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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
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

      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
      No source

      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
      No source

      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
      No source

      20. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      21. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      22. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation?

    • 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
      No source

      28. Number of company owned sawmills?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      29. Maps or addresses of company owned sawmills?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      30. Number of supplier mills?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      31. Maps or addresses of supplier mills?

    • 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
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

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

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

      36. Commitment to zero conversion of natural forest?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      37. Zero conversion commitment applies to all sourcing?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      38. Commitment to minimise the impact of logging roads?

    • 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
      No source

      40. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      41. Amount of deforestation recorded?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      42. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

      51. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

      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
      No source

      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
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

      66. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

      71. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

      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
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      83. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

      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
      No source

      88. Commitment to respect legal and customary property rights?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      90. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      92. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      93. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

      98. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

      102. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      103. Payment of minimum wage?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

      106. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      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
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      115. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      0%

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      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
      No source

      119. Programme to support outgrower scheme smallholders?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      120. Percentage of outgrower scheme smallholders involved in programme?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      123. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

      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
      No source

      129. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      131. Details of grievances disclosed?

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Scoring criteria: Tranchivoire

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