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  • About this company:

    Established in 1818, Bunge is a global agribusiness

  • Market cap:
    5,801,177,372 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    BG.N
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BG US
  • ISIN:
    BMG169621056
  • Sedol:
    BG05LN6
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Bunge Ltd – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 73.3% 79.12 / 108
  • Organisation: 12.5 / 21 59.5%
  • Policy: 41 / 49 83.7%
  • Practice: 25.6 / 38 67.4%
  • Self-reported: 10.3 / 38 27.1%
  • External: 12 / 38 31.6%
  • Certified: 3.3 / 38 8.8%
  • 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?

      The company reports that the execution of the sustainability activities is done through the company's senior leadership, chiefly the Senior Vice President for Sustainability and Government Affairs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 (16.66%) - The figure is not directly reported by the company but calculated from board member profiles.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      4 (40%) - The figure is not directly reported by the company but calculated from board member profiles.

    • 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?

      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 works with the Earthworm Foundation in Southeast Asia, collaborating with others in the palm oil value chain towards a sector-wide implementation of best practices for free and fair labour. The company is also a member of the Soft Commodities Forum (SCF) and, with the use of Agroideal, identifies future risks and opportunities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      GRI, CDP.

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

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

    • 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
    8.34 / 13 64.2%
    • Organisation: 3 / 6 50%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 5 86.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 1 / 5 20%
    • Certified: 3.3 / 5 66.8%
    • 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. Maps of estates/management units?

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

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 21. Number of company-owned mills?

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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 the company does not own mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      1,543

    • Y
      1 / 1

      26. 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?

    • Y
      1 / 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. Data as of 2018.

    • 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
      +
      0.98 / 1
      1 / 1

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      In 2019, 98% of supply was traceable to mill level. In Q2 2020, supply was 99% 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 the company does not own mills.

    • P
      +
      0.36 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      This figure is for 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    7.28 / 8 91%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 6 88%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 6 21.3%
    • External: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2007

    • Y
      1 / 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?

      2010

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's subsidiary submitted its latest ACOP in 2019.

    • 40. 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.

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

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

    • 42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

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

    • 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 the company is only a processor or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2020

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

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

    • 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 the company is only a processor or trader.

    • 47. 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.

    • P
      0.28 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that the segregated and identity preserved volumes of RSPO-certified palm oil and oil palm products sourced in the year are 407,794 tonnes and 1,543 tonnes respectively.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      51. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has an ISCC certification.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    6.25 / 8 78.1%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 53. 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

      54. 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 and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. 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.

    • 56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company reports that over 20 million hectares of forest are monitored by satellite and radar and land use changes are reported on a bi-weekly basis.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      59. 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 always clear for each grievance and a total figure for all non-compliant deforestation recorded within a timeframe is not reported.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company is involved in various landscape projects and works with stakeholders to support landscape projects and satellite monitoring.

    • 63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • 65. 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.

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

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

    • 67. 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

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    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%
    • 69. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 71. 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.

    • 72. 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.

    • 73. 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.

    • 74. 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

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

    • 76. 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.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Only EIAs are applicable to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    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%
    • 83. 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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 87. 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

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

      The company applies Best Management Practices for existing oil palm cultivation on peat but no commitment could be found for soil management.

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

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

    • 90. Commitment to zero burning?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • 92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

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

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

    • 94. 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

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

      The company commits to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by 10% by 2026.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that energy intensity is 0.956 GJ/Tonne and emissions intensity ration (scope 1 & 2) is 60.49 Kg CO2e/Tonne.

    • 97. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company has achieved a 4.1% reduction per metric ton of production between 2016 and 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

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

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

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    5 / 9 55.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports achieving a 21.2% reduction in water use intensity from 2016 to 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. 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.

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

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

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

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

    • 110. 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

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

    • 112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 114. 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

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

    • 116. 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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      121. 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 100 percent waste-recycling rate at its factories.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    18.25 / 24 76%
    • Organisation: 2 / 5 40%
    • Policy: 13.5 / 14 96.4%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 5 55%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 5 15%
    • External: 2 / 5 40%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company is implementing a 'Labor Transformation Program (LTP)' in partnership with the Earthworm Foundation to address human rights and labour concerns in its supply chain. The company is also a member of the RSPO Working Group on Human Rights.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a refiner or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a refiner or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a refiner or trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a refiner or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a refiner or trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a refiner or trader.

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

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

    • 135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to bolstering global food security and demand as well as integrating its supply chains, however it is unclear if the commitment is in place for all suppliers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a grower or miller.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 surveys for direct suppliers to identify key social and labor challenges.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      6,531

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      155. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0.17 - The company reports lost time injury rate per 200,000 hours worked is 0.17.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    10.75 / 16 67.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 10 52.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 10 22.5%
    • External: 3 / 10 30%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      The company 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 fertiliser with the aim to help increase their yields while removing the need to clear forests for more palm expansion.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      232 - 232 are involved in the programme, but it is unclear if this covers all operations/supply. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company 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

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

      The company reports that 94% of its palm oil volumes were sourced from suppliers with robust NDPE commitments and by Q4 2018, 36% of its palm oil was verified deforestation-free. Data is externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports ceasing 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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that by Q4 2018, 36% of its palm oil was verified deforestation-free. Proportion of direct and indirect supply could not be identified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      168. 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 plan could be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      169. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      170. 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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      172. 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

      173. 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 / 7 85.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 5 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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