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Company assessment: AAK AB – November 2021

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Total: 59.3% 62.83 / 106
  • Organisation: 14 / 21 66.7%
  • Policy: 29.5 / 48 61.5%
  • Practice: 19.3 / 37 52.2%
  • Self-reported: 14.9 / 37 40.2%
  • External: 2.8 / 37 7.4%
  • Certified: 1.7 / 37 4.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8.75 / 10 87.5%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 3 75%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • 1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has Sustainable Palm Oil Policy which covers commitment for all palm oil suppliers and raw material suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Board of Directors has the overall responsibility for the company's sustainability progress and performance.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      1 (9.09%) - The company only provides the profiles of its executive committee which consists of 11 members, out of which 1 is female.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      50% - The company reports 50% women board members in its 2020 Sustainability Report.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of UNGC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports collaboration with Forever Sabah to implement the jurisdictional certification of independent oil palm smallholders in Sabah.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published its 2020 Sustainability Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The 2019 Sustainability Report is reported as prepared in accordance with GRI Core standards.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company has completed its climate risk assessment for all its production sites in 2020, however, currently few risk assessment given in sustainability report.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    5.7 / 13 43.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.7 / 5 34%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 1.7 / 5 34%
    • 13. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 18. Maps of estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 21. Number of company-owned mills?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 23. Number (or percentage) of company-owned mills that source from company-owned operations and/or third parties?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 24. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned mills that come from company-owned operations and/or third-parties?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      1,447 - The company has disclosed public mill list, with all the mill name and geo-referenced location.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      26. Names and locations of all third-party supplying mills?

      The company has disclosed public mill list, with all the mill name and geo-referenced location.

    • N
      0 / 1

      27. Number (or percentage) of third party supplying mills that source from their own plantations and/or third party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      28. Reports total volume (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplying mills that come from the supplying mills' own operations and/or third parties?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company had a target to achieve 100% traceability to mills by 2020, and it has achieved this in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports that traceability to mill origin has increased to 99.5 percent globally.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company had a target to achieve full traceability to plantations by 2025.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.7 / 2

      34. Percentage of supply from third-party mills traceable to plantation level?

      The company report to have 70% traceability to plantation level.

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    4.63 / 7 66.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2.6 / 5 52.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.6 / 5 12.6%
    • External: 2 / 5 40%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,004 - The company has been a RSPO member since 2004.

    • N
      0 / 1

      38. 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?

      2,010 - The company became an RSPO member in 2004 and was first certified in 2010, after three years of joining the RSPO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company submitted most recent RSPO ACOP in 2020.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 43. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills within 5 years or achieved 100% RSPO-certification of estates?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      44. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities?

      2,018 - The company has achieved certification of palm product processing facilities in 2018.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 46. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/plasma/associated smallholders and outgrowers within 5 years or target already achieved?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.38 / 1

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

      38.12% - The company reports 38.12% certified palm oil and palm oil products processed in 2020 ACOP.

    • 49. Sells RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.25 / 1

      50. Processes/trades RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains?

      The company discloses 24.91% RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains in 2020 RSPO ACOP.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has ISO 14001 certification and organic certification.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    3 / 8 37.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment for no development on HCV, HCS and peatland applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      57. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation?

      The company specifies forests/areas that are not to be deforested, however no cut-off date is given, hence partial point awarded.

    • 58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company uses satellite monitoring through Earthequalizer and Satelligence to monitor 100% of its supply chain. Alerts of land clearance are received every 2 weeks.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company partner with Forever Sabah to comply with landscape-scale monitoring and enforcement mechanisms. The company also reports a collaboration with Nestle and Musim Mas on a landscape project in Sumatra, however this is not externally verified.

    • 65. Biodiversity policy?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    2 / 6 33.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 0 / 1 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 1 0%
    • 71. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to sourcing palm oil without the conversion of HCV areas.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 76. 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      77. 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?

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to sourcing palm oil without the conversion of HCS areas.

    • 81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 82. Peer review of all High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments undertaken since April 2015 by the HCSA Quality Assurance Process?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      85. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) available, 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%
    • 86. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to no development on peatland over a depth of 50cm in its sustainable palm oil policy and is applicable for all suppliers.

    • 88. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 93. Commitment to zero burning?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • 95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a target to reduce GHG emissions per processed unit raw material by 22%, by 2030.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company only reports total GHG emission figures as 358,110 tons of CO2e in 2020, but does not report this volume as intensity.

    • 100. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that greenhouse gas intensity in 2020, decreased by 2.3% compared to 2019. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company state to have Greenhouse Gas Protocol to calculate GHG emissions.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    2.75 / 9 30.6%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 0 / 5 0%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      0.43 - The company reports a water consumption of 0.43 m3 per tonne processed material.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water consumption per unit of processed material in 2019 and 2020 as 1.16 and 0.43 respectively. Partial points awarded as the information is not externally verified.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 109. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME)?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. Treatment of palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

      The company mentions wastewater treatment but does not explicitly mention PORE, thus partial points.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      124. Waste management system in place to avoid negative impacts?

      Th company has disclosed about waste management in its sustainability report with limited information, hence partial point awarded.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    17.75 / 23 77.2%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 12 / 13 92.3%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to human rights is extended to all suppliers in its Supplier Code of Conduct.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company has conducted risk assessments of countries of origin and identified issues, and is initiating an action plan for palm oil.

    • 128. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      129. 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.

    • 130. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to legal and customary land rights applies to all suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and is applicable for all suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 137. Supports the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 142. Commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to Fundamental ILO Conventions in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to Fundamental ILO Conventions in its supplier code of conduct, applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      146. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company commit to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      148. Progress on commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company has initiated an Ethical Behaviour training focusing on anti-harassment and discrimination, however, limited details are provided.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      4% - The company reports that 4% of its staff are temporary employees in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. 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

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company commits to pay a decent living wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage applies to all suppliers?

      The company commit to pay a minimum wage, hence partial point awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      153. Progress on commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment through its Group Code of Conduct.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to address occupational health and safety is extended to all suppliers through the Supplier Code of Conduct.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company reports commitment towards adequate health and safety procedures and the use of relevant protective equipment, but no further detail on related training could be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      18 - The company reports a Lost Time Injury Rate of 0.4 and total 18 lost time injuries reported for its production sites.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports 1 fatality in 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    9.25 / 16 57.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 10 52.5%
    • Self-reported: 5.3 / 10 52.5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commit to support smallholder by improving yields and community development.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company states that it supports smallholders but the type of smallholders is unclear.

    • N
      0 / 1

      162. Percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders involved in programme?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company helps independent smallholders on their journey towards sustainable production. This is also reported in official press release but is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      164. Percentage of independent smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme?

      53,850 - The company reports that it supports 53,000 and 850 independent smallholders in Malaysia and Mexico respectively.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states its suppliers in Mexico and Colombia have completed self-assessments and that Proforest has supported with training programs and individual audits.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      166. Number or percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      100% - The company reports that 100% of suppliers abide by the code of conduct and have signed/aligned with the palm oil policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states it will terminate commercial relations with the supplier if found any violation or breaching, and that action plans should be agreed within 2 months, depending on the severity and complexity of the case.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only publishes a time-bound action plan for all its suppliers to be compliant, however, no information on KPIs could be found.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that the volume covered by signed Supplier Code of Conduct is 100% in 2020, however, there is no segregated information reported on direct and indirect supply.

    • N
      0 / 1

      170. Time-bound plan to engage with all high risk mills within 3 years?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      171. 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. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      172. Regularly engages with a subset of high risk mills?

      The company reports to use an online platform so that mills can complete a self-assessment on compliance. It is not reported how often this is completed and therefore partial points are awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      173. 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 can be found.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      174. Regularly assesses and categorises the risk level of all their 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. Partial points have bee awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.25 / 7 75%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commits to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      178. 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 in 2020 and efforts will continue in 2021. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing function but a clear description of steps taken to report a concern, including how whistleblowers are protected, could not be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a grievance management procedure.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has Mill List Grievance Addendum which includes date, issue and status.

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