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Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT

Natural rubber assessment
  • Latest update: March 2021
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Company assessment: Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT – March 2021

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 26.8% 33 / 123
  • Organisation: 10.5 / 29 36.2%
  • Policy: 15 / 51 29.4%
  • Practice: 7.5 / 43 17.4%
  • Self-reported: 7.5 / 43 17.4%
  • External: 0 / 43 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    1.5 / 10 15%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • 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 excluding smallholders?

      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 photos 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    6 / 11 54.6%
    • Organisation: 6 / 10 60%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      11. Lists countries and operations?

      Indonesia (plantations and processing facilities).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      19,809 - The figure represents planted, plantable and unplantable area for 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      16,532 - The figure excludes scheme smallholder areas and represents the total planted area for 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      941 - Figure for 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      19.1 - The company only provides figures on the set-aside area for its Sumut 1 estate and it is unclear if this was set-aside in relation to rubber operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      3 - The company owns three natural rubber processing factories.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      20. Names and coordinates 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

      21. Commitment to traceability of the whole supply chain?

  • Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives
    0.5 / 5 10%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      25. 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. Also, the information found is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    1.5 / 13 11.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      27. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      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

      28. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all sourcing excluding smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      29. Criteria for defining deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      30. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      31. Amount of illegal/non-complaint deforestation recorded in own operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      32. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

      33. Implementing a landscape or juridictional level approach?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      34. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company provides a commitment to protect biodiversity.

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. 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

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

      The company only provides examples of species and habitat management activities for its palm oil operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      38. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      39. Commitment not to use genetically modified organisms?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    1 / 7 14.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to protect and maintain HCV.

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      42. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    2 / 15 13.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 4 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      47. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      52. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • N
      0 / 1

      53. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero burning?

      Committed to zero burning.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company only states it provides training in relation to fire management. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      58. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      60. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      61. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    4.5 / 17 26.5%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 9 38.9%
    • Self-reported: 3.5 / 9 38.9%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      63. Water use intensity?

      The company reports water use figures for 2015, however, not as intensity.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      64. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports progress on water usage from 2013 to 2015 but does not report in terms of water intensity. Information is more than two years old and not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD and COD)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      66. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD and COD)?

      The company reports figures on water quality from 2013 to 2015. Information is more than two years old and not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      67. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Proportion of processing facilities with closed-loop water treatment system?

    • N
      0 / 1

      69. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      70. 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

      71. Reducing odours from natural rubber processing facilities?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides limited information to minimise the use of pesticides only.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      76. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      77. 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      78. Waste management system in place to avoid negative impacts?

      The company has a waste management system. However, information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    10.5 / 27 38.9%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 16 40.6%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      79. 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

      80. Commitment to human rights applies to all sourcing excluding smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a commitment to FPIC.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      86. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company has 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

      87. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      89. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      92. 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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has committed to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. 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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      10,105 - The figure represents day workers (BHL) and non-staff workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      98. Percentage or number of women employees?

      542 (6.79%) - The figure excludes day workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      Committed to pay minimum wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      Committed to addressing occupational health and safety.

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • N
      0 / 1

      104. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2 - Data as of 2015.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2 / 12 16.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 4 25%
    • Practice: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits to support smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      107. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      108. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

      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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. 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

      111. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      116. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      117. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 4 75%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company has made this commitment.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      120. Disclosure of the company's management approach to tax and payments to governments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has provided a small amount of detail on its whistleblowing procedure.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a small amount of detail of its grievance system which is open to all stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      123. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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