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Company assessment: Indofood Agri – November 2019

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Total: 13.1% 15.75 / 120
  • Organisation: 12.5 / 29 43.1%
  • Policy: 2.5 / 48 5.2%
  • 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
    4 / 10 40%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only has a Sustainability Policy for Palm Oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Overall guidance on sustainability is led by the CEO in a think tank that comprises Executive Directors of the Group and principal subsidiaries

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors are working closely together on sustainability issues

    • Y
      1 / 1

      5. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      276 (49.3%) - Senior managers and managers

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's sustainability report only covers its palm oil operations

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      10. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    4.5 / 11 40.9%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 10 45%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      11. Lists countries and operations?

      Indonesia (natural rubber plantations and processing)

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only provides information on the planted area

    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      16,888

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3,259

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only provides information on the planted area

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      7

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      19. Names and coordinates of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      The company only provides names of the factories

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      21. Commitment to traceability of the whole supply chain?

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    0 / 10 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 5 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      24. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      26. Implementing a landscape or juridictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      27. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only identified species on its palm oil estates

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      30. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

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

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      33. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

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

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      43. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      44. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      45. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      46. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      49. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      50. Report GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      51. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      55. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      58. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      59. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      60. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      62. Reducing odours from natural rubber processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      66. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      67. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    5.75 / 29 19.8%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 1 / 17 5.9%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      70. Commitment to human rights?

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      75. FPIC commitment applies to all sourcing excluding smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      77. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      78. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      80. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      82. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      85. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      88. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      34,713 (47.6%) - Non-permanent employees (5,316) and seasonal workers (29,397) for all operations not just natural rubber

    • Y
      1 / 1

      89. Percentage or number of women employees?

      16,561 (38%) - Figure represents permanent and non-permanent employees

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      90. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      92. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      Accident frequency rate of 1.7 accidents per million man-hours in 2018, down from 1.8 in 2017

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports a decrease in accident frequency rate in 2018 compared to 2017

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      Fatalities have increased in 2018 compared to 2017

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      102. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      The company has ISO 14001 certification for some operations however it is unclear if it covers natural rubber operations or just palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      103. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0 / 12 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 4 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      104. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company only has a commitment for palm oil

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      105. Programme to support scheme smallholders / outgrowers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      107. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      108. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      109. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      110. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

      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
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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 / 5 30%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      116. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company's Code of Conduct does not explicitly mention corruption

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      118. Whistleblowing procedure?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      119. 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
      No source

      120. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      Only for palm oil related complaints

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