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Company assessment: Duratex – June 2021

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Total: 74.3% 112.93 / 152
  • Organisation: 25 / 32 78.1%
  • Policy: 48.5 / 71 68.3%
  • Practice: 39.4 / 49 80.5%
  • Self-reported: 8.7 / 49 17.7%
  • External: 16.8 / 49 34.2%
  • Certified: 14 / 49 28.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10.5 / 12 87.5%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a sustainability policy that applies to all its forestry operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own policy of sustainability that covers multiple dimensions of sustainability across all operations covering both social and environmental issues which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has recently created an ESG team where the management lead reports to the Executive Board People & ESG.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has provided the organogram of the sustainability committee in which it is clear that Rodolfo Villela Marino (President of the sustainability committee) holds a high-level position with sustainability responsibility within the board.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports 8% of women in the senior management team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 - The company reports 11% of women on the company's 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 FSC and UNGC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Examples include: Brazilian Coalition on Climate; Flow Tower project to optimize production and guarantee the sustainability of crops; Environmental education program focused on the conscious use of water; Herois em Acao(Heros in action) project; collaboration with Childhood Brasil and NGO Aldeias Brasil SOS, to design the João Pessoa Municipality Plan to Fight Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company has published its integrated sustainability report in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      2019 sustainability report published on the GRI website, and CDP Forests and Climate Change questionnaires submitted in 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company states that it has identified conditions for forest management depending on climatic zoning, and mapped vulnerabilities over the next four decades. However, no further details are available. The company also published a press release on its CDP climate risk assessment, but it does not include any information on how the company manages the impacts of climate change on its operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    16.5 / 20 82.5%
    • Organisation: 11.5 / 15 76.7%
    • 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?

      The company has its forestry and manufacturing units in Brazil and Colombia.

    • 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 plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      139,533 - The figure represents the planted area in Brazil (135,008.01 ha), and in Colombia (4,525 ha).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      26,000 - The company reports it has 26 thousand hectares of forestry development partnerships with small producers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      12,042 - The company states that it had 11,936 ha are left unplanted in its Brazil operations and 106 ha in Colombia, at the end of 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      59,668 - The figure represents conservation areas in Brazil (56,283.96 ha) and Colombia (3,384 ha).

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      7 - The company states that it has 7 forestry units.

    • 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?

      The company has published the Forest Management Plan for all its Forest Management Units.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

      [Externally verified] The company has published Forest management plans that contain monitoring information. The monitoring information is externally verified by FSC annual audit reports.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

      The company has published the names and geo-referenced locations of its sawmills in Brazil, but only a static low-quality map is available for sawmills in Colombia.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 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 reports 80% of its wood processed in sawmills comes from their own plantations, the rest is purchased at markets. However, this only covers the company's operations in Brazil.

    • 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?

      6 - The company reports it supplies wood from 6 third-party sawmills. However, this information only covers operations in Brazil.

    • 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?

      The company reports that 100% of the company's supply from mills is sourced 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 the 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
    3.92 / 8 49%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 4 50%
    • Practice: 1.9 / 4 48%
    • Self-reported: 1.9 / 4 48%
    • 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) for its FMUs by 2025.

    • P
      0.96 / 1

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

      96% - The percentage area FSC certified is 95.78%.

    • 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?

      The company reports that 81% of its supply in Brazil is FSC certified, however, no figures are reported for its Colombia operations.

    • P
      0.96 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      96% - The percentage area FSC certified is 95.78%.

    • 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?

      The company reports that 81% of its supply in Brazil is FSC certified, however, no figures are reported for its Colombia operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    16.17 / 23 70.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 8.5 / 13 65.4%
    • Practice: 6.7 / 8 83.4%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 2.8 / 8 34.4%
    • Certified: 3.9 / 8 49%
    • 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 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      54. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      [Externally verified] The company has provided the evidence of monitoring in its operation (satellite imagery to identify areas of deforestation). This is externally verified in FSC annual audits, but does not cover all of the operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports no deforestation in its concessions in 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      60. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company sits on a local government committee to improve water management of the Lençóis River Basin - this is externally verified. 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".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company has its own commitment and also 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 210,642.03 ha (96% of the total operational area.).

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has identified species of conservation concern according to the IUCN list. Information is externally verified by KPMG in an assurance statement.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.96 / 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 an explicit commitment to no hunting in its concession.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species applies to all 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 210,642.03 ha(96% of the total operational area.).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Some suppliers are committed to control a number of illegal activities.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.96 / 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. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank 210,642.03 ha(96% of the total operational area.).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      70. 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

      71. 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
    6.25 / 9 69.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • External: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      73. 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

      74. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] The company has provided the High conservation value assessment in its Forest Management Plans. This information is externally verified by the FSC Audit report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has provided the HCV monitoring and management plan in its Forest management plans and also published a special report. The information is externally verified by the FSC audit report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 78. 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

      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 201,642.03 ha.(96% of total operational area.).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Some of the company's suppliers are committed to measure social and environmental impacts.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

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

    • 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 the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    9.96 / 17 58.6%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 8 43.8%
    • Practice: 4 / 5 79.2%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 2 / 5 40%
    • Certified: 2 / 5 39.2%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports that it does not have any landbank on peat.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have a landbank on peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to the best management practices for soil and also clearly states that it does not have any landbank on peat.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.96 / 1

      89. 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/volume.

    • 90. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

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

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

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

    • 92. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company is committed to zero burning in its concession area.

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      [Externally verified] The company describes multiple measures to protect its forest area from the fire including a fire 24*7 monitoring and detection system. This information is audited by KPMG.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has reached its commitment to reduce GHG emissions in forestry operations by 50% by 2025. A new commitment will be published in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG emission intensity as 0.014576077 tCO?e/cubic meters for its Panels operations and 0.054033760 tCO?e/cubic meters for its Colombia operations in 2019.

    • 100. 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

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports GHG emission intensity figures for 2017, 2018 and 2019 in its sustainability report (which is externally-verified by KPMG). Figures reported for "Panels" (industrial forestry activities) show a decrease and the reduction target was met.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program and GHG Protocol to calculate GHG emission.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    11.67 / 15 77.8%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 4 / 7 57.1%
    • Practice: 6.7 / 7 95.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Certified: 4.7 / 7 66.7%
    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company states that wastewater discharged in the public sewer system, water bodies, septic tank and irrigation field is treated using physical-chemical and biological 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 is committed to protecting natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • 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/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

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

      The company has its own commitment and also 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 201,642.03 ha. (96% of total operational area.).

    • N
      0 / 1

      114. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all 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 has its own commitment and also 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 201,642.03 ha. (96% of total operational area.).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own commitment and also makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded based on the company's FSC certified landbank 201,642.03 ha. (96% of the total operational area.).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports figures for chemicals used in both countries.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.96 / 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
      0.96 / 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 has a waste management system in place to avoid negative impacts and the company also reports about a 51% reduction in the generation of waste. This information is externally verified by KPMG.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    26.96 / 33 81.7%
    • Organisation: 3 / 4 75%
    • Policy: 15.5 / 20 77.5%
    • Practice: 8.5 / 9 94%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 5 / 9 55.6%
    • Certified: 3.5 / 9 38.4%
    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Progress on human rights commitment ?

      [Externally verified] 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 their workforce more diverse. The company has also included human rights implementation in its sustainable development objectives. Information is externally verified by KPMG in assurance statements.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. 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.

    • 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 201,642.03 ha. (96% of the total operational area.).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has commitment to respect FPIC, however it only applies to indigenous lands.

    • N
      0 / 1

      132. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all 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] Several examples of stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts can be found in externally-verified documents (FSC Audit Report or Integrated Report 2019), including:training of staff to act as local engagement agents, Community Dialogue program engaging the surrounding communities in social impacts assessments, partnership with La Fundación in Colombia to work with the local communities.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      135. 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&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 201,642.03 ha. (96% of the total operational area.).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. 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. Evidence of improving maternity leave can be found in externally verified integrated reports (verified by KPMG).

    • 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 the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • 138. 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 plantations.

    • 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 201,642.03 ha. (96% of the total operational area.).

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.96 / 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      141. 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&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 201,642.03 ha. (96% of the total operational area.).

    • 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 the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. 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

      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 commits to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment through its engagement in the Mulher 360 initiative.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment that applies to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company collaborates with the Movimento Mulher 360 (Women 360 Movement) to progress on eliminating gender-related discrimination. This information is externally verified.

    • 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?

      1,783 - The company reports 1,783 women in its workforce.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company has a commitment that all workers are paid greater than the legal minimum.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment that all workers are paid at least the minimum wage for its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 100 - The company reports ratios of standard entry-level wages by gender compared to the local minimum wage for Brazil and Colombia. This information is audited by KPMG. The ratio is between 100% (minimum wage paid = legal minimum wage) and 109% depending on regions and gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company has reported the ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men for its operations in Brazil and Colombia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. 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 Colombian operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. 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

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company has provided the training to its employees for the application and protected through the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suitable for their safety in its Brazilian operation. Also, points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports a 2.11% and 23% frequency rate of work-related injuries in Brazilian and Colombian operations respectively.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    6 / 8 75%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company supports smallholders with the objective for them to become FSC certified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      161. 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

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

      58% - The company state that 58% of all sourced wood used by the company plants in Brazil came from smallholders participating in the Forest Development Program.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company published the process used to prioritise, assess and engage suppliers in compliance with the company's policy and legal requirements.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      191 - The company reports that 191 suppliers were engaged and assessed on compliance with the company's policy. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. 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

      166. 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, and has two intermediary milestones that were last monitored in 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the average performance grade of compliance with the supply chain policy of its suppliers, and the proportion of suppliers getting a grade higher than 7/10 and 8/10. However, this only covers direct suppliers, is not expressed in volume, and is not externally verified.

  • 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

      168. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company has an explicit commitment to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption applies to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has elaborated procedures to identify and mitigate bribery and corruption and also has committees responsible for implementation. This information is audited by KPMG.

    • 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 the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • 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 the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has provided the Ouvidoria process wherein it clarifies the company's whistleblowing system and how they kept the anonymity of informants.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own grievance system in which it has provided the landline number and an email address through which one can register complaints.

    • N
      0 / 1

      176. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has only provided the number of complaints received from the Ouvidoria channel. However, it does not provide any other descriptions.

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