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Company assessment: Kumho Tire – March 2022

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 34.4% 36.5 / 106
  • Organisation: 11 / 25 44%
  • Policy: 17.5 / 50 35%
  • Practice: 8 / 31 25.8%
  • Self-reported: 6.3 / 31 20.2%
  • External: 1.8 / 31 5.7%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    5.25 / 10 52.5%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • 1. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment for all its operations?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has a policy for sustainable natural rubber however, it does not explicitly commit suppliers to adhere to the policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a sustainable management committee, however, the high-level responsibility for sustainability is unclear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The CEO of the company has responsibility for sustainability.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports on the number of 'executives' but has not specified the percentage or number of women in the team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (11%) - In 2020, one out of 11 board members were female.

    • P
      0.75 / 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] Member of WBCSD.

    • 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 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has prepared its sustainability report in accordance with GRI Standard.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

  • 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 manufacturing operations in USA, Korea, China, Vietnam.

    • 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?

      The company sources natural rubber from its 15 suppliers, however does not provide their name and locations.

    • 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
    1 / 3 33.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • 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.

    • 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 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
    2 / 10 20%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • 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?

      The company commits to work with suppliers to protect natural forests and other ecosystems and their conservation values. No commitment was found for zero conversion of all natural ecosystems, and it is not clear if this commitment is applied to all suppliers.

    • 55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits to procure natural rubber that does not contribute to deforestation, however it is not clear if this commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • 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 1, 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to no "over-hunting" of endangered, rare, threatened species however, it is not clear if this applies to all suppliers.

    • 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
    1.5 / 5 30%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to evaluate High Conservation Value (HCV) areas however, but it is not clear if this applies to all suppliers.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach however, but it is not clear if this applies to all suppliers.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment only to conduct environmental impact assessments.

    • 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
    3.25 / 9 36.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • 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 commits to not procure natural rubber from plantations located on peatland but it does not reference a definition of peat or specify peat of any depth.

    • 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?

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company has a commitment to prohibit the open burning/fire in new or ongoing operations, but it is unclear if this applied to all suppliers.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to reduce GHG emissions, however, the target is not intensity-based.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its GHG emission intensity for Scope 1 Emissions per unit (tyre) - 0.0040 tCO2eq/unit, and Scope 2 Emissions per unit (tyre) as 0.0076 tCO2eq/unit.

    • 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?

      The company reports a reduction in GHG intensity over time specific to emissions per tyre produced. The information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    2.5 / 11 22.7%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 0 / 6 0%
    • Practice: 2 / 4 50%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 4 50%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Water use intensity?

      The company reports water use figures but not as intensity.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports progress but not as intensity figures. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company only reports an improvement in COD over time.

    • 110. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      111. Treatment of effluents from manufacturing facilities?

      The company treats effluents from natural rubber manufacturing facilities. Information is not externally verified.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    14.75 / 23 64.1%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 8 / 13 61.5%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 5 55%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 5 55%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights however, but it is not clear this commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      128. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company provides evidence of an education programme to promote human rights and in 2021 conducted a human rights risk assessment for its workplaces. The information is not externally verified.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), but it is not clear if this applies to all suppliers.

    • 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 commits to recognise and protect the customary, traditional, and communal land tenure rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, but it is unclear if this applies to all suppliers.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), but it is unclear if this applies to all suppliers.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to core ILO Conventions however, it is not clear if this applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has created a roadmap to improve labour-management relationships and working conditions, has established a labour-management council to improve worker welfare, and reports on a collective bargaining process in February 2021. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides training for employees regarding sexual harassment and from Dec 2020 to May 2021 ran a sexual harassment prevention campaign. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      41 (0.89%) - The company reports the total number of temporary employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of women employees?

      212 (4.59%) - The company reports the total number of women employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company provides a commitment to pay a living wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to pay a living wage however, it is not clear whether this commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      155. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company provides a commitment to address occupational health and safety.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company only provides evidence of related pesticide or chemical training in relation to natural rubber operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      4.2 - The company has reported a Lost-time injuries frequency rate and Accident severity rate.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reported 1 fatality in 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2 / 14 14.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 0 / 8 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits 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 describes the process used to assess non-smallholder suppliers on compliance with the company's legal requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company conducts a partner satisfaction survey annually to collect opinions from the internal and external partners of the company for shared growth. However, it does not report the number or percentage of non-smallholder suppliers assessed on compliance with the company's policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    3.25 / 7 46.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has published a commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption however, it does not explicitly commit suppliers to adhere to the policy.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides ethical management education to its employees. The information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has its whistleblowing procedure to report unethical conduct.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has its own grievance system but it is only accessible to internal stakeholders.

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      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Kumho Tire

SPOTT monitors global media sources for coverage of assessed companies. The media monitor gathers reports about specific activities related to the assessment indicator categories. ZSL does not assess or score the validity of media coverage, but users can explore the media monitor to provide context on implementation, and infer risks associated with reported operations on the ground.

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