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Company assessment: FELCRA Bhd – November 2021

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 7.8% 13.5 / 174
  • Organisation: 6 / 34 17.7%
  • Policy: 5 / 74 6.8%
  • Practice: 2.5 / 66 3.8%
  • Self-reported: 1.5 / 66 2.3%
  • External: 1 / 66 1.5%
  • Certified: 0 / 66 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    2.5 / 11 22.7%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has Sustainable palm oil Policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The Chief Sustainability Officer has responsibility for sustainability.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      3 - On its webpage, there are total of 14 members in the senior management team out of which 3 members are female and identified through their pictorial representation. However, the information is undated.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 - The company has 7 Board members out of which one member is female and identified from their profile updated on the company's website.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    4.5 / 15 30%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 12 37.5%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      257,275 - The company states " it has developed 224,130 hectares of farms on behalf of 111,462 Participants, encompassing 1,049 Consolidation and Rehabilitation Projects, as well as 33,145 hectares of estates owned by FELCRA Berhad.".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      33,145 - The company operates 33,145 ha total palm planted area.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      224,130 - The company has developed 224,130 hectares of farms on behalf of 111,462 Participants, encompassing 1,049 Consolidation and Rehabilitation Projects.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company has maps for one estate on GFW.

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      11 - On its webpage, the company states that it owns 9 palm oil processing mills. However, there are 11 mills present on GFW universal mill list.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      On its webpage, the company states that it owns 9 palm oil processing mills. However, there are 11 mills present on GFW universal mill list.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • 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.

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    1 / 14 7.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 1 / 10 10%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 10 0%
    • External: 1 / 10 10%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      37. Member of the 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      52. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] The company is 100% MSPO Certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    0 / 18 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 10 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 6 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

    • N
      0 / 2

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    2.5 / 35 7.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 21 11.9%
    • Practice: 0 / 9 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

    • N
      0 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company has provided the commitment to mitigate impacts on food security, however, it does not clear in relation to local communities.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is responsible for developing rural areas by opening up opportunities for rural communities to participate in economic activities to generate income.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 health and safety at work for all workers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2 / 15 13.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company has programs to support smallholders, however, does not found any clear commitment.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company provides details on the smallholder development programmes however this information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      111,462 - The company provides the total number of smallholders involved in the development program, however, this figure is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    1 / 7 14.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 5 20%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has provided own complaint system open to all stakeholder on its webpage.

    • N
      0 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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