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  • About this company:

    Established in 1818, Bunge is a global agribusiness

  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    70%
  • Market cap:
    7,806,865,351 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    BG.N
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BG US
  • ISIN:
    BMG169621056
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Bunge Ltd – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 70.3% 86.42 / 123
  • Organisation: 13 / 20 65%
  • Policy: 46 / 59 78%
  • Practice: 27.4 / 44 62.3%
  • Self-reported: 6.8 / 44 15.3%
  • External: 12.5 / 44 28.4%
  • Certified: 8.2 / 44 18.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8.5 / 10 85%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 3 83.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • 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 the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Senior Vice President of Sustainability & Government Affairs has responsibility for sustainability

    • Y
      1 / 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 (11.11%) - The company has one female member in its management team. The figure is not directly reported by the company

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      3 (30%) - The company has three female members on the board. The figure is not directly reported by the company

    • 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?

      Member of WBCSD, UNGC and PONGO Alliance

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states its collaboration with TFT and Aidenvironment on the company's own supply chain and that it is also working with WRI to improve GFW with radar technology

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2018

    • Y
      1 / 1
      No source

      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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company has published a summary of the risks as a result of climate change

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    7.81 / 13 60.1%
    • Organisation: 3 / 6 50%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 5 76.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • External: 3.3 / 5 66.2%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • 13. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 19. Maps of estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 22. Number of company-owned mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills

    • 23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills

    • 24. Number (or percentage) of company-owned mills that source from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills

    • 25. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned mills that come from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills

    • Y
      1 / 1

      26. Number of supplier mills?

      1,513

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Names and coordinates of all third-party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

      28. Number (or percentage) of third-party supplier mills that source from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      29. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplier mills that come from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 10% of its palm oil volumes is directly sourced from third party mills, and that 85% of its palm oil volumes is indirectly sourced through trading partners with NDPE policies in place

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • P
      +
      0.98 / 1
      1 / 1

      32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      98%

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company works to progressively increase traceability to plantation level towards 100%. However, the commitment is not time-bound

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills

    • P
      +
      0.33 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      27% - The company reports traceability to plantation of 49% for palm oil and 33% for palm kernel. No aggregated figure is provided

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • 37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    6.92 / 10 69.2%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1.9 / 4 48%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 1.2 / 4 29.3%
    • 38. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to no deforestation and protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company commits to the protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas as defined by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) P&C 5.2 and 7.3 and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests as defined by the HCS Steering Group. It specifies a cut-off date as February 2017 regarding suppliers that cleared forest or peatland

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company states that it supports landscape work in Aceh Province, Indonesia; supporting satellite mapping efforts to delineate forest cover and identify areas of deforestation. The company also states that in the district of Aceh Tamiang, previous investment has led to the identification of critical at-risk forest areas utilizing the Starling system

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company detected 0 ha of high priority alerts, 2,545 ha of medium prioirty alerts and 6,308 ha of low priority alerts

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.17 / 1

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company is involved in landscape projects in Aceh Province, work with stakeholders to support landscape projects and satellite monitoring. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • 47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      52. 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%
    • 53. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 58. 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 the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      59. 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?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Commitment is in place only for EIA applicable to all suppliers

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    6.25 / 7 89.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 1 0%
    • 67. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to best management practices only for peat which applies to all sourcing

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 74. Commitment to zero burning?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • 76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2026 (10%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      Brazil GHG Protocol Programme, the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2006), and the U.S. EPA Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      4.1% - The company has achieved a 4.1% reduction per metric ton of production between 2016 and 2018

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

      43.56 - Kg CO2e/metric ton

    • 84. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    4.25 / 10 42.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 6 50%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 3 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 3 41.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2026 (10%) - The company's 10 year plan includes a target to reduce water use per mt of production by 10% overall and 25% in high water stress regions by the end of 2026

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      6.2% - The company reports the reduction in water use figure per mt of production as 6.2% from 2016 to 2018

    • N
      0 / 1

      87. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      90. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) and/or palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

      The company only states a commitment to recycle and reuse waste from its factories, and states its treats wastewater to meet permitted limits, but does not mention PORE explicitly

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 95. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • 103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    26.35 / 39 67.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 4 50%
    • Policy: 18.5 / 23 80.4%
    • Practice: 5.9 / 12 48.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 12 0%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 5.9 / 12 48.8%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.17 / 1

      106. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company provides training on human rights policies to all its employees.Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      109. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.17 / 1

      112. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      116. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced?

    • N
      0 / 1

      117. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced, applies to all suppliers?

    • 118. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company mentions working to bolster global food security and demand as well as integrating its supply chains, however unclear if commitment is in place for all suppliers

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to respect all workers' rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.17 / 1

      125. 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/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation applies to all suppliers?

    • 130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it does not have any temporary employees

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

      6,440 (20%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.17 / 1

      134. Progress on commitment to pay minimum wage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      135. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Reduction of time lost due to work-based injuries?

      Lost time due to accidents per 200,000 hours worked has increased from 2015 to 2018

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0.19 - Lost time due to accidents per 200,000 hours worked

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      140. Zero fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.17 / 1

      142. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company provides equipment and training on the implementation of health and safety policies and also train and equip its workers worldwide to recognise and safely control exposures. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    7.17 / 8 89.6%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 5.2 / 6 86.2%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 5.2 / 6 86.2%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,007

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. 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?

      2010

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2018

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2020

    • P
      0.17 / 1

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

      28% of palm oil and 17% of palm kernel oil supply is RSPO certified as reported in Q2 2019. The company also reported 28% and 25% in Q1 2019. As no volume data is reported an overall percentage cannot be calculated, so points are awarded based on the lower figure

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Mass Balance, Segregated and Identity Preserved

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      Two entities of the company, Bunge Lipid Enzymtec Sdn. Bhd and Bunge Loders Croklaan Oils Sdn. Bhd in Malaysia are MSPO certified

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      ISCC

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    9.5 / 12 79.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Practice: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • External: 3 / 6 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • 160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 161. Percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • 163. Percentage of independent smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a processor or trader

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states 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 will initiate the grievance procedure

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that six third party mill verification assessments were carried out in Sabah with its implementation partner Proforest, and another 24% of the supplying third party mills have been assessed through other NDPE programs.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      166. Time-bound plan to engage with all high-risk mills within three years?

      The company states 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, it is not clear if action plans are time-bound

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it engages with key suppliers to promote its policy commitments and to ensure compliance

    • Y
      1 / 1

      168. Regularly engages with a subset of high-risk mills?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states 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. The company does however assess land use changes at concession level, which is updated quarterly, as well as comparing satellite imagery of deforestation with its concession map data every two weeks

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states that 30% of the palm oil volumes sourced are now verified deforestation free

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    7.17 / 8 89.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 5 100%
    • Practice: 2.2 / 3 72.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 1.2 / 3 39%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.17 / 1

      177. 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/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has disclosed its tax risk management strategy and the Audit Committee is responsible for the oversight of company's tax risk management practices

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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Scoring criteria: Bunge Ltd

Scoring criteria guide how ZSL conducts SPOTT assessments and allocates scores to ensure a fair and consistent approach, setting the expectations for companies on how they should publish ESG data. The full palm oil indicator framework contains 181 indicators across 10 categories, aligned with corporate reporting initiatives.

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