Download data

Powerbroker for

Select an assessment year:

  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0/6
      Pulp & Paper
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "We are committed to the promotion of well managed forests and we frequently review our environmental policies and practices to improve our efforts to encourage sound and sustainable practices on a global level."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    8/86
    • Pulp & Paper
      8/86
      • Commitment Strength
        8/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/15
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            If Other, specify here: Including the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) and the Lacey Act. 
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC; Other (specify)
            "We encourage the use of paper with increased environmental attributes, including where practicable: paper with the highest amount of recycled fiber content, or fiber that is forest management certified. We also work with our customers to maximize recycled content, or the use of wood fiber sourced from forestry operations certified by the FSC®, SFI®, or PEFC."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We encourage the use of paper with increased environmental attributes, including where practicable: paper with the highest amount of recycled fiber content, or fiber that is forest management certified. We also work with our customers to maximize recycled content, or the use of wood fiber sourced from forestry operations certified by the FSC®, SFI®, or PEFC."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "We encourage the use of paper with increased environmental attributes, including where practicable: paper with the highest amount of recycled fiber content, or fiber that is forest management certified. We also work with our customers to maximize recycled content, or the use of wood fiber sourced from forestry operations certified by the FSC®, SFI®, or PEFC."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "We encourage the use of paper with increased environmental attributes, including where practicable: paper with the highest amount of recycled fiber content, or fiber that is forest management certified. We also work with our customers to maximize recycled content, or the use of wood fiber sourced from forestry operations certified by the FSC®, SFI®, or PEFC."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "We encourage the use of paper with increased environmental attributes, including where practicable: paper with the highest amount of recycled fiber content, or fiber that is forest management certified. We also work with our customers to maximize recycled content, or the use of wood fiber sourced from forestry operations certified by the FSC®, SFI®, or PEFC."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "We encourage the use of paper with increased environmental attributes, including where practicable: paper with the highest amount of recycled fiber content, or fiber that is forest management certified. We also work with our customers to maximize recycled content, or the use of wood fiber sourced from forestry operations certified by the FSC®, SFI®, or PEFC."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "We [...] work with our customers to maximize recycled content, or the use of wood fiber sourced from forestry operations certified by the FSC®, SFI®, or PEFC."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We [...] work with our customers to maximize recycled content, or the use of wood fiber sourced from forestry operations certified by the FSC®, SFI®, or PEFC."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "We [...] work with our customers to maximize recycled content, or the use of wood fiber sourced from forestry operations certified by the FSC®, SFI®, or PEFC."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "We [...] work with our customers to maximize recycled content, or the use of wood fiber sourced from forestry operations certified by the FSC®, SFI®, or PEFC."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "We [...] work with our customers to maximize recycled content, or the use of wood fiber sourced from forestry operations certified by the FSC®, SFI®, or PEFC."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "We [...] work with our customers to maximize recycled content, or the use of wood fiber sourced from forestry operations certified by the FSC®, SFI®, or PEFC."
          • 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
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            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
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • 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
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
           
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    8/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    0/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/16
    Avg. score

Profile

R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co. is an American commercial printing company. The company offers services within commercial and digital printing, direct mail, printing labels, statement printing, and digital solutions. In 2016 R.R. Donnelley was the largest printing company in the US in terms of sales. The large-scale printing operations require a vast amount of pulp and paper.

Sector
Industry sector 
Printing & publishing
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

R.R. Donnelley

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.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

All assessments use policies published on company and financial institution websites, and while we endeavor to keep them updated some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Please contact us with any concerns or feedback about this or other assessments included in the Forest 500.