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Viet Nam Rubber Group (VRG)

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

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  • Substantiated concerns
    • In 2015, the FSC Board of Directors took the decision to disassociate from Vietnam Rubber Group after investigation upheld the the Company had engaged in deforestation, Destruction of HCVs Human/Traditional rights violations, Illegal logging/timber trade and Workers' rights violations. See further details and updates here.

Company assessment: Viet Nam Rubber Group (VRG) – March 2022

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 33.3% 59.63 / 179
  • Organisation: 11.5 / 43 26.7%
  • Policy: 38.8 / 80 48.4%
  • Practice: 9.4 / 56 16.8%
  • Self-reported: 8.4 / 56 15%
  • External: 1 / 56 1.8%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6.5 / 11 59.1%
    • Organisation: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable development policy which covers all rubber operations.

    • 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?

      Steering committee for sustainable development.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Steering committee for sustainable development.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports the number of executive management board, all of which are male. Gender balance is not directly reported by the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The company reports the number of board members, all of which are male. Gender balance is not directly reported by the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company cooperates with Oxfam and WWF on guidelines to sustainable natural rubber production and mitigating socio-economic impacts.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The SR 2020 is integrated into the annual report.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    7 / 30 23.3%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 21 26.2%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 6 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam (plantations, processing, manufacturing and trading).

    • N
      0 / 1

      13. Lists countries sourcing from?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      402,650 - The company reports the total rubber area of the whole group in its annual report 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      15. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      39,109.1 - Data from 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      24.84 - Figure as of 2021. However, the number is just from one subsidiary rather than representing the whole group.

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      A management plan for one subsidiary was found.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Maps of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

    • 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?

      56 - The company has 56 rubber processing factories.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports names and addresses of the company owned natural rubber processing facilties. However, all the addresses do not generate locations.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to achieve 100% traceability of outputs by 2025. It is not clear to what level of traceability the company is referring to.

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Percentage of supply traceable to processing facility level?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to achieve 100% traceability of outputs by 2025. It is not clear to what level of traceability the company is referring to.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to achieve 100% traceability of outputs by 2025. It is not clear to what level of traceability the company is referring to.

    • 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
    1.63 / 11 14.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Practice: 1.1 / 7 16.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.1 / 7 1.9%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • P
      0.13 / 1

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

      The company reports that until July 2021, 11 subsidiaries were granted certificates of sustainable forest management according to the international standards PEFC ST 1001:2010 on 51,317 hectares of rubber.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      51. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      [Externally verified] 20 factories of the company subsidiaries hold PEFC certificates and 24 companies are applying ISO 14001.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company aims to achieve ISO, CSI 100, PEFC FM, PEFC CoC certifications, but no commitment mentions a goal to be 100% certified.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    7.25 / 21 34.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 13 46.2%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 6 20.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 6 20.8%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company commits to prevent conversion of natural ecosystems after 2015. It does not explicitly prohibit the conversion of natural ecosystems so full points cannot be awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to prevent conversion of natural ecosystems after 2015. It does not explicitly prohibit the conversion of natural ecosystems so full points cannot be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to no deforestation.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to prevent deforestation. As the commitment does not prohibit deforestation full points cannot be awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to prevent deforestation and natural ecosystem conversion from 2015. But definitions of areas not to be converted (e.g. HCV, HCS, Intact Forest Landscapes, Primary forest etc) are not available.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      62. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      The company commits to restore forests and natural ecosystems, but the commitment is not linked to a cut-off date or clear if it covers all deforestation/conversion committed by the company and third parties.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to restore forests and natural ecosystems, but the commitment is not linked to a cut-off date or clear if it covers all deforestation/conversion committed by the companies and third parties.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company only reports to promote the implementation of forest conservation and restoration projects to improve biodiversity and upgrading people's livelihoods at the landscape level. However, the details of implementation are not reported by the company. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      A subsidiary has identified animal and plant species in its estate making reference to the IUCN red list. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to prohibit illegal hunting. It is not clear if employees are permitted to hunt in estate, or if local communities are permitted to hunt for subsistence purposes.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to prohibit illegal hunting. It is not clear if employees are permitted to hunt in estate, or if local communities are permitted to hunt for subsistence purposes.

    • P
      1 / 1

      71. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

      The company commits to not carry out Illegal logging or trade in illegal wood or forest products, but it is not clear if it is committed to protect encroachment from third-parties exploiting forest resources.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      73. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    5.5 / 9 61.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to high carbon stock assessments but does not reference the HCS Approach.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to high carbon stock assessments but does not reference the HCS Approach.

    • N
      0 / 1

      80. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct SEIAs for all its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct SEIAs.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      A subsidiary of the company has disclosed a summary of environmental and social risks in its Sustainable Forest Management plan. There is no monitoring or management plan available. Information is not externally verified.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    6.75 / 20 33.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 10 50%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to use best management practices for soils. It is unclear if the company has landbank on peat.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides some examples of its member companies applying intercropping. However, it is unclear if the company has any landbank on peat. Information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      92. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

      The company reports commitment to best tapping practices.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      94. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

      The company provides some examples, however, information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to zero burning.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to limit burning in rubber plantations, and not to prohibit burning.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company provides examples of fire management but not monitoring. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    5 / 21 23.8%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 11 22.7%
    • Practice: 2 / 8 25%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 8 25%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Water use intensity?

      The company reports water use figures for processing of different grades of natural rubber. However, it is unclear if these figures cover all operations/activities.

    • N
      0 / 1

      107. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • 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 reports to treat waste from rubber planting projects and latex and rubber wood processing factories in compliance with the national standards or standard for the treatment of waste and substances polluting the air, water, and noise environment in the project areas. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      111. Treatment of effluents from manufacturing facilities?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company reports to not planting rubber trees on land along two sides of rivers and streams according to regulations (50 - 100 meters or more away), to help maintain conditions for forests and natural vegetation maintenance and development.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company gives one example of odor removal. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to reduce chemical usage but does not specify if this includes chemical pesticides and fertilisers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company states it is applying the IPM approach but does not provide examples. Information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    16.5 / 35 47.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 13.3 / 22 60.2%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 8 28.1%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 8 28.1%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports that it will not violate traditional and human rights. The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but this only applies to operations in Viet Nam and does not include Cambodia or Laos.

    • N
      0 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      128. Progress on human rights commitment?

      In 2021, the company developed and published two handbooks for community engagement in collaboration with Oxfam and Consultative Institute for Socio-Economic Development of Rural and Mountainous Areas (CISDOMA). However, the handbooks are not verified by the external organisations via signatures, seals or logos.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169). However, the commitments cover Viet Nam and Cambodia and excludes Laos operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to respect community rights but does not reference the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect FPIC in Viet Nam and Cambodia, no commitment for Laos operations could be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company discloses FPIC processes for Viet Nam and Cambodia, but a process could not be found for Laos operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      136. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company has published handbooks with processes of how to engage with local stakeholders, however examples of engagement carried out could not be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      137. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company provides details on process for addressing land conflicts.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has an established committee for the advancement of women and conducts training for women in rubber cultivation and processing. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company commits to ensure food security for local communities through assisting with crop diversity and agroforestry.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company gives examples of intercropping models for smallholders to establish more secure incomes during rubber tree establishment and periods of rubber price volatility. This information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides examples of essential community services and facilities provided including medical centers, schools and roads. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to provide work opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • N
      0 / 1

      145. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles 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 employment-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 employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of women employees?

      34,071 (40.8%) - The company reports total number of employees as 83,584, out of which female employees are 34,071 (accounting for 40.8%). Data as of 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company commits to ensuring wages are above the minimum wage, but does not commit to paying a living wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to ensuring wages are above the minimum wage, but does not commit to paying a living wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      155. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • N
      0 / 1

      159. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    1.5 / 14 10.7%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 1 / 5 20%
    • Practice: 0 / 8 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits to support smallholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      162. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

      60,000 (19.5%) - The company states that it used 60,000 tons of rubber from smallholders out of 307,000 tons. However, information is over two years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      174. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    2 / 7 28.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to prevent bribery and corruption. A commitment to ethical conduct could not be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a grievance system but no details are given.

    • N
      0 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Viet Nam Rubber Group (VRG)

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