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Established in 1996, Bumitama Agri is an investment holding company whose core business activities include

  • Landbank (oil palm):
    232,837 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    100%
  • Market cap:
    913,143,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    BUMI.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BAL SP
  • ISIN:
    SG2E67980267
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Bumitama Agri Ltd – November 2018

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.

Assessment date:

Total: 72.4% 82.5 / 114
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 5 / 6 83.3%
    • 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 2015 Sustainability Policy

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The policy seems to apply to directly managed suppliers, but it is not clear if it applies to third-party suppliers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Director of Sustainability & Compliance

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The most recent sustainability report was published in 2016

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

    • 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, NGOs or academic institutions to improve palm oil sustainability?

      The company states it has "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 10 / 13 76.9%
    • 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)?

      232,837

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      131,161

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      52,592

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      5,350

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      36,561 - Sum of HCV areas and other conservation areas

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      8,250

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      14. Number and names of company owned mills?

      14 - The company states it has 14 mills. The names of 5 of these can be found on the RSPO website, and the names of a further 8 mills can be found in the 2016 Sustainability Report, but the name of the other mill could not be found

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      15. Maps or coordinates of company owned mills?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      16. Number and names of supplier mills?

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

      Maps of some concessions are available on GFW, but not all. Some are available also on GeoRSPO, but it is not clear whether these represent 100% of the company's concessions. The company does not declare in any of its ACOPs whether 100% of its concessions have been submitted to the RSPO

    • 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?

      2,018

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      21. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level (above 80%)?

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

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      78.5% - The company states it has mapped out 78.5% of FFB processed in its 2017 Annual Report

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 9.5 / 10 95%
    • 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
      1 / 1
      Source

      24. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      25. Deforestation commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The policy appears to apply to scheme smallholders as it states "All provisions in this policy, with no exception, apply to all plantations and/or mills in our subsidiaries, associates and those which we manage." The company also states in a progress report it will extend its policy to smallholders and outgrowers, and that for outgrowers and independent smallholders, it will not purchase from areas that are opened by deforestation from 2017. However, it is not clear whether the deforestation commitment now applies to all independent suppliers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      26. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCV, HCS, peat

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      27. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company stated in a 2016 report that it "regularly" monitors HCV, HCS and peatland areas using GIS data. In its 2017 Annual Report it also mentions a set-aside area is monitored for illegal logging. The timeframe and extent of these monitoring activities are not clear

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      28. Examples of habitat management and/or habitat restoration?

      The company refers to examples of restoring HCS forests and mangroves

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      29. Implementing a landscape-level approach to biodiversity conservation?

      The company reports it is implementing a landscape approach which includes providing green corridors for orangutans, and community development

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      30. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that it seeks to "protect and enhance the population of species deemed critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable under national laws of Indonesia and the IUCN Red List"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that it bans hunting in all of its concessions and engages with communities to refrain from hunting of threatened species in the surrounding areas

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      33. Examples of species conservation activities?

      The company states it is "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 is also carrying out orangutan density and distribution surveys

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 10.5 / 11 95.5%
    • 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

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      No source

      35. HCV commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The commitment applies to scheme smallholders but not independent suppliers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states "HCV assessments are undertaken in compliance with the HCV Resource Network Assessor Licensing Scheme (HCV RN) since early 2016"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The following HCV assessments are publicly available: 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

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

      The following HCV assessments are publicly available: PT Gemilang Makmur Subur, PT Investa Karya Bhakti and PT Karya Bakti Agro Sejahtera 3

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The following HCV management and monitoring plans are available: PT Investa Karya Bhakti , PT Karya Bakti Agro Sejahtera 3 and PT Gemilang Makmur Subur

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Satisfactory review of assessments: PT Investa Karya Bhakti, PT Karya Bakti Agro Sejahtera 3 and PT Gemilang Makmur Subur, PT Raya Sawit Manunggal

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      42. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      A completed HCS assessment for PT. Gemilang Makmur Subur is available on the HCS Approach list of registered assessments. A summary of a pilot HCS assessment from 2014 is also available on the company's website

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions 11 / 15 73.3%
    • 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

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      46. Peat commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company states: "All provisions in this policy, with no exception, apply to all plantations and/or mills in our subsidiaries, associates and those which we manage." It is not clear whether the commitment applies to independent suppliers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      48. Landbank or planted area on peat?

      4,113 (1.8%)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      50. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      51. Zero burning commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company states: "All provisions in this policy, with no exception, apply to all plantations and/or mills in our subsidiaries, associates and those which we manage." It is not clear whether the commitment applies to independent suppliers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      52. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports that in its concessions in 2017 there were 10 fires, and 79 hectares of planted and 3 hectares of unplanted land burned

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports that outside of its concessions in 2017 there were 3 fires, and 19 hectares of land burned

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only states it commits to progressively reduce GHG emissions and that it plans to build two methane capture plants by 2018 that will reduce emissions from POME by 90%. It does not have a specific time-bound target for reducing GHG emissions intensity across its palm oil operations

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      56. GHG emissions from land use change?

      240,078 - This land conversion emission data is in MT CO2e/year, for the year 2017. It is only for certified plantations

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      57. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG Calculator

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      58. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      In its 2017 Annual Report the company states an estimated emissions intensity figure of 1.57 MT CO2e/MT CPO, which is a slight improvement on the figure of 1.6 MT CO2e/MT CPO stated in its 2016 Sustainability Report. However, the company has no time-bound target to reduce GHG emissions intensity

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company is planning to complete construction of two methane-capture biogas plants by the end of 2019

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management 8 / 12 66.7%
    • 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).

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      60. Time-bound commitment to improve water use per tonne of FFB Processed?

      The company only states that it will ensure minimal impact of its operations on surface and ground water quality and availability

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only states that it will ensure minimal impact of its operations on surface and ground water quality and availability

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      62. Progress towards commitment on water use?

      The company reports a 22% reduction in water use over 5 years in its 2016 Sustainability Report, and reports yearly figures for water usage in cubic metres per MT of FFB processed. These generally have been improving each year, but the figure increased slightly in 2017. The company does not have a time-bound, target-based commitment to report progress towards

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports BOD levels increased between 2015 and 2016 due to experimental trials conducted at two of its mills. The figures reported do not show progress, and the company does not have an adequate commitment to water quality in place

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      64. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company stated in a 2012 Annual Report that it ensures there are "adequate" riparian buffer zones, but does not clearly commit to using buffer zones to protect natural waterways across all operations

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      In its 2014 Sustainability Report, 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." In its 2016 Sustainability Report, the company states "before land application, POME is treated in series of ponds."

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      67. No use of paraquat?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that WHO Class 1A and 1B pesticides are not used except for in "specific and urgent situations"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      70. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Herbicides (and their WHO class) currently used in the company's operations are listed in the 2016 Sustainability Report, and figures are reported yearly for toxicity level (LD50/hectare) and inorganic fertiliser usage (tonnes/hectare). Note that both of these figures increased in 2017

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 15 / 19.5 76.9%
    • 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

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

      The company commits to respect human rights of workers specifically

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      73. Commitment to human rights applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company states "All provisions in this policy, with no exception, apply to all plantations and/or mills in our subsidiaries, associates and those which we manage." It is not clear whether this commitment applies to independent smallholders

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only commits to "respect the rights of indigenous people and other local communities" in relation to FPIC, but does not commit explicitly to respecting their legal and customary land tenure rights

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      75. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights, referencing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO 169?

      The company only 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 or ILO 169 and does not extend rights beyond land rights

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      77. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      79. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      80. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      81. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      82. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      The company states it respects workers' rights "in accordance with local and national laws, regulations and practices; including the International Labour Organisation requirements for decent work and core conventions on child labour, forced or compulsory labour, freedom of association, and elimination of discrimination." The 2016 Sustainability Report clarifies that this covers its "own employees, as well as contract, temporary and migrant workers."

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that it recognises the International Labour Organization (ILO) core conventions and the United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration on Human Rights, including a ban on forced and child labour, elimination of discrimination, provision of fair wages and working hours, and respect for freedom of association, the provision of a healthy and safe working environment, and ethical conduct, including efforts to eliminate corruption

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      84. tal number of employees?

      27,168 - This figure is from 2016

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      7,984 (29.4%) - This figure is from 2016

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      86. Percentage or number of women employees?

      27.3% - According to the 2016 figures, 27.3% of workers are women. The company also states that 12.1% of staff are women and that 4.8% of management staff are women

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      87. Commitment to pay minimum wage?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      88. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      89. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      21.3 - Lost time incident rate (incidents per 1,000,000 working hours) = 21.3, and severity rate (average number of days lost per accident) = 45.6

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      4 - The company reports 4 fatalities in 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      91. 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

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

      2,007 - The company's membership was previously under subsidiary PT Bumitama Gunajaya Agro

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,021

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,024 - Time-bound target more than 5 years away

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

      98. 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?

      2,014

    • Partial
      1 / 2
      Source

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

      5 (35.7%)

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

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

      41,594 (17.9%)

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

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

      0 (0%)

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

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

      0 (0%)

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      Only Book and Claim and Mass Balance

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company stated in its 2017 Annual Report "In April 2017, we have obtained a certificate for PT Gunajaya Karya Gemilang ("GKG") and PT Gunajaya Ketapang Sentosa, while six companies have passed the first stage and another two companies are in second stage of the audit"

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      106. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company stated in 2016 it was preparing for certification against the ISCC EU certification scheme and working towards ISO 14001 certification at two mills

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 5 / 7 71.4%
    • 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

      108. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      The company has a programme to support Plasma smallholders

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      25,000 - The company stated in a 2015 report that "over 25,000 smallholder farmers and their families in Indonesia have benefitted from our Plasma Programme," but it is not clear whether this is the number they have engaged with directly

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      110. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company mentions that it has an initiative for independent smallholders on productivity improvement, legality, and certification and also states details in its 2016 RSPO ACOP. It also states that it supports smallholders to comply with its sustainability policy

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      113. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      44% - Socialisation of the company's Sustainability Policy to 44% of smallholder groups, and Code of Conduct to smallholder groups

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 4 / 6 66.7%
    • 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

      115. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      116. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      117. Own grievance or complaints system?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      118. Grievance or complaints system is accessible to internal and external stakeholders?

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

      119. Details of grievances disclosed?

      The company provides details of some RSPO complaints, but does not provide details of the issues or actions taken, it just links to the cases on the RSPO website

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