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Company assessment: Veracel – August 2023

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 58% 95.75 / 165
  • Organisation: 23 / 31 74.2%
  • Policy: 37.5 / 76 49.3%
  • Practice: 35.3 / 58 60.8%
  • Self-reported: 9.3 / 58 16%
  • External: 8.3 / 58 14.2%
  • Certified: 17.8 / 58 30.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8.5 / 12 70.8%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a general statement for the management of the environment and social well-being and provides a general sustainability policy that covers procurement.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's supplier code of conduct covers some social and environmental issues related to sustainable forestry.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has Chief Sustainability and Corporate Relations Officer who has a high-level position with sustainability responsibility.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a director of sustainability and corporate relations (Renato Carneiro).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      5 - The company reports 5 women on the management team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 - The company has 0 women on its board of directors.

    • Y
      1 / 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] FSC, PEFC, UNGC and Natural Capital Coalition.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has collaborated with Forests Forward (WWF).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's latest sustainability report was published in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has published a GRI report prepared in accordance with GRI standards.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    12.75 / 18 70.8%
    • Organisation: 11 / 13 84.6%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Plantation and Production - Brazil.

    • 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 land area managed/controlled for forestry (ha)?

      220739 - The company reports the total land area managed/controlled for forestry as 201,928.8 km2.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      87556.1 - The company reports the total area of the forest plantation as 87,556.09 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      22584 - The company reports the area of plantation within outgrower schemes as 22,584 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      10932.5 - The company reports other areas left for the development of roads, buildings, etc as 10,932.55 ha in its FSC FM/CoC audit report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      99666.4 - The company reports the preservation area as 99,666.35 ha.

    • 21. 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

      22. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      1 - The company reports one forest management unit in its FSC FM/CoC audit report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      The company publishes a geo-referenced static map of its FMU in its FSC FM/CoC audit report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      The company publishes a forest management plan for its FMU.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      25. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

      [Externally verified] The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). As the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years).

    • 26. 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.

    • 27. 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.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 30. Number of company owned sawmills?

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

    • 31. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports that it has one mill.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the location of the mill in its FSC audit report.

    • 34. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. 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 reports that 25% of all the wood supplied to the factory is purchased from 97 producers (Forestry Producer Program (PPF)). However, the information is over five years old.

    • 36. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

    • 37. 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.

    • 38. 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

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2020). As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC CoC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      40. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      41. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2020). As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC CoC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    5 / 9 55.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 4 75%
    • Practice: 2 / 5 40%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 5 20%
    • External: 1 / 5 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is 100% legality verified by FSC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 100% - 201,928.8 ha is verified as being legally compliant by FSC.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      47. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      100% - The company is 100% FSC FM certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      48. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% FSC FM certification of FMUs within 10 years?

      The company is 100% FSC FM certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      49. Percentage of wood/wood fibre supply (tonnes) from all suppliers that comes from FSC FM certified areas?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      50. Commitment to source only wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood and/or PEFC Controlled Sources requirements?

      The company commits to only source wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    11 / 26 42.3%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 5 / 16 31.3%
    • Practice: 5.5 / 8 68.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • Certified: 4 / 8 50%
    • N
      0 / 1

      52. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that deforestation was not recorded in its area between 2013 to 2018. Partial points have been awarded as information is between 2-5 years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in own operations since cut-off date?

    • N
      0 / 1

      63. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in supplier operations since cut-off date?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2 EN). As the Standard does not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded. In addition, the company reports the restoration of the RPPN Esta??o Veracel or Pau Brasil National Park ecologic area which was initiated through the Mata Atl?ntica da Ag?ncia Alem? de Coopera??o Internacional GIZ agency to implement the Porto Seguro Atlantic Forest Municipal Plan. However, this information is between two to five years old.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      The company reports its approach to biodiversity protection, including its monitoring and restoration activities.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      67. 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 FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. In addition, the company has identified several species of conservation concern referencing the IUCN. However, this information is self-reported.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). As the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      71. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      73. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    4.25 / 9 47.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 3 75%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 3 75%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      78. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      The company has published a high conservation value assessment in its FMP. However, the information is self-reported.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company's high conservation value (HCV) management and monitoring plan is available in the FMP. However, the information is self-reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company's social and environmental impact assessments and associated management and monitoring plans are available in the FMP. However, the information is self-reported.

    • 87. 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
    5.75 / 18 31.9%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 8 31.3%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment for soil only through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). As the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to best management practices for soils only.

    • P
      +
      0.75 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • 95. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantations.

    • 96. Commitment to reduced impact logging applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports to only source from plantations.

    • 97. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      98. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company reports that it prevents and fights forest fires. However, the commitment is unclear and does not cover all operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      100. 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 percent of company landbank certified by PEFC.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      104. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that it produced 1,800,518.13 tCO2/e in 2022. This information includes scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3 emissions.

    • 105. GHG emissions from land use change in company's own operations (scope 1)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantations.

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      -

      106. GHG emissions from land use change in supplier operations (scope 3)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      107. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses the GHG protocol.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    16 / 23 69.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 5 / 9 55.6%
    • Practice: 9 / 12 75%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 12 18.8%
    • External: 0.8 / 12 6.3%
    • Certified: 6 / 12 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reducing water intensity. For 2022, the target is 22m?/adt.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      110. Water use intensity?

      22.4 - The company report use of water per cellulose ton is 22.4 m?/adt.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      111. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports the water per cellulose ton is 20.5 m?/adt (2021) and 22.4 m?/adt (2021).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports decreases in water quality from the year 2019 to 2021. However, the information is self-reported.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      114. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      The company has ETE with high organic matter removal efficiency (greater than 98%) based on activated sludge technology with prolonged aeration. However, the information is self-reported.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      117. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additional points have been awarded according to the percent of company landbank certified by FSC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports list chemical usage per ha.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      127. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser usage?

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additional points have been awarded according to the percent of company landbank certified by FSC.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      128. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additional points have been awarded according to the percent of company landbank certified by FSC.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      129. 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 FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    24 / 35 68.6%
    • Organisation: 3 / 4 75%
    • Policy: 12 / 20 60%
    • Practice: 9 / 11 81.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 11 6.8%
    • External: 3.3 / 11 29.6%
    • Certified: 5 / 11 45.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification. In addition, the company respect human rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      132. Progress on human rights commitment ?

      The company reports human rights platform that works in partnership with the public authorities in the municipalities where it operates and also provides employees training on policies and procedures for human rights. However, the information is self-reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC International Standard (PEFC ST 1003:2018). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC and PEFC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      140. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      [Externally verified] Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. In addition, the company has an open communication channel which impacts diagnosis in each neighbour community to create a safety-favourable environment, reduces the uprising of conflicts and establishes a positive dialogue to create an environment for the eventual conflict solution and partnership establishment. However, the information is limited and self-reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      141. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). As the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that in 2021, technical assistance to implement productive backyards, collective production, investment in marketing strategies, production of seedlings and inputs, and follow-up on family formation processes, with specific activities for groups of young people and women and it started the construction of a plan to contribute income improvement through the strengthening of family farming. The company has also introduced a Forest Machine Operator Training course exclusively for women from the local community and Veracel employees.

    • 143. 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.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM certification (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additional points have been awarded according to the percent of company landbank certified by FSC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provide business and work opportunities for local communities and gives preference to neighbours when advertising jobs and commitment to the valuation of local labour.

    • 148. 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

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Comprehensive, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC FM (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) and PEFC FM (PEFC ST 1003:2018) certifications as the requirements fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. Additional points have been awarded according to the percent of company landbank certified by either FSC or PEFC, whichever is highest.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to eliminating gender-related discrimination with regard to employment.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company requires suppliers to promote employees regardless of gender.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis the company's landbank is either 100% or ?75% (and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years) FSC FM certified (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company also reports procedures, monitoring investigation channels and corrective measures taken.

    • 155. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports to have no temporary employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Percentage or number of women employees?

      164 (17.03%) - The company reported 164 (17.03%) women employees in 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      157. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company reports minimum wage of gender. However, the commitment to pay a living wage is unclear.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      159. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

      [Externally verified] Limited, externally verified points have been awarded on the basis the company's landbank is either 100% or ?75% (and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years) FSC FM certified (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2) as the requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      160. Reporting of salary by gender?

      1235 - The company reports minimum wage of gender. However, it does not state the ratio of the basic salary and remuneration of women to men for each employee category, and the information is limited and self-reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or ?75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers. However, it does not reference the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      163. 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 percent of company landbank certified by PEFC.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      164. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      121 - The company reports 121 lost days due to work-based injuries. However, the information is two to five years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports one fatality in 2022.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    3.25 / 8 40.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 4 50%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 4 31.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 4 31.3%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      166. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits to support smallholders.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has a forest producer program (PPF) which is the practice of planting eucalyptus in partnership with rural landowners, and it also supports producers such as health and safety training, good agricultural practices, financial development, and investments. However, the information is self-reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

      168. Number or percentage of outgrower scheme and/or independent smallholders involved in programme?

      The company reports that 25% of all the wood supplied to the factory is purchased from 97 producers. However, the information is over five years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      19 - The company reports that in 2021,19 suppliers were evaluated in audits. However, it is unclear if this information covers all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.25 / 7 75%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 2 62.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 2 62.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commits to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company carried out training via E-Learning and campaigns related to the code of ethical conduct and anti-corruption and compliance procedures. However, the information is self-reported. The company is also a member of the Collective Anti-Corruption Action of the Brazil Network of the UN Global Compact, responsible for creating an anti-corruption guide for agribusiness.

    • 177. 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

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

    • 179. 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

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company reports whistleblowing procedures.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has grievance and communication channels open to all stakeholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company reports complaints related to the environment. However, the information is self-reported.

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