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Compagnie des Bois du Gabon (CBG)

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

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Company assessment: Compagnie des Bois du Gabon (CBG) – August 2022

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Total: 68.3% 78.5 / 115
  • Organisation: 18.5 / 24 77.1%
  • Policy: 29.5 / 37 79.7%
  • Practice: 30.5 / 54 56.5%
  • Self-reported: 5.3 / 54 9.7%
  • External: 6 / 54 11.1%
  • Certified: 19.3 / 54 35.7%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    5 / 9 55.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 4 50%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 4 50%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 4 25%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a policy and commitment document for 2019, which covers all of its operations.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Director of Forest Resources, Sustainable Management and Certification.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it is either privately owned or does not have a Board of Directors.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it is either privately owned or does not have a Board of Directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of the WWF-GFTN (Now Forests Forward), and STTC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute of Conservation Biology to perform research within the company's protected areas and also has a collaboration between the Ministry of Water and Forests and WWF to protect big mammals in the surrounding areas of the Loango and Moukalaba-Doudou National Parks.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Sustainability Report published in 2020 covering 2019 reporting.

    • 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
    10.75 / 15 71.7%
    • Organisation: 10 / 11 90.9%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company has forest concessions and one factory in Gabon.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company sources from Gabon only.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      568,543 - The company's total area of natural forest designated for wood/wood fibre production is 568,543 ha.

    • 16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from outgrower smallholder suppliers.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1,378 - In addition to conservation series identified in the management plans, the company reported nearly 1,378 ha of forests were placed under protection in 2019. However, in 2020, the company reported that no additional forests have been placed under protection.

    • N
      0 / 1

      20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      3 - As per the company's webpage, it manages three forest management units, namely Kivoro, Rabi and Mandji. However, Open Timber portal reports that CBG manages 2 forest management units. According to OTP map, the 2 forest management units, Rabi and Mandji are merged.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      The company has published a map of all FMUs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      The company has disclosed an FMP summary.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

      [Externally verified] The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). As the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years). Additionally, the forest management surveillance audit conducted by Bureau Veritas Certification does not provide a detailed monitoring of management plan implementation.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      Company does not provide any document to OTP as of 17th May 2022.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      Company does not provide any document to OTP as of 17th May 2022.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      Company does not provide any document to OTP as of 17th May 2022.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      1 - The company has only one factory located in the city of Port-Gentil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

      The company has published the geographic coordinates of its sawmill.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company sources 100% of their timber from their own concessions.

    • 34. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned pulp and paper mills that come from company's own operations and third-parties?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • 35. Number of third party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 40. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    4 / 4 100%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 2 100%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has been 100% FSC FMU certificated since 2009.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100% - 568543 ha (i.e.100%) of the area is FSC certified.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      100% - 568,543 ha (i.e.100%) of the area is FSC certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has been 100% FSC FMU certificated since 2009.

    • 48. Percentage of wood/wood fibre supply (tonnes) from all suppliers that comes from FSC FM certified areas?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 49. Commitment to source only wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood and/or PEFC Controlled Sources requirements?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate in a country with a PEFC-endorsed Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) standard.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    11.75 / 15 78.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 7 64.3%
    • Practice: 6.3 / 7 89.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • External: 1.5 / 7 21.4%
    • Certified: 4 / 7 57.1%
    • N
      0 / 1

      51. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent 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. Additionally, the company has committed to prohibiting deforestation of natural forests.

    • 54. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports to use Global Forest Watch to monitor deforestation across the whole concession, and annual field audits of local village plantations. Information is not externally verified.

    • 57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion in supplier operations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in own operations since cut-off date?

      392 (0.07%) - The company reports 392 hectares of forest cover loss, due to the extension of village plantations within agricultural series (250 ha) and the construction of roads and temporary storage yards (140 ha). 392 hectares corresponds to 0.07% of the company's operational area (568,543 ha).

    • 59. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in supplier operations since cut-off date?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      60. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      The company commits to restoring non-compliant deforestation but does not specify a cut-off date beyond which deforestation or conversion would not be accepted.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2 EN). As the Standard does not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria, limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded. The company also makes a commitment to a landscape-level approach on its website, however details of implementation are not available.

    • N
      0 / 1

      63. Biodiversity policy?

      The company has published commitments related to the preservation of the environment. However, it is not clear if this commitment applies outside of conservation set-asides and there are no clear biodiversity time-bound targets.

    • 64. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company has self-reported species of concern using IUCN and CITES.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additionally, the company implements a couple of conservation projects with other conservation NGOs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a joint project with WWF and Ministry of Water and Forests (PROLAB) that aims to preserve wildlife (including elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, panthers, buffaloes, antelopes) in an area of 1.5 Million ha. Hunting is only allowed by permit and anti-poaching mechanisms are in place.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or >75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years). The company also makes this commitment independently.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      71. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

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

    • 72. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports to only source from natural forests.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    3 / 6 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 4 25%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 4 25%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 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). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/membership. The company also makes this commitment independently.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      76. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      A management plan summary of the MANDJI CFAD is available with details on the HCV assessment. However, this does not cover all operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Some self-reported monitoring information could be found but no clear monitoring plans covering all HCVs were available.

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports to only source from natural forests.

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

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

    • 81. Peer review of all High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments undertaken since April 2015 by the HCSA Quality Assurance Process?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years). The company also makes this commitment independently.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      No document has been provided to OTP by the company.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    8.5 / 15 56.7%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • 86. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      No data published on landbank on peatland.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      No commitment on protecting peatland.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). However, specific provisions are not set out for peatland operations. Half points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or >75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years).

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      +
      0.75 / 1
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. Additionally, the company has independently committed to mitigating their impacts on the forests by adopting reduce-impact logging across all their operations.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports to only source from plantations.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      95. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

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

    • 96. Commitment to zero burning?

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

    • 97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports to only source from natural forests.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company reported in 2020 that it has not identified any fire within its FMUs for the last twenty years.

    • 100. Details/number of hotspots/fires in suppliers operations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company aims to reduce the intensity of GHG emissions by 10% by 2030.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company only reports total carbon sequestered in its FMUs as 142 million tons. No intensity figure was found.

    • 103. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      104. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    12 / 13 92.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 4 / 4 100%
    • Practice: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • Certified: 6 / 8 75%
    • 106. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • 107. Water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • 108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • 111. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      114. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company publicly makes this commitment. Additionally, it makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years). The company also makes this commitment independently.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years). The company also makes this commitment independently.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reported in 2020 that no chemicals were used in its operations.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company's FSC audit report discloses information on waste management covering multiple dimensions of forestry and processing.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    22 / 30 73.3%
    • Organisation: 3 / 4 75%
    • Policy: 12 / 13 92.3%
    • Practice: 7 / 13 53.9%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 13 3.9%
    • External: 1.8 / 13 13.5%
    • Certified: 4.8 / 13 36.5%
    • 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. Additionally, it also has committed to comply with human rights independently.

    • 128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment ?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC International Standard (PEFC ST 1003:2018). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC and PEFC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years). It also makes this commitment independently in its policy commitment and on its website.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Very limited information on the FPIC procedure is available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      [Externally verified] The company reports that it has a conflict resolution procedure over land rights and forest easement. Additionally, FSC audit conducted by Bureau Veritas Certification reports that the company has a conflict register whereby all conflicts and complaints from the population are recorded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      FSC audit conducted by Bureau Veritas Certification reports that the company has a conflict resolution procedure over land rights and forest easement overseen by the Social Programme Manager.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to support the inclusion of women across forestry operations. However, no actions taken have been reported or externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance here: http://www.opentimberportal.org/operators.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank. Additionally, the company discloses progress on essential community services and facilities in their sustainability report 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance here: http://www.opentimberportal.org/operators.

    • 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). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/membership. The company also makes this commitment independently.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additional points have been awarded according to the percent of company landbank certified by FSC. The company also reports progress on implementing commitment to respect all workers' rights in its sustainability report 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to eliminating gender-related discrimination in hiring and in the workplace.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 152. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports to have no temporary employees.  .

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of women employees?

      56 (8.6%) - The company has clearly reported number of women employees in sustainability report 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company publicly makes a commitment to the minimum wage. The company also makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). As the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years).

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      156. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

      [Externally verified] 654 (100%) - The company self-reports on progress of paying living wage in its sustainability report 2020. All the employees are paid living wage. Only less than 2 % of employees are paid the the exact minimum wage whereas about 98% are paid more than the living wage. The average salary is more than 230% of the average salary in the forestry sector in Gabon. Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis the company's landbank is either 100% or ≥75% (and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years) FSC FM certified (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • N
      0 / 1

      157. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years). Additionally, the company independently commits to addressing Occupational Health and Safety at work but does not refer to the ILO code of practice on safety and health in forestry work.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      160. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      13 - The company reports 13 work-based accidents.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      In 2021 there were no fatalities.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0 / 0 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 0 0%
    • 163. Commitment to support smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source wood/wood fibre from smallholders.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source wood/wood fibre from smallholders.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source wood/wood fibre from smallholders.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 168. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      171. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company has reported commitment to both ethical/fair conduct and prohibition of corruption through its policy and commitment document.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance here: http://www.opentimberportal.org/operators.

    • N
      0 / 1

      175. Disclosure of the company’s management approach to tax and payments to governments?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance here: http://www.opentimberportal.org/operators.

    • 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 Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). As the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ≥75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years).

    • N
      0 / 1

      179. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Compagnie des Bois du Gabon (CBG)

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