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

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  • About this company:

    First Resources is an investment holding company established

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    226,890 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    95%
  • Market cap:
    1,802,329,173 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    FRLD.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    FR SP
  • ISIN:
    SG1W35938974
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: First Resources Ltd – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 64.1% 124.42 / 194
  • Organisation: 32 / 39 82.1%
  • Policy: 56 / 79 70.9%
  • Practice: 36.4 / 76 47.9%
  • Self-reported: 12.8 / 76 16.8%
  • External: 17.2 / 76 22.6%
  • Certified: 6.5 / 76 8.5%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9 / 11 81.8%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Head of Sustainability

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3 (7.3%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (12.5%)

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that its Community Development Officers engage with the local government, and it conducts working group discussions with NGOs as and when required. With the assistance of a local NGO (BKSDA) it trained its task force to detect, monitor and manage the presence of wildlife in HCV areas

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2018

    • Y
      1 / 1
      No source

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      GRI

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a POIG member

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    18.73 / 27 69.4%
    • Organisation: 12.5 / 17 73.5%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 4.2 / 8 52.9%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 8 28.1%
    • External: 2 / 8 24.8%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      226,890

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      211,086 - Plasma areas are also included in the figure

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      30,823

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      110,000 - The company reports a "development land bank" of 110,000 hectares with approximately 20,000 hectares of this land bank identified as "conservation areas". Data as of 2018

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      20,000

    • N
      0 / 1

      18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Number of company-owned mills?

      15 - The company has started construction of its 16th and 17th palm oil mills in West and East Kalimantan respectively, expecting to complete its construction by 2019 and will be commencing construction of 18th palm oil mill

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that seven of its 15 mills source FFB from third party plantations

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      26. Number of supplier mills?

      25

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states "All our third-party supplier mills source FFB from their own plantations, with some purchasing FFB from third party suppliers as well"

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • 30. 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's reporting broadly suggests that it only sources directly from mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2017 (100%) - The Company has achieved 100% traceability to mills in 2017

    • Y
      1 / 2

      32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      100%

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2020 (100%)

    • P
      +
      0.98 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      98% - Percentage includes FFB supplies from nucleus, plasma plantations and third parties

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company only publishes percentage of FFB supply traceable to mill level

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.58 / 18 58.8%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 5 / 9 55.6%
    • Practice: 3.6 / 7 51.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Certified: 1.1 / 7 15.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCS, HCV, peat. Effective as of 1 July 2015

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      Conservation taskforces that monitor the condition of HCV areas and also use satellite imagery to monitor HCS areas, aiming to detect any forest cover changes

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%)

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.08 / 1

      49. 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/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Reforestation in HCV areas after forest fire encroachment, and has mangrove-planting programme. HCV awareness programmes educating workers and local communities on biodiversity and restriction in HCV areas; signboards to highlight HCV areas; partnered with local conservation agencies on management of rare and endangered species; taskforces at two HCV areas to monitor wildlife.Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    10 / 11 90.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 3 / 3 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 3 / 3 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    13.08 / 20 65.4%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 3.6 / 7 51.1%
    • Self-reported: 2.5 / 7 35.7%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.1 / 7 15.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.08 / 1

      73. 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/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company states that it engages with the local communities and authorities to prevent fires and also has an Integrated Fire Management (IFM) programme comprises in-depth workplan for fire prevention

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      68

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG Calculator

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company only reports net GHG emissions of CO2e per tonne of CPO produced for two of its mills

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      3 (20%) - The company has also commissioned the construction of two more methane capture facilities by mid-2019

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

      2.03

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      84. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company only reports GHG emissions for two estates and two mills and states that 69.9% of GHG emissions are from land conversion. Data as of 2018

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    13.99 / 22 63.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 11 59.1%
    • Practice: 5.5 / 9 61%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 9 25%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 3.2 / 9 36%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports that it has already met its target of maintaining water use intensity levels to below 1 cubic metres per tonne of FFB processed

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. Water use intensity?

      0.82

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to maintain the biological oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) level below the legal threshold

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports BOD and COD levels from 2015-2018

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.08 / 1

      92. 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/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.08 / 1

      95. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the list of pesticides and usage of organic and inorganic fertilisers

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company has a time bound plan to phase out paraquat by 2019. Note that this has been delayed since the previous target of 2017

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.08 / 1

      103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    28.83 / 46 62.7%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 16.5 / 25 66%
    • Practice: 7.3 / 16 45.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 16 7.8%
    • External: 5 / 16 31.3%
    • Certified: 1.1 / 16 6.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      106. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      109. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states commitment to respect the rights of indigenous and local communities in relation to FPIC

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states commitment to respect the rights of indigenous and local communities in relation to FPIC

    • Y
      1 / 2

      112. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only provides limited detail on its FPIC process

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      118. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.08 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      4,031 (17.09%) - Contract employees

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

      3,407 (14.4%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

      134. Progress on commitment to pay minimum wage?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports ratio of lowest monthly wage to legal minimum wage by regions and ratio for males and female as 1:1

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports a reduction in recordable work-related injuries rate (per 1,000,000 hours worked) from 2015 to 2018

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      55.08 - Recordable work-related injuries rate (per 1,000,000 hours worked) in 2018

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2

    • Y
      1 / 2

      142. 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/volume

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    6.71 / 15 44.7%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Practice: 2.7 / 10 27.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • External: 2.2 / 10 22.1%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,008

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      2018

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2018

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states all the countries and regions in which it operates: Indonesia (West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan and Riau)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2024

    • P
      0.08 / 1

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

      18,315.4 (8.07%)

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0 (0%)

    • P
      0.13 / 1

      150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      2 (13.33%)

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      2026 - Target more than five years away

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0 (0%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2024

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      As of 2018, nine estates had achieved ISPO certification and an additional estate had completed audits

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      As of 31 December 2018, 51,020 hectares of nucleus plantations were certified under the ISCC scheme. In addition, six palm oil mills and the company's processing and bulking facilities are ISCC certified

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    8 / 16 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 10 35%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 10 15%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states that it has partnered with and supported more than 15,000 smallholders

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Distributed copy of company's policy, undertook desktop assessments, conducted one-to-one and group meetings with external suppliers to ensure understand company's policies, and planning a supplier workshop.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states that "All our new suppliers are also screened using social and environmental criteria during our supplier onboarding process before we begin our trading relationship."

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states that it will hold one-on-one meetings and group sessions with its suppliers in order to make them understand its policies. No further details on the types of support could be found

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      Suspension if found to be engaged in the development of HCV, HCS or peat areas, in the use of fire in land preparation, or in the exploitation of local communities, and who do not take immediate remedial action within a given timeframe, business will be ceased with serious repeat violators

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has only published actions plans for its suppliers which are not time-bound

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.5 / 8 68.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to ethical conduct and prohibits corruption, however, not clear if this applies to all suppliers

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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Scoring criteria: First Resources Ltd

Scoring criteria guide how ZSL conducts SPOTT assessments and allocates scores to ensure a fair and consistent approach, setting the expectations for companies on how they should publish ESG data. The full palm oil indicator framework contains 181 indicators across 10 categories, aligned with corporate reporting initiatives.

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