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  • Overall approach
    2/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      Daio Paper Corporation is a signatory of the UN Global Compact
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      [Translation] "Destruction and degradation of forests is now a major problem around the world. When forests are destroyed, not only are the precious animals and plants that inhabit them lost, but the living environment for residents deteriorates and global warming is caused. However, since wood and other forest products are essential to our lives, we cannot completely avoid using forests. Therefore, proper forest management is required."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    20/90
    • Pulp & Paper
      20/90
      • Commitment Strength
        13/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Pulp

            When was this commitment set?: NA

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "To ensure the procurement of environmentally friendly raw materials, Daio Paper has established its Guiding Principle and Basic Policies for the Procurement of Wood-Based Raw Materials, and is promoting the procurement of certified (forest certification) materials. In addition, in March 2018, Daio Paper has completed the registration as a Wood-Related Business Entity under the Clean Wood Act. [...] All of Daio Paper’s forestry business has obtained forest certification. (We have obtained forest certification for the entire scope of our Chilean subsidiary’s forestry business.) We encourage suppliers who have not acquired forest certification to acquire certification. [...] Among Daio Paper’s initiatives for overseas forestation, the forestry business in the Republic of Chile in South America has acquired FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) Forest Certification in December 2002 and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) Forest Certification in September 2008."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "To ensure the procurement of environmentally friendly raw materials, Daio Paper has established its Guiding Principle and Basic Policies for the Procurement of Wood-Based Raw Materials, and is promoting the procurement of certified (forest certification) materials. In addition, in March 2018, Daio Paper has completed the registration as a Wood-Related Business Entity under the Clean Wood Act. [...] All of Daio Paper’s forestry business has obtained forest certification. (We have obtained forest certification for the entire scope of our Chilean subsidiary’s forestry business.) We encourage suppliers who have not acquired forest certification to acquire certification. [...] Among Daio Paper’s initiatives for overseas forestation, the forestry business in the Republic of Chile in South America has acquired FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) Forest Certification in December 2002 and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) Forest Certification in September 2008."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: certification for Daio Paper’s forestry business and only procure wood from legal sources
            "To ensure the procurement of environmentally friendly raw materials, Daio Paper has established its Guiding Principle and Basic Policies for the Procurement of Wood-Based Raw Materials, and is promoting the procurement of certified (forest certification) materials. In addition, in March 2018, Daio Paper has completed the registration as a Wood-Related Business Entity under the Clean Wood Act. [...] All of Daio Paper’s forestry business has obtained forest certification. (We have obtained forest certification for the entire scope of our Chilean subsidiary’s forestry business.) We encourage suppliers who have not acquired forest certification to acquire certification. [...] Among Daio Paper’s initiatives for overseas forestation, the forestry business in the Republic of Chile in South America has acquired FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) Forest Certification in December 2002 and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) Forest Certification in September 2008."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: current
            "To ensure the procurement of environmentally friendly raw materials, Daio Paper has established its Guiding Principle and Basic Policies for the Procurement of Wood-Based Raw Materials, and is promoting the procurement of certified (forest certification) materials. In addition, in March 2018, Daio Paper has completed the registration as a Wood-Related Business Entity under the Clean Wood Act. [...] All of Daio Paper’s forestry business has obtained forest certification. (We have obtained forest certification for the entire scope of our Chilean subsidiary’s forestry business.) We encourage suppliers who have not acquired forest certification to acquire certification. [...] Among Daio Paper’s initiatives for overseas forestation, the forestry business in the Republic of Chile in South America has acquired FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) Forest Certification in December 2002 and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) Forest Certification in September 2008."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "The Daio Paper Group purchases its raw materials in accordance to the guidelines of the Forestry Agency of Japan. We ensure the legality of our purchased wood through certification by third parties, and for wood without forest certifications, we conduct traceability investigations to check the logging area, distribution routes, etc. for all suppliers to ensure that the wood are legally logged. [...] We procure only materials that are traceable from their logging source to distribution routes and proved to have been legally logged from forests where sustainable forest management* are carried out. (Reused and unused wood materials are traced to the lumber mill or the chip mill.)"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "The Daio Paper Group purchases its raw materials in accordance to the guidelines of the Forestry Agency of Japan. We ensure the legality of our purchased wood through certification by third parties, and for wood without forest certifications, we conduct traceability investigations to check the logging area, distribution routes, etc. for all suppliers to ensure that the wood are legally logged. [...] We procure only materials that are traceable from their logging source to distribution routes and proved to have been legally logged from forests where sustainable forest management* are carried out. (Reused and unused wood materials are traced to the lumber mill or the chip mill.)"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: 100% tracability to logging source
            "The Daio Paper Group purchases its raw materials in accordance to the guidelines of the Forestry Agency of Japan. We ensure the legality of our purchased wood through certification by third parties, and for wood without forest certifications, we conduct traceability investigations to check the logging area, distribution routes, etc. for all suppliers to ensure that the wood are legally logged. [...] We procure only materials that are traceable from their logging source to distribution routes and proved to have been legally logged from forests where sustainable forest management* are carried out. (Reused and unused wood materials are traced to the lumber mill or the chip mill.)"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: current
            "The Daio Paper Group purchases its raw materials in accordance to the guidelines of the Forestry Agency of Japan. We ensure the legality of our purchased wood through certification by third parties, and for wood without forest certifications, we conduct traceability investigations to check the logging area, distribution routes, etc. for all suppliers to ensure that the wood are legally logged. [...] We procure only materials that are traceable from their logging source to distribution routes and proved to have been legally logged from forests where sustainable forest management* are carried out. (Reused and unused wood materials are traced to the lumber mill or the chip mill.)"
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        0/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/2
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        7/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 100%

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: not specified
          [Translation] In the "risk assessment checklist", Daio Paper question "Does it contain CITES listed tree species?", "Is it certified by a reliable third-party certification system?", and "Timber trade bans have been issued by the United Nations Security Council and the Council of the European Union".
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "We procure only materials that are traceable from their logging source to distribution routes and proved to have been legally logged from forests where sustainable forest management* are carried out. (Reused and unused wood materials are traced to the lumber mill or the chip mill.) [...] The Daio Group has established a due diligence manual to verify the legality of its procurement of wood-based raw materials. It conducts investigations on all domestic and overseas suppliers of its wood-based raw materials regarding their distribution route from logging to woodchip production. This investigation ensures that all wood-based raw materials delivered to the Daio Group have been logged legally, and once a year, the effectiveness of this investigation is verified through audits by external organizations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting partial volumes
          2/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting partial volumes
          1.5/3
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: NA

          Total volume: 2.1 million tonnes pa

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: Na

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: na

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Kraft pulp, newprint and paper, containerboard, wrapping and functional paper, household paper
          Daio Paper report their pulp and paper volume by product type.
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: NA

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company produced/processed/sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: NA

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: NA

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: NA

          What is the area, in hectares of production units, on which non-DCF commodities are produced or processed, by country and jurisdiction: NA

          What types of ecosystems are these?: NA

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: NA

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Japan

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: NA

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed: NA
          Daio Paper report the location of two production mills in Japan
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 100%

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems
          "The Daio Paper Group has established a due diligence manual to verify the legality of its procurement of wood-based raw materials. It conducts investigations on all domestic and overseas suppliers of its wood-based raw materials regarding their distribution route from logging to woodchip production. This investigation ensures that all wood-based raw materials delivered to the Daio Paper Group have been logged legally, and once a year, the effectiveness of this investigation is verified through audits by external organizations."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    13/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    7/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    0/17
    Avg. score

Profile

Daio Paper Corporation is a Japanese manufacturer of paper products with business segments in paper and paperboard, and home and personal care. Daio Paper Corporation is selected as a powerbroker for pulp & paper.

Sector
Industry sector 
Household Products, Paper Packaging
Segments
Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Japan
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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