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Hankook Tire & Technology

Natural rubber assessment
  • Latest update: March 2022
  • Next scheduled: March 2023

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Company assessment: Hankook Tire & Technology – March 2022

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 51.7% 54.25 / 105
  • Organisation: 12.5 / 24 52.1%
  • Policy: 29 / 50 58%
  • Practice: 12.8 / 31 41.1%
  • Self-reported: 1.5 / 31 4.8%
  • External: 11.3 / 31 36.3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8 / 10 80%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • 1. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment for all its operations?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 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?

      Hyunbum Cho and Sooil Lee are members of the Sustainability Management Committee.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      10.3% - The company reports having 10.3% females as senior managers or at higher positions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      3 - The company reports having three (3) female executive directors as of March 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of both WBCSD and UNGC, as well as multiple other organisations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has signed an MOU in 2018 to restore endangered species in Daejeon with the Geum River Environmental Office, the Daejeon Metropolitan City Government, Soon Chun Hyang University, Chollipo Arboretum, the Daejeon Choongnam Civic Group for Ecosystem Protection, and the Daejeon Office of the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements. This project aims to restore Black shinners, the flagship fish species of the city, as well as three endangered plant species (Abeliophyllum distichum, Iris minutoaurea Makino and Iris ruthenica Ker Gawl). The company is also supporting biodiversity policy that promotes value creation utilizing biological resources through Biz N Biodiversity Platform (BNBP) which is run jointly by Korea Business Council for Sustainable Development (KBCSD) and Korea Biotechnology Industry Association.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company has published its ESG report for 2020 which covers both environmental and social information in detail.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company reports that its ESG report for 2020 has been prepared in accordance with the Comprehensive Options of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. The company has also submitted CDP questionnaires for Climate Change, Forests and Water Security in 2021.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company reports the structure of recommended by TCFD but does not appear have conducted a risk assessment and does not include any information on actual and potential impacts of climate change on the company or the processes used to assess or manage climate risks. The company does report GHG emission targets but this is not sufficient for soring.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    1 / 14 7.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • 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?

      The company has 8 production facilities across Korea (2), China (3), USA, Hungary and Indonesia.

    • 13. Lists countries sourcing from?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 19. Maps of estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 22. Maps of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 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/or 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/or 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • 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
    2 / 3 66.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted a self-declaration form for SNR-i.

    • 44. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • 51. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    4.5 / 10 45%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 7 50%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • 53. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no development in High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines forest as HCV areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past April 2019 will not be accepted.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 62. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it demands its suppliers to protect and restore natural forests and ecosystems, along with rare, threatened, endangered and critically endangered species, and wildlife. However, this commitment does not refer to restoration in concern of deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company reports undertaking the DreamWith project along with a total of 12 organisations, where residents voluntarily participate in identifying and solving community issues. The company also reports participation in Biz N Biodiversity Platform where it supports biodiversity policy that promotes value creation utilizing biological resources. This information is externally verified by DNV Business Assurance Korea Ltd.

    • 65. Biodiversity policy?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company demands its suppliers to the recognition of traditional rights of access to hunt and harvest animals and plants for the sake of survival, and indigenous, cultural and religious traditions, customs and rituals.

    • 71. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

  • 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%
    • 74. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. 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.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    5.25 / 9 58.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • 85. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports that it prohibits its suppliers from development or procurement of peatland farming of natural rubber. A clear commitment to no planting on peat of any depth is not reported.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only commits to limited practices for soil, including "conserved through the prevention of soil erosion, nutrient deficiency, ground subsidence, and pollution during the production and procurement of natural rubber".

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 92. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only reports to "encourage growers to receive training (such as using productive fertilizers, or appropriate tapping techniques, etc)".

    • 94. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 95. Commitment to zero burning?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no burning.

    • 97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce GHG emissions intensity by 50% by the year 2050 from the 2018 level, across all of its eight global production worksites.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports the GHG emissions intensity in 2020 as 1.02 (tCO2-eq/ton of finished product).

    • 102. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports GHG emissions intensity (tCO2-eq/ton of finished product) from 2016 to 2020. However, the emissions intensity in 2020 (1.02) has increased as compared to the previous years (2016- 0.97, 2017- 0.97, 2018- 1.01, 2019- 1.00). This information is externally verified by DNV Business Assurance Korea Ltd.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      WRI Greenhouse Gas Protocol methodology.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    4.75 / 11 43.2%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 4 68.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 2.8 / 4 68.8%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce water intake intensity by 30% (3.8m3/ton of finished product) by the year 2030 compared with 2018 level.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Water use intensity?

      5.35 - The company reports the water use intensity in 2020 as 5.35 m3/ton of finished product.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      107. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports water intake intensity figures (m3/ton of finished product) from 2016 to 2020. However, the intensity has increased in 2020 (5.35) as compared to previous years (2016- 5.07, 2017- 5.26, 2018- 5.37, 2019- 5.24). This information is externally verified by DNV Business Assurance Korea Ltd.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 110. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Treatment of effluents from manufacturing facilities?

      [Externally verified] The company reports that it treats waste water before discharge. This information is externally verified by DNV Business Assurance Korea Ltd.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that it strives to prevent air pollution by collecting and purifying harmful substances generated during tyre production properly. Air pollutants emitted during tire manufacturing are discharged after treatment in air pollutant emission prevention facilities. This information is externally verified by DNV Business Assurance Korea Ltd.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    18.25 / 22 83%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Policy: 11.5 / 13 88.5%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 5 65%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • External: 2.8 / 5 55%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Progress on human rights commitment?

      [Externally verified] The company reports conducting human rights assessments based on the checklist upgraded from the version developed by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea. This information is externally verified by DNV Business Assurance Korea Ltd.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. 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.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits its suppliers to recognition and protection of the customary, traditional, and communal land tenure rights of indigenous people and local communities. A commitment to respect the legal rights is not reported.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 139. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports commitments to four of the eight Fundamental ILO Conventions: freedom of association, no forced labour, child labour and no discrimination.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports to commit its suppliers to four of the eight Fundamental ILO Conventions: freedom of association, no forced labour, child labour and no discrimination.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to conduct human rights assessments which include aspects of workers rights: equal opportunity and non-discrimination, protection of freedom of association and collective bargaining, ban on forced labor, ban on child labor, and protection of rights to individual safety. As the company reports the aim of the assessments is to "prevent the infringement of human rights based on self-assessment", it is unclear what the results mean for progress on workers rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports information on progress on commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment. This information is externally verified by DNV Business Assurance Korea Ltd.

    • 150. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of women employees?

      1,935 (9.72%) - The company reports a total 1935 female employees out of the total 19,900 employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a living wage?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      154. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

      [Externally verified] The company only reports information on 'ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage'. This information is externally verified by DNV Business Assurance Korea Ltd.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company only reports the ratio of the basic salary and remuneration of women to men for each employee category. The information is not reported according to the locations of operation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      5.4 - The company reports LTIFR (Lost-Time Injuries Frequency Rate) for employees as 5.4% and for suppliers as 3.7%.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports one (1) fatality in 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    3 / 14 21.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • N
      0 / 1

      161. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      162. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes it mandatory for suppliers to conduct ESG self-assessment upon signing a purchasing contract with the company. The ESG evaluation is conducted for natural rubber suppliers by reflecting the guidance of the Global Platform of Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 70% - The company reports that as of 2020, 70% of suppliers completed an ESG assessment and 94% of suppliers received an ESG assessment at least once for the past 3 years. Also, the company is planning to conduct ESG assessments for all (100%) suppliers by 2030 to strengthen ESG management within the value chain. This information is externally verified by DNV Business Assurance Korea Ltd.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports that 'if the negative social and/or environmental impacts resulting from violation of 'Supplier Sustainability Guidance' are critical, the company may terminate its relationships with the violating supplier immediately as contracted'. The timeframes for action or steps taken are not reported by the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports information on action plans for suppliers that are planned to be completed in 2021, however, these action plans do not cover environmental aspects of sustainability in concern to sourcing natural rubber such as such as deforestation and no planting on peat.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      174. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.5 / 7 78.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports having an ethics management system which conducts ethics management trainings, awareness campaigns, etc. This information is externally verified by DNV Business Assurance Korea Ltd.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a tax policy, however, it does not state a governance body/executive level position which is responsible for the tax policy and its review.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company reports information on whistleblowing procedure which includes the methodology as well as information on how whistleblowers are protected.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a 'Cyber Auditor' system open to all stakeholders and provides a flowchart of the process.

    • N
      0 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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