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Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2020
  • Next scheduled: November 2021

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1923, US based commodity processor and

  • Market cap:
    22,030,979,689 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    ADM.N
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    ADM US
  • ISIN:
    US0394831020
  • Sedol:
    B29F3S8
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 62.2% 66.58 / 107
  • Organisation: 15 / 21 71.4%
  • Policy: 32.5 / 49 66.3%
  • Practice: 19.1 / 37 51.6%
  • Self-reported: 13.1 / 37 35.4%
  • External: 5 / 37 13.5%
  • Certified: 1 / 37 2.7%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8.5 / 10 85%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • 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?

      The company has a no deforestation policy which covers multiple dimensions of sustainability across all operations covering both social and environmental issues. This policy applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports it has a Vice president, Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) with sustainability responsibility.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it formed a new board committee on sustainability and corporate responsibility in 2019, which is chaired by board member Suzan Harrison.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      26% - The company reports in its corporate sustainability report that the senior leadership consists of 26% female employees.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      3 (27.27%) - The company only reports the biographies along with pictures of the board of directors on its website and in its annual report. Gender balance is not directly reported by the company.

    • 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?

      Member of UNGC, WBCSD and signatory of the International Trade Centers (ITC) Trade for Sustainable Development Principles (T4SD).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Soladirad, Earthworm Foundation, Kumacaya.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Corporate Sustainability Report 2019 is available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The corporate sustainability report 2019 is prepared in accordance with GRI standards and 2018 report is published on GRI database. The company has also submitted a CDP questionnaire.

    • 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
    5.24 / 13 40.3%
    • Organisation: 3 / 6 50%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Practice: 1.7 / 5 34.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 5 15%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 5 19.8%
    • 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?

      The company reports a list of supplying mills for palm oil and palm kernel oil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The list of supplying mills published by the company contains the coordinates and names of all mills.

    • 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?

      The company reports the total volume in percentage, which is sourced indirectly through third-party refiners.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company aims to 'maintain traceability scores of at least 98% of palm oil and palm kernel oil to mill'.

    • P
      0.86 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports traceability to mill as 96.8% for Palm Oil and 86.3% for Palm Kernel Oil in its traceability report updated in June, 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
      0.13 / 2

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

      The company reports traceability to plantation as 26.7% for Palm Oil and 12.7% for Palm Kernel Oil in its traceability report updated in June, 2020.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company provides details on plantation traceability per city of operation.

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own palm kernel crushing facilities.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    6.09 / 7 87%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 4.1 / 5 81.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.1 / 5 21.8%
    • External: 3 / 5 60%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2007 - The company has been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2007.

    • 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?

      2010 - The company reports the year of first supply chain certification as 2010.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted the RSPO Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP) 2019.

    • 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?

      2014 - The company states 'All major palm oil facilities have been RSPO certified and are able to meet existing customer demand for RSPO certified products'.

    • 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
      0.09 / 1

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

      9.24% - The company reports the percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that is RSPO-certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Segregated.

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

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

    • 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)?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    2.5 / 8 31.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • 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 reports its commitment to no-deforestation in its no-deforestation policy, which is applicable to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      High Carbon Stock Forests and High Conservation Value Areas. The company expects suppliers to achieve compliance by 31 Dec 2015.

    • 56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company only reports that '94% of direct suppliers monitor for deforestation and exploitation'. The details on methodology used for monitoring deforestation is not found.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 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.

    • N
      0 / 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.

    • N
      0 / 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
    2 / 6 33.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • 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?

      The company commits its suppliers to not develop HCV areas.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • 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 has not undertaken any new planting since January 2015.

    • 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?

      The company reports to apply the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach, which is applicable to all of its 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)?

    • N
      0 / 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
    6.5 / 7 92.9%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 1 / 1 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 1 / 1 100%
    • 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?

      The company reports its commitment to no development on peat, regardless of depth, in its no-deforestation policy, which applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment only for best management practices for peat, in its no-deforestation policy. This policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • 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?

      The company reports it maintains a no-burning policy, in its no-deforestation policy. This policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce GHG Emissions by 25% by 2035 over 2019 baseline.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its GHG emission intensity figure as 0.266 MT CO2e/MT processed.

    • 97. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company has achieved the target set for 2019 to reduce GHG emission intensity by 15% and has further set a target to reduce by 25% by 2035.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company reports in its corporate sustainability report that it uses 'The Climate Registry protocol' to calculate GHG emissions.

    • 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
    3 / 9 33.3%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 1 / 5 20%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce water use by 10% by 2035 from a 2019 baseline. The company also reports it has achieved a 23% reduction at the end of 2019 against the target set for 15% by 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      The company reports water consumption but not as intensity.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports it has achieved a 23% reduction in water use in 2019 against the target set for 15% by 2020.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 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.

    • N
      0 / 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.

    • N
      0 / 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.

    • N
      0 / 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.

    • N
      0 / 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports having a waste management system in place.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    18.25 / 24 76%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 11.5 / 14 82.1%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 5 55%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 5 55%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports its commitment to respect human rights and has a human rights policy in place which refers to the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports its commitment to respect human rights, which is applicable to all suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company reports its progress on human rights commitment through its 2019 progress report on human rights.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to respecting the rights of indigenous and local communities, but only in relation to FPIC.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to respecting customary and legal rights of communities, but only in relation to FPIC.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) in its no-deforestation policy, which is applicable to all suppliers of the company.

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

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

    • 132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

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

    • 133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

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

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 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?

      The company has a commitment to respect the Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment only to Fundamental ILO Conventions 29, 105, 138 and 18. This commitment applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports the actions taken to implement its workers rights in its human rights progress report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to prohibit 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?

      The company reports its commitment to prohibit gender-related discrimination with regards to employment in its code of conduct policy, which applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports it has a 'raise your questions and concerns' area which is used to report any issue in concern of discrimination of any kind.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      1,525 (3.85%) - The company reports the number of part-time/seasonal employees in its corporate sustainability report 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      8,442 (21.34%) - The company reports the number and percentage of female employees in its corporate sustainability report 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company reports its commitment to pay at least minimum wage in its human rights policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to pay at least minimum wage in its human rights policy. This policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has a commitment to provide a safe working environment for all of its employees and contractors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to work place health and safety in its code of conduct, which applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company provides limited evidence that PPE and training is expected of all employees. Data is between two and five years old and is not externally verified,.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports that 'it observed the reduced severity of the incidents, which resulted in a Lost Workday Incident Rate (LWIR) that was 11% lower than in 2018'.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - The company reports two fatalities in January 2020 after a year without any fatalities.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    8.75 / 16 54.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 10 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 3.8 / 10 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company reports its commitment to support smallholders around the globe.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company reports different programs to support smallholders, but it is unclear what type of smallholders are supported.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 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 uses the Engagement for Policy Implementation (EPI) tool for supplier engagement in order to understand each supplier's progress related to all aspects of an NDPE-compliant responsible sourcing program.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      99% - The company reports that all but one supplier agreed to participate in the Engagement for Policy Implementation (EPI) survey.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states it will remove suppliers which do not make progress in adopting NDPE principles and practices but no further details are given.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published an action plan for 2020-2023 which will guide it on how to achieve its commitments and implement its policies through its goals, actions, and structured reporting and tracking of KPIs.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports the percentage of direct suppliers with an implementation plan for responsible sourcing of palm oil as 95.43%.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to engage with suppliers in high risk areas but does not specify a time-bound plan.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it will support non-compliant suppliers, but does not give details.

    • N
      0 / 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 has published an action plan (including KPIs) which mentions an action plan to assess mills for risk level. The company has also published data for 2019 (Q3-Q4) using the Global Forest Watch Pro Palm Risk Analysis Tool.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      Mills are assessed for risk on a semi-annual basis. Data has not been externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      173. Regularly reports the risk level of all own and third party supplying mills identified in its supply chain?

      Data is reported on a semi-annual basis. Data is not externally verified.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.75 / 7 82.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company reports its commitment to ethical business conduct and anti-corruption in its code of conduct policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to ethical business conduct and anti-corruption in its code of conduct policy. This policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports the progress on commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption in its corporate sustainability report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company reports a whistleblowing procedure on its ADM way helpline webpage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a grievance system, which is open to all stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has disclosed the details of complaints and grievances disclosed.

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