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  • Overall approach
    1/16
    • 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
      "In our forestry business, we take biodiversity into consideration by protecting natural forests, native forest species, and endangered animal species."
    • 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
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    31/84
    • Pulp & Paper
      31/84
      • Commitment Strength
        22/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "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. [...] 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."
          • 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. [...] 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."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "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. [...] 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."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "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. [...] 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."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "We use hard-to-recycle recovered paper, which was previously disposed of as waste, as material for containerboard to contribute to a shift to a recycling oriented society." "Daio Paper’s utilization rate of recovered paper exceeds industry average as it expanded its usage to include hard-to-recycle recovered paper, which could not have been used in papermaking."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Not all product lines included, nor all suppliers
            "We use hard-to-recycle recovered paper, which was previously disposed of as waste, as material for containerboard to contribute to a shift to a recycling oriented society." "Daio Paper’s utilization rate of recovered paper exceeds industry average as it expanded its usage to include hard-to-recycle recovered paper, which could not have been used in papermaking."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            "We use hard-to-recycle recovered paper, which was previously disposed of as waste, as material for containerboard to contribute to a shift to a recycling oriented society." "Daio Paper’s utilization rate of recovered paper exceeds industry average as it expanded its usage to include hard-to-recycle recovered paper, which could not have been used in papermaking."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            "We use hard-to-recycle recovered paper, which was previously disposed of as waste, as material for containerboard to contribute to a shift to a recycling oriented society." "Daio Paper’s utilization rate of recovered paper exceeds industry average as it expanded its usage to include hard-to-recycle recovered paper, which could not have been used in papermaking."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "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/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "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
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "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.)"
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • 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?: Yes
            Daio Paper Group reported their 2017 usage of hard-to-recycle paper as 64% utilisation rate in paper and paperboard, and clarify the percentage in relation to paper and paperboard.
          • 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
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: [translations] 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?
          [translations] 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 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."
        • 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?: 174,000 tonnes
          The company reports it's usage of hard to recover recycled paper as 174,000 tonnes in 2019
        • 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 production (in ha)?: 0 ha

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

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: Fukushima Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, Shiga Prefecture, Hyogo Prefecture, Okayama Prefecture, Ehime Prefecture, Hokkaido, Gifu Prefecture
          Daio Paper reported their 2 "production facilities as of 30th September 2019", as well as subsidiary headquarters and manufacturing facilities.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          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
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification
          "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: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    22/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    9/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/18
    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 
Paper & packaging
Segments
Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Japan
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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