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Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT

Natural rubber assessment
  • Latest update: March 2022
  • Next scheduled: March 2023

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Company assessment: Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT – March 2022

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 16.7% 29.25 / 175
  • Organisation: 10.5 / 41 25.6%
  • Policy: 13 / 79 16.5%
  • Practice: 5.8 / 55 10.5%
  • Self-reported: 5.8 / 55 10.5%
  • External: 0 / 55 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    2.5 / 11 22.7%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      1. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment for all its operations?

      The company only has a sustainability policy for its palm oil operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      2. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment applies to all suppliers?

      The company only has a sustainability policy for its palm oil sourcing.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports it has a QHSE & Sustainability head.

    • N
      0 / 1

      4. One or more members within the board of the company have responsibility for sustainability?

    • N
      0 / 1

      5. Percentage or number of women in senior management team?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The company does not directly report the gender balance of the Board of Directors, only profiles are available.

    • N
      0 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with natural rubber production?

    • N
      0 / 1

      8. Collaboration with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with natural rubber production?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company has published its latest annual report which contains sustainability related information.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    6 / 26 23.1%
    • Organisation: 6 / 19 31.6%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      Indonesia (plantations and processing facilities).

    • 13. Lists countries sourcing from?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total land area managed/controlled for natural rubber (ha)?

      19,789 - The figure represents planted, plantable and unplantable areas for 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      15. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      16,502 - The figure excludes scheme smallholder areas and represents the total planted area for 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

      16. Scheme smallholders/outgrowers planted area (ha)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Unplanted area (areas designated for future planting) (ha)?

      2,341 - The company reports its unplanted area.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      18. Conservation set-aside area, including HCV area (ha)?

      33.45 - The company only provides figures on the set-aside area for its Sumut and Jambi estates. It is unclear if this was set-aside in relation to rubber operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      20. Management plans for natural rubber production are available for all estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Monitoring of management plan implementation available for all estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Maps of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      23. Names and locations of all third-party supplying industrial estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. List of jurisdictions where sourcing from smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      3 - The company owns three natural rubber processing factories.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      26. Names and locations of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      The company only provides names and addresses for two out of three natural rubber processing facilities.

    • N
      0 / 1

      27. Number (or percentage) of company-owned processing facilities that source from company-owned operations and/or third parties?

    • N
      0 / 1

      28. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned processing facilities that come from company's own operations and/or third-parties?

    • N
      0 / 1

      29. Number of third party supplying processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      30. Names and locations of all third party supplying processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      31. Number (or percentage) of third party supplying processing facilities that source from their own plantations and/or third party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      32. Reports total volume (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplying processing facilities that come from the supplying facilities' own operations and/or third parties?

    • 33. Total volume (or percentage) sourced for manufacturing that comes from intermediary traders rather than directly from processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 34. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to processing facility level?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 35. Percentage of supply traceable to processing facility level?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to industrial plantation level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      37. Percentage of supply from own processing facilities traceable to industrial plantation level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      38. Percentage of supply from third-party processing facilities traceable to industrial plantation level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      39. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to jurisdictional level for smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      40. Percentage of supply from own processing facilities traceable to smallholder at jurisdictional level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply from third party processing facilities traceable to smallholders at jurisdictional level?

  • Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives
    0.5 / 10 5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      43. Submitted self-declaration form for the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

      45. Time-bound plan for achieving FSC FM certification of estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      46. Percentage of scheme/outgrower smallholders (ha) FSC-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

      47. Time-bound plan for achieving FSC certification of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      48. Percentage of natural rubber supply (tonnes) from independent smallholders/outgrowers/third-party natural rubber suppliers that is FSC-certified?

    • 49. Percentage of all natural rubber products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that is FSC-certified?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      50. Percentage area (ha) PEFC certified (excluding FSC certified area)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      51. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      The company has ISO 14001 certification of one of its operations (Sumut 1) which has natural rubber operations besides palm oil. This information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      52. Commitment to become 100% certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    0.5 / 21 2.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 13 3.9%
    • Practice: 0 / 6 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company states that it complies with NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) however it is unclear if this covers natural rubber operations or just palm oil.

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      60. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in own operations since cut-off date?

    • N
      0 / 1

      61. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in supplier operations since cut-off date?

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

      63. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      The company commits to biodiversity protection with no detail given on the scope.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Identified species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

      The company only identified species of conservation concern for one of its palm oil plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Examples of species and/or habitat conservation management?

    • N
      0 / 1

      69. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species?

    • N
      0 / 1

      70. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      71. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      72. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      73. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    1 / 11 9.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

      The company provides a commitment to protect and maintain HCV.

    • N
      0 / 1

      75. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      76. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available for all new plantings since 1st April 2019?

    • N
      0 / 1

      77. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans available for all new plantings since 1st April 2019?

    • N
      0 / 1

      78. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      80. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      81. Peer review of all High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments undertaken since April 2015 by the HCSA Quality Assurance Process?

    • N
      0 / 1

      82. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      83. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      84. Social and environmental impact assessment (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    2 / 20 10%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 10 15%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      85. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      The company commits not to develop on peat that is more than 3 m deep.

    • N
      0 / 1

      86. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      87. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      88. Implementation of commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

    • N
      0 / 1

      89. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat?

    • N
      0 / 1

      90. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      91. Evidence of best management practices for soils and peat?

    • N
      0 / 1

      92. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • N
      0 / 1

      93. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company reports a commitment zero burning.

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company only states it provides training in relation to fire management. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. Details/number of hotspots/fires in suppliers operations/jurisdictions?

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. Time-bound commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity?

      The company only provide a general commitment to reduce GHG emission.

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    2.25 / 20 11.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 11 4.6%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

      The company provides a general commitment to reduce water use in its operation.

    • N
      0 / 1

      106. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      107. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD or COD)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      109. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD or COD)?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      110. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

      The company states it treats effluents from natural rubber processing facilities. Information is not externally verified.

    • 111. Treatment of effluents from manufacturing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      112. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      113. Implementation of commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company provides limited details on the implementation of protecting natural waterways. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      114. Reducing odours from natural rubber processing or manufacuring facilities?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      115. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers?

      The company provides limited information on minimising the use of pesticides only.

    • N
      0 / 1

      116. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

      118. Commitment to no use of paraquat applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

    • N
      0 / 1

      120. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      121. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

    • N
      0 / 1

      122. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      123. Chemical usage per ha or list of chemicals used?

    • N
      0 / 1

      124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company states it implements IPM, however it is unclear if it is implemented in the natural rubber plantations or only for oil palm. Information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    9 / 35 25.7%
    • Organisation: 2 / 5 40%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 22 25%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to respect human rights but does not refer to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • N
      0 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      128. Progress on human rights commitment?

    • N
      0 / 1

      129. Commitment to respect Indigenous and local communities' rights?

    • N
      0 / 1

      130. Commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      131. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights?

    • N
      0 / 1

      132. Commitment to legal and customary land rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)?

      The company has published a commitment to FPIC.

    • N
      0 / 1

      134. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Details on Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process available?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      136. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports examples of how it engages local communities regarding the social and environmental impacts of its operations. However, information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      137. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company recognises land disputes as a risk and applies mitigation measures, however, no details are provided on how land conflicts are addressed.

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Supports the inclusion of women across natural rubber operations, including addressing barriers faced?

    • N
      0 / 1

      139. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Progress on commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to provide services and facilities to local communities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      142. Progress on commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company reports multiple examples of facilities and services that have been provided to communities. However, the information found is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      143. Commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      144. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company has a commitment to only five of eight Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • N
      0 / 1

      145. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      146. Progress on commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company commits to providing equal career opportunities for women and men.

    • N
      0 / 1

      148. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      149. Progress on commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      9,765 - The figure represents day workers (BHL) and non-staff workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of women employees?

      526 (6.89%) - The company reports the number and percentage of women in its annual report.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company only commits to paying the minimum wage to its employees.

    • N
      0 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a living wage applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      155. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company reports a commitment to address occupational health and safety.

    • N
      0 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • N
      0 / 1

      159. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

      160. Number of fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2 / 14 14.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 5 20%
    • Practice: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company has published a commitment to support smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      162. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

      The company has programs to support smallholders however it is unclear what type of natural rubber smallholders are supported. The information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      164. Percentage of scheme smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company provides information on support activities however it is unclear what type of natural rubber smallholders are supported. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. Process used to engage smallholder suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

    • N
      0 / 1

      168. Number or percentage of smallholder suppliers engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

    • N
      0 / 1

      169. Process used to prioritise, assess and/or engage non-smallholder suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

    • N
      0 / 1

      170. Number or percentage of non-smallholder suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

    • N
      0 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for non-smallholder suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      172. Time-bound action plans (including Key Performance Indicators) for suppliers to be in compliance with natural rubber sourcing commitments?

    • N
      0 / 1

      173. Proportion of direct and indirect supply that comes from natural rubber plantations which are compliant with natural rubber sourcing policies?

    • N
      0 / 1

      174. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3.5 / 7 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company has published a commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • N
      0 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      177. Progress on commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company provides limited information on how its implementing anti-bribery and corruption policies. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      178. Disclosure of the company’s management approach to tax and payments to governments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has reported a detailed Violations Reporting and Handling System in its annual report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Own grievance or complaints system open to all stakeholders?

      The company has a grievance system that is open to all stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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