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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact
      Dai Nippon Printing is a part 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". 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    24/86
    • Pulp & Paper
      24/86
      • Commitment Strength
        18/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            0
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines [...] Give priority to forest-certified paper; Paper made of wood harvested according to sustainable forest management methods; Do not use paper made from wood raw materials that cannot be verified as legally compliant.""To this end, we actively use of products made using timber from thinned trees and FSC-certified paper."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines [...] Give priority to forest-certified paper; Paper made of wood harvested according to sustainable forest management methods; Do not use paper made from wood raw materials that cannot be verified as legally compliant.""To this end, we actively use of products made using timber from thinned trees and FSC-certified paper."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines [...] Give priority to forest-certified paper; Paper made of wood harvested according to sustainable forest management methods; Do not use paper made from wood raw materials that cannot be verified as legally compliant.""To this end, we actively use of products made using timber from thinned trees and FSC-certified paper."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines [...] Give priority to forest-certified paper; Paper made of wood harvested according to sustainable forest management methods; Do not use paper made from wood raw materials that cannot be verified as legally compliant.""To this end, we actively use of products made using timber from thinned trees and FSC-certified paper."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines [...] Give priority to forest-certified paper; Paper made of wood harvested according to sustainable forest management methods; Do not use paper made from wood raw materials that cannot be verified as legally compliant.""To this end, we actively use of products made using timber from thinned trees and FSC-certified paper."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "Product selection in the procurement of paper will be based on the following guidelines [...] Give priority to forest-certified paper; Paper made of wood harvested according to sustainable forest management methods; Do not use paper made from wood raw materials that cannot be verified as legally compliant.""To this end, we actively use of products made using timber from thinned trees and FSC-certified paper."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "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 sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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
            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
        2/34
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          1,468.6 tons of raw materials were used for paper in 2017. 
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Dai Nippon Printing require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    18/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    2/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Dai Nippon Printing is a Japanese printing company operating in publishing and commercial printing services. The company reported a total revenue of ¥1,412,252 million in 2018.

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

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