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  • Overall approach
    8/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/4
      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
      "For many years we have had commodity specific policies in place to address standards of production for products like wood & derived materials, and palm oil. However, we recognise the need for further action to protect vulnerable ecosystems and improve traceability, this is why we have made a commitment, for key risk commodities, to assure zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land in our supply chains by 2025. Our plan to meet this commitment starts with action on soy, an important commodity widely used in agricultural supply chains and includes a commitment to further progress on established policies for timber, pulp, palm and cattle products. Where possible, we are also committed to achieving physical supply chains within this timeframe."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Soy Moratorium; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support
      "In 2018, we became signatories to the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support"; Company is a signatory to the Soy Moratorium
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Temperate and tropical forests are some of the most valuable ecosystems on our planet, in fact we depend on them for our very survival. They are invaluable harbours for biodiversity, help mitigate climate change, protect soils from degradation and support the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on them. "
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: reputational, financial 
      "Our planet faces many environmental challenges and we know we must be part of the solution. This includes: reducing our carbon footprint and use of plastic; helping to end deforestation; reducing food waste; and sourcing our products in a sustainable way. Taking urgent action on these issues is not only the right thing to do and something we care about, but it is also important to our customers who regularly highlight environmental matters in their top ten issues in our annual sustainability survey. In addition, it is increasingly important to our investors who see responsible environmental stewardship as being integral to sustainable long-term success, and are increasingly factoring such considerations into their capital investment decisions"
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Three times a year
      "The Corporate Compliance and Responsibility (CCR) Committee (Committee) was constituted as a committee of the Board of directors (Board) of Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC (Company)...The role of the Committee is to develop and implement the Group’s policies on corporate compliance and responsibility. Reviewing and ensuring compliance with those policies and ethical and governance standards" The CSR standards encompass deforestation
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2040
      "We have set a target to achieve net zero emissions in our own operations by 2040, covering scope 1 and 2 emissions."
  • Commodity score
    36/88
    • Beef
      27/88
      • Commitment Strength
        7/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            "We have committed to zero deforestation in our supply chains by 2025" "The deforestation policy will be over-arching and include sub-policies on palm oil, soya, beef, timber and paper"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We have committed to zero deforestation in our supply chains by 2025" "The deforestation policy will be over-arching and include sub-policies on palm oil, soya, beef, timber and paper"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            "We have committed to zero deforestation in our supply chains by 2025" "The deforestation policy will be over-arching and include sub-policies on palm oil, soya, beef, timber and paper"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: Throughout the entire supply chain.

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "Morrisons Ethical Trading Policy sets out the standards that we expect to be in place throughout our supplychain. All suppliers are required to comply with our Ethical Trading Code (ETC), which is included in ourSupplier Standard Terms & Conditions of Purchase. In addition, all suppliers in the scope of this Policy arerequired to demonstrate compliance with the ETC, as outlined in the Specific Supplier Requirements below.Detailed in Appendix 1, the ETC is based on the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code, the FundamentalConventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), national and international laws, and sets outminimum standards across the following areas: 1. Employment is freely chosen 2. Freedom of association and the right tocollective bargaining are respected3. Working conditions are safe and hygienic 4. Child labour shall not be used5. Remuneration 6. Working hours are not excessive7. No discrimination is practised 8. Regular employment is provided9. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2020
          "Cut off date of 2020 if not preceded by existing standards "
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "At a minimum, suppliers, sites and growers must comply with the requirements of all local and international environmental laws and regulations including having necessary permits. In addition, they must meet all relevant Morrisons standards relating to the environment"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Labour providers should be audited on a regular basis to ensure compliance with all national legal requirements"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0 not specified

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: not specified

          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

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Slovenia, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, Portugal, Canada, Sweden, China, Serbia, Guatemala, Chile, Turkey, India, Brazil, Cyprus, Morocco, Hungary, Ecuador, South Africa, USA, Ghana, Indonesia, Australia, Iceland, Philippines, Swaziland, Austria, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, Egypt, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Luxembourg

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 not specified

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

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

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0 not specified
          "This list includes our centrally managed first tier manufacturing sites for Morrisons own-brand food, home, health and beauty products. This list was last updated in February 2021."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified

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

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: "High risk sites will be subject to full ethical audits every 12 months; we will expect medium risk sites to undertake full audits every 24 months; low risk sites must update SAQs at least every 6 months."

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified
          "We regularly survey our suppliers to ensure compliance to our palm oil policy and are committed to increasing the volumes of palm ingredients used in our products that come from segregated sources, providing better assurance for our customers". "At a minimum, suppliers, sites and growers must comply with the requirements of all local and international environmental laws and regulations including having necessary permits. In addition, they must meet all relevant Morrisons standards relating to the environment...We are a member of Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) which is a web-based system for suppliers to share ethical trading information with their customers, helping to ease the burden on suppliers facing multiple audits, questionnaires and certifications. We use the Sedex platform to monitor compliance with our Ethical Trading Policy through self-assessment and ethical audit information. We expect all suppliers and sites in scope to register with Sedex and to have ethical processes and policies in place throughout their supply chain."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with the ethical trading code and unwillingness to address issues

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Training and guidance on how to improve compliance with the ethical trading policy

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "We encourage continuous improvement in supplier standards and we regularly track and measure supplier progress. To support continuous improvement we are committed to providing guidance, support and training for our colleagues and suppliers to help build capability to deliver a robust ethical trading programme. We will do this through: Supplier training activities and guidance documents to support suppliers to meet the requirements of our Ethical Trading Policy, manage corrective actions, identify root causes and be aware of emerging industry risks and requirements...Participation in collaborative initiatives which seek solutions to tackling high risk systemic issues such as vulnerable worker exploitation... Training for relevant internal colleagues to understand the requirements of our ethical trading policies and procedures, and their role in supporting suppliers to improve ethical performance." "if suppliers are unable or unwilling to address critical issues, and there is no evidence of improvement, we will terminate the relationship in accordance with our contractual terms."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      46/88
      • Commitment Strength
        12/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "We have committed to zero deforestation in our supply chains by 2025 – this includes both the use of palm oil and soya. In 2020 we have continued our use of 99% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified palm derived products and increased our use of segregated oils to 67%" "All palm oil and derivatives used as an ingredient in Morrisons branded products must be sourced through a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified supply chain system."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We have committed to zero deforestation in our supply chains by 2025 – this includes both the use of palm oil and soya. In 2020 we have continued our use of 99% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified palm derived products and increased our use of segregated oils to 67%" "All palm oil and derivatives used as an ingredient in Morrisons branded products must be sourced through a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified supply chain system."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "We have committed to zero deforestation in our supply chains by 2025 – this includes both the use of palm oil and soya. In 2020 we have continued our use of 99% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified palm derived products and increased our use of segregated oils to 67%" "All palm oil and derivatives used as an ingredient in Morrisons branded products must be sourced through a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified supply chain system."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "We have committed to zero deforestation in our supply chains by 2025 – this includes both the use of palm oil and soya. In 2020 we have continued our use of 99% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified palm derived products and increased our use of segregated oils to 67%" "All palm oil and derivatives used as an ingredient in Morrisons branded products must be sourced through a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified supply chain system."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "All palm oil and derivatives used as an ingredient in Morrisons branded products must be sourced through a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified supply chain system. [...] We also work as part of the Palm Transparency Coalition to help address sustainability challenges beyond certification, and ensure companies in our supply chains are working to meet our commitments on zero deforestation and exploitation.  "
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0%
            "All palm oil and derivatives used as an ingredient in Morrisons branded products must be sourced through a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified supply chain system."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "All palm oil and derivatives used as an ingredient in Morrisons branded products must be sourced through a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified supply chain system."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "All palm oil and derivatives used as an ingredient in Morrisons branded products must be sourced through a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified supply chain system."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: Throughout the entire supply chain.
          "Morrisons Ethical Trading Policy sets out the standards that we expect to be in place throughout our supply chain. All suppliers are required to comply with our Ethical Trading Code (ETC), which is included in our Supplier Standard Terms & Conditions of Purchase. In addition, all suppliers in the scope of this Policy are required to demonstrate compliance with the ETC, as outlined in the Specific Supplier Requirements below. Detailed in Appendix 1, the ETC is based on the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code, the Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), national and international laws, and sets out minimum standards across the following areas: 1. Employment is freely chosen 2. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected 3. Working conditions are safe and hygienic 4. Child labour shall not be used 5. Remuneration 6. Working hours are not excessive 7. No discrimination is practised 8. Regular employment is provided 9. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        29/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes

            (Downstream 2.1 only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: 0 Not specified

            How much of this is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: Not specified
            "In 2020 we used: 13,860 tonnes of palm derived ingredients in our products. 11,895 tonnes of this was palm oil, 100% RSPO certified8,007 tonnes was RSPO segregated, 67%, up from 52% in 2019 917 tonnes was derived from the palm kernel, 100% RSPO certified 169 tonnes of this was RSPO segregated, 18%, up from 4% in 2019"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "In 2020 we used: 13,860 tonnes of palm derived ingredients in our products. 11,895 tonnes of this was palm oil, 100% RSPO certified8,007 tonnes was RSPO segregated, 67%, up from 52% in 2019 917 tonnes was derived from the palm kernel, 100% RSPO certified 169 tonnes of this was RSPO segregated, 18%, up from 4% in 2019"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

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

            For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 0 not specified

            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 0 not specified
            "In 2020 we used: 13,860 tonnes of palm derived ingredients in our products. 11,895 tonnes of this was palm oil, 100% RSPO certified8,007 tonnes was RSPO segregated, 67%, up from 52% in 2019 917 tonnes was derived from the palm kernel, 100% RSPO certified 169 tonnes of this was RSPO segregated, 18%, up from 4% in 2019"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: No

            For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            "In 2020 we used: 13,860 tonnes of palm derived ingredients in our products. 11,895 tonnes of this was palm oil, 100% RSPO certified. 8,007 tonnes was RSPO segregated, 67%, up from 52% in 2019. 917 tonnes was derived from the palm kernel, 100% RSPO certified. 169 tonnes of this was RSPO segregated, 18%, up from 4% in 2019"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2020
          "Cut off date of 2020 if not preceded by existing standards "
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Palm Transparency Coalition

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "We also work as part of the Palm Transparency Coalition to help address sustainability challenges beyond certification, and ensure companies in our supply chains are working to meet our commitments on zero deforestation and exploitation".
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          ""At a minimum, suppliers, sites and growers must comply with the requirements of all local and international environmental laws and regulations including having necessary permits. In addition, they must meet all relevant Morrisons standards relating to the environment". 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 13,860 tonnes
          "In 2020 we used: 13,860 tonnes of palm derived ingredients in our products. 11,895 tonnes of this was palm oil, 100% RSPO certified8,007 tonnes was RSPO segregated, 67%, up from 52% in 2019 917 tonnes was derived from the palm kernel, 100% RSPO certified 169 tonnes of this was RSPO segregated, 18%, up from 4% in 2019"
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What is the compliant volume?: 13,860 tonnes

          What is the certified volume?: 13,860 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 tonnes

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO
          "In 2020 we used: 13,860 tonnes of palm derived ingredients in our products. 11,895 tonnes of this was palm oil, 100% RSPO certified8,007 tonnes was RSPO segregated, 67%, up from 52% in 2019 917 tonnes was derived from the palm kernel, 100% RSPO certified 169 tonnes of this was RSPO segregated, 18%, up from 4% in 2019" 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Labour providers should be audited on a regular basis to ensure compliance with all national legal requirements"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Slovenia, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, Portugal, Canada, Sweden, China, Serbia, Guatemala, Chile, Turkey, India, Brazil, Cyprus, Morocco, Hungary, Ecuador, South Africa, USA, Ghana, Indonesia, Australia, Iceland, Philippines, Swaziland, Austria, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, Egypt, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Luxembourg

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

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 0%

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0%

          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 of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0%
          Morrisons published a list of suppliers: "This list includes our centrally managed first tier manufacturing sites for Morrisons own-brand food, home, health and beauty products. This list was last updated in February 2021."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: "High risk sites will be subject to full ethical audits every 12 months; we will expect medium risk sites to undertake full audits every 24 months; low risk sites must update SAQs at least every 6 months."
          "We regularly survey our suppliers to ensure compliance to our palm oil policy and are committed to increasing the volumes of palm ingredients used in our products that come from segregated sources, providing better assurance for our customers". "At a minimum, suppliers, sites and growers must comply with the requirements of all local and international environmental laws and regulations including having necessary permits. In addition, they must meet all relevant Morrisons standards relating to the environment...We are a member of Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) which is a web-based system for suppliers to share ethical trading information with their customers, helping to ease the burden on suppliers facing multiple audits, questionnaires and certifications. We use the Sedex platform to monitor compliance with our Ethical Trading Policy through self-assessment and ethical audit information. We expect all suppliers and sites in scope to register with Sedex and to have ethical processes and policies in place throughout their supply chain."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          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?: Non-compliance with the ethical trading code and unwillingness to address issues

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Training and guidance on how to improve compliance with the ethical trading policy
          "We encourage continuous improvement in supplier standards and we regularly track and measure supplier progress. To support continuous improvement we are committed to providing guidance, support and training for our colleagues and suppliers to help build capability to deliver a robust ethical trading programme. We will do this through: Supplier training activities and guidance documents to support suppliers to meet the requirements of our Ethical Trading Policy, manage corrective actions, identify root causes and be aware of emerging industry risks and requirements...Participation in collaborative initiatives which seek solutions to tackling high risk systemic issues such as vulnerable worker exploitation... Training for relevant internal colleagues to understand the requirements of our ethical trading policies and procedures, and their role in supporting suppliers to improve ethical performance." "if suppliers are unable or unwilling to address critical issues, and there is no evidence of improvement, we will terminate the relationship in accordance with our contractual terms."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      28/88
      • Commitment Strength
        6/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "we have made a commitment, for key risk commodities, to assure zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land in our supply chains by 2025. Our plan to meet this commitment starts with action on soy, an important commodity widely used in agricultural supply chains and includes a commitment to further progress on established policies for timber, pulp, palm and cattle products." ...  "Our policy requires that all wood and wood derived products being contracted for sale must be FSC certified or from an approved alternative source if FSC is not available in sufficient volumes to be competitive."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "we have made a commitment, for key risk commodities, to assure zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land in our supply chains by 2025. Our plan to meet this commitment starts with action on soy, an important commodity widely used in agricultural supply chains and includes a commitment to further progress on established policies for timber, pulp, palm and cattle products." ...  "Our policy requires that all wood and wood derived products being contracted for sale must be FSC certified or from an approved alternative source if FSC is not available in sufficient volumes to be competitive."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Soy is addressed first
            "we have made a commitment, for key risk commodities, to assure zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land in our supply chains by 2025. "
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

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

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: Throughout the entire supply chain.
          "Morrisons Ethical Trading Policy sets out the standards that we expect to be in place throughout our supply chain. All suppliers are required to comply with our Ethical Trading Code (ETC), which is included in our Supplier Standard Terms & Conditions of Purchase. In addition, all suppliers in the scope of this Policy are required to demonstrate compliance with the ETC, as outlined in the Specific Supplier Requirements below. Detailed in Appendix 1, the ETC is based on the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code, the Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), national and international laws, and sets out minimum standards across the following areas: 1. Employment is freely chosen 2. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected 3. Working conditions are safe and hygienic 4. Child labour shall not be used 5. Remuneration 6. Working hours are not excessive7. No discrimination is practised 8. Regular employment is provided 9. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        18/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "In own brand household & beauty products 92% of wood and wood derived products were Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, approved alternatives or recycled. In home & leisure 76% of own brand products were FSC or recycled."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            "In own brand household & beauty products 92% of wood and wood derived products were Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, approved alternatives or recycled. In home & leisure 76% of own brand products were FSC or recycled."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2020
          "Cut off date of 2020 if not preceded by existing standards "
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "At a minimum, suppliers, sites and growers must comply with the requirements of all local and international environmental laws and regulations including having necessary permits. In addition, they must meet all relevant Morrisons standards relating to the environment"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          "In own brand household & beauty products 92% of wood and wood derived products were Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, approved alternatives or recycled. In home & leisure 76% of own brand products were FSC or recycled."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Labour providers should be audited on a regular basis to ensure compliance with all national legal requirements"
        • 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?: UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Slovenia, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, Portugal, Canada, Sweden, China, Serbia, Guatemala, Chile, Turkey, India, Brazil, Cyprus, Morocco, Hungary, Ecuador, South Africa, USA, Ghana, Indonesia, Australia, Iceland, Philippines, Swaziland, Austria, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, Egypt, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Luxembourg

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 0 not specified

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 not specified

          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 of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0 not specified
          "This list includes our centrally managed first tier manufacturing sites for Morrisons own-brand food, home, health and beauty products. This list was last updated in February 2021."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: "High risk sites will be subject to full ethical audits every 12 months; we will expect medium risk sites to undertake full audits every 24 months; low risk sites must update SAQs at least every 6 months."

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 not specified
          "We encourage continuous improvement in supplier standards and we regularly track and measure supplier progress. To support continuous improvement we are committed to providing guidance, support and training for our colleagues and suppliers to help build capability to deliver a robust ethical trading programme. We will do this through: Supplier training activities and guidance documents to support suppliers to meet the requirements of our Ethical Trading Policy, manage corrective actions, identify root causes and be aware of emerging industry risks and requirements...Participation in collaborative initiatives which seek solutions to tackling high risk systemic issues such as vulnerable worker exploitation... Training for relevant internal colleagues to understand the requirements of our ethical trading policies and procedures, and their role in supporting suppliers to improve ethical performance." "if suppliers are unable or unwilling to address critical issues, and there is no evidence of improvement, we will terminate the relationship in accordance with our contractual terms."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with the ethical trading code and unwillingness to address issues

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

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Training and guidance on how to improve compliance with the ethical trading policy
          "We encourage continuous improvement in supplier standards and we regularly track and measure supplier progress. To support continuous improvement we are committed to providing guidance, support and training for our colleagues and suppliers to help build capability to deliver a robust ethical trading programme. We will do this through: Supplier training activities and guidance documents to support suppliers to meet the requirements of our Ethical Trading Policy, manage corrective actions, identify root causes and be aware of emerging industry risks and requirements...Participation in collaborative initiatives which seek solutions to tackling high risk systemic issues such as vulnerable worker exploitation... Training for relevant internal colleagues to understand the requirements of our ethical trading policies and procedures, and their role in supporting suppliers to improve ethical performance." "if suppliers are unable or unwilling to address critical issues, and there is no evidence of improvement, we will terminate the relationship in accordance with our contractual terms."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      44/88
      • Commitment Strength
        9/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS
            "To support our commitment to the sustainable sourcing of soy, and our overarching ambition to achieve zero deforestation in our supply chains by 2025, we have developed a plan to implement the use of credible third party standards which assure zero deforestation. Soy ingredients: From 2021, certification for soy based ingredients ingredients in all Morrisons own brand productsFresh beef, lamb & liquid milk: From 2021 soy should not be use soy as a component of their animal feed Fresh fish & poultry: From 2021, certification for soy used in feed Fresh eggs: From 2022, certification for soy used in feed Fresh pork: From 2023,  certification for soy used in feed...Our plan will allow the use of credits from an approved standard until the end of 2024 with the ambition to achieve physical supply chains for the production of all soy used in our supply chains by 2025...We review and recognise standards which align with our commitments, such as the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) a standards body we have supported through membership for a number of years."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "To support our commitment to the sustainable sourcing of soy, and our overarching ambition to achieve zero deforestation in our supply chains by 2025, we have developed a plan to implement the use of credible third party standards which assure zero deforestation. Soy ingredients: From 2021, certification for soy based ingredients ingredients in all Morrisons own brand productsFresh beef, lamb & liquid milk: From 2021 soy should not be use soy as a component of their animal feed Fresh fish & poultry: From 2021, certification for soy used in feed Fresh eggs: From 2022, certification for soy used in feed Fresh pork: From 2023,  certification for soy used in feed...Our plan will allow the use of credits from an approved standard until the end of 2024 with the ambition to achieve physical supply chains for the production of all soy used in our supply chains by 2025...We review and recognise standards which align with our commitments, such as the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) a standards body we have supported through membership for a number of years."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            "To support our commitment to the sustainable sourcing of soy, and our overarching ambition to achieve zero deforestation in our supply chains by 2025, we have developed a plan to implement the use of credible third party standards which assure zero deforestation. Soy ingredients: From 2021, certification for soy based ingredients ingredients in all Morrisons own brand productsFresh beef, lamb & liquid milk: From 2021 soy should not be use soy as a component of their animal feed Fresh fish & poultry: From 2021, certification for soy used in feed Fresh eggs: From 2022, certification for soy used in feed Fresh pork: From 2023,  certification for soy used in feed...Our plan will allow the use of credits from an approved standard until the end of 2024 with the ambition to achieve physical supply chains for the production of all soy used in our supply chains by 2025...We review and recognise standards which align with our commitments, such as the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) a standards body we have supported through membership for a number of years."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2024
            "To support our commitment to the sustainable sourcing of soy, and our overarching ambition to achieve zero deforestation in our supply chains by 2025, we have developed a plan to implement the use of credible third party standards which assure zero deforestation. Soy ingredients: From 2021, certification for soy based ingredients ingredients in all Morrisons own brand productsFresh beef, lamb & liquid milk: From 2021 soy should not be use soy as a component of their animal feed Fresh fish & poultry: From 2021, certification for soy used in feed Fresh eggs: From 2022, certification for soy used in feed Fresh pork: From 2023,  certification for soy used in feed...Our plan will allow the use of credits from an approved standard until the end of 2024 with the ambition to achieve physical supply chains for the production of all soy used in our supply chains by 2025...We review and recognise standards which align with our commitments, such as the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) a standards body we have supported through membership for a number of years."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

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

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: Throughout the entire supply chain.
          "Morrisons Ethical Trading Policy sets out the standards that we expect to be in place throughout our supply chain. All suppliers are required to comply with our Ethical Trading Code (ETC), which is included in our Supplier Standard Terms & Conditions of Purchase. In addition, all suppliers in the scope of this Policy are required to demonstrate compliance with the ETC, as outlined in the Specific Supplier Requirements below. Detailed in Appendix 1, the ETC is based on the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code, the Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), national and international laws, and sets out minimum standards across the following areas: 1. Employment is freely chosen 2. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected 3. Working conditions are safe and hygienic 4. Child labour shall not be used 5. Remuneration 6. Working hours are not excessive 7. No discrimination is practised 8. Regular employment is provided 9. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        28/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            "In 2020 we used: 194,838 tonnes of soy in animal feed soy used in animal feeds26,321 tonnes is already certified to a Morrisons recognised standard or assured as deforestation free" In the 2020 RTRS report, it is reported that Morrisons used 194,838 tonnes of soy with 12,733 tonnes certified by RTRS 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            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
            "In 2020 we used: 194,838 tonnes of soy in animal feed soy used in animal feeds26,321 tonnes is already certified to a Morrisons recognised standard or assured as deforestation free" In the 2020 RTRS report, it is reported that Morrisons used 194,838 tonnes of soy with 12,733 tonnes certified by RTRS 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2020
          "Cut off date of 2020 if not preceded by existing standards" They are also signatories to the Soy Moratorium, which has a cut-off date of 2008 for the Amazon
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS)

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "We review and recognise standards which align with our commitments, such as the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) a standards body we have supported through membership for a number of years."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "We are also members of the UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soy - A collaboration between the UK Government and Industry which includes a commitment to source soya that is legal and cultivated in a way that protects against conversion of forests and valuable native vegetation."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 194,838 tonnes
          "Our footprint...In 2020 we used: 194,838 tonnes of soy in animal feed soy used in animal feeds...26,321 tonnes is already certified to a Morrisons recognised standard or assured as deforestation free
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What is the certified volume?: 12,733 tonnes

          What third-party verification is used?: RTRS

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 182105 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 6%

          What is the compliant volume?: 12,733 tonnes
          "In 2020 we used: 194,838 tonnes of soy in animal feed soy used in animal feeds26,321 tonnes is already certified to a Morrisons recognised standard or assured as deforestation free" In the 2020 RTRS report, it is reported that Morrisons used 194,838 tonnes of soy with 12,733 tonnes certified by RTRS 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Labour providers should be audited on a regular basis to ensure compliance with all national legal requirements"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0%

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Slovenia, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, Portugal, Canada, Sweden, China, Serbia, Guatemala, Chile, Turkey, India, Brazil, Cyprus, Morocco, Hungary, Ecuador, South Africa, USA, Ghana, Indonesia, Australia, Iceland, Philippines, Swaziland, Austria, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, Egypt, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Luxembourg 

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

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0%
          Morrisons published a list of suppliers: "This list includes our centrally managed first tier manufacturing sites for Morrisons own-brand food, home, health and beauty products. This list was last updated in February 2021."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

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

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: "High risk sites will be subject to full ethical audits every 12 months; we will expect medium risk sites to undertake full audits every 24 months; low risk sites must update SAQs at least every 6 months."

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified
          "We regularly survey our suppliers to ensure compliance to our palm oil policy and are committed to increasing the volumes of palm ingredients used in our products that come from segregated sources, providing better assurance for our customers". "At a minimum, suppliers, sites and growers must comply with the requirements of all local and international environmental laws and regulations including having necessary permits. In addition, they must meet all relevant Morrisons standards relating to the environment...We are a member of Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) which is a web-based system for suppliers to share ethical trading information with their customers, helping to ease the burden on suppliers facing multiple audits, questionnaires and certifications. We use the Sedex platform to monitor compliance with our Ethical Trading Policy through self-assessment and ethical audit information. We expect all suppliers and sites in scope to register with Sedex and to have ethical processes and policies in place throughout their supply chain."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Training and guidance on how to improve compliance with the ethical trading policy

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with the ethical trading code and unwillingness to address issues

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "We encourage continuous improvement in supplier standards and we regularly track and measure supplier progress. To support continuous improvement we are committed to providing guidance, support and training for our colleagues and suppliers to help build capability to deliver a robust ethical trading programme. We will do this through: Supplier training activities and guidance documents to support suppliers to meet the requirements of our Ethical Trading Policy, manage corrective actions, identify root causes and be aware of emerging industry risks and requirements...Participation in collaborative initiatives which seek solutions to tackling high risk systemic issues such as vulnerable worker exploitation... Training for relevant internal colleagues to understand the requirements of our ethical trading policies and procedures, and their role in supporting suppliers to improve ethical performance." "if suppliers are unable or unwilling to address critical issues, and there is no evidence of improvement, we will terminate the relationship in accordance with our contractual terms."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber *
      32/88
      • Commitment Strength
        7/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "we have made a commitment, for key risk commodities, to assure zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land in our supply chains by 2025. Our plan ... includes a commitment to further progress on established policies for timber" ... "At the heart of our approach is concern to ensure that the wood used in our products originates from responsibly managed forests, because we know that unregulated deforestation is a significant factor in climate change and the depletion of biodiversity. .. Our policy requires that all wood and wood derived products being contracted for sale must be FSC certified or from an approved alternative source if FSC is not available in sufficient volumes to be competitive."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "At the heart of our approach is concern to ensure that the wood used in our products originates from responsibly managed forests, because we know that unregulated deforestation is a significant factor in climate change and the depletion of biodiversity."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            "we have made a commitment, for key risk commodities, to assure zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land in our supply chains by 2025. "
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "Our policy requires that all wood and wood derived products being contracted for sale must be FSC certified or from an approved alternative source if FSC is not available in sufficient volumes to be competitive."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: Throughout the entire supply chain.

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

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "Morrisons Ethical Trading Policy sets out the standards that we expect to be in place throughout our supply chain. All suppliers are required to comply with our Ethical Trading Code (ETC), which is included in our Supplier Standard Terms & Conditions of Purchase. In addition, all suppliers in the scope of this Policy are required to demonstrate compliance with the ETC, as outlined in the Specific Supplier Requirements below. Detailed in Appendix 1, the ETC is based on the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code, the Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), national and international laws, and sets out minimum standards across the following areas: 1. Employment is freely chosen 2. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected 3. Working conditions are safe and hygienic 4. Child labour shall not be used 5. Remuneration 6. Working hours are not excessive7. No discrimination is practised 8. Regular employment is provided 9. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        19/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            "In own brand household & beauty products 92% of wood and wood derived products were Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, approved alternatives or recycled. In home & leisure 76% of own brand products were FSC or recycled."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC
            "In own brand household & beauty products 92% of wood and wood derived products were Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, approved alternatives or recycled. In home & leisure 76% of own brand products were FSC or recycled."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2020
          "Cut off date of 2020 if not preceded by existing standards "
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "At a minimum, suppliers, sites and growers must comply with the requirements of all local and international environmental laws and regulations including having necessary permits. In addition, they must meet all relevant Morrisons standards relating to the environment"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          "In own brand household & beauty products 92% of wood and wood derived products  were Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, approved alternatives or recycled. In home & leisure 76% of own brand products were FSC or recycled."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Labour providers should be audited on a regular basis to ensure compliance with all national legal requirements"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0 not specified

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 0 not specified

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

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

          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

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Slovenia, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, Portugal, Canada, Sweden, China, Serbia, Guatemala, Chile, Turkey, India, Brazil, Cyprus, Morocco, Hungary, Ecuador, South Africa, USA, Ghana, Indonesia, Australia, Iceland, Philippines, Swaziland, Austria, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, Egypt, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Luxembourg

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 Not specified
          "This list includes our centrally managed first tier manufacturing sites for Morrisons own-brand food, home, health and beauty products. This list was last updated in February 2021."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

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

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

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: "High risk sites will be subject to full ethical audits every 12 months; we will expect medium risk sites to undertake full audits every 24 months; low risk sites must update SAQs at least every 6 months."
          "We regularly survey our suppliers to ensure compliance to our palm oil policy and are committed to increasing the volumes of palm ingredients used in our products that come from segregated sources, providing better assurance for our customers". "At a minimum, suppliers, sites and growers must comply with the requirements of all local and international environmental laws and regulations including having necessary permits. In addition, they must meet all relevant Morrisons standards relating to the environment...We are a member of Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) which is a web-based system for suppliers to share ethical trading information with their customers, helping to ease the burden on suppliers facing multiple audits, questionnaires and certifications. We use the Sedex platform to monitor compliance with our Ethical Trading Policy through self-assessment and ethical audit information. We expect all suppliers and sites in scope to register with Sedex and to have ethical processes and policies in place throughout their supply chain."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with the ethical trading code and unwillingness to address issues

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

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Training and guidance on how to improve compliance with the ethical trading policy
          "We encourage continuous improvement in supplier standards and we regularly track and measure supplier progress. To support continuous improvement we are committed to providing guidance, support and training for our colleagues and suppliers to help build capability to deliver a robust ethical trading programme. We will do this through: Supplier training activities and guidance documents to support suppliers to meet the requirements of our Ethical Trading Policy, manage corrective actions, identify root causes and be aware of emerging industry risks and requirements...Participation in collaborative initiatives which seek solutions to tackling high risk systemic issues such as vulnerable worker exploitation... Training for relevant internal colleagues to understand the requirements of our ethical trading policies and procedures, and their role in supporting suppliers to improve ethical performance." "if suppliers are unable or unwilling to address critical issues, and there is no evidence of improvement, we will terminate the relationship in accordance with our contractual terms."
        • 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
    8/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    22/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    Avg. score

Profile

WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC claims to be the UK's fourth largest supermarket chain and operates approximately 500 stores. It has food manufacturing capabilities in meat, fish and bakery products and the breadth of its retail market means it is exposed to several forest risk commodities. Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United Kingdom
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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