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Company assessment: Pallisco – June 2021

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Total: 59.8% 65.76 / 110
  • Organisation: 10.5 / 23 45.7%
  • Policy: 22 / 36 61.1%
  • Practice: 33.3 / 51 65.2%
  • Self-reported: 4.4 / 51 8.6%
  • External: 10 / 51 19.6%
  • Certified: 18.9 / 51 37.1%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    4.5 / 9 50%
    • Organisation: 2 / 4 50%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has an Environmental and a 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 scheme/outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a "quality office" that plays a coordination role for sustainability-related issues, and that is managed by the "Responsable Cellule Qualité", however this is undated.

    • 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 privately owned and/or does not have a Board of Directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company has published an structural organization that lists 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 privately owned and/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, ATIBT.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states in a recent document (2020) that it has collaborated with research institutes and NGO but limited details are given. Collaborations with Nature+, FORTROP, TEREA, ZSL (WWP), GIZ/ GFBC, PPECF/ GFBC, CAFTN - WWF, SILVA, ILO, FAO, and SRZA-ULB-PGS are also mentionned on the website but they are either more than five years old or undated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's last ustainability 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
    9.88 / 14 70.6%
    • Organisation: 7 / 10 70%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 2.9 / 4 72%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 2.1 / 4 53.3%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      56,699 - The sum of all protection and conservation areas of the company equals 56,699 ha, however the information dates back from 2015 and 2017, and there is a different figure on the company's website (7,997 ha).

    • N
      0 / 1

      20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

    • 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?

      Summary of Forest management plans are available for all Forest Management Units (FMUs) on the company's website.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

      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. In addition, the company monitors its forest management plans itself, but this is not externally verified.

    • 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
      0.84 / 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 copmany 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?

      The company only reports that its sawmill is located in the village of Messamena, in the Haut-Nyong department.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't 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 doesn't 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/or third-parties?

      The company sources only from it's own operations - in 2020 128,311 m3 of wood was exploited.

    • 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?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 35. Number of third party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source from supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't 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/or third parties?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source from supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the copmany 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 copmany 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 copmany 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 copmany 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 copmany 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 copmany 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 of 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 copmany 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 copmany 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 SFM standard.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.26 / 14 73.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 7 75.1%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 5.3 / 7 75.1%
    • 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). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company s FSC certification/FSC membership.

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

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

    • 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). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company s FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • 55. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has released a 2020 brochure which only states that it supports forest regeneration, with examples.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      60. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company has a commitment to preserve biodiversity in its Environmental Policy.

    • 62. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      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.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 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 certified landbank/volume.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has guidelines for the fight against illegal activities carried out in FMUs, which mentions measures taken to reduce pressure caused by hunting, including sustainable forms of hunting. However, it is not clear whether this is a commitment for the future.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      67. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company makes such commitment in two of its public documents.

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

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 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 certified landbank/volume.

    • 70. 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.

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

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

  • 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

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

      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.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has identified HCVs, their threats and management measures to create a monitoring and evaluation plan. The summary document is externally verified (Nature+, Université Liège).

    • 76. 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.

    • 77. 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.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to conduct environmental and social impact assessments in its Environmental Policy.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. 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. Monitoring reports are also available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      82. 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%
    • 83. 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.

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

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

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

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

    • P
      +
      0.75 / 1
      0.88 / 1

      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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      90. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      The company states that it implements impact logging methods but does not mention minimising the impact of logging roads, nor detail the practices.

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

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 1

      92. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank/volume. In addition, the company reports its yearly performance on reduced impact logging technics in its sustainability report.

    • 93. Commitment to zero burning?

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

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

    • 100. 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

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    7.26 / 12 60.5%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 7 75.1%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 5.3 / 7 75.1%
    • 103. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 104. Water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 105. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 108. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company mentions in its management plans about 30-meter strips of forest are left on both sides of bodies of water and the delimitation of a buffer zone inside the FMU, and from which exploitation would be excluded. This commitment is reiterated in a 2020 document.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      112. 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&Cs do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, however pesticides are not mentionned.

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only reports that "only chemicals authorized by the FSC standard, national legislation and international conventions are used", but does not mention the Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only reports that "only chemicals authorized by the FSC standard, national legislation and international conventions are used", but does not mention the Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states the amount of SARPAGRUM AF200T used per volume of wood produced. It is unclear whether any other chemical products are used by the company.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 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. The company also states the amount of SARPAGRUM AF200T used per volume of wood produced.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 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?

      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.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    17.47 / 28 62.4%
    • Organisation: 1 / 4 25%
    • Policy: 10 / 13 76.9%
    • Practice: 6.5 / 11 58.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 11 11.4%
    • External: 1.8 / 11 16.7%
    • Certified: 3.4 / 11 30.7%
    • 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.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      126. Progress on human rights commitment ?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own commitment and also 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.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its Social Policy.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the copmany reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent 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. The company also mentions the establishment of "Forest Peasant Committees" to encourage social dialogue and prevent conflict.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      135. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company has established committees to "prevent and resolve potential conflicts", which cover all local villages within its concessions. However, limited detail is given and it is not clear whether this covers land conflicts.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.57 / 1

      137. 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

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

      The company's social policy includes a commitment to "seek alternative sources of protein to bush meat", but this does not refer to the needs and/or rights of local communities and indigenous people, nor mention the sustainable use of NTFPs.

    • N
      0 / 1

      139. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company mentions having provided housing and facilities, but this is not a commitment and only covers its imployees and their families.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the Social Policy.

    • P
      0.27 / 1

      142. 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

      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). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a full policy on preventing discrimination based on gender in the workplace.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The policy has a policy against harrassment in the workplace (published February 2021) that mentions prevention, awareness and training sessions on gender issues, a complaint system in palce, and the obligation to investigate on any complaint and ensure folllow-up actions are taken.

    • 149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't have temporary employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      26 (5.3%) - Data from 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay at least minimum 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).

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment in its Health, Safety and Security Policy, referencing the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      [Externally verified] The company has mentioned the provision of the PPE in its summary of management plans, which are externally-verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • 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%
    • 160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source wood/wood fibre from smallholders.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from outgrower smallholder suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • 163. 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 copmany reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 164. 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 copmany reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

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

    • 166. 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 copmany reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 167. 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 copmany reports that it does not have any suppliers, including outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    2.75 / 8 34.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 4 25%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 4 43.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      168. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commits to ethical conducts and to fight against corruption in its Charte Ethique and anti-corruption policy.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      In its anti-corruption policies (dated February 2021), the company mentions that it gives training to employees, in collaboration with an external partner, that it has an internal control system, and that it identifies the risks of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      171. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      173. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on taxes, fees and royalties (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

      174. 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: Pallisco

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