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Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT

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

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  • About this company:

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

  • Parent company:
    Astra International Group
  • Market cap:
    1,099,438,825 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    AALI.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    AALI IJ
  • ISIN:
    ID1000066004
  • Sedol:
    B67G8Q4
  • RSPO member?
    No
  • Website:

Company assessment: Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 41.8% 78.5 / 188
  • Organisation: 15.5 / 39 39.7%
  • Policy: 39.5 / 76 52%
  • Practice: 23.5 / 73 32.2%
  • Self-reported: 14.5 / 73 19.9%
  • External: 3 / 73 4.1%
  • Certified: 6 / 73 8.2%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6.5 / 11 59.1%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports that in the Sustainability Policy implementation, the Vice President of Sustainability is responsible for reporting the implementation progress regularly to the President Director and 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 in the Sustainability Policy implementation, the Vice President of Sustainability is responsible for reporting the implementation progress regularly to the President Director and Chief Communication and Sustainability Officer and Chief Communication and Sustainability Officer and The Vice President of Sustainability supervises six departments with 30 employees, all working from the company's headquarters.

    • 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 does not directly report the number or percentage of women on its board. It lists members of the Board of Directors and Board of Commissioners, who all appear to be male. This information is undated.

    • 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 that it collaborates with various stakeholders to mitigate the dangerous threat from the forest and land fire through programs such as Forest and Land Fire Preparedness Assembly, Development of a Cluster-based Forest and Land Fire Prevention and Mitigation Cooperation and Joint Stakeholders Forest and Land Fire Mitigation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company states that a report has been prepared in accordance with GRI standards but no report has been published on GRI database.

    • 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
    9 / 27 33.3%
    • Organisation: 6 / 17 35.3%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      286,900 - The company reports that it manages 286,900 hectares of oil palm plantations, of which 217,300 hectares are nucleus plantations and 69,600 hectares are plasma plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      15. Plasma/scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      69,600

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the area of conservation patch for the cultivation of beneficial plants (1.472) and also that more than 10,000 trees were planted along riparian area and mangrove on an area of more than 14 hectares but it is not clear if this covers the entire operational area.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      Some concession boundaries are available through GFW - there are 10 concessions listed under Astra Agro Lestari and 32 concessions under the parent company, Astra International. However, it is unclear if this represents all the company's concessions.

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      32

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company reports in its Sustainability Report 2019 that it has 32 oil palm processing mills but only names and locations of 31 mills could be found both on the company's website and GFW universal mill list.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company operates 32 mills with the processing capacity of 1,570 tons per hour.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      The progress report on sustainability (Q2-Q3) 2019 states that the company has 107 external supplier mills while the sustainability report states that the company has 115 external supplier mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to developing supply chain traceability to plantation level, but does not specify 100% traceability.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company reports that its refineries are 100% traceable to mill level, but does not report traceability to plantation level for refineries.

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    0.5 / 15 3.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      40. Listed all countries and regions in which operates in most recent RSPO Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP)?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. Year expected to achieve 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      45. Percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that by 2019, 38 of the company's subsidiaries had been ISPO-certified but it is not clear if this covers entire operations.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    9 / 17 52.9%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 5 / 9 55.6%
    • Practice: 3 / 6 50%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 6 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company states the commitment in its sustainability policy towards No Deforestation, including protection of HCV and HCS and also refers to the conservation of peatland. The company also reports that by commitment towards zero deforestation, it is confirmed that no deforestation took place in concessions in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

      The company states the commitment in its sustainability policy towards No Deforestation, including protection of HCV and HCS and also refers to the conservation of peatland.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company specifies it will not develop on HCS or HCV areas, using the HCS Approach and the procedures outlined by the HCVRN. A cut-off date beyond which deforestation is not accepted is not specified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company confirms that no deforestation took place in all the company's concessions and that all conservation forests were well maintained.

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company reports on implementation of a landscape or jurisdictional level approach in collaboration with stakeholders and also the company maps water sources and put efforts to manage them using hydro-topographic information at the landscape level.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has identified a number of protected species and vulnerable to critically endangered species registered in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES).

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company ensures the presence of young and adolescent proboscis monkeys within their communities can breed and live well inside the conservation area. The company also identifies 16 Müeller's gibbon groups and seven types of hornbill.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it prohibits the hunting of rare, vulnerable, and critically endangered species, but does not extend this to all species or specify only sustainable subsistence hunting allowed.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    4.5 / 14 32.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • Practice: 0 / 6 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports it has used some HCV ALS assessors, but does not have a clear commitment to always use them for all HCV assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has a PROPER certification for 29 of its subsidiaries, which is in compliance with AMDAL (EIA certification in Indonesia) but no commitment could be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    11.75 / 20 58.8%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 7 46.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.5 / 7 21.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that in 2019 there have been no instances of deforestation and no new plantings on peatland.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for existing plantations on peat, but a similar commitment for soils could not be found.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      88. 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 a similar commitment for soils could not be found.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company continues to collaborate with various experts and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for peatland management and also focuses on increasing the fertility of the soil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports evidence of fire monitoring and management in its sustainability report and progress reports on sustainability (second and third quarter of 2019).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      8

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the form of 5,5 tons of CO2-eq and sequestration emissions in the form of 15,95 tons of CO2-eq/ha on peatlands but it is not clear if this covers entire operations or is specific to company's operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reported average GHG emissions per subsidiary as 358 tons of CO2/ha in its 2017 sustainability report. In its 2018 annual report it states it reduced emissions by "5.5 tons of CO2-eq and sequestration emissions in the form of 15,95 tons of CO2-eq/ha". As these metrics are different, progress between years cannot be directly calculated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company measures its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions using a GHG Calculator platform made available by the ISPO.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      In 2019 the company developed an additional methane capture unit at one of its subsidiaries in South Kalimantan, making a total of two methane capture units installed by the company.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    5.5 / 25 22%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 11 18.2%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 12 29.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 12 6.3%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 2.8 / 12 22.9%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports that it has developed an additional methane capture unit at one of its subsidiaries in South Kalimantan, making a total of two methane capture units installed by the company, which can reduce GHG emission from POME by 80%.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company reports some restoration and rehabilitation on riparian zones. More detailed and comprehensive evidence of the company's riparian areas - such as maps of all riparian zones in its operations - was not found.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states a commitment to "limit pesticide use" but does not have a commitment to reduce fertiliser use.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states a commitment to "limit pesticide use" but does not have a commitment to reduce fertiliser use.

    • N
      0 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      119. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      The company reports the usage figures of organic fertiliser, oil palm empty bunch and fibres and shells.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company commits to an integrated pest control system, an ecological approach in controlling the presence of plant disturbing organisms.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company commits towards clean production principles by optimising the utilisation of waste to reduce waste dumped into the environment.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    22.25 / 36 61.8%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 14 / 22 63.6%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 9 63.9%
    • Self-reported: 4.3 / 9 47.2%
    • External: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company reports various implementation initiatives for its human rights policy in its progress report on sustainability (Q1-Q4) and its three year action plan on sustainability (2018-2020).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it respects indigenous and local community rights but no reference to UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention could be found.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The commitment covers all suppliers, but no reference to UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention could be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that they provide room for female workers to work suitable jobs and fairly award the female workers based on their performances and achievements.

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1

      136. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company applies the SNI ISO 22000: 2009 on Food Security Management System at PT TSL and continued to focus on food security program for Orang Rimba communities. Also, the company ensures the adequacy of basic food needs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it endeavors to provide the best for the surrounding communities through the development of community programs that are concentrated on four pillars, namely (1) education, (2) health, (3) economic development and (4) environment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that it has mechanisms/systems in place to ensure the rights of workers are respected and fulfilled.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that throughout 2019, no report of discrimination towards workers was received and female workers are also fairly awarded based on their performances and achievements.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      3,380

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      4,971

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports a daily average wage for permanent and non-permanent employees.

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      [Externally verified] The company provides occupational safety infrastructure which includes personal protective equipment for every personnel and related training.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports that six of its subsidiaries received award for zero work accidents but it is not clear if this covers its entire operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    6.5 / 16 40.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 10 45%
    • Self-reported: 3 / 10 30%
    • External: 1.5 / 10 15%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      [Externally verified] The company reports various examples of supporting scheme/plasma smallholders through programmes and partnerships.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company clearly provides support to some scheme smallholders, but the percentage is not clear.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      [Externally verified] The company supports independent smallholders by providing training on good cultivation practices, fertiliser assistance, facilitating transport, and helping them to achieve ISPO certification among others.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company clearly provides support to some scheme smallholders, but the percentage is not clear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company ensures that all their suppliers should comply with their NDPE policy in which all of the suppliers must pass supplier compliance mechanism. Also, the company holds workshops to engage with the suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states in its progress report on sustainability for the year 2019 that it assessed mills and subsidiaries that were high risk but it is not clear whether they are still identified as high-risk, or whether these cover all suppliers identified as high-risk in total.

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      170. 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 is done is unclear.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      173. 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 is done is unclear, and the risk level of all mills in its supply chain is not reported.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3 / 7 42.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company reports that it has a whistleblowing system, but there is no clear description of the steps to be taken.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company reports the list of complaints and their issuance date, complainants, summary and status but no details on actions taken could be found.

Media monitor: Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT

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