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  • Overall approach
    4/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Overall commitment
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: NA
      "BOXMARK is committed to protecting natural ecosystems and stopping the alteration, deforestation and degradation of forests."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "BOXMARK is committed to protecting natural ecosystems and stopping the alteration, deforestation and degradation of forests."
    • 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
    18/90
    • Leather
      18/90
      • Commitment Strength
        8/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: NA

            Do they have a deforestation commitment covering animal feed?: No
            "BOXMARK is committed to protecting natural ecosystems and stopping the alteration, deforestation and degradation of forests."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA
            "BOXMARK is committed to protecting natural ecosystems and stopping the alteration, deforestation and degradation of forests.[...] Supplier Management Through mandatory requirements, BOXMARK ensures that our suppliers and sub-suppliers also comply with the standards set out in this document (e.g. through contractual agreements, supplier code, etc.)" [...] "Biodiversity and deforestation The contractor's activities are intended to protect natural ecosystems and stop alteration, deforestation and degradation of forests"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            ""BOXMARK is committed to protecting natural ecosystems and stopping the alteration, deforestation and degradation of forests.[...] Supplier Management Through mandatory requirements, BOXMARK ensures that our suppliers and sub-suppliers also comply with the standards set out in this document (e.g. through contractual agreements, supplier code, etc.)" [...] "Biodiversity and deforestation The contractor's activities are intended to protect natural ecosystems and stop alteration, deforestation and degradation of forests"
          • 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
            ""BOXMARK is committed to protecting natural ecosystems and stopping the alteration, deforestation and degradation of forests.[...] Supplier Management Through mandatory requirements, BOXMARK ensures that our suppliers and sub-suppliers also comply with the standards set out in this document (e.g. through contractual agreements, supplier code, etc.)" [...] "Biodiversity and deforestation The contractor's activities are intended to protect natural ecosystems and stop alteration, deforestation and degradation of forests"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        5/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: NA

          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours
          "BOXMARK complies with the respective national laws and regulations and reliably fulfills its obligations. Fair and honest dealings with each other are a prerequisite for all business activities. Recognized standards and guiding principles, such as those of UN Global Compact, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, the conventions of the UN, the ILO conventions and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises apply as the basis for our actions. [...] Prohibition of forced labor BOXMARK only employs people who have volunteered for the job. Employment brought about by coercion or intimidation will be refrained from and firmly rejected. [...] Prohibition of discrimination Discrimination on religious, cultural, ethnic or other grounds is unreservedly rejected at BOXMARK.
        • 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
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: NA
          "Indigenous Peoples The rights of indigenous peoples as well as local communities must be respected, promoted and protected throughout the supply chain in accordance with the "United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples". Suppliers are required not to engage in land grabbing, to obtain free, prior and informed consent from existing land users, and to promote adequate compensation when land use has been granted to the supplier."
        • 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
        5/56
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "REPORTING SYSTEMSustainable business activity in terms of social, economic and ecological aspects is our standard practice and part of our company’s business policy. Legal regulations and standards as well as international human rights agreements, combating corruption, environmental protection and pursuing sustainability are binding commitments for us. We also expect our employees and partners to comply with laws and regulations as well as the principles defined in our Code of Conduct. The reporting system at BOXMARK was created to draw attention to misconduct or inappropriate behavior. Should you have noticed a misconduct by our employees or business partners, please submit your message using the form below. The transmission in this way is anonymous, so your identity is protected."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          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
          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

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

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

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: At any time

          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?: NA

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%
          "Biodiversity and deforestation The contractor's activities are intended to protect natural ecosystems and stop alteration, deforestation and degradation of forests. [...] The contractual partner agrees to have the compliance with this code of conduct checked by BOXMARK at any time, if necessary. Violations of applicable laws, recognized standards and this Code of Conduct shall constitute a breach of contract. If it is not possible to eliminate violations by the contractual partner or to implement corrective measures, BOXMARK (or all companies belonging to the BOXMARK Group) reserves the right to terminate the contract."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Violations of Code of Conduct (incl. deforestation commitment)

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: NA
          "The contractual partner agrees to have the compliance with this code of conduct checked by BOXMARK at any time, if necessary. Violations of applicable laws, recognized standards and this Code of Conduct shall constitute a breach of contract. If it is not possible to eliminate violations by the contractual partner or to implement corrective measures, BOXMARK (or all companies belonging to the BOXMARK Group) reserves the right to terminate the contract."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    8/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    5/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    5/17
    Avg. score

Profile

H. Schmidt Holding were founded in 1780. They produce a range of leather products for cars, planes, trains and public seating areas. It is a world-leading manufacturer of high-class upholstery leather. They focus on the core areas of manufacturing and processing high-end upholstery leather for upmarket and interior sector. The company has been selected as a powerbroker for leather.

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Austria
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Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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