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  • Overall approach
    0/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    14/86
    • Palm oil
      30/86
      • Commitment Strength
        21/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "Godiva has achieved 100% sustainable palm oil supply as a member of both the World Cocoa Foundation and RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Godiva has achieved 100% sustainable palm oil supply as a member of both the World Cocoa Foundation and RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)".
          • 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
            "Godiva has achieved 100% sustainable palm oil supply as a member of both the World Cocoa Foundation and RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Godiva has achieved 100% sustainable palm oil supply as a member of both the World Cocoa Foundation and RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Godiva has achieved 100% sustainable palm oil supply as a member of both the World Cocoa Foundation and RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Godiva has achieved 100% sustainable palm oil supply as a member of both the World Cocoa Foundation and RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)".
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Godiva has achieved 100% sustainable palm oil supply as a member of both the World Cocoa Foundation and RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Godiva has achieved 100% sustainable palm oil supply as a member of both the World Cocoa Foundation and RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)".
          • 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
            "Godiva has achieved 100% sustainable palm oil supply as a member of both the World Cocoa Foundation and RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Godiva has achieved 100% sustainable palm oil supply as a member of both the World Cocoa Foundation and RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Godiva has achieved 100% sustainable palm oil supply as a member of both the World Cocoa Foundation and RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Godiva has achieved 100% sustainable palm oil supply as a member of both the World Cocoa Foundation and RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
            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 direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect 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
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "Godiva has achieved 100% sustainable palm oil supply as a member of both the World Cocoa Foundation and RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            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 a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            other third party verification
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            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
            "Godiva has achieved 100% sustainable palm oil supply as a member of both the World Cocoa Foundation and RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)".
        • 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
          334 tonnes
          In 2017, subsidiary Godiva reported their total and compliant volumes to the RSPO as 334 tonnes.
      • Social Considerations
        1/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "We expect our suppliers and business partners to comply with the Yildiz Holding Code of Conduct, to share the same values and act accordingly...[and] We refuse discrimination based on gender, race, religion, marital status, political opinions, disability, age, etc.".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      10/86
      • Commitment Strength
        7/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • 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
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs
            Ulker, a subsidiary of Yildiz, commit to "Reducing the use of paper by 20% in our parcels and boxes".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Ulker, a subsidiary of Yildiz, commit to "Reducing the use of paper by 20% in our parcels and boxes".
          • 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
            Ulker, a subsidiary of Yildiz, commit to "Reducing the use of paper by 20% in our parcels and boxes".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Ulker, a subsidiary of Yildiz, commit to "Reducing the use of paper by 20% in our parcels and boxes".
          • 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
        2/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "We reduced the use of paper by 266 tons in our parcels and boxes".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            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
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        1/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "We expect our suppliers and business partners to comply with the YildizHolding Code of Conduct, to share the same values and act accordingly...[and] We refuse discrimination based on gender, race, religion, marital status,political opinions, disability, age, etc.".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      1/86
      • 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
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
        • 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
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        1/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "We expect our suppliers and business partners to comply with the Yildiz Holding Code of Conduct, to share the same values and act accordingly...[and] We refuse discrimination based on gender, race, religion, marital status, political opinions, disability, age, etc.".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    9/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    3/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    1/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Yildiz Holding is a Turkish conglomerate active in the manufacturing of food products with operations around the world. Its subsidiaries have more than 320 brands across a broad range of products, including biscuits, margarine, dairy products, confectionary, and instant foods. Two of its major subsidiaries are United Biscuits and Ülker. Yildiz is a major worldwide food manufacturer, especially for biscuits and snack bars for which it is one of the largest manufacturers in Europe and among the top five worldwide.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Turkey
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Pladis, McVitie's Ulker, Godiva, Jacob's, Carr's, Flipz, Verkade, Ulker

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