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Carotino Group

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2021
  • Next scheduled: November 2022

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  • Parent company:
    JC Chang Group
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    40,750 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Carotino Group – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 44.6% 81.7 / 183
  • Organisation: 10 / 35 28.6%
  • Policy: 38 / 75 50.7%
  • Practice: 33.7 / 73 46.2%
  • Self-reported: 4.1 / 73 5.6%
  • External: 3 / 73 4.1%
  • Certified: 26.6 / 73 36.4%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    1 / 9 11.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 4 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company meets this indicator through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has an environmental policy and a social and human rights policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company reports to have sustainability brochure but does not have sustainability reports.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    7.5 / 24 31.3%
    • Organisation: 7 / 15 46.7%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      40,749.9 - The company reports total land area managed for oil palm as per RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      39,845.9 - The company reports the total oil palm planted area in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      119.13 - The unplanted area is reported in RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      784.87 - The company reports 224.04 HCV areas and 560.83 other conservation areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company reports to have submitted concession maps to the RSPO in previous ACOP cycles.

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      4 - The company reports four number of palm oil mills operated in RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company publishes the names and coordinates and maps for four of its mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company reports that it procures crude palm oil from plantations and mills within the group but does not provide any data, hence partial point is awarded.

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    9.1 / 14 65%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 6.1 / 10 61%
    • Self-reported: 3.1 / 10 31%
    • External: 3 / 10 30%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,006 - The company is RSPO member since 10 May 2006.

    • 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?

      [Externally verified] 2,007 - The company achieved its first RSPO P&C certification in 2010.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company submitted RSPO Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP) in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company operated in Malaysia (Pahang, Sabah).

    • P
      0.8 / 1

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

      79.96% - The company reports land under RSPO P&C Certification, excluding scheme smallholders.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      75% - The company reports total of four mills are operated and three palm oil mills are certified under RSPO P&C.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2,020 - The company reports that they have achieved 100% RSPO certification for all operating units at end of 2019. But Takon Production Unit can't achieve the deadline as RaCP compensation plan was yet to be approved by RSPO. Hence partial points awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2,020 - The company reports that Takon Production Unit can't achieve the deadline as RaCP compensation plan was yet to be approved by RSPO. Hence partial points awarded.

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports 0% of total certified FFB volume supplied by independent smallholders.

    • P
      0.3 / 1

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

      29.69% - The company reports in RSPO ACOP 2020 certified volume to be 42,944 tonnes out of total volume of 144,633 tonnes.

    • P
      0.28 / 1

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

      The company RSPO ACOP 2020 reports 28.10% of RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

    • P
      0.22 / 1

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

      The company in RSPO ACOP 2020 reports 21.57% of processes RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      52. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] The company reports Carotino (EU) Limited Melewar Production Unit, Carotino Sdn Bhd, Asia Production Unit and Takon Production Unit to be MSPO certified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports ISCC declaration.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    7.8 / 18 43.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 10 40%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 6 63.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3.8 / 6 63.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have been therefore awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company reports no deforestation, no peat and no High Carbon Stock on new development.

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no land clearing damaging primary forests or areas required to protect or enhance HCVs since November 2005, and no land clearing damaging HCVs or HCS forest since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to applying the RSPO Remediation and Compensation Procedure where there has been land clearing without prior HCV assessment since November 2005, or without prior HCV-HCSA assessment since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. However, a commitment covering restoration of all non-compliant deforestation/conversion was not found. Partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      The company commits to promote biodiversity in its oil palm plantations but no target hence partial point is awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.8 / 1

      67. 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. The company reports that palm plantations are home to many native species of birds and other wildlife.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      68. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to hunting and fishing of wildlife to be prohibited within the plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    4 / 15 26.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 8 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that the impact assessments and documents relating to environmental, such as HCV will be only available upon request.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that the impact assessments and documents relating to environmental, such as HCV will be only available upon request.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      82. Peer review of all High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments undertaken since April 2015 by the HCSA Quality Assurance Process?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that the impact assessments and documents pertaining to social information, like social impact and improvement will be only available upon request.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    9.1 / 20 45.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 4 / 8 50%
    • Practice: 4.1 / 7 58.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 3.6 / 7 51.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company only reports no peat on new development.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that all the plantations are located on non-peat agricultural land which does not encroach on any orangutan habitats but does not provide land bank area and data available is undated.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that all the plantations are located on non-peat agricultural land which does not encroach on any orangutan habitats but does not provide land bank area and data available is undated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company reports to follow Best Management Practices to ensure that the land is responsibly managed and maintained.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.8 / 1

      92. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company commits for practising a zero burning policy and instead burying all felled and shredded trunk chips from old palm trees.

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.8 / 1

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company in RSPO ACOP 2020 reports average GHG footprint for all certified management units by hectare to be 5.08tCO2e/ha and average GHG footprint for all certified management units per tonne of crude palm oil to be 1.38 tCO2e/CPO.

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The RSPO requires companies to assess their GHG emissions through the Palm GHG calculator. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not clearly reports that all its mills are methane captures unit.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    13.2 / 25 52.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 11 45.5%
    • Practice: 8.2 / 12 68.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 12 0%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 8.2 / 12 68.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports to reduce Biological Oxygen Demand, however, no commitment was available. No information was available for COD.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.8 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports that digested palm oil mill effluent (POME) is aerobically treated by Effluent Tertiary Plant (ETP) to reduce its Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) to levels within the permissible level for land application.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.8 / 1

      112. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company commits of using only environmentally safe chemicals and methods of application whenever pesticides are necessary for supplementary control.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company reports to phase out the use of Paraquat herbicide.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.8 / 1

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.8 / 1

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports several steps it takes is to implement an integrated pest management programme.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports several waste management systems to reduce negative impacts.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    22 / 35 62.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 14 / 21 66.7%
    • Practice: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain requirements for addressing land conflicts. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company reports partnership with neighbourhood communities to enhance the lives of the people who live in them.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company commits to Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation's Core Conventions.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company reports to meet standards set by Malaysian Labour Law for wages and social benefits.

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company ensure the existence of a safe and healthy environment for all employees, the implementation of appropriate occupational safety and health measures are strictly observed in our plantations and mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. 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. The company reports all employees are trained to be risk alert and health conscious by wearing the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) provided free to workers to safeguard their own safety and health.

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    3 / 16 18.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Practice: 2 / 10 20%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 10 0%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 10 20%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      170. Time-bound plan to engage with all high risk mills within 3 years?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5 / 7 71.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company reports zero tolerance policy on corruption ; respecting fair conduct of business ; prohibition of all forms of corruption, bribery and fraudulent use of funds and resources.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that its commitment to respect fair conduct of business, prohibition of all forms of corruption applies to third parties and consultants.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on whistleblowing procedures. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company adheres to this criteria through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company reports own complaints and grievances system.

    • N
      0 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The reports the details of complaints and grievances will only be available as per stakeholders requests. Hence, no points are awarded.

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