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Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2021
  • Next scheduled: November 2022

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  • Parent company:
    Astra International Group
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    286,877 hectares
  • Market cap:
    1,452,000,000 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 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 39.9% 75.84 / 190
  • Organisation: 16 / 39 41%
  • Policy: 35.5 / 76 46.7%
  • Practice: 24.3 / 75 32.5%
  • Self-reported: 15 / 75 20%
  • External: 1.8 / 75 2.3%
  • Certified: 7.6 / 75 10.1%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    5 / 11 45.5%
    • Organisation: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • 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?

      The company has a sustainable palm oil policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's sustainable palm oil policy 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only reports that one board member used to be Deputy Director of Sustainability & Public Relations of the company, thus no points can be awarded.

    • 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 reports the names, photos, and summaries of board members. The company does not directly report the percentage or number of women board members but from this information it has been deduced that there are no women board members and six men. This information is undated and thus no points can be awarded.

    • 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 like Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), the Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) and Manggala Agni to mitigate negative outcomes.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published a sustainability report in 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company states that report has been prepared in accordance with GRI standards, but does not specify which type. There for points can be awarded.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    12.84 / 27 47.6%
    • Organisation: 7 / 17 41.2%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 8 48%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • Certified: 2.8 / 8 35.5%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      286,877 - The company reports to manage 286,877 ha IN 2019, but it is unclear if this includes crops other than oil palm, thus partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      287,604 - The total area under oil palm plantation is 287,604 ha, nucleus area comprises of 215,375 ha and plasma plantation 72,229 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      72,229 - Area under plasma plantation is 72,229 ha.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      80 - The company reports to have planted more than 40,000 trees along riparian areas, mangrove and other potentials areas, totalling to more than 80 ha of planted area. It is unclear whether this covers all operations and unclear if this is a designation conservation area, thus partial points have been awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company has 12 concession areas listed on GFW. However, it is unclear if this represents all the company's concessions and thus partial points have been awarded.

    • 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 - The company reports to have 32 oil palm processing mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company has the names and locations of 33 company-owned mills listed on GFW.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports the total volume of palm oil produced by company-owned mills in 2020. No information on third-parties could be found, thus partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      24 - The company reports to have sourced from 46 supplier mills (22 internal and 24 external) in 2020.

    • 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 reports to have achieved 100% traceability to mill level since 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company has reported to have 100% traceability to mill in its supply chain.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to have achieved 100% traceability to plantation level so far in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company reports that FFB supply to the 32 Company mills is 100% traceable.

    • P
      0.84 / 2

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

      The company report that 84% of supply from third-party mills is traceable to plantation level.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      [Externally verified] The company reports that it has 100% traceability at all three of its refineries.

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    0.5 / 16 3.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 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

      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. Time-bound plan for achieving 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 RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that by 2020 Q1, 38 of the company's subsidiaries had been ISPO-certified but it is not clear if this covers entire operations.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    7 / 18 38.9%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 3 / 10 30%
    • Practice: 3 / 6 50%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • External: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company states to be committed to No Deforestation, including protection of HCV and HCS and also refers to the conservation of peatland.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits towards No Deforestation, including protection of HCV and HCS and also refer to the conservation of peatland. This commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      57. Criteria and cut-off date 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. But a cut-off date is not specified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company reports it uses the Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) system, a platform made available by the Global Forest Watch, and conducts ground checks to monitor deforestation.

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company states in 2019, there was no deforestation in all the company's concessions and that all conservation forests were well maintained (contributing to UN's SDGs 15).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company provides examples of restoration of deforested areas but does not report a commit, thus no points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company reports to have developed restoration and rehabilitation programs for all company subsidiaries based on their respective area's conditions and needs. This includes a river rehabilitation program in one concession area. This information is self-reported, thus only partial points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      The company as such do not have a biodiversity policy. In its sustainable policy the company states it will implement sound and efficient practices through the conservation of biodiversity, however this is not sufficient for scoring, thus no points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company identifies 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

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

      The company reports to ensures the presence of Proboscis monkeys, Müeller's gibbon groups, Hornbills and Tonkean acaques.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company 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

      70. 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

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

      The company is committed to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The commitment to conduct HCV assessment applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to use HCV ALS assessors in its 2018 sustainability report, but does not have a clear commitment to always use them for all HCV assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

      77. 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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to the HCS approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to the HCS approach applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has a PROPER certification which is in compliance with AMDAL (EIA certification in Indonesia) but no commitment could be found thus no points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      85. 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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      In its 2019 Sustainability Report, the company reports that there had been no instances of deforestation and no new plantings on peatland. This information is not present in the 2020 Sustainability Report.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      In it's Sustainability Policy, 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

      91. 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. The commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company collaborates with various experts and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for peatland management. The company also reports practices to improve soil quality.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company is committed to maintain a ""zero burn"" policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company's committed to maintain its ""zero burn"" policy applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports evidence of fire monitoring and management in its sustainability and annual report for the year 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that in early Q4 of 2020, the company managed to mitigate fire spots in the villages surrounding concession from 40 spots by end of Q3 to two spots by early Q4.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that they detected no hotspot and fire spot in 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its overall GHG emissions as 1,098,551 tons of CO2-eq. This is not reported as intensity and therefore only partial points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reported reduction of GHG emission by more than 10%, the company does not report this as intensity and therefore only partial points can be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. 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

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

      The company reports to have developed two methane capture units installed by the company.

  • 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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      The company only reports "surface water usage for mills' productions" to be 6,589,551 m3, this does not cover all operations, nor is it reported as intensity, thus partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company only reports "surface water usage for mills' productions" over the last three years and this figure has reduced year-on-year. However, this does not cover all operations, nor is it reported as intensity, thus partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports reducing POME emission using methane capture units.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company reports to strive to improve the quality of ecosystems, especially riparian ecosystems, however this is not a commitment and therefore no points can be awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company reports to preserves water catchment areas and surface water sources by conserving the riparian areas through rehabilitations, applying terracing techniques at hilly areas and planting of legume seeds to preserve the soil's moisture. However, the company does not provide evidence that buffer or riparian zones are in place thus partial points have been awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states a commitment to ""limit pesticide use"" and mentions reduction in used of fertiliser but does not have a commitment to reduce fertiliser use.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      114. 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

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the names and quantities of pesticide used in 2020. It is unclear if this cover all chemicals used, thus partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      The company reports the usage figures of organic fertiliser empty fruit bunch and coir. The figures do not show a reduction in inorganic fertiliser use.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company self-reports to implement a Integrated Pest Management policy.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    18.75 / 35 53.6%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 12 / 21 57.1%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 9 47.2%
    • Self-reported: 4.3 / 9 47.2%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports am commitment to human rights, citing the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to legal and customary land rights applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports they provide female workers the opportunity to jobs that are more suitable and offers the same rewards for their performances and achievements. There is no evidence of the mechanisms employed to support the inclusion of women and no reference is made to addressing barriers faced, thus no points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only provides one example of distributing food supplies to the Orang Rimba communities to 313 families.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company reports commitment to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it provides the best opportunities for the surrounding communities by the development of community programs focusing on four pillars, namely (1) education, (2) health, (3) economic development and (4) environment. The company gives figures of the numbers of school they assist, the number of scholarships they fund, and the number of teachers they have funded to train.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to have various programs to provide job opportunities for local people, however this is not reported as a commitment, thus partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The Company reports 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, thus no points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has mechanisms/systems in place to ensure the rights of workers are respected and fulfilled including establishing a collective labour agreement (CLA) and designing an audit platform for internally monitoring the evaluation of the level of implementation of labour management systems. This information is over two years old and thus partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to have a commitment to gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that no discrimination has ever taken place to any worker. However no details of actions taken to implement its gender policies are provided thus no points can be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      1,719 (5%) - The company reports that 5% of employees are temporary.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      4,126 (12%) - The company reports 12% of employees are female.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company commits to ensure that all employees receive proper wage which is higher compared to the average daily wage set by the Government under the Provincial Minimum Wage (UMP). But no commitment to pay a Decent Living Wage hence partial score is awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a gradual increase in average daily wage against minimum wage since 2018-2020. But no information on commitment to pay a Decent Living Wage hence partial score is awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company reports a commitment to address occupational health and safety.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company commits to Workplace Environmental, Safety and Health Policy which includes personal Protective Equipment for every personnel and related training.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company in 2019 reports that 6 of its subsidiaries received an award for zero work accidents but it is not clear if this covers entire operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    6.25 / 16 39.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 10 42.5%
    • Self-reported: 4.3 / 10 42.5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company reports a commitment to support smallholders.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company reports various programmes supporting scheme/plasma smallholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      44,000 - The company states that it provides support to 44,000 supplying smallholders, it is unclear what type of smallholders this is, and the percentage is not clear. Hence partial point is awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company reports to have support Programs for Supplying Smallholders in the form of Introduction of Support Programs and Need Assessment, Agronomy, Transportation and Infrastructure Mentoring and Assistance Program, ISPO Mentoring and Assistance Program. It is unclear what type of smallholders this is referring to, thus partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      50,000 - The company reports that it has a Mentoring and Assistance for Independent Smallholders programme supporting 50,000 smallholders. It is unclear if this covers all programmes associated with supporting independent smallholders, and a percentage is not clear, thus partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to engage with suppliers by conducting workshops and webinars to comply with company's sustainability and traceability policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states 10 of their subsidiaries were undergoing the HCV Reassessment process at various stages in 2020 and Landscape HCV Assessment on Sourcing Areas was conducted. But data is not clear hence partial score is awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      172. 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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company in 2018 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

      175. 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
    3.5 / 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

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company reports a commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company reports of submission of written report of any misconduct and application of corrective measures by company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own grievance or complaints system open to all stakeholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      182. 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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