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Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2023
  • Next scheduled: November 2024

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  • Landbank (oil palm)
    138,856 hectares
  • Market cap:
    411,900,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    DSNG.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    DSNG IJ Equity
  • Sedol:
    BYZ7DK4
  • LEI:
    No LEI
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:
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Company assessment: Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk – November 2023

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 89.9% 156.43 / 174
  • Organisation: 33.5 / 35 95.7%
  • Policy: 73.5 / 75 98%
  • Practice: 49.4 / 64 77.2%
  • Self-reported: 11.4 / 64 17.9%
  • External: 25.8 / 64 40.2%
  • Certified: 12.2 / 64 19.1%
  • 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 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 has published a sustainable palm oil policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that its Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the company's sustainability strategy and performance are relevant to the agenda for realizing a solid performance across environmental, social, and governance aspects.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      8 (15.09%) - The company reports it has eight women on its senior management team out of the total 53 members. Data as of 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      2 (33.33%) - The company reports it has two women board members out of a total of six members.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 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 collaborates with the United States Agency for International Development Sustainability Environmental Governance Across Regions (USAID SEGAR) in implementing the OCCA program with a focus on biodiversity and ecosystem service conservation issues, local economic empowerment, and improvement of institutional capacity on local forest management. The company through its subsidiary and in collaboration with the East Kalimantan Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) has also established a Task Force for Wildlife Conflict Management (Satgas) as a mitigation measure to address the risk of conflict between humans and wildlife in Bengalon and Karangan landscapes.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published its latest sustainability report in 2023, covering the year 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's 2022 Sustainability Report is prepared in accordance with GRI Standards.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a POIG member.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company reports a complete climate risk assessment including climate approach, methods, impacts, risks & opportunities. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    17.21 / 18 95.6%
    • Organisation: 13.5 / 14 96.4%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2.7 / 3 90.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 3 65.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Indonesia (plantations, mills, and a kernel-crushing plant).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      138856 - The company reports its total land area managed for oil palm as 138,856.20 ha in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      112500 - The company reports its total oil palm planted area as 112,500 ha in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      28299.5 - The company reports the plasma/scheme smallholders planted area as 28,299.52 in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      17665 - The company reports the total unplanted area as 17,665.00 ha in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      11876 - The company reports its conservation set-aside area, including High Conservation Value (HCV) area as 11,876 ha in its latest sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company reports in its RSPO ACOP 2022 that it has submitted the updated concession maps to the RSPO in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Maps of all scheme smallholders?

      The company states that legislation prohibits it from publishing maps of scheme smallholders. It also reports that its plasma and scheme smallholder boundaries and maps have been made available to the RSPO.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Maps of all third-party supplying plantations?

      The company reports names and coordinates of all third-party supplying plantations, however, it does not provide geo-referenced maps of these plantations which clearly show estate boundaries.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      12 - The company reports its own 12 mills. Data as of 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company has published the names and locations of all 12 mills owned by it. The GFW database also has information on six mills owned by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that two of its mills source 100% from its own plantations and ten mills source from both its own plantations as well as third-party plantations and/or plasma estates.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the volume and percentage of FFB sourced by all its mills that come from company-owned operations and third parties in 2022.

    • 27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 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 the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 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 the company does not own refineries.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to achieving 100% traceability to the plantation level by the year 2025.

    • P
      +
      0.96 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports overall traceability to the plantation level as 96% in 2022. Additional points have been awarded as six of the company mills have Identity Preserved certification.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company reports it operates one kernel crushing plant which is 100% traceable to the plantation as well as mill level. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    8.68 / 14 62%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 4.7 / 10 46.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.9 / 10 19.3%
    • External: 2.8 / 10 27.5%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2008 - The company is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2008.

    • 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?

      2013 - The company became a member of the RSPO in 2008 and certified its first estate in 2013; not within three years of joining the RSPO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO ACOP 2022 is submitted by the company.

    • P
      0.47 / 1

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

      46.77% - Data as of 2022.

    • P
      0.58 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      58.33% - Seven out of the total 12 mills owned by the company are RSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2024 - The company commits to achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2024. This is within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2015 - The company only has one crusher integrated with its mill and its already been RSPO certified since 2015.

    • P
      0.1 / 1

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

      9.76% - The company reports the percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders RSPO-certified as 9.76% in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2023 - The company commits to achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders and out-growers by 2023. This is within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - The company reports that 0% of FFB supply from scheme smallholders, independent smallholders, out-growers, and other third-party suppliers is RSPO certified.

    • P
      0.39 / 1

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

      38.76% - The company reports that it only operates one crushing facility which is integrated with company-owned mills.

    • P
      0.39 / 1

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

      The company reports it sold 39.03% RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated supply chains in 2022.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company only reports a Grower ACOP.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that until 2022, there have been 8 mills and 7 plantations (PT SWA, PT DAN, PT DIN, PT DWT, PT PWP, PT BPN, and PT BAS) that have received ISPO certificates. The certificates are published by the company.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    16.72 / 20 83.6%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 10.5 / 12 87.5%
    • Practice: 5.2 / 6 87%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 3 / 6 50%
    • Certified: 1.5 / 6 24.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company commits to zero conversion of natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero conversion of natural ecosystems.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to no deforestation of HCS forests and HCV areas in its NDPE Policy. However, the policy has only been effective since 31 March 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      58. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits its suppliers to no deforestation of HCS forests and HCV areas through its NDPE Policy. However, the policy has only been effective since 31 March 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation as the development of HCV and HCS areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past March 2020 will not be accepted.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation for suppliers as the development of HCV and HCS areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past March 2020 will not be accepted in supplier operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting also mentions to have subscribed to Global Forest Watch Pro and Satelligence to receive deforestation alerts and mentions that its teams conduct monthly ground surveys to gather data on flora, fauna, and habitat conditions within and beyond its concession areas. However, the company's own reporting is undated.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports using remote sensing, GIS and ground surveys to monitor deforestation in supplier operations. It also reports collaborating with Satelligence for real time deforestation monitoring.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      5.8 - The company reports that between 31 March 2020 and the end of 2022, 5.8 ha of deforestation was reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in own operations since cut-off date?

      The company commits to restore ecosystems to their prior condition in cases of conversion within its own operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      66. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in supplier operations since cut-off date?

      The company commits suppliers to restore ecosystems to their prior condition in cases of conversion within their own operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      67. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy?

      The company commits to protecting biodiversity, which applies beyond concession areas. However, no time-bound target is reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.47 / 1

      70. 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 has also identified species of conservation concern, referencing the IUCN Red List.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that in 2022, it commissioned Ecositrop to conduct an Orangutan Conservation Action Strategy Study (SRAKOU) for its subsidiary, PT Bima Palma Nusantara which is located in Bengalon.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to only allow sustainable hunting of species by local communities for subsistence purposes in its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to only allow sustainable hunting of species by local communities for subsistence purposes in their operations.

  • 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

      74. 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 also reports its own commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      77. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments for all estates planted/planned planting since January 2015?

      [Externally verified] The company has reported in its ACOPs that NPPs were submitted. HCV assessments for PT Bima Agri Sawit, PT Bima Palma Nugraha, PT AGRO ANDALAN, and PT Mitra Nusa Sarana are publicly available. One HCV and HCS Assessment of a prospective partnership of PT. Kencana Alam Permai, PT Prima Sawit Andalan, and PT. Dharma Persada Sejahtera is on track.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      78. High Conservation Value (HCV) or combined HCV/HCS management and monitoring plans for all estates planted/planned planting since January 2015?

      [Externally verified] The company has reported in its ACOPs that NPPs were submitted. HCV management and monitoring plans are available for PT Bima Agri Sawit, PT Bima Palma Nugraha, PT AGRO ANDALAN, and PT Mitra Nusa Sarana. One HCV and HCS Assessment of a prospective partnership of PT. Kencana Alam Permai, PT Prima Sawit Andalan, and PT. Dharma Persada Sejahtera is on track.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also reports its own commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV assessments of PT Mitra Nusa Sarana and PT AGRO ANDALAN have been deemed satisfactory by the HCV ALS Quality Panel.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      82. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      84. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments for PT. Agro Andalan (AAN) and PT. Mitra Nusa Sarana (MNS) and the integrated HCV-HCS assessments for PT Bima Palma Nugraha and PT Bima Agri Sawit are publicly available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCS peer review reports for PT Agro Andalan and PT Mitra Nusa Sarana are publicly available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      86. 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's own reporting states that it develops plantations only after the completion of AMDAL (Environmental Impact Analysis), and SIA (Social Impact Analysis).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    17.94 / 20 89.7%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 4.9 / 7 70.6%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.9 / 7 42%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      89. 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 own commitment to no planting on peat, regardless of depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company has identified and conserved approximately 125 hectares of peatland as its High Conservation Value area of PT Mitra Nusa Sarana.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports 125 ha on peat in 2022 and states it has not conducted any new planting on peat since its NDPE policy was implemented in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.47 / 1

      95. 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's own reporting for BMPS for soil mentions using organic fertilizers to maintain moisture and improve soil structure. All organic fertilizers used in the plantations are local materials, such as empty fruit bunches, POME, and solid waste.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to no burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no burning.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.47 / 1

      98. 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's own reporting mentions it has established an Emergency Response Task Force (TKTD) Division in each subsidiaries' plantation which is responsible for monitoring any fire occurring in and around the company's operational areas. The company also states using the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) satellite and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to assist the company in monitoring and identifying the hot spots. Any detected hot spots are followed up by field verification and if necessary, the fires are extinguished by the fire team at its location.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the total number of hotspots in its own concession as 57 in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      19 - The company reports the total number of hotspots within its plasma estates as 19.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reducing its GHG emissions by 16.4% by 2030 from a 2020 baseline.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its GHG emissions intensity for palm oil mills as 1.39 Ton CO2 e/Ton FFB and 4.81 Ton CO2 e/Ton CPO in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      103. GHG emissions from land use change in company's own operations (scope 1)?

      The company reports the GHG emissions from the land use change for palm oil as 201,464 tCO2e in 2022.

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      -

      104. GHG emissions from land use change in supplier operations (scope 3)?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a reduction in GHG emission intensity for its palm oil operations from 2.1 Ton CO2 eq/Ton CPO in 2019 to 1.65 Ton CO2 eq/Ton CPO in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses the RSPO's PalmGHG Calculator methodology to calculate GHG emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports it has Bio-CNG plants at two of its operations as of 2022.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    21.38 / 24 89.1%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 8.4 / 11 76.2%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 11 13.6%
    • External: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • Certified: 5.9 / 11 53.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reducing water use intensity to 1.2 m3/ton of FFB processed by 2025.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      109. Water use intensity?

      1.39 - The company reports total water use intensity as 1.39 m3/ton of processed FFB in 2022.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports figures for water use intensity in 2022 as 1.39 and as 1.66 m3/ Ton of FFB Processed in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it has maintained the BOD quality standard below 5,000 mg/l, in accordance with the local regulations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports the legal limits for BOD as 5,000 mg/L and reports its BOD level for palm oil operations in 2022 as 530 mg/L, which is below the legal limits. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.47 / 1

      113. 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's own reporting also states to treat POME.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.47 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company commits to only use paraquat in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to only use paraquat in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to only use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to only use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to only use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to only use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a full list of chemicals & pesticides used in its palm oil operations in 2022.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.47 / 1

      126. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting mentions using organic fertilizers such as empty fruit bunches, POME, and solid waste to maintain moisture and improve soil structure.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.47 / 1

      127. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting also states using the Integrated Pest Management approach which includes using natural enemies to control pests in oil palm plantations, which are natural predators, such as Owls Tyto alba and parasitoid insects. The company also plants beneficial plants, such as Cassia, Antigonon leptopus, and Tunera subulata to attract parasitoid predator insects.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also has a waste management system in place at all its operations.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    35 / 35 100%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 21 / 21 100%
    • Practice: 9 / 9 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 9 / 9 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Progress on human rights commitment?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports it implements the enforcement of human rights through social impact assessments conducted as part of the implementation of Environmental Impact Assessments (AMDAL) before starting operational activities, which may affect the community and the environment, and provides a mechanism for submitting complaints/ grievances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. 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 reports its own commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      [Externally verified] The company has published evidence of local stakeholder engagement activities beyond FPIC such as participatory mapping, participatory conservation approach, community development programmes as well as grievances handling procedures and conflict resolution mechanisms. Some examples are externally verified by &Green.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports details of the process for addressing land conflicts.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting states it encourages the involvement of women in village economic development activities, through agricultural activities, and as well as in the production of handicrafts or culinary products. The company actively encourages cooperatives and credit unions to involve women as administrators, even leaders in the management of their organisations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company commits to ensuring food security for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting also states to maintain and improve the public infrastructure such as maintenance of inter-village axis roads, construction of inter-village access roads, construction of bridges, and provision of clean water sources in the residential areas of the communities surrounding the operational areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to providing business opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to Free and Fair Labour Principles.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to Free and Fair Labour Principles.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports it has established a women's committee and ensures there are no acts of discrimination against women in the work environment. The company has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination, and sexual harassment and mentions taking strict action including reprimands, disciplinary action, and legal recourse if necessary.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      1358 (6.71%) - The company reports 1,358 temporary employees in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Percentage or number of women employees?

      4624 (22.87%) - The company reports 4624 females as a part of its workforce in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to pay a Living Wage?

      The company commits to pay a Living Wage to all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Commitment to pay a Living Wage applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to pay a Living Wage to all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Progress on commitment to pay a Living Wage?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports salary by gender i.e. the ratio of the basic salary and remuneration of women to men for each employee category, by significant locations of operation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports providing personal protective equipment and related training.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      36492 - The company reports the total number of hours lost due to work accidents as 36,492 in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports one fatality in 2022.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    8.25 / 10 82.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 4 100%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 6 70.8%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 6 37.5%
    • External: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      164. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company has published a commitment to support smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting from 2020 mentions partnerships with scheme smallholders around its operational areas through scheme smallholder cooperatives where it provides periodic technical assistance to them.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      166. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      57 - The company has established partnerships with scheme smallholders around its operational areas through scheme smallholder cooperatives. As of 2022, there are 57 scheme smallholder cooperatives.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting states to provide technical assistance to independent smallholders around its operational areas through independent smallholder cooperatives where it provides periodic technical assistance to them.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      5243 - The company reports 5,243 independent palm oil smallholders in East Kalimantan received training from the company on best practices for oil palm cultivation in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that external supplier compliance will be processed through a specific program that will begin with the socialisation and training of its FFB suppliers with its NDPE policy. The process involves signing a Code of Conduct declaration, Self-Assessment training, compliance evaluation, polygon mapping, corrective action identification, corrective action scheduling, reporting of compliance test results, verification of corrective action results, and supplier compliance status declaration.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      62 - The company reports that Up to the end of 2022, NDPE outreach (engagement on compliance with our NDPE) to our external suppliers has been carried out for 9 out of 10 IPCs, 21 out of 25 Cooperatives, and 32 out of 56 Agents. Suppliers who have not received outreach are generally new suppliers registered at the end of 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      172. 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 the level of compliance.

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      0 / 1

      173. Proportion of supply from suppliers that is verified as deforestation- and/or conversion-free (DCF)?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6.5 / 7 92.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 5 100%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports, throughout 2022, it has conducted socialization of anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies to employees, top management executives management, and the Board of Directors, including new employees. Additionally, the company reports no corruption cases/incidents in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company publishes its tax strategy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      184. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing procedure in place.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a grievance procedure in place which is open to all stakeholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      186. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company reports grievances for 2022 only. Grievance information includes date; issue; complainant category; actions taken; status.

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