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pladis

Member since May 2018

Introduction

pladis is a global snacking company home to brands such as McVitie’s, Ulker and a range of Godiva Chocolates for the grocery and convenience store aisles.

In 2018, pladis became a member of Earthworm Foundation. Working in partnership with Earthworm Foundation, pladis has strengthened its sourcing programmes through the development of a cross commodity responsible sourcing policy and has gained increasingly greater levels of transparency through the palm oil supply chains. Based on the traceability information received to date and in conjunction with Earthworm Foundation, pladis will continue to engage with its suppliers to ensure they have roadmaps detailing actions to be taken in order to ensure implementation of NDPE commitments. Alongside this, in 2019, pladis will also support larger scale on the ground transformation programmes such as:

  • Landscapes approach work in Indonesia to reduce the rate of deforestation while simultaneously protecting the Leuser Ecosystem and supporting alternative livelihoods for smallholders
  • Engagement with business associations and suppliers to identify best practices and commit to no forced and bonded labour in Malaysia

Key Milestones

Jan 2019

Creation and launch of pladis’ cross-commodity Responsible Sourcing Policy

Jan 2019

Direct suppliers engagement on policy implementation and NDPE commitments

Jan 2019

Contribution to Landscape program in Indonesia

Jan 2019

Contribution to RESPECT program in Malaysia

Our work

To strengthen and go beyond the achievements of 2018, in 2019 pladis will validate its NDPE policy and roadmap. pladis will conduct a second traceability exercise to achieve greater transparency in its supply chain. pladis will continue its engagement with key direct suppliers and with high impact suppliers to ensure that, their NDPE commitments are aligned with the industry standard and being implemented on the ground.

Alongside this, in 2019, pladis will also support larger scale on the ground transformation programmes such as:

  • Landscape approach work in Indonesia to reduce the rate of deforestation while simultaneously protecting the Leuser Ecosystem and supporting alternative livelihoods for smallholders.
  • Engagement with business associations and suppliers to identify best practices and commit to no forced and bonded labour in Malaysia.

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