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  • About this company:

    Headquartered in Japan, Oji Holdings owns natural forests

  • Landbank
    569,000 hectares
  • Market cap:
    4,582,113,392 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    3861.T
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    3861:JP
  • ISIN:
    JP3174410005
  • Website:

Company assessment: Oji Holdings – June 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 42.1% 71.17 / 169
  • Organisation: 15 / 38 39.5%
  • Policy: 32.5 / 74 43.9%
  • Practice: 23.7 / 57 41.5%
  • Self-reported: 5.6 / 57 9.9%
  • External: 7.8 / 57 13.6%
  • Certified: 10.3 / 57 18.1%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8 / 12 66.7%
    • Organisation: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 4 50%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 4 31.3%
    • External: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has an Environmental Charter and Environmental Action Program Plan.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has separate Procurement policies and guidelines that cover same topics as company's own policies.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Environmental Management Officer.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

    • P
      0.75 / 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] Signatory of UNGC.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it participates in committees that address climate change, forest conservation and reduction of environmental burdens, but limited details are given.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Sustainability reporting is integrated into the 2020 Annual Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has submitted to CDP for Forests, Climate Change & Water Security.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company has conducted and published a climate risk assessment.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    7.25 / 23 31.5%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 18 25%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Countries and operations are disclosed in the 2020 Annual Report.

    • 14. Lists countries sourcing from?

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      440,000 - The company has 440,000 ha of plantation forest.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      129,000 - The company has 129,000 ha of conservation forests.

    • N
      0 / 1

      20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      Forest Management Plans are available for the company's subsidiary, but this does not cover all of the company's operations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      The company has at least two sawmills however the information is undated.

    • N
      0 / 1

      30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

      The company only provides static image files showing two sawmills. It is not possible to determine their exact location using these maps, and it is also unclear whether these represent all company sawmills. It is also undated.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company lists five paper mills associated with Oji Paper, three pulp mills associated with Oji Fibre Solutions and one pulp mill with Pan Pac. It is unclear if these cover all of the company's pulp and paper mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      Locations of five paper mills are provided however the data is undated.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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/or third-parties?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      35. Number of third party supplying mills?

      The company states it has 43 woodchip suppliers and 12 market pulp suppliers, however it is unclear if this refers to supplying mills specifically.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has procurement guidelines that commit to traceability back to the forest.

    • N
      0 / 1

      39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

      100 - The Oji Group discloses the volume and sources of woodchips and market pulp it procures as raw materials for papermaking. 100 % of wood chip and market pulp File 1:2019 SGS audit of 2018 internal traceability reports.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company has procurement guidelines that commit to traceability back to the forest.

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    1.62 / 9 18%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • Practice: 1.1 / 5 22.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.1 / 5 22.4%
    • 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 has a target to increasing the forest certification acquisition rates by 2030, but do not specify to 100%.

    • P
      0.56 / 1

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

      56% - The company has a total landbank of 570,000 ha, which comprises 188,000 ha company-owned production forests in Japan, 253,000 ha of overseas production forests and 129,000ha of overseas conservation forests. The percentage of certified forest has been calculated to include only FMUs where the certified area (ha) is available on FSC/PEFC databases or the FSC/PEFC certificates/audit reports are publicly available. Some certified FMUs have therefore been excluded from the calculation.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.56 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      The company's FSC FM certified area is 319,041 ha.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has PEFC certified FMU's but the total area covered by these certificates is not publically available.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    13.12 / 23 57%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 8.5 / 13 65.4%
    • Practice: 4.6 / 8 57.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • Certified: 3.1 / 8 39%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      51. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004).

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to restoration in the 2020 Environmental Action Plan but does not include a cut-off date and the commitment itself is unclear.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      60. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company commits to biodiversity conservation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      All suppliers are subject to the Oji Group Procurement Policy.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.56 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      67. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      All suppliers are subject to the Oji Group Procurement Policy which specifies a commitment to no illegal logging, but no other illegal activities are mentioned.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      All suppliers are subject to the Oji Group Procurement Policy which specifies a commitment to no illegal logging, but no other illegal activities are mentioned.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.56 / 1

      69. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      70. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      All suppliers are subject to the Oji Group Procurement Policy.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    2 / 10 20%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004).

    • N
      0 / 1

      74. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      78. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    5.25 / 20 26.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Certified: 1.8 / 6 29.2%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

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

    • 90. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 92. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC certification. The area of PEFC certified FMUs could not be verified using publicly available information.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states reduction in GHG emission intensity from product manufacturing by at least 10% compared to the FY 2013 level by FY 2020. An updated target could not be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports scope 1 + 2 emissions intensity as 5.074 (t-CO2e/ Sales million yen) in 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company achieved an 9.6% reduction in GHG emissions Intensity in FY2019 compared with FY2013.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company report that Japanese operations calculations are based on the 'Act on the Rational Use of Energy' and the 'Act on Promotion of Global Warming Counter measured', while for overseas operations calculations are based on the IPCC GHG Protocol.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    9.87 / 23 42.9%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • Practice: 6.9 / 12 57.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 12 12.5%
    • External: 2.3 / 12 18.8%
    • Certified: 3.1 / 12 26%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company had committed to a 1% year-on-year reduction for FY 2020. No updated target could be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Water use intensity?

      47.54 - The company reports water use intensity 47.54 m3/production t.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports water intensity figures from 2015 to 2019, however water intensity has increased between 2018 and 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a year-on-year target to improve both BOD and COD by 1% or more.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company report 1.3% reduction BOD and 3.2% reduction in CoD in the year leading up to FY 2020.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      108. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      The company states it treats wastewater from its pulp and paper business.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only states it manages chemical substances.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The summary audit reports of the company's FSC certified areas contain lists of pesticides used however these do not cover the company's whole operations.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.56 / 1

      121. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.56 / 1

      122. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    19.56 / 34 57.5%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 11 / 20 55%
    • Practice: 4.6 / 9 50.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • Certified: 2.3 / 9 25.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to human rights?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      126. Progress on human rights commitment ?

      The company has established Oji Group Human Rights Policy and provides examples of engagement with human rights issues on their website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      134. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      139. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company makes an unclear commitment to this.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.56 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank/volume. Some examples are also given in the company's 2020 Integrated Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership and PEFC CoC certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership and PEFC CoC certification.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has an unclear commitment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      2,507 (6.8%) - The company reports on employment as part of it's ESG data disclosure. The figures reported are for March 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      18.55% - The company reports on employment as part of it's ESG data disclosure.

    • N
      0 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commitments to pay at least minimum wage applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). 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. The company has a health and safety plan in the workplace but does not refer to the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      All suppliers are subject to group's procurement policy.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0.88 - Frequency rate of accidents resulting in lost work hours.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports 1 fatality.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2 / 8 25%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      All suppliers are subject to Oji Group Partnership Procurement Policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company discloses the number of traceability reports that have been conducted.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. 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
    2.5 / 7 35.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      168. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company uses Oji Group Behaviour Standard.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports on initiatives related prevention of corruption but very limited details are given.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing procedure.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      176. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Oji Holdings

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