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Cheng Shin Rubber Industry Co Ltd (正新橡胶工业股份有限公司)

Natural rubber assessment
  • Latest update: March 2023
  • Next scheduled: March 2024

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Company assessment: Cheng Shin Rubber Industry Co Ltd (正新橡胶工业股份有限公司) – March 2023

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 41.7% 45.5 / 109
  • Organisation: 9 / 26 34.6%
  • Policy: 27 / 51 52.9%
  • Practice: 9.5 / 32 29.7%
  • Self-reported: 8.5 / 32 26.6%
  • External: 1 / 32 3.1%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    5.5 / 10 55%
    • Organisation: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • 1. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment for all its operations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      2. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment applies to all suppliers?

      The company has published a sustainable natural rubber policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      4. One or more members within the board of the company have responsibility for sustainability?

      The Board of Directors has authorised Director Chong-Jen Huang to be the convener responsible for corporate sustainability strategy development, performance monitoring, social responsibility and risk management.

    • N
      0 / 1

      5. Percentage or number of women in senior management team?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      18% - The company reports the number of women members on the board of directors.

    • N
      0 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with natural rubber production?

    • N
      0 / 1

      8. Collaboration with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with natural rubber production?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's latest sustainability report was published in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company prepared its sustainability report in accordance with GRI standards.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company provided a summary of a climate risk assessment. However, the information is not externally verified.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    1.5 / 15 10%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      Manufacturing (China, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Thailand, and Taiwan).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      13. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company specified "Thailand, Vietnam, China, and others", as not all countries are listed full points cannot be awarded.

    • 14. Total land area managed/controlled for natural rubber (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 15. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 16. Scheme smallholders/outgrowers planted area (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 17. Unplanted area (areas designated for future planting) (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 18. Conservation set-aside area, including HCV area (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 19. Maps of estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 20. Management plans for natural rubber production are available for all estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 21. Monitoring of management plan implementation available for all estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 22. Maps of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      23. Names and locations of all third-party supplying industrial estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. List of jurisdictions where sourcing from smallholders?

    • 25. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 26. Names and locations of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 27. Number (or percentage) of company-owned processing facilities that source from company-owned operations and third parties?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 28. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned processing facilities that come from company's own operations and third-parties?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      29. Number of third party supplying processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      30. Names and locations of all third party supplying processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      31. Number (or percentage) of third party supplying processing facilities that source from their own plantations and third party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      32. Reports total volume (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplying processing facilities that come from the supplying facilities' own operations and third parties?

    • N
      0 / 1

      33. Total volume (or percentage) sourced for manufacturing that comes from intermediary traders rather than directly from processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      34. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to processing facility level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Percentage of supply traceable to processing facility level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to industrial plantation level?

    • 37. Percentage of supply from own processing facilities traceable to industrial plantation level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      38. Percentage of supply from third-party processing facilities traceable to industrial plantation level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      39. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to jurisdictional level for smallholders?

    • 40. Percentage of supply from own processing facilities traceable to smallholder at jurisdictional level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply from third party processing facilities traceable to smallholders at jurisdictional level?

  • Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives
    1.5 / 5 30%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      42. Member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR)?

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of GPSNR. This has been verified via the GPSNR website.

    • N
      0 / 1

      43. Submitted self-declaration form for the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i)?

    • 44. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 45. Time-bound plan for achieving FSC FM certification of estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 46. Percentage of scheme/outgrower smallholders (ha) FSC-certified?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 47. Time-bound plan for achieving FSC certification of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 48. Percentage of natural rubber supply (tonnes) from independent smallholders/outgrowers/third-party natural rubber suppliers that is FSC-certified?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      49. Percentage of all natural rubber products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that is FSC-certified?

    • 50. Percentage area (ha) PEFC certified (excluding FSC certified area)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      51. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      Only IS0 14001 certified. However, the certificate is not publicly available on a third-party website.

    • N
      0 / 1

      52. Commitment to become 100% certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    2.5 / 10 25%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • 53. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

    • 55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company also provides a commitment in its sustainable natural rubber policy.

    • 57. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. GPSNR defines natural rubber sourced from deforested areas or where HCVs have been degraded after 1 April 2019 to be non-conformant with its policy. The company defines deforestation as the removal of HCV and HCS areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past 1st April 2019 will not be accepted in supplier operations.

    • 59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      60. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion in supplier operations?

    • 61. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in own operations since cut-off date?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in supplier operations since cut-off date?

    • 63. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      65. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. However, reporting of this commitment could not be found by ZSL.

    • 66. Biodiversity policy?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • 68. Identified species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 69. Examples of species and/or habitat conservation management?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 70. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      71. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species applies to all suppliers?

    • 72. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      73. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities applies to all suppliers?

    • 74. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    2 / 5 40%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 4 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 1 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • 75. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      76. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • 77. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available for all new plantings since 1st April 2019?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 78. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans available for all new plantings since 1st April 2019?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 79. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • 81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 82. Peer review of all High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments undertaken since April 2015 by the HCSA Quality Assurance Process?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      83. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      84. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      85. Social and environmental impact assessment (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    4.5 / 9 50%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • 86. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company only mentions preventing the development of or sourcing from natural rubber plantations on peat.

    • 88. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 89. Implementation of commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 90. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      91. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat applies to all suppliers?

    • 92. Evidence of best management practices for soils and peat?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 93. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices applies to all suppliers?

    • 95. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 96. Commitment to zero burning?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no burning.

    • 98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 99. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. Details/number of hotspots/fires in suppliers operations/jurisdictions?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Time-bound commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity?

      The company commits to reduce GHG emission intensity by 3% per metric ton of product. However, the target is not time-bound.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports 1.13 and 1.51 (tCO2e)/total product weight (tons) GHG intensity for its Taiwan and China mainland region respectively. Figures are not available for the company's operations in other countries.

    • 103. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      104. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports progress in GHG intensity, however figures do not cover all operations. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The method of calculation is described in its report.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    3.75 / 11 34.1%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 4 68.8%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 4 68.8%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      106. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

      The company has published only a general commitment to improve water use.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      The company reports water use figures but they are not reported in intensity and do not cover all operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports a reduction in water usage but figures are not in intensity and do not cover all operations. The information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      109. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD or COD)?

      The company's water quality levels are within legal limits in Taiwan and China, however figures for operations in other countries are not reported. No commitment encompassing all operations could be found.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD or COD)?

      The company reports its COD within legal limits. The information is not externally verified.

    • 111. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      112. Treatment of effluents from manufacturing facilities?

      The company has a wastewater treatment system in place for both China and Taiwan operations. Information is not externally verified.

    • 113. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 114. Implementation of commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      115. Reducing odours from natural rubber processing or manufacuring facilities?

      The company has water-washing towers and photocatalytic systems for the treatment of VOCs and odours from its manufacturing facilities. Information is not externally verified.

    • 116. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      117. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all suppliers?

    • 118. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of paraquat applies to all suppliers?

    • 120. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      121. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides applies to all suppliers?

    • 122. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      123. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers?

    • 124. Chemical usage per ha or list of chemicals used?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 125. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser usage?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 126. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    15 / 23 65.2%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 12 / 13 92.3%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company also provides a commitment to human rights in its sustainable natural rubber policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights.

    • N
      0 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment ?

    • 130. Commitment to respect Indigenous and local communities' rights?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • 132. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. Commitment to legal and customary land rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • 134. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • 136. Details on Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process available?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 139. Supports the inclusion of women across natural rubber operations, including addressing barriers faced?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 140. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 141. Progress on commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 143. Progress on commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • 144. Commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate rubber plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      146. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      147. Progress on commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      In 2021, 28 labour-management meetings were held. However detail on what was discussed in these meetings, or outcomes from them, are limited in detail.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company commits to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to prevent occupation-related discrimination based on gender.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      150. Progress on commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company reported no complaints of discrimination or harassment were made via its complaint system in 2021. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      765 - The company provides the number of temporary employees across all its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

      The company reports the total number of women in its workforce.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company commits to pay the living wage to all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Commitment to pay a living wage applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to pay the living wage to all workers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      155. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company commits to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      159. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company provides occupational health and safety training and personal protective equipment to its workers. The company also has an occupational accident management plan and a specific committee. The information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports disabling frequency rate for Taiwan and China. No data for other operations was found.

    • N
      0 / 1

      161. Number of fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    3.25 / 14 23.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 8 9.4%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 8 9.4%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. However, reporting of this commitment could not be found by ZSL.

    • N
      0 / 1

      163. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      164. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Percentage of scheme smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

      168. Process used to engage smallholder suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

    • N
      0 / 1

      169. Number or percentage of smallholder suppliers engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      170. Process used to prioritise, assess and/or engage non-smallholder suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      The company describes the method that it uses to prioritise, assess and engage non-smallholder suppliers on policy compliance.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      171. Number or percentage of non-smallholder suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      The company clearly provides the number of non-smallholder suppliers assessed. The information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for non-smallholder suppliers?

      The company clearly states the criteria by which suppliers are excluded, including the steps that will be taken. However, no time frame is reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

      173. Time-bound action plans (including Key Performance Indicators) for suppliers to be in compliance with natural rubber sourcing commitments?

    • N
      0 / 1

      174. Proportion of direct and indirect supply from third-parties that comes from natural rubber plantations which are compliant with natural rubber sourcing policies?

    • N
      0 / 1

      175. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4.75 / 7 67.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 2 62.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 2 62.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commits to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      177. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      178. Progress on commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company reports it provided 7,122 hours of education and training in ethical management in 2021. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      179. Disclosure of the company’s management approach to tax and payments to governments?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company only states that it allows for whistleblowing, but no details were found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      181. Own grievance or complaints system open to all stakeholders?

      The company has its own complaints system.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company provides a summary of two grievances against operations in Taiwan. Not enough detail was reported to score full points.

Media monitor: Cheng Shin Rubber Industry Co Ltd (正新橡胶工业股份有限公司)

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