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Indicators and scoring criteria - November 2022

Palm oil assessments

Palm oil assessments: Palm oil assessments – November 2022

Assessment date:

Disclosure types:
Organisation
Policy
Practice
Max points: 194 100%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    Available points: 6.19% 12
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      1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Has own policy on sustainable/responsible/ethical (or similar) palm oil for all the company's palm oil operations (i.e. all palm oil it
      produces, purchases and/or trades), or clearly commits to the policy of its parent company or a buyer which covers all its operations. Can be a standalone
      document or clear policies on sustainability. The policy should cover multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company’s operations covering both
      social and environmental issues.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Commits to policy of its parent company or supplier, but does not clearly state that it applies to all the company's operations; or has
      policy, but not clear that policy applies to all its operations (i.e. all palm oil it produces,
      N[0 points] No: Has no policy/commitment; or only general statement that commits to sustainability; or only has corporate social responsibility (CSR)
      programme.

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      2. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment applies to all suppliers? - ESG 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Has own policy on sustainable/responsible/ethical (or similar) palm oil for all suppliers (direct and indirect). Can be a standalone document or clear policies on sustainability. The policy should cover multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company’s operations covering both social and environmental issues.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Commitment only applies to some suppliers; or only general policies/commitments; or policy does not cover both social and environmental issues; or has separate supplier/sourcing policy that is more limited in scope than main sustainability policy.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability? - G 

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Reports high-level position with sustainability responsibility, excluding board members.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Sustainability team or similar, but not clear which position has high-level responsibility; or data between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; data over five years old; or undated.

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

      Disabled if company is not publicly listed and does not have a board.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: One or more members have responsibility for sustainability within the board of directors.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; data over five years old; or undated.

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

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Reports number or percentage of women in senior management team or equivalent.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Gender balance not directly reported by company, but calculated from e.g. staff profiles/photos; or data between two and five years
      old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      N.B. Senior management team is defined as a group of higher-level executives within a company (normally five to twenty people).

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      6. Percentage or number of women board members? - SG 

      Disabled if company is not publicly listed and does not have a board.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Reports number or percentage of women on the board of directors.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Gender balance not directly reported by company, but calculated from e.g. staff profiles/photos; or data between two and five years
      old; or figure is difficult to calculate using available data.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated

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      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production? - ES 

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Member of two or more schemes/initiatives.
      Limited: Member of only one scheme/initiative; or only subsidiary/parent company is a member of one or more schemes/initiatives.
      Insufficient: No membership

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient

      External sources:
      POIG http://poig.org/poig-members/; UNGC www.unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/participants; WBCSD http://www.wbcsd.org/Overview/Our-members; TFA 2020 https://www.tropicalforestalliance.org/en/collective-action-agenda/partners/ HCS http://highcarbonstock.org/members/; HCVRN https://hcvnetwork.org/who-we-are/; FFA http://www.firefreealliance.org/feed/organizations; Natural Capital Coalition https://capitalscoalition.org/the-coalition/; GAA http://globalagribusinessalliance.com/members/; SASPO https://saspo.org/membership/members/; GRI Community member https://www.globalreporting.org/reporting-support/gri-community/communityx02members/; NYDF https://nydfglobalplatform.org/endorsers/; PONGO Alliance http://www.pongoalliance.org/about-us/partners/; or others clearly focused on reducing negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production (assessed on case-by-case basis)

      NB: Should be externally verified through listing on membership schemes website.

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      8. Collaboration with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production? - ES 

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Describes activities with stakeholders (governments/NGOs/academic institutions) to support positive environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production, such as conservation projects, jurisdictional approaches, sectoral initiatives, multi-stakeholder or community collaborations, or strengthening of certification schemes.
      Limited: Provides examples of activities with stakeholders, but no/very limited details given or not clearly focused on reducing negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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      9. Sustainability report published within last two years? - ESG 

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Published sustainability report, progress update or integrated annual/sustainability report within last two years (i.e. can publish in year of assessment minus two years and cover year of assessment minus three years). The report should cover both environmental and social aspects in detail.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Report/progress update published between two and three years ago.
      N[0 points] No: No report; or report/progress update published over three years ago; or limited details in annual report.

      External sources:
      GRI database http://database.globalreporting.org/search/.

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      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems? - ESG 

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. To score points for GRI reporting, one of these statements needs to be included in the evidence ‘This report has been prepared in accordance with the
      GRI Standards: Core option’ OR ‘This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Comprehensive option’ as per GRI 101: Foundation
      requirements.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Reports in one or more standardised reporting systems within the last two years. (e.g. report prepared in accordance with GRI Core or Comprehensive standards, or company has submitted at least one CDP questionnaire).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only subsidiary follows scoring criteria for 1 point.
      N[0 points] No: No reporting standards used; or reporting over two years old.

      External sources:
      CDP reporting questionnaire https://www.cdp.net/en/responses; or other reporting and disclosure platforms to be assessed on a case by
      case basis.

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      11. Verification report on compliance with POIG Charter, if a POIG member? - ESG 

      Disabled if not a POIG member.

      Scope
      N.B Limited reporting option not applicable for this indicator.
      Comprehensive: POIG verification report has been published.
      Limited: .
      Insufficient: No POIG verification report has been published.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

      External sources:
      POIG http://poig.org/the-poig-charter/poig-verification-assessments-reports/.

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      12. Climate risks assessment available? - EG 

      Scope
      N.B See further information and guidance on conducting climate risk assessments on TCFD website (https://www.fsb-tcfd.org/publications/finalx02implementing-tcfd-recommendations/) and in FAO report (http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3383e.pdf)
      Comprehensive: The company has conducted and published an assessment of climate-related risks including for example: actual and potential impacts of climate change on the company; metrics, targets and processes used to assess or manage climate risks; responsibilities. CDP Climate questionnaire can be accepted if publicly available and contains a comprehensive risk assessment as described above.
      Limited: Only the summary of the risk assessment is available; or limited information provided.
      Insufficient: No climate-related risks assessment or summary available.

      Scoring
      N.B. Note: Companies may report progress in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category. Additional points for external verification
      under RSPO/POIG are not applicable for this indicator as it is not included in the RSPO Principles and Criteria/POIG Charter.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

      External sources:
      POIG http://poig.org/the-poig-charter/poig-verification-assessments-reports/.

      N.B. CDP Climate questionnaires are not externally verified.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    Available points: 14.95% 29
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      13. Lists countries and operations? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a trader. Write countries and scope of operations in explanation.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Provides details of countries of operation and the nature of operations within those countries (e.g. oil palm concessions, refineries). Only include operations upstream and one level downstream (e.g. no sales offices, trading centres).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only provides a list of countries where it operates; or only provides partial information (e.g. not all countries listed, details operations only for some countries not all).
      N[0 points] No: No information available.

      External sources:
      External source: RSPO Grower ACOP 2.3.1 Indonesia - Please indicate which province(s); 2.3.2 Malaysia - please indicate which state(s); 2.3.3 Other - please indicate which country(ies)

      N.B. Information to be considered unavailable if hard to find/compile - e.g. can only be identified through multiple unrelated webpages.

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      14. Lists countries sourcing from? - ESG 

      Disabled if no suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Provides all countries it sources from.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only provides broad information (e.g. geographical region without specifying whether the company sources from all countries within the region).
      N[0 points] No: No information available; or company states sourcing is "worldwide" or "global".



      N.B. Information to be considered unavailable if hard to find/compile - e.g. can only be identified through multiple unrelated webpages

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      15. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)? - ES 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Total landbank the company manages/controls for oil palm (usually including planted area, unplanted area, and area under conservation
      and scheme/plasma smallholders, may also include infrastructure or other crops if clearly stated).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only provides total landbank including other crops but the area for oil palm is unclear; or data provided does not cover company's
      known scope of operations; or figure complicated to calculate; or contradictory figures published from same time period (i.e. same year); or data between
      two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated; or figure provided aggregates area controlled by the company and its independent
      suppliers

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP 2.1.7 Total land area controlled/managed by the member.

      N.B. Contradictory figures are those which deviate from each other by more than 5%. For example, if the Annual Report states 20,000 ha planted and the Sustainability Report states a figure which is 1,000 ha more or less than 20,000, then these are deemed contradictory figures.

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      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)? - ES 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Total area planted with oil palm, including both estates/nucleus and scheme smallholder/plasma areas, if applicable.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data between two and five years old; or data provided does not cover company's known scope of operations; or figure complicated
      to calculate; or contradictory figures are published from same time period (i.e. same year).
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated; or figure provided aggregates area controlled by the company and its independent
      suppliers.

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP (max 0.5 points) 2.1.2 Total land controlled or managed for oil palm cultivation - planted and infrastructure.

      N.B. Contradictory figures are those which deviate from each other by more than 5%. For example, if the Annual Report states 20,000 ha planted and the Sustainability Report states a figure which is 1,000 ha more or less than 20,000, then these are deemed contradictory figures.

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      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)? - ES 

      Disabled if no scheme smallholders or if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Total plasma/scheme smallholder area planted with oil palm.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data between two and five years old; or data provided does not cover company's known scope of operations; or figure complicated
      to calculate; or contradictory figures published from same time period (i.e. same year); or figures are approximate.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP 2.1.6 Total land under scheme/plasma smallholders.

      N.B. Contradictory figures are those which deviate from each other by more than 5%. For example, if the Annual Report states 20,000 ha planted and the Sustainability Report states a figure which is 1,000 ha more or less than 20,000, then these are deemed contradictory figures.

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      18. Unplanted (areas designated for future planting) (ha)? - ES 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Area not yet planted but has been designated for future planting of oil palm, or that has obtained the necessary permits for oil palm
      planting (e.g. obtained HGU in Indonesia).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear terminology (i.e. states "unplantable" or "unplanted including infrastructure"); or data provided does not cover company's known scope of operations; or figure complicated to calculate; or contradictory figures published from same time period (i.e. same year); or data between two and five years old; or figures are approximate.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP 2.1.3 Total land controlled or managed for oil palm cultivation - unplanted (hectares).

      N.B. Contradictory figures are those which deviate from each other by more than 5%. For example, if the Annual Report states 20,000 ha planted and the Sustainability Report states a figure which is 1,000 ha more or less than 20,000, then these are deemed contradictory figures.

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

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Area set aside for conservation, including HCV area, HCS area, and other areas such as peatlands, steep slopes, etc.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data between two and five years old; or data provided does not cover company's known scope of operations; or figure complicated
      to calculate; or contradictory figures published from same time period (i.e. same year).
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated; or figure provided aggregates area set aside by the company and its suppliers

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP 2.1.4 Total land designated and managed as HCV areas; 2.1.5 Other conservation area sets aside excluding HCV areas.

      N.B. Contradictory figures are those which deviate from each other by more than 5%. For example, if the Annual Report states 20,000 ha planted and the Sustainability Report states a figure which is 1,000 ha more or less than 20,000, then these are deemed contradictory figures.

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      20. Maps of estates/management units? - ES 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. If clearly states no expansion in landbank then maps may be over two years old for full points.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Has names and geo-referenced maps which clearly show estate boundaries (digital maps such as shapefile or KML (Keyhole Markup Language) file or static maps with coordinates) for all palm oil estates; or specifies that maps represent 100% of concession sites in RSPO ACOP. Information must be in one or two places rather than spread in multiple places.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Has names and geo-referenced maps (digital maps such as shapefile or KML, or static maps with coordinates) for some estates; or unclear if covers all estates; or maps are not specific to palm oil (i.e. estate boundary maps include other commodities) or only static image file without coordinates showing locations of all/some
      estates; or maps do not show estate boundaries; or data between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated; or static image file not at a local scale (i.e. cannot determine accurately where estate
      located) or text on image unreadable.

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP 5.1 Has your company submitted concession maps to the RSPO in previous ACOP cycles?; 5.2 concessions acquired or
      change in ownership; Global Forest Watch oil palm concessions; GeoRSPO https://rspo.org/as-an-organisation/tools/georspo/

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      21. Maps of scheme smallholders? - ES 

      Disabled if no scheme smallholders or if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. If clearly states no expansion in landbank then maps may be over two years old for full points
      Y[1 point] Yes: Geo-referenced maps (digital maps such as shapefile or KML, or static maps with coordinates) for all scheme smallholder estates.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Geo-referenced maps (digital maps such as shapefile or KML, or static maps with coordinates) for some scheme smallholder estates; unclear if all scheme smallholders; or only has image file without coordinates showing
      location of all/some scheme smallholders; or data between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; data over five years old; or undated; or if static image file not at a local scale (i.e. cannot determine accurately where estate
      located) or text on image unreadable.

      External sources:
      GeoRSPO https://rspo.org/as-an-organisation/tools/georspo/

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      22. Names and locations of all third-party supplying plantations? - ES 

      Disabled if no suppliers or if only has scheme smallholders.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Reports names and geo-referenced maps which clearly show estate boundaries (digital maps such as shapefile, KML, or static maps with coordinates) for all supplier estates within supply chain, excluding scheme/plasma smallholders. Information must be in one or two places rather than spread in multiple places.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only reports some of this information; or unclear if all supplying estates; or only has image file without coordinates showing local locations of all/some
      estates; or data between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or static image file not at a local scale (i.e. cannot determine accurately where plantations are located); or text on image unreadable; or data over five years old; or undated.

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      23. Number of company-owned mills? - ES 

      Disabled if company does not own mills.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Number of mills owned by the company.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data between two and five years old; or data provided does not cover company's known scope of operations; or contradictory
      figures published from same time period (i.e. same year).
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP 2.6.1 Number of palm oil mills operated; RSPO Certified Growers https://www.rspo.org/certification/search-forx02certified-growers

      N.B. Contradictory figures are those which deviate from each other by more than 5%.

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      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills? - ES 

      Disabled if company does not own mills.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Names and coordinates or addresses or referenced maps (digital maps such as shapefile, kml, or static maps with coordinates) for all mills. For coordinates/adresses check that these can be used to generate location using GoogleMaps - all or if many mills test a sample. Information must match number of mills reported by company (dated) and must be in one or two places rather than spread in multiple places.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: As above, but only for some mills; or only static image without coordinates showing location of all mills; or only names of mills; or no dated source indicating number of mills controlled (i.e. received zero points for indicator above); or otherwise unclear.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or if static image file not at a local scale (i.e. cannot determine accurately where mills are located) or text on image unreadable.

      External sources:
      Global Forest Watch – oil palm mills and RSPO mills; GeoRSPO https://rspo.org/as-an-organisation/tools/georspo/

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      25. Number (or percentage) of company-owned mills that source from company-owned operations and third parties? - ES 

      Disabled if company does not own mills.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: The company reports the number (or percentage) of company-owned mills that source FFB from company-owned plantations and the number (or percentage) of company-owned mills that source FFB from third-party plantations (if applicable).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data provided does not cover company's known scope of operations; or does not report one if has both; or data between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

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      26. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned mills that come from company-owned operations and third-parties? - ES 

      Disabled if company does not own mills.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: The company reports the total volume of FFB sourced by company-owned mills that comes from company-owned plantations and the total volume of FFB sourced by company-owned mills that comes from third-party plantations (if applicable).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data provided does not cover company's known scope of operations; or only reports volume for one if has both; or if some figures recorded but total volumes or percentage cannot be calculated; or data between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

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      27. Number of third party supplying mills? - ES 

      Disabled if company does not source from supplying mills.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Number of all third-party supplying mills (mills supplying Crude Palm Oil (CPO) and Palm Kernel (PK)).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data between two and five years old; or data provided does not cover company's known scope of operations (e.g. only covers one
      country); or approximate data only (e.g. states that sources from over 100 mills).
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

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      28. Names and locations of all third-party supplying mills? - ES 

      Disabled if company does not source from supplying mills.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Names and coordinates; or addresses capable of generating locations on Google Maps; or names and geo-referenced maps (digital maps such as shapefile or KML, or static maps with coordinates) for all supplying mills. Information must match number of mills reported by company.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: As above, but only for some mills; or static image without coordinates showing location of all mills; or only names of mills; or unclear information provided on the above points; or no dated source indicating number of supplier mills (i.e. received zero points for indicator above).
      N[0 points] No: No data; or static image file not at a local scale (i.e. cannot determine accurately where mills estate located); or text on image unreadable.

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      29. Number (or percentage) of third party supplying mills that source from their own plantations and third party plantations? - ES 

      Disabled if company does not source from supplying mills.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: The company reports the number (or percentage) of supplier mills in its supply chain that source from these suppliers’ own plantations and the number of supplying mills that source from third-party plantations (if applicable).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data provided does not cover company's known scope of operations; or does not report one if has both; or data between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

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      30. Reports total volume (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplying mills that come from the supplying mills' own operations and third parties? - ES 

      Disabled if company does not source from supplying mills.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: The company reports BOTH 1) the total volume of FFB OR CPO/PK sourced by third-party supplying mills that comes from these suppliers’ own operations AND 2) the total volume of FFB OR CPO/PK sourced by third-party supplying mills that comes from other third-party suppliers. If percentage sourced is reported for only own or third-party can still award full points as percentage of other can be easily calculated.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data provided does not cover company's known scope of operations; or only reports volume for one if has both; or data between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

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      31. Total volume (or percentage) sourced for refineries that comes from intermediary traders and/or refiners rather than directly from mills? - ES 

      Disabled if not a refiner or if only sources directly from mills.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: The company reports the total (or percentage) volume sourced for its refineries that comes from intermediary traders and/or refiners rather than directly from mills.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data provided does not cover company's known scope of operations; or data between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

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      32. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to mill level? - ESG 

      Disabled if not a crusher/refiner/trader or only sources from own mills.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Time-bound commitment to 100% traceability to mill (or 100% traceability to palm oil mills in a supply chain); or already 100% traceable (must have been reported within last two years); or already 100% Identity Preserved.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Commitment to less than 100% traceability; or commitment not time-bound; or in the past and not been met; or commitment does
      not cover all sourcing
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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      33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level? - ESG 

      DIsabled if not a crusher/refiner/trader or if only sources from own mills.

      Scope
      For downstream operations, overall percentage of palm oil supply (Crude Palm Oil (CPO) and Palm Kernel oil (PK)) traceable to mills (or percentage traceability to mill for refineries and kernel crushing plants). No points are awarded if data is over two years old or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. Companies are awarded up to 1.0 point based on the percentage volume that is traceable to mill level (e.g. 0.4 points are awarded for companies that are
      40% traceable to mill).
      Y[1 point] Yes: 100% traceable.
      P[0.01-0.99 points] Partial: 1-99% traceable
      N[0 points] No: 0% traceable, or data over two years old; or undated.
      [+] 1.0 points: Companies are awarded 1 additional point if their traceability data is externally verified (including through a certification body, or if any of the company's crushers or refineries have RSPO SCC under IP or SG found through a Certified Companies (Supply Chain) search: https://rspo.org/certification/search-for-supply-chain-certificate-holders).

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      34. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to plantation level? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a grower, or if has no suppliers (including scheme and independent smallholders).

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Time-bound commitment to 100% traceability to plantation (or 100% FFB traceability); or already 100% traceable (must have been reported within last two years); or already 100% Identity Preserved.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Commits to less than 100% traceability; or not time-bound; or in the past and not been met; or unclear statement which does not specify plantation or farm level; or commitment does not cover all sourcing.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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      35. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) supply to own mills traceable to plantation level? - ESG 

      Disabled if company does not own mills, or if has no suppliers, (including scheme and independent smallholders).

      Scope
      For the company's own mills (upstream operations), overall percentage of FFB supply traceable to plantation, including smallholders and suppliers, if applicable. Full points awarded if the company is 100% certified as RSPO Identity Preserved (IP) i.e. 100% of mills have 100% of FFB supply covered under IP; if partially IP RSPO certified percentage calculated out of total FFB supply. No points are awarded if data is over two years old or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. Companies are awarded up to 1.0 point based on the percentage FFB from own mills that is traceable to plantation level (e.g. 0.4 points are awarded for companies that are 40% traceable to plantation level for their own mills).
      Y[1 point] Yes: 100% traceable.
      P[0.01-0.99 points] Partial: 1-99% traceable.
      N[0 points] No: 0% traceable.
      [+] 1.0 points: Companies are awarded 1 additional point if their traceability data is externally verified (including through a certification body, or if any of the company’s mills have Identity Preserved certification).

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      36. Percentage of supply from third-party mills traceable to plantation level? - ESG 

      Disabled if not a crusher/refiner/trader or only sources from own mills

      Scope
      For downstream operations, overall percentage of FFB supply or palm oil supply (Crude Palm Oil (CPO) and Palm Kernel oil (PK)) supply from third-party mills traceable to plantation

      Scoring
      N.B. Companies are awarded up to 1.0 point based on the percentage FFB from supplying mills that is traceable to plantation level (e.g. 0.4 points are awarded
      for companies that are 40% traceable from supplying mills to plantation level).
      Y[1 point] Yes: 100% traceable
      P[0.01-0.99 points] Partial: 1-99% traceable
      N[0 points] No: 0% traceable; or data over two years old; or undated.
      [+] 1.0 points: Companies are awarded 1 additional point if their traceability data is externally verified (including through a certification body, or if any of the company’s refineries have Identity Preserved certification).

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      37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level? - ESG 

      Disabled if not a refiner.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: The company publishes percentage of supply traceable to plantation level per refinery for all refineries.
      Limited: The company only publishes percentage of FFB supply traceable to mill level; or publishes traceability to plantation level but not for all refineries.
      Insufficient: No data.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report progress in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient

    • 1

      38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level? - ESG 

      Disabled if not a crusher.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: The company publishes percentage of supply traceable to plantation level per crusher for all crushing facilities.
      Limited: The company only publishes percentage of FFB supply traceable to mill level; or publishes traceability to plantation level but not for all crushing facilities.
      Insufficient: No data

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    Available points: 8.25% 16
    • 1

      39. Member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)? - ESG 

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Whole company/group is a member of RSPO, or subsidiary membership covers all palm oil operations.
      Limited: Only subsidiary/subsidiaries are members.
      Insufficient: Neither company nor any of its oil palm subsidiaries are members; or RSPO membership is currently suspended (if company is suspended from the RSPO, it is still assessed against RSPO indicators).

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient

      External sources:
      https://rspo.org/members/all

      N.B. External verification must be determined through listing on RSPO membership webpage.

    • 1

      40. RSPO-certified within three years of joining the RSPO or by November 2010, for companies joining prior to finalisation of the RSPO certification systems in November 2007? - ESG 

      Disabled if company only became an RSPO member within last three years.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Certified within three years or prior to November 2010. If did not have mill built when joined, then assessed from year when mill built; or if had legitimate reason why could not get certified in time then point awarded with explanation. If only a trader, then date of first supply chain certification assessed.
      Limited: Only subsidiary is a member and certified within three years or prior to November 2010.
      Insufficient: Not certified within three years.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP 4.1 Which year did your company achieve (or plans to achieve) its first RSPO P&C certification?; RSPO P&T ACOP 3.1
      Which year did your company achieve (or expects to achieve) the RSPO supply chain certification or RSPO trader/distributor licence?

    • 1

      41. Submitted most recent RSPO Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP)? - ESG 

      Disabled if company joined RSPO within the year and does not have to submit an ACOP.

      Scope
      Insufficient: ACOP not submitted (if company is suspended from the RSPO, indicator still assessed).

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Submitted last ACOP
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only a subsidiary is a member and has submitted its most recent ACOP.
      N[0 points] No: ACOP not submitted (if company is suspended from the RSPO, indicator still assessed).

      External sources:
      https://rspo.org/members/acop

    • 1

      42. Percentage of area (ha) RSPO-certified? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      N.B. Companies are awarded up to 1.0 point based on the percentage of area that is RSPO certified (i.e. 0.4 points are awarded for companies that have 40% of
      their area RSPO certified). Data must be within last two years. If percentage is not available, can be calculated by dividing total landbank by total RSPO
      certified area using figures from the same source, or using total certified area under RSPO P&C Certification (ACOP 2.2.2) divided by total land area
      controlled/managed for oil palm cultivation (ACOP 2.1.8). Indicator refers to landbank directly controlled (i.e. excluding independent smallholders and
      outgrower schemes).
      Y[1 point] Yes: 100% certified.
      P[0.01-0.99 points] Partial: 1-99% certified.
      N[0 points] No: 0% certified; or percentage figure cannot be calculated using available data; or not clear whether figure covers all operations and/or
      includes suppliers; or data over two years old; or undated

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP 2.2.2.1 Certification progress - land under RSPO P&C Certification, excluding scheme smallholders;
      https://www.rspo.org/certification/search-for-certified-growers.


    • 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified? - ESG 

      Disabled if does not own any mills.

      Scoring
      N.B. Companies are awarded up to 1.0 point based on the percentage of mills that are RSPO certified (i.e. 0.4 points are awarded for companies that have 40%
      of their mills RSPO certified). Data must be within last two years.
      Y[1 point] Yes: 100% certified.
      P[0.01-0.99 points] Partial: 1-99% certified.
      N[0 points] No: 0% certified; or data over two years old, or undated.

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP 2.6.2 Number of Palm Oil Mills certified under RSPO P&C; RSPO certified growers https://www.rspo.org/certification/search-forx02certified-growers.

    • 1

      44. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills within 5 years? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a crusher/refiner/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Target within five years or already met.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only subsidiary is an RSPO member, and target within five years or already met.
      N[0 points] No: Target over five years; or missed target.

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP 4.2 Which year did your company achieve (or plans to achieve) 100% RSPO certification for all its estates and mills?

    • 1

      45. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities within 5 years? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a grower/miller

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Target within five years or already met
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only subsidiary is an RSPO member, and target within five years or already met.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

      External sources:
      RSPO P&T ACOP 3.3 Which year did your company achieve (or expects to achieve) 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing
      facilities?

    • 1

      46. Percentage of scheme smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader or if no schemed smallholders.

      Scoring
      N.B. Companies are awarded up to 1.0 point based on the percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders that are RSPO certified (i.e. 0.4 points are awarded for
      companies that have 40% of their scheme/plasma smallholders RSPO certified).
      Y[1 point] Yes: 100% certified.
      P[0.01-0.99 points] Partial: 1-99% certified.
      N[0 points] No: 0% certified; or data over two years old; or undated.

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP: 2.2.3.1 Certification progress - land under scheme smallholders.

    • 1

      47. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders and outgrowers within 5 years or target already achieved? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader or if has no scheme/plasma/associated smallholders or outgrowers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Target within five years or already met.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only subsidiary is an RSPO member, and target within five years or already met.
      N[0 points] No: Target over five years; or missed target.

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP 4.3 Which year did your company achieve (or plans to achieve) 100% RSPO certification of scheme smallholders?

    • 1

      48. Percentage of FFB supply (tonnes) from independent smallholders/outgrowers/third-party FFB suppliers that is RSPO-certified? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a crusher/refiner/trader or if no independent suppliers, inclusive of independent smallholders, outgrowers including associated smallholders, or other third-party suppliers.

      Scoring
      N.B. Companies are awarded up to 1.0 point based on the percentage of FFB from independent smallholders/outgrowers/third-party FFB suppliers that is RSPO certified (i.e. 0.4 points are awarded for companies that have 40% of their FFB from independent smallholders/outgrowers/third-party FFB suppliers that is
      RSPO certified).
      Y[1 point] Yes: 100% certified.
      P[0.01-0.99 points] Partial: 1-99% certified.
      N[0 points] No: 0% certified

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP 2.5.4 Independent smallholders; 2.5.5 Outgrowers; 2.5.6 Other 3rd party supplier Total FFB volume that is supplied.

    • 1

      49. Percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that is RSPO-certified? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a grower/miller.

      Scoring
      N.B. Companies are awarded up to 1.0 point based on the percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed that is RSPO certified (i.e.
      0.4 points are awarded for companies that have 40% of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed that are RSPO certified).
      Y[1 point] Yes: 100% certified.
      P[0.01-0.99 points] Partial: 1-99% certified.
      N[0 points] No: 0% certified; or data over two years old, or undated.

      External sources:
      RSPO P&T 2.4 According to the volume information you have provided in Question PT.2.2 and Question PT.2.3, your company's certified
      palm oil, palm kernel oil and related products uptake is:

    • 1

      50. Sells RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains? - ESG 

      Disabled if only have a processor/trader ACOP or not a grower.

      Scope
      No points are awarded if data is over two years old or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. Companies are awarded up to 1.0 point based on the percentage of CSPO and CSPK sold as Segregated and/or Identity Preserved (e.g. 0.4 points are awarded for companies that sell 40% SG/IP).
      Y[1 point] Yes: 100% SG/IP
      P[0.01-0.99 points] Partial: 1-99% SG/IP
      N[0 points] No: 0% SG/IP

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP 3.2 CSPO sold as RSPO certified (Identity Preserved/Segregated); 3.9 CSPK sold as RSPO certified (Identity Preserved/Segregated)

    • 1

      51. Processes/trades RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains? - ESG 

      Disabled if only have a grower ACOP or not a processor/trader.

      Scope
      No points are awarded if data is over two years old or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. Companies are awarded up to 1.0 point based on the percentage of CSPO, CSPKO, or CSPKE sourced as Segregated and/or Identity Preserved (e.g. 0.4 points are awarded for companies that source 40% SG/IP).
      Y[1 point] Yes: 100% SG/IP
      P[0.01-0.99 points] Partial: 1-99% SG/IP
      N[0 points] No: 0% SG/IP

      External sources:
      RSPO P&T ACOP: 2.3. Volume of RSPO-certified palm oil and oil palm products sourced in the year (tonnes) (Identity
      Preserved/Segregated); 2.2 Total volumes of uncertified and certified palm oil, palm kernel oil and related product sourced in the year.

    • 1

      52. Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certified (100%)? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a crusher/refiner/trader or if does not operate in Indonesia.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: 100% of company's operations (mills and estates) ISPO certified. Must state certified rather than audited or similar.
      Limited: Some of company's operations are ISPO certified.
      Insufficient: Not certified or only reports being audited.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

      N.B. For externally verified points certificates must be publicly available through company websites or certification body websites.

    • 1

      53. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified? - ESG 

      Disabled if does not operate in Malaysia, or if only a trader, disabled if trader does not have physical possession of traded product.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: 100% of company's operations (mills and estates) MSPO certified (only counted as one if mill and estate in same location).
      Limited: Some of the company's operations (mill, estate or facility) is MSPO certified.
      Insufficient: Not certified or only reports being audited.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

      External sources:
      <a href="https://www.mpocc.org.my/mspo-certification. List of Certified Entities Under MSPO:
      " target="_blank">MSPO certified growers and processing facilities https://www.mpocc.org.my/mspo-certification. List of Certified Entities Under MSPO:
      https://mspotrace.org.my/Opmc_list; List of Certified Entities Under SCCS: https://mspotrace.org.my/Sccs_list.

      N.B. For externally verified points certificates must be publicly available through company websites, certification body websites or listed external sources.

    • 1

      54. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme (e.g. ISCC, SAS, RSB)? - ESG 

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Any of the company's palm oil operations certified under voluntary schemes, including ISCC, SAN, RSB, and organic certification.
      Limited: Only IS0 14001 certified; or audited, but not yet clearly certified.
      Insufficient: Member of scheme/s, but not yet certified or audited.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

      External sources:
      ISCC https://www.iscc-system.org/certificates/all-certificates/; Sustainable Agriculture Standard https://www.rainforestx02alliance.org/business/solutions/certification/agriculture/certificate-search-public-summaries/; RSB https://rsb.org/certification/participating-operators/.

      N.B. For externally verified points certificates must be publicly available through company websites, certification body websites or listed external sources.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    Available points: 9.79% 19
    • 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Company specifies a commitment to "no/zero conversion" that explicitly includes all natural ecosystems.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Company has an unclear commitment, or commitment does not cover all natural ecosystems.
      N[0 points] No: Company has no commitment to zero conversion.

      External sources:
      AFI definition of natural ecosystems: https://accountability-framework.org/the-framework/contents/definitions/

      N.B. No points are available for a commitment to no deforestation or protecting HCV and HCS areas, as these commitments are covered elsewhere.

    • 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Company specifies a commitment to "no/zero deforestation" or clearly states will not develop on HCV, HCS and peatland. Commitment
      must be in place as of 1 Jan 2020.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Company only has no/zero NET deforestation (acknowledges that some forest loss could be offset by forest restoration such as
      through purchasing REDD+, offsets or mitigation banking); or has unclear no deforestation commitment; or has a time-bound commitment to zero
      deforestation in the future, or commitment made after 1st Jan 2020.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator. Company has no commitment to reducing deforestation/conversion.

      N.B. Commitments made through outside initiatives are acceptable, but must meet the requirements of the indicator. For example, the New York
      Declaration on Forests (NYDF) allows 1) a weaker no NET deforestation approach. This SPOTT indicator requires a commitment to zero deforestation, and;
      2) commits only to end forest loss by 2030. This SPOTT indicator requires a zero-deforestation commitment to be implemented no later than 1 Jan 2020 for
      full points. Partial parts are earned for a time-bound commitment to zero deforestation after 1 Jan 2020.

    • 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers? - E 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Company specifies commitment to "no/zero deforestation"; or "no/zero conversion" of natural ecosystems; or to not develop on HCV, HCS and peatland applies to all suppliers (direct and
      indirect). Commitment must be in place as of 1 Jan 2020.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Company has no/zero net deforestation (acknowledges that some forest loss could be offset by forest restoration such as through
      purchasing REDD+, offsets or mitigation banking) which applies to all suppliers; or has unclear no deforestation commitment which applies to all suppliers;
      or zero-deforestation commitment only applies to some suppliers; or only has a time-bound commitment to sourcing from suppliers with a zerox02deforestation policy in the future; or commitment made after 1st Jan 2020.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator. Company has no commitment to reducing deforestation/conversion.

      N.B. Commitments made through outside initiatives are acceptable, but must meet the requirements of the indicator. For example, the New York
      Declaration on Forests (NYDF) allows 1) a weaker no NET deforestation approach. This SPOTT indicator requires a commitment to zero deforestation, and;
      2) Commits only to end forest loss by 2030. This SPOTT indicator requires a zero-deforestation commitment to be implemented no later than 1 Jan 2020 for
      full points. Partial points are earned for a time-bound commitment to zero deforestation after 1 Jan 2020.

    • 1

      58. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation? - E 

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Specifies the criteria or types of forest/areas that are not to be deforested (e.g. primary forests, Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs), secondary
      forests, disturbed forests, HCS areas, HCV areas, etc.) and specifies a cut-off date beyond which deforestation or conversion would not be accepted. No points awarded if no commitment to no deforestation.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only specifies the criteria/types of forests/areas that are not to be deforested or a cut-off date.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator; or no commitment to no deforestation (see indicator 55).

    • 1

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

      Disable if no suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Specifies the criteria or types of forest/areas that are not to be deforested by suppliers (e.g. primary forests, Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs), secondary forests, disturbed forests, HCS areas, HCV areas, etc.) and specifies a cut-off date beyond which deforestation or conversion would not be accepted in supplier operations.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only specifies the criteria/types of forests/areas that are not to be deforested or a cut-off date; or only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator; or no commitment to no deforestation (see indicator 56).

    • 1

      60. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scope
      N.B. This indicator focuses on all deforestation/conversion that occurs in a company's operational area committed either by itself or by third parties.
      Comprehensive: Specifies how deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion is being monitored (i.e. how monitoring encroachment), including the extent of the area monitored and timeframe.
      Limited: Methodology, extent of area being monitored for deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion, and/or timeframe is unclear; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient

    • 1

      61. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion in supplier operations? - E 

      Disabled if no suppliers, including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scope
      N.B. This indicator focuses on all deforestation/conversion that occurs in a supplier’s operational area committed either by itself or by third parties.
      Comprehensive: Specifies how deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion is being monitored (i.e. how monitoring encroachment), including the extent of the area monitored and timeframe.
      Limited: Methodology, extent of area being monitored for deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion, and/or timeframe is unclear; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient

      N.B. Monitoring data can be obtained from suppliers, and does not necessarily need to be conducted by the company itself. This indicator focuses on all deforestation/conversion that occurs in a supplier's operational area committed either by itself or by third parties. The area assessed does not need to cover all supplier operations.

    • 1

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

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Reports total area (i.e. Ha or km2) of deforestation and/or conversion recorded over the company's full operational area (area can be zero) since the
      commitment cut-off date (see indicator 57, if automatic points awarded for RSPO rule then consider cut-off date as November 2018). Information must be in one or two places rather than spread in multiple places.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data reported covers less than the company's operational area; or area figures found under grievances but consolidated figure
      covering entire operations not reported; or data between two and five years old or not reported since cut-off date, or no cut-off date given.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      N.B. This indicator focuses on all deforestation that occurs in a company's operational area committed either by itself or by third parties.

    • 1

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

      Disabled if company only sources from own plantations.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Reports total area (i.e. Ha or km2) of deforestation and/or conversion recorded within the company’s suppliers’ operational area (area can be zero)
      since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers (see indicator 57). Information must be in one or two places rather than spread in multiple places.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data reported does not cover all suppliers’ entire operational area; or area figures found under grievances but consolidated figure
      covering entire operations not reported; or data between two and five years old or not reported since cut-off date, or no cut-off date given.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      N.B. Monitoring data can be obtained from suppliers, and does not necessarily need to be conducted by the company itself. This indicator focuses on all deforestation/conversion that occurs in a supplier's operational area committed either by itself or by third parties. The area assessed does not need to cover all supplier operations.

    • 1

      64. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Company commits to restore ecosystems and their values to their prior condition and/or provide suitable compensation to restore these
      values in the case of deforestation or conversion within the company's own operations. Commitment must specify a cut-off date beyond
      which deforestation or conversion would not be accepted and must include all non-compliance (i.e. not only restoration of HCVs without prior HCV
      assessment, as per RSPO Remediation and Compensation procedure).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or does not include a cut-off date, or commitment does not cover all non-compliance.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

      N.B. This commitment is relevant to situations where a company may have failed (inadvertently or intentionally) to fully implement its commitment to zero deforestation. It also includes responsibility to remediate past harms in situations where a company purchases or acquires management rights to land
      where deforestation has been conducted by previous owners/managers.

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      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers? - E 

      For growers, disabled if has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to restore ecosystems and their values to their prior condition and/or provide suitable compensation to restore these values
      in the case of deforestation or conversion applies all suppliers. Commitment must specify a cut-off date beyond which deforestation or
      conversion would not be accepted and must include all non-compliance (i.e. not only restoration of HCVs without prior HCV assessment, as per RSPO
      Remediation and Compensation procedure).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or does not include a cut-off date; or only applies to some suppliers, or does not cover all non-compliance.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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      66. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach? - ES 

      Scope
      Comprehensive: For producers, participating in or supporting multi-stakeholder planning and policy efforts at a landscape or jurisdictional level. For downstream actors, examples of support of upstream programmes is acceptable (e.g. financial). Examples include: supporting improved land governance policies and institutions; establishing, supporting, and complying with landscape-scale monitoring and enforcement mechanisms; participating in jurisdictional standards or assessment frameworks; or supporting sustainable development activities.
      Limited: Statement about recognising the importance of a landscape or jurisdictional approach, but unclear if implementing; or only limited details available; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B: Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient

      Landscape and jurisdictional approach definition: https://accountability-framework.org/the-framework/topics/jurisdictional-approaches/

    • 1

      67. Biodiversity policy? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Has policy including both commitment and time-bound target on protecting biodiversity (can accept if refers to species AND
      habitats/ecosystems). Commitment must cover all the company's palm oil operations (i.e. all palm oil it produces). The policy/commitment must clearly
      apply both within and beyond HCV/HCS/set-asides (e.g. also covers biodiversity in plantation land or beyond concession boundaries) AND must contain at
      least one measurable, time-bound target that shows impact of this policy/commitment on biodiversity/species/habitats (e.g. X% increase in population of species X against a defined baseline; or X ha of specific habitat restored by target year). Can be standalone policy or included within another sustainability policy. Information must be in one place rather than spread in multiple policies or documents.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Has policy, but does not clearly state that it applies to all the company's own palm oil operations; or only commitment with clear scope but no target, or target with no commitment; or has both commitment and target but only in relation to HCV/HCS/set-asides.
      N[0 points] No: Has no policy; or only general statement that company commits to biodiversity protection with no detail given on scope; or only has
      individual commitments relating to biodiversity (e.g. no hunting, HCV assessments etc.) but no overarching commitment; or no target and only mentions
      biodiversity in relation to inside HCV/HCS/set-asides

    • 1

      68. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers? - E 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Has own policy on protecting biodiversity that applies to all suppliers. The policy should cover multiple dimensions (e.g. broad policy
      covering multiple species/threats) of biodiversity protection, must apply both within and beyond HCV/HCS/set-asides (e.g. also covers biodiversity in
      plantation land or beyond concession boundaries).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Policy only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Only mentions biodiversity; or only mentions biodiversity in relation to inside HCV/HCS/set-asides

    • 2

      69. Identified species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Company has identified species of conservation concern (e.g. rare, threatened, endangered), referencing an appropriate system of classification (e.g. IUCN Red List; national red list, CITES).
      Limited: Species have been identified but not classified according to an appropriate system.
      Insufficient: No data.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient
      [+] 1.0 points: Companies are awarded up to an additional 1.0 point based on the percentage area that is currently RSPO certified against P&C 2013 &
      2018 (e.g. 0.4 additional points are awarded for companies that are 40% RSPO certified)

    • 1

      70. Examples of species and/or habitat conservation management? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Multiple examples/evidence of species and/or habitat conservation management in plantations, company's set-aside areas or in surrounding landscape (can include activities in HCV, HCS, buffer zones, forests, peatlands, mangroves, wetlands, etc.). Examples include: enhancing plantation biodiversity, rehabilitation of riparian areas, native forest restoration, enhancement of mangroves, tree planting, clearly marking boundaries, putting up signs, planting of native species, ensuring no roads, monitoring peatland subsidence, limiting access, patrols, etc.
      Limited: Only mentions one example of species and/or habitat management, or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No examples reported; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient

    • 1

      71. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to no hunting of all species or only sustainable hunting by local communities for subsistence purposes that does not cause
      decline of local species populations.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or only no hunting of endangered, rare, threatened species; or no hunting only applies to certain extent of operations (e.g. no hunting only in conservation set-asides).
      N[0 points] No: No commitment; or company allows employees to hunt.

    • 1

      72. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species applies to all suppliers? - E 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to no hunting of all species or only sustainable hunting by local communities for subsistence purposes that does not cause
      decline of local species populations applies to all suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or only no hunting of endangered, rare, threatened species; or no hunting only applies to certain extent of operations (e.g. no hunting only in conservation set-asides); or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: No commitment; or company allows employees to hunt.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    Available points: 7.73% 15
    • 1

      73. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments? - ES 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to conduct HCV assessments.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment clearly does not cover all operations (e.g. only covers one country).
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

      74. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers? - ES 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to conduct HCV assessments applies to all suppliers (direct and indirect).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

      75. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments for planting undertaken prior to January 2015, and associated management and monitoring plans? - ES 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader or if company has not done any planting since 2015 AND has not acquired any land that was planted prior to 2015.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: At least one HCV assessment (full report or summary), including integrated HCV-HCS assessments, conducted for planting undertaken prior to January 2015 publicly available, including new planting under scheme/plasma smallholders. All HCV assessments made publicly available have associated management and monitoring plans (full plans or summaries).
      Limited: HCV assessments made publicly available, but do not have management and monitoring plans; or only some have management and monitoring plans; or has submitted RSPO NPPs, but no associated documents publicly available.
      Insufficient: None available; or only states has done HCV assessments, but no documents or summaries available.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

      External sources:
      HCVRN https://hcvnetwork.org/find-a-report/; RSPO NPP Notifications http://www.rspo.org/certification/new-plantingx02procedures/public-consultations; RSPO ACOP 2015 2.6.1 Area planted in this reporting period; RSPO ACOP 2016 and 2017 2.4.1 New area planted in this
      reporting period.

    • 1

      76. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments for all estates planted since January 2015? - ES 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader or if no new planting since January 2015, unless has undertaken HCV assessments that are not for new planting.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: HCV assessments (reports or summaries), including integrated HCV-HCS assessments, publicly available online for all areas newly planted, including new planting under scheme/plasma smallholders.
      Limited: HCV assessments clearly cover only a limited portion of company operations (e.g. one specific geography the company is known to operate in); or clearly don't cover all ongoing activities (e.g. new plantation development); or has submitted RSPO NPPs for all new plantings, but associated HCV assessment documents not publicly available; or HCV assessments submitted to HCVRN for review but not yet available.
      Insufficient: No HCV assessments available; or available only on request; or only states has done HCV assessments but no report or summary available.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

      External sources:
      HCVRN https://www.hcvnetwork.org/als/public-summaries; RSPO NPP Notifications https://www.rspo.org/certification/new-planting-procedure/public-comments; RSPO Grower ACOP 2015 2.6.1 Area planted in this reporting period; RSPO Grower ACOP 2016 – 2021 2.4.1 How much new land was planted by your company during this reporting period (hectares)?

    • 1

      77. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans for all estates planted since January 2015? - ES 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader or if no new planting since January 2015, unless has undertaken HCV assessments that are not for new planting.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: HCV management and monitoring plans (reports or recommendation summaries), including integrated HCV-HCS assessments, publicly available for ALL areas newly planted, including new planting under scheme/plasma smallholders (either as standalone documents or within HCV assessment reports).
      Limited: HCV management and monitoring plans (reports or summaries) publicly available only for some new plantings; or has submitted RSPO NPPs for all new plantings, but associated HCV management and monitoring plan documents not publicly available.
      Insufficient: No HCV management and monitoring plans, but new planting reported; or available only on request.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

      External sources:
      RSPO NPP Notifications https://www.rspo.org/certification/new-planting-procedure/public-comments

    • 1

      78. Commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS)? - ES 

      Disabled if only processors/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commits to only use HCV ALS licensed assessors.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or specifies HCV assessors, but not clearly ALS.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

      79. Commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS) applies to all suppliers? - ES 

      For growers, disabled if only sources from independent smallholders.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to use HCV ALS licensed assessors applies to all suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or specifies HCV assessors, but not clearly ALS; or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

      80. Satisfactory review of all High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments undertaken since January 2015 by the HCV ALS Quality Panel? - ES 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader or if no new planting since January 2015, unless has undertaken HCV assessments that are not for new planting.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: All HCV assessments since January 2015 have been quality reviewed and deemed satisfactory (if also has assessments still under review full points can still be awarded). Combined HCV-HCS assessments since Nov 2017 should also be included here.
      Limited: Only some HCV or combined HCV-HCS assessments since January 2015 have been quality reviewed and deemed satisfactory.
      Insufficient: None quality reviewed or none deemed satisfactory; or all assessments still under review.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient

      External sources:
      https://hcvnetwork.org/find-a-report/.

      N.B. For externally verified points the HCV assessments must be marked as satisfactory on the HCVRN.

    • 1

      81. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach? - ES 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment clearly does not cover all operations (e.g. only covers one country); or not clearly the HCS Approach, but another high carbon stock assessment.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

      82. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach applies to all suppliers? - ES 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit, applies to all suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or not clearly the HCS Approach, but another high carbon stock assessment methodology; or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

      83. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available? - ES 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader or if no new planting since January 2016.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Any HCS assessment report or summary publicly available, including integrated HCV-HCS assessments, using either the HCS Approach or another high carbon stock method.
      Limited: An HCS assessment has been submitted to the HCSA website but is pending review (conducted but not yet publicly available).
      Insufficient: None available; or only on request; or states that has done HCS assessments but no report or summary available.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

      External sources:
      HCS Approach Registered Assessments http://highcarbonstock.org/registered-hcsa-assessments/.

    • 1

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

      Disabled if only a processor/trader or if no new planting since April 2015, unless has undertaken HCS assessments that are not for new planting. Disable if all new planting is since November 2017 AND has all been covered under combined HCV-HCS assessments.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: All standalone HCS assessments since April 2015 have peer review report published on the HCSA website. Combined HCV-HCS assessments since Nov 2017 do not need to be included here. http://highcarbonstock.org/registered-hcsa-and-hcv-hcsa-assessments/
      Limited: Only some standalone HCS assessments since April 2015 have peer review report published on the HCSA website. Combined HCV-HCS assessments since Nov 2017 do not need to be included here.
      Insufficient: None have peer review report published on the HCSA website. Combined HCV-HCS assessments since Nov 2017 do not need to be included here.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

      External sources:
      http://highcarbonstock.org/registered-hcsa-and-hcv-hcsa-assessments/.

      N.B. For externally verified points the HCS assessments must have a peer review report available on the HCSA website.

    • 1

      85. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs)? - ES 

      Disabled if only a trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to conduct SEIAs (or both EIA and SIAs). Local equivalents are acceptable: e.g. AMDALs as EIA in Indonesia.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment clearly does not cover all operations (e.g. only covers one country); only mentions EIA/AMDAL or SIA.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

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

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to conduct SEIAs (or both EIA and SIAs) applies to all suppliers (direct and indirect). Local equivalents are acceptable: e.g.
      AMDALs as EIA in Indonesia.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or only mentions EIA/AMDAL or SIA; or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

      87. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) available, and associated management and monitoring plans? - ES 

      Disabled if only a trader.

      Scope
      N.B. HCS assessment reports can include SEIA summaries
      Comprehensive: At least one social and environmental impact assessment (SEIA) (full report or summary) publicly available. All SEIAs made publicly available have associated management and monitoring plans (full plans or summaries).
      Limited: SEIAs (full report or summary) have been made publicly available, but do not have management and monitoring plans; or only SIAs or EIAs have been made publicly available; or has submitted RSPO NPPs, but no associated documents publicly available.
      Insufficient: None available; or only available on request; or only states has done SEIA, but no report or summary available.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

      External sources:
      NPP notifications https://www.rspo.org/certification/new-planting-procedure/public-comments

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    Available points: 10.31% 20
    • 1

      88. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Clear commitment to no planting on peat, clearly specifying for all depths of peatland or all peatland as defined using a recognised
      definition (e.g. RSPO definition).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or only certain depths or certain peatlands (e.g. forested); or commitment clearly does not cover all operations (e.g. only covers one
      country).
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

      N.B. RSPO peat definition - https://rspo.org/news-and-events/announcements/rspo-organic-and-peat-soil-classification

    • 1

      89. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers? - E 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Clear commitment to no planting on peat applies to all suppliers, clearly specifying for all depths of peatland or all peatland as defined
      using a recognised definition (e.g. RSPO definition).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or only certain depths or certain peatlands; or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

      N.B. RSPO peat definition - https://rspo.org/news-and-events/announcements/rspo-organic-and-peat-soil-classification

    • 1

      90. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)? - ES 

      Disabled if only processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Reports total area or planted area that is on peatland.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data between two and five years old; or does not cover the full scope of a company's operations; or only reports conservation area on peat; or approximate or unclear figure
      provided.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      N.B. If data over two years old but has not planted since figure reported then points can be awarded; figure may be contained within Life Cycle Assessment
      (LCA).

    • 1

      91. Implementation of commitment to no planting on peat of any depth? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader OR if producer clearly states that it has no operations on peatland for above indicator ("Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)").

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Landbank/area planted on peat has not increased (unless additional landbank on peat is a result of an acquisition/merger or the availability of new data). Landbank data must be reported every two years as a minimum and most recent figure must be within last two years.
      Limited: Data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

    • 1

      92. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to best management practices (BMPs)/good agricultural practices (GAP) for soils AND peat (or only soils if clearly states no
      peat in any operations). For example, not degrading, reducing compaction, no erosion, or conserving soils. Must be a full commitment to best practice, not just a limited selection of practices (e.g. a simple statement on preventing erosion).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or only commits to BMPs for soils or peat; or commits to a limited selection of practices for both soils AND peat; or does not cover all
      of the company's operations.
      N[0 points] No: No commitment; or only covers a limited selection of practices for soil OR peat.

    • 1

      93. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat applies to all suppliers? - E 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to best management practices (BMPs)/good agricultural practices (GAP) for soils AND peat (or only soils if clearly states no
      peat in any operations) applies to all suppliers. For example, not degrading, reducing compaction, no erosion, or conserving soils. Must be a full
      commitment to best practice, not just a limited selection of practices (e.g. a simple statement on preventing erosion).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or only commits to BMPs for soils or peat; or commits to a limited selection of practices for both soils AND peat; or commitment only
      applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: No commitment; or only covers a limited selection of practices for soils OR peat.

    • 2

      94. Evidence of best management practices for soils and peat? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Examples showing that implements management practices to conserve soils and peat (or only soils if clearly states no peat in any of its operations). Examples include: nutrient recycling; no planting on marginal or fragile soils; using terracing or ground cover to reduce erosion; managing water levels for peat; training courses/workshops on soils/peat.
      Limited: Only shows evidence of soil management, but has landbank on peat; or only shows evidence of peat management; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.
      [+] up to 1.0 points: Companies are awarded up to an additional 1.0 point based on the percentage area that is currently RSPO certified against P&C 2013
      and/or 2018 (e.g. 0.4 additional points are awarded for companies that are 40% RSPO certified).

    • 1

      95. Commitment to zero burning? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Clear commitment to no or zero burning.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment clearly does not cover all operations (e.g. only covers one country); or only a commitment to limit the use of fire.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers? - E 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Clear commitment to no or zero burning applies to all suppliers (direct and indirect).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 2

      97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Evidence of at least one fire monitoring and one fire management activity. For example: system for monitoring hotspots/fires; area monitored for hotspots/fires; how manages/deals with reported fires; measures to prevent fires; activities as part of Fire Free Alliance.
      Limited: Only one type of activity mentioned; or data between two and five years old
      Insufficient: No evidence; or evidence only relates to company facilities (e.g. mills); or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.
      [+] up to 1.0 points: Companies are awarded up to an additional 1.0 point based on the percentage area that is currently RSPO certified against P&C 2018
      (e.g. 0.4 additional points are awarded for companies that are 40% RSPO certified).

    • 1

      98. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company estates? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Total number of hotspots/fires or details on all hotspots/fires over specified timeframe within company's own estates.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only reports limited information on fires/hotspots within company's own estates; or data between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

    • 1

      99. Details/number of hotspots/fires within surrounding landscape/smallholders? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Total number of hotspots/fires or details on all hotspots/fires over specified timeframe within surrounding landscape and/or smallholder
      estates.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only reports limited information on fires/hotspots within surrounding landscape and/or smallholder estates; or data between two
      and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

    • 1

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

      Disabled if only a trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment must clearly cover all palm operations (although this can be as part of an aggregate figure across other commodities). Timex02bound commitment to reduce GHG intensity by specific amount and timeframe (i.e. by X% by YYYY); or time-bound commitment already met (must have
      been reported within the last two years).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment clearly does not cover all palm oil operations e.g. only applies to transport emissions; or has target to reduce GHGs but
      not time-bound; or time-bound but no target (e.g. plan to reduce GHGs by 2020 but does not say how much by); or target is not intensity-based; or target to reach net-zero/carbon neutrality; only has a target on seqeustration.
      N[0 points] No: No target; or vague commitment to reduce general emissions or GHG emissions.

      External sources:
      RSPO ACOP 2019 6.5 Does your company have an annual GHG emissions reduction/minimising target?; 6.5.1 What is your company's
      annual GHG emissions reduction/minimising target (in absolute tCO2e/tCPO or in percentage terms)?

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      101. GHG emissions intensity? - E 

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Figures must be specific to palm oil operations. Reports GHG emission intensity figures (i.e. GHG emissions per hectare or tonne of
      product) Examples of intensity include: average GHG emissions for all management units by hectare (tCO2e/ha); average GHG emissions for
      all management units per tonne of crude palm oil (tCO2e/tCPO); average GHG emissions for all management units per tonne of FFB processed
      (tCO2e/tFFB); or if overall emission intensity figures are reported including sequestration then emission and sequestration figures are clearly separated.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Not clear figures relate to palm oil operations; or does not cover whole scope of palm oil operations e.g. only report transport emissions; or emission and sequestration figures are not separated (or it is not clear whether they are separated); or reports emission figures but not as intensity; or figures reported as intensity for sales (e.g. tCO2e/$million); or data between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP (max 0.5 points unless 100% certified) 6.1 What is the average GHG footprint for all certified management units by
      hectare (tCO2e/ha)?; 6.2 What is the average GHG footprint for all certified management units per tonne of crude palm oil (tCO2e/tCPO)?

    • 1

      102. GHG emissions from land use change? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader or if no new land development since January 2015.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Figures must be specific to palm oil operations. Reports land use change emission figures.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Not clear figures relate to palm oil operations or whole scope of palm oil operations; or data between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

    • 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity? - E 

      Disabled if a trader

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Figures must be specific to palm oil operations. Reports a reduction in GHG intensity over time, or has already met target. Data must be reported every two years as a minimum and most recent figure must be within last two years.
      Limited: Reports progress in GHG intensity but intensity not improving; reports progress but not as intensity figures (e.g. overall emissions); or figures reported as intensity for sales (e.g. m³ / $million); or emission and sequestration figures are not separated; or figures only include palm oil operations as part of aggregate figure; or does not cover all palm oil operations; or most recent data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated; or provides data but not reporting in intensity and not improving.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient

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      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions? - E 

      Disabled if a trader

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: States methodology used (e.g. RSPO PalmGHG Calculator, ISCC GHG Emissions Calculation Methodology, ISPO Calculator, GHG Protocol).
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.


      N.B. If company does not use a recognised methodology then the methodology must be detailed in full for full points.

    • 1

      105. Percentage of mills with methane capture (100%)? - E 

      Disabled if company does not own mills.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: All mills have methane/biogas capture.
      Limited: Only some mills have methane/biogas capture.
      Insufficient: Zero mills have methance/biogas capture.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    Available points: 12.89% 25
    • 1

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

      Disabled if only a grower or trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment must clearly cover all palm operations (although this can be as part of an aggregate figure across other commodities). Timex02bound commitment to improve water use intensity (i.e. water use per tonne of product); or already met target (must have been reported within the last two years).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment only refers to a limited sub-set of company operations (i.e. some mills); or commitment in place but not time-bound; or does not refer to water use intensity.
      N[0 points] No: No commitment; or only general commitment to improve water use.

    • 1

      107. Water use intensity? - E 

      Disabled if only a grower or trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Figures must be specific to palm oil operations. Reports water use intensity figures (i.e. water use per tonne of product). Examples of intensity include: water use per MT FFB processed (m³ / MT FFB processed); water use per MT product processed (m³ / MT processed).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Figures only include palm oil operations as part of aggregate figure; or not clear figures relate to palm oil operations; or does not
      cover whole scope of palm oil operations e.g. only reports for one country of operation; or reports water use figures but not as intensity; or figures reported as intensity for sales (e.g. m³ / $million); or data between
      two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; data over five years old; or undated.

    • 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity? - E 

      Disabled if only a grower or trader or if company has no palm oil processing facilities, including mills.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Figures must be specific to palm oil operations. Reports a reduction in water use intensity (i.e. water use per tonne of product) over time; or has already met target. Data must be reported every two years as a minimum and most recent figure must be within last two years.
      Limited: Reports figures on water use intensity over time but intensity not improving; or reports progress but not as intensity figures; or figures reported as intensity for sales (e.g. m³ / $million); or figures only include palm oil operations as part of aggregate figure; or figures do not cover all palm oil operations; or most recent data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: Reports some water use figures, but not as intensity figures and water use not improving; or data not reported; or most recent data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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

      Disabled if the company does not own mills or refineries.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment must clearly cover all palm operations (although this can be as part of an aggregate figure across other commodities). Timex02bound commitment to improve BOD or COD; or commitment to be within legal limits; or is already within legal limits (must have been reported in the last
      two years).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment only refers to a limited sub-set of company operations (i.e. some mills); or commitment to improve water quality, but
      this is not time-bound; or target met over two years ago.
      N[0 points] No: No commitment; or general commitment to water quality not referring to BOD or COD.

    • 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD and COD)? - E 

      Disabled if company does not own mills or refineries.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Figures must be specific to palm oil operations. Reports an improvement in both BOD and/or COD over time; or reports that BOD and/or COD are within specified legal limits. Data must be reported every two years as a minimum and most recent figure must be within last two years.
      Limited: Reports progress on water quality, but not improving/progressing towards targets, or figures only include palm oil operations as part of aggregate figure, or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated; or reports figures but not clear if improving water quality; or only states within legal limits but does not specify what those limits are.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

    • 2

      111. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME)? - E 

      Disabled if company does not own mills.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Treats POME (i.e. does not just discharge into waterways without treatment in ponds or similar).
      Limited: Mentions wastewater treatment but does not explicitly mention POME.
      Insufficient: No evidence of wastewater treatment.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.
      [+] up to 1.0 points: Companies are awarded up to an additional 1.0 point based on the percentage area that is currently RSPO certified against P&C 2013
      and/or 2018 (e.g. 0.4 additional points are awarded for companies that are 40% RSPO certified).

    • 1

      112. Treatment of palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)? - E 

      Disabled if company does not own refineries.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Treats PORE (i.e. does not just discharge into waterways without treatment in ponds or similar).
      Limited: Mentions wastewater treatment but does not explicitly mention PORE.
      Insufficient: No evidence of wastewater treatment.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

    • 1

      113. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to have buffer or riparian zones to protect natural waterways.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment to buffer or riparian zones or protection of natural waterways clearly does not cover all operations.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 2

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

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Company provides evidence that buffer or riparian zones are in place (e.g. maps).
      Limited: Limited evidence provided; only a standard operating procedure available; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No evidence; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.
      [+] up to 1.0 points: Companies are awarded up to an additional 1.0 point based on the percentage area that is currently RSPO certified against P&C 2013
      and/or 2018 (e.g. 0.4 additional points are awarded for companies that are 40% RSPO certified).

    • 1

      115. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to minimise, reduce or limit use of chemicals/toxins, mentioning both (chemical) fertilisers and pesticides.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or only generally mentions reducing chemical use; or commitment only covers pesticides or fertilisers (if both used); or commitment
      clearly does not cover all operations (e.g. only covers one country).
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

      116. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all suppliers? - E 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to minimise, reduce or limit use of chemicals/toxins, mentioning both (chemical) fertilisers and pesticides, applies to all
      suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or only generally mentions reducing chemical use; or commitment only covers pesticides or fertilisers (if both used); or commitment
      only applies to some suppliers
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

      117. Commitment to no use of paraquat? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to not use paraquat or only use in emergency/exceptional circumstances.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or time-bound plan for phasing out; or does not cover all operations.
      N[0 points] No: Only general statement that will phase-out that is not time-bound.

    • 1

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

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to not use paraquat or only use in emergency/exceptional circumstances applies to all suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or time-bound plan for phasing out; or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Only general statement that will phase-out that is not time-bound.

    • 1

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

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to not use WHO Class 1A and 1B pesticides or only use in emergency/exceptional circumstances.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or time-bound plan for phasing out; or does not cover all operations.
      N[0 points] No: Only general statement that will phase-out that is not time-bound.

    • 1

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

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to not use WHO Class 1A and 1B pesticides or only use in emergency/exceptional circumstances applies to all suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or time-bound plan for phasing out; or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Only general statement that will phase-out that is not time-bound.

    • 1

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

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals or only use in emergency/exceptional circumstances.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or time-bound plan for phasing out; or only refers to one of the conventions; or does not cover all operations.
      N[0 points] No: Only general statement that will phase-out that is not time-bound.

    • 1

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

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals or only use in emergency/exceptional circumstances applies to
      all suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or time-bound plan for phasing out; or only refers to one of the conventions; or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Only general statement that will phase-out that is not time-bound.

    • 1

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

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Chemical usage figures per ha (e.g. fertiliser use or toxicity level); or list of chemicals used in palm oil operations. Should cover pesticides
      and chemical fertilisers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Chemical usage figures only for some parts of company’s operations; or unclear what figures relate to; or figures not reported for
      both pesticides and chemical fertilisers; or figures between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

    • 2

      124. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Evidence of reducing chemical fertiliser use. Examples include ‘precision agriculture’, using empty fruit bunches or organic residues as a source of nutrients, or reporting figures showing reduction in inorganic fertiliser use.
      Limited: Limited evidence provided; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No evidence; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.
      [+] up to 1.0 points: Companies are awarded up to an additional 1.0 point based on the percentage area that is currently RSPO certified against P&C 2018 or
      POIG verified (e.g. 0.4 additional points are awarded for companies that are 40% RSPO certified).

    • 2

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach? - E 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Clearly has an integrated pest management (IPM) approach. e.g. statement that uses IPM and provides evidence that using natural pest control; or cover crops to suppress pests; or figures showing reduction in chemical pesticide use, etc.
      Limited: Mentions IPM, but unclear if implementing this; or just states that implements IPM; or only describes what IPM is; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No evidence of implementation of IPM approach; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.
      [+] up to 1.0 points: Companies are awarded up to an additional 1.0 point based on the percentage area that is currently RSPO certified against P&C 2013
      and/or 2018 (e.g. 0.4 additional points are awarded for companies that are 40% RSPO certified).

    • 1

      126. Waste management system in place to avoid negative impacts? - E 

      Disabled if only a trader.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Clearly has a waste management system in place that covers various aspects of production and processing to ensure that waste storage, treatment and disposal practices do not pose health or safety risks to workers, other people, or natural ecosystems.
      Limited: Limited details of a waste management system; or system in place only for certain operations (e.g. only for mills or only for plantations); or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No evidence of implementation of a waste management system or unclear if waste management system being implemented e.g. only mentioned in a policy; or system only for one aspect of waste management (e.g. only for chemicals); or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    Available points: 18.04% 35
    • 1

      127. Commitment to human rights? - S 

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commits to the UN Declaration on Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights (also known as the UN Ruggie
      Principles or Ruggie Framework of "Protect, Respect and Remedy"); or commits to human rights principles as part of being UN Global Compact member.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Commits to respect human rights, but does not reference the UN Declaration of Human Rights or equivalent; or company only
      commits to human rights in relation to its employees; or commitment only covers some of the company's operations.
      N[0 points] No: Only mentions human rights, but no clear commitment.

    • 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers? - S 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to the UN Declaration on Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights (also known as the UN
      Ruggie Principles or Ruggie Framework of "Protect, Respect and Remedy") applies to all suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Commits suppliers to respect human rights, but does not reference the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or equivalent; or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment? - S 

      Scope
      Comprehensive: The company provides evidence of actions taken to implement its human rights policies, e.g. giving training to employees on its human rights policies; setting up dedicated teams or committees responsible for implementation; putting processes in place to identify and mitigate negative impacts on human rights
      Limited: Limited details given; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

    • 1

      130. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights? - S 

      Disabled if only a refiner or trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commits to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Commits to local communities’ and/or Indigenous rights, but does not reference the UN Declaration/ILO Convention; or only
      mentions local communities’ and indigenous rights in relation to land tenure or FPIC.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

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

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169), or
      standalone commitment to ILO 169, applies to all suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Commits to local communities’ and/or Indigenous rights, but does not reference the UN Declaration/ILO; or only mentions local
      communities’ and Indigenous rights in relation to land tenure or FPIC; or commitment only applies to some suppliers
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

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

      Disabled if only a refiner or trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment/respect for legal and customary (or traditional) land tenure (or property) rights; or for ownership and access/use land
      rights; or commits to FAO Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food
      Security.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or only commits to customary/traditional land rights; or only legal land rights; or only mentions in relation to FPIC.
      N[0 points] No: Only mentions legal land ownership.

      N.B. Commitment to legal and customary land rights may not be in the same place.

    • 1

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

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment/respect for legal and customary (or traditional) land tenure (or property) rights applies to all suppliers; or commits to FAO Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security for all suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or only commits to customary/traditional land rights; or only legal land rights; or only mentions in relation to FPIC; or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Only mentions legal land ownership.

      N.B. Commitment to legal and customary land rights may not be in the same place.

    • 1

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

      Disabled if only a refiner or trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment that FPIC is respected across all operations or similar.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment clearly does not cover all operations (e.g. only covers one country).
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

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

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment that FPIC is respected across all operations applies to all suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

      136. Details of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process available? - S 

      Disabled if only a refiner or trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Flowchart, details of steps taken or description of methodology detailing how FPIC principle is operationalised; or commits to follow
      process by external initiative (if process of the initiative is publicly available, e.g. UN REDD).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Process available but limited detail; or only a case study of how FPIC implemented.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

      N.B. May be outlined in SEIA assessment. HCS assessment reports include FPIC, HCV and SEIA summaries. External sources for SEIA/HCS/HCV reports can
      be considered.

    • 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts? - S 

      Disabled if only a refiner or trader.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Multiple examples/evidence of local stakeholder engagement activities beyond FPIC (e.g. participatory mapping, permanent staff with responsibility, drop in days).
      Limited: Only mentions one example of local stakeholder engagement activities; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No examples/evidence provided; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

    • 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available? - S 

      Disabled if only a refiner or trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Reports the process for addressing land conflicts, such as land conflict resolution process, or similar.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Reports that has land conflict process, but very limited detail; or that has conflict process, but unclear if covers land conflicts; or land conflicts included in grievance process but no separate process reported.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

      N.B. This indicator looks for a process, not examples of how the company addresses land conflicts.

    • 1

      139. Supports the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced? - S 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scope

      Comprehensive: Evidence is provided of the company’s steps to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced, for example: access and control over forest resources, land, technology, financial resources, training, and information.
      Limited: Limited details provided.
      Insufficient: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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      140. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security? - S 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to ensure food security for local communities through assisting with culturally relevant and appropriate crop diversity
      and/or security of food prices.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only mentions food security or access to food, but not clearly in relation to local communities; or not clearly in relation to palm oil
      operations.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

      N.B. Food security can be defined as physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet dietary needs. Examples include:
      supporting communities with crop diversification and food production initiatives such as intercropping systems; increasing market access to village
      communities; training/education on sustainable agricultural practices; provision of equipment.

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

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Reports multiple examples of culturally relevant and appropriate activities conducted to mitigate impacts on food security for local communities. Examples include: assistance with crop diversification, security of food prices, agricultural training.
      Limited: Only mentions food security activities generally but does not provide specific examples; or only provides one example; or reported activities between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities? - S 

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to provide some essential community services and facilities, where appropriate.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment.
      N[0 points] No: Commitment clearly only covers company’s own workers; or no commitment.

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

      Disabled if only a processor/trader.

      Scope
      N.B. These services and facilities should cater for the wider community, not just employees.
      Comprehensive: Reports multiple examples of facilities and/or services that have been provided to communities. Examples include: schools built and/or maintained; medical centres built and/or maintained; access to vaccines and medication; access to clean, drinkable water; access to electricity; housing provided and/or maintained; other buildings provided, as agreed with the local communities.
      Limited: Only mentions providing facilities and/or services generally but does not provide specific examples; or only provides one example; or reported activities between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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

      Disabled if only a crusher/refiner/trader.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities (e.g. through outgrower schemes, or working in
      production/processing).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment or commitment clearly does not cover all of the company's operations (e.g. only covers one country).
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commits to all Fundamental ILO Conventions either by stating commits to all Fundamental or Core ILO Conventions; referring to ILO
      number; or referring to the same language as the title (i.e. states "freedom of association"); or states it commits to the ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental
      Principles and Rights at Work; or commits to Free and Fair Labour Principles.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Refers to four or more ILO Conventions; or unclear if applies to all types of employees (e.g. temporary employees).
      [0 points] No: Refers to fewer than four ILO conventions.
      N[0 points] No: Refers to fewer than four ILO conventions

      N.B. Eight Fundamental ILO Conventions: Freedom of Association (No. 87); Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining (No. 98); No Forced Labour (No. 29
      & No. 105); Minimum Age (No. 138); Worst Forms of Child Labour (No. 182); Equal Remuneration (No. 100); No Discrimination (No. 111).

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      146. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles applies to all suppliers? - S 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to all Fundamental ILO Conventions applies to all suppliers, either by stating commits to all Fundamental or Core ILO
      Conventions; referring to ILO number; or referring to the same language as the title (i.e. states "freedom of association"); or states it commits to the ILO’s
      Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; or commits to Free and Fair Labour Principles.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Refers to four or more ILO Conventions; or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Refers to fewer than four ILO conventions

      N.B. Eight Fundamental ILO Conventions: Freedom of Association (No. 87); Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining (No. 98); No Forced Labour (No. 29
      & No. 105); Minimum Age (No. 138); Worst Forms of Child Labour (No. 182); Equal Remuneration (No. 100); No Discrimination (No. 111).

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

      Scope
      Comprehensive: The company provides evidence of actions taken to implement its workers' rights policies, e.g. giving training to employees on workers' rights; setting up dedicated teams or committees responsible for implementation; putting processes in place to identify and mitigate negative impacts on workers' rights
      Limited: Limited details given; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to prevent employment and/or occupation-related discrimination based on gender.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment clearly does not cover all employees or operations (e.g. only covers one country).
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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      149. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers? - S 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to prevent employment and/or occupation-related discrimination based on gender applies to all suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment clearly does not cover all employees or operations; or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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

      Scope
      Comprehensive: The company provides evidence of actions taken to implement its gender policies, e.g. giving training to employees on preventing discrimination and harassment, setting up dedicated teams or committees, putting processes in place to identify and tackle discriminatory practices, having a complaints system that specifically includes gender discrimination or harassment.
      Limited: Limited details given; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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      151. Percentage or number of temporary employees? - S 

      Disabled if only a trader or if no temporary employees.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Number of temporary employees/workers across all operations or for palm oil operations, if specified. May also be called casual, contract
      or seasonal employees
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data between two and five years old; or does not cover whole scope of operations (i.e. only temporary employees in one country).
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      N.B. International Labour Organization (ILO) definition: "Temporary employment, whereby workers are engaged only for a specific period of time, includes fixed-term, project- or task-based contracts, as well as seasonal or casual work, including day labour".

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      152. Percentage or number of women employees? - S 

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Number of women employees/workers across all operations or for palm oil operations, if specified.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Data between two and five years old; or does not cover whole scope of operations (i.e. only women employees in one country or only permanent employees).
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

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      153. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage? - S 

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment that all workers are paid a Decent Living Wage.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or clearly does not cover all workers (i.e. temporary workers paid less or only covers one country), or only commits to
      paying the minimum wage.
      N[0 points] No: No commitment in place.

      N.B. Where minimum wage requirements exceed or equal the calculation of a DLW, a commitment to minimum wage is acceptable.
      RSPO definition and further information: https://www.rspo.org/library/lib_files/preview/907

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      154. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage applies to all suppliers? - S 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment that all workers are paid a Decent Living Wage applies to all suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment clearly does not cover all workers (e.g. temporary workers paid less or only covers one country); or does not
      specify/not clear policy applies to all suppliers, or only commits to paying the minimum wage.
      N[0 points] No: No commitment in place.

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      155. Progress on commitment to pay a Decent Living wage? - S 

      Scope
      N.B.(1) Where minimum wage requirements exceed or equal the calculation of a DLW, a commitment to minimum wage is acceptable. N.B.(2) statements claiming all employees are paid a certain wage do not qualify for points. Figures or ratios must be stated.
      Comprehensive: Evidence that all workers are paid a Decent Living Wage (DLW), either through reporting the ratio of the DLW to local minimum wage by country of operation or if no country benchmark available then evidence of how the DLW was calculated for each country of operation.
      Limited: Only shows evidence that some workers are paid a Decent Living Wage, e.g. only covers one country where the company operates; or only provides evidence that workers are paid minimum wage through reporting legal minimum wages alongside minimum wages paid by the company, or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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      156. Reporting of salary by gender? - S 

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: The company reports salary by gender (i.e. the ratio of the basic salary and remuneration of women to men for each employee category,
      by significant locations of operation (in line with GRI reporting).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear what the provided data relates to; or data clearly does not cover all employees or countries (e.g. only reported for
      operations in one country or does not include temporary employees); or is not split by all categories listed above; or data between two and five years old.
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      N.B. employment categories are a breakdown of employees by level (such as senior management, middle management) and function (such as
      technical, administrative, production) - GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity 2016.

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      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety? - S 

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to address health and safety at work or similar for all workers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment does not cover all employees (e.g. only refers to health and safety at mills, but not on plantations).
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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      158. Commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers? - S 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to address health and safety at work for all workers applies to all suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment does not cover all employees (e.g. only refers to health and safety at mills, but not on plantations); or commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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      159. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training? - S 

      If only a trader, disable if does not have physical possession of traded product.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Evidence that company provides personal protective equipment (PPE) and related training (e.g. pesticide or chemical training) in relation to palm oil operations.
      Limited: Only evidence of PPE or training; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries? - S 

      If only a trader, disable if does not have physical possession of traded product.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: For whole company or for palm oil operations. Acceptable metrics include lost time accident rate, lost days rate, accident frequency rate
      or equivalent.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear what the provided data relates to; or data between two and five years old; or data clearly does not cover all employees
      (e.g. is only reported for operations in one country).
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated; or data does not cover palm oil operations.

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

      If only a trader, disable if does not have physical possession of traded product.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Reports number of fatalities for whole company or for palm oil operations.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear what the data relates to; or data between two and five years old; or data clearly does not cover all employees (e.g. is only
      reported for operations in one country or does not cover temporary employees).
      N[0 points] No: No data; or data over five years old; or undated; or data does not cover palm oil operations.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    Available points: 8.25% 16
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      162. Commitment to support smallholders? - ES 

      Disabled if only a trader. For growers/millers disable if no smallholders.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to support both scheme/plasma and independent smallholders.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Unclear commitment; or commitment does not cover all operations (e.g. only applies to one country of operations); or commitment
      clearly does not cover all smallholders.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

      N.B. This indicator only applies to smallholders producing palm oil. Look for reference to improving yields and productivity, health and safety training, good agricultural practices, financial management, increasing access to inputs and markets, cooperative development, securing land tenure, certification, providing recycled material as fertiliser, etc. (list not exhaustive).

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      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders? - ES 

      Disabled if only a trader. For growers/millers or if all crushers integrated with mills, disabled if no scheme/plasma smallholders.

      Scope
      N.B.(1) If operates in Indonesia, points can be awarded for plasma programme if clearly states that provides support (i.e. operates a plasma programme providing training on good agricultural practices); or if clearly states that provides support to scheme smallholders to achieve RSPO certification. N.B.(2) This indicator only applies to smallholders producing palm oil.
      Comprehensive: For producers, has programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders and provides details of types of support. For processors, examples of support of upstream programmes is acceptable (e.g. financial). Examples include: yields and productivity, health and safety training, good agricultural practices, financial management, increasing access to inputs and markets, cooperative development, securing land tenure, certification, providing recycled FFBs as fertiliser, etc. (list not exhaustive).
      Limited: Supports smallholders, but unclear what type of smallholders; or no details of support provided; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No programme to support smallholders; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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      164. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme? - ES 

      Disabled if only a trader. For growers/millers disabled if no scheme/plasma smallholders.

      Scope
      N.B. This indicator only applies to smallholders producing palm oil.
      Comprehensive: Clearly states number or percentage of the company's scheme/plasma smallholders it is supporting. Can report number supporting as long as the total number of smallholders managed/contracted is also reported. For downstream actors, reports the percentage of supply that is covered by smallholder support programmes.
      Limited: Provides some details on numbers of scheme/plasma smallholders supported, but unclear what the percentage is; or unclear what type of smallholders figure refers to; or figure clearly does not cover all operations (e.g. only one country); or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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      165. Programme to support independent smallholders? - ES 

      Disabled if only a trader. For growers/millers or if all crushers integrated in mills, disabled if no independent smallholders.

      Scope
      N.B. This indicator only applies to smallholders producing palm oil.
      Comprehensive: For producers, has programme to support independent smallholders and provides details of types of support. For downstream actors, examples of support of upstream programmes is acceptable (e.g. financial). Examples include: yields and productivity, health and safety training, good agricultural practices, financial management, increasing access to inputs and markets, cooperative development, securing land tenure, certification, providing recycled FFBs as fertiliser, etc. (list not exhaustive).
      Limited: Supports smallholders, but unclear what type of smallholders; or no details of support provided; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No programme to support smallholders; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

      External sources:
      RSPO Grower ACOP 7.1 How is your company supporting Independent Smallholder groups?

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      166. Percentage of independent smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme? - ES 

      Disabled if only a trader. For growers/millers disabled if no independent smallholders.

      Scope
      N.B. This indicator only applies to smallholders producing palm oil.
      Comprehensive: Clearly states number or percentage of independent smallholders/outgrowers supporting. Can report number as long as the total number of smallholders is also reported. For processors, report the % of supply that is covered by smallholder support programmes. For processors, report the % of supply that is covered by smallholder support programmes.
      Limited: Unclear what type of smallholders figure refers to; or figure clearly does not cover all operations (e.g. only one country); or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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      167. Process used to prioritise, assess and/or engage suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements? - ESG 

      Disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Describes the tools or method that the company uses to prioritise, assess and/or engage suppliers on legal or policy compliance (e.g. risk assessments, monitoring, details of engagement process, etc.).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only describes the process for ensuring compliance with some parts of legal or policy requirements (i.e. only refers to human rights
      compliance); or states that it has a process but limited detail given.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

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

      Disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Clearly provides number or percentage of suppliers assessed/engaged.
      Limited: Unclear figures; or information only relates to one part of company's operations (i.e. only one country); or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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      169. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers? - ESG 

      Disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Clearly states sustainability criteria by which suppliers are excluded, including steps that will be taken and timeframes for action.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only states criteria with no timeframes for action or steps taken given; or unclear what the criteria are.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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      170. Time-bound action plans (including Key Performance Indicators) for suppliers to be in compliance with palm oil sourcing commitments? - ESG 

      Disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Publishes time-bound action plans for all of its suppliers to be in compliance with its sustainable palm oil sourcing commitments including KPIs/milestones. KPIs for compliance must go beyond self-assessment by suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only publishes action plans for some of its suppliers; or the published action plans are not time-bound; or time-bound action plan
      does not include KPIs/milestones, or compliance based on self-assessment by suppliers only.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

      N.B. Full points can be awarded if all suppliers have been assessed and deemed compliant in the last two years, i.e. reports 100% of direct and indirect supply to be complaint under indicator #169 and which has been externally verified. Examples of actions and KPIs include, but are not limited to, targets around: traceability, self-assessment, desktop audits, on-site audits, workshops and training, monitoring, risk assessment, certification.

    • 1

      171. Proportion of direct and indirect supply that comes from palm oil plantations which are compliant with palm oil sourcing policies? - ESG 

      Disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Reports proportion of direct (volume) and indirect supply (volume or number of suppliers) that is compliant with the company's sourcing policies. Note, only partial points can be awarded if compliance is based on self-assessment by suppliers only.
      Limited: The company only reports some of this information; or compliance based on self-assessment by suppliers only; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

    • 1

      172. Time-bound plan to engage with all high risk mills within 3 years? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a grower/miller, or if all crushers integrated with mills, or if 100% of sourcing (including from own operations and suppliers) is RSPO SG/IP certified with 100% traceability to plantation level.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: The company publishes time-bound action plans to engage with all own and third-party high-risk mills over a three-year period to ensure and/or increase compliance. Examples include: sharing of tools, supplier workshops/trainings, site visits.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Commits to engage all mills but does not publish a time-bound action plan; or time limit is in more than three years; or unclear if
      covers both own and third-party mills.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

    • 1

      173. Programme to support high risk mills to become compliant with sourcing policies? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a grower/miller, or if all crushers integrated with mills, or if 100% of sourcing (including from own operations and suppliers) is RSPO SG/IP certified with 100% traceability to plantation level.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Has a program to support all own and third-party high-risk mills and provides examples of types of support provided. Examples include: training on company policies or best practices, technical assistance to remediate non-compliances, or financial support.
      Limited: States that it provides support but does not give further details of the type of support provided; or unclear if covers both own and third-party mills.
      Insufficient: No data reported.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

    • 1

      174. Regularly engages with a subset of high risk mills? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a grower/miller, or if all crushers integrated with mills, or if 100% of sourcing (including from own operations and suppliers) is RSPO SG/IP certified with 100% traceability to plantation level.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Engages with a subset of own and third-party high-risk mills on an annual basis to ensure and/or increase compliance (e.g. sharing of tools, supplier workshops/trainings, site visits).
      Limited: Engages with a subset of high-risk mills less often than annually; or unclear if covers both own and third-party mills.
      Insufficient: No data reported.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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      175. Procedures in place to assess all own and third party supplying palm oil mills for risk level? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a grower/miller, or if all crushers integrated with mills.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Publishes procedures it uses to assess all own and third-party supplying mills (e.g. classification as low, medium, and high risk).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: States that has a procedure to assess risk levels of mills but provides no further details on the procedure; or unclear of procedure applies to all mills; or 100% of sourcing (including from own operations and suppliers) is RSPO SG/IP certified with 100% traceability to plantation level; or if risk assessment based on self-assessment by suppliers only; or unclear if covers both own and third-party mills.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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      176. Regularly assesses and categorises the risk level of all their own and third party supplying mills? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a grower/miller, or if all crushers are integrated with mills.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: States that assesses the risk level of all its mills on an annual basis.
      Limited: Only assesses some mills; or assesses mills less often than annually; or 100% of sourcing (including from own operations and suppliers) is RSPO SG/IP certified with 100% traceability to plantation level; or unclear if covers both own and third-party mills.
      Insufficient: No data reported.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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      177. Regularly reports the risk level of all own and third party supplying mills identified in its supply chain? - ESG 

      Disabled if only a grower/miller or if all crushers integrated with mills.

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Reports the overall risk level of all own and third-party supplying mills (e.g. percentage high, medium, low risk) on an annual basis.
      Limited: Only reports the risk level for some mills; or assesses mills less often than annually; or data between two and five years old; or 100% of sourcing (including from own operations and suppliers) is RSPO SG/IP certified with 100% traceability to plantation level; or unclear if covers both own and thirdx02party mills.
      Insufficient: No data; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    Available points: 3.61% 7
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      178. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption? - G 

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to both ethical/fair conduct and prohibition of corruption (or bribery/fraud).
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only mentions one; or it is unclear if the commitment covers both ethical/fair conduct and prohibition of corruption; or
      commitment does not cover all operations (e.g. only refers to HQ).
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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      179. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers? - G 

      For growers, disabled if no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Commitment to both ethical/fair conduct and prohibition of corruption (or bribery/fraud) applies to all suppliers.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only mentions one; or it is unclear if the commitment covers both ethical/fair conduct and prohibition of corruption; or
      commitment only applies to some suppliers.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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      180. Progress on commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption? - G 

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Provides evidence of actions taken to implement company’s anti-bribery and corruption policies. For example: giving training to employees; setting up dedicated teams or committees responsible for implementation; putting processes in place to identify and mitigate bribery and corruption.
      Limited: Limited details on actions taken; or data between two and five years old.
      Insufficient: No examples/evidence provided; or data over five years old; or undated.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, externally verified.
      P[0.75 points] Partial: Limited, externally verified; OR comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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      181. Disclosure of the company's management approach to tax and payments to governments? - G 

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Company discloses its management approach to tax/payments to governments through a tax strategy/policy and states a governance
      body/executive level position which is responsible for the tax strategy/policy and its review.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Company only discloses a tax strategy or information on who is responsible for the strategy and its review; or the strategy only clearly covers parts of the company's operations (e.g. only in one country or one subsidiary); or detail on strategy is limited.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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      182. Whistleblowing procedure? - G 

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Whistleblowing procedure including a flowchart or clear description of steps taken by the company,
      including how whistleblowers can report unethical conduct and how they are protected.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only states allows for whistleblowing, but no details.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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      183. Own grievance or complaints system open to all stakeholders? - G 

      Scoring
      Y[1 point] Yes: Clearly has its own grievance or complaints system (e.g. employees can fill in a specific form if they have a grievance; flowchart; or clear description of steps). This should be accessible to both internal and external stakeholders.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Only states has a grievance system, but no other details; or only system for certain issues/in relation to certain policies; or only
      accessible to internal or external stakeholders.
      N[0 points] No: Does not meet requirements for this indicator.

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      184. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed? - G 

      Scope
      Comprehensive: Details of complaints and grievances received through the company's own grievance mechanism are disclosed, if anonymity not requested, including the following details: date; issue; complainant category; actions taken; status.
      Limited: Between one and four details disclosed.
      Insufficient: None; or only provides a summary table on number and type of grievances; or data over five years old.

      Scoring
      N.B. N.B. Companies may report practice in multiple ways but are awarded points for the highest scoring category.
      Y[1 point] Yes: Comprehensive, self-reported.
      P[0.5 points] Partial: Limited, self-reported.
      N[0 points] No: Insufficient.

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