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FGV Holdings Bhd

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

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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)
    461,539 hectares
  • Market cap:
    1,047,500,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    FGVH.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    FGV MK Equity
  • Sedol:
    B8L1DR5
  • LEI:
    No LEI
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:
  • Substantiated concerns
    • On 13th January 2020 FGV Holdings Bhd had its P+C certificate for Kilang Sawit Serting and its supply base suspended, and all certification processes for its uncertified management units suspended as well, following an RSPO Complaints Panel decision on a complaint regarding labour rights. This suspension was lifted on 28th July 2022 for Kilang Sawit Serting, though with further monitoring required. As of November 2023, sanctions remain in place on the uncertified management units. See further detail here.
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Company assessment: FGV Holdings Bhd – November 2023

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 76.7% 145.81 / 190
  • Organisation: 31 / 39 79.5%
  • Policy: 62 / 78 79.5%
  • Practice: 52.8 / 73 72.3%
  • Self-reported: 4 / 73 5.5%
  • External: 33.5 / 73 45.9%
  • Certified: 15.3 / 73 21%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8.75 / 11 79.6%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • 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 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?

      Sustainability Steering Committee, chaired by the Group CEO- Dato' Mohd Nazrul Izam Mansor.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports having a Board Sustainability Committee (BSC) which takes formal purview of sustainability matters. This committee includes Kasmuri Sukardi, Dato' Amiruddin Abdul Satar, and Dato' Nonee Ashirin Dato' Mohd Radzi who are all members of the company's board.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4 (28.57%) - The company reports four (4) female members in the senior management team out of a total of 14 members. Data as of 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      3 (33%) - The company reports 33% or three women board members as of 2022.

    • 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 only a member of Achieving Coexistence With Elephants (ACE).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports multiple collaborations with stakeholders, a few of which include; participation in labor supply chain mapping project organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Earthworm Foundation (EF); working with a local human rights NGO, to develop a human rights training module for plantation workers; participation in a Workers Wellbeing Consultation Project, which was carried out by Embode, a specialist independent consultancy in human rights; signing a Certificate of Collaboration (COC) with the Penang Department of Environment (DOE), towards realising green initiatives in preserving and conserving the environment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published its latest sustainability report in 2022, covering the year 2021.

    • 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
    25.6 / 29 88.3%
    • Organisation: 16.5 / 19 86.8%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Practice: 7.6 / 8 95%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 2 / 8 25%
    • Certified: 5.6 / 8 70%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Malaysia (plantations, mills, refineries, crushing plants); Indonesia (plantations); Turkey, Pakistan (refinery).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company reports all its mills sourced from Malaysia in 2022 and for six refineries, the sourcing was done from Malaysia and Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      461539 - The company reports its total land area managed for palm oil in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      334075 - The company reports the total oil palm planted area in 2022 as 334,075 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      1459.13 - The company reports the total scheme smallholders planted area in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      8193.14 - The company reports the total unplanted area in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      41312.7 - The company reports the conservation set-aside area (29,132.10), including High Conservation Value (HCV) area (12,180.61 ha) in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company reports that it has submitted maps of concessions to the RSPO and that no new concessions have been acquired or undergone ownership changes since the submission of maps to the RSPO in 2022.

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Maps of all scheme smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Maps of all third-party supplying plantations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      67 - The company reports the total number of company-owned mills as 67. Data as of 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The names and locations of all company-owned mills are publicly available on the GFW universal mill list and on the company website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 'of all the 67 palm oil mills operated by FGV, only two mills sourced 100% of FFB from our own plantation. The remaining 65 palm oil mills received a mixture of FFB from internal and external sources'.

    • 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 that out of the total FFB it sources, 28% of FFB supply was sourced internally from its own estates, 45% came from Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) settlers, and another 27% was received from private estates that supplied directly to its mills as well as from dealer networks, mainly coming from smallholder farms.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      The company reports information on third-party mills for the refineries directly owned by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The names and locations of third-party supplying mills to the refineries directly managed by the company are available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports sourcing information for third-party supplying mills to the company's four refineries.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the percentage of sourcing from third-party supplying mills to the company's four refineries.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the percentage sourced from intermediary traders for each refinery. It does not source from any other refineries. No overall volume or percentage is reported and cannot be calculated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has already achieved 100% Traceability to Mills in 2019.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports that 100% of its CPO and PKO supply is traceable to the mill. Additionally, 'FGV Kernel Products Sdn Bhd- Kilang Isi Sawit Pandamaran' and 'FGV Kernel Products Sdn. Bhd. - Kilang Isi Sawit Pasir Gudang' have RSPO SCC under SG.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reported a target to achieve 100% traceability to plantations by the end of 2022. However, as of 2023, the company has only achieved 99% traceability to plantations.

    • P
      +
      0.99 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that as at end of 2021, it has achieved 98% TTP and is committed to attaining 100% TTP by the end of 2022. Information is externally verified by Control Union.

    • P
      +
      0.61 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the traceable percentage of supply from third-party mill to the plantation level is 6.06%. This is externally verified by Control Union.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      [Externally verified] The company has published the traceability data for the percentage of supply traceable to the plantation level per refinery for its four refineries.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      [Externally verified] The company has published the traceability data for the percentage of supply traceable to plantation level per crusher for all crushing facilities.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    8.73 / 16 54.6%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 4.7 / 12 39.4%
    • Self-reported: 0.7 / 12 6.1%
    • External: 4 / 12 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 12 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2016 - The company has been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since December 2016.

    • Y
      1 / 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?

      [Externally verified] 2017 - The company became an RSPO member in 2016 and received its first RSPO certification in 2017.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      RSPO ACOP 2022 is submitted by the company.

    • P
      0.39 / 1

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

      39.41% - The company reports the percentage of area RSPO certified in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • P
      0.34 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      34.32% - 23 out of the total 67 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?

      2025 - The company commits to achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2025. 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?

      2025 - The company reports achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities by 2025. This is within five years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

      2028 - The company commits to achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders and out-growers by 2028. 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] 100% of the company's operations (mills and estates) are MSPO certified as of 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    11.64 / 20 58.2%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 12 45.8%
    • Practice: 5.1 / 6 85.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 3.8 / 6 62.5%
    • Certified: 1.4 / 6 23.2%
    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to no development in High Conservation Value (HCV), High Carbon Stock (HCS), and primary forest areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no development in High Conservation Value (HCV), High Carbon Stock (HCS), and primary forest areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation as the development of HCV, HCS, and primary forest areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past November 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, HCS, and primary forest areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past November 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports using the Global Forest Watch (GFW) Pro platform to trace and monitor deforestation activities within supplier operations, it does not report the extent of area being monitored. This is externally verified by Control Union.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that there have been zero instances of deforestation within its own operations since the cut-off date of 2019. However, the information reported is from 2019 and is over two years old now.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      25 - The company report 25 ha of deforestation in surrounding areas since 2021, however this is not from the 2019 cut-off date.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has only committed to restoring the ecological function of peatland areas planted after 25 August 2016.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      67. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company reports that, in 2021, it participated in the Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) programme in the Southern Ecological Landscape of Johor, alongside MEME from the University of Nottingham, oil palm plantation companies, DWNP, and non-governmental organisations to strategize and mitigate the conflict through a multi-stakeholder approach. The company also has a five (5) year commitment to the Borneo Conservation Trust (BCT) and Sabah Wildlife Department to participate in the Mega Biodiversity Corridor Conservation Project in the lower Kinabatangan Basin. Through this initiative, it supports the reestablishment, restoration, and protection of riparian zones to protect important wildlife corridors for Borneo Pygmy Elephants, Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys, and other important wildlife species. Information is externally verified by Control Union.

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      69. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.39 / 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 the species of conservation concern, referencing the IUCN Red List international system of species classification.

    • 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 multiple examples of species and habitat conservation management in its 2021 sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to have developed guidelines to manage potential human-wildlife conflict which includes prohibition of any illegal hunting of wildlife activities in the plantation, except special privileges granted for local communities granted by authorities. The scope of these guidelines is aligned with Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    12 / 13 92.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 5 / 5 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 5 / 5 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The HCV assessments of PT. Temila Agro Abadi, PT Citra Niaga Perkasa and Asian Plantations Limited Sdn Bhd are available on the RSPO website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports in its RSPO ACOP 2017 that it has submitted NPPs to the RSPO. The HCV report of LADANG TAWAI 1 AND LADANG TAWAI 2 is publicly available. The company's ACOP 2018-2022 confirms that no new plantings have been done.

    • 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 reports in its RSPO ACOP 2017 that it has submitted NPPs to the RSPO. The HCV management and monitoring plan for LADANG TAWAI 1 AND LADANG TAWAI 2 is publicly available. The company's ACOP 2018-2022 confirms that no new plantings have been done.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • 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] The HCV assessment of Ladang Tawai 1 and Ladang Tawai 2 FGVP has been deemed satisfactory.

    • 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. The company also reports its own commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach.

    • 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.

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

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

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

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

    • 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 also reports its own commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs).

    • 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] SEIAs for Asian Plantations Limited and PT Citra Niaga Perkasa are publicly available.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    13.78 / 20 68.9%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 7 54%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.8 / 7 39.7%
    • 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 of any 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)?

      24589.2 - The company report 24,589.15 ha of total landbank on peat and 10,272.72 ha of planted area.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
      0.39 / 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 also reports to retain undeveloped peatland as a buffer to mitigate flooding, maintain the hydrological function of peatland areas in existing plantations and determine viability for replanting on cultivated peatland as a part of its no peat policy. For BMPs for soil, the company reports that EFBs are used as mulch, which acts as an organic fertiliser that improves soil fertility and moisture retention.

    • 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
      0.39 / 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that 5.31 ha of land was burned in and around its estates in 2022, it does not specify a figure from own estates only or number of incidents.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that 5.31 ha of land was burned in and around its estates in 2022, it does not specify a figure from own estates only or number of incidents.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports reducing GHG emissions by 45% by 2030 and hitting net-zero emissions by 2050. However, the commitment does not include Scope 1 and/or Scope 2 emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      RSPO ACOP 2022 only reports the GHG footprint for all certified management units by hectare as 1.17 tCO2e/ha and the average GHG footprint for all certified management units per tonne of crude palm oil as 0.91 tCO2e/tCPO. The information available only covers the certified operations of the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      -

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its GHG emissions (tCO2e) progress for its plantations for the period between 2017-2019. But the 2019 (107,801) data does not show progress as compared to data reported in 2018 (101,775). Also, the figures are not reported as intensity and the information is over two years old now.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard methodology to calculate GHG emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports having 22 of its 67 mills have biogas capture plants. This is externally verified by Control Union.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    21.31 / 25 85.2%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 10 / 11 90.9%
    • Practice: 9.3 / 12 77.6%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 12 0%
    • External: 3.8 / 12 31.3%
    • Certified: 5.6 / 12 46.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that to minimise the usage of water within its mill operations, it closely monitors water consumption on a daily, monthly and yearly basis by benchmarking against a ratio of less than 1.20 (mt of water: mt FFB Processed) by 2025.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      109. Water use intensity?

      1.27 - The company reports that in 2021, it used 1.27 MT/MT of FFB, with total water consumption of 15,905,241 m3.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports figures on water use intensity for 2021 as 1.33 MT/MT FFB, for 2022 as 1.31 MT/ MT FFB for mills. The intensity has improved as compared to previous year. Refinery water use intensity figures have also improved. The information is externally verified by Control Union.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to keep BOD levels below legal limits, it states that BOD legal limits for river discharge range from 20mg/L to 500mg/L across the regions where it operates and depend on the year a mill was constructed. This is an unclear target.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports figures and limits for each region. Figures exceeded legal limits in multiple locations across 2021 and 2022. This is externally verified by Control Union.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.39 / 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 also reports thoroughly treating POME before discharging it.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company states that it treats PORE, this is externally verified by Control Union.

    • 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
      0.39 / 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits suppliers to minimise the use of chemical 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 reports that it has completely stopped using class 1 chemicals since 2019. Data as of 2021.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.39 / 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 that its EFBs are used as mulch, which acts as an organic fertiliser that improves soil fertility and moisture retention.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.39 / 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 also reports that as a part of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy, it uses barn owls (Tyto alba) as a biological control to manage the rat population in its estates.

    • 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.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    29.75 / 34 87.5%
    • Organisation: 3 / 4 75%
    • Policy: 18 / 21 85.7%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • 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 also reports its progress on human rights commitment which includes the implementation of various programmes to strengthen its labour practices, including capacity building and awareness-raising among workers on human rights. The company also has a programme with Fair Labor Association (FLA) that focuses on strengthening various aspects of the company's labour practices.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports its commitment to respecting indigenous and local communities' rights. However, the commitment does not reference the UN Declaration/ILO Convention.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits its suppliers to respect indigenous and local communities' rights. However, the commitment does not reference the UN Declaration/ILO Convention.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      139. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      [Externally verified] The company reports a workshop event in December 2022 with representatives from different local stakeholder groups with then aim to prevent conflict. This is externally verified by Control Union. This is the only example reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • 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 mentions having a Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (GEWE) Committee that champions women's rights in the workplace.

    • 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. The company also reports having an Integrated Farming program whose goals include is to contribute to the National Food Security Strategy.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to providing job opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

    • 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 the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

    • 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. The company also has a programme with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) since October 2019 that focuses on strengthening various aspects of FGV's labour practices including code alignment, the recruitment process of migrant workers, capacity building, and training modules on human rights for workers, grievance mechanisms as well as labour standard compliance monitoring system, among other things.

    • 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 also reports having a Committee on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment to advance the gender equality and women empowerment agenda. The committee will assist the group in promoting full respect and support for the rights of women in the workplace on the basis of equality and non-discrimination. The FLA's Independent External Assessment (IEA) on the company's palm oil supply chain in Malaysia also mentions reviewing different topics including discrimination.

    • 153. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no temporary employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Percentage or number of women employees?

      7269 (14%) - The company reports that in 2022, 14% of its total workforce was female.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to pay a Living Wage?

      The company only reports its commitment to pay minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits its suppliers to pay minimum wage.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • 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's own reporting also mentions provision of personal protective equipment and related training.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      1.79 - The company reports a Lost Time Frequency Rate of 1.79 in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3 - The company reports three fatalities in 2022.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    8.25 / 15 55%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 9 52.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 9 13.9%
    • External: 3.5 / 9 38.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 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 refers to scheme smallholders as FELDA settlers and reports to assist them through the 'Settler Development Program (PPP)' by providing them with training on technical advice on agronomy and industry awareness, and updates on the palm oil industry's development, challenges, and regulatory requirements.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      166. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      740 - The company reports that 740 out of 907 invited scheme smallholders attended its programme. It is unclear if these figures are referring to the company's associated scheme smallholders only or other scheme smallholders. This is externally verified by Control Union.

    • 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 reports launching the Independent Smallholders Consultation Programme in 2022 that enables the company to engage with smallholders in accordance with its responsible sourcing commitment.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 6162 - The company reports the number of independent smallholders involved in the program in its sustainability report 2018/19. This report is externally verified by SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd. However, this information is now over two years old.

    • 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 prior to the appointment of suppliers, it conducts a pre-qualification exercise to ascertain the suppliers' suitability. Suppliers are required to comply with the SCOC which spells out the company's sustainability requirements and expectations. To monitor the performance of suppliers, the company uses a vendor management system known as e-Daftar, an online system that is connected to the company's SAP system. This system allows the company to monitor the status of suppliers (i.e. active and inactive). Blacklisted suppliers are put on a watchlist. By referring to e-Daftar, the company is able to avoid engaging with blacklisted and inactive suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 21097 - The company reports that it has assessed 21,097 suppliers on its code of conduct. No percentage can be calculated. Information is externally verified by Control Union.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports that non-compliance to the SCOC will result in the application of the company's Supplier Delinquency Guidelines, with the possibility of the offending supplier/vendor being suspended or terminated and blacklisted should they fail to demonstrate willingness to rectify gaps in their practices. The company also reports a flow chart of actions taken and timelines.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • (NEW: not scored this year) P
      -

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

      The company reports DCF percentages for each refinery and crusher. No overall figure is provided. This information is externally verified by Control Union.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that is assessing the risk of suppliers. However, details on the risks being assessed and the classification of mills are unclear. It is also unclear if the company's own mills are assessed.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only mentions that to facilitate better traceability of its products, it is working with business partners to develop a system to identify and disclose sustainability risks associated with specific geographical areas. Also, the company reports that sustainability risk mapping is conducted on all traceable suppliers. However, this only covers the traceable suppliers of the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6 / 7 85.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 2 / 2 100%
    • 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 it has a zero-tolerance stance against bribery and corruption. In 2022, the company reinforced its Corruption Risk Management (CRM) programme, extending coverage to 32 companies, compared to 28 in 2021, and conducted an Anti-Bribery Internal Audit on company-identified sites.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 reports having its own grievance system which is open to all stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      186. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      [Externally verified] The company has disclosed the details of grievances on its website. The list is updated till February 2022.

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