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  • Overall approach
    1/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      "As a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) economic chamber, Samko directly contribute to FSC standards and shape the future of responsible forestry. We have obtained the FSC Chain of Custody certification (FSC-CoC) certification for our facility in Jambi and Jombang, and the FSC Small and Low Intensity Managed Forests (FSC-SLIMF) certification for our raw materials in Jambi...we ensure that our suppliers maintain a healthy forest with responsible management plans, while we receive a steady and sustainable supply of FSC-certified raw materials. These FSC-SLIMF certified logs will then be processed in our FSC-CoC certified facility to produce FSC certified products. "
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Recognizing that sustainability development is an ongoing journey, Management has set the tone for sustainability from the top while being supported by the Sustainability Committee who look after implementation of sustainability plans and performance monitoring"
    • 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
    13/88
    • Timber
      17/88
      • Commitment Strength
        4/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            4/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-net deforestation
            4/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "We have obtained the FSC Chain of Custody certification ("FSC-CoC") certification for our facility in Jombang in 2020 and the Small or Low Intensity Managed Forests (“FSC-SLIMF”) FSC-certification for our raw materials in Jambi."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "We have obtained the FSC Chain of Custody certification ("FSC-CoC") certification for our facility in Jombang in 2020 and the Small or Low Intensity Managed Forests (“FSC-SLIMF”) FSC-certification for our raw materials in Jambi."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "We have obtained the FSC Chain of Custody certification ("FSC-CoC") certification for our facility in Jombang in 2020 and the Small or Low Intensity Managed Forests (“FSC-SLIMF”) FSC-certification for our raw materials in Jambi."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Certification; Technical assistance/support
          "As part of the Group’s continued commitment towards sustainability, we successfully attained Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody (CoC) certification for our biggest plywood mill, located in Jombang, East Java. In addition, we continue to work with more farmers to keep increasing the SLIMF (Small and Low Intensity Managed Forest certification coverage under our Group-managed farmer community)certification for our raw materials in Jambi. We support smallholders’ cooperatives to apply for and guide them to obtaining FSC-SLIMF certification."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "We give equal treatments to employees having diverse genders, ethnics, races, religions, and political affiliations. As with the plywood industry in general, gender diversity remains a great challenge for Sampoerna Kayoe. We operate in a sector whose employees are widely male dominated. About 28,69% of our workers in the corporate functions are women, contributing in both technical and managerial side of our operation, working in various fields within the organization."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            "We have obtained the FSC Chain of Custody certification ("FSC-CoC") certification for our facility in Jombang in 2020 and the Small or Low Intensity Managed Forests (“FSC-SLIMF”) FSC-certification for our raw materials in Jambi."
          • 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 tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC
            "We have obtained the FSC Chain of Custody certification ("FSC-CoC") certification for our facility in Jombang in 2020 and the Small or Low Intensity Managed Forests (“FSC-SLIMF”) FSC-certification for our raw materials in Jambi."
          • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Sampoerna Kayoe will not disclose your personal identity as a whistleblower, since we focus only on the information that you have given." - an online form is accessible in which to submit grievances, see link 
        • 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 area in production (in ha)?: 850.000m3

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: Java,Sumatra, Sulawesi

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Indonesia
          "As Indonesia’s market leader, we provide numbers of manufacturing facilities to ensure our engineered wood productions meet the standard needs of our global customers....6 main processing plants in Java,Sumatra, Sulawesi."
        • 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 jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes

          For what percentage of production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages, or otherwise controls does the company use external processes or actors, such as certification, to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: FSC

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: FSC
          "Some of our processing plants have already obtained the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification , which requires a stringent process of implementing a documentary tracking system to maintain records of suppliers, purchases, inputs, processing and outputs of chain-of-custody certified products. The FSC certification enables us to build a stronger brand identity and allows us to meet increasing demand for certified processed timber products. To maintain our consistently high standards, we regularly monitor and aim to achieve ongoing compliance requirements. As a testimony of our philosophy in SD and CSR, our Group, along with our subsidiaries, have obtained the following certifications"
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    • Pulp & Paper *
      3/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "We give equal treatments to employees having diverse genders, ethnics, races, religions, and political affiliations. As with the plywood industry in general, gender diversity remains a great challenge for Sampoerna Kayoe. We operate in a sector whose employees are widely male dominated. About 28,69% of our workers in the corporate functions are women, contributing in both technical and managerial side of our operation, working in various fields within the organization."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Sampoerna Kayoe will not disclose your personal identity as a whistleblower, since we focus only on the information that you have given." - an online form is accessible in which to submit grievances, see link 
        • 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
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    2/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    6/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Samko Timber is an Indonesian company involved in the production and processing of forestry products. Samko Timber is a major processor of timber, claiming to be one of the world’s top tropical hardwood plywood producers. Samko Timber Ltd. is selected as a powerbroker for timber and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Construction, Forestry
Segments
Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Singapore
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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