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 October 2017. Read our latest blog 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 clicking on 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 has mills within its operations. These indicators will be finalised in due course.


Timber, pulp and paper companies

SPOTT will initially assess 25 timber, pulp and paper companies, with a view to expanding this to 50 companies in future. The following 25 companies have been selected for the first round of assessments:

No.CompanyWebsiteHeadquartersTotal landbank (ha)Market cap (USD)
1APRIL aprilasia.comSingapore1000000Private company
2Asia Pulp and Paperasiapulppaper.comIndonesia2613149$1,368,211,506.12*
3APP China Group company
4CIKEL Groupcikel.comBrazil513993Private company
5COFCOcofcoagri.comChina1000000Private company
6Duratex S.A.$1,911,619,555.26
7Groupe Blattner Elwyngbedrc.comDRC1900000Private company
8Groupe SEFAC groupesefac.comCameroon405000Private company
9Interholco A.G.interholco.comSwitzerland1160000Private company
10Klabin S/$5,596,298,172.78
12Olam Internationalolamgroup.comSingapore2000000$3,780,212,819.62
13Pallisco-CIFMpallisco-cifm.comCameroon388949Private company
14Precious Woodspreciouswoods.comSwitzerland1180699Private company
15Rimbunan Hijau company
16Rougier Grouprougier.frFrance2341000$20,713,020.17
17Samling Groupsamling.comMalaysia3417000Acquisition
18SLJ Global Tbksljglobal.comIndonesia840500$77,229,125.4
19SODEFORsodefor.netDRC2139350Private company
20Sumitomo Forestry Co. Ltd.sfc.jpJapan273443$2,778,719,525.00$4,415,255,026.86
22Ta Ann$360,144,182.39
23Toba Pulp Lestaritobapulp.comIndonesia188055$33,195,453.07
24Vicwood 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