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Company assessment: APP China – June 2021

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Total: 31.6% 54.05 / 171
  • Organisation: 8.5 / 37 23%
  • Policy: 31 / 76 40.8%
  • Practice: 14.6 / 58 25.1%
  • Self-reported: 5.7 / 58 9.8%
  • External: 0 / 58 0%
  • Certified: 8.9 / 58 15.3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    4 / 12 33.3%
    • Organisation: 3 / 6 50%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      1. Sustainable forestry policy or commitment for all its operations?

      The company has a Forest Protection Policy, Sustainable Management Policy, and Environmental Policy. It is not clear if these policies apply to all of the company's operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      2. Sustainable forestry policy or commitment applies to all suppliers?

      Only one sustainability-related policy refers to suppliers and it is not clear if the commitments apply to all of the company's suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Safety Health and Environment Committee which is responsible for sustainability issues.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      560 - Data as of 2018.

    • N
      0 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      No data available.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      8. Collaboration with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with timber and pulp production?

      United Nations Global Compact China, a regional network dedicated to promoting the sustainable development of Chinese enterprises. Self reported in 2018 Sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2018.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      Company's Sustainability Report 2018 has been prepared in accordance with GRI standards but the same is not available in the GRI database.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    5.25 / 22 23.9%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 17 20.6%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company has plantations as well as pulp and paper mills in China.

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

    • N
      0 / 1

      15. Total area of natural forest designated for wood/wood fibre production (ha)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      280,065 - The company states that under the jurisdiction of 18 forestry companies, the total area of self-managed forest is 280,065.12 hectares. Figure from 2018.

    • N
      0 / 1

      17. Area of plantation/natural forest within outgrower schemes (ha)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      18. Unplanted (areas designated for future development as plantation forest) (ha)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      148,281 - The company states an area of self-managed forest undertaking high conservation value (HCV) assessment is 148,280.6 ha. Figure from 2018.

    • 20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has reported or informed ZSL that it doesn't have any intact forest landscapes within its landbank.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      19 - In 2017, the company stated it has over 19 plantation farms.

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      Forest management plan are available for some plantations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

      Self reported monitoring plans for some FMUs are available. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's CFCC/PEFC certification. As the International Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • 25. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on use right (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • 26. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on forest management (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • 27. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on timber harvesting (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • N
      0 / 1

      28. Names and locations of all third-party supplying FMUs?

    • 29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • 30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      31. Number of company-owned pulp and paper mills?

      16 - The company reports 16 pulp and paper mills are PEFC CoC certified, but it is unclear if this represents all mills and data is over two years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

      32. Names and locations of company-owned pulp and paper mills?

    • 33. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned sawmills that come from company's own operations and/or third-parties?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • N
      0 / 1

      34. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned pulp and paper mills that come from company's own operations and/or third-parties?

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Number of third party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Names and locations of all third party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

      37. Reports total volume (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplying mills that come from the supplying mills' own operations and/or third parties?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      38. Procedures to trace raw materials to country of harvest?

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). As the Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

      As per Sustainability report 2018 PEFC CoC-certified pulp procured accounts for 14.23% of all pulp purchased and PEFC CoC-certified wood fibre accounts for 17.45% of all wood fibre purchased. As data is over two years old, no points can be awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      40. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). As the Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    1.91 / 9 21.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 4 25%
    • Practice: 0.9 / 5 18.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.9 / 5 18.2%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% third-party legality verification of FMUs or achieved?

    • N
      0 / 1

      43. Percentage area (ha) verified as being in legal compliance by a third party?

      In 2018 the company stated that 90.93% of its forest area was CFCC/PEFC certified. As data is over two years old, and PEFC FM certificates could not be located, points cannot be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. Time-bound plan to source only wood/wood fibre that is in legal compliance verified by a third party?

    • N
      0 / 1

      45. Percentage of all wood/wood fibre supply traded/processed verified as being in legal compliance by a third party?

      17.45% - In 2018 the company reported that only 17.45% of total wood procured is certified. However, this evidence is now over two years old and cannot be used for scoring.

    • N
      0 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

      47. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% FSC FM certification of FMUs or achieved 100% FSC-certification of FMUs?

    • N
      0 / 1

      48. Percentage of wood/wood fibre supply (tonnes) from all suppliers that comes from FSC FM certified areas?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      49. Commitment to source only wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood and/or PEFC Controlled Sources requirements?

      In 2018 the company stated that it is committed to the fundamental principles of the Forest Stewardship Council.

    • P
      0.91 / 1

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

      254,660 (90.93%) - In 2018, the company reported that 90.93% of its forest area to be CFCC/PEFC certified.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.82 / 23 47%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 13 50%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 8 54%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 3.8 / 8 47.8%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      51. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company is commits to protect High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) Forest.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      52. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      53. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation?

      The company is committed on high conservation value forests and high carbon reserves, APP and its suppliers will only operate in non-natural forest areas in the future but no cut-off date is specified by the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Amount of illegal/non-compliant deforestation recorded?

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Amount of illegal/non-compliant deforestation recorded in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      58. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      60. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company's environmental policy states to protect the biodiversity.

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Species have been identified but not classified according to an appropriate system.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.91 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC certified landbank/volume.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      67. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      Company states it take measures to avoid illegally harvested materials and commits to eliminate illegal logging.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Company states that it ensures that the "sustainable management policy" is effectively communicated and understood partners and other related parties, and is implemented in all business areas. The policy contains a commitment to eliminate illegal logging.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.91 / 1

      69. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC certified landbank/volume.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      70. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

      The company publicly makes this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      71. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    3 / 10 30%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 6 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • N
      0 / 1

      74. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      75. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans available?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      76. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach?

      The company commits to High Carbon Stock (HCS) but does not specify the High Carbon Stock Approach.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to High Carbon Stock (HCS) but does not specify the High Carbon Stock Approach.

    • N
      0 / 1

      78. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      81. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) available, and associated management and monitoring plans?

    • 82. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on impact assessments (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    4.07 / 23 17.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 10 0%
    • Practice: 4.1 / 8 50.9%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 3.6 / 8 44.6%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company provides evidence of good management practices for soil, but not peat. Data is over two years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

      90. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

    • N
      0 / 1

      91. Commitment to reduced impact logging applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      +
      0.75 / 1
      0.91 / 1

      92. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC certification. As the International Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • N
      0 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.91 / 1

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company FMUs?

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. Details/number of hotspots/fires in suppliers operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only states a commitment to reduce GHGs without mentioning time-bound targets.

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    4.5 / 22 20.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 9 22.2%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 11 22.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 11 15.9%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 11 6.8%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      104. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      106. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD and COD)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD and COD)?

      The company reports progress data on COD emissions per ton of paper: 0.23kg (2018), 0.26kg (2017) and COD emissions per ton of pulp: 0.94kg (2018), 1.99kg (2017).

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      108. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      The company has provided multiple evidence of wastewater treatment.

    • 109. Evidence of sawmill run-off containment and wastewater treatment?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • N
      0 / 1

      110. Proportion of processing facilities with closed-loop water treatment system?

    • N
      0 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC certification. As the International Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC certification. As the International Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states to control the use of chemicals, it does not mention minimising chemical pesticide or feriltiser use.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      A company commitment so control chemicals is applied to suppliers, but the commitment does not explicitly mention chemical pesticides and fertilisers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      115. Evidence of eliminating chlorine and chlorine compounds for bleaching?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company publishes this commitment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      121. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • N
      0 / 2

      122. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      123. Waste management system in place to avoid negative impacts?

      The company has a waste management system in place and has provided evidence for its implementation. However, evidence is over two years old.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    16.75 / 35 47.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 5 40%
    • Policy: 14 / 21 66.7%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights.

    • N
      0 / 1

      126. Progress on human rights commitment ?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      127. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights?

      The company commits 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).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). As the Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states to adhere to the principle of "Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)" but the commitment is unclear hence the company has received partial score.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. Details of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process available?

      The company in it Sustainability report 2014 give details about Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Principles.

    • N
      0 / 1

      134. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      135. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company states only that a conflict/dispute resolution mechanism has been introduced. No further details are available.

    • N
      0 / 1

      136. Supports the inclusion of women across forestry operations, including addressing barriers faced?

    • 137. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on population rights (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Commitment to enable sustainable use of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) by local communities?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company publicly makes this commitment.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has provided examples of community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is working on providing quality education and work for local communities.

    • 142. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on labour regulations (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it respect and safeguard the rights and interests of employees and prohibit any form of discriminatory provisions including gender.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      1,405 - Figure as of 2018.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      6,004 - The company reports the number of women directly employed to be 5,469 and indirectly employed to be 535 in 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company states to provide compensation levels at or above industry average with the minimum wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      153. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). As the Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification. The company also has a commitment to health and safety but does not make the reference to ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). As the Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification. The company also commits suppliers to address occupational health and safety but does not make the reference to ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work.

    • N
      0 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      830.61 - Hours lost per million working hours. Data as of 2018.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - Data as of 2018.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    1 / 8 12.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 4 25%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      161. Programme to support outgrower scheme and/or independent smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      162. Percentage of outgrower scheme and/or independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      163. Process used to prioritise, assess and/or engage suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      The company states its process to ensure compliance with its policy requirements like Social and Employment and Environmental Policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company has reported it aims to establish a supplier blacklist system where if a supplier's behaviour does not comply with the company's regulations then the company will suspend all cooperation with the supplier. However, no information found regarding timeframes for action.

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Timebound action plans (including Key Performance Indicators) for suppliers to be in compliance with timber and pulp sourcing commitments?

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. Proportion of direct and indirect supply that comes from FMUs which are compliant with timber and pulp sourcing policies?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    2.75 / 7 39.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      168. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company has ""Integrity and Commitment"" which deals with ethical conduct and anti-corruption system.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states that it launched an Integrity management framework to conduct anti-corruption training for all of its employees, it carries out assessments and due diligence on the risk on projects and business partners, and implements corrective measures in case of violations.

    • 171. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on legal registration (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • N
      0 / 1

      172. Disclosure of the company's management approach to tax and payments to governments?

    • 173. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on taxes, fees and royalties (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      174. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has an email address to report whistleblowing complaints. No further details on the whistleblowing process could be found.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it has a complaints and disputes mechanism, but only limited information is available on this process.

    • N
      0 / 1

      176. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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