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  • Overall approach
    4/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "ARAUCO’s forestland contains multiple social and environmental values, some of which are especially significant and critically important, and are therefore designated as high conservation values (HCV). The objective for these HCVs is to identify, maintain and/or improve them. To do so, the company’s planned activities aim to increase the attributes that define high values for biological HCVs, ecosystem services and cultural services". 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      3/3
      LUC emissions target
      Yes
      3/3
      "During 2017, ARAUCO measured its carbon footprints for2015 and 2016, based on the GHG Protocol for scopes 1, 2and 3...In the Timber business, work is being actively conductedto reduce the amount of resin used by cubic meterproduced, because it affects scope 3."
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    21/86
    • Pulp & Paper
      19/86
      • Commitment Strength
        11/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "Native Forest protection and value proposition [...]ARAUCO is committed to the protection of native forests on its land".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Native Forest protection and value proposition [...]ARAUCO is committed to the protection of native forests on its land".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Native Forest protection and value proposition [...]ARAUCO is committed to the protection of native forests on its land".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Native Forest protection and value proposition [...]ARAUCO is committed to the protection of native forests on its land".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Native Forest protection and value proposition [...]ARAUCO is committed to the protection of native forests on its land".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Native Forest protection and value proposition [...]ARAUCO is committed to the protection of native forests on its land".
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Arauco has a process in place which "manages grievances, claims and possible conflicts raised by third party with the objective of giving them an adequate answers [...]. This process applies to all activity areas, products and services developed in the organization with the objective to achieve a responsible management of the forest".
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "In Argentina, the company actively participates in the Argentinean Forestry Association, the Argentinean Pulp and Paper Producers Association, as well as in FSC® International and its national initiative. In Brazil, the company presents its ideas to national trade chambers, such as the Brazilian Trees Industry (IBÁ)". 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Arauco reports the volume of pulpable chips used for 2017. 
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      23/86
      • Commitment Strength
        15/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            "Native Forest protection and value proposition [...]ARAUCO is committed to the protection of native forests on its land". Some of Arauco's operations are FSC certified in Argentina and PEFC certified in Chile and Brazil, but not for all operations. 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Native Forest protection and value proposition [...]ARAUCO is committed to the protection of native forests on its land". Some of Arauco's operations are FSC certified in Argentina and PEFC certified in Chile and Brazil. 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            "Native Forest protection and value proposition [...]ARAUCO is committed to the protection of native forests on its land". Some of Arauco's operations are FSC certified in Argentina and PEFC certified in Chile and Brazil. 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Native Forest protection and value proposition [...]ARAUCO is committed to the protection of native forests on its land". Some of Arauco's operations are FSC certified in Argentina and PEFC certified in Chile and Brazil. 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Native Forest protection and value proposition [...]ARAUCO is committed to the protection of native forests on its land". Some of Arauco's operations are FSC certified in Argentina and PEFC certified in Chile and Brazil. 
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "Native Forest protection and value proposition [...]ARAUCO is committed to the protection of native forests on its land". Some of Arauco's operations are FSC certified in Argentina and PEFC certified in Chile and Brazil. 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Arauco has a process in place which "manages grievances, claims and possible conflicts raised by third party with the objective of giving them an adequate answers [...]. This process applies to all activity areas, products and services developed in the organization with the objective to achieve a responsible management of the forest".
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "In Argentina, the company actively participates in the Argentinean Forestry Association, the Argentinean Pulp and Paper Producers Association, as well as in FSC® International and its national initiative. In Brazil, the company presents its ideas to national trade chambers, such as the Brazilian Trees Industry (IBÁ)". 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Arauco reports the volume of timber used for 2017. 
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    13/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    8/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Celulosa Arauco y Constitución is a forestry conglomerate based in Chile producing and trading in wood and timber products. The company is controlled by the Angelini Group through holding company, Empresas COPEC.

Sector
Industry sector 
Forestry
Segments
Producer
HQ
HQ 
Chile
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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