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Groupe Blattner Elwyn

Natural rubber assessment
  • Latest update: November 2019
  • Next scheduled: November 2020

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  • Landbank
    14,019 hectares
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Company assessment: Groupe Blattner Elwyn – November 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 0.8% 1 / 118
  • Organisation: 1 / 27 3.7%
  • Policy: 0 / 48 0%
  • Practice: 0 / 43 0%
  • Self-reported: 0 / 43 0%
  • External: 0 / 43 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    0 / 8 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 3 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      1. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment for all its operations?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      2. Sustainability natural rubber policy or commitment applies to all sourcing excluding smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • 5. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      10. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    1 / 11 9.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 10 10%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      11. Lists countries and operations?

      DRC

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company provides separate figures for subsidiaries' land, but the data is undated and does not allow for the calculation of total landbank

    • N
      0 / 1

      13. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      13,209 - The company provides separate figures for subsidiaries, however the data is undated, and calculated for the productive and unproductive areas of the following subsidiaries (excluding sharecropping areas): B.L.E; S.C.A.M; S.C.C. BINGA and S.C.C. BOSONDJO

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Scheme smallholders/outgrowers planted area (ha)?

      The company reports it has 2,405 ha under village cooperatives however it is unclear if these are scheme smallholders

    • N
      0 / 1

      15. Unplanted (areas designated for future planting) (ha)?

      810 - The company only reports areas "under development", and this data is undated

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only reports reserve areas for one of its palm oil subsidiaries

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      18. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      4 - The company reports that it has four natural rubber factories however the data is undated

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      19. Names and coordinates of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      21. Commitment to traceability of the whole supply chain?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    0 / 10 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 5 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      22. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      23. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all sourcing excluding smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      24. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      25. Amount of illegal/non-complaint deforestation recorded in own operations?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      26. Implementing a landscape or juridictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      27. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      29. Examples of species and/or habitat conservation management?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      30. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      31. Commitment not to use genetically modified organisms?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    0 / 6 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      32. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      33. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      34. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans available?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      35. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    0 / 15 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 4 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 6 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      38. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      39. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      41. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      42. Evidence of best management practices for soils and peat?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      43. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      44. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      45. Commitment to zero burning?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      46. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      49. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      50. Report GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      51. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      52. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    0 / 17 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 6 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 9 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      53. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD and COD)?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      54. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD and COD)?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      55. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      56. Percentage of processing facilities with closed-loop water treatment system (100%)?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      58. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      59. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      60. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      62. Reducing odours from natural rubber processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      66. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      67. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      68. Chemical usage per ha or list of chemicals used?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      69. Waste management system in place to avoid negative impacts?

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    0 / 29 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 17 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      70. Commitment to human rights?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      71. Commitment to human rights applies to all sourcing excluding smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      72. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      73. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      75. FPIC commitment applies to all sourcing excluding smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      77. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      78. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      79. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across natural rubber operations, including addressing barriers faced?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      80. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      81. Progress on commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      82. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company provides examples of facilities and services that have been provided to communities. The company states that it has three organisations which allow it to reach rural communities in terms of health, education and basic infrastructure: Rural Congolese Health (SRC), Rural Congolese Development (DRC), and Rural Education for All (ERT). However this information is undated

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      85. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      87. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      88. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      4,948 (41%) - This is the calculated figure for all agribusiness operations (cocoa, rubber and palm oil). This data is undated

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      89. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      90. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      91. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      92. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      93. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      94. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      95. Reduction of time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      97. Zero fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      98. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

  • Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives
    0 / 5 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      102. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      103. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0 / 12 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 4 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      104. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      105. Programme to support scheme smallholders / outgrowers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      107. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      108. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      109. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      110. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    0 / 5 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      116. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      118. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      120. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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