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Founded under the RGE Group in 1973, Singapore based producer APRIL Group owns pulp and

  • Parent company:
    RGE Group
  • Landbank (timber/pulp):
    455,015 hectares
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private company
  • Activities:
    Pulpwood production, pulp and paper production
  • Locations:
    Indonesia (Sumatra)
  • Headquarters:
    Singapore
  • Related companies:
    Sister company of Bracell and Asian Agri (SPOTT palm oil company)
  • Parent website:
  • Website:

Company assessment: APRIL Group – July 2019

SPOTT assesses companies against over 100 indicators across ten categories. Click on the icons or bars below to expand each category for further details, scoring and links to reports and sources.

Assessment date:

Total: 73.5% 87.5 / 119
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 6 / 9 66.7%
    • Companies should publish sustainability policies or similar commitments covering their entire supply chain — including third party suppliers — implemented and enforced through high-level leadership that engages with wider industry schemes.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Sustainable Forest Management Policy 2.0

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      2. Sustainability policy or commitment applies to all sourcing?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Sustainability Director

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      4. One or more board members have responsibility for sustainability?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      5. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only provides figure on total number of management in 2017 (19) but it is unclear how many are women. An undated leadership webpage only shows seven leaders one of which is a woman

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      7. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2,017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      8. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to improve forest management or transparency?

      Fire Free Alliance, TFA 2020, WBCSD, UNGC, PEFC

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Activities with government, NGOs or academic institutions to improve the sustainability of forest products?

      Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Rainforest Alliance, Independent Peat Expert Working Group

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      10. Climate risks assessment available?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      11. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, mills and traceability Landbank, mills and traceability 15 / 19 78.9%
    • Companies should publicly report figures on their total landbank and details of different areas under their management. They should also disclose maps of their forest management units and provide forest management plans, as well as details on mills.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      Indonesia (plantation, pulp and paper mill)

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantation forests

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      14. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      455,015 - 209,252 ha controlled by the APRIL subsidiary PT Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper. A further 237,415 ha is controlled by supply partners and 8,348 ha by community forestry

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      22,703 - The company and its supply partners implement outgrower programs such as livelihood plantation or Tanaman Kehidupan (14,355 ha) and community forestry (8,348 ha)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      0 - The company reports that it completed the establishment of plantations in its concessions in 2014 and since then did not develop new areas

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      17. Conservation set-aside and/or HCV area (ha)?

      369,420 - PT. RAPP (69,972 ha), supply partners (148,596 ha), ecosystem restoration licenses (150,852 ha). These figures exclude conservation areas that are under land claims: approximately 18,000 ha for PT RAPP and 22,000 ha for supply partners

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      18. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      19. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      12 - PT RAPP Teluk Meranti consists of two entities: PT RAPP Meranti East and PT RAPP Meranti West

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      20. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      PT RAPP Teluk Meranti consists of two entities: PT RAPP Meranti East and PT RAPP Meranti West

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      21. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      22. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      23. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on use 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/a
      -
      No source

      24. 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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      25. 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      26. Number of company owned pulp and paper mills?

      1 - Kerinci mill, Riau Province, central Sumatra

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      27. Maps or addresses of company owned pulp and paper mills?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      28. Number of company owned sawmills?

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      29. Maps or addresses of company owned sawmills?

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      30. Number of supplier mills?

      The company has a list of its suppliers that is only accessible after login therefore it is not considered publicly available

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      31. Maps or addresses of supplier mills?

      The company has a list of its suppliers that is only accessible after login therefore it is not considered publicly available

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports that all of its supply is PEFC, SVLK and FSC certified. These certifications count as procedures to trace raw materials. Since all of the company's supply is certified full points have been awarded (as of December 2017)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      33. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company reports that all of its supply is PEFC, SVLK and FSC certified. These certifications count as procedures to trace raw materials. Since all of the company's supply is certified full points have been awarded (as of December 2017)

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      34. Percentage of supply traceable to country level (above 80%)?

      100% - The company reports that all of its supply is PEFC, SVLK and FSC certified. These certifications count as procedures to trace raw materials. Since all of the company's supply is certified full points have been awarded (as of December 2017)

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      35. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level (above 75%)?

      100% - The company reports that all of its supply is PEFC, SVLK and FSC certified. These certifications count as procedures to trace raw materials. Since all of the company's supply is certified full points have been awarded (as of December 2017)

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 10 / 10 100%
    • Companies should commit to address deforestation and to set aside areas for conservation. They should report on any activities to manage or restore habitat in their conservation areas, or monitor deforestation in their supply chains. They should also provide evidence of biodiversity conservation and species or habitat management.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      36. Commitment to zero conversion of natural forest?

      The company and its suppliers commit to only develop areas that are not forested, as identified through independent peer-reviewed High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      37. Zero conversion commitment applies to all sourcing?

      The company and its suppliers commit to only develop areas that are not forested, as identified through independent peer-reviewed High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      38. Commitment to minimise the impact of logging roads?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantation forests

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      39. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      Fire teams patrol company concession areas, monitoring the landscape for fires as well as other unauthorised activities, including illegal logging

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      40. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company has implemented a Land Cover Change (LCC) monitoring system which is based on analysis of Landsat imagery for changes in land cover across all fibre supply concessions and field verifications

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      41. Amount of deforestation recorded?

      762.4

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      42. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) project focused on the comprehensive ecosystem restoration of ecologically important peat forest areas on the Kampar Peninsula

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      44. Implementing a landscape-level approach to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      46. Commitment to sustainably manage the use of non-timber forest products (NTFPs)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantation forests

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      47. Commitment not to use genetically modified organisms?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 5.5 / 8 68.8%
    • Companies should commit to the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches, and to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA). They should develop and publish summaries of assessments and monitoring and management plans.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company will only develop areas that are not forested, as identified through independent peer-reviewed HCV and HCS assessments

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      49. HCV commitment applies to all sourcing?

      The company commits to only develop areas that are not forested, as identified through independent peer-reviewed HCV and HCS assessments. This commitment is said to apply to all current and future wood suppliers as well as any future acquisitions or partnerships

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      50. Commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS)?

      The company states that it will use licenced assessors from the HCV Resource Network (HCVRN). When such assessors are not available, the company will seek an assessor recommended by its Stakeholder Advisory Committee. This commitment also applies to the company's suppliers

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      51. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      One HCV-HCS assessment is available for Marga Madani and Padu Pilihan cooperatives, West Sumatra. However this does not cover all of the company's operations

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company and its suppliers will only develop areas that are not forested, as identified through independent peer-reviewed HCV and HCS assessments. The company will follow the HCS Approach as prescribed by the HCS Approach Steering Group

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      54. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it hasn't expanded its plantation area since April 2015

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that forest plantation areas have undergone Environmental Impact Assessments and Social Impact Assessments are currently being undertaken

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      56. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) available?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      57. 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

  • Water, chemical and waste management Water, chemical and waste management 8.5 / 12 70.8%
    • Companies should commit to protect peatland and undertake best management practices for soils and peat, as well as commit to reduced impact logging. They should also have policies on zero burning and to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Companies should report their GHG emissions, as well as details on any fires that occurred in or around their estates, along with evidence for managing and monitoring fires.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company commits to be within local legal limits for both BOD and COD and the reported figures show this target is already met

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      COD Treated Waste Water: 6.8 m3/adt (2013), 8.3 (2014), 7.5 (2015), 5.45 (2016), 5.54 (2017); BOD Treated Waste Water: 0.61 measured kg/adt (2013), 0.55 (2014), 0.60 (2015), 0.70 (2016), 0.64 (2017)

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      74. Commitment to protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

      Commitment covers the provision of buffer zones in conservation areas only

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      75. Evidence of treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a commitment to consume less water through mill usage than comparable operations and to continually increase water-use efficiency. This commitment has no specific target and is not time-bound

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      78. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      24 - Water Consumption for Pulp and Paper: 32.7 m3/adt (2013), 29.6 (2014), 29.5 (2015), 27.3 (2016), 24 (2017). Partial points as no specific target has been set

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      79. Commitment to eliminate chlorine and chlorine compounds for bleaching?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      81. No use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      82. No use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      83. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Soils, fire and GHGs Soils, fire and GHGs 8.5 / 13 65.4%
    • Companies should commit to managing water use and water quality, providing evidence through time-bound reduction plans, policies on toxic chemical use, waste management and treatment of wastewater and mill effluents.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      58. Commitment to best management practices for soils and/or peat?

      The company has a commitment to best management practices for peat. No equivalent commitment could be identified for other soil types

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      59. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantation forests

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a commitment not to develop forested peatlands, but this does not extend to non-forested peatlands. The company states that its Peat Expert Working Group will be used to provide inputs and recommendations on the development of non-forested peatland

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      61. Commitment on peatland planting applies to all sourcing?

      The company has a commitment not to develop forested peatlands that applies to all current and future wood suppliers, as well as any future acquisitions or partnerships. This commitment does not extend to non-forested peatlands

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      256,682 - Figure calculated by adding PT RAPP's (111,206 ha), community fibre plantations' (6,653 ha) and long-term suppliers' (138,823 ha) landbank on peat

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      63. Evidence of best management practices for soils and/or peat?

      The company provides evidence of best management practices for peat (management of water levels) and has commissioned an Independent Peat Expert Working Group. No best management practices could be identified for other soils

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      64. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      65. Commitment to zero burning applies to all sourcing?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      66. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

      Community and education-based prevention initiatives; regular land, air and water patrols. Suppression capabilities include helicopters equipped with fire crews, water bombing, fire trucks, and airboats

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      67. Details/number of hotspots/fires in FMUs controlled by the company?

      51 - As a result of the company's fire suppression program the total hectares lost to fire on PT RAPP and its long term supplier concessions during the reporting period was limited to 51 hectares

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      68. Time-bound commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company states that it commits to continuous reduction of its carbon footprint. However, no specific target on GHG intensity could be identified

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      69. Progress towards reducing GHG emission intensity?

      Mill tonnes of GHG/tonne of paper: 0.44 metric ton CO2eq/ton pulp (2017); 0.72 metric ton CO2eq/ton paper (2017). The company has not set a target for reducing GHG intensity

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      70. Report GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company states that research is underway to establish land use emissions and sequestration associated with plantation operations

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      71. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA), the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) and the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 17 / 22 77.3%
    • Companies should commit to respect human rights, including those of indigenous peoples and local communities, and free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Companies should respect the rights of workers, report relevant workforce data, and address with health and safety issues.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Commitment to human rights, referencing the UN Declaration on Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      86. Commitment to human rights applies to all sourcing?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      88. Commitment to respect legal and customary property rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      90. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company provides a case study of how FPIC is implemented

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      92. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company undertakes community engagement activities in relation to land conflicts, encroachments and fire prevention

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      93. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports it has a process for the resolution of land conflicts, but limited details are provided

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      94. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across forestry operations, including addressing barriers faced?

      The company provides examples on how it supports the inclusion of women in forestry operations but no commitment found

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      95. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      96. 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      97. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      98. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions?

      The company states that the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work is respected

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      99. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      100. 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      101. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      9,182 (74.8%) - Contractors as of December 2017 excluding the company's supply partners

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      102. Percentage or number of women employees?

      650 (9.25%) - Direct employees as of December 2017 excluding the company's supply partners

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      103. Payment of minimum wage?

      The company states that it complies with Indonesian labour law, which covers the minimum wage. No evidence of wages paid is provided

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      104. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      105. Commitment to address occupational health and safety, referencing the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work?

      The company does not reference the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      106. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      Injury Rate (employees & contractors): Fibre operations male: 0.44 female: 0.04; Mill male: 1.27, female: 0 (2017)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      1 - The company reports that one contractor in its forestry operations lost their life during 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      108. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards 6.5 / 14 46.4%
    • Companies should be certified by credible certification standards, or have time-bound commitments to achieve 100% certification of forest management units. They should also ensure that their supply is verified as being in legal compliance and commit to sourcing certified wood/wood fibre.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      100% - The company has already achieved 100% third-party legality verification

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      100% - All the company's suppliers are already third-party verified (SVLK, PEFC, FSC)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      100% - Sustainable Production Forest Management and Timber Legality Verification (PHPL-SVLK), PEFC

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      100% - SVLK, PEFC (as of 2017)

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      114. Commitment to source only wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood requirements?

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      115. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      116. Percentage of wood/wood fibre supply from outgrower scheme and/or independent suppliers that is FSC FM certified?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

      117. Percentage of all wood/wood fibre supply traded/processed that are FSC certified (above 75%)?

      3.1% - Only 3.1% of all the company's supply is FSC (CoC) certified

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      262,473 (77.5%) - 262,473 ha out of a total of 338,536 ha of the company's own area is certified

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 6 / 6 100%
    • Companies should report details of any programmes or schemes to support outgrower scheme smallholders, as well as criteria to assess suppliers on compliance with company policies, and in what cases suppliers should be suspended or excluded due to non-compliance.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      119. Programme to support outgrower scheme smallholders?

      Livelihood farms, Community Fibre Farms. Providing training, seedlings, fertiliser, financing, technical support

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      120. Percentage of outgrower scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      15 - The company supports 15 community fibre plantations (Hutan Rakyat) that cover 14,355 ha, 3% of the company and its partners' plantation area

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company's Policy for Association sets out the procedure used to assess and confirm the compliance of prospective suppliers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      122. The company has a Due Diligence System (DDS)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      123. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      124. Percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company requirements?

      100%

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Companies should operate in an ethical manner at all levels, providing accessible channels and clear procedures for both employees and external stakeholders to raise any grievance or complaint with the company, as well as allowing for whistleblowing.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      125. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      Guidelines include provisions for fair and non-discriminatory engagement with stakeholders, avoidance of conflicts of interest and intolerance of corrupt practices

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      126. 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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      128. 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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      129. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company's parent, Royal Golden Eagle, has a whistleblowing policy and provides an email address to report cases. This is applicable to the company as well, however no details on steps taken or how whistleblowers are protected are provided

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      131. Details of grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: APRIL Group

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SPOTT is a ZSL initiative.
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