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FGV Holdings Bhd

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2020
  • Next scheduled: November 2021

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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)
    432,700 hectares
  • Market cap:
    851,377,276 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    FGVH.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    FGV MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL5222OO004
  • Sedol:
    B8L1DR5
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:
  • Substantiated concerns
    • FGV Holdings Bhd currently has 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 came into effect 13th January 2020. See further detail and the latest updates here.

Company assessment: FGV Holdings Bhd – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 69.9% 131.33 / 188
  • Organisation: 26.5 / 38 69.7%
  • Policy: 59 / 76 77.6%
  • Practice: 45.8 / 74 61.9%
  • Self-reported: 8.1 / 74 10.9%
  • External: 26 / 74 35.1%
  • Certified: 11.8 / 74 15.9%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9.25 / 11 84.1%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • 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 reports having a sustainability policy that covers multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company's operations covering both social and environmental issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's sustainability policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports that the Head of Group Sustainability serves as the chair of the Sustainability Synergy Committee (SSC).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports having a Board Governance & Risk Management Committee (BGRMC) to assist the Board in fulfilling its statutory and fiduciary responsibilities, especially in the areas of governance, risk management, and sustainability. Dato' Yusli Mohamed Yusoff, Dr. Nesadurai Kalanithi, and Dr. Zunika Mohamed are members of the BGRMC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      16% - The company reports the percentage of women in the senior management team in its Annual Integrated Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      33% - The company reports the board gender diversity in its Annual Integrated Report.

    • 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] Fair Labor Association.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Working with the Indonesian government to implement a Peat Restoration Management Plan; Entered into a joint-venture with Universiti Putra Malaysia for environmental research on the Oil Palm Ecosystem Project, Water Stress Index (WSI) and water footprint; Collaboration with Tenaganita, to educate employees, including migrant workers, about their rights; participated in a one-year joint labor supply chain mapping project organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Earthworm Foundation (EF); Participating Company of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) which aims to promote and protect the human rights of workers and improve working conditions worldwide; Programme run in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), to identifying energy-saving initiatives to eliminate wasteful and non-productive patterns of energy consumption and to reduce GHG emissions; Collaboration with the MPOB.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The sustainability report for 2018-2019 is published by the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has prepared its sustainability report in accordance with GRI standards, but it is not published on the GRI database.

    • 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
    16.5 / 26 63.5%
    • Organisation: 11 / 16 68.8%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 8 43.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 8 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      432,700 - The company reports its total land area managed for palm oil in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      338,437 - The company reports the total oil palm planted area in its Annual Integrated Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1,227.23 - The company reports the total scheme smallholders planted area in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      6,263.77 - The company reports the total unplanted area in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      25,293.1 - The company reports the conservation set-aside area, including High Conservation Value (HCV) area in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company reports 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      68 - The company reports the total number of company-owned mills in its Annual Integrated Report and RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. 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. The same is also available on the company website.

    • 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 reports that out of total FFB it sources, 30% comes from FGV estates, 40% comes from FELDA settlers, and the remaining 30% comes from out-growers/other suppliers which include independent smallholders, mini/private estates and cooperatives.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      6

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The names and locations of all six third-party supplying mills are available via the company's traceability webpage.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 sources only directly from mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 'as of December 2019, all of FGV's CPO production is already 100% traceable to mills'.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports that 100% CPO and PKO supply is traceable to mill.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a target to achieve 100% traceability to plantations for FGV-owned mills by 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      81% of supply was traceable to plantation in 2019.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company has published the traceability data for the percentage of supply traceable to plantation level per refinery for all refineries.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      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
    10.06 / 16 62.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 5.1 / 11 46%
    • Self-reported: 1.1 / 11 9.6%
    • External: 4 / 11 36.4%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2016 - The company is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      38. RSPO-certified within three years of joining the RSPO or by November 2010, for companies joining prior to finalisation of the RSPO certification systems in November 2007?

      2017 - The company became an RSPO member in 2016 and got its first RSPO certification in 2017.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's RSPO ACOP 2019 was submitted.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Malaysia (Johor, Kelantan ,Negeri Sembilan ,Pahang ,Perak ,Sabah, Sarawak, Terengganu), Indonesia (West Kalimatan).

    • P
      0.45 / 1

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

      45.18% - The company reports the percentage of area RSPO certified in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • P
      0.47 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      47.05% - The company reports in its RSPO ACOP 2019 that out of a total of 68 mills, 33 mills are RSPO certified. However, the data on the RSPO website mentions only 32 mills to be RSPO certified.

    • 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?

      2021 - The company reports a time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2022 - The company reports a target to achieve 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2023 - The company reports a time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/plasma/associated smallholders and out-growers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.14 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      51. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      The company reports that 100% of its complexes are MSPO certified. Certificates are available on the MSPO database.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.95 / 17 64.4%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 5 / 9 55.6%
    • Practice: 5.4 / 6 90.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Certified: 1.4 / 6 24.2%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no deforestation in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no deforestation reported in its sustainability policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      Primary forests, High Carbon Stock (HCS), and High Conversation Value (HCV) areas. The company reports the effective date as 29 May 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company reports using the Global Forest Watch (GFW) Pro platform to trace and monitor deforestation activities within supplier operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company logs instances of non-compliant deforestation in its grievance mechanism. However, the area of deforestation is not always disclosed and there is no total figure reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports details of implementing a landscape-level approach in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company reports its commitment to biodiversity conservation in its sustainability report.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      The company only reports its commitment to High Biodiversity Values and High Conservation Values in its sustainability policy. This commitment applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.45 / 1

      65. 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 international system of species classification, and reported the same in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has also reported multiple examples of species and habitat conservation management in its sustainability report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    10.25 / 14 73.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 6 70.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 4.3 / 6 70.8%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 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. The company also reports its commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The HCV assessments of PT. Temila Agro Abadi and PT Citra Niaga Perkasa are available on the RSPO website.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports in its RSPO ACOP 2017 that it has submitted NPPs to the RSPO. The HCV reports of LADANG TAWAI 1 AND LADANG TAWAI 2 and Asia Plantations Limited are publicly available. However, it is unclear if these two cover all the estates planted since 2015.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      73. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans for all estates planted 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 plans of LADANG TAWAI 1 AND LADANG TAWAI 2 and Asia Plantations Limited are publicly available. However, it is unclear if these two cover all the estates planted since 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      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?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Only the HCV assessment of Ladang Tawai 1 and Ladang Tawai 2 FGVP has been deemed satisfactory.

    • 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. The company also reports its commitment to the HCS approach in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      SEIAs for Asian Plantations Limited, PT Temila Agro Abadi, and PT Citra Niaga Perkasa are publicly available.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    11.71 / 20 58.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 5 40%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • Practice: 3.7 / 7 53%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.7 / 7 38.7%
    • 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. The company also reports its commitment to no planting on peat, regardless of depth, in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no planting on peat, regardless of depth, applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to best management practices for peat and soil.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Only the company's commitment to best management practices for peat applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.45 / 1

      89. 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 some examples of best management practices for soils and peat in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company reports its commitment to zero burning in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.26 / 1

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the details of six fires that occurred in 2018. No fires were recorded in 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      3 - The company's response to Mighty Earth's allegations mentions that three fire incidences occurred in the land of plasma smallholders in 2018.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the target to reduce its GHG emissions by 25% from its baseline years of 2014 by 2020. The intensity-based target is not reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports the average GHG footprint for all certified management units by hectare (tCO2e/ha) as 2.66 and average GHG footprint for all certified management units per tonne of crude palm oil (tCO2e/tCPO) as 1.15.

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      98. 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 data does not show progress as compared to data reported in 2018.

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports having 30 biogas capture plants in 30 mill sites.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    17.61 / 25 70.4%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 8 / 11 72.7%
    • Practice: 7.6 / 12 63.4%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 12 8.3%
    • External: 1 / 12 8.3%
    • Certified: 5.6 / 12 46.8%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports reducing its water usage in mills to 1.2 MT of water per MT of FFB produced for its plantations operations. The target reported is not time-bound.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      1.29 - The company reports that in 2019, it used an average of 1.29 MT of water to process 1 MT of FFB, with a total consumption of 18,453,672 MT.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports figures on water use intensity over time (2018-2019) but the intensity is not improving.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports reducing its chemical oxygen demand (COD) by 85-95% in relation to POME and reports to ensure that the biological oxygen demand (BOD) levels meet regulatory limits. Commitment reported is not time-bound.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports ensuring that the biological oxygen demand (BOD) levels meet regulatory limits and it will continue to improve its processes further to ensure it meets all regulatory requirements. The company also reports the average BOD levels of water discharge (ppm) for 2019 as 74. However, it is unclear if this figure shows progress.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.45 / 1

      106. 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 mentions the treatment of POME in its sustainability report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.45 / 1

      109. 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

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

      The company reports a commitment to the responsible use of chemicals (pesticides and fertilisers).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company reports its commitment to no use of paraquat, except in specific situations. This commitment is reported in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of paraquat, except in specific situations applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no use of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides, except is specific situations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides, except is specific situations, applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention, except in specific situations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention, except in specific situations, applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the use of Class I herbicides in 2017-2019. In 2019, no Class I herbicides were used.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.26 / 1

      119. 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 also reports evidence of reducing chemical fertiliser use in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.45 / 1

      120. 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 provides evidence of using natural pest control and reports figures showing a reduction in chemical pesticide use.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also has a waste management system in place.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    32.5 / 36 90.3%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 20.5 / 22 93.2%
    • Practice: 8.5 / 9 94.4%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 9 5.6%
    • External: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company strives to uphold and respect internationally recognised human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company strives to uphold and respect internationally recognised human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This commitment applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports having a robust human rights policy implementation guided by international human rights instruments as well as the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights, in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights, in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • 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. The company also reports its own commitment to free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) prior to any new land development.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) prior to any new land development, applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • 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. The company also provides a few details of the FPIC process in its sustainability policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports examples of stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts in its sustainability report 2016/2017.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company provides limited details of the process for addressing land conflicts.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company reports working with local communities to address persistent food security issues.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company reports providing different essential community services and facilities, in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. 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. The company also reports pieces of evidence concerning providing different essential community services and facilities in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to 'ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work' applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. 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. The company also reports its progress on the commitment to respect all workers' rights in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it is committed to providing equal opportunity in recruitment and career growth regardless of race, culture, nationality, age and gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that its suppliers should not engage in any form of discrimination based on culture, race, colour, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, religion, political affiliation, union membership or marital status in hiring and employment practices.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      459 - The company reports the number of contract employees including migrant workers and the number of contract workers, separately. However, the company has also mentioned that all the FGV employees and migrant workers are on a full-time employment basis. Therefore, only the number of contract workers are considered here.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      5,161 (10.71%) - The company reports the total number of female employees across all operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company reports its commitment to pay minimum wage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that the compensation paid to the workers by its suppliers must comply with all applicable wage laws in all countries in which the group operates. Thus includes minimum wage, overtime, and legally mandated benefits.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company reports its commitment to address occupational health and safety in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to addressing occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also provides evidence for providing personal protective equipment (PPE) and related training in relation to palm oil operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      2.56 - The company reports a Lost Time Frequency Rate as 2.56 for 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4 - The company reports that there were four fatalities in 2019 involving an FGV staff member, a migrant worker, a contractor, and a third-party worker.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    6.5 / 16 40.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Practice: 4 / 10 40%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 10 10%
    • External: 3 / 10 30%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company reports its commitment to support smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports evidence of programs to support smallholders in its sustainability report.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2,568 - The company only reports the number of plasma smallholders under the Plasma Transmigration Programme (PTP) at its PT TAA and PT Citra Niaga Perkasa (PT CNP) plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports information on a programme to support independent smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      6,162 - The company reports the number of independent smallholders involved in the program.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the details of the engagement process to engage suppliers on compliance with company's key topics and concerns in its sustainability report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company plans to assess all suppliers for risk by 2021, it is not clear how often these assessments will take place and if the company's own mills are included.

    • 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
    6 / 7 85.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company reports its commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption in its anti-bribery policy statement and its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that its suppliers must comply with ethical conduct and all applicable anti-bribery and corruption laws.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. 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. The company also provides evidence of actions taken to implement its anti-bribery and corruption policies.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing procedure in place.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports it has its own grievance system which is open to internal and external stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has disclosed the details of grievances on its website.

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