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Palm oil: ESG policy transparency assessments

  • Latest update: November 2023
  • Next scheduled: November 2024

SPOTT assesses 100 palm oil producers, processors and traders on their public disclosure regarding their organisation, policies and practices related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Each company receives a percentage score to benchmark their progress over time. 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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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
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Governance
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Daabon Group 1 95.6%
+8.1 173
Colombia 13.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 9 96.7%
95.4%
95.4%
95.1%
91.9%
Apical Group 2 95.3%
+3.6 115
Singapore N/A 0.00 Private co. 20
95.5%
95%
96.1%
93.6%
92.4%
United Plantations Bhd 3 95.2%
+2.6 175
Malaysia 58.0 KHa 1340000000.00 $1,340.0M 9 95.2%
94.9%
94.2%
88.9%
Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd 4 93.4%
+3.6 181
Malaysia 669.0 KHa 6709200000.00 $6,709.2M 103 95.1%
92.3%
92.2%
93.3%
93.0%
88.2%
Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk PT 5 93.3%
+2.3 166
Indonesia 154.7 KHa 154100000.00 $154.1M 33 94%
96.2%
90.9%
89.7%
Wilmar International Ltd 6 92.8%
-0.4 183
Singapore 354.3 KHa 18512700000.00 $18,512.7M 212 93.7%
92.9%
92.6%
94.2%
90.9%
89.7%
Musim Mas Holdings Pte Ltd =7 91.8%
+1.1 183
Singapore 199.4 KHa 0.00 Private co. 86 92.1%
89.9%
89.3%
89.6%
90.6%
91.5%
Agropalma Group =7 91.8%
+0.9 180
Brazil 117.9 KHa 0.00 Private co. 25 97.2%
88.9%
88.3%
89.6%
82.5%
Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd 9 91.3%
+5.4 183
Singapore 100.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 34 91.5%
93.1%
92.9%
92.6%
88.9%
84.0%
Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk 10 90.4%
+4.1 165
Indonesia 138.9 KHa 411900000.00 $411.9M 7 91.1%
93.4%
87.4%
83.5%
SIPEF 11 88.9%
+2.1 165
Belgium 99.7 KHa 635800000.00 $635.8M 15 89.1%
89.1%
87.6%
88.8%
R.E.A. Holdings plc 12 88.7%
+1.7 164
United Kingdom 75.6 KHa 58500000.00 $58.5M 3 89.6%
89.6%
84.9%
74.8%
M.P. Evans Group plc 13 86.7%
+6.5 162
United Kingdom 74.0 KHa 547400000.00 $547.4M 6 87.6%
84.0%
77.0%
IOI Corporation Bhd 14 85.3%
+5.7 182
Malaysia 207.1 KHa 5441900000.00 $5,441.9M 98 86.9%
83.1%
82.7%
82.9%
82.9%
82.2%
AgroAmerica 15 85.2%
-3.8 174
Guatemala 26.2 KHa 0.00 Private co. 5 87.9%
83.3%
82.5%
82.4%
82.0%
82.6%
NaturAceites S.A. 16 83.6%
+12.2 172
Guatemala 12.9 KHa 0.00 Private co. 5 84%
81.7%
80.5%
83%
81.1%
80.1%
Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Bhd 17 83%
+1.2 148
Malaysia 38.9 KHa 361800000.00 $361.8M 4 82.1%
80.2%
75.4%
Triputra Agro Persada Group PT 18 82.3%
+5.4 165
Indonesia 154.2 KHa 854900000.00 $854.9M 35 83.8%
85.5%
77.7%
69.0%
Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd 19 81.7%
+8.5 156
Malaysia 74.8 KHa 0.00 Private co. 1 80.6%
80.6%
77.3%
Golden Agri Resources Ltd =20 81.6%
+1.6 181
Singapore 617.7 KHa 2634000000.00 $2,634.0M 130 83.1%
82.7%
82.1%
84.5%
78.4%
83.6%
Bumitama Agri Ltd =20 81.6%
+2.7 162
Singapore 238.0 KHa 777200000.00 $777.2M 64 82.4%
79.4%
69.7%
Commodities House Investments Ltd (HSA Group) 22 80.7%
+16.1 107
United Arab Emirates N/A 0.00 Private co. 30
79.7%
82.4%
76.2%
81.7%
Grupo Hame 23 79.6%
+3.9 168
Guatemala 41.4 KHa 0.00 Private co. 0 84.6%
72.9%
71.8%
77.2%
75.9%
69.5%
Genting Plantations Bhd 24 78.3%
-0.7 182
Malaysia 243.2 KHa 1272400000.00 $1,272.4M 36 79.5%
77.4%
74.5%
71.9%
Asian Agri Group 25 77.2%
+0.9 167
Indonesia 161.9 KHa 0.00 Private co. 57 79.9%
70%
73.3%
73.6%
FGV Holdings Bhd
26 76.7%
+5.1 180
Malaysia 461.5 KHa 1047500000.00 $1,047.5M 65 78.1%
76.3%
76.5%
75.4%
73.1%
67.7%
Eagle High Plantations Tbk PT 27 75.9%
+4.3 162
Indonesia 178.0 KHa 139800000.00 $139.8M 30 76.3%
71.4%
61.5%
Olam International =28 74.9%
+2.6 177
Singapore 202.7 KHa 0.00 Private co. 53 81.9%
72.7%
70.8%
73.7%
69.4%
65.6%
Cargill Inc =28 74.9%
+7.1 182
United States 128.8 KHa 0.00 Private co. 84 80.2%
73.1%
71.2%
76.9%
71.0%
77.6%
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd 30 74.8%
+1.0 183
Malaysia 355.5 KHa 4948400000.00 $4,948.4M 77 77.7%
71.2%
68.9%
69.3%
69.8%
72.5%
Socfin Group =31 72%
-0.2 170
Luxembourg 186.5 KHa 306400000.00 $306.4M 75 75.4%
68%
66.3%
68.0%
59.6%
First Resources Ltd =31 72%
+4.1 182
Singapore 245.8 KHa 1956000000.00 $1,956.0M 59 74.6%
68.4%
68.1%
65.7%
68.2%
63.5%
Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT 33 71.3%
+5.2 162
Indonesia 183.0 KHa 251300000.00 $251.3M 13 71.5%
65.0%
64.1%
Permata Hijau Group 34 69.4%
+2.1 176
Indonesia 24.5 KHa 0.00 Private co. 13 73.3%
69.8%
68.2%
69.4%
63.2%
48.5%
Mewah International Inc 35 68.6%
+1.0 175
Singapore 2.0 KHa 360900000.00 $360.9M 4 69.1%
76.2%
78.5%
66.2%
70.7%
Louis Dreyfus Company 36 67.6%
+4.6 107
Netherlands N/A 0.00 Private co. 14
68.4%
70%
65.2%
68.5%
POSCO International 37 67.2%
+6.4 159
Korea, Republic of 34.2 KHa 2108400000.00 $2,108.4M 37 70.4%
61.0%
69.6%
AAK AB 38 66.9%
+8.3 108
Sweden N/A 4299400000.00 $4,299.4M 24
67.7%
69.4%
61.3%
78.8%
Bunge Ltd 39 66.1%
+0.3 109
United States N/A 15051900000.00 $15,051.9M 30
66.4%
71.8%
59.9%
78.9%
Boustead Plantations Bhd 40 65.6%
+4.5 150
Malaysia 97.4 KHa 345900000.00 $345.9M 4 65.5%
61.3%
63.3%
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) 41 64.2%
-0.7 108
United States N/A 52164800000.00 $52,164.8M 51
64.9%
65.5%
55.1%
71.7%
Itochu Corporation =42 63%
+2.0 79
Japan N/A 47612200000.00 $47,612.2M 5
63%
51.7%
59.9%
Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk PT =42 63%
+0.2 175
Indonesia 57.8 KHa 903000000.00 $903.0M 13 72.9%
59%
55.3%
55.1%
44.0%
TSH Resources Bhd 44 58.9%
+0.6 168
Malaysia 83.2 KHa 312200000.00 $312.2M 11 66.1%
60.1%
57.9%
50.2%
44.5%
Glenealy Plantations Sdn Bhd 45 54.9%
+0.3 161
Malaysia 74.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 10 54%
45.2%
43.2%
Nisshin OilliO 46 54.5%
+12.5 109
Japan N/A 786200000.00 $786.2M 1
55.1%
58.4%
48.0%
58.2%
Fuji Oil Group 47 53.8%
+4.5 109
Japan N/A 1258200000.00 $1,258.2M 3
54.5%
46.4%
62.5%
Anglo-Eastern Plantations plc 48 51.9%
-5.8 164
United Kingdom Not disclosed 384700000.00 $384.7M 20 53.6%
46.0%
45.5%
Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT 49 50.7%
+4.1 176
Indonesia 287.0 KHa 1036000000.00 $1,036.0M 60 49.7%
53.5%
54.2%
49.2%
50.7%
Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd 50 49.7%
+2.7 177
Malaysia 123.0 KHa 503400000.00 $503.4M 13 51.8%
50.2%
49.3%
51.4%
44.5%
48.5%
Danec S.A. 51 49.1%
+3.9 177
Ecuador 30.2 KHa 0.00 Private co. 4 57.6%
39.2%
36%
35.4%
43.1%
29.0%
Grupo Jaremar =52 47.8%
+0.4 177
Honduras 14.7 KHa 0.00 Private co. 2 55.4%
37.1%
33.7%
33.4%
41.8%
28.8%
Viterra =52 47.8%
+4.7 79
Netherlands N/A 0.00 Private co. 0
47.8%
33.2%
58.3%
Carotino Group 54 46.8%
+1.0 176
Malaysia 41.7 KHa 0.00 Private co. 1 53.1%
29.7%
29.8%
41.8%
33.2%
Indofood Agri Resources Ltd
55 46.5%
-6.4 181
Singapore Not disclosed 310300000.00 $310.3M 65 49.7%
52.1%
52.2%
39.7%
34.9%
IFFCO 56 46.2%
+2.3 106
United Arab Emirates N/A 0.00 Private co. 2
45.5%
51.9%
43.2%
52.8%
TSE Group (formerly Korindo Group) 57 45.4%
+10.9 159
Indonesia 113.1 KHa 0.00 Private co. 68 46.5%
43.0%
34.5%
Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT 58 43.5%
+4.6 181
Indonesia 58.7 KHa 22800000.00 $22.8M 6 47.2%
41.7%
40.6%
41.1%
39.8%
43.9%
Golden Veroleum (Liberia) Inc (GVL) 59 43.1%
+3.2 113
Liberia 40.7 KHa 0.00 Private co. 43 44.6%
40.7%
34.8%
Palmas Group 60 42.8%
+4.8 176
Peru 33.8 KHa 0.00 Private co. 13 48.8%
38.2%
37%
40.4%
36.6%
KPN Plantation (previously GAMA Plantation) 61 41.7%
+4.4 177
Indonesia 248.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 72 44.1%
38.1%
41.6%
28.0%
Palmaceite S.A. 62 41.5%
-4.6 152
Colombia 15.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 1 41.3%
42.9%
39.7%
C.I. Biocosta S.A. 63 35.8%
-14.2 84
Colombia N/A 0.00 Private co. 1
35.8%
33.2%
11.1%
Kencana Agri Ltd 64 30%
179
Singapore 68.2 KHa 35600000.00 $35.6M 13 32.3%
28%
25.0%
22.1%
COFCO Corp 65 28.6%
-4.9 109
China N/A 0.00 Private co. 1
29%
28.6%
26.0%
24.4%
BLD Plantation Bhd (Bintulu Lumber Development (BLD) Plantation) 66 26.1%
-1.1 134
Malaysia 51.3 KHa 195400000.00 $195.4M 14 28.3%
28.3%
27.4%
31.3%
21.9%
30.3%
Belem Bioenergia Brasil (BBB) 67 23.4%
+6.1 178
Brazil 108.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 5 27%
26.9%
25.5%
17.1%
22.0%
Plantations et Huileries du Congo (PHC) (previously assessed as Feronia Inc) 68 21.3%
-10.3 129
Congo 106.5 KHa 0.00 Private co. 30 25.7%
15.5%
19.2%
9.1%
QL Resources Bhd 69 20.9%
+1.7 164
Malaysia 16.0 KHa 2837400000.00 $2,837.4M 2 20.7%
10.9%
30.8%
SIFCA Group 70 17%
+0.8 181
Côte d'Ivoire 39.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 3 20.3%
18.4%
17.6%
15.9%
12.4%
9.6%
Tunas Baru Lampung Tbk PT 71 16%
+0.4 182
Indonesia 79.8 KHa 247200000.00 $247.2M 18 17.4%
11.9%
12.9%
14.6%
14.6%
Brasil Bio Fuels (BBF) 72 15.8%
+1.1 181
Brazil 156.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 2 18.6%
14.5%
14.5%
12.6%
12.1%
11.5%
Frigorifico Allana Pvt Ltd (Previously assessed Allana Group) 73 15.4%
+6.7 106
India N/A 0.00 Private co. 0
14.7%
19.2%
28.4%
Godrej Industries 74 14.7%
+0.2 177
India 75.0 KHa 1688800000.00 $1,688.8M 0 16.9%
20.6%
19.7%
10.2%
22.3%
Gozco Plantations Tbk PT 75 12.6%
+2.3 163
Indonesia 17.2 KHa 45500000.00 $45.5M 4 12%
9.8%
14.5%
FGV IFFCO 76 10.8%
-4.5 109
Malaysia N/A 0.00 Private co. 0
10.9%
11.8%
8.5%
21.5%
Golden Plantation Tbk PT 77 10.3%
-1.0 182
Indonesia 10.9 KHa 0.00 Private co. 9 12%
9.2%
9.5%
8.2%
7.7%
8.5%
Patum Vegetable Oil Company Ltd 78 9.1%
-0.1 108
Thailand N/A 0.00 Private co. 0
7.6%
9.2%
18.3%
Rimbunan Hijau Group 79 8.3%
+1.8 157
Malaysia 197.9 KHa 0.00 Private co. 2 7.9%
7.8%
6.3%
Gokul Agro Resources Ltd 80 8.2%
108
India N/A 221300000.00 $221.3M 3
7.6%
8%
6.6%
19.5%
FELCRA Bhd 81 7.8%
+2.0 179
Malaysia 33.1 KHa 0.00 Private co. 7 8.3%
5.2%
6.5%
8.2%
Patanjali Foods Limited ( Previously assessed as Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd) 82 7.7%
179
India 484.0 KHa 5651800000.00 $5,651.8M 6 8%
8.8%
9.6%
9.4%
3.5%
10.0%
Tradewinds Plantation Bhd 83 5.9%
+1.1 182
Malaysia Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 8 7%
6.1%
6.4%
7.3%
3.6%
9.9%
Emami Agrotech Ltd 84 4.3%
+0.9 108
India N/A 0.00 Private co. 1
3.6%
4.9%
11.6%
Peak Palm Oil plc 85 3.5%
+0.8 166
Guinea Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 0 4%
2.7%
2.4%
Wings Corp 86 3.4%
+1.1 182
Indonesia 24.2 KHa 0.00 Private co. 2 3.6%
4.5%
7.6%
3F Industries 87 2.6%
-2.5 180
India Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 1 3.3%
4.1%
4.3%
5%
1.7%
9.8%
KS Oils Ltd 88 2.3%
183
India Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 4 2.9%
1.8%
1.9%
1.0%
6.5%
Bewani Oil Palm Plantations Limited 89 2.2%
+0.3 176
Papua New Guinea 100.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 13 2%
0%
1.8%
1.0%
Kharisma Pemasaran Bersama Nusantara PT (PT. KPBN) 90 1.1%
-2.0 86
Indonesia N/A 0.00 Private co. 1
1.1%
0.0%
2.6%
Priya Gold Oils 91 0.9%
106
India N/A 0.00 Private co. 1
0%
1.3%
2.6%
Julong Group (previously assessed as Tianjin Julong Group) =92 0.8%
181
China 270.0 KHa 0.00 Private co. 8 0.3%
0%
0%
0%
1.0%
1.0%
Best Group =92 0.8%
180
Indonesia Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 16 1%
0%
0%
0%
1.0%
2.0%
Makin Group =92 0.8%
183
Indonesia Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 15
1.0%
0.0%
Darmex Agro PT
=92 0.8%
182
Indonesia Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 43
1.0%
0.0%
Dhanistha Surya Nusantara 96 0.6%
-10.8 163
Indonesia Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 0 0%
0.8%
0.0%
Sazean Holdings =97 0%
183
Malaysia Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 0
0.0%
0.0%
Royal Industries Indonesia PT =97 0%
182
Indonesia Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 2
0.0%
0.0%
Groupe Blattner Elwyn =97 0%
181
Congo Not disclosed 0.00 Private co. 6 0%
0%
0%
0%
0.0%
0.0%
Atama Plantation Sarl =97 0%
181
Congo 470.0 KHa 94300000.00 $94.3M 8 0%
0.0%
0.0%

Media monitor: Palm oil producers, processor and traders

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