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  • Overall approach
    6/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-Free
      4/6
      "In order to preserve and improve our natural capital, our Group shall achieve no net loss of green space by ensuring zero deforestation through material procurement and by developing communities filled with greenery."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact
      Daiwa House Group are a member of the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "The deforestation and deterioration of forests are having serious impacts on global warming and loss of biodiversity"
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    29/86
    • Timber
      52/86
      • Commitment Strength
        31/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            If Other, specify here: SGEC - Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC; Other (specify)
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "Regarding the building materials used to construct houses and buildings, we are focusing on zero deforestation associated with wood procurement by 2030." 94.9% of their timber was FSC, PEFC or SGEC certified in 2018, and 2.2% had "sustainability issues", missing their target of zero. The remainder was recycled.
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Regarding the building materials used to construct houses and buildings, we are focusing on zero deforestation associated with wood procurement by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Regarding the building materials used to construct houses and buildings, we are focusing on zero deforestation associated with wood procurement by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Regarding the building materials used to construct houses and buildings, we are focusing on zero deforestation associated with wood procurement by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Regarding the building materials used to construct houses and buildings, we are focusing on zero deforestation associated with wood procurement by 2030."
          • Target date
            2030-2050
            0/2
            Target date
            2030-2050
            0/2
            "Regarding the building materials used to construct houses and buildings, we are focusing on zero deforestation associated with wood procurement by 2030."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "Regarding the building materials used to construct houses and buildings, we are focusing on zero deforestation associated with wood procurement by 2030."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          15/15
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "Ensure that the source of supply has been clearly identified (traceable to the logging site)"
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Ensure that the source of supply has been clearly identified (traceable to the logging site)"
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Ensure that the source of supply has been clearly identified (traceable to the logging site)"
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Ensure that the source of supply has been clearly identified (traceable to the logging site)"
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Ensure that the source of supply has been clearly identified (traceable to the logging site)"
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "Ensure that the source of supply has been clearly identified (traceable to the logging site)"
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "Ensure that the source of supply has been clearly identified (traceable to the logging site)"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            94.9% of their timber was FSC, PEFC or SGEC certified in 2018, and 2.2% had "sustainability issues", missing their target of zero. The remainder was recycled.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
            94.9% of their timber was FSC, PEFC or SGEC certified in 2018, and 2.2% had "sustainability issues", missing their target of zero. The remainder was recycled.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            94.9% of their timber was FSC, PEFC or SGEC certified in 2018, and 2.2% had "sustainability issues", missing their target of zero. The remainder was recycled.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          "Moreover, every year since fiscal 2011, we have audited wood suppliers and made those results public as per our "Biodiversity Guidelines" [Wood Procurement] (Guidelines for Products). They are required to verify the legality and sustainability of wood they procured in the previous fiscal year and then are instructed to make improvements highlighted in audit results."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Moreover, every year since fiscal 2011, we have audited wood suppliers and made those results public as per our "Biodiversity Guidelines" [Wood Procurement] (Guidelines for Products). They are required to verify the legality and sustainability of wood they procured in the previous fiscal year and then are instructed to make improvements highlighted in audit results."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          Daiwa House held a briefing on CSR Procurement Guidelines for their suppliers in 2015, then held similar briefings on behalf of 5 other companies in 2016 and 2018.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          The total volume of wood procured was 388,837m3 in 2017, of which 35.6% was certified by FSC/PEFC/SGEC. 
      • 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
          Daiwa House Group require their suppliers and business partners to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      6/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • 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 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
        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
          Daiwa House Group reported their total paper consumption in 2018 as 1147 tonnes.
      • 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
          Daiwa House Group require their suppliers and business partners to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    16/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    10/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Daiwa House Industry is a Japanese construction company, constructing residential homes and flats, business premises, and hotels. The group’s core business is in Japan, but it is expanding into China, the US, Australia and Southeast Asia. It is one of the largest homebuilders in, which is an industry that uses large amounts of timber, and claims to have been the largest Japanese construction company in 2014 with over 2 million units constructed as of 2015.

Sector
Industry sector 
Construction
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Japan
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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