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Palm oil: ESG policy transparency assessments

SPOTT assesses 50 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 its full assessment, along with a press release and summary of key figures and findings across the 50 latest assessments.

Company Rank Score RSPO member? Headquarters Landbank Market cap Change Total
Agropalma Group 3 91.4% Yes, since 2004 Brazil 123514.00123,514.00 ha 0.00 Private company +14 111.5/122
Anglo-Eastern Plantations plc 41 23.2% No UK 128400.00128,400.00 ha 435992160.00 $435,992,160 +2 28/120.5
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) 24 57.2% Yes, since 2007 USA 13000.0013,000.00 ha 22112757336.00 $22,112,757,336 +1 61.5/107.5
Asian Agri Group 18 65.8% Yes, since 2006 Indonesia 163524.00163,524.00 ha 0.00 Private company +0.5 76/115.5
Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT 32 44.3% No Indonesia 297011.00297,011.00 ha 2068294144.00 $2,068,294,144 +1.5 52.5/118.5
Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk PT 27 51.9% Yes, since 2007 Indonesia 161401.00161,401.00 ha 328804192.00 $328,804,192 +4.5 62/119.5
Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT 34 38.4% Yes, since 2007 Indonesia 84187.5084,187.50 ha 18373138.00 $18,373,138 +3.5 42/109.5
Boustead Plantations Bhd 35 34.3% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 82745.0082,745.00 ha 613592768.00 $613,592,768 +6 37/108
Bumitama Agri Ltd 11 72.4% Yes, since 2007 Singapore 225030.00225,030.00 ha 1011031808.00 $1,011,031,808 +15 86.5/119.5
Bunge Ltd 13 69% Yes, since 2007 USA 0.000.00 ha 9482346852.00 $9,482,346,852 +4.5 44.5/64.5
Cargill Inc 12 69.9% Yes, since 2004 USA 169032.00169,032.00 ha 0.00 Private company +7 89.5/128
Daabon Group 1 95% Yes, since 2004 Colombia 15737.3015,737.30 ha 0.00 Private company +2.5 105/110.5
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 39 25.1% Yes, since 2008 Indonesia 217682.00217,682.00 ha 578424320.00 $578,424,320 -2.5 30/119.5
Felda Global Ventures Holdings Sdn Bhd 26 55.8% Yes, since 2016 Malaysia 850000.00850,000.00 ha 1597680128.00 $1,597,680,128 -2 72/129
First Resources Ltd 20 62.1% Yes, since 2008 Singapore 242527.00242,527.00 ha 2267779328.00 $2,267,779,328 +3.5 79.5/128
Genting Plantations Bhd 28 51.9% Yes, since 2006 Malaysia 259714.00259,714.00 ha 2034512768.00 $2,034,512,768 +0.5 62.5/120.5
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 82% Yes, since 2011 Singapore 642326.00642,326.00 ha 3692995072.00 $3,692,995,072 +10 105/128
Golden Plantation Tbk PT =44 13.8% Subsidiary Indonesia 63441.0063,441.00 ha 30639958.00 $30,639,958 +1 16.5/119.5
Hap Seng Plantation Holdings Bhd 17 66.2% Yes, since 2005 Malaysia 40279.0040,279.00 ha 501667104.00 $501,667,104 +1.5 71.5/108
IJM Plantations Bhd 29 50.2% Resigned Malaysia 76655.0076,655.00 ha 596184064.00 $596,184,064 +11.5 60.5/120.5
Indofood Agri Resources Ltd 14 68.8% Subsidiaries Singapore 364195.00364,195.00 ha 461168096.00 $461,168,096 +2 88/128
IOI Corporation Bhd 9 74.8% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 230000.00230,000.00 ha 6708853248.00 $6,708,853,248 +10.5 95/127
Jaya Tiasa Holdings Bhd =44 13.8% No Malaysia 83483.0083,483.00 ha 263520448.00 $263,520,448 +4.5 16.5/119.5
Kencana Agri Ltd 33 43.1% Subsidiary Singapore 185709.00185,709.00 ha 105356128.00 $105,356,128 -0.5 51.5/119.5
KS Oils Ltd 49 2.9% No India 55846.6055,846.60 ha 0.00 Private company 3.5/120.5
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd 22 61.6% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 257715.00257,715.00 ha 6221943296.00 $6,221,943,296 +4 79.5/129
Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd 25 56.5% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 115378.00115,378.00 ha 0.00 Private company +1.5 67.5/119.5
Louis Dreyfus Company 21 62% Yes, since 2012 Netherlands 0.000.00 ha 0.00 Private company +4 40/64.5
M.P. Evans Group plc 30 49% Yes, since 2006 UK 52018.5052,018.50 ha 584901568.00 $584,901,568 +1.5 59/120.5
Makin Group 42 18.4% No Indonesia 140000.00140,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company -1.5 22/119.5
Musim Mas Group PT 15 67.8% Subsidiaries Singapore 194050.00194,050.00 ha 0.00 Private company +0.5 87.5/129
New Britain Palm Oil Ltd 2 93.8% Yes, since 2004 PNG 162334.00162,334.00 ha 0.00 Private company +8 106.5/113.5
Noble Group Ltd 10 73.1% Yes, since 2011 UK 70705.0070,705.00 ha 265143009.00 $265,143,009 +18 83/113.5
Olam International Ltd 7 77.9% Yes, since 2011 Singapore 121810.00121,810.00 ha 5214435249.00 $5,214,435,249 +10 95/122
POSCO DAEWOO Corporation 37 31% No South Korea 34195.0034,195.00 ha 2293969973.00 $2,293,969,973 +2 37/119.5
QL Resources Bhd 46 12.4% Yes, since 2007 Malaysia 16200.0016,200.00 ha 1505564928.00 $1,505,564,928 +4 15/120.5
R.E.A. Holdings plc 16 67.4% Yes, since 2007 UK 93581.2093,581.20 ha 176466032.00 $176,466,032 +3 80.5/119.5
Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT 31 45.6% Yes, since 2007 Indonesia 248399.00248,399.00 ha 353767616.00 $353,767,616 +1 54.5/119.5
Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd 40 24.2% No Malaysia 120297.00120,297.00 ha 632364992.00 $632,364,992 +8 31/128
Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd 8 77.6% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 786695.00786,695.00 ha 14585992192.00 $14,585,992,192 +1 97/125
SIPEF 23 57.7% Yes, since 2005 Belgium 94462.0094,462.00 ha 773707776.00 $773,707,776 +1 69/119.5
Socfin Group S.A. 19 65.5% Yes, since 2004 Luxembourg 400000.00400,000.00 ha 473833632.00 $473,833,632 +7.5 75/114.5
Tradewinds Plantation Bhd 47 10.5% Resigned Malaysia 160000.00160,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 13.5/128
Triputra Agro Persada Group PT 43 16.9% Yes, since 2007 Indonesia 35685.2035,685.20 ha 0.00 Private company -1 19.5/115.5
TSH Resources Bhd 36 33.5% Yes, since 2014 Malaysia 108157.00108,157.00 ha 542581376.00 $542,581,376 -0.5 40/119.5
Tunas Baru Lampung Tbk PT 38 25.3% Yes, since 2006 Indonesia 95335.0095,335.00 ha 549366912.00 $549,366,912 +1.5 30/118.5
United Plantations Bhd 6 81.9% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 59484.0059,484.00 ha 1352719744.00 $1,352,719,744 +11.5 101.5/124
Wilmar International Ltd 4 84.5% Yes, since 2005 Singapore 339359.00339,359.00 ha 15695381504.00 $15,695,381,504 +9 109/129
 

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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