Timber and pulp assessment summary – July 2018
Chris Eves and Eszter Wainwright-Déri | 18 Jul 2018 | London, UK
SPOTT assesses 50 timber and pulp producers on the public disclosure of their policies, operations and commitments to environmental, social and governance (ESG) best practice, to facilitate corporate engagement and increase industry transparency.
SPOTT encourages stakeholders to engage with producers and traders, as company policies and commitments may not always translate into effective implementation on the ground.
SPOTT scores timber and pulp producers using up to 110 ESG indicators across 10 categories. Click the categories below to find out more about the companies, and visit their pages to view full assessments.
- The average score of companies is 31.1% in July 2018, compared to 38.9% during the last assessment of timber and pulp companies in November 2017.
- 5/50 (10%) companies have an overall score of at least 66% (higher transparency), compared to 3/24 (13%) companies in November 2017.
- 29/50 (58%) companies have a score below 33% (lower transparency) compared to 11/24 (46%) companies in the last assessment round.
- 17/24 (71%) companies assessed in 2017 saw an increase in their scores in 2018 – the average change in score was +3.9%.
- 7/24 (29%) companies assessed in 2017 saw a decrease in their scores in 2018 – the average change in score was -3.6%.
- Companies perform best in the categories Sustainability policy and leadership and Community, land and labour rights, scoring an average of 42% within these categories.
- There is room for improvement in Certification standards and Smallholders and suppliers, with companies scoring an average of 16% within these categories.
- The average score of companies with some or all their landbank Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management (FM) certified or Programme for Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC) FM certified is 45% compared to 11% for companies lacking such certification.
Check the company scores table to rank all 50 timber and pulp producers and access their full assessments.
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Download a printable summary of the July 2018 assessments of 50 timber and pulp producers.
Download a printable summary of the November 2017 assessments of 24 timber and pulp producers.