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  • About this company:

    Established in 1818, Bunge is a global agribusiness

  • Market cap:
    13,203,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    BG.N
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BG US
  • ISIN:
    BMG169621056
  • Sedol:
    BG05LN6
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Bunge Ltd – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 69.2% 74.03 / 107
  • Organisation: 13 / 21 61.9%
  • Policy: 37.5 / 48 78.1%
  • Practice: 23.5 / 38 61.9%
  • Self-reported: 9.8 / 38 25.8%
  • External: 10 / 38 26.3%
  • Certified: 3.7 / 38 9.8%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8.5 / 10 85%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • 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 Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy for suppliers covering both social and environmental issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Chief Sustainability Officer and Government Affairs having a high-level position with sustainability responsibility, excluding board members.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2 (15.38%) - The figure is not directly reported by the company but calculated from senior management profiles.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      30% - The company reports 30% 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, 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 is a member of the Soft Commodities Forum (SCF), a critical collaboration supporting the industry's fight against deforestation in South America. Since 2019, 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 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company reports are 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 it does not contain a climate risks assessment, thus no points.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    8.24 / 13 63.4%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 4.7 / 5 94.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 1 / 5 20%
    • Certified: 3.7 / 5 74.8%
    • 13. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 18. Maps of estates/management units?

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

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 21. Number of company-owned mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      1,538 - The company reports 1538 third party supplying mills as per 2021 Quarter 1, updated on June 30, 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      26. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      29. 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 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

      30. 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
      +
      0.97 / 1
      1 / 1

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      In the Global Sustainability Report 2021, 98% of supply was traceable to the mill level. In Q1 2021, supply was 97% traceable.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • 33. 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
      +
      0.77 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports in 2021, 77% of its supply was traceable to the plantation level.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      35. 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.

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    5.54 / 8 69.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 6 59%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 9%
    • External: 3 / 6 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      37. 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

      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?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company submitted its recent RSPO ACOP in 2020.

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

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

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

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

    • 42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 47. 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
      0.35 / 1

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

      35.03% - The company reports 35.03% of certified palm oil and palm oil products handled in 2020 ACOP.

    • 49. 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
      0.19 / 1

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

      The company discloses 19.22% RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains in 2020 RSPO ACOP.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      52. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has an ISCC certification.

  • 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%
    • 54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

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

    • 55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company is committed to no deforestation and protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company clearly specifies the criteria that are not to be deforested, including developing land, identifying and protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and also specifies a cut-off date as 2025 beyond which deforestation would not be accepted.

    • 58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      [Externally verified] The company reports 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.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      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 also not reported. But, the company specifies that it will reach deforestation-free supply chains by 2025.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

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

    • 65. Biodiversity policy?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

      The company has a Land Use and Biodiversity Policy, however, there is no commitment to biodiversity protection rather it only supports the efficient use of natural resources to provide the quantity and quality of food and feed to meet global needs.

    • 67. 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.

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

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

    • 69. 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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers.

    • 73. 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.

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

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

    • 75. 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.

    • 76. 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

      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?

    • 78. 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.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit, applies to all suppliers.

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

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

    • 82. 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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only mentions a commitment to conduct environmental impact assessments applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      85. 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%
    • 86. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers.

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

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

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

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

    • 90. 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

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

      The company only commits to BMPs for peat applies to all suppliers.

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

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

    • 93. Commitment to zero burning?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers.

    • 95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

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

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

    • 97. 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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that energy intensity is 0.939 (GJ/MT) and emissions intensity ratio (scope 1 &2) is 58.65 (KgCO2/MT). However, the figures are not specific to palm oil operations.

    • 100. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company has achieved a 5.4% reduction per metric ton of production from 2016 to 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses Brazil GHG Protocol Programme, IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2006), U.S. EPA Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule for calculating scope 1&2 emission and GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain for Scope 3 Emission.

    • 103. 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
    4.25 / 9 47.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports achieving a 22% reduction in water use per tonne of product from 2016 to 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 113. 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

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

    • 115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no use of paraquat applies to all suppliers.

    • 117. 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

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

      The company commits to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides applies to all suppliers.

    • 119. 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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company is committed to a future of zero waste sent to landfills as well as reaching a 100 percent waste-recycling rate at its factories. In addition to this, the company's operations have strict policies and procedures in place that determine the correct operation related to waste management. The information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    18 / 23 78.3%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 12 / 13 92.3%
    • Practice: 3 / 5 60%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 5 20%
    • External: 2 / 5 40%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the UN Declaration on Human Rights and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to the UN Declaration on Human Rights and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

      [Externally verified] The Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Committee has been set up by the company to overview issues related to climate change, human rights, etc. In addition to this, the company's Board of Directors and employees are required to take mandatory annual training. The company plans to conduct a human rights assessment in 2021. The company also reports that its subsidiary Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) in collaboration with Earthworm Foundation (EF) has been working towards improving the welfare of workers in BLC's supply chain in Malaysia aligning with BLC's ?no exploitation' policy commitments.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples applies to all suppliers.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to legal and customary land rights applies to all suppliers.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 137. 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.

    • 138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to Fundamental ILO Conventions and Free and Fair Labour Principles.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to Fundamental ILO Conventions and Free and Fair Labour Principles applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company provides evidence of actions taken to implement its Labour & human rights policies, such as the company is implementing a Labor Transformation Program (LTP) in partnership with the Earthworm Foundation to address labour concerns in its supply chain. The company also conducts Social and Labor survey's for direct suppliers to identify key social and labor challenges.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides evidence of actions taken to implement its gender policies such as the company leverage its employees' voices through many diversity and inclusion groups, such as Women of Bunge; Proud & Allied; and Multicultural. This allows to foster community-building and create awareness-raising initiatives that support the company's mission for a diverse and inclusive workplace.

    • N
      0 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      23% - The company report 23% women of the total population as of December 31, 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company only provides a commitment to a minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      152. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company is committed to address health and safety at work.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to address health and safety at work applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company commits to providing adequate equipment and training on the implementation of health and safety policies. However, the company reports that ILHAM Smallholder Program followed ways to determine nutrient deficiency in palm trees, proper handling of chemical storage and use of personal protective equipment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0.21 - The company reports a 0.21 Lost Time Injury Rate (LTIR).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reported 1 fatality in its Global Sustainability Report 2021.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    10.25 / 16 64.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 10 47.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 10 27.5%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company is committed to support smallholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company reports to have 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, thus partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company reports ILHAM program to support the inclusion of smallholders in the supply chain and will boost small farmers' productivity by helping them implement sustainable agricultural practices. The company also reports that it has a program in Kampung Monopod, Malaysia, to engage smallholder farmers in the palm oil value chain and educate smallholders on soil rehabilitation and fertilizer with the aim to help increase their yields while removing the need to clear forests for more palm expansion.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      232 - The company reports that the ILHAM program involves 232 smallholders. However, the figure does not cover all operations and this information is not externally verified.

    • 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 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

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

      The company reports that 90% of its palm oil volumes were sourced from suppliers with robust NDPE commitments and in Sustainability Report 2021. However, the number of suppliers assessed is unclear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports ceasing 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 the suspended suppliers who do not provide appropriate plans remain suspended.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company publishes a time-bound action plans for all suppliers to be in compliance with sustainable palm oil sourcing commitments including KPIs/milestones.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that 55% of its palm oil was verified deforestation-free. However the proportion of direct and indirect supply could not be identified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      170. Time-bound plan to engage with all high risk mills within 3 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, no time-bound commitment is available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has a program to provide technical support for responsible sourcing of palm oil for all own and third-parties high risk mills and states that it will continue to engage with suppliers to promote its policy commitments and ensure compliance.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company conducts mill-level engagement visits, reinforced by company-level engagement and mill workshops, on an annual basis.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states the procedures to assess all own and third party supplying palm oil mills for risk level.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states 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

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6.5 / 7 92.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 5 100%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that, for the third consecutive year, it has received the "Mais Integridade" (More Integrity, in English) Seal from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply in Brazil. This seal recognizes companies that demonstrate integrity through social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and ethics, in addition to the company's commitment to inhibit fraud, bribery and corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company discloses its management approach to tax payments to governments through UK Tax Strategy and states that the Audit Committee of its Board of Directors is responsible for the tax risk management practices and its review.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company provides information on how to report unethical conduct with a clear description of steps taken for the same.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own grievance procedure open to all stakeholders with a clear process flowchart and description of steps.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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

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