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  • Overall approach
    1/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
       "You need a lot of pulp to publish a newspaper.  Recycling of used newspaper is indispensable in order to stably secure raw materials for newspaper while protecting forest resources."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • 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
    4/88
    • Pulp & Paper
      4/88
      • Commitment Strength
        4/20
        • 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
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "We treat the following areas as significantly important in the management of our environmental activities and set goals for each [...] Reduction of office paper." "Yomiuri Shimbun newspapers contain over 70% recycled paper. The company's regional newspaper vendor partners include many shops that actively collect used newspapers from subscribers. Part of the proceeds obtained from the sale of recycled paper have been used by these vendors to plant new saplings in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, Kai in Yamanashi Prefecture, and Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
             "We treat the following areas as significantly important in the management of our environmental activities and set goals for each [...] Reduction of office paper." "Yomiuri Shimbun newspapers contain over 70% recycled paper. The company's regional newspaper vendor partners include many shops that actively collect used newspapers from subscribers. Part of the proceeds obtained from the sale of recycled paper have been used by these vendors to plant new saplings in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, Kai in Yamanashi Prefecture, and Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "We treat the following areas as significantly important in the management of our environmental activities and set goals for each [...] Reduction of office paper." "Yomiuri Shimbun newspapers contain over 70% recycled paper. The company's regional newspaper vendor partners include many shops that actively collect used newspapers from subscribers. Part of the proceeds obtained from the sale of recycled paper have been used by these vendors to plant new saplings in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, Kai in Yamanashi Prefecture, and Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture."
          • 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
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • 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
        0/50
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • 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
  • Commitment strength
    4/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    0/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/18
    Avg. score

Profile

The Yomiuri Group, based in Japan, publishes newspapers and is responsible for the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, which claims to have the world’s largest circulation. The Group also consists of 150 diverse companies and organisations. The large-scale printing operations require a vast amount of pulp and paper. Yomiuri Group, The is selected as a powerbroker for pulp & paper.

Sector
Industry sector 
Printing & publishing
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Japan
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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