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Eldorado Brasil Celulose

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

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  • About this company:

    Founded in 25, Eldorado Brasil Celulose SA is

  • Parent company:
    J&F Investimentos S.A. (5.59%), CA Investment (Brazil) S.A. (49.4%)
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
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Company assessment: Eldorado Brasil Celulose – August 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 47.6% 79.56 / 167
  • Organisation: 19.5 / 32 60.9%
  • Policy: 29 / 75 38.7%
  • Practice: 31.1 / 60 51.8%
  • Self-reported: 11.9 / 60 19.8%
  • External: 4 / 60 6.7%
  • Certified: 15.2 / 60 25.4%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9.5 / 12 79.2%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • 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 its own sustainability policy applicable throughout its operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a code of conduct which applies to all its suppliers and includes social and governance policies in line with its sustainability policy. However, the policy does not cover environmental issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a director who is responsible for Human Resources, Sustainability, and Communication.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company has a Human Resources, Sustainability & Communications director.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      1 - Gender balance not directly reported. The company only provides the names of members of the executive management team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 - The company reports there are no 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?

      [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?

      The company engages with its stakeholders, directly and indirectly, and runs various projects and initiatives in education and environmental conservation with the communities in the region. (e.g Eldorado Sustainability Program, Friends of the Environment, Sustainable Homes, Clean Oil Program & Friends of Eldorado (AME), etc.).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company has published its latest Sustainability Report 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has prepared its sustainability report 2020 in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company has discussed its risk and opportunities related to the potential impact of climate change, however, no assessment/data has been published. The information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    9.89 / 17 58.2%
    • Organisation: 8.5 / 12 70.8%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0.4 / 3 13%
    • Self-reported: 0.4 / 3 13%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Brazil (plantations and mill).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company only sources from Brazil.

    • 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)?

      244,911 - The company reported a total planted area of 244,910.92 hectares.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      23,627 - The company states that is 23,626.47 ha of land available for planting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      112,796 - The company reports 112,796.02 ha as Conservation and Preservation Areas.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      13 - The company states that it operates in 13 municipalities but it is unclear how many Forest Management Units it has.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      The company only publishes the names of the municipalities it operates in and a static map.

    • N
      0 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

    • N
      0 / 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company publishes the name of the municipalities its suppliers operate in, and the names of some suppliers are available in the latest FSC audit report, however the names of all suppliers and more precise or geo-referenced locations are not available.

    • 29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own sawmills.

    • 30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own sawmills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports that it has a pulp mill in Três Lagoas and also mentions that another mill (Vanguard 2.0 project) is being built next to the current mill.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The address of the company's pulp and paper mills is published at the end of the "Forest Stewardship Plan" document.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own sawmills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 35. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2020). However, not all company's supply is covered by FSC or PEFC CoC certification, so only partial points have been awarded.

    • P
      0.39 / 1

      39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

      39 - Partial points have been awarded on the basis of the percentage of company's supply that is FSC FM or CoC certified (39%).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      40. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2020). As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC CoC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    4.21 / 9 46.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 4 50%
    • Practice: 2.2 / 5 44.2%
    • Self-reported: 2.2 / 5 44.2%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company is committed to achieve 100% FSC and CERFLOR certification, however, the commitment is not time-bound.

    • P
      0.91 / 1

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

      91% - 91% of the company's area is certified under FSC and PEFC Certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.39 / 1

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

      39% - The company reports the pulpwood it sources is 39% FSC certified.

    • P
      0.91 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      91% - The company's area is 91% certified under FSC and PEFC Certification.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company is committed to achieve 100% FSC and CERFLOR certification, however, the commitment is not time-bound.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to source wood fiber that meets FSC Controlled wood standards.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      348,927.72 ha (91% of total landbank) is certified by CERFLOR (PEFC - Brazil) but this is the same area that is certified by FSC FM so no points are awarded.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.32 / 25 41.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 15 30%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 8 72.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • External: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • Certified: 3.8 / 8 47.8%
    • N
      0 / 1

      51. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero deforestation?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). As the policy requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's certification/membership.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports it has 150 Nanosatellites and 3D farm monitoring system in which drones are monitoring daily to identify environmental damage and erosion and the data is fed into a system that builds a 3D model of the company's land (incl. conservation areas). However, the extent of area monitoried and timeframe for monitoring are not specified, and the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      60. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2 EN). As the Standard does not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      63. Biodiversity policy?

      The company only has a commitment to protect biodiversity with no details on scope or measurable target.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria also company has disclosed species of conservation concern in its operations referring to the IUCN Red List.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.91 / 1

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

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to no hunting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company is committed to the protection of forest areas from illegal activities.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.91 / 1

      71. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      72. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    3.5 / 11 31.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      76. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      A summary assessment of the HCV area present in the company's operations is published in the forest management stewardship document, however the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      A summary of HCV management and monitoring plans are available in the forest management stewardship document, however the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      80. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to conducting social and environmental impact assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    5.91 / 19 31.1%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • Policy: 2 / 8 25%
    • Practice: 3.4 / 6 56.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 2.7 / 6 44.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      +
      0.75 / 1
      0.91 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank. The company provide few examples for BMP for soil in its own reporting.

    • 93. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

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

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

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

    • 95. 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

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company is committed to zero burning.

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      348,927.72 ha 91% of the land is certified by CERFLOR (PEFC - Brazil) but this is the same area that is certified by FSC FM so additional points cannot be awarded. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports 0.12 T CO2 eq/ADT GHG emission intensity in 2020. Data does not cover all forestry operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      104. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports progress towards reducing GHG intensity over a period of three years:0.14 (2018) 0.12 (2019) 0.12(2020). However, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      Brazilian GHG Protocol.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    10.07 / 23 43.8%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 9 5.6%
    • Practice: 7.6 / 12 63.1%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 12 16.7%
    • External: 0.8 / 12 6.3%
    • Certified: 4.8 / 12 40.2%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      24.7 - The company reports 24.7 m³/tsa water intensity in 2020.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports its progress toward water intensity- 25.4(2018), 25.1 (2019), 24.7 (2020). The information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has no commitment in place but reports that it reduced BOD by 97.4% in 2017. Also, the data is between two and five years old.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      111. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      The company has an on-site wastewater treatment plant also sets wastewater parameters, using an online system that measures its performance against the Environmental BestPractice Index (IPA).

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own sawmills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      114. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company provides limited information about the protection of natural waterways.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Reports list of chemical usage.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.91 / 1

      124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.91 / 1

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has waste management procedures that are planned and implemented in accordance with applicable legal requirements and technical standards. Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    18.16 / 36 50.4%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 10.5 / 20 52.5%
    • Practice: 4.7 / 11 42.4%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 11 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 11 6.8%
    • Certified: 3.9 / 11 35.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company is committed to human rights that applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment ?

      The company has joined the UNGP in 2020, however, does not provide any evidence of training on human rights to its employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). As the policy requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's certification/membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is FSC and PEFC certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • 141. 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

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company is committed to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.91 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to provide work opportunities for the local communities.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additional points have been awarded according to the percent of company landbank certified by either FSC or PEFC, whichever is highest.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regard to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regard to employment that applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      0 - The company reports zero temporary employees in its workforce.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of women employees?

      765 - The company reports it has 765 women employees across all its operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Commitment to pay a living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      157. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has provided the commitment to address occupational health and safety but no reference to the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work given.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has provided the commitment to address occupational health and safety that applies to both the company as its suppliers but no reference to the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work given.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      160. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      348,927.72 ha 91% of the land is certified by CERFLOR (PEFC - Brazil) but this is the same area that is certified by FSC FM so additional points cannot be awarded. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0.67 - The company reports its injury frequency rate.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2.75 / 8 34.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 4 25%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 4 43.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 4 43.8%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      163. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states that it has multiple programmes to support small farmers such as providing training to organic farming and distributing equipment and inputs (project PAIS).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      45 - The company states that it distributed 45 kits as part of its organic farming support project, however it is unclear how many smallholders were involved in the programme otherwise.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company state that all its suppliers undergo an onboarding due diligence process in which they are requested to produce documents and statements of conformity to the company's Code of Conduct and Ethics, and there is a process to identify risky suppliers and undergo further due diligence to mitigate this risk. However, it only covers matters of ethics and corruption.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      409 (100%) - The company reports that in 2019, all its 409 supplierswere assessed on compliance with the company's policy. However, this information is more than two years old and not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      168. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.25 / 7 75%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 2 62.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 2 62.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      171. 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

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides anti-corruption training to its employees and also started a refresher workshop on the Eldorado Brasil Code of Conduct & Ethics and our Ethics Hotline for its suppliers. The information is not externally verified.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      177. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has an external Ombudsman channel named Ethics Hotlines. The whistleblowing process is outlined.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own grievance system open to all stakeholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      179. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company only discloses the number of grievances filed through grievance mechanisms, Number of grievances addressed, Number of grievances resolved & Number of complaints filed prior to the reporting period that was resolved during the reporting period.

Media monitor: Eldorado Brasil Celulose

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