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The Guidance Tool

Responsibilities Statement Indicators Resources

REQUISITE

Article

3.2

26.5

The company codifies the expectations that suppliers will act in a manner consistent with VGGT.

  • Supplier code of conduct

Coca-Cola supplier code of conduct

Article

3.2

The company audits its suppliers for compliance with the VGGT and makes audit reports available to the suppliers.

  • Independent tenure experts review the land and forest tenure impacts of the company’s suppliers.

Land and forest tenure experts

LGAF

RRI tenure data

Article

3.2

The company establishes a roadmap with its suppliers to ensure they uphold their responsibilities under the VGGT.

  • The roadmap is developed by the company, the supplier, and the communities affected by the supplier’s operations.

Landesa playbooks

Article

3.2

9.10

12.1

12.4

The company offers training for suppliers who are found to have violated the land and forest rights of neighboring/host communities.

In parallel, the company enacts an escalation plan including reducing, suspending, and ultimately, ceasing business if the supplier fails to comply within a predetermined period.

  • Training sessions with suppliers.
  • Documented targets that the supplier must reach in order to continue doing business with the company.

UN Global Compact: Supply Chain Sustainability

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6.9

As part of a company’s due diligence and monitoring of its supply chain, it monitors and assesses new and existing suppliers for corrupt practices, with special emphasis on land and forests.

  • A company’s due diligence reports specify investigation of corruption in its supply chain.

United Nations Convention Against Corruption

Transparency International Business Integrity Toolkit

Article

3.2

The company establishes a grievance mechanism for violations of legitimate land and forest tenure rights by its suppliers

  • The company takes actions to address infringements in its supply chain.
  • The grievance mechanism meets the effectiveness criteria established by UNGPB. Grievance mechanisms are accessible to all affected parties including women and minorities.
  • Indigenous Peoples’ right to redress is upheld for land previously acquired without their Free, Prior and Informed Consent.

UNGPB (Principle 31)

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

UNDRIP

Article

3.2

The company provides training to its procurement/ sourcing teams on the steps they must take to perform land and forest tenure due diligence on existing or prospective suppliers.

  • Training sessions with procurement/sourcing teams on their responsibilities under the VGGT.
  • Integration of land and forest tenure related KPIs for procurement teams.

CERES Sustainable Supply Chains

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3.2

11.2

The company carries out transparent and independent third party ESIAs and HRIAs on material suppliers.

  • ESIAs and HRIAs are shared with suppliers and made public in accessible language for the local community.
  • HRIAs include specific focus on the suppliers’ impacts on women’s rights to land.

UNGPB (Principles 15, 17 and 21)

Article

12.1

12.4

The company actively integrates smallholders into its supply chain, where appropriate.

  • Number of smallholders and the volume of product they contribute to the company’s supply chain are reported annually and differences explained.

Oxfam Smallholder Supply Chain program

ADDITIONAL

Article

3.2

The company initiates full traceability of the raw materials in its supply chain to monitor its impact on land and forest tenure rights.

  • The company can identify the origin of the raw materials that it uses to make its products. The origin identifies where the commodity was produced and is linked to the company’s risk management system.

Article

3.2

The company maps the land and forest tenure rights of its suppliers and the legitimate tenure rights of their suppliers’ host communities.

  • The map is used as part of the company’s risk management system to monitor its impacts on land and forest tenure rights throughout the supply chain.