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Founded in 1899, Brazilian producer Klabin is one of Brazil's largest paper producers. The company

  • Landbank (timber/pulp):
    245,000 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    86898000%
  • Market cap:
    5,150,713,674 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    KLBN4.SA
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    KLBN4:BZ
  • ISIN:
    US49834M1009, BRKLBNACNPR9
  • Activities:
    Pulpwood production, pulp and paper production
  • Locations:
    Brazil (Parana, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo)
  • Headquarters:
    Brazil
  • Website:

Company assessment: Klabin SA – 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: 78.5% 89.5 / 114
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 10 / 11 90.9%
    • 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?

      Environment and Sustainability corporate manager. The company also has a Sustainability Committee, Sustainability Commission, Sustainability and Communication Department, and a working group on impacts of climate change. The Sustainability Committee is comprised of Directors and one external member

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Industrial Technology, Innovation, Sustainability and Pulp Business Officer

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      5. Percentage or number of women board members?

      18% - Data as of 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      12% - Data as of 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      7. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      UNGC, CDP, GRI, the Brazilian Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor, the Brazilian National Pact Against Corruption

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company partners with the Association for the Preservation of the Environment and of Human Life (Apremavi), providing guidance on sustainable use of land, encouraging recovery of native forest remnants and responsible forestry, among others

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      10. Climate risks assessment available?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      11. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, mills and traceability Landbank, mills and traceability 15 / 18 83.3%
    • 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?

      The company has 18 industrial units (17 in eight Brazilian states and one in Argentina). Its headquarters are located in Sao Paulo city

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      14. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      245,000 - Data as of 2018.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      23,455 - Data more than two years old

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      19,852 - Data as of 2017

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      19. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      3

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      20. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      The company only publishes static maps of its FMUs in the Forest Management Plans

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      21. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      The company provides public summaries of three forest management plans: Parana, Santa Catarina and Sao Pablo. These represent all areas with forestry operations. Forest management plans are also provided within FSC reports

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      22. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation?

      Summaries of Forest Management Plan monitoring are made publicly available via the FSC database. Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      23. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on use 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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      24. 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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      25. 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      26. Number of company owned pulp and paper mills?

      18 - 17 mills in Brazil and one mill in Argentina

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      28. Number of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't own sawmills

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      29. Maps or addresses of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't own sawmills

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      30. Number of supplier mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not source pulp from other mills

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      31. Maps or addresses of supplier mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not source pulp from other mills

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has FSC CoC certification and it commits to follow Controlled Wood criteria and processes for non-certified raw materials

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      33. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company has FSC CoC certification and it commits to follow Controlled Wood criteria and processes for non-certified raw materials

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      100% - The company states that all wood suppliers are traceable and audited based on Controlled Wood and Chain of Custody criteria including field visits

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      100% - The company states that all wood suppliers are traceable and audited based on Controlled Wood and Chain of Custody criteria including field visits

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 9 / 10 90%
    • 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?

      FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) require that conversion to plantations or non-forest land uses shall not occur, except in circumstances where there are clear, substantial, additional, secure, long-term conservation benefits. Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      37. Zero conversion commitment applies to all sourcing?

      The company states that it only sources wood that is either FSC certified or comply with FSC Controlled Wood criteria which requires that wood is not from "natural forest that has been converted into non-forest use or plantation forests"

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      38. Commitment to minimise the impact of logging roads?

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

    • 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 485,909 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 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      41. Amount of deforestation recorded?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      42. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports various examples including controlling invasive species and habitat restoration

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Company refers to landscape management, multiple use forests and mosaic forest management, including ecological corridors.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      47. Commitment not to use genetically modified organisms?

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the introduction of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004)

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 5 / 8 62.5%
    • 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 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      49. HCV commitment applies to all sourcing?

      The company has a commitment to only source wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood requirements which includes not sourcing wood from forests with a high conservation value

    • 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?

      HCV (AAVC) assessment summaries are available within the company's forest management plans

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      HCV (AAVC) management and monitoring summaries are available within the company's forest management plans

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      54. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • 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 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      57. 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

  • Water, chemical and waste management Water, chemical and waste management 7 / 12 58.3%
    • 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.

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports BOD and COD figures for its Puma unit in 2017, but does not report figures for all of its operations

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't own sawmills

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a 2017 target to reduce water consumption by 5% between 2018-2022, however the target is not based on water use intensity

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      78. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water consumption figures but does not report progress in terms of water use intensity. The company has not reported progress for its 2018-2022 goal and did not meet its 2017 target

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a commitment to reduce the consumption of chemical products, including eliminating elemental chlorine in pulp bleaching. Howeverm, this commitment is not time-bound

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) require the adoption of environmentally friendly non-chemical methods of pest management and avoidance of the use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers. Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      FSC Principles and Criteria prohibit the use of World Health Organization Type 1A and 1B and chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides. Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      FSC-STD-30-001 v1-0 8.1 prohibits the use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention. Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      83. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      For plantations FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) require that integrated pest management forms an essential part of the management plan, with primary reliance on prevention and biological control methods rather than chemical pesticides and fertilisers. Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      Data on chemical usage per hectare is only available for some of the company's FMUs

  • Soils, fire and GHGs Soils, fire and GHGs 6.5 / 10 65%
    • 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 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      59. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

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

    • 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 doesn't have landbank on peat

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      61. Commitment on peatland planting applies to all sourcing?

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

    • 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 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      64. Commitment to zero burning?

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      65. Commitment to zero burning applies to all sourcing?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      66. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports the area (hectares) burned in forest fires in its Parana forest management plan from 2012 to 2016. Equivalent information on other company controlled forest management units could not be identified

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2,022 - The company has a target to reduce GHG intensity to 185 kg CO2/t product from 2018 to 2022

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      69. Progress towards reducing GHG emission intensity?

      2,017 - The company report that their 2017 target of reaching 205 kg CO2eq/t product was achieved. The company has not yet reported progress towards their 2018-2022 goal

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      70. Report GHG emissions from land use change?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      71. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      Methodology of the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program. 2010 was used as the base year for calculations

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 18.5 / 22 84.1%
    • 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?

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the violation of human rights in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004), which defines human rights as those established through the UN Declaration of Human Rights

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      86. Commitment to human rights applies to all sourcing?

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the violation of human rights in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004), which defines human rights as those established through the UN Declaration of Human Rights

    • 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 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) require that free, prior, and informed consent is obtained. However, this commitment does not extend beyond the Forest Management Unit. Half points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      90. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No 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?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      93. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) require that appropriate mechanisms are employed to resolve disputes over tenure claims and use rights. However, details of the process used for resolving land conflicts are not recorded. Half points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company is a signatory of the UN Women's Empowerment Principles which includes empowerment of women in the supply chains and communities

    • 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 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      96. 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      97. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      98. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions?

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the violation of any of the ILO Core Conventions. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      100. 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      101. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      0 - Fixed term or temporary basis employees. Data as of 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      102. Percentage or number of women employees?

      1,588 (10.8%) - Data as of 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      103. Payment of minimum wage?

      The company states that the lowest remuneration paid is 1.02 times higher than the national minimum wage

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      104. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports figures for the relationship between the lowest salary paid by the organization and the local minimum wage 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?

      FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) require that all applicable laws and/or regulations covering health and safety of employees and their families are met or exceeded. FSC-POL-30-401:200 requires that the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work is also applied. Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      106. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      2.92 - Accident Frequency Rate. Data as of 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      0 - Data as of 2017

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      108. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) require the provision of PPE and related training. However, this commitment does not appear to extend beyond the Forest Management Unit. Half points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank, which stands at 485,909 ha (100% of total operational area)

  • Certification standards Certification standards 9 / 12 75%
    • 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?

      100% - Target already met

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      485,909 (100%) - FSC

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      80% - The company states that only 20% of its total supply comes from third-party sources, some of which is FSC certified. However it is not possible to calculate a percentage of certification for the external source and full points is awarded based on the 80% of supply coming from the company's own areas that are fully FSC 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?

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      115. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      485,909 (100%)

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

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

      The company states "as of December 2016 more than 25,000 hectares of properties had been certified" in partner-producer areas. However, it is unclear what percentage of wood/wood fibre supply is certified

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      80% - The company states that only 20% of its total supply comes from third-party sources, some of which is FSC certified. However it is not possible to calculate a percentage of certification for the external source and full points is awarded based on the 80% of supply coming from the company's own areas that are fully FSC certified

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

      The indicator is disabled as the company has achieved 100% FSC certification

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 5 / 5 100%
    • 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.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      119. Programme to support outgrower scheme smallholders?

      Forest Enterprise (technical assistance, including planning, first time ant combating, planting and one replanting if 5% or more seedlings do not survive); Small Producer Certification; Programa de Fomento Florestal (Forest Development Program)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      120. Percentage of outgrower scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      286 - The company reports that the Small Rural Producers Forest Certification Program has allowed 286 local producers to become certified

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Matrix to evaluate "critical contracted suppliers in the industrial area" and the "risks they pose to the company, both financially and regarding sustainability"

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not trade wood/wood fibre

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      123. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company has a policy for the supply of goods and services which clearly states the criteria its suppliers must abide by and the actions taken if found to be in non-compliance

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      925 - The company states it has approximately 5,000 active suppliers and "of this total, 925 suppliers are monitored by the Critical and Sustainability Matrix". It also states that all new suppliers hired in 2017, considered significant from an economic and financial point of view, were assessed taking into consideration their legal compliance with environmental aspects, labour practices and human rights

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 4.5 / 6 75%
    • 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?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      126. 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      128. 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      129. Whistleblowing procedure?

      Whistleblowing and grievances are reported through an ombudsman, with anonymity guaranteed

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company's ombudsman is designed to receive complaints, allegations and suggestions from both internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the company also has the 'Speak with Klabin' channel in the forestry areas where it operates.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

      131. Details of grievances disclosed?

      The company provides a summary of the grievances in 2017 and states their status

Media monitor: Klabin SA

SPOTT gathers reports and stories from global media sources, covering specific company activities related to the assessment indicator categories. ZSL does not assess the validity of these reports.

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