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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
      UN Global Compact
      "Oji participates United Nations Global Compact".
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Through appropriate management and use, forest resources contribute to the prevention of global warming by absorbing and sequestering carbon dioxide (CO2) and to the preservation of biodiversity."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    40/86
    • Pulp & Paper
      38/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/15
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            "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 sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "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 is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "The Oji Paper Group's raw material for papermaking consists of 60.8% recovered paper and 39.2% virgin pulp from timber.".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "The Oji Paper Group's raw material for papermaking consists of 60.8% recovered paper and 39.2% virgin pulp from timber.".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "The Oji Paper Group's raw material for papermaking consists of 60.8% recovered paper and 39.2% virgin pulp from timber.".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "The Oji Paper Group's raw material for papermaking consists of 60.8% recovered paper and 39.2% virgin pulp from timber.".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "The Oji Paper Group's raw material for papermaking consists of 60.8% recovered paper and 39.2% virgin pulp from timber.".
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "The Oji Paper Group's raw material for papermaking consists of 60.8% recovered paper and 39.2% virgin pulp from timber.".
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            "The Oji Paper Group's raw material for papermaking consists of 60.8% recovered paper and 39.2% virgin pulp from timber.".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          11/11
          • 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.)."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "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.)."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "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.)."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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.)."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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.)."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            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.)."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            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.)."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "We are currently focusing on acquiring "forest certifications" from third-party organizations. All 170,000 ha of our domestic forests, excluding profit sharing forests, have acquired the [Sustainable Green Eco Council] forest certification, and 190,000 ha (74%) of our overseas forest plantations have acquired the FSC forest certification. We will continue to promote forest certification acquisition."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "The Oji Paper Group's raw material for papermaking consists of 60.8% recovered paper and 39.2% virgin pulp from timber.".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "We received 511 traceability reports from domestic woodchip suppliers, 261 reports on each shipment from overseas woodchip suppliers and 382 reports from pulp suppliers for the fiscal year 2018. The reports have confirmed our procurement complies with the wood raw material procurement guidelines".  
        • 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
            "We are currently focusing on acquiring "forest certifications" from third-party organizations. All 170,000 ha of our domestic forests, excluding profit sharing forests, have acquired the [Sustainable Green Eco Council] forest certification, and 190,000 ha (74%) of our overseas forest plantations have acquired the FSC forest certification. We will continue to promote forest certification acquisition."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Accordingly, Oji Group will conduct ongoing surveys of suppliers of wood raw materials". 
        • 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
          "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". 
        • 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
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Oji Holdings Corp. ensure no discrimination, forced labour, child labour and rights to freedom of association. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      42/86
      • Commitment Strength
        31/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; Other (specify)
            Type of commitment: Certification
            If Other, specify here: Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council (SGEC)
            "The Oji Group has established the Wood Raw Material Procurement Guidelines for its wood raw materials procurement [...] the Group shall: expand procurement of wood from certified forests." "As of the end of 2017, 170,000 hectares of our forests in Japan, excluding profit-sharing forests, have acquired SGEC forest certification. Overseas, 180,000 of 260,000 hectares of our forest plantations have acquired FSC and other forest certifications."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "The Oji Group has established the Wood Raw Material Procurement Guidelines for its wood raw materials procurement [...] the Group shall: expand procurement of wood from certified forests." "As of the end of 2017, 170,000 hectares of our forests in Japan, excluding profit-sharing forests, have acquired SGEC forest certification. Overseas, 180,000 of 260,000 hectares of our forest plantations have acquired FSC and other forest certifications."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "The Oji Group has established the Wood Raw Material Procurement Guidelines for its wood raw materials procurement [...] the Group shall: expand procurement of wood from certified forests." "As of the end of 2017, 170,000 hectares of our forests in Japan, excluding profit-sharing forests, have acquired SGEC forest certification. Overseas, 180,000 of 260,000 hectares of our forest plantations have acquired FSC and other forest certifications."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "The Oji Group has established the Wood Raw Material Procurement Guidelines for its wood raw materials procurement [...] the Group shall: expand procurement of wood from certified forests." "As of the end of 2017, 170,000 hectares of our forests in Japan, excluding profit-sharing forests, have acquired SGEC forest certification. Overseas, 180,000 of 260,000 hectares of our forest plantations have acquired FSC and other forest certifications."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "The Oji Group has established the Wood Raw Material Procurement Guidelines for its wood raw materials procurement [...] the Group shall: expand procurement of wood from certified forests." "As of the end of 2017, 170,000 hectares of our forests in Japan, excluding profit-sharing forests, have acquired SGEC forest certification. Overseas, 180,000 of 260,000 hectares of our forest plantations have acquired FSC and other forest certifications."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "The Oji Group has established the Wood Raw Material Procurement Guidelines for its wood raw materials procurement [...] the Group shall: expand procurement of wood from certified forests." "As of the end of 2017, 170,000 hectares of our forests in Japan, excluding profit-sharing forests, have acquired SGEC forest certification. Overseas, 180,000 of 260,000 hectares of our forest plantations have acquired FSC and other forest certifications."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          15/15
          • 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.)."  
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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.)."  
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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.)."  
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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.)."  
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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.)."  
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            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.)."  
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            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.)."  
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "The Oji Group has established the Wood Raw Material Procurement Guidelines for its wood raw materials procurement [...] the Group shall: expand procurement of wood from certified forests." "As of the end of 2017, 170,000 hectares of our forests in Japan, excluding profit-sharing forests, have acquired SGEC forest certification. Overseas, 180,000 of 260,000 hectares of our forest plantations have acquired FSC and other forest certifications."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "The Oji Group has established the Wood Raw Material Procurement Guidelines for its wood raw materials procurement [...] the Group shall: expand procurement of wood from certified forests." "As of the end of 2017, 170,000 hectares of our forests in Japan, excluding profit-sharing forests, have acquired SGEC forest certification. Overseas, 180,000 of 260,000 hectares of our forest plantations have acquired FSC and other forest certifications."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            other third party verification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Oji Group will conduct ongoing surveys of suppliers of wood raw materials using the following criteria [...] production place of raw materials; forest management method; acquisition status for forest certification; avoidance of wood obtained through illegal logging [and] logging in forests that are recognized publicly as forests with high conservation value."
        • 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
          Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Oji Holdings Corp. ensure no discrimination, forced labour, child labour and rights to freedom of association. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    27/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    9/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    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. In 2014, it was among the top five largest companies for forest, paper and packaging products by annual sales value globally, with a supply capacity of 2.4 million metric tons of pulp to market. 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, which was one of the largest timber, paper and packaging companies in Brazil in 2014. There were also plans announced in 2015 to establish operations in Myanmar.

Sector
Industry sector 
Forestry, Paper & packaging
Segments
Producer, Processor
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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