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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.

  • >66%
  • 66-33%
  • <33%

Last update: 23/11/2017
Total scores adjusted

Company Rank Score Headquarters RSPO member? Landbank Market cap. Total
Agropalma Group 3 91.4% Brazil Yes, since 2004 123514.00123,514.00 ha 0.00 Private company 111.5/122
Anglo-Eastern Plantations plc 41 23.2% UK No 128400.00128,400.00 ha 435992160.00 $435,992,160 28/120.5
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) 24 57.2% USA Yes, since 2007 13000.0013,000.00 ha 22112757336.00 $22,112,757,336 61.5/107.5
Asian Agri Group 18 65.8% Indonesia Yes, since 2006 163524.00163,524.00 ha 0.00 Private company 76/115.5
Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT 32 44.3% Indonesia No 297011.00297,011.00 ha 2068294144.00 $2,068,294,144 52.5/118.5
Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk PT 27 51.9% Indonesia Yes, since 2007 161401.00161,401.00 ha 328804192.00 $328,804,192 62/119.5
Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT 34 38.4% Indonesia Yes, since 2007 84187.5084,187.50 ha 18373138.00 $18,373,138 42/109.5
Boustead Plantations Bhd 35 34.3% Malaysia Yes, since 2004 82745.0082,745.00 ha 613592768.00 $613,592,768 37/108
Bumitama Agri Ltd 11 72.4% Singapore Yes, since 2007 225030.00225,030.00 ha 1011031808.00 $1,011,031,808 86.5/119.5
Bunge Ltd 13 69% USA Yes, since 2007 0.000.00 ha 9482346852.00 $9,482,346,852 44.5/64.5
Cargill Inc 12 69.9% USA Yes, since 2004 169032.00169,032.00 ha 0.00 Private company 89.5/128
Daabon Group 1 95% Colombia Yes, since 2004 15737.3015,737.30 ha 0.00 Private company 105/110.5
Darmex Agro Group PT 50 1.2% Indonesia Terminated 200000.00200,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 1.5/128
Eagle High Plantations Tbk PT 39 25.1% Indonesia Yes, since 2008 217682.00217,682.00 ha 578424320.00 $578,424,320 30/119.5
Felda Global Ventures Holdings Sdn Bhd 26 55.8% Malaysia Yes, since 2016 850000.00850,000.00 ha 1597680128.00 $1,597,680,128 72/129
First Resources Ltd 20 62.1% Singapore Yes, since 2008 242527.00242,527.00 ha 2267779328.00 $2,267,779,328 79.5/128
Genting Plantations Bhd 28 51.9% Malaysia Yes, since 2006 259714.00259,714.00 ha 2034512768.00 $2,034,512,768 62.5/120.5
Glenealy Plantations Sdn Bhd 48 3.3% Malaysia No 68679.0068,679.00 ha 0.00 Private company 4/120.5
Golden Agri Resources Ltd 5 82% Singapore Yes, since 2011 642326.00642,326.00 ha 3692995072.00 $3,692,995,072 105/128
Golden Plantation Tbk PT =44 13.8% Indonesia Subsidiary 63441.0063,441.00 ha 30639958.00 $30,639,958 16.5/119.5
Hap Seng Plantation Holdings Bhd 17 66.2% Malaysia Yes, since 2005 40279.0040,279.00 ha 501667104.00 $501,667,104 71.5/108
IJM Plantations Bhd 29 50.2% Malaysia Resigned 76655.0076,655.00 ha 596184064.00 $596,184,064 60.5/120.5
Indofood Agri Resources Ltd 14 68.8% Singapore Subsidiaries 364195.00364,195.00 ha 461168096.00 $461,168,096 88/128
IOI Corporation Bhd 9 74.8% Malaysia Yes, since 2004 230000.00230,000.00 ha 6708853248.00 $6,708,853,248 95/127
Jaya Tiasa Holdings Bhd =44 13.8% Malaysia No 83483.0083,483.00 ha 263520448.00 $263,520,448 16.5/119.5
Kencana Agri Ltd 33 43.1% Singapore Subsidiary 185709.00185,709.00 ha 105356128.00 $105,356,128 51.5/119.5
KS Oils Ltd 49 2.9% India No 55846.6055,846.60 ha 0.00 Private company 3.5/120.5
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd 22 61.6% Malaysia Yes, since 2004 257715.00257,715.00 ha 6221943296.00 $6,221,943,296 79.5/129
Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd 25 56.5% Malaysia Yes, since 2004 115378.00115,378.00 ha 0.00 Private company 67.5/119.5
Louis Dreyfus Company 21 62% Netherlands Yes, since 2012 0.000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 40/64.5
M.P. Evans Group plc 30 49% UK Yes, since 2006 52018.5052,018.50 ha 584901568.00 $584,901,568 59/120.5
Makin Group 42 18.4% Indonesia No 140000.00140,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 22/119.5
Musim Mas Group PT 15 67.8% Singapore Subsidiaries 194050.00194,050.00 ha 0.00 Private company 87.5/129
New Britain Palm Oil Ltd 2 93.8% PNG Yes, since 2004 162334.00162,334.00 ha 0.00 Private company 106.5/113.5
Noble Group Ltd 10 73.1% UK Yes, since 2011 70705.0070,705.00 ha 265143009.00 $265,143,009 83/113.5
Olam International Ltd 7 77.9% Singapore Yes, since 2011 121810.00121,810.00 ha 5214435249.00 $5,214,435,249 95/122
POSCO DAEWOO Corporation 37 31% South Korea No 34195.0034,195.00 ha 2293969973.00 $2,293,969,973 37/119.5
QL Resources Bhd 46 12.4% Malaysia Yes, since 2007 16200.0016,200.00 ha 1505564928.00 $1,505,564,928 15/120.5
R.E.A. Holdings plc 16 67.4% UK Yes, since 2007 93581.2093,581.20 ha 176466032.00 $176,466,032 80.5/119.5
Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT 31 45.6% Indonesia Yes, since 2007 248399.00248,399.00 ha 353767616.00 $353,767,616 54.5/119.5
Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd 40 24.2% Malaysia No 120297.00120,297.00 ha 632364992.00 $632,364,992 31/128
Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd 8 77.6% Malaysia Yes, since 2004 786695.00786,695.00 ha 14585992192.00 $14,585,992,192 97/125
SIPEF 23 57.7% Belgium Yes, since 2005 94462.0094,462.00 ha 773707776.00 $773,707,776 69/119.5
Socfin Group S.A. 19 65.5% Luxembourg Yes, since 2004 400000.00400,000.00 ha 473833632.00 $473,833,632 75/114.5
Tradewinds Plantation Bhd 47 10.5% Malaysia Resigned 160000.00160,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 13.5/128
Triputra Agro Persada Group PT 43 16.9% Indonesia Yes, since 2007 35685.2035,685.20 ha 0.00 Private company 19.5/115.5
TSH Resources Bhd 36 33.5% Malaysia Yes, since 2014 108157.00108,157.00 ha 542581376.00 $542,581,376 40/119.5
Tunas Baru Lampung Tbk PT 38 25.3% Indonesia Yes, since 2006 95335.0095,335.00 ha 549366912.00 $549,366,912 30/118.5
United Plantations Bhd 6 81.9% Malaysia Yes, since 2004 59484.0059,484.00 ha 1352719744.00 $1,352,719,744 101.5/124
Wilmar International Ltd 4 84.5% Singapore Yes, since 2005 339359.00339,359.00 ha 15695381504.00 $15,695,381,504 109/129
 

Nominate companies:

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Download the data:

Visit the free, customisable SPOTT Dashboard to download SPOTT scores, profiles or full assessment data of palm oil producers and traders in .csv format.

 

Assessments summary:

View a summary document of the latest SPOTT assessments highlighting the key facts and figures on the ESG transparency of 50 palm oil producers and traders.

 

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.

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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