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Bunge

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  • HQ United States
  • ACTIVITIES Crushing, Storing, Trading, Animal feed manufacturing and processing, Refined oil production, Food products, Biofuel manufacturing
  • ULTIMATE PARENT Bunge Limited
  • FINANCING AND OWNERSHIP
48.5
Elementary
TOTAL SCORE OUT OF 100
18 OF 30 (60%)
18
Set and strengthen goals
15.5 OF 33 (46.97%)
15.5
Implement ethical supply chains
7.5 OF 20 (37.5%)
7.5
Report progress
3.5 OF 11 (31.82%)
3.5
Increase transparency
4 OF 6 (66.67%)
4
Collaborate for change
18

Set and strengthen goals

Out of 30
+0 BONUS
4.5

Protection of forests and other natural ecosystems

Out of 16
+0 BONUS
1
Out of 2
Existence of public deforestation/conversion commitments
Does the company have a public commitment to 100% no-conversion production/sourcing (as defined by AFi), regardless of market demand?
  • Yes1 Public zero deforestation/deforestation-free/zero gross deforestation commitment
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "In our grains & oilseeds value chains, Bunge commits to: achieve deforestation-free supply worldwide, considering both direct and indirect sourcing; [...] apply these criteria to our supply chains, in addition to minimum standards of legal compliance."

1
Out of 6
Cutoff dates
Do deforestation/conversion commitments specify a clear cutoff date? Is it aligned with AF guidance? Where existing regional commodity/sector cutoff dates exist, are those followed?
  • Amazon Yes1 2008
  • Cerrado No No cut-off date for this biome
  • Gran Chaco No No cut-off date for this biome
  • Pampas No No cut-off date for this biome
  • Chiquitania Yes Company does not source from this biome
  • Espinal Yes Company does not source from this biome
  • Pantanal No No cut-off date for this biome
  • Danube Delta Yes Company does not source from this biome
  • Northern Great Plains Yes Company does not source from this biome
  • Global (all other biomes) N/A
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1As per defined on Amazon Soy Moratorium

2
Out of 2
Deforestation/conversion – Scope of commitments
Do deforestation/conversion commitments include a clear definition of the scope to which they are applicable?
  • All operations, all subsidiaries, all divisions and import markets Yes1 Yes, all included
  • All types of soy traded (soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil) Yes2 Yes, all included
  • All regions/biomes Yes3 Yes, all included
  • All direct and indirect suppliers Yes4 Yes, all included
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "In our grains & oilseeds value chains, Bunge commits to: achieve deforestation-free supply worldwide, considering both direct and indirect sourcing; [...] apply these criteria to our supply chains, in addition to minimum standards of legal compliance." According to their website and 2019 CDP report, Bunge actively participates in the Roundtable on Sustainable Soy (RTRS). 

  • 2This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "In our grains & oilseeds value chains, Bunge commits to: achieve deforestation-free supply worldwide, considering both direct and indirect sourcing; [...] apply these criteria to our supply chains, in addition to minimum standards of legal compliance." According to their website and 2019 CDP report, Bunge actively participates in the Roundtable on Sustainable Soy (RTRS). 

  • 3This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "In our grains & oilseeds value chains, Bunge commits to: achieve deforestation-free supply worldwide, considering both direct and indirect sourcing; [...] apply these criteria to our supply chains, in addition to minimum standards of legal compliance." According to their website and 2019 CDP report, Bunge actively participates in the Roundtable on Sustainable Soy (RTRS). 

  • 4This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "In our grains & oilseeds value chains, Bunge commits to: achieve deforestation-free supply worldwide, considering both direct and indirect sourcing; [...] apply these criteria to our supply chains, in addition to minimum standards of legal compliance." According to their website and 2019 CDP report, Bunge actively participates in the Roundtable on Sustainable Soy (RTRS). 

0.5
Out of 3
Achievement date
How quickly has the company committed to achieving its deforestation/conversion commitments?
  • Yes1 2025
  • When was this target/date last reviewed or updated? Yes 2018
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "We aim to reduce progressively any incidents of deforestation in our grain & oilseed supply chains, achieving our goal of deforestation-free supply between 2020-2025."

0
Out of 3
Interim targets and milestones
Do the company's commitments to eliminate deforestation and conversion specify time-bound targets and milestones?
  • No No
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
8

Respect for human rights

Out of 8
+0 BONUS
2
Out of 2
Existence of public human rights commitment
Does the company have a public commitment to respect internationally recognized human rights (including workers, indigenous peoples and local communities) and ensure this respect equally for all persons and groups?
  • Yes1 Yes: Core UN human rights treaties, International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), UN Guiding Principles
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "We require that our suppliers’ operations, and those of their subcontractors and suppliers, comply with Bunge’s global labor policy, as well as our Code of Conduct." The labor policy includes: Eliminating all forms of forced and child labor, harassment, discrimination and abuse and ensures Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.

2
Out of 2
Human rights - Scope of commitments
Do human rights commitments include a clear definition of the scope to which they are applicable?
  • All operations, all subsidiaries, all divisions and import markets Yes Yes, all included
  • All types of soy traded (soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil) Yes Yes, all included
  • All regions/biomes Yes Yes, all included
  • All direct and indirect suppliers Yes Yes, all included
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
2
Out of 2
Human rights - FPIC
Does the company commit to or have a supplier policy that requires suppliers to secure the Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) of potentially affected Indigenous peoples and/or local communities before acquiring new interests in land or resources, new developments or expansions?
  • Yes1 Yes, for our operations and all suppliers
  • Is the company's FPIC commitment or policy fully aligned with key elements of an effective FPIC process outlined in the Accountability Framework? Yes2 Yes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "In our grains & oilseeds value chains, Bunge commits to: [...] Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ apply these criteria to our supply chains, in addition to minimum standards of legal compliance, • respect human rights and indigenous community rights, and apply free, prior and informed consent for land purchases and use"

  • 2We understand we are following the elements cited and have engaged in sectorial forums for the discussion as well.

2
Out of 2
FPIC - Scope of commitments
Does the FPIC commitments include a clear definition of the scope to which they are applicable?
  • All operations, all subsidiaries, all divisions and import markets Yes1 Yes, all included
  • All types of soy traded (soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil) Yes2 Yes, all included
  • All regions/biomes Yes3 Yes, all included
  • All direct and indirect suppliers Yes4 Yes, all included
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1We commit to apply these criteria to our supply chains, in addition to minimum standards of legal compliance, respect human rights and indigenous community rights, and apply free, prior and informed consent for land purchases and use.

  • 2We commit to apply these criteria to our supply chains, in addition to minimum standards of legal compliance, respect human rights and indigenous community rights, and apply free, prior and informed consent for land purchases and use.

  • 3We commit to apply these criteria to our supply chains, in addition to minimum standards of legal compliance, respect human rights and indigenous community rights, and apply free, prior and informed consent for land purchases and use.

  • 4We commit to apply these criteria to our supply chains, in addition to minimum standards of legal compliance, respect human rights and indigenous community rights, and apply free, prior and informed consent for land purchases and use.

5.5

Traceability

Out of 6
+0 BONUS
2
Out of 2
Traceability
Has the company made a commitment to traceability of the soy it sources? To what level of traceability does the company commit?
  • Yes1 Commitment to traceability to farm
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "Bunge has achieved 100% traceability to all direct source farms in our supply chain, following updates to our database in 2020."  [...] "Bunge will maintain traceability and monitoring systems that enable the identification of crop origination to the lowest possible unit, and which allow for monitoring of land use change at the level prescribed by a consensus definition and threshold in both direct and third-party supply. "

1.5
Out of 2
Traceability - Scope of commitments
Do the company's traceability commitments include a clear definition of the scope to which they are applicable?
  • All operations, all subsidiaries, all divisions and import markets Yes1 Yes, all included
  • All types of soy traded (soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil) Yes2 Yes, all included
  • All regions/biomes Yes3 Yes, all included
  • All direct and indirect suppliers No4 No, some exceptions
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "Bunge has achieved 100% traceability to all direct source farms in our supply chain, following updates to our database in 2020."  [...] "Bunge will maintain traceability and monitoring systems that enable the identification of crop origination to the lowest possible unit, and which allow for monitoring of land use change at the level prescribed by a consensus definition and threshold in both direct and third-party supply. "

  • 2This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "Bunge has achieved 100% traceability to all direct source farms in our supply chain, following updates to our database in 2020."  [...] "Bunge will maintain traceability and monitoring systems that enable the identification of crop origination to the lowest possible unit, and which allow for monitoring of land use change at the level prescribed by a consensus definition and threshold in both direct and third-party supply. "

  • 3This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "Bunge has achieved 100% traceability to all direct source farms in our supply chain, following updates to our database in 2020."  [...] "Bunge will maintain traceability and monitoring systems that enable the identification of crop origination to the lowest possible unit, and which allow for monitoring of land use change at the level prescribed by a consensus definition and threshold in both direct and third-party supply. "

  • 4This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. Only direct farms "Bunge has achieved 100% traceability to all direct source farms in our supply chain, following updates to our database in 2020."  [...] "Bunge will maintain traceability and monitoring systems that enable the identification of crop origination to the lowest possible unit, and which allow for monitoring of land use change at the level prescribed by a consensus definition and threshold in both direct and third-party supply. "

2
Out of 2
Traceability - Achievement date
How quickly has the company committed to achieving its traceability commitments?
  • Yes1 Current (commitment already achieved)
  • When was this target/date last reviewed or updated? Yes2 2020
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "Bunge has achieved 100% traceability to all direct source farms in our supply chain, following updates to our database in 2020."  [...] "Bunge will maintain traceability and monitoring systems that enable the identification of crop origination to the lowest possible unit, and which allow for monitoring of land use change at the level prescribed by a consensus definition and threshold in both direct and third-party supply. "

  • 2Our series of 9th progress reports are publicly available, presenting how our implementation of the policy has evolved.

15.5

Implement ethical supply chains

Out of 33
+6 BONUS
1.5

Company systems and processes

Out of 2
+1 BONUS
1
Out of 1
Board oversight
Does the company’s board have a committee or is there a high-level management position that is formally focused on deforestation/ conversion-related issues?
  • Yes1 Yes - Both
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1"Our sustainability vision is built on a foundation of strong corporate governance. Since 2014, the Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Committee of our Board has overseen all policies, strategies and programs, including performance goals, regular climate-related risk management, and disclosure. Sustainability is also led from the executive level, and carried throughout many of our business units and operations.." "The Chair of the Committee, which shall satisfy all applicable independence standards, shall be appointed by the Board. The Chair will maintain regular liaison with the Vice President of Sustainability and members of management who have responsibility for implementing and monitoring the policies, strategies and programs overseen by the Committee."

0
Out of 0
Executive compensation
Does the company link executive compensation to deforestation-related issues?
  • Yes Yes
  • What is the percentage of pay at risk? Yes1 weigh varies according to the position
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1The senior leaders in areas related to our non deforestation commitments have the performance of the policies implementation as an indicator for internal evaluation.

0.5
Out of 1
Grievance mechanism
Does the company have grievance mechanisms in place to identify and remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chain? What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external entity, etc.)?
  • Yes Yes
  • Is it publicly available to all stakeholders? Yes1 Yes
  • Is there a description of the process and procedures that are followed when a grievance is raised? No2 No
  • Are grievances and responses or resolutions published? No3 No
  • What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, external entity, etc.)? Yes4 External entity
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1We encourage our employees – and anyone else – to report any concerns or complaints about any of Bunge’s activities, anonymously and confidentially, to our ethics and compliance hotline or website. That includes iolations of policies and procedures.

  • 2Both phone and web reporting systems are administered by an independent third-party organization with multilingual staff.

  • 3Once you have made your report, you will be given a report key and asked to create a password. These two pieces of identification will enable you to follow up on your report, either by revisiting the website or calling the hotline again. You may have to wait a few days after your first report before you can monitor its progress and check whether you need to provide any additional information.

  • 4Both phone and web reporting systems are administered by an independent third-party organization with multilingual staff.

2

Supply chain assessment

Out of 2
+1 BONUS
1
Out of 1
Risk assessment and due diligence
Does the company conduct risk assessments related to deforestation/conversion risk? Are the results of the assessments made publicly available?
  • Yes1 Yes, covering 100% of the soy produced and sourced by the company
  • Are the results published? No No
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1We are unique among the global traders in setting a 2025 deforestation free deadline, while progressively improving our traceability, monitoring and on-the-ground engagement each year, even as we increase the number of farms we buy from while continuing to monitor the farms no longer in our supply chain. We've developed tool to monitor risks and support driving sustainable expansion and use Agroideal.org for our planning.

1
Out of 1
Compliance with applicable laws
Does the company conduct assessments to ensure that their operations and supply chains comply with all applicable laws?
  • Yes1 Yes
  • Do these assessments include potential future changes to regulatory frameworks? Yes2 Yes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "In our grains & oilseeds value chains, Bunge commits to: Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ employ science-based definitions and cutoff dates for deforestation determined by credible multi-stakeholder processes, apply these criteria to our supply chains, in addition to minimum standards of legal compliance,"

  • 2"In 2019, Bunge's government affairs team closely monitored and evaluated the potential impact of E.U. legislation restricting the import of Brazil-based soy, given the rise in Amazon fires within the country. Although no such regulation emerged, it nevertheless raised the prospect of significant financial impact. The company also started to evaluate a proposition to start pricing carbon for locations where there is no regulated enforced carbon pricing."

8

Managing for supply chain compliance

Out of 19
+1 BONUS
2
Out of 2
Embedded into decision-making
Has the company embedded its commitment to deforestation or conversion free soy into decision-making processes and systems? Specifically, has the company set a policy or process for trading desks and procurement teams to assess compliance? Do trade desks and procurement managers have a list of companies that are excluded or need to be assessed more carefully due to their involvement in deforestation/conversion?
  • Does the company have a policy or process for procurement teams and trading desks to assess compliance against its commitments and include that in decision-making? Yes1 Yes
  • Do trade desks and procurement managers have a list of non-compliant suppliers that should be excluded due to their involvement in deforestation? Yes2 Yes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Bunge have in place a restriction procedures in its grains sourcing process, and daily checks the public lists of embargoed areas (made public by IBAMA), and the list of the Labor Inspection Department (forced labor). Also, Bunge follows the guidelines of the Soy Moratorium in the Amazon and of the Green Protocol for Grains in Pará. All environmental and labor laws applicable are included in contracts, and if a farmer fail to comply it, they will be automatically blocked by your system.

  • 2Bunge have in place a restriction procedures in its grains sourcing process, and daily checks the public lists of embargoed areas (made public by IBAMA), and the list of the Labor Inspection Department (forced labor). Also, Bunge follows the guidelines of the Soy Moratorium in the Amazon and of the Green Protocol for Grains in Pará. All environmental and labor laws applicable are included in contracts, and if a farmer fail to comply it, they will be automatically blocked by your system.

2
Out of 2
Operations and supplier engagement: thresholds
Does the company have specific thresholds/triggers for supplier suspension in case of non-compliance?
  • Yes1 Yes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Bunge have in place a restriction procedures in its grains sourcing process, and daily checks the public lists of embargoed areas (made public by IBAMA), and the list of the Labor Inspection Department (forced labor). Also, Bunge follows the guidelines of the Soy Moratorium in the Amazon and of the Green Protocol for Grains in Pará. All environmental and labor laws applicable are included in contracts, and if a farmer fail to comply it, they will be automatically blocked by your system.

0
Out of 5
Operations and supplier engagement: time-bound plans
Does the company set time-bound action plans for non-compliant operations and suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?
  • No No
  • If yes, does the company sets time-bound action plans for farm-level suppliers, including indirect suppliers? No Not applicable
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
0
Out of 2
Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
Does the company offer support to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments? What percentage of the company's supply chain volume are represented by suppliers currently in receiving that support?
  • Yes1 Yes, but numbers of suppliers not reported
  • Type of support: Yes2 Communication on best practicies, support tools such as Agroapp, financing lines of credit
  • How many of the company's suppliers are currently receiving this support? Yes available to all supply
  • What percentage of the company's volume is represented by suppliers that are supported? N/A
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1https://www.bunge.com/sustainability/responsible-supply-chains

  • 2https://www.bunge.com/sustainability/responsible-supply-chains

0
Out of 0
Supporting expansion of soy on cleared land
Does the company provide technical and/or financial support to soy producers to encourage expansion of soy on already cleared land?
  • Yes1 Yes
  • How many producers are currently receiving this support? Yes available to all qualifiable farmers
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1We already deliver the largest volumes of non-deforestation certified soybean to the market through RTRS, Proterra and other standards. And we are ready to deliver greater volumes based on market demand due to our strong traceability figures, monitoring of over 9,000 South American farms and robust corporate governance. We have developed a tool, together with several partners, to enable the expansion of sustainable soy. Agroideal is being adopted in the industry to support origination commitments and decrease deforestation-related supply. We work in partnership with Santander Brazil and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to offer longterm loans to soy producers that focus on expansion and production without deforestation in the Cerrado.

4
Out of 4
Environmental and social impact assessments
Does the company conduct or facilitate (or require suppliers to conduct or facilitate) environmental and social impact assessments for new site development or land acquisition?
  • Does the company conduct environmental and social impact assessments for any new site development or land acquisition conducted by the company? No Not relevant
  • Are suppliers required to conduct environmental and social impact assessments for new site development or land acquisition? Yes Company requires suppliers to conduct or facilitate ESIAs for new site development or land acquisition
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
0
Out of 4
Remediation and restoration
Does the company provide remedy to (or require and support all suppliers that own or manage land to provide remedy to) any harms in case of negative social impacts associated with the company's prior actions or land management practices and/or restore any land converted after the cut off date?
  • For company-owned or managed land: Does the company provide remedy to social impacts? Yes Company does not own or manage land
  • For company-owned or managed land: Does the company restore land deforested after the cut off date? Yes Company does not own or manage land
  • For suppliers: Are suppliers required to provide remedy to social impacts? No No
  • For suppliers: Are suppliers required to restore land converted after the cutoff date? No No
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
0

Supplier requirements

Out of 4
+0 BONUS
0
Out of 4
Supplier commitment requirements
Does the company require that suppliers have commitments to (1) zero deforestation and conversion (2) respect human rights?
  • Zero deforestation and conversion commitment No No
  • Human rights commitment covering both workers rights and rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities No No
  • Commitment to respect FPIC of local communities No No
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
4

Monitoring and verification

Out of 6
+3 BONUS
1
Out of 1
Direct supplier monitoring
Does the company monitor direct suppliers (e.g., soy producers) against deforestation and conversion requirements?
  • Yes1 Yes, at least annually
  • Are results made publicly available? Yes2 Yes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Our commitment is especially material for soybeans sourced in areas of South America that are at higher risk of deforestation, such the Brazilian Cerrado and Argentinian Chaco regions. In 2020, 100% of our soy volumes directly sourced from farms in these regions are traceable. We monitor over 8,300 farms across more than 14 million hectares of land. A portion of these farms are no longer supply to us, though we continue to monitor them for any land use change.

  • 2https://www.bunge.com/sustainability/non-deforestation

1
Out of 1
Indirect supplier monitoring
Does the company monitor intermediaries (e.g. aggregators, other traders, brokers, silo owners, cooperatives, etc.)?
  • Yes1 Yes, at least annually for intermediaries
  • Are results made publicly available? No2 No
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1"As of October 2018, the company achieved approximately 90% traceability to farm for its directly sourced supply in key regions of South America. We conducted satellite monitoring of over 6,500 locations, including direct sourcing farms and third-party supplier elevators. In 2018/19 we will monitor over 7,000 farms."

  • 2https://www.bunge.com/sustainability/non-deforestation

1
Out of 1
Indirect supplier monitoring – farms of origin
Does the company monitor intermediaries' farms of origin (e.g. original producers of soy purchased by intermediaries) against its deforestation and conversion requirements?
  • Yes1 Yes, at least annually for farms of origin
  • Are results made publicly available? No2 No
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1"As of October 2018, the company achieved approximately 90% traceability to farm for its directly sourced supply in key regions of South America. We conducted satellite monitoring of over 6,500 locations, including direct sourcing farms and third-party supplier elevators. In 2018/19 we will monitor over 7,000 farms."

  • 2https://www.bunge.com/sustainability/non-deforestation

1
Out of 3
Quality of monitoring protocols
Have civil society organisations participated in the development of the protocols? Are monitoring protocols made publicly available? Are supplier monitoring reports/outcomes third-party verified?
  • Have civil society organizations participated in the development of monitoring protocols? No No
  • Are monitoring protocols made publicly available? Yes1 Yes
  • Are supplier monitoring reports/outcomes third-party verified? No No
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Bunge will implement a supplier management protocol to prioritize engagement and address noncompliance. Farms showing deforestation will be “yellow” flagged for further monitoring. Farms showing soy planting on deforested areas will be “red” flagged for engagement. Bunge will maintain regular communication about its deforestation-free commitment and activities with suppliers. We will engage with flagged farmers, as well as third party suppliers, to determine potential paths forward for meeting our requirements.

7.5

Report progress

Out of 20
+0 BONUS
4

Outcomes: deforestation and conversion

Out of 15
+0 BONUS
4
Out of 8
Compliance with deforestation and conversion commitments: reporting
Has the company reported on progress on commitment implementation in 2019 or 2020?
  • Yes1 Publicly reported for part of volumes sourced/produced
  • In the latest reporting cycle, what percentage of soy volume in the company's operations or supply chain was compliant with no deforestation/conversion standards? Yes 0.99
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1The fill cases that were reported presented 0.7% of non compliant farms under monitoring after such activity was started (2016). This number is significantly dilluted considering overall soy volume.

0
Out of 4
Compliance with deforestation and conversion commitments: verification
How is this compliance percentage calculated?
  • No No verification
  • Is the company's progress reporting independently verified? No
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
0
Out of 3
Exposure to deforestation risk in South America
How exposed is the company to deforestation risk in South America?
  • Brazil Yes1 deforestation may happen in areas of Cerrado and Amazon biome. Trase calculated 10,929 hectares
  • Bolivien N/A
  • Argentina Yes2 deforestation may happen in portions of Chaco Region. Trase calculated 188 hectares
  • Paraguay Yes3 deforestation may happen in portions of Chaco Region. Trase calculated 96 hectares
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Quantified risks not reported. Bunge run analysis of where deforestation could happen in the value chain and implemented a monitoring platform to mitigate the risk

  • 2Quantified risks not reported. Bunge run analysis of where deforestation could happen in the value chain and implemented a monitoring platform to mitigate the risk

  • 3Quantified risks not reported. Bunge run analysis of where deforestation could happen in the value chain and implemented a monitoring platform to mitigate the risk

3.5

Outcomes: traceability

Out of 5
+0 BONUS
3
Out of 3
Compliance with traceability commitments - reporting
Does the company publicly report on traceability of its soy supply chains? What percentage of soy in the company's supply chain is traceable to the country of origin? To a sub-national origin (e.g. state or municipality)? To the farm?
  • Yes1 Traceability publicly reported at least annually
  • Percentage traceable to second-level jurisdiction (e.g. municipality level) Yes 1
  • Percentage traceable to farm Yes2 1
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1This data has been pre-filled with Forest 500 data, from your public reporting. Please update if you have more recent or more relevant information. "Bunge has achieved 100% traceability to all direct source farms in our supply chain, following updates to our database in 2020. "

  • 2https://www.bunge.com/sites/default/files/attachments/non_deforestation_progress_report_april_2020.pdf

0.5
Out of 2
Compliance with traceability commitments - verification
How is this compliance percentage calculated? Is the company's progress reporting independently verified?
  • Yes Internal verification
  • Calculation methods Yes1 Soy volumes are classified as traceable when Bunge has information such as the Rural Environmental Registry number, GPS coordinates, or complete location details of the property where the soy was produced.
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1We have 100% traceability to origin for direct purchases in Brazil and in regions at risk of deforestation in the Chaco region of Argentina and Paraguay.

3.5

Increase transparency

Out of 11
+0 BONUS
1.5

Company information and exposure

Out of 8
+0 BONUS
0
Out of 3
Volumes and sourcing area
Does the company disclose volumes of soybeans purchased annually? Are they disaggregated by country and by biome/subnational sourcing area?
  • No No, company does not report this information
  • Total volume N/A
  • Brazil: Cerrado N/A
  • Brazil: Amazon N/A
  • Brazil: Matopiba N/A
  • Brazil: Pantanal N/A
  • Brazil: Atlantic Forest N/A
  • Argentina: Gran Chaco N/A
  • Argentina: Pampa N/A
  • Argentina: Espinal N/A
  • Paraguay: Gran Chaco N/A
  • Paraguay: Atlantic Forest N/A
  • Bolivia: Chiquitania N/A
  • Bolivia: Amazon N/A
  • US: Northern Great Plains N/A
  • Europe: Danube Delta N/A
  • Others N/A
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
0.5
Out of 1
Volumes produced on own farms/direct sourced/third-party sourced
Does the company disclose proportion of soy produced on own farms, sourced from producers or sourced from other third-party suppliers in 2019 or 2020?
  • Produced on own farms No Not applicable
  • Sourced directly from producers Yes1 0.984
  • Sourced from other third-party suppliers Yes2 0.016
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1The SCF 25 priority municipalities represent almost 40% of the total volume of soy purchased by Bunge in the Cerrado, and more than 98% of this volume is from direct purchases. Since our unique monitoring program includes 100% of our direct volumes in the 25 PMs, we have complete insight into our soybean sourcing.

  • 2The SCF 25 priority municipalities represent almost 40% of the total volume of soy purchased by Bunge in the Cerrado, and more than 98% of this volume is from direct purchases. Since our unique monitoring program includes 100% of our direct volumes in the 25 PMs, we have complete insight into our soybean sourcing.

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Company operations
Does the company publicly disclose the location of company-owned processing facilities?
  • Yes1 Yes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Bunge has an interactive map on their website

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Supplier and farm of origin list
Does the company disclose the identity and/or location of its direct and indirect suppliers, and of all farms of origin?
  • For direct suppliers No No, company does not report this information
  • For indirect suppliers No No, company does not report this information
  • Farm of origin No No, company does not report this information
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
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Certification

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Certification
What percentage of soy used, produced or traded by the company is certified? Which certification schemes and models (e.g. identity preserved, segregated, mass balance, book and claim) are used? If the company has its own certification scheme, is it made publicly available?
  • Certification scheme Yes RTRS
  • Certified volume under credits Yes information commercially sensitive and not disclosed
  • Certified volume mass balance Yes information commercially sensitive and not disclosed
  • Certified volume segregated Yes information commercially sensitive and not disclosed
  • Total certified volume Yes information commercially sensitive and not disclosed
  • Total certified volume as percentage of all volumes Yes information commercially sensitive and not disclosed
  • If the company has its own certification scheme, is it made publicly available? Yes1 Yes
  • Traceability process Yes Yes
  • Supplier requirements Yes Yes
  • Cutoff date Yes Yes
  • Are at least 50% of volumes sourced under either identity preserved or segregated chain of custody models? Yes2 information commercially sensitive and not disclosed
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Our PRO-S certification program for Brazilian soy meets EU feed sector baseline criteria for responsible soy production and is benchmarked against the European Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC) sourcing guidelines (standardsmap.org).  It encompasses 55 mandatory indicators and five main requirements

  • 2certification is a customer specification and our volume in such market is information commercially sensitive

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Policy advocacy

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Political Disclosures
Does the company disclose all of its political contributions and campaign expenditures at all jurisdictional levels?
  • Yes1 Yes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1we do not have political contributions and campaign expenditures.

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Advocacy
Does the company actively advocate for regulatory frameworks that enable progress towards soy supply chains free of deforestation, conversion, and human rights abuses?
  • No No
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
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Survey Response

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Response
Did the company respond to the scorecard survey?
  • Yes Yes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
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Collaborate for change

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Collaboration in producer countries
Is the company a member of biome-specific working groups to tackle deforestation and conversion for soy (and other commodities) in the biomes it sources from?
  • Yes Yes
  • Initiatives Yes1 Bunge works through industry associations to encourage our peers and partners to find wider solutions in line with our own timeframe.
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1We are an active participant in the GTC, SCF and Abiove, as well as other international networks to encourage ambitious and fair policies and projects for the industry, with focus on incentives to farmers.

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Collaboration in import markets
Is the company a member of initiatives in import markets that advocate for zero deforestation and conversion in soy supply chains (or across commodities)?
  • Yes Yes
  • Initiatives Yes1 Bunge works through industry associations to encourage our peers and partners to find wider solutions in line with our own timeframe.
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1We are an active participant in the GTC, SCF and Abiove, as well as other international networks to encourage more fair policies and projects for the industry, with focus on incentives to farmers.