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  • About this company:

    Established in 1818, Bunge is a global agribusiness

  • Market cap:
    15,051,900,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    BG.N
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BG US Equity
  • ISIN:
    BMG169621056
  • Sedol:
    BG05LN6
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Bunge Ltd – November 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 65.8% 73.03 / 111
  • Organisation: 15 / 23 65.2%
  • Policy: 36.5 / 49 74.5%
  • Practice: 21.5 / 39 55.2%
  • Self-reported: 8.5 / 39 21.8%
  • External: 9.3 / 39 23.8%
  • Certified: 3.8 / 39 9.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8 / 10 80%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • 1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable palm oil policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Chief Sustainability Officer and Government Affairs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that the responsibility for sustainability falls under the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee, four board members sit on this committee.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company's sustainability report states "3% Increased female representation in senior leadership roles" however it is not clear if 3% refers to the percentage increase or the percentage of women in senior leadership roles.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      3 - The company states that it has three women on its board.

    • Y
      1 / 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] The company is a member of WBCSD and PONGO Alliance.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company Bunge Loders Croklaan and the Earthworm Foundation (EF) have been working towards improving the welfare of workers in the company's supply chain in Malaysia, aligning with its "no exploitation" policy commitments. The company also has a collaboration with Earth Equalizer, to check for and act on instances of suspected deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's latest Sustainability Report was published in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company states that its Sustainability Report is prepared in accordance with GRI standards, Core option, and the company has also submitted CDP questionnaires.

    • 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?

      The company has completed a CDP Climate questionnaire that is available publicly but but it does not contain a climate risk assessment.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    10.25 / 15 68.3%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 5 95%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 1 / 5 20%
    • Certified: 3.8 / 5 75%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company lists all the countries that it operates refineries in.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company lists the countries in its mill list that it sources from.

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

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

    • 16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

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

    • 17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

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

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

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

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

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

    • 20. Maps of estates/management units?

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

    • 21. Maps of scheme smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 23. Number of company-owned mills?

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

    • 24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      1,708 - The company reports 1,708 third party supplying mills as per 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides an Integrated Global Bunge and Bunge Loders Croklaan full mill list with names and locations of all third-party supplying mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      31. Total volume (or percentage) sourced for refineries that comes from intermediary traders and/or refiners rather than directly from mills?

      The company states that 10% of its total palm oil volume is directly sourced from third-party mills and that 85% is indirectly sourced through trading partners with NDPE policies in place. However, the data is over two years old.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it had a commitment to achieve 100% traceability to mill level by 2018, however, the target was not achieved.

    • P
      +
      0.94 / 1
      1 / 1

      33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company states in its Sustainability Report 2022 that 94% of supply was traceable to the mill level.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The 2022 Sustainability Report states a commitment to "work toward achieving full traceability to plantation" but it is not time-bound.

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

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

    • P
      +
      0.81 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that in 2022, 81% of its supply was traceable to the plantation level.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      [Externally verified] The company publishes traceability data at the refinery level. The information is externally verified by Control Union Certifications B.V.

    • 38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    6.28 / 8 78.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 6 71.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 4.3 / 6 71.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,004 - The company became an RSPO member in September 2004.

    • N
      0 / 1

      40. RSPO-certified within three years of joining the RSPO or by November 2010, for companies joining prior to finalisation of the RSPO certification systems in November 2007?

      2,011 - The company became an RSPO member in 2004, and reports that it achieved its first supply chain certification in 2011.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's recent ACOP was submitted in 2021.

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

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

    • 43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,016 - The company reports that it had a time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities which was achieved in 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.3 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 30.52% - The company reports that 30.52% of certified palm oil and palm oil products were handled in its 2021 ACOP.

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

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

    • P
      0.98 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company discloses it processed/traded 98.52% RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains in its 2021 RSPO ACOP.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] The company states that its two entities, Bunge Lipid Enzymtec Sdn. Bhd and Bunge Loders Croklaan Oils Sdn. Bhd are MSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is ISCC certified.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    5.25 / 8 65.6%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

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

    • 56. Commitment to zero deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation.

    • 58. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation as removal of HCV and HCS areas. The policy states that "Bunge will conduct appropriate due diligence to assess whether prospective suppliers have complied with our policy from February 2017".

    • 60. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company states that on a biweekly basis, it receives land use change alerts from Satelligence to detect if there is deforestation taking place. In addition to this, the company has reported that it actively monitors more than 30 million hectares of land through in-depth knowledge of its suppliers and it also has a collaboration with Earth Equalizer, to check for and act on instances of suspected deforestation.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports instances of deforestation in its grievance list. However, the area deforested is not clear for each grievance and a total figure for all non-compliant deforestation is not reported.

    • 64. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to "appropriate conservation / compensation / restoration measures" in the case of non-compliance with its policy from February 2017.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      66. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company reports participating in multi-stakeholder planning and policy efforts at a landscape level.

    • 67. Biodiversity policy?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

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

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

    • 70. Examples of species and/or habitat conservation management?

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

    • 71. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 1 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 1 0%
    • 73. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. 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?

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 83. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to conduct environmental impact assessments applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    5 / 7 71.4%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 1 0%
    • 88. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 90. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)?

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

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

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

    • 92. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states in its policy a commitment to BMPs for peat only, which applies to all suppliers.

    • 94. Evidence of best management practices for soils and peat?

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

    • 95. Commitment to zero burning?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no burning.

    • 97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • 98. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company estates?

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by 10% per metric ton of production by 2026. However, the figures are not specific to palm oil operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company states that its emissions intensity ratio (scope 1 &2) is 50.57 (KgCO2e/MT). However, the figures are not specific to palm oil operations.

    • 102. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a reduction in absolute emissions for scope 1 and 2 by 4.85% against its 2020 baseline, however figures are not reported in intensity.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses the GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard methodology to calculate GHG emissions.

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

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    4.5 / 11 40.9%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a target to reduce freshwater consumption by 10% per mt of production by the end of 2026. However, the commitment is not specific to palm oil operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      The company reports the total volume of water withdrawn but does not report an intensity figure and it is not specific to palm oil operations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company states that water use intensity has decreased by 17% since 2016.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 111. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME)?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      112. Treatment of palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

    • 113. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use paraquat.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 123. Chemical usage per ha or list of chemicals used?

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

    • 124. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

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

    • 125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states that it has policies and procedures in place that determine the correct operation related to waste management.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    17 / 23 73.9%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 12 / 13 92.3%
    • Practice: 2 / 5 40%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 2 / 5 40%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment?

      [Externally verified] The Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Committee has been set up by the company to overview issues related to human rights. In addition to this, the company's Board of Directors and employees are required to take mandatory annual training on the Code of Conduct. The company also reports that Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) in collaboration with Earthworm Foundation (EF) has been working towards improving key human and labour rights of workers in its supply chain in Malaysia.

    • 130. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • 132. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

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

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

    • 137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

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

    • 138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

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

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

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

    • 140. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

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

    • 141. Progress on commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

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

    • 142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to Free and Fair Labour Principles.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports implementing a Labor Transformation Program (LTP) in partnership with the Earthworm Foundation to address labour concerns in its supply chain.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

      23% - The company states that 23% of its workforce were female as of December 31, 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company only provides a commitment to a minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to pay minimum wage applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      159. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0.21 - The company states that it has 0.21 Lost Time Injury Rate (LTIR).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company states that it had one fatality in 2021.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    8 / 16 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Practice: 3 / 10 30%
    • Self-reported: 3 / 10 30%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company has published a commitment to support smallholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      The company reports it has a smallholder programme called ILHAM with the aim to "boost small farmers' productivity by helping them implement sustainable agricultural practices." Details of how this is being implemented are not provided and the type of smallholder involved is not clear.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      164. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      The company states that the ILHAM program involves 232 smallholders. However, the type of smallholder involved is unclear.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company reports it has a smallholder programme called ILHAM with the aim to "boost small farmers' productivity by helping them implement sustainable agricultural practices." Details of how this is being implemented are not provided and the type of smallholder involved is not clear.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      232 - The company states that the ILHAM program involves 232 smallholders. However, the type of smallholder involved is unclear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it conducts mill risk assessments and develops a monitoring system for all mills and engages with all suppliers. If non-compliance is identified, the company initiates the grievance procedure.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that 87% of its palm oil volumes were sourced from suppliers with robust NDPE commitments. However, the number of suppliers assessed is unclear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      169. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states it will cease business with suppliers where clearing of potential HCV, HCS or peat areas is detected by following engagement and steps described in the grievance procedure. The company also specifies that suspended suppliers who do not provide appropriate plans remain suspended.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company lists some actions for ensuring policy compliance by potential new suppliers however these are not time-bound.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that 50% was "verified deforestation-free". It is not clear if this relates to volumes or number of suppliers, and data is not reported for direct and indirect supply separately.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it will work with independent experts to develop a program of mill-level verification assessments, using risk assessment tools to identify high-risk mills and ensure their adherence to the stated sustainability commitments. However, no time-bound commitment is available.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it will continue to engage with suppliers to promote its policy commitments and ensure compliance, but limited details are provided on the type of support provided.

    • N
      0 / 1

      174. Regularly engages with a subset of high risk mills?

      The company conducts mill-level engagement visits and mill workshops, on an annual basis.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it uses spatial data and remote sensing information, as well as stakeholder alerts.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that it conducts a proactive mill risk assessment for all mills in its supply chain, however, no information is provided in relation to how frequently mills are assessed.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6.25 / 7 89.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that 100% of employees, officers and directors undertook training on the Code of Conduct in 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a UK Tax Strategy which states that the Audit Committee of its Board of Directors is responsible for the tax risk management practices and its review, however this does not cover the full scope of the company's operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a helpline for reporting unethical conduct.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a grievance procedure open to all stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      184. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company reports the details of complaints and grievances received through the company's own grievance mechanism.

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