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The Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd

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

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    3,282,840,000 USD
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Company assessment: The Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd – March 2023

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 50% 62 / 124
  • Organisation: 15.5 / 30 51.7%
  • Policy: 32.5 / 57 57%
  • Practice: 14 / 37 37.8%
  • Self-reported: 11.3 / 37 30.4%
  • External: 2.8 / 37 7.4%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7.75 / 10 77.5%
    • Organisation: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • 1. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment for all its operations?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has CSR and Environmental council, however, the high-level position of responsibility excluding the board is unclear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Division is a member of the board.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      The company has two female board members out of 16. However, gender balance is not directly reported by the company, but calculated from the staff profile.

    • 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 WBCSD and UNGP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company delivers training and economic support to smallholders with Rubber Authority of Thailand (RAOT) and has held smallholder workshops with the company Kirana Megatara to improve agricultural practice.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published an Integrated report in 2022 which includes sustainability-related matters.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has submitted three CDP questionnaires for 2022.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company has published a climate risk assessment.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    6 / 21 28.6%
    • Organisation: 5 / 13 38.5%
    • Policy: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      Manufacturing (Japan, United States, China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Russia, Israel, Philippines, Singapore) and processing (Thailand).

    • N
      0 / 1

      13. Lists countries sourcing from?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 19. Maps of estates/management units?

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

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

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

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

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

    • 22. Maps of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. List of jurisdictions where sourcing from smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      1 - The company owns only one processing facility through its subsidiary Y.T. Rubber Co Ltd.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a link to Google Maps and a written address for its only processing facility.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has no plantations, therefore sources all rubber from third parties.

    • 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?

      The company owns no plantations, therefore all supply comes from third parties.

    • N
      0 / 1

      29. Number of third party supplying processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a target to survey all tier 1 suppliers by 2023.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • 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 the company does not operate rubber plantations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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?

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      51. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      One processing facility is ISO 14001 certified. Evidence is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    3 / 10 30%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • 53. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company also publishes a no deforestation commitment which applies to all suppliers.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. GPSNR defines natural rubber sourced from deforested areas or where HCVs have been degraded after 1 April 2019 to be non-conformant with its policy. However, this could not be found on the company's own website.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company visited 223 farms in Surat Thani, Thailand, and does not report any violation of deforestation. Information does not cover all suppliers and is over two years old.

    • 63. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      65. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

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

    • 66. Biodiversity policy?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 72. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    2.5 / 5 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 1 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • 75. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company's own reporting only commits to protect and conserve HCV areas.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to conduct environmental and social impact assessments, however, the company does not provide any commitment for its own operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has conducted supplier environmental and social impact assessments, however, it is unclear if this is applied to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company published a supplier's environmental and social impact assessment, but none covering its own operations.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    5.25 / 9 58.3%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • 86. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company's own reporting only discloses a commitment to no planting on peatland, with no definition of peatland provided.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • 93. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 95. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

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

    • 96. Commitment to zero burning?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero burning.

    • 98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce GHG emissions intensity by 28% by the year 2030.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports the GHG emissions in intensity, however it is reported as emissions per unit of sales rather than emissions per product.

    • 103. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      104. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports a 5% decrease in scope 1&2 emissions in 2021. However, the figures are not reported as intensity. Evidence is verified by SGS Japan.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      GHG Protocol.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    3 / 12 25%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • Practice: 2 / 5 40%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 5 40%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has a water use policy, however, no time-bound commitment for reduction is reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      The company reported its total water consumption and efficiency for FY 2020. The intensity figure is not reported by the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports progress in its water consumption for its operations, however, figures are not reported in intensity. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      111. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

      The company reports it operates a "complete water circulation system" at its processing facility, and does not discharge any plant effluent into waterways. The information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      112. Treatment of effluents from manufacturing facilities?

      The company reports it installed a water treatment system at all the sites and has circulating water treatment equipment to increase the ratio of circulating water use and reduce the amount of wastewater. The information is not externally verified.

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only provides a general commitment for suppliers to minimise the usage of chemical substances.

    • 118. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • 126. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    20.75 / 30 69.2%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 15 / 19 79%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 8 28.1%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 8 28.1%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment ?

      The company conducted human rights training in 2021 and reports numerous metrics of attendance/employee coverage.

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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. The company also commits to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 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. The company also 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 commits to follow UN-REDD guidelines and provides a few details on the FPIC process.

    • N
      0 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

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

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

    • 140. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to provide direct and indirect opportunities for local communities.

    • 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 also makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only commits to three conventions using the same language as the ILO.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a Women's Participation and Advancement Taskforce to respond to "the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement". The company also started 17 diversity-related education programs in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      551 (2%) - The company reported that in 2021 it has 551 temporary employees out of 27,222 which is 2%.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

      12% - The company reports 12% of its workforce are women.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company is committed to pay minimum wage to its employees.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company reports it pays above the regional minimum wage at all 66 sites of its production and sales companies in Japan and overseas in 2020. The information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      159. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company has conducted workshops and hazard demonstration training sessions for its employees. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports a lost days injury rate for its global operation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports 1 occupational death in its operations in 2021.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    5 / 14 35.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 8 43.8%
    • Self-reported: 3.5 / 8 43.8%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Commitment to support smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      163. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      164. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

      The company has supported smallholders by promoting agroforestry farming in annual seminars, however, the type of smallholders is unclear and it is not part of a defined smallholder programme.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states 50 farm households attended a workshop in which smallholders were taught agricultural practices and gifted fertiliser. However, it is not clear if these smallholders are independent or part of a scheme.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      166. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company has supported smallholders by promoting agroforestry farming in annual seminars, however, the type of smallholders is unclear and it is not part of a defined smallholder programme, hence partial scoring.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

      The company states 50 farm households attended a workshop in which smallholders were taught agricultural practices and gifted fertiliser. However, it is not clear if these smallholders are independent or part of a scheme.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports it has conducted 250 rubber farm audits since June 2019 which assess compliance. The company does not specify what type of suppliers (industrial plantations or smallholders) are being assessed. The information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 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 it has conducted 250 rubber farm audits since June 2019 which assess compliance. The company does not specify what type of suppliers (industrial plantations or smallholders) are being assessed. The information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that its entire supply chain must follow its Procurement Policy for Sustainable Natural Rubber and provides steps taken if a supplier is not in compliance. However, no timeframes are reported by the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      175. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

      The company states it supports 57 farms applying the agroforestry method in Thailand. However, it is not clear how much of supply to the company is sourced from agroforestry systems.

  • 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 company provides training on its anti-corruption policy to its 1,870 employees and does not report any violations. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published its tax policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company reports its whistleblowing procedure with a flowchart including how the whistleblowers are protected.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has two Corporate Compliance Hotlines for its internal and external stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: The Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd

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