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Bumitama Agri Ltd

  • Parent company:
    N/A
  • Landbank (oil palm):
    225,030 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    100%
  • Market cap:
    945,567,296 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    BUMI.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BAL SP
  • ISIN:
    SG2E67980267
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Bumitama Agri Ltd

SPOTT assesses companies against over 100 indicators across ten categories. Click on the icons or bars below to expand each category for further details, scoring and links to reports and sources.

59.8% 71.5 / 119.5 Total:
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Companies should publish sustainability policies or similar covering their entire supply chain — including third party suppliers — implemented and enforced through high-level leadership that engages with wider industry schemes.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a Sustainability Policy.

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      2. Policy or commitment applies to direct and third-party suppliers?

      The policy does not specify that it refers to suppliers.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Sustainability report 2014 published in 2015. Produced sustainability updates more recently.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      5. Member of industry schemes or other external initiatives to improve palm oil sustainability or transparency?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      7. Activities with government and/or NGOs to improve palm oil sustainability?

      Bumitama states "have developed partnerships with a number of governmental agencies on forest fire prevention activities" and has together with IDH and Aid Environment started a landscape biodiversity community project.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability 9.5 / 13 73.1%
    • Companies should publicly report figures on their total landbank and details of different areas under their management. They should also disclose maps of their management areas and provide details on traceability of their products, both to mill and plantation level.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      225,030

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      137,217

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      46,277

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      8,545

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      32,991 - Sum of HCV areas and other conservation areas.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      14. Number of company owned mills?

      13

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      15. Maps of company owned mills?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      16. Number and names of supplying mills?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO and the company declares these represent 100% of their concession sites, but not all may not be publicly available due to ongoing legal issues.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2017 - The company states "the Group targets to have all FFB processed by our mills to remain traceable to our own and plasma estates and all FFB purchased documented and verified that they originate from legal and responsible sources by December 2017 respectively".

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      21. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level (is 100%)?

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

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

      22. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from own mills traceable to plantation level (is above 75%)?

      69.7% - FFB supply from nucleus, plasma and third parties traceable to plantations.

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      23. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from supplying mills traceable to plantation level (is above 75%)?

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 8 / 12 66.7%
    • Companies should commit to address deforestation and to set aside areas for conservation. They should report on any activities to manage or restore habitat in their conservation areas, or monitor deforestation in their supply chains. They should also provide evidence of species conservation and biodiversity protection.

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      24. Commitment to address deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      25. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      26. Commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The statement applies to scheme smallholders, but currently not to independent suppliers. For outgrowers and independent smallholders, Bumitama states it will not purchase from areas that are opened by deforestation from 2017.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      27. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCV areas, HCS areas.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      28. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      29. Commitment to set aside areas for conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      30. Evidence of habitat management and/or habitat restoration of set-aside areas?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      31. A landscape-level approach?

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      32. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      33. Commitment to not endanger species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

      The company only states "we have strengthened our monitoring and conservation work considerably to ensure that our operations do not pose further threats to wildlife and established a series of programmes to enhance and enrich habitats of endangered animal populations" and references the IUCN Red List in relation to species in their operations.

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only state that hunting is a risk to conservation areas, and they are exploring opportunities for sustainable resource extraction of non-timber forest products by local communities.

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      35. Commitment not to operate within internationally and nationally designated protected areas?

      The company states "We abide by government regulation that stipulates the minimum distance between our plantation boundaries and protected areas." but does not have a clear commitment.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      36. Evidence of species conservation?

      Bumitama state "We using satellite imagery and deploying patrols to monitor illegal activity in HCV areas. We have also initiated a programme to enhance biodiversity in and around our estates, developing and planting indigenous seedlings." It also is carrying out orangutan nest surveys to help with planning orangutan conservation.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 9.5 / 11 86.4%
    • Companies should commit to the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches, and to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA). They should develop and publish monitoring and management plans, and provide evidence through SEIA, HCV and HCS assessments, typically published in summary form due to the sensitive nature of certain sites.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      37. Commitment to High Conservation Value (HCV) approach?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      38. Commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      This policy applies to scheme smallholders but not independent suppliers.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      Bumitama's Sustainability Policy 2015 states they will use accredited assessors "As defined in the Indonesian HCV Toolkit (HCV Resource Network, 2009)". However, HCVRN ALS only launched Oct 2014. They are however an RSPO member and commit under the RSPO NPP.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      40. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments undertaken between November 2005 and December 2014, and management and monitoring plans?

      Bumitama has HCV assessments and management and monitoring plans for PT Andalan Sukses Makmur, PT Nabatindo Karya Utama, PT Gunajaya Karya Gemilang, PT Ladang Sawit Mas and PT Gunajaya Ketapang Sentosa.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      HCV assessments are available for PT Gemilang Makmur Subur, PT Investa Karya Bhakti and PT Karya Bakti Agro Sejahtera 3.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      Management and monitoring plans are provided for PT Investa Karya Bhakti and PT Karya Bakti Agro Sejahtera 3. However the assessment for PT Gemilang Makmur Subur only has recommendations for management and monitoring.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      43. Satisfactory review of all High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments undertaken since January 2016 by the HCV ALS Quality Panel?

      Satisfactory review of all assessments: PT Investa Karya Bhakti, PT Karya Bakti Agro Sejahtera 3 and PT Gemilang Makmur Subur.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      44. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      45. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      47. Social and environmental impact assessment (SEIAs) undertaken since November 2005, and management and monitoring plans?

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions 8 / 17 47.1%
    • Companies should commit to protect peatland and undertake best management practices for soils and peat. They should also have policies on zero burning and to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Companies should report their GHG emissions, as well as any fires that occurred in or around their estates, along with plans for managing and monitoring fires.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      49. Commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The statement applies to scheme smallholders, but currently not to independent FFB suppliers.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      50. Commitment to best management practices for soils and/or peat?

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      2,682 (4.9%) - Data is more than two years old.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      52. Evidence of best management practices for soils and/or peat?

      The company only details best management practices for soils.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      53. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      54. Commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The statement applies to scheme smallholders, but currently not to independent suppliers.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      55. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

      A special task force was formed in November 2015 which uses satellite imagery systems, watchtowers and ground patrols, to monitor fires. They also undertake fire prevention training and fire fighting drills amongst the communities.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only states it commits to progressively reduce GHG emissions.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      59. Commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      60. GHG emissions?

      Emission data only for PT KMB.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      61. GHG emissions from land use change?

      Emission data only for PT KMB.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      62. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG Calculator.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      63. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions?

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      64. Percentage of mills with methane capture (is above 75%)?

      The company plans to complete construction of two methane capture biogas plants by 2018.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management 7.5 / 12 62.5%
    • Companies should commit to managing water use and water quality, providing evidence through time-bound reduction plans, policies on toxic chemical use and treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME).

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      65. Commitment to manage water use and water quality?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      66. Time-bound commitments to improve water use and water quality?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      67. Progress towards commitment on water use?

      The company reports water usage data from mills only, but does not have a time-bound commitment to report progress towards.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      68. Progress towards commitment on water quality?

      The company reports BOD, but does not have a time-bound commitment to report progress towards.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      69. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      70. Evidence of treating palm oil mill effluent (POME)?

      The company states "Our effluent is not discharged into waterways, but used for land application as a source of organic fertiliser subject to a maximum concentration of 5,000 ppm" but unclear if treating the effluent.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      72. No use of paraquat?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      73. No use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

      Bumitama states that WHO Class 1A & 1B pesticides are not used except for in "specific and urgent situations".

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      74. No use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

      Bumitama states that pesticides listed by the Stockholm or Rotterdam Conventions are not used, except in "specific and urgent situations".

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      75. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      Chemical usage figures more than two years old.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 11.5 / 18 63.9%
    • Companies should commit to respect human rights, including those of indigenous peoples and local communities, consulted with free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Companies should respect the rights of workers, report relevant workforce data, and comply with health and safety legislation.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      77. Commitment to human rights, referencing the UN Declaration of Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that it "respect the rights of indigenous people and other local communities" in relation to FPIC, but does not reference the UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      81. Commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      82. Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      83. Process for addressing land conflicts?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      84. Commitment to ensure food security for local communities?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Commitment to respect workers' rights, including all workers (i.e. direct, indirect, migrant, temporary, casual, etc.)?

      The company states "We respect and support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for all workers, including contract, temporary and migrant workers.".

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      86. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      Bumitama's policy refers to the fundamental ILO Conventions and it references no child labour, no forced labour, freedom of association, elimination of discrimination, minimum age and equal remuneration, but does not mention the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      87. Total number of employees?

      31,846 - Data is more than two years old (2014).

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      88. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      13,784 (43.2%) - Data is more than two years old (2014).

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      89. Percentage or number of women employees?

      31.2% - 31.2% of workers are women. The company also states that 13% of staff are women and that 6.3% of management staff are women. Data is more than two years old (2014).

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      90. Minimum wage that the company pays?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      91. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      92. Lost time accident rate?

      48

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      94. Provision of personal protective equipment and pesticide training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards 4.5 / 14.5 31%
    • Companies should become members of credible certification standards and report in accordance with all appropriate categories of membership. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requires members registered as growers to submit data relating to certification targets for their estates, scheme smallholders and independent fresh fruit bunch (FFB) suppliers, via an annual communications of progress (ACOP) report.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2007 - Bumitama Agri Limited membership's was previously under subsidiary PT Bumitama Gunajaya Agro.

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      Bumitama states all the countries and regions in which the company operates: Indonesia (West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, Riau).

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2020

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

      99. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders within 5 years or achieved 100% RSPO-certification of scheme/associated smallholders?

      2024 - Time-bound plan more than 5 years away.

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      100. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all supply chains?

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

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

      101. 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?

      2014

    • Partial
      1 / 2
      Source

      102. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      4 (31%)

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

      103. Percentage of area (ha) RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      41,594 (18%)

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

      104. Percentage of scheme/associated smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      0 (0%)

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

      105. Percentage of FFB supply (tonnes) from independent FFB suppliers that is RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      0 (0%)

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      106. Percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that are RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      Mass Balance.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      Bumitama have completed first stage audits for six plantations and second stage audits for 2 plantations respectively, and KMB was awarded an ISPO certificate in September 2014.

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      109. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified (100%)?

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      Bumitama state they are currently preparing for certification against the ISCC EU certification scheme.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 5 / 9 55.6%
    • Companies should report details of any programmes or schemes to support both schemed and independent smallholders, as well as criteria to assess suppliers on compliance with company policies, and in what cases suppliers should be suspended or excluded due to non-compliance.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      111. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      112. Details of support programme for scheme smallholders?

      The company states "We support plasma smallholders through education and help them to apply best practices to improve productivity to a comparable benchmark of productivity of our plantations. Furthermore, we will support plasma smallholders within our supply base to become compliant with RSPO standards".

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      113. Number or percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      25,000 - The company states that to date, over 25,000 smallholder farmers and their families in Indonesia have benefitted from our Plasma Programme.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      114. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company only mentions that an initiative for independent smallholders on productivity improvement, legality and certification and also states details in its 2016 RSPO ACOP.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      115. Details of support programme for independent smallholders?

      The company states it provides them with the training related to Good Agricultural Practice (GAP), Environment Safety & Health, so they could achieve RSPO certification, beside their improvements on productivity.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      116. Number or percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      Bumitama state that "To ensure that traders and independent outgrowers understand the process and how they can ensure that their fruit remains acceptable to us, we are building a team to socialise and explain our policies to FFB suppliers." No further details are given.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      118. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      119. Number or percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 4 / 7 57.1%
    • Companies should operate in an ethical manner at all levels, providing accessible channels and clear procedures for both employees and external stakeholders to raise any grievance or complaint with the company, as well as allowing for whistleblowing.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      120. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      121. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      122. Own grievance or complaints system?

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      123. Accessible to internal stakeholders (i.e. employees)?

      Unclear if open to employees.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      124. Accessible to external stakeholders?

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

      125. Grievance details, if anonymity not requested?

      Bumitama only provides details on RSPO complaints.

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