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Dhanistha Surya Nusantara

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2022
  • Next scheduled: November 2023

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Company assessment: Dhanistha Surya Nusantara – November 2022

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Total: 11.4% 19.5 / 171
  • Organisation: 1.5 / 35 4.3%
  • Policy: 17.5 / 73 24%
  • Practice: 0.5 / 63 0.8%
  • Self-reported: 0.5 / 63 0.8%
  • External: 0 / 63 0%
  • Certified: 0 / 63 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    2 / 11 18.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 6 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • 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 has published a sustainable palm oil policy which covers all palm oil operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment is applicable to third-party suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports that it has a Head of Sustainability. However, the information is undated.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has reported the profiles of all key management members of the group. However, the information is undated.

    • N
      0 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

    • 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?

    • 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
    1.5 / 17 8.8%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 14 10.7%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company owns palm oil plantations and mills in Indonesia (South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan and North Kalimantan).

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports having 107,926 ha of landbank. However, the information is undated.

    • N
      0 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company has published only a static image map without coordinates showing the locations of all estates.The map is not at a local scale and is undated.

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Maps of scheme smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      10 - The company has 10 palm oil mills. However, the information is undated.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The name and location of two of the company's mills are available on GFW. However, the company has 10 palm oil mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

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

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

    • 37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • 38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    0.5 / 13 3.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that six subsidiaries have obtained ISPO certification and the other subsidiaries are still in process of obtaining certification.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    3 / 19 15.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 11 27.3%
    • Practice: 0 / 6 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to zero deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment is applicable to third-party suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to no planting in "Primary Forests, Protected Forests or Forest Areas, areas that are steep or sloped in accordance with applicable regulations, areas that have High Conservation Values and areas of High Carbon Stocks." No cut-off date is given.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to no planting in "Primary Forests, Protected Forests or Forest Areas, areas that are steep or sloped in accordance with applicable regulations, areas that have High Conservation Values and areas of High Carbon Stocks." No cut-off date is given.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    3.5 / 15 23.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 8 43.8%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment is applicable to third-party suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to conducting HCS assessments but does not specify using the HCS Approach.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has an unclear commitment to using the HCS Approach, which applies to third-party suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      83. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct only environmental impact assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    3 / 20 15%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 8 37.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment is applicable to third-party suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only states a commitment to "Minimizing negative impacts on the environment related to soil.".

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to zero burning.

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2

      97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports it works with the surrounding community and villages in handling forest and land fires through the Fires Community Cares for Fire (MPA) program. However, the information is undated.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce GHG emissions, however, no timeframe or target was found.

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    1 / 24 4.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • Practice: 0 / 11 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 11 0%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      113. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to maintain river buffer zone areas, low areas, springs, and protected areas.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company commits to using environmentally friendly chemicals. However, no commitment to reduce or limit the use of chemicals mentioning fertilisers and pesticides could be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      124. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

    • N
      0 / 2

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company only commits to minimising negative impacts on the environment through pest management activities. However, no clear commitment to using an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach could be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    5 / 35 14.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 21 23.8%
    • Practice: 0 / 9 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to respect human rights but does not refer to the UN Declaration of Human Rights or equivalent.

    • N
      0 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect local communities and indigenous rights only in relation to FPIC.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to FPIC.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to not employing children, no forced labour, freedom of opinion and the right to associate and no discrimination.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company has a commitment to provide compensation for workers' wages in accordance with applicable local/national laws.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      159. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • N
      0 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0 / 10 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 4 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 6 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      162. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      164. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      169. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    0 / 7 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 5 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      178. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      182. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      184. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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