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Bumitama Agri Ltd

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  • Latest update: November 2023
  • Next scheduled: November 2024

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1996, Bumitama Agri is an investment

  • Parent company:
    Harita Group
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    238,000 hectares
  • Market cap:
    777,200,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    BUMI.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BAL SP Equity
  • LEI:
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:
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Company assessment: Bumitama Agri Ltd – November 2023

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 81.6% 138.66 / 170
  • Organisation: 29 / 35 82.9%
  • Policy: 65.5 / 74 88.5%
  • Practice: 44.2 / 61 72.4%
  • Self-reported: 11 / 61 18.1%
  • External: 23.3 / 61 38.1%
  • Certified: 9.9 / 61 16.2%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9.75 / 11 88.6%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Chief Sustainability Officer who has responsibility for sustainability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a sustainability steering committee chaired by the newest board member Mr Witjaksana Darmosarkoro.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4 (7.4%) - The company states that it has four female members in the senior management team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (14.28%) - The company reports one woman out of a total of seven board members in 2022.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production?

      [Externally verified] PONGO Alliance.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has collaborated with BKSDA and government bodies to patrol and manage fires with local communities, It has also partnered with IDH and YIARI on biodiversity surveys, landscape programs, and fire prevention activities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published its latest Sustainability Report in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's Sustainability Report 2022 has been prepared in accordance with the GRI 1: Foundation 2021.

    • 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?

      The company reports that it is currently evaluating its climate risk in line with TCFD recommendations and aims to publish the results in 2024. No climate risk assessment information has been published yet.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    13.49 / 17 79.4%
    • Organisation: 11.5 / 14 82.1%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 49.5%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 49.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Plantation and Mills - Indonesia.(Central Kalimantan, Riau, and West Kalimantan).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company sources only from Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      238644 - Data as of 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      187628 - The company reports 187,628 ha of total oil palm planted area in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      55529 - The company reports 55,529 ha as its scheme smallholders planted area in its sustainability report 2022 and RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4492.51 - The company reports 4492.51 ha of unplanted area in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      40619 - The company reports 40,619 ha of total conservation area in its sustainability report 2022 and RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company reports that its concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO. Further, maps of some concessions are also available on the GFW database.

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Maps of all scheme smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Maps of all third-party supplying plantations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      15 - The company reports that it has 15 CPO mills in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company reports that it has 15 mills. However, the maps of only 14 mills are available on Global Forest Watch.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that six mills source FFB from its own plantations while nine mills source FFB from both its own plantations and third-party suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 27.5% of its total FFB supply was sourced from third parties in 2022, and the remaining 72.5% was sourced from company-owned operations.

    • 27. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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 the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 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 the company does not own refineries.

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

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

    • 33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to achieve 100% traceability to the plantation level by the year 2023.

    • P
      0.99 / 2

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

      The company reports that it has achieved 99.6% traceability of all FFB supplies to the plantation level.

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

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

    • 37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

    • 38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    6.05 / 12 50.4%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 3.1 / 9 33.9%
    • Self-reported: 2.1 / 9 22.8%
    • External: 1 / 9 11.1%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 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?

      2014 - The company became an RSPO member in 2007 and received its first RSPO certification in 2014, which is more than three years since the company became an RSPO member.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company submitted its latest RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • P
      0.41 / 1

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

      41.41% - The company reports that it has 66,761 ha (48%) of RSPO-certified areas in its sustainability report 2022. The RSPO ACOP 2022 also states that the company has 64,862 ha (35.42%) of certified landbank. However, 41.41% of the landbank is certified under P&C 2018.

    • P
      0.6 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      60% - The company reports that nine out of 15 mills are RSPO certified in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a grower or miller.

    • P
      0.03 / 1

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

      3.42% - The company reports 3.42% of scheme smallholders as RSPO-certified in its 2022 RSPO ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2025 - The company commits to achieve 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders and outgrowers by 2025. This is within 5 years.

    • P
      0.01 / 1

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

      1% - The company's RSPO ACOP 2022 states that 1% of FFB supply from independent smallholders, outgrowers, and third-party FFB suppliers are RSPO-certified.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a grower or miller.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company's RSPO ACOP 2022 reports that it sells 0% of RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has obtained four ISPO certifications. However, it does not cover the whole scope of operations.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that one of its mills is certified under ISO 14001.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    15.41 / 20 77.1%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 10 / 12 83.3%
    • Practice: 4.9 / 6 81.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • Certified: 1.4 / 6 23.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company commits to zero conversion of natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to zero conversion of natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to zero deforestation. This commitment has been in place since 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation. This commitment has been in place since 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation as the removal of HCV areas, HCS areas, and/or peatland, and specifies any deforestation/conversion past August 2015 will not be accepted.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation as the removal of HCV areas, HCS areas, and/or peatland, and specifies any deforestation/conversion past August 2015 will not be accepted.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it regularly monitors signs of deforestation inside and around its concessions through the satellite monitoring system, drones, and other available innovative technologies.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides an example of monitoring deforestation via GIS remote sensing technology which covers over 140 thousand hectares of the supplier's area. This system detects any land-cover changes every six months.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      315 - The company has recorded 315 ha (0.80%) of deforestation or ecosystem conversion in 2022. However, this is not a figure since the cut-off date in 2015.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to restore ecosystems to their prior condition in cases of conversion within its own operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the restoration of deforestation/conversion in its sustainability policy and states that it works with independent smallholders to ensure they are following this policy.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      67. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company has published multiple examples of applying a landscape-level approach, including conservation area management, community support, and collaborative fire management. Further, the company's work on the Bumitama Biodiversity and Community Project (BBCP) has been verified by an article from IDH (the company's collaborator). However, external verification is between two and five years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      69. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.41 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has also identified several species of conservation concern such as Sunda pangolin, Javan Myna, sambar deer, and sun bear, referencing the international system of species classification (IUCN).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    14.25 / 15 95%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 6.8 / 7 96.4%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 6.8 / 7 96.4%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also commits to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV assessments for PT Ladang Sawit Mas, PT Nabatindo Karya Utama, PT Andalan Sukses Makmur, PT Gunajaya Karya Gemilang and PT Gunajaya Ketapang Sentosa are available on RSPO NPP website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments for all estates planted since January 2015 are available on the RSPO NPP and HCVRN websites.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] High Conservation Value (HCV) or combined HCV/HCS management and monitoring plans for all estates planted since January 2015 are available on the RSPO NPP and HCVRN websites.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also commits to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS) in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to only use licensed HCV assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's ALS.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Satisfactory reviews are available for some of the company's HCV assessments only.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also commits to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      84. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] HCSA assessment report for PT Agriplus is publicly available on the HCS website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCSA report of PT Agriplus has been peer-reviewed and deemed satisfactorily by the HCSA Quality Assurance Process.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also commits to conduct social impact assessments (SIAs) in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct social impact assessments (SIAs) only.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] SEIA reports for PT Gunajaya Karya Gemilang, PT Gunajaya Ketapang Sentosa, PT Investa Karya Bhakti and PT Karya Bakti Agro Sejahtera are available on the RSPO NPP website.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    16.57 / 20 82.9%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 4.6 / 7 65.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.8 / 7 40.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also commits to planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      8089 - The company reports that it has 8,089 ha of planted area on peat. Data as of 2022.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that its planted area on peat has remained the same from 2018-2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.41 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it uses remote sensing technologies to monitor peat and soil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to zero burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero burning.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.41 / 1

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has implemented innovative technologies and techniques to deal with fire such as the installation of intelligent weather stations which enables to conduct of advanced fire risk analyses.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 35 fires were identified in and around company concessions in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      102 - The company reports that 102 fires were identified outside its concession area in 2022.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce its GHG emissions intensity by 30% by the year 2030. However, it does not include scope 1 and scope 2 emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that its GHG emissions intensity is 1.41 MT CO2 e/MT CPO in 2022. However, it does not include scope 1 and scope 2 emissions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports 1,095,535 MT CO2e/year emissions from land conversion in 2022.

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      -

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports an increase in GHG emissions intensity from 1.38 (MT CO2e/MT CPO) in 2021 to 1.41 (MT CO2e/MT CPO) in 2022. However, it does not include scope 1 and scope 2 emissions also, the intensity figures were not improving.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses the RSPO PalmGHG Calculator methodology to calculate GHG emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports only one mill (6.67%) with a methane capture facility and plans to expand this to all mills in the future.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    19.89 / 24 82.9%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 10.5 / 11 95.5%
    • Practice: 7.9 / 11 71.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 11 11.4%
    • External: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • Certified: 5.6 / 11 51.3%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce water-use intensity from mill production to 1.20 m3/MT FFB by 2023. No baseline was defined.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      109. Water use intensity?

      1.22 - The company reports its water use intensity as 1.22 m3/MT FFB in 2022.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports an increase in water use intensity from 1.21 (M3/MT FFB) in 2021 to 1.22 (M3/MT FFB) in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to maintain the BOD level within legal limits.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports its BOD levels for 2018-2022 and all have been kept below regulatory limits of 5,000 parts per million (PPM).

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.41 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it treats palm oil mill effluent (POME) before discharging it to waterways.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.41 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company commits to not use paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports its toxicity units and inorganic fertiliser usage per planted hectare from 2016-2022. However, it does not report similar for pesticides.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.41 / 1

      126. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has launched a 'healthy soil programme' which aims to replace up to 10% of inorganic fertiliser usage with the company's own organic fertilisers like compost, treated POME, and biochar.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.41 / 1

      127. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach such as using barn owls to help control rats across its estates.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has also reported on different types of waste and their management methodologies.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    31.25 / 35 89.3%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 18.5 / 21 88.1%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect legal and customary land tenure rights in relation to FPIC only.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to respect legal and customary land tenure rights, but only in relation to FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also commits to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's commitments under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      139. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports multiple examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts such as prioritising transparency and keeping stakeholders informed on group-wide matters through regular reporting and communications, using participatory social impact assessments to identify local community tenure, and engaging in fair and informed negotiations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      140. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports that it has a grievance procedure which addresses land conflicts. However, no separate process is provided.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company commits to ensure food security for local communities through a range of local community livelihood and food security programmes.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it provides comprehensive educational programmes and infrastructure, ranging from early childcare centres to vocational high schools.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to provide business and work opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has also established gender committees across its estates to ensure fair and equitable treatment of women, protect reproductive rights, and eliminate potential discrimination cases.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      435 (1.31%) - The company reports that it has 435 (1.31%) temporary employees in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Percentage or number of women employees?

      9574 (29%) - The company reports that 9,574 out of its 33,058 employees were women in 2022.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to pay a Living Wage?

      The company only commits to paying above the minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to paying above the minimum wage applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Progress on commitment to pay a Living Wage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company report that all women and men are getting the same salary, according to their level of employment. However, no other details were reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports that it provides personal protective equipment (PPE) and chemical handling training to all employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      30.6 - The company recorded a lost time incident rate (LTIR) of 30.6 in 2022. Calculated as recordable injuries x 1,000,000/total working hours.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3 - The company reports a total of three fatalities in 2022.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    7 / 9 77.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 4 75%
    • Practice: 4 / 5 80%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 5 40%
    • External: 2 / 5 40%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      164. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company has published a commitment to support smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company supports all plasma smallholders to achieve RSPO certification by 2024 through its RSPO certification programmes.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      166. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      The company reports that 3.4% of the total planted area under plasma smallholders has been RSPO certified as part of its programme.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports that it has dedicated smallholder programmes for 11 groups and cooperatives that sell to eight of its mills.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      2335 (11%) - The company reports that 2,335 independent smallholders were enrolled in its programmes, comprising 11% of all smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company prioritises suppliers regarding risk and measures compliance with sustainability policy commitments via questionnaires and inspections.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      100% - The company reports that it has engaged with and accessed 100% of its known suppliers against its policy commitments in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports that it stops working with suppliers who are found to be non-compliant with its policy. Suppliers are typically given three to six months to demonstrate their progress. However, if they do not take remedial action or refuse to comply with the company's policy are terminated.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 177. 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.

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

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

    • 179. 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.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5 / 7 71.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's subsidiary, PT Bumitama Gunajaya Agro, commits all suppliers to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it provided anti-corruption training to 225 employees in 2022 and has conducted annual audits to identify corruption risks.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      184. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has its own whistleblowing procedure, including how whistleblowers can report unethical conduct and how they are protected.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a grievance system open to all stakeholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      186. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company produces a summary table of internal and external grievances. However, limited details on individual grievances are available.

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