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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
      "Natuzzi Group will cancel any supply contracts with all those producers who do not undertake to respect the following important conditions, strictly followed in the majority of the Group's production plants:• Declare the Country of origin and confirm the legal status and the exact position of cutting and tree trunks transport, by all the appropriate documents. The seller is committed to providing the documents to the buyer within 48 hours upon request.• Do not use wood from intact natural forests or other sites geographically identified as “High Conservation Value Forests”.• Do not sell wood coming from the logging of forests related to social conflicts, from logging operations in tropical or subtropical regions linked to the project of converting natural forests to plantations and wood originated from genetically modified trees."
    • 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
    11/84
    • Leather
      1/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Natuzzi suppliers are required to acquaint themselves with the rules contained in the Natuzzi Code of Ethics and to abide by them." "It undertakes to treat every one of them with due respect, by [...] not tolerating, and punishing all forms of discrimination based on race, eth-nicity, gender, political and religious belief, age or sexual orientation".
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
    • Pulp & Paper
      1/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/12
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Natuzzi suppliers are required to acquaint themselves with the rules contained in the Natuzzi Code of Ethics and to abide by them." "It undertakes to treat every one of them with due respect, by [...] not tolerating, and punishing all forms of discrimination based on race, eth-nicity, gender, political and religious belief, age or sexual orientation".
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • 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
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
    • Timber
      31/84
      • Commitment Strength
        22/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            5.3/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Protects priority forests
            5.3/10.7
            "In accordance with the wood traceability principle, suppliers should regularly report source, volume and species of all the sold wood. Natuzzi Group will cancel any supply contracts with all those producers who do not undertake to respect the following important conditions, strictly followed in the majority of the Group's production plants:• Declare the Country of origin and confirm the legal status and the exact position of cutting and tree trunks transport, by all the appropriate documents. The seller is committed to providing the documents to the buyer within 48 hours upon request.• Do not use wood from intact natural forests or other sites geographically identified as “High Conservation Value Forests”.• Do not sell wood coming from the logging of forests related to social conflicts, from logging operations in tropical or subtropical regions linked to the project of converting natural forests to plantations and wood originated from genetically modified trees."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "In accordance with the wood traceability principle, suppliers should regularly report source, volume and species of all the sold wood. Natuzzi Group will cancel any supply contracts with all those producers who do not undertake to respect the following important conditions, strictly followed in the majority of the Group's production plants:• Declare the Country of origin and confirm the legal status and the exact position of cutting and tree trunks transport, by all the appropriate documents. The seller is committed to providing the documents to the buyer within 48 hours upon request.• Do not use wood from intact natural forests or other sites geographically identified as “High Conservation Value Forests”.• Do not sell wood coming from the logging of forests related to social conflicts, from logging operations in tropical or subtropical regions linked to the project of converting natural forests to plantations and wood originated from genetically modified trees."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "In accordance with the wood traceability principle, suppliers should regularly report source, volume and species of all the sold wood. Natuzzi Group will cancel any supply contracts with all those producers who do not undertake to respect the following important conditions, strictly followed in the majority of the Group's production plants:• Declare the Country of origin and confirm the legal status and the exact position of cutting and tree trunks transport, by all the appropriate documents. The seller is committed to providing the documents to the buyer within 48 hours upon request.• Do not use wood from intact natural forests or other sites geographically identified as “High Conservation Value Forests”.• Do not sell wood coming from the logging of forests related to social conflicts, from logging operations in tropical or subtropical regions linked to the project of converting natural forests to plantations and wood originated from genetically modified trees."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Not applicable
            Commitment has already been achieved
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          10/11
          • 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
            "In accordance with the wood traceability principle, suppliers should regularly report source, volume and species of all the sold wood. Natuzzi Group will cancel any supply contracts with all those producers who do not undertake to respect the following important conditions, strictly followed in the majority of the Group's production plants:• Declare the Country of origin and confirm the legal status and the exact position of cutting and tree trunks transport, by all the appropriate documents. The seller is committed to providing the documents to the buyer within 48 hours upon request."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "In accordance with the wood traceability principle, suppliers should regularly report source, volume and species of all the sold wood. Natuzzi Group will cancel any supply contracts with all those producers who do not undertake to respect the following important conditions, strictly followed in the majority of the Group's production plants:• Declare the Country of origin and confirm the legal status and the exact position of cutting and tree trunks transport, by all the appropriate documents. The seller is committed to providing the documents to the buyer within 48 hours upon request."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "In accordance with the wood traceability principle, suppliers should regularly report source, volume and species of all the sold wood. Natuzzi Group will cancel any supply contracts with all those producers who do not undertake to respect the following important conditions, strictly followed in the majority of the Group's production plants:• Declare the Country of origin and confirm the legal status and the exact position of cutting and tree trunks transport, by all the appropriate documents. The seller is committed to providing the documents to the buyer within 48 hours upon request."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Natuzzi suppliers are required to acquaint themselves with the rules contained in the Natuzzi Code of Ethics and to abide by them." "It undertakes to treat every one of them with due respect, by [...] not tolerating, and punishing all forms of discrimination based on race, eth-nicity, gender, political and religious belief, age or sexual orientation".
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            FSC Chain of Custody certified
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC Chain of Custody
            FSC Chain of Custody certified
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "In accordance with the wood traceability principle, suppliers should regularly report source, volume and species of all the sold wood" [...] "Natuzzi Group will cancel any supply contracts with all those producers who do not undertake to respect the following important conditions, strictly followed in the majority of the Group's production plants:• Declare the Country of origin and confirm the legal status and the exact position of cutting and tree trunks transport, by all the appropriate documents. The seller is committed to providing the documents to the buyer within 48 hours upon request."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          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
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%
          "In accordance with the wood traceability principle, suppliers should regularly report source, volume and species of all the sold wood. Natuzzi Group will cancel any supply contracts with all those producers who do not undertake to respect the following important conditions, strictly followed in the majority of the Group's production plants: [...] • Do not sell wood coming from the logging of forests related to social conflicts, from logging operations in tropical or subtropical regions linked to the project of converting natural forests to plantations and wood originated from genetically modified trees."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: "Natuzzi Group will cancel any supply contracts with all those producers who do not undertake to respect the following important conditions, strictly followed in the majority of the Group's production plants:• Declare the Country of origin and confirm the legal status and the exact position of cutting and tree trunks transport, by all the appropriate documents. The seller is committed to providing the documents to the buyer within 48 hours upon request.• Do not use wood from intact natural forests or other sites geographically identified as “High Conservation Value Forests”.• Do not sell wood coming from the logging of forests related to social conflicts, from logging operations in tropical or subtropical regions linked to the project of converting natural forests to plantations and wood originated from genetically modified trees."

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: None
          "Natuzzi Group will cancel any supply contracts with all those producers who do not undertake to respect the following important conditions, strictly followed in the majority of the Group's production plants:• Declare the Country of origin and confirm the legal status and the exact position of cutting and tree trunks transport, by all the appropriate documents. The seller is committed to providing the documents to the buyer within 48 hours upon request.• Do not use wood from intact natural forests or other sites geographically identified as “High Conservation Value Forests”.• Do not sell wood coming from the logging of forests related to social conflicts, from logging operations in tropical or subtropical regions linked to the project of converting natural forests to plantations and wood originated from genetically modified trees."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    7/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    3/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    1/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Natuzzi is an Italian manufacturer of sofas, armchairs, and living room accessories. The group claims to be the largest furniture manufacturer in Italy, the most recognised furniture brand in the world among luxury goods, and a world leader in leather upholstery. Many of Natuzzi’s products are made using leather. Natuzzi is selected as a powerbroker for leather, timber and paper packaging.

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Industry sector 
Furniture & flooring
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Manufacturer
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HQ 
Italy
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Company type 
Public listed
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Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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