How we work with Les Mousquetaires on Palm Oil
On palm oil, Les Mousquetaires Group is going beyond the RSPO standard by expanding their policy to safeguard forests (HCV and HCS) and peatlands.
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Our objective with Mousquetaires is to work on their supply chain by establishing traceability back to first importer for all suppliers using palm oil, and then, aggregate the volumes by first importer. This gives us better visibility when looking at the supply chain and no deforestation, no exploitation palm oil.
1. Achieve traceability back to first importers:
→ Send a questionnaire to suppliers
→ Follow up with them in case of confidentiality issues, misunderstanding or incomplete answers etc.
→ Aggregate volumes by first importer
2. Evolution of tender
→ Ask for traceability to supplier before order up to first importer
3. Implementation follow-up
→ Regular coordination calls
→ Punctual support such as training content, research etc.
4. Strategy to go further than traceability
→ First importer desk assessment template
→ Develop methodology for analysing results of desk assessment
→ Inform the integration of the result into reporting
How we work with Les Mousquetaires on wood
All of Les Mousquetaires’ tropical wood is now from known, legal and responsible sources. Les Mousquetaires also works with Indonesian community forest APHERAL.
The work plan is to work on wood sourcing (tropical and non-tropical wood), by engaging with their suppliers to collect traceability information. With tropical wood, large volumes come from known, legal and responsible sources. TFT and Les Mousquetaires are currently working on non-tropical wood, with the objective to achieve responsible sourcing by 2018.
Les Mousquetaires and TFT
Mousquetaires is currently working toward responsible charcoal for the coming season. The objective is to work with their suppliers, engaging them in order to have responsible charcoal. The goal is to verify the bags.
How we work with Les Mousquetaires on Cocoa
Les Mousquetaires’ decided to start working on their cocoa supply chain in 2015. The products selected to be part of the project were chocolate bars and powder, since they are products with high sales and contain a very high proportion of cocoa material in them.
The aim of the first part of the project was to focus on understanding where the cocoa used in those products is coming from. The first step we undertook was to calculate the total cocoa footprint, and identify the biggest suppliers contributing to the footprint.
For this project, we are working with the sustainability team, buyer and quality department in charge of the above product categories.
Footprint : 2550 tones of cacao in 2014
After the footprint exercise, the work is now to enter into an in-depth study of several relevant supply chains. The aim is to understand to where the cocoa can be traced, and what the practices are throughout the supply chain.
We will undertake the following steps:
2016 work plan :
- Select suppliers (3) to identify the supply chain actors
- Train the purchasing and quality team
- Launch traceability pilot through a webinar with selected suppliers and find out what traceability Mousquetaires can have
- Engage with the relevant actors in the supply chain