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BLD Plantation Bhd (Bintulu Lumber Development (BLD) Plantation)

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

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  • About this company:

    Public company based in Sarak, Malaysia, which carries

  • Parent company:
    BLD Plantation Bhd. (BLDP)
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    51,370 hectares
  • Market cap:
    130,921,825 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    BLDN.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BLDP MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL5069OO009
  • RSPO member?
    No
  • Website:

Company assessment: BLD Plantation Bhd (Bintulu Lumber Development (BLD) Plantation) – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 25.1% 43.75 / 174
  • Organisation: 6 / 32 18.8%
  • Policy: 30.5 / 74 41.2%
  • Practice: 7.3 / 68 10.7%
  • Self-reported: 3.8 / 68 5.5%
  • External: 0.8 / 68 1.1%
  • Certified: 2.8 / 68 4%
  • 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 published a Sustainability Palm Oil Policy, which covers all its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Sustainable Palm Oil Policy commitments apply to all sourcing.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has various sustainability committees for different company operations, but no senior figure with specific responsibility.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company board is responsible for approving and monitoring sustainability strategy and implementation. However, no designated authority or persons specific to sustainability.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The gender balance is not reported directly, but profiles are available and show that 0/3 people on the Senior Management Team are women.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The gender balance is not directly reported, but profiles of the board members show there are no women on the board.

    • 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 company published an annual report in 2019, containing an integrated Sustainability Statement which covers both social and environmental aspects in detail.

    • 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
    3.5 / 15 23.3%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 10 35%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      51,370 - The company reports this figure in its 2019 Annual Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      30,817 - Company reports that about 60% of its landbank is planted.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from scheme/plasma smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from 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?

      2 - Company reports it owns mills with locations indicated.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company reports the locations of the mills (region) but does not provide co-ordinates or maps.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company indicates that its raw materials come from its own plantations as well as from from third parties, but does not report percentages or volumes.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company sources only directly from mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    1.25 / 13 9.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 9 13.9%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 9 5.6%
    • External: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from scheme/plasma smallholders.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no scheme/plasma/associated smallholders or outgrowers.

    • 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?

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      51. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] The company reports in its 2019 Annual Report to have achieved 100% MSPO certification for its operations. Certificates are available on the MSPO website, but do not cover 100% of operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's refinery and kernal crushing plant have received ISO certification.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    8 / 17 47.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 9 66.7%
    • Practice: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 6 20.8%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits itself to not developing on HCS and on HCV areas any further. The commitment is effective from date of signing (1st May 2019).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company clearly defines criteria for deforestation in its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy, which was effective upon signing on 1st May 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      Partial points are awarded to the company, based on its 2019 Annual Report which indicates that it monitors GHG emissions in all operations, protects ecosystems, complies with forest and wildlife acts as well as checks encroachment. Details are limited and the report does not elaborate on the intensity of monitoring.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company commits itself to promoting the conservation and development of biodiversity by prohibiting all illegal activities such as hunting, poaching, encroachment, and burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports it has conducted several biodiversity assessments to assess Rare, Threatened or Endangered biodiversity and Ecosystems and references IUCN and CITES Classification systems. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company lists peatlands, HCV and HSC areas as special ecosystems and claims regular biodiversity monitoring of habitat and RTE Ecosystems at unplanted areas to provide feedback and information for improving management decisions to ensure long-term conservation of flora and fauna in the plantation, but provides no list of species. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Company commits to promote the conservation and development of biodiversity by prohibiting all illegal activities such as hunting, poaching.

    • 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
    3 / 14 21.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 8 37.5%
    • 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?

      Company commits to protecting HCVs and not assessing HCVs. Partial points are awarded on the assumption that an assessment is required to definitely protect though it is not explicitly said so.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      This commitment extends to all suppliers and associated parent companies and subsidiaries.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Commits to protecting HCS but not using HCS approach or tookit.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy, covering protection of HCS, extends to all third party suppliers, their parent companies and subsidiaries.

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    5 / 20 25%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 8 50%
    • Practice: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy 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's commitment to best management practices is limited to peatlands.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy, in which a commitment to BMP for peat is made, extends to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company reports that it has taken a set of measures to ensure water levels in peat are well managed, but does not provide clear information indicating scales at which this has been done. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

      Commitment to no burning is limited to "strives for implementation of zero open burning in all...estates, mills, refinery and kernel crushing plants" and "prohibiting illegal activities such as burning". In its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy the company commits to no open burning. Partial points have been awarded as this commitment does not cover a total ban on burning.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to no open burning made in the Sustainable Palm Oil Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports a series of measures in readiness to fighting fires including training to fire brigades and equipment including monitoring. No clear evidence of this however is presented.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    1.5 / 25 6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 11 0%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 12 12.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 12 4.2%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 12 8.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company's Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) is properly treated and monitored by assigned competent person to ensure full compliance with the Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent) Regulations 2009 requirements. DOE will come for regular site inspection and collect effluent sample at final discharge point for analysis.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company reports it has taken measures, including proper maintenance of riparian zone along waterways where spraying and manuring activities are strictly prohibited. It does not indicate that buffers are included in these measures.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 2

      119. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

    • N
      0 / 2

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Company reports there is a waste management system in place that covers all aspects of waste management. It is however uncertain if it is being implemented. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    15.5 / 36 43.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 13 / 22 59.1%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes a commitment to the United Nations' Guiding Principles on Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to local communities and/or indigenous rights, but does not reference the UN Declaration or ILO Convention.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respecting only legal land tenure rights for communities.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company 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's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the existence of a Women's Welfare Committee but details on its role are limited.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company reports that it provides essential welfare services to communities and employees, although there are no examples or evidence to back this up.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports it provides schemes to employ youths in communities as well as other opportunities in education.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports training workers in work safety, other welfare issues, payment of wages and housing, but there are no figures or evidence to support the claims.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to this in its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy extends to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company reports that employees receive mandatory health and safety training, but no mention of PPE could be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports 0% fatalities in its 2019 Annual Report.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0.5 / 16 3.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • Practice: 0 / 10 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 10 0%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy commits to enhance the livelihood of smallholders, but it is not clear how this will be achieved.

    • N
      0 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    2 / 7 28.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company makes this commitment in its Corporate Governance Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company states that it has a Whistleblowing procedure, but no detail is given.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states it has a grievance system, but no detail is given.

    • N
      0 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: BLD Plantation Bhd (Bintulu Lumber Development (BLD) Plantation)

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