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  • Landbank
    109,248 hectares
  • Market cap:
    311,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    HALC.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    HACL SP Equity
  • ISIN:
    SG2F48989824
  • Website:

Company assessment: Halcyon Agri – March 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 70.9% 120.5 / 170
  • Organisation: 30 / 38 79%
  • Policy: 62.5 / 79 79.1%
  • Practice: 28 / 53 52.8%
  • Self-reported: 16.8 / 53 31.6%
  • External: 11.3 / 53 21.2%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9.5 / 11 86.4%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable natural rubber policy which covers all rubber operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable natural rubber policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The Managing Director of the company, and the CEO of the subsidiary, are stated to "champion the sustainability agenda of each business segment with the support from CEO and the Board, to achieve group-wide sustainability targets".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The whole Board bears responsibility for sustainability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      8.4% - The company reports the percentage of women in the senior management team.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The company does not explicitly report the exact number of women board members but "acknowledges a lack of female representation" on the board.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] SNR-i, UNGC (externally verified on participant/members pages on initiative websites).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company collaborated with stakeholders to develop and provide digital training content for smallholder natural rubber farmers to encourage sustainable best practice, and to complete research studies into climate impacts of the industry.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's latest sustainability report was published in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      Annual Report 2020 has been prepared in accordance with GRI standards.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      No publicly available climate-related risk assessment or summary available, and no CDP climate questionnaire completed.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    13.5 / 21 64.3%
    • Organisation: 12 / 16 75%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      Malaysia, Cameroon, C�te d'Ivoire (production and processing). Indonesia, Thailand, China (processing only).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company lists the countries it is sourcing from.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      109,248 - The figure is the sum of landbank for Cameroon (97,824 ha), Malaysia (9,844 ha), and C�te d'Ivoire (1,580 ha) reported for the year 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      15. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      38,059 - The figure is the sum of landbank for Cameroon (31,658 ha), Malaysia (5,061 ha), and C�te d'Ivoire (1,340 ha) reported for the year 2021. This is including scheme smallholder areas using projected figures of 300 ha planted in 2021 as part of a new programme.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      300 - Total figure projected to have been planted in 2021 as part of a new outgrower programme in Cameroon.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that it has no land designated for future planting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      42,069 - Figure is a sum of conservation areas from Cameroon (39,773 ha), Malaysia (2,216 ha) and C�te d'Ivoire (80 ha).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company provides maps for all of their estates, however not all maps have coordinates or clearly outline concession boundaries.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      24. List of jurisdictions where sourcing from smallholders?

      The company reports that "smallholder sourcing jurisdictions include the following" in Cameroon: Central region, East region, South region, Littoral region. it is unclear if this covers all smallholder sourcing, hence partial scoring.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      38 - The company owns 38 natural rubber processing facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      All 38 are listed on the company's website with their coordinates, this information is undated however it can be cross-referenced with the Annual Report which reports 38 facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 (5.6%) - The company reports that two factories source rubber from our company-owned plantations, the remaining 36 source from third-party plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      74% - The company reports that 74% of natural rubber supply is sourced from smallholders.

    • 29. Number of third party supplying processing facilities?

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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?

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

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has reported 100% of its supply from industrial plantations was traceable to plantation level in 2022.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has published general aims to improve traceability of smallholder supply. No timebound target covering all supply from smallholders is published.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

  • Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives
    3.75 / 11 34.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of GPSNR. This has been verified via the GPSNR website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted a self-declaration form for SNR-i.

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a target of 69.5% of planted land at its Hevecam plantation to be certified by FSC FM by 2023.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      51. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      [Externally verified] The majority of production facilities are ISO 14001 certified and certificates are available. Some facilities are HeveaPRO certified, however, the scoring criteria is not publicly available therefore points cannot be awarded. N.B. HeveaPRO is the company's own auditing scheme.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    12 / 21 57.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 13 57.7%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • External: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to no deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      Commitment to no deforestation applies to all suppliers of natural rubber to the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to zero deforestation of HCV, HCS and peat areas. The cut-off date beyond which deforestation would not be accepted by the company is 1st April 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it uses annual satellite surveillance and landscape mapping to ensure enactment of no-deforestation policy. The extent of the area monitored is not clear. Information has not been externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The compliance of the company's suppliers to their no-deforestation policy is monitored and assessed through a Policy contact (managerial role) at the company. Further details on the extent of this monitoring are not publicly available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      As of 2020, the company recorded no illegal or non compliant deforestation in own operations (cut-off date April 2019).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      62. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      The company commits to restore deforested or degraded areas but no cut-off date could be found.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Commitment to restore deforested or degraded areas extends to suppliers, but no cut-off date could be found.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company is implementing a landscape approach. Data externally verified by Proforest is now over two years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      Commitment to individual biodiversity management practices extends to all land concessions, but lacks specific targets and does not amount to an overarching policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

      Biodiversity and ecosystem protection incorporated in Supply Chain Policy. Unclear whether policy covers all supplier's operations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports information about the conservation of species, classified according to the IUCN Red List. The information found is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      General examples of habitat conservation through fire prevention, pest management and watercourse buffer zones. Reporting of species specific protection activities, including biodiversity monitoring and anti-poaching patrols is over 2 years old.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company protects forests areas from "over-hunting" which implies sustainable hunting is permitted. It is not clear whom is allowed to hunt (employees or local communities) or if only forests are protected and hunting within plantations is permissible.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to protect forests areas from "over-hunting" which implies sustainable hunting is permitted. It is not clear whom is allowed to hunt (employees or local communities) or if only forests are protected and hunting within plantations is permissible.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      71. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

      The company commits to protect forests from illegal activities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to protect forests from illegal activities.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      73. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      Self-reported practices of ground surveillance through regular patrols to prevent illegal activities.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    6 / 11 54.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 6 100%
    • 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 commits to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct SEIAs for all its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct SEIAs.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      Only a third-party review of an original SEIA for Cameroon from 2019 is available.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    14.25 / 19 75%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 8.5 / 10 85%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 4 68.8%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 4 68.8%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company prohibits rubber production on peatland of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company has no planted area on peat land.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Committed to good agricultural practices for soil only, but company reports to have no landbank on peat.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Commitment to good agricultural practices for soils only (and not peat) applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides some examples of best management practices for soils. Information found is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      92. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

      The company commits to best tapping practices.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to best tapping practices.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      94. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

      The company provides examples of implementing best tapping practices, however the implementation of these practices has not been externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to zero burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero burning.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company provides evidence of fire management activities fire monitoring. Information is no externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      9 - The company provides numbers of fire incidents in its concessions in 2020.

    • 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?

      Only a vague commitment to reducing GHG emissions available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      0.213 tCO2e per mT of product.

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports progress in GHG intensity overtime, however, it slightly increased from 0.211 in 2019 to 0.213 tCO2e per mT of product in 2020. Data is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      GHG Protocol used as guidance to calculate GHG emissions for company.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    14 / 20 70%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 11 68.2%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 7 64.3%
    • Self-reported: 4.5 / 7 64.3%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Water use intensity?

      11.5 - The company reports water use intensity of 11.5 m3/mT of product in 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The last data showing progress in water usage is fover two years old and not recorded as intensity. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to be 5% below local legal limits regarding both BOD and COD. This commitment is not time-bound.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      BOD and COD figures from 2017-2019 are reported, however figures are not improving and evidence is over two years old.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      110. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

      The company treats effluents from 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides information about the implementation of buffer zones to protect natural waterways. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company makes efforts to reduce odours from natural rubber processing facilities. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    • N
      0 / 1

      117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a list of pesticides and fertilisers used in plantations, as well as information on chemicals used in processing.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      The company states there has been a reduction in pesticide use but does not report figures. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company uses an IPM approach and gives evidence of cover crop usage to suppress pests. Information has not been externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    31.25 / 35 89.3%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Policy: 20.5 / 22 93.2%
    • Practice: 6.3 / 8 78.1%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • External: 4.8 / 8 59.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights?

      Committed to human rights with reference to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to human rights with reference to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Progress on human rights commitment?

      [Externally verified] The company recently disclosed its grievance procedure for protecting human rights, and details on providing food security in the communities around concessions. Information on grievances has been externally verified through a third-party progress report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 commits to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the FPIC process in accordance with UN-REDD.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      [Externally verified] The company provides multiple examples of how it engages with the local communities in collaboration with local NGOs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      137. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company's grievance procedure covers land conflicts.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company is developing training and childcare facilities to support the inclusion of women. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company is committed to mitigate impacts on food security.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides multiple examples of activities on mitigating impacts on food security in Cameroon. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company gives examples regarding various services and facilities provided to the local community, and information has been externally verified by NGO Mighty Earth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company provides details of grievance procedure and publicly discloses grievance cases and progress made towards resolving them. Information on grievance procedure is externally verified by NGO Mighty Earth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides equal hiring and employment opportunities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Commitment 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?

      1,690 (10.7%) - The company reports number of temporary employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of women employees?

      3,728 (23.7%) - The company reports the number of women employees.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company mentions living wage, but only reports a commitment to pay at least minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Commitment to pay at least minimum wage applies to all suppliers,.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      154. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

      [Externally verified] The company confirms 'a 1:1 ratio on staff entry level wages with legislated minimum wages', and is externally verified through an audit by T�V S�D. However, no progress reported on paying a living wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports that the ratio of 1:1 for entry level wages with national minimum wages applies to male and female staff, but no mention of non entry level employees salary by gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company commits to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      158. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company provides PPE and related training to employees. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      76.3 - The figure represents the injury lost day rate in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports zero fatalities.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    10 / 14 71.4%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 5.5 / 8 68.8%
    • Self-reported: 2.5 / 8 31.3%
    • External: 3 / 8 37.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits to support smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

      74% - The company reports a percentage of their supply that comes from smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

      [Externally verified] Company has a programme to support outgrowers in Cameroon. Information has been externally verified by Proforest.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 467 - The figure represents the number of smallholders to have successfully passed the onboarding process by Proforest as of October 2020. The plan for the programme is to reach approximately 13,000 smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      [Externally verified] The company provides multiple examples of how it supports independent smallholders including various training schemes and providing market access and financial support. Externally verified through the NGO's the company collaborated with on the projects e.g. WWF and GIZ.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      166. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

      Company provides some numbers on independent smallholders supported by different programs, but figures do not cover all operations. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      It was observed in an audit that company sites largely communicated policies verbally with suppliers and smallholders and records keeping was not consistently practised. Further details on process used were not disclosed.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      467 - The figure represents smallholders in Cameroon only. Data from 2022. Information is not externatlly verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Suppliers are required to report compliance with the company's sustainable sourcing policy on an annual basis.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      20 (60%) - Figure represents suppliers engaged, not assessed. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company mentions some criteria for suspension/exclusion but does not give timeframes for the implementation of corrective action plans.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Company has time-bound action plans to ensure compliance from suppliers with its sustainable sourcing policy, but does not include KPI's and compliance is based on self-assessment from suppliers only.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      No figures can be found for proportion of supply from compliant plantations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      174. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

      0 - The company currently receives no supply from agroforestry but has plans to incorporate 300 ha into its outgrower programme in Cameroon. Information is not externally verified.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6.25 / 7 89.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commits to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides evidence of actions taken to implement ethical conduct and anti-corruption policies. It also states it has achieved zero cases of corruption in 2020. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company gives limited details on tax management but does disclose that the Chief Financial Officer has overall responsibility in managing this area.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing procedure which protects the anonymity of whistleblowers.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company discloses comprehensive detail on grievances.

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