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Company assessment: TA ANN Holdings – June 2021

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Total: 25.2% 41.5 / 165
  • Organisation: 7 / 37 18.9%
  • Policy: 21 / 74 28.4%
  • Practice: 13.5 / 54 25%
  • Self-reported: 3.8 / 54 6.9%
  • External: 0 / 54 0%
  • Certified: 9.8 / 54 18.1%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    4.5 / 12 37.5%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 1 / 4 25%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 4 25%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has sustainable management policy in place.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports it has a ""special unit"" to assist Groups' sustainability strategies and policies. The head of the unit reports to Group Managing director.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2 - The company reports the profile of members in the senior management team, of which 2 are women and 4are men.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 - The company reports the profile of board members, of which 1 is a woman and 9 are men.

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company refers to a collaboration with UNIMAS, to help "formulate comprehensive conservation plan for our FMUs and training for our employees in conservation management".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company publishes Annual reports and it details about sustainability management progress.

    • 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
    6.25 / 23 27.2%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 18 25%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company reports that it has forest concessions, timber harvesting, shipping operations and downstream wood-based industries based in Sarawak Malaysia.

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      359,180 - The company has five "timber concession and harvesting" are totalling area of 359,180 ha. It is unclear if this includes both natural forest and timber plantations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      30,970 - The company reports three Forest plantation licences (LPF) on previously disturbed/logged areas forest which are outside of gazetted Totally Protected Areas (TPA) to be 310,713 ha in 2016. The company also reports 30,970ha ha of trees planted under its 'Reforestation Division' in its 2019 annual report, but the scope of this figure is also unclear.

    • 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)?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states "Integrated landscape management is practised in forest plantation licences with 70 % of project areas conserved as stream buffer, HCV reserves, steep terrain, and green belts for fauna and biodiversity conservation" but this figure is undated, the actual hectarage cannot be accurately calculated due to conflicting and unclear figures, and this 70% refers to plantations and does not cover all the company's operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      3 - The company states to have three active forest management units ("FMUs"), namely Kapit FMU, Raplex FMU and Pasin FMU which are located in Rejang region, Sarawak, covering a total area of 345,900 hectares.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      The company provides static map for Kapit and Pasin FMU along with maps of timber concessions and plantations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      Forest Management Plan summary was found for one FMU, KAPIT.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      1 - The company has one sawmill factories named Lik Shen Sawmill Sdn Bhd.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports 13,472 cubic metres produced in 2019 from sawmilling division of the company.

    • 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 makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). 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 PEFC CoC certification.

    • 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 PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). 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 PEFC CoC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    0.5 / 9 5.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides commitment to have all long term forest timber licenses to be certified by the year 2022 but it is unclear if it plans to achieve 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 Controlled Sources requirements?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company's holds three PEFC FM certificates certified but percentage of landbank certified is unclear.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    7.5 / 23 32.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 13 30.8%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 8 43.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 3.5 / 8 43.8%
    • N
      0 / 1

      51. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      53. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      60. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's 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

      61. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company has MoU signed with UNIMAS to identify rare, endangered and threatened species, monitor High Conservation Value (HCV) and study local community's dependency on wildlife and natural resources.

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's 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 / 2

      64. 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/volume.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      67. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company has stringent Forest policy to protect forest area from illegal activities.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

      69. 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/volume.

    • N
      0 / 1

      70. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    3 / 10 30%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Practice: 1 / 4 25%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 4 25%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to improve management practices at all stages and carry out High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) and environmental impact assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      74. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      The company has HCV assessment for Kapit FMU but it does not cover entire operations. Neither does the company provides any assessment report for Pasin FMU and Raplex FMU.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has HCV assessment for Kapit FMU but it does not cover entire operations. Neither does the company provides any assessment report for Pasin FMU and Raplex FMU.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      78. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to complying with the regulatory requirements and environmental management plan set forth in the Social and Environmental Impact Assessment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 82. 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 GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    3.75 / 23 16.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 10 15%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 8 28.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 1.8 / 8 21.9%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits towards not conversion of Ramsar Wetland. However, it is not clear if this covers all the peat forest.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company reports of the planting of Neolamarckia cadamba on suitable skid trails and landing site to supplement future crop, and at the same time to reduce soil erosion and surface run-off.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      Company is committed to implement reduced impact logging (RIL) in their reforestation operations to minimise damage to the environment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      92. 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

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    3.25 / 15 21.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 7 32.1%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.3 / 7 32.1%
    • 103. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

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

    • 104. Water use intensity?

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

    • 105. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

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

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

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

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

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

    • 108. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      Company's forest plantation development policy states to establish riparian belts.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      121. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      122. 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

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

      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
    9.75 / 35 27.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 21 35.7%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 9 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      124. Commitment to human rights?

      Company is committed to respect the rights of local communities and uphold workers right and enhance skill development but does not refer to Universal Declaration of Human Rights or equivalent.

    • N
      0 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      126. Progress on human rights commitment ?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company is committed to committed to respect the rights of local communities and recognizing native customary rights, beliefs and culture. But does not reference the UN Declaration/ILO Convention.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). 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 PEFC CoC certification.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company is committed to committed to respect the rights of local communities and recognizing native customary rights, beliefs and culture.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states FPIC will be carried out "where appropriate" and that it is "recognizing and managing the customary rights, use rights and social facets of the local communities through open, consultative and participatory relationships".

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      134. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports that it has engagement methods such as meetings, joint exercises, training and employment opportunities for the local communities and smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 137. 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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company states actively in supporting and enriching the communities through sponsorships, donations, employees' volunteerism and community-based activities.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 142. 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

      143. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company is committed to health and safety policy, but this does not refer to the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). 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 PEFC CoC certification.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      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

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0 / 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

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. 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
    3 / 7 42.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      168. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company is committed to Anti Corruption and Bribery along with ethical conduct.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's anti corruption and bribery policy applies to all third parties engaged by and representing or acting on behalf of Ta Ann Group.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company in its Code of ethics 2015, provides Reporting Process Flowchart for company employees and other stakeholders but no other details are available.

    • 171. 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

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

    • 173. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on taxes, fees and royalties (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has whistleblowing procedure to raise concerns about improprieties in matters of financial reporting, compliance and other malpractices at the earliest opportunity, and in an appropriate way.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      176. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: TA ANN Holdings

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