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  • Overall approach
    3/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      Company is a signatory to the UN Global Compact
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "The world faces diverse problems attributable to climate change, such as extreme heat, heat waves, torrential rains, flooding, and reduced agricultural production. These problems are also related closely to the reduction of forested area and forest degradation. Forests absorb and store CO2 from the atmosphere, so the Oji Group believes that sustainable forest management is an effective means of tackling climate change."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Timber; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Bi-annually 
      "Moreover, the Forest Certification System Implementation Committee meets twice a year with the procurement departments of Group companies and the Environmental Management Department (in charge of managing Group supplier risks) to share environmental and social issues of the supply chain and to discuss and implement improvement measures"
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    40/88
    • Pulp & Paper
      41/88
      • Commitment Strength
        13/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "The Oji Group strives to acquire FSC™ and PEFC forest certifications to support sustainable forest management."; "Expand procurement of wood from certified forests Oji Group will seek to acquire certification for all forests in its overseas tree plantation operations. When procuring materials from third-party sources, Oji Group will give priority to wood from certified forests and actively encourage suppliers of non-certified wood to acquire certification"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "The Oji Group strives to acquire FSC™ and PEFC forest certifications to support sustainable forest management."; "Expand procurement of wood from certified forests Oji Group will seek to acquire certification for all forests in its overseas tree plantation operations. When procuring materials from third-party sources, Oji Group will give priority to wood from certified forests and actively encourage suppliers of non-certified wood to acquire certification"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "The Oji Group strives to acquire FSC™ and PEFC forest certifications to support sustainable forest management."; "Expand procurement of wood from certified forests Oji Group will seek to acquire certification for all forests in its overseas tree plantation operations. When procuring materials from third-party sources, Oji Group will give priority to wood from certified forests and actively encourage suppliers of non-certified wood to acquire certification"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          3/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Domestically recovered paper - Recovered paper use rate of 65% by FY2020.・Japan: 350 suppliers; Percentage of recovered paper used: 65.6%; Procurement from registered suppliers: Confirmed to be 100%"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "Domestically recovered paper - Recovered paper use rate of 65% by FY2020.・Japan: 350 suppliers; Percentage of recovered paper used: 65.6%; Procurement from registered suppliers: Confirmed to be 100%"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            "Domestically recovered paper - Recovered paper use rate of 65% by FY2020.・Japan: 350 suppliers; Percentage of recovered paper used: 65.6%; Procurement from registered suppliers: Confirmed to be 100%"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Oji Group will work to trace the origin of wood raw material and verify that it was produced from well-managed forests. Oji Group will be particularly vigilant to ensure no illegally logged wood is purchased. Accordingly, Oji Group will conduct ongoing surveys of suppliers of wood raw materials using the following criteria, in order to ensure the traceability of raw materials. a) Production place of raw materials (place of logging, forest owner, differentiation between plantation wood and natural forests, etc.) b) Forest management method (applicable forestry laws, regulations for forest management, etc.)"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Oji Group will work to trace the origin of wood raw material and verify that it was produced from well-managed forests. Oji Group will be particularly vigilant to ensure no illegally logged wood is purchased. Accordingly, Oji Group will conduct ongoing surveys of suppliers of wood raw materials using the following criteria, in order to ensure the traceability of raw materials. a) Production place of raw materials (place of logging, forest owner, differentiation between plantation wood and natural forests, etc.) b) Forest management method (applicable forestry laws, regulations for forest management, etc.)"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        12/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We support and respect international norms such as ... the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work"; The Oji Group requests business partners in its supply chain to take the actions enumerated below, and works together with them to help them to do so. We also expect our business partners to encourage their suppliers to take these actions. [...] Protect human rights (prohibit child labor, forced labor, discrimination, and harassment) 2. Protect labor rights (maintain good labor relations, avoid long working hours, ensure payment of above-minimum wage, and respect freedom of association as well as right to collective bargaining)"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training
           "A mutual understanding between the forest plantation business operator and the local community and their sharing of environmental, economic, and social benefits are essential for sustainable forest management. To give an example of economic benefits, our overseas forest plantation companies have created jobs for 15,000 local people. We also provide owners of small scale forests with training in skills such as forest plantation and management. (The area planted by owners of small scale forests is around ~27,000 ha.)"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We take initiatives for respecting human rights in our global activities. As one measure, in our business activities in regions with indigenous peoples, we consider the laws of the regions and the internationally determined rights of the indigenous peoples based on our understanding of the unique culture and history of each people. We also affirm the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "Sustainable Forest Management Status for FY2019- Woodchips Certification standard*: 100% [...] Imported woodchips: 43 suppliers; Domestically procured woodchips: 492 cases; Woodchips derived from forest certified raw materials: Confirmed to be 100%・Traceability verified for the entire amount, involving 709 cases; Achievement rate 100%"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "Domestically recovered paper - Recovered paper use rate of 65% by FY2020.・Japan: 350 suppliers; Percentage of recovered paper used: 65.6%; Procurement from registered suppliers: Confirmed to be 100%"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "Sustainable Forest Management Status for FY2019- Woodchips Certification standard*: 100% [...] Imported woodchips: 43 suppliers; Domestically procured woodchips: 492 cases; Woodchips derived from forest certified raw materials: Confirmed to be 100%・Traceability verified for the entire amount, involving 709 cases; Achievement rate 100%"
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC
            "The Oji Group strives to acquire FSC™ and PEFC forest certifications to support sustainable forest management."; "Expand procurement of wood from certified forests Oji Group will seek to acquire certification for all forests in its overseas tree plantation operations. When procuring materials from third-party sources, Oji Group will give priority to wood from certified forests and actively encourage suppliers of non-certified wood to acquire certification"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not disclosed
          "Oji Group companies engaged in the forest plantation business outsource external consultants to conduct regular investigations on soil and water quality to check and continue monitoring the impact of their forest plantations and harvesting work on the ecosystem and water systems. In addition, the Oji Group conducts assessment on risks on laws and regulations related to forest management, vegetation risks, and biodiversity risks in the planning phase of new business or M&A."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Wood used in making paper is a resource of excellent reproducibility." "Oji Group will verify that its suppliers of wood raw materials are fulfilling the requirements below, through either document-based or on-site surveys, based on the Oji Group Partnership Procurement Policy. a) Comply with laws and social standards, and engage in fair trade"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 4.83 million BDT
          "Woodchip procurement volume in FY2019 was 4.83 million BDT (bone dry tons). Of that amount, 85% was imported."
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Indonesia, China, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, America, Germany, Brazil

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 570,000 hectares

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 440,000 hectares
           Oji Group report the locations of their companies and production sites by region
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed 

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: Third party audits, certification schemes 

          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes
           "We formulate plans for the reforestation, protection and nurturing of endangered species, as well as ecosystem investigations (including those on water quality and soil), and manage their progress. The results are regularly submitted to third-party forest certification bodies for audits." "The climate change problem and the emission of environmentally hazardous substances have a substantial impact on the ecosystem." They undergo internal audits by the Group or external audits by third-party organizations about the progress toward achieving the targets as well as remedies and improvements that have been made. There are 11 operating companies that manage forests owned by the Oji Group. Among them, six companies have been audited, and the forest area managed by the six companies occupies 87% of the forest owned by the Oji Group."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually
          "Oji Group will work to trace the origin of wood raw material and verify that it was produced from well-managed forests. Oji Group will be particularly vigilant to ensure no illegally logged wood is purchased. Accordingly, Oji Group will conduct ongoing surveys of suppliers of wood raw materials using the following criteria, in order to ensure the traceability of raw materials." [...] "Oji Group has representatives in the main countries from which it imports wood chips. These representatives inspect shipments, advise on quality, and meet with suppliers. When wood chips are loaded to ship, raw material origins, forest management methods, and other details are confirmed and a traceability report is prepared. In order to assure legal compliance, Oji Group verifies that its suppliers maintain forest certification, a logging license and/or records of round wood received. [...] Imported wood is surveyed each time it is loaded to ship. Since domestic wood is only procured in small quantities, it is surveyed once a year."
        • 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 engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: High risk
          In March 2018, the Oji Group completed its registration as a Class-1 and Class-2 Registered Wood-Related Business Operator, which is stipulated in the Act on Promoting the Distribution and Use of Legally Harvested Wood (commonly known as the “Green Wood Law” [...] Where the risk is deemed high even after measures for alleviating it have been implemented or where it is impossible to take the measures, we refrain from purchasing the wood because there is a high risk that it is illegal wood."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber *
      37/88
      • Commitment Strength
        11/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2.7/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2.7/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "The Oji Group strives to acquire FSC™ and PEFC forest certifications to support sustainable forest management."; "Expand procurement of wood from certified forests Oji Group will seek to acquire certification for all forests in its overseas tree plantation operations. When procuring materials from third-party sources, Oji Group will give priority to wood from certified forests and actively encourage suppliers of non-certified wood to acquire certification"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "The Oji Group strives to acquire FSC™ and PEFC forest certifications to support sustainable forest management."; "Expand procurement of wood from certified forests Oji Group will seek to acquire certification for all forests in its overseas tree plantation operations. When procuring materials from third-party sources, Oji Group will give priority to wood from certified forests and actively encourage suppliers of non-certified wood to acquire certification"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "The Oji Group strives to acquire FSC™ and PEFC forest certifications to support sustainable forest management."; "Expand procurement of wood from certified forests Oji Group will seek to acquire certification for all forests in its overseas tree plantation operations. When procuring materials from third-party sources, Oji Group will give priority to wood from certified forests and actively encourage suppliers of non-certified wood to acquire certification"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/9
          • 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
            "Oji Group will work to trace the origin of wood raw material and verify that it was produced from well-managed forests. Oji Group will be particularly vigilant to ensure no illegally logged wood is purchased. Accordingly, Oji Group will conduct ongoing surveys of suppliers of wood raw materials using the following criteria, in order to ensure the traceability of raw materials. a) Production place of raw materials (place of logging, forest owner, differentiation between plantation wood and natural forests, etc.) b) Forest management method (applicable forestry laws, regulations for forest management, etc.)"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Oji Group will work to trace the origin of wood raw material and verify that it was produced from well-managed forests. Oji Group will be particularly vigilant to ensure no illegally logged wood is purchased. Accordingly, Oji Group will conduct ongoing surveys of suppliers of wood raw materials using the following criteria, in order to ensure the traceability of raw materials. a) Production place of raw materials (place of logging, forest owner, differentiation between plantation wood and natural forests, etc.) b) Forest management method (applicable forestry laws, regulations for forest management, etc.)"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            "Oji Group will work to trace the origin of wood raw material and verify that it was produced from well-managed forests. Oji Group will be particularly vigilant to ensure no illegally logged wood is purchased. Accordingly, Oji Group will conduct ongoing surveys of suppliers of wood raw materials using the following criteria, in order to ensure the traceability of raw materials. a) Production place of raw materials (place of logging, forest owner, differentiation between plantation wood and natural forests, etc.) b) Forest management method (applicable forestry laws, regulations for forest management, etc.)"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        12/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We support and respect international norms such as ... the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work"; The Oji Group requests business partners in its supply chain to take the actions enumerated below, and works together with them to help them to do so. We also expect our business partners to encourage their suppliers to take these actions. [...] Protect human rights (prohibit child labor, forced labor, discrimination, and harassment) 2. Protect labor rights (maintain good labor relations, avoid long working hours, ensure payment of above-minimum wage, and respect freedom of association as well as right to collective bargaining)"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training
          "A mutual understanding between the forest plantation business operator and the local community and their sharing of environmental, economic, and social benefits are essential for sustainable forest management. To give an example of economic benefits, our overseas forest plantation companies have created jobs for 15,000 local people. We also provide owners of small scale forests with training in skills such as forest plantation and management. (The area planted by owners of small scale forests is around ~27,000 ha.)"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We take initiatives for respecting human rights in our global activities. As one measure, in our business activities in regions with indigenous peoples, we consider the laws of the regions and the internationally determined rights of the indigenous peoples based on our understanding of the unique culture and history of each people. We also affirm the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
             "Sustainable Forest Management Status for FY2019- Woodchips Certification standard*: 100% [...] Imported woodchips: 43 suppliers; Domestically procured woodchips: 492 cases; Woodchips derived from forest certified raw materials: Confirmed to be 100%・Traceability verified for the entire amount, involving 709 cases; Achievement rate 100%"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC
            "The Oji Group strives to acquire FSC™ and PEFC forest certifications to support sustainable forest management."; "Expand procurement of wood from certified forests Oji Group will seek to acquire certification for all forests in its overseas tree plantation operations. When procuring materials from third-party sources, Oji Group will give priority to wood from certified forests and actively encourage suppliers of non-certified wood to acquire certification"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not disclosed 
          "Oji Group companies engaged in the forest plantation business outsource external consultants to conduct regular investigations on soil and water quality to check and continue monitoring the impact of their forest plantations and harvesting work on the ecosystem and water systems. In addition, the Oji Group conducts assessment on risks on laws and regulations related to forest management, vegetation risks, and biodiversity risks in the planning phase of new business or M&A."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Wood used in making paper is a resource of excellent reproducibility." "Oji Group will verify that its suppliers of wood raw materials are fulfilling the requirements below, through either document-based or on-site surveys, based on the Oji Group Partnership Procurement Policy. a) Comply with laws and social standards, and engage in fair trade"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 440,000 hectares

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Indonesia, China, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, America, Germany, Brazil

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 570,000 hectares
          Oji Group report the locations of their companies and production sites by region
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed 
           "We formulate plans for the reforestation, protection and nurturing of endangered species, as well as ecosystem investigations (including those on water quality and soil), and manage their progress. The results are regularly submitted to third-party forest certification bodies for audits." "The climate change problem and the emission of environmentally hazardous substances have a substantial impact on the ecosystem." They undergo internal audits by the Group or external audits by third-party organizations about the progress toward achieving the targets as well as remedies and improvements that have been made. There are 11 operating companies that manage forests owned by the Oji Group. Among them, six companies have been audited, and the forest area managed by the six companies occupies 87% of the forest owned by the Oji Group."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Oji Group will work to trace the origin of wood raw material and verify that it was produced from well-managed forests. Oji Group will be particularly vigilant to ensure no illegally logged wood is purchased. Accordingly, Oji Group will conduct ongoing surveys of suppliers of wood raw materials using the following criteria, in order to ensure the traceability of raw materials." [...] "Oji Group has representatives in the main countries from which it imports wood chips. These representatives inspect shipments, advise on quality, and meet with suppliers. When wood chips are loaded to ship, raw material origins, forest management methods, and other details are confirmed and a traceability report is prepared. In order to assure legal compliance, Oji Group verifies that its suppliers maintain forest certification, a logging license and/or records of round wood received. [...] Imported wood is surveyed each time it is loaded to ship. Since domestic wood is only procured in small quantities, it is surveyed once a year."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          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
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    12/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    15/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    12/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Oji Holdings is a corporation involved in the pulp and paper industry at a producing, processing and manufacturing level. Its products include packaging materials, household products, print materials and more. Oji Holdings has paper production facilities throughout China, but also has operations in numerous countries, including Indonesia and Laos, and also owns the Brazilian Fibria Celulose S.A. Oji Holdings corporation is selected as a powerbroker for pulp & paper and is also assessed for its exposure to timber.

Sector
Industry sector 
Forestry, Paper & packaging
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Japan
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

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