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Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2023
  • Next scheduled: November 2024

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  • About this company:

    Indonesian palm oil and rubber producer Bakrie Sumatera

  • Parent company:
    Bakrie & Brothers
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    58,660 hectares
  • Market cap:
    22,800,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    UNSP.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    UNSP IJ Equity
  • LEI:
    No LEI
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:
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Company assessment: Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT – November 2023

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 43.2% 83.02 / 192
  • Organisation: 17.5 / 40 43.8%
  • Policy: 33 / 78 42.3%
  • Practice: 32.5 / 74 43.9%
  • Self-reported: 6.6 / 74 8.9%
  • External: 16 / 74 21.6%
  • Certified: 9.9 / 74 13.4%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6.5 / 11 59.1%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • 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 published a sustainable palm oil policy covering all operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company publishes a sustainable sourcing policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company states that 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      5 (8.6%) - The company reports on 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 clearly state the number of female Board of Directors, it 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company publishes the sustainability report in 2022 and 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company reports through GRI standard system.

    • 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
    11.5 / 29 39.7%
    • Organisation: 8.5 / 19 44.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 2 / 8 25%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 8 25%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company has plantation area in North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Kalimantan, and mills in Kisaran and Labuhan Batu (North Sumatra), Pasaman (West Sumatra), Muaro Jambi and Tanjung Jabung Barat (Jambi).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company sources from Indonesia.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      58659.7 - The company reports this figure in its 2021 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

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      52192 - The company reports to have 52,192 hectares of oil palm planted area in 2022.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      14048 - The RSPO ACOP 2022 reports that 14,048.00 hectares of scheme smallholders planted area, however, it does not cover all palm oil operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2000 - In its 2022 ACOP, the company reports 2,000 ha of unplanted area. However, it does not cover all palm oil operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      3303 - The company reports 3,303 ha of the conservation area (including HCV) in its Sustainability Report 2022 and ACOP 2022. However, this does not cover all operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company has static maps published on their website but it is not clear if this covers all estates/management units.

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Maps of all scheme smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Maps of all third-party supplying plantations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      5 - The company discloses to have 5 mills in its 2022 ACOP and 2022 annual report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company publishes the name and location of their palm oil mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports on volumes sourced from company-owned operations and third-parties.

    • N
      0 / 1

      27. Number of third party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

      33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports to have 100% traceability to mill level in the Sustainability Report 2022.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company reports to have 100% FFB traceable to plantation in Sustainability Report 2022.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    5.83 / 14 41.6%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 10 38.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 10 18.3%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2007 - The company became a member of the RSPO in 2007.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2010 - The company reports its first RSPO certification in 2010.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The most recent RSPO ACOP submitted in 2022.

    • P
      0.43 / 1

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

      42.85% - The company reports this in 2022 ACOP. The figures excludes scheme/plasma smallholder area.

    • P
      0.4 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      40% - The company reports in the 2021 ACOP that two out of five mills are certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2025 - The company commits to achieve 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2025. This is within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

      45. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities within 5 years?

    • N
      0 / 1

      46. Percentage of scheme smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified?

      0% - The company reports that 0% of scheme smallholders were RSPO-certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      2028 - The company commits to achieve 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders and outgrowers by 2028.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - The company reports that 0% FFB supply from third-party FFB suppliers is RSPO-certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      50. Sells RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains?

      The company sells 0% of RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company only reports a Grower ACOP.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Some of the company's operations are ISPO certified.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      IS0 14001.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    6.42 / 20 32.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 12 25%
    • Practice: 3.4 / 6 57%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Certified: 1.4 / 6 23.7%
    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to zero deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company has a policy of zero deforestation for the suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation in their policies but no cut-off date is reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      60. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company has a definition of deforestation in the policies but no cut-off date is reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in own operations since cut-off date?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in supplier operations since cut-off date?

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      69. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.42 / 1

      70. 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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      73. 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

      74. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to conduct HCV assessments to the suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      77. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments for all estates planted/planned planting since January 2015?

    • N
      0 / 1

      78. High Conservation Value (HCV) or combined HCV/HCS management and monitoring plans for all estates planted/planned planting since January 2015?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. 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

      80. 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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      82. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • N
      0 / 1

      84. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      86. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    9.34 / 20 46.7%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 7 40.6%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.8 / 7 40.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      89. 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 publishes a commitment to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company publishes the commitment applicable to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to BMPs for peat. No other commitment is found.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to BMPs for peat which applies to suppliers. No other commitment is found.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.42 / 1

      95. 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

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to no burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company publishes a policy committing to no burning for the suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.42 / 1

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it has developed a field fire prevention and handling system that covers daily monitoring of hotspots.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. 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

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports average emissions in its 2022 ACOP as 18.66 tCO2e/ha and 4.05 tCO2e/tCPO. However this only covers certified operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. GHG emissions from land use change in company's own operations (scope 1)?

      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. However, data is over five years.

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      -

      104. GHG emissions from land use change in supplier operations (scope 3)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG calculator.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that in 2022, it was developing projects on methane recovery. 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
    9.68 / 25 38.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • Practice: 8.7 / 12 72.3%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 12 16.7%
    • External: 1 / 12 8.3%
    • Certified: 5.7 / 12 47.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that it continuously monitors its efforts to reduce water consumption. However, no clear commitment to reduce intensity was found.

    • N
      0 / 1

      109. Water use intensity?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports on water usage intensity for 2020 until 2022. However, it is self-reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports water quality from 2020 to 2022. However, it is self-reported.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.42 / 1

      113. 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

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

      The company mentions wastewater treatment. However, it does not explicitly mention PORE and also the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      115. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.42 / 1

      116. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only mentions commitment on limiting pesticide use and not mentioning fertilisers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only mentions commitment on limiting pesticide use and not mentioning fertilisers which applies to suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.42 / 1

      126. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.42 / 1

      127. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 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
    19.25 / 35 55%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 21 35.7%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      129. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to respect human rights. However, it does not refer to the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      130. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits to respect human rights which applies to all suppliers. However, it does not refer to the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      132. 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. However, it does not commit to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to respect FPIC applicable to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      139. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      Company provides comprehensive report on stakeholder engagement but report is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      142. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      9224 (96%) - The company reports the number of non-staff workers, including day labourers and HIP/SKU/PKWT and BHL.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Percentage or number of women employees?

      708 (9.56%) - Data reported for 2022.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to pay a Living Wage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Commitment to pay a Living Wage applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Progress on commitment to pay a Living Wage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company addresses health and safety at work for all workers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      162. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - Company reports on 0 fatalities at work place from 2020 to 2022.

  • 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: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      164. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company has published a commitment to support smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      169. 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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      171. 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

      172. 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.

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      0 / 1

      173. Proportion of supply from suppliers that is verified as deforestation- and/or conversion-free (DCF)?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a risk assessment and verification to assess suppliers. However, the procedures is unclear.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3.5 / 7 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      184. Whistleblowing procedure?

      Company states to have a whistleblowing system but further details are not clear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Company publishes the grievance mechanism for all stakeholders in their Sustainability Report 2022.

    • N
      0 / 1

      186. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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