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Asian Agri Group

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2023
  • Next scheduled: November 2024

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  • About this company:

    Indonesian producer Asian Agri was established in 1979.

  • Parent company:
    RGE Group
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    161,890 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BBG001H984X6 Equity
  • LEI:
    No LEI
  • RSPO member?
    Yes - The company's subsidiary, PT Inti Indosawit Subur, is an RSPO member and this covers all of the company's palm oil operations.
  • Website:
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Company assessment: Asian Agri Group – November 2023

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 77.2% 136.55 / 177
  • Organisation: 30.5 / 38 80.3%
  • Policy: 56.5 / 76 74.3%
  • Practice: 49.6 / 63 78.7%
  • Self-reported: 9.1 / 63 14.4%
  • External: 24.8 / 63 39.3%
  • Certified: 15.7 / 63 24.9%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9.5 / 11 86.4%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company meets this indicator through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also has a sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable palm oil policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports that it has a Sustainability Team, however does not report a non-board member with a high-level of responsibility. The Managing Director (who is on the board) oversees the Sustainability Team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that the Managing Director has responsibility for sustainability and provides oversight of the company's sustainability commitments and NDPE policy implementation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      6% - The company reports that 6% of the senior management team were women in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The company reports that 0% of board members were women in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] NYDF, FFA, HCSA, and TFA.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has implemented a 'Fire Free Village' programme that works closely with Indonesian National Armed Forces, Police, Environmental Affairs and Forestry Ministry's Fire Task Force 'Manggala Agni', and the village communities. Further, it has conducted collaborative activities such as joint patrolling, training, and knowledge sharing. In addition to this, it has launched the 'Livelihood & Empowerment (SMILE)' program in collaboration with Kao Corporation and Apical to support 5,000 independent smallholders who manage approximately 18,000 ha area in North Sumatra, Riau, and Jambi.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published its latest sustainability report in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has submitted its CDP forest questionnaires and has also prepared its sustainability report 2022 in accordance with GRI 1: Foundation 2021.

    • 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
    19.25 / 27 71.3%
    • Organisation: 13.5 / 18 75%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 7 53.6%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Plantation and mills - Indonesia (North Sumatra, Riau, and Jambi).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      Indonesia - Riau and Jambi.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      161890 - The RSPO ACOP 2022 states that the company has 161,890 ha of total land area managed/controlled for oil palm.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      93873 - The company reports the total oil palm planted area as 93,873 ha.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      52899 - The company reports its scheme smallholders planted area as 52,899 ha in its sustainability report 2022. However, the RSPO ACOP 2022 states that the company has 57,350 ha of scheme smallholders planted area. Contradictory figures have been published for the same time period.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The RSPO ACOP 2022 states that the company has zero ha of unplanted area.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports 0 ha in its RSPO ACOP 2022, however, the company states in its sustainability report 2022 that HCV areas have been set aside as conservation areas but does not provide a figure. Conservation area is unclear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The GFW has provided the coordinates of oil palm concessions. The company's subsidiary (PT Inti Indosawit Subur) has also submitted all its maps to the RSPO, which covers all of the company's operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      21. Maps of all scheme smallholders?

      The company submitted its concession and scheme smallholders maps to RSPO in 2018 as part of its transparency commitment. However, the information is between two and five years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Maps of all third-party supplying plantations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      22 - The company reports 22 mills in its sustainability report 2022 and RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The names and locations of company-owned mills are available on the company's website and the GFW database.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the supply bases for each of its 22 mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that both the total volumes and percentages sourced by company-owned mills that come from company-owned operations and third parties in 2022 for each mill.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      27 - The company reports 27 third-party supplying mills in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company report the names and coordinates for all third-party supplying mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has already achieved 100% traceability to the mill level.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company has achieved 100% traceability to mills since 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has already achieved 100% traceability to plantation level.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company achieved 100% FFB traceability to the plantation level in 2019. The information is externally verified by Meo Carbon Solutions, however, information is between two and five years old. One of the company's mills (PT Inti Indosawit Subur - Ukui II Mill) has identity Preserved certification.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • 37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company report traceability data for each of its 11 crushers.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    10.1 / 15 67.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Practice: 7.1 / 11 64.6%
    • Self-reported: 3.1 / 11 28.2%
    • External: 4 / 11 36.4%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2006 - The company's subsidiary, PT Inti Indosawit Subur, is an RSPO member and this covers all of the company's palm oil operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2010 - The company's subsidiary, PT Inti Indosawit Subur, became an RSPO member in 2006 and had its first RSPO certification in 2010.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's subsidiary (PT Inti Indosawit Subur) has submitted its RSPO ACOP for 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 100% - The company reports that 100% of areas are RSPO-certified in RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • P
      0.91 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      90.9% - The RSPO ACOP 2022 states that the company has 20 RSPO-certified mills out of total 22 palm oil mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2022 - The company has already achieved 100% RSPO-certification of estates and mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      45. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities within 5 years?

      2022 - The company has already achieved 100% RSPO-certification of all palm product processing facilities.

    • P
      0.92 / 1

      46. Percentage of scheme smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified?

      92.09% - The company reports a total of 92.09% of land certified under scheme smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      2017 - The RSPO ACOP 2022 states that the company has 92.09% of the RSPO-certified scheme smallholders area but the company commits that it has already achieved 100% RSPO certification for the scheme smallholders area in 2017. The reported figures are showing that the target has been missed.

    • P
      0.05 / 1

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

      4.59% - The company reports that 4.59% of FFB supply from independent smallholders and other third-party FFB suppliers are RSPO-certified.

    • P
      0.39 / 1

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

      39.28% - The company reports 39.28% of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that is RSPO-certified.

    • P
      0.08 / 1

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

      The company sells 7.75% RSPO-certified palm oil through segregated or identity-preserved supply chains.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports 0% of RSPO-certified palm oil through segregated or identity-preserved supply chain processes in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that 100% of its plantations and mills are ISPO-certified.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The subsidiary company (PT Inti Indosawit Subur) has valid ISCC certificates.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.5 / 20 52.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 12 45.8%
    • Practice: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Certified: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation. This commitment has been in place since 2014.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      59. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation?

      The company commits to no land clearing damaging primary forests or areas required to protect or enhance HCVs since November 2005, and no land clearing damaging HCVs or HCS forest since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also reports the criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      60. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company defines deforestation for suppliers as removal of HCV and HCS areas and specifies any deforestation past 2014 will not be accepted in supplier operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion in supplier operations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in own operations since cut-off date?

      The company reports that it does not open new land for its plantation since 2003. It focuses to increase yield without expanding new land and maintains that none of its oil palms is planted in a deforested area. In addition to this, the company commits to the cut-off date of September 2014.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in supplier operations since cut-off date?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in own operations since cut-off date?

      The company commits to restore ecosystems to their prior condition in cases of conversion within its own operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in supplier operations since cut-off date?

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy?

      The company states only a general statement that it commits to biodiversity protection with no detail given on the scope.

    • N
      0 / 1

      69. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports a list of endangered species and identified flora and fauna species within its concessions listed as critically endangered and endangered in the IUCN Red List such as the scaly anteater, milky stork, silvery gibbon, crab-eating and southern pig-tailed macaque, greated green leafbird and yellow-handed mitered langur.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports to implement conservation management by prohibiting trapping, hunting, and fishing of endangered species. It also reports agreements with communities surrounding areas to conserve areas of high social value and assigned field staff to monitor and record details of relevant species on a daily basis.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits only to no hunting of protected and endangered species only.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    9.5 / 10 95%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 2 / 2 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to conduct high conservation value (HCV) assessments in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports the management and monitoring plans for PT Usaha Sawit Unggul.

    • 77. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments for all estates planted/planned planting since January 2015?

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

    • 78. High Conservation Value (HCV) or combined HCV/HCS management and monitoring plans for all estates planted/planned planting since January 2015?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to use only licensed HCV assessors accredited by the HCVRN's assessor licensing scheme (ALS) in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to only use licensed HCV assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's ALS.

    • 81. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to the high carbon stock (HCS) approach in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not clearly commit to the HCS Approach as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit, but another high carbon stock assessment methodology applies to all suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2016.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2016.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct social and environmental impact assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports the social and environmental impact assessments of PT Usaha Sawit Unggul.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    17.1 / 19 90%
    • Organisation: 4 / 4 100%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 6.1 / 7 87.1%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 3.9 / 7 55%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to no planting on peat of any depth in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      27409 (25%) - The company reports the total peatland area as 27,409 ha in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports total peatland area is 27,409 ha which has not increased since 2021. This information is externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to best management practices for peat in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for peat only. This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company conducts best water management practices for the peatland, including using bunds, water gates, and weirs to prevent the inflow of water during the monsoon period which can damage peatlands.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to zero burning in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero burning.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.85 / 1

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports to implement a fire prevention and management approach. Further, it has also initiated the community-based 'Fire Free Village Programme' (FFVP) to engage and support the local community in order to use alternatives to clear land instead of slash-and-burn methods.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports seven hotspots and zero fires in its own estates in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      106 - The company reports 106 hotspots within the surrounding landscape and two hotspots for smallholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The RSPO ACOP 2022 states that the company's annual target to reduce GHG emissions intensity by 0.07 tCO2eq/tCPO by 2030. However, it does not specify scope 1 and scope 2 emission intensity.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports total scope 1 and 2 GHG emission intensity is 2.26 (t CO2 eq/MT CPO) in 2022.

    • 103. GHG emissions from land use change in company's own operations (scope 1)?

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

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      -

      104. GHG emissions from land use change in supplier operations (scope 3)?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a decrease in scope 1 and 2 GHG emission intensity from 2021 (2.97 t CO2 eq/MT CPO) to 2022 (2.26 t CO2 eq/MT CPO).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The RSPO requires companies to assess their GHG emissions through the Palm GHG calculator. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also reports that it uses GHG Calculator from RSPO to calculate GHG emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that 10 out of 22 (45.45%) company-owned mills have methane capture.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    16.6 / 24 69.2%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 5 / 11 45.5%
    • Practice: 10.1 / 11 91.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 11 4.6%
    • External: 1.8 / 11 15.9%
    • Certified: 7.9 / 11 71.4%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      109. Water use intensity?

      The company reports the total water consumption as 7,533.57 ML in 2022. However, reports water consumption figures but not as intensity.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports a decrease in total water consumption from 2021 (7,678.23 ML) to 2022 (7,533.57 ML). However, it reports water consumption figures but not as intensity. This information is externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports irregular progress on water quality in the Jambi region. Further, it states that BOD levels are below the threshold quality standard. However, it does not regulate the COD threshold for land application implementation.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports treatment and monitors the quality and quantity of all effluents from its operations. It also reports that POME is treated in open pond wastewater treatment facilities.

    • 114. Treatment of palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to protect natural waterways by setting up riparian zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has also established riparian zones. Further, it develops and implements conservation and management plans for buffer zones.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers in its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also communicates this in its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides in its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). \The company also communicates this in its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a list of chemicals used and the average ratio of inorganic fertiliser usage in 2022.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.85 / 1

      126. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports a decrease in the inorganic fertiliser usage of mature plants from 2021 to 2022.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      127. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it implements an IPM and IDM approach in its plantations, in line with standards established under the 'Agronomy Policy Manual'. Further, it also develops new planting material which is more tolerant towards diseases, in particular, ganoderma boninense.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports a waste management system and manages inorganic waste by assigning licensed service providers to treat hazardous waste, these are approved by the government.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    31 / 35 88.6%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 19 / 21 90.5%
    • Practice: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to the UN Declaration of Human Rights in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Progress on human rights commitment?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports that it also has a grievance procedure for human rights and further, it has conducted a human rights assessment with the help of a third-party expert in 2019 and 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to respect indigenous and local communities rights in relation to FPIC in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect indigenous and local communities' rights in relation to FPIC which applies to all suppliers. However, it does not refer to the UN Declaration or ILO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to respect legal, communal, and customary rights in relation to FPIC in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect legal, communal, and customary rights only in relation to FPIC that applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also reports the details of the FPIC process in its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

      139. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain requirements for addressing land conflicts. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also has a grievance procedure for addressing land conflicts but no separate procedure.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to mitigate impacts on food security in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it supports smallholders and local communities in food security through alternative income assistance and a CSR program.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it has a partnership with schools to educate students about sustainable palm oil farming practices through a program called 'Sekolah Sawit Lestari'. Further, it has also helped the local community to establish small, and medium enterprises (SMEs) to encourage entrepreneurship.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regard to employment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it has established a gender equality committee that holds meetings at least twice a year on any issues related to discrimination, harassment, and equal opportunities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      11267 (52.26%) - The company reports a total number of temporary employees as 11,267 (52.26%) in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Percentage or number of women employees?

      4977 (23.1%) - The company reports a total number of women employees as 4,977 (23.1%) in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to pay a Living Wage?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also reports that all employees receive a fair and living wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Commitment to pay a Living Wage applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Progress on commitment to pay a Living Wage?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it has conducted a 'Decent Living Wage' (DLW) analysis to ensure all employees receive fair wages and benefits. Further, it also reports that the calculation is based on the RSPO guidance on DLW and was verified annually by the auditor.

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to address occupational health and safety in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that OHS committee conducts regular training and safety drills for all employees and workers. Further, it also provides workers to use PPE such as helmets, gloves, boots, goggles, masks, earmuffs, and high-visibility clothing.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports the rate of recordable work-related injuries by gender by region. However, consolidated data is not provided.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports the number of fatalities as zero in 2022.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    7 / 9 77.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • External: 3 / 5 60%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      164. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also has a commitment to support smallholders, however the type of smallholders is unclear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports that it has collaborated with scheme smallholders to provide financial, and technical support, training, and guidance for effective, sustainable, and efficient palm oil harvesting and management. Further, it has also set up a plasma management team to oversee all aspects of the scheme's smallholder programs comprising more than 100 personnel.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      166. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      27082 - The company reports 27,082 scheme smallholders were involved in the program.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports that it supports independent smallholders through various initiatives, including 'Corporate Shared Value' (CSV) and the 'Smallholder Inclusion for Better Livelihood & Empowerment' (SMILE) program. In addition to this, it currently supports 8,525 independent smallholders in North Sumatra, Riau, and Jambi and manages a total of 39,116 ha of land.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      8525 - The company reports that it supports 8,525 independent smallholders in North Sumatra, Riau, and Jambi and manages a total of 39,116 ha of land.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports two key processes to ensure supplier compliance such as sourcing policy engagement and supplier monitoring.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 50 - The company reports that it monitors new 41 FFB and nine PK suppliers to ensure supplier compliance. This information is externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states that it will cease business with any suppliers who breach the policy. However, the timeframe for actions are not specified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      -

      173. Proportion of supply from suppliers that is verified as deforestation- and/or conversion-free (DCF)?

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

      This indicator is disabled as all the company's crushers are integrated with mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as all the company's crushers are integrated with mills.

    • 176. Regularly engages with a subset of high risk mills?

      This indicator is disabled as all the company's crushers are integrated with mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as all the company's crushers are integrated with mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as all the company's crushers are integrated with mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as all the company's crushers are integrated with mills.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6 / 7 85.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 2 / 2 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      184. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on whistleblowing procedures. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company adheres to this criteria through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also has its own grievance system open to all stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      186. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      [Externally verified] The company discloses the details of complaints and grievances received. It includes the date, issue, actions taken, and status of the complaints.

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