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Compagnie des Bois du Gabon

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  • Latest update: June 2021
  • Next scheduled: July 2022

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  • About this company:

    Compagnie des Bois du Gabon (CBG) is engaged

  • Landbank
    569,921 hectares
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
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Company assessment: Compagnie des Bois du Gabon – June 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 71.6% 73.75 / 103
  • Organisation: 17 / 24 70.8%
  • Policy: 29 / 36 80.6%
  • Practice: 27.8 / 43 64.5%
  • Self-reported: 4.5 / 43 10.5%
  • External: 5 / 43 11.6%
  • Certified: 18.3 / 43 42.4%
  • 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 scheme/outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Director of Certification and Forest Resources.

    • 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 privately owned and/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 privately owned and/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, 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 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    10.5 / 12 87.5%
    • Organisation: 9.5 / 11 86.4%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 1 / 1 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 1 / 1 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 1 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 - The company reports nearly 1,378 ha of forests were placed under protection in 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

      20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      3 - The company manages three forest management units.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      The company has only published a static map. In addition, maps are available on the Forest Atlas of Gabon, but for Gamba and Mandji only.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). As the P&Cs 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).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

    • 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 company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

    • 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 company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the copmany 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 doesn't 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 doesn't 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/or 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/or third-parties?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 35. Number of third party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source from supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't 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/or third parties?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source from supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the copmany 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 copmany 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 copmany 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 copmany 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?

      1% - 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 copmany 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 copmany reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      1% - 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 copmany 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 copmany 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 is either 100% FSC FM certified or is >75% certified and has a commitment to achieve 100% within 5 years.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    13 / 14 92.9%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Practice: 6.5 / 7 92.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 5.5 / 7 78.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      54. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      [Externally verified] The company specifies concession monitoring and illegal activities also full points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification.

    • 55. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      520 (0.09%) - The company reports 520 hectares of forest cover loss, due to the extension of village plantations within agricultural series (300 ha) and the construction of roads and temporary storage yards (220 ha). 520 hectares corresponds to 0.09% of the company's operational area (568,543 ha).

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      58. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant 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.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      60. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      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. The company also makes a commitment to a landscape-level approach on its website, however details of implementation are not available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      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.

    • 62. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      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. The company states that it identifies species of concern using IUCN and CITES, however it has not given examples of the species identified.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a project with PROLAB for the protection of the fauna. Hunting is only allowed by permit and anti-poaching mechanisms are in place.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      67. 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.

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

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      69. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

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

    • 70. 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.

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

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    3 / 5 60%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      74. 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

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

      The management plan summary of the MANDJI CFAD has details on the HCV assessment. This does not cover all operations.

    • 76. 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.

    • 77. 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.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    8 / 15 53.3%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Policy: 2 / 4 50%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • 83. 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.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only operates in natural forest but does not publicly disclose its landbank on peat, therefore it cannot be ascertained if its landbank on peat has not increased.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      87. 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).

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

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

    • P
      +
      0.75 / 1
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      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).

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

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      92. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

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

    • 93. Commitment to zero burning?

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

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      95. 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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it is aiming to reduce by 10%, the intensity of GHG emissions by 2030, but it is not clear if it is specific to forestry operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company only reports the carbon sequestration rate as 142 million tons.

    • 100. 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

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    10.75 / 12 89.6%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 4 / 4 100%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 7 82.1%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 4.8 / 7 67.9%
    • 103. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 104. Water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 105. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 108. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company publicly makes this commitment.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      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

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

      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).

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      116. 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-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.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. 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-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.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company does not use chemicals in their forestry operations.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      121. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      122. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports the commitment to waste management through its policy and engagement document. The FSC audit report details the company's waste management system. This assessment was done by a third party KOKAM Yves.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    18 / 26 69.2%
    • Organisation: 2 / 4 50%
    • Policy: 11 / 13 84.6%
    • Practice: 5 / 9 55.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 9 5.6%
    • External: 1 / 9 11.1%
    • Certified: 3.5 / 9 38.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to human rights?

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      126. Progress on human rights commitment ?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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).

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). As the P&Cs 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).

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      [Externally verified] The company states it ""has a conflict register whereby all conflicts and complaints from the population are recorded"". This assessment was done by a third party KOKAM Yves.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company states process for addressing land conflicts. This assessment was done by a third party KOKAM Yves.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to support the inclusion of women across forestry operations, providing responses to barriers faced, but no details are available on responses and support provided.

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

      This indicator is disabled as company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. 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-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).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      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.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides employment and training opportunities for young people from local populations.

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

      This indicator is disabled as company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      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

      146. 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.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't have temporary employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      58 (8.8%) - Data as of 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company publicly makes this commitment.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). As the P&Cs 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). 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.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      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

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      38 - The company reports 38 work-based accidents.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • 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%
    • 160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source wood/wood fibre from smallholders.

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

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

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

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

    • 163. 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 copmany reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 164. 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 copmany reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

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

    • 166. 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 copmany reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 167. 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 copmany reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    1.5 / 6 25%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      168. 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.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

    • N
      0 / 1

      174. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). As the P&Cs 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

      176. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Compagnie des Bois du Gabon

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