amount of SSAP certified soybeans accounted for 10.85% of total soybeans in 2018".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "the company has purchased the American Soybean Sustainable Production Agreement (SSAP) certified soybean for the first time in 2018 in order to  achieve the responsible procurement of ingredients/materials". 
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Human rights mattersstipulate that suppliers shall not have theemployment of child labor, that there shallbe no forced labor, and that there shall beno violation of the rights to freedom ofassociation and collective bargaining."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      18/86
      • Commitment Strength
        13/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            "U s e o f p a p e r p a c k a g i n g materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSCTM) in the production of aluminum foil paper for the “MineShine” and the “Try it!” series of products". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "U s e o f p a p e r p a c k a g i n g materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSCTM) in the production of aluminum foil paper for the “MineShine” and the “Try it!” series of products". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "U s e o f p a p e r p a c k a g i n g materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSCTM) in the production of aluminum foil paper for the “MineShine” and the “Try it!” series of products". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "U s e o f p a p e r p a c k a g i n g materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSCTM) in the production of aluminum foil paper for the “MineShine” and the “Try it!” series of products". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "U s e o f p a p e r p a c k a g i n g materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSCTM) in the production of aluminum foil paper for the “MineShine” and the “Try it!” series of products". 
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "Beyond product quality and safety, we also focus on environmental impacts caused by our products. With that, we have dedicated efforts to prevent the environmental impact of our products and promote product sustainability by reducing packaging materials, sustainable procurement of ingredients/materials and product carbon footprint management". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Beyond product quality and safety, we also focus on environmental impacts caused by our products. With that, we have dedicated efforts to prevent the environmental impact of our products and promote product sustainability by reducing packaging materials, sustainable procurement of ingredients/materials and product carbon footprint management". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Beyond product quality and safety, we also focus on environmental impacts caused by our products. With that, we have dedicated efforts to prevent the environmental impact of our products and promote product sustainability by reducing packaging materials, sustainable procurement of ingredients/materials and product carbon footprint management". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "Beyond product quality and safety, we also focus on environmental impacts caused by our products. With that, we have dedicated efforts to prevent the environmental impact of our products and promote product sustainability by reducing packaging materials, sustainable procurement of ingredients/materials and product carbon footprint management". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "Beyond product quality and safety, we also focus on environmental impacts caused by our products. With that, we have dedicated efforts to prevent the environmental impact of our products and promote product sustainability by reducing packaging materials, sustainable procurement of ingredients/materials and product carbon footprint management". 
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Reports "annual recycling rate of 96.02%" for 2018 as a 2018 key achievement and that they "reduced paper packaging by 317tonnes/year"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "The ratio of FSC procurement amount to the total procurement amount of paper packaging materials was 43.22% in 2018".
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "U s e o f p a p e r p a c k a g i n g materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSCTM) in the production of aluminum foil paper for the “MineShine” and the “Try it!” series of products". 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Human rights mattersstipulate that suppliers shall not have theemployment of child labor, that there shallbe no forced labor, and that there shall beno violation of the rights to freedom ofassociation and collective bargaining."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    6/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    4/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Uni-President Enterprises Corp. (UPEC) is an international food conglomerate with operations spanning manufacture, distribution and retail. The company has a wide range of products, but its primary business is in animal feed, edible oils, instant noodles, meat and dairy goods. UPEC is exposed to soy, which features in dairy products, sauces, and feed. It is also exposed to palm oil which is used in instant noodles, amongst other goods produced by the company. 

Sector
Industry sector 
Animal feed, Oils & fats, Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Taiwan
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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