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Company assessment: Sampoerna Agro – November 2019

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Total: 72% 67 / 93
  • Organisation: 17.5 / 24 72.9%
  • Policy: 32 / 38 84.2%
  • Practice: 17.5 / 31 56.5%
  • Self-reported: 12.5 / 31 40.3%
  • External: 5 / 31 16.1%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6.5 / 9 72.2%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company details its Policies on Sustainability in the 2017 and 2018 Annual Reports

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers

    • Y
      1 / 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

    • 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 implementation of strategies and policies related to sustainability, amongst other issues

    • Y
      1 / 1

      5. Percentage or number of women board members?

      9 (6.1%) - Figure represents number of female employees for managers and above

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company only explicitly reports the number of female Board of Directors (0/5) but not for the Board of Commissioners for which it just provides photos (0/3)

    • 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?

    • 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 it engaged with an NGO a in a fire vigilance program

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Published as part of the company's annual reports

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      10. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    7 / 7 100%
    • Organisation: 7 / 7 100%
    • 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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      20,088

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not source from scheme smallholders/outgrowers

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      80,000 - Figure is approximate

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      17,094.4

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not own natural rubber processing facilities

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not own natural rubber processing facilities

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    8.25 / 9 91.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 4 / 4 100%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 4 81.3%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 4 56.3%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      24. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company states it monitors areas so deforestation and other illegal activities are prevented

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      26. Implementing a landscape or juridictional level approach?

      The company is part of the South Ketapang Landscape project that aims to address biodiversity protection, fire prevention and management and community empowerment

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides examples of species and habitat conservation

    • Y
      1 / 1

      30. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      31. Commitment not to use genetically modified organisms?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 3 83.3%
    • Practice: 3 / 3 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 3 / 3 100%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      33. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct carbon stock assessments but does not explicitly mention the HCS Approach

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    7.75 / 13 59.6%
    • Organisation: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 4 56.3%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 4 56.3%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it manages peatlands in accordance with government regulations, but does not state it does not plant on peat of any depth, or that this applies to all new development

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't have landbank on peat

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it doesn't have landbank on peat

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides examples of best management practies for soil and peat

    • Y
      1 / 1

      43. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      44. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

      The company published a handbook on best practices for natural rubber harvesting

    • Y
      1 / 1

      45. Commitment to zero burning?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      46. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

      The company provides evidence of monitoring and managing fire

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100 - The company provides numbers and maps of fire hotspots in its areas including details of each fire incident. Figure represents fire incidents between January and September 2019

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only has a general commitment to reduce GHG emissions

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      49. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company only reports GHG emission figures for its palm oil operations

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      50. Report GHG emissions from land use change?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      51. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      ISCC and Palm GHG for the palm oil operations

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      52. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    5.5 / 12 45.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 2 / 5 40%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 5 40%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • 53. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD and COD)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not own natural rubber processing facilities

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not own natural rubber processing facilities

    • 55. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not own natural rubber processing facilities

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not own natural rubber processing facilities

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company only has a general commitment to reduce water use

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      58. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      59. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      60. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides evidence of protecting natural waterways through buffer zones

    • 62. Reducing odours from natural rubber processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not own natural rubber processing facilities

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it strives to minimise the use of chemical pesticides, but does not mention fertilisers

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      The company only mentions reductions in fertiliser use for its palm oil operations by using Empty Fruit Bunches (EFB)

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      67. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company implements an Integrated Pest Management approach

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it has a waste management system but only provides details in relation to its palm oil operations

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    21.25 / 27 78.7%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 13 / 15 86.7%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 7 60.7%
    • Self-reported: 4.3 / 7 60.7%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      70. Commitment to human rights?

      The company states it is committed to respect human rights, but does not mention the UN Declaration or UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it protects the rights of local and indigenous communities but it does not reference the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO 169

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it protects local and indigenous tenure rights but does not specifically mention legal or customary rights

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 75. FPIC commitment applies to all sourcing excluding smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers

    • Y
      1 / 1

      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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      78. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company states it has "Procedures for Handling Land-related Claims and Disputes" however very limited detail is given

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides examples of mitigating impacts on food security

    • Y
      1 / 1

      82. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides examples on community services and facilities provided

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      85. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      The company commits "to respect human rights, including the right of all employees to form labor unions and to discuss matters collectively, as well as provide equal opportunity and treatment in employment practices."

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      88. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      30 (0.3%) - Contract employees

    • Y
      1 / 1

      89. Percentage or number of women employees?

      1,544 (18%) - The number of female employees across all operations

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      91. 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
      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?

      9 - Figure represents Frequency Rate for August 2019

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides evidence of reduction of lost time rate

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports zero fatalities since January 2018

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      98. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company states it provides PPE however no mention of related training (e.g. pesticide or chemical training) found

  • Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives
    2 / 5 40%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • 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)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      The company has SVLK PHPL (Sustainable Forest Management) certification and is currently undergoing FSC certification audit for its natural rubber operations

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

      The company states that it is committed to the FSC principles and criteria and it is currently undergoing FSC certification audit

  • 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%
    • 104. Commitment to support smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers

    • 105. Programme to support scheme smallholders / outgrowers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not source from scheme smallholders/outgrowers

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not source from scheme smallholders/outgrowers

    • 107. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not source from independent smallholders

    • 108. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not source from independent smallholders

    • 109. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers

    • 110. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers

    • 111. 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 has informed ZSL that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers

    • 112. 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 has informed ZSL that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not have any suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3.25 / 5 65%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 3 83.3%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      116. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides information on actions taken to implement its anti-bribery and corruption policies

    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it has “Procedures for Communication, Participation, and Consultation” however very limited detail is provided on these procedures

    • N
      0 / 1

      120. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company only provides the number of cases reported on violations of the Code of Ethics (zero) and via the Whistleblowing procedure (three) in 2018

Media monitor: Sampoerna Agro

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Scoring criteria: Sampoerna Agro

Scoring criteria guide how ZSL conducts SPOTT assessments and allocates scores to ensure a fair and consistent approach, setting the expectations for companies on how they should publish ESG data. The full natural rubber indicator framework contains 120 indicators across 10 categories.

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