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Société Internationale de Plantations d'Hévéas (SIPH)

Natural rubber assessment
  • Latest update: March 2023
  • Next scheduled: March 2024

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Company assessment: Société Internationale de Plantations d'Hévéas (SIPH) – March 2023

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Total: 71.5% 120.75 / 169
  • Organisation: 26 / 35 74.3%
  • Policy: 71.5 / 76 94.1%
  • Practice: 23.3 / 58 40.1%
  • Self-reported: 12 / 58 20.7%
  • External: 11.3 / 58 19.4%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9 / 11 81.8%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 3 41.7%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable natural rubber policy that aligns with the GPSNR Policy Components.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Sustainable Development Steering committee, a CSR department, and a Communication and Sustainable Development department. It is not clear which team is in a higher position than the other and which individual is responsible for the team's management.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The managing director has responsibility for sustainability and sits on the board of directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      15% - The company reports two out of 13 of its Executive and Management Committee are women.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      The company reports to have three female board members in 2020. No figure for 2021 or 2022 was found.

    • 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] International Rubber Study Group (IRSG).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company is in collaboration with a consultancy to develop a method of calculating the carbon footprint of rubber production activities. Additionally, the company uses Rubberway (a mobile application developed by industry stakeholders) to assess the sustainability of its supply chain. All evidence is over two years old, therefore full points cannot be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The CSR report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core Option.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company reports a climate risk assessment. Information is not externally verified.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    10.5 / 16 65.6%
    • Organisation: 9.5 / 13 73.1%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      Plantations and processing (Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company stated in 2022 it sourced from Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, and Liberia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      60394 - Figure reported for 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      15. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      58797 - Figure reported for 2021.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      764 - Figure for 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4828.02 - The company reports a total of 4,828.02 ha of protected area across its four subsidiaries in 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

      Maps with coordinates and clear boundaries are available for some estates, however some maps are undated or show no coordinates.

    • 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?

    • 22. Maps of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from third-party industrial plantations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      24. List of jurisdictions where sourcing from smallholders?

      The company has published a list of sourcing jurisdictions, however this does not include its Liberian operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      9 - The company reports that it owns 9 operational factories, a tenth is under construction.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Names and coordinates of all 10 factories via an interactive map.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states 25% of supply is from plantations and 75% from local farmers.

    • 29. Number of third party supplying processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any third-party processing facility suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any third-party processing facility suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any third-party processing facility suppliers.

    • 32. Reports total volume (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplying processing facilities that come from the supplying facilities' own operations and third parties?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any third-party processing facility suppliers.

    • 33. Total volume (or percentage) sourced for manufacturing that comes from intermediary traders rather than directly from processing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate manufacturing facilities.

    • 34. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to processing facility level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any third-party processing facility suppliers.

    • 35. Percentage of supply traceable to processing facility level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any third-party processing facility suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from third-party industrial plantations.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from third-party industrial plantations.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any third-party processing facility suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to achieve 100% traceability of its natural rubber suppliers by 2022.

    • 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 the company reports that it does not have any third-party processing facility suppliers.

  • Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives
    4.75 / 8 59.4%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to certify all estates in 3 years, the commitment was published in 2021.

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate in a country with a PEFC-endorsed Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) standard.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      51. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      [Externally verified] Three valid ISO 14:001 certificates are available. As ISO audit criteria are not freely publicly available a higher score cannot be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to become 100% certified under Sustainable Agriculture Network and PEFC by 2025.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    18 / 24 75%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 13 / 14 92.9%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • External: 4 / 8 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company commits to zero conversion of all natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to zero conversion of all natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company has also committed to zero conversion of natural ecosystems in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company has also committed all suppliers to zero conversion of natural ecosystems in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. GPSNR defines natural rubber sourced from deforested areas or where HCVs have been degraded after 1 April 2019 to be non-conformant with its policy. The company's own policy states HCV or HCS areas converted past 2015 will be non-compliant.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. GPSNR defines natural rubber sourced from deforested areas or where HCVs have been degraded after 1 April 2019 to be non-conformant with its policy. The company's own policy states HCV or HCS areas converted past 2015 will be non-compliant.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company states it monitors all of its operational are via satellite in real-time, with the system updating daily and reports every two weeks. A report of monitoring in Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia confirms these details and has been externally verified by Satelligence.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company monitors deforestation via satellite in real-time, with the system updating daily and reports every two weeks. A report of monitoring in Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia confirms these details and states an area of 70km around company concessions is monitored for deforestation to capture suppliers, the report has been externally verified by Satelligence.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a total of 75 ha of deforestation between 2000 and 2021 for two subsidiaries. It also states it did not record any deforestation between 2020-2021. However, it is not clear the amount of deforestation committed after the company's cut-off date of 2015.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      The company commits to restore ecosystems in their own operations to their prior condition. The cut-off date beyond which deforestation/conversion is not accepted, and therefore will be restored, is 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to restore ecosystems in their operations to their prior condition. The cut-off date beyond which deforestation/conversion is not accepted, and therefore will be restored, is 2015.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      65. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company commits to supporting landscape and jurisdictional level planning and policy efforts but does not provide examples of how it has contributed to or implemented these efforts. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy?

      The Group has a biodiversity action plan covering all natural rubber subsidiaries and has listed implementation indicators for each proposed action.

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Company subsidiaries have identified species of conservation concern using the IUCN Red List. Evidence is externally verified for one subsidiary by TFT (now Earthworm Foundation) and another by Prepared By the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources KNUST Ghana.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports it erects signs, marks boundaries and patrols reserves, as well as planting native plant species. A report prepared by Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources KNUST Ghana externally verifies information on species monitoring.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no hunting of all species in its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to no hunting of all species in their operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      72. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

      The company commits to protect the natural ecosystems and plantations under its management from illegal activities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to protect the natural ecosystems and plantations under their management from illegal activities.

    • N
      0 / 2

      74. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    8 / 11 72.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company commits to conduct HCV assessments in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company commits suppliers to conduct HCV assessments in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Two HCV assessments are available, however it is not clear if these reports cover all company expansions since 1st April 2019. One report is verified by Proforest and another by The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. 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

      80. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] One HCS assessment is available, it is verified by tft (now Earthworm).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct SEIAs if a plot is equal to or less than 1000 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct SEIAs.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Two environmental impact studies are available. One study is verified by KB & Associates (Ghana) Limited. As there are no SIAs and associated management and monitoring plans, scoring is partial.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    15.25 / 22 69.3%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 10 / 10 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 7 39.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • External: 1.5 / 7 21.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company commits to no planting on peat of any depth in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company commits all suppliers to no planting on peat of any depth in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it does not have a landbank on peat, however evidence is over two years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to good agricultural practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to good agricultural practices for soils and peat.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company gives examples such as planting cover crops, utilising organic waste as fertiliser and planting with contour lines to reduce erosion. However, information is over two years old and not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

      The company commits to sustainable tapping practices.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to best tapping practices.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      95. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

      The company gives examples of practices and reports monitoring via a tapping quality index that takes account of tapping depth, wounds, consumption and defects.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company commits to no burning in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no burning.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      [Externally verified] The company states some staff have been fire trained however there is limited detail on what the training entailed and evidence is over two years old. Evidence is externally verified by the Ghana National Fire Service.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      18 - The company reports 18 fires in 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports "6,000 bush fire alerts, outside concessions", the company does not specify if "outside of concessions" is supplier operations/jurisdictions and data is over two years old hence partial scoring.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce GHG intensity by 2% by 2030.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports an intensity of 0.283 T CO2eq /T rubber for 2020. No figure for 2021 is reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      104. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company's GHG intensity has decreased from 0.290 T CO2eq/T rubber in 2019, to 0.283 in 2020. No figures for 2021 could be found. Information is externally verified via limited assurance by Mazars.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      WRI GHG Protocol.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    16.75 / 23 72.8%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 10.5 / 11 95.5%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 10 42.5%
    • Self-reported: 3.5 / 10 35%
    • External: 0.8 / 10 7.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce water intensity to 8 m3/t natural rubber, the company achieved this in 2021 with an intensity of 7.9 m3/t.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      The company reports it used 7.9 m3/t of rubber in 2021.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports a reduction in water intensity from 17.3 m3/t in 2020 to 7.9 m3/t in 2021. Figures are not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has made a commitment to improve "BOD or COD" levels by 2023. However, the target amount (percentage or figure) has not been stated.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Bod levels have reduced from 84.14 in 2020 to 82.61 in 2021. COD levels have remained the same over the same time period. BOD and COD figures are externally verified for one subsidiary.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      111. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

      The company treats effluents from all processing facilities. Information is not externally verified.

    • 112. Treatment of effluents from manufacturing facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate manufacturing facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      113. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports to limit the generation of odours in its factories. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      116. 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

      117. 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

      118. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company commits to not use paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company lists the kg of active material used of chemical inputs applied in its operations by type (fertiliser, fungicide, herbicide, insecticide) for 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      125. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser usage?

      The company reports it has begun research on optimising fertiliser inputs in nurseries. Fertiliser figures are reported for 2021 but not for 2020, so a reduction in use cannot be seen. Evidence is not externally verified as limited assurance by Mazars deemed fertiliser figures unreliable.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      126. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company provides examples in its IPM strategy and has reported a reduction in pesticide use. Information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    28.75 / 38 75.7%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Policy: 21 / 22 95.5%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 11 29.6%
    • Self-reported: 3.3 / 11 29.6%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment ?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company's own reporting commits to "United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or the ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (No. 169)", it is unclear which framework is being committed to.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to "Respect the rights of local and indigenous communities,and applies to all suppliers. In accordance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or the ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (No. 169)", it is unclear if the company is committing suppliers to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or the ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, neither or both, hence partial scoring.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company commits to FPIC in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to follow UN REDD Guidelines.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company has permanent staff to manage community relations, has set up a multi-stakeholder platform and community liaison committee, as well as organising monthly drop in days. This information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      Land conflicts are included in the company's grievance procedure.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states in very little detail that it hires women at all levels of the business and organises women into cooperatives. It also mentions maternity leave as a barrier to employment but does not explicitly state how it addresses this barrier in the workplace. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company also independently commits to ensure food security for local communities by raising awareness on food crop cultivation while growing cash crops.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states in limited detail that it trains communities in food production techniques and raising poultry. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company also independently commits to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company states it had 50 community projects running in 2021 spanning capacity building, healthcare and infrastructure. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to provide business and job opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company commits to the ILO conventions in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      146. 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 / 2

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

      For 2021 the company reports the percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining and states no cases of discrimination were recorded. For suppliers, no risk was found for freedom of association, collective bargaining, forced or child labour. The company has set up child labour monitoring committees to raise awareness of child labour issues in plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      2797 (22.5%) - Out of a total of 12,437 employees 2,797 were temporary in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

      1318 - The company reports an the number of women employees for 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company commits to pay decent living wages to all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      155. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company provides data on the total remunerations paid to women and to men in 2020, but it does not split the wages paid per employee category for locations of operations by gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      159. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company states staff are trained on health and safety but does not report the number of staff trained on the topic. It also states an Occupational Health and Safety Committee has been set up at the level of the Group and its subsidiaries monitor the health, safety and working conditions of employees. An audit of PPE from one subsidiary has been disclosed.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports an accident frequency rate, severity rate, total days off due to accidents and total number of accidents.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - Figure for 2021.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    4 / 9 44.4%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company makes this commitment through the GPSNR Policy Framework. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's alignment with GPSNR Policy Components that fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria. The company commits to support smallholders in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

      The company reports that 75% of supply was from independent growers in 2021.

    • 164. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

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

    • 165. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      166. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company visits growers and trains them on good agricultural practices, however detail is limited. Information from 2019 states some suppliers benefit from microfinance, insurance and the transport of their production. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

      Information from 2019 states 148 smallholder suppliers benefited from microfinance loans, 1000 the from transport of their production, and 500 signed up to an insurance programme. Only limited points can be awarded because data is over two years old. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Suppliers are required to answer questionnaires on compliance with the company's supplier code of conduct, but it is not clear how questionnaires are then used to prioritise or engage with suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      8,355 smallholders were assessed for risk in 2020. As data is over two years old and not externally verified a higher score cannot be awarded. No information on the number engaged was found.

    • 170. 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 source from third-party industrial plantations.

    • 171. 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 source from third-party industrial plantations.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from third-party industrial plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      175. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.75 / 7 82.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 5 100%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      Each of the company's subsidiaries has established an ethics committee and employees are trained on the company Code of Conduct. This information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has disclosed a tax policy and stated the role responsible for its review.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company's whistleblowing procedure is available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company have a grievance system available to local communities and employees.

    • N
      0 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company states 17 grievances were received in 2020, no more detail is reported.

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