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The Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd

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

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  • Market cap:
    2,368,000,000 USD
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    5101 JP Equity
  • ISIN:
    JP3955800002
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Company assessment: The Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd – March 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 44.3% 54 / 122
  • Organisation: 13.5 / 30 45%
  • Policy: 29.5 / 56 52.7%
  • Practice: 11 / 36 30.6%
  • Self-reported: 8.3 / 36 22.9%
  • External: 2.8 / 36 7.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7 / 10 70%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • 1. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment for all its operations?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable natural rubber 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?

      The company reports 7.36% women at the managerial level but does not specify senior management, hence no points can be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (6.3%) - The company has one female board member out of 16.

    • 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 SNR-i, WBCSD and UNGP.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company signed MOU with the Rubber Authority of Thailand (RAOT) to provide economic support for natural rubber farmers and improve traceability, however, limited details were provided.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's latest sustainability report was published in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has submitted is CDP questionnaire for 2021 and also prepared its CSR report in accordance with GRI standards but does not specify if this is the Core or Comprehensive standards.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    2.5 / 21 11.9%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 13 19.2%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      The company provides details of its global operations and the nature of operations within those countries.

    • N
      0 / 1

      13. Lists countries sourcing from?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 19. Maps of estates/management units?

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

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

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

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

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

    • 22. Maps of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. List of jurisdictions where sourcing from smallholders?

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides the name and a static map of its processing facility.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that it supports the traceability of the natural rubber to an appropriate jurisdictional level. The commitment is neither time-bound nor specific to achieve 100% traceability to the 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?

      The company states that it supports the traceability of the natural rubber to an appropriate jurisdictional level. The commitment is neither time-bound nor specific to achieve 100% traceability to the 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?

      The company states that it supports the traceability of the natural rubber to an appropriate jurisdictional level. The commitment is neither time-bound nor specific to achieve 100% traceability to the 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 / 4 50%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of GPSNR. This has been verified via the GPSNR website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 44. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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 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
    2.5 / 10 25%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • 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?

    • 55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines forests as not degrading HCV and HCS areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past 1st April 2019 will not be accepted.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      61. 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, however it does not cover the whole supplier's operation.

    • 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?

      The company provides a general commitment to the preservation of rare and threatened species.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      70. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species 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
    2.5 / 5 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 4 50%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to protect and conserve the HCV areas as defined by HCVRN, 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to conducts environmental and social impact assessments, however, the commitment is unclear.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to conducts supplier environmental and social impact assessments, however, the commitment is unclear.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has reported its suppliers' environmental and social impact assessment on its webpage.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    4.75 / 9 52.8%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • 85. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to no development on peatland applies to all suppliers, however, does not specify the depth of peatland.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero burning.

    • 97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce GHG emissions intensity by 30% by the year 2030.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports the GHG emissions of its overall operations, however not reported as intensity.

    • 102. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports progress in GHG emissions but not as intensity figures. The information is externally verified by SGS Japan.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      GHG Protocol.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    3.25 / 12 27.1%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has a water use policy, however, no time-bound commitment is reported by the company, hence no points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Water use intensity?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      110. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

      The company report to operate a "complete water circulation system" at its processing facility, and does not discharge any plant effluent into waterways.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      111. Treatment of effluents from manufacturing facilities?

      The company has a waste management treatment plan for its manufacturing units, however, limited information was found. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      116. 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.

    • 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
    20.25 / 30 67.5%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 14 / 19 73.7%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 6 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 6 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      128. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company provides human rights training to 64% of employees in 2020 and also has a dedicated team to handle all the cases related to human rights. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. 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

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

      The company commits to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides limited details on the FPIC process.

    • N
      0 / 1

      136. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      137. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to only four or more ILO conventions applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      149. 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 does not report any specific activities of this group within the last two years, hence partial scoring.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      562 (2.39%) - The company report that in 2020 it has 652 temporary employees out of 27,252 which is 2.39%.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of women employees?

      12.1% - The company reports 12.1% women in its workforce.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a living wage?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to pay a decent wage that applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      155. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. 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

      159. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    4 / 14 28.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 8 31.3%
    • Self-reported: 2.5 / 8 31.3%
    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      163. 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 it is not part of a defined smallholder programme, hence partial scoring.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. 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 it is not part of a defined smallholder programme, hence partial scoring.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      179 - The company reports to have conducted 179 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, hence partial scoring.

    • N
      0 / 1

      169. 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

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

      179 - The company reports to have conducted 179 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, hence partial scoring.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that its entire supply chain must follow its Procurement Policy for the Sustainable Natural Rubber and provides steps taken if a suppliers is not in compliance. No timeframes are provide hence partial scoring.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      174. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

      27 - The company reported in 2017 that it had 27 suppliers operating agroforestry models. This information is four years old and no percentage of supply is recorded.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.25 / 7 75%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides training on anti-corruption policy to its 2,385 employees and does not report any violations. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published its tax policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has its Corporate Compliance Hotline only for its employees.

    • N
      0 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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