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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "The Group is constantly reviewing its best practices as part of its ongoing efforts and commitments towards good forest management practices; such as adherence to prescriptions of forest management plan and compliance of rules and regulations relating to cutting cycles, annual coupes, logging blocks, diameter cutting limits and conservation area for high conservation value forest (HCVF) etc."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    37/86
    • Timber
      39/86
      • Commitment Strength
        28/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          15/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "The Group is committed to identify, protect and maintain its High Conservation Value (“HCV”) areas in all our timber license areas, plantations and mill in accordance to the requirements of sustainability certifications and relevant law and regulations regarding biodiversity protection."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "The Group is committed to identify, protect and maintain its High Conservation Value (“HCV”) areas in all our timber license areas, plantations and mill in accordance to the requirements of sustainability certifications and relevant law and regulations regarding biodiversity protection."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "The Group is committed to identify, protect and maintain its High Conservation Value (“HCV”) areas in all our timber license areas, plantations and mill in accordance to the requirements of sustainability certifications and relevant law and regulations regarding biodiversity protection."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "The Group is committed to identify, protect and maintain its High Conservation Value (“HCV”) areas in all our timber license areas, plantations and mill in accordance to the requirements of sustainability certifications and relevant law and regulations regarding biodiversity protection."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "The Group is committed to identify, protect and maintain its High Conservation Value (“HCV”) areas in all our timber license areas, plantations and mill in accordance to the requirements of sustainability certifications and relevant law and regulations regarding biodiversity protection."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "The Group is committed to identify, protect and maintain its High Conservation Value (“HCV”) areas in all our timber license areas, plantations and mill in accordance to the requirements of sustainability certifications and relevant law and regulations regarding biodiversity protection."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "The Group is committed to identify, protect and maintain its High Conservation Value (“HCV”) areas in all our timber license areas, plantations and mill in accordance to the requirements of sustainability certifications and relevant law and regulations regarding biodiversity protection."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2.7/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2.7/5.3
            "for both financial years under review, the production of logs from the Group’s upstream logging operations as well as logs supplied from external sources are 100% traceable to known legal origins. This was then translated to 100% traceability of logs supply from various licensed areas to the Group’s plywood mills in downstream operations."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "for both financial years under review, the production of logs from the Group’s upstream logging operations as well as logs supplied from external sources are 100% traceable to known legal origins. This was then translated to 100% traceability of logs supply from various licensed areas to the Group’s plywood mills in downstream operations."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "for both financial years under review, the production of logs from the Group’s upstream logging operations as well as logs supplied from external sources are 100% traceable to known legal origins. This was then translated to 100% traceability of logs supply from various licensed areas to the Group’s plywood mills in downstream operations."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "for both financial years under review, the production of logs from the Group’s upstream logging operations as well as logs supplied from external sources are 100% traceable to known legal origins. This was then translated to 100% traceability of logs supply from various licensed areas to the Group’s plywood mills in downstream operations."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "for both financial years under review, the production of logs from the Group’s upstream logging operations as well as logs supplied from external sources are 100% traceable to known legal origins. This was then translated to 100% traceability of logs supply from various licensed areas to the Group’s plywood mills in downstream operations."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "for both financial years under review, the production of logs from the Group’s upstream logging operations as well as logs supplied from external sources are 100% traceable to known legal origins. This was then translated to 100% traceability of logs supply from various licensed areas to the Group’s plywood mills in downstream operations."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "for both financial years under review, the production of logs from the Group’s upstream logging operations as well as logs supplied from external sources are 100% traceable to known legal origins. This was then translated to 100% traceability of logs supply from various licensed areas to the Group’s plywood mills in downstream operations."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            "for both financial years under review, the production of logs from the Group’s upstream logging operations as well as logs supplied from external sources are 100% traceable to known legal origins. This was then translated to 100% traceability of logs supply from various licensed areas to the Group’s plywood mills in downstream operations."
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          "Recognising the importance of a clean and quality environment to the surrounding communities, the Group has continuously analysed and monitored the impacts of its operations to the environment. The Environment Monitoring Reports cover assessments of key environmental issues which include [...] biodiversity conservation [...] socio-economic aspects [...] public health and safety. The lab assessments of the above key environmental issues are carried out on quarterly basis for our timber and plantation operations, while, for the oil mill operation, the tests are conducted on a monthly basis."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          WTK Group disclose a list of owned properties, which includes address, size and plot description. 
        • 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
    • Palm oil
      36/86
      • Commitment Strength
        21/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: Other (specify)
            Type of commitment: Certification; Sustainability commitment
            If Other, specify here: Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil
            "To protect the identified High Conservation Value Forest areas, no land will be converted into plantations [...] Activities which will harm endangered species, animals, plants and ecosystems will not be carried out.""The Group is committed to Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (“MSPO”) certification, with all of its oil palm estates successfully obtained the certification as of the date of this report. The palm oil mill is expected to attain the certification within the stipulated deadline by June 2019."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "To protect the identified High Conservation Value Forest areas, no land will be converted into plantations [...] Activities which will harm endangered species, animals, plants and ecosystems will not be carried out.""The Group is committed to Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (“MSPO”) certification, with all of its oil palm estates successfully obtained the certification as of the date of this report. The palm oil mill is expected to attain the certification within the stipulated deadline by June 2019."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "To protect the identified High Conservation Value Forest areas, no land will be converted into plantations [...] Activities which will harm endangered species, animals, plants and ecosystems will not be carried out.""The Group is committed to Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (“MSPO”) certification, with all of its oil palm estates successfully obtained the certification as of the date of this report. The palm oil mill is expected to attain the certification within the stipulated deadline by June 2019."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "To protect the identified High Conservation Value Forest areas, no land will be converted into plantations [...] Activities which will harm endangered species, animals, plants and ecosystems will not be carried out.""The Group is committed to Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (“MSPO”) certification, with all of its oil palm estates successfully obtained the certification as of the date of this report. The palm oil mill is expected to attain the certification within the stipulated deadline by June 2019."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "To protect the identified High Conservation Value Forest areas, no land will be converted into plantations [...] Activities which will harm endangered species, animals, plants and ecosystems will not be carried out.""The Group is committed to Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (“MSPO”) certification, with all of its oil palm estates successfully obtained the certification as of the date of this report. The palm oil mill is expected to attain the certification within the stipulated deadline by June 2019."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "To protect the identified High Conservation Value Forest areas, no land will be converted into plantations [...] Activities which will harm endangered species, animals, plants and ecosystems will not be carried out.""The Group is committed to Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (“MSPO”) certification, with all of its oil palm estates successfully obtained the certification as of the date of this report. The palm oil mill is expected to attain the certification within the stipulated deadline by June 2019."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "To protect the identified High Conservation Value Forest areas, no land will be converted into plantations [...] Activities which will harm endangered species, animals, plants and ecosystems will not be carried out.""The Group is committed to Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (“MSPO”) certification, with all of its oil palm estates successfully obtained the certification as of the date of this report. The palm oil mill is expected to attain the certification within the stipulated deadline by June 2019."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          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
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "As of 31 December 2018, we achieved 66% (2017: 78%) traceability to plantation for our palm oil mill operation [...] Despite the challenges faced to be 100% traceable of its FFB supplies, the Group is actively engaging external crop suppliers of the surrounding communities via knowledge sharing and briefing of our sustainability commitments."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "As of 31 December 2018, we achieved 66% (2017: 78%) traceability to plantation for our palm oil mill operation [...] Despite the challenges faced to be 100% traceable of its FFB supplies, the Group is actively engaging external crop suppliers of the surrounding communities via knowledge sharing and briefing of our sustainability commitments."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "As of 31 December 2018, we achieved 66% (2017: 78%) traceability to plantation for our palm oil mill operation [...] Despite the challenges faced to be 100% traceable of its FFB supplies, the Group is actively engaging external crop suppliers of the surrounding communities via knowledge sharing and briefing of our sustainability commitments."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "As of 31 December 2018, we achieved 66% (2017: 78%) traceability to plantation for our palm oil mill operation [...] Despite the challenges faced to be 100% traceable of its FFB supplies, the Group is actively engaging external crop suppliers of the surrounding communities via knowledge sharing and briefing of our sustainability commitments."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "As of 31 December 2018, we achieved 66% (2017: 78%) traceability to plantation for our palm oil mill operation [...] Despite the challenges faced to be 100% traceable of its FFB supplies, the Group is actively engaging external crop suppliers of the surrounding communities via knowledge sharing and briefing of our sustainability commitments."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "As of 31 December 2018, we achieved 66% (2017: 78%) traceability to plantation for our palm oil mill operation [...] Despite the challenges faced to be 100% traceable of its FFB supplies, the Group is actively engaging external crop suppliers of the surrounding communities via knowledge sharing and briefing of our sustainability commitments."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "As of 31 December 2018, we achieved 66% (2017: 78%) traceability to plantation for our palm oil mill operation [...] Despite the challenges faced to be 100% traceable of its FFB supplies, the Group is actively engaging external crop suppliers of the surrounding communities via knowledge sharing and briefing of our sustainability commitments."
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "To protect the identified High Conservation Value Forest areas, no land will be converted into plantations [...] Activities which will harm endangered species, animals, plants and ecosystems will not be carried out.""The Group is committed to Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (“MSPO”) certification, with all of its oil palm estates successfully obtained the certification as of the date of this report. The palm oil mill is expected to attain the certification within the stipulated deadline by June 2019."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "To protect the identified High Conservation Value Forest areas, no land will be converted into plantations [...] Activities which will harm endangered species, animals, plants and ecosystems will not be carried out.""The Group is committed to Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (“MSPO”) certification, with all of its oil palm estates successfully obtained the certification as of the date of this report. The palm oil mill is expected to attain the certification within the stipulated deadline by June 2019."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          "Recognising the importance of a clean and quality environment to the surrounding communities, the Group has continuously analysed and monitored the impacts of its operations to the environment. The Environment Monitoring Reports cover assessments of key environmental issues which include [...] biodiversity conservation [...] socio-economic aspects [...] public health and safety. The lab assessments of the above key environmental issues are carried out on quarterly basis for our timber and plantation operations, while, for the oil mill operation, the tests are conducted on a monthly basis."
        • 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
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          WTK Holdings reported total FFB production in their 2018 Annual Report. 
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • 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
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "The Group is actively engaging external crop suppliers of the surrounding communities via knowledge sharing and briefing of our sustainability commitments, as well as to increase their participation in term of employment and business opportunities of these smallholders in the Group’s supply chain."
  • Commitment strength
    24/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    2/16
    Avg. score

Profile

The WTK Group is a Malaysian conglomerate active in diverse industries, including forestry, agribusiness, manufacturing, land development, and trading. The group has 850,000 hectares of forestry concessions in Sarawak and 400,000 hectares in Papua New Guinea. To complement this, the WTK Group has 5 sawmills with an annual sawn timber production of 120,000 cubic metres and 3 mills with an annual veneer and plywood production of 240,000 cubic metres. The group’s agribusiness centres around palm oil, with a total landbank of approximately 100,000 hectares. It also owns three mills with an annual fresh fruit bunch processing capacity of 625,000 metric tons. There are plans to expand with a palm oil refinery.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Agriculture, Forestry
Segments
Producer
HQ
HQ 
Malaysia
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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