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  • Landbank (oil palm)
    26,131 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private
  • RSPO member?
    Yes - Two of the company's subsidiaries are RSPO members, Agroaceite (2011) and Agrocaribe (2008). The company reports that AgroAmerica Tropical Oil Holding Corp. is in the process of obtaining group level RSPO certification.
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Company assessment: AgroAmerica – November 2021

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 87.7% 156.17 / 178
  • Organisation: 31 / 33 93.9%
  • Policy: 65.5 / 74 88.5%
  • Practice: 59.7 / 71 84%
  • Self-reported: 12.4 / 71 17.5%
  • External: 14 / 71 19.7%
  • Certified: 33.3 / 71 46.8%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9 / 9 100%
    • Organisation: 4 / 4 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 3 / 3 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
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      1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

      The company meets this indicator through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has a 'Policy of No Deforestation, No Peat and No exploitation' which covers multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company's operations covering both social and environmental issues.

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

      The company commits its suppliers to its 'Policy of No Deforestation, No Peat and No exploitation'.

    • Y
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      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Corporate direction team, supervised by the CEO.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      20% - The company reports on its website that during 2021, 20% of its senior management team were women.

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

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

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

      [Externally verified] CentraRSE and the UN Global Compact.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports multiple collaborations with different stakeholders, some of which include, participation in a project led by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources called "Paisajes sostenibles, en la cuenca del río Motagua" (Sustainable Landscapes in Motagua River Basin), around its operations whose objective is to restore ecosystems, protect biodiversity and reduce deforestation in north-eastern region of Guatemala. The company also reports to have partnered with LandScale, an initiative that promotes a standardized approach to measure sustainability performance, on the scale of a landscape.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2020 Sustainability report is published by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has submitted one CDP questionnaire in 2021. The sustainability report for 2020 is reported to be prepared in accordance with the GRI standards but does not specify if this is Core or Comprehensive.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      [Externally verified] The company has performed climate risk assessment with support of the consulting company Green Development.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    23.63 / 24 98.5%
    • Organisation: 14 / 14 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 7.6 / 8 95.4%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 1.8 / 8 21.9%
    • Certified: 5.9 / 8 73.5%
    • Y
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      13. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)?

      26,130.7 - The figure includes the areas given for the company's subsidiaries: Agrocaribe, Agroaceite, and Agropalma de Inversiones.

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

      22,422.7 - The figures include the areas given for the company's subsidiaries: Agrocaribe and Agroaceite and Agropalma de Inversiones.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      6,432.43 - The figure includes the areas given for the company's subsidiaries, Agrocaribe, Agroaceite, and Agropalma de Inversiones.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      753.6 - The company reports the HCV areas and other conservation areas for Agrocaribe, Agroaceite, and Agropalma de Inversiones.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession maps for Agrocaribe and Agroaceite have been submitted to the RSPO, as reported in the 2019 ACOPs. For Agropalma de Inversiones, geo-referenced maps of estate boundaries are published by the company.

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Names and maps of independent producers are provided for Agrocaribe and Agropalma de Inversiones. Agroaceite does not source from suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      4 - The company has 3 mills in Guatemala and one mill in Panama.

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

      The names and coordinates of three company mills are available on the GFW database and the names and coordinates of all company owned mills are also published on the company's website.

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

      The company reports that as of 2019 across its 4 mills, 88% of FFB is produced in its own plantations and 12% is from third parties. It reports the breakdown per subsidiary as "Agroaceite = 100% FFB owned; Agrocaribe = 90% FFB owned and Agropalma de Inversiones = 22% FFB owned.". From this it can be determined that the one mill under Agroaceite sources only from the company's own plantations, and for the other 2 mills under Agrocaribe and 1 mill under Agropalma de Inversiones, sourcing is from both own plantations and third parties.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that as of 2019 across its 4 mills, 88% of FFB is produced in its own plantations and 12% is from third parties. It reports the breakdown per subsidiary as "Agroaceite = 100% FFB owned; Agrocaribe = 90% FFB owned and Agropalma de Inversiones = 22% FFB owned.".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      5 - The company refinery 'Agropalm Ingredients Refinery (Mexico)' sourced from 6 palm oil mills in its supply base representing all third party supplying mills for the group. One of this mill is owned by company. Data as of 2019.

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

      The company sources from six third party mills (one of this is company-owned). The names and coordinates of all these mills is published by the company.

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

      The company reports that as of 2019, 100% of supplying mills for its one refinery, under Agrocaribe, source from their own plantations.

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

      The company reports that as of 2019, its one refinery (under Agrocaribe) sourced 63% from Agroaceite and 37% from third-party supplying mills. It reports that 100% of these supplying mills source from their own plantations.

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

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

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

      The company provides a commitment to achieve 100% traceability to mills and plantations by 2021.

    • Y
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      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports that all of its 4 crushers are integrated with mills, meaning 100% traceability to mill for crushing facilities. The company has one refinery, which is certified under the RSPO Identity Preserved model and for which it reports full traceability to mill.

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

      The company provides a commitment to achieve 100% traceability to plantation level by 2021.

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      0.88 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that as of 2020, 88% of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) supplied to own mills was traceable to plantation level. Three of the company's four palm oil mills have RSPO Identity Preserved (IP) certification, therefore external verification points are awarded.

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

      100% of the company's supply from third-party mills is traceable to the plantation level. Three of the company's four palm oil mills have RSPO Identity Preserved (IP) certification, thus additional points are awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      [Externally verified] The company has one refinery, which is certified under the RSPO Identity Preserved model and for which it reports full traceability to plantation.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      [Externally verified] All of the company's crushing facilities are integrated with its mills. Three out of four crushing facilities are RSPO IP certified.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    9.92 / 13 76.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 6.9 / 9 76.9%
    • Self-reported: 3.4 / 9 38%
    • External: 3.5 / 9 38.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,008 - Two of the company's subsidiaries are RSPO members, Agroaceite (2011) and Agrocaribe (2008). The company reports that AgroAmerica Tropical Oil Holding Corp. is in the process of obtaining group level RSPO certification.

    • P
      0.75 / 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?

      [Externally verified] 2,014 - Agrocaribe became a member in 2008 but Guatemala Local Interpretation of the RSPO Principles and Criteria was not approved by the RSPO until 2013, and Agrocaribe then was certified in 2014 - therefore this subsidiary was certified within three years of the Local Interpretation being available. However, Agroaceite became a member in 2011 but had no certification until 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company subsidiaries Agrocaribe and Agroaceite have submitted their RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      40. 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 report operating in Guatemala in their 2020 RSPO ACOP's.

    • P
      0.91 / 1

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

      91.38% - The company reports to operate total 26130.69 ha of landbank for palm oil, out of which 23,880.16 ha is certified under RSPO which makes the total certified area as 91.38.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      75% - Three of the company's total four mills are RSPO-certified.

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

      2,021 - The company's subsidiaries that are RSPO members have achieved 100% certification of estates in 2018 (Agrocaribe) and 2019 (Agroaceite, S.A). The company reports it intends to become a member at group level and obtain 100% certification by 2021.

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

      2,019 - The company's subsidiary Agrocaribe has a refinery and has already achieved 100% certification in 2019.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.93 / 1

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

      93.27% - The company states that "As of 2020, 93.27% of total FFB supplied by third-party to AgroAmerica Tropical Oil Holding Corp is RSPO IP Certified".

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

      Agrocaribe (which owns the company's only refinery) has not submitted a processor/trader ACOP in 2020. The company reported 100% certification of all palm oil and oil palm products sourced in the 2019 processor and trader ACOP. The crushing facility under Agropalma de Inversiones has no certification, but the volume of palm kernel processed through this facility is not reported, so the total proportion of processed products certified under AgroAmerica as a whole cannot be calculated. The company states on its website that "As of 2020, 86.21% of the total amount of CPO we produce is RSPO Certified ".

    • P
      0.83 / 1

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

      The company reports the total CSPK and CSPO for Agrocaribe and Agroaceite as 147475.14, out of which 121810.41 is sold as RSPO certified under IP and SG.

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports the total CSPO and CSPK for its trading unit Agrocaribe as 97807, all of which is RSPO certified under SG.

    • 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] SAS.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    13.41 / 18 74.5%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 6 / 10 60%
    • Practice: 5.4 / 6 90.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Certified: 3.9 / 6 65.2%
    • N
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      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
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      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have been therefore awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to no deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits its suppliers to no deforestation.

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

      The company commits to no land clearing damaging primary forests or areas required to protect or enhance HCVs since November 2005, and no land clearing damaging HCVs or HCS forest since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company's own reporting mentions no new development in HCS forests and recognizes primary forests, as well as those of high and medium density and regeneration forests as forests of high reserves of carbon (HCS) and reports the cut-off date as 2005.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports using the Global Forest Watch online tool to monitor deforestation rates around its tropical oil farms and mills. This tool gives the company a deforestation rate of tree cover loss in each region where it operates.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company reports that every month it carries out monitoring of non-compliant deforestation and fires within the 'vicinity of' its operations and those of its suppliers, using Global Forest Watch. Details on the extent of the area being monitored and methodology are not clear.

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

      0 - The company reports 0 ha of non-compliant deforestation across its operations and those of its suppliers. Data as of 2019.

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports 0 ha of non-compliant deforestation across its operations and those of its suppliers. Data as of 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to applying the RSPO Remediation and Compensation Procedure where there has been land clearing without prior HCV assessment since November 2005, or without prior HCV-HCSA assessment since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. However, a commitment covering restoration of all non-compliant deforestation/conversion was not found. Partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to the restoration of areas where previous deforestation activities have been carried out. No cut-off date is included.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company reports to have partnered with LandScale, an initiative that promotes a standardized approach to measure sustainability performance, on the scale of a landscape. Through this the company is able to maintain 34.5 ha conservation area in the southwestern region and of a conservation area of 516.06 hectares in the southwestern region. The company also reports to participate in a project led by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources called "Paisajes sostenibles, en la cuenca del río Motagua" (Sustainable Landscapes in Motagua River Basin). The company also supports biodiversity conservation efforts in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, in a project in partnership with Solidaridad and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in which, fire monitoring of the protected area are issues of great importance. The company also reports that it is a member of Salvemos el Manchón, "a civil, private, and public initiative that promotes the preservation and restoration of the Manchón Guamuchal, one of the largest wetlands in the Guatemalan Pacific". External verification points have been awarded for the company linking to the Salvemos el Manchón webpage which cites it as a member.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
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      67. 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. The company's own reporting mentions to have carried out studies with which it has identified fauna and flora species considered to be of interest in the List of Threatened Species, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITIES). However, the company only reports the number of species (birds, mammals, etc.) but these are not classified according to an appropriate system.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports participation in the conservation project-Biodiversity preservation at Laguna del Tigre National Park, Maya Biosphere Reserve, which is implemented through a formal signed agreement with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Solidaridad Network and the National Protected Areas Council.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that hunting, gathering, extraction and trafficking of wild species is strictly prohibited in the areas of its operation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to no hunting.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    12.75 / 13 98.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 7 100%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 6 95.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 5.8 / 6 95.8%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments.

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

      The company commits its suppliers to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments.

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

      [Externally verified] Only one HCV assessment of 'AVC PALMA AGROCARIBE, S.A. GUATEMALA, IZABAL, (Agrofrancia)' is publicly available on the HCVRN database.

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

      [Externally verified] Two NPPs and one HCV assessment has been submitted since January 2015 (for Agroaceite and Agrocaribe) and their assessment summaries and management plans are available. One HCV assessment of Agrocaribe dated June 2021 is not yet published, however the company has published the report on its website. The company reports that no new planting has been undertaken in Panama since January 2015, where the company's third subsidiary operates.

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

      [Externally verified] Two NPPs and one HCV assessment has been submitted since January 2015 (for Agroaceite and Agrocaribe) and their assessment summaries and management plans are available. One HCV assessment of Agrocaribe dated June 2021 is not yet published, however the company has published the report on its website. The company reports that no new planting has been undertaken in Panama since January 2015, where the company's third subsidiary operates.

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company's own reporting mentions that in the case of palm cultivation, the best international practices in the identification and management of HCV areas of in accordance with Principle 7.12 of the "Principles and Criteria for Production of Sustainable Palm Oil of the RSPO 2018" are applied.

    • 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?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Only HCV assessment (Municipalities: Coatepeque, Pajapita and Retalhuleu, Departments: San Marcos, Quetzaltenango and Retalhuleu, Guatemala) of company's subsidiary Agroaceite is deemed as satisfactory by the HCVRN. A new HCV assessment of Agrocaribe is on track as of June 2021 and is not published/evaluated yet by the HCVRN.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] One integrated HCV-HCS assessment of Agrocaribe has been submitted to the HCSA, and the company has published this assessment on its website.

    • 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 all new planting is since November 2017 AND has all been covered under combined HCV-HCS assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its Procedure for the Management of Suppliers policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      85. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) available, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      [Externally verified] The SEIAs along with management and monitoring plans for NPPs of Agrocaribe and Agroaceite are publicly available on the RSPO database.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    16.82 / 19 88.5%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 6 88.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3.8 / 6 63.7%
    • Y
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      86. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to no planting on peat regardless of depth.

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

      The company commits its suppliers to no planting on peat regardless of depth.

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports having no landbank on peat.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the producer clearly states that it has no operations on peatland for above indicator (""Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)"").

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

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      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to best management practices for soils that applies to all supplier but not one for peat, thus partial points.

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      0.91 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports multiple examples on best practices for soils in its latest sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to no burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits its suppliers to no burning.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.91 / 1

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports using the Global Forest Watch online tool, to monitor forest fires in its own concessions as well as supplier concessions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that in 2019 zero fires were detected within its estates and those of its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that in 2019 zero fires were detected within its estates and those of its suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes a commitment to keep GHG below -0.20 t CO2e / t CPO processed by 2022, however a clear time-bound commitment to reduce all emissions by a specified amount separating sequestration figures from emission sources, was not found.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company clearly reports these figure, for Agrocaribe, Agroaceite and Agropalma de Inversiones and an average. However, emission and sequestration figures are not separated, thus partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reports a land use change figure of 24,087.63 tCO2e, this incudes sequestration. Emission and sequestration figures are not separated.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a reduction in emissions intensity from 2014 to 2018 at each of its four mills, all of which it reports are carbon negative. It clarifies these emissions cover all sources and sinks, but the figures are not split to separate sources and sinks, so it is not possible to clearly tell if emissions (sources) are improving. The figures are not externally verified. The company also reports a breakdown of emissions including sources and sinks for each of its subsidiaries in separate reports, but these only show figures for one year and so progress cannot be determined from these.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The RSPO requires companies to assess their GHG emissions through the Palm GHG calculator. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company's own reporting mentions to use the methodologies established by ISO 14064-1, the GHG protocol and the calculation tool developed by the RSPO certification standard.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that all its mills have waste water treatment systems which include the collection methane gas from the ponds for renewable energy generation.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    22.89 / 25 91.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 9.9 / 12 82.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 12 10.4%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 8.6 / 12 72%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has met its target to maintain water intensity between 0.60m3-1.25m3 per tonne of product by 2019 - figures for 2019 reported 0.99m3 per tonne of product.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      0.99 - 0.99 m3 per tonne of product. Data as of 2019.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports that its commitment based on intensity is to maintain the use of water by 0.51 m3 ? 1.13 m3 per tonne of product by 2019 and as of 2019, the company maintains the use of water by 0.99 m3 per tonne of product. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to improving water quality (BOD and COD) by 2019 and also reports to conduct annual monitoring process to verify compliance.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.91 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting does not explicitly mentions POME but reports that wastewater is not discharged into river basins, since the residual liquid from its industrial processes is used as fertigation in its plantations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it treats wastewater but does not mention PORE specifically.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to create "buffer" zones on river banks.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.91 / 1

      112. 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. The company reports to have conserved 975.34 ha in its farms and riparian zones as of 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to reduce use of agrochemicals and proper use of fertilizers and other agro-chemicals.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to "minimize the use of agrochemicals, including pesticides and fertilizers." This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to no use of paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its Food Safety Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to no use of Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment on its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention. This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a list of chemicals used.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.91 / 1

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports that it has reduced an average of 38% in the use of agrochemicals in its operations in Guatemala and Panama.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.91 / 1

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also has its own integrated pest management (IPM) approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also has a waste management system in place.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    31.75 / 34 93.4%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Policy: 19.5 / 21 92.9%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to respect and support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits its suppliers to respect and support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports providing training on human rights to its employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to ""Legal use of the land and respect for Customary and Community Rights Indigenous peoples based on ILO Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples"". This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to ""Legal use of the land and respect for Customary and Community Rights Indigenous peoples based on ILO Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples"". This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports that as of 2020, 74 visits to communities and alliances were made by its community relations team, which is responsible for strengthening the relationship, follow-up and project management, as well as resolving any complaints, claims or requests during these visits. Also, in 2006 it established a Social Responsibility Team to manage community relations, which from 2006-2020 has 'visited communities every month to promote community management projects, dialogue and conflicts prevention and resolution'.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain requirements for addressing land conflicts. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports to include women at the managerial and administrative level in the industrial and agricultural areas and identifies opportunities to hire more women in operations. However, the company does not reports on the barriers faced.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment in its Social Policy to be development agents, seeking to improve people's living conditions in aspects of inclusion, health, education and decent employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports multiple evidences of progress on its commitment to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to respecting the International Labor Organization(ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principals and Rights at Work.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to ""implement labor practices based on ILO Principles"" but do not refer to the fundamental ILO conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. 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. The company also reports providing training to its workers on its 'Labor, social and environmental policies', 'Code of Ethics', 'Disciplinary guide', 'Ethics line', etc.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment 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 has a no discrimination policy, which applies to its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports to have 3 Gender Committees in Guatemala and Panama, which are integrated by more than 70 women from different areas of the company. The purpose of the committees is to improve working conditions and the gender equity management system, and to listen to the main needs of female workers.

    • 149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      102 - The company states "In 2019, the company provided decent jobs to 102 women in the executive, administrative, operational, and plant areas of the tropical oil operation in Guatemala, México and Panamá.". The company confirmed to ZSL that this figure covers all female employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company's own reporting mentions to use the methodology developed by Richard and Martha Anker which is used by the Global Living Wage Coalition.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports that the 'ratio earned by women and men is equal to 1, meaning that there is no difference due to gender' but it is not clear how this figure is calculated and data is not separated by employee category or significant locations of operation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to health and safety.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to ""Implement Occupational Health and Safety practices with workers"". This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. 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. The company also independently reports conducting training sessions relevant to PPE and occupational safety.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      9,677 - The company reports a total of 9677 hours lost due to work-based injuries in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - No deaths were recorded in 2018 or 2019.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    10.5 / 16 65.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Practice: 6 / 10 60%
    • Self-reported: 4 / 10 40%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 10 20%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to support smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also has a support program for independent producers in place through which the company helps them meet RSPO requirements so that, in three years, they can achieve full certification; helps them achieve an increase in their productivity, through the adoption of good agricultural practices; helps in improving their financial management; helps to verify their land tenure and use, support them in applying natural resource conservation practices.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      35 (100%) - The company reports to have 35 Independent producers of palm oil Fresh Fruit Bunches in Panama and Guatemala as of 2020. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • 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 details the process used to prioritise suppliers on compliance with company's policy.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      35 (100%) - The company states that all suppliers are assessed on their compliance in order to become part of the supply base. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company lists the criteria in its Supplier Management Policy and states timelines by which temporary and definitive suspension will occur.

    • 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 reports a timebound set of milestones relating to obtaining RSPO certification for some independent suppliers under Agrocaribe and Agropalma de Inversiones. Time-bound actions plans for achieving compliance with the company's sourcing policies for all suppliers were not 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 has evaluated 35% of its independent suppliers and splits out level of compliance against various criteria. Overall proportion of supply which is compliant is not reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides some details of support for palm oil mills, but it is unclear if this refers to the company's own mills as well as suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports to engage with high risk suppliers semi-annually.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a procedure for classifying mills that supply its refinery as 'high', 'medium' or 'low' risk and this covers company's own and third party mills.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that the regularity with which mills are assessed depends on its risk level - high-risk mills are assessed on a biannual basis, for all its mills as well as third party mills. However, this 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
    5.5 / 7 78.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment 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 also commits its suppliers to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also has an ethics committee in place and reports to provide training to employees on its ethics code. As of 2020, 1156 workers were trained on ethics code and 1758 were trained to use ethics hotline.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that ""Tax Administration"" is responsible for document review. Limited details on a tax strategy are provided.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on whistleblowing procedures. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company adheres to this criteria through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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