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  • About this company:

    Headquartered in Singapore, APP China Group is the

  • Parent company:
    Sinar Mas Group
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
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Company assessment: APP China – August 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 23.5% 41.83 / 178
  • Organisation: 8.5 / 38 22.4%
  • Policy: 25 / 78 32.1%
  • Practice: 8.3 / 62 13.4%
  • Self-reported: 3.8 / 62 6.2%
  • External: 0 / 62 0%
  • Certified: 4.5 / 62 7.3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    2.5 / 12 20.8%
    • Organisation: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • 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. The policy is not comprehensive enough on its own to score points.

    • 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. As this information is between two and five years old, only partial points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report the percentage or number of women in senior management team, only the percentage and number of women in any management position, hence no points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published its most recent sustainability report in 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company reports a GRI index in its 2020 sustainability report but does not specify whether it has been prepared in accordance with GRI Core or Comprehensive standards hence partial scoring.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    4.5 / 23 19.6%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 18 19.4%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • 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)?

      271,000 - The company states that it has 271,000 ha of planted forests. This is an approximate figure hence partial scoring.

    • 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 of 148,280.6 ha. Figure from 2018. As this information is between two and five years old, only partial points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      17 - The company reports it has 17 forestry companies, but as this is not clearly relating to FMUs, partial points have been awarded.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

    • 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 does not own sawmills.

    • 30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own sawmills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      16 - In 2018 the company reported that 16 pulp and paper mills were PEFC CoC certified, but it is unclear if this represents all mills and as this information is between two and five years old, only partial points can be awarded.

    • 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 third-parties?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not 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 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 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 2002:2020). Partial points have been awarded as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT scoring criteria.

    • N
      0 / 1

      39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

    • 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 2002:2020). Partial points have been awarded as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT scoring criteria.

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    1.08 / 9 12%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 4 0%
    • Practice: 1.1 / 5 21.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.1 / 5 21.5%
    • 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?

    • P
      0.9 / 1

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

      90.12% - In 2020 the company stated that 90.12% of its forest area was CFCC/PEFC certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.17 / 1

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

      17.45% - In 2020 the company reported that 17.45% of total wood procured was certified.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      In 2020 the company self-reported 90.12% of its forest area to be CFCC/PEFC certified. However only two certificates are available and many more have expired since the 2020 sustainability report was written. As no up to date figure can be calculated, no points can be awarded.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    5 / 25 20%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 15 20%
    • Practice: 2 / 8 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 8 25%
    • N
      0 / 1

      51. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      60. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      63. Biodiversity policy?

      The company's environmental policy states a commitment to protect biodiversity. However no policy or time-bound commitment is provided and therefore no points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports it has identified species but has not classified them according to an appropriate system. The list is not publicly available and therefore no points can be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      69. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company states a commitment to eliminate illegal logging only, hence partial scoring.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it ensures that the "sustainable management policy" is effectively communicated and understood by partners and other related parties, and is implemented in all business areas, but this does not clearly cover all suppliers. The policy contains a commitment to eliminate illegal logging.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      71. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      72. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

      The company commits to not use genetically modified tree species.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits "partners" to not use genetically modified tree species. This does not clearly cover all suppliers, hence partial scoring.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    3 / 11 27.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 6 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 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 its suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

      76. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      78. 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

      79. 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

      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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 85. 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
    1 / 23 4.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 10 0%
    • Practice: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      93. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      95. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additional points have been awarded according to the percentage of company landbank certified by PEFC. The company self-reports a monitoring and patrol network with local stakeholders as well as erecting signage relating to preventing fires in surrounding areas.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. 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

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      104. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    5.25 / 23 22.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 9 27.8%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 12 22.9%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 12 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 12 6.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      109. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD or COD)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD or COD)?

      The company reports progress data on COD emissions per ton of paper: 0.22kg (2020), 0.29kg (2019), 0.23kg (2018) and COD emissions per ton of pulp: 0.85kg (2020), 0.63kg (2019), 0.94kg (2018). Figures are not consistently improving hence partial scoring.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      111. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      The company reports evidence of wastewater treatment.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own sawmills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      114. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company reports it has set up a "buffer belt" at a particular site, however no reference is made to protecting natural waterways and this is not a clear commitment across all operations hence no points.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it controls the use of chemicals, it does not mention minimising chemical pesticide or fertiliser use.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits "partners and other interested parties" to control the use of chemicals, it does not mention minimising chemical pesticide or fertiliser use. It is unclear if this covers all suppliers, hence partial scoring.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no use of chemicals banned by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits "partners and other interested parties" to no use of chemicals banned by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is unclear if this covers all suppliers, hence partial scoring.

    • 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 / 2

      124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • N
      0 / 2

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      126. 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.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    14.75 / 37 39.9%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 11 / 21 52.4%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 11 6.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 11 0%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 11 6.8%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment ?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      130. 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

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

      The company commits "partners and other interested parties" 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). It is unclear if this covers all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to FPIC.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits "partners and other interested parties" to FPIC. It is unclear if this covers all suppliers, hence partial scoring.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      138. 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

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

    • 140. 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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company commits to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company provides examples of community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 145. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      146. 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 2002:2020). Partial points have been awarded as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT scoring criteria.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it respects and safeguards the rights and interests of employees and prohibits any form of discriminatory provisions including gender.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of women employees?

      6,004 (24.3%) - The company reports the number of women directly employed to be 4,529 and indirectly employed to be 470 in 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company states it provides compensation levels at or above industry average with the minimum wage. No commitment is made to living wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

      155. Commitment to pay a living wage applies to all suplliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      157. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2020). Partial points have been awarded as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT scoring criteria. 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

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

      The company commits "partners and other interested parties" to address occupational health and safety but does not make the reference to ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work. It is also unclear if this covers all suppliers, hence partial scoring.

    • N
      0 / 2

      160. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      924.79 - Hours lost per million working hours. Data as of 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - Data as of 2020.

  • 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

      163. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Number or percentage of outgrower scheme and/or independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has a "complete due diligence mechanism", which includes "information investigation research", risk assessment, and "other methods". Details of this process are limited and it is unclear if this is a continuous process or if it is only for when the company is selecting new suppliers. It is also unclear how the company engages with suppliers to mitigate risks, hence partial scoring.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      168. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports that it has established a blacklist of non-compliant suppliers through its due diligence system. However, no information was found regarding timeframes for action.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      170. 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
    3.75 / 7 53.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      171. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commits to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption. This applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports it conducts various training sessions for employees related to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption. The company also reportsit has written guidelines in its employee handbook to prevent bribery and corruption.

    • 174. 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

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

    • 176. 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

      177. Whistleblowing procedure?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it has a complaints and disputes mechanism, but no other details are provided.

    • N
      0 / 1

      179. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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