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  • About this company:

    Established in 1983, Toba Pulp Lestari is an

  • Parent company:
    Pinnacle Company Limited
  • Market cap:
    82,171,002 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    INRU.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    INRU IJ Equity
  • ISIN:
    ID1000094303
  • Website:

Company assessment: Toba Pulp Lestari – August 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 77.7% 134.45 / 173
  • Organisation: 29 / 33 87.9%
  • Policy: 65.5 / 78 84%
  • Practice: 40 / 62 64.4%
  • Self-reported: 19.5 / 62 31.5%
  • External: 6 / 62 9.7%
  • Certified: 14.4 / 62 23.3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10.25 / 12 85.4%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 4 56.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • External: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports on sustainable forestry which covers multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company's operations covering both social and environmental issues through multiple policies.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports on sustainable forestry that applies to all suppliers which cover multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company's operations covering both social and environmental issues through multiple policies.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company's high-level position of responsibility for sustainability is on one member of the Board of Commissioners and one member of the Board of Directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - A member from the Board of Commissioners and a member from the Board of Directors oversee the sustainability board of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - The company has reported a total of two women as "leaders at manager level", accounting for 3% of the senior management team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 - The company has no female board members among the five on the Board of Directors (BOD).

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of APKI which is working towards a sustainability roadmap for pulp and paper production in Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has several collaborations with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with timber and pulp production which are reported in the sustainability report as well as on their website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's most recent sustainability report was published in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's sustainability report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards core option.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company has reported a summary of Forestry Operational Activities Impact on Environment and Climate Risk which provides limited information, hence, partial points were awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    15.5 / 18 86.1%
    • Organisation: 12.5 / 13 96.2%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company is domiciled in Indonesia, whereas its warehouse operation is located in four countries: Indonesia, China, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

    • 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)?

      167,912 - Figure reported in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      46,984 - The company reports a total plantation area of 70,073 ha (including outgrower scheme areas), 46,984 ha of which is planted. This excludes outgrower scheme reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      8,147 - The company reports a total natural forest/plantation area of 8,147 ha within outgrower schemes.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,620 - The company reports an unplanted area designated for future development following HCV Assessment of 2,620 ha.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      64,547 - The company's sustainability report states its conservation area and HCV/HCS area to be 64,547 Hectares. Partial points are awarded as contradictory figures are published from the same period i.e. 2021.

    • 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 to be five.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      The company has mapped all five FMUs with coordinates. Estate boundaries are clearly shown and links to individual maps are also available on the website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      A public summary is available.

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Garingging and Sei Kabaro are the two third-party supplying Forest Management Units (FMUs) and their respective maps or locations could be found on the website.

    • 29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own sawmills.

    • 30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own sawmills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - Various sources suggest that the company has one mill in Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's mill can be found on Google Maps using the information provided.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own sawmills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company stated that 100% of the product comes from TPL's mill which is reported to be 200,192 tons and also that it does not have any third parties that supply pulp to the mill.

    • 35. Number of third party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not 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 third parties?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from supplying mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's process of traceability has embedded The Chain of Custody (COC) policy in the timber tracking system together with traceability SOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

      100 - The company reports that 100% of the product come from TPL's mill based in Indonesia.

    • 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 2002:2020). Partial points have been awarded as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT scoring criteria.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

      The company reports that it ensures all raw materials used have documentation that ensures that the raw materials come from traceable sources.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    2.78 / 9 30.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 4 25%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 5 35.6%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 5 35.6%
    • 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 full legal timber verification under SVLK Certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states 100% of supply from its FMUs is verified as being legally compliant by VLK certification. This has not been verified with disclosure of a certificate.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.96 / 1

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

      96.1% - The company states that 100% of all wood supply from its own FMUs, supplier FMUs and 54% of supply from outgrowers is PHPL or VLK certified. This makes up 96.1% of all wood supplies for 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
      0.82 / 1

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

      137,735 (82.03%) - The area covered by the PEFC FM certificate has been confirmed via the IFCC website to be 137,735 ha out of 167,912 ha.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    20.14 / 25 80.6%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 12.5 / 15 83.3%
    • Practice: 6.6 / 8 83%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • External: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • Certified: 3.6 / 8 45.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      51. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company commits to zero conversion of natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to zero conversion of all natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to zero deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      The company defines deforestation as the removal of HCV and HCS areas and specifies any deforestation and conversion past 30th June 2014 will not be accepted.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      The company has monitored all of its operational areas using the land cover change (LCC) detection procedure that is used for the identification of land cover changes to prevent deforestation (encroachment). The company reports there has been no deforestation in its operations since the commitment of June 30, 2014, which is not to use and cut natural wood.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has reported on the evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion in supplier operations for the year 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2 - The company reported two cases of illegal logging in 2020. No total figure since the cut-off date was reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that no cases of deforestation have been detected in one supplier's concession since the cut-off date. Reporting does not cover all suppliers' operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      60. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018). As the Standard does not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      63. Biodiversity policy?

      The company has a Biodiversity Policy that covers all the company's forestry operations but it does not go beyond HCV/HCS/set-asides. The commitment also details time-bound targets for restorig habitats.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

      The company's biodiversity policy applies to all employees, suppliers, and company stakeholders.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company has self reported a list of identified species of conservation concern referencing the Indonesian National Regulations, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and CITES.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.82 / 1

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

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to no hunting of all species including protected, rare, endangered, and endemic flora and fauna.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Commitment to no hunting in all operations applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company has a commitment and reports it protects forest areas from illegal activities in all operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.82 / 1

      71. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      72. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

      The commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms is in place and declares that no GMOs are used or are present in licensed areas or areas where research takes place under the company's direct or indirect responsibility.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      All suppliers and/or subcontractors are aligned and comply with the commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    10.25 / 11 93.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 6 100%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 5 85%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 5 25%
    • External: 3 / 5 60%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to conducting HCV assessments since 2016.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      76. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has a management and monitoring plan that is used as a guide in monitoring operational activities and protecting the HCV areas around operations. However, the data is self reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to executing comprehensive and robust HCS assessments since 2016.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] One HCS report is available via the HCSA website for a smallholder plantation area. The report has been peer reviewed by HCSA.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. Peer review of all High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments undertaken since April 2015 by the HCSA Quality Assurance Process?

      [Externally verified] The company has a peer reviewed report on the HCSA website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to carrying out sustainable forest management following social impact assessment (SIA) and/or environmental impact assessment (EIA).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct social and environmental impact assessments.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Management and monitoring plans are only available for the environmental impact assessments which are self-reported, and partial points were awarded as the same was not available for social impact assessments available on the website.

    • 85. 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
    17.39 / 23 75.6%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 8.5 / 10 85%
    • Practice: 5.4 / 8 67.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 8 15.6%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 4.1 / 8 51.8%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      All peatlands as defined are using the IUCN definition and the company has committed to zero tolerance for new development on peatlands in forest and non-forest areas of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no planting on peat of any depth applicable to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      467 - The company's landbank on peat in the year 2021 is 467 ha.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company's landbank on peat has not increased since the previous year. The information is self reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for soils and peat however a limited selection of practices is implemented by the company e.g. making boundaries of peatland conservation, creating signboards for peat and protected areas, and reforesting activities. Hence, partial points are awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      +
      0.75 / 1
      0.82 / 1

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

      Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      93. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      The company is committed to low-impact logging in all operations. However, the commitment is unclear and has a limited number of measures or techniques adopted by the company to minimise the impact of logging, hence, partial points were awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company is committed to implementing reduced impact logging on the company's fibre operations and in its supplier's operations. However, the commitment itself is unclear and does not specify practices to minimise the impact of logging roads or other impact reduction practices.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      95. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

      Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company has a strict "No Burn" policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company ensures that all the suppliers are aligned and take the measure(s) following the "No Burn" policy.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.82 / 1

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additional points have been awarded according to the percentage of company landbank certified by PEFC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3 - The company reports six hotspots and three land fire incidents based on monitoring data in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - For the year 2021, the company reports zero fire incidents in supplier operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to reducing its GHG emissions by 0.5% annually and had achieved its target of maintaining its GHG emission ⋖0.5% for the year 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company has reported the CO2 Emission Reduction (ton CO2/ton Pulp) figure to be 0.28, however, it is unclear if covers the whole scope of forestry operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      104. 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. Partial points were awarded due to a lack of data on GHG emissions over the past years for comparison.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. 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
    18.57 / 23 80.7%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 9 / 9 100%
    • Practice: 7.6 / 12 63.1%
    • Self-reported: 3.8 / 12 31.3%
    • External: 0.8 / 12 6.3%
    • Certified: 3.1 / 12 25.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company 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

      107. Water use intensity?

      56.53 - Water use intensity of the company for the year 2021 is 56.53 m3/ton pulp.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports a Water Use Intensity Trend and the respective progress highlights a reduction in water use intensity over the years, however, the progress against the yearly target is dynamic. The data is not externally verified hence, partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      109. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD or COD)?

      For the year 2019 until 2021 wastewater produced by the company was 50%, which is under government regulation standard.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD or COD)?

      For the year 2019 until 2021 wastewater produced by the company was 50%, which is under government regulation standards, however, the company's BOD and COD levels have been increasing year-on-year. The information is self reported and hence, partial points were awarded.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      111. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      The company has outlined the process of treatment of effluents in its plant and reports that all the wastewater coming during the process of the wood yard, pulping process, chemical plant, chemical recovery loop, energy, landfill and other supporting facilities is treated before being discharged into the river. Partial points are awarded as the information is self reported.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own sawmills.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports having Mill Water Treatment Plant which is designed with a closed-loop water treatment system. Self reported information and hence, partial points were awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      114. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company has a commitment to protecting natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company prioritises the usage of biological and non-chemical methods and minimises the usage of chemical pesticides and other materials (chemical fertilisers) and continues to be committed to only using pesticides and other materials by laws and regulations and as stated in Annex 3 IFCC Standard 2013, World Health Organization (WHO) type 1a and 2b (2013), Stockholm Convention (2016) and Rotterdam Convention (2018).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The commitment to minimising the usage of chemical pesticides and other materials (chemical fertilisers) is in place and applies to all suppliers and subcontractors throughout the company's operations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company uses ClO2 or chlorine dioxide compounds in the process of pulp bleaching. However, the company is committed to reducing the usage of chlorine dioxide and reports a reduction.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to no use of pesticides and other materials as stated in Word Health Organization (WHO) type 1A and 2B (2013).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      120. 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

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

      The company is committed to not using chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to not use chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers and subcontractors throughout its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. 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

      124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.82 / 1

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additional points have been awarded according to the percentage of company landbank certified by PEFC.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    28.82 / 37 77.9%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 19 / 21 90.5%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 11 52.9%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 11 20.5%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 3.6 / 11 32.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to respect human rights which are aligned with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights among other guidelines.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment ?

      The company has stated a single practice of conducting training about the Code of Ethics for all the employees of the company. The evidence provided is limited and hence, partial points were awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights is in place, however, the commitment does not reference the UN Declaration/ILO Convention. Therefore, awarded partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights does not reference the UN Declaration/ILO Convention. Partial points were awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect legal land rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, but it is not clear if customary land tenure is also respected.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through multiple certifications of PEFC CoC Certificate, PEFC FM Certificate and SVLK Certificate.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has stated that it uses the principle of Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) to respect the traditional rights of the people over land and forest.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has detailed the FPIC Implementation Procedure along with a flowchart.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company has stated several instances of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts along with their respective resolution processes.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company has outlined resolution processes for each conflict reported by the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company is committed to support the inclusion of women across forestry operations by providing opportunities, however, it doesn't address barriers faced.

    • 140. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company is committed to enabling the use of sustainable non-timber forest products (NTFPs). However, the company has not addressed the needs of local communities and indigenous people. Hence, awarded partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company reports undertaking community development projects such as improving access to education, supporting entrepreneurship businesses and farming systems, providing CSR funds to support local community programs, and establishing regular meetings with communities to obtain input on social issues.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      Progress is reported separately for all the essential community services and facilities provided by the company. However, the information is self reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has committed that it will continue to support the welfare of local communities and continue to seek opportunities to consult and align with community interests and create values mutually agreed upon through job creation, and skills. It also commits to providing employment and business opportunities for the socioeconomic well-being of the community.

    • 145. 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

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

      The company commits to respecting internationally recognised workers' rights consistent with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO Conventions, and all applicable laws.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.82 / 1

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

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additional points have been awarded according to the percentage of company landbank certified by PEFC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to eliminating gender-related discrimination in employment and reports the guidelines on fair treatment, non-discrimination, equality, diversity, human rights, and trade unions in its policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. 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

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

      The company provides limited evidence and has stated an example of conducting training about the Code of Ethics that is applied to all the employees in the company. Code of Ethics Training extends to human rights policy and gender discrimination. Hence, partial points were awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      61 (5%) - This company reported that at the end of 2021, 95% of the total employees i.e. 1,228, were permanent employees, which concluded that 5% of the employees are temporary.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of women employees?

      161 (13%) - The company reports a total of 161 women employees in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company is committed to following the payment of living wages to employees by government regulations in the Governor of North Sumatra Decree Number 188.44/779/KPTS/2021. It has also reported paying workers a living wage that exceeds the minimum wage provided by the government.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to following the payment of living wages to employees by government regulations applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      157. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company is committed to addressing health and safety at work or similar for all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      160. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC FM certification (PEFC ST 1003:2018) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additional points have been awarded according to the percentage of company landbank certified by PEFC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0 - The company reported that no time was lost due to work-based injuries neither in fibre operation nor mill operation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company has reported that there were no fatalities across the company's mill and fibre operations.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    5 / 8 62.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits to support smallholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides an example of supporting timber smallholders in an outgrower scheme but limited detail on support is given. Information is self-reported.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      165. Number or 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has conducted a sustainable supply chain assessment (SSCA) which covers the key elements of a due diligence system such as information gathering from the supplier, risk assessment of their operations, and risk mitigation.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      182 (99.45%) - The company reports that 182 (99.45%) of its suppliers have complied with company/government regulations/policies.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      168. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2020). Partial points have been awarded as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT scoring criteria. The company reports that it has suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers but it is not clear what they are, equally timeframes for action are unclear.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report 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

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

      The company states it performs sustainable supply chain assessments to assess compliance with its Sustainability Policy; it is not clear how assessments are compiled and go beyond self-assessment by suppliers. The company reports it assessed one wood supplier as satisfactory in 2021, but does not report the proportion of supply that is deemed compliant.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.75 / 7 82.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      171. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company is committed to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company conducts training relating to ethical conduct and anti-corruption policy for all the employees. Also, the anti-corruption procedures are communicated through a working agreement (Surat Perjanjian Kerja - SPK), and in that contract, the zero-tolerance approach to corrupt practices is outlined.

    • 174. 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

      175. Disclosure of the company’s management approach to tax and payments to governments?

    • 176. 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

      177. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company reports on its whistleblowing procedure and provides a flowchart of the process. The company also includes how whistleblowers are protected.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a grievance mechanism for both internal and external stakeholders. The company has also provided a flowchart of its "Grievance Redressal Procedure".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has received 40 resolved complaints in the year 2021, details of which are available.

Media monitor: Toba Pulp Lestari

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