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Palm oil: ESG policy transparency assessments

SPOTT assesses 70 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 70 latest assessments.

Company Rank Score Change RSPO member? Headquarters Landbank Market cap Total
AAK AB 24 66.7% n/a Yes, since 2004 Sweden 0.000.00 ha 3815924196.00 $3,815,924,196 42/63
Agritrade International Pte Ltd 63 3% n/a Yes, since 2012 Singapore 0.000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 2/67
AgroAmerica 29 63.2% n/a Subsidiaries Guatemala 26393.1026,393.10 ha 0.00 Private company 73/115.5
Agropalma Group 3 93.6% +2.2% Yes, since 2004 Brazil 120832.00120,832.00 ha 0.00 Private company 110/117.5
Anglo-Eastern Plantations plc 55 21.3% -1.9% No UK 128200.00128,200.00 ha 362636000.00 $362,636,000 24.5/115
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) 13 77.3% +20.0% Yes, since 2007 USA 13000.0013,000.00 ha 26867000000.00 $26,867,000,000 81.5/105.5
Asian Agri Group 16 72.3% +6.5% Yes, since 2006 Indonesia 161890.00161,890.00 ha 0.00 Private company 79.5/110
Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT 36 49.4% +5.1% No Indonesia 290961.00290,961.00 ha 1726480000.00 $1,726,480,000 58.5/118.5
Atama Plantation Sarl 65 2.2% n/a No Republic of Congo 470000.00470,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 2.5/112.5
Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk PT 30 62.7% +10.8% Yes, since 2007 Indonesia 155020.00155,020.00 ha 240234000.00 $240,234,000 71.5/114
Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT 39 44% +5.6% Yes, since 2007 Indonesia 63399.4063,399.40 ha 45549200.00 $45,549,200 53/120.5
Best Group =67 1.6% n/a No Indonesia 0.00Unconfirmed 0.00 Private company 2/122.5
Biopalma da Amazônia SA 53 24.3% n/a No Brazil 156536.00156,536.00 ha 0.00 Private company 27.5/113
Boustead Plantations Bhd 42 38.6% +4.4% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 82879.9082,879.90 ha 710342000.00 $710,342,000 40/103.5
Bumitama Agri Ltd 15 72.4% Yes, since 2007 Singapore 232837.00232,837.00 ha 913143000.00 $913,143,000 82.5/114
Bunge Ltd 10 81.1% +12.1% Yes, since 2007 USA 0.000.00 ha 9596000000.00 $9,596,000,000 53.5/66
Cargill Inc 22 68.2% -1.8% Yes, since 2004 USA 165364.00165,364.00 ha 0.00 Private company 83.5/122.5
CI Biocosta SA 25 66.4% n/a Yes, since 2014 Colombia 0.000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 36.5/55
Daabon Group 1 96.9% +1.8% Yes, since 2004 Colombia 15737.3015,737.30 ha 0.00 Private company 108/111.5
Darmex Agro Group PT =67 1.6% +0.5% Terminated Indonesia 200000.00200,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 2/122.5
Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk =45 35.5% n/a Yes, since 2012 Indonesia 184520.00184,520.00 ha 294829000.00 $294,829,000 40.5/114
Eagle High Plantations Tbk PT 44 36.8% +11.7% Yes, since 2008 Indonesia 230304.00230,304.00 ha 482273000.00 $482,273,000 42/114
Feronia Inc 38 44.4% n/a Yes, since 2017 DRC 107000.00107,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 41.5/93.5
FGV Holdings Bhd 27 65.6% +9.8% Yes, since 2016 Malaysia 423156.00423,156.00 ha 1533550000.00 $1,533,550,000 81/123.5
First Resources Ltd 20 69.9% +7.8% Yes, since 2008 Singapore 214544.00214,544.00 ha 1860470000.00 $1,860,470,000 83.5/119.5
Genting Plantations Bhd 37 47.8% -4.1% Yes, since 2006 Malaysia 247655.00247,655.00 ha 1885560000.00 $1,885,560,000 59/123.5
Glencore Agriculture BV 56 17.2% n/a Yes, since 2006 Netherlands 0.00Unconfirmed 0.00 Private company 11.5/67
Glenealy Plantations Sdn Bhd 66 1.7% -1.6% No Malaysia 29962.0029,962.00 ha 0.00 Private company 2/115
Golden Agri Resources Ltd 6 85.3% +3.3% Yes, since 2011 Singapore 606168.00606,168.00 ha 2617440000.00 $2,617,440,000 104.5/122.5
Golden Plantation Tbk PT 58 15.8% +2.0% Resigned Indonesia 63441.0063,441.00 ha 12742500.00 $12,742,500 18/114
Golden Veroleum (Liberia) Inc (GVL) 35 50.8% n/a Resigned Liberia 40554.0040,554.00 ha 0.00 Private company 49/96.5
Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd 23 67.2% n/a Yes, since 2014 Singapore 138530.00138,530.00 ha 0.00 Private company 83/123.5
Gozco Plantations Tbk PT 62 6.1% n/a No Indonesia 46804.0046,804.00 ha 26284700.00 $26,284,700 7.5/122.5
Groupe Blattner Elwyn 69 0.4% n/a No DRC 20289.0020,289.00 ha 0.00 Private company 0.5/121.5
Hap Seng Plantation Holdings Bhd 14 74.4% +8.2% Yes, since 2005 Malaysia 40178.6040,178.60 ha 448214000.00 $448,214,000 77/103.5
IJM Plantations Bhd 32 58.7% +8.5% Resigned Malaysia 76655.0076,655.00 ha 515200000.00 $515,200,000 67.5/115
Indofood Agri Resources Ltd 21 69.8% +1.0% Subsidiaries Singapore 356562.00356,562.00 ha 220304000.00 $220,304,000 85.5/122.5
IOI Corporation Bhd 11 78.1% +3.3% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 206285.00206,285.00 ha 7040290000.00 $7,040,290,000 96.5/123.5
Itochu Corporation 51 26.4% n/a Yes, since 2006 Japan 0.000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 14.5/55
Jaya Tiasa Holdings Bhd 57 16.7% +2.9% No Malaysia 83483.0083,483.00 ha 166571000.00 $166,571,000 19/114
Kencana Agri Ltd =45 35.5% -7.6% Resigned Singapore 187291.00187,291.00 ha 45296500.00 $45,296,500 40.5/114
Korindo Group =45 35.5% n/a No Indonesia 120955.00120,955.00 ha 0.00 Private company 40.5/114
KS Oils Ltd 64 2.6% -0.3% No India 55846.6055,846.60 ha 0.00 Private company 3/115
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd 18 71.7% +10.0% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 280472.00280,472.00 ha 6455920000.00 $6,455,920,000 88.5/123.5
Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd 34 53.5% -3.0% Yes, since 2009 Malaysia 76391.0076,391.00 ha 0.00 Private company 61/114
Louis Dreyfus Company 26 65.9% +3.8% Yes, since 2012 Netherlands 0.000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 40.5/61.5
M.P. Evans Group plc 31 60.3% +11.3% Yes, since 2006 UK 53664.9053,664.90 ha 529460000.00 $529,460,000 67.5/112
Makin Group 60 14.9% -3.5% No Indonesia 140000.00140,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 17/114
Musim Mas Group PT 4 87% +19.2% Yes, since 2004 Singapore 194070.00194,070.00 ha 0.00 Private company 107.5/123.5
New Britain Palm Oil Ltd 2 96% +2.2% Yes, since 2004 PNG 162334.00162,334.00 ha 0.00 Private company 109/113.5
Noble Group Ltd 9 82.1% +8.9% Yes, since 2011 UK 70705.0070,705.00 ha 78561020.00 $78,561,020 87/106
Olam International Ltd 12 77.4% -0.5% Yes, since 2011 Singapore 144254.00144,254.00 ha 4136120010.00 $4,136,120,010 94/121.5
Palmas Group 43 37.7% n/a Yes, since 2016 Peru 35189.0035,189.00 ha 0.00 Private company 43.5/115.5
POSCO DAEWOO Corporation 49 27.4% -3.5% Subsidiaries South Korea 34195.0034,195.00 ha 1923926580.00 $1,923,926,580 31/113
QL Resources Bhd 59 15.2% +2.8% Yes, since 2007 Malaysia 16200.0016,200.00 ha 2389050000.00 $2,389,050,000 18.5/121.5
R.E.A. Holdings plc 19 70.2% +2.8% Yes, since 2007 UK 100044.00100,044.00 ha 163374000.00 $163,374,000 80/114
Reforestadadora de Palmas de el Peten SA (REPSA) 41 38.9% n/a No Guatemala 20201.1020,201.10 ha 0.00 Private company 44/113
Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT 40 43.9% -1.7% Yes, since 2007 Indonesia 241058.00241,058.00 ha 311473000.00 $311,473,000 50/114
Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd 50 26.9% +2.7% No Malaysia 120297.00120,297.00 ha 433639000.00 $433,639,000 33/122.5
Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk PT 33 54.8% n/a Yes, since 2007 Indonesia 120708.00120,708.00 ha 887525000.00 $887,525,000 62.5/114
Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd 8 82.6% +5.0% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 716288.00716,288.00 ha 8877420000.00 $8,877,420,000 102/123.5
SIPEF 28 64.3% +6.5% Yes, since 2005 Belgium 97305.0097,305.00 ha 700189000.00 $700,189,000 72/112
Socfin Group SA 17 71.8% +6.3% Subsidiaries Luxembourg 407741.00407,741.00 ha 462156000.00 $462,156,000 79/110
Tianjin Julong Group 70 0.4% n/a No China 140000.00140,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 0.5/122.5
Tradewinds Plantation Bhd 61 10.2% -0.3% Resigned Malaysia 160000.00160,000.00 ha 0.00 Private company 12.5/122.5
Triputra Agro Persada Group PT 54 23.9% +7.0% Yes, since 2007 Indonesia 47633.4047,633.40 ha 0.00 Private company 27/113
TSH Resources Bhd 48 29% -4.4% Yes, since 2014 Malaysia 121088.00121,088.00 ha 420884000.00 $420,884,000 35/120.5
Tunas Baru Lampung Tbk PT 52 25.3% Yes, since 2006 Indonesia 92365.0092,365.00 ha 378899000.00 $378,899,000 31/122.5
United Plantations Bhd 5 86.5% +4.6% Yes, since 2004 Malaysia 59484.0059,484.00 ha 1419030000.00 $1,419,030,000 99/114.5
Wilmar International Ltd 7 83% -1.5% Yes, since 2005 Singapore 327036.00327,036.00 ha 14907200000.00 $14,907,200,000 102.5/123.5

Research protocols: Palm oil producers and traders

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 119 indicators across 10 categories, aligned with corporate reporting initiatives.

Media monitor:

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 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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