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  • Latest update: July 2018
  • Next scheduled: No longer assessed

  • About this company:

    Established in 1979, Barito Pacific has forestry operations

  • Landbank
    149,582 hectares
  • Market cap:
    2,314,794,468 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    BRPT.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BRPT:IJ
  • ISIN:
    ID1000085707
  • Website:

Company assessment: Barito Pacific – July 2018

Assessment date:

Total: 5.1% 5.5 / 107.5
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      2. Sustainability policy or commitment applies to direct and third-party suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

    • N
      0 / 1

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Landbank, FMUs and mills Landbank, FMUs and mills
    3 / 13 23.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      7. Lists countries and operations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      73,375 - Forest Concession Right (HPH) area. Data as of December 31, 2016

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      76,207 - Industrial forest concessions

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that "as of December 31, 2016, the Group has total remaining Forest Concession Right (HPH) area of 73,375 ha and virgin forest area of 34,728 ha which has not yet expired'. However, it is unclear if the virgin forest area will be used for production in the future

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      13. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      The company's 2016 annual report and 2018 management presentation report four concessions. However, their 2018 Business, Financial and Industry update report five concessions

    • N
      0 / 1

      15. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      16. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

    • N
      0 / 1

      17. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation?

    • 18. Number of company owned pulp and paper mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not own pulp or paper mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not own pulp or paper mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • N
      0 / 1

      20. Number of company owned sawmills?

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Maps or addresses of company owned sawmills?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    0 / 15 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Commitment to zero conversion of natural forest?

    • N
      0 / 1

      23. Zero conversion commitment applies to outgrower scheme and independent suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. Commitment to minimise the impact of logging roads?

    • N
      0 / 1

      25. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      26. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      27. Amount of deforestation recorded?

    • N
      0 / 1

      28. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      29. Commitment to set aside areas for conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      30. Examples of habitat management and/or habitat restoration of set-aside areas?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      32. Commitment to protect species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      34. Commitment not to use genetically modified organisms?

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Commitment to only use alien species where impacts can be controlled?

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Examples of species conservation activities?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    0 / 9 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only commits to no development of HCV areas for its palm and rubber operations

    • N
      0 / 1

      38. HCV commitment applies to outgrower scheme and independent suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      40. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      43. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      The company only commits to no development of HCS areas for its palm and rubber operations

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only commits to conduct appropriate environmental and social studies for its palm and rubber operations

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    0 / 14 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only makes this commitment for peat for its palm and rubber operations

    • N
      0 / 1

      47. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only makes this commitment for its palm and rubber operations

    • N
      0 / 1

      49. Commitment on peatland planting applies to outgrower scheme and independent suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      52. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company only makes this commitment for its palm and rubber operations

    • N
      0 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero burning applies to outgrower scheme and independent suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only commits to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions for its palm and rubber operations

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Progress towards reducing GHG emission intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      58. Report GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and waste management Water, chemical and waste management
    0 / 10 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      60. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality?

    • N
      0 / 1

      61. Progress towards commitment on water quality?

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • 63. Evidence of treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not own pulp or paper mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 65. Time-bound commitment to improve water use?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not own pulp or paper mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • 66. Progress towards commitment on water use?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not own pulp or paper mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • 67. Commitment to eliminate chlorine and chlorine compounds for bleaching?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not own pulp or paper mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Evidence of minimising or recycling solid waste produced during sawmilling processes?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only commits to reduce the impact of chemicals for its palm and rubber operations

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      72. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    2.5 / 19.5 12.8%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      75. Commitment to human rights applies to outgrower scheme and independent suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      77. Commitment to respect legal and customary property rights?

      The company only makes this commitment for its palm and rubber operations

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only makes this commitment for its palm and rubber operations

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      81. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      82. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1

      83. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      84. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      The company only makes this commitment for it palm and rubber operations

    • N
      0 / 1

      85. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions?

    • Y
      0.5 / 0.5

      86. Total number of employees?

      3,103 - The company reports a total of 2,912 full time employees and 191 contractual employees across the whole company and their consolidated subsidiaries

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      191 - The company reports a total of 2,912 full time employees and 191 contractual employees across the whole company and their consolidated subsidiaries

    • N
      0 / 1

      88. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      89. Commitment to pay minimum wage?

      The company states they comply with minimum wage regulations, however no evidence is given

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      90. 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

    • N
      0 / 1

      91. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      93. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    0 / 10 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      95. Percentage wood/wood fibre supply verified as being in legal compliance by a third party?

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% FSC FM certification of FMUs?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      98. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      100. Percentage area (ha) PEFC certified?

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0 / 5 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Programme to support outgrower scheme smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Percentage of outgrower scheme smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      104. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      106. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company states that they do not have an anti-corruption or anti-fraud policy, but that they will consider developing one in the future. They are also is the stage of developing 'Business Ethics'

    • N
      0 / 1

      107. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Own grievance or complaints system?

    • N
      0 / 1

      109. Grievance or complaints system is accessible to internal and external stakeholders?

    • N
      0 / 2

      110. Details of grievances disclosed?

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