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Bumitama Agri Ltd

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2021
  • Next scheduled: November 2022

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  • Landbank (oil palm)
    234,000 hectares
  • Market cap:
    712,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    BUMI.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BAL SP
  • ISIN:
    SG2E67980267
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Bumitama Agri Ltd – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 76.8% 128.95 / 168
  • Organisation: 28 / 34 82.4%
  • Policy: 58 / 72 80.6%
  • Practice: 43 / 62 69.3%
  • Self-reported: 9.4 / 62 15.2%
  • External: 9.5 / 62 15.3%
  • Certified: 24.1 / 62 38.8%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8.25 / 11 75%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • 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 sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company explains that the sustainability policy applies to all suppliers in its 2020 sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Chief Operating Officer and a Chief Sustainability Officer who are responsible for sustainability and report to the board.

    • 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?

      1 (33.3%) - The company has three member of "Key Management", gender is not directly reported but it has been deduced from the images and pronouns that one is female.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (16.66%) - The company reports 1 female out of a total of 6 board members in 2020.

    • 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 is a member of multiple RSPO working groups and task forces, collaborates with IDH - The Sustainable Trade Initiative and Ketapan District Government to protect one million ha of forest, and with IDH and Nebraska University to improve smallholder productivity and environmental stewardship.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published a sustainability report in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has submitted a Forest 2020 survey on CDP and reports that its 2020 sustainability report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI standards Core option.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    11.45 / 15 76.3%
    • Organisation: 10 / 12 83.3%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Practice: 0.9 / 2 47.5%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0.9 / 2 47.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      234,000 - Figure for 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      187,917 - Figure for 2020 (includes plasma areas).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      55,101 - Figure for 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1,249 - Figure for 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      39,310 - Figure as of 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO.

    • 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 - Figure as of 2020.

    • 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 8 mills source from its own operations and 6 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?

      27% of total supply was from external parties in 2020.

    • 25. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

    • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

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

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

    • 31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      98.8% of all FFB produced by the company and 95.4% of external FFB are mapped and traceable to plantation. The company commits to tracing new external FFB suppliers but no commitment to achieve 100% traceability to plantation level could be found.

    • P
      0.95 / 2

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

      98.8% of all FFB produced by the company and 95.4% of external FFB are mapped and traceable to plantation. The lowest score has been used for scoring in absence of an overall percentage.

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

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

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    6.9 / 13 53.1%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.9 / 9 32.2%
    • Self-reported: 1.9 / 9 21.1%
    • External: 1 / 9 11.1%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,007 - Date of joining.

    • 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?

      2,014 - 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)?

      2020 ACOP has been submitted.

    • 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
      0.3 / 1

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

      30.42% - As of 2020.

    • P
      0.57 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      57% - 8 out of 14 mills are RSPO certified. 2020 data is currently unavailable.

    • 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?

      2,022 - The company reported this target in its 2020 RSPO ACOP.

    • 44. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities?

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

    • P
      0.03 / 1

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

      3.43% - As of 2020.

    • 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?

      2,024 - The company reported this target in its 2020 ACOP.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      None of supply from independent smallholders or outgrowers is certified.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      51. 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.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      53. 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
    9.8 / 18 54.4%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 10 45%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 6 80%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Certified: 3.3 / 6 55%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company uses HCV, HCS, peatlands as definitions of forests protected from conversion. The policy is effective as of August 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also publishes some detail on monitoring deforestation in conservation areas.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company provides examples of monitoring deforestation via GIS remote sensing, however the area monitored is unclear, as is how often mapping takes place. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      42 - The company reports that in 2020 "across all areas less than 42 ha of forest was lost". As this is not a figure since the cut-off date in 2015, only partial points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to restoring non-compliant deforestation or conversion - the cut-off date beyond which deforestation will be deemed non-compliant is August 2015.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. 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. The company's work on the Bumitama Biodiversity and Community Project (BBCP) has been verified by an article from IDH (the company's collaborator).

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.3 / 1

      67. 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 published a list of identified species of conservation concern referencing the IUCN Red List.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also publishes details of conservation work such as monitoring wildlife populations, restoring mangroves and creating wildlife corridors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Hunting is banned in all concessions.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    14.75 / 15 98.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 6.8 / 7 96.4%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 6.8 / 7 96.4%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      71. 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 has also made this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has publicly stated this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV assessments and management and monitoring plans are available under RSPO New Planting Procedures.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV assessments for the following are publicly available: 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. All assessments are externally verified by the consultancies that conducted them.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Management and monitoring recommendations are included in summary reports for the following estates: 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. All assessments are externally verified by the consultancies that conducted them.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      76. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      77. 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 all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCVRN 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. Integrated HCV-HCSA assessments deemed unsatisfactory at time of assessment: PT Nabati Agro Subur & PT Agro Manunggal Sawitindo, PT Karya Makmur Langgeng, PT Wanamukti Wisesa. HCV-HCSA assessments waiting review are: PT Tanah Tani Lestari. As all assessments have not yet been deemed to be satisfactory, full points cannot be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. 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 has also published this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to the HCS Approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] HCSA assessment reports have been published for the following companies: PT Agriplus, PT Damai Agro Sejahtera, PT. Hungarindo Persada, PT. Gemilang Makmur Subur.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCSA reports have been peer reviewed for the following companies: PT Agriplus, PT Damai Agro Sejahtera, PT. Hungarindo Persada, PT. Gemilang Makmur Subur.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to conduct social impact assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] SEIAs are available for the following companies: PT Gemilang Makmur Subur, PT Hungarindo Persada, PT Investa Karya Bhakti, PT Karya Bakti Agro Sejahtera - 3.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    16.85 / 20 84.3%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 3.9 / 7 55%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.6 / 7 37.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      86. 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 has also published this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The policy applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      8,089 - in 2020, 8,089 ha of peat was planted and 1,540 ha protected in conservation areas.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports its planted area on peat has remained the same over the years 2018, 2019 and 2020. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The policy applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.3 / 1

      92. 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

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The policy applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.3 / 1

      95. 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 also publishes examples of fire monitoring and management independently, e.g. constructing water ponds and wells, and the use of a hotspot monitoring and verification system.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      In 2020, 99 hotspots were identified in and around company concessions, 95 were within company concessions. There were 76 fire incidents confirmed inside concession areas, resulting in 47.8 ha of burned land.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4 - In 2020, the company detected 4 hotspots outside its concession area.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company aims to reduce its GHG emissions intensity by 30% by 2030 from a 2016 baseline of 1.63 MT CO2 e/MT CPO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      1.56 MT CO2 e/MT CPO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a reduction in GHG emissions intensity from 2016 to 2019, however in 2020 intensity increased as the methodology was changed to include all of the company's 14 mills rather than just those RSPO certified. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      Version 4.0 of the RSPO PalmGHG calculator.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has a target to construct two methane capture facilities of which one is expected to complete by 2021 and the other in 2022.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    19.7 / 24 82.1%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 10 / 11 90.9%
    • Practice: 7.7 / 11 70%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 11 13.6%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 6.2 / 11 56.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company aims to reduce water use intensity from mill production to 1.2 m3/MT FFB by 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      1.26 - In 2020, water use intensity was 1.26 m3/MT FFB.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity figures which is increasing every year from 2016 to 2019, but decreased in 2020. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to keep BOD levels below regulatory thresholds of 5,000 parts per million (PPM). No commitment for COD could be found.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      BOD levels for 2016-2020 are reported and all have been kept below regulatory limits. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.3 / 1

      109. 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 independently reports some information on POME treatment.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company has publicly made this commitment.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.3 / 1

      112. 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

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The policy applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company phased out paraquat use in its operations in 2016.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only reports a general statement to phase-out use for suppliers but this is not time-bound, thus no points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to only using these pesticides in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The policy applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to only using these pesticides in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The policy applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its toxicity units and inorganic fertiliser usage per planted hectare from 2016-2020.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.3 / 1

      122. 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
      0.3 / 1

      123. 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 independently publishes information regarding its IPM strategy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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
    30.25 / 35 86.4%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 17.5 / 21 83.3%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The policy applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it is a member of the RSPO Human Rights and Social Compliance Working Group.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect and uphold the rights of all Indigenous and local communities in accordance with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      129. 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. This commitment is applicable to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has publicly stated this commitment.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to respect legal and customary land rights only in relation to FPIC. Additionally, this commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The policy is applicable to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. 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

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports multiple examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts such as reassessment of social and environmental impact assessments, and focus group discussions with community representatives. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports to have a grievance procedure which also addresses land conflicts. No details of the process are provided.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company publishes examples of supporting the inclusion women such as setting up areas for breastfeeding at work, and ensuring women are involved in community discussions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also provides examples of income/agricultural diversification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also provides examples of it's work providing services such as schools and healthcare clinics.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also has published an example where gender committees have been set up for each estate.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      981 (3.12%) - Figures for 2020. Total number of employees (permanent and temporary) 31,423.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      8,663 (27.6%) - Figures for 2020. Total number of employees (male and female) 31,423.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company commits to pay the minimum wage, not decent living wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to pay the minimum wage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Progress on commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports the results of a gap analysis measuring the differences between company wages and DLW across its operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to health and safety.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also publishes examples of PPE provision and related training.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      In 2020, the lost time incident rate (LTIR) was 47.7 injuries per one million working hours.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3 - The company reports a total of three fatalities in 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    6.5 / 10 65%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Practice: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits to support both plasma and independent smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also details it has assisted 1,899 ha of plasma smallholder land in achieving RSPO certification, and it has a programme that supports alternative livelihoods to palm oil cultivation.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      3.4% of total planted area under plasma smallholders has been RSPO certified (a goal of the programme), however, it is unclear the number of smallholders involved in the programme to become certified. This information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's independent smallholder programme trains smallholders on best management practices, and also supports smallholders in obtaining certification.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      In 2020, nine groups/cooperatives were enrolled on the company's certification programme out of 98 external suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company prioritises suppliers in terms of risk, and measures compliance to sustainability policy commitments via questionnaires and inspections.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      29 outgrowers and 69 independent smallholder groups have their performance verified with a questionnaire based on the company's Sustainability Policy. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company terminates contracts of suppliers who do not take remedial action or refuse to comply with its sustainability policy. However, timeframes for action or steps taken are not disclosed.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4.5 / 7 64.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has published its whistleblowing procedure.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a grievance mechanism which is open to all stakeholders. A flowchart of how grievances are processed is also available.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company produces a summary table of internal and external grievances, however limited detail on individual grievances are available and therefore full points cannot be awarded.

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