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  • RSPO member?
    Yes, the company's subsidiary AAA Oils & Fats Pte. Ltd.is an RSPO member
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Company assessment: Apical Group – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 82.5% 94.02 / 114
  • Organisation: 18 / 21 85.7%
  • Policy: 46 / 54 85.2%
  • Practice: 30 / 39 77%
  • Self-reported: 3.8 / 39 9.7%
  • External: 23.3 / 39 59.6%
  • Certified: 3 / 39 7.7%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8 / 10 80%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • 1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Director of Sustainability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

    • 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?

      TFA 2020 and NYDF.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company initiated "SUSTAIN (Sustainability Assurance & Innovation Alliance) together with a group of companies comprising oil palm growers, palm oil processors, consumer goods manufacturers, not-for-profit organisations and technology leaders." It also reports multiple collaborations with the government and NGOs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      GRI.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    10.99 / 14 78.5%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 4 / 6 66.5%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3 / 6 49.8%
    • 13. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • 18. Maps of estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 21. Number of company-owned mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      601

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the coordinates for all mills supplying Sari Dumai Sejati Refinery, Marunda Refinery, Tanjung Balai Refinery, Kutai Refinery Nusantara, and Excelic Food Technology Co Ltd.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 26% of its supplier mills source FFB from their own estates, and 74% source FFB from third party plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 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?

      The company reports that 40% of its supplier's FFB source comes from its own estates, and 60% comes from third party plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that "All our refineries source 100% of our palm oil products directly from supplying mills, not through intermediaries, agents and or other refiners".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it has achieved 100% traceability to mill level.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports it maintained 100% traceability to the supplying mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a commitment to achieve 100% traceability to plantation level by 2020.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills.

    • P
      0.99 / 2

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company reports traceability to mill level only for Sari Dumai Sejati Refinery, Marunda Refinery, Tanjung Balai Refinery, Kutai Refinery Nusantara. Excelic Food Technology Co Ltd. and Spain Bio-Oils.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company reports traceability to the mill level only.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    5.03 / 7 71.9%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 3 / 5 60.6%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0.6%
    • External: 3 / 5 60%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2011 - The company's subsidiary, AAA Oils & Fats Pte. Ltd. became a member of the RSPO in 2011.

    • 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?

      2012 - The company's subsidiary, AAA Oils & Fats Pte. Ltd., obtained its first certification in 2012.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's subsidiary, AAA Oils & Fats Pte. Ltd., submitted its 2019 ACOP.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • 42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2020 - The company's subsidiary, AAA Oils & Fats Pte. Ltd., has a target of 2020.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • 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 the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • P
      0.03 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a grower or miller.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate in Malaysia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    7 / 8 87.5%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 2 / 2 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 53. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

      The company provides a commitment to zero deforestation which applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCV, HCS, and peatland. The company states it is effective immediately (September 2014) for its own operations, but that it will "immediately work with our suppliers to socialize and encourage them to adopt this policy.".

    • 56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states "total of 33 grievances cases lodged, 24 cases were related to deforestation" however, the overall figure for non-compliant deforestation could not be found.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • 63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 0 / 1 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 1 0%
    • 69. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      75. 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's policy states "Independent HCV assessments will be peer reviewed by technical members from the HCV Resource Network" but it does not specify ALS.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    5.25 / 7 75%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • Certified: 0 / 1 0%
    • 83. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • 90. Commitment to zero burning?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • 92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states "Establish an emissions baseline for our operations in 2020" as a future target.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG Scope 1 and 2 emissions intensity as 67 and 6 kgCO2e/MT of oil processed respectively, however it does not cover all of the company's palm oil operations.

    • 97. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports GHG Scope 1 emissions intensity from 2018 to 2019, however, it is not improving and does not cover all of the company's palm oil operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      ISCC Emission 205 methodology.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    8.75 / 9 97.2%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 5 / 5 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a current target to achieve a water intensity of 0.17m3/MT CPO processed, and it will set new group-level targets in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity (m3 of water consumed per tonne of oil processed) for each of its refineries.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports figures on water use intensity over time but intensity not improving.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • 120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    29 / 30 96.7%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 18 / 19 94.7%
    • Practice: 6 / 6 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 6 / 6 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The commitment applies to all suppliers however it is only in relation to FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company states that conflicts are resolved through its grievance process but no specific procedure for addressing land conflicts could be found.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • 135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a grower or miller.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      377 (17.8%) - Contract workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      385

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports high consequence work-related injury rate and recordable work-related injury rate for both employees and contractors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports it has had zero fatalities since 2016.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    11.5 / 16 71.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Practice: 7.5 / 10 75%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 10 7.5%
    • External: 6.8 / 10 67.5%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company assesses suppliers through its Mill Prioritisation Process and engages with them through its Priority Supplier Engagement Programme, Traceability Outreach Programme, and Shared Value Programme.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company conducted six Priority Supplier Engagement Programme (PSEP) visits in 2019. Its Shared Value Programme (SVP) hosted workshops with a total of 90 participants from 54 mills. In addition, the company engaged with 349 mills as part of its Traceability Outreach Programme (TOP).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states it "does not knowingly source from problematic suppliers such as those that engage in illegal activities or violate community rights". For any proven violations raised through the company's grievance system, the company states "suppliers are required to provide a concrete corrective action plan with clear timelines. Failure to respond and commit towards remedial action triggers a suspension of contracts until progress has been made or the issue has been resolved.".

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states "100% of our direct and indirect supply within our supply chain comes from mills and plantations that are compliant with Apical's palm oil sourcing policy". However, the information found is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company assesses the risk level of mills through a Mill Prioritisation Process.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company states that the "The Mill Prioritization Process (MPP) assessment is done monthly only to their supply chain in Indonesia to assess the risks of all mills based on spatial and non-spatial information". However, only limited details are available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      173. 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 / 7 71.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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