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  • Landbank (oil palm)
    103,612 hectares
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    FRN.V
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    FRN CN
  • ISIN:
    CA31527R8856
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Feronia Inc – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 39.3% 50.25 / 128
  • Organisation: 15 / 29 51.7%
  • Policy: 23.5 / 44 53.4%
  • Practice: 11.8 / 55 21.4%
  • Self-reported: 5.5 / 55 10%
  • External: 3.8 / 55 6.8%
  • Certified: 2.5 / 55 4.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    5.25 / 10 52.5%
    • Organisation: 3 / 6 50%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 3 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has clear policies which cover multiple dimensions of palm oil sustainability.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company's Environmental, Social and Governance Director is responsible for sustainability and reports directly to the board.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Three board members sit on the ESG Board Committee which is responsible for the company's environmental and social performance.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      16% - Data is between two and five years old, so full points cannot be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (14%) - The company does not directly report the gender make up of its board, but profiles of board members are published on the website. However, profiles are not up to date as a news article confirms a new appointment who does not have a profile.

    • P
      0.75 / 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 one industry scheme - the Tropical Forest Alliance.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it is working with NGOs including CARITAS, CRAFOP, IGED (Initiation, Gestion d'Environnent Durable et Gestion Défense des Droits Human) and CADAAP but limited details are given.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The 2017 sustainability report was published in early 2018.

    • 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 the company is not a POIG member.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    7.5 / 10 75%
    • Organisation: 7.5 / 9 83.3%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 1 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 1 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      103,612 - The company controls a total of 103,612 ha for oil palm cultivation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      22,436 - At the end of 2019 the company had planted 22,436 ha of oil palm.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      47,713 - The company reported 47,713 ha of unplanted area in its most recent RSPO ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      25,228 - The company has set aside 25,228 ha to HVC areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company has uploaded maps to the RSPO.

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      3 - The company reports the number of mills in its RSPO ACOP.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      Each of the company's three mills are located within its three estates. Even though estates are mapped, exact locations of mills cannot be determined.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 has informed ZSL that it has no suppliers.

    • 25. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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 the company does not own refineries.

    • 30. 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.

    • 31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 34. 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.

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    4 / 10 40%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2007 - The company has been a member since 2007.

    • 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?

      This indicator is disabled as the company only became an RSPO member within last three years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company only operates in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - The company does not currently have any land certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      0% - The company does not currently have any certified mills.

    • 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?

      2025 - The company expects to achieve 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2025.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no independent suppliers, inclusive of independent smallholders, outgrowers including associated smallholders, or other third-party suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    4 / 11 36.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 1 / 5 20%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 5 20%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a zero deforestation commitment.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company uses the RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) 5.2 and 7.3 to define deforestation. P&C 7.3. dictates a cut off date of November 2005.

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • 57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • 64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company has identified species in each of their three estates while conducting HCV assessments which reference IUCN.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    6 / 6 100%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 4 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 2 / 2 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. 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, and has also made this commitment in its Land Policy.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2015.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. 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.

    • 75. 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?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      77. 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.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not done any new planting since January 2016.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. 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.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's SEIA is publicly available.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    2.5 / 16 15.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 4 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. 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.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has commitments to best management practices for soils but not peat.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to zero burning.

    • 91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 2

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

    • 97. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2015.

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    2.5 / 20 12.5%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 0 / 7 0%
    • Practice: 2 / 11 18.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 11 4.6%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 1.5 / 11 13.6%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      700 - The company reports an intensity of 700 litres of water per tonne of fresh fruit bunches processed. Data is three years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company maintains buffer zones within its estates.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • 113. Commitment to no use of paraquat applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      119. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company promotes the use of IPM but reports no implementation of the approach.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company mentions developing plans for waste treatment but this was in its 2017 sustainability report and nothing has been published on the subject since. A water waste treatment report in 2015 gave the company recommendations but there is no evidence any have been implemented.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    15.25 / 27 56.5%
    • Organisation: 2 / 5 40%
    • Policy: 9.5 / 13 73.1%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 9 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 3.8 / 9 41.7%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company only mentions human rights in relation to security, it does not have an overarching commitment.

    • 123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company respects community rights but does not mention the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. 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, and makes this commitment in its Land Policy.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company has community relations managers who attend village meetings, have one on one meetings with community leaders and keep regular communication with communities. In 2017, the company states it would launch a community forest plan in 2018, however no plan is publicly available. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company has published this commitment.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company is working with communities to diversify the variety of crops farmed and is sharing technical expertise. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company is involved in multiple projects to improve roads, healthcare, and water availability to name a few. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not refer to equal remuneration or freedom of association.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      4,341 (52%) - The company reports 4,060 permanent staff and 4,341 seasonal workers and day labourers. However this information is between two and five years old.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      191 - The company reports 191 permanent staff are women, however the number of women seasonal/day labourers is unknown. Data is between two and five years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company has published this commitment.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      151. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      Progress is reported, however information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company commits to a healthy and safe environment for all workers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company provides relevant equipment and training to employees, however this information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reported an accident frequency rate of 50 accidents per million hours worked in 2017, and 48 in 2016. However, this data is between two and five years old so full points cannot be awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - The company reported zero fatalities in 2016, more recent data could not be found.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0 / 12 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 9 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3.25 / 6 54.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company has published commitments to ethical conduct and prohibit corruption.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides evidence that compliance to the business code of conduct is included in employee contracts and concerns regarding unethical conduct are investigated using internal audits. This information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a Whistleblowing Policy. However, the extent to which it will offer protection to whistleblowers is not clear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's grievance procedure is publicly available.

    • N
      0 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Feronia Inc

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