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  • About this company:

    Headquartered in Brazil and founded in 1951, Duratex

  • Parent company:
    Itaúsa (40%), Ligna (20%)
  • Landbank
    13,922,200 hectares
  • Market cap:
    1,870,848,984 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    DTEX3.SA
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    DTEX3:BZ
  • ISIN:
    BRDTEXACNOR3
  • Website:

Company assessment: Duratex – July 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 75.8% 114.44 / 151
  • Organisation: 26.5 / 32 82.8%
  • Policy: 49 / 71 69%
  • Practice: 38.9 / 48 81.1%
  • Self-reported: 7.9 / 48 16.4%
  • External: 18.5 / 48 38.5%
  • Certified: 12.6 / 48 26.2%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10 / 12 83.3%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      President of sustainability committee - Tarcila Reis Ursini holds the high-level position with sustainability responsibility, excluding board members.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

    • 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?

      UNGC, FSC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Flow Tower project to optimise production and guarantee the sustainability of crops. The company has a partnership with a university to check the impact of its forestry activities, has collaborated with NGO La Fundación Gestión Social y Ambiental to develop social actions to benefit local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      GRI Standards and CDP.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    17.5 / 20 87.5%
    • Organisation: 12.5 / 15 83.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 3 / 3 100%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Brazil (forestry, manufacture), Colombia (forestry, manufacture).

    • 14. Lists countries sourcing from?

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      139,222 - The figure represents the planted area in Brazil (135,008.01 ha), and in Colombia (4,214 ha).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      12,042 - The company states 11,936 ha are left unplanted in its Brazil operations and 106 ha in Colombia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      59,207 - The figure represents conservation areas in Brazil (56,283.96 ha) and Colombia (2,923 ha).

    • 20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't have any intact forest landscapes within its landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      11 - The figure represents number of FMUs in Brazil (seven) and Colombia (four).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      The company in Forest Management Plans only provides a static image showing locations of all estates.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      7 - The company owns four fibreboard plants in Brazil and three in Colombia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

    • 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?

      80% of the company's wood processed in sawmills comes from its own plantations, the rest is purchased at markets.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      35. Number of third party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100% of the company's third-party supplying mills' supply comes from third parties.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has FSC CoC certification and states it uses the FSC due diligence system and controlled wood criteria for non-certified supply to trace all raw materials to origin.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

      100 - The company has FSC CoC certification and states it uses the FSC due diligence system and controlled wood criteria for non-certified supply to trace all raw materials to origin.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company has FSC CoC certification and states it uses the FSC due diligence system and controlled wood criteria for non-certified supply to trace all raw materials to the origin.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

      The company has FSC CoC certification and states it uses the FSC due diligence system and controlled wood criteria for non-certified supply to trace all raw materials to origin.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    4.86 / 8 60.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 4 75%
    • Practice: 1.9 / 4 46.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.9 / 4 46.5%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a target to achieve 100% third-party legality verification (FSC) of FMUs by 2025.

    • P
      0.93 / 1

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

      92.98% - The percentage area FSC-certified is 92.98%.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      81% of the company's supply in Brazil is FSC-certified, however, no figures are reported for its Colombia operations.

    • P
      0.93 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      92.98% - The percentage area FSC-certified is 92.98%.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it will achieve 100% FSC-certification by 2025.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      81% of the company's supply in Brazil is FSC-certified, however, no figures are reported for its Colombia operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a country with a PEFC-endorsed SFM standard.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    15.61 / 22 71%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 8 / 13 61.5%
    • Practice: 6.6 / 7 94.4%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • External: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Certified: 3.9 / 7 55.1%
    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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

      53. Criteria 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?

      The company uses satellite imaging to identify areas of deforestation which are then verified in FSC annual audits.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - In 2019, no deforestation was reported in the company's concessions.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      59. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company is a member of numerous industry associations for the advancement of sustainability and transparency within forest-industries and sat on a local government committee to improve water management of the Lençóis River Basin. Additionally, the company commits to "Influence 100% of neighboring landowners of conservation areas larger than 500 hectares and in a radius of 2 km to use regional connectivity". Points for external verification have also been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC-certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      60. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      61. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      66. 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 five years).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

      68. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

      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

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

      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.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    5.75 / 9 63.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 6 50%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      71. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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

      73. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      The company in forest management plans has reported HCV assessment summaries, as do FSC audit reports.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company in Forest Management Plans has reported HCV management and monitoring plans, however, the information is limited and external verification is missing.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it hasn't expanded its plantation area since January 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      78. 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 five years).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] SIA and EIA summaries are available in FMPs, however, the information is not externally verified.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

  • Soils, fire and GHGs Soils, fire and GHGs
    10.43 / 17 61.4%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Policy: 4 / 8 50%
    • Practice: 3.9 / 5 78.6%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 1 / 5 20%
    • Certified: 2.9 / 5 58.6%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't have landbank on peat. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

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

      The company reports that it does not have operations on peatland. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC-certified landbank.

    • 89. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

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

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

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

    • 91. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      92. Commitment to zero burning?

    • N
      0 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      94. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      1,796.68 - The company in the Forest Management Plan for Brazil operation reports the occurrence of fire in 1,796.68 ha.

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. Details/number of hotspots/fires in suppliers operations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has commitments to reduce absolute GHG emissions by 25% and to lower GHG intensity for its Panels division (which includes forestry and industrial emissions from panel production) by 50% by the year 2025.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      98. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG intensity for all its business divisions.

    • 99. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it hasn't expanded its plantation area since January 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      100. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      GHG intensity reduction target has been met for the company's Panels division (forestry and panel production). The information is externally verified by KPMG.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      Brazilian GHG Protocol Program, IPCC, GHG Protocol.

  • Water, chemical and waste management Water, chemical and waste management
    11.61 / 15 77.4%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 4 / 7 57.1%
    • Practice: 6.6 / 7 94.4%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 2.8 / 7 39.3%
    • Certified: 3.9 / 7 55.1%
    • 102. 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.

    • 103. Water use intensity?

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

    • 104. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

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

    • 105. 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.

    • 106. 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.

    • 107. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 109. 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

      110. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC-certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 114. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports figures for some chemicals used for its Brazilian operations. No information on Colombian operations found.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

      120. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

      121. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    26.93 / 33 81.6%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Policy: 15.5 / 20 77.5%
    • Practice: 7.9 / 9 88.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 5.3 / 9 58.3%
    • Certified: 1.9 / 9 21.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      125. Progress on human rights commitment ?

      The company gives examples of training staff for engagement with local communities, projects which tackle local human rights violations and efforts to address barriers in order to make its workforce more diverse.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to Indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers?

      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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). As the Policy for Association's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC-certification/FSC membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 five years).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to free prior and informed consent, however, the commitment does not cover all operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      134. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of the Mulher 360 initiative that amongst others aims to support the inclusion of women across operations.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. 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 five years).

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

      139. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC-certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 148. 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

      149. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports ratios of standard entry-level wages by gender compared to the local minimum wage for Brazil and Colombia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports salary by gender for Brazil operation as 954:954 and Colombia operation 849,600:849,600.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has a commitment to health and safety referencing the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work for its Brazilian operations. However, such a commitment for the Colombian operations is not in place.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004). As the Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC CoC certification.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      156. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC-certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states there were no accidents with time off in 2017 and 2018 at the central office. For other locations information not available.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    6.75 / 8 84.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 4 81.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • External: 1.8 / 4 43.8%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company is supporting smallholders to become FSC-certified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states that eucalyptus seedlings, technical assistance, and an instruction manual are provided, but this program only applies to operations in Brazil.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 58% - 58% of all sourced wood used by the company plants in Brazil came from smallholders participating in the program.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      191 - The company states that 191 suppliers were assessed. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      164. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004). As the Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC CoC certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that by 2025 suppliers will be in compliance with the respective commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5 / 7 71.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      173. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      175. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company discloses summary tables but no details of specific grievances.

Media monitor: Duratex

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