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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC are signatory to the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support (SoS), 
    • 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. Acting as an invaluable harbour for biodiversity, helping mitigate climate change, protect soil degradation and supporting the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on them."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    31/86
    • Beef
      16/86
      • Commitment Strength
        7/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/21
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            "As all our fresh meat is British deforestation risk in our supply chains is specific to only a few cooked and processed products, some of which are sourced from South America. Given the risks associated with ranching and land clearance we have regularly engaged with our key suppliers over the past years to ensure controls are taken and our supply chains are not complicit in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As all our fresh meat is British deforestation risk in our supply chains is specific to only a few cooked and processed products, some of which are sourced from South America. Given the risks associated with ranching and land clearance we have regularly engaged with our key suppliers over the past years to ensure controls are taken and our supply chains are not complicit in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As all our fresh meat is British deforestation risk in our supply chains is specific to only a few cooked and processed products, some of which are sourced from South America. Given the risks associated with ranching and land clearance we have regularly engaged with our key suppliers over the past years to ensure controls are taken and our supply chains are not complicit in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As all our fresh meat is British deforestation risk in our supply chains is specific to only a few cooked and processed products, some of which are sourced from South America. Given the risks associated with ranching and land clearance we have regularly engaged with our key suppliers over the past years to ensure controls are taken and our supply chains are not complicit in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "For each of the elements of this Code, Morrisons expects sites to maintain records in sufficient detail to demonstrate how they are performing. Records should be available for inspection by Morrisons Group, its agents or approved audit bodies on request."."At a minimum, suppliers, sites and growers must comply with the requirements of all local and internationalenvironmental laws and regulations including having necessary permits. In addition, they must meet all relevantMorrisons standards relating to the environment."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "For each of the non-compliances raised in an audit, corrective actions must be taken within timescales appropriate to the criticality, with systems in place to ensure that they do not re-occur. Suppliers should upload corrective actions to Sedex for auditor verification either by desktop or a follow-up third-party audit. Deadlines for follow-up audits depend on Morrisons grading of audit findings."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLCensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to  freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "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". 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      39/86
      • Commitment Strength
        20/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "All own brand products containing palm oil and derivatives must be sourced through a RSPO certified supply chain system of either segregated or mass balance systems." "Over 99% of our sources are compliant with our policy."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "For each of the elements of this Code, Morrisons expects sites to maintain records in sufficient detail to demonstrate how they are performing. Records should be available for inspection by Morrisons Group, its agents or approved audit bodies on request."."At a minimum, suppliers, sites and growers must comply with the requirements of all local and internationalenvironmental laws and regulations including having necessary permits. In addition, they must meet all relevantMorrisons standards relating to the environment."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "For each of the non-compliances raised in an audit, corrective actions must be taken within timescales appropriate to the criticality, with systems in place to ensure that they do not re-occur. Suppliers should upload corrective actions to Sedex for auditor verification either by desktop or a follow-up third-party audit. Deadlines for follow-up audits depend on Morrisons grading of audit findings."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC report their total volume of palm oil and palm oil products used for 2019 at 7,776.32 Tonnes and the total compliant volume at 8224.89 Tonnes
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLCensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to  freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "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". 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      32/86
      • Commitment Strength
        14/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: RTRS
            Type of commitment: Certification; Sustainability commitment
            "We are committed to responsible sourcing and look to use supply chain systems which minimise the environmental impact associated with the production of key commodities." and "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 exploring alternatives to soy, for use in animal feed, as part of our farming programme."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We are committed to responsible sourcing and look to use supply chain systems which minimise the environmental impact associated with the production of key commodities." and "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 exploring alternatives to soy, for use in animal feed, as part of our farming programme."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We are committed to responsible sourcing and look to use supply chain systems which minimise the environmental impact associated with the production of key commodities." and "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 exploring alternatives to soy, for use in animal feed, as part of our farming programme."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We are committed to responsible sourcing and look to use supply chain systems which minimise the environmental impact associated with the production of key commodities." and "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 exploring alternatives to soy, for use in animal feed, as part of our farming programme."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We are committed to responsible sourcing and look to use supply chain systems which minimise the environmental impact associated with the production of key commodities." and "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 exploring alternatives to soy, for use in animal feed, as part of our farming programme."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "8661 tonnes used as ingredient in Morrisons branded products" "4,664 tonnes of credits bought from RTRS" 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "8661 tonnes used as ingredient in Morrisons branded products" "4,664 tonnes of credits bought from RTRS" 
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "For each of the elements of this Code, Morrisons expects sites to maintain records in sufficient detail to demonstrate how they are performing. Records should be available for inspection by Morrisons Group, its agents or approved audit bodies on request."."At a minimum, suppliers, sites and growers must comply with the requirements of all local and internationalenvironmental laws and regulations including having necessary permits. In addition, they must meet all relevantMorrisons standards relating to the environment."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "For each of the non-compliances raised in an audit, corrective actions must be taken within timescales appropriate to the criticality, with systems in place to ensure that they do not re-occur. Suppliers should upload corrective actions to Sedex for auditor verification either by desktop or a follow-up third-party audit. Deadlines for follow-up audits depend on Morrisons grading of audit findings."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          8661 tonnes
          "8661 tonnes used as ingredient in Morrisons branded products" "4,664 tonnes of credits bought from RTRS" 
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLCensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to  freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "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". 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      37/86
      • Commitment Strength
        21/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            "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 sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "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 is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "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 reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "We continue to support ambitious industry targets for further reductions in the carbon impact of packaging by reducing weight, increasing recycled content and improving recycling rates wherever possible."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We continue to support ambitious industry targets for further reductions in the carbon impact of packaging by reducing weight, increasing recycled content and improving recycling rates wherever possible."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We continue to support ambitious industry targets for further reductions in the carbon impact of packaging by reducing weight, increasing recycled content and improving recycling rates wherever possible."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We continue to support ambitious industry targets for further reductions in the carbon impact of packaging by reducing weight, increasing recycled content and improving recycling rates wherever possible."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We continue to support ambitious industry targets for further reductions in the carbon impact of packaging by reducing weight, increasing recycled content and improving recycling rates wherever possible."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, checks compliance
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "During 2018/19, 78% of wood and wood derivedproducts were Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)certified, approved alternatives or recycled in ownbrand household and beauty products, and 72% FSC,approved alternatives or recycled in own brand homeand leisure products."
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "During 2018/19, 78% of wood and wood derived products were Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, approved alternatives or recycled in own brand household and beauty products, and 72% FSC, approved alternatives or recycled in own brand home and leisure products."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "During 2018/19, 78% of wood and wood derived products were Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, approved alternatives or recycled in own brand household and beauty products, and 72% FSC, approved alternatives or recycled in own brand home and leisure products."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "For each of the elements of this Code, Morrisons expects sites to maintain records in sufficient detail to demonstrate how they are performing. Records should be available for inspection by Morrisons Group, its agents or approved audit bodies on request."."At a minimum, suppliers, sites and growers must comply with the requirements of all local and internationalenvironmental laws and regulations including having necessary permits. In addition, they must meet all relevantMorrisons standards relating to the environment."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "For each of the non-compliances raised in an audit, corrective actions must be taken within timescales appropriate to the criticality, with systems in place to ensure that they do not re-occur. Suppliers should upload corrective actions to Sedex for auditor verification either by desktop or a follow-up third-party audit. Deadlines for follow-up audits depend on Morrisons grading of audit findings."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Morrisons reporting using 23,265 tonnes in their 2018 report
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to  freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "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". 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      32/86
      • Commitment Strength
        18/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          18/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            "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 sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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 applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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 applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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 applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            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 is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            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."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "During 2018/19, 78% of wood and wood derived products were Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, approved alternatives or recycled in own brand household and beauty products, and 72% FSC, approved alternatives or recycled in own brand home and leisure products."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "During 2018/19, 78% of wood and wood derived products were Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, approved alternatives or recycled in own brand household and beauty products, and 72% FSC, approved alternatives or recycled in own brand home and leisure products."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "For each of the elements of this Code, Morrisons expects sites to maintain records in sufficient detail to demonstrate how they are performing. Records should be available for inspection by Morrisons Group, its agents or approved audit bodies on request."."At a minimum, suppliers, sites and growers must comply with the requirements of all local and internationalenvironmental laws and regulations including having necessary permits. In addition, they must meet all relevantMorrisons standards relating to the environment."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "For each of the non-compliances raised in an audit, corrective actions must be taken within timescales appropriate to the criticality, with systems in place to ensure that they do not re-occur. Suppliers should upload corrective actions to Sedex for auditor verification either by desktop or a follow-up third-party audit. Deadlines for follow-up audits depend on Morrisons grading of audit findings."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to  freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "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". 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    16/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    10/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC claims to be the UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain and operates approximately 500 stores. It manufactures  meat, fish and bakery products.

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

Top Brands

Morrisons

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