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  • About this company:

    Arauco operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Portugal,

  • Parent company:
    Empresas Copec
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
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Company assessment: Arauco – August 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 31.6% 56 / 177
  • Organisation: 14.5 / 40 36.3%
  • Policy: 23 / 76 30.3%
  • Practice: 18.5 / 61 30.3%
  • Self-reported: 5 / 61 8.2%
  • External: 4 / 61 6.6%
  • Certified: 9.5 / 61 15.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    5.5 / 12 45.8%
    • Organisation: 3 / 6 50%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Practice: 2 / 4 50%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 4 25%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports general sustainability commitments but does not cover social issues.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports that the Senior Vice-President Human Resources and Sustainability has responsibility for sustainability in the senior management team.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports the profiles of the senior management team, which can be used to deduce the percentage of women. Partial points have been awarded because the company does not explicitly report the percentage of women in senior management.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 - The company reports the profiles of the board of directors, which can be used to deduce the percentage of women. Partial points have been awarded because the company does not explicitly report the percentage of women in the board of directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of multiple industry schemes, including FSC, PEFC, and UNGC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it collaborates with forestry companies, NGOs, and other interested parties to discuss various issues, including measures to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes and on improving relations with local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's latest sustainability report was published in 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    8 / 25 32%
    • Organisation: 6 / 20 30%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Company reports Brazil (forest concessions, production facilities), Uruguay (forest concessions, production facilities), Argentina (forest concessions, production facilities), Chile (forest concessions, production facilities), Mexico (production facilities), USA (production facilities), Canada (production facilities), Germany (production facilities), Spain (production facilities), Portugal (production facilities).

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

    • 15. 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 plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      1,039,000 - The company reports that it has 1,039,000 ha of forest plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      56.95 - The company only reports unplanted areas in Chile. As a result, partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      133,000 - The company reports that it has 133,000 ha of HCV area.

    • N
      0 / 1

      20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      The company reports forest management plans for some, but not all, of its forest management units. Thus, only partial points can be awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

      Information on the implementation of forest management plans are only available for two forest management units (Mahal and Novo Oeste, in Brazil).

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      9 - The company reports sawmills in Chile, Argentina, and Spain.

    • N
      0 / 1

      30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      7 - The company reports that it owns seven pulp mills, including one through Montes Del Plata, of which Arauco owns 50%, and another through a joint operation with Stora Enso.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has a procedure to trace raw materials and also states that all of its products are compliant with FSC CoC certification.

    • 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 FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2020). As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC CoC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

      The company states that all of its supply is traceable to the FMU level. However, because this claim is over two years old, no points can be awarded.

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

    • 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?

    • 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)?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    6 / 25 24%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 15 16.7%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 8 43.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/membership.

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company making this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2 EN) and the PEFC International Standard (PEFC ST 1003:2018). As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria, partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certified landbank.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      63. Biodiversity policy?

      The company reports that it has a Biodiversity Policy, but does not state any time-bound targets.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • 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 FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      69. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      72. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/membership. The company reports not to use wood from genetically modified trees in any ARAUCO product.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    3 / 11 27.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/membership.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      76. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      The company reports the summaries of HCV assessments for its operations in Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Peru, but not for its operations in Uruguay.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports HCV management and monitoring plans for Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Peru, but not for Uruguay.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports its social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA) methodology, which it follows prior to new developments. However, the company states that it is only followed when the national legislation requires such assessments to be conducted. As a result, only partial points have been awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports its Social and Environmental Impact assessment for Chile. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • 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
    3.75 / 20 18.8%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 1 / 9 11.1%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 6 29.2%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 1.8 / 6 29.2%
    • 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?

      The company reports a number of examples of soil management, however, it does not make any references to peat. Thus, partial points have been awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company reports that it has a soil monitoring program, protects soil from erosion, and also regulates the nutrient cycle of soil. However, it does not provide any evidence of implementing these practices.

    • 93. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 95. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company reports that fire should not be used for land preparation. However, it does not make an overall commitment to zero burning. Thus, no points are awarded.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that 1,579 ha of plantations were affected by forest fires in 2019.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its annual overall emissions but does not calculate emission intensity.

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      104. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports annual overall emission data for 2014-2016, for Chile, Argentina, Brazil and North America. However, data is more than five years old, so no points are awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company reports that it follows the Neutrality Protocol prepared by Deloitte to calculate GHG emissions.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    6.5 / 24 27.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 1 / 9 11.1%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 13 34.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 13 5.8%
    • External: 0.8 / 13 5.8%
    • Certified: 3 / 13 23.1%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      The company reports its total water use, but does not calculate water use intensity.

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports its water use figures for pulp (million m3), but does not calculate water use intensity. Furthermore, the reported total water use has not reduced between 2017-2020. As a result, no points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      111. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      The company reports that its pulp facilities include primary and secondary treatments for its liquid effluents.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that it treats wastewater, but it does not provide evidence or examples of this. Therefore, no points are awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      114. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to the use of protection zones around natural waterways.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additional points have been awarded according to the percentage of company landbank certified by FSC.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports its chemical usage (Kg/ADt) for its timber and business. However, this data is between two and five years old, so partial points are awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    16.5 / 36 45.8%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 9.5 / 20 47.5%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 11 31.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 11 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 11 6.8%
    • Certified: 2.8 / 11 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/membership.

    • N
      0 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment ?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/membership.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). As the policy requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's certification/membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has both FSC FM/CoC and PEFC FM/CoC certifications.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      [Externally verified] Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports information on its process of conflict resolution. However, it is unclear if it covers land conflicts.

    • 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.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company reports that it provides essential community services and facilities within its operational areas. These examples include a housing programme, a food pantry program, and improvements to the drinking water system. However, the company does not have a clear commitment for the strategic provision of community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank.

    • N
      0 / 1

      144. Commitment to provide business/work opportunities 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/membership.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regard to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regard to employment is applicable to its suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      22,890 (54.02%) - The company reports the percentage of temporary employees across all its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of women employees?

      2,368 (13.49%) - The company reports the number of its employees by gender.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company commits to a base pay standard that exceeds the minimum legal wage of each country. However, exact figures are not provided so it is unclear whether these standards constitute a living wage. Therefore, only partial points can be awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to ensuring its suppliers receive a base pay standard that exceeds the minimum legal wage of each country. However, exact figures are not provided so it is unclear whether these standards constitute a living wage. Therefore, only partial points can be awarded.

    • 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 FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2020). As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC CoC certification.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes a commitment to address health and safety at work for all workers, including suppliers, but it does not refer to the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work. Therefore, only partial points can be awarded.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      160. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      161. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      3.2 - The company reports a consolidated Accident Frequency Rate (AFR), however, it only covers the company's operations in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, North America, and Mexico.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports no fatalities as a result of work-based accidents.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2.25 / 8 28.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      163. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports on the development of small farms through afforestation and productive diversification, providing support to owners so that they achieve better economic and sustainable use of their lands.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a due diligence system containing three elements: information gathering, risk assessment and risk mitigation.

    • 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 suspension and exclusion criteria for suppliers, but does not refer to any timeframe or detailed procedure. Thus, only partial points have been awarded.

    • 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
    4.5 / 7 64.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      171. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company is committed to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption that applies to its suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has a Crime Prevention Model. However, detailed information regarding this Crime Prevention Model is unavailable and limited evidence is provided.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      177. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company reports it has a procedure for unethical conduct and ensures that it respects the confidentiality and anonymity of the applicant.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its own grievance and complaints system open to all stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      179. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Arauco

SPOTT monitors global media sources for coverage of assessed companies. The media monitor gathers reports about specific activities related to the assessment indicator categories. ZSL does not assess or score the validity of media coverage, but users can explore the media monitor to provide context on implementation, and infer risks associated with reported operations on the ground.

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