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Headquartered in Switzerland and founded in 2007 as a subsidiary of Danzer Holding, Interholco owns

  • Parent company:
    Danzer Group
  • Landbank (timber/pulp):
    801,716 hectares
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private company
  • Activities:
    Timber production, timber processing and manufacturing, trading and distribution
  • Locations:
    Republic of Congo
  • Headquarters:
    Switzerland
  • Parent website:
  • Website:

Company assessment: Interholco AG – July 2019

SPOTT assesses companies against over 100 indicators across ten categories. Click on the icons or bars below to expand each category for further details, scoring and links to reports and sources.

Assessment date:

Total: 94.7% 107 / 113
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 9 / 9 100%
    • Companies should publish sustainability policies or similar commitments covering their entire supply chain — including third party suppliers — implemented and enforced through high-level leadership that engages with wider industry schemes.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      2. Sustainability policy or commitment applies to all sourcing?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Head of Sustainability

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      4. One or more board members have responsibility for sustainability?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      5. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports having no women in a Senior Management position in 2018

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      7. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2,017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      8. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to improve forest management or transparency?

      FSC, ATIBT, Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP), European Coalition for Sustainable Tropical Timber (STTC)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Activities with government, NGOs or academic institutions to improve the sustainability of forest products?

      Project on finding alternatives to bushmeat with WCS, Working Group with scientists and NGOs on the effects of extreme weather events on Marantaceae forests, study on social impacts of FSC certification with WWF

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      10. Climate risks assessment available?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      11. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, mills and traceability Landbank, mills and traceability 19.5 / 21 92.9%
    • Companies should publicly report figures on their total landbank and details of different areas under their management. They should also disclose maps of their forest management units and provide forest management plans, as well as details on mills.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      Republic of Congo – forest concessions and sawmill

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      801,716 - The company refers to "production area"

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      14. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't use outgrower schemes for wood/wood fibre production

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      17. Conservation set-aside and/or HCV area (ha)?

      308,000 - Sum of protection area (220,000 ha) and conservation area (88,000 ha)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      18. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

      530,000 - Data as of 01 January 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      19. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      1

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      20. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      The company's Ngombe concession, under the company IFO, is hosted on WRI Global Forest Watch and is also given in its FSC certification reports

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      21. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      22. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      100% - Score of IFO in this OTP category.
      Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      80% - Score of IFO in this OTP category.
      Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      33.33% - Score of IFO in this OTP category.
      Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      26. Number of company owned pulp and paper mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      27. Maps or addresses of company owned pulp and paper mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not own pulp or paper mills

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      28. Number of company owned sawmills?

      3

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      29. Maps or addresses of company owned sawmills?

      The company's three sawmills are all located within IFO's production site which can be located on Google Maps

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      30. Number of supplier mills?

      21 - The company states that its suppliers have a total of 21 sawmills in December 2018

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      31. Maps or addresses of supplier mills?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      33. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      34. Percentage of supply traceable to country level (above 80%)?

      87%

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      35. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level (above 75%)?

      87%

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 11 / 11 100%
    • Companies should commit to address deforestation and to set aside areas for conservation. They should report on any activities to manage or restore habitat in their conservation areas, or monitor deforestation in their supply chains. They should also provide evidence of biodiversity conservation and species or habitat management.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      36. Commitment to zero conversion of natural forest?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      37. Zero conversion commitment applies to all sourcing?

      The company's Responsible Forestry and Procurement policy applies to its suppliers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      38. Commitment to minimise the impact of logging roads?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      39. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) require that forests are protected from illegal harvesting, settlement and other unauthorized activities. Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 1,159,643 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      40. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The monitoring of forest extent and condition is covered by FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 1,159,643 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      41. Amount of deforestation recorded?

      0 - The company reports that no deforestation was recorded in 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      42. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The protection of rare, threatened and endangered species and their habitats is covered by FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 1,159,643 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The management and restoration of habitat is covered by FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 1,159,643 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      44. Implementing a landscape-level approach to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      46. Commitment to sustainably manage the use of non-timber forest products (NTFPs)?

      The sustainable extraction of forest products and the use rights of local communities and indigenous peoples is covered by FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 1,159,643 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      47. Commitment not to use genetically modified organisms?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 7 / 7 100%
    • Companies should commit to the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches, and to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA). They should develop and publish summaries of assessments and monitoring and management plans.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) require that assessments are conducted to determine the presence of High Conservation Values. Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 1,159,643 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      49. HCV commitment applies to all sourcing?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      50. Commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS)?

      This indicator is disabled until sufficient number of HCV ALS licensed assessors are available for the location where the company operates

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      51. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      54. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) require assessment of environmental impacts and the incorporation of evaluations of social impact into management planning and operations. Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 1,159,643 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      56. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) available?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      100% - Score of IFO in this OTP category.
      Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link

  • Water, chemical and waste management Water, chemical and waste management 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Companies should commit to protect peatland and undertake best management practices for soils and peat, as well as commit to reduced impact logging. They should also have policies on zero burning and to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Companies should report their GHG emissions, as well as details on any fires that occurred in or around their estates, along with evidence for managing and monitoring fires.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports that it performs daily analysis of BOD and COD levels in waste waters using standards set by the European Union in the absence of specific standards in Republic of Congo. 2017 values remained below the thresholds set by European standards

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports that it performs daily analysis of BOD and COD levels in waste waters using standards set by the European Union in the absence of specific standards in Republic of Congo. 2017 values remained below the thresholds set by European standards

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      74. Commitment to protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      75. Evidence of treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not own pulp or paper mills

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not own pulp or paper mills

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      78. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not own pulp or paper mills

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      79. Commitment to eliminate chlorine and chlorine compounds for bleaching?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not own pulp or paper mills

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      81. No use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      82. No use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      83. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

  • Soils, fire and GHGs Soils, fire and GHGs 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Companies should commit to managing water use and water quality, providing evidence through time-bound reduction plans, policies on toxic chemical use, waste management and treatment of wastewater and mill effluents.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      58. Commitment to best management practices for soils and/or peat?

      The company has confirmed that it does not have operations on peatland. The conservation of soils, including control of erosion and minimising damage during operations is covered by FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 1,159,643 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      59. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) requires the avoidance of damage to forest resources and the preparation of written guidelines to minimise forest damage during harvesting. Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 1,159,643 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests

    • n/a
      -
      Source

      61. Commitment on peatland planting applies to all sourcing?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't have landbank on peat

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      63. Evidence of best management practices for soils and/or peat?

      The company has confirmed that it does not have operations on peatland. The conservation of soils, including control of erosion and minimising damage during operations is covered by FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 1,159,643 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      64. Commitment to zero burning?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      65. Commitment to zero burning applies to all sourcing?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      66. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

      The company reports that it has established a procedure for fire-risk prevention and management in FMU Ngombe, including monitoring flights covering the entire surface of the FMU and contact with the WRI/UMD Glad research institute in order to receive regular monitoring by satellite images. The company reports that it also undertakes awareness-raising activities in villages/communities, in order to alert them to the danger of spreading forest fires, coupled with safety training in case of a fire emergency

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      67. Details/number of hotspots/fires in FMUs controlled by the company?

      The company report that overflights of the UFA Ngombe FMU have taken place regularly every 2-3 months. The company reports that during 2017 no significant fires were detected in the FMU. In June 2018, forest loss of about 2 square km was detected through Glad satellite alerts, however it is unclear if this was due to fire

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      68. Time-bound commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company has a commitment to reduce CO2 emissions from roads and infrastructures by 10% in the coming years but the target is not reported on intensity and does not include a clear time frame

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      69. Progress towards reducing GHG emission intensity?

      0.78 - The company reports the total CO2 emissions per m3 lumber (0.89 tCO2/m3) and per m3 logs (0.67 tCO2/m3) for 2018, but this does not relate to a clear and time-bound target on GHG intensity reduction

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      70. Report GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      71. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      Emission factors from UK DEFRA and US EPA and the IPCC, 2006 Guidelines for National GHG Inventories. World Resources Institute (2015). GHG Protocol tool for mobile combustion

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 22 / 24 91.7%
    • Companies should commit to respect human rights, including those of indigenous peoples and local communities, and free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Companies should respect the rights of workers, report relevant workforce data, and address with health and safety issues.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Commitment to human rights, referencing the UN Declaration on Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      86. Commitment to human rights applies to all sourcing?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      88. Commitment to respect legal and customary property rights?

      FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) require that legal and customary property rights are respected. Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 1,159,643 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      90. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      92. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      93. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      94. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across forestry operations, including addressing barriers faced?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      95. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) require certified organisations to contribute to the social and economic development of local communities. Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 1,159,643 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      66.67% - Score of IFO in this OTP category.
      Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      97. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      98. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      99. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      85.71% - Score of IFO in this OTP category.
      Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      101. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      285 (23.4%) - Employees of subcontracting companies for Industrie Forestiere de Ouesso (IFO)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      102. Percentage or number of women employees?

      43 (3.5%) - Percentage figure calculated based on total employee number (1218) for IHC, IFO and LCC

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      103. Payment of minimum wage?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      104. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      105. Commitment to address occupational health and safety, referencing the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      106. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      3.1 - Figure details the number of accidents with incapacity of more than 4 days per 100 workers in 2016 for Industrie Forestiere de Ouesso (IFO) in 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      0 - Data as of 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      108. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards 12 / 12 100%
    • Companies should be certified by credible certification standards, or have time-bound commitments to achieve 100% certification of forest management units. They should also ensure that their supply is verified as being in legal compliance and commit to sourcing certified wood/wood fibre.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Target already met

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2,028 - For non-negligible risk areas, the company has a time-bound commitment (within 10 years) to only source third party legality verified or certified timber. For negligible risk areas, the company states that it only sources timber that is in legal compliance, and did not source any timber from low risk regions in 2018

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      1,159,640 (100%) - The company is 100% FSC certified and VLC certified

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      87% - 87% FSC/PEFC certified

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      100% - Target already met

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      114. Commitment to source only wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood requirements?

      The company commits to avoid controversial sources referencing both FSC Controlled Wood and PEFC Controlled Sources

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      115. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      1,159,640 (100%)

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      116. Percentage of wood/wood fibre supply from outgrower scheme and/or independent suppliers that is FSC FM certified?

      87%

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      117. Percentage of all wood/wood fibre supply traded/processed that are FSC certified (above 75%)?

      88% - The company reports that 88% of the total volume of wood procured (total RWE volume being 251,393 m3) was FSC certified in 2018

    • n/a
      -
      Source

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

      The indicator is disabled as the company is 100% FSC certified

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 4 / 4 100%
    • Companies should report details of any programmes or schemes to support outgrower scheme smallholders, as well as criteria to assess suppliers on compliance with company policies, and in what cases suppliers should be suspended or excluded due to non-compliance.

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      119. Programme to support outgrower scheme smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't source wood/wood fibre from outgrowers

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      120. Percentage of outgrower scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't source wood/wood fibre from outgrowers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Due diligence system comprising of a risk assessment to establish ahead of any procurement commitment the level of potential legality risks which may arise from the respective wood species, country of origin, forest of origin, or supplier

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      122. The company has a Due Diligence System (DDS)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      123. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      124. Percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company requirements?

      6 - Total number for 2016

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Companies should operate in an ethical manner at all levels, providing accessible channels and clear procedures for both employees and external stakeholders to raise any grievance or complaint with the company, as well as allowing for whistleblowing.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      125. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      100% - Score of IFO in this OTP category.
      Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that it has procedures on tax payments that are reviewed by Interholco's management and aligned with the OECD's Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. However, its tax strategy / policy is not publicly available

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      100% - Score of IFO in this OTP category.
      Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      129. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      131. Details of grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Interholco AG

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