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Brazilian producer Agropalma Group commenced its palm oil activities in 1982, and is now the

  • Parent company:
    Alfa Conglomerate
  • Landbank (oil palm):
    120,832 hectares
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private company
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Agropalma Group – November 2018

SPOTT assesses companies against over 100 indicators across ten categories. Click on the icons or bars below to expand each category for further details, scoring and links to reports and sources.

Assessment date:

Total: 93.6% 110 / 117.5
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 6.5 / 7 92.9%
    • Companies should publish sustainability policies or similar covering their entire supply chain — including third party suppliers — implemented and enforced through high-level leadership that engages with wider industry schemes.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      2. Policy or commitment applies to direct and third-party suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Group Sustainability Manager

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's last sustainability report was published in 2015

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      5. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to improve sustainability in relation to palm oil?

      Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG), Coalizao Brazil Clima Florestas Agricultura

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      7. Activities with government, NGOs or academic institutions to improve palm oil sustainability?

      The company has a cooperative agreement with the NGO the Orangutan Land Trust to enable sustainable solutions for orangutan survival in the wild; partners with Conservation International on biodiversity monitoring; and is part of POIG that is a collaboration between palm oil growers and NGOs

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability 17 / 19 89.5%
    • Companies should publicly report figures on their total landbank and details of different areas under their management. They should also disclose maps of their management areas and provide details on traceability of their products, both to mill and plantation level.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      120,832

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      42,700

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      13,831.8

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      300

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      64,000

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      3,700 - The company gives a figure of 3,700 ha occupied with infrastructure (including roads and electricity lines)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      14. Number and names of company owned mills?

      5 - Mill names are available on the RSPO website

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      15. Maps or coordinates of company owned mills?

      All 5 mill locations are available on Global Forest Watch

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      16. Number and names of supplier mills?

      62 - The company lists 62 supplying mills in its Responsible Sourcing Policy

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      17. 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 not all may not be publicly available due to ongoing legal issues. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2,020

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      As part of POIG, the company is committed to achieving full traceability to plantation within 12 months of signing the POIG Charter

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      21. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level (above 80%)?

      94.4% - The company can trace 94.4% of its supply back to mill level - 100% to its own mills and 33.7% back to supplier mills

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      22. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from own mills traceable to plantation level (above 75%)?

      100% - The company states it is fully traceable

    • Partial
      1 / 2
      Source

      23. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from supplier mills traceable to plantation level (above 75%)?

      33.7%

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 9.5 / 10 95%
    • Companies should commit to address deforestation and to set aside areas for conservation. They should report on any activities to manage or restore habitat in their conservation areas, or monitor deforestation in their supply chains. They should also provide evidence of species conservation and biodiversity protection.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      24. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      25. Deforestation commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The commitment applies to own plantations and to plantations established by family farmers and integrated out growers in partnership with the company

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      26. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      Native vegetation, secondary forest, HCV, peat

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      27. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company states "We are able to accurately determine previous land use outside our own land as we have good satellite imagery dating back to 2004, ensuring that our suppliers do not breach the RSPO 2005 cut-off date for primary forest clearing" and it is developing a system to prevent, identify and remedy deforestation in its FFB supply chain

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      28. Examples of habitat management and/or habitat restoration?

      The company has a "Forest Reserves Protection Program, whose team is exclusively focused on patrolling the borders and inspecting forest areas, protecting it against hunters, extraction of forest material and illegal logging" and has launched a reforestation program around its refinery, planting 2.5 hectares of Atlantic rainforest

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      29. Implementing a landscape-level approach to biodiversity conservation?

      The company states it has completed a Conservation International report that provides guidelines on biodiversity management at the landscape level, but no further details are given

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      30. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      31. Commitment to not endanger species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

      The company states it works to protect and enhance populations of endangered and rare species and also commits under the POIG Charter, referring to the IUCN status of species within its operation areas

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      33. Examples of species conservation activities?

      The company has a Biodiversity Survey and Monitoring Program, in partnership with Conservation International, and Forest Reserves Protection Program that protects reserves from hunting. The company also provides funding to the Orangutan Land Trust

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 9 / 10 90%
    • Companies should commit to the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches, and to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA). They should develop and publish monitoring and management plans, and provide evidence through SEIA, HCV and HCS assessments, typically published in summary form due to the sensitive nature of certain sites.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      35. HCV commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The commitment applies to own plantations and to plantations established by family farmers and integrated out growers in partnership with the company

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The following HCV assessments are publicly available:
      Agropalma e Produtires Independentes, Tailandia - Para - Brazil;
      AGROPALMA S.A. Outgrowers Tom? A?u e Tail?ndia - Par? , Brazil;
      AGROPALMA S.A. Outgrowers. Moju, Tail?ndia and Tom? A?u, Par?, Brazil;
      AGROPALMA S.A. Tail?ndia - Par?, Brazil
      HCV/SEIA Management and Planning for Arauai and Calmaria II Communities

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The following HCV management and monitoring plans are available:
      Agropalma e Produtires Independentes, Tailandia - Para - Brazil;
      AGROPALMA S.A. Outgrowers Tom? A?u e Tail?ndia - Par? , Brazil;
      AGROPALMA S.A. Outgrowers. Moju, Tail?ndia and Tom? A?u, Par?, Brazil;
      AGROPALMA S.A. Tail?ndia - Par?, Brazil
      HCV/SEIA Management and Planning for Arauai and Calmaria II Communities

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Five satisfactory HCV assessments:
      Agropalma e Produtires Independentes, Tailandia - Para - Brazil;
      AGROPALMA S.A. Outgrowers Tom? A?u e Tail?ndia - Par? , Brazil;
      AGROPALMA S.A. Outgrowers. Moju, Tail?ndia and Tom? A?u, Par?, Brazil;
      AGROPALMA S.A. Tail?ndia - Par?, Brazil
      Agropalma's Outgrowers. Par? State. Brazil

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • n/a
      -
      Source

      42. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      This indicator is disabled as the company states that it has not had any expansion since the HCS approach was introduced and no NPPs have been submitted since 2016

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      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 14 / 15 93.3%
    • Companies should commit to protect peatland and undertake best management practices for soils and peat. They should also have policies on zero burning and to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Companies should report their GHG emissions, as well as any fires that occurred in or around their estates, along with plans for managing and monitoring fires.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      46. Peat commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company commits to best management practices for soils. The company does not have any peat

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      48. Landbank or planted area on peat?

      The company states "All our estates are on mineral soil and there is no peat within our titled land" and this is verified by the RSPO P&C reports

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it undertakes organic agriculture, with the objective to preserve biological activity of the soil, and its RSPO P&C reports detail soil management practices undertaken, including that is has no peat soils

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      50. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      51. Zero burning commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company states it has a zero tolerance policy on use of open fires in its supply chain

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      52. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a target to achieve emissions of 0.1 tons of CO2eq/ton of FFB processed by 2025. The company has already achieved a neutral emissions balance (0 tons of CO2eq/ton of CPO), when forest reserves as carbon sinks are considered

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      56. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      57. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      PalmGHG Calculator

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      58. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company states it has already achieved its goal of a neutral emissions balance when considering its 64,000 ha of forest reserves as carbon sinks. It has achieved a decrease in GHG emissions intensity at its mills between 2016 and 2017 (0.201 and 0.199 tons of CO2eq/ton of FFB processed respectively)

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      59. 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 12 / 12 100%
    • Companies should commit to managing water use and water quality, providing evidence through time-bound reduction plans, policies on toxic chemical use and treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME).

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      60. Time-bound commitment to improve water use per tonne of FFB Processed?

      The company has a target of 4.5 tons of water per ton of oil produced since 2011, and aims to meet this target again in 2018

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      61. 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      62. Progress towards commitment on water use?

      The company has met its target to use less than 4.5 m3/ton. In 2016 the water use exceeded its target due to the construction of a new mill

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      64. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company's RSPO P&C reports that cover all five mills state that riparian and buffer zones have been liberated of palm oil cultivation and the native vegetation left to regenerate

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      65. Evidence of treating palm oil mill effluent (POME)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      67. No use of paraquat?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      68. No use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      69. No use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      70. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states "The only chemical used is glyphosate, for weeds control. In 2016 we used 1.10 liter of active ingredient per hectare and in 2017 we applied 1.18 liters A.I./ha"

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 19.5 / 19.5 100%
    • Companies should commit to respect human rights, including those of indigenous peoples and local communities, consulted with free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Companies should respect the rights of workers, report relevant workforce data, and comply with health and safety legislation.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      72. Commitment to human rights, referencing the UN Declaration of Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      73. Commitment to human rights applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      75. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights, referencing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO 169?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      77. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it follows the method of Free, Prior and Informed Consent Guide For RSPO Members

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      79. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      80. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company commits under the POIG Charter and states its family farmer program has been expanded to encourage the maintenance of alternative crops and teaching of effective gardening practice in relation to food security

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      81. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      82. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      83. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      84. Total number of employees?

      The company reports 3,883 full time equivalent employees and 110 part-time apprentices

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      0 - The company states it has no temporary, casual or migrant workers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      86. Percentage or number of women employees?

      426 (11%)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      87. Commitment to pay minimum wage?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      88. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      89. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      6.26 - The company reports a Lost time accident rate (per 200,000 working hours)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      0 - Data for 2016 and 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      91. Provision of personal protective equipment and pesticide training?

      The company provides all employees with personal protective equipment. There is no manual spraying of chemicals in plantations

  • Certification standards Certification standards 11.5 / 14 82.1%
    • Companies should become members of credible certification standards and report in accordance with all appropriate categories of membership. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requires members registered as growers to submit data relating to certification targets for their estates, scheme smallholders and independent fresh fruit bunch (FFB) suppliers, via an annual communications of progress (ACOP) report.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2,004

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      Brazil

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,011 - The company is 100% certified

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

      96. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders within 5 years or achieved 100% RSPO-certification of scheme/associated smallholders?

      2,014 - Time-bound plan is in the past and 100% certification not achieved. The company states that new FFB farmers are becoming part of supply base and they may become schemed suppliers in the future. It requires time for them to achieve certification and hence it is not possible to establish a fixed deadline as the process is dynamic

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,013 - The company's 2017 ACOP gives a date of 2013. However, the company states "In July 2016 Agropalma started its new refinery, in Limeira, Sao Paulo State. In September our new refinery received a successful RSPO SCC audit. Since then 100% of Agropalma Group's supply chain operations are RSPO Certified."

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,011 - 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

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      99. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      5 (100%)

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      100. Percentage of area (ha) RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      115,557 (93.6%)

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

      101. Percentage of scheme/associated smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      8,907 (64.4%) - Total land under scheme/plasma smallholders minus land still uncertified under scheme/plasma smallholders

    • n/a
      -
      Source

      102. Percentage of FFB supply (tonnes) from independent FFB suppliers that is RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is currently not sourcing from independent suppliers. The company states that new FFB farmers are becoming part of the supply base that start as independent suppliers then become integrated as schemed suppliers

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

      103. Percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that are RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      39,817.8 (22.1%) - Total volume of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed in the year divided by total volume handled/processed/traded in year RSPO certified (tonnes). Data is from 2016

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Identity Preserved, Mass Balance

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      106. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      IFOAM organic, ISO 14001

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 5 / 5 100%
    • Companies should report details of any programmes or schemes to support both schemed and independent smallholders, as well as criteria to assess suppliers on compliance with company policies, and in what cases suppliers should be suspended or excluded due to non-compliance.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      108. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      The company states it supports family farmers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      109. Number or percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      The company states it supports 192 family farms and 42 integrated outgrowers

    • n/a
      -
      Source

      110. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is currently not sourcing from independent suppliers

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      111. Number or percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states "we are only able to engage with suppliers who are eligible for RSPO certification" and are assessing their new suppliers for RSPO eligibility by categorising previous land use. The company assesses suppliers every three months

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      113. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states that "All integrated outgrowers and family farmers are assessed every three months" and issues such as deforestation and use of forced or child labour result in immediate suspension of the purchasing contract. Timeframes for action are also stated

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      There are 43 associated growers which are referred to as "Partners" and all partners are visited at least once per week. All the Associated Growers must have an agreement to manage their oil palm in accordance with the agronomic advice given by the company

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 6 / 6 100%
    • Companies should operate in an ethical manner at all levels, providing accessible channels and clear procedures for both employees and external stakeholders to raise any grievance or complaint with the company, as well as allowing for whistleblowing.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      115. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      116. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      117. Own grievance or complaints system?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      118. Grievance or complaints system is accessible to internal and external stakeholders?

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      119. Details of grievances disclosed?

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