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  • Overall approach
    6/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-Free
      4/6
      (Translation) “Rougier also commits to[...]Having a zero deforestation policy and zero fires on the entirety of Rougier’s and its subsidiaries (plantations, natural forests) current and future operating areas [...]”.
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      "Through the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), one of the WWF’s flagship initiatives to promote responsible forest management and responsible trade, the WWF is providing support for Rougier to maintain and strengthen its objectives for increasing the volumes of certified products".
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      “Tropical forests are crucial to the earth’s ecological balance. Rougier, as well as all other forest operators, has a responsibility to preserve these forests for future generations.”
    • 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
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • 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
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            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
        • 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 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
        • 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
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      16/86
      • Commitment Strength
        11/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            "Rougier put in place a legality certification policy very early on and this has been completed and further strengthened over the years with FSC® responsible forest management certification[...]100% of the forest concessions entrusted to Rougier or its subsidiaries in Africa and operated in 2016 are legality certified[...In Gabon]100% [FSC] certification for all the forests in operation [...In Cameroon]100% [FSC] certification[and in Congo] Verification of Legal Compliance (VLC) certification”.
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Rougier put in place a legality certification policy very early on and this has been completed and further strengthened over the years with FSC® responsible forest management certification[...]100% of the forest concessions entrusted to Rougier or its subsidiaries in Africa and operated in 2016 are legality certified[...In Gabon]100% [FSC] certification for all the forests in operation [...In Cameroon]100% [FSC] certification[and in Congo] Verification of Legal Compliance (VLC) certification”.
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Rougier put in place a legality certification policy very early on and this has been completed and further strengthened over the years with FSC® responsible forest management certification[...]100% of the forest concessions entrusted to Rougier or its subsidiaries in Africa and operated in 2016 are legality certified[...In Gabon]100% [FSC] certification for all the forests in operation [...In Cameroon]100% [FSC] certification[and in Congo] Verification of Legal Compliance (VLC) certification”.
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "Rougier put in place a legality certification policy very early on and this has been completed and further strengthened over the years with FSC® responsible forest management certification[...]100% of the forest concessions entrusted to Rougier or its subsidiaries in Africa and operated in 2016 are legality certified[...In Gabon]100% [FSC] certification for all the forests in operation [...In Cameroon]100% [FSC] certification[and in Congo] Verification of Legal Compliance (VLC) certification”.
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "Rougier put in place a legality certification policy very early on and this has been completed and further strengthened over the years with FSC® responsible forest management certification[...]100% of the forest concessions entrusted to Rougier or its subsidiaries in Africa and operated in 2016 are legality certified[...In Gabon]100% [FSC] certification for all the forests in operation [...In Cameroon]100% [FSC] certification[and in Congo] Verification of Legal Compliance (VLC) certification”.
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            "Rougier put in place a legality certification policy very early on and this has been completed and further strengthened over the years with FSC® responsible forest management certification[...]. "Not all concessions certified as 1,163,000 ha of FSC® 100% certified areas but 2,340,000 ha of concessions
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            "Rougier put in place a legality certification policy very early on and this has been completed and further strengthened over the years with FSC® responsible forest management certification[...]. "Not all concessions certified as 1,163,000 ha of FSC® 100% certified areas but 2,340,000 ha of concessions
        • 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
        5/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            1,163,000 ha of FSC® 100% certified areas out of 2,340,000 ha of concessions
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            certification
            1,163,000 ha of FSC® 100% certified areas out of 2,340,000 ha of concessions
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
        • 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
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    6/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    3/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/16
    Avg. score

Profile

The Rougier Group is a French company primarily involved in the logging, processing, and trade of tropical timber from Africa. It has over 2 million hectares of forestry concessions across the Republic of Congo, Cameroon, and Gabon, as of 2016. Of this, about 880,000 hectares are in Gabon, making it one of the largest companies in terms of area there, and it is one of the five largest companies in terms of area in the Republic of Congo with about 590,000 hectares. It additionally has over 500,000 hectares in Cameroon. All of these regions also have sawmills and manufacturing facilities which process 166,000 cubic metres of timber products annually as of 2015.

Sector
Industry sector 
Construction, Forestry
Segments
Producer
HQ
HQ 
France
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed

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