Palm oil: ESG policy 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. Each company receives a percentage score as a measure of its transparency in relation to ESG risks.
Company policies and commitments may not translate into effective implementation on the ground. The media monitor on each company page may provide some contextual information; however, independent due diligence activities should include measures to assess levels of implementation.
Select a company in the table below to view the full assessment, along with a summary of key facts, figures and findings across the 50 latest assessments.
Last update: 23/11/2017
Total scores adjusted
|Company||Rank||Score||RSPO member?||Headquarters||Landbank||Market cap.||Total|
|Agropalma Group||3||91.4%||Yes, since 2004||Brazil||123,514.00 ha||Private company||111.5/122|
|Anglo-Eastern Plantations plc||41||23.2%||No||UK||128,400.00 ha||$435,992,160||28/120.5|
|Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)||24||57.2%||Yes, since 2007||USA||13,000.00 ha||$22,112,757,336||61.5/107.5|
|Asian Agri Group||18||65.8%||Yes, since 2006||Indonesia||163,524.00 ha||Private company||76/115.5|
|Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT||32||44.3%||No||Indonesia||297,011.00 ha||$2,068,294,144||52.5/118.5|
|Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk PT||27||51.9%||Yes, since 2007||Indonesia||161,401.00 ha||$328,804,192||62/119.5|
|Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT||34||38.4%||Yes, since 2007||Indonesia||84,187.50 ha||$18,373,138||42/109.5|
|Boustead Plantations Bhd||35||34.3%||Yes, since 2004||Malaysia||82,745.00 ha||$613,592,768||37/108|
|Bumitama Agri Ltd||11||72.4%||Yes, since 2007||Singapore||225,030.00 ha||$1,011,031,808||86.5/119.5|
|Bunge Ltd||13||69%||Yes, since 2007||USA||0.00 ha||$9,482,346,852||44.5/64.5|
|Cargill Inc||12||69.9%||Yes, since 2004||USA||169,032.00 ha||Private company||89.5/128|
|Daabon Group||1||95%||Yes, since 2004||Colombia||15,737.30 ha||Private company||105/110.5|
|Darmex Agro Group PT||50||1.2%||Terminated||Indonesia||200,000.00 ha||Private company||1.5/128|
|Eagle High Plantations Tbk PT||39||25.1%||Yes, since 2008||Indonesia||217,682.00 ha||$578,424,320||30/119.5|
|Felda Global Ventures Holdings Sdn Bhd||26||55.8%||Yes, since 2016||Malaysia||850,000.00 ha||$1,597,680,128||72/129|
|First Resources Ltd||20||62.1%||Yes, since 2008||Singapore||242,527.00 ha||$2,267,779,328||79.5/128|
|Genting Plantations Bhd||28||51.9%||Yes, since 2006||Malaysia||259,714.00 ha||$2,034,512,768||62.5/120.5|
|Glenealy Plantations Sdn Bhd||48||3.3%||No||Malaysia||68,679.00 ha||Private company||4/120.5|
|Golden Agri Resources Ltd||5||82%||Yes, since 2011||Singapore||642,326.00 ha||$3,692,995,072||105/128|
|Golden Plantation Tbk PT||=44||13.8%||Subsidiary||Indonesia||63,441.00 ha||$30,639,958||16.5/119.5|
|Hap Seng Plantation Holdings Bhd||17||66.2%||Yes, since 2005||Malaysia||40,279.00 ha||$501,667,104||71.5/108|
|IJM Plantations Bhd||29||50.2%||Resigned||Malaysia||76,655.00 ha||$596,184,064||60.5/120.5|
|Indofood Agri Resources Ltd||14||68.8%||Subsidiaries||Singapore||364,195.00 ha||$461,168,096||88/128|
|IOI Corporation Bhd||9||74.8%||Yes, since 2004||Malaysia||230,000.00 ha||$6,708,853,248||95/127|
|Jaya Tiasa Holdings Bhd||=44||13.8%||No||Malaysia||83,483.00 ha||$263,520,448||16.5/119.5|
|Kencana Agri Ltd||33||43.1%||Subsidiary||Singapore||185,709.00 ha||$105,356,128||51.5/119.5|
|KS Oils Ltd||49||2.9%||No||India||55,846.60 ha||Private company||3.5/120.5|
|Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd||22||61.6%||Yes, since 2004||Malaysia||257,715.00 ha||$6,221,943,296||79.5/129|
|Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd||25||56.5%||Yes, since 2004||Malaysia||115,378.00 ha||Private company||67.5/119.5|
|Louis Dreyfus Company||21||62%||Yes, since 2012||Netherlands||0.00 ha||Private company||40/64.5|
|M.P. Evans Group plc||30||49%||Yes, since 2006||UK||52,018.50 ha||$584,901,568||59/120.5|
|Makin Group||42||18.4%||No||Indonesia||140,000.00 ha||Private company||22/119.5|
|Musim Mas Group PT||15||67.8%||Subsidiaries||Singapore||194,050.00 ha||Private company||87.5/129|
|New Britain Palm Oil Ltd||2||93.8%||Yes, since 2004||PNG||162,334.00 ha||Private company||106.5/113.5|
|Noble Group Ltd||10||73.1%||Yes, since 2011||UK||70,705.00 ha||$265,143,009||83/113.5|
|Olam International Ltd||7||77.9%||Yes, since 2011||Singapore||121,810.00 ha||$5,214,435,249||95/122|
|POSCO DAEWOO Corporation||37||31%||No||South Korea||34,195.00 ha||$2,293,969,973||37/119.5|
|QL Resources Bhd||46||12.4%||Yes, since 2007||Malaysia||16,200.00 ha||$1,505,564,928||15/120.5|
|R.E.A. Holdings plc||16||67.4%||Yes, since 2007||UK||93,581.20 ha||$176,466,032||80.5/119.5|
|Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT||31||45.6%||Yes, since 2007||Indonesia||248,399.00 ha||$353,767,616||54.5/119.5|
|Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd||40||24.2%||No||Malaysia||120,297.00 ha||$632,364,992||31/128|
|Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd||8||77.6%||Yes, since 2004||Malaysia||786,695.00 ha||$14,585,992,192||97/125|
|SIPEF||23||57.7%||Yes, since 2005||Belgium||94,462.00 ha||$773,707,776||69/119.5|
|Socfin Group S.A.||19||65.5%||Yes, since 2004||Luxembourg||400,000.00 ha||$473,833,632||75/114.5|
|Tradewinds Plantation Bhd||47||10.5%||Resigned||Malaysia||160,000.00 ha||Private company||13.5/128|
|Triputra Agro Persada Group PT||43||16.9%||Yes, since 2007||Indonesia||35,685.20 ha||Private company||19.5/115.5|
|TSH Resources Bhd||36||33.5%||Yes, since 2014||Malaysia||108,157.00 ha||$542,581,376||40/119.5|
|Tunas Baru Lampung Tbk PT||38||25.3%||Yes, since 2006||Indonesia||95,335.00 ha||$549,366,912||30/118.5|
|United Plantations Bhd||6||81.9%||Yes, since 2004||Malaysia||59,484.00 ha||$1,352,719,744||101.5/124|
|Wilmar International Ltd||4||84.5%||Yes, since 2005||Singapore||339,359.00 ha||$15,695,381,504||109/129|
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