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Company assessment: Bakrie Sumatera – November 2019

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Total: 28.2% 33 / 117
  • Organisation: 10 / 28 35.7%
  • Policy: 15.5 / 48 32.3%
  • Practice: 7.5 / 41 18.3%
  • Self-reported: 7.5 / 41 18.3%
  • External: 0 / 41 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    1 / 10 10%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • 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. Sustainability natural rubber policy or commitment applies to all sourcing excluding smallholders?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports it has a QHSE & Sustainability head however it was vacant at the time of reporting and it is not clear who has high level responsibility.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      5. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The company does not explicitly report the number of female Board of Directors (0/5) and Board of Commissioners (0/5), it only provides photos.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

      The latest sustainability report was published in 2015.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    6 / 10 60%
    • Organisation: 6 / 9 66.7%
    • 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, processing facilities).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      19,849 - Figure represents planted, plantable and unplantable area.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      16,421

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not source from scheme smallholders/outgrowers. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      145

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      19.1 - The company only provides figures on 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      3

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      19. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Commitment to traceability of the whole supply chain?

      The company only has a commitment to traceability for its palm oil operations.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    1.5 / 10 15%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. 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 only palm oil.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      26. Implementing a landscape or juridictional level approach?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      28. 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

      29. 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

      30. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      31. Commitment not to use genetically modified organisms?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    1 / 6 16.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      33. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      37. 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

      38. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only has a clear commitment to best management practices for peat for its palm oil operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only provides examples of implementing management practices for peat in relation to its palm oil operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      43. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      45. Commitment to zero burning?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      46. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

      The company only states it provides training in relation to fire management.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only states "no Company's operational area suffered from fire" in 2015. This information is over two years old therefore no points have been awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      49. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company only reports GHG emission figures for its palm oil operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      50. Report GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company only reports GHG emission figures for its palm oil operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      51. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company only reports GHG emission figures for its palm oil operations calculated by the Palm GHG tool.

    • N
      0 / 1

      52. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    4 / 17 23.5%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 0 / 6 0%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 9 38.9%
    • Self-reported: 3.5 / 9 38.9%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only states it strives to minimise water contamination.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports figures on water quality from 2013 to 2015.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      55. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

      The company states it treats effluents from natural rubber processing facilities.

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Percentage of processing facilities with closed-loop water treatment system (100%)?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only has a general commitment to reduce water use.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      58. Water use intensity?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      59. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      60. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company only has a commitment for its palm oil operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides limited details on the implementation of protecting natural waterways.

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Reducing odours from natural rubber processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      67. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company states it has IPM however it is unclear if this is implemented in the natural rubber plantations or only for palm oil.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has a waste management system.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    12 / 29 41.4%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 17 44.1%
    • Practice: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      70. Commitment to human rights?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      72. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      75. FPIC commitment applies to all sourcing excluding smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      77. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company provides examples of how it engages local communities regarding social and environmental impacts of its operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      78. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across natural rubber operations, including addressing barriers faced?

    • N
      0 / 1

      80. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      82. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      83. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      85. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      88. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      10,940 - Figure represents day workers (BHL) and non-staff workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      89. Percentage or number of women employees?

      659 (7.6%) - Figure excludes day workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      92. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

      95. Reduction of time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2 - Data is from 2015.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      97. Zero fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

      Data is between two and five years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

  • 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    1.5 / 10 15%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 4 25%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • 105. Programme to support scheme smallholders / outgrowers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not source from scheme smallholders/outgrowers. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this.

    • 106. Percentage of scheme smallholders / outgrowers involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not source from scheme smallholders/outgrowers. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company provides information on support activities however it is unclear what type of natural rubber smallholders are supported.

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

      109. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      110. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3.5 / 5 70%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      116. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides information on how its implementing anti-bribery and corruption policies.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      120. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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