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Our reports, documents and tools share what we have learnt about better book supply chains.

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Forest Country Risk

Forest Country Risk

Tool
13 Jun 2022

The tool belongs to Carnstone but is freely available to download and use. Please do credit Carnstone Partners Ltd if you reproduce the results or methodology of the tool.

Find out more about how we use the tool to assess forest risk.

Labour and Environment Risk Tool (updated version)

Technical Document
13 Jun 2022

Biodiversity Risk Tool

Tool
24 May 2022

This tool assesses the biodiversity risk of the location of the sources that made up paper brands, based on Conservation International Biodiversity Hotspots, Alliance for Zero Extinction sites and NatureMap Forest Biodiversity Intactness Index.

The tool belongs to Carnstone but is freely available to download and use. Please do credit Carnstone Partners Ltd if you reproduce the results or methodology of the tool.

Species Risk Tool

Tool
4 Mar 2022

This tool assesses species risk for tree species commonly used in paper-making, based on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices.

The tool belongs to Carnstone but is freely available to download and use. Please do credit Carnstone Partners Ltd if you reproduce the results or methodology of the tool.

Certification Robustness

Report
27 Mar 2021

This document critically evaluates the robustness of the two main forest certification systems – FSC and PEFC – in ten countries. We started by building up an overview of country-specific forest risks for each country based on reputable sources such as Chatham House, Preferred by Nature and Earthsight. We then assessed the applicable FSC and PEFC standards against the country risk profile, highlighting key gaps.

The countries included are: Brazil, Czech Republic, Hungary, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.

We recommend that this document is used to understand the level of certification robustness in priority countries, as a basis for setting sourcing policies based on a company's risk appetite.

CDP Forests - How to achieve leadership

Briefing Document
12 May 2020

The high-profile clearance of the Amazon rainforest late last year and the Australian bushfires this year made headlines around the world, putting deforestation at the top of the agenda. Together with NGOs, investors are pushing for greater transparency and action on this issue from businesses through investor-led initiatives such as CDP. This document looks into the annual CDP reporting process and what is required of a company to be considered a leader in the CDP Forests questionnaire.

Restarting operations after Covid-19 lockdown

Restarting operations after Covid-19 lockdown

Briefing Document
4 May 2020

This document is sharing good practice from Chinese print suppliers on their experiences when restarting their operations after the Covid-19 lockdown. We know that each country will face unique challenges, but we thought it might be useful to share these insights as other factories across the world start to think about reopening or scaling up production. We've also included reference to some of the useful guidance that is emerging from organisations like the ILO.

Australian bushfires 2019-20: what does this mean for the pulp & paper industry?

Australian bushfires 2019-20: what does this mean for the pulp & paper industry?

Briefing Document
23 Apr 2020

Over the course of September 2019 to March 2020, Australia experienced bushfires that burned an unprecedented 12 million hectares of land, killed 33 people and one billion animals. The fires were the biggest in Australia’s history and will have unparalleled impacts that we are only just beginning to understand. The Australian Forest Products Association, an industry body, is urging the Australian government to salvage log in order to mitigate the severe impacts of the fire, however there is significant evidence showing the catastrophic impacts salvage logging can have. The decision on how to proceed is ongoing. Despite the size and disastrous nature of the bushfires, it is unlikely that they will have significant ramifications on the global pulp and paper industry as Australia exports only account for 3%.

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Country Guides

Country Guides

Tool Link
1 Jan 2019

These guides summarise the paper mills and latest forest news in each country. They also show the results of the Forest Risk Assessment which is the basis of our paper analysis in the Grading System.