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

  • About this company:

    Founded in 1940 and headquartered in Malaysia, WTK

  • Landbank
    860,000 hectares
  • Market cap:
    61,528,604 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    WTKH.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    WTKH:MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL4243OO001
  • Website:

Company assessment: WTK Holdings Bhd – July 2019

Assessment date:

Total: 15.9% 20.5 / 129
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    3 / 11 27.3%
    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      2. Sustainability policy or commitment applies to all sourcing?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company states it has "designated representatives to supervise and manage the sustainability matters with regards to the timber and plantation activities."

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      5. Percentage or number of women board members?

      2 (25%) - The company does not explicitly report the percentage of women board members, but provides information about two female board members in its annual report. It is unclear whether information provided accounts for all board members

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      7. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      10. Climate risks assessment available?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      11. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, mills and traceability Landbank, mills and traceability
    5 / 23 21.7%
    • Yes
      1 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      The company states that all its timber production and processing, from natural forest and plantations, occurs in Sarawak (Malaysia)

    • No
      0 / 1

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

      850,000 - The company states it has forest concessions of 850,000 hectares in Sarawak, but this is undated

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      14. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      10,000

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides contradictory information about unplanted areas

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      19. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      Global Forest Watch data includes 10 wood fibre concessions and nine natural forest concessions, but it is unclear whether this covers all of the company's operations

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      20. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      Global Forest Watch data includes 10 wood fibre concessions and nine natural forest concessions, but it is unclear whether this covers all of the company's operations

    • 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 reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal

    • 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 reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal

    • 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 reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      26. Number of company owned pulp and paper mills?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      28. Number of company owned sawmills?

      4 - The company included four sawmills within its list of properties in 2017

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      29. Maps or addresses of company owned sawmills?

      The company gives some details of sawmill locations, but these are insufficient to generate locations on Google maps

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      30. Number of supplier mills?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      31. Maps or addresses of supplier mills?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      33. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

    • 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
    0.5 / 12 4.2%
    • 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?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      38. Commitment to minimise the impact of logging roads?

      The company states it engages in helicopter harvesting which reduces the need for skid trails

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      39. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

    • 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

      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)?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      47. Commitment not to use genetically modified organisms?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    2 / 8 25%
    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

    • No
      0 / 1

      49. HCV commitment applies to all sourcing?

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      51. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      54. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

    • 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 reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal

  • Soils, fire and GHGs Soils, fire and GHGs
    1.5 / 14 10.7%
    • 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 states that it uses heli-logging techniques, and in 2013 stated that it uses "reduced Impact Logging Method such as logfishers, swing yarders and excavators for its timber operations", but does not commit to reduced impact logging best practice across all operations

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      61. Commitment on peatland planting applies to all sourcing?

    • 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?

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      64. Commitment to zero burning?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      65. Commitment to zero burning applies to all sourcing?

    • 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?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      70. Report GHG emissions from land use change?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      71. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and waste management Water, chemical and waste management
    0.5 / 13 3.8%
    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it establishes buffers zones but it is not clear whether this applies across all operations

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      78. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • 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
    4.5 / 22 20.5%
    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it supports and respects human rights, but does not reference the UN Declaration

    • 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 identifies and respects all respective native/communal rights within timber operation areas, but does not refer to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169)

    • 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?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

      93. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company states it has a Conflict Resolution Committee which deals with customary land rights claims, via a process of open dialogues and negotiations to resolve matters in an amicable matter, but the steps within this process are not given

    • 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 refers to collaborating with an organisation on activities such as upgrading rural schools and building access roads, but does not have a commitment

    • 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 reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      97. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      98. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions?

    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      101. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      102. Percentage or number of women employees?

      25%

    • 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?

      The company states that it has a health, safety and environment policy, and that its operations are in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 1994, but it does not make reference to 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?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      108. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    1.5 / 14 10.7%
    • Yes
      1 / 1

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

      2,020 - The company states that one of its license areas is Sarawak Timber Legality Verification System certified, and it expects the remaining license areas to be STLVS certified by 2020

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that all materials and components used can be traced to legal sources from licensed suppliers, but does not give details of legality verification systems

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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?

    • 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%)?

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

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

  • 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
    2 / 6 33.3%
    • Yes
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      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 reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal

    • Yes
      1 / 1

      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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