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  • About this company:

    Headquartered in France and founded in 1923, Rougier

  • Market cap:
    19 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    ALRGR.PA
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    ALRGR FP Equity
  • ISIN:
    FR0000037640
  • Website:

Company assessment: Rougier SA – August 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 32.9% 55.86 / 170
  • Organisation: 7.5 / 34 22.1%
  • Policy: 19 / 72 26.4%
  • Practice: 29.4 / 64 45.9%
  • Self-reported: 2.5 / 64 3.8%
  • External: 11.3 / 64 17.6%
  • Certified: 15.7 / 64 24.5%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    3 / 12 25%
    • Organisation: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 1 / 4 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable forestry policy which covers all operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports a separate and more limited set of commitments to its third-party suppliers, with no reference to sustainability.

    • N
      0 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports having a CSR Director, but this data is undated.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report on any members within the board having responsibility for sustainability.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      23 - The company states that 33% of Group Executives are women (as of 2019). Data is between two and five years old so full points cannot be awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 - One board member out of four (25%) is a woman (as of 2019). Data is between two and five years old so full points cannot be awarded.

    • 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, ATIBT, STTC.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company has not published a sustainability report within the last two years.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company does not report through a standardised reporting system.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company has not reported an assessment of climate-related risks.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

      The company does not have a natural capital assessment available.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    9.23 / 24 38.5%
    • Organisation: 5 / 16 31.3%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 3.2 / 6 53.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 3.2 / 6 53.8%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company has processing producing operations in both Gabon and the Republic of Congo.

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company does not provide a list of countries that it sources from.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      1,482,160 - The company reports 1,482,155 ha of natural forest designated for wood/wood fibre production. The company claims that 100% of this area is verified by third parties (FSC and VLC). However, this data is between two and five years old, so partial points have been awarded.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report on its area of plantation/natural forest within outgrower schemes.

    • 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)?

      24,883 - The company reports a total of 47,744 ha of protected areas across their Gabonese concessions, however the figures for two FMUs are undated and therefore 22,911 ha could not be counted in the total. Additionally, no figures published in the last five years could be found for the company's Congo operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

      34,382 - Figures were found for two FMUs (CFAD of l'Ogooué-Ivindo at Ivindo and Rougier Gabon - CFAD du Haut-Abanga) and added together. Figures for the company's three other FMUs could not be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      5 - The company has five FMUs, four in Gabon and one in Republic of Congo.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      The company has some FMUs mapped on Global Forest Watch and Open Timber Portal but maps do not cover the whole of its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      The company reports Forest Management plans for all five FMUs.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

      [Externally verified] Monitoring reports can be found for four FMPs on the FSC website. 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

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

      [Externally verified] The company has uploaded 7 out of the 7 total valid legal documents required by OTP on use right. 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
      0.93 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has provided 13 out of the 14 total valid legal documents required by the OTP on forest management. 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
      0.55 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has provided 11/20 total valid legal documents required by the OTP on timber harvesting. 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

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

      The company does not disclose the names and locations of all third-party supplying FMUs.

    • N
      0 / 1

      29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      3 - The company reports it has three sawmills, however the figure is undated.

    • N
      0 / 1

      30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

      Locations for sawmills are given on the website but only at the provincial level; no coordinates, addresses or referenced maps could be found.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not clearly report the total volume (or percentage) of wood sourced by company-owned sawmills that come from company-owned operations and third parties.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Number of third party supplying mills?

      The company does not report the number of third-party supplying mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report the names and locations of all third party supplying mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report the total volume (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplying mills that come from the supplying mills' own operations and/or third parties.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1). Partial points have been awarded as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT scoring criteria.

    • N
      0 / 1

      39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

      The company does not report the percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      40. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1). Partial points have been awarded as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT scoring criteria.

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

      The company does not report on the percentage of supply traceable to FMU level.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    3.2 / 9 35.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 4 50%
    • Practice: 1.2 / 5 24%
    • Self-reported: 1.2 / 5 24%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to achieve 100% legality of FMU's by 2024 using FSC verification.

    • P
      0.6 / 1

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

      60% - 895,825 ha of the company's 1,482,155 ha landbank is FSC FM certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not a report time-bound plan to source only wood/wood fibre that is in legal compliance verified by a third party.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has FSC CoC certificates for operations in Gabon, but not for its operations in Republic of Congo. An accurate percentage could not be calculated.

    • P
      0.6 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      60% - 895,825 ha of the company's 1,482,155 ha landbank is FSC FM certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to become 100% FSC FM certified by 2024.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report the percentage of wood/wood fibre supply from all suppliers that comes from FSC FM certified areas.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a commitment to source only wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood and/or PEFC Controlled Sources requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report on percentage area that is PEFC certified.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    7.45 / 24 31%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 14 25%
    • Practice: 4 / 8 49.4%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 8 9.4%
    • Certified: 3.2 / 8 40%
    • N
      0 / 1

      51. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      52. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all 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?

      The company does not report evidence of monitoring deforestation.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report on the amount of illegal/non-compliant deforestation.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report on the amount of illegal/non-compliant deforestation in supplier operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      60. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      The company does not report a commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion that applies to all 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      63. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.6 / 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to only allow sustainable hunting of species by local communities for subsistence purposes in its operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species is not reported to apply to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company reports a commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities is not reported to apply to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.6 / 1

      71. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company reports on the number of indications of illegal activity monitored for the whole year but does not provide examples of how it protects forest areas from unauthorised or illegal activities. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis that 60% of the company's landbank is FSC FM certified (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2).

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    4.42 / 9 49.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Practice: 2.9 / 4 73%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • External: 2.2 / 4 54.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conducting HVC identification of all forest operations by 2024. The company also 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      76. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] The company has provided HCV summaries for four out five FMUs. Reporting does not cover the whole of the company's operations, therefore only partial points can be awarded.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has provided HCV management and monitoring plans for four out five FMUs. Reporting does not cover the whole of the company's operations, therefore only partial points can be awarded.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to conduct Social and Environmental Impact Assessments (SEIAs), however, it is not clear whether this commitment applies to all of the company's operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a commitment to conduct Social and Environmental Assessments (SEIAs) that applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company demonstrates environmental and social considerations for local communities in its Forest Management Plans (FMPs), however these are not comprehensive assessments and, therefore, full points cannot be awarded.

    • P
      0.67 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has provided the OTP with 2/3 valid legal documents on impact assessments. 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
    5.7 / 20 28.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 4 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 8 25%
    • Practice: 3.7 / 8 46.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 3.7 / 8 46.3%
    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report that its commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report on its landbank or planted area on peat.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report on the implementation of commitments to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report its commitment to best management practices for soils and peat applying to all suppliers.

    • P
      +
      0.75 / 1
      0.6 / 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      The company commits to using reduced impact logging (RIL) techniques, including references to minimising the impact of logging roads.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report that its commitment to reduced impact logging applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.6 / 1

      95. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

      The company reports multiple examples of reduced impact logging (RIL) practices. Additional points have been awarded according to the percentage 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • 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 details/number of hotspots/fires in company FMUs.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report details/number of hotspots/fires in suppliers operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a time-bound commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity.

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company does not report 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?

      The company does not report progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity.

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company does not report a methodology used to calculate GHG emissions.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    7.05 / 16 44.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Practice: 6.1 / 8 75.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • External: 0.8 / 8 9.4%
    • Certified: 4.8 / 8 60%
    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports on waste treatment but no specific reference to wastewater is made. Data is between two and five years old, therefore full points cannot be awarded.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      114. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company does not report a commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.6 / 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&Cs do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report that its commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a commitment to no use of WHO Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a commitment to no use of WHO Class 1A and 1B pesticides that applies to all its suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention that applies to all its suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report chemical usage per ha or list of chemicals used.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.6 / 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 percentage of company landbank certified by FSC.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.6 / 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 percentag 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.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    13.93 / 39 35.7%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 21 31%
    • Practice: 5.9 / 13 45.6%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 13 0%
    • External: 2 / 13 15.2%
    • Certified: 4 / 13 30.4%
    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company does not make a commitment to human rights that applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment ?

      The company does not report 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not provide a commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights that applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      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

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

      The company does not make a commitment to respect legal and customary land rights that applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a commitment to FPIC.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a commitment to FPIC.

    • 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. The company provides some self-reported examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts but none are dated.

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company does not report details of a process for addressing land conflicts.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report on whether it supports the inclusion of women across forestry operations.

    • P
      0.69 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has provided the Open Timber Portal with 9 out of the total 13 valid legal documents required on population rights. 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 reports that it identifies NTFPs that are important to the local population and supports "channels to capitalise on NTFPs". No reference is made to the sustainable use of these products by local communities, or the needs and/or rights of local communities and indigenous people. Partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company reports a commitment to provide essential community services and facilities including "safety, hygiene, housing, education, food and nutrition and health".

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.6 / 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 promote local employment.

    • P
      0.54 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has provided the Open Timber Portal with 7 out of the total 13 valid legal documents required on labour regulations. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company makes a commitment to respect workers' rights in accordance with ILO principles, however, it fails to state any specific conventions and does not mention suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.6 / 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report progress on commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      225 (15%) - In 2020, the company reported 85% of its employees had CDI (permanent) contracts. The company reports that it has 1,500 employees in total, including 225 temporary employees.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of women employees?

      150 (10%) - In 2020, the company reported 10% of its employees were women. The company reports a total of 1,500 employees, including 150 women.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company does not report a commitment to pay at least minimum wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a commitment to pay at least minimum wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company does not report a commitment to pay at least minimum wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

      157. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company does not report salary by gender.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1). Partial points have been awarded as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT scoring criteria.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not make a commitment to address occupational health and safety that applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      160. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC Chain of Custody certification (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • N
      0 / 1

      161. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company does not report on time lost due to work-based injuries.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report on fatalities as a result of work-based accidents.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0 / 8 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 4 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      163. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company does not report a commitment to support smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a programme to support outgrower scheme and/or independent smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a number or percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged in compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report on suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a number or percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

      168. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company does not report on suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report on time-bound action plans for suppliers to be in compliance with timber and pulp sourcing commitments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report the proportion of direct and indirect supply that comes from FMUs which are compliant with timber and pulp sourcing policies.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    1.88 / 9 20.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • Practice: 1.4 / 4 34.5%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 1.4 / 4 34.5%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      171. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company does not report a commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report a commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption that applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report progress on commitments to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has provided the Open Timber Portal with 6 of the total 6 valid legal documents on legal registration. 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?

      The company does not disclose its management approach to tax and payments to governments.

    • P
      0.38 / 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] The company has provided the Open Timber Portal with 3 of the total 7 valid legal documents on taxes, fees and royalties. 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?

      The company does not report on its whistleblowing procedure.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1). Partial points have been awarded as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT scoring criteria.

    • N
      0 / 1

      179. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company does not report details of complaints and grievances.

Media monitor: Rougier SA

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