Deal #144

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Nanning, Guangxi, China

Target country
China
Comment on location
Guangxi autonomous region, Hepu county Coordinates: 21.667639, 109.193115

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Qin Lian Jie, Qinnan Qu, Qinzhou Shi, Guangxi Zhuangzuzizhiqu, China

Target country
China

Location #3

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Yulin, Guangxi, China

Target country
China

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
120,000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2012] 90286
[2014] 90200
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2012] 90286
[2016] 53177
[2016] 85000

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Timber plantation (for wood and fibre), Industry
Comment on intention of investment
timber plantation

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
more than 1500 land lease contracts

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2002] Startup phase (no production)
[2005] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
the company was formerly known as "Guangxi Stora Enso Forestry". It was restructured in 2014 Domestic partners: Beihai forestry investment company (BHC)

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-01-01
Comment on data source
"A Case Study on Large-Scale Forestland Acquisition in China The Stora Enso Plantation Project in Hepu County, Guangxi Province" by Li Ping and Robin Nielsen, 2010

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2006-05-02
Comment on data source
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2012-12-01

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
company website accessed: 2016-08-12

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Access Date: 22:07:2017

Data source #6

Data source type
Government sources
File
Date
2016-06-16

Data source #7

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2014-04-01

Data source #8

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2013-03-06

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation
Comment on consultation of local community
partly government compulsion in acquiring land for the company

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection

Displacement of people

Number of people actually displaced
1,500
Comment on displacement of people
the land acquisition for the mill site alone "resulted in the resettlement of about 1 500 villagers"

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Financial Support

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Private (smallholders)
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Forestry

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Eucalyptus, Trees (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
BHC leases land from collective body and then assigns it in land rights to stora enso. Stora enso has estblished “Principles for Sustainable Wood and Fibre Procurement and Land Management” in March 2005 among other CSR principles

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
PLP (Pulp Production)

Overall comment

Overall comment
land was given to stora enso by "collective administrative body" with BHC intermediarie (third party transaction). BHC was established " solely for the purpose of obtaining rights to forests land that they would transfer to stora enso.

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