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Company assessment: Michelin – March 2023

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 80.1% 144.16 / 180
  • Organisation: 36 / 40 90%
  • Policy: 74.8 / 80 93.4%
  • Practice: 33.4 / 60 55.7%
  • Self-reported: 23.2 / 60 38.6%
  • External: 10.3 / 60 17.1%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10.75 / 11 97.7%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable natural rubber policy that aligns with the GPSNR Policy Components.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Sustainable Development Director that does not sit on the board.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a board-level Corporate Social Responsibility Committee which is responsible for sustainability and comprises of four board members.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      7 (35%) - In 2021, four of the 11 members of Executive Committee members are female.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      6 (56%) - As of 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 WBCSD member and participates in its Tire Industry Project. It is also a member of UN Global Compact.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company collaborates with academic instiutions to monitor wildlife in conservation areas and with social NGOs to deliver community projects.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's latest sustainability report was published in 2022, it is integrated with the annual report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's sustainability report was written in accordance with the GRI Core option. The compay has responsed to the Climate Change, Water, and Forests questionaires on CDP.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company has published a CDP Climate Change questionnaire inclusive of a risk assessment. Information is self-reported.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    22.91 / 28 81.8%
    • Organisation: 16 / 19 84.2%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 3.9 / 6 65.2%
    • Self-reported: 3.9 / 6 65.2%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      Plantation and processing (Brazil and Indonesia). The company also discloses a list of countries where it operates, but it is not clear which operations exists in each country.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      13. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company reports Brazil, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Thailand account for more than 95% of natural rubber volumes used by the Group in 2021. As this is not a complete list full points cannot be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4578 - In 2021, the company manages 4,578 ha in Brazil. The company's Indonesia operations (acquired in 2022) cover 88,000 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      15. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      513 - In 2021, the company stated 513 ha is planted in Brazil. The company's Indonesia operations (acquired in 2022) have an approximate area of 23,000 ha.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from scheme/outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - In 2021, the company stated 0 ha is designated for future planting in Brazil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3182 - In 2021, the company stated 3,182 ha was set-aside for conservation in Brazil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company reports a static image file with coordinates showing the location of its estate in Brazil.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has disclosed a management plan for its estates in Indonesia, no plan for its Brazil estate was found.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 22. Maps of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from scheme/outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides a list of third-party supplying estates and links to maps. However, it is not clear if these companies represent all estates within the company's supply chain.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      24. List of jurisdictions where sourcing from smallholders?

      The company has disclosed jurisdictions that have had >50 responses on its RubberWay risk mapping tool. However, it is not clear if these jurisdictions represent all sourcing from smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      2 - The company reports that it has two natural rubber processing facilities in Brazil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides the names and coordinates of its facilities in Brazil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Both facilities in Brazil source from third parties, and only one from the company's own plantation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      In 2021, 99.9% of supply to copmany-owned processing facilities was from third parties.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      29. Number of third party supplying processing facilities?

      Data as of 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports the names and locations of joint venture processing facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      In 2021, 15% of third-party processing facilities sourced from their own plantations, 74% from third parties only, and the remaining 11% from a mixture of own and third parties.

    • Y
      1 / 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?

      In 2021, 8% of sourcing from third-party processing facilities was from the suppliers' own operations. 92% of natural rubber was from third parties of the supplier.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      In 2021, 12% of volume by spend was purchased from intermediary traders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reported 100% of its natural rubber supply was traceable to processing facility level in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      35. Percentage of supply traceable to processing facility level?

      In 2021, 100% of supply was traceable to processing facility level.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has reported a commitment to achieve 100% traceability of its natural rubber supply from industrial plantations by 2030.

    • P
      0.85 / 1

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

      In 2021, the company rpeorts 85% of supply to its own processing facilities is traceable to industrial (>500 ha) and medium (<500 and >50 ha) plantations.

    • P
      0.87 / 1

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

      In 2021, 87% of supply from third-party processing facilities was traceable to industrial (>500 ha) and medium (<500 and >50 ha) plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has reported a commitment to achieve 100% traceability to jurisdictional level of its natural rubber supply from smallholders by 2030.

    • P
      0.76 / 1

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

      In 2021, 76% of supply to its own processing facilities was traceable to smallholder jurisdiction. Jurisidiction was defined as "minimum province level or equivalent (sub-national level)".

    • P
      0.43 / 1

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

      In 2021, 43% of supply from third-party processing facilities was traceable to smallholder jurisdiction. Jurisidiction was defined as "minimum province level or equivalent (sub-national level)".

  • Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives
    3.25 / 9 36.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 6 29.2%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 1.8 / 6 29.2%
    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from scheme/outgrower smallholder suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from scheme/outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      51. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      [Externally verified] The company states that 93.3% of all facilities are ISO 14001 certified. One ISO 14001 certificate has been disclosed.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commitments to incrementally increase certification but does not state by how much and by when.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    18.5 / 24 77.1%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 12.5 / 14 89.3%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • Self-reported: 3.5 / 8 43.8%
    • External: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company commits to no conversion of natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to no conversion of natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to no conversion of natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no conversion of all natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company monitors deforestation with regular patrols and the Global Forest Watch Pro tool. The area being monitored covers 4,578 ha of the company's Brazil operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company uses satellite images to monitor deforestation in supplier operations. However, it is not clear how often monitoring takes place or the area covered by moniotring.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has detected no deforestation in the area of its operations monitored since its commitment to zero deforestation in 2015.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that since the GPSNR cut-off date of April 2019 no instances of deforestation from new development by suppliers industrial plantations, although one supplier reported 11 Ha of accidental clearing on the margins of a set-aside area in 2020. No data on deforestation in smallholder jurisdictions could be found.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      63. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      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. The company commits to restore deforested and degraded rubber landscapes, it is not clear if deforestation specifically committed within the company's operations will be restored.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to restore deforested and degraded rubber landscapes, it is not clear if deforestation specifically committed within supplier operations will be restored.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      65. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company gives examples of working with the multistakholder platform, GPSNR, and NGOs in Indonesia on community partnership programs. Evidence of working in the Bukit Tigapuluh (BTP) Protection Forum has been externally verified by a report published by Partnerships for Forests.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy?

      The company has published a biodiversity policy that goes beyond HCV/HCS/set-asides, however it does not detail specific timebound targets relating to the protection of species or ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      67. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

      The company has published a biodiversity policy which applies to all suppliers, covers multiple dimensions of biodiversity protection and extends beyond HCV/HCS/set-asides.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has identified a list of species of conservation concern using the IUCN species classification. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports examples of patrols to combat poaching, restoring degraded habitats and supporting academic research. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to only allow sustainable hunting of species by local communities for subsistence purposes in its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to only allow sustainable hunting of species by local communities for subsistence purposes in their operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      72. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

      The company commits to protect the natural ecosystems and plantations under its management from illegal activities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to protect the natural ecosystems and plantations under their management from illegal activities.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      74. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company reports to conduct regular patrols and educate surrounding communities on issues relating to illegal activities. 721 patrols were conducted in 2021.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    5.5 / 7 78.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Practice: 0 / 1 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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. In its own reporting, the company commits to conduct HCV assessments.

    • 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. In its own reportin, the company commits suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports to have not planted new rubber plantations since April 2019.

    • 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 reports to have not planted new rubber plantations since April 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 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 reports to have not planted new rubber plantations since January 2015.

    • 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 reports to have not planted new rubber plantations since January 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct SEIAs for all its operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct SEIAs 'relevant in their jurisdictions'. It is not clear if SEIAs are required regardless of jurisdictional requirements.

    • 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
    17.25 / 20 86.3%
    • Organisation: 4 / 4 100%
    • Policy: 10 / 10 100%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 6 54.2%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • External: 1.8 / 6 29.2%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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. In its own reporting, the company commits to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • 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. In its own reporting, the company commits all suppliers to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reported that it had 0 ha of land on peat in 2021.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has reported in the last two years that it has no peat in its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports to undertake mechanical weeding and cover crop use. The company financially contributed to a study on soil health for rubber plantations. Evidence is externally verified by CIRAD.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

      The company commits to best tapping practices.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to best tapping practices.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      95. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

      The company reports to conduct a 4-week training course for new tapping employees on sustainable and best tapping practices. Evidence is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

      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. In its own reporting, the company commits to no burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no burning.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports to train forest patrol guards to monitor and respond to fire incidents. Fire monitoring is primarily carried out by physical patrols of the company's estate. Evidence is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that in 2020 and 2021 there were no fire incidents.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports 98 incidents covering 173.5 ha of major suppliers (industrial plantations >500 Ha) operations only. Data for 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce GHG emissions intensity to 0.19 tonne CO2 per tonne finished & semi-finished product by 2030.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      In 2021, intensity of direct (Scope 1) and indirect (Scope 2) emissions were 0.29 CO2e per tonne of semi-finished and finished product.

    • 103. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports to have not planted new rubber plantations since January 2015.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      104. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] Intensity and absolute figures are reported and have reduced from 2019 to 2021. Absolute figures are externally verified by Pricewaterhousecoopers. As intensity figures are not verified a higher score cannot be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, revised edition, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Resources Institute.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    18.5 / 24 77.1%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 10.5 / 11 95.5%
    • Practice: 6 / 11 54.6%
    • Self-reported: 5 / 11 45.5%
    • External: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce water withdrawals by 33% compared to 2019 by 2030 (indicator: stress x cu.m per tonne of semi-finished and finished product).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      2021 figure was 3.14 (cu.m./t of semi-finished + finished product).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company's intensity has decreased from 3.36 in 2019 to 3.14 (cu.m./t of semi-finished + finished product) in 2021. Figures have been externally verified by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it "implements timebound improvement plans regarding quality of wastewater (including COD and BOD)", but no time-bound targets for water quality are provided.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports BOD and COD levels for its sites in Brazil are within legal limits, however no figures are reported for other sites.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      111. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

      The company reports information on treatment of effluents. Evidence is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      112. Treatment of effluents from manufacturing facilities?

      The company reports information on treatment of effluents. Evidence is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      113. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports to maintain buffer zones via designated Permanent Protection Areas (APP - Área de Preservação Permanente) covering 347.5 ha. Information covers Brazil operations only. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports efforts to reduce odour at both processing and manufacturing facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company commits to not use paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports both pesticide and fertiliser use per ha for 2021. This covers Brazil operations only.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      125. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser usage?

      Chemical fertiliser use has dropped from 25.3 kg/ha in 2020 to 19.1 in 2021.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      126. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company reports to implement an IPM approach. Pesticide usage has dropped from 2.7 kg active ingredient/ha in 2020 to 2.2 in 2021. This information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    32 / 38 84.2%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Policy: 21.3 / 22 96.6%
    • Practice: 6.3 / 11 56.8%
    • Self-reported: 5.3 / 11 47.7%
    • External: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • 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. In its own reporting, the company commits to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment ?

      The company has a Human Rights governance body meet twice annually and an Operational Committee meeting ten times a year evaluating progress on human rights. In 2021 the company published human rights objectives for 2030, and produced a risk map to prioritise interventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to respect Indigenous and local communities' 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. In its own reporting, the company commits to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169) and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169) and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure 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. In its own reporting, the company commits to the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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. In its own reporting, the company commits to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it complies with the FAO technical guidance on FPIC and the UN-REDD Program Guidelines on FPIC.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company has teams of staff to engage with stakeholders. In 2021, 119 community forums had been held at the company's Indonesian subsidiary and the Conflict Resolution Team had was involved in 56 activities, facilitations and mediations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company's subisidary has a process for addressing land conflicts. As it does not cover all company operations a higher score cannot be awarded.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company runs a women leadership program and a project diversifying incomes from rubber farming in its Brazil operations. Evidence is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      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 publishes this commitment on its website.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it developed the 'Family Agriculture Program' which assists smallholders with funds and skills to grow bananas and cocoa alongside rubber. Also, the company supports a school which teaches agricultural skills to foster food and livlihood security. Evidence is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      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 publishes this commitment on its website.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports providing services to communities including maintaining utility infrastructure, trails, literary services, medicial treatement, and farming training.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it provides direct and indirect employment to local communities, and supports sustainable livelihoods.

    • 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. The company has also published a commitment to all Fundamental ILO Conventions on its website.

    • 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
      0.75 / 2

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

      In 2021, the company set up a Global Works Council in 2021 to increase worker representation and is working with the Fair Wage Network on a pay review. Information is not externally verified.

    • 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 employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company provides examples of projects preventing harrassment, bias training, and hotline calls related to discrimination and harrassment. Evidence is externally verified by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      4.1% - The company states percentage of contract employees (excluding temporary agency workers) is 4.1% for 2021. The total workforce is 124,767 employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

      19.8% - For 2021, women made up 19.8% of the 124,767 workforce.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company commits to pay the living wage to all workers by 2025.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      155. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company states 95% of workers are paid the living wage. The methodology used is available via the Fair Wage Network.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

      In 2021, the gender wage gap stood at -2.58%. However, reporting is not in line with GRI standards which requires the ratio of the basic salary and remuneration of women to men for each employee category, by significant locations of operation to be stated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      159. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company states safety training is conducted, and each role in the production and processing of natural rubber is assessed for specific risks and personal protective equipment and training is provided for each employee. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports a Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) of 1.29 for 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - Data for 2021.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    9.75 / 12 81.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 6 70.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • External: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • 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. The company also commits to support smallholders on its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

      The company states that 87% of supply came from smallholders in 2021.

    • 164. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from scheme/outgrower smallholder suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from scheme/outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      166. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      [Externally verified] The company is supported 90,000 smallholders in 2021 through technical assistance, extension services and capacity building events, while disseminating technical training material and high-yielding agricultural inputs. Additionally, the company is financially supporting a program delivered by Ksapa supporting 1,000 smallholders to diversify livelihoods in Indonesia, this evidence is externally verified via Ksapa.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      167. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

      [Externally verified] The company is supported 90,000 smallholders in 2021 through technical assistance, extension services and capacity building events, while disseminating technical training material and high-yielding agricultural inputs. Additionally, the company is financially supporting a program delivered by Ksapa supporting 1,000 smallholders to diversify livelihoods in Indonesia, this evidence is externally verified via Ksapa. The percentage of the company's independent smallholders suppliers that this constitutes is unclear, as is the percent of supply, hence partial scoring.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company uses its tool, Rubberway, to map social and environmental risk in rubber supply chains for upstream supply, including that from smallholders. From this risk assessment, the company then prioritises compliance engagement with smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 41% of it's natural rubber volume is sourced from factories that have had their smallholder supply chains risk-assessed at a jurisdictional level in 2021. To consider supply chains 'risk-assessed', 5% of smallholder suppliers to a factory need to have been assessed on Rubberway. Evidence is externally verified by PWC.

    • 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 uses a combination of risk mapping, EcoVadis scores and onsite audits to assess tier 1 suppliers against sustainability and CSR criteria. The company's onsite assessments are against the Purchasing principles.

    • 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 reports percentages of supply covered by assessments in 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that where serious human rights abuses or environmental breaches are found, business relations are immediately suspended. However, it is not clear what specific criteria would lead to suspension or termination, and the timelines for corrective actions are also unclear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states targets for percentage of supply to be assessed on compliance with principles such as FPIC, and zero deforestation by 2025 with incremental year-on-year percentage increases from 2020-2025.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      175. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

      In 2021, 0.4% of its natural rubber supply by volume originated from farms operating agroforestry models. This is not externally verified.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.75 / 7 82.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 5 100%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • 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 Group Ethics Committee meets four times a year and employee training on the code of ethics was continued in 2021. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company discloses a tax strategy and who is responsible for its implementation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company allows for whistleblowing and guarantees anonymity. There is an online Ethics Line where unethical conduct can be reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's grievance system is open to internal and external stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company reports that there were 1,226 incidents of alleged non-compliance in 2021. No details of individual cases are provided and therefore no points can be awarded.

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