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Company assessment: Pallisco – August 2022

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Total: 67.5% 76.29 / 113
  • Organisation: 14.5 / 22 65.9%
  • Policy: 24.5 / 37 66.2%
  • Practice: 37.3 / 54 69.1%
  • Self-reported: 6.1 / 54 11.4%
  • External: 12.7 / 54 23.6%
  • Certified: 18.4 / 54 34.1%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6 / 9 66.7%
    • Organisation: 3 / 4 75%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 4 50%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 4 25%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has an environmental and social policy.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Responsibility lies with the Quality Unit Manager.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it is either privately owned or does not have a Board of Directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports one woman in the senior leadership team.

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it is either privately owned or does not have a Board of Directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with timber and pulp production?

      [Externally verified] FSC, WWF-GFTN and ATIBT.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is collaborating with ATIBT, Nature+, G emb loux Agro-Bio Tech (University of Liège) on a multi-stakeholder reforestation project, however limited details are given. The company also states it works with NGOs but does not give detail.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's last sustainability report covers the year 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    10.24 / 13 78.8%
    • Organisation: 7.5 / 9 83.3%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 2.7 / 4 68.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • External: 2 / 4 49.8%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company is based in Douala. Forestry and industrial sites are located in the Mindourou area (between Abong -Mbang and Lomie). Logging concessions are located in the East Region of Cameroon.

    • 14. Lists countries sourcing from?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      388,949 - The company reported a total forest area of 388,949 ha in 2020.

    • 16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

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

    • 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.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      4,651 - The company reports that the sum of all protection and conservation areas equals 56,699 ha, however the information is dated 2015. An undated figure on the company's website also states the same figure (15% of the total area). Points are awarded for a figure of 4,651 ha covering the protected areas in one UFA, dated 2017.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      7 - Seven FMUs in total with three directly attributed to the company and four to company's partners, but all are under company management.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      Maps of the company's FMUs are available through WRI Global Forest Watch (under the group name Pallisco SODETRANCAM and LMF).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      A summary of forest management plans is available for all 7 Forest Management Units (FMUs).

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

      The company reports monitoring information for all the FMUs and FMP.

    • P
      0.29 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The score covers the documents provided to OTP by both Pallisco-CIFM and its direct partners (Forestière de Mbalmayo and Sodetrancam). 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The score covers the documents provided to OTP by both Pallisco-CIFM and its direct partners (Forestière de Mbalmayo and Sodetrancam). 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.

    • P
      0.7 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The score covers the documents provided to OTP by both Pallisco-CIFM and its direct partners (Forestière de Mbalmayo and Sodetrancam). 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.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      1 - The company declares having one sawmill.

    • N
      0 / 1

      30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports it sourced 122, 482 m3 of wood in 2021 and this was only from company-owned operations.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • 35. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 40. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    2.88 / 4 72%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 1.9 / 2 94%
    • Self-reported: 1.9 / 2 94%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is 100% OLB-FC certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100% - The company is 100% OLB-FC certified.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.88 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      87.9% - The company has FSC certified 341,708 ha out of its total landbank of 388,949 ha.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate in a country with a PEFC-endorsed Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) standard.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.01 / 15 66.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 7 64.3%
    • Practice: 5.5 / 7 78.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • Certified: 3.8 / 7 53.7%
    • N
      0 / 1

      51. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero deforestation?

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

    • 54. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      60. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      The company commits to restore ecosystems to their prior condition in cases of conversion within its own operations.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      63. Biodiversity policy?

      The company has a commitment to preserve biodiversity but has no targets towards improving biodiversity.

    • 64. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has identified species of concern using IUCN and CITES systems of classification. Information is externally verified by stakeholders involved in HCV reports.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports it reduces the pressure on fauna due to traditional hunting and poaching. However, a clear commitment is unavailable.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company commits to protect forest areas from illegal activities.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 1

      71. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

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

    • 72. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

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

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

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    6 / 6 100%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 4 / 4 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 4 / 4 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      76. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] The company reports a summary document on HCV areas, which is externally verified by Nature+, Liège Université.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports measures to create a monitoring and evaluation plan on HCV areas, which is externally verified by Nature+, Liège Université.

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

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

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

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

    • 80. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct social and environmental impact assessments.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Environmental and social impact assessments and monitoring plans are available and externally verified by JMN Consultant.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The score covers the documents provided to OTP by both Pallisco-CIFM and its direct partners (Forestière de Mbalmayo and Sodetrancam). 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.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    4.76 / 15 31.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 3 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 8 53.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 4.3 / 8 53.3%
    • 86. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      +
      0.75 / 1
      0.88 / 1

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

      Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company also reports on construction of erosion controls and monitors operations on slopes.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      93. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      The company reports it implements reduced impact logging methods but does not mention minimising the impact of logging roads, nor details the practices.

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

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 1

      95. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

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

    • 96. Commitment to zero burning?

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

    • 97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report on hotspots or fires in its forest management units.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

    • 103. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      104. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    10.39 / 13 79.9%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Practice: 6.4 / 8 79.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 8 9.4%
    • Certified: 5.6 / 8 70.5%
    • 106. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • 107. Water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • 108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • 111. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      114. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification. As the P&C do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator. Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additional points have been awarded according to the percent of company landbank certified by FSC.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to minimise the use of chemicals but does not specify fertilisers. The company stopped using pesticides in October 2021.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states the litres of chemical treatments used per volume of wood produced. It is unclear if any chemical fertilisers are used in operations.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 1

      124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 1

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company has reported a list of the types and amount of waste disposed of.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    21.43 / 30 71.4%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Policy: 10 / 13 76.9%
    • Practice: 7.9 / 13 61%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 13 13.5%
    • External: 1.4 / 13 10.9%
    • Certified: 4.8 / 13 36.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

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

    • 128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment ?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports it has a framework and "Farming Forest Committees" for social consultation with the local populations allowing them to prevent and solve the potential conflicts, covering all the local villages and forest concessions (seven FMUs). However it provides very limited detail and it is unclear if it covers land conflicts.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company report it supports both women and men at events dedicated to improving the social status in its anti-gender discrimination policy.

    • P
      0.36 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The score covers the documents provided to OTP by both Pallisco-CIFM and its direct partners (Forestière de Mbalmayo and Sodetrancam). 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to developing income-generating activities for local communities and lists NTFPs as an option. However, it is not clear if the company allows local communities to sustainably harvest NTFPs in land under its management.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company commits to participate in local socio-economic development by associating with structured projects. But it does not disclose a full commitment to provide essential services to communities.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to provide business/work opportunities for local communities.

    • P
      0.31 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The score covers the documents provided to OTP by both Pallisco-CIFM and its direct partners (Forestière de Mbalmayo and Sodetrancam). 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company follows a policy against harassment in the workplace highlighting prevention, awareness and training sessions on gender issues. The company also reports a complaint system, and the obligation to investigate on any complaint and ensure folllow-up actions are taken.

    • 152. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      0 - This indicator is disabled as the company reports to have no temporary employees.  .

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of women employees?

      24 (5.48%) - The company reports it has 24 women employees.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company commits to payment of wages in accordance with legal dispositions and states that the forestry sector collective bargaining agreement which it follows provides for salaries which are above the "interprofessional guaranteed minimum wage" (SMIG).

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company reports its paid minimum wage vs the country minimum wage. As the Living Wage has not been reported a higher score cannot be award. Figures are not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      157. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports the basic salary for employees by gender, but does not report on salaries for all employee categories in line with GRI reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has a Health, Safety and Security Policy, referencing the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      160. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company reports the provision of the personal protective equipment (PPE) in its summary of management plans, which are externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports figures separately for its lumbering and wood processing units for 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports zero fatalities in 2021.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0 / 0 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 0 0%
    • 163. Commitment to support smallholders?

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

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

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

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 168. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4.58 / 8 57.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 4 50%
    • Practice: 2.6 / 4 64.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • External: 1.8 / 4 45.8%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      171. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commits to ethical conduct and to fight against corruption.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it provides training to employees, in collaboration with an external partner, has an internal control system, and identifies the risks of corruption.

    • P
      0.83 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The score covers the documents provided to OTP by both Pallisco-CIFM and its direct partners (Forestière de Mbalmayo and Sodetrancam). 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
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 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
      0 / 1

      177. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      A clear process for grievances is disclosed.

    • N
      0 / 1

      179. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Pallisco

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