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  • Overall approach
    0/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    17/86
    • Leather
      17/86
      • Commitment Strength
        17/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "We possess a traceability system which identifies raw material origin authenticating the fact that all leather utilized is not provenient from Amazon deforestation regions, law protected areas, embargoed farms by IBAMA or areas that implies child or slave labor." "Since 2013 we have been audited by an independent certifying company from U.K. named Leather Working Group (LWG). The audit conducted by LWG has as its main focus the sustainable use of natural resources, reduction of waste generation, evaluation of efficiency/rationalization of production processes and degree of traceability of the supply chain."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            "We possess a traceability system which identifies raw material origin authenticating the fact that all leather utilized is not provenient from Amazon deforestation regions, law protected areas, embargoed farms by IBAMA or areas that implies child or slave labor." "Since 2013 we have been audited by an independent certifying company from U.K. named Leather Working Group (LWG). The audit conducted by LWG has as its main focus the sustainable use of natural resources, reduction of waste generation, evaluation of efficiency/rationalization of production processes and degree of traceability of the supply chain."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We possess a traceability system which identifies raw material origin authenticating the fact that all leather utilized is not provenient from Amazon deforestation regions, law protected areas, embargoed farms by IBAMA or areas that implies child or slave labor." "Since 2013 we have been audited by an independent certifying company from U.K. named Leather Working Group (LWG). The audit conducted by LWG has as its main focus the sustainable use of natural resources, reduction of waste generation, evaluation of efficiency/rationalization of production processes and degree of traceability of the supply chain."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We possess a traceability system which identifies raw material origin authenticating the fact that all leather utilized is not provenient from Amazon deforestation regions, law protected areas, embargoed farms by IBAMA or areas that implies child or slave labor." "Since 2013 we have been audited by an independent certifying company from U.K. named Leather Working Group (LWG). The audit conducted by LWG has as its main focus the sustainable use of natural resources, reduction of waste generation, evaluation of efficiency/rationalization of production processes and degree of traceability of the supply chain."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We possess a traceability system which identifies raw material origin authenticating the fact that all leather utilized is not provenient from Amazon deforestation regions, law protected areas, embargoed farms by IBAMA or areas that implies child or slave labor." "Since 2013 we have been audited by an independent certifying company from U.K. named Leather Working Group (LWG). The audit conducted by LWG has as its main focus the sustainable use of natural resources, reduction of waste generation, evaluation of efficiency/rationalization of production processes and degree of traceability of the supply chain."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "We possess a traceability system which identifies raw material origin authenticating the fact that all leather utilized is not provenient from Amazon deforestation regions, law protected areas, embargoed farms by IBAMA or areas that implies child or slave labor." "Since 2013 we have been audited by an independent certifying company from U.K. named Leather Working Group (LWG). The audit conducted by LWG has as its main focus the sustainable use of natural resources, reduction of waste generation, evaluation of efficiency/rationalization of production processes and degree of traceability of the supply chain."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "We possess a traceability system which identifies raw material origin authenticating the fact that all leather utilized is not provenient from Amazon deforestation regions, law protected areas, embargoed farms by IBAMA or areas that implies child or slave labor." "Since 2013 we have been audited by an independent certifying company from U.K. named Leather Working Group (LWG). The audit conducted by LWG has as its main focus the sustainable use of natural resources, reduction of waste generation, evaluation of efficiency/rationalization of production processes and degree of traceability of the supply chain."
        • 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
        0/34
        • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
          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
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    17/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    0/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Vancouros operates within the leather industry in Brazil, processing and trading leather products.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities
Segments
Trader
HQ
HQ 
Brazil
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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