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Palm oil: ESG policy transparency assessments

  • Latest update: October 2019
  • Next scheduled: November 2020

SPOTT assesses 99 palm oil producers and traders on the public disclosure of their policies ... Show more, 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. See further explanation of assessment scores here.

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.

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Company Rank Total score Change
Score change since previous assessment
Disclosure
Score by disclosure type: Organisation, Policy, Practice.
Supply chain segments
Supply chain segments that a company operates in: grower, crusher, refiner, trader. Where this is unknown companies are marked as operating across all segments.
Headquarters Landbank
Total area of forest plantation or natural forest designated for wood/wood fibre production is recorded here when a company scores full points for these indicators according to the SPOTT framework. To achieve full points, a company must have have reported publicly available information on its total landbank in the last two years.
Market cap Grower score
Score for indicators relevant to growers. Indicators can be relevant to one or multiple supply chain segments.
Crusher score
Score for indicators relevant to crushers. Indicators can be relevant to one or multiple supply chain segments.
Refiner score
Score for indicators relevant to refiners. Indicators can be relevant to one or multiple supply chain segments. 
Trader score
Score for indicators relevant to traders. Indicators can be relevant to one or multiple supply chain segments.
Environmental
Score for indicators related to environmental issues. Some indicators apply to more than one environmental, social or governance issue.
Governance
Score for indicators related to governance issues. Some indicators apply to more than one environmental, social or governance issue.
Daabon Group 1 93.5%
-3.4%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Colombia 18.9 KHa 0.00 Private co. 93.8%
91.9%
92.1%
92.5%
93.4%
89.7%
New Britain Palm Oil Ltd 2 89.9%
-6.2%
Grower, crusher, refiner Papua New Guinea 140.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 93.3%
87.3%
86.9%
88.5%
79.8%
United Plantations Bhd 3 84.4%
-2.1%
Grower, refiner, trader Malaysia 59.4 KHa 1225751927.00 $1,225.8M 85%
84.7%
84.9%
82.8%
79.6%
Agropalma Group 4 82.9%
-10.7%
Grower, crusher, refiner Brazil 120.8 KHa 0.00 Private co. 87%
77.3%
77.3%
83.6%
73.2%
Wilmar International Ltd 5 81%
-2.0%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Singapore 327.0 KHa 17162121546.00 $17,162.1M 83%
77.3%
77.3%
75.9%
82.9%
76.7%
Golden Agri Resources Ltd 6 77.7%
-7.6%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Singapore 606.2 KHa 1963076208.00 $1,963.1M 79.6%
77.4%
77.4%
78.7%
75.1%
79.3%
SIPEF =7 75.7%
+11.4%
Grower, crusher Belgium 123.6 KHa 517470697.00 $517.5M 76%
75.8%
70.8%
71.2%
R.E.A. Holdings plc =7 75.7%
+5.5%
Grower, crusher UK 64.5 KHa 86047386.00 $86.0M 76.1%
74.1%
73.3%
66.3%
Olam International Ltd 9 73.3%
-4.1%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Singapore 144.3 KHa 4256842379.00 $4,256.8M 77.3%
72.9%
72.9%
72.6%
72.8%
72.4%
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd 10 72.7%
+1.1%
Grower, crusher, refiner Malaysia 294.1 KHa 5528524411.00 $5,528.5M 75.6%
72.7%
72.7%
69.6%
70.1%
Apical Group 11 72.2%
n/a
Crusher, refiner, trader Singapore 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co.
72.4%
72.4%
75.1%
68.5%
66.1%
Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd 12 72.1%
-10.5%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Malaysia 756.0 KHa 7808809670.00 $7,808.8M 76.6%
67.6%
67.6%
64.9%
69.3%
61.3%
IOI Corporation Bhd 13 71.9%
-6.3%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Malaysia 221.9 KHa 6438015948.00 $6,438.0M 74.3%
68.1%
68.1%
67.8%
69.5%
71.5%
Bunge Ltd 14 70.3%
-10.8%
Refiner, trader USA 0.0 KHa 7806865351.00 $7,806.9M
70.3%
73.3%
69.3%
81.3%
Musim Mas Group PT 15 69.9%
-17.2%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Singapore 194.2 KHa 0.00 Private co. 74.2%
62.3%
62.1%
57.2%
69.4%
61.2%
Asian Agri Group 16 69.7%
-2.6%
Grower, crusher Indonesia 160.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 70.1%
66.3%
66.2%
68.3%
Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk PT 17 66.6%
+3.9%
Grower Indonesia 157.7 KHa 194885052.00 $194.9M 66.6%
61.8%
57.6%
AgroAmerica 18 65.8%
+2.6%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Guatemala 24.4 KHa 0.00 Private co. 72%
60.5%
60.5%
60%
63.5%
48.8%
Hap Seng Plantation Holdings Bhd 19 65.7%
-8.7%
Grower Malaysia 40.2 KHa 273066970.00 $273.1M 65.7%
63.0%
63.4%
Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd 20 64.9%
-2.3%
Grower, crusher, refiner Singapore 141.3 KHa 0.00 Private co. 68.5%
61.3%
60.8%
64.6%
49.9%
First Resources Ltd 21 64.1%
-5.7%
Grower, crusher, refiner Singapore 226.9 KHa 1802329173.00 $1,802.3M 66.4%
63.7%
63.6%
63.3%
58.4%
Bumitama Agri Ltd 22 63.3%
-9.0%
Grower Singapore 234.4 KHa 714232047.00 $714.2M 63.3%
64.2%
55.7%
M.P. Evans Group plc 23 63%
+2.7%
Grower UK 57.6 KHa 457848009.00 $457.8M 63%
59.9%
59.7%
Socfin Group S.A. 24 62.7%
-9.1%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Luxembourg 387.9 KHa 415694655.00 $415.7M 65.7%
64.5%
64.5%
61.1%
58.7%
52.5%
Cargill Inc 25 61.1%
-7.1%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader USA 136.9 KHa 0.00 Private co. 62.6%
60.6%
60.6%
62.9%
58.1%
69.0%
FGV Holdings Bhd
26 59.1%
-6.5%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Malaysia 390.1 KHa 897272102.00 $897.3M 64%
58.6%
58.6%
56.7%
54.4%
48.8%
Reforestadora de Palmas de el Peten S.A. (REPSA) 27 54%
+15.1%
Grower Guatemala 20.2 KHa 0.00 Private co. 54%
48.9%
44.7%
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) =28 53.3%
-23.9%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader USA 13.0 KHa 22501751984.00 $22,501.8M 55.2%
50.5%
50.5%
50.9%
48.7%
47.7%
AAK AB =28 53.3%
-13.4%
Refiner, trader Sweden 0.0 KHa 4784244691.00 $4,784.2M
53.3%
54.7%
43.8%
60.5%
Mewah Group 30 52.4%
n/a
Refiner, trader Singapore 0.0 KHa 253360861.00 $253.4M
52.4%
53.1%
50.4%
65.0%
Itochu Corporation 31 52.3%
+25.9%
Trader Japan 0.0 KHa 33218607908.00 $33,218.6M
52.3%
45.5%
46.1%
Indofood Agri Resources Ltd
32 51.1%
-18.7%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Singapore 356.6 KHa 322770252.00 $322.8M 54.9%
51.9%
51.9%
51.7%
48.0%
36.3%
Genting Plantations Bhd 33 50.9%
+3.1%
Grower, refiner Malaysia 247.4 KHa 16576253.00 $16.6M 54.2%
47.5%
48.8%
48.7%
Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk PT 34 50.6%
-4.3%
Grower, crusher Indonesia 95.8 KHa 577190419.00 $577.2M 56%
43.6%
47.6%
31.1%
IJM Plantations Bhd 35 48.5%
-10.2%
Grower, crusher Malaysia 76.7 KHa 317511943.00 $317.5M 49.4%
44.4%
47.3%
42.4%
Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd 36 47.7%
-5.8%
Grower, refiner, trader Malaysia 65.5 KHa 0.00 Private co. 52.8%
43.3%
38.9%
44.2%
37.2%
C.I. Biocosta S.A. 37 47.2%
-19.2%
Trader Colombia 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co.
46.6%
37.4%
44.2%
Golden Veroleum (Liberia) Inc (GVL) 38 46.3%
-4.5%
Grower Liberia 40.6 KHa 0.00 Private co. 46.3%
49.4%
32.6%
Eagle High Plantations Tbk PT 39 45.8%
+9.0%
Grower Indonesia 210.5 KHa 265201707.00 $265.2M 45.8%
43.1%
44.4%
Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT 40 44.7%
+0.8%
Grower Indonesia 241.0 KHa 295080915.00 $295.1M 44.7%
43.2%
46.6%
Carotino Group 41 44.4%
n/a
Grower, refiner Malaysia 40.6 KHa 0.00 Private co. 45.6%
33%
42.3%
41.5%
Louis Dreyfus Company 42 44.2%
-21.7%
Refiner, trader Netherlands 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co.
44.3%
46.5%
41.1%
51.7%
Anglo-Eastern Plantations plc 43 39.3%
+18.0%
Grower UK 128.2 KHa 218232910.00 $218.2M 39.3%
39.1%
20.5%
Boustead Plantations Bhd 44 37.7%
-0.9%
Grower Malaysia 93.3 KHa 315583366.00 $315.6M 37.7%
33.9%
47.5%
NaturAceites S.A. 45 37.4%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Guatemala 17.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 40.9%
34.7%
34.7%
34.3%
35.5%
33.1%
Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk 46 36.7%
+1.1%
Grower, crusher Indonesia 184.5 KHa 249372495.00 $249.4M 36.9%
27.4%
38.0%
35.2%
Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT 47 36.6%
-12.8%
Grower, crusher, refiner Indonesia 291.0 KHa 1427016373.00 $1,427.0M 38.2%
36.3%
36.6%
34.6%
29.7%
Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT 48 36.5%
-7.5%
Grower, crusher, refiner Indonesia 62.8 KHa 16576253.00 $16.6M 40.3%
33.1%
33.1%
33.8%
25.9%
Palmaceite S.A. 49 36.4%
n/a
Grower, crusher Colombia 14.6 KHa 0.00 Private co. 40.2%
31.2%
35.3%
31.5%
TSH Resources Bhd =50 33.1%
+4.1%
Grower Malaysia 121.1 KHa 296613061.00 $296.6M 35.8%
31.4%
31.5%
Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd =50 33.1%
+6.1%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Malaysia 122.0 KHa 301263643.00 $301.3M 34.4%
35.6%
35.6%
35.5%
29.1%
36.8%
Palmas Group 52 30.9%
-6.8%
Grower, crusher, refiner Peru 35.2 KHa 0.00 Private co. 31.4%
32.9%
33.1%
32.0%
34.6%
Feronia Inc 53 30%
-14.4%
Grower Democratic Republic of the Congo 103.6 KHa 14775608.00 $14.8M 30%
23.7%
36.4%
Kencana Agri Ltd 54 29.6%
-5.9%
Grower, crusher Singapore 186.7 KHa 20646770.00 $20.6M 32.6%
25.6%
25.2%
18.8%
ENI SpA 55 28.3%
n/a
Refiner, trader Italy 0.0 KHa 56486470325.00 $56,486.5M
28.3%
28.7%
14.3%
26.8%
Triputra Agro Persada Group PT 56 25.9%
+2.0%
Grower, crusher, refiner Indonesia 43.5 KHa 0.00 Private co. 28.8%
15%
15%
26.5%
19.9%
Korindo Group 57 25.6%
-10.0%
Grower Indonesia 121.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 26.5%
24.6%
9.5%
Glencore Agriculture B.V. 58 24.9%
+7.8%
Trader Netherlands 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co.
25.4%
12.0%
27.5%
Tunas Baru Lampung Tbk PT 59 23.5%
-1.8%
Grower, crusher, refiner Indonesia 92.4 KHa 352280710.00 $352.3M 26.2%
17.6%
17.6%
20.0%
17.5%
Danec S.A. 60 23.1%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Ecuador 30.2 KHa 0.00 Private co. 25.7%
25.7%
25.7%
23.4%
17.7%
17.3%
Jaya Tiasa Holdings Bhd 61 21.9%
+5.2%
Grower Malaysia 83.5 KHa 113261259.00 $113.3M 22.6%
17.1%
17.1%
Grupo Jaremar 62 21.7%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Honduras 14.9 KHa 0.00 Private co. 24.2%
13.8%
13.8%
10.5%
22.6%
16.5%
BLD Plantation Bhd (Bintulu Lumber Development (BLD) Plantation) 63 19.8%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner Malaysia 51.4 KHa 127709062.00 $127.7M 22.1%
19.5%
19.5%
16.4%
12.3%
LLC KRC EFKO-Kaskad 64 19.7%
n/a
Refiner, trader Russia 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co.
19.7%
21.8%
16.4%
24.4%
GAMA Plantation 65 19.3%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Indonesia 199.7 KHa 0.00 Private co. 21.2%
17.1%
17.1%
19.1%
20.2%
9.8%
POSCO International 66 18.5%
-9.0%
Grower South Korea 34.2 KHa 1977317497.00 $1,977.3M 18.5%
14.6%
22.2%
QL Resources Bhd 67 14.4%
-0.8%
Grower Malaysia 16.2 KHa 2758431777.00 $2,758.4M 14.4%
10.1%
19.2%
SIFCA Group 68 13.6%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Côte d'Ivoire 194.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 15.1%
9.4%
9.4%
10.1%
10.8%
4.8%
Biopalma da Amazônia S.A. 69 13.3%
-11.1%
Grower, crusher Brazil 156.5 KHa 0.00 Private co. 14.7%
9.7%
11.2%
7.8%
Agritrade International Pte Ltd 70 10.4%
+7.4%
Crusher, refiner, trader Singapore 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co.
10.5%
10.5%
10.6%
6.7%
11.9%
Golden Plantation Tbk PT 71 9.7%
-6.1%
Grower, crusher, refiner Indonesia 63.4 KHa 0.00 Private co. 10.8%
8.4%
8.4%
7.5%
7.6%
Allana Group 72 9.3%
n/a
Crusher, refiner, trader India 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co.
9.4%
9.4%
9.9%
7.5%
14.0%
FELCRA Bhd 73 9.2%
n/a
Grower Malaysia 249.6 KHa 0.00 Private co. 9.3%
8.6%
10.0%
Permata Hijau Group 74 8.9%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Indonesia 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 9.3%
11.2%
11.2%
10.7%
6.0%
12.5%
Synergy Oil Nusantara PT (PT SON) 75 7.1%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Indonesia 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 7.3%
10.3%
10.3%
11%
4.0%
9.8%
Tradewinds Plantation Bhd 76 5.8%
-4.4%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Malaysia 160.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 6.5%
4.6%
4.6%
4.8%
5.4%
8.5%
Gozco Plantations Tbk PT 77 5.3%
-0.8%
Grower Indonesia 40.1 KHa 21387324.00 $21.4M 5.5%
5.6%
3.4%
Hayel Saeed Anam Group 78 4.3%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader United Arab Emirates 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 4.5%
6.6%
6.6%
6.8%
1.8%
4.9%
Gokul Agro Resources Ltd 79 4%
n/a
Crusher, refiner, trader India 0.0 KHa 26212614.00 $26.2M
4.1%
4.1%
4.9%
0.0%
7.1%
Kharisma Pemasaran Bersama Nusantara PT (PT. KPBN) 80 3.6%
n/a
Trader Indonesia 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co.
2.7%
3.6%
9.6%
Emami Agrotech Ltd 81 3.5%
n/a
Refiner India 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co.
3.5%
5.3%
10.4%
Peak Palm Oil plc 82 2.6%
n/a
Grower, crusher Guinea 100.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 2.6%
1.8%
2.5%
1.4%
Bewani Oil Palm Plantations Limited =83 2.3%
n/a
Grower, crusher Papua New Guinea 100.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 2.6%
1.6%
1.8%
1.0%
Glenealy Plantations Sdn Bhd =83 2.3%
+0.5%
Grower, crusher, refiner Malaysia 68.7 KHa 0.00 Private co. 2.5%
1.9%
1.9%
2.5%
1.9%
KS Oils Ltd =85 1.8%
-0.8%
Grower, crusher, refiner India 55.8 KHa 0.00 Private co. 2%
2.3%
2.3%
0.0%
5.6%
Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd =85 1.8%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader India 200.0 KHa 17235401.00 $17.2M 2%
1.9%
1.9%
2.4%
0.4%
3.9%
Best Group 87 1.3%
-0.4%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Indonesia 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 1.4%
0%
0%
0%
1.1%
0.0%
Royal Industries Indonesia PT =88 1%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner Indonesia 100.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 1.1%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
1.0%
Tianjin Julong Group =88 1%
+0.6%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader China 140.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 1.1%
0.4%
0.4%
0.5%
0.7%
0.0%
Darmex Agro Group PT
90 0.8%
-0.9%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Indonesia 200.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 0.8%
0%
0%
0%
0.4%
0.0%
Atama Plantation Sarl =91 0%
-2.2%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Republic of Congo 470.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 0%
0%
0%
0%
0.0%
0.0%
Priya Gold Oils =91 0%
n/a
Refiner India 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co.
0%
0.0%
0.0%
Siva Group =91 0%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Indonesia 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 0%
0%
0%
0%
0.0%
0.0%
Sazean Holdings =91 0%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Malaysia 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 0%
0%
0%
0%
0.0%
0.0%
PTT Green Energy Pte Ltd =91 0%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Thailand 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 0%
0%
0%
0%
0.0%
0.0%
K Global Ventures Sdn Bhd =91 0%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Malaysia 0.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 0%
0%
0%
0%
0.0%
0.0%
Groupe Blattner Elwyn =91 0%
-0.4%
Grower, crusher Democratic Republic of the Congo 16.9 KHa 0.00 Private co. 0%
0%
0.0%
0.0%
Belém Bioenergia Brasil (BBB) =91 0%
n/a
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Brazil 40.1 KHa 0.00 Private co. 0%
0%
0%
0%
0.0%
0.0%
Makin Group =91 0%
-14.9%
Grower, crusher, refiner, trader Indonesia 140.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 0%
0%
0%
0%
0.0%
0.0%

Scoring criteria: Palm oil producers and traders

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