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Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT

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

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  • Parent company:
    Bakrie & Brothers
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    61,434 hectares
  • Market cap:
    19,100,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    UNSP.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    UNSP IJ
  • ISIN:
    ID1000099708
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 34.5% 65.14 / 189
  • Organisation: 11 / 39 28.2%
  • Policy: 33 / 76 43.4%
  • Practice: 21.1 / 74 28.6%
  • Self-reported: 1.9 / 74 2.6%
  • External: 3 / 74 4.1%
  • Certified: 16.2 / 74 22%
  • 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 extend 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 Department 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?

    • 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, only provides profile information with 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?

      The latest sustainability report available is from 2015.

    • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    6.5 / 27 24.1%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 17 32.4%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 8 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      61,433.8 - The company reports this figure in its 2019 ACOP, however the locations reported in the ACOP do not cover all of the company's palm oil plantation operations therefore it is not clear if the figure stated covers 100% of the company's landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      68,643 - The company reports this figure in its 2020 annual report.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      14,048 - The company reports this figure in its 2019 ACOP however the locations reported in the ACOP do not cover all of the company's palm oil plantation operations therefore it is not clear if the figure stated covers 100% of the company's scheme smallholder planted area.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      3,332 - In its 2019 ACOP the company reports 3332 ha of unplanted area. The 2020 annual report states plans for palm oil plantations in Kabupaten Muara Tebo, Jambi of 15,000 hectares and Kabupaten Sarolangun, Jambi of 10,000 hectares.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      1,193.83 - The company reports 1193.83 ha of conservation area (including HCV) in its 2019 ACOP. However, the company's annual report states the total conservation area in 2019 was 63.45 ha.

    • 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 2019 ACOP, when it declared that the maps represent 100% of their concession sites. However, partial points have been awarded as the maps may not cover all operations as the company does not list all locations in its 2019 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 and 2020 annual report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      All mill locations have been made available on GFW.

    • 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
    6.4 / 15 42.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Practice: 4.4 / 10 44%
    • Self-reported: 1.4 / 10 14%
    • External: 3 / 10 30%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,007 - 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?

      [Externally verified] 2,010 - 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)?

      2020 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 South Sumatra.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 24.5% - The company reports this in its 2019 ACOP. Figure excludes scheme/plasma smallholder area.

    • P
      0.4 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      40% - The company reports in the 2019 ACOP that 2 out of 5 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?

      2,023 - The company reports the target to achieve 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2023.

    • 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?

      2,026 - The company reports a target of 2026 (more than 5 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 RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains?

      Mass balance reported in ACOP 2019.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Four units have been awarded ISPO certification, four have undergone the ISPO audit process but are waiting on confirmation of certification.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      IS0 14001.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    4.74 / 18 26.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 10 25%
    • Practice: 2.2 / 6 37.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 2.2 / 6 37.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation as no development in HCV, HCS and peat areas. No cut-off date beyond which deforestation would not be accepted is reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.24 / 1

      67. 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

      68. 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. Some limited examples are also provided in the annual report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    6 / 15 40%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • 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 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

      72. 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

      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?

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

    • 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 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

      80. 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

      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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. 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

      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
    8.5 / 20 42.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 7 21.4%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • 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 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

      87. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      91. 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 covers BMP for peat, but not for soil.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      92. 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

      93. 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

      94. 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 / 2

      95. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. 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

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports average emissions in its 2019 ACOP :2.5 tCO2e/ha and 0.97 tCO2e/tCPO. However this only covers certified operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reports this in a 2017 PalmGHG Report: 9.17 tCO2e/ha and 0.56 tCO2e/tFFB. It is not clear if these figures cover all operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG Calculator.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      In 2014, the company stated it was developing projects on methane recovery at two of its locations, however it is unclear if this was implemented as no information has been reported since.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    7 / 25 28%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 11 18.2%
    • Practice: 5 / 12 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 12 4.2%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 4.5 / 12 37.5%
    • N
      0 / 1

      104. 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

      105. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports a reduction in water usage between 2013 and 2015. The data is over 5 years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only states it strives to minimise water contamination.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports figures on water quality from 2013 to 2015. This data is over five years old.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. 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

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to safeguard water catchment areas in its operational area, including riparian zones.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      112. 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

      113. 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

      114. 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

      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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      The company states it ""utilizes the plant's liquid waste as organic fertilizers to increase the production of fresh fruit bunches (FFB)"" but no further details are given. Partial points have been awarded as this is limited information and it is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      123. 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 its Annual Report that it implements an IPM approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. 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. The company also reports various aspects of waste management in its Annual Report.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    14.5 / 35 41.4%
    • Organisation: 2 / 5 40%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 21 35.7%
    • Practice: 5 / 9 55.6%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 5 / 9 55.6%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      125. 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

      126. 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

      127. 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

      128. 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

      129. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      131. 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 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

      133. 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

      134. 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

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      136. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company commits to "Respect and recognise the rights of all workers including contract, temporary and migrant workers" but does not refer to the ILO conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. 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

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      9,765 (96.5%) - Non-staff workers, including day labourers and HIP/SKU/PKWT.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      526 (6.89%) - Data reported for 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company states its pays minimum wage, but does not have a commitment to pay a Decent Living Wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment on its website.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. 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

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      2 - Data is only provided from 2015, which is more than 5 years old.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    5 / 16 31.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 6 50%
    • Practice: 2 / 10 20%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 10 0%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 10 20%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. 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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 states that it requires suppliers and their third parties to verify that the palm oil they supply meets the NDPE principles in its sustainable palm oil policy. it states that "adherence to the ISPO and RSPO Principles & Criteria is accepted as a form of compliance verification with this Policy. In cases where we have identified high risk sourcing areas, third party verification will be required." High risk areas are identified through satellite monitoring of areas surrounding supplying mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company has a Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy which states standards that suppliers must meet, however no timeframes for action or steps taken are given.

    • N
      0 / 1

      168. 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

      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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company assess risk level by analysing the area within a 50km radius of a mill. It states "A risk index is applied against environmental and social factors (i) fire severity, (ii) extent of forest, (iii) recent deforestation, (iv) peat, (v) exploitation, and (vi) overall risk across these factors. If a mill and its surrounding catchment is deemed to be high risk, then on-the-ground verification by an independent third party is required". However the exact procedure for calculating the risk index is unclear and it is not clear if this is applied to both its own and third-party supplying mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      It does not state how often this risk assessment is carried out.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3 / 7 42.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company makes this commitment in its Code of Ethics.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. 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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company states it has a whistleblowing procedure in place but limited details on the process and how to report complaints are given.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides it grievance mechanism in its annual report however no details on how to report a complaint other than 'Complainant sends report to the available address' is given. No address could be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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