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  • Latest update: July 2019
  • Next scheduled: July 2020

  • About this company:

    Founded in 1986, Tranchivoire is headquartered and operates

  • Landbank
    385,000 hectares
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
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    Private company
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Company assessment: Tranchivoire – July 2019

Assessment date:

Total: 8.8% 9.5 / 108
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    2 / 9 22.2%
    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      2. Sustainability policy or commitment applies to all sourcing?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Hygiene Quality Safety & Environment Manager however it is unclear what are the responsibilities of this post

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • 5. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      7. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company is a member of ATIBT. No further schemes or initiatives could be identified

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      The company is a supporter of a government initiative headed by the Ministry of Water and Forests of Cote d'Ivoire aimed at tackling illegal wood harvesting and has been working with NGO Cote d'Ivoire Nature on environmental protection

    • No
      0 / 1

      10. Climate risks assessment available?

    • No
      0 / 1

      11. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, mills and traceability Landbank, mills and traceability
    3 / 18 16.7%
    • Yes
      1 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      The company only operates in Cote d'Ivoire

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      385,000 - The website provides undated data (number of concessions and hectarage) and data from a May 2016 presentation. Dated data from 2016 state that the company operates on 385,000 ha across 12 FMUs. Partial points were awarded because data is rounded up and given as approximation

    • 14. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • No
      0 / 1

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

      The landbank figure provided by the company is undated

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • No
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as there is no Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) in the region where the company operates

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      19. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      12 - OLB Certification mentions that company holds 12 forestry areas

    • No
      0 / 1

      20. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

    • No
      0 / 1

      21. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

    • No
      0 / 1

      22. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 26. Number of company owned pulp and paper mills?

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

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      28. Number of company owned sawmills?

    • No
      0 / 1

      29. Maps or addresses of company owned sawmills?

    • No
      0 / 1

      30. Number of supplier mills?

    • No
      0 / 1

      31. Maps or addresses of supplier mills?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company mentions tracebility of the tree from cutting in the forest, through the plant, until the first point of sale under OLB certification, however no description of the process is provided

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      33. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company mentions tracebility of the tree from cutting in the forest, through the plant, until the first point of sale under OLB certification, however no description of the process is provided

    • No
      0 / 2

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

    • No
      0 / 2

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    0 / 11 0%
    • No
      0 / 1

      36. Commitment to zero conversion of natural forest?

    • No
      0 / 1

      37. Zero conversion commitment applies to all sourcing?

    • No
      0 / 1

      38. Commitment to minimise the impact of logging roads?

    • No
      0 / 1

      39. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal logging. No other forms of illegal activities are discussed

    • No
      0 / 1

      40. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • No
      0 / 1

      41. Amount of deforestation recorded?

    • No
      0 / 1

      42. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • 47. Commitment not to use genetically modified organisms?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    0 / 6 0%
    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      49. HCV commitment applies to all sourcing?

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      51. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • No
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • 54. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • No
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that it carried out EIAs for all concessions and SIAs are required for OLB certification, but no commitment can be found

    • No
      0 / 1

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

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

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

  • Soils, fire and GHGs Soils, fire and GHGs
    0.5 / 9 5.6%
    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      59. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      The company's website mentions the use of reduced impact logging techniques

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • 61. Commitment on peatland planting applies to all sourcing?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • 64. Commitment to zero burning?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • 65. Commitment to zero burning applies to all sourcing?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • No
      0 / 1

      66. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      69. Progress towards reducing GHG emission intensity?

    • 70. Report GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • No
      0 / 1

      71. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and waste management Water, chemical and waste management
    0 / 9 0%
    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • 78. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

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

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      83. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • No
      0 / 1

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    3 / 22 13.6%
    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      86. Commitment to human rights applies to all sourcing?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it ensures that the rights of local population are respected

    • No
      0 / 1

      88. Commitment to respect legal and customary property rights?

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      90. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      92. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • No
      0 / 1

      93. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      95. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company provides financial and in kind support to local populations through traditional authorities (chefferies), it has given construction materials for schools, teachers' homes and health centers. It also supports the maintenance of roads

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

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      97. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      The company states that it ensures that the rights of workers are respected

    • No
      0 / 1

      98. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions?

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • 100. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on labour regulations (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      101. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      50 - Data as of 2016

    • No
      0 / 1

      102. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • No
      0 / 1

      103. Payment of minimum wage?

    • No
      0 / 1

      104. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      No reference to the ILO Code of Practice

    • No
      0 / 1

      106. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      108. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company states that it provides PPE to all workers but no related training is mentioned

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    1 / 12 8.3%
    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      100% - The company is OLB certified

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 2

      115. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      0%

    • No
      0 / 2

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

    • No
      0 / 2

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not operate in a county with a PEFC-endorsed SFM standard. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0 / 6 0%
    • No
      0 / 1

      119. Programme to support outgrower scheme smallholders?

    • No
      0 / 1

      120. Percentage of outgrower scheme smallholders involved in programme?

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      123. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    0 / 6 0%
    • No
      0 / 1

      125. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      129. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 2

      131. Details of grievances disclosed?

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Scoring criteria: Tranchivoire

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