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Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT

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

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  • About this company:

    Astra Agro Lestari, established 1988, is an Indonesia-based

  • Parent company:
    Astra International Group
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    287,044 hectares
  • Market cap:
    1,036,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    AALI.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    AALI IJ Equity
  • Sedol:
    B67G8Q4
  • LEI:
  • RSPO member?
    No
  • Website:
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Company assessment: Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT – November 2023

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 50.5% 94.36 / 187
  • Organisation: 27 / 39 69.2%
  • Policy: 39.5 / 78 50.6%
  • Practice: 27.9 / 70 39.8%
  • Self-reported: 26.1 / 70 37.3%
  • External: 1.8 / 70 2.5%
  • Certified: 0 / 70 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9.75 / 11 88.6%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 3 75%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable palm oil policy which covers all palm oil operations.

    • 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 reports the Vice President of Sustainability is responsible for reporting the implementation progress on policy implementation to the President Director, Chief of Agronomy and Sustainability Officer on a regular basis.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that the Vice President of Sustainability reports to the President Director and the Chief of Agronomy and Sustainability Officer (CASO), who both sit within the board of directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      8 (7%) - The company reports that 7 women are in management, and 1 in executive vice president and above.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0% - The company does not directly report the percentage or number of women board members. However, by pronouns and photos of board members it can be concluded that there zero women and six men board members.

    • P
      0.75 / 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] The company reports that it is a member of six associations, including Indonesia Peat Association (HGI) and Orang Rimba Social Development Partnership Forum (FKPS-SAD), however its membership of several of the listed associations could not be externally verified. The company's subsidiary, PT Sari Aditya Loka I, is externally verified as a member of FKPS-SAD.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its collaboration with various stakeholders like the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the Peatland and Mangrove Restoration Agency (BRGM) to reduce negative environmental and social outcomes.

    • 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 reported in accordance with the GRI Standards for the period of January 1st up to December 31st 2022.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company reports a limited climate risk assessment, which includes targeted actions to reduce emissions.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    20.86 / 29 71.9%
    • Organisation: 14.5 / 19 76.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 4.4 / 8 54.5%
    • Self-reported: 4.4 / 8 54.5%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company has provided the list of facilities it operates on their website, including name, coordinates of each facility, as well as an overview of all operations' locations across Indonesia and Singapore.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company sources from Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      287044 - The company manages 287,044 ha of oil palm plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      287044 - The total area under oil palm plantation is 287,044 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      72229 - The company has an area under plasma plantation of 72,229 ha.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      116 - The company reports having planted around 33,600 trees for rehabilitation covering an area of more than 116 ha within its conservation area, but no information on the total area conserved.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company has 42 concession areas listed on GFW. However, it is unclear whether these are all the company's concessions, thus partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Maps of all scheme smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Maps of all third-party supplying plantations?

      The company provides a full mill list of third-party suppliers, but no maps of the supplying plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      32 - The company reports in its annual report that it has 32 oil palm processing mills however one has ceased operating.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company publishes a list of all company-owned mills on its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports sourcing information for its 31 mills, stating that 29 source from both company-owned operations and third parties and two source solely from third parties.

    • 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 reports that its mills source 48% of supply from company-owned operations, 6% from associated operations, and 46% from third parties/independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      20 - The company reports that it sources from 20 third party supplier mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a list of its supplying mills including GPS coordinates and UML ID.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 36% of CPO suppliers are third-parties. Of this 36%, 18% of supplying mills sources from only own operations, 6% of supplying mills also sources from associated operations and remaining 12% of supplying mills additionally source from third party operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that of 30% of CPO volumes are sourced from third parties. Of this 30%, 18% are from supplying mills own operations, 2% are from supplying mills associated operations and remaining 10% are from supplying mills' third-party operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 10% of CPO volume sourced for refineries and its trading operations are from intermediary traders and refineries, rather than directly from mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has achieved 100% traceability to mill level.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports achieving 100% traceability to mill in its supply chain.

    • 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 / 2

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

      The company reported it has achieved 100% traceability to the plantation.

    • P
      0.86 / 2

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

      The company reports that 86% of supply from third-party mills is traceable to plantation level.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company reports traceability data for all its three refineries.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company's 14 crusher plants source 100% of its kernels from its own mills.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    1.5 / 15 10%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 11 13.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 11 4.6%
    • External: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      50. Sells 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has obtained 40 ISPO certifications by 2022, however these certificates are not publicly available through the company's own reporting.

    • 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 company has attained three ISCC certificates between 2022-2023.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    8.25 / 20 41.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 4 / 12 33.3%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 6 54.2%
    • Self-reported: 3.3 / 6 54.2%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company reports that it is committed to protecting natural ecosystems, but does not commit to zero conversion of these areas.

    • 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 commits to no development in High Conservation Value (HCV), High Carbon Stock (HCS) and peatland areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no development in High Conservation Value (HCV), High Carbon Stock (HCS) and peatland areas.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports it will not develop in HCS or HCV areas however, the cut-off date was not specified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports it will not develop in HCS or HCV areas however, the cut-off date was not specified, hence only partial points. This applies to its suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it uses the Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) and Radar for Detecting Deforestation (RADD) systems on the GFW platform to monitor deforestation. However, the methodology, extent of area being monitored for deforestation, and time-frame are unclear.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it monitors deforestation through GLAD and RADD as well as news from the media, however no timeframe or land area is reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that it does not convert natural ecosystems in accordance with its commitment to protecting natural ecosystems through a policy of moratorium on new land clearing which has been announced since 2015. However, no cut-off date is defined within its sustainability policy which remains undated.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company publishes a grievance register that includes amount of alleged deforestation recorded in supplier operations. However, no cut-off date is defined.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      67. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company reports that it has established over 111 Community Cares for Fire (MPA) groups to support engagement with village officials, communities, and district governments on land fire management. The company has developed a joint action plan with stakeholders to support the Landscape Scale Peat Restoration Model (PHU Optimum). The company has also implemented a rehabilitation program that is aligned with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Climate Village Program (Proklim), in collaboration with the local government of Pasangkayu.

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      69. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has identified a number of rare, threatened and endangered species referencing IUCN, national red list, and CITES.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has provided the example of Proboscis monkeys, Mueller's gibbon groups, hornbills, and Tonkean macaque.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides an unclear commitment to hunting. It states that it prohibits "the act of poaching, injuring, owning, and killing all species, both Rare, Threatened, and endangered (RTE), endemic and ecologically useful", it is unclear if this covers all species or only the listed categories.

    • 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
    5 / 10 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 8 62.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct HCV assessments.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 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 states that it will ensure that HCV studies are completed by credible service providers, and work with the broader stakeholder community to identify and engage appropriate experts whenever competent and credible HCV assessors are not readily available. No commitment to only use licensed HCV assessors accredited by the HCVRN ALS.

    • P
      0.5 / 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 states that it will ensure that supplier HCV studies are completed by credible service providers, and work with the broader stakeholder community to identify and engage appropriate experts whenever competent and credible HCV assessors are not readily available. No commitment to only use licensed HCV assessors accredited by the HCVRN 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 commits to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    11.5 / 19 60.5%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 8 81.3%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 7 35.7%
    • Self-reported: 2.5 / 7 35.7%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that it does not develop peat areas but does not report its landbank on peat over time.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for existing plantations on peat but not for soils.

    • 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 existing plantations on peat but not for soils. This applies to all of its suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      As of 2022, the company has completed field surveys in accordance with the Minister of Environment and Forestry Regulation No. 14/2017 concerning "Procedures for Inventorying and Determining Peat Ecosystem Functions" at five company locations. The company has also collaborated with the Peatland and Mangrove Restoration Agency (BRGM) through its Landscape Scale Peat Restoration Model (PHU Optimum) to draw up an action plan for peat restoration in Sulawesi. The company also reports using empty FFB bunches as organic fertiliser to improve soil fertility as well as building terraces and using cover crops to prevent soil erosion.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to zero burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no burning.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports that it monitors hotspots in all of its operational areas and across all of its suppliers on a regular basis with a coverage area of over 250,000 ha via spatial monitoring; if a hotspot/fire is detected in a supplier's plantation concession, a notification will be issued to identify and follow up with verification and confirmation with the supplier in question. The company maintains an Emergency Response Team (TKTD) in collaboration with the village government and the police.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that there was one incident of fire within the company's concession in 2022 that spread from land clearing for agriculture by communities near the concession. The fire was successfully suppressed in less than two hours by the company's Emergency Response Team (TKTD).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that there were no notifications of hotspots/fires in its suppliers operations in 2022.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to achieving a 30% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 GHG emission from a 2019 baseline. It is not clear if this target is for absolute or intensity based emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions intensity for sales as 45.69 tonnes CO2 eq/IDR billion.

    • 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
      0.5 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG intensity has improved, but figures are intensity for sales.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company reports that Scope 1 and 2 emissions from its operational activities are calculated based on the GHG Protocol.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports having methane capture units at two of its 31 mills (6.5%).

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    7 / 25 28%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 11 22.7%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 12 29.2%
    • Self-reported: 3.5 / 12 29.2%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 12 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a target to achieve a 24% reduction in water withdrawal by 2030. However, the baseline is not defined, and target does not refer to water use intensity.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      109. Water use intensity?

      349 - The company reports the total water withdrawal and consumption and as intensity for sales.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports an improvement in its water usage intensity from 2021 to 2022. However, the figures were reported as intensity for sales.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports that it treats POME and uses it as fertiliser.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company reports that it maintains water catchment areas and surface water sources by conserving riparian areas.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states a commitment to ""limit pesticide use"" only.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to ""limit pesticide use"" is applicable to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company reports a strategy to reduce the use of paraquat dichloride in plant care. However, no specific time-bound commitment to not use of paraquat was found.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the types and quantities of pesticides and does not include chemical fertilisers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      126. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      The company reports using organic fertilisers such as empty fruit bunch and ash to replace some of the chemical fertilisers on its plantations.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      127. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company implements an IPM approach. It uses natural enemies of pests as well as digital mapping technology in the Early Warning System (EWS) Observation System for plant-disturbing organisms (OPT) to monitor threats and direct pest control efforts.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to the management and treatment of waste, reducing the waste resulting from the plantation and mill operations, and following the principles of clean production through the optimum re-utilisation of waste.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    18 / 35 51.4%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 11.5 / 21 54.8%
    • Practice: 4 / 9 44.4%
    • Self-reported: 4 / 9 44.4%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights.

    • N
      0 / 1

      131. Progress on human rights commitment?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it respects indigenous and local community rights but not in reference to the UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples or the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment applies to all suppliers, but it was not in reference to the UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      139. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      142. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company reports that it provides guidance and assistance to the PKPR (Home Yard Capacity Building) program in 42 villages to support community food security programs. However, a clear commitment to mitigate impacts on food security is not reported.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that the PKPR program has impacted 14,607 community families and has received support from the regional government to: distribute fruit and vegetables and annual plant seeds assistance; educate people on planting medicinal plants to support family health; distribution of planting media (polybags) and hydroponic equipment; and fostering the use of community yards and Village Green Open Spaces in order to increase family food security and household productivity.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company reports that it is committed to continue contributing to social sustainability through community development programs.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports focusing on four pillars namely education, health, economic development, and environment. The company reports that it has assisted 194 schools, 2,220 scholarships, and funded the training of 504 teachers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports various programs to provide job opportunities for local and indigenous people, as well as business coaching for micro SMEs to realise economic independence for the surrounding village communities, however, this was not reported as a commitment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that the ILO Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work serve as the foundation for its human resource development program, but was not reported as a commitment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that workers' rights are laid out in the Company's SOP for Human Capital Management (HCM) its implementation is strengthened by the Astra Industrial Relations Strategic Initiative self-assessment system carried out by the company's industrial relations assessor between June and November 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has implemented a policy for Women's Protection and Anti-Discrimination and formed the Workplace Environmental, Safety and Health Committee (P2LK3), which aims to ensure Women's Protection and Anti-Discrimination (PWAD).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      4966 (14.55%) - The company reports that 4,966 employees are temporary employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Percentage or number of women employees?

      3952 (12%) - The company reports 12% of employees are female.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to pay a Living Wage?

      The company reports all employees receive a wage which is higher compared to the average daily wage set by the government under the provincial minimum wage (UMP). However no commitment to pay a Living Wage is reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      157. Progress on commitment to pay a Living Wage?

      The company has published a graph showing an improvement in average daily wage against the minimum wage. The company does not commit to pay a Living Wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      161. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company provides personal protective equipment but does not commit to provide related training.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      162. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports its five subsidiaries have received awards for zero work accidents. However, it is unclear if this covers the company's entire operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    8.5 / 16 53.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 6 50%
    • Practice: 5.5 / 10 55%
    • Self-reported: 5.5 / 10 55%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      164. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company has published a commitment to support smallholders.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      165. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      The company has formed partnerships with 42 cooperatives, which serve more than 16,000 scheme smallholders to implement coaching and mentoring programmes.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      166. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      16000 - The company has reported that it provides support 16,000 scheme smallholders. However, the percentage is unclear.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      167. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company has programmes that provide infrastructure, various training and coaching programmes, and operational assistance to improve independent smallholders' ability to manage their plantations in accordance with sustainable management practices.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      10000 - The company has reported that 10,000 independent smallholders have joined coaching and assistance programme, it is unclear what percentage of the company's supplier's this consists of.

    • 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 engaging with suppliers by conducting workshops and webinars to comply with the company's sustainability and traceability policy.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      40 - The company states that 40 supplier companies were analysed against its environmental and social risk due diligence requirements.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reported the three criteria for suspension of its suppliers, including steps that will be taken and timeframes for action.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reported that 13 suppliers were deemed high risk and could not proceed to the transaction stage. No details of time-bound action plans are provided.

    • (NEW: not scored this year) P
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that due to its implementation of no-deforestation policy and its commitment to working with suppliers who have good traceability, 100% of its supply is deforestation free. No data on volume of DCF verified supply is available and the methodology for this assessment is not published.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a programme to support suppliers that are struggling to implement sustainability commitments. It does not specify high risk mills.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it routinely monitors environmental and social risks in its supply chain, verifying issues or risks discovered with related suppliers and if a violation is proven, develop a corrective action plan.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it has a due diligence and monitoring procedure for all own and third party suppliers, however only limited details of these processes are provided.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it routinely monitors environmental and social risks in its supply chain, verifying issues or risks discovered with related suppliers and if a violation is proven, develop a corrective action plan. The company does not report to assess risk level on an annual basis.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports examples of identifying 13 high-risk mills in its supply chain, but the frequency with which this was done is unclear, and the risk level of all mills in its supply chain was not reported.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4 / 7 57.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it completed a socialisation process for employees on its anti-corruption policies, however, details of the process is limited.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      184. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing procedure.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own grievance system which is open to all stakeholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      186. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company reports the list of complaints and their issuance date, complainants, summary, and status but minimal details on actions taken could be found.

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