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* 2. Large Suppliers – Existing Controls

Visy’s larger suppliers, which account for approximately 80% of total pulplog inputs, are assessing harvest/plantation for the presence of High Conservation Values (HCVs), and managing any identified HCVs. Additionally, the FSC National Risk Assessment is used to determine risks to the five (5) Controlled Wood Categories.

This is done through the establishment of detailed management plans, procedures, training, contractor and site auditing programs and effective Harvest Plan development. See full information on large suppliers control measures in Visy Controlled Wood Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plan [https://www.visy.com.au/pulp-and-paper/paper-mills/accreditation].

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* 3. Visy – Additional Controls, Large Suppliers

Visy conducts supplier approval to ensure that all large Forestry Management Unit (FMUs) are conducting the required searches, and have access to the relevant information, including subject matter experts, to assess the threat of their activities to HCVs.

Visy’s Large Pulplog suppliers shall participate in an annual audit of their processes for developing harvest plans, identifying HCV’s, meaningful engagement with relevant stakeholders, implementation of controls and prescriptions, monitoring of the effectiveness of such controls, and the application of effective management systems.

Visy will engage with interested and affected stakeholders annually on the effectiveness of control measures unless a risk to origin or species changes between scheduled annual engagements, in which case the engagement will occur as soon as possible after such change occurs.

The Large Pulplog suppliers have a qualified representative who conducts site visits regularly before and during harvest operations. Management prescriptions as stated in the harvest plan, are reviewed for compliance and adequacy by the supplier. This process will be reviewed during the annual audit.

In addition to regular supplier visits, Visy conducts documented monitoring of operations conducted by Visy contracted harvest crews. Records are reviewed as part of the internal FSC audit and external surveillance audits conducted by Visy’s Certification Body.

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* 4. Smaller Suppliers – Existing Controls

Visy’s small suppliers, which account for approximately 20% of total pulplog inputs are assessing harvest/plantation areas for the presence of HCVs, and managing any identified HCVs. This is done through the establishment of detailed management plans using publically available information. Stakeholders are also engaged during the establishment of the harvest plan to obtain additional information on the presence of known HCVs in the area. Many of Visy’s smaller suppliers engage established and qualified foresters for the assessment of the harvest area, and preparation of the harvest plan. See full information on smaller suppliers control measures in the Visy Controlled Wood Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plan 2019.

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* 5. Visy – Additional Controls, Small Suppliers

A Visy-appointed Forester conducts regular documented visits of harvest operations. Management prescriptions as stated in the harvest plan will be reviewed for compliance and adequacy during these visits.

Visy has an established sampling plan for annual in-depth review of the harvesting process and HCV assessment. This is conducted in the field. The number of sample sites selected for each audit period is highlighted in the Visy Controlled Wood Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plan 2019.

Visy will engage with interested and affected stakeholders annually on the effectiveness of control measures unless a risk to origin or species changes between scheduled annual engagements, in which case the engagement will occur as soon as possible after such change occurs.

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* 6. Supply Chain Assessment and Control Measures

Large and Small Pulplog Suppliers are supplying whole pulplogs direct to Visy from the plantation source. There is no processing of the product prior to arrival on site, nor are there any complexities in the supply chain, such as warehousing. Current control measures include:
  • Each supply is registered in the weighbridge system by the Fibre and Forestry Manager, including; supplier details, haulage company, location, compartment number and property name, species, age class and specified haulage route (if applicable).
  • Each supply arrangement as stated above will have a unique delivery code. Deliveries cannot be accepted without the specified delivery code being correctly entered and registered vehicle being nominated against the correct haulage company.
  • Delivery dockets accompany all deliveries, unless via electronic docketing (FCNSW, GFP).
  • Delivery documentation and load reviews are conducted as part of Visy’s internal Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) audit process. Evidence is gathered on supply.


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* 7. Sawmill (chip) Suppliers supply softwood chips to the Tumut site. Current control measures include:  
  • An annual on-site review is conducted by the Visy Representative to determine the effectiveness of systems implemented to reduce the risk of mixing at the Sawmill Chip supplying site.
  • In addition, all Sawmill suppliers have a signed declaration requiring notification to Visy in the event of changes to factors that may affect Visy’s current assessment of risk.
  • Delivery dockets accompany all deliveries to the Sawmill Suppliers. All suppliers to the Sawmills also supply direct into Visy in the form of pulp log.


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* 8. Stakeholder Consultation

Interested Stakeholders: Visy has developed an extensive stakeholder list including Environmental Non-government Organisations (ENGOs), representatives from social and forest employment groups, government agencies, forest managers, recreational forest uses, local harvest operators, experts (including ecologists) and local indigenous representatives. These stakeholders are selected based on their interest in harvesting and plantation management activities, and, their geographical location relevant to the sourcing areas.

Affected Stakeholders are engaged and consulted by Visy annually on the control measures contained in this document. Affected stakeholders generally include; neighbouring property owners, road uses (private and council), recreational forest uses and indigenous interests. Where Visy does not have access to stakeholder information due to privacy reasons, a public notification process will be used and documented.

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