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  • About this company:

    Shin Yang is a conglomerate headquartered in Malaysia,

  • Parent company:
    Shin Yang Group of Companies
  • Landbank
    86,844 hectares
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private company
  • Website:

Company assessment: Shin Yang – July 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 24.5% 39.75 / 162
  • Organisation: 3.5 / 35 10%
  • Policy: 22.5 / 74 30.4%
  • Practice: 13.8 / 53 25.9%
  • Self-reported: 2.8 / 53 5.2%
  • External: 5.3 / 53 9.9%
  • Certified: 5.8 / 53 10.9%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    1 / 10 10%
    • Organisation: 0 / 4 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides a forestry policy statement for its natural forest and harvesting activities but this does not cover its entire operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is private.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is private.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company plans research activities with collaboration of Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) and University Putra Malaysia (UPM) under MoU signed in 2012 which further will be carried out for technical development of tropical tree plantation which focuses on studies on silviculture scheme and yield, to determine the best harvesting time and biological disease control without agrochemicals.

    • N
      0 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • 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
    5.25 / 23 22.8%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 18 19.4%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Malaysia (Sarawak).

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      59,151 - The company has an external audit report of Global Forestry Services which reports natural forest management area of 59,151 ha of its operations in Sarawak but it is unclear if this covers entire operations. As per GFW natural concession area of Shin Yang is 33,330 ha.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      27,692.8 - The company reports the area of forest plantation for its four tree plantation units, Kuala Baram tree planting (805.10 ha), LPF0018 Penyuan Estate (6,744 ha), LPF0019 Masama Estate (8,412 ha) and LPF0017 Long Lama Estate (11,731.65 ha).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      43,107.4 - The company reports the size of protected areas in three of its tree plantation activies and two harvesting activities, but this does not cover the full scope of the company's operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      6 - The company's website provides details of its six FMUs, four tree plantation units, and two harvesting units. However, the total number of concessions/FMUs of the company is unclear.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      The company provides static maps of its six forest management units from its tree plantation and forest management activities but this does not cover entire operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      The company presents one Forest Management Plan, and four Forest Plantation Management Plans, but this does not cover the full scope of the company's operations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      29. Number of company owned sawmills?

    • N
      0 / 1

      30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Number of third party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has PEFC and FSC CoC certifications which cover the certified part of the company's supply.

    • N
      0 / 1

      39. 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) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC CoC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    0 / 9 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 4 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.5 / 22 47.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 13 53.9%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 7 50%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • External: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • Certified: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 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?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      60. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      61. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company identifies species of conservation concern, referencing IUCN in the public summaries of its forest management units. However, external verification is missing.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company is committed to no hunting, however, it is unclear if it applies to all operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      66. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company provides commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities in its forestry policy statement for its natural forest and harvesting activities but it is unclear if this covers entire operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

      68. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

      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

      70. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms 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.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    3.75 / 10 37.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 4 43.8%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 4 25%
    • External: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      73. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      HCV assessment summaries are publicly available for four Licenced Planted Forests and two Forest Management Units. However, external verification is missing and it is also unclear if it covers all operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      HCV management and monitoring plans are publicly available for four Licenced Planted Forests and two Forest Management Units. However, external verification is missing and it is also unclear if it covers all operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      77. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Environmental impact assessments and social impact assessments for six forest management units are available in forest management plans and are approved by NREB.

    • 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
    2.75 / 23 12%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 8 28.1%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 2.3 / 8 28.1%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company refers to employing some best management practices for soil, including reduced impact logging, controlling erosion by planting cover crops, maintaining riparian buffer zones, and not working during dry weather, but does not state that it employs best management practices for peat. Also, the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      89. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      The company has a commitment to reduced impact logging for its natural forest and harvesting activities, unclear if applies to all operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      91. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC-certification. As the International Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • N
      0 / 1

      92. Commitment to zero burning?

    • N
      0 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      94. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and waste management Water, chemical and waste management
    2.75 / 15 18.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 7 32.1%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 1.5 / 7 21.4%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to protect natural waterways through buffer zones in its Forestry Policy Statement for its natural forest and harvesting activities and tree plantation activities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      120. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      121. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC-certification. As the International Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC-certification. As the International Standard's requirements 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
    12.75 / 35 36.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 10 / 21 47.6%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 9 30.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 9 5.6%
    • External: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has both FSC as well as PEFC CoC certifications. Full points have therefore been awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a forestry policy for its natural forests and the harvesting activities of the forest management units where it commits to free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) but it is unclear if this covers entire operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      133. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company has a Liaison committee that carries out annual consultation to maintain the long-term social and economic well-being of local communities. The information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      134. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company has a Liaison committee that is responsible for handling conflicts pertaining to the recognition of the legal and customary rights of the local communities. Also, only in the FMP for Masama FPMU, the company states that it has adopted the Conflict Resolution Guidelines for Sustainable Forest Management to discuss the community-forest issues.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports that it provides free transportation to the local communities on request, foods, and drinks for special occasions, repair of access roads to longhouses. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states, in the FMP for Lama and Penyuan estate, that local workers are given preference jobs and that the company has taken initiatives to increase workers' recruitment from local's communities through direct verbal communication. Partial points awarded as no clear commitment is in place and does not cover all operations.

    • 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) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC-certification/FSC membership and PEFC CoC certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      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) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC-certification/FSC membership and PEFC CoC certification.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      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 PEFC-certification. As the International Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      150. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      153. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company provides a commitment to address occupational health and safety in its forestry policy statement. However, the ILO code is not referred to.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC CoC certification.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      156. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      157. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      164. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. 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
    0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      167. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • N
      0 / 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.

    • N
      0 / 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      173. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that Liaison Committees for management units have responsibility for grievances and providing fair compensation in case of loss or damage affecting the legal customary rights or livelihoods of local people, but does not go into any detail about what this involves.

    • N
      0 / 1

      175. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Shin Yang

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Scoring criteria: Shin Yang

Scoring criteria guide how ZSL conducts SPOTT assessments and allocates scores to ensure a fair and consistent approach, setting the expectations for companies on how they should publish ESG data. The full indicator framework contains 175 indicators across 10 categories.

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