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China Forestry Group Corporation

Timber and pulp assessment
  • Latest update: August 2022
  • Next scheduled: July 2023

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Company assessment: China Forestry Group Corporation – August 2022

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 13.5% 24.5 / 182
  • Organisation: 6 / 41 14.6%
  • Policy: 14 / 78 18%
  • Practice: 4.5 / 63 7.1%
  • Self-reported: 2.8 / 63 4.4%
  • External: 0 / 63 0%
  • Certified: 1.8 / 63 2.8%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    2 / 12 16.7%
    • Organisation: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

    • 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?

      1 - The company does not explicitly report the women in senior management team, but photographs of members show one female out of nine.

    • N
      0 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company states that its 2020 CSR report has been prepared in accordance with GRI standards. However, it is not published on the GRI website.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    3.5 / 26 13.5%
    • Organisation: 2 / 21 9.5%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company provides a list of all countries where it operates, however, it is unclear which countries have production or processing facilities, or both.

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company provides a vague list at continent-level. However, undated data, hence no points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      659,470 - The company owns 659,470 ha of land in total but it is unclear how much is natural forest or plantation.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      72,667 - The company owns 659,470 ha of land in total but it is unclear how much is plantation or natural forest.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 mentioned sustainable forest management plans. However, data is limited, partial points are awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

      The company has provide technical support platform for management and monitoring of forest management plan. However, data is self-reported, hence partial points are awarded.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      29. Number of company owned sawmills?

    • N
      0 / 1

      30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). 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. 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

      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?

  • 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
    4 / 25 16%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 15 23.3%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      The company has mechanism like forest map spot data, forest land data, forest resources survey data and other data resources for the management of forest land resources which provide technical support platform for management and monitoring. However, data was self-reported, hence partial points awarded.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      60. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      The company has initiative for deeply cultivating the ecological restoration of Leizhou Peninsula in Guangdong Province. However, data does not include a cut-off date, hence awarded partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      61. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      63. Biodiversity policy?

      The company maintains the balance of regional ecosystems and forest biodiversity conservation. However, data not clearly state that it applies to all the company's own forestry operations and no target, hence awarded partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 2

      71. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

    • 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.

    • 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
    1 / 11 9.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      76. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    2.5 / 23 10.9%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 0 / 10 0%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • 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 has given limited information about soil conservation. However, no commitment to best management practices for soils and peat found. Hence, no points awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company gives limited information of soil management, but does not specify any management practices for peat soils. However, data over two years. Hence, partial points awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      93. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      95. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company has reported that it actively cooperates with local governments to build regional landscape forests and maintain biological fire protection belts and Fire highway in 2021. However, data is limited, hence awarded partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports an incident of fire in one of its units in 2017. Evidence does not cover all operations.

    • 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 sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions for 2020. However, data is not reported as intensity figures.

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      104. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company has reported a decrease in sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions over three years. However, no GHG emissions intensity data found.

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    0.5 / 24 2.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 9 0%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 13 3.9%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 13 3.9%
    • External: 0 / 13 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 13 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • 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)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      111. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      114. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • N
      0 / 2

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has waste management initiatives in place like green office effective implementation and processing waste generated from wood to avoid negative impacts. However, information was limited and self-reported, hence awarded partial points.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    9.5 / 37 25.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 7 / 21 33.3%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 11 13.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 11 6.8%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 11 6.8%
    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2020). Full points have been awarded as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. However, points have decreased due to change in scoring criteria, hence partial points.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). As the Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification. However, points have decreased due to change in scoring criteria, hence partial points.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has reported the amount of donation community, donate anti-epidemic materials, targeting poverty alleviation and other progress. However, data was self-reported, hence awarded partial points.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has commitment.to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has reported Employee Gender Ratio, changes in gender distribution in the 2019, 2020, which shows increase in females than male. However, data was self-reported, hence awarded partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of women employees?

      2,064 (35%) - Data covers the whole group, not just forestry operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Commitment to pay a living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      160. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • N
      0 / 1

      161. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      163. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1). Partial points have been awarded as the requirements do not full meet the SPOTT scoring criteria.

    • 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
    1 / 7 14.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 5 20%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      171. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company only states its commitment to the prohibition of corruption. However, data is over two years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      177. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      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

      179. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: China Forestry Group Corporation

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