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Palm oil: ESG policy transparency assessments

  • Latest update: November 2020
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SPOTT assesses 100 palm oil producers, processors 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.

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Crusher score
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Refiner score
Score for indicators relevant to refiners. Indicators can be relevant to one or multiple supply chain segments. 
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New Britain Palm Oil Ltd 1 94.4%
+4.5
Papua New Guinea 146.1 KHa 3349137764.00 $3,349.1M 5 95.1%
94.5%
93.3%
89.6%
Daabon Group 2 89.8%
-3.6
Colombia 12.3 KHa 0.00 Private co. 7 90.2%
87.8%
88.5%
90.1%
82.7%
Wilmar International Ltd 3 88.9%
+7.8
Singapore 353.7 KHa 18636070980.00 $18,636.1M 190 91.1%
88.5%
87.9%
87.5%
87.3%
84.4%
United Plantations Bhd 4 86.5%
+2.1
Malaysia 58.9 KHa 1280896911.00 $1,280.9M 9 87.3%
86.2%
84.9%
82.8%
Agropalma Group 5 86.4%
+3.5
Brazil 117.9 KHa 0.00 Private co. 11 90.8%
83.2%
82.3%
84.9%
74.6%
Musim Mas Group PT 6 85.7%
+15.8
Singapore 199.2 KHa 0.00 Private co. 78 89.3%
84.6%
82.7%
82.9%
82.7%
76.5%
AgroAmerica 7 85%
+19.2
Guatemala 26.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 5 88.5%
81.2%
80.2%
81.3%
83.0%
66.3%
Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd =8 82.5%
+10.4
Malaysia 727.4 KHa 7953010237.00 $7,953.0M 91 87%
82.2%
80.7%
78.8%
78.3%
Apical Group =8 82.5%
+10.3
Singapore N/A 0.00 Private co. 17
82.5%
82.3%
86.4%
78.1%
76.9%
Golden Agri Resources Ltd 10 81.2%
+3.5
Singapore 568.7 KHa 1337540173.00 $1,337.5M 106 85.6%
82.6%
81.1%
82.6%
76.2%
79.7%
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd 11 81%
+8.3
Malaysia 300.7 KHa 5587451547.00 $5,587.5M 72 84.7%
79.4%
78%
77.5%
73.7%
SIPEF 12 80.5%
+4.8
Belgium 136.1 KHa 516073508.00 $516.1M 13 80.5%
78.7%
78.8%
69.0%
R.E.A. Holdings plc 13 79.8%
+4.1
United Kingdom 89.1 KHa 30137688.00 $30.1M 3 81.2%
78.7%
75.5%
65.3%
IOI Corporation Bhd =14 77.1%
+5.2
Malaysia 211.4 KHa 6391131851.00 $6,391.1M 92 81.7%
75.6%
73.8%
75%
72.7%
71.2%
Olam International Ltd =14 77.1%
+3.8
Singapore 202.7 KHa 3161488786.00 $3,161.5M 48 82.7%
74%
72.4%
73.8%
74.7%
69.9%
Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk 16 75.3%
+38.7
Indonesia 155.6 KHa 270257214.00 $270.3M 7 78.2%
73.6%
71.8%
59.0%
Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd 17 75.1%
+10.3
Singapore 130.2 KHa 0.00 Private co. 29 81.6%
73.2%
69.9%
70%
70.6%
56.8%
M.P. Evans Group plc 18 73.8%
+10.8
United Kingdom 70.5 KHa 374779580.00 $374.8M 5 74.6%
70.6%
71.3%
Hap Seng Plantation Holdings Bhd 19 73.7%
+8.0
Malaysia 40.2 KHa 272471513.00 $272.5M 4 72.4%
70.9%
71.7%
Bunge Ltd 20 73.3%
+3.0
United States N/A 5801177372.00 $5,801.2M 21
73.3%
76.5%
71.1%
82.0%
Genting Plantations Bhd 21 72.9%
+22.0
Malaysia 242.5 KHa 2060310595.00 $2,060.3M 34 78.2%
70.9%
68.3%
58.6%
Asian Agri Group 22 71.2%
+1.6
Indonesia 161.9 KHa 0.00 Private co. 50 77.8%
62.8%
67.1%
54.7%
FGV Holdings Bhd
23 69.9%
+10.8
Malaysia 432.7 KHa 851377276.00 $851.4M 64 75%
69%
67.6%
66.9%
63.0%
58.6%
Reforestadora de Palmas de el Peten S.A. (REPSA) 24 68.5%
+14.5
Guatemala 27.4 KHa 0.00 Private co. 20 69.7%
62.0%
57.0%
Bumitama Agri Ltd 25 68.3%
+5.0
Singapore 234.0 KHa 553225406.00 $553.2M 59 70.3%
66.1%
53.3%
Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk PT 26 68.1%
+1.5
Indonesia 157.7 KHa 114960229.00 $115.0M 32 75.5%
68%
62.5%
53.5%
Socfin Group S.A. 27 66.8%
+4.1
Luxembourg 115.8 KHa 335732192.00 $335.7M 62 69.2%
67.6%
65.7%
59.8%
55.8%
First Resources Ltd 28 64.8%
+0.7
Singapore 232.0 KHa 1543086195.00 $1,543.1M 42 66.8%
64.1%
63.4%
60.5%
61.1%
58.2%
Cargill Inc 29 64.4%
+3.3
United States 147.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 69 68.4%
67%
66.7%
68.9%
60.1%
71.1%
IJM Plantations Bhd 30 62.7%
+14.2
Malaysia 73.3 KHa 341135032.00 $341.1M 6 64.6%
64.8%
59.4%
46.3%
Eagle High Plantations Tbk PT 31 62.6%
+16.8
Indonesia 220.0 KHa 193258488.00 $193.3M 26 65%
55.5%
53.1%
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) 32 62.2%
+8.9
United States N/A 22030979689.00 $22,031.0M 39
62.2%
62.9%
54.3%
69.6%
Triputra Agro Persada Group PT 33 62.1%
+36.3
Indonesia 74.9 KHa 0.00 Private co. 33 66.8%
54.8%
55.7%
TSH Resources Bhd 34 59.4%
+26.3
Malaysia 103.9 KHa 268948639.00 $268.9M 10 62.2%
53.3%
49.7%
Indofood Agri Resources Ltd
35 55%
+3.8
Singapore Not disclosed 305219652.00 $305.2M 57 60.5%
57.3%
57.2%
47.3%
37.0%
Louis Dreyfus Company 36 54.5%
+10.3
Netherlands N/A 0.00 Private co. 10
54.5%
55.7%
53.5%
65.7%
Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk PT 37 54.4%
+3.9
Indonesia Not disclosed 524190177.00 $524.2M 12 62.6%
51.3%
49.6%
33.0%
Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd 38 54.3%
+6.6
Malaysia 65.4 KHa 0.00 Private co. 1 60.2%
44.2%
51.4%
40.3%
Itochu Corporation 39 54.1%
+1.8
Japan N/A 34030197889.00 $34,030.2M 4
54.1%
46.0%
46.3%
Boustead Plantations Bhd 40 53.3%
+15.6
Malaysia 98.2 KHa 188191371.00 $188.2M 4 55.4%
43.3%
49.1%
C.I. Biocosta S.A. 41 52.4%
+5.2
Colombia N/A 0.00 Private co. 1
52.4%
45.0%
41.1%
AAK AB 42 51.7%
-1.6
Sweden N/A 4394874640.00 $4,394.9M 21
51.7%
52.1%
43.2%
60.8%
Mewah Group 43 48.3%
-4.1
Singapore 2.8 KHa 211937410.00 $211.9M 4 44.7%
58.8%
57.8%
43.6%
59.8%
Nisshin OilliO 44 48.2%
n/a
Japan N/A 1001100000.00 $1,001.1M 1
48.2%
49.4%
42.8%
50.0%
Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT 45 47.8%
+3.1
Indonesia 241.8 KHa 276489028.00 $276.5M 12 53.1%
38.9%
35.8%
43.6%
37.9%
Anglo-Eastern Plantations plc 46 47.7%
+8.5
United Kingdom Not disclosed 233670669.00 $233.7M 19 48.2%
44.3%
32.9%
Danec S.A. 47 46.8%
+23.7
Ecuador 30.2 KHa 0.00 Private co. 2 55.9%
35.2%
31.7%
32.2%
40.9%
27.8%
Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd 48 45.9%
+12.8
Malaysia 122.0 KHa 395708706.00 $395.7M 13 46.4%
46.7%
46.1%
48.9%
41.4%
40.9%
Carotino Group 49 45.1%
+0.7
Malaysia 40.6 KHa 0.00 Private co. 1 51.6%
29.3%
27.9%
40.2%
36.5%
Golden Veroleum (Liberia) Inc (GVL) 50 44.1%
-2.2
Liberia 40.6 KHa 0.00 Private co. 33 48.6%
28.3%
43.1%
27.4%
ENI SpA 51 42.8%
+14.5
Italy N/A 35190859765.00 $35,190.9M 2
42.8%
44%
21.5%
40.6%
Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT 52 41.8%
+5.1
Indonesia Not disclosed 1099438825.00 $1,099.4M 52 46.5%
41.6%
41.3%
41.9%
36.4%
28.9%
Palmaceite S.A. 53 39.4%
+3.0
Colombia 15.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 1 39.2%
39.6%
45.1%
Glenealy Plantations Sdn Bhd =54 39.3%
+37.1
Malaysia 51.3 KHa 0.00 Private co. 10 37.1%
33.5%
23.6%
Feronia Inc =54 39.3%
+9.3
Congo 103.6 KHa 0.00 Private co. 22 45%
37.7%
32.1%
35.2%
Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT 56 38.2%
+1.8
Indonesia 61.4 KHa 10275832.00 $10.3M 4 44.2%
35.8%
35.3%
35.4%
28.2%
NaturAceites S.A. 57 37.6%
+0.3
Guatemala Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 5 43%
36.4%
35.4%
35.4%
35.4%
30.7%
Permata Hijau Group 58 37.2%
+28.3
Indonesia 16.2 KHa 0.00 Private co. 11 40%
37.8%
36.5%
39.5%
35.1%
29.5%
Grupo Jaremar 59 35.8%
+14.1
Honduras 14.9 KHa 0.00 Private co. 2 40.8%
30.9%
29.3%
31.1%
33.1%
22.0%
Korindo Group 60 35.7%
+10.1
Indonesia 121.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 60 37%
31.7%
17.7%
POSCO International 61 34.7%
+16.2
Korea, Republic of 34.2 KHa 1438717268.00 $1,438.7M 33 37.8%
35.6%
27.2%
35.5%
Glencore Agriculture B.V. 62 31.7%
+6.8
Netherlands N/A 0.00 Private co. 0
31.7%
17.4%
40.4%
Palmas Group 63 31.6%
+0.7
Peru 33.7 KHa 0.00 Private co. 12 33.7%
32.3%
30.5%
30.7%
31.9%
Kencana Agri Ltd 64 30.7%
+1.1
Singapore 186.7 KHa 17900905.00 $17.9M 12 33.7%
26.6%
26.1%
19.6%
LLC KRC EFKO-Kaskad 65 29.9%
+10.2
Russian Federation N/A 0.00 Private co. 0
29.9%
34.1%
30.6%
23.8%
BLD Plantation Bhd (Bintulu Lumber Development (BLD) Plantation) 66 25.1%
+5.3
Malaysia 51.4 KHa 130921825.00 $130.9M 14 28.6%
26%
25.3%
29.6%
19.5%
15.0%
IFFCO 67 24.7%
n/a
United Arab Emirates N/A 0.00 Private co. 1
24.7%
27%
25.0%
38.8%
KPN Plantation (previously GAMA Plantation) 68 23.5%
+4.3
Indonesia Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 66 27.9%
20.7%
20.6%
23.3%
23.8%
14.0%
Jaya Tiasa Holdings Bhd 69 21.7%
-0.2
Malaysia 83.5 KHa 109562556.00 $109.6M 3 21.2%
17.1%
18.2%
Tunas Baru Lampung Tbk PT 70 14.2%
-9.4
Indonesia 78.2 KHa 204678120.00 $204.7M 16 16.8%
9.2%
8.8%
12.2%
9.6%
Biopalma da Amazônia S.A. =71 13.6%
+0.3
Brazil Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 7 15.6%
10.4%
9.4%
11.0%
7.0%
Golden Plantation Tbk PT =71 13.6%
+3.8
Indonesia 63.4 KHa 0.00 Private co. 9 15.8%
11.3%
11.2%
10%
9.8%
8.7%
Patum Vegetable Oil Company Ltd =71 13.6%
n/a
Thailand N/A 0.00 Private co. 0
13.6%
13.9%
13.8%
QL Resources Bhd =74 13.2%
-1.2
Malaysia Not disclosed 3597004436.00 $3,597.0M 2 12.3%
7.0%
17.8%
SIFCA Group =74 13.2%
-0.3
Côte d'Ivoire Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 2 15.6%
10%
9.6%
7.5%
9.5%
3.9%
FGV IFFCO 76 9.8%
n/a
Malaysia N/A 0.00 Private co. 0
9.8%
10.7%
13.8%
18.4%
FELCRA Bhd 77 7.9%
-1.3
Malaysia 250.1 KHa 0.00 Private co. 6 8.1%
8.1%
8.1%
Gozco Plantations Tbk PT 78 7%
+1.7
Indonesia 23.7 KHa 20898641.00 $20.9M 3 7.2%
6.7%
5.4%
3F Industries 79 5.7%
n/a
India N/A 0.00 Private co. 0
5.9%
5.6%
5.7%
4.8%
13.4%
Tradewinds Plantation Bhd 80 5.6%
-0.2
Malaysia Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 8 6.3%
4%
4.1%
5%
5.0%
6.7%
Kharisma Pemasaran Bersama Nusantara PT (PT. KPBN) 81 4.7%
+1.1
Indonesia N/A 0.00 Private co. 1
4.7%
3.9%
10.8%
Emami Agrotech Ltd 82 4%
+0.5
India N/A 0.00 Private co. 1
4%
5.2%
10.6%
Gokul Agro Resources Ltd 83 3.5%
-0.5
India N/A 26115054.00 $26.1M 3
3.6%
3.7%
4.6%
0.0%
7.3%
Agritrade International Pte Ltd =84 3.2%
-7.2
Singapore N/A 0.00 Private co. 3
3.7%
3.9%
3.6%
4.8%
8.8%
Allana Group =84 3.2%
-6.1
India N/A 0.00 Private co. 0
3.6%
3.7%
3.4%
4.6%
9.1%
Peak Palm Oil plc 86 2.9%
+0.3
Guinea Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 0 3.4%
2.5%
2.3%
2.3%
Bewani Oil Palm Plantations Limited 87 2.5%
+0.1
Papua New Guinea Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 13 2.4%
0.5%
1.8%
1.0%
Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd 88 1.9%
+0.1
India Not disclosed 5656616502.00 $5,656.6M 3 2.4%
2.2%
2.3%
2.8%
0.4%
3.9%
Best Group 89 1.8%
+0.5
Indonesia Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 16 2.2%
0.9%
0.9%
1.1%
1.8%
1.0%
KS Oils Ltd 90 1.6%
-0.2
India Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 4 2%
2.2%
2.3%
0.0%
4.7%
Darmex Agro Group PT
91 1.3%
+0.6
Indonesia Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 35 1.7%
0.9%
0.9%
0.4%
0.0%
Hayel Saeed Anam Group 92 0.9%
-3.4
United Arab Emirates Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 28 0.8%
1.6%
1.6%
1.4%
1.2%
3.4%
Makin Group =93 0.8%
+0.8
Indonesia Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 13 0.3%
0.9%
0.9%
1.1%
1.1%
0.0%
Tianjin Julong Group =93 0.8%
-0.2
China Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 6 1%
0.9%
0.9%
0.6%
0.4%
0.0%
Groupe Blattner Elwyn 95 0.3%
+0.3
Congo Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 3 0.3%
0%
0%
0%
0.0%
0.0%
Belem Bioenergia Brasil (BBB) =96 0%
Brazil Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 2
0.0%
0.0%
Atama Plantation Sarl =96 0%
Congo Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 8 0%
0%
0%
0%
0.0%
0.0%
Sazean Holdings =96 0%
Malaysia Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 0
0.0%
0.0%
Priya Gold Oils =96 0%
India N/A 0.00 Private co. 1
0%
0.0%
0.0%
Royal Industries Indonesia PT =96 0%
-1.0
Indonesia Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 2 0%
0%
0%
0%
0.0%
0.0%

Media monitor: Palm oil producers, processor and traders

SPOTT monitors global media sources for coverage of assessed companies. The media monitor gathers reports about specific activities related to the assessment indicator categories. ZSL does not assess or score the validity of media coverage, but users can explore the media monitor to provide context on implementation, and infer risks associated with reported operations on the ground.

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