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  • Landbank
    353,693 hectares
  • Market cap:
    101,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    WBI.L
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    WBI LN Equity
  • ISIN:
    GG00B4WJSD17
  • Sedol:
    B4WJSD1
  • Website:

Company assessment: Woodbois – June 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 71.6% 105.25 / 147
  • Organisation: 24.5 / 32 76.6%
  • Policy: 61 / 65 93.9%
  • Practice: 19.8 / 50 39.5%
  • Self-reported: 19 / 50 38%
  • External: 0.8 / 50 1.5%
  • Certified: 0 / 50 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9.25 / 12 77.1%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 4 43.8%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 4 25%
    • 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's sustainability strategy and sustainability policy cover multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company's operations covering both social and environmental issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's sustainability commitments apply to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Sustainability/ESG manager.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Mr. Hadi Ghossein oversees the company's sustainability practices on a day-to-day basis and is a member of the board.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports 31% women comprise of its senior management as of 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      Figure as of 2020.

    • 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 CBFP member.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has collaborated with a university to improve traceability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Latest integrated sustainability report (covering the year 2020) was published in 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The Sustainability Report of the company references the GRI Standards for sustainability reporting but the report is not published on the GRI database.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    14.5 / 19 76.3%
    • Organisation: 10 / 14 71.4%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 3 83.3%
    • Self-reported: 2.5 / 3 83.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company has forest concessions and timber production facilities in Gabon and Mozambique.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company reported this information - it mainly sources and trades products from African nations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      337,460 - The company owns 400,000 ha of natural forest concessions in Gabon and Mozambique, among which 337,460 ha (83%) are operational forests.

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from outgrower smallholder suppliers.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      16,233 - The company reports that 16,233 hectares or 4% of its concessions are conservation area.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      2 - The company reports that it has two Forest Management Units.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      Maps of the company's concessions in Gabon are available on the Open Timber Portal (Lynn Timber). However, maps for Mozambique operations are undated.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      The forest management plan for the Gabon FMU is available. A plan for Mozambique operations is not available.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

      Limited monitoring details are available for the company's management plan for Gabon concessions. The management plan and monitoring information for the company's Mozambique operations is not available.

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

      [Externally verified] This indicator is disabled as company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

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

      [Externally verified] This indicator is disabled as company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

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

      [Externally verified] This indicator is disabled as company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      2 - The company owns one sawmill in Gabon and one sawmill in Mozambique. It also has a veneer factory in Gabon.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

      The company reports the details of its sawmills in Gabon and Mozambique along with their coordinates in its sustainability report.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states all logs processed in company mills are from the company's own operations. Evidence as of 2020.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      35. Number of third party supplying mills?

      42 - The company reports the total number of supplying sawmills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to have a process in place for the tracing of both raw material and the processed timber it supplies, back to the country of harvest.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

      100 - The company reports that 100% of supply is traceable to country of harvest.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company uses the same procedure to trace the raw materials to FMU level and country of harvest.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

      Data as of 2020.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    4 / 9 44.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 4 100%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • 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 is committed to have FSC certification for 100% of its forests within next ten years (commitment published in 2019).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it is committed to only source third party timber from FSC certified suppliers in the next 10 years(commitment published in 2019).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to have FSC certification of 100% of its forests within ten years (commitment published in 2019).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that within next ten years, it will only source wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    12.75 / 21 60.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 9 / 11 81.8%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 8 34.4%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 8 34.4%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to zero deforestation and zero conversion of natural ecosystems in its sustainability policy and sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to zero deforestation and zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports no deforestation of natural forests, IFL's and HCV's. Deforestation of these forests has not been accepted since January 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      54. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company reports that in 2019, it began using Global Forest Watch to monitor deforestation in its concession areas. However, evidence does not state how often deforestation is monitored and the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - Data as of 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Amount of illegal/non-compliant deforestation recorded in supplier operations?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      58. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion?

      The company makes this commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation but does not include a cut-off date after which deforestation or conversion will not be accepted.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation applies to all its suppliers, however, a cut-off date beyond which deforestation or conversion would not be accepted is not reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      60. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company commits to implementing a landscape-level approach to preserve animal habitats and biodiversity. However, examples of the commitment could not be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company reports its commitment to biodiversity conservation in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has identified species of conservation concern, referencing IUCN system of species classification. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company only reports one example of its reforestation projects in Mozambique to rehabilitate degraded land after its abandonment by local farmers using slash-and-burn - by planting native species.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to prohibiting hunting, or only permitting sustainable hunting and fishing.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no hunting applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      67. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company reports its commitment to protect forest areas against deforestation, degradation and conversion for unauthorised or illegal resource use, settlement and other prohibited activities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to protecting the forests against illegal activities applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      69. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company only reports limited evidences which include closing of harvesting roads to avoid illegal settlements and working closely with local law enforcement agencies to address illegal logging issues and ensure that forests are protected.

    • 70. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

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

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

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    4.75 / 7 67.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 4 100%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      74. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) along with the associated management and monitoring plans is available for the company's Gabon concessions. However, this assessment is not externally verified.

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

      [Externally verified] This indicator is disabled as company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    11.5 / 17 67.7%
    • Organisation: 3 / 4 75%
    • Policy: 6 / 6 100%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 7 35.7%
    • Self-reported: 2.5 / 7 35.7%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • 83. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports it owns no land on peat.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company operates in natural forest only and has reported the area of peat in its landbank in the last two years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company only reports commitment to best management practices for soils and has no landbank on peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company reports one example of best management practices for soils (reducing impact of logging roads). The company has no landbank on peat so examples for peat soils are not required for scoring. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      The company reports its commitment to reduced impact logging in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to reduced impact logging applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      92. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

      The company reports examples of minimising impacts of logging roads and other reduced impact logging practices in its sustainability report. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • 93. Commitment to zero burning?

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

    • 94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports the evidence for fire monitoring and management in its operations. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports zero fires in its FMUs in 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it is committed to reducing its GHG emissions intensity by 20% in the next 5 years, taking 2018 as the baseline.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports the GHG Emissions Intensity figures for 2020 as 0.10 tCO2/m3 for logs and 0.20 tCO2/m³ for lumber.

    • 100. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG emission intensity for 2019 (0.07 tCO2/m3 for logs and 0.18 tCO2/m3 for lumber) and 2020 (0.10 tCO2/m3 for logs and 0.20 tCO2/m³ for lumber). However, the intensity is not improving and evidence is not externally verified. The company indicates the COVID-19 pandemic is the reason for an increase in emissions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company reports that it calculate GHG Emissions from ""Wood Products Manufacturing Facilities Workbook Version 1.0"".

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    11 / 15 73.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 7 / 7 100%
    • Practice: 3 / 7 42.9%
    • Self-reported: 3 / 7 42.9%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • 103. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 104. Water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 105. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 108. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports it does not currently use water for industrial purposes at its sawmills and it has irrigation in place to control rain run-off.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company reports its commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it used no chemicals in its operations in 2020.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      121. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      The company reports that it doesn't use chemicals in any forestry, sawmill or veneer operations, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers. The company reports to have used '0' chemicals and pesticides in 2018 and 2019. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      122. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company reports that it doesn't use chemicals in any forestry, sawmill or veneer operations, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers. To capture and dispose of pests, it uses an integrated management approach with non-chemical devices. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports multiple examples of waste management. However, this information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    30.75 / 35 87.9%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 21 / 21 100%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 9 63.9%
    • Self-reported: 5.8 / 9 63.9%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports its commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      126. Progress on human rights commitment ?

      The company began providing human rights training in 2020, and has hired an ESG manager in 2021 to supervise the training program. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to legal and customary land rights applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. 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

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

      The details of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process is available.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      134. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports multiple examples of stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company has published its process for addressing land conflicts.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company supports the inclusion of women across forestry operations and reports multiple examples for inclusion of women in the forestry operations. However, this information is not externally verified.

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

      [Externally verified] This indicator is disabled as company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to enable sustainable use of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) by local communities in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company reports its commitment to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports multiple evidences of the facilities and services that have been provided to communities in its sustainability report. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commitments to provide work opportunities for local communities.

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

      [Externally verified] This indicator is disabled as company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to Fundamental ILO Core Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company begun training on workers rights in 2020, and has appointed an ESG manager to supervise the training program.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company began training on eliminating gender inequality in 2020, and appointed an ESG manager to supervise the training program in 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      In 2020, 79.15% of workers in processing facilities in Gabon and Mozambique were temporary. Figures are not reported for the rest of operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      43 (16%) - Figures as of 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company reports its commitment to pay at least minimum wage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to pay at least minimum wage applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      49% - The company states that employees are paid 49% above the minimum wage but does not state the local minimum wage or entry level wage paid by the company. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

      81% - The company reports that it pays female employees the equivalent of 81% of a male employee's salary in Gabon and Mozambique, which is above the national average as per the 'Gender Gap Africa'.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company reports its commitment to address occupational health and safety referencing the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company reports evidence that company provides personal protective equipment (PPE) and related training to its employees. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports a Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) of 9.25% in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reported zero fatalities in the workplace for 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2 / 5 40%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source wood/wood fibre from smallholders.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from outgrower smallholder suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a due diligence process inspired by EUTR/FLEGT to assess all its suppliers on compliance with company's policy and legal requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that it only sources forest products from partners that have succeeded in passing due diligence processes for legal and responsible forest product sourcing and that suppliers are assessed regularly. However, it also has a target for all suppliers to be compliant with sourcing policies by 2030 - this implies not all suppliers are currently compliant with requirements and the number of suppliers assessed/and or engaged on compliance has not been reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports that if third-party suppliers do not meet its selection criteria, they are placed on an exclusion list which forbids its traders from conducting business with them. However, the selection criteria and steps taken before exclusion/timeframes for action have not been reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has published a target of the year 2030 for all suppliers to be in compliance with timber and pulp sourcing commitments but no KPIs or milestones have been reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. 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
    4.75 / 7 67.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      168. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company reports its commitment to ethical and fair conduct, as well as the prohibition of corruption, including bribery and fraud in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports to have begun ethical conduct training in 2020, and has appoints an ESG manager to supervise the training program.

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

      [Externally verified] This indicator is disabled as company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      [Externally verified] This indicator is disabled as company operates only in Gabon out of the countries covered by Open Timber Portal. At the time of assessment OTP Gabon was not fully operational and therefore was not included in this year's SPOTT assessment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company reports its whistleblowing procedure including how whistleblowers are protected in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own grievance system that is open to all stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      176. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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