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  • Landbank (oil palm)
    24,433 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private
  • RSPO member?
    Yes, subsidiaries Agrocaribe and Agroaceite, S.A. are RSPO members
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Company assessment: AgroAmerica – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 65.8% 124.29 / 189
  • Organisation: 17 / 35 48.6%
  • Policy: 65 / 79 82.3%
  • Practice: 42.3 / 75 56.4%
  • Self-reported: 7.3 / 75 9.7%
  • External: 13.6 / 75 18.1%
  • Certified: 21.5 / 75 28.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7.5 / 9 83.3%
    • Organisation: 3 / 4 75%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 3 83.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

      The company has various policies covering environmental and social issues

    • 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?

      Chief Sustainability Officer who reports to the CEO

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      17%

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • 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?

      CentraRSE

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company contributed to the methodology of "Permanent Plots of Forest Measurement in Mangrove" which was implemented by the National Forest Institute of Guatemala to monitor and gather information for the decision making for Mangrove conservation. The company also participates in River Basins technical group, which works on improving the life of those living in river areas in Guatemala

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2018 - 2018

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    10 / 26 38.5%
    • Organisation: 8 / 16 50%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 0 / 8 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)?

      24,433 - This figure is the sum of areas given for the company's subsidiaries, Agrocaribe, Agroaceite and Agropalma

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      22,896 - This figure is the sum of areas given for the company's subsidiaries, Agrocaribe and Agroaceite

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from plasma/scheme smallholders

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1,753.85 - This figure is the sum of areas given for the company's subsidiaries, Agrocaribe, Agroaceite and Agropalma

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      748.58 - This figure is the sum of areas given for the company's subsidiaries, Agrocaribe and Agroaceite. The company also reports in its 2018 sustainability report that it has 854.79 ha of conserved forest areas

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      2,205.54

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

      Two of the company's subsidiaries have submitted maps to the RSPO. No maps could be found for the company's third subsidiary, Agropalma.

    • 20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from plasma/scheme smallholders

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Maps of independent producers provided for Agrocaribe, however it is unclear if these cover all of the company's third-party suppliers

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Number of company-owned mills?

      4 - The company has three mills in Guatemala and one in Panama

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      26. Number of supplier mills?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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?

      2020

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2019

    • N
      0 / 2

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

      The company has RSPO Identity Preserved certification for three of its four mills, however the overall percentage traceable cannot be calculated

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    11.31 / 18 62.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 9 72.2%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 7 68.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 3.3 / 7 47.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      38. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • 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, forests with significant carbon stores. No cut-off date is included.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company states that it uses GFW to monitor deforestation around its operations

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.62 / 1

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company states "In our recent technical agreement of co-operation with Solidaridad and MARN we committed to protect the environment though a sustainable landscape strategy." Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.69 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has undertaken reforestation projects and supported mangrove forest management workshops. It also has environmental education projects for school children, and supports a nature reserve, and is also involved in protecting iguanas through an iguana reserve. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      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
    13.5 / 14 96.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Two HCV assessment summaries are available for planting that took place before 2015, containing management and monitoring recommendations

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Two NPPs have been submitted since January 2015 (one for Agroaceite, one for Agrocaribe) and their assessment summaries and management plans are available. No new planting has been undertaken in Panama since Januray 2015

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Two NPPs have been submitted since January 2015 (one for Agroaceite, one for Agrocaribe) and their assessment summaries and management plans are available. No new planting has been undertaken in Panama since Januray 2015

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      HCV assessments for subsidiary Agroaceite for "Municipalities: Coatepeque, Pajapita and Retalhuleu Departments: San Marcos, Quetzaltenango and Retalhuleu" (2016) and Agrocaribe for "Guatemala, Izabal" (2017) were both satisfactory. The HCV assessments from 2017 for Agroaceite and 2018 for Agrocaribe could not be found on the HCVRN

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      Two NPPs have been submitted since January 2015 and their assessment summaries and management plans are available, one of which (Agrocaribe) includes an HCS assessment

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Two NPPs have been submitted since January 2015 and their assessment summaries and management plans are available, one of which (Agrocaribe) includes a summary of the SEIA

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    13.69 / 20 68.4%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 8 81.3%
    • Practice: 4.2 / 7 59.9%
    • Self-reported: 2.5 / 7 35.7%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.7 / 7 24.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      67. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states it has no landbank on peat

    • Y
      1 / 1

      70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

      0

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits its suppliers to BMPS for soils but not peat

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.69 / 1

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

      The company recycles nutrients within its plantations, and grows ground cover to reduce erosion and weeds, but does not report examples for peatland management. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports training on fire management, and states it monitors fires using GFW

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only states it has a commitment to become carbon negative

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      PalmGHG calculator

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its GHG footprint per tonne of CPO (tCO2e/tCPO) as 0.46, 540.72 and 188.27 for Agrocaribe, Agroaceites and Agropalma respectively

    • Y
      1 / 1

      84. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reports landuse change figures of 10,363.93, 64882.8648 and 58,694.40 tCO2e for Agrocaribe, Agroaceites and Agropalma respectively

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    18.07 / 22 82.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 6.1 / 9 67.4%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 9 11.1%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 5.1 / 9 56.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2019 - The company is committed to maintaining a water use intensity of 0.60m3 – 1.25 m3 per tonne of product by 2019

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports that the use of technologies has reduced water use by 30-35%. Data is not reported in intensity

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. Water use intensity?

      0.99

    • Y
      1 / 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)?

      The company states it has reduced its BOD and COD in effluent output by 80% in the last 10 years, and that water meets legal requirements of the country, but the statement is undated and no figures are reported

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company mentions treatment of POME but not PORE

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.69 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has signed an MOU with WWF to improve sustainable agricultural practices and reduce the use of pesticides in areas near the Mesoamerican reef and with high risk of contamination, and the use of fertilisers per tonne used in basic plantings

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.69 / 1

      95. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      The company states that in 2018, the use of agrochemicals was reduced by 25% in the southwestern and northeastern areas of Guatemala. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.69 / 1

      103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    31.54 / 45 70.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 4 25%
    • Policy: 20 / 25 80%
    • Practice: 10.5 / 16 65.9%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 16 4.7%
    • External: 0 / 16 0%
    • Certified: 9.8 / 16 61.2%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.62 / 1

      106. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company states it provided training to all farm workers on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 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

      109. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect indigenous and local commuities rights but does not refer to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO 169

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect indigenous and local commuities rights but does not refer to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO 169

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.62 / 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's supplier policy states a commitment to support the inclusion of women, however no details on types of support are provided

    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's supplier policy contains a commitment to mitigate food and nutrition security, but does not state in relation to local communities specifically

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.69 / 1

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

      The company reports multiple examples of services and facilities. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • 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
      0.62 / 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?

      The company commits to respect the ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not have any temporary employees

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

      16% - Data as of 2017

    • 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
      0.62 / 1

      134. Progress on commitment to pay minimum wage?

      The company provides evidence for its operations in Guatemala only. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.62 / 1

      142. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    8.06 / 13 62%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 3 83.3%
    • Practice: 4.6 / 8 57%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 4.6 / 8 57%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Two of the company's subsidiaries are RSPO members, Agroaceite and Agrocaribe. Agroamerica Tropical Oil Holding Corp. is in the process of obtaining group level RSPO certification

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's subsidiaries Agroaceite and Agrocaribe have submitted 2018 ACOPs. Agroamerica Tropical Oil Holding Corp. is in the process of obtaining group level RSPO certification

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's subsidiaries that are members of the RSPO both report operating in Guatemala in their 2017 ACOPs

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2018 - Both of the company's subsidiaries that are RSPO members state that they plan to achieve 100% certification of estates by 2018. The company also states a commitment to achieve full RSPO certification including its operations in Panama by 2020

    • P
      0.69 / 1

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

      16,824 (68.9%) - The certified area figure relates to the company's subsidiaries Agroaceite and Agrocaribe

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from plasma/scheme smallholders

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      [Externally verified] 3 (75%)

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Agrocaribe has a target of 2018 however Agroaceite reports a target of 2030

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - One of the company's subsidiaries, Agrocaribe, reports receiving FFB supplies from independent smallholders, but none of this is certified

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2018 - This relates to one of the company's subsidiaries, Agrocaribe

    • P
      0.62 / 1

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

      62% - The company's subsidiary Agrocaribe reports 62% of the palm oil and palm oil products it handles/produces/trades is certified

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's subsidiary Agrocaribe sells RSPO-certified palm oil through Identity Preserved supply chains, in addition to conventional CSPO and CSPK

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

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

    • 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's subsidiaries Agrocaribe and Agroaceite are Rainforest Alliance certified for oil palm, among other certifications reported by the company, some of which apply to their banana operations

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    5 / 14 35.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 8 31.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • External: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • 160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from plasma/scheme smallholders

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from plasma/scheme smallholders

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      The company's subsidiary Agrocaribe reports that it supports independent smallholder groups by providing technical assistance and support to achieve RSPO certification. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states that all suppliers are assessed on their compliance in order to become part of the supply base. This covers 94 producers

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      170. Regularly assesses and categorises the risk level of all own and third-party supplying 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 it will suspend sourcing from suppliers in the event of an ethical situation, or suspicion or failure to abide by commitments in the suppliers policy. No details on steps taken are reported

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.62 / 8 70.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1.6 / 3 54%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 1.6 / 3 54%
    • 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
      0.62 / 1

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

      The company reports 1,990 workers were trained on the Code of Ethics. 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has an ethics reporting line which offers a secure and confidential route, via an external company, to submit questions or complaints by phone, email, or online

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has an ethics reporting line which also allows stakeholders to report issues around the company's internal policies and laws

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: AgroAmerica

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Scoring criteria: AgroAmerica

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.

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