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Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2022
  • Next scheduled: November 2023

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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
  • 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:

Company assessment: Asian Agri Group – November 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 76.3% 134.96 / 177
  • Organisation: 31.5 / 38 82.9%
  • Policy: 55 / 75 73.3%
  • Practice: 48.5 / 64 75.7%
  • Self-reported: 17.3 / 64 27%
  • External: 16.1 / 64 25.2%
  • Certified: 15.1 / 64 23.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10 / 11 90.9%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also communicates this in its own reporting.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company states that the Managing Director oversees the entire 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 provides "oversight to the company's sustainability commitments and NDPE policy implementation".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      9% - The company states that 9% of senior management positions are held by women.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The company states that 0% of board members are women.

    • 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] NDYF, HCS, FFA.

    • 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 worked together with ISPO and UNDP to help its smallholders get certification, launched Fire Free Village Program in collaboration with the government, it has also collaborated with NGOs to help smallholders obtain land verification documents STD-B, implemented it's FFVP and collaborated with stakeholders, such as the Indonesian National Armed Forces, police, environmental affairs and forestry ministry's fire task force.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company has published its sustainability report 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has submitted its CDP Forest questionnaires and has also prepared its sustainability report in accordance with GRI Core option.

    • 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
    16.5 / 27 61.1%
    • Organisation: 13.5 / 18 75%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company reports it own estates and mills in North Sumatra, Riau, and Jambi (Indonesia).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company reports that it sources from Riau and Jambi (Indonesia).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      161890 - The company reports 161,890 ha of total land area managed/controlled for oil palm.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      93879 - The company reports that its total planted area (excluding scheme smallholders) is 93,879 ha in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      57350 - The company reports 57,350.0 ha of total land under scheme smallholders in 2021 RSPO ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports 0 ha of unplanted area in 2021 RSPO ACOP.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports 0 ha in its 2021 ACOP, however, the company states in its Sustainability Report 2021 that HCV areas have been set aside as conservation areas, so the conservation area is unclear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The GFW has provided the coordinates of oil palm concessions. In addition to this, the company's subsidiary PT Inti Indosawit Subur has submitted all its maps to the RSPO, and this covers all of the company's operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      21. Maps of scheme smallholders?

      The company reports that it has submitted this information to the RSPO in 2017. However, the information is between two and five years old.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it sources from Riau and Jambi (Indonesia). However, it is unclear if covers all supplying estates.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      22 - The company reports 22 mills in its 2021 sustainability report and 2021 RSPO ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The names and locations are available on the company's website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has disclosed the supply bases for all 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 come from company-owned operations and third parties in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      32 - The company reports 32 third party supplying mills in 2021.

    • N
      0 / 1

      28. Names and locations of 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 sources only directly from mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports it achieved 100% traceability to plantation level in 2017.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company has successfully achieved and maintained 100% traceability to plantations since 2017. This information is externally verified by SGS.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    10.37 / 15 69.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Practice: 7.4 / 11 67%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 11 0%
    • External: 7.4 / 11 67%
    • 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 2021.

    • P
      0.87 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 86.63% - The company reports that 86.63% of areas were RSPO-certified in 2021 RSPO ACOP.

    • P
      0.82 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      [Externally verified] 81.81% - The company reports 18 mills certified out of total 22 mills in its 2021 RSPO ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2022 - The company commits to achieve 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2022. This is within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2022 - The company commits to achieve 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities by 2022. This is within 5 years.

    • P
      0.92 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 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?

      2030 - The company's subsidiary, PT Inti Indosawit Subur,reported in its ACOP 2021 that it expects to achieve 100% RSPO certification of scheme/plasma/associated smallholders and outgrowers by 2030.

    • P
      0.2 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 20.53% - The company reports 20.53% of FFB supply (tonnes) from independent smallholder FFB suppliers that is RSPO-certified.

    • P
      0.39 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 39.39% - The company reports 39.39% of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that is RSPO-certified.

    • P
      0.17 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company sells 17.04% 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 2021 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that 100% of its operations (mills and estates) is 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] ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    9.37 / 19 49.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 11 40.9%
    • Practice: 3.9 / 6 64.5%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 1.9 / 6 31.2%
    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also states the criteria for defining deforestation. However, no cut-off date was specified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports the criteria for defining deforestation in supplier operations. However, no cut-off date was specified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has not undertaken any new planting since 2003. In addition to this, the company has only specified the criteria for defining deforestation in its own reporting. The company commits to the RSPO cut-off date of November 2018.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      64. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      The company commits to applying the RSPO Remediation and Compensation Procedure where there has been land clearing without prior HCV assessment since November 2005, or without prior HCV-HCSA assessment since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. However, a commitment covering restoration of all non-compliant deforestation/conversion was not found. Partial 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 restoration of deforestation and conversion areas, however, no cut-off date was specified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Biodiversity policy?

      The company only reports a general commitment to biodiversity protection with no detail given on scope.

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.87 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has also identified and continues to monitor flora and fauna within its concessions listed as Critically Endangered and Endangered in the IUCN Red List, including the Northern River terrapin, scaly anteater, dark-handed gibbon, and Sumatran elephant.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it has put up signs prohibiting trapping, hunting, fishing, and trespassing in areas and also assigned field staff to monitor and record details of relevant species daily.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it is committed to no hunting of protected or endangered species only.

    • N
      0 / 1

      72. 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

      73. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also commits to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The summary report of HCV assessments of PT. Usaha Sawit Unggul for the year 2011 is publicly available.

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      78. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has a commitment to use only licensed HCV assessors accredited by the HCVRN's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).

    • 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) applies to all suppliers?

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

    • 80. 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

      81. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has a commitment only to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      82. 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.

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

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

    • 84. 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 is: only a processor/trader; or has had no new planting since April 2015, unless it has undertaken HCS assessments that are not for new planting; or all new planting is since November 2017 AND has all been covered under combined HCV-HCS assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      85. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also commits to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      86. 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

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

      [Externally verified] The summary report of SEIAs of PT. Usaha Sawit Unggul for 2011 is publicly available.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    17.74 / 19 93.4%
    • Organisation: 4 / 4 100%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 6.2 / 7 89.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Certified: 3.7 / 7 53.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      88. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also commits to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      89. 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

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

      27409 (26%) - The company reports a total of 27,409 ha of peatland area.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company's landbank planted on peat has not increased since last year. However, the information is within two years and externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      92. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has a commitment to best management practices only for peat.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to best management practices only for peat. This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.87 / 1

      94. 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 also reports that to preserve peatland, various measures in line with the RSPO Best Management Practices on Peatland were implemented including, measuring drainage levels and measuring subsidence levels.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also commits to zero burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no burning.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.87 / 1

      97. 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 that it is a member of the Fire Free Alliance (FFA) and has launched a Fire-Free Village Programme (FFVP) within 16 villages. It also has emergency response measures in place, working in close partnership with the local fire brigade and a team for monitoring occurrence of hotspots using satellite imagery.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      345 - The company reports a total of 344 hotspots within surrounding landscape and one hotspot in smallholder estates. However, zero fires was reported for both within surrounding landscape and smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports an annual target to reduce GHG emissions intensity by 2% or 0.067 tCO2eq/tCPO each year.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its total GHG emissions intensity of 3.34 (tCO2eq/t CPO) in 2021.

    • 102. 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

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports that its GHG intensity has decreased in 2021 to 3.34 (tCO2eq/t CPO) as compared to 3.51 (tCO2eq/t CPO) in 2020. This information is externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company reports that it uses GHG Protocol to calculate GHG emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has 10 biogas plants with methane capture technology out of 22 mills.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    16.98 / 24 70.8%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 5 / 11 45.5%
    • Practice: 10 / 11 90.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 11 15.9%
    • External: 0.8 / 11 6.8%
    • Certified: 7.5 / 11 68%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      5.66 - The company reports its water use intensity as 5.66 m3 per ton of CPO produced in 2020.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports that the intensity of water use since 2018 has decreased significantly, from 6.21 m3 per tons of CPO to 6.01 m3 per tons of CPO in 2019 and 5.66 m3 per tons of CPO produced in 2020. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that POME applied on land as organic fertiliser, BOD is within the standard regulation but no standard limit was set for COD. However, for POME discharged into rivers for peatland areas, both BOD and COD were within the standard regulation. This information is externally verified.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.87 / 1

      111. 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 that it treats POME.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      113. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has a commitment to protect natural waterways by setting up riparian zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.87 / 1

      114. 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 also reports that it has established riparian zones and areas that are of high cultural value to local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also communicates this in its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      117. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also communicates this in its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      119. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also communicates this in its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also communicates this in its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its average fertiliser usage for mature and immature oil palm in all three regions and pesticides applied in 2021.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.87 / 1

      124. 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 reports that immature inorganic fertiliser usage has decreased in 2021 compared to 2020.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.87 / 1

      125. 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 the implementation of the integrated pest management (IPM) approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports a waste management system is in place to avoid negative impacts.

  • 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: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company states that it commits to the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has a commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights in relation to FPIC.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment 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

      132. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company commits to respect legal, communal, and customary rights only in relation to FPIC.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      133. 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. This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also communicates this in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has a grievance procedure for addressing land conflicts.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has a commitment to mitigate impacts on food security.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports renovating existing schools, facilities, and infrastructure, providing scholarships to students, and training teachers. In addition to this, in June 2021, the company organised free health check-ups in partnership with the Peranap District Public Health Centre for residents in Katipo Puro village in the Peranap district, benefiting over 120 adults and children.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also communicates this in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      146. 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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also communicates this in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. 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

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it has formed a Gender Equality Committee, and the committee holds meetings at least twice a year on any issues related to discrimination, harassment, equal opportunities, and other related issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      11664 (57.48%) - The company reports the number of temporary employees as 11,664 in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

      10% - The company reports that 10% of total employees were women in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports that all employees receive a decent living wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Progress on commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it has conducted a Decent Living Wage (DLW) analysis to ensure that all employees were receiving fair wages and benefits. The analysis was done in accordance with RSPO requirements and has also been verified annually by the auditor. The results found that all its employees were receiving wages and benefits according to DLW calculation.

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also communicates this in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. 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

      159. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it provides personal protective equipment (PPE) and related training.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports the lost day rate and injury rate categorised by region in 2021 for males and females separately.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports zero fatalities in 2021.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    7.5 / 10 75%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Practice: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • External: 3 / 6 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has a commitment to support smallholders, however the type of smallholders is unclear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it supports scheme smallholders by providing them with the best agronomic practices and high-quality replanting materials to replace their aging palms. In addition to this, a dedicated Plasma Management Team has been formed to provide support to scheme smallholders including a program to improve agronomic skills and knowledge, and renovate or build new village/plantation infrastructure.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      164. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      [Externally verified] The company reports that more than 30,000 scheme smallholders were involved in the programmes. However, the company has also stated that it supports all smallholders and this information is externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      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 by helping them to form cooperatives, providing training on best practices, providing them with replanting support through quality seeds, financial assistance, and helping them to obtain sustainability certifications.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 8000 - The company reports that it has 8,000 independent smallholders involved in programme. This information is externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has developed a systematic strategy based on supply identification and supplier engagement.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 34 - The company reports that it monitors only new suppliers for FFB and PK each year and in 2021, 27 FFB and 7 PK suppliers were assessed. This information is externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      169. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states that it mentions ceasing the business with any suppliers who breach the policy. However, no information was found regarding the timeframe for actions.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 172. 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.

    • 173. 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.

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

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

    • 175. 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.

    • 176. 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.

    • 177. 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: 2 / 2 100%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also communicates this in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. 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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      183. 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 (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has its own grievance system open to all stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      184. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company provides the details of grievances and complaints.

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