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Cargill

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  • HQ United States
  • ACTIVITIES Crushing, Storing, Trading, Animal feed manufacturing, Refined oil production, Food products, Food distribution, Biofuel manufacturing
  • ULTIMATE PARENT Cargill, Inc.
  • FINANCING AND OWNERSHIP
50.5
Elementary
TOTAL SCORE OUT OF 100
19 OF 30 (63.33%)
19
Set and strengthen goals
17.5 OF 33 (53.03%)
17.5
Implement ethical supply chains
6.5 OF 20 (32.5%)
6.5
Report progress
3.5 OF 11 (31.82%)
3.5
Increase transparency
4 OF 6 (66.67%)
4
Collaborate for change
19

Set and strengthen goals

Out of 30
+1 BONUS
6.5

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.

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 No No cut-off date for this biome
  • Espinal No No cut-off date for this biome
  • Pantanal No No cut-off date for this biome
  • Danube Delta No No cut-off date for this biome
  • Northern Great Plains No No cut-off date for this biome
  • Global (all other biomes) No No cut-off date for this biome
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1We have firmly upheld the Brazilian Soy Moratorium in the Amazon since 2006, when we partnered with industry and environmental organizations to implement this voluntary agreement to not purchase soy from lands in the Amazon biome that were deforested after July 2008.

1.5
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 No3 No, some exceptions
  • All direct and indirect suppliers Yes4 Yes, all included
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1The Cargills Forests on Policy applies to all Cargill operating entities, all agricultural supply chains, including direct and indirect sourcing, processing, and physical trading.

  • 2The Cargills Forests on Policy applies to all Cargill operating entities, all agricultural supply chains, including direct and indirect sourcing, processing, and physical trading.

  • 3Applies to South America only

  • 4The Cargills Forests on Policy applies to all Cargill operating entities, all agricultural supply chains, including direct and indirect sourcing, processing, and physical trading.

0
Out of 3
Achievement date
How quickly has the company committed to achieving its deforestation/conversion commitments?
  • Yes1 2030
  • When was this target/date last reviewed or updated? Yes Under review
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Cargill is committed to transforming our supply chains globally to be deforestation- and conversion-free (DCF) by 2030. This includes taking action now to find solutions for soy from South America in the quickest and most effective way possible.

3
Out of 3
Interim targets and milestones
Do the company's commitments to eliminate deforestation and conversion specify time-bound targets and milestones?
  • Yes1 Yes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Cargill has been publishing a Progress Report every six months, with the main advances of the Soy Action Plan in South America. In our stakeholder letter in our most recent progress report we call out interim milestones for the next six months, these are to • Work to complete polygon mapping of farms in the Matopiba region of Brazil • Support a next round of projects through the Land Innovation Fund • Increase direct farmer engagement in high-priority areas

7

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: International Bill of Human Rights, Core UN human rights treaties, International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), UN Guiding Principles, UN FAO VGGT
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1https://www.cargill.com/doc/1432136544290/cargill-policy-on-forests.pdf; https://www.cargill.com/doc/1432136544508/cargill-policy-on-south-american-soy.pdf

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
1
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? No No or unsure
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Cargill's Policy on South American Soy states that we commit to "respect and uphold the rights of workers, indigenous peoples and communities." The policy also states the following commitments: 3.1 Support the FAO's Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Land Tenure 3.2 Respect the rights of indigenous and local people. We support Free, Prior and Informed consent as a core to protecting those rights.

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 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
5.5

Traceability

Out of 6
+1 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 polygon
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1We are committed to building a deforestation- and conversion-free (DCF) supply chain as quickly as possible. To do this, we are mapping where our South American business buys soy from and analyzing what portion of it was grown on land that may have been converted from native vegetation in recent years. This analysis will be done for each of the five countries where our South American business sources soy, ultimately based on polygon mapping of farms.

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 No3 No, some exceptions
  • All direct and indirect suppliers Yes4 Yes, all included
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Traceability progress is reported through the Soft Commodity Forum - "Our work with the Soft Commodities Forum supports this company commitment. To achieve our goal of becoming deforestation- and conversion-free, we need to increase traceability, which is why we have been investing heavily in the process of mapping our supply chain. This work is a meaningful undertaking given we have thousands of suppliers in the region. We reached our goal of having 100% of the Brazil supply chain mapped with geo-referenced single points, six months ahead of schedule."

  • 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. Traceability progress is reported through the Soft Commodity Forum - "Our work with the Soft Commodities Forum supports this company commitment. To achieve our goal of becoming deforestation- and conversion-free, we need to increase traceability, which is why we have been investing heavily in the process of mapping our supply chain. This work is a meaningful undertaking given we have thousands of suppliers in the region. We reached our goal of having 100% of the Brazil supply chain mapped with geo-referenced single points, six months ahead of schedule."

  • 3Our businesses source soy from all of the major growing regions in the world. We are focused on South America as the highest-priority region for soy sustainability because it is home to vital landscapes such as the Amazon, Cerrado and Gran Chaco biomes that must be protected. Our approach rests on core concepts that supply chain traceability and mapping efforts should be risk-calibrated and prioritization should direct resources toward the highest-risk supplies from the highest-risk areas.

  • 4Traceability progress is reported through the Soft Commodity Forum - "Our work with the Soft Commodities Forum supports this company commitment. To achieve our goal of becoming deforestation- and conversion-free, we need to increase traceability, which is why we have been investing heavily in the process of mapping our supply chain. This work is a meaningful undertaking given we have thousands of suppliers in the region. We reached our goal of having 100% of the Brazil supply chain mapped with geo-referenced single points, six months ahead of schedule."

2
Out of 2
Traceability - Achievement date
How quickly has the company committed to achieving its traceability commitments?
  • Yes Current (commitment already achieved)
  • When was this target/date last reviewed or updated? Yes Under review
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
17.5

Implement ethical supply chains

Out of 33
+6 BONUS
2

Company systems and processes

Out of 2
+0 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
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Our CEO and Chairman is the owner of Cargill's Policy on Forests. Progress toward forest and land-use commitments is reviewed by our CEO and Chairman and reported to the board on a quarterly basis. Cargill's Chief Sustainability Officer and Corporate Senior Vice President is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and leads the company's integrated supply chain, research and development, and sustainability practices.

0
Out of 0
Executive compensation
Does the company link executive compensation to deforestation-related issues?
  • No No
  • What is the percentage of pay at risk? N/A
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
1
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.)?
  • Yes1 Yes
  • Is it publicly available to all stakeholders? Yes2 Yes
  • Is there a description of the process and procedures that are followed when a grievance is raised? Yes3 Yes
  • Are grievances and responses or resolutions published? Yes4 Yes
  • What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, external entity, etc.)? Yes5 Own internal mechanism
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1The Soy Grievance Process is deployed by Cargill to handle any grievance identified and raised by internal or external parties, including individuals, employees, contractors, suppliers, and civilsociety organizations, concerning compliance of the Soy Policy [...] The grievance may be raised by any external stakeholder or Cargill employee through threechannels available to receive grievances. These are listed below.- Via internet or phone through Cargill Ethics Open Line: In this case, the grievance isreceived through Cargill’s Global Ethics & Compliance Office (GECO) and then forwardedto the member of the Sustainability team responsible for the grievance process- E-mail: Ideally directed to the e-mail soy_grievancecoordinator@cargill.com- Letter: Handed out in person to members of the Sustainability team or addressed to theSouth America Soy Sustainability Grievance Coordinator, located in Brazil headquartersAv. Dr. Chucri Zaidan, 1240 – 6th floor – Diamond Tower – São Paulo – SP – Brazil

  • 2Cargill's Policy on Sustainable Soy - South American Origins commits to work with parties to resolve complaints and conflicts in the South American soy supply chain through an open, accesible, transparent and consultative process. Under this framework, where suppliers' practices regarding sustainability raise concerns among our stakeholders, we have created a grievance procedure to address these in a timely, transparent, equitable and participatory manner. The process serves as a guide to review, address and monitor the outcome of any grievance concerning the Soy Policy across Cargill's South American supply chain. It aims at providing a clear, predictable and effective path of action. We engage and suppor our suppliers in addressing non-compliances through time-bound action plans. If a supplier does not engage in this Grievance Process in good fath, Cargill will cease doing business with that supplier. If cases of illegal activity are confirmed, we take immediate action in line with our forest and sustainable soy policies, global Supplier Code of Conduct and soy grievance process.

  • 3see grievance process file

  • 4Summary provided in each Soy Progress Report - twice per year

  • 5The grievance may be raised by any external stakeholder or Cargill employee through three channels available to receive grievances. These are listed below. - Via internet or phone through Cargill Ethics Open Line: In this case, the grievance is received through Cargill’s Global Ethics & Compliance Office (GECO) and then forwarded to the member of the Sustainability team responsible for the grievance process - E-mail: Directed to the e-mail soy_grievancecoordinator@cargill.com - Letter: Handed out in person to members of the Sustainability team or addressed to the South America Soy Sustainability Grievance Coordinator, located in Brazil headquarters, Av. Dr. Chucri Zaidan, 1240 – 6th floor – Diamond Tower – São Paulo – SP – Brazil Contact details are required to seek further clarification on the grievance. The party reporting the grievance (grievance raiser) may request that their identity remain confidential. Any party may appoint a third-party to submit their grievances provided that the third-party follows the procedure.

1.75

Supply chain assessment

Out of 2
+2 BONUS
0.75
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 part (but not all) of the soy produced and sourced by the company
  • Are the results published? Yes2 Yes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1As we map all the sources of our soy, we must also understand the risks of deforestation or other land conversion in local areas across our supplier network. Getting a more granular assessment helps us identify the full scope of risks involved and opportunities to mitigate them. In August 2019, we published our first risk assessment methodology, laying out how we would examine the high-risk biomes of the Amazon, Cerrado and Gran Chaco. We then set to work conducting this risk assessment across a large portion of South America at a pixel level of 30 meters. We used data from several sources – including Global Forest Watch, the University of Maryland, MapBiomas,various government agencies, and others – as well as our own proprietary data. The assessment segmented current land use across all high-risk regions, broken down into the categories of cultivated agriculture, pasture and native vegetation (including forests). It also identified areas that would be suitable for future soy cultivation based on rainfall, soil and terrain, while setting aside protected regions. It then prioritized areas that are suitable for soy and that still currently have higher concentrations of native vegetation – in other words, areas that could be at risk of deforestation or other land use conversion. We also used historical information to inform our risk assessment. We looked at areas of forest cover loss since 2008 laid side-by-side with areas where soy is currently in regular crop rotation. This analysis is helping us identify past patterns of soy growth that can be used to predict future trends. We are continuing to gather insights from this risk assessment and our supplier mapping in order to inform our next steps. We are currently identifying the locations of the farms for all of our direct suppliers and the points of procurement for our indirect suppliers in the countries that contain the high-risk biomes of the Amazon, Cerrado and Gran Chaco, as well as Uruguay, using georeferenced single points.

  • 2PowerPoint Presentation (cargill.com)

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
  • 1We obey the law. Obeying the law is the foundation on which our reputation and Guiding Principles are built. As a global organization privileged to do business all over the world, we have the responsibility to comply with all of the laws that apply to our businesses.

  • 2Cargill Government Relations function assesses potential future changes to regulatory frameworks. For example, we are participating in various forums for discussion and engaging with European Union institutions that are in the process of establishing a policy framework to help protect the forests of trading partners like the countries of South America.

12

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
  • 1We have built a robust system of controls to keep soy produced by farming operations accused of illegal deforestation or slave labor from entering our supply chains in Brazil. On a daily basis, this system consults government lists of embargoed farms and blocks them so they are not eligible to sell soy to us. Our system also consults lists of non-compliant farms managed by the Soy Working Group (GTS) based on the Amazon Soy Moratorium, as well as voluntary programs managed by the state of Pará such as the Green Grain Protocol. When a farm is blocked in our system for being on one of these lists, we also block other farms registered to the same person or entity either in the local area or the entire country, depending on the violation involved. These affiliated farms are only unblocked once we have conducted an analysis to ensure that soy from the violating farm is not being rerouted and sold to us through an affiliated operation. They are re-evaluated with each new crop season to ensure that they are still complying. Our commercial teams are fully trained on how these processes operate.

  • 2as above

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
  • 1as above

5
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?
  • Yes1 Yes
  • If yes, does the company sets time-bound action plans for farm-level suppliers, including indirect suppliers? Yes2 Yes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1We engage and support our suppliers in addressing non-compliances in timebound action plans

  • 2as above

2
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?
  • Yes Yes
  • Type of support: Yes1 Certifications and Good Practices programs
  • How many of the company's suppliers are currently receiving this support? Yes2 Sectorial actions (Soy Plus) = 2841 farms . Certification Programs (Cargill suppliers) = 500 farms
  • What percentage of the company's volume is represented by suppliers that are supported? Yes 3 - 5%
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Certification programs --> Today, we provide a number of products that are deforestation-and conversion-free (DCF) and can help fulfill our customers’ sustainability needs. This is also an important part of accelerating transformation of the soy sector in South America. Because to encourage farmers to invest in sustainable practices that meet the criteria of various certification programs, we must reassure them that there will be market demand for certified products. RTRS, Triple S, 2BS, FEMAS and Proterra are today part of our sustainable soy portfolio in South America. Soja Plus –-> a program organized by the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries (ABIOVE) – farmers receive important training materials and other technical guidance at no cost. That includes education on regulatory compliance and the economic, social, and environmental aspects of their operations. Our funding support for Soja Plus is helping reach farmers in important regions like the state of Maranhão.

  • 2Certification programs --> Today, we provide a number of products that are deforestation-and conversion-free (DCF) and can help fulfill our customers' sustainability needs. This is also an important part of accelerating transformation of the soy sector in South America. Because to encourage farmers to invest in sustainable practices that meet the criteria of various certification programs, we need to reassure them that there will be market demand for certified products. RTRS, Triple S, 2BS, FEMAS and Proterra are today part of our sustainable soy portfolio in South America. Soja Plus –-> a program organized by the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries (ABIOVE) – farmers receive important training materials and other technical guidance at no cost. That includes education on regulatory compliance and the economic, social, and environmental aspects of their operations. Our funding support for Soja Plus is helping reach farmers in important regions like the state of Maranhão.

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?
  • No No
  • How many producers are currently receiving this support? N/A
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
1
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? Yes1 Company has only conducted ESIAs for part of their production units
  • Are suppliers required to conduct environmental and social impact assessments for new site development or land acquisition? Yes Company does not require suppliers to conduct or facilitate ESIAs for new site development or land acqusition
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Building a sustainable, deforestation-free supply chain for soy in South America is anchored in The Soy Toolkit created by Proforest, adapted for the specifics of our business and what we have learned doing similar work in other geographies and supply chains. Regarding risk assessment overall, land conversion is our primary filter in order to protect natural landscapes. This engagement prioritization process / risk assessment methodology is applied to section 3 of our Soy Action Plan for the Cargill Policy on Sustainable Soy South American Origins. The approach incorporates both a historical lens of past land conversion that has soy cultivation today and a future lens of examining existing land status on land that is suitable for future soy cultivation. This methodology is applied to the Amazon, Cerrado and Gran Chaco biomes of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia.

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
2

Monitoring and verification

Out of 6
+3 BONUS
0
Out of 1
Direct supplier monitoring
Does the company monitor direct suppliers (e.g., soy producers) against deforestation and conversion requirements?
  • Yes1 Monitoring on ad-hoc basis
  • Are results made publicly available? Yes2 Yes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1We are currently identifying the locations of the farms for all of our direct suppliers and the points of procurement for our indirect suppliers in the countries that contain the high-risk biomes of the Amazon, Cerrado and Gran Chaco, as well as Uruguay, using georeferenced single points. The Cargill's grievance procedure for soy, applies to both our direct and indirect suppliers across Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay.

  • 2see 2020 year-end Soy Progress Report

0
Out of 1
Indirect supplier monitoring
Does the company monitor intermediaries (e.g. aggregators, other traders, brokers, silo owners, cooperatives, etc.)?
  • Yes1 Monitoring on ad-hoc basis
  • Are results made publicly available? Yes2 Yes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1We are currently identifying the locations of the farms for all of our direct suppliers and the points of procurement for our indirect suppliers in the countries that contain the high-risk biomes of the Amazon, Cerrado and Gran Chaco, as well as Uruguay, using georeferenced single points. The Cargill's grievance procedure for soy, applies to both our direct and indirect suppliers across Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay.

  • 2see 2020 year-end Soy Progress Report

0
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 Monitoring on ad-hoc basis
  • Are results made publicly available? Yes2 Yes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1We are currently identifying the locations of the farms for all of our direct suppliers and the points of procurement for our indirect suppliers in the countries that contain the high-risk biomes of the Amazon, Cerrado and Gran Chaco, as well as Uruguay, using georeferenced single points. The Cargill's grievance procedure for soy, applies to both our direct and indirect suppliers across Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay.

  • 2see 2020 year-end Soy Progress Report

2
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? Yes1 Yes
  • Are monitoring protocols made publicly available? Yes2 Yes
  • Are supplier monitoring reports/outcomes third-party verified? No No
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Prior to our risk assessment metholdogy being published on our website, partners including The Nature Conservancy were consulted, as were our external advisory panel members. This engagement continues as we seek to continuously improve our monitoring approaches.

  • 2Our risk assessment methodology and aggregated estimate

6.5

Report progress

Out of 20
+0 BONUS
4

Outcomes: deforestation and conversion

Out of 15
+0 BONUS
3
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? Yes2 Brazil 96.1%, Argentina 98.8% and Paraguay 98% crop year 2019-20
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Please see Soy Progress Report 2020 pages 5-6 for DCF % Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay and 9-11 for metholdology

  • 2Please see Soy Progress Report 2020 pages 5-6 for DCF % Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay and 9-11 for metholdology

1
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? N/A1
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1See pages 9-11 in 2020 year-end Soy Progress Report

0
Out of 3
Exposure to deforestation risk in South America
How exposed is the company to deforestation risk in South America?
  • Brazil Yes1 5,087 hectares
  • Bolivien N/A
  • Argentina Yes2 167 hectares
  • Paraguay Yes3 130 hectares
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1This data has been calculated by Trase.earth, not disclosed by Cargill

  • 2This data has been calculated by Trase.earth, not disclosed by Cargill

  • 3This data has been calculated by Trase.earth, not disclosed by Cargill

2.5

Outcomes: traceability

Out of 5
+0 BONUS
2
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 The same percentage that we have of direct origination - see 2020 year-end Soy Progress Report
  • Percentage traceable to farm Yes See pages 5-6 in 2020 year-end Soy Progress Report
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. Progress is reported through the Soft Commodities Forum progress report - "We reached our goal of having 100% of the Brazil supply chain mapped with georeferenced single points, six months ahead of schedule."

0.5
Out of 2
Compliance with traceability commitments - verification
How is this compliance percentage calculated? Is the company's progress reporting independently verified?
  • N/A
  • Calculation methods Yes Internal verification
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
3.5

Increase transparency

Out of 11
+1 BONUS
1

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?
  • No1 No, company does not report this information
  • Total volume N/A
  • Brazil: Cerrado Yes2 5,928,941 tonnes
  • Brazil: Amazon Yes3 1,994,775 tonnes
  • Brazil: Matopiba N/A
  • Brazil: Pantanal N/A
  • Brazil: Atlantic Forest Yes4 3,567,317 tonnes
  • Argentina: Gran Chaco Yes5 223,689 tonnes
  • Argentina: Pampa Yes6 2,631,371 tonnes
  • Argentina: Espinal Yes7 706,923 tonnes
  • Paraguay: Gran Chaco Yes8 2,716 tonnes
  • Paraguay: Atlantic Forest Yes9 2,044,953 tonnes
  • Bolivia: Chiquitania N/A
  • Bolivia: Amazon N/A
  • US: Northern Great Plains N/A
  • Europe: Danube Delta N/A
  • Others Yes10 1,368,545 tonnes
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1This data has been calculated by Trase.earth, not disclosed by Cargill

  • 2This data has been calculated by Trase.earth, not disclosed by Cargill

  • 3This data has been calculated by Trase.earth, not disclosed by Cargill

  • 4This data has been calculated by Trase.earth, not disclosed by Cargill

  • 5This data has been calculated by Trase.earth, not disclosed by Cargill

  • 6This data has been calculated by Trase.earth, not disclosed by Cargill

  • 7This data has been calculated by Trase.earth, not disclosed by Cargill

  • 8This data has been calculated by Trase.earth, not disclosed by Cargill

  • 9This data has been calculated by Trase.earth, not disclosed by Cargill

  • 10This data has been calculated by Trase.earth, not disclosed by Cargill

1
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 See reports for country by country split
  • Sourced from other third-party suppliers Yes2 See reports for country by country split
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1see 2020 year-end Soy Progress Report

  • 2see 2020 year-end Soy Progress Report

0
Out of 1
Company operations
Does the company publicly disclose the location of company-owned processing facilities?
  • No No, company does not report this information
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
0
Out of 3
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
0.5

Certification

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0.5
Out of 1
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 Yes1 RTRS
  • Certified volume under credits Yes 0
  • Certified volume mass balance Yes 59K MT - 2019
  • Certified volume segregated Yes 0
  • Total certified volume Yes 59K MT - 2019
  • Total certified volume as percentage of all volumes N/A
  • If the company has its own certification scheme, is it made publicly available? Yes Proterra
  • Traceability process N/A
  • Supplier requirements N/A
  • Cutoff date N/A
  • Are at least 50% of volumes sourced under either identity preserved or segregated chain of custody models? N/A
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. "Cargill commits to a transparent and sustainable South American soy supply chain that: Transforms our supply chain to be deforestation free while protecting native vegetation beyondforests." "Cargill is a member of Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), a working group dedicated to implementing measures for making global soy production sustainable and responsible."

1

Policy advocacy

Out of 1
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1
Out of 1
Political Disclosures
Does the company disclose all of its political contributions and campaign expenditures at all jurisdictional levels?
  • Yes Less than 1 %
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
0
Out of 0
Advocacy
Does the company actively advocate for regulatory frameworks that enable progress towards soy supply chains free of deforestation, conversion, and human rights abuses?
  • Yes1 Triple S Standard
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
  • 1Company's own certification

1

Survey Response

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1
Out of 1
Response
Did the company respond to the scorecard survey?
  • N/A
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
4

Collaborate for change

Out of 6
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4

Collaborate for change

Out of 6
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3
Out of 3
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 3 - 5%
  • Initiatives Yes Less than 1 %
COMMENTS AND DETAILS
1
Out of 3
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 165k tonnes
  • Initiatives Yes 3 - 5%
COMMENTS AND DETAILS