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Indofood Agri Resources Ltd

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

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Company assessment: Indofood Agri Resources Ltd – March 2022

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Total: 46.8% 73 / 156
  • Organisation: 16 / 35 45.7%
  • Policy: 43.5 / 76 57.2%
  • Practice: 13.5 / 45 30%
  • Self-reported: 13.5 / 45 30%
  • External: 0 / 45 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8.5 / 11 77.3%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • 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?

      CEO supported by the management team, an ERM unit, an R&D team, as well as sustainability representatives from all business units.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's board of directors are actively involved in evaluating the group's sustainability risks and opportunities, reviewing the material ESG topics, and overseeing the management and reporting processes.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      62 (12.67%) - The company reports 62 of female employees out of 489 employees at manager and senior manager levels.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The board comprises of nine members, all of which are male. Data as of March 2021.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports conducting HCV monitoring and management training in 2020 in collaboration with external HCV and HCS certified experts. The company also reports on a collaboration with Badan Restorasi Gambut (BRG) which provides assistance on peatland protection and rehabilitation. The fire specialists of company are regularly trained in fire prevention and firefighting in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the military, police, and the local government. However, it is unclear if all the above collaborations are related to natural rubber production as the company owns operations in multiple forest commodities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's latest sustainability report was published in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's sustainability report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core option.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    4.5 / 17 26.5%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 14 32.1%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      Indonesia (North and South Sumatra, East Kalimantan, and Sulawesi).

    • 13. Lists countries sourcing from?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      15. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      15,976 - The company reports the total natural rubber planted area in its latest annual report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3,259 - Data as of December 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      23,279 - The company reports that it has identified 23,279 ha of HCV areas across its sites. However, it is unclear if this area covers all crops or only natural rubber.

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Maps of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. List of jurisdictions where sourcing from smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      7 - The company reports that it has four crumb and three sheet rubber processing facilities.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

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

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

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

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

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      51. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      The company reports that one of its rubber factories located in Sulawesi has implemented ISO 14001. However, information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    6.75 / 21 32.1%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 4 / 13 30.8%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 6 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 6 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to no development in High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no development in High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company mentions zero deforestation of primary forests, High Conservation Value areas and High Carbon Stock areas. However, the cut-off date beyond which deforestation or conversion would not be accepted is not reported by the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it conducts regular monitoring of HCV areas, however, the methodology used for monitoring is not reported by the company. Also the extent of the area monitored and timeframe is not reported. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that no primary forest or HCV land was affected during new planting and replanting in 2020. However, the cut-off date for deforestation is not reported by the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has identified the species of conservation concern, referencing the IUCN Red list and Indonesia regulation. However, this list is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports working with local authorities for peatland protection and rehabilitation. The company also conducts regular monitoring of its HCV areas to track the health of key species and biodiversity indicators. Limited examples are reported by the company. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it operates a strict zero tolerance policy towards hunting, destroying, logging, or burning of protected species and wildlife. However, this commitment only applies to a certain extent of operations (HCV and HCS areas).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to operate a strict zero tolerance policy towards hunting, destroying, logging, or burning of protected species and wildlife. However, this commitment only applies to a certain extent of operations (HCV and HCS areas).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      71. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

      The company's commitment to protect areas from illegal activities only covers certain forms of illegal activities.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      73. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company only mentions that 'each of the HCV areas is surrounded with boundary pits to prevent encroachment. Signs are erected at HCV sites to prohibit hunting, logging or burning in the HCV area'. Limited evidence is reported by the company. Information is not externally verified.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    5.5 / 7 78.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Practice: 0 / 1 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0 / 1 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.

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

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

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

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

    • 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.

    • 80. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct SEIAs for all its operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits its suppliers to conduct social impact assessments. A clear commitment for suppliers to conduct EIAs is not reported by the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    8.75 / 19 46.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 4 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 10 70%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no planting on peat 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that since 2013, no new planting on peatlands has been done and water levels are maintained in all peatlands under company's control. However, it is unclear if this reporting is in concern of natural rubber operations of the company. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      92. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

      The company commits to best tapping practices.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      94. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

      The company reports that is uses spot marking to predict when trees are mature and ready for tapping, monitors the trees' growth rates and girth, and conducts spot marking in the last few months before the tree reaches the optimum size for tapping. It also mentions that tapping is done at certain heights, based on each tree's characteristics. Tapping panels are rotated according to the condition of the panel and the tree. However, this information between two and five years old. Information is not 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 reports multiple evidences of fire monitoring and management. However, information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

    • 102. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    10 / 20 50%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 6 / 11 54.6%
    • Practice: 3 / 7 42.9%
    • Self-reported: 3 / 7 42.9%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Water use intensity?

      43.34 - The company reports water use intensity figures for 2018 (30.60 m3/tonne), 2019 (43.48 m3/tonne) and 2020 (43.34 m3/tonne). However, this figure only covers 3 crumb rubber and 3 sheet rubber factories. Data for one crumb rubber factory is not reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity figures for 2018 (30.60 m3/tonne), 2019 (43.48 m3/tonne) and 2020 (43.34 m3/tonne). Figures for 2020 show a very slight improvement, however, these figures do not cover information on all rubber factories of the company. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's BOD and COD levels are already within legal limits. BOD legal limit is 60 mg/L and company's BOD level for 2020 is 22.75 mg/L. COD legal limit is 200 mg/L and company's COD level for 2020 is 71.96 mg/L.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company's BOD and COD levels are within legal limits. BOD legal limit is 60 mg/L and company's BOD level for 2020 is 22.75 mg/L. COD legal limit is 200 mg/L and company's COD level for 2020 is 71.96 mg/L. However, information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

      The company reports that all effluents in its rubber factories are sent to wastewater treatment plants prior to release into water courses or municipal sewers. However, information is between two and five years old and 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company commits to not use paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use paraquat.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports consumption of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and rodenticides in liters across rubber and palm oil estates combined. However, the names of chemicals used or levels of use per hectare are not reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      Both chemical fertiliser and pesticide consumption were higher in 2020 compared to 2019 and natural rubber figures are aggregated with palm oil. As figures are not separate for natural rubber, and they not improving, only limited points can be awarded. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company reports that it applies IPM techniques and mentions that natural, biological, and mechanical controls are preferred over chemical controls. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    25.25 / 35 72.1%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 16.5 / 22 75%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 8 59.4%
    • Self-reported: 4.8 / 8 59.4%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      128. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company reports conducting internal human rights assessments twice a year, which are based on its Sustainable Agriculture Policy, Labour Policy, the ISPO certification, the Indonesian Government regulations and their ratified ILO conventions. Any findings of non-conformity are reported for follow up action. The company reports zero human rights related breaches reported through its whistle-blowing mechanism in 2020. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to indigenous people rights but does not reference UN Declaration/ILO Convention.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to indigenous people rights but does not reference UN Declaration/ILO Convention.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to respect the legal and customary land tenure rights but only in relation to FPIC.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to respect the legal and customary land tenure rights but only in relation to FPIC.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      136. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports multiple examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      137. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to support the inclusion of women across natural rubber operations, including addressing barriers faced. The company reports that in accordance with Indonesian labour laws, all permanent workers are entitled to maternity and menstrual leave. Jobs of new mothers are reserved while they are on maternity leave. Limited details are provided by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company commits to ensure food security for local communities through assisting with diversification of crops that lead to additional income and strengthen food security.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only provides one example (diversification of crops that lead to additional income and strengthened food security).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports multiple examples for its progress on commitment to provide essential community services and facilities. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports that its contract workers are usually hired from the local communities. A clear commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities is not reported by the company.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides evidence of actions taken to implement its workers' rights policies, however, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has zero tolerance for sexual harassment and conducts regular socialisation initiatives to ensure all our workers adhere to its gender policies. All estates are required to complete an annual questionnaire to show that their operations comply with government regulations on diversity and discrimination. The company has gender committees in place and reports that in 2020, there were no incidents of discrimination or harassment reported via its whistle-blowing facility or to its gender committees. All the information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      19,046 (35.18%) - The company reports the number of non permanent employees (4,367) and seasonal workers (14,679) for all operations. Data as of 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of women employees?

      10,340 (19.1%) - The company has 10,340 females out of the total 54,129 employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company commits to pay the living wage to all workers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits its suppliers to comply with the minimum wage regulations set by the local governments where they operate. A commitment to pay the living wage is not reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company only provides evidence that workers are paid minimum wage through reporting legal minimum wages alongside minimum wages paid by the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      155. Reporting of 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 all suppliers to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      1.5 - The company reports the Accident Frequency Rate in 2020 as 1.5.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports one fatality in 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0.5 / 9 5.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      161. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company only reports a general commitment which mentions to support the inclusion of smallholders in its supply chain and ensure its best efforts to assist its smallholders to adopt its sustainability policy and best sustainability practices.

    • N
      0 / 1

      162. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

    • 166. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      174. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    2.75 / 7 39.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that all new employees receive induction training on its Code of Conduct, which prohibits bribery and gratification. Zero confirmed incidents of bribery and corruption were recorded in company's operations in 2020. Information reported is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company states it has a whistleblowing policy but only limited details are provided on the procedure taken.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company indicates that it has grievance mechanisms in place, but no further details are provided.

    • N
      0 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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