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  • Overall approach
    1/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
       "We are proud signatories to the UN Global Compact and our commitment to the Ten Principles as underpinned by our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2050
      "Thomson Reuters goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 contemplates a reduction of its current carbon footprint of 117,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year [...] The company plans to target its reduction efforts on energy use for its data centres and offices, business travel, and the creation, support and delivery of products."
  • Commodity score
    7/88
    • Pulp & Paper
      7/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "As a Thomson Reuters Supplier, you are required to comply with the provisions of this Code. [...] Child labor shall not be used [...] Workers work voluntarily and are neither forced nor bonded to work [...] No discrimination is practiced [...] Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Supplier will be committed to a workforce free of harassment and unlawful discrimination. Supplier will not engage in discrimination in hiring and employment practices, such as compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, color, religion, age, sex, gender..."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social
          " Supplier or any of its Workers may report violations or ask questions about this Code through the Thomson Reuters Business Conduct and Ethics hotline by calling: +(1) 877.373.8837 (outside of the United States and Canada, dial your country access number prior to “1” which is the international code used to dial the U.S. and Canada) or online at: https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/42584/index.html. Confidentiality will be maintained to the fullest extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate review. Supplier agrees not to retaliate against any of its Workers who, acting in good faith, report what they reasonably believe is a violation of this Code."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • 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
  • Commitment strength
    0/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    2/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Thomson Reuters, majority owned by The Woodbridge Company, is a worldwide printing and publishing company, both online and in print, and headquartered in Canada. The Woodbridge Company Ltd is selected as a powerbroker for pulp & paper.

Sector
Industry sector 
Printing & publishing
Segments
Retailer
HQ
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Canada
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Thomson Reuters, CS Professional Suite, Checkpoint, OneSource, Aumentum, Onvio

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