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FELCRA Berhad Malaysia

Natural rubber assessment
  • Latest update: November 2019
  • Next scheduled: November 2020

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Company assessment: FELCRA Berhad Malaysia – November 2019

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Total: 9% 10.75 / 120
  • Organisation: 2 / 29 6.9%
  • Policy: 8 / 48 16.7%
  • Practice: 0.8 / 43 1.7%
  • Self-reported: 0.8 / 43 1.7%
  • External: 0 / 43 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    2 / 10 20%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has separate policies on environmental and social issues.

    • N
      0 / 1

      2. Sustainability natural rubber policy or commitment applies to all sourcing excluding smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Director of Sustainability and Standards Division.

    • 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 board members?

      4 (50%) - Figure is undated.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    1 / 11 9.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 10 10%
    • 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?

      Malaysia.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      40,045 - The figure is undated.

    • N
      0 / 1

      13. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      39,582 - The figure is undated.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      18. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Names and coordinates of company owned 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?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    1 / 10 10%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 5 20%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    0 / 6 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • N
      0 / 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
    0 / 15 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 4 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 6 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      43. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • N
      0 / 1

      45. Commitment to zero burning?

    • N
      0 / 1

      46. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      49. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      50. Report GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      51. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • N
      0 / 1

      52. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Treatment of effluents from 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      58. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      60. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    4 / 29 13.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 17 23.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      70. Commitment to 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?

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      77. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      78. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      85. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only refers to four out of the eight core ILO Conventions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not specifically refer to employment and occupation in relation to discrimination.

    • N
      0 / 1

      88. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      89. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

  • Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives
    0 / 5 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    1.75 / 12 14.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 4 25%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      105. Programme to support scheme smallholders / outgrowers?

      The company provides details on smallholder development.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      107. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • 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
    1 / 5 20%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      116. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      118. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is government-owned and has a link on its own website to the government complaints channel.

    • N
      0 / 1

      120. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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