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  • Overall approach
    1/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      Unigra requires that its suppliers ensure "Protection of orangutans and other endangered species by maintaining High Conservation Value areas"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • 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
    20/84
    • Palm oil
      40/84
      • Commitment Strength
        24/28
        • 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?: RSPO
            "As members of RSPO from the early days, we require that all our palm oil suppliers are RSPO members and operate in compliance with RSPO P&C. Furthermore we encourage the consumption of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) also through our participation to the Italian Union for Sustainable Palm Oil (UIOPS)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "As members of RSPO from the early days, we require that all our palm oil suppliers are RSPO members and operate in compliance with RSPO P&C. Furthermore we encourage the consumption of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) also through our participation to the Italian Union for Sustainable Palm Oil (UIOPS)."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "As members of RSPO from the early days, we require that all our palm oil suppliers are RSPO members and operate in compliance with RSPO P&C. Furthermore we encourage the consumption of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) also through our participation to the Italian Union for Sustainable Palm Oil (UIOPS)."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "As members of RSPO from the early days, we require that all our palm oil suppliers are RSPO members and operate in compliance with RSPO P&C [...] Beyond RSPO P&C, Unigrà, as processor, will work together with its own direct Palm Oil suppliers, and their respective counterparts, monitoring activities at origin, in order to achieve the following targets No clearing of High Carbon Stock Forests [...] No planting on peat soils [...] Progress towards these newly set milestones will be monitored on a regular basis and assessed by third parties working closely with our suppliers."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "As members of RSPO from the early days, we require that all our palm oil suppliers are RSPO members and operate in compliance with RSPO P&C [...] Beyond RSPO P&C, Unigrà, as processor, will work together with its own direct Palm Oil suppliers, and their respective counterparts, monitoring activities at origin, in order to achieve the following targets No clearing of High Carbon Stock Forests [...] No planting on peat soils [...] Progress towards these newly set milestones will be monitored on a regular basis and assessed by third parties working closely with our suppliers."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company - traces to Processing Facility - checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company - traces to Processing Facility - checks compliance
            4/4
            "In accordance to the more stringent sustainability targets established by UIOPS, Unigrà also aims to guarantee full traceability of all its Palm Oil up to the production mill by 2020. On traceability a significant leap forward has now been made possible and as of today we have grouped together the entire and detailed list of all the mills involved in the production of the Palm oil supplied to our plant. We consider it an important step toward a better activity control based on monitoring, transparency, transformation and verification [...] Progress towards these newly set milestones will be monitored on a regular basis and assessed by third parties working closely with our suppliers."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "In accordance to the more stringent sustainability targets established by UIOPS, Unigrà also aims to guarantee full traceability of all its Palm Oil up to the production mill by 2020. On traceability a significant leap forward has now been made possible and as of today we have grouped together the entire and detailed list of all the mills involved in the production of the Palm oil supplied to our plant. We consider it an important step toward a better activity control based on monitoring, transparency, transformation and verification [...] Progress towards these newly set milestones will be monitored on a regular basis and assessed by third parties working closely with our suppliers."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "In accordance to the more stringent sustainability targets established by UIOPS, Unigrà also aims to guarantee full traceability of all its Palm Oil up to the production mill by 2020. On traceability a significant leap forward has now been made possible and as of today we have grouped together the entire and detailed list of all the mills involved in the production of the Palm oil supplied to our plant. We consider it an important step toward a better activity control based on monitoring, transparency, transformation and verification [...] Progress towards these newly set milestones will be monitored on a regular basis and assessed by third parties working closely with our suppliers."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
        16/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • 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?: Yes
            Progress is reported within their 2019 ACOP report
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Progress is reported within their 2019 ACOP report
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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?: Yes
            Unigra reports that in 2020, it had 100% traceability to both mill and plantation level.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • 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?: RSPO Certified

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certified
            Progress is reported within their 2019 ACOP report
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certified

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certified
            Progress is reported within their 2019 ACOP report
          • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No - link for Grievance Tracker redirects to Cargill website

          Details of the mechanism: Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Palm Oil Grievance Protocol - directs external stakeholders to contact section on company website
          "Complaint received directly: All reports of complaints on the sustainability of oil frompalm from external stakeholders are harvestedthrough the website "Contact Section"https://www.unigra.it/it/contatti. Among the topics of interestto report a complaint relating to the palm oil supply chain yesselect "Palm oil sustainability".It is then checked whether the complaint is relevant toits own palm oil supplier.If so, detailed information is collected from thesupplier and if the reliability of thecomplaint we proceed to identify an action plan withmilestones and time schedules.The progress of the plan is then monitoredaction on a regular basis.Based on the progress of the action plan, theconsequences for your supply chaininvolving your direct supplier.If requested by its customers, the customer is kept updatedthe progress of the action plans."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting certified/compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting certified/compliant volume
          2/4
          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the certified volume?: 61,557 tonnes
          Company reports a total of 254548 tonnes of palm oil with 61,557 tonnes of that as certified
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes

          What is the volume of the forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or sub-national location?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: Colombia: Meta, Casanare, Cesar, Magdalena, Santander, Norte de Santander, Casanare, Bolívar, Cundinamarca, Valle de Cauca. Mexico: Veracruz, Chiapas, Tobasco, Campeche. Guatemala: Izabul, Petén, Alta Verapaz. Brazil: Pará. Panama: Chiriqui. Costa Rica: Puntarenas. Ecuador: Esmereldas. Nicaragua: Atlántico Sur.

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 0 Not specified
          Unigra publishes a list of its supplying palm oil mills from 2019 Q2.
        • 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
          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "Progress towards these newly set milestones will be monitored on a regular basis and assessed by third parties working closely with our suppliers."
        • 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
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Corrective action plan with milestones and time schedules (but no threat of exclusion)

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Not specified
          After submission of complaints through Palm Oil Grievance Protocol, "It is then checked whether the complaint is relevant to one of our own palm oil suppliers.If so, detailed information is collected from the supplier and if the reliability of the complaint is upheld, we proceed to identify an action plan with milestones and time schedules.The progress of the action plan is then monitored on a regular basis.Based on the progress of the action plan, the consequences for the supply chain are decided,involving the relevant supplier.If requested by customers, they can be kept updated on the progress of the action plan."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      0/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/12
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
        0/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          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
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy *
      0/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
        0/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    12/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    8/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Unigra is an Italian company in the production and distribution of food products containing soy and palm oil, including chocolate, drinking chocolate, sugar pastes, powder mixes and improvers for bakery and confectionery industry and artisans globally. Unigra is also assessed for pulp and paper due to volume of packaging involved in it's various products.

Sector
Industry sector 
Ingredients, Oils & fats
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Italy
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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