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  • About this company:

    Founded in 1914, Colombian palm oil, banana and

  • Parent company:
    DAABON Group
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    18,862 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Daabon Group – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 93.5% 169.17 / 181
  • Organisation: 30.5 / 32 95.3%
  • Policy: 74 / 77 96.1%
  • Practice: 64.7 / 72 89.8%
  • Self-reported: 9 / 72 12.5%
  • External: 29.7 / 72 41.3%
  • Certified: 25.9 / 72 36%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9 / 10 90%
    • Organisation: 4 / 4 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 3 / 4 75%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 4 25%
    • External: 2 / 4 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Sustainability Department, headed by a Group Director

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      45.4%

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not publicly listed

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Y
      1 / 1
      No source

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      GRI

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    17.75 / 18 98.6%
    • Organisation: 13 / 13 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 4 93.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • External: 3 / 4 75%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      18,862.3

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      13,792

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      845.8 - Associated smallholders

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4,212

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      194.22 - Sum of HCV areas and other conservation areas

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      37 - Figure is for palm oil operations only

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO and the company declares these represent 100% of its concession sites, but not all may be publicly available due to ongoing legal issues. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Number of company-owned mills?

      2

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 26. Number of supplier mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • 29. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplier mills that come from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • 30. 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 the company only sources directly from its own mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • 32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      100%

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • Y
      1 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    16.99 / 18 94.4%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 9 / 9 100%
    • Practice: 6 / 7 85.6%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Certified: 4 / 7 57%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCV, HCS

    • Y
      1 / 2

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company states it monitors deforestation monthly using WRI tools. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers (≥75%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.99 / 1

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

      47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      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 volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers (≥75%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Activities include forest enrichment, creating corridors, extension of forest edges and enrichment of riparian forest, educational activities and native species conservation. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    12 / 12 100%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 4 / 4 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 4 / 4 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has not had any new plantings since 2005. However, there is public availability of the following Flora and Fauna surveys:
      Tequendama HCV 2013
      Las Mercedes Fauna & Flora 2009
      Tequendama HCV 2009 – Fauna
      Tequendama HCV 2009 – Flora

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Tha company has not had any new plantings since 2005. However, there is public availability of the following HCV assessments:
      Cesar-Magdalena HCV 2016
      La Guajira HCV 2015

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has not had any new plantings since 2005. However, there is public availability of the following summary HCV management and monitoring plans: La Guajira, Cesar-Magdalena and Oleaginosas del Yuma S.A.S

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as according to company RSPO ACOPs no new planting has occurred

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      This indicator is disabled as no new planting has taken place since 2016

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers (≥75%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has not had any new plantings since 2005. Environmental management plans (PMA) are updates to the named SEIAs originally done. There is public availability of the following SEIAs. Both original and updated SEIAs are referred to as PMAs:
      Ariguani Farm SEIA 2006 & PMA 2015 (estate plantation)
      Gavilán Farm SEIA 2006 & PMA 2015 (estate plantation)
      Tequendama Farm SEIA 2006 & PMA 2015 (estate plantation)
      Mercedes Farm PMA 2006 & PMA 2015 (estate plantation)
      Palmares del Caribe Farm PMA
      Extraction Mill SEIA 2006 & PMA 2015
      Smallholders SEIA 2006
      The company has also made available a report on:
      Perception of Social & Environment Impacts of C.I. Tequedama S.A.S

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    16 / 19 84.2%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 5 / 7 71.4%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      Tha company has not had any new plantings

    • Y
      1 / 1

      70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

      0

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers (≥75%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company states it has a full management plan on fire risk and uses the tools available by WRI for fire monitoring, and it develops plans, procedures and facilities to prevent, control and combat fire on land the company manages, as well as on land in the vicinity of farms, in coordination with local communities and authorities. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it has not had any incidents and its risk of fire is considered low

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's GHG policy targets a reduction in overall emissions by 2019, however the target is not in GHG intensity

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      PalmGHG calculator

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its emissions over time (2015-2019) showing a reduction in emissions intensity and that emissions are negative meaning it has achieved a carbon neutral state

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      1 (50%)

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports overall emissions figures for each of its mills but does not report in intensity

    • 84. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator has been disabled as no new plantings have been undertaken within the past five years

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    21.25 / 22 96.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 8.3 / 9 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • External: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • Certified: 6 / 9 66.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to decrease water use by 5% per ton/FFB per year

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports improving water use across all sites in m3/yr

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. Water use intensity?

      The company reports figures of 10.98 and 9.86 m3/FFB for Tequendama and Palma y Trabajo mills respectively

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to ensure BOD and COD are kept below certain limits on a permanent basis and has a target for 100% re-use of all effluent, which it has met

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company only reported water quality data (BOD & COD) in 2009. However, since 2010 it has re-used all effluent and hence met its commitment to re-use 100% of its effluent

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      90. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) and/or palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

      [Externally verified] No mention of PORE treatment could be found

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's palm oil production is organic, which includes no use of chemical pesticides or chemical fertilisers

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers (≥75%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      95. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's palm oil production is organic, which includes no use of chemical pesticides or chemical fertilisers

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    43.45 / 46 94.5%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 25 / 25 100%
    • Practice: 14.5 / 16 90.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 16 9.4%
    • External: 1 / 16 6.3%
    • Certified: 12 / 16 74.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.99 / 1

      106. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers (≥75%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

      109. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers (≥75%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.99 / 1

      112. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company outlines its process for identification and recognition of customary rights using prior consultation

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers (≥75%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. 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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers (≥75%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to respect all workers' rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.99 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. 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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers (≥75%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation applies to all suppliers?

      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 volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers (≥75%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      0% - In 2017

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

      11.8% - In 2017

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers (≥75%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.99 / 1

      134. Progress on commitment to pay minimum wage?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      135. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers (≥75%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      138. Reduction of time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports an annual accident frequency rate per year for each company

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.99 / 1

      142. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    13.99 / 14 99.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 9 / 9 99.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 9 / 9 99.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,012 - The company changed from single membership in 2004 to group membership in 2012

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. RSPO-certified within three years of joining the RSPO or by November 2010 for companies joining prior to finalisation of the RSPO certification systems in November 2007?

      2010

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Colombia

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2017

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100%

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100%

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      2 (100%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2010

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      35,092 (100%) - Tonnes of FFB supplied from independent smallholders

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2021

    • P
      0.99 / 1

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

      99.1% - The remaining volumes handled are through RSPO credits

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Identity Preserved

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Rainforest Alliance, various organic certifications

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    12.75 / 15 85%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 9.3 / 10 92.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 10 22.5%
    • External: 7 / 10 70%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company supports associated and independent smallholders through agronomical guidance for Best Agricultural Practices, establishment of Integrated Pest Management, third-party auditing at no cost, credit and financial support/management, environmental and social management of farms, subsidised transportation and fertilisation. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      60 (47%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      The company supports associated and independent smallholders through agronomical guidance for Best Agricultural Practices, establishment of Integrated Pest Management, third-party auditing at no cost, credit and financial support/management, environmental and social management of farms, subsidised transportation and fertilisation. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      68 (53%)

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      164. 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. However, the process for auditing and evaluating the companies is unclear.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states in 2017, 73 new suppliers were evaluated on environmental criteria

    • Y
      1 / 1
      No source

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

      The company does not have any high risk mills

    • Y
      1 / 1
      No source

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

      The company does not have any high risk mills

    • Y
      1 / 1
      No source

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

      The company does not have any high risk mills

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      169. 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

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

      The company states that its mills are assessed quarterly for risk

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states that it has no high-risk mills and that its mills are assessed quarterly for risk

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states it discontinues transacting with any person or legal entity that violates human rights, infringements of employment rights or other unethical activities. Non-observance of its protocol on customary rights is also cause for total or temporary suspension. No timeframes for action are given

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company only sources from 100% RSPO certified sources

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100%

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.99 / 7 85.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 99.5%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 2 99.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers (≥75%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.99 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's POIG verification

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The 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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      This indicator is disabled as according to RSPO NEXT audit report, which covers all operations, the company has no grievances to date

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