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  • About this company:

    Founded in 1973, CENIBRA has forestry operations in

  • Parent company:
    Japan Brazil Paper, Pulp Resources Development Co., Ltd. (JBP)
  • Landbank
    131,021 hectares
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
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    Private company
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Company assessment: CENIBRA – July 2019

Assessment date:

Total: 56.2% 63.5 / 113
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6 / 9 66.7%
    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      2. Sustainability policy or commitment applies to all sourcing?

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company's Industrial and Technical Director has responsibility for Environment and Quality. Executive Management receives strategic support from a Sustainability Committee and the company has a Quality and Environment Department

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • 5. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%)

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      7. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2,017

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      The company is a member of The Forests Dialogue (TFD) and the FSC

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      Agreements with the 8th and 12th Independent Companies for Traffic and Environment of the Military Police of Minas Gerais to improve the conditions for carrying out field patrols, intelligence, and environmental education and the development of joint environmental and wildlife preservation programs. The company is also working with the Federal University of Vicosa to develop a model for interconnecting native vegetation fragments

    • 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
    16 / 19 84.2%
    • Yes
      1 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      Single pulp mill with two bleached short-fibre eucalyptus pulp production lines and three regional forest stewardship units in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      14. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      131,021 - Eucalyptus plantation. Area reported in 2018

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      23,762.5

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      90.6 - Figure relates to land available for plantation (2017). However, the company also reports 6,539.87 ha land as being on stand-by and it is unclear if this area should also be counted towards unplanted area

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      103,462 - Legal Reserves and Permanent Preservation areas. Area reported in 2018

    • 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

      19. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      3

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      20. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      The company only provides a static map of its FMUs

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      21. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      22. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation?

    • 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      26. Number of company owned pulp and paper mills?

      1

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

    • 28. Number of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't own sawmills

    • 29. Maps or addresses of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't own sawmills

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      30. Number of supplier mills?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      31. Maps or addresses of supplier mills?

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      33. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

    • Yes
      2 / 2

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

      100% - The company states that all of its supply comes from Minas Gerais, Brazil therefore supply is traced back to country level

    • Yes
      2 / 2

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

      100% - The company states that 81% of its supply comes from own plantations and the remaining 19% can be traced back to source

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    5.5 / 10 55%
    • No
      0 / 1

      36. Commitment to zero conversion of natural forest?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      37. Zero conversion commitment applies to all sourcing?

    • 38. Commitment to minimise the impact of logging roads?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      39. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      40. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      41. Amount of deforestation recorded?

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      42. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only mentions landscape-level issues

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      47. Commitment not to use genetically modified organisms?

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the introduction of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004)

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    2.5 / 7 35.7%
    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not have a direct commitment to conduct HCV assessments across all of its operations. However, the company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the destruction of High Conservation Values in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). For this half points are awarded

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      49. HCV commitment applies to all sourcing?

      The company has a commitment to only source wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood requirements which includes not sourcing wood from forests with a high conservation value

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

      This indicator is disabled until sufficient number of HCV ALS licensed assessors are available for the location where the company operates

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      51. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      An HCV assessment is available for the companies FSC certified FMU. This does not cover the company's entire operational area

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      An HCV assessment is available for the companies FSC certified FMU. This does not cover the company's entire operational area

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • 54. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

  • Soils, fire and GHGs Soils, fire and GHGs
    3 / 10 30%
    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      The company's land use guidelines stipulate measures to maintain and improve soil quality. The company has confirmed that it does not have operations on peatland

    • 59. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't have landbank on peat

    • 61. Commitment on peatland planting applies to all sourcing?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't have suppliers with landbank on peat

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't have landbank on peat

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      Company has TEESP program resulting in reduced erosion, reduced entrainment into water bodies however, this does not cover company's entire operations

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      64. Commitment to zero burning?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      65. Commitment to zero burning applies to all sourcing?

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      66. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

      Educational campaigns and activities; training and qualification; risk identification; maintenance of firebreaks; fire detection; forest fire brigades; climatologic stations; radio communication

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      69. Progress towards reducing GHG emission intensity?

      3.116 - CO2 Emissions (Carbon Dioxide) (kg/ADt) 3.014 (2015) 2.726 (2016) 3.116 (2017). The company does not have a GHG emissions target

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      70. Report GHG emissions from land use change?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      71. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and waste management Water, chemical and waste management
    5 / 12 41.7%
    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to monitor liquid effluents to ensure they are in compliance with legal limits (BOD target: 60 mg O2/l; COD target: 353 mg O2/l). However, these targets are not time-bound and monitoring frequency is not indicated

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      Chemical Oxygen Demand (kg/ADt) 10.83 (2015) 9.90 (2016) 8.65 (2017). BOD5 (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) (kg/ADt) 1.40 (2015) 1.11 (2016) 0.87 (2017).

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it protects waterways through buffer zones in conservation areas however it is unclear if waterways are protected across all of the company's operations

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't own sawmills

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      78. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      50,158,900 - Total water withdrawal by source: Surface water (rivers, lakes, wet areas, oceans), 55,268,037 (2014), 54,452,492 (2015), 50,158,893 (2016). No specific company commitment on water use could be identified

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      83. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      Company has provided information for sodium hydroxide and quicklime used in the pulp mill therefore these does not cover company's entire operations

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    11 / 21 52.4%
    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the violation of human rights in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004), which defines human rights as those established through the UN Declaration of Human Rights

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      86. Commitment to human rights applies to all sourcing?

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the violation of human rights in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004), which defines human rights as those established through the UN Declaration of Human Rights

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the violation of human rights in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004), which encompasses the rights of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples as established by the ILO Convention 169

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      88. Commitment to respect legal and customary property rights?

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the violation of traditional rights in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004), which encompasses customary rights. This policy does not reference legal rights and no reference to legal rights could be found in company sources

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • 90. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it has no independent suppliers of wood/wood fibre

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      92. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      93. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      95. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      97. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      The company has a vague statement about respecting labour rights

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      98. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions?

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the violation of any of the ILO Core Conventions. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004)

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      101. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      3,243

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      102. Percentage or number of women employees?

      429 (10%) - Figures do not cover all employees

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      103. Payment of minimum wage?

      Entry level wage: 1,064, Minimum wage: 937 (2017). Not clear if this figure covers all workers of the company

    • No
      0 / 1

      104. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      Does not reference ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health at Work

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      106. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      LTI Rate:
      Industrial - Employees: 1;
      Industrial - Outsourced 1.42;
      Forestry - Employees 0.47;
      Forestry - Outsourced 1.18

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      108. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    7 / 14 50%
    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      98.5 - FSC certification

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      79.8% - The company states that 81% of its supply comes from own plantations which are 98.5% FSC certified therefore percentage of supply that is legality verified can be calculated (81 x 0.985 = 79.8%)

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

    • Yes
      2 / 2

      115. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      98.5% - Percentage calculated based on plantation area

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • Yes
      2 / 2

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

      79.8% - The company states that 81% of its supply comes from own plantations which are 98.5% FSC certified therefore percentage of supply that is FSC certified can be calculated (81 x 0.985 = 79.8%)

    • No
      0 / 2

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    4.5 / 5 90%
    • Yes
      1 / 1

      119. Programme to support outgrower scheme smallholders?

      Technology transfer, financing lines, and provision of inputs, clone seedlings and expert support

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      120. Percentage of outgrower scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      1,000 - The company reports that it's programme covers more than 1,000 partner farmers. Specific data could not be identified

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      Qualification process and annual audits

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not trade wood/wood fibre

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      123. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      89

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3 / 6 50%
    • Yes
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      129. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company allows for whistleblowing but no details on the process given

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2

      131. Details of grievances disclosed?

      The company provides a summary on the grievances in 2017 and states their status

Media monitor: CENIBRA

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Scoring criteria: CENIBRA

Scoring criteria guide how ZSL conducts SPOTT assessments and allocates scores to ensure a fair and consistent approach, setting the expectations for companies on how they should publish ESG data. The full indicator framework contains 131 indicators across 10 categories.

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