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Agropalma Group

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2021
  • Next scheduled: November 2022

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  • Parent company:
    Alfa Conglomerate
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    118,122 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Agropalma Group – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 88.2% 166.76 / 189
  • Organisation: 35.5 / 38 93.4%
  • Policy: 70 / 76 92.1%
  • Practice: 61.3 / 75 81.7%
  • Self-reported: 9.3 / 75 12.5%
  • External: 18.8 / 75 25%
  • Certified: 33.2 / 75 44.2%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    11.5 / 12 95.8%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • External: 2 / 4 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
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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 (100%). The company also has its own responsible palm oil policy which covers multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company's operations covering both social and environmental issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all its suppliers to its responsible palm oil policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports to have a sustainability manager.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to have a sustainability director, who is a part of the board.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      15% - The company reports that 15% of women make up its senior management team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - As of 2020, there were no women on the board.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) and Coalizao Brasil Clima Florestas Agricultura.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports having partnership with Instituto Peabiru for implementation of SDGs in Vila dos Palmares which seeks to facilitate a reflection and assessment process which looks at whether the village is achieving each one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). The company also reports to have joined Parceiros Pela Amazônia (PPA), a regional partnership platform for Amazonia supported by USAID in 2019. The company is also working with universities and Conservation International on biodiversity monitoring as part of its forest programs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The latest sustainability report is published in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's most recent sustainability report (2019) is prepared in accordance with GRI core option.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] POIG verification report of the company for 2019 has been published.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company has identified reduced rainfall as a risk to operations and suggested three strategies to mitigate its impact. However, information reported is very limited.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    22.66 / 27 83.9%
    • Organisation: 15 / 17 88.2%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 6.7 / 8 83.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 5.2 / 8 64.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      118,122 - The company reports the total area managed for oil palm in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      39,094 - The company reports the total oil pam planted area as 39, 094 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      10,616 - The company reports the total land under scheme smallholders in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      300 - The company reports the total unplanted land in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      64,000 - The company reports the total conservation set-aside area as '0' ha and the High Conservation Value (HCV) area as '64,000' ha in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO and the company declares these represent 100% of its concession sites, but all may not be publicly available due to ongoing legal issues. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company has provided maps of integrated growers within its family agriculture program, updated till June 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides maps with estate boundaries of its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      5 - The company reports to have five mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      Names and locations of all five company-owned mills are available on the Global Forest Watch database.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Three mills source from company-owned operations only, whereas two of the company mills also process FFB delivered by schemed family farmers and integrated outgrowers, as well as from independent third parties along with the company-owned operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      In 2019, 75% of all FFB processed in company mills came from its own plantations, 16% from integrated outgrowers, 6% from family farmers and 3% from one independent supplier.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      198 - Data as of May 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Names and coordinates for all 198 supplying mills can be found in the company's responsible palm oil policy. Data as of May 2021.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      11.742 tons (7%) of the total volume sourced for refiners came from intermediary traders and refiners in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has achieved 100% traceability to mill level in 2020.

    • Y
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      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      100% of company's supply is traceable to mill level, an additional point has been awarded for company's refineries with RSPO SCC under IP and SG.

    • P
      0 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment for its own mills through commitment to the POIG charter. Partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company states 100% of its supply to its own mills is traceable to plantation level. An additional point has been awarded as all five company mills have RSPO Identity Preserved certifications.

    • P
      +
      0.16 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 16% of its supply from third-parties is traceable to plantation level. Additional points are awarded for the company's refinery RSPO certified under IP.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company publishes the traceability data at refinery level, however the data reported is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company reports that each of the company's five mills is equipped with its own kernel crusher facility and traceability data for all mills is published by the company. However, the data reported is not externally verified.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    12.1 / 15 80.7%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 7.1 / 10 71%
    • Self-reported: 1.1 / 10 11%
    • External: 6 / 10 60%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,004 - The company is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 29th June 2004.

    • Y
      1 / 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] 2,011 - The company joined the RSPO in 2004, but could only certify its first plantation estates in 2011 when the Local Interpretation of RSPO P&C for Brazil became available. The company certified all of its plantations in 2011.

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

      2020 RSPO ACOP is submitted by the company.

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

      The company only operates in Brazil.

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

      [Externally verified] 100% - The company is 100% RSPO certified since 2011.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      [Externally verified] 100% - All of the company's five mills are RSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,011 - The company has already achieved this target in 2011.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,013 - All palm product processing facilities of the company are 100% RSPO certified since 2013.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 100% - All 10,616 ha under scheme smallholders is RSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,014 - The company reports that all of its FFB supplying scheme smallholders are 100% RSPO certified as of 2019. As the company always seeks to engage with new suppliers, it is not possible to establish a fix deadline. 2014 was registered just because the ACOP system requires.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.39 / 1

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

      39.14% - Data as of 2020.

    • P
      0.4 / 1

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

      The RSPO ACOP 2020 of company reports CSPO and CSPK sold as RSPO certified under IP and SG as 40.28%.

    • P
      0.31 / 1

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

      The company reports the RSPO certified CSPO and CSPK traded as Identity Preserved and SG as 30.56%.

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is certified IFOAM Organic and ISO TS 22002 (FSSC), certificates are available on its website.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    17.25 / 18 95.8%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 9.5 / 10 95%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 6 95.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Certified: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company commits to zero conversion.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      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 (100%). The company also commits independently to not develop on primary forest, HCV or HCS areas, or peatland.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits its suppliers to not develop on primary forest, HCV or HCS areas, or peatland.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      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 (100%). The company also reports using these criterion independently as company policy.

    • 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 that it currently employs 28 forest rangers who continuously patrol the company's area to check illegal logging. The company also reports to monitor deforestation in its own and supplier estates with ground patrols and satellite images.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company reports to monitor deforestation in its supply chain by visiting suppliers every two weeks and monitoring satellite images once a year. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reported 0 deforestation in its own operations in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reported 0 deforestation in its supplier operations in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it is committed to restore any of its own areas deforested by accident. If it happens, a restoration plan will be implemented in order to recover the original features, values and functions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to restoration of non-compliant deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company reports to have established a partnership with Conservation International (CI-Brazil). This partnership is based on company's commitment to building a healthier environment and CI's premise in prioritizing landscape-scale solutions to demonstrate more sustainable production models. Along with this other partnerships with NGOs are also reported by the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      The company commits to the protection of biodiversity both within and beyond its concessions. It has a target to expand the monitoring work under the partnership with CI to the farms of its partner FFB suppliers with a target to reach 24 new monitored areas by the end of this period. However, no target related to the impact of this monitoring is given.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment extends to its suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      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 has also identified species of conservation concern, however, it does not reference the system of species classification.

    • 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 provides examples of species monitoring and reforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Hunting is prohibited in forest areas of Brazil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's own policy to no hunting, also applies to suppliers.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    13.75 / 15 91.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 7 82.1%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 5.8 / 7 82.1%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      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
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is a public summary of an HCV/SEIA for Arauai and Calmaria II Smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The following five HCV assessments are available: "HCV AGROPALMA S.A. Outgrowers. Moju, Tailândia and TTomé, Para, Brazil HCV AGROPALMA S.A. Outgrowers Tomé-Açu e Tailândia- Pará- BRAZIL Report of High Conservation Values AGROPALMA S.A. Tailándia Para, BRAZIL HCV Agropalma's Outgrowers. Paráná State. Brazil AVC Agropalma e Produtires Independentes, Tailandia ? Para ? Brasil".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] A summary is available for one HCV and recommendations are available for four HCVs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Five HCV assessments of the company are deemed as satisfactory. An integrated HCV-HCS assessment of outgrowers and smallholders in 2019 was deemed unsatisfactory in first submission and shows the evaluation status as 'minor changes' during first re-submission.

    • 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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to the 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] One HCS-HCV integrated assessment has been submitted but deemed unsatisfactory in 2019 and was evaluated as 'Minor changes' in 2021 during the first resubmission. Second resubmission of the assessment is not yet available and the current status reflects as 'Ongoing HCVN ALS Evaluation'.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is one summary of SEIA management and planning for smallholders: Summary of HCV/SEIA Management and Planning for Arauai and Calmaria II Smallholder Communities.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    17.5 / 20 87.5%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 7 64.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 4 / 7 57.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to no planting on peat regardless of depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      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
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company's POIG verification report 2019 mentions having no peat landbank.

    • N
      0 / 1

      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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
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      1 / 1
      1 / 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.

    • Y
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      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 (100%). 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
      1 / 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 also reports monitoring fires via the alert service provided by RSPO and WRI (Fire Watch) and details the firefighting measures.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      In 2020, the company recorded 6 hotspots and 0 fires within its farms.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - In 2020, no fires were recorded in supplier areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports an emission intensity target for 2025 of 1.59 tons of CO2eq/ton of CPO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      1.79 ton CO2eq/ton of CPO in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

      In 220, 522.996,19 tons of CO2eq were recorded for historical land use change.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG emissions intensity for 2018, 2019 and 2020 but it is not clearly improving.

    • 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 (100%). The company also reports its own information stating to use the RSPO Palm GHG Calculator for measuring its carbon footprint.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states it has installed new ponds at two of its mills in preparation for methane capture system to be installed in 2021. No mills currently have methane capture.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    24.25 / 25 97%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 11.3 / 12 93.8%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 12 18.8%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 9 / 12 75%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a target to use 4.5 m3 of water per ton of oil produced by 2023.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      5.6 - In 2019, mills consumed 5.6 m3 of water per ton of CPO.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity from 2015-2019. The construction of a new mill which has not yet reached optimal capacity has negatively impact progress over time, but the company has achieved a small reduction from 2018-2019. However, the data is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has met its commitment to re-use 100% of its effluent and not discharge any effluent.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reuses 100% of its effluent and does not discharge any into water. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      All PORE is treated before discharge. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • 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 (100%).

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 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 that in August 2019, a spill resulted in a significant volume of CPO being released into the Acará River. The oil escaped from the tankage area of the mill and the company identified that human error caused the spill when four safety valves were left open, allowing the palm oil to spill into the river. It continued on to the riparian buffer of Acará River, where it was slowed by the roots and trees, which created an area of standing water. The company took immediate action to close the valves, stopping the spill, and quickly started its emergency procedure by installing floating barriers to contain the oil and remove the CPO. The company alerted the local authorities and completed the clean-up in three days.

    • 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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers.

    • 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 (100%). 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 commits its suppliers to no use of paraquat.

    • 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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) 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 commits its suppliers to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • 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 (100%). 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 commits its suppliers to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company uses minimal chemicals in it's operations and reports that in 2019, the only chemicals used were three herbicides for weeds control and the only pesticide used is glyphosate, for the control of weeds.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 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 also utilises 100% of POME as organic fertiliser.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 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's own reporting is limited and mentions that it primarily tackles diseases, and pests, such as insects and fungi, through biological controls, including beneficial plant species or predator insects.

    • 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.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    32 / 34 94.1%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Policy: 19.5 / 21 92.9%
    • Practice: 9 / 9 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 1 / 9 11.1%
    • 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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to human rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits its suppliers to 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 its own progress on human rights in its 2019 sustainability report.

    • 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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to respect indigenous and local communities' rights.

    • 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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • 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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to free, prior and informed consent (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 (100%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      [Externally verified] The company regularly visits to suppliers and allows them to voice concerns, it has a team responsible for stakeholder engagement, and also conducts participatory mapping. Information is externally verified in RSPO public summary reports.

    • 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 (100%). The company has also published its process for addressing land conflicts on its website.

    • 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 also has a commitment to increase the participation of women in ""several areas of the company"" and reports that mechanisation has reduced the roles of women in plantations so the company begun a program to train 120 women harvesters.

    • 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 (100%).

    • 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 (100%). The company also reports to invest in development and implementation of programs and projects that foster environment protection and community social development.

    • 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 also reports a few evidences of the services provided to the community.

    • 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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to provide business and work opportunities for local communities.

    • 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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to all core ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to all core 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.

    • 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 (100%). The company also reports its own commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • N
      0 / 1

      147. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all 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 also states it has a robust policies and reporting systems in response to sexual harassment of female employees.

    • 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?

      594 (14%) - The company reports 594 employees out of 4,259.5 were female in 2019.

    • 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 (100%). The company's own reporting only mentions commitment to pay minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits its suppliers to pay minimum wage.

    • 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. The company's own reporting only provides evidence that workers are paid minimum wage by reporting legal minimum wage alongside minimum wage paid by the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company only reports the basic salary ratio for men and women was equal to 1 in 2019. However, the information reported is not in line with the GRI reporting.

    • 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 (100%). The company also reports its commitment to address occupational health and safety.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to address occupational health and safety.

    • 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's own reporting on provision of PPE and related training is very limited.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      1.74 - Lost time accident rate (per 200,000 working hours) in 2019. The company's accident severity rate was 5.87 lost days per accident on average for 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reported 0 fatalities in 2019.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    9.25 / 16 57.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 10 57.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 10 7.5%
    • External: 3 / 10 30%
    • 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 (100%).

    • 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. The company reports that since 2002 it has encouraged the Family Agriculture Program. Currently, the Program assists 192 families of small farmers who own 6 to 10 hectare of palm plantation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 192 (100%) - The company supports 192 (100%) family farmers. This information is also externally verified by POIG.

    • 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. Outgrowers are part of the same program as scheme smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 42 (100%) - The company states 42 outgrowers (100%) participated. This information is available in its POIG verification report 2019.

    • 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 assesses suppliers every three months and contracts will be suspended or terminated within a maximum of two years, depending on the issue.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 100% - All growers are assessed on legal compliance monthly.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company assesses suppliers every three months and contracts will be suspended or terminated within a maximum of two years, depending on the issue. In the cases of deforestation, forced and child labour suppliers are immediately suspended and contracts can be terminated within a month if violations continue.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      100% of the company's smallholders and outgrowers are RSPO certified, if new suppliers are integrated they need to be certified within 3 years.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that 83% of its supply (direct) is compliant and the remaining 17% (indirect) has not been assessed.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    6.5 / 7 92.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • 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 (100%). 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 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 reports that it is a member of the Businesses Pact for Integrity and Against the Corruption, an initiative lead by Instituto Ethos, which monitors the policies and the performance of the signatories on an annual basis.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company discloses that it has a specialised manager responsible for its tax plan.

    • 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 (100%).

    • 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 (100%). The company has also published its complaints system procedure which is open to internal and external stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      Details of grievances for 2020 are published by the company.

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