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  • About this company:

    US based producer and trader Cargill provides food,

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    136,903 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private
  • ISIN:
    US1417810058
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Cargill Inc – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 61.1% 119.76 / 196
  • Organisation: 17.5 / 38 46.1%
  • Policy: 54.5 / 79 69%
  • Practice: 47.8 / 79 60.5%
  • Self-reported: 13.4 / 79 17%
  • External: 16.4 / 79 20.7%
  • Certified: 18 / 79 22.8%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8 / 9 88.9%
    • Organisation: 4 / 4 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

    • 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?

      Sustainability Director, Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      29%

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • 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?

      TFA 2020, TFT, WBCSD, NYDF and UNGC

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is a founding member of the Palm Oil Traceability Working Group (TWG), convened by IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative; partnered with WRI's GFW to develop global baseline for tree cover loss; participated in the HCS Convergance Working Group

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company publishes regular sustainability updates

    • Y
      1 / 1
      No source

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    11.42 / 28 40.8%
    • Organisation: 9 / 18 50%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Practice: 0.9 / 8 11.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.9 / 8 11.5%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      136,903

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      81,466.7

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      37,636.6

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      5,079

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      12,721

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company states that is has submitted concession boundaries to the RSPO and the company declares these represent 100% of its concession sites, but they may not all be available due to ongoing legal issues. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Number of company-owned mills?

      12 - The company's ACOP states it has nine palm oil mills in its ACOP but states that it has 12 mills in its 2018 palm oil progress report

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

      The company states that it has nine mills in its ACOP and 12 mills in its 2018 palm oil progress report but only provides coordinates for seven company owned mills in its global mill list

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      26. Number of supplier mills?

      In its sustainability report the company states that it has 1,700 and 1,369 third-party mills

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      In its sustainability report the company states that it has 1,700 and 1,369 third-party mills but it only provides coordinates for 1,437 supplier mills in its global mill list

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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?

      87% - The company sources 87% of its volumes indirectly from mills through traders/refineries

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2015

    • P
      0.92 / 2

      32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      92% - The company states that 92% of its global supply is traceable to mill level

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2020 - The company commits to traceability to plantation level for all high-priority landscapes

    • N
      0 / 2

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

      The company reports that 42% of its global supply is traceable to plantation but does not report separately for own mills and supplier mills

    • N
      0 / 2

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

      The company reports that 42% of its global supply is traceable to plantation but does not report separately for own mills and supplier mills

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    9.05 / 18 50.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 9 50%
    • Practice: 4.6 / 7 65%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 2.8 / 7 40%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      38. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company commits to no deforestation within its palm oil operations, and has a goal to eliminate deforestation across its entire agricultural supply chain, halving it by 2020 and ending it completely by 2030

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      Old growth forest, primary forests, HCV, HCS, peat

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company partnered with World Resources Institute to use radar technology to track issues in its supply chain in near-real-time and it monitors 100% of its mills using GFW Pro.

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company monitors deforestation in its supply chain but does not report figures for non-compliant deforestation

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company monitors deforestation in its supply chain but does not report figures for non-compliant deforestation

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The compay may require remediation and does not specify a cut-off date

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.18 / 1

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.62 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • 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
    12.5 / 14 89.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      There is public availability of the following HCV assessments:
      West Kalimantan: PT Indo Sawit Kekal
      South Sumatra: PT Hindoli Mukut-Penuguan; PT Sumber Terang Agro Lestari

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      There is public availability of the following HCV assessments:
      Alpha Capital Limited – PT Andes Sawit Mas; PT Andes Agro Investama (AAI) and PT Andes Sawit Lestari (ASL); Cargill Incorporated – PT Harapan Sawit Lestari; PT Andes Sawit Mas; PT Poliplant Sejahtera and PT Maya Agro Investama

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The following HCV management and monitoring plans are available:
      Alpha Capital Limited – PT Andes Sawit Mas; PT Andes Agro Investama (AAI) and PT Andes Sawit Lestari (ASL); Cargill Incorporated – PT Harapan Sawit Lestari; PT Andes Sawit Mas; PT Poliplant Sejahtera and PT Maya Agro Investama

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the combined HCV-HCSA-FPIC methodologies which require assessment to be conducted by HCV ALS licensed assessors

    • Y
      1 / 1

      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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Three HCV assessments have been reviewed as satisfactory. The HCV assessment for PT Harapan Sawit Lestari has not been quality reviewed by the HCVRN

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      This company does not have an explicit commitment itself, but commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to SIAs for its suppliers

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      There is public availability of the following SEIAs:
      West Kalimantan: PT Indo Sawit Kekal; PT Harapan Sawit Lestari; Alpha Capital Limited – PT Andes Sawit Mas;
      South Sumatra: PT Hindoli Mukut-Penuguan; PT Sumber Terang Agro Lestari

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    11.12 / 20 55.6%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 8 81.3%
    • Practice: 3.6 / 7 51.7%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.6 / 7 23.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      67. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for existing plantations on peat, but does not have a commitment for soils

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for existing plantations on peat, but does not have a commitment for soils

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.62 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2025 - The company had a previous target to "improve greenhouse gas intensity by 5 percent against a fiscal 2015 baseline" by 2020. Its new target is to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2025, against a 2017 baseline. This updated target is not reported in terms of greenhouse gas intensity

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG Calculator

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reported a 3.2% improvement in GHG intensity in its 2017 Annual Report

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that two of its mills have methane capture

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

      5.55 - The company reports average GHG footprint per hectare in its ACOP

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      84. GHG emissions from land use change?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    6.36 / 22 28.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 11 4.5%
    • Practice: 5.9 / 9 65.1%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 9 11.1%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 4.9 / 9 54%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2020 (5%) - The company has a target to achieve a 5% improvement in water efficiency against a fiscal 2015 baseline by 2020 but it does not have a commitment for its palm oil operations specifically

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports a 2.9% improvement in freshwater efficiency improvement in its 2017 annual report

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      87. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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 states it treats POME, but does not mention PORE

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.62 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.62 / 1

      95. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.62 / 1

      103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    30.27 / 46 65.8%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Policy: 20 / 25 80%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 16 54.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 16 7.8%
    • External: 0 / 16 0%
    • Certified: 7.5 / 16 47%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.18 / 1

      106. Progress on human rights commitment?

      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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect and uphold the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities but does not mention the UNDRIP/ILO

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect and uphold the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities but does not mention the UNDRIP/ILO

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.18 / 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to implement the combined HCV-HCSA-FPIC methodologies (HCVRN assessment manual)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.62 / 1

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

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

    • 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
      0.18 / 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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not refer to the minimum age convention

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not refer to the minimum age convention

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • 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
      0.18 / 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?

      The company only reports injury frequency rates in 2016

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      1.34 - The company states a Reportable Injury Frequency Rate (RIFR) of 1.34 in 2016, but provides no more figures

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's fatality rate decreased from three in 2018 to one in 2019

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.18 / 1

      142. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    11.86 / 15 79.1%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 6.9 / 10 68.6%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 10 0%
    • External: 6.9 / 10 68.6%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,004

    • 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?

      2009 - The company became a member of the RSPO in 2004 and certified its first estate in 2009

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states all the countries and regions in which it operates as a palm oil grower: Indonesia (West Kalimantan and South Sumatra)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2020

    • P
      0.62 / 1

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

      62%

    • P
      0.73 / 1

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

      27,514.7 (0.73%) - Area certified divided by total area under scheme smallholders (hectares)

    • P
      0.58 / 1

      150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      7 (58%) - The company's ACOP states it has nine palm oil mills in its ACOP but states that it has 12 mills in its 2018 palm oil progress report. Percentage has been calculated on the basis of the company having 12 mills

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2020

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - The company reports a supply of 23,049 tonnes of FFB from independent smallholders in its ACOP and that none of this is RSPO certified

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2030

    • P
      0.18 / 1

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

      18% - The company reports that 18% of its global supply is RSPO certified in its annual report but the calculated figure from its 2018 ACOP is 32%

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Book & Claim, Mass Balance, Segregated, Identity Preserved

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Some of the company's plantations are ISPO certified including PT. Hindoli

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate in Malaysia

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      ISCC

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    13 / 16 81.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Practice: 7.5 / 10 75%
    • Self-reported: 5.5 / 10 55%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      16,500 (76%) - The company has helped more than 16,500 of its 21,600 smallholders in Indonesia to be RSPO certified

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that in Malaysia it has helped 175 independent smallholders become RSPO certified, with this number expected to increase to 265 in 2018. It does not report the total number of independent suppliers so the percentage cannot be calculated

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Supplier assessments, workshops, Aggregator/Refiner Transformation (ART) plans, site assessments, Deep Level Engagement Working Group (DLEWG), Progress Assistance Tool (PAT)

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company details the percentage of suppliers it conducted field assessments for in 2018

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company conducts field visits of high risk mills but does not commit to engage with all its high risk mills over a three year period

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports engagement and field assessments with a subset of high risk mills 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
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company uses WRI's PALM Risk Tool to assess the risk levels of mills and reported the percentage or number of low, medium and high risk mills on an annual basis

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company uses WRI's PALM Risk Tool to assess the risk levels of mills and reports the percentage or number of low, medium and high risk mills on an annual basis

    • Y
      1 / 1

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • 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 reports the proportion of its direct supply that is RSPO certified but does not report the proportion of indirect supply that is compliant with its sourcing policies

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6.18 / 8 77.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2.2 / 3 72.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 1.2 / 3 39.3%
    • 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
      0.18 / 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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has an "Ethics Open Line" for reporting any misconduct and sets out how whistleblowers are protected

    • 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: Cargill Inc

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