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Boustead Plantations Bhd

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: October 2019
  • Next scheduled: November 2020

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  • About this company:

    Boustead Plantations was established in 1946 and is

  • Parent company:
    Boustead Holdings Bhd
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    93,325 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    100%
  • Market cap:
    315,583,366 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    BOPL.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BPLANT MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL5254OO007
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Boustead Plantations Bhd – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 37.7% 63.78 / 169
  • Organisation: 15.5 / 33 47%
  • Policy: 20.5 / 75 27.3%
  • Practice: 27.8 / 61 45.5%
  • Self-reported: 3 / 61 4.9%
  • External: 7.2 / 61 11.9%
  • Certified: 17.5 / 61 28.8%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    5.5 / 11 50%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

      The company has various sustainability policies, both environmental and social, but no specific Sustainable Palm Oil Policy.
      .

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a "Sustainability Management Committee", "Sustainability Working Committee" and "Sustainability Section, Planting Advisory Department". Both of the latter are lead by a Head of Department.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a Sustainability Committee within the Board, represented by a Chairman and two members, all of whom sit on the Board of Directors.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      1 (0.14%) - The company does not clearly report the number of female senior directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The company reports gender of its Board of Directors in its 2018 Annual Report.

    • 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 states it has collaborated with governments and NGOs regarding conservation training but no further details are given.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      In 2018, the company published its first standalone Sustainability Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

    • 11. Verification report on compliance with POIG Charter, if a POIG member?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a POIG member.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    7.71 / 14 55.1%
    • Organisation: 6.5 / 11 59.1%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 1.2 / 2 60.5%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 1.2 / 2 60.5%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      93,325

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      75,032

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - Data as of 2017.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      364

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      18,293 - Figure includes "Building sites, roads, unplantable areas, etc." No standalone figure for area for infrastructure is reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

      Nine out of 46 concession boundaries have been made available on GFW. Only a very basic image of estate locations is shown in the 2018 Annual Report.

    • 20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Number of company-owned mills?

      9

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

      Only three mill locations are available on GFW. Only a basic image of mill locations and names is shown in the 2018 Annual Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. Number (or percentage) of company-owned mills that source from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      25. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned mills that come from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • 26. Number of supplier mills?

      This indicator is disabled because the company is not a processor or trader.

    • 27. Names and coordinates of all third-party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled because the company is not a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled because the company is not a processor or trader.

    • 29. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplier mills that come from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

      This indicator is disabled because the company is not a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled because the company is not a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled because the company is not a processor or trader.

    • 32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      This indicator is disabled because the company is not a processor or trader.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that it has a Traceability Monitoring Programme which will enable it to trace the origins of Crude Palm Oil back to source. However, no data on when 100% traceability shall be achieved.

    • P
      +
      0.21 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      21% - No data available for 2018. In 2017 the company reported a total volume of 273,739 tonnes of CSPO & CSPK produced, out of which 58,445 tonnes were sold as Identity Preserved (i.e. traceable to plantation level).

    • 35. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from supplier mills traceable to plantation level?

      This indicator is disabled because the company is not a processor or trader.

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a refiner.

    • 37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own crushing facilities.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    4.7 / 18 26.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 9 11.1%
    • Practice: 3.7 / 7 52.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 2.7 / 7 38.6%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      40. Criteria for defining deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 2

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      43. Amount of illegal/non-compliant deforestation recorded in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.35 / 1

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.35 / 1

      49. 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/volume.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides numerous examples of its conservation management activities in its 2018 Sustainability Report. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume.
      .

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      52. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species applies to all suppliers?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    2.5 / 10 25%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 8 31.3%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that it has conducted HCV assessments for 60% of its plantation area. However, no HCV assessments could be found.

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

      This indicator is disabled as according to 2015, 2016 and 2017 RSPO ACOPs and company's 2018 Annual Report and Sustainability Reports, no new planting has occurred.

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

      This indicator is disabled as according to 2015, 2016 and 2017 RSPO ACOPs and company's 2018 Annual Report and Sustainability Reports, no new planting has occurred.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not have an explicit commitment itself, but commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member.

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. 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?

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

      This indicator is disabled as according to 2015, 2016 and 2017 RSPO ACOPs no new planting has occurred.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not have an explicit commitment itself, but commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not have an explicit commitment applicable to its suppliers and smallholders.

    • 63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      This indicator is disabled as no new plantings have occurred.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not have an explicit commitment itself, but commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      The company states that it has conducted Social and Environmental Impact assessments. However, it does not make available impact assessment reports, management plans, or monitoring plans.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    5.85 / 20 29.3%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • Policy: 3 / 8 37.5%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 7 33.6%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.3 / 7 19.3%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not have clear commitments to no planting on peatland. However it implicitly commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to Good Agricultural Practices for soils, but does not have a commitment for peat.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.35 / 1

      73. 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/volume.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to zero burning?

    • N
      0 / 1

      75. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2

      76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has started to calculate its emissions baseline across various plantations, with a view to setting reductions targets.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      PalmGHG Calculator.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports intensity figures for its certified units in 2018, however overall emissions intensity has increased since 2017.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      1 (10%)

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

      2.8 - The company reports in its 2018 ACOP average GHG footprint by ha of 2.8 tCO2e/ha, based on figures from four business units. This data only covers its certified areas.

    • N
      0 / 1

      84. GHG emissions from land use change?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    6.8 / 22 30.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 11 18.2%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 9 53.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 4 / 9 45%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has only a general statement on improving "water use efficiency" but does not have a target-based, time-bound commitment in place.

    • N
      0 / 1

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      87. Water use intensity?

      The company provides no information on water use intensity.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      90. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) and/or palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.35 / 1

      92. 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/volume.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.35 / 1

      95. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      The company reports its activities to reduce chemical usage. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.35 / 1

      103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company states its IPM activties as part of Good Agricultural Practices on its website and reports details of activities in its Annual Reports and Sustainability Reports. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    18.35 / 46 39.9%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 25 26%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 16 55.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 16 4.7%
    • External: 0 / 16 0%
    • Certified: 8.1 / 16 50.6%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

      The company has a Human Rights Policy, but does not refer to the UN Declaration on Human Rights.

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      Human Rights Policy (2017) contains a clause that the company will "seek to make contractual commitments with suppliers to encourage them to adhere to the same principles", but does not require all suppliers and smallholders to adhere to the company's Human Rights policy.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.35 / 1

      106. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      109. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it "respects the rights of people in communities impacted by our activities" but does not reference the UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.35 / 1

      112. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company describes its community outreach activities. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not have an explicit commitment itself, but commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company mentions in its Sustainability Report that it discusses FPIC with stakeholders, but provides no details of its FPIC procedures and activities. However the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's commitments under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member.

    • N
      0 / 1

      116. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced?

    • N
      0 / 1

      117. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced, applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      118. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1

      119. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.35 / 1

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

      The company reports on its community activities in its Annual Sustainability Report. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • N
      0 / 1

      124. Commitment to respect all workers' rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.35 / 1

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

      The company provides some limited examples of progress on workers rights in its Sustainability Report (2018). Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company refers to no discrimination, freedom of association (87), child labour (182) and minimum age (138), but does not refer to the other core ILO conventions (98, 29, 105, 100, 111).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation?

      The company commits to prevent gender discrimination in its Equal Opportunities Policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

      129. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      22% - The company only reports in its 2016 Annual Report "Malaysians employed from surrounding communities in Estates & Mills" that are contract labour but it is unclear if this covers all temporary employees. Data as of 2016.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

      2,578 (27%) - The company reports its employees by gender in its Sustainability report and employs 27% women (same % as in the previous year).

    • N
      0 / 1

      132. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.35 / 1

      134. Progress on commitment to pay minimum wage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Reduction of time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports an increase in lost hours to injuries in 2018 compared to 2017.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports number of injuries and lost hours to injuries in 2018 however no rates are reported.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      140. Zero fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

      0 - The company reports zero fatalities in the previous 2 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.35 / 1

      142. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company describes its OHAS training activities in its 2018 Sustainability Report and provides evidence of PPE use in plantations. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    7.02 / 12 58.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 4 / 8 50.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 4 / 8 50.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,004

    • N
      0 / 1

      144. 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?

      2011

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states in the 2017 ACOP that it operates in the following regions in Malaysia: Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Penang (Pulau Pinang), Sabah, Sarawak, and Terengganu. However in its 2018 Annual Report it states it also operates in Selangor.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2023

    • P
      0.35 / 1

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

      26,347 (35%)

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

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

    • P
      0.55 / 1

      150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      5 (55%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2022

    • P
      0.12 / 1

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

      257,530 (12%) - Total FFB supply from outgrowers is 1,080,392.23 tonnes and certified volume is 257,529.60. Data as of 2017.

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

      This indicator is disabled because the company is not a processor or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled because the company is not a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Sells or processes/trades RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains?

      Mass Balance, Identity Preserved.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      The company has four business units MSPO-certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    1 / 8 12.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 4 0%
    • Practice: 1 / 4 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • 160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not have scheme smallholders.

    • 161. Percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not have scheme smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company requirements?

      The company makes no mention of how it monitors suppliers to ensure compliance with leagl and policy requirements.

    • 166. Time-bound plan to engage with all high-risk mills within three years?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

    • 167. Programme to support high-risk mills to become compliant with sourcing policies?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

    • 168. Regularly engages with a subset of high-risk mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

    • 170. Regularly assesses and categorises the risk level of all own and third-party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4.35 / 8 54.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 3 45%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 1.3 / 3 45%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's Code of Ethics & Conduct states "The Code shall apply to all Employees and wherever applicable, External Parties." However, it is unclear if this applies to all suppliers in all circumstances.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.35 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's grievance system is only open to employees.

    • N
      0 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Boustead Plantations Bhd

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