SPOTT will soon provide investors and wider stakeholders with an expanded toolkit for monitoring the transparency of key forest product companies operating in the tropics.

Corporate transparency will be assessed through an indicator framework that draws on established sustainable forest management and best practice principles and wider sustainability standards. By assessing publicly available information against these indicators, the new assessments will help stakeholders to monitor progress, support the uptake of best practice in sustainability, and ultimately foster better on-the-ground outcomes.

SPOTT assessments for timber, pulp and paper companies will be published in November 2017. Read our latest article to find out more and sign up for our email newsletters for further information.

Logging in Cameroon © ZSL


Indicator framework 

The proposed SPOTT indicator framework for assessing timber, pulp and paper companies divides into ten categories. View the indicators by selecting any of the category headings in the table below. Some indicators will be disabled depending on the nature of a specific company’s operations, such as whether or not a company operates mills. These indicators will be finalised in due course.


Timber, pulp and paper companies

SPOTT will initially assess 24 timber, pulp and paper companies, with a view to expanding this to 50 companies in future. The following companies have been selected for the first round of assessments:

No.CompanyWebsiteHeadquartersTotal landbank (ha)Market cap (USD)
2APP China Group company
3APRIL aprilasia.comSingapore1000000Private company
4CIKEL Groupcikel.comBrazil513993Private company
5Duratex S.A.$1,911,619,555.26
6Groupe Blattner Elwyngbedrc.comDRC1900000Private company
7Groupe SEFAC groupesefac.comCameroon405000Private company
8Interholco A.G.interholco.comSwitzerland1160000Private company
9Klabin S/$5,596,298,172.78
11Olam Internationalolamgroup.comSingapore2000000$3,780,212,819.62
12Pallisco-CIFMpallisco-cifm.comCameroon388949Private company
13Precious Woodspreciouswoods.comSwitzerland1180699Private company
14Rimbunan Hijau (RH) company
15Rougier Grouprougier.frFrance2341000$20,713,020.17
16Samling Groupsamling.comMalaysia3417000Acquisition
17SLJ Global Tbksljglobal.comIndonesia840500$77,229,125.4
18SODEFORsodefor.netDRC2139350Private company
19Sumitomo Forestry Co. Ltd.sfc.jpJapan273443$2,778,719,525.00$4,415,255,026.86
21Ta Ann$360,144,182.39
22Toba Pulp Lestaritobapulp.comIndonesia188055$33,195,453.07
23Vicwood Kong3000000Acquisition

*This is the sum of Tjiwi Kimia and Indah Kiat’s market capitalization


Technical advisors

ZSL would like to thank the following experts for contributing to the development of SPOTT assessments for timber, pulp and paper companies:

  • Abigail Herron,‎ Aviva Investors
  • Andy Roby, Independent Forestry Advisor
  • Elizabeth Kennedy, ISEAL Alliance
  • Emily Unwin, ClientEarth
  • Jamie Lawrence, Kingfisher
  • Judy Rodrigues, NEPCon
  • Julia Young, WWF
  • J T Lee, Credit Suisse
  • Marieke Abcouwer, ABN Amro
  • Richard Donovan, Rainforest Alliance
  • Seiji Kawazoe, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
  • Sylvia Giezeman, ACTIAM