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Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT

Natural rubber assessment
  • Latest update: March 2021
  • Next scheduled: March 2022

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Company assessment: Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT – March 2021

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 72.7% 71.25 / 98
  • Organisation: 17 / 25 68%
  • Policy: 34.8 / 41 84.8%
  • Practice: 19.5 / 32 60.9%
  • Self-reported: 8.8 / 32 27.3%
  • External: 10.8 / 32 33.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6.25 / 9 69.4%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company details its Policies on Sustainability in the 2018 and 2019 Annual Reports.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any non-smallholder suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company lists Sustainability as part of the Senior Management Team and provides the name of the person responsible for Sustainability. However, the information found is between two and five years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states its Research and Development Director is responsible for "directing the implementation of strategies and policies related to research and technology, innovation, and sustainability in order to support the Company's business".

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      9 (6.1%) - The company reports a figure which represents a number of female employees for managers and above. However, the information found is between two and five years old.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The company reports zero women members on the board. However, the information found is between two and five years old.

    • P
      0.75 / 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] The company's operating subsidiary is a member of an initiative for the sustainable management of natural resources in Ketapang District, Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company collaborates with the local government on protecting HCV areas and fire prevention and is engaged with an NGO in a fire vigilance program.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published the Sustainability report as a part of its Annual Report 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    6.5 / 7 92.9%
    • Organisation: 6.5 / 7 92.9%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      11. Lists countries and operations?

      Indonesia (West Kalimantan).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100,000 - The company reports a total of 100,000 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      20,938 - The figure excludes scheme smallholders areas.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from scheme/outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      80,000 - The figure is approximate.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      37,567 - Figure represents the company's HCV area for its rubber operations. However, information is over two years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

      Geo-referenced maps are available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      FMP provides detailed management plans.

    • 19. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own natural rubber processing facilities.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own natural rubber processing facilities.

    • 21. Commitment to traceability of the whole supply chain?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme/outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

  • Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives
    3 / 5 60%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

      [Externally verified] The company's rubber operations are 100% FSC certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      [Externally verified] The company has SVLK PHPL (Sustainable Forest Management) certification and is currently undergoing an FSC certification audit for its natural rubber operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is currently undergoing an FSC certification audit for its whole natural rubber area.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    11.5 / 12 95.8%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 7 92.9%
    • Practice: 4 / 4 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 4 / 4 100%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to preventing deforestation in new land areas.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any non-smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      29. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCV and HCS. The cut-off date beyond which deforestation will not be accepted is 01 October 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      30. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      [Externally verified] The company mentions monitoring areas, to prevent deforestation and other illegal activities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      15 - The company reports a figure which represents incidents between January and September 2019. This includes the number of illegal logging incidents in its area including details of each incident.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      32. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      33. Implementing a landscape or juridictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company is part of the South Ketapang Landscape project that aims to address biodiversity protection, fire prevention and management, and community empowerment. The company works in partnership with local government and NGOs on projects.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      34. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company states it consistently strives for nature conservation in the form of flora and fauna.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has specified species of conservation in reference to the IUCN Red List.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company gives examples of surveying for sun bears, orangutans and preserving HCV areas.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to no hunting of protected species only across all operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      38. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

      Has policy titled "Protection of Wild Flora and Fauna Species".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      39. Commitment not to use genetically modified organisms?

      The company provides a commitment not to use genetically modified organisms.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    5.5 / 7 78.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 3 83.3%
    • Practice: 3 / 4 75%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 3 / 4 75%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to conduct HCV assessments before undertaking land clearing.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      41. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] HCV assessments are available on the PT HKI Website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV assessments are available on the PT HKI Website.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to conduct carbon stock assessments. However, it does not explicitly mention the HCS Approach.

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      The company states that it has done HCS assessments but no reports or summaries are available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it is committed to conducting SEIAs prior to land clearing.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Published SEIA report.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    7.75 / 15 51.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 4 25%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 5 45%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 5 25%
    • External: 1 / 5 20%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to prohibit land clearing activities in peatlands but does not mention no planting on peat of any depth.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to best management practices for soil and peat.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides examples of best management practices for soil and peat. However, the information found is more than two years old and is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      52. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

      The company provides a commitment to maintaining the best or sustainable tapping practices.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      53. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

      The company published a handbook on best practices for natural rubber harvesting. However, the information found is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company states it is "committed to zero burning in land clearing and opening up of protected areas".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      [Externally verified] The company provides evidence of monitoring and managing fire.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100 - The company reports a figure which represents fire incidents between January and September 2019 and also provides numbers and maps of fire hotspots.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only has a general commitment to reduce GHG emissions.

    • N
      0 / 1

      58. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      60. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      ISCC and Palm GHG for the palm oil operations.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    6.75 / 12 56.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 5 45%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 5 45%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company is committed to managing water resources but no time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity could be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

      63. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own natural rubber processing facilities.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own natural rubber processing facilities.

    • 67. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own natural rubber processing facilities.

    • 68. Proportion of processing facilities with closed-loop water treatment system?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own natural rubber processing facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company maintains a filtration system for protecting and improving the quality of water.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company's standard operating procedure for implementing riparian buffer zones is available.

    • 71. Reducing odours from natural rubber processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not own natural rubber processing facilities.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only mentions minimising the use of chemical pesticides. No information could be found regarding fertilisers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to prohibit the use of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to prohibit the use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a list of pesticides and fertilisers used to produce natural rubber. Quantities per ha are also reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

      76. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      77. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company implements an Integrated Pest Management approach. However, the information found is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      Standard operating procedures are available for both hazardous and non-hazardous waste management.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    20.25 / 25 81%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 12.8 / 14 91.1%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      79. Commitment to human rights?

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

    • 80. Commitment to human rights applies to all sourcing excluding smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any non-smallholder suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect Indigenous and local communities' rights but does not provide reference to the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company adheres to the principle of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) with communities.

    • 84. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers excluding smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any non-smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Details of the FPIC process are available.

    • N
      0 / 1

      86. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company's resolution process for land conflicts is available.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company aims to strengthen support for women across the business, however, the information found is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      89. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company has a commitment to increase food security for local communities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides examples of mitigating impacts on food security. However, the information found is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to providing essential services and facilities to the community.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides different examples of essential services and facilities which are made available for local communities. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it "empowers and provides an opportunity to local qualified talents to fill its vacant positions".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Committed to Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to not discriminate against anyone based on gender.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides one example of training where sexual harassment was covered.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      69 (0.69%) - Contract Employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      98. Percentage or number of women employees?

      1,412 (16.28%) - The figure represents the number of female employees across all operations, not just natural rubber.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company provides a commitment to pay minimum wage.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides evidence that the minimum wage is paid to its employees.

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has a commitment to occupational health and safety.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company provides a list of available PPE and gives one example of training.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      9 - The company reports the Injury Frequency Rate by month from January 2018 to August 2019. The figure represents the rate for August 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports zero fatalities from January 2018 - August 2019.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0 / 0 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • 106. Commitment to support smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme/outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 107. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme/outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 108. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from scheme/outgrower smallholder suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from scheme/outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • 110. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from independent smallholders.

    • 111. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from independent smallholders.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme/outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme/outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 114. 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 the company reports that it does not have any non-smallholder suppliers.

    • 115. 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 the company reports that it does not have any non-smallholder suppliers.

    • 116. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any non-smallholder suppliers.

    • 117. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme/outgrower smallholders and independent suppliers.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3.75 / 6 62.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 4 75%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company provides a commitment to conduct a business with ethics and prohibits all forms of corruption and other violations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides examples of actions taken to implement its anti-bribery and corruption policies. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      120. Disclosure of the company's management approach to tax and payments to governments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a published whistleblowing policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a process for dealing with grievances.

    • N
      0 / 1

      123. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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