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  • Overall approach
    8/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/4
      Overall commitment
      Conversion-free/zero-gross conversion/zero-net conversion commitment or a zero deforestation/deforestation-free commitment that explicitly includes all other natural ecosystems
      4/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: NA
      "The sustainability of our supply chains is fundamental to our ongoing success, where deforestation and conversion of natural ecosystems are eliminated and biodiversity is maintained."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Soy Moratorium; World Business Council for Sustainable Development Forest Solutions Group; UN Global Compact
      As long-term signatories of the Amazon Soy Moratorium, we do not source soybeans from lands deforested after 2008 in the Amazon Biome or from producers who are not compliant with other socio-environmental requirements across Brazil."[...] "We are a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)" [...]"We are part of the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative to generate a global movement towards sustainable development. We are committed to aligning our operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Natural systems are important for maintaining and improving the biodiversity of our fauna and flora, preserving water systems and providing fresh water to communities. Our nondeforestation commitment for soy and the No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) commitment for palm oil contribute to the preservation of forests and natural ecosystems globally. We support the development of advanced agricultural systems, which improve soil health by using fewer fertilisers and pesticides and will result in less pressure on forests."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: Our sales volumes for the year ended 31 December were 90 MMT, predominantly comprised of grains (wheat, corn, barley) and oilseeds (soybean, soybean meal, rapeseed and vegetable oils). Total revenue was $41bn, compared to $28bn for 2020, representing a 45% increase. The change was predominantly driven by significant rallies in our core commodity prices in particular for the soybean complex, wheat, feed grains, and vegetable oils [...]

      What revenue comes from industries relevant to each forest risk commodity?: $41bn

      What proportion of revenue that comes from relevant industries is exposed to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      Type of risk if Other. Also add any relevant details:

      What type of risk is recognised?: Operational; Reputational
      "World population growth and greater wealth are creating a rising demand for food and agricultural commodities. This puts pressure on producers to turn more and more land over to agricultural use. [...] To protect the environment, we believe this demand should be met from higher yields and efficient supply chains rather than greater use of land. We work with producers and suppliers along our supply chains to eradicate deforestation, increase sustainability and protect high carbon stock forest, valuable conservation areas and peatlands from uncontrolled expansion."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: 'Regularly'
      "Reflecting the importance we place on sustainability, a committee led by Chief Executive Officer David Mattiske, supported by senior members of the business, monitors progress and achievement in this area." [...] "We regularly share our performance, learning and experiences with all internal stakeholders and management around the world to ensure everyone remains informed and benefits from being a part of our global network." - Within sustainability is their eliminating deforestation commitment.
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    31/90
    • Soy
      31/90
      • Commitment Strength
        12/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            When was this commitment set?: NA

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS
            "We are committed to eradicating Deforestation and Conversion of Natural Ecosystems from our soy supply chains. We will not source soy from suppliers traceable-to-origin that show Deforestation or Conversion of Natural Ecosystems after December 2025. We continue to increase our share of soy that is traceable-to-origin. [...] We seek to adopt and implement relevant industry standards to end Deforestation and Conversion of Natural Ecosystems."; "We are a member of the Round Table of Responsible Soy (RTRS) and a long-term participant in the Amazon Soy Moratorium."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            If no, what is excluded?: Segment

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Deforestation commitment only applies to the suppliers that they have traceability of

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA
            "We are committed to eradicating Deforestation and Conversion of Natural Ecosystems from our soy supply chains. We will not source soy from suppliers traceable-to-origin that show Deforestation or Conversion of Natural Ecosystems after December 2025. We continue to increase our share of soy that is traceable-to-origin. [...] We seek to adopt and implement relevant industry standards to end Deforestation and Conversion of Natural Ecosystems."; "We are a member of the Round Table of Responsible Soy (RTRS) and a long-term participant in the Amazon Soy Moratorium."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Increase share of soy traceable to origin, adopt relevant industry standards
            "We are committed to eradicating Deforestation and Conversion of Natural Ecosystems from our soy supply chains. We will not source soy from suppliers traceable-to-origin that show Deforestation or Conversion of Natural Ecosystems after December 2025. We continue to increase our share of soy that is traceable-to-origin. [...] We seek to adopt and implement relevant industry standards to end Deforestation and Conversion of Natural Ecosystems."; "We are a member of the Round Table of Responsible Soy (RTRS) and a long-term participant in the Amazon Soy Moratorium."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: 2021
            "By December 2023, we intend to have full traceability to the municipality of origin for all supplies in South America, and by December 2024 we intend to have full integration of all our back office systems incorporating georeferenced suppliers properties."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Only applies to South America

            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "By December 2023, we intend to have full traceability to the municipality of origin for all supplies in South America, and by December 2024 we intend to have full integration of all our back office systems incorporating georeferenced suppliers properties."
          • Target date
            2024
            0.9/1
            Target date
            2024
            0.9/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: By 2024 have the geo-location of the farms they are sourcing soy from
            "By December 2023, we intend to have full traceability to the municipality of origin for all supplies in South America, and by December 2024 we intend to have full integration of all our back office systems incorporating georeferenced suppliers properties."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2023
            "By December 2023, we intend to have full traceability to the municipality of origin for all supplies in South America, and by December 2024 we intend to have full integration of all our back office systems incorporating georeferenced suppliers properties."
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        5/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Their own operations
          "Our supplier code of conduct is in development. It will detail the requirements and expectations we have for all our suppliers based on internationally accepted standards, as well as our values, code of conduct and our policies including our global anti-corruption and human rights policies." [....] "Our human rights policy applies to all Viterra employees and contractors. We expect our supply chains to uphold similar principles. [...] Across all our assets and offices, as a minimum, we comply with standards set by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles. We have zero tolerance towards any form of workplace discrimination, forced labour, child labour, physical assault or harassment within our workplace or along our supply chains. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace, ensuring equal opportunities, paying at least minimum wages in accordance with applicable local laws and regulations and upholding workers’ rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/2
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "We respect the land tenure rights of indigenous people and communities. We adhere to the principle of free, prior and informed consent."; "We do not source soy from protected areas or indigenous lands"
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        14/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: NA

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RTRS

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RTRS

          What methods are used for verification?: RTRS
          "We are a member of the Round Table of Responsible Soy (RTRS) and a long-term participant in the Amazon Soy Moratorium. We work with fellow industry members, producers, governments and organisations to eliminate deforestation. Deforestation has reduced significantly since the start of the Moratorium, and we are working towards full elimination."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2008
          "As long-term signatories of the Amazon Soy Moratorium, we do not source soybeans from lands deforested after 2008 in the Amazon Biome or from producers who are not compliant with other socio-environmental requirements across Brazil."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          How is the company engaged within the jurisdictional approach?: Collaboration with GTC and SFC members

          How many jurisdictional approaches focused on land use is the company currently involved in?: NA

          What are the names, locations, timelines and other partners involved in the jurisdictional approaches?: GTC, SCF

          What percentage of the company's non-DCF supply chain are sourced from the landscape where the jurisdictional approach is adopted?: NA

          Does the company report on the type of engagement they are conducting in the context of the jurisdictional approach (e.g. disbursed financial support, in-kind support, capacity, preferential sourcing)?: NA

          What methodology was used to identify the jurisdictions of focus?: NA
          "The SCF members will work together to develop targeted interventions to support sustainable intensification and tackle native vegetation conversion in the priority municipalities, alongside and in collaboration with relevant local stakeholders. [...] Mapping initiatives for potential partnerships in addressing soydriven native vegetation conversion, including continued collaboration with the GTC, as well as initiatives already under implementation by SCF members such as landscape and jurisdictional approaches"
        • 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 sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          What product types/sectors is this in?: Agricultural sector

          Total volume: 18.5 Mt

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: NA

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: NA
          Volume is reported publicly through the RTRS website
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: NA

          What is the area, in hectares of production units, on which non-DCF commodities are produced or processed, by country and jurisdiction: NA

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: NA

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: NA

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: NA

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company produced/processed/sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: NA

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: NA

          What types of ecosystems are these?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed: 100%

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: NA

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, US, Europe, India

          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: NA
          Viterra have an interactive map which discloses their processing facilities.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: NA

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          For what percentage of production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages, or otherwise controls does the company use external processes or actors, such as certification, to monitor compliance?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA
          "Since September 2018 a farm monitoring system, SimFaz, has been fully incorporated into our soy procurement business."Link to documents: (Monitor compliance) https://www.viterra.com/dam/jcr:cf87d931-ca8d-4159-ba79-
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil *
      32/90
      • Commitment Strength
        13/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2021

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: Peat

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "While we do not own any plantations, ports or crush facilities along the value chain, we have the opportunity to influence sustainability through the responsible sourcing of palm products, and have been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for more than 10 years. Our sourcing approach has a focus on: • no deforestation, no peatland development, no exploitation of workers and communities (NDPE) and fair work conditions along the supply chain. We aim to procure from suppliers that publicly commit to NDPE principles and have processes established to meet their commitments; and • purchasing palm from suppliers that are RSPO members"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "During 2021 Viterra purchased 729,000 tonnes of palm kernel expeller (PKE) from South East Asia and expanded our sourcing to physical trading of palm oil. PKE is a byproduct derived from the crushing of palm kernels and is used as stockfeed. While we do not own any plantations, ports or crush facilities along the value chain, we have the opportunity to influence sustainability through the responsible sourcing of palm products, and have been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for more than 10 years. Our sourcing approach has a focus on: • no deforestation, no peatland development, no exploitation of workers and communities (NDPE) and fair work conditions along the supply chain. We aim to procure from suppliers that publicly commit to NDPE principles and have processes established to meet their commitments; and • purchasing palm from suppliers that are RSPO members."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: They're committed to NDPE and aim to source from suppliers that are RSPO members or have an NDPE policy
            "During 2021 Viterra purchased 729,000 tonnes of palm kernel expeller (PKE) from South East Asia and expanded our sourcing to physical trading of palm oil. PKE is a byproduct derived from the crushing of palm kernels and is used as stockfeed. While we do not own any plantations, ports or crush facilities along the value chain, we have the opportunity to influence sustainability through the responsible sourcing of palm products, and have been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for more than 10 years. Our sourcing approach has a focus on: • no deforestation, no peatland development, no exploitation of workers and communities (NDPE) and fair work conditions along the supply chain. We aim to procure from suppliers that publicly commit to NDPE principles and have processes established to meet their commitments; and • purchasing palm from suppliers that are RSPO members."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: Current
            "During 2021 Viterra purchased 729,000 tonnes of palm kernel expeller (PKE) from South East Asia and expanded our sourcing to physical trading of palm oil. PKE is a byproduct derived from the crushing of palm kernels and is used as stockfeed. While we do not own any plantations, ports or crush facilities along the value chain, we have the opportunity to influence sustainability through the responsible sourcing of palm products, and have been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for more than 10 years. Our sourcing approach has a focus on: • no deforestation, no peatland development, no exploitation of workers and communities (NDPE) and fair work conditions along the supply chain. We aim to procure from suppliers that publicly commit to NDPE principles and have processes established to meet their commitments; and • purchasing palm from suppliers that are RSPO members."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            When was this commitment set?: 2021
            "We continue to expand our assessment and engagement with palm vendors to better understand practices in their supply chain. Traceability is key - we aim to have 100% traceability to mill, and are working towards improving traceability of products back to plantation [...] In 2021 Viterra commenced physical trading of palm oil, with a total volume of 88,000 tonnes from Indonesia and Malaysia. 100% of this supply was sourced from suppliers which are either a member of RSPO or have an NDPE policy in place, with 86% of supplied product traceable to mill."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We continue to expand our assessment and engagement with palm vendors to better understand practices in their supply chain. Traceability is key - we aim to have 100% traceability to mill, and are working towards improving traceability of products back to plantation [...] In 2021 Viterra commenced physical trading of palm oil, with a total volume of 88,000 tonnes from Indonesia and Malaysia. 100% of this supply was sourced from suppliers which are either a member of RSPO or have an NDPE policy in place, with 86% of supplied product traceable to mill."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: working with suppliers
            "We continue to expand our assessment and engagement with palm vendors to better understand practices in their supply chain. Traceability is key - we aim to have 100% traceability to mill, and are working towards improving traceability of products back to plantation [...] In 2021 Viterra commenced physical trading of palm oil, with a total volume of 88,000 tonnes from Indonesia and Malaysia. 100% of this supply was sourced from suppliers which are either a member of RSPO or have an NDPE policy in place, with 86% of supplied product traceable to mill."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: Current
            "We continue to expand our assessment and engagement with palm vendors to better understand practices in their supply chain. Traceability is key - we aim to have 100% traceability to mill, and are working towards improving traceability of products back to plantation [...] In 2021 Viterra commenced physical trading of palm oil, with a total volume of 88,000 tonnes from Indonesia and Malaysia. 100% of this supply was sourced from suppliers which are either a member of RSPO or have an NDPE policy in place, with 86% of supplied product traceable to mill."
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        5/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Their own operations

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "Our supplier code of conduct is in development. It will detail the requirements and expectations we have for all our suppliers based on internationally accepted standards, as well as our values, code of conduct and our policies including our global anti-corruption and human rights policies." [....] "Our human rights policy applies to all Viterra employees and contractors. We expect our supply chains to uphold similar principles. [...] Across all our assets and offices, as a minimum, we comply with standards set by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles. We have zero tolerance towards any form of workplace discrimination, forced labour, child labour, physical assault or harassment within our workplace or along our supply chains. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace, ensuring equal opportunities, paying at least minimum wages in accordance with applicable local laws and regulations and upholding workers’ rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/2
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "We respect the land tenure rights of indigenous people and communities. We adhere to the principle of free, prior and informed consent."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        14/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          0/2
          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 0%

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: https://files.viterra.com.au/Sustainability_Report_2021/

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: 29%

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 71%

          What methods are used for verification?: RSPO

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: https://files.viterra.com.au/Sustainability_Report_2021/
          "To help monitor and report on our responsible sourcing progress for PKE, we combine these two criteria RSPO membership and/or NDPE policy. For 2021, our performance was similar to 2020 with 71% of suppliers meeting this criteria" In their 2020 ACOP report Viterra report that 507832.0 tonnes of Palm KernelExpeller was RSPO certified. Their total tons of of palm kernel expeller was 763852.0
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          "While we do not own any plantations, ports or crush facilities along the value chain, we have the opportunity to influence sustainability through the responsible sourcing of palm products, and have been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for more than 10 years. Our sourcing approach has a focus on: • no deforestation, no peatland development, no exploitation of workers and communities (NDPE) and fair work conditions along the supply chain. We aim to procure from suppliers that publicly commit to NDPE principles and have processes established to meet their commitments; and • purchasing palm from suppliers that are RSPO members."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          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 sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          What product types/sectors is this in?: palm kernel expeller

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 256,020 tons

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Total volume: 763852.0 tons

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 507832.0 tonnes
          "To help monitor and report on our responsible sourcing progress for PKE, we combine these two criteria RSPO membership and/or NDPE policy. For 2021, our performance was similar to 2020 with 71% of suppliers meeting this criteria" In their 2020 ACOP report Viterra report that 507832.0 tonnes of Palm KernelExpeller was RSPO certified. Their total tons of of palm kernel expeller was 763852.0 tons
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: NA

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia and Malaysia

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: NA

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: NA

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA
          Viterra provide their Palm Mills list for 2021
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems
          "To help monitor and report on our responsible sourcing progress for PKE, we combine these two criteria RSPO membership and/or NDPE policy. For 2021, our performance was similar to 2020 with 71% of suppliers meeting this criteria [...] We continue to expand our assessment and engagement with palm vendors to better understand practices in their supply chain"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          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
    12/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    14/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    5/17
    Avg. score

Profile

Viterra is a Swiss-based multi-national company producing and trading in the agriculture sectors, previously as part of Glencore. Viterra is selected as a powerbroker for soy and is also assessed for its exposure to palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agricultural Products, Food Distributors
Segments
Trader, Processor
HQ
HQ 
Netherlands
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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