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Bumitama Agri Ltd

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  • Latest update: November 2020
  • Next scheduled: November 2021

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1996, Bumitama Agri is an investment

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    234,000 hectares
  • Market cap:
    553,225,406 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    BUMI.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BAL SP
  • ISIN:
    SG2E67980267
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Bumitama Agri Ltd – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 68.3% 114.08 / 167
  • Organisation: 27.5 / 34 80.9%
  • Policy: 47 / 72 65.3%
  • Practice: 39.6 / 61 64.9%
  • Self-reported: 7.7 / 61 12.7%
  • External: 22.8 / 61 37.3%
  • Certified: 9.1 / 61 14.9%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7.75 / 11 70.5%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • 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 a 2015 Sustainability Policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Director of Human Capital, Sustainability & Compliance.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has no women as part of its "key" senior management but it is unclear if this covers the whole senior management team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (16.66%) - The company reports one female out of a total of six board members.

    • 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 states that it operates several schools to promote green and sustainable education, collaborated with the government to improve children's rights living in oil palm plantations, and has partnered with an NGO to restore peatlands as a part of its Biodiversity and Community Project.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      GRI, CDP.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    11.48 / 15 76.5%
    • Organisation: 10 / 12 83.3%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 49%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 49%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      234,000

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      187,567 - Figure includes plasma areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      54,924

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,097

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      39,380 - Sum of HCV, HCS, and peat areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO in 2018 and the company declares no new concession acquisition or change in the ownership of existing concessions was undertaken in 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      14 - The company also states that it has postponed the construction of its fifteenth mill to 2020, which will be operational in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      All 14 mills can be found on Global Forest Watch.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has disclosed the supply base for all its 14 mills, it has been inferred that eight mills source from its own operations and six mills source from its own operations as well as smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that of all the fresh fruit bunches it processes, 48.3% are own, 22.5% are from scheme smallholders, 11.2% are from outgrowers, 18% are from independent smallholders, and a small proportion of its fruit supply is sourced from FFB traders.

    • 25. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 29. 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.

    • 30. 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.

    • 31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has stated a target to achieve 100% traceability to plantation level, however, the commitment is not time-bound.

    • P
      0.98 / 2

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

    • 34. 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.

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    6.75 / 13 51.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.7 / 9 30.6%
    • Self-reported: 1.7 / 9 19.4%
    • External: 1 / 9 11.1%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2007

    • N
      0 / 1

      38. 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 - Certification against the RSPO Principles & Criteria was completed for the first two mills in 2014 which is more than three years since the company became an RSPO member.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. 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).

    • P
      0.22 / 1

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

      21.6% - Data as of December 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      50% - Seven out of 14 mills are RSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2022

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

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

    • P
      0.03 / 1

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

      3.46% - The company in its ACOP 2019 reports only 3.46% of land under scheme smallholders as RSPO-certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2024

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 48. 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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it was awarded four ISPO certificates in 2019, however, this couldn't be verified from the ISPO website.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that one of its mills is certified under ISO 14001, while the certification of two more mills is in progress.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.22 / 17 60.1%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 5 / 9 55.6%
    • Practice: 4.7 / 6 78.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 3 / 6 50%
    • Certified: 1.2 / 6 20.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has an "No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation" policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCV, HCS, peatlands. Effective immediately (13 Aug 2015).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company provides examples of monitoring deforestation via GIS mapping, however it is unclear if this is the case for all suppliers and how often mapping takes place. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      21 - The company reports 18 ha and 3 ha of non-compliant deforestation in February 2019 and April 2019 respectively, however, it is unclear if the total amount recorded covers the entire company estate.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company is committed to restore any non-compliant deforestation, however, no cut-off date specified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.22 / 1

      65. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company states it has launched Bumitama Biodiversity and Community Project (BBCP) in partnership with Yayasan International Animal Rescue Indonesia (YIARI), to develop technical expertise in conserving biodiversity. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    11.5 / 14 82.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 8 68.8%
    • Practice: 6 / 6 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 6 / 6 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own commitment and also commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is public availability of the following HCV assessments: PT Agriplus, PT Damai Agro Sejahtera, PT Hungarindo Persada, PT Raya Sawit Manunggal, PT Gemilang Makmur Subur, PT Investa Karya Bhakti and PT Karya Bakti Agro Sejahtera 3.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Summary reports of the following estates are available publicly: PT Agriplus, PT Damai Agro Sejahtera, PT Hungarindo Persada, PT Investa Karya Bhakti, PT Karya Bakti Agro Sejahtera 3, PT Gemilang Makmur Subur and PT Raya Sawit Manunggal.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own commitment and also commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      75. 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 policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Satisfactory review of assessments: PT Agriplus, PT Damai Agro Sejahtera, PT Hungarindo Persada, PT Raya Sawit Manunggal, PT Gemilang Makmur Subur, PT Investa Karya Bhakti and PT Karya Bakti Agro Sejahtera 3.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own commitment and also commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] A completed HCS assessment report for PT Damai Agro Sejahtera, PT. Hungarindo Persada, PT. Gemilang Makmur Subur is available on the HCS Approach website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own commitment and also commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    13.72 / 20 68.6%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 8 68.8%
    • Practice: 3.7 / 7 53.1%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 7 21.4%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.2 / 7 31.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own commitment and also commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      6,115

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports its landbank on peat has remained the same over the years 2017, 2018, and 2019, however, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.22 / 1

      89. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the total number of fires as 314 in 2019 in which 779 ha planted area and 970 ha unplanted area were burnt.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      12 - The company reports 12 small fires outside its concession area. However, the data is between one and two years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states it recognises and supports Indonesia's national goal of cutting down on GHGs by 29% by the year 2030, however no time-bound target on reducing GHG emissions intensity could be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      14.89 tCO2e/ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reports 446,492 MT CO2e/year emissions from land conversion in 2019.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a reduction in GHG emissions intensity from 2016 to 2018. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG calculator.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has a target to construct two methane capture facilities of which one facility in Riau is expected to becomplete by 2020.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    14.66 / 24 61.1%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 11 59.1%
    • Practice: 6.2 / 11 56%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 11 4.6%
    • External: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • Certified: 4.7 / 11 42.4%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only states it ensures that its activities do not lead to any long-term impacts on surface and ground water quality and availability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      1.35 - 1.35 M3/MT FFB in 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity figures which is increasing every year from 2016 to 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.22 / 1

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.22 / 1

      109. 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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its toxicity units per planted hectare in 2019 as 242 LD50/ha.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      119. 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.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.22 / 1

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also mentions it implements a sustainable pest management approach which ensures minimal impact on surface and groundwater quality.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. 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.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    28.25 / 36 78.5%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 15.5 / 22 70.5%
    • 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

      122. Commitment to human rights?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company states in its sustainability report that the commitment in its policy applies to its suppliers and contractors, however the policy itself only states it applies to "associates".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect local communities' and indigenous rights, but does not reference the UN Declaration or ILO Convention (no. 169).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states that it "respects the rights of indigenous people and other local communities" in relation to FPIC which is also applicable to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all other suppliers as well.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      127. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own commitment and also commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. 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

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports multiple examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. 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

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      137. 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

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      146. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      1,651

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports data of minimum wages paid by the company in comparison with the legal minimum wage by the government.

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The policy applies to "associates", however, it is not clear if it applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. 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 also reports it provides all workers with personal protective equipment (PPE) and related training.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      30.9 - Lost time incident rate (incidents per 1,000,000 working hours) = 30.9, and severity rate (average number of days lost per accident) = 39.9 in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4 - The company reports a total of four fatalities in the year 2019.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    5.75 / 10 57.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 4 50%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 6 62.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 6 29.2%
    • External: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also supports plasma smallholders through education and helps them to apply best practices to improve productivity.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      160. Percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders involved in programme?

      28,000 - The company reports it has over 28,000 associated plasma scheme smallholders in its scheme. However, the percentage of smallholders supported is not clear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      35 - The company reports that in 2018, 35 Tenera farmers were awarded RSPO smallholder certificates.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company conducts a sustainability policy socialisation process for outgrowers, independent smallholders and traders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      44% - The company reports in its sustainability report 2016 that it engaged with 44% of its suppliers in compliance with company requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 168. 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.

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

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

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

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

    • 171. 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.

    • 172. 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.

    • 173. 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
    4 / 7 57.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and 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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