UK and Netherlands – Score, A
Unilever has a transformative goal to source all its agricultural materials from 100% sustainable origins by 2020. As 21-30% of the company’s revenue is dependent on cattle products, that commodity is critical. The company is working with stakeholders to encourage growth of sustainable products in the industry. Unilever has successfully encouraged its Brazilian suppliers to disclose to CDP and develop origin maps of all their beef feedstocks. This engagement process has helped Unilever gain a better understanding of the cattle products supply chain. To further mitigate risks, the consumer goods giant works with direct suppliers to locate where cattle products originate, and is in the process of simulating this for its more complex web of indirect suppliers. Establishing traceability is essential to Unilever’s ultimate goal of 100% sustainable sourcing.