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Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk

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

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  • Landbank (oil palm)
    142,995 hectares
  • Market cap:
    426,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    DSNG.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    DSNG IJ
  • ISIN:
    ID1000135809
  • Sedol:
    BYZ7DK4
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 85.9% 146.02 / 170
  • Organisation: 30 / 34 88.2%
  • Policy: 67.5 / 73 92.5%
  • Practice: 48.5 / 63 77%
  • Self-reported: 10.7 / 63 17%
  • External: 11.8 / 63 18.7%
  • Certified: 26.1 / 63 41.4%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10.75 / 11 97.7%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a Sustainability Policy and a NDPE Policy which covers multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company's operations covering both social and environmental issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy and NDPE Policy applies to all of its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company's sustainability responsibility is specifically led by the Chief Sustainability Officer of the Company who reports to the CEO also, the Board of Directors have approved the establishment of Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) in December 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Board of Directors approved the establishment of its Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) in December 2020, in addition to this the company states that some members of the SAB are also members of the DSNG Board of Directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      6.48% - The company's Sustainability Report 2020 clearly states that 6.48% of women are involved in senior management team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      29% - The company's Sustainability Report 2020 clearly states that 29% of women are the members of board.

    • 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] The company is a member of PAACLA (Partnership for Action Against Child Labor in Agriculture) and TFA.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has collaborated with multiple stakeholders to implement programmes for conservation management such such as inventory of biodiversity in collaboration with Gajah Mada University, the study of High Conservation Value (HCV) by Daemeter Consulting, in addition to this the company in cooperation with Kesatuan Bangsa Bilingual Boarding School Yogyakarta managed by Kesatuan Bangsa Mandiri Foundation, provides scholarships to several Dharma Utama Junior Highschool alumni, to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with the palm oil production.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The Sustainability Report 2020 has been published by the company.

    • N
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company states that its Sustainability Report 2020 has been prepared in accordance with GRI standards: Core option.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company reports climate risks, impacts, and mitigation.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    14.75 / 16 92.2%
    • Organisation: 11 / 12 91.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      142,995 - The company reports the total land area managed for oil palm in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      112,600 - The company reports the total oil palm planted area in its Annual Report 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      28,022.5 - The company reports the plasma/scheme smallholders planted area in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      16,076.5 - The company reports the unplanted area in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      14,348.8 - The company reports the conservation set-aside area, including High Conservation Value (HCV) area in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company reports in its RSPO ACOP 2020 that maps represent 100% of concession sites.

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states the names and locations of all third-party supplying plantations in its Sustainability Report 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      10 - The company reports the number of company-owned mills in its Sustainability Report 2020 and RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company reports the name and location of its all mills in its Sustainability Report 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that out of 10 mills, 4 of its mills source FFB only from the company-owned plantations, while the other 6 mills are sourced from both company-owned plantations as well as from third-party plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 61.35% of FFB comes from company-owned operations and the remaining from plasma smallholders, external estates, and other suppliers.

    • 25. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 29. 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.

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

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

    • 31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to have achieve 100% traceability to the plantation in 2020, meeting its target of 100% traceability to plantation level by 2020.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports overall percentage traceability to the plantation as 100%. Also some of its mills also has Identity Preserved certification.

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

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

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company has 1 Kernel Crusher Plant, with 100% traceability to mill.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    9.44 / 15 62.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 4.4 / 10 44.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.7 / 10 16.9%
    • External: 2.8 / 10 27.5%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,008 - The company is a member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      2,013 - The company became a member of the RSPO in 2008 and certified its first estate in 2013 which is not certified within three years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted its 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its operations in Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, and West Kalimantan in its 2020 ACOP.

    • P
      0.44 / 1

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

      43.69% - The company reports that 43.69% of its estates, excluding scheme smallholders, are RSPO certified.

    • P
      0.6 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      60% - Six out of the company's ten mills are RSPO certified. Of which as been certified since the 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,022 - The company reports to achieve 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,015 - The company's only palm kernel crusher is already RSPO certified since 2015.

    • P
      0.1 / 1

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

      9.86% - The company reports the percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders RSPO-certified in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,025 - The company reports to achieve 100% RSPO certification of scheme/plasma/associated smallholders and outgrowers by 2025.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.27 / 1

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

      27.05% - The company reports that according to the RSPO ACOP 2020, all the crushers are integrated with company-owned mills only and does not source from any other third-party supplying mills.

    • P
      0.28 / 1

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

      The company sells approximately 28.38% RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports 8 out of 10 mills and 7 plantation estates are ISPO certified.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that its 1 mill and 3 plantations (PT SWA, PT DAN, PT DIN) have received ISCC certificates.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    11.19 / 18 62.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 10 60%
    • Practice: 5.2 / 6 86.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Certified: 3.4 / 6 57.3%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company commits to no conversion of essential ecosystem. As this does not clearly cover all natural ecosystem, partial points have been awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company reports its commitment to zero deforestation in its NDPE Policy. However, the policy is effective from 31 March 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports its commitment to zero deforestation in its NDPE policy that applies to all suppliers. However, the commitment was made after 1st Jan 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports no deforestation of HCS forests and HCV areas in its NDPE Policy. The policy is effective from March 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company reports to use satellite mapping and near real time data through trusted partners and providers to monitor deforestation in supplier operations but, the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides an unclear commitment to the restoration of non-compliant deforestation.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to restore or rehabilitate non-compliant deforestation or HCV Loss applies to its suppliers and supply chain. However, does not specifies a cut-off date.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company reports implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach, this has been externally verified by consultancy company, Ramboll Environ Singapore Pte Ltd.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      The company commits to protect biodiversity, which applies beyond concession areas. There is no time-bound target, thus partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.44 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also states it identifies species of conservation concern in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also provides examples of species and habitat conservation management in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company specifies its commitment to sustainable hunting by local communities for subsistence purposes that does not decline the local species populations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to sustainable hunting by local communities for subsistence purposes that does not declines the local species populations is applicable for all suppliers.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    14 / 15 93.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 6 / 7 85.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 6 / 7 85.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company states that it develops plantations only after the completion of HCV and HCSA assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to conduct HCV assessment in its NDPE Policy that applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports in its 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 ACOPs that NPPs were submitted. Also there is public availability of an HCV summary report and management plans of seven estates.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports in its 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 ACOPs that NPPs were submitted. Also there is public availability of an HCV summary report and management plans of seven estates.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also commits to implement an assessment to be conducted by HCV ALS licensed assessors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's ALS, which is applicable to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The HCV assessment for PT AAN and combined HCV-HCSA for PT BPN, PT BAS have been quality reviewed and deemed satisfactory.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also reports its commitment in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach in its Sustainability Policy that applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] The High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments for PT. Agro Andalan (AAN) and PT. Mitra Nusa Sarana (MNS) are publicly available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company provides HCS peer review report for PT Agro Andalan and PT. Mitra Nusa Sarana.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company develops plantations only after the completion of AMDAL (Environmental Impact Analysis), SIA (Social Impact Analysis).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to conducting a social impact assessment that applies to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] A summary of an SEIA and associated management plans are available for PT BPN; PT BAS; PT MNS and PT AAN.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    16.38 / 19 86.2%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 3.9 / 6 64.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 2.9 / 6 48%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also reports its commitment in its NDPE Policy and Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment in its NDPE Policy and Sustainability Policy that applies to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company has identified and conserved approximately 125 hectares of peatlands as its High Conservation Value area of PT Mitra Nusa Sarana. The company also states that it does not have any plantings on peat lands and it fully subscribes to the best practices guidelines for soil and peat management with reference to the RSPO principles Criteria (P&C) 2018.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the producer clearly states that it has no operations on peatland for above indicator (""Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)"").

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for plantations on soils and peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to best management practices for soils and peat applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.44 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has also provided evidence of best management practices for soil in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company reports its commitment to zero burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports its commitment to zero burning that applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.44 / 1

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports evidence of fire monitoring and management in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports total number of hotspots in company estates, including company's plantation area, as well as in plasma estates.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      11 - The company reports 166 hot spots recorded in the company plantation area, as well as 11 hot spots in plasma estate.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commit to reducing GHG emissions by 29% from 2021 to 2030, "consistent with Indonesia's commitment to reduce emissions against 2010 baseline". The is not intensity based, and therefore partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports the GHG emissions intensity is 0.73 Ton CO2 Eq / Ton CPO sourced from palm oil mills in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company states that from the land use change of certified plantation, the total GHG emission reaching to 9.77 ton CO2 Eq/ Ha. This calculation came from the land use for new planting area.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that the average emission is 0.73 tons of CO2 eq/tons of CPO in 2020 as compared to 0.68 tons of CO2 eq/tons of CPO in 2019 which is not improving.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses RSPO's Palm GHG Calculator emission calculation with CO2 equivalent unit (CO2 Eq) to calculate GHG emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has 2 bio-CNG plant and aims to build 6 new plants within the next two years.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    21.01 / 24 87.5%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 8 / 11 72.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 11 11.4%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 6.8 / 11 61.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it ""targets its all palm operations to reduce & maintain the consumption of water usage intensity to 1.2 m³/ton FFB processed by 2025."".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      1.63 - The company reports total water usage intensity to be 1.63 m3/ tonne in 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports figures of water use intensity in(m3/ Ton of Processed TBS ); 1.56 (2018), 1.62 (2019), 1.63(2020). However, the intensity is not improving.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it has maintained the quality standard of BOD below 5,000 mg/l,while the COD is maintained in the range of 4,000 ? 6,000 mg/l that are already within the legal limits.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports BOD and COD levels against legal limits for 2019 and 2020. COD levels have decreased year-on-year but BOD levels have increased but remain within legal limits.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.44 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also specifies in its own reporting that POME is utilised as the feedstock for renewable energy.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company ensures commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.44 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also states implementation of commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states its commitment for prohibition of the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The commitment to prohibit use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company clearly state its commitment to prohibit use of paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The commitment to prohibit use of paraquat applies to all suppliers as stated in Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no use of pesticides that are categorized as World Health Organization Class 1A or 1B.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commitment to no use of pesticides that are categorized as World Health Organization Class 1A or 1B applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company specifies commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention is applicable to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a list of chemical & pesticides used in palm oil operations.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.44 / 1

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.44 / 1

      123. 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

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also specifies waste and effluent treatment in its own reporting.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    33.25 / 35 95%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 20.5 / 21 97.6%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports its commitment to human rights in its NDPE Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports its commitment to human rights in its NDPE Policy that applies to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also provides evidence of actions taken to implement its human rights policies.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to respect indigenous and local communities rights in its NDPE Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to respect indigenous and local communities rights in its NDPE Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights in its NDPE Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights in its NDPE Policy applies to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also has its own commitment to FPIC in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to FPIC in its NDPE Policy, which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's commitments under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company states that FPIC process was applied in 2020 during the planned development of PT MNS.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company has identified the Land and Permit Conflict Risks and mitigate such risks by negotiating with parties by mutual agreement and through CSR programs. The company has also stated evidence of local stakeholder engagement activities beyond FPIC such as participatory mapping, participatory conservation approach and community development programmes as well as grievances handling, grievance procedures and conflict resolution mechanisms.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports the process for addressing land conflicts and also discloses the region wise number of grievances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also provides evidence to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company is committed to mitigate impacts on food security.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports multiple examples of appropriate activities conducted to mitigate impacts on food security for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company has a commitment to provide essential services and facilities to local community.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports progress on providing essential community services in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has specified commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regard to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment in its Sustainability Policy, which applies to all supply chains of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company provides evidences on progress to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      4,373 (26.18%) - The number of employees as per December 31st 2020 is 16,701 and 4,373 or 26.18% of them are temporary employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      4,030 (24.13%) - The company states its number of female employees as 4,030 or equal to 24.13% of total employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company commits to pay a DLW.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to pay the fair wages. This applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has a commitment to address occupational health and safety.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a commitment to address occupational health and safety. This commitment applies to its all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also provides a provision of personal protective equipment and related training in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      38,892 - The company states that the total number of hours lost due to work accidents are 38,892 hours from 33,311,181 total working hours for the year 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports 1 fatality in the fiscal year 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    9.25 / 10 92.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 4 100%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 6 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 6 37.5%
    • External: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Certified: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company states its commitment to supports smallholders in its NDPE Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also specifies programmes to support smallholders in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      55 - The company has established partnership with scheme smallholders around its operational areas through scheme smallholder cooperatives. There are 55 scheme smallholder cooperatives spread across East Kalimantan (32 cooperatives), North Kalimantan (2 cooperatives), Central Kalimantan (7 cooperatives), and West Kalimantan (14 cooperatives).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also specifies programmes to independent smallholders in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      5,660 - The company has started programs to create awareness of good agricultural practices that were carried out on 5,660 independent smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the assessment and engagement methods for compliance with suppliers and explains that the monitoring levels differs depending on the level of compliance of each supplier.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 117 (1.9%) - The company reports that "In December 2020 :17 out of a total of 107 external suppliers (16%) of them have signed the supplier compliance statement, and by June 2021, "100 suppliers out of 6080 farmers of the supplier cooperative farmer members have completed the assessment form. The total percentage calculated from this is.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports the ""criteria and the relevant actions taken for non compliance to our NDPE or sourcing policies"" and provides time frames in which it expects suppliers to improve.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a target for 100% traceable and compliant FFB by the end of 2025, the company also has quarterly targets for level of compliance.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reported that in 2020, 96.17% or 2,158,877 tons of FFB supply volume from its total direct suppliers were compliant with its NDPE and sourcing policies. In the same period, 14.39% or 67.540 tons of FFB supply volume from its total indirect suppliers were compliant.

    • 170. 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.

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

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

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

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

    • 173. 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.

    • 174. 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.

    • 175. 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
    6 / 7 85.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company reports its commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption in its Anti Corruption Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has stated a commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption, which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has published its Anti-corruption policy on its webpage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that the audit committee oversees the management approach to taxes. However no tax policy/strategy could be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company states whistleblowing procedure on how to report unethical conduct. Along with a whistleblowing system form to report violation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a rigorous grievance handling procedure to respond as quickly as possible to all the feedback.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has disclosed only a few details of its grievances.

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