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US based producer and trader Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services.

  • Landbank (oil palm):
    169,032 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private company
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Cargill Inc – November 2017

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Assessment date:

Total: 69.9% 89.5 / 128
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Companies should publish sustainability policies or similar covering their entire supply chain — including third party suppliers — implemented and enforced through high-level leadership that engages with wider industry schemes.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      2. Policy or commitment applies to direct and third-party suppliers?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company refers to an assistant vice president of corporate responsibility and sustainability at Cargill, but unclear who has high-level responsibility for sustainability

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company publishes regular sustainability updates

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      5. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to improve sustainability in relation to palm oil?

      Member of TFA 2020, TFT, WBSCD and UNGC

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      7. Activities with government and/or NGOs to improve palm oil sustainability?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability 16 / 19 84.2%
    • Companies should publicly report figures on their total landbank and details of different areas under their management. They should also disclose maps of their management areas and provide details on traceability of their products, both to mill and plantation level.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      169,032 - Sum of Cargill and Alpha Capital Limited reported figures. Cargill states in its ACOP 2016 that "Cargill acquired Alpha Capital Limited (Poliplant group) in Dec 2015. Alpha Capital progress shall be reported under separate RSPO membership in the ACOP report for 2016"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      100,193 - Sum of Cargill and Alpha Capital Limited reported figures. Cargill states in its ACOP 2016 that "Cargill acquired Alpha Capital Limited (Poliplant group) in Dec 2015. Alpha Capital progress shall be reported under separate RSPO membership in the ACOP report for 2016"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      44,598 - Sum of Cargill and Alpha Capital Limited reported figures. Cargill states in its ACOP 2016 that "Cargill acquired Alpha Capital Limited (Poliplant group) in Dec 2015. Alpha Capital progress shall be reported under separate RSPO membership in the ACOP report for 2016." The company also states on an undated webpage that smallholders own 42,000 ha

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      6,683.72 - Sum of Cargill and Alpha Capital Limited reported figures. Cargill states in its ACOP 2016 that "Cargill acquired Alpha Capital Limited (Poliplant group) in Dec 2015. Alpha Capital progress shall be reported under separate RSPO membership in the ACOP report for 2016"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      17,558 - Sum of HCV areas and other conservation areas of both Cargill and Alpha Capital Limited reported figures. Cargill states in its ACOP 2016 that "Cargill acquired Alpha Capital Limited (Poliplant group) in Dec 2015. Alpha Capital progress shall be reported under separate RSPO membership in the ACOP report for 2016"

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      14. Number of company owned mills?

      9 - Sum of Cargill and Alpha Capital Limited reported figures. Cargill states in its ACOP 2016 that "Cargill acquired Alpha Capital Limited (Poliplant group) in Dec 2015. Alpha Capital progress shall be reported under separate RSPO membership in the ACOP report for 2016." 9 mills are also reported in its 2016 Sustainable Palm Oil Progress Update

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      15. Maps or coordinates of company owned mills?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      16. Number and names of supplier mills?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      17. 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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2020 - "All palm oil volumes we produce, trade (ship and physically handle) and process will be traceable to sustainable mills and plantations by 2020."

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2020 - "All palm oil volumes we produce, trade (ship and physically handle) and process will be traceable to sustainable mills and plantations by 2020."

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      21. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level (above 80%)?

      94% - Cargill achieved a global combined average traceability to mill of 94 percent (100 percent of the kernel and 93 percent of palm) at the second quarter of 2017

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      22. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from own mills traceable to plantation level (is above 75%)?

      The company states "Our own plantations and mills in Indonesia are fully traceable"

    • Partial
      1 / 2
      Source

      23. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from supplier mills traceable to plantation level (is above 75%)?

      42% - The company states it achieved 42 percent traceability to plantation (23 percent of kernel and 46 percent of palm) at the second quarter of 2017

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 7 / 12 58.3%
    • Companies should commit to address deforestation and to set aside areas for conservation. They should report on any activities to manage or restore habitat in their conservation areas, or monitor deforestation in their supply chains. They should also provide evidence of species conservation and biodiversity protection.

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      24. Commitment to address deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      25. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      26. Deforestation commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      27. Criteria for defining deforestation?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      28. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company partnered with World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch to build a decision-support system and spatial monitoring platform to help track progress and real-time challenges associated with deforestation commitments.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      29. Commitment to set aside areas for conservation?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      30. Evidence of habitat management and/or habitat restoration?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      31. A landscape-level approach?

      The company states "Cargill is actively engaged with IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative as a member of the Sustainable Landscapes Working Group (formerly the Traceability Working Group)."

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      32. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      33. Commitment to not endanger species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      35. Commitment not to operate within internationally and nationally designated protected areas?

      The company only mentions protected areas in relation to risk monitoring of mills

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      36. Evidence of species conservation activities?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 9.5 / 11 86.4%
    • Companies should commit to the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches, and to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA). They should develop and publish monitoring and management plans, and provide evidence through SEIA, HCV and HCS assessments, typically published in summary form due to the sensitive nature of certain sites.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      37. Commitment to High Conservation Value (HCV) approach?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      38. HCV commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company's HCV commitment applies to suppliers, but it is unclear if it applies to scheme smallholders

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company is an RSPO member and commits to use the HCVRN ALS under the RSPO NPP, but does not state this commitment explicitly itself

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      40. 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      41. 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      42. 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      All three HCV assessments have been reviewed as satisfactory

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      44. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      45. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company is an RSPO member and commits to use the SEIAs under the RSPO NPP, but does not state this commitment explicitly itself

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      47. Social and environmental impact assessment (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      There is public availability of the following SEIA assessments:
      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 10 / 17 58.8%
    • Companies should commit to protect peatland and undertake best management practices for soils and peat. They should also have policies on zero burning and to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Companies should report their GHG emissions, as well as any fires that occurred in or around their estates, along with plans for managing and monitoring fires.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      49. Peat commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company's commitment applies to suppliers but it is unclear if it applies to smallholders

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      50. 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 to soils

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      51. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only states that they sponsored and participated in a workshop on peatland conservation. The workshop was designed to kick off the “Smallholder Protocol for Sustainable Management of Peat Areas
      and Responsible Replanting of Oil Palm.”

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      53. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to a no-burn policy and states it condones burning of land for any means

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      54. Zero burning commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company's commitment applies to suppliers but it is unclear if it applies to smallholders

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      55. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Cargill reported in December 2015 45 fires identified on and around its plantations in Indonesia. It also has a hotspot update webpage

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a hotspot update webpage that includes monitoring areas up to 1km away

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2020 (5%) - Cargill has a commitment to "improve greenhouse gas intensity by 5 percent against a fiscal 2015 baseline, achieving a 2.2 percent improvement this year." The commitment applies across the company's entire operations

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      59. GHG commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      60. GHG emissions?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      61. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      62. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      ISCC 205 GHG Emissions Calculation Methodology and GHG Audit

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      63. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions?

      The company reports a 3.2% improvement in GHG intensity

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      64. Percentage of mills with methane capture (is above 75%)?

      The company is currently working on completing methane capture facilities at two of its mills by 2020

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management 2 / 12 16.7%
    • Companies should commit to managing water use and water quality, providing evidence through time-bound reduction plans, policies on toxic chemical use and treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME).

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      65. Time-bound commitment to improve water use?

      2,020 (5%) - The company has a target to achieve a 5% improvement in water efficiency against a fiscal 2015 baseline by 2020

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      66. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      67. Progress towards commitment on water use?

      The company reports a 2.9% improvement in freshwater efficiency improvement

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      68. Progress towards commitment on water quality?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      69. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      70. Evidence of treating palm oil mill effluent (POME)?

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only states it has identified the need for safer storage and management of dangerous chemicals

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      72. No use of paraquat?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      73. No use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      74. No use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      75. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 10 / 18 55.6%
    • Companies should commit to respect human rights, including those of indigenous peoples and local communities, consulted with free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Companies should respect the rights of workers, report relevant workforce data, and comply with health and safety legislation.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      77. Commitment to human rights, referencing the UN Declaration of Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      79. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights, referencing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO 169?

      The company commits to "No exploitation of rights of indigenous peoples and local communities" but does not mention the UNDRIP/ILO

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      81. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      82. Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      83. Process for addressing land conflicts?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      84. Commitment to ensure food security for local communities?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      86. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company does not refer to the minimum age convention

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      87. Total number of employees?

      150,000 - The company reports 150,000 as the total number of employees for all its operations

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      88. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      89. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      90. Minimum wage that the company pays?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      91. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      92. Lost time accident rate?

      1.34 - The company states a Reportable Injury Frequency Rate (RIFR) of 1.34 in 2016, but it is unclear how this figure relates to its palm oil operations

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      9 - The company reports 9 work fatalities in 2016, but it is unclear how this figure relates to its palm oil operations

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      94. Provision of personal protective equipment and pesticide training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards 13.5 / 17 79.4%
    • Companies should become members of credible certification standards and report in accordance with all appropriate categories of membership. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requires members registered as growers to submit data relating to certification targets for their estates, scheme smallholders and independent fresh fruit bunch (FFB) suppliers, via an annual communications of progress (ACOP) report.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2004

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      Both Cargill and Alpha Capital. Cargill states in its ACOP 2016 that "Cargill acquired Alpha Capital Limited (Poliplant group) in Dec 2015. Alpha Capital progress shall be reported under separate RSPO membership in the ACOP report for 2016"

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      98. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates within 5 years or achieved 100% RSPO-certification of estates?

      2020 - Time-bound plan for Cargill Inc has been extended from 2016 to 2020. Alpha Capital Limited gives a target of 2018

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      99. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders within 5 years or achieved 100% RSPO-certification of scheme/associated smallholders?

      2020 - Cargill Inc reports a target of 2020 for associated smallholders. Alpha Capital Limited gives a target of 2018

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      100. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all supply chains?

      2020

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      101. 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 - Cargill Inc became a member of the RSPO in 2004 and certified its first estate in 2009. Alpha Capital became a member of the RSPO in 2016 and achieved its first certification in 2016

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      102. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      7 (78%) - Sum of Cargill and Alpha Capital Limited reported figures. Cargill states it in ACOP 2016 that "Cargill acquired Alpha Capital Limited (Poliplant group) in Dec 2015. Alpha Capital progress shall be reported under separate RSPO membership in the ACOP report for 2016"

    • Partial
      1 / 2
      Source

      103. Percentage of area (ha) RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      53,468.5 (32%) - Cargill and Alpha Capital Limited reported a total figure of 53468.5 ha. Cargill states in its ACOP 2016 that "Cargill acquired Alpha Capital Limited (Poliplant group) in Dec 2015. Alpha Capital progress shall be reported under separate RSPO membership in the ACOP report for 2016".

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      104. Percentage of scheme/associated smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      522,390 (75%) - FFB volume certified that is supplied by scheme smallholders divided by total FFB volume supplied by scheme smallholders (tonnes). Sum of Cargill and Alpha Capital Limited reported figures. Cargill states in its ACOP 2016 that "Cargill acquired Alpha Capital Limited (Poliplant group) in Dec 2015. Alpha Capital progress shall be reported under separate RSPO membership in the ACOP report for 2016". 100% of Cargill's scheme smallholders are certified, but Alpha Capital does not report how much is certified

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      105. Percentage of FFB supply (tonnes) from independent FFB suppliers that is RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      17,094 (100%) - FFB volume certified that is supplied by independent smallholders divided by total FFB volume supplied by independent smallholders (tonnes)

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

      106. Percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that are RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      685,576 - The company does not report data on the total volume traded/processed in the year, only the volume RSPO-certified

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Book & Claim; Mass Balance; Segregated; Identity Preserved

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      PT Hindoli has been ISPO-certified, but it is unclear if Cargill's other plantations are certified

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      109. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified (100%)?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Some of Cargill's plantations are ISCC-certified

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 9 / 9 100%
    • Companies should report details of any programmes or schemes to support both schemed and independent smallholders, as well as criteria to assess suppliers on compliance with company policies, and in what cases suppliers should be suspended or excluded due to non-compliance.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      111. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      112. Details of support programme for scheme smallholders?

      Best practice guidelines, help in achieving RSPO certification

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      113. Number or percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      7,200 - The company is supporting 7,200 plasma smallholders in PT Poliplant towards RSPO certification. It has helped its others plasma smallholders achieve RSPO certification

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      114. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company has an independent oil palm smallholder sustainability support program in Malaysia and Colombia

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      115. Details of support programme for independent smallholders?

      Help in achieving certification; best practice guidelines for replanting; alternative livelihood development on peat areas

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      116. Number or percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

      The company states "In Malaysia , we have certified 175 independent smallholders for RSPO in Air Kuning Perak, as part of the Wild Asia Group Scheme (WAGS) .In Colombia , we signed off on a project that will support the RSPO certification of 487 independent smallholders"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has conducted supplier assessments and workshops and engage with suppliers to ensure no deforestation of HCV and HCS areas

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      118. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states it will "Evaluate, and will suspend, business with suppliers who are confirmed, through a credible source, audit or verification, to be in violation of our forest policy, and unwilling to remediate non-compliance issues or concerns"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      119. Number or percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged?

      The company details the percentage of the PKO volumes and CPO volumes covered by a supplier engagement program

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 7 / 7 100%
    • Companies should operate in an ethical manner at all levels, providing accessible channels and clear procedures for both employees and external stakeholders to raise any grievance or complaint with the company, as well as allowing for whistleblowing.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      120. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      121. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has an "Ethics Open Line" for reporting any misconduct

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      122. Own grievance or complaints system?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      123. Grievance system accessible to internal stakeholders (i.e. employees)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      124. Grievance system accessible to external stakeholders?

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      125. Details of grievances disclosed?

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