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Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT

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

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  • About this company:

    Indonesian palm oil and rubber producer Bakrie Sumatera

  • Parent company:
    Bakrie Brothers
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    61,434 hectares
  • Market cap:
    10,275,832 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    UNSP.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    UNSP IJ
  • ISIN:
    ID1000099708
  • RSPO member?
    Yes. Bakrie Sumatera Plantations got suspended from the RSPO and reinstated in September 2015.
  • Website:

Company assessment: Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 38.2% 71.9 / 188
  • Organisation: 12.5 / 39 32.1%
  • Policy: 34.5 / 76 45.4%
  • Practice: 24.9 / 73 34.1%
  • Self-reported: 3.2 / 73 4.3%
  • External: 14 / 73 19.2%
  • Certified: 7.8 / 73 10.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    3.5 / 11 31.8%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • 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 and a Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy extends the company's sustainability commitments to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports it has a QHSE & Sustainability head.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that there are 11 people in the senior management team, but does not report on the gender balance or provide profiles.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The company does not explicitly report the number of female Board of Directors (0/5) and Board of Commissioners (0/5), only provides photos.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

    • 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
    7.5 / 27 27.8%
    • Organisation: 6.5 / 17 38.2%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 8 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      61,433.8 - The company reports this figure in its 2019 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      44,327 - The company reports this figure in its 2018 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      14,048 - The company reports this figure in its 2019 ACOP.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      3,332 - In its 2019 ACOP the company reports 3,332 ha of unplanted area. In a newsletter from the same time-period the company reports 3,587 ha of 'unplantable' land. The terminology used is unclear and these areas are not clearly designated for future planting, so partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1,193.83 - The company reports 1,193.83 ha of conservation area (including HCV).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO and the company declares that it has acquired no new land in the last year since the 2018 ACOP, when it declared that the maps represent 100% of its concession sites. Partial points have been awarded as the maps may not cover all operations as the company does not list all locations in its 2018 ACOP. The company also has some concessions available on GFW.

    • 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?

      5 - The company discloses this in its 2019 ACOP, thus full points have been awarded. However, the company website states contradictory information: that the company has eight factories and is planning to build more mills, but this information is not dated.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      Some mill locations have been made available on GFW (Kisaran, PT Agro Mitra Madani POM, PT Sumbertama Nusapertiwi, Bakrie Pasaman Plantation and Bakrie Pasaman Plantation) and the company also lists addresses for some mills in its Annual Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states a commitment to achieve 100% traceability in its Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, but the commitment is not time-bound.

    • N
      0 / 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 states a commitment to achieve 100% traceability in its Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, but the commitment is not time-bound.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    5.65 / 15 37.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Practice: 3.7 / 10 36.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.7 / 10 16.5%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2007 - The company became a member of the RSPO in 2007.

    • Y
      1 / 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?

      In the 2019 ACOP the company reports its first certification in 2010.

    • Y
      1 / 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)?

      The company only states that it operates in Jambi, North Sumatra, South Kalimantan and West Sumatra in Indonesia and in India in its 2019 ACOP. According to the company's latest Annual Report the company also has oil palm operations in Lampung and Bengkulu.

    • P
      0.25 / 1

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

      24.5% - The company reports this in its 2019 ACOP.

    • P
      0.4 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      40% - The company reports in the 2019 ACOP that two out of five mills are certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2023 - The company reports the target to achieve 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2023.

    • 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?

      2026 - The company reports a target of 2026 (more than five years) in its 2019 ACOP.

    • 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?

      Mass Balance.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Three units have been awarded ISPO certification, three have undergone the ISPO audit process but are waiting on confirmation of certification, awaiting two more units.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      IS0 14001.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    7.25 / 17 42.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 9 44.4%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 6 54.2%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Certified: 1.3 / 6 20.8%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas.

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company commits to biodiversity conservation in its 2015 Sustainability Report and on its website.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.25 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    6 / 14 42.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • 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?

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also commits to this in its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy, and reports HCV classifications of its land.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy which 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?

    • Y
      1 / 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 commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • 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?

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also commits to this in its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • 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
    9.5 / 20 47.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 7 35.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also makes this commitment in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, which applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to BMP for peat in its Sustainability Policy. However, no commitment to BMP for soil is made.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy with applies to all suppliers. The policy only covers BMP for peat, but not for soil.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.25 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to no burning in new planting, replanting and other development, in its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company has a Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      +
      0.5 / 1
      0.25 / 1

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company only states it provides training in relation to fire management, but does not describe any monitoring activity. Partial points have been awarded as this information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company makes a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in all operational practices through its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy. The policy does not refer to GHG emission intensity or have a target and the commitment is not time-bound.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports average emissions in its 2019 ACOP: 2.5 tCO2e/ha and 0.97 tCO2e/tCPO.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reports this in a 2017 PalmGHG Report: 9.17 tCO2e/ha and 0.52 tCO2e/tFFB. It is not clear if these figures cover all operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG Calculator.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports in its 2014 Sustainabiliy Report that it actively participates in an effort to reduce global warming impacts by developing projects based on CDM in two locations, which are Jambi 2 and West Sumatra. The developed CDM type is methane recovery from Oil Palm Mills waste pond.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    8.5 / 25 34%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 11 18.2%
    • Practice: 6.5 / 12 54.2%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 12 8.3%
    • External: 1 / 12 8.3%
    • Certified: 4.5 / 12 37.5%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that it continuously monitors its efforts to reduce water consumption. No clear commitment to reduce intensity is made.

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports a reduction in water usage between 2013 and 2015. The data is over five years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only states it strives to minimise water contamination.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports figures on water quality from 2013 to 2015.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.25 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. In its 2015 Sustainability Report the company also mentions wastewater treatment but does not explicitly mention POME.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company mentions wastewater treatment. Partial points have been awarded as the company does not explicitly mention PORE and the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to safeguard water catchment areas in its operational area, including riparian zones. The company also protects riparian areas, 10 meters on both sides of the river.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.25 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also describes its 'Greening Program' to protect riparian areas.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to minimise pesticide use but does not mention fertilisers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy which applies to all suppliers. In this policy the company commits to minimise pesticide use but does not mention fertilisers.

    • 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
      +
      0.5 / 1
      0.25 / 1

      119. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      The company reports that it utilises the plant's liquid waste as organic fertiliser to increase the production of fresh fruit bunches (FFB). Partial points have been awarded as this is very limited information and it is not externally verified.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.25 / 1

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports in the 2015 Sustainability Report that it implements an IPM approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    16.5 / 36 45.8%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 8 / 22 36.4%
    • Practice: 6 / 9 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 6 / 9 66.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to respect human rights but does not refer to the UN Declaration on Human Rights.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company has a Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, which applied to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect the rights of indigenous and local communities in the context of FPIC, and does not commit to the UN Declaration in the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, which applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 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)?

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also commits to FPIC in its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's commitments under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • N
      0 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company only commits to "Resolve all complaints, grievances and conflicts through open, transparent and consultatives processes" but does not explicitly mention land conflict.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to developing local resources including education, economy, social and environmental.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      10,105 (96.5%) - Non-staff workers, including BHL workers and HIP/SKU/PKWT.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      542 (6.79%) - The company reports this for 2019.

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2 - Data is only provided from 2015.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    3.5 / 16 21.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Practice: 2 / 10 20%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 10 0%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company makes this commitment in it Sustainable Palm Oil Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has a 'Supplier Selection' page on its website, but the page is unavailable at the time of assessment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company has a Sustainable Palm Oil Policy which holds suppliers to certain standards. In the Policy, the company states that suppliers must meet the standards to engage in business partnerships.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that it is committed to working with suppliers in an ongoing improvement effort, but no more detail is given.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company makes this commitment in its Code of Ethics.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing procedure in place and details are available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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