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Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT

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

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  • About this company:

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

  • Parent company:
    Astra International Group
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    286,727 hectares
  • Market cap:
    1,036,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    AALI.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    AALI IJ Equity
  • ISIN:
    ID1000066004
  • Sedol:
    B67G8Q4
  • RSPO member?
    No
  • Website:

Company assessment: Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT – November 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 46.6% 89.5 / 192
  • Organisation: 25 / 40 62.5%
  • Policy: 37.5 / 77 48.7%
  • Practice: 27 / 75 36%
  • Self-reported: 16.5 / 75 22%
  • External: 2.8 / 75 3.7%
  • Certified: 7.8 / 75 10.3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7.5 / 11 68.2%
    • Organisation: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • 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 regularly to the President Director, Chief Communication, and Sustainability Officer.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The company did not directly report the percentage or number of women. However, by names, photos, and summaries of board members it has been concluded that there were no women in board members. This information is undated, hence, no points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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, the Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG), and Manggala Agni 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 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company states its sustainability report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Core standard.

    • 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
    19.5 / 29 67.2%
    • Organisation: 12.5 / 19 65.8%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 5 / 8 62.5%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 2 / 8 25%
    • Certified: 3 / 8 37.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company has provided the name of mills, area, and operations within those mills.

    • 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)?

      286727 - The company manages 286,727 ha of oil palm plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      286727 - The total area under oil palm plantation is 286,727 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)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      80 - The company reports having planted around 40,000 trees along riparian areas, mangroves, and other potential areas which is more than 80 ha of the planted area. However, it is unclear whether this covers all operations, thus partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company has only 2 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 scheme smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a full mill list of third party suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      32 - The company has 32 oil palm processing mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company has the names and locations of 32 company-owned mills listed on GFW.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports information for 31 of its 32 mills, stating that 28 source from both company-owned operations and third parties, and just 3 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 41% of supply from company-owned operations, 5% from associated operations, and 54% from third parties.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      44 - The company reports that it sources from 44 suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides a list of its supplying mills, however the coordinates provided are not clear.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 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 30% of suppliers are intermediary traders and refineries, but no information is provided on the percentage in relation to total volume.

    • 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 achieved 100% traceability to the plantation level.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company reports FFB supply to own mills is 100% traceable.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company reports 100% of its supply from third-party mills is traceable to the plantation level.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      [Externally verified] The company reports 100% traceability in all its three refineries.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      [Externally verified] The company reports 100% traceability at the crusher level.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    0.5 / 15 3.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 11 4.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 11 4.6%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • 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 its 38 subsidiaries are ISPO-certified however, it is unclear if this covers entire operations. Hence partial points.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    8.5 / 19 44.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 4 / 11 36.4%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • External: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to zero deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      58. 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, hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      59. 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
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it uses the Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) system and checks to monitor deforestation. However, the information was self-reported. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it monitors deforestation through GLAD and RADD in conjunction with ground checks, however no timeframe or land area is reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company states that since 2015 "the company has conducted no new clearing of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests in all plantations and their supply chains".

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      The company reports the restoration of deforested areas but does not specify a commitment. Hence no points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      66. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company has restoration and rehabilitation programs which includes river rehabilitation in important areas, such as riparian areas, mangroves, and other areas. The information was self-reported, hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Biodiversity policy?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      69. 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. However, the information was self-reported. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      70. 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. However, the information was self-reported. Hence only partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no hunting of all species in its operations.

    • 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
    4.5 / 15 30%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 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 reports using HCV assessors in its sustainability report. However, there is no proper commitment to always use it for all HCV assessments. Hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. 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

      82. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      83. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has PROPER certification which is in compliance with AMDAL but no commitment could be found. Hence no points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    13 / 20 65%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 8 81.3%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 7 35.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.5 / 7 21.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits only to best management practices for existing plantations on peat, hence partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits only to best management practices for existing plantations on peat, hence partial points. This applies to all of its suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has collaborated with various experts and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for peatland management. The company also reports that with the help of BBSDLP (under the Ministry of Agriculture) it tries to improve the soil quality. Hence partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to no burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no burning.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports preventing land fires using drone technology and digital monitoring and the company has also established 102 Community Cares about Fire (MPA) which carry out land fire prevention and mitigation activities. However, the information is self-reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it managed to mitigate 55 fire hotspots in the villages surrounding the concession.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that it has not detected any hotspots within the surrounding landscape.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to reducing the GHG emission intensity by 2030 and becoming net-zero by 2060. However, no target could be found. Hence only partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its overall GHG emissions intensity as 0.43 tonnes CO2 eq/ton palm product.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reports 1,188,153 tCO2e from land clearances.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG intensity but figures were not improving. Hence only partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses ISPO's GHG calculator and ISCC guidelines methodology to calculate GHG emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports having developed only two methane capture units. Hence only partial points.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    5.75 / 25 23%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 12 31.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 12 10.4%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 2.5 / 12 20.8%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      The company reports "surface water usage for mills and refineries". However, this does not cover all operations, nor it is reported as intensity. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports the progress of the "surface water usage for mills and refineries" in its report. However, this does not cover all operations, nor was it reported as intensity. Hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports focusing on reducing POME emissions using methane capture units. The information was self-reported. Hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      113. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company reports protecting water catchment and water surface area by conserving riparian areas. However, no commitment was found, hence no points.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company reports protecting water catchment and water surface area by conserving riparian areas through rehabilitation. However, the company has not provided much evidence on the buffer and riparian zone. The information was also self-reported, hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states a commitment to "limit pesticide use" only. Hence, only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      116. 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

      117. 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 no use of paraquat was found. Hence, no points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the names and quantities of pesticides used but it is unclear whether this covers all chemicals used. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      124. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      The company reports usage figures for organic fertilisers such as empty fruit bunch and coir. However, the figures do not show a reduction in inorganic fertiliser use. The information was limited and self-reported. Hence awarded only partial points.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company implements an IPM approach.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports being committed 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
    19 / 35 54.3%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 12 / 21 57.1%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 9 50%
    • Self-reported: 4.5 / 9 50%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company reports collaboration with the Sarolangun Regency Government for the verification of nomadic Orang Rimba people and also appoints Committee for Environmental, Safety and Health Development (P2LK3) to carry out its function as Protection of Women and Anti-Discrimination. However, the information was self-reported. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      130. 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. Therefore only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      131. Commitment to 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. Thus only partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect ownership and land use rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. 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

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

      The company commits to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only reports that it provides opportunities for women to work but there is no evidence of the mechanisms employed to support the inclusion of women and no reference was made to addressing barriers faced, thus no points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides only one example of distributing food to the Orang Rimba communities. Hence only partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      143. 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 also provided the number of schools they assist, the number of scholarships they funded, and the number of teachers they have funded to train. However, the information was self-reported. Hence partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports various programs to provide job opportunities for local and indigenous people, however, this was not reported as a commitment. Hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect workers' rights in accordance with the existing laws and regulations in Indonesia and the United Nations Guiding Principals on Business and Human Rights but does not commit to the fundamental ILO conventions and labour principles. Hence no points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports it has a mechanism to ensure the rights of workers are respected and also establishes a collective labour agreement and audit platform for monitoring the level of implementation of labour-management systems. However, the information was between two to five years old, hence only partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      150. 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

      151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      3384 (10.5%) - The company reports that 3,384 employees are contractual employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

      3738 (11.61%) - The company reports 11.61% of employees are female.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a Decent 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 decent living wage. Hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has published a graph showing an improvement in average daily wage against the minimum wage. However no commitment to pay a decent living wage, hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      159. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company has a commitment to workplace safety and health policy which includes personal protective equipment and related training. The information was self-reported. Thus only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports its 3 subsidiaries have received awards for zero work accidents. However, it is unclear if this covers the company's entire operations. Hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    7.75 / 16 48.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 10 52.5%
    • Self-reported: 5.3 / 10 52.5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company has published a commitment to support smallholders.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      The company has programmes to support both scheme and independent smallholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      164. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      56000 - The company has reported that it provides support to 56,000 smallholders. However, the percentage and type of smallholders were unclear. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company has developed several support programs for independent smallholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      56000 - The company has reported that it provides support to 56,000 smallholders. However, the percentage and type of smallholders were unclear. Hence, only partial points.

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      64000 - The company states that 64,000 suppliers were assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

      169. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      173. 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 based on the supplier code of conduct.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports examples of identifying high-risk mills in its supply chain, but the frequency with which this was done is unclear. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      175. 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

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

      In 2018, the company reported an example of identifying high-risk mills in its supply chain, but the frequency with which this was done is unclear. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports examples of identifying 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. Hence only partial points.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3.5 / 7 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing procedure.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      183. 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

      184. 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. Hence only partial points.

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