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Company assessment: AAK AB – October 2019

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Total: 53.3% 65.56 / 123
  • Organisation: 12.5 / 21 59.5%
  • Policy: 31 / 59 52.5%
  • Practice: 22.1 / 43 51.3%
  • Self-reported: 8.2 / 43 19.2%
  • External: 4.8 / 43 11.1%
  • Certified: 9 / 43 21%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7 / 10 70%
    • Organisation: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • External: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • 1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

      2. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Global CSR Team lead by Global CSR Manager who reports to the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)

    • N
      0 / 1

      4. One or more members within the board of the company have responsibility for sustainability?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      5. Percentage or number of women in senior management team?

      1 (9.09%) - Out of 11 members of executive committee, one is female. The information is not directly reported by the company

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      5 (50%) - Out of 10 board members, five are female. The information is not directly reported by the company

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production?

      UNGC

    • Y
      1 / 1

      8. Collaboration with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production?

      The company financially supports Forever Sabah, which works with smallholders to get 100% RSPO certification

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2018

    • Y
      1 / 1
      No source

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      GRI

    • 11. Verification report on compliance with POIG Charter, if a POIG member?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a POIG member

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company aims to conduct climate risk assessment for all its production sites by 2020, however, currently summary of only one assessment found

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    5.24 / 13 40.3%
    • Organisation: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.2 / 5 24.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.2 / 5 24.8%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • 13. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 15. Plasma/scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 16. Unplanted (areas designated for future planting) (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 17. Conservation set-aside area, including HCV area (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 19. Maps of estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      21. Names and locations of all third-party supplying plantations?

    • 22. Number of company-owned mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills

    • 23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills

    • 24. Number (or percentage) of company-owned mills that source from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills

    • 25. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned mills that come from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills

    • Y
      1 / 1

      26. Number of supplier mills?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Names and coordinates of all third-party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      28. Number (or percentage) of third-party supplier mills that source from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      29. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplier mills that come from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      30. Total volume (or percentage) sourced for refineries that comes from intermediary traders and/or refiners rather than directly from mills?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      31. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to mill level?

      2019

    • P
      0.96 / 2

      32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      96%

    • Y
      1 / 1

      33. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to plantation level?

    • 34. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from own mills traceable to plantation level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills

    • P
      0.28 / 2

      35. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from supplier mills traceable to plantation level?

      28%

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • 37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not own crushing facilities. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    3.54 / 10 35.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Practice: 2 / 4 51%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 1.3 / 4 32.2%
    • 38. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

      39. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      40. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCV, HCS, peatland. No cut-off date specified

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company works with Proforest to assess deforestation risks using geospatial data around its supplying mills, in order to prioritise mills for engagement

    • 42. Amount of illegal/non-compliant deforestation recorded in own operations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      43. Amount of illegal/non-compliant deforestation recorded in supplier operations?

    • 44. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      45. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.29 / 1

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • 47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • 49. Identified species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 50. Examples of species and/or habitat conservation management?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 51. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      52. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species applies to all suppliers?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    0 / 6 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 5 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 1 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 1 0%
    • 53. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      54. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers?

    • 55. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments for planting undertaken prior to January 2015, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 56. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments for all estates planted since January 2015?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 57. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans for all estates planted since January 2015?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 58. Commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      59. Commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS) applies to all suppliers?

    • 60. Satisfactory review of all High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments undertaken since January 2015 by the HCV ALS Quality Panel?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 61. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      62. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach applies to all suppliers?

    • 63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      64. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs)?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      65. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      66. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    3.75 / 7 53.6%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 1 0%
    • 67. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      68. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits to no development on peatland without specifying depth and this commitment applies to all its suppliers

    • 69. Implementation of commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 71. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      72. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat applies to all suppliers?

    • 73. Evidence of best management practices for soils and peat?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 74. Commitment to zero burning?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      75. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • 76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 77. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company estates?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 78. Details/number of hotspots/fires within surrounding landscape/smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. Time-bound commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity?

      2030 (22%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      GHG Protocol Method (Scope 1 & Scope 2)

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports successive annual reduction in CO2 emissions from 2014 to 2018

    • 82. Percentage of mills with methane capture (100%)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

      1.2 - Direct CO2 emissions (MT)/unit of processed material. Unclear if figure reported relates to palm oil operations

    • 84. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    1.75 / 10 17.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 0 / 6 0%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      85. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports reduction in water consumption per processed unit by 0.2% from 2016

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. Water use intensity?

      1.19 - Water consumption (m3)/unit processed material

    • N
      0 / 1

      88. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD and COD)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      89. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD and COD)?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      90. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) and/or palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

    • 91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 92. Implementation of commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 93. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all suppliers?

    • 95. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 96. Chemical usage per ha or list of chemicals used?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. Commitment to no use of paraquat applies to all suppliers?

    • 99. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      100. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides applies to all suppliers?

    • 101. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      102. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers?

    • 103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    27.2 / 40 68%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 16 / 23 69.6%
    • Practice: 7.2 / 12 60%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 12 6.3%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 6.4 / 12 53.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.29 / 1

      106. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      107. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Commitment to legal and customary land rights applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      109. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights?

      The company only mentions indigenous and local communities' rights in relation to FPIC

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      111. Commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company only states its commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights in relation to FPIC which applies to suppliers as well

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.29 / 1

      112. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      113. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      114. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      115. Details of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process available?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      116. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      117. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced, applies to all suppliers?

    • 118. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      119. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security applies to all suppliers?

    • 120. Progress on commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 122. Progress on commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to respect all workers' rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.29 / 1

      125. Progress on commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      129. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      4%

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

      The company reports the percentage of female employees for employment categories including management, salaried and hourly-paid, as well as by region

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.29 / 1

      134. Progress on commitment to pay minimum wage?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      137. Commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      138. Reduction of time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports a decrease in Lost Time Injury Rate (number of work injuries that result in one or more days of sick leave per 200,000 working hours) for its production sites since 2017

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0.6 - The company reports a Lost Time Injury Rate (number of work injuries that result in one or more days of sick leave per 200,000 working hours) for its production sites

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Zero fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. Number of fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

      1

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.29 / 1

      142. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company commits to provide all employees with relevant protective equipment, but there is no mention of relevant training provided.Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    5.29 / 7 75.6%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 5 65.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 3.3 / 5 65.8%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. Member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)?

      2,004 - The company became an RSPO member in 2004

    • N
      0 / 1

      144. RSPO-certified within three years of joining the RSPO or by November 2010 for companies joining prior to finalisation of the RSPO certification systems in November 2007?

      2010

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. Submitted most recent RSPO Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP)?

    • 146. Listed all countries and regions in which operates in most recent RSPO Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 147. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills within five years or achieved 100% RSPO-certification of estates?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 148. Percentage of area (ha) RSPO-certified?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 149. Percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills

    • 151. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/plasma/ associated smallholders and outgrowers within five years or target already achieved?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 152. Percentage of FFB supply (tonnes) from independent smallholders/ outgrowers/third-party FFB suppliers that is RSPO-certified?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Year expected to achieve 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities?

      2018

    • P
      0.29 / 1

      154. Percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/ processed (tonnes) that is RSPO-certified?

      28.89%

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Sells or processes/trades RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains?

      Mass Balance, Segregated, Identity Preserved

    • 156. Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certified (100%)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 157. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate in Malaysia

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme (e.g. ISCC, SAS, RSB, etc.)?

      The company has ISO 14001 certification and organic certification

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    6.5 / 12 54.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 3 / 6 50%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • External: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • 160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 161. Percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 163. Percentage of independent smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

      164. Process used to prioritise, assess and/or engage suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      The company is working with Proforest to determine priority suppliers for engagement. Activities include outreach workshops to mills, technical training and mill-level verification visits

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company requirements?

      100%

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Time-bound plan to engage with all high-risk mills within three years?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      167. Programme to support high-risk mills to become compliant with sourcing policies?

      The company states that it works with Proforest to identify priority suppliers and works with them to improve environmental management. It conducts training and workshops and also detailed assessments are done by visiting mills and identifying the gaps

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      168. Regularly engages with a subset of high-risk mills?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      169. Procedures in place to assess all own and third-party supplying palm oil mills for risk level?

      The company states that it has a procedure to conduct site assessments on mills, however, no details of the procedure found

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      170. Regularly assesses and categorises the risk level of all own and third-party supplying mills?

      The company states that it is working with Proforest and conducts site assessments on an annual basis to ensure environmental improvements are made in the mills

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      171. Regularly reports the risk level of all own and third-party supplying mills identified in its supply chain?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states "If AAK becomes aware of a supplier violating or breaching AAK’s Code of Conduct for Raw Material Suppliers or these policy commitments, AAK will take appropriate action to investigate the issue within the framework of our grievance process, and will seek to work with the supplier to resolve it. If no adequate resolution can be found, AAK will terminate commercial relations with the supplier" but no timeframes are given

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      173. Time-bound action plans (including Key Performance Indicators) for suppliers to be in compliance with palm oil sourcing commitments?

      2,020 - The company only publishes time-bound action plan for all its suppliers for compliance, however, no information on KPIs could be found

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      174. Proportion of direct and indirect supply that comes from palm oil plantations which are compliant with palm oil sourcing policies?

      94% - The company reports that volumes covered by signed Supplier Code of Conduct is 94% in 2018, however, there is no segregated information reported on direct and indirect supply

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.29 / 8 66.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 3 59.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 1.3 / 3 43%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.29 / 1

      177. Progress on commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company has implemented e-learning modules addressing anti-corruption and will also conduct a suitable anti-corruption training in French and English for all employees in West Africa during 2019. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      178. Disclosure of the company's management approach to tax and payments to governments?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing function, but limited details are given on the process. Also does not report on how whistleblowers are protected

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Own grievance or complaints system open to all stakeholders?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      Details include date, issue and status

Media monitor: AAK AB

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Scoring criteria: AAK AB

Scoring criteria 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 181 indicators across 10 categories, aligned with corporate reporting initiatives.

SPOTT is a ZSL initiative.
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