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  • About this company:

    Founded in 1914, Colombian palm oil, banana and

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    12,993 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    1041436D CB Equity
  • RSPO member?
    Yes - The company changed from single membership in 2004 to group membership in 2012.
  • Website:

Company assessment: Daabon Group – November 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 87.5% 152.21 / 174
  • Organisation: 27.5 / 33 83.3%
  • Policy: 70.5 / 76 92.8%
  • Practice: 54.2 / 65 83.4%
  • Self-reported: 26.5 / 65 40.8%
  • External: 13.7 / 65 21.1%
  • Certified: 14 / 65 21.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    11 / 12 91.7%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 4 / 4 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 4 25%
    • External: 3 / 4 75%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 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 (100%). The company has also published numerous policies covering issues related to the environment and society.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and human rights policies apply to suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Director of Sustainability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Executive Corporate VP is responsible for Sustainability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      45.83% - In 2022, 45.83% of its senior management team was made up of women.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      2 - The company reports 2 women board members.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Member of POIG and signatory of UNGC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company works with local government, NGOs and Universities to improve the sustainability of crop production.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's latest sustainability report was published in 2022 and covers the period 2019-2021.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's latest sustainability report is reported to be "prepared according to GRI Standards: Essential Option", the company includes the GRI index for the core options. However this report is over two years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is a POIG member and verification reports have been published.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      [Externally verified] The company has published a climate risk assessment and suggests adaptation measures. Information is externally verified via a consultancy.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    16.5 / 19 86.8%
    • Organisation: 12 / 14 85.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 4 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      12,992.8 - The company operates in Columbia only.

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      12,992.8 - Data as of 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      8,681.13 - In 2022, the company had a planted area of 8,681.13 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      1,503.16 - Data as of 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,639.1 - Data as of 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1,164.3 - Data as of 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      21. Maps of scheme smallholders?

      The company published coordinates for scheme smallholders but not clearly showing farm boundaries.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has published a list with the names and coordinates of all third-party supplying plantations. However, as the information is between two and five years old, only partial points can be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      2 - The company reports to own two mills in its most recent RSPO ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company reports the names and locations of both mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports both mills source from third parties as well as company-owned operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The Tequendama mill sources 13% from third-parties, and the Palma y Trabajo mill 50%. Figures reported in 2022.

    • 27. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

    • 28. Names and locations of all third-party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through commitment to the POIG charter. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company states all supply is traceable. Its two mills are certified as Identity Preserved, therefore additional points have been awarded.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      All sourcing is from company plantations or associated smallholders and is traceable to plantation level. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company states that its crushing capacity is exclusively dedicated to its own operation and is 100% RSPO IP certified.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    11.69 / 14 83.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 7.7 / 10 76.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 10 0%
    • External: 7.7 / 10 76.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,004 - The company changed from single membership in 2004 to group membership in 2012.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. 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] 2,010 - The company's first certification was achieved in 2010.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2021 RSPO ACOP has been submitted.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 100% - Data as of 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      [Externally verified] 100% - The company's two mills are RSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,018 - The company achieved 100% RSPO certification in 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      45. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities within 5 years?

      2,018 - The company achieved 100% RSPO certification in 2018 for all its palm product processing facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      46. Percentage of scheme smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified?

      [Externally verified] 100% - All scheme smallholders are RSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,010 - The company has already achieved 100% RSPO-certification of scheme/associated smallholders and outgrowers.

    • P
      0.05 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 5.15% - Data as of 2021.

    • P
      0.33 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 32.51% - Data as of 2021.

    • P
      0.99 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company sold 99.47% of its palm oil through IP supply chains in 2021.

    • P
      0.32 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that it process/trades 32.14% of its RSPO certified palm oil through Segregated and Identity Preserved supply chains.

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Both of companies mills are certified under SAN.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    17.25 / 19 90.8%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 10.5 / 11 95.5%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 6 95.8%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • External: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Certified: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company commits to zero conversion of natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      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 (100%). The company also commits to zero deforestation independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. 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 (100%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      59. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company defines deforestation for suppliers as HCV and HCS areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past 2011 will not be accepted in supplier operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      60. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company uses GIS software, WRI monitoring tools and drones to monitor deforestation. An area of 16,8005 ha is covered, monitoring takes place on a monthly basis and comparisons are made yearly, one piece of evidence is between two and five years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion in supplier operations?

      [Externally verified] Supplying smallholders are monitored using the same techniques as company estates.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      62. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in own operations since cut-off date?

      0 - Deforestation figures have been recorded as of September 2019. It is unclear if this figure is since the cut-off date and data is between two and five years old.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      63. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in supplier operations since cut-off date?

      0 (0%) - Deforestation figures have been recorded as of September 2019. The company does not report a cut-off date and data is between two and five years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      The company commits to restore ecosystems to their prior condition in cases of conversion within its own operations with a 2011 cut-off date.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to restore ecosystems to their prior condition in cases of conversion within their own operations with a 2011 cut-off date.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      66. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company commits to implementing a landscape level approach and is contributing to the creation of a water authority for the sustainable use of water for crops. One piece of information is between two and five years old and both are not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      67. Biodiversity policy?

      The company commits to protection of biodiversity both within conservation areas and operational areas, no time-bound target is provided.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

      The company has published a biodiversity policy which applies to all suppliers, covers multiple dimensions of biodiversity protection and extends beyond HCV/HCS/set-asides.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      69. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      70. 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

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

      The company commits to no hunting of all species in its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to no hunting of all species in their operations.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    9.75 / 10 97.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      73. 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 (100%). The company also reports this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has published three HCV assessments. Information is externally verified by consultants undertaking the assessments.

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      78. 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 (100%). The company also commits to this in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. 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?

      The company commits all suppliers to only use licensed HCV assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's ALS.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. 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 (100%). The company also commits to this in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      85. 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 (100%). The company also commits to this in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct social and environmental impact assessments in separate policies.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      Multiple SEIAs are published, however it is not clear if any are externally verified.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    13.84 / 18 76.9%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 6 72.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3.3 / 6 55.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      88. 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 (100%). The company also commits to this in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to no planting on peat as defined by the RSPO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports to have no landbank on peat.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      92. 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 (100%). The company also commits to BMPs for soils only in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits smallholder suppliers to best management practices for soils, but no such commitment could be found for peat.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      94. 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

      95. 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 (100%). The company also commits to this in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero burning.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.34 / 1

      97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it uses GIS, WRI tools, and drones to regularly monitor fire risk.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states there were 68 fire alerts between September 2019 and 2022, however it is not clear if these alerts were in company-owned operations or those of suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - The company states there were 68 fire alerts between September 2019 and 2022, however it is not clear if these alerts were in company-owned operations or those of suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has separate reduction targets for its two mills, this does not cover all operations and the information is between two and five years old.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company states emissions intensity figures for plantations and mills, but not for its refinery.

    • 102. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its mill and plantation emissions over time, however figures for the Tequendama plantation have increased. Figures do not cover refinery operations. Figures are not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. 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 (100%). The company also communicates this in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      One of the company's two mills has methane capture.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    22.93 / 25 91.7%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 9.9 / 12 82.8%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 12 18.8%
    • External: 1 / 12 8.3%
    • Certified: 6.7 / 12 55.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce water intensity by 5% each year.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      The company reports figures for its two mills 2018 to 2020.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports an overall improvement in water use intensity across all recorded sites.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to ensuring BOD and COD are kept below certain limits permanently.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports figures are below set limits for one of its two mills. It does not report legal limits for one of it mills.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company provides evidence of effluent treatment. Evidence is externally verified by the local government.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      113. 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 (100%).

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.34 / 1

      114. 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

      115. 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 (100%). The company also makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      117. 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 (100%). The company also makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      119. 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 (100%). The company also makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. 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 (100%). The company also makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that palm oil production is organic, which includes no use of chemical pesticides or chemical fertilisers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.34 / 1

      124. 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. The company also reports the use of cover crops and biological controls to reduce inorganic fertiliser use. However, this information between two and five years old. Additional points for land under 2018 P&C, the company is also POIG certified but it is unclear what percentage of land has been verified.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. 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.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    32 / 34 94.1%
    • Organisation: 4 / 4 100%
    • Policy: 19.5 / 21 92.9%
    • Practice: 8.5 / 9 94.4%
    • Self-reported: 8.5 / 9 94.4%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. 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 (100%). The company independently commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is also a member of UN Global Compact.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. 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

      130. 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 (100%). The company also makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. 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 (100%). The company also makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. 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 (100%). The company also makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. 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 (100%).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company states it conducts due diligence including participatory methodologies when acquiring new areas, however examples of ongoing activities to prevent conflicts could not be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. 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 (100%). The company has also published a procedure for managing conflicts.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. 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. The company also commits to the inclusion of women independently, but does not highlight the barriers faced.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. 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 (100%). The company also makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. 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. The company also reports a 'food safety project', which provides food for local communities, however this information is undated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. 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 (100%). The company also makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. 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. The company also reports various community development projects to address education, food security, and entrepreneurship.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. 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 (100%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. 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 (100%). The company commits to some ILO conventions in its Human Rights Policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to some ILO conventions in its Human Rights Policy, and the same applies to the suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. 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

      148. 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 (100%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. 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.

    • 151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

      13.69% - Data as of September 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. 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 (100%).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports salary by gender by employee category.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. 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 (100%). The company also makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      3.21 - The company reported a Lost time accident rate (ILI) for 2021 as 3.21.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - Data as of 2021.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    11.25 / 16 70.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Practice: 7.3 / 10 72.5%
    • Self-reported: 7.3 / 10 72.5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. 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 (100%). The company also makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      164. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      39 (100%) - All scheme smallholder suppliers are involved in the programme. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also communicates this in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      123 (100%) - The company states it supports 123 independent smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that supplier management is carried out through independent processes for each company and that 100% of the new suppliers are evaluated according to a risk matrix, which is adapted to the nature of each company according to its products, services, and criticality. The company also has a due diligence procedure for human rights.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      100% - The company states that all new suppliers are assessed and engaged on compliance.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      169. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states timeframes and steps taken for suppliers that do not meet their desired classification, but the criteria that suppliers are evaluated against are unclear.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that no high-risk mills are identified as of December 2020. Risk is assessed quarterly.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states that no high-risk mills are identified as of December 2020. Risk is assessed quarterly. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states that no high-risk mills are identified as of December 2020. Risk is assessed quarterly. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that its mills are assessed quarterly for risk, defined as "related directly to any human rights, environmental, labor or community issue having arisen in the long (10+years) / short term (1 year)". However, the procedure for assessing this is unclear.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states that it has no high-risk mills and that its mills are assessed quarterly for risk. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states it has no high-risk mills in its supply chain.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6 / 7 85.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. 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 (100%). The company also makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has published a tax policy but does not disclose who is responsible for the tax strategy/policy and its review.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. 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 (100%). The company also reports its own complaints procedure which protects complainant anonymity.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      183. 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 (100%).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      184. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company provides limited detail on grievances.

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