3The Partnership’s current key raw materials in scope of this target for 2025 are timber, cotton, soya, palm oil, cocoa and cashmere and feather & down'. In addition, leather, polyester and man-made cellulosics are now in scope for 2028.
4 Soya, palm oil and cocoa performance figures in the table are based on the calendar year
5 Best, Better & Good categories are defined in our John Lewis Partnership Timber Standard.
6 Best, Better and Good categories are defined in our John Lewis Partnership Timber & Paper policy. Only Better and Best categories contribute to our target for more sustainable and recycled sources by 2025.
7 In Progress: a risk assessment has been conducted on these timber sources but there are outstanding non-conformances being addressed. Unverified: the timber source supply chain is awaiting final risk assessment (this excludes products in scope of the United Kingdom Timber Regulation).
8 Soya – We accept RTRS, Proterra, Danube/European, CRS, Cargill SSS and ISCC+ (with add-ons) certified soya; we prioritise segregated or mass balance supply chains but also use credits
9 Waitrose Farming Partnership groups include the Partnership Livestock Steering Group and Fish Forum. They represent Waitrose’s most significant direct suppliers of protein and represent the majority of the Partnership’s total soya footprint
10 Physically certified soya: soya certified to a permitted sustainability standard using a mass balance or segregated supply chain model. These include Proterra, Europe/Danube Soya, Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), ISCC+ with add- on criteria.
Organically certified soya: soya certified to a permitted organic standard compliant with the EU Organic Regulation.
RTRS Credits: bought on the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) trading platform from soya farmers certified to the RTRS standard, where one tonne of soya produced is equal to one credit.
RTRS Cerrado Credits: bought from certified farmers located in the Cerrado biome that is at high-risk of deforestation and clearance of native vegetation.
11 SG: The Segregation supply chain model assures that RSPO-certified palm oil, palm kernel oil and derivatives delivered to the end user come only from RSPO-certified sources. It permits the mixing of RSPO-certified palm oil from a variety of sources in the supply chain but prohibits mixing with uncertified sources. This ensures that the palm materials used in products originate from certified growers.
12 MB: The mass balance supply chain model administratively monitors and accounts for the volumes of RSPO-certified palm oil, palm kernel oil and derivatives throughout the entire supply chain. Its accounting system permits mixing of certified and uncertified materials but only allows the equivalent volume of certified materials to be sold as RSPO Mass-Balance certified. This enables trade in certified palm oil in long and highly complex supply chains, supporting responsible growers and building accountability along the supply chain.
13 This year we have reviewed our cocoa policy to increase our responsible sourcing commitment so that 100% of the cocoa used in our own label products will be either Fairtrade or Rainforest Alliance by 2025.