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  • Overall approach
    3/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Dai Nippon Printing is a signatory of the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Natural forests, which accounted for 93% of the net forest loss of 129 million hectares, are critical in sustaining the global environment as they conserve genetic diversity and help to maintain the natural composition of tree species. The decrease in forest area has been continuing and is particularly noticeable in tropical regions, driven by the expansion of agricultural land through illegal logging. For DNP, paper is one of the essential raw materials for its printing business. We strive to contribute to sustainable forest management as one priority activity."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: operational
      "Paper is a raw material essential to the business continuity of the DNP Group. Up to this point we have actively proposed to our customers that they use thinned wood products or FSC-certified paper to contribute to the sustainable management of forest resources."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    27/84
    • Pulp & Paper
      27/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines. [...] Give priority to forest-certified paper" "To this end, we actively use of products made using timber from thinned trees and FSC-certified paper. We are aiming for 100% conformity to our Guidelines for Procurement of Paper for Printing and Converting for all raw material paper products." "Achieve 100% by FY2030."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines. [...] Give priority to forest-certified paper" "To this end, we actively use of products made using timber from thinned trees and FSC-certified paper. We are aiming for 100% conformity to our Guidelines for Procurement of Paper for Printing and Converting for all raw material paper products." "Achieve 100% by FY2030."
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines. [...] Give priority to forest-certified paper" "To this end, we actively use of products made using timber from thinned trees and FSC-certified paper. We are aiming for 100% conformity to our Guidelines for Procurement of Paper for Printing and Converting for all raw material paper products." "Achieve 100% by FY2030."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines. [...] Give priority to forest-certified paper" "To this end, we actively use of products made using timber from thinned trees and FSC-certified paper. We are aiming for 100% conformity to our Guidelines for Procurement of Paper for Printing and Converting for all raw material paper products." "Achieve 100% by FY2030."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Use of alternative fibres
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines. Strive to select paper made from a higher ratio of wood raw materials obtained in a way that fosters sustainability of forest resources: [...] Paper with a higher deinked pulp content; Paper made from scraps from sawn logs, low-grade wood, and/or forest thinning wood; Paper that contains non-wood pulp"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines. Strive to select paper made from a higher ratio of wood raw materials obtained in a way that fosters sustainability of forest resources: [...] Paper with a higher deinked pulp content; Paper made from scraps from sawn logs, low-grade wood, and/or forest thinning wood; Paper that contains non-wood pulp"
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            "We are aiming for 100% conformity to our Guidelines for Procurement of Paper for Printing and Converting for all raw material paper products." "Achieve 100% by FY2030."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            0/2
          • Target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        6/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "This guideline is defined as a matter that the DNP Group and its suppliers must comply with in order to fulfill their social responsibilities. Ⅰ Human rights / labor Prohibition of compulsory labor; Prohibition of inhumane treatment; Prohibition of child labor; Prohibition of discrimination; Appropriate wages working time; Employees' right to organize"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Prohibit discrimination - Suppliers are requested to prohibit discrimination during the process of job offering and hiring, and to endeavor the equal opportunity and fairness of treatment. [...] Discrimination means provision of differences in opportunities and/or treatment such as recruitment, promotion, reward and participation in trainings due to elements other than rational elements such as one’s ability, competence, and achievement. Typical elements of discrimination are race, ethnicity, nationalities, birthplace, color, age, gender, gender identity discrimination, sexual orientation"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Was " 92%" "Percentage of key suppliers conforming to DNP Group Guidelines for Procurement of Paper for Printing and Converting", including FSC.
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            In 2018 they reported the following - "Percentage of key suppliers conforming to DNP Group Guidelines for Procurement of Paper for Printing and Converting" [...] "The resource recycling system is operated in cooperation with Nissey Sangyo Co., Ltd., the first pulp manufacturer in the Asian region to be accredited with FSC®1 certification in the recycle pulp area. Paper emitted from factories is reused as raw materials in newly created products"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1,551,000 tonnes
          Dai Nippon Printing reports a total of 1,551,000 tonnes of raw material (paper) in 2019
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified
          "To increase their effectiveness, the dedicated CSR department and purchasing and other related departments work closely together and go through the plan-do check-act (PDCA) cycle by providing staff education, holding briefing sessions for suppliers, conducting periodic supplier surveys and feeding back the survey results as well as conducting interviews and the exchange of opinions."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    14/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    7/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    6/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Dai Nippon Printing is a Japanese printing company operating in publishing and commercial printing services. The large-scale printing operations require a vast amount of pulp and paper. Dai Nippon Printing is selected as a powerbroker for pulp & paper.

Sector
Industry sector 
Printing & publishing
Segments
Retailer
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Japan
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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