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  • Overall approach
    4/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      2/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero net deforestation
      2/6
      "By 2020, our own brand products will achieve net zero deforestation for our ‘high impact’ commodities such as palm oil, timber, pulp and paper, and packaging."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Consumer Goods Forum; UN Global Compact
      Woolworths state they are signatory to the Consumer Goods Forum and the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Deforestation is a major global problem, with tropical forest destruction estimatedto cause about 20% of greenhouse gas emissions. Deforestation also interruptsthe water cycle and contributes to soil loss. Because of this, we aim to have zero netdeforestation impact from our Own Brand products within six years."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    25/86
    • Beef
      21/86
      • 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
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "We are also committed to ending deforestation caused by beef production. We know this is not possible through the sole reliance on legislation and that we must collaborate in order to achieve net zero deforestation on beef."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We are also committed to ending deforestation caused by beef production. We know this is not possible through the sole reliance on legislation and that we must collaborate in order to achieve net zero deforestation on beef."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We are also committed to ending deforestation caused by beef production. We know this is not possible through the sole reliance on legislation and that we must collaborate in order to achieve net zero deforestation on beef."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We are also committed to ending deforestation caused by beef production. We know this is not possible through the sole reliance on legislation and that we must collaborate in order to achieve net zero deforestation on beef."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We are also committed to ending deforestation caused by beef production. We know this is not possible through the sole reliance on legislation and that we must collaborate in order to achieve net zero deforestation on beef."
          • 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
        2/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "Since 2016 we have been part of the consultation to form the Australian SustainabilityBeef Framework, of which we have been a signatory since 2017. We are part of the consultative committee aimed at investigating the ‘balance of tree and grass cover’ alongside other retailers, farming bodies and NGO’s such as WWF."
        • 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; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Woolworths Group state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO, the UN Guiding Principles and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Woolworths Group require their suppliers to ensure their workers are free from discrimination based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      36/86
      • 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
            Type of commitment: Zero net deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "By 2020, our own brand products will achieve net zero deforestation for our ‘high impact’ commodities such as palm oil, timber, pulp and paper, and packaging." "Woolworths also commits to using physical RSPO-certified palm oil through the identity preserved, segregated or mass balance supply chain models, by phasing out any remaining Book & Claim palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "By 2020, our own brand products will achieve net zero deforestation for our ‘high impact’ commodities such as palm oil, timber, pulp and paper, and packaging." "Woolworths also commits to using physical RSPO-certified palm oil through the identity preserved, segregated or mass balance supply chain models, by phasing out any remaining Book & Claim palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "By 2020, our own brand products will achieve net zero deforestation for our ‘high impact’ commodities such as palm oil, timber, pulp and paper, and packaging." "Woolworths also commits to using physical RSPO-certified palm oil through the identity preserved, segregated or mass balance supply chain models, by phasing out any remaining Book & Claim palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By 2020, our own brand products will achieve net zero deforestation for our ‘high impact’ commodities such as palm oil, timber, pulp and paper, and packaging." "Woolworths also commits to using physical RSPO-certified palm oil through the identity preserved, segregated or mass balance supply chain models, by phasing out any remaining Book & Claim palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By 2020, our own brand products will achieve net zero deforestation for our ‘high impact’ commodities such as palm oil, timber, pulp and paper, and packaging." "Woolworths also commits to using physical RSPO-certified palm oil through the identity preserved, segregated or mass balance supply chain models, by phasing out any remaining Book & Claim palm oil."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "By 2020, our own brand products will achieve net zero deforestation for our ‘high impact’ commodities such as palm oil, timber, pulp and paper, and packaging." "Woolworths also commits to using physical RSPO-certified palm oil through the identity preserved, segregated or mass balance supply chain models, by phasing out any remaining Book & Claim palm oil."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "By 2020, our own brand products will achieve net zero deforestation for our ‘high impact’ commodities such as palm oil, timber, pulp and paper, and packaging." "Woolworths also commits to using physical RSPO-certified palm oil through the identity preserved, segregated or mass balance supply chain models, by phasing out any remaining Book & Claim palm oil."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Woolworths also commits to using physical RSPO-certified palm oil through the identity preserved, segregated or mass balance supply chain models, by phasing out any remaining Book & Claim palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Woolworths also commits to using physical RSPO-certified palm oil through the identity preserved, segregated or mass balance supply chain models, by phasing out any remaining Book & Claim palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Woolworths also commits to using physical RSPO-certified palm oil through the identity preserved, segregated or mass balance supply chain models, by phasing out any remaining Book & Claim palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Woolworths also commits to using physical RSPO-certified palm oil through the identity preserved, segregated or mass balance supply chain models, by phasing out any remaining Book & Claim palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Woolworths also commits to using physical RSPO-certified palm oil through the identity preserved, segregated or mass balance supply chain models, by phasing out any remaining Book & Claim palm oil."
          • 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
        11/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            In 2018, Woolworths reported their total consumption as 7,567.72 tonnes, of which 7,154.19 tonnes was certified.
          • 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
            In 2018, Woolworths reported their total consumption as 7,567.72 tonnes, of which 7,154.19 tonnes was certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            In 2018, Woolworths reported their total consumption as 7,567.72 tonnes, of which 7,154.19 tonnes was certified.
          • 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
            In 2018, Woolworths reported their total consumption as 7,567.72 tonnes, of which 7,154.19 tonnes was certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • 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
          In 2018, Woolworths reported their total consumption as 7,567.72 tonnes, of which 7,154.19 tonnes was certified.
      • 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; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Woolworths Group state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO, the UN Guiding Principles and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Woolworths Group require their suppliers to ensure their workers are free from discrimination based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      7/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • 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
        • 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
        2/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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
          "Woolworths will verify compliance to the Standard. This may be in the form of a supplier selfassessment, requesting policies, procedures or records under our mutual recognition audit program, implementing a corrective action plan, or a site visit or a formal audit. Our verification and audit framework is built on recommended practises from recognised social compliance industry programs."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • 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; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Woolworths Group state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO, the UN Guiding Principles and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Woolworths Group require their suppliers to ensure their workers are free from discrimination based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      33/86
      • Commitment Strength
        22/36
        • 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
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] Own Brand toilet paper, tissues and paper towels all come from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)‑certified or recycled sources; All Own Brand cards, wrapping paper, gift bags and tags are FSC‑certified; All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] Own Brand toilet paper, tissues and paper towels all come from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)‑certified or recycled sources; All Own Brand cards, wrapping paper, gift bags and tags are FSC‑certified; All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] Own Brand toilet paper, tissues and paper towels all come from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)‑certified or recycled sources; All Own Brand cards, wrapping paper, gift bags and tags are FSC‑certified; All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] Own Brand toilet paper, tissues and paper towels all come from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)‑certified or recycled sources; All Own Brand cards, wrapping paper, gift bags and tags are FSC‑certified; All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] Own Brand toilet paper, tissues and paper towels all come from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)‑certified or recycled sources; All Own Brand cards, wrapping paper, gift bags and tags are FSC‑certified; All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] Own Brand toilet paper, tissues and paper towels all come from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)‑certified or recycled sources; All Own Brand cards, wrapping paper, gift bags and tags are FSC‑certified; All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] Own Brand toilet paper, tissues and paper towels all come from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)‑certified or recycled sources; All Own Brand cards, wrapping paper, gift bags and tags are FSC‑certified; All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Woolworths Supermarkets have committed to sourcing our high volume fibre-based packaging SKUs from independently certified sustainable supply chains or from recycled material by 2020. This covers the customer packaging that is supplied with some of our most popular own brand products. We have already met this commitment for egg cartons and long-life dairy milk cartons."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Woolworths Supermarkets have committed to sourcing our high volume fibre-based packaging SKUs from independently certified sustainable supply chains or from recycled material by 2020. This covers the customer packaging that is supplied with some of our most popular own brand products. We have already met this commitment for egg cartons and long-life dairy milk cartons."
          • 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
            "Woolworths Supermarkets have committed to sourcing our high volume fibre-based packaging SKUs from independently certified sustainable supply chains or from recycled material by 2020. This covers the customer packaging that is supplied with some of our most popular own brand products. We have already met this commitment for egg cartons and long-life dairy milk cartons."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Woolworths Supermarkets have committed to sourcing our high volume fibre-based packaging SKUs from independently certified sustainable supply chains or from recycled material by 2020. This covers the customer packaging that is supplied with some of our most popular own brand products. We have already met this commitment for egg cartons and long-life dairy milk cartons."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "Woolworths Supermarkets have committed to sourcing our high volume fibre-based packaging SKUs from independently certified sustainable supply chains or from recycled material by 2020. This covers the customer packaging that is supplied with some of our most popular own brand products. We have already met this commitment for egg cartons and long-life dairy milk cartons."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Woolworths Supermarkets have committed to sourcing our high volume fibre-based packaging SKUs from independently certified sustainable supply chains or from recycled material by 2020. This covers the customer packaging that is supplied with some of our most popular own brand products. We have already met this commitment for egg cartons and long-life dairy milk cartons."
        • 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
        6/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] Own Brand toilet paper, tissues and paper towels all come from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)‑certified or recycled sources; All Own Brand cards, wrapping paper, gift bags and tags are FSC‑certified; All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "Woolworths Supermarkets have committed to sourcing our high volume fibre-based packaging SKUs from independently certified sustainable supply chains or from recycled material by 2020. This covers the customer packaging that is supplied with some of our most popular own brand products. We have already met this commitment for egg cartons and long-life dairy milk cartons."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • 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
          "Woolworths will verify compliance to the Standard. This may be in the form of a supplier selfassessment, requesting policies, procedures or records under our mutual recognition audit program, implementing a corrective action plan, or a site visit or a formal audit. Our verification and audit framework is built on recommended practises from recognised social compliance industry programs."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • 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; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Woolworths Group state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO, the UN Guiding Principles and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Woolworths Group require their suppliers to ensure their workers are free from discrimination based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      30/86
      • 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
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
        • 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
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Woolworths has been a signatory to the CGF Deforestation Resolution of 2010 for achieving net zero deforestation by 2020 from sourcing commodities like [...] timber." "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "As of June 2019, we are proud to report that [...] All paper and timber products in our Armada and M.I.N.T. ranges are FSC‑certified."
          • 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
          "Woolworths will verify compliance to the Standard. This may be in the form of a supplier selfassessment, requesting policies, procedures or records under our mutual recognition audit program, implementing a corrective action plan, or a site visit or a formal audit. Our verification and audit framework is built on recommended practises from recognised social compliance industry programs."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • 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; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Woolworths Group state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO, the UN Guiding Principles and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Woolworths Group require their suppliers to ensure their workers are free from discrimination based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    15/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    6/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Woolworths is an Australian retailer with stores across Australia and New Zealand offering food products, general merchandise and a home improvement range. Globally it is one of the top 15 companies in the edible market, but it is also among the five largest in the APAC region. As a diverse retailer, Woolworths carries the risk of exposure to many forest risk commodities, predominantly palm oil and soy, but also timber, beef, leather and paper. In 2015, for example, it used over 6,000 metric tons of palm oil in its own brand products.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail, Furniture & flooring
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Australia
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Woolworths, Countdown, Big W

How we assess the Forest 500

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