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  • About this company:

    Established in 1983, Toba Pulp Lestari is an

  • Parent company:
    Pinnacle Company Limited
  • Landbank
    310,981 hectares
  • Market cap:
    79,611,403 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    INRU.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    INRU:IJ
  • ISIN:
    ID1000094303
  • Website:

Company assessment: Toba Pulp Lestari – June 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 72.3% 120.75 / 167
  • Organisation: 26.5 / 33 80.3%
  • Policy: 62 / 76 81.6%
  • Practice: 32.3 / 58 55.6%
  • Self-reported: 19.3 / 58 33.3%
  • External: 1 / 58 1.7%
  • Certified: 11.9 / 58 20.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9 / 12 75%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company discloses that all of its operations comply with the commitments outlined in the Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy states that the policy applies to all operations including ""all third-party wood suppliers"".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a sustainability department that reports to a managing director.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      A member from the Board of Commissioners and a member from the Board of Directors sits on the sustainability board for the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - In 2020, the company reported a total of 2 women as "leaders in manager level", accounting for 3% of the senior management team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 - The company's board of directors comprises of 6 men and 0 women. Figure as of 2020.

    • 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 collaborates with the El Shadday Taman Eden 100 Foundation to plant seedlings. The company has also worked with local governments to provide conflict resolution platforms for local communities. The company has established Social Economic Environment Development (SEED) activities which work in collaboration with local communities to deliver projects relating to aspect including education, health, and sanitation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's most recent sustainability report was published in 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company reports to publish sustainability report based on GRI Guidelines but no report has been published on GRI database.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company provides a summary of the risk assessment of its impact on Environment and Climate Risk.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    14.25 / 18 79.2%
    • Organisation: 10.5 / 13 80.8%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      All operations are within Indonesia.

    • 14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not trade wood/wood fibre.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      188,055 - The company reports the total area of natural forest designated for wood/wood fibre production. Includes outgrower scheme areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      70,073 - The company reports the total area planted with trees for wood/wood fibre production. This areas includes outgrower scheme areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      7,678 - The company reports a total natural forest/plantation area of 7678 ha within outgrower schemes.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,653 - The company reports an unplanted area designated for future development following HCV Assessment of 2653 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      42,522 - The company reports an area of 42522 ha set aside for conservation, including HCV area.

    • 20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has reported or informed ZSL that it doesn't have any intact forest landscapes within its landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      5 - The company reports the total number of FMUs controlled.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      The company has mapped all 5 FMUs mapped with coordinates. Estate boundaries are clearly shown.

    • N
      0 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The source containing this information is between two and five years old and is therefore limited.

    • 29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • 30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports in its Annual Report 2019 that the mill rejuvenation project was completed in 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      32. Names and locations of company-owned pulp and paper mills?

      The company's mill is located in Pangombusan Village, Parmaksian Sub-district, Toba District, North Sumatera. However, full points cannot be awarded because the mill is not easily located on GoogleMaps, a street address would be required to obtain full points.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      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?

      The company reports that it produced 146,195 tons of dissolving pulp and 38,966 tons of BHKP pulp in 2019. However the company does not report the total volume sourced by company-owned mills that comes from company's own operations and the total volume sourced by company-owned mills that comes from third-parties.

    • 35. Number of third party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source from supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source from supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source from supplying mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it has a process of traceability and it is also PEFC CoC and SVLK certified but very limited details are provided.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

      100 - The company reports that 100% of its wood supply is sourced from Indonesia.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      40. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company reports that it can trace all raw materials back to FMU level but does not disclose the procedures in place to do so. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

      The company reports that it can trace its "entire raw material supply chain (the chain of custody) back to the mill, plantation, and forest area".

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    3.06 / 9 34%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 4 25%
    • Practice: 2.1 / 5 41.2%
    • Self-reported: 2.1 / 5 41.2%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has an SVLK certification which is a mandate in Indonesia and it has full legality verification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100% - The company has an SVLK certification which is a mandate in Indonesia and it has full legality verification. The company was audited by SVLK in 2020 and achieved a level of 'comply' against SVLK requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.33 / 1

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

      The company states 100% of all wood supply from its own FMUs is PHPL or VLK certified. This makes up 33% of all supply to the company.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.73 / 1

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

      177,447 (73.05%) - 177,447 ha is certified out of 242,889 ha. The area covered by the PEFC FM certificate has been confirmed via the IFCC website.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    17.46 / 23 75.9%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 11 / 13 84.6%
    • Practice: 5.5 / 8 68.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 5 / 8 62%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has committed to zero deforestation and states that since 2014, it has not developed or converted any natural forest areas into industrial plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      52. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to achieving zero deforestation and zero conversion of natural ecosystems has extended to all suppliers since 2014 as a result of a self-enforced moratorium.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company specifies HCS areas, HCV areas, and forested peatland as areas that are not to be deforested. The cut-off date beyond which deforestation of HCV, HCS and forested peatland areas will be deemed as non-compliant is 30th June 2014.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      54. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company provides the methodology for monitoring the illegal logging but the extent of area being monitored and time frame is unclear.

    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company does not report on monitoring deforestation in supplier operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - The company reported 2 cases of illegal logging in 2020, less than 1 ha of forest was affected in each instance.

    • 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?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      60. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company recognises the importance of conservation of landscape within the ecosystem but does not provide details on its implementation. Points for external verification have also 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 extends its commitment to conservation beyond HCVs, citing the conservation of landscape, representations of ecosystems, protection of biodiversity, and management of protected flora and fauna in reference to biodiversity conservation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports that it ensures suppliers are aligned to the company's conservation policy and plans.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has identified species of conservation concern and classified them as rare, threatened, and endangered. The company references the IUCN Red List and CITES in relation to this 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 / 1
      0.73 / 1

      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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports contradictory information about commitments to hunting. It reports commitments to no hunting, no hunting of protected species, and only sustainable hunting, The commitment is unclear and therefore no points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      67. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.73 / 1

      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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      70. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    7 / 10 70%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has committed to conducting HCV and HCS assessments since 2016.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it's commitment to conducting High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] Three HCV assessments have been reported by HCVRN. These assessments cover all geographic locations and include outgrower scheme smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      One HCVRN assessment contains management and monitoring recommendations. The company has not reported whether these recommendations were taken forward and there is no evidence of a HCV management and monitoring plan.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has committed to the HCS Approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it's commitment to the HCS Approach applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      78. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      The company does not have any HCS assessment reports or summaries publicly available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to conduct SIAs but not EIAs or SEIAs, however these SIAs are reported to cover the "economic, environment and social impacts" of the company's operations. Despite this unclear wording, full points have been awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through SVLK certification requirements. As SVLK requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria, partial points have been awarded for this indicator on the basis that 100% of the company's wood/woodfibre supply is SVLK certified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides a public summary or SEIAs but management and monitoring plans are not disclosed.

    • 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
    15.23 / 23 66.2%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 10 75%
    • Practice: 4.2 / 8 52.9%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 8 21.9%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 2.5 / 8 31%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to not plant on peatland of any depth, and uses the IUCN definition of peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      467 (42%) - The company states that out of their total landbank, 467 ha is on peatland,198 ha has been planted with eucalyptus, and 269 ha resides in conservation areas.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company's landbank on peat has not increased on the previous year. This data is not externally verified so scoring is partial.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to "carrying out best management practices for soil and peat in all operations and applies to all suppliers". The company commits to a limited selection of practices, namely making boundaries of peatland conservation, creating sign boards for peat and protected areas, and reforesting activities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to carrying out best management practices for soil and peat in all operations and applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company provides examples of management practices for peat such as Making Boundaries of Peatland Conservation, Reforestation in Peatland Ecosystem Locations, Sign Board at The Peat Ecosystem Location Sign Board Protected Areas and Protection of Wildlife and Protected Vegetation and Forest Rehabilitation. The best management practices are limited to signage and planting and are self-reported, therefore scoring is partial.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      90. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      The company commits to the implementation of activities in accordance with the low impact logging. However this commitment is vague and does not specifically mention minimising the impact of logging roads or other impact reduction practices.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company extends its ""implementation of activities in accordance with the low impact logging"" to all suppliers. However this commitment is vague and does not specifically mention minimising the impact of logging roads or other impact reduction practices.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      92. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

      The company provides two examples of efforts to reduce the impact of logging. Points are limited due to the examples being self-reported. Points for external verification have also 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

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to a ""strict No Burn policy"".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.73 / 1

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4 - The company reports that 6 hotspots were identified and 4 land fire incidents occurred in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports that for its wood supplier, Sumatera Riang Lestari, 0 hotspots were identified and 0 land fire incidents occurred in 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      No time-bound commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity was reported, despite the company citing efforts to decrease it.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its GHG emissions intensity (ton CO2/ton pulp) reduction but not the GHG intensity figures from all forestry activities.

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company does not report on GHG emissions from land use change.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company states it achieved its target of reducing GHG emissions by 0.5% for the year 2020. Points are limited due to a lack of data on GHG emissions over previous years to compare figures.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The methodology used in GHG calculations is based upon the 2006 International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guideline and the Greenhouse Gas inventory report of the Indonesian Ministry of environment.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    16.5 / 22 75%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Practice: 6.5 / 11 59.1%
    • Self-reported: 4.3 / 11 38.6%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 2.3 / 11 20.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it has a time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity. The company supports this commitment by recording both the water use intensity target per year against the actual water use intensity.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Water use intensity?

      60.58 - The company reports a water use intensity of 60.58 m3/ton pulp.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports progress a reduction in water use intensity against its target. The data is not externally verified so partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to keep BOD and COD levels 50% below legal limits. It has achieved this for COD levels but not for BOD - however, as levels are still within legal limits full points can be awarded.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company's BOD and COD levels have been within Government Regulation Standard levels since at 2018 but have been increasing year-on-year.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      108. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      The company provides details of the treatment of effluents and reports that 100% of water waste from "wood yard, pulping process, chemical plant, chemical recovery loop, energy, landfill and other supporting facilities are treated before being discharged into the river".

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that its mill has a closed-loop water treatment system.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company reports that it protects natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • 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. The company also publishes information regarding buffer zone implementation.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to evaluating and reviewing pesticides usage but not does not make reference to minimising the use of other chemicals, including fertilisers. Points for this criterion are therefore partial.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to evaluating and reviewing pesticides usage applies to all suppliers. Points are partial due to the company not committing to minimise the use of these pesticides or other chemicals.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it uses chlorine compounds for bleaching but shows a reduction in the use of these compounds over the past year.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticide.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that its commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticide extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that its commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a list of industry approved chemicals used and the chemical usage per ha for each.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      121. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      The company commits to minimising the use of chemical pesticides and promotes non-chemical methods but the commitment to the reduction of chemical usage is not clear. The company reports the reduction in use of pesticides used on Eucalyptus trees over a one year period, with the data trending towards a reduction in pesticide usage.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      122. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company reports it has an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach which includes data to show a reduction in pesticide usage and alternative pest management solutions including a "Biological Controlling Method". Points for external verification have been also 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?

      The company reports that it has a waste management system in place but details are limited. Points for external verification have also 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
    28.25 / 35 80.7%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 20 / 21 95.2%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 9 47.2%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 9 30.6%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports a commitment to human rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports that its commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      126. Progress on human rights commitment ?

      The company gives one example of training on the company Code of Ethics, but limited detail is given.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in their human rights policy and also 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

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

      The company reports a commitment FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to FPIC applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports details of its FPIC process. This data includes a flowchart and methodology of how how the FPIC principle is operationalised.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      134. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company provides one example of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts, therefore partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports its process for addressing land conflicts.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it supports the involvement of women in forestry operations, "including supporting the involvement of women in overcoming obstacles that occur", however it does not outline or address the barriers that women face.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has reported this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company reports a commitment to provide essential community services and facilities such as improving access to education, supporting entrepreneurship businesses and farming systems, providing CSR funds to support local community programs, and establishing regular meeting with communities to obtain inputs on social issues.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports progress on this, but the information is not externally verified, so partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that one of its objectives is to ""provide employment and business opportunities and socio-economic wellbeing for the community"". This is supported by its various outgrower schemes.

    • 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?

      The company provides evidence of progress on the commitment to respect all workers' rights. Points for external verification have also 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

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

      The company reports a commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it runs training for all employees on 'code of conduct', which includes gender related discrimination. The company does not disclose whether this is in regards to employment. The data is not externally verified and therefore only partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      62 (5%) - This company reports 62 temporary company employees at the end of 2019 that account for 5% of the total number of employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      154 (12.5%) - This company reports figure represented the percentage/number of women employees at the end of 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company reports a commitment that all workers are paid at least the minimum wage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that its commitment to pay at least minimum wage applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report progress on its commitment to pay at least minimum wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company does not report on salary by gender.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company provides the commitment to address occupational health and safety but does not make reference to the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work. The company also 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

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

      The company provides the commitment to address occupational health and safety for the suppliers but does not make reference to the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work. The company also 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?

      The company commits in its OSH Policy the provision of right PPE and right method in using it while also giving examples of both in its annual report. Points for external verification have also 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

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      218 - The company reports 285 incidents of work-based injury in its fibre operations in 2020, resulting in 90 hours of time lost to work-based injury, and 23 incidents in its mill operations, resulting in 128 hours of time lost.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports one fatality as a result of a work-based accident in its mill and fibre operations in 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 4 50%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company reports this commitment.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides an example of supporting timber/pulp smallholders with yield and intercropping expertise.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      1,989 - In 2020, the company had 1,989 PKR members with a land area of 7.661 ha.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a process to prioritise, assess and/or engage suppliers on compliance with the company's policy and/or legal requirements but it is unclear if it covers all three elements of a due diligence system.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      204 (91.07%) - The company reports that 204 (91.07%) of its suppliers have complied with company/government regulations/policies.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports that has a zero tolerance policy on corrupt practices, including suppliers. The company reports that it has a " Supplier Evaluation Scoring System" for assessing supplier sustainability, but details of this are not provided. The company also does not include the steps that will be taken and timeframes for action of suspension and exclusion, and therefore points awarded are partial.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report time-bound action plans for suppliers to be in compliance with timber and pulp sourcing commitments, only stating that it "continues to strive to make all of our wood supplies VLK certified".

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that its supply is compliant but does not detail how this has been monitored.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.5 / 7 78.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      168. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company reports a commitment to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it gives training to employees on its ""Code of Ethics"". The evidence is self report so points are partial.

    • 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?

      The company does not disclosure its 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 reports on its whistleblowing procedure and provides a flowchart of the process. The company also including how whistleblowers are protected.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has a grievance form that both internal and external stakeholders can complete. The company includes a flowchart of its ""Grievance Redressal Procedure"".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company reports that it "received 13 resolved complaints in the year of 2020". The company discloses the date, issue, risk category, actions taken, and status of each of these grievances.

Media monitor: Toba Pulp Lestari

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