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  • About this company:

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

  • Parent company:
    Empresas Copec
  • Landbank
    1,565,140 hectares
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private company
  • Website:

Company assessment: Arauco – June 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 40.8% 69.75 / 171
  • Organisation: 12.5 / 40 31.3%
  • Policy: 34.5 / 74 46.6%
  • Practice: 22.8 / 57 39.9%
  • Self-reported: 9 / 57 15.8%
  • External: 6.3 / 57 11%
  • Certified: 7.5 / 57 13.2%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    3.5 / 12 29.2%
    • Organisation: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • 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 which do not cover social issues.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      On its webpage, the company reports Charles Kimber (Senior Vice-President Human Resources and Sustainability) has responsibility for sustainability in the senior management team. However, the information is undated.

    • 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?

      0 - On its webpage, the company reports 9 members in its senior management team out of which no female member is found and it is identified from the profile provided on the webpage. However, the information is updated.

    • N
      0 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 - The company reports no women board members and it is identified from the profile available on the company's webpage. However, this information is undated.

    • 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 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 provides examples of activities which include undertaking participation in the Forests Dialogue, which brings together forestry companies, NGOs, and other interested parties to discuss relevant topics in forestry and promote actions associated with conservation, environmental restoration and improving relations with local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published its last Sustainability Report-2019.

    • 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
    10.25 / 25 41%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 20 27.5%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Brazil (forest concessions, production facilities), Uruguay (forest concessions, production facilities), Argentina (forest concessions, production facilities), Chile (forest concessions, production facilities), USA (production facilities), Canada (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 planted area in Uruguay considers Arauco's 50% stake in Montes del Plata.

    • 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)?

      86,145 - The company has provided the figure that represents unplanted areas in Chile only and the provided data is over two years old.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      440,000 - The company reports it protects more than 440,000 HECTARES ( ?1,000,000 acres) of native forest in permanent conservation set-asides. However, this information is between two and five years old.

    • 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 has only provided Public summaries of forest management plans that are only available for the forestry operations in Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Peru.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      9 - The figure includes one sawmill under Sonae Arauco of which Arauco owns 50%.

    • N
      0 / 1

      30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      7 - Figure includes one pulp mill under Montes del Plata of which Arauco owns 50%.

    • 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/or 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/or third-parties?

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Number of third party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a procedure to trace raw material and the company also states that all its products are compliant with FSC chain of custody certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

      100 - The company has a procedure to trace raw material and the company also states that all its products are compliant with FSC chain of custody certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company has a process to trace raw materials to the FMU level.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

      The company state that all its supply is traceable to the FMU level.

  • 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?

      The company has FSC and PEFC certified forestry operations, but the area this covers in unclear so the percentage certified cannot be calculated.

    • 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?

      The company has FSC FM certification for Arauco Argentina S.A., Arauco Forest Brasil S.A., Arauco Florestal Arapoti S.A., and Arauco Forest S.A., however, the percentage area of Arauco's whole operations that is FSC certified cannot accurately be calculated.

    • 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?

      The company has a commitment for its Chilean operations to only source wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has CERTFOR certification for Forestal Arauco S.A., and SGS Uruguay certification for Arauco Argentina, however the area this covers is not provided and the total certified area cannot be calculated.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    9.5 / 23 41.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 13 46.2%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 8 43.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • Certified: 2 / 8 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership and PEFC CoC certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      60. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company has an explicit commitment to the conservation of biodiversity.

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has identified species of conservation concern referring IUCN Red list. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company gives multiple examples of species and habitat conservation management, including native forest protection, restoration of waterways, and reforestation, a species recovery project for a threatened plant species. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC certified landbank/volume.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

      69. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      70. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership and PEFC CoC certification.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    4.25 / 10 42.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 4 43.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 4 43.8%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      74. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      The company has only provided the summaries of HCV assessments for Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. However, no HCV assessments found for Uruguay.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has only provided the HCV monitoring and management plans for Chile, Brazil, Peru, and Argentina. However, no HCV assessments found for Uruguay.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      78. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has an SEIA methodology which states that it needs to be followed prior to new developments. However, it only needs to be followed when the national legislation requires such assessments to be conducted.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The summary of a Social and Environmental Impact assessment for Chile is publicly available. However, this information is not externally verified.

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

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

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    6.25 / 20 31.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 3 / 9 33.3%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 6 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 1.8 / 6 29.2%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has provided the commitment to no planting on peatland.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it protects soil from erosion and regulates the nutrient cycle. However, the company commits a limited selection of practices for soil.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has a soil monitoring program, they protect soil from erosion and also regulates the nutrient cycle of soil. However, does not provide any evidence of implementation for the same. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification. As the P&Cs do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria with regards to peatlands, limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • 90. 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

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

    • 92. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company states that in a site preparation manual that fire should not be used for land preparation. However, an overall commitment to zero burning could not be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company has Forest Fire Protection Plan Resources for monitoring and management of fire. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC certification.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports about plantations that are affected by forest fires estimated 1,579 hectares in 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has a GHG emission reduction project. However, does not provide any time-bound commitment to reduce GHG emission.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports annual overall emission data for 2018. However, information for emission figures is given but not as intensity figures.

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports annual overall emission data for 2014-2016, according to which there is progress in a country like Chile and Argentina except Brazil and North America also it report emission figures not as intensity figures.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses GHG Protocol for the calculation of scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    8 / 23 34.8%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 1 / 9 11.1%
    • Practice: 5.5 / 12 45.8%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 12 16.7%
    • External: 1.5 / 12 12.5%
    • Certified: 2 / 12 16.7%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Water use intensity?

      153.3 - The company reports its water use intensity figures for pulp (153.3 million m3) in 2019.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports its water use intensity figures for pulp (million m3); 158 (2016) 156.1(2017) 156.7 (2018) 153.3(2019).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      108. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      The company reports about pulp facilities which include primary and secondary treatment for their liquid effluents.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides evidence of treatment of wastewater from sawmills only.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company has provided the commitment to protect natural waterways.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports lists of chemical usage in Kg/ADt for its pulp business.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      121. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

      122. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    20.75 / 34 61%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 13.5 / 20 67.5%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 9 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 9 5.6%
    • External: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • Certified: 1.8 / 9 19.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to human rights?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      126. Progress on human rights commitment ?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      134. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification. As the P&Cs do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      135. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company has provided the process for conflict resolution. However, it is unclear if it covers land conflicts.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • 138. 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

      139. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company has provided multiple examples of providing essential community services and facilities to its operational areas such as the Housing program, food pantry program and also started 131 projects for improving the drinking water system. However, the company does not have a clear commitment for the same.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has provided the commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regard to employment in its code of ethics.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has provided the commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regard to employment that applies to its suppliers as well.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      22,890 (55.8%) - The company reports 22890 contract workers across all its operations in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      2,591 (14.2%) - In 2019, the company reports 2591 women in its workforce.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company has a commitment that all workers are paid at least the minimum wage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment that all workers are paid at least the minimum wage that applies to all its suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it pays above the minimum legal wage in each country where it operates but does not provide any evidence.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has a commitment to address health and safety at work for all workers. However, it does not refer to the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to address health and safety at work for all workers. However, it does not refer to the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      3.8 - The figure provided is the company's consolidated Accident Frequency Rate (AFR), however, it only covers the company's operations in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, North America and Maxico.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports one fatality as a result of work-based accidents in 2019.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2.75 / 8 34.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 4 50%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports about Due diligence system which contains the following three elements: information gathering, risk assessment, risk mitigation (when required).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company has suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers by which suppliers are excluded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    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

      168. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      169. 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

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

      The company states that it has a Crime Prevention Model, the purpose of avoiding the commission of conduct that could entail its criminal liability. However, detailed information regarding Crime Prevention Model could not be found.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has provided the procedure to report unethical conduct and, the company also states that it respects the confidentiality of the complaints and the anonymity of the claimant.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own complaint system open to all stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      176. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Arauco

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