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Incorporated in 1948, Sumitomo Forestry is headquartered in Japan and owns forestry operations in Japan,

  • Parent company:
    Sumitomo Corporation
  • Landbank (timber/pulp):
    264,974 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    4186200000%
  • Market cap:
    2,175,922,545 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    1911.T
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    1911:JP
  • ISIN:
    JP3409800004
  • Activities:
    Timber production, timber processing and manufacturing, trading and distribution
  • Locations:
    Japan, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand
  • Headquarters:
    Japan
  • Website:

Company assessment: Sumitomo Forestry Co Ltd – July 2019

SPOTT assesses companies against over 100 indicators across ten categories. Click on the icons or bars below to expand each category for further details, scoring and links to reports and sources.

Assessment date:

Total: 41.3% 50 / 121
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 10 / 11 90.9%
    • Companies should publish sustainability policies or similar commitments covering their entire supply chain — including third party suppliers — implemented and enforced through high-level leadership that engages with wider industry schemes.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      2. Sustainability policy or commitment applies to all sourcing?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has established a sustainability committee with executive officers, directors and divisional mangers and President as the chairperson

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      4. One or more board members have responsibility for sustainability?

      Mr. Akira Ichikawa (President and Representative Director) is the chair person of the company's sustainability committee

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      5. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (10%)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      1 (5%)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      7. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      8. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to improve forest management or transparency?

      GRI, UNGC

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Activities with government, NGOs or academic institutions to improve the sustainability of forest products?

      The company is involved in a partnership with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and cooperates with some local NGOs and companies on biodiversity conservation

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      10. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company assesses environmental risks (including climate change) and set up a Risk Management Committee which is evaluating the progress on mitigating these risks

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      11. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, mills and traceability Landbank, mills and traceability 8 / 20 40%
    • Companies should publicly report figures on their total landbank and details of different areas under their management. They should also disclose maps of their forest management units and provide forest management plans, as well as details on mills.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      12. Lists countries and operations?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      20,863.8 - The company does not report a total figure for all of its natural forests. Figure complicated to calculate, based on percentage of natural forests in Japan using % figures from graphs

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      14. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      244,083 - The company does not report a total figure for all of its plantations. Figure is calculated using a graph and a table

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      4,845 - Figure represents area of Koperasi Serba Usaha Alas Mandiri KTI (1,005 ha), Koperasi Bromo Mandiri KTI (207 ha) and other reforestation areas (3,663 ha) in Indonesia

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      17. Conservation set-aside and/or HCV area (ha)?

      20% - The company states that protected areas cover 20% of its land, but it is unclear if this covers its land in all countries of operation

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      18. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't have any intact forest landscapes within its landbank. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      19. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      20. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      Only one of the company's FMUs (PT. Mayangkara Tanaman Industri ) could be found on Global Forest Watch

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      21. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      22. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      24. 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      25. 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      26. Number of company owned pulp and paper mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      27. Maps or addresses of company owned pulp and paper mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      28. Number of company owned sawmills?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      29. Maps or addresses of company owned sawmills?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      30. Number of supplier mills?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      31. Maps or addresses of supplier mills?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a due diligence system that enables raw materials to be traced back to origin

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      33. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company has a due diligence system that enables raw materials to be traced back to origin

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      34. Percentage of supply traceable to country level (above 80%)?

      100% - The company states that all suppliers were assessed in 2017 by the due diligence system which provides traceability to country of harvest

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      35. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level (above 75%)?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 5 / 12 41.7%
    • Companies should commit to address deforestation and to set aside areas for conservation. They should report on any activities to manage or restore habitat in their conservation areas, or monitor deforestation in their supply chains. They should also provide evidence of biodiversity conservation and species or habitat management.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      36. Commitment to zero conversion of natural forest?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      37. Zero conversion commitment applies to all sourcing?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      38. Commitment to minimise the impact of logging roads?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      39. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company has a commitment to prevent illegal logging. A broader commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities could not be identified

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      40. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      41. Amount of deforestation recorded?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      42. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      44. Implementing a landscape-level approach to biodiversity conservation?

      Vague statement about recognising the importance of a landscape approach

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it will work to prevent a decline in the number of species in natural forests and will give "utmost consideration to the protection of rare flora and fauna in all operations". Reference is made to the Sumitomo Forestry Red Data Book, which lists species designated endangered at the national or regional level

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      46. Commitment to sustainably manage the use of non-timber forest products (NTFPs)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      47. Commitment not to use genetically modified organisms?

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the introduction of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004)

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 1 / 8 12.5%
    • Companies should commit to the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches, and to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA). They should develop and publish summaries of assessments and monitoring and management plans.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company does not have a direct commitment to conduct HCV assessments across all of its operations. However, the company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the destruction of high conservation values in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). For this half points are awarded

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      49. HCV commitment applies to all sourcing?

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the destruction of high conservation values in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). For this half points are awarded

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      50. Commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS)?

      This indicator is disabled until sufficient number of HCV ALS licensed assessors are available for the location where the company operates

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      51. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      The company states it identified high conservation value forests (HCVF) areas within its West Kalimantan site in Indonesia in 2013. This assessment is not publicly available. HCV assessments for other company operations could not be identified

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      54. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      56. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) available?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      57. 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

  • Water, chemical and waste management Water, chemical and waste management 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • Companies should commit to protect peatland and undertake best management practices for soils and peat, as well as commit to reduced impact logging. They should also have policies on zero burning and to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Companies should report their GHG emissions, as well as details on any fires that occurred in or around their estates, along with evidence for managing and monitoring fires.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company reports BOD and COD levels for FY 2017 but does not have a commitment to reduce the emissions

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      74. Commitment to protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company has a management manual for the preservation of riparian areas but it is unclear if this applies to all of its operations

    • n/a
      -
      Source

      75. Evidence of treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • n/a
      -
      Source

      77. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • n/a
      -
      Source

      78. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      79. Commitment to eliminate chlorine and chlorine compounds for bleaching?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      Brief statement on trying to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      81. No use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      82. No use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      83. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      List of chemicals used does not cover the company's whole operations

  • Soils, fire and GHGs Soils, fire and GHGs 4 / 13 30.8%
    • Companies should commit to managing water use and water quality, providing evidence through time-bound reduction plans, policies on toxic chemical use, waste management and treatment of wastewater and mill effluents.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      58. Commitment to best management practices for soils and/or peat?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      59. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      61. Commitment on peatland planting applies to all sourcing?

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      63. Evidence of best management practices for soils and/or peat?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      64. Commitment to zero burning?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      65. Commitment to zero burning applies to all sourcing?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      66. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

      The company carried out education training on fire with local residents in Indonesia and on fire prevention in PNG. In Indonesia it also established a fire prevention system together with the government

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      67. Details/number of hotspots/fires in FMUs controlled by the company?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      68. Time-bound commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      21% - The company has set absolute GHG Science Based targets but does not report on intensity reduction target.
      Scope 1 and 2: 21% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions compared to 2017 (base year) by 2030

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      69. Progress towards reducing GHG emission intensity?

      The company reports a 10% increase in total Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions for the 2017 fiscal year compared to 2016. Not data is provided on GHG emission intensity

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      70. Report GHG emissions from land use change?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      71. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      GHG Protocol and "international accounting tools"

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 11.5 / 22 52.3%
    • Companies should commit to respect human rights, including those of indigenous peoples and local communities, and free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Companies should respect the rights of workers, report relevant workforce data, and address with health and safety issues.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Commitment to human rights, referencing the UN Declaration on Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      86. Commitment to human rights applies to all sourcing?

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the violation of human rights in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004), which defines human rights as those established through the UN Declaration of Human Rights

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the violation of human rights in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004), which encompasses the rights of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples as established by the ILO Convention 169

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      88. Commitment to respect legal and customary property rights?

      The company has committed to not be directly or indirectly involved in the violation of traditional rights in forestry operations. This commitment is made through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004), which encompasses customary rights. This policy does not reference legal rights and no reference to legal rights could be found in company sources

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      90. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      92. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      93. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      94. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across forestry operations, including addressing barriers faced?

      The company provides examples of support offered to women, but does not have a clear commitment to support the inclusion of women across forestry operations, including addressing barriers faced

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      95. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      96. 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      97. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      The company commits to human rights in the workplace also referencing the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      98. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions?

      The company commits to the ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      99. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      100. 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      101. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      4,498 (24.7%) - Figures as of March 2018

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      102. Percentage or number of women employees?

      20.4% - The company also reports the percentage of female employees in management positions within Sumitomo Forestry (3.2%) and in its domestic subsidiaries (4.6%), but these figures represent operations only in Japan

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      103. Payment of minimum wage?

      The company states that minimum wage is paid to all workers however no evidence is provided

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      104. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      105. Commitment to address occupational health and safety, referencing the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work?

      Health and safety policy in place, but does not refer to the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      106. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0.1 - The company reports the number of occupational injuries in company-owned forests, new construction sites and other operations, but reports lost-time injury frequency rate for operations in Japan only

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      0 - Figure only covers operations in Japan

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      108. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards 2 / 14 14.3%
    • Companies should be certified by credible certification standards, or have time-bound commitments to achieve 100% certification of forest management units. They should also ensure that their supply is verified as being in legal compliance and commit to sourcing certified wood/wood fibre.

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company mentions 100% SGEC certification of its 47,977 ha forest in Japan. However, no time-bound plan for overseas plantation is provided

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      220,292 (79.48%) - Sum of operations SGEC, FSC FM/COC, CW/FM and PHPL certified

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      1,212 - The company reports the area (ha) of outgrower scheme supplier landbank FSC certified as 1,212 ha, but does not report the percentage of supply certified.

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      114. Commitment to source only wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood requirements?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

      115. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      57,332 (20.6%) - 19,920 ha FSC certified under Open Bay Timber (OBT) company in PNG, 36,200 ha under Tasman Pine Forest (TPF) in New Zealand, 1,005 ha under KAM KTI and 207 ha under KBM KTI

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

      116. Percentage of wood/wood fibre supply from outgrower scheme and/or independent suppliers that is FSC FM certified?

      The company reports the area (ha) of outgrower scheme supplier landbank FSC certified as 1,212 ha, but does not report the percentage of supply that this represents

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      117. Percentage of all wood/wood fibre supply traded/processed that are FSC certified (above 75%)?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

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

      47,977 (21.74%) - SGEC certified area of company-owned forests in Japan. Percentage calculation excludes the company's land that is FSC certified and land in PNG where currently no PEFC-endorsed certification exists

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Companies should report details of any programmes or schemes to support outgrower scheme smallholders, as well as criteria to assess suppliers on compliance with company policies, and in what cases suppliers should be suspended or excluded due to non-compliance.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      119. Programme to support outgrower scheme smallholders?

      Provides seedlings, helps to achieve FSC certification, sustainable forest management programs

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      120. Percentage of outgrower scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      259 - The company only reports the number involved in a 2009 report, no updated figures could be found

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it reviews suppliers regularly based on its Sumitomo Group Procurement Policy. Surveys and one-on-one interviews are conducted

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      122. The company has a Due Diligence System (DDS)?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      123. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      124. Percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company requirements?

      106

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 3 / 6 50%
    • Companies should operate in an ethical manner at all levels, providing accessible channels and clear procedures for both employees and external stakeholders to raise any grievance or complaint with the company, as well as allowing for whistleblowing.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      125. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      126. 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only disclosed a tax strategy with limited details

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      128. 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's reporting broadly suggests that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      129. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing mechanism but only limited information is given and no clear description of steps

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

      131. Details of grievances disclosed?

      The company provides limited detail on grievances and actions taken

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