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FGV Holdings Bhd

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: October 2019
  • Next scheduled: October 2020

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  • About this company:

    Established in 2007, Malaysian palm oil and rubber

  • Parent company:
    FELDA (The Federal Land Development Authority)
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    390,108 hectares
  • Market cap:
    897,272,102 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    FGVH.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    FGV MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL5222OO004
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: FGV Holdings Bhd – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 59.1% 117.54 / 199
  • Organisation: 22.5 / 40 56.3%
  • Policy: 58.5 / 79 74.1%
  • Practice: 36.5 / 80 45.7%
  • Self-reported: 8.3 / 80 10.3%
  • External: 19.8 / 80 24.8%
  • Certified: 8.5 / 80 10.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8 / 11 72.7%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Head of the Group Sustainability & Environment Department (GSED)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      18%

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      30%

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company engages with government on social and environmental compliance, has conducted sustainability research in collaboration with academic institution and is working with NGOs to help smallholders achieve RSPO certification

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    12 / 28 42.9%
    • Organisation: 9 / 18 50%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      390,109

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      339,385

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1,565.06

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      27,251

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      21,907.4

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO in 2018 and the company declares these represent 100% of its concession sites

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Number of company-owned mills?

      68 - The company closed one of its mill in 2018 as a part of its cost-rationalisation exercise

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      24. Number (or percentage) of company-owned mills that source from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned mills that come from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      26. Number of supplier mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

      27. Names and coordinates of all third-party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      28. Number (or percentage) of third-party supplier mills that source from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      29. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplier mills that come from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      30. Total volume (or percentage) sourced for refineries that comes from intermediary traders and/or refiners rather than directly from mills?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2017 (100%)

    • Y
      1 / 2

      32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      100%

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2021 - Target: 100% traceable to plantations for FGV-owned mills by 2021

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    8.41 / 18 46.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 9 55.6%
    • Practice: 3.4 / 7 48.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Certified: 1.4 / 7 20.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      No development on any areas of natural forest, HCV, HCS and peat. Not clear if time-bound

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      40. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      Primary forest, wildlife reserves, natural forests, HCV, HCS and peat. No cut-off date specified by the company

    • N
      0 / 2

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has committed to rehabilitate peatlands planted after 25 August 2016

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.41 / 1

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

      The company has identified species of conservation referring to the IUCN Red List within its operational areas. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it has implemented five ecosystem and biodiversity enhancement projects with external parties. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    9.5 / 14 67.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 8 68.8%
    • Practice: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      HCV assessments are available for: PT Temila Agro Abadi (Aug 2014); PT Citra Niaga Perkasa (Jan 2013)

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reported in its 2017 ACOP that it submitted an NPP however the assessment report is not yet publicly available. An HCV assessment is available for Asian Plantations Limited Sdn Bhd (Dec 2015)

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reported in its 2017 ACOP that it submitted an NPP however the assessment report is not yet publicly available. A management and monitoring plan with reference to HCV areas is available for Asian Plantations Limited Sdn Bhd (Dec 2015)

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not have an explicit commitment itself, but commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      59. 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Only one satisfactory review of HCV assessment is available for Asian Plantations Limited Sdn Bhd (Dec 2015)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      66. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      SEIA summaries are available for: PT Temila Agro Abadi (Aug 2014); PT Citra Niaga Perkasa (Jan 2013); Asian Plantations Limited Sdn Bhd (Dec 2015)

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    12.66 / 20 63.3%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 3.2 / 7 45.1%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.4 / 7 20.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Commitment to best management practices only for peat, applies to all suppliers

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.41 / 1

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

      The company provides several examples of implementing best management practices for soil and peat. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports that it has established Emergency Response Teams (ERT), firefighting training and exercises, fire safety inspections and fire safety awareness programmes to manage and monitor fires

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports zero incidents of fire in its own estates for 2017. No further updates provided by the company

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2020 (25%) - The company commits to reducing GHG emissions by 25% from baseline emissions in 2014 by 2020; does not report on GHG intensity goals specifically

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG Calculator

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company only reports 70% reduction in GHG emissions from 2014

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      25 (36.7%) - The company reports 25 methane capture/biogas plant installed in 68 mills

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

      3 - tCO2e/ha

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      84. GHG emissions from land use change?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    16.23 / 22 73.8%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 8.5 / 11 77.3%
    • Practice: 5.7 / 9 63.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 4.2 / 9 47%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      1 - The company does not state a time-bound commitment, but aims to reduce water usage in mills to 1 MT for each MT of FFB processed

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      1.27 - The company reports it did not achieve its target of water usage of 1 MT of water per MT of Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB), but is progressing towards its commitment

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. Water use intensity?

      1.27 - 1.27 MT Water/MT FFB Processed. Data as of 2017

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports on BOD level which is within targeted limits but no information about COD available

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports on BOD level which is within targeted limits and no information about COD available

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      90. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) and/or palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

      The company has only provided details for the treatment of POME

    • N
      0 / 1

      91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.41 / 1

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

      The company provides details of protecting and restoring riparian areas in Sabah. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Commitment only to minimise the use of chemical pesticides found, applicable to all suppliers

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.41 / 1

      95. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Reports on herbicide use for past three years (litre per ha) and paraquat use 2015-2017 (as no longer use as of 2018). Active ingredients of herbicides 1.09 litre per ha in 2017

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.41 / 1

      103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    30.91 / 46 67.2%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 21.5 / 25 86%
    • Practice: 6.9 / 16 43.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 16 3.1%
    • External: 5 / 16 31.3%
    • Certified: 1.4 / 16 8.8%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      106. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      109. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

      112. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company has provided multiple examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts.Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      115. 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). Partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's commitments under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member

    • Y
      1 / 1

      116. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      117. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced, applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      118. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.41 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      No mention specifically of permanent and/or temporary status, but mentions all workers

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to respect all workers' rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

      16% - The company only reports 16% female employees, however, female percentage among workers not reported

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company is committed to pay minimum wage between RM1,000 to RM2,500 in Peninsular Malaysia and RM920 to RM2,300 for Sabah

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

      134. Progress on commitment to pay minimum wage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      135. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Reduction of time lost due to work-based injuries?

      LTIFR has increased from 2016 to 2018

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      140. Zero fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

      The company reports five work-related fatalities in 2016 and four in 2017. No further updates on fatalities available

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4 - Data as of 2017

    • Y
      1 / 2

      142. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company reports that workers handling agrochemicals are provided with Personal Protective Equipment, though there is no mention of related training. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    8.33 / 16 52.1%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 11 53%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 11 0%
    • External: 5.8 / 11 53%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,004 - FELDA has been an RSPO member since 2004. Felda Global Ventures (FGV) became a member in 2016 due to FELDA not having a controlling interest in FGV. Felda IFFCO has also been a member since 2010

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. 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?

      2017

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2018

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Indonesia (West Kalimantan) and Malaysia (Johor, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak, Terengganu). The information can’t be verified from the company’s websites

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2021

    • P
      0.42 / 1

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

      165,126 (42.3%)

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0 (0%)

    • P
      0.41 / 1

      150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      28 (41.17%) - Only 28 out of 68 mills are RSPO certified

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      2025

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0 (0%)

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      2013 - Felda IFFCO, a joint venture between FELDA and IFFCO, has a target to achieve 100% certification of all palm oil processing facilities by 2013 however this joint venture does not cover all the processing facilities as FGV has other processor/trader subsidiaries (e.g. Delima Oil) for which no target has been found

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's processor and trader subsidiary handles Segregated supply chain besides Mass Balance

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    5.5 / 16 34.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 10 35%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 10 15%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company provides details of various programmes to support smallholders. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      112,635 - The company states it supports 112,635 smallholders (mainly FELDA settlers)

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      165. Percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company requirements?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      166. Time-bound plan to engage with all high-risk mills within three years?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it prioritises high-risk mills for its traceability exercise, however, no further details provided

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      168. Regularly engages with a subset of high-risk mills?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it engages with suppliers on compliance on a quarterly basis, however, unclear if mills are also assessed

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6 / 8 75%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: FGV Holdings Bhd

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Scoring criteria: FGV Holdings Bhd

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