The report issued on October 2, 2013 is on land tenure and governance focusing on sugar cane production. Within the report Oxfam issued a list of “asks” of companies on land rights policies relating to sugar, palm oil and soy. We believe our current approach to land issues addresses many of the issues Oxfam raise.
We are described in the report as the one company showing some progress as we are the first to support the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of indigenous and local communities in our Responsible Sourcing Guidelines (RSGs) (pdf, 2Mb) which cover 12 high risk commodities.
The report follows an update on September 17 of Oxfam’s food company scorecard, Behind the Brands, where we retained the top slot.
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