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  • About this company:

    Headquartered in Switzerland and founded in 1990, Precious

  • Landbank
    1,103,500 hectares
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private company
  • ISIN:
    CH0013283368
  • Website:

Company assessment: Precious Woods – July 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 89.8% 127.5 / 142
  • Organisation: 26 / 29 89.7%
  • Policy: 63.5 / 65 97.7%
  • Practice: 38 / 48 79.2%
  • Self-reported: 11.5 / 48 24%
  • External: 10.5 / 48 21.9%
  • Certified: 16 / 48 33.3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10 / 12 83.3%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Chief Executive Officer.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - Data as of 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 - Data as of 2019.

    • 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?

      FSC, CBFP, ATIBT, STTC, UFIGA.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it works with multiple stakeholders including World Conservation Society (WCS), the University of Science and Technology of Masuku (USTM), the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (ULiège), Nature+, and the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH-HAFL).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has submitted CDP questionnaire for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    16 / 17 94.1%
    • Organisation: 11 / 12 91.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 3 / 3 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Brazil (forest concessions, sawmill, production facilities), Gabon (forest concessions, sawmills, veneer plant).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company reports sourcing from Brazil and Gabon. Traded timber products come exclusively from France and Belgium.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1,103,520

    • 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 doesn't use outgrower schemes for wood/wood fibre production.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      52,880 - The company reports on its website the total HCV/protected/conserved area for Gabon (CEB, TGI) as 35,755 ha and for Amazon (MIL) as 17,125 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      4 - The company has three FMUs in Gabon and one FMU in Brazil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      3 - The company owns two sawmills in Gabon and one sawmill in Brazil. A new sawmill is also under construction in Gabon as reported by the company through Annual Report 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 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 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 reports it processes only wood harvested in its own certified forests.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) and through the PEFC International Standard (PEFC ST 1003:2010). Full points have therefore been awarded as 100% of the company's wood/woodfibre supply is FSC CoC and PEFC-certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

      100 - Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC CoC and PEFC-certified supply.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company reports the traceability system in place for Gabon (CBE/TGI) as Microbois and for Amazon (MIL) as Documento de Origem Florestal.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    7 / 8 87.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 4 100%
    • Practice: 3 / 4 75%
    • Self-reported: 3 / 4 75%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company already is 100% FSC (1997,2008,2009) and PEFC (2017, 2018) certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100% - 875128 ha- FSC-certified (100% of the operational area).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that 100% of traded timber is PEFC and FSC CoC certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100% - The company states that 100% of traded and processed timber is PEFC and FSC CoC certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      100% - 875,128 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 'All of our forest operations are 100% FSC and PEFC-certified'.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a country with a PEFC-endorsed SFM standard.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    17.25 / 20 86.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 10 / 11 90.9%
    • Practice: 6.3 / 7 89.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 7 21.4%
    • External: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • Certified: 4 / 7 57.1%
    • 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. The company also makes this commitment in its sustainability report.

    • 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) 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. The company also makes this commitment in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Criteria 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      54. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company has evidence on deforestation monitoring mentioned in the forest management plans of CEB and MIL as well as Sustainability and Transparency Report 2018 and AR 2019. Partial points have been awarded as the data is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4.92 (0.00044%) - The company reports 4.92 ha of deforestation for 2018 caused due to third party operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      59. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company is involved in biodiversity conservation activities with third parties (government, NGO) that cover both its concessions and surrounding areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      60. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) and through the PEFC International Standard (PEFC ST 1003:2010). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC and PEFC-certified landbank (100%). The company also makes this commitment through its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) and through the PEFC International Standard (PEFC ST 1003:2010). Full points have therefore been awarded as 100% of the company's wood/woodfibre supply is FSC CoC and PEFC-certified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      62. 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-certification. As the P&C do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      63. 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 (FSC and PEFC-100%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      66. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) and through the PEFC International Standard (PEFC ST 1003:2010). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC and PEFC-certified landbank (100%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) and through the PEFC International Standard (PEFC ST 1003:2010). Full points have therefore been awarded as 100% of the company's wood/woodfibre supply is FSC CoC and PEFC-certified.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      68. 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 (875,128.27 ha).

    • 69. 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.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it has no suppliers including outgrower scheme or independent suppliers.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    6.75 / 7 96.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 4 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • External: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      71. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      73. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 75. 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.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it has no suppliers including outgrower scheme or independent suppliers.

    • 77. 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

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) and through the PEFC International Standard (PEFC ST 1003:2010). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC and PEFC-certified landbank (100%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) and through the PEFC International Standard (PEFC ST 1003:2010). Full points have therefore been awarded as 100% of the company's wood/woodfibre supply is FSC CoC and PEFC-certified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The management plan of CEB details the SEIA's throughout the report. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • 81. 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 GHGs Soils, fire and GHGs
    15.75 / 17 92.7%
    • Organisation: 3 / 4 75%
    • Policy: 6 / 6 100%
    • Practice: 6.8 / 7 96.4%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 6 / 7 85.7%
    • 82. 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.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it has no suppliers including outgrower scheme or independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't have landbank on peat. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it does not have operations on peatland. The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis of the company's FSC-certified landbank (875,128.27 ha - 100% of the total operational area). The company also makes this commitment through its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it does not have operations on peatland. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC-certified landbank (875,128.27 ha - 100% of the total operational area).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      89. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC-certified landbank (875,128.27 ha - 100% of the total operational area). The company also makes this commitment through its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      91. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC-certified landbank (875,128.27 ha - 100% of the total operational area). Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices is also reported by the company in the management plans.

    • 92. Commitment to zero burning?

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it has no suppliers including outgrower scheme or independent suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      94. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company is 100% PEFC certified and also reports evidence of fire monitoring and management through its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      11 - The company reports 11 slash and burn fires over its operations in Brazil and Gabon.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company aims to keep its overall intensity below 0.07 tC/m3/year over the coming 10 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      98. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company has reported carbon sequestration by its forest areas (calculated at 300 tC/ha) as 330 000 000 tC and the CO2 emission figure for 2018 is reported as 0.0672 tCO2/m3.

    • 99. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      100. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports progress to reduce GHG emissions intensity through its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      WRI Classification.

  • Water, chemical and waste management Water, chemical and waste management
    14.5 / 15 96.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 7 / 7 100%
    • Practice: 6.5 / 7 92.9%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Certified: 4 / 7 57.1%
    • 102. 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.

    • 103. Water use intensity?

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

    • 104. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

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

    • 105. 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.

    • 106. 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.

    • 107. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that run-off from its production sites in Brazil and Gabon are directed to decanters for treatment. Evidence of treatment is not reported, therefore partial points are awarded.

    • 109. 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

      110. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC-certified landbank (875,128.27 ha - 100% of the total operational area). The company also makes this commitment through its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator as 100% of the company's wood/woodfibre supply is FSC CoC certified.

    • 114. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) and through the PEFC International Standard (PEFC ST 1003:2010). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC and PEFC-certified landbank (875,128.27 ha - 100% of the total operational area).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator as 100% of the company's wood/woodfibre supply is FSC CoC certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC-certified landbank (875,128.27 ha - 100% of the total operational area).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator as 100% of the company's wood/woodfibre supply is FSC CoC certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      120. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC-certified landbank (875,128.27 ha - 100% of the total operational area).

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      121. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC-certified landbank (875,128.27 ha - 100% of the total operational area). The company also reports IPM approach through its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    30.75 / 34 90.4%
    • Organisation: 4 / 4 100%
    • Policy: 20.5 / 21 97.6%
    • Practice: 6.3 / 9 69.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • External: 2.8 / 9 30.6%
    • Certified: 2 / 9 22.2%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. 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. The company also makes this commitment through its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      125. Progress on human rights commitment ?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. 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. The company also makes this commitment through its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN) and through the PEFC International Standard (PEFC ST 1003:2010). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC and PEFC-certified landbank (100%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC-certified landbank (875,128.27ha - 100% of the total operational area).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The Sustainability and Transparency Report 2018 details the inclusion of women across forestry operations, including addressing barriers faced. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • 136. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC-certified landbank (875,128.27ha - 100% of the total operational area).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC-certified landbank (875,128.27ha - 100% of the total operational area). The company also makes this commitment through its sustainability report and website.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      139. 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 (875,128.27ha - 100% of the total operational area). The company also reports progress through its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 141. 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

      142. 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. The company also makes this commitment through its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      144. 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-certification. As the P&C do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 148. 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

      149. Percentage or number of women employees?

      144 (9.6%) - Data as of 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports legal minimum wage for Gabon and Brazil as 228.67 and 222.41, respectively and the company minimum wage for Gabon and Brazil as 228.67 and 232.15, respectively.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports legal minimum wage for men and women in Gabon and Brazil as 228.67 and 222.41, respectively and the company minimum wage for men and women in Gabon and Brazil as 228.67 and 232.15, respectively.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). As the P&C do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have therefore been awarded for this indicator on the basis that 100% of the company's wood/woodfibre supply is FSC CoC certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      8.8 - Days lost per accident (2019).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - Fatal accidents at work (2019).

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    4.5 / 5 90%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 159. Commitment to support smallholders?

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The timber procurement policy of the company reports that all suppliers must comply with it and failing to do so will result in exclusion of suppliers. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      164. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded for this indicator as 100% of the company's wood/woodfibre supply is FSC CoC certified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports through the Sustainability and Transparency report 2018 that it only sources FSC or PEFC-certified wood from third parties for trading purpose. The report has the volume of PEFC 100% wood sourced from third parties in 2018 as Logs 14,920m3, Sawn wood 3,780m3. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5 / 7 71.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 5 100%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 170. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 172. 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

      173. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      175. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Precious Woods

SPOTT monitors global media sources for coverage of assessed companies. The media monitor gathers reports about specific activities related to the assessment indicator categories. ZSL does not assess or score the validity of media coverage, but users can explore the media monitor to provide context on implementation, and infer risks associated with reported operations on the ground.

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