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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
    14/86
    • Soy
      24/86
      • 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
            "As part of its commitment, Vicentin Group decides to adopt the directive RED 2009/28/EC of Renewable Energies for soybean biofuels of the European Union, focusing on the use of renewable energy sources.The main requirements are[...] land use: biofuel cannot be produced with biomass from lands that before 1st January 2008 were natural forests, ecological reserves, land with high biological content". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of its commitment, Vicentin Group decides to adopt the directive RED 2009/28/EC of Renewable Energies for soybean biofuels of the European Union, focusing on the use of renewable energy sources.The main requirements are[...] land use: biofuel cannot be produced with biomass from lands that before 1st January 2008 were natural forests, ecological reserves, land with high biological content". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            "As part of its commitment, Vicentin Group decides to adopt the directive RED 2009/28/EC of Renewable Energies for soybean biofuels of the European Union, focusing on the use of renewable energy sources.The main requirements are[...] land use: biofuel cannot be produced with biomass from lands that before 1st January 2008 were natural forests, ecological reserves, land with high biological content". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of its commitment, Vicentin Group decides to adopt the directive RED 2009/28/EC of Renewable Energies for soybean biofuels of the European Union, focusing on the use of renewable energy sources.The main requirements are[...] land use: biofuel cannot be produced with biomass from lands that before 1st January 2008 were natural forests, ecological reserves, land with high biological content". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of its commitment, Vicentin Group decides to adopt the directive RED 2009/28/EC of Renewable Energies for soybean biofuels of the European Union, focusing on the use of renewable energy sources.The main requirements are[...] land use: biofuel cannot be produced with biomass from lands that before 1st January 2008 were natural forests, ecological reserves, land with high biological content". 
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "As part of its commitment, Vicentin Group decides to adopt the directive RED 2009/28/EC of Renewable Energies for soybean biofuels of the European Union, focusing on the use of renewable energy sources.The main requirements are[...] land use: biofuel cannot be produced with biomass from lands that before 1st January 2008 were natural forests, ecological reserves, land with high biological content". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "As part of its commitment, Vicentin Group decides to adopt the directive RED 2009/28/EC of Renewable Energies for soybean biofuels of the European Union, focusing on the use of renewable energy sources.The main requirements are[...] land use: biofuel cannot be produced with biomass from lands that before 1st January 2008 were natural forests, ecological reserves, land with high biological content". 
        • 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
        2/34
        • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          01/01/2008
          "As part of its commitment, Vicentin Group decides to adopt the directive RED 2009/28/EC of Renewable Energies for soybean biofuels of the European Union, focusing on the use of renewable energy sources.The main requirements are[...] land use: biofuel cannot be produced with biomass from lands that before 1st January 2008 were natural forests, ecological reserves, land with high biological content". 
        • 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
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Vicentin S.A.I.C ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          The Code of Conduct for Suppliers of agricultural products states: (translation) "discriminatory practices in recruitment processes due to...gender are forbidden". 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Beef
      5/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • 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
        • 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 a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • 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
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Vicentin S.A.I.C ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          The Code of Conduct for Suppliers of agricultural products states: (translation) "discriminatory practices in recruitment processes due to...gender are forbidden". 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    8/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    1/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Vicentin is an Argentinian agro-industrial company active in textiles, agriculture, and agricultural products. It is a major player in the Argentinian soy market with a significant market share for soy crushing. The company’s three crushing facilities have an annual capacity of just under 10 million metric tons as of 2015. Vicentin is also one of the largest exporters of soy from Argentina and among the top ten from Paraguay. Additionally, the company is involved in biodiesel production with a daily production of 500 tons and has a feed lot holding 20,000 heads of cattle.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities
Segments
Producer, Processor
HQ
HQ 
Argentina
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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