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Palm oil company ESG transparency assessments

SPOTT assesses palm oil producers and traders on the public disclosure of their policies, operations and commitments to environmental, social and governance (ESG) best practice, to facilitate corporate engagement and increase industry transparency. Company policies and commitments may not translate into effective implementation on the ground.

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  • >66%
  • 66-33%
  • <33%

Last update: 29/06/2017
Total scores adjusted

Company Rank Score RSPO member? Headquarters Landbank Market cap Total
Agropalma Group 3 84.8% Yes, since 2004 Brazil 123514.00123,514.00 ha 0.00 Private company 97.5/115
Anglo-Eastern Plantations plc 40 21.6% No UK 128611.00128,611.00 ha 437011232.00 $437,011,232 26/120.5
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) 24 55.8% Yes, since 2007 USA 13000.0013,000.00 ha 24375877954.00 $24,375,877,954 60.5/108.5
Asian Agri Group 13 64.8% Yes, since 2006 Indonesia 163524.00163,524.00 ha 0.00 Private company 75.5/116.5
Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT 32 42.7% No Indonesia 297862.00297,862.00 ha 2124571520.00 $2,124,571,520 51/119.5
Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk PT 28 48.1% Yes, since 2007 Indonesia 161401.00161,401.00 ha 399216576.00 $399,216,576 57.5/119.5
Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT 34 33.9% Yes, since 2007 Indonesia 154464.00154,464.00 ha 23078662.00 $23,078,662 38.5/113.5
Boustead Plantations Bhd 37 28.3% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 82745.0082,745.00 ha 608450176.00 $608,450,176 31/109.5
Bumitama Agri Ltd 18 59.8% Yes, since 2007 Singapore 225030.00225,030.00 ha 945567296.00 $945,567,296 71.5/119.5
Bunge Ltd 17 62% Yes, since 2007 USA 0.000.00 ha 10393000000.00 $10,393,000,000 40/64.5
Cargill Inc 14 64.5% Yes, since 2004 USA 169032.00169,032.00 ha 0.00 Private company 82.5/128
Daabon Group 1 90.3% Yes, since 2004 Colombia 11346.7011,346.70 ha 0.00 Private company 102.5/113.5
Darmex Agro Group PT 50 1.2% Terminated Indonesia 200000.00200,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 1.5/128
Eagle High Plantations Tbk PT 38 28.1% Yes, since 2008 Indonesia 425595.00425,595.00 ha 587089600.00 $587,089,600 32.5/115.5
Felda Global Ventures Holdings Sdn Bhd 21 57.4% Yes, since 2016 Malaysia 784710.00784,710.00 ha 1455413504.00 $1,455,413,504 74/129
First Resources Ltd 16 62% Yes, since 2008 Singapore 242527.00242,527.00 ha 2189647104.00 $2,189,647,104 76/122.5
Genting Plantations Bhd 27 51.5% Yes, since 2006 Malaysia 259714.00259,714.00 ha 2079945984.00 $2,079,945,984 62/120.5
Glenealy Plantations Sdn Bhd 48 3.3% No Malaysia 68679.0068,679.00 ha 0.00 Private company 4/120.5
Golden Agri Resources Ltd 5 74.8% Yes, since 2011 Singapore 642326.00642,326.00 ha 3392267520.00 $3,392,267,520 95/127
Golden Plantation Tbk PT 44 13% Subsidiary Indonesia 74340.0074,340.00 ha 28071638.00 $28,071,638 15.5/119.5
Hap Seng Plantation Holdings Bhd 15 64.2% Yes, since 2005 Malaysia 40178.6040,178.60 ha 483216384.00 $483,216,384 70/109
IJM Plantations Bhd 33 38% Resigned Malaysia 79651.0079,651.00 ha 636866112.00 $636,866,112 49/129
Indofood Agri Resources Ltd 10 67.2% Subsidiaries Singapore 364195.00364,195.00 ha 477361152.00 $477,361,152 86/128
IOI Corporation Bhd 11 65.5% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 238881.00238,881.00 ha 6582490624.00 $6,582,490,624 84.5/129
Jaya Tiasa Holdings Bhd 46 10% No Malaysia 83483.0083,483.00 ha 266483696.00 $266,483,696 12/119.5
Kencana Agri Ltd 31 43.5% Subsidiary Singapore 185709.00185,709.00 ha 78519976.00 $78,519,976 52/119.5
KS Oils Ltd 49 2.9% No India 55846.6055,846.60 ha 5249350.00 $5,249,350 3.5/121.5
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd 20 58.5% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 257715.00257,715.00 ha 6186605056.00 $6,186,605,056 75.5/129
Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd 25 55.2% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 164494.00164,494.00 ha 0.00 Private company 66/119.5
Louis Dreyfus Company 23 55.8% Subsidiaries Netherlands 0.000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 36/64.5
M.P. Evans Group plc 29 47.3% Yes, since 2006 UK 83626.0083,626.00 ha 510497152.00 $510,497,152 57.5/121.5
Makin Group 41 19.7% No Indonesia 140000.00140,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 23.5/119.5
Musim Mas Group PT 9 67.4% Subsidiaries Singapore 194050.00194,050.00 ha 0.00 Private company 87/129
New Britain Palm Oil Ltd 2 86.8% Yes, since 2004 PNG 136268.00136,268.00 ha 0.00 Private company 98.5/113.5
Noble Group Ltd 19 58.8% Yes, since 2011 UK 62510.5062,510.50 ha 1355734478.00 $1,355,734,478 65/110.5
Olam International Ltd 7 73% Yes, since 2011 Singapore 121810.00121,810.00 ha 4126934567.00 $4,126,934,567 85/116.5
POSCO DAEWOO Corporation 36 29.3% No South Korea 34195.0034,195.00 ha 2433098824.00 $2,433,098,824 35/119.5
QL Resources Bhd 47 9.1% Yes, since 2007 Malaysia 16200.0016,200.00 ha 1415071872.00 $1,415,071,872 11/120.5
R.E.A. Holdings plc 12 64.9% Yes, since 2007 UK 93581.2093,581.20 ha 166813568.00 $166,813,568 77.5/119.5
Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT 30 44.8% Yes, since 2007 Indonesia 248399.00248,399.00 ha 283847712.00 $283,847,712 53.5/119.5
Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd 42 18% No Malaysia 120297.00120,297.00 ha 476735136.00 $476,735,136 23/128
Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd 6 74.4% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 1003860.001,003,860.00 ha 15215931392.00 $15,215,931,392 96/129
SIPEF 22 56.9% Yes, since 2005 Belgium 94462.0094,462.00 ha 785099712.00 $785,099,712 68/119.5
Socfin Group S.A. 26 52.7% Yes, since 2004 Luxembourg 402258.00402,258.00 ha 472589728.00 $472,589,728 67.5/128
Tradewinds Plantation Bhd 45 11.3% Resigned Malaysia 160000.00160,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 13.5/120
Triputra Agro Persada Group PT 43 17.7% Yes, since 2007 Indonesia 300000.00300,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 20.5/115.5
TSH Resources Bhd 35 33.9% Yes, since 2014 Malaysia 108157.00108,157.00 ha 550354688.00 $550,354,688 40.5/119.5
Tunas Baru Lampung Tbk PT 39 25.6% Yes, since 2006 Indonesia 95335.0095,335.00 ha 575648576.00 $575,648,576 28.5/111.5
United Plantations Bhd 8 71.4% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 59484.0059,484.00 ha 1367087744.00 $1,367,087,744 90/126
Wilmar International Ltd 4 77.5% Yes, since 2005 Singapore 359025.00359,025.00 ha 15888690176.00 $15,888,690,176 100/129

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Research protocols:

Research protocols guide how ZSL conducts SPOTT assessments and allocates scores to ensure a fair and consistent approach, setting the expectations for companies on how they should publish ESG data. The full palm oil indicator framework contains 125 indicators across 10 categories, aligned with corporate reporting initiatives.

 

Technical advisors:

ZSL would like to thank the following experts for contributing to the development of SPOTT for assessing palm oil companies:

  • Abigail Herron, Aviva Investors
  • Ben Ridley, Credit Suisse
  • Gabriel Thoumi, Climate Advisers / Chain Reaction Research
  • Geraldine Lim, Rabobank
  • Hilde Jervan, Etikkrådet
  • Mark Mills, Generation IM
  • Naasir Roomanay, Investec
  • Paul Chandler, PRI
  • Peter wan der Werf, Robeco
  • Robert Zuehlke, Daemeter
  • Yulia Kurniawan, Unilever

Map of concessions:

Explore our interactive mapping tool for a satellite view of deforestation and fires in and around concession sites of companies featured on the SPOTT scorecard. These data can support SPOTT users in conducting further research to verify whether or not company commitments are being implemented on the ground.

Use the map search bar to find specific company concessions or locations. Click the concession sites marked by pins to zoom in for more information, then go to the company pages of featured concessions to view their assessments. For more on how to use the SPOTT map, please visit our FAQs page.

 
 
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