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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • 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
      "Hundreds of millions of people depend in their livelihood directly or indirectly on forests. Forests thus comprise not only an important environmental landscape, but also a major social landscape and an economic landscape able to deliver towards the expectations of a broad range of local, national, regional and international constituents."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    16/86
    • Timber
      23/86
      • Commitment Strength
        18/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          18/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            "Danzer commit to not being involved in the destruction of High Conservation Value areas. "Danzer implements this policy:... reliably by using internationally recognized standards for good forest management and human rights (e.g. FSC or PEFC)."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Danzer commit to not being involved in the destruction of High Conservation Value areas. "Danzer implements this policy:... reliably by using internationally recognized standards for good forest management and human rights (e.g. FSC or PEFC)."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Danzer commit to not being involved in the destruction of High Conservation Value areas. "Danzer implements this policy:... reliably by using internationally recognized standards for good forest management and human rights (e.g. FSC or PEFC)."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Danzer commit to not being involved in the destruction of High Conservation Value areas. "Danzer implements this policy:... reliably by using internationally recognized standards for good forest management and human rights (e.g. FSC or PEFC)."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Danzer commit to not being involved in the destruction of High Conservation Value areas. "Danzer implements this policy:... reliably by using internationally recognized standards for good forest management and human rights (e.g. FSC or PEFC)."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "Danzer commit to not being involved in the destruction of High Conservation Value areas. "Danzer implements this policy:... reliably by using internationally recognized standards for good forest management and human rights (e.g. FSC or PEFC)."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "Danzer commit to not being involved in the destruction of High Conservation Value areas. "Danzer implements this policy:... reliably by using internationally recognized standards for good forest management and human rights (e.g. FSC or PEFC)."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            In their 2016 sustainability report, Danzer has published their "Due Diligence Procedure" on certification. They also report on wood purchased by location, with North American companies purchasing 98% FSC or PEFC controlled wood and European companies purchasing 27% PEFC, 20% FSC, and 38% FSC or PEFC controlled wood.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            In their 2016 sustainability report, Danzer has published their "Due Diligence Procedure" on certification. They also report on wood purchased by location, with North American companies purchasing 98% FSC or PEFC controlled wood and European companies purchasing 27% PEFC, 20% FSC, and 38% FSC or PEFC controlled wood.
        • 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
          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
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
           "Suppliers are held to the same standards as Danzer (including the prohibition ofchild and forced labor)...Danzer employees work free from discrimination based on arbitrarycharacteristics"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      8/86
      • 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
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            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
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        8/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          [translation] "IFO identifies and supports legal and customary rights Indigenous Peoples in ownership, use and management of soils, territories and resources involved in management activities. The Delegation, by the Indigenous Peoples, of the control management activities to third parties requires free and prior informed consent (CLIP)"
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          INTERHOLCO abide by minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They 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
    9/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    3/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Danzer is a German timber company based in Austria that produces veneer, lumber and other wood products from hardwood. Just under a third of Danzer’s raw material comes from Africa where, as of 2016, they own 1.1 million hectares of forestry concessions in the Republic of Congo. Annually, Danzer processes 500,000 cubic metres of wood, with processing facilities in North America and Europe. It claims to be the largest producer of decorative veneer in the world.

Sector
Industry sector 
Construction, Forestry
Segments
Producer
HQ
HQ 
Switzerland
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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