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ESG transparency assessments

The use of the HCV and HCS approaches by palm oil companies assessed on SPOTT

April 2018: ZSL report examines the varying levels of commitments made by palm oil companies assessed on SPOTT to implement the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches to land-use planning.

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Sustainable palm oil and responsible investment: New report from ZSL and Aviva Investors

January 2018: Report from ZSL and Aviva Investors highlights the power of international finance to transform the palm oil industry, by encouraging companies to adopt more responsible policies on deforestation, land conflicts and labour conditions.

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Corporate transparency for ESG risk management and accountability

SPOTT provides transparency assessments of companies to monitor and benchmark the public disclosure of their policies, operations and commitments related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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New timber and pulp companies, ESG indicators and assessments

SPOTT presents environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency assessments of 24 timber and pulp companies. Investors and buyers can use SPOTT assessments to inform screening, sourcing and due diligence processes.

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Updated palm oil transparency assessments now available

SPOTT assesses, scores and ranks 50 of the largest palm oil producers and traders against a revised framework of 125 transparency indicators. Investors and buyers can use SPOTT assessments to inform screening, sourcing and due diligence processes.

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SPOTT supports the finance sector and supply chain stakeholders to manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks by publishing transparency assessments of soft commodity producers and traders. By tracking transparency, SPOTT incentivises the implementation of corporate best practice.

Investors and buyers can use SPOTT to help meet their own commitments, and engage with companies to promote sustainable commodity production through responsible investment and sourcing.

Register for the customisable SPOTT Dashboard to download assessment data, analyse trends, and access further resources.

SPOTT is a ZSL initiative.
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