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  • Overall approach
    6/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Overall commitment
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      "As such, we are working towards an ambition, for all key risk commodities, to be assured zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land by 2025."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Soy Moratorium; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support
      "In 2018, we became signatories to the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      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
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      What proportion of revenue that comes from relevant industries is exposed to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: NA
      "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. See blackrock.com/ corporate/investor-relations/2020-larry-finkceo-letter for details."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • 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
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes

      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2035
      "Morrisons has brought forward its commitment to be net zero carbon emissions from its own operations by 2035, five years earlier than initially pledged and 15 years ahead of the UK government target*....* On Scope 1 and 2 emissions Morrisons is making the move to help limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, in line with the highest ambition of the international Paris Agreement - to limit temperature rises to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Morrisons Scope 3 emissions will follow a well below 2 degrees pathway."
  • Commodity score
    24/90
    • Beef
      19/90
      • Commitment Strength
        7/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2020
            "we are working towards an ambition, for all key risk commodities, to be assured zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land by 2025. [...] it [...] includes action on established policies for timber, pulp, palm and cattle products."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "we are working towards an ambition, for all key risk commodities, to be assured zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land by 2025. [...] it [...] includes action on established policies for timber, pulp, palm and cattle products."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: zero deforestation in cattle supply chain
            "we are working towards an ambition, for all key risk commodities, to be assured zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land by 2025. [...] it [...] includes action on established policies for timber, pulp, palm and cattle products."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
            Do they have a traceability commitment which goes back to the birth farm?: No
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: 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 supply chain. All suppliers are required to comply with our Ethical Trading Code [...] 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
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "All own-brand suppliers1 and pre-determined suppliers of goods and/or services not for resale supplying into Morrisons Supermarkets Plc and its subsidiaries (Morrisons Group) are in the scope of this Policy"[...]"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
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "Our approach to due diligence, risk mitigation and remediation starts in our own business and flows through into our supply chains. Our core objective remains to develop effective approaches to address issues that can be tried and tested before deployment with our suppliers. Our vertically integrated structure provides broad insight of evolving risk in both our UK operations and global food supply chains, but also means we must face directly into the issues at hand"[...]"Our Modern Slavery Steering Group continues to oversee all the activity undertaken in our own operations, meeting on a quarterly basis to review incidents, assess emerging risk and deliver actions covering 5 key areas: • Remediation & Survivor Support"
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • 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
        9/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • 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
          "our action on deforestation and land conversion is underpinned by a 2020 cut off date. In many instances standards that we use to assure deforestation and conversion free supply chains, or voluntary commitments, incorporate cut off dates much earlier than this."
        • 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
          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 sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Sedex and Audits

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "Due diligence: Morrisons Group reserves the right to undertake due diligence on our audit programme for example through unannounced audits, shadowing third-party audits and site visits by our own Ethical Trading colleagues [...] We use the Sedex platform to monitor compliance with our Ethical Trading Policy through self-assessment and ethical audit information."
        • 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
          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: NA

          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 suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: NA

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

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

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA

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

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA
          Morrisons provide a list of their direct suppliers dated from February 2021.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    • Palm oil
      31/90
      • Commitment Strength
        8/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "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."[...]"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 regularly survey our suppliers to ensure compliance to our palm oil policy and prioritise sourcing from RSPO segregated sources, providing better assurance for our customers. "
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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."[...]"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 regularly survey our suppliers to ensure compliance to our palm oil policy and prioritise sourcing from RSPO segregated sources, providing better assurance for our customers. "
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Collaborate PTC to ensure companies in supply chain are zero deforestation and use RSPO certified palm oil
            "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."[...]"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 regularly survey our suppliers to ensure compliance to our palm oil policy and prioritise sourcing from RSPO segregated sources, providing better assurance for our customers. "
          • 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?: NA
            "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."[...]"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 regularly survey our suppliers to ensure compliance to our palm oil policy and prioritise sourcing from RSPO segregated sources, providing better assurance for our customers. "
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

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

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "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 [...] 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
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "All own-brand suppliers1 and pre-determined suppliers of goods and/or services not for resale supplying into Morrisons Supermarkets Plc and its subsidiaries (Morrisons Group) are in the scope of this Policy"[...]"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
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "Our approach to due diligence, risk mitigation and remediation starts in our own business and flows through into our supply chains. Our core objective remains to develop effective approaches to address issues that can be tried and tested before deployment with our suppliers. Our vertically integrated structure provides broad insight of evolving risk in both our UK operations and global food supply chains, but also means we must face directly into the issues at hand"[...]"Our Modern Slavery Steering Group continues to oversee all the activity undertaken in our own operations, meeting on a quarterly basis to review incidents, assess emerging risk and deliver actions covering 5 key areas: • Remediation & Survivor Support"
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • 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
        20/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • 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
          "our action on deforestation and land conversion is underpinned by a 2020 cut off date. In many instances standards that we use to assure deforestation and conversion free supply chains, or voluntary commitments, incorporate cut off dates much earlier than this."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Palm Transparency Coalition
          "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."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          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 sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 13835 Metric Tonnes

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 26 Metric Tonnes

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food Processing

          Total volume: 13861 Metric Tonnes
          Morrisons declared in their 2020 RSPO ACOP Report that they consumed a total of 13861 Metric Tonnes of palm oil that year.
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Sedex and audits

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA
          "Due diligence: Morrisons Group reserves the right to undertake due diligence on our audit programme for example through unannounced audits, shadowing third-party audits and site visits by our own Ethical Trading colleagues [...] We use the Sedex platform to monitor compliance with our Ethical Trading Policy through self-assessment and ethical audit information."
        • 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
          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: NA

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

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

          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

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: 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

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

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA
          Morrisons provide a list of their direct suppliers dated from February 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
          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?: 0 not specified

          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?: 0 not specified

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          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".
        • 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
    • Pulp & Paper
      24/90
      • Commitment Strength
        7/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2020

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Pulp
            "we are working towards an ambition, for all key risk commodities, to be assured zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land by 2025. Our plan to meet this ambition, which we launched in 2020, [...] includes action on established policies for timber, pulp, palm and cattle products." [...] "When we sell wood and wood-derived products, they must either be Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified or from an approved alternative source, if FSC products are not available in the volumes we need."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "we are working towards an ambition, for all key risk commodities, to be assured zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land by 2025. Our plan to meet this ambition, which we launched in 2020, [...] includes action on established policies for timber, pulp, palm and cattle products." [...] "When we sell wood and wood-derived products, they must either be Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified or from an approved alternative source, if FSC products are not available in the volumes we need."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: zero deforestation
            "we are working towards an ambition, for all key risk commodities, to be assured zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land by 2025. Our plan to meet this ambition, which we launched in 2020, [...] includes action on established policies for timber, pulp, palm and cattle products." [...] "When we sell wood and wood-derived products, they must either be Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified or from an approved alternative source, if FSC products are not available in the volumes we need."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: 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

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "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 [...] 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
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "All own-brand suppliers1 and pre-determined suppliers of goods and/or services not for resale supplying into Morrisons Supermarkets Plc and its subsidiaries (Morrisons Group) are in the scope of this Policy"[...]"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
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "Our approach to due diligence, risk mitigation and remediation starts in our own business and flows through into our supply chains. Our core objective remains to develop effective approaches to address issues that can be tried and tested before deployment with our suppliers. Our vertically integrated structure provides broad insight of evolving risk in both our UK operations and global food supply chains, but also means we must face directly into the issues at hand"[...]"Our Modern Slavery Steering Group continues to oversee all the activity undertaken in our own operations, meeting on a quarterly basis to review incidents, assess emerging risk and deliver actions covering 5 key areas: • Remediation & Survivor Support"
        • 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?: NA
          "We are engaging with our suppliers to assure that MMCF (man made cellulose fibres) for Nutmeg clothing is not sourced from illegally logged forests, from tree plantations established after 1994 through the conversion or simplification of natural forests, from areas being logged in contravention of indigenous and local peoples’ rights or without Free, Prior and Informed Consent, or from other controversial suppliers. We will reevaluate our relationship with suppliers who do not meet this policy."
        • 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
        11/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA

          What methods are used for verification?: FSC

          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?: Only only brand tissues and toilet rolls are reported to be 100% FSC certified

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

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC
          "We support certification systems which promote responsible management of the world’s forests, such as that operated by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Indeed, all our own brand tissues and toilet rolls are FSC certified"
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • 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
          "our action on deforestation and land conversion is underpinned by a 2020 cut off date. In many instances standards that we use to assure deforestation and conversion free supply chains, or voluntary commitments, incorporate cut off dates much earlier than this."
        • 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
          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 sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Sedex and Audits

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA
          "Due diligence: Morrisons Group reserves the right to undertake due diligence on our audit programme for example through unannounced audits, shadowing third-party audits and site visits by our own Ethical Trading colleagues [...] We use the Sedex platform to monitor compliance with our Ethical Trading Policy through self-assessment and ethical audit information."
        • 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 is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA

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

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

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

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

          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

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: NA
          Morrisons provide a list of their direct suppliers dated from February 2021.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    • Soy
      28/90
      • Commitment Strength
        9/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          9/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            When was this commitment set?: 2021

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS
            "We are committed to sustainable sourcing and recognise the need for action to address the challenges production of soy poses. Our approach aims to remove the non-essential reliance on soy in animal feeds and ensure its sustainable production where it is used "[...]"We are also working with industry stakeholders on alternative systems to provide assurance that soy is deforestation and conversion free (e.g. assured confirmation of origin and deforestation status). These will be phased into our supply chains as they are developed to help support verified claims around the deforestation and conversion free status."[...]"We are phasing in the use of third party certification to make progress our commitment to sustainably sourcing soy: Soy used in production of our chicken, eggs and fish must be certified to a Morrisons recognised standard* From 2023, soy used in production of Morrisons pork products must be certified"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We are committed to sustainable sourcing and recognise the need for action to address the challenges production of soy poses. Our approach aims to remove the non-essential reliance on soy in animal feeds and ensure its sustainable production where it is used "[...]"We are also working with industry stakeholders on alternative systems to provide assurance that soy is deforestation and conversion free (e.g. assured confirmation of origin and deforestation status). These will be phased into our supply chains as they are developed to help support verified claims around the deforestation and conversion free status."[...]"We are phasing in the use of third party certification to make progress our commitment to sustainably sourcing soy: Soy used in production of our chicken, eggs and fish must be certified to a Morrisons recognised standard* From 2023, soy used in production of Morrisons pork products must be certified"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Zero deforestation
            "We are founding members of the UK Soy Manifesto - A collective UK industry commitment launched in 2021, representing >60% of the UK’s soy footprint, to work together to ensure all physical shipments of soy to the UK are deforestation and conversion free (cut-off date of January 2020 at the latest), fully implemented immediately where possible and no later than 2025."
          • 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
            "We are phasing in the use of third party certification to make progress our commitment to sustainably sourcing soy: Soy used in production of our chicken, eggs and fish must be certified to a Morrisons recognised standard* From 2023, soy used in production of Morrisons pork products must be certified"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: 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

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "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 [...] 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
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "All own-brand suppliers1 and pre-determined suppliers of goods and/or services not for resale supplying into Morrisons Supermarkets Plc and its subsidiaries (Morrisons Group) are in the scope of this Policy"[...]"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
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "Our approach to due diligence, risk mitigation and remediation starts in our own business and flows through into our supply chains. Our core objective remains to develop effective approaches to address issues that can be tried and tested before deployment with our suppliers. Our vertically integrated structure provides broad insight of evolving risk in both our UK operations and global food supply chains, but also means we must face directly into the issues at hand"[...]"Our Modern Slavery Steering Group continues to oversee all the activity undertaken in our own operations, meeting on a quarterly basis to review incidents, assess emerging risk and deliver actions covering 5 key areas: • Remediation & Survivor Support"
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • 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
        15/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          "In 2021 we used: 174,838 tonnes of soy in animal feed soy used in animal feeds17% of our 2021 footprint is covered by a deforestation free supplier claims supported by evidence of certification"[...]"Soy We are members of the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS), which is a certification scheme to help prevent the environmental impact of unsustainable soy production. We are also signatories to Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support (SoS), a group which aims to work with key stakeholders to achieve better protection of forests in the Cerrado. "
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • 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
          "our action on deforestation and land conversion is underpinned by a 2020 cut off date. In many instances standards that we use to assure deforestation and conversion free supply chains, or voluntary commitments, incorporate cut off dates much earlier than this."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soy ; UK Soy Manifesto
          "In 2018, we became signatories to the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support - committing to support efforts to halt forest loss associated with agricultural commodity production and to working with industry, producers, governments and civil society to protect globally important natural landscapes.We are founding members of the UK Soy Manifesto - A collective UK industry commitment launched in 2021, representing >60% of the UK’s soy footprint, to work together to ensure all physical shipments of soy to the UK are deforestation and conversion free (cut-off date of January 2020 at the latest), fully implemented immediately where possible and no later than 2025.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."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          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 sourced/used
          Reporting partial volumes
          2/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting partial volumes
          1.5/3
          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Total volume: 174,838 tonnes

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: NA

          What product types/sectors is this in?: animal feed

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: NA
          "In 2021 we used: 174,838 tonnes of soy in animal feed soy used in animal feeds. 17% of our 2021 footprint is covered by a deforestation free supplier claims supported by evidence of certification"
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Sedex and Audits

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA
          "Due diligence: Morrisons Group reserves the right to undertake due diligence on our audit programme for example through unannounced audits, shadowing third-party audits and site visits by our own Ethical Trading colleagues [...] We use the Sedex platform to monitor compliance with our Ethical Trading Policy through self-assessment and ethical audit information."
        • 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 is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

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

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA

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

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

          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 suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: NA

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

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: NA
          Morrisons provide a list of their direct suppliers dated from February 2021.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    • Leather *
      19/90
      • Commitment Strength
        7/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2020

            Do they have a deforestation commitment covering animal feed?: Yes
            "we are working towards an ambition, for all key risk commodities, to be assured zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land by 2025. [...] it [...] includes action on established policies for timber, pulp, palm and cattle products." [...] "Leather and skin based materials may be used providing they are from certified sources."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "we are working towards an ambition, for all key risk commodities, to be assured zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land by 2025. [...] it [...] includes action on established policies for timber, pulp, palm and cattle products." [...] "Leather and skin based materials may be used providing they are from certified sources."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: zero deforestation
            "we are working towards an ambition, for all key risk commodities, to be assured zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land by 2025. [...] it [...] includes action on established policies for timber, pulp, palm and cattle products." [...] "Leather and skin based materials may be used providing they are from certified sources."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          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?: 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 [...] 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
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "All own-brand suppliers1 and pre-determined suppliers of goods and/or services not for resale supplying into Morrisons Supermarkets Plc and its subsidiaries (Morrisons Group) are in the scope of this Policy"[...]"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
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "Our approach to due diligence, risk mitigation and remediation starts in our own business and flows through into our supply chains. Our core objective remains to develop effective approaches to address issues that can be tried and tested before deployment with our suppliers. Our vertically integrated structure provides broad insight of evolving risk in both our UK operations and global food supply chains, but also means we must face directly into the issues at hand"[...]"Our Modern Slavery Steering Group continues to oversee all the activity undertaken in our own operations, meeting on a quarterly basis to review incidents, assess emerging risk and deliver actions covering 5 key areas: • Remediation & Survivor Support"
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • 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
        9/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • 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
          "our action on deforestation and land conversion is underpinned by a 2020 cut off date. In many instances standards that we use to assure deforestation and conversion free supply chains, or voluntary commitments, incorporate cut off dates much earlier than this."
        • 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
          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 sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Sedex and Audits
          "Due diligence: Morrisons Group reserves the right to undertake due diligence on our audit programme for example through unannounced audits, shadowing third-party audits and site visits by our own Ethical Trading colleagues [...] We use the Sedex platform to monitor compliance with our Ethical Trading Policy through self-assessment and ethical audit information."
        • 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
          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

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

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: NA

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

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

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

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations 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

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA
          Morrisons provide a list of their direct suppliers dated from February 2021.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    • Timber *
      20/90
      • Commitment Strength
        7/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2021

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "As such, we are working towards an ambition, for all key risk commodities, to be assured zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land by 2025. Zero deforestation means no forest areas are cleared or converted. It allows for sustainable management of forest ecosystems, and includes the allowance for harvesting timber at a sustainable level which does not negatively impact biodiversity"[...]"We support certification systems which promote responsible management of the world’s forests, such as that operated by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Indeed, all our own brand tissues and toilet rolls are FSC certified. 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
            "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
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: FSC Certification
            "As such, we are working towards an ambition, for all key risk commodities, to be assured zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land by 2025. Zero deforestation means no forest areas are cleared or converted. It allows for sustainable management of forest ecosystems, and includes the allowance for harvesting timber at a sustainable level which does not negatively impact biodiversity"[...]"We support certification systems which promote responsible management of the world’s forests, such as that operated by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Indeed, all our own brand tissues and toilet rolls are FSC certified. 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."
          • 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?: NA
            "As such, we are working towards an ambition, for all key risk commodities, to be assured zero deforestation or conversion of high conservation value land by 2025. Zero deforestation means no forest areas are cleared or converted. It allows for sustainable management of forest ecosystems, and includes the allowance for harvesting timber at a sustainable level which does not negatively impact biodiversity"[...]"We support certification systems which promote responsible management of the world’s forests, such as that operated by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Indeed, all our own brand tissues and toilet rolls are FSC certified. 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
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: 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 supply chain. All suppliers are required to comply with our Ethical Trading Code [...] 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
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "All own-brand suppliers1 and pre-determined suppliers of goods and/or services not for resale supplying into Morrisons Supermarkets Plc and its subsidiaries (Morrisons Group) are in the scope of this Policy"[...]"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
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "Our approach to due diligence, risk mitigation and remediation starts in our own business and flows through into our supply chains. Our core objective remains to develop effective approaches to address issues that can be tried and tested before deployment with our suppliers. Our vertically integrated structure provides broad insight of evolving risk in both our UK operations and global food supply chains, but also means we must face directly into the issues at hand"[...]"Our Modern Slavery Steering Group continues to oversee all the activity undertaken in our own operations, meeting on a quarterly basis to review incidents, assess emerging risk and deliver actions covering 5 key areas: • Remediation & Survivor Support"
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • 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
        9/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • 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
          "our action on deforestation and land conversion is underpinned by a 2020 cut off date. In many instances standards that we use to assure deforestation and conversion free supply chains, or voluntary commitments, incorporate cut off dates much earlier than this."
        • 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
          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 sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Sedex and Audits

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "Due diligence: Morrisons Group reserves the right to undertake due diligence on our audit programme for example through unannounced audits, shadowing third-party audits and site visits by our own Ethical Trading colleagues [...] We use the Sedex platform to monitor compliance with our Ethical Trading Policy through self-assessment and ethical audit information."
        • 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
          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: NA

          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 suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: NA

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

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: NA

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No
          Morrisons provide a list of their direct suppliers dated from February 2021.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    7/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    12/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    4/17
    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 
Hypermarkets & Super Centers, Packaged Foods & Meats, Paper Packaging
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United Kingdom
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Morrisons

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