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

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2022
  • Next scheduled: November 2023

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  • About this company:

    Public company based in Sarak, Malaysia, which carries

  • Parent company:
    BLD Plantation Bhd. (BLDP)
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    51,303 hectares
  • Market cap:
    195,400,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    BLDN.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BLDP MK Equity
  • ISIN:
    MYL5069OO009
  • RSPO member?
    No
  • Website:

Company assessment: BLD Plantation Bhd (Bintulu Lumber Development (BLD) Plantation) – November 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 27.1% 48.25 / 178
  • Organisation: 8 / 33 24.2%
  • Policy: 30 / 75 40%
  • Practice: 10.3 / 70 14.6%
  • Self-reported: 6 / 70 8.6%
  • External: 1 / 70 1.4%
  • Certified: 3.3 / 70 4.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    5 / 11 45.5%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • 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 which covers all palm oil operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable palm oil policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has three divisions in its sustainability committee which monitors the company's operation. However, no specific position has high-level responsibility for sustainability. Hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has no designated authority or persons who could be found responsible for sustainability. Hence, no points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The gender balance is not directly available however, the profiles show that there were no women in the Senior Management Team. Hence, only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The gender balance is not directly reported by the company however, the profiles show that there were no women members in the board. Hence, only partial points.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has collaborated with NGOs and government authorities for sustainability-related matters but these collaborations did not focus to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production. Hence, only partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company has published its annual report which includes an integrated sustainability statement covering 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 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 / 17 38.2%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 12 37.5%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 4 25%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 4 25%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      51,303 - The company has published the location of mills on its website and also published a list of areas of palm oil operation in its annual report.

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      51,303 - The company reports that it manages 51,303 ha of land for palm oil.

    • N
      0 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      The company reports that around 60% of its landbank is planted. However, this information is undated. Thus no points can be awarded.

    • 17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company provides a map of estates/management units on its website. Hence only partial points.

    • 21. Maps of scheme smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Names and locations of all third-party supplying plantations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      2 - The company reports that it has 2 mills and provides their locations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company reports the names, locations, and coordinates of company-owned mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 27. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 31. 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 it is not applicable to this company.

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

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

    • 33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has already achieved 100% traceability to plantation level.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company publishes the percentage of supply traceable to plantation and mill levels. However, limited information can be found and data is also not externally verified. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company publishes the percentage of supply traceable to plantation and mill levels. However, limited information can be found and data is also not externally verified. Hence only partial points.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    1.5 / 13 11.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 10 15%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • External: 1 / 10 10%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] The company reports achieving 100% MSPO certification for all of its operations. Certificates are available on the MSPO website.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that its refinery and kernel crushing plant has received ISO certification. Hence only partial points.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    5.5 / 19 29%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 11 36.4%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company does not commit to zero conversion of natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to zero deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy only defines criteria for deforestation. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy which applies to all of its suppliers only defines criteria for deforestation. Hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not provide any evidence of monitoring deforestation but continuously monitors GHG emissions throughout its operation.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Biodiversity policy?

      The company does not have a biodiversity policy but does have a commitment to protect biodiversity.

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has conducted several biodiversity assessments to assess Rare, Threatened, or Endangered species with reference to IUCN and CITES Classification systems. As the information is not externally verified, only partial points have been awarded.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has provided a list of peatland, HCV, and HSC areas as special ecosystems and said it regularly monitors biodiversity. However, the information is not externally verified. Hence only partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no hunting of all species in its operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      72. 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 / 15 20%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 8 37.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. 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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to protecting HCS but nothing has been mentioned about using the HCS approach. Thus, only partial points have been awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to protecting HCS but nothing has been mentioned about using the HCS approach. Thus, only partial points have been awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      83. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    5.25 / 20 26.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 8 50%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to best management practices is only available for peatland areas. Thus, only partial points have been awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to best management practices is only available for peatland areas. Thus, only partial points have been awarded.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has implemented several measures, including the proper maintenance of riparian zones along waterways (where spraying and manuring activities are strictly prohibited) and the strict prohibition of chemical waste, solid waste, and used lubricant being discharged into waterways. As the information is not externally verified, only partial points have been awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      95. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to no open burning. However, there is no commitment to zero burning. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits to no open burning that applies to all of its suppliers. However, there is no commitment to zero burning. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports several measures to combat fires, including training on the correct use of equipment and appropriate monitoring. However, no clear evidence of its implementation could be found, so only partial points have been awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has a vague commitment to reduce general emissions or GHG emissions.

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    2 / 25 8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 11 0%
    • Practice: 2 / 12 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 12 6.3%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 1.3 / 12 10.4%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports that it treats POME before discharging it into waterway. It also reports that the DOE attends regular site inspections and collects effluent samples for analysis. However, the information is self-reported so only partial points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      113. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company reports that it has taken various measures, including proper maintenance of riparian zone along waterways and the strict prohibition of spraying and manuring activities. However, it does not indicate that buffers are included in these measures. Hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      124. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

    • N
      0 / 2

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that there is a waste management system in place that covers all aspects of waste management. As this information is not externally verified, only partial points can be awarded.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    14.5 / 35 41.4%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 11.5 / 21 54.8%
    • Practice: 2 / 9 22.2%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 9 22.2%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to human rights principles as a member of the UN Global Compact.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights.

    • N
      0 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect indigenous and local communities' rights but this is not in reference to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect indigenous and local communities' rights but this is not in reference to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention. This applies to all of its suppliers. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to respecting legal land tenure rights for communities. Hence only partial points. The commitment is also applicable to the suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has reported the existence of a Women's Welfare Committee but the details of the committee are limited. Hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports providing essential welfare services like contributions to charity, and donations to local communities, schools, foundations, associations, and government bodies. However, limited examples were provided. Hence only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports in its annual report 2021 that it provides schemes to employ youths in communities as well as other opportunities in education. Hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports providing essential training to workers, other welfare issues, payment of wages, and proper housing but there is no evidence to support the claims. Hence only partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only provides brief evidence regarding discrimination related to employment. Thus no points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company only commits to paying a legal minimum wage. Thus, only partial points are awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to paying a legal minimum wage that applies to all of its suppliers but nothing has been mentioned regarding a Decent Living Wage. Hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company commits to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      159. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company reports that the workers were given opportunities to attend relevant training programs, seminars, or conferences to equip themselves with the necessary skills, expertise, and knowledge to ensure a consistent and accurate..assessment of talent. The company has also appointed a noise competent person to monitor whether any employee is exposed to noise level above Permissible Exposure Limit of 85dB(A) at palm oil mills, refineries, and kernel crushing plants. However, no PPE can be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that 0% of fatalities have been recorded as a result of work-based accidents.

  • 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

      162. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company's policy commits to enhancing the livelihood of smallholders, however, it is not clear how this will be achieved. Hence only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      164. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      169. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4.5 / 7 64.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has its own whistleblowing policy to deal with unethical conduct.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company publishes its own grievance/complaints system.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      184. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company reports that details of complaints and grievances are processed through the company's own grievance mechanism.

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

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