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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Nippon Paper Industries have been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2004
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "we are committed to balanced, sustainable forest management that allows forests to fulfill their multifaceted functions—including ones that benefit biodiversity preservation and watershed conservation"
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    33/86
    • Pulp & Paper
      32/86
      • Commitment Strength
        21/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            "Ensure that all wood materials for pulp and paper are endorsed under forest certification systems". "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Ensure that all wood materials for pulp and paper are endorsed under forest certification systems". "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Ensure that all wood materials for pulp and paper are endorsed under forest certification systems". "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Ensure that all wood materials for pulp and paper are endorsed under forest certification systems". "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Ensure that all wood materials for pulp and paper are endorsed under forest certification systems". "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Ensure that all wood materials for pulp and paper are endorsed under forest certification systems". "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Ensure that all wood materials for pulp and paper are endorsed under forest certification systems". "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "We make active use of recycled materials". "52.2 percent of the raw materials are composed of recycled paper".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We make active use of recycled materials". "52.2 percent of the raw materials are composed of recycled paper".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We make active use of recycled materials". "52.2 percent of the raw materials are composed of recycled paper".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We make active use of recycled materials". "52.2 percent of the raw materials are composed of recycled paper".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We make active use of recycled materials". "52.2 percent of the raw materials are composed of recycled paper".
          • 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
        11/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            In 2018, 100% of the wood materials for pulp and paper were "endorsed under forest certification systems".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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
            "52.2 percent of the raw materials are composed of recycled paper".
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            In 2018, 100% of the wood materials for pulp and paper were "endorsed under forest certification systems". "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
        • 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
          "The following have been implemented for all procured wood resources [...] Annual audits by the Japan Paper Associationʼs illegal logging monitoring project [...] Annual risk assessments based on the due diligence system of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), a Forest certification organization."
        • 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, we promote dialogue with stakeholders as we strive to take our environmentally and socially conscious raw material procurement to greater levels of achievement."
        • 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
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      33/86
      • 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
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            Type of commitment: Certification
            "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
        • 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
        15/34
        • 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
            "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC".
          • 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
          "The following have been implemented for all procured wood resources [...] Annual audits by the Japan Paper Associationʼs illegal logging monitoring project [...] Annual risk assessments based on the due diligence system of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), a Forest certification organization."
        • 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, we promote dialogue with stakeholders as we strive to take our environmentally and socially conscious raw material procurement to greater levels of achievement."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          "All wood-based raw materials have been certified by the PEFC or FSC"
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    19/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    13/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Nippon Paper Industries is a Japanese paper manufacturing company. The company produces newsprint, printing paper, paperboard, wrapping paper, and building materials among other products. The company was among the top ten paper companies in the world in 2004. Nippon Paper’s businesses revolve around the use of timber resources.  

Sector
Industry sector 
Construction, Paper & packaging
Segments
Producer, 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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