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Genting Plantations Bhd

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2021
  • Next scheduled: November 2022

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  • Parent company:
    Genting Group
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    243,240 hectares
  • Market cap:
    4,769,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    GENP.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    GENP MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL2291OO002
  • Sedol:
    6057680
  • RSPO member?
    Yes - The company became a member in 2006, in April 2014, the company had its RSPO membership suspended. However, in September 2014, the company's membership status was reinstated.
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Company assessment: Genting Plantations Bhd – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 72.2% 136.54 / 189
  • Organisation: 29 / 38 76.3%
  • Policy: 62 / 76 81.6%
  • Practice: 45.5 / 75 60.7%
  • Self-reported: 7.5 / 75 10%
  • External: 10 / 75 13.3%
  • Certified: 28 / 75 37.4%
  • 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?

      The company reports its sustainability commitments in its sustainability report which 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 commits its suppliers to its sustainability commitments reported in its sustainability report which covers multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company's operations, covering both social and environmental issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a 'Group Executive Committee' which includes President, Chief Operating Officer, Division heads and Senior Management. This committee provides overall direction and guidance on group's sustainability agenda and approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that the 'Board of Directors' advocate sustainable conduct in all its business operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      19% - The company reports 19% of women in its senior management team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      11% - The company reports 11% of women as a part of board members.

    • 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 reports collaboration with Sabah Wildlife Department and the non-government organisation, HUTAN which has initiated a long-term wildlife monitoring effort in the Keruak Wildlife Corridor to better understand the biodiversity value of reforested corridors in a mixed forest-agricultural landscape and to document the dynamics of wildlife recolonisation of the area. The company also reports partnership with Seratu Aatai, HUTAN, and SWD in a mission to mitigate elephant-human conflicts.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Sustainability Report for 2020 has been published by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's Sustainability Report 2020 has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.

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

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    20.27 / 26 78%
    • Organisation: 13 / 17 76.5%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 7 75.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 4.8 / 7 68.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      243,240 - The company reports the total land area managed for oil palm as 243,240 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      165,058 - The company reports 165,058 ha as planted area. The figure excludes the area under plasma smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      20,296 - The company reports 20,296 ha under plasma smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      48,417 - The company reports 48,417 ha as unplanted area.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      29,765 - The company states that the land designated & managed as HCV area is 19,933 ha and other conservation areas set aside excluding the HCV area 9,832 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company reports the coordinates for all its estates, however these coordinates do not show estate boundaries. An updated map of all estates controlled by the company is submitted to the RSPO in 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company only reports coordinates for RSPO certified plasma smallholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides names and coordinates of three plasma smallholder supplier estates, however, it is unclear if this represents all of the company's third-party supplying plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      12 - The company reports the number of mills owned as 12.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The names and coordinates of all company owned mills are reported by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has provided the percentage of supply sourced from company-owned operations and third parties for all its mills.

    • 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 the FFB percentage supplied to its mills by own estates and third parties.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      35 - The company reports number of third party supplying mills, however this only includes the CPO suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has published the names and locations of third party supplying mills. However, these only include the CPO suppliers of the company.

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's refinery only sources from own and third party mills. The percentage of supply is reported by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has achieved 100% traceability to Oil Mills as of 2020.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company states that 100% of supply is traceable to mill level. Also, the company's refinery- Genting MusimMas Refinery Sdn Bhd has RSPO SCC under IP, SG and MB.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to achieving 100% traceability to the plantation level by 2023.

    • P
      +
      0.9 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the combined traceability percentage to plantation level for all its mills as 90%. The company also reports individual traceability percentage to plantation level for all its mills. One of the company mill- Genting Ayer Item Oil Mill has IP certification.

    • P
      0.87 / 2

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

      The company only reports the overall traceability to plantation for its external CPO suppliers (Oil Mills, Traders & Refineries). The company also reports individual traceability percentage to plantation level for all external CPO suppliers. However, the traceability data for company's PKO suppliers is not reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company only reports percentage of CPO supply traceable to mill level and percentage of FFB supply traceable to mill level.

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    9.74 / 17 57.3%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 4.7 / 12 39.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.7 / 12 14.5%
    • External: 3 / 12 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 12 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,006 - A member since 2006, in April 2014, the company had its RSPO membership suspended. However, in September 2014, the company's membership status was reinstated.

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2020 ACOP is submitted by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it operates in the following countries and regions: Indonesia (Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, West Kalimantan) and Malaysia (Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah, Selangor).

    • P
      0.34 / 1

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

      34.4% - The company reports the percentage of RSPO certified area.

    • P
      0.58 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      58.33% - The company has seven out of the total twelve mills as 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?

      2,023 - The company reports to achieve 100% RSPO certification of its estates and mills by 2023.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      44. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities?

      2,021 - The company's only refinery is RSPO as of 2021.

    • P
      0.14 / 1

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

      14.3% - The company reports that 14.30% of land under scheme smallholders is 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?

      2,026 - The company reports achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme smallholders by 2026.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - The company reports that 0% of its FFB supply from independent smallholders and 3rd party FFB suppliers is RSPO certified.

    • P
      0.05 / 1

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

      5.43% - The company's ACOP reports that 5.43% of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) is RSPO-certified.

    • P
      0.06 / 1

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

      The company reports the total CSPO and CSPK as 613954. Certified CSPO and CSPK under IP and SG is reported as 35173.

    • P
      0.07 / 1

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

      The company reports total CSPO and CSPK as 543007, out of this 3903 is RSPO certified under IP/SG.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that 3 of its estates (PT Sepanjang Intisurya Mulia, PT Kharisma Inti Usaha and PT Sawit Mitra Abadi) and 2 mills (Mulia Oil Mill, KIU Oil Mill) are ISPO certified. However, no certificates are available publicly.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      52. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    8.34 / 18 46.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 10 45%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 6 64%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3.3 / 6 55.7%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company reports its commitment to no deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits its suppliers to no deforestation.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that any new planting development conducted within the group is according to RSPO's New Planting Procedure and the HCS Approach and its Toolkit. The new planting approach ensures that areas with HCV and HCS such as primary forests and peatlands are identified and conserved. However, a cut-off date beyond which deforestation or conversion would not be accepted is not reported by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company reports having partnership with HUTAN which involves reforestation of the abandoned oil palm planted areas that has become part of the Keruak Wildlife Corridor. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.34 / 1

      67. 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 also provides list of species of conservation concern, referencing the IUCN standards.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      68. 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 also reports collaboration with HUTAN for wildlife monitoring and reforestation projects. It also contributes to the conservation of orangutan through its subsidiary PT Genting Plantations Nusantara in Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no illegal hunting or poaching.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to no hunting.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    15 / 15 100%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 7 / 7 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 7 / 7 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      71. 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

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

      The company commits its suppliers to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The following HCV assessments are publicly available: PT Dwie Warna Karya, PT Globalindo Agung Lestari, PT Kapuas Maju Jaya and PT Susantri Permai (in Central Kalimantan), PT Surya Agro Palma, PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang, PT Sepanjang Intisurya Mulia and Sawit Mitra Abadi (in West Kalimantan).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The HCV assessment summaries of Genting Jambongan Estate Sabah, PT Palma Agro Lestari Jaya, PT Sawit Mitra Abadi and PT Agro Abadi Cemerlang are publicly available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has High Conservation Value management and monitoring plans for Genting Jambongan Estate Sabah, PT Palma Agro Lestari Jaya, PT Sawit Mitra Abadi and PT Agro Abadi Cemerlang.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      76. 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. The company also reports its own commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      77. 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?

      The company commits its suppliers to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Three of the company's HCV assessments have been deemed satisfactory (PT Palma Agro Lestari Jaya, PT Sawit Mitra Abadi, and PT Agro Abadi Cemerlang). The HCV assessment for Genting Jambongan Estate was carried out prior to 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. 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 HCS approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] HCS assessments of PT. United Agro Indonesia (UAI), PT. Kharisma Inti Usaha (KIU), PT. Citra Sawit Cemerlang (CSC), PT. Palma Agro Lestari (PALJ), PT. Sawit Mitra Abadi (SMA), PT. Surya Agro Palma (SAP), PT. Globalindo Agung Lestari (GAL) and PT. Agro Abadi Cemerlang (AAC) are publicly available on the HCSA database.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The peer review reports of PT. United Agro Indonesia (UAI), PT. Kharisma Inti Usaha (KIU), PT. Citra Sawit Cemerlang (CSC), PT. Palma Agro Lestari (PALJ), PT. Sawit Mitra Abadi (SMA), PT. Surya Agro Palma (SAP), PT. Globalindo Agung Lestari (GAL) and PT. Agro Abadi Cemerlang (AAC) are published on the HCSA database.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. 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

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

      The company commits its suppliers to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The following SEIAs are publicly available: Genting Jambongan Estate (in Sabah), PT Dwie Karya Utama, PT Globalindo Agung Lestari, PT Kapuas Maju Jaya and PT Susantri Permai (in Central Kalimantan), and PT Surya Agro Palma, PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang, PT Sawit Mitra Abadi and PT Sepanjang Intisurya Mulia (in West Kalimantan). PT Permata Sawit Mandiri is no longer a subsidiary of Genting Plantations.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    13.13 / 20 65.7%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 3.1 / 7 44.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.6 / 7 37.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      86. 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

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

      The company commits its suppliers to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      3% - The company stated in 2016 that less than 3% of titled areas in Malaysia with existing oil palm plantings are on peat but this is more than two years old and the figures for Indonesia are not reported by the company. The latest sustainability report of the company only mentions that its existing oil palm planting on peat in both Malaysia and Indonesia are intensively managed in line with the RSPO BMPs especially with regard to water and micro- nutrients.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.34 / 1

      92. 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 reports that its existing oil palm planting on peat in both Malaysia and Indonesia are intensively managed in line with the RSPO BMPs especially with regard to water and micro- nutrients. It also encourages the planting of leguminous cover crops, stacking of oil palm fronds and application of EFB as mulch to enhance retention of soil moisture. The company also reports to repurpose POME as fertiliser as when applied to land, it provides moisture, nutrients and organic matter that enhances the soil and in turn reduces its reliance on inorganic fertilisers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company reports its commitment to zero burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits its suppliers to zero burning.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.29 / 1

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports to have fire monitoring towers and fire watch patrols and also uses drones and satellites, among others to monitor fires and hotspots at all its landbanks. It also reports to have enhanced its fire fighting capabilities through constant fire fighting training, increasing inventory of fire fighting equipment and adding more wells and water reserves, especially at the fire prone locations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to have identified 296 hotspots within its concessions in 2020. Out of this 70 hotspots were identified through RSPO Firewatch and 214 hotspots were identified through company's own Fire Monitoring System.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      12 - The company reports to have identified 12 hotspots outside its concession areas in 2020. Out of this 5 hotspots were identified through RSPO Firewatch and 7 hotspots were identified through company's own Fire Monitoring System.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG emission intensity figures for all operating units in Malaysia. The emission intensity for estates, oil mills, refinery and biodiesel plant is reported as 137, 385, 5 and 174 kgCO2eq. per mt, respectively. However, these figures do not include company's Indonesian operations as company mentions in its latest sustainability report that it will include GHG emissions data from its Indonesian operations in the near future.

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports the GHG emission intensity figures for 2019 and 2020. However, the intensity for estates, oil mills and biodiesel plant has increased in 2020 as compared to 2019. Only intensity for refinery has decreased in 2020 as compared to 2019. 2020 data: estates- 137 KgCO2eq. per mt, oil mills- 385 KgCO2eq. per mt, biodiesel plant- 174 KgCO2eq. per mt, refinery- 5 KgCO2eq. per mt. 2019 data: estates- 86 KgCO2eq. per mt, oil mills- 321 KgCO2eq. per mt, biodiesel plant- 118 KgCO2eq. per mt, refinery- 11 KgCO2eq. per mt.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company reports that emissions in its Malaysian operations are measured using toolkits that are aligned with the calculation methodology guided by the EU Renewable Energy Directive. Additionally, GHG emissions by its RSPO certified oil mills and estates are further measured using RSPO's PalmGHG toolkit.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    19.06 / 25 76.2%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 9.5 / 11 86.4%
    • Practice: 8.1 / 12 67.2%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 12 14.6%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 6.3 / 12 52.6%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      The company reports water intensity figures for its downstream manufacturing, oil mill and Malaysian estate as 0.20, 5.22 and 1.79 m3 water per mt Product, respectively. However, the water intensity for the company's operations in Indonesia is not reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity figures from 2016-2020. However, only the intensity for oil mills and downstream manufacturing has decreased in these years. The intensity for company's Malaysian estates has increased from 1.13 to 1.79 m3 water per mt Product. Also, the intensity for company's Indonesian operations is not reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports that the BOD values at effluent ponds and discharge points of its oil mills are closely monitored and maintained according to local legal requirements. A time-bound commitment is not reported by the company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports the BOD and COD figures for all its mills and refinery. All the figures are within the legal limits, however the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.34 / 1

      109. 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 its own information on treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company mentions that it treats downstream manufacturing effluents but do not mention PORE specifically.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company reports its commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.34 / 1

      112. 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

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

      The company reports that it is working towards optimising its chemical footprint related to its operations which includes the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to optimising their chemical footprint related their operations which includes the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company reports its commitment to ceasing usage of paraquat in its Malaysian operations, effective from 1 January 2020, in line with Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture directive and to comply with RSPO P&C 2018 requirement on the use of WHO Class 1a and 1b and paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to comply with RSPO P&C 2018 requirement on the use of WHO Class 1a and 1b and paraquat applies to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to comply with RSPO P&C 2018 requirement on the use of WHO Class 1a and 1b pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to comply with RSPO P&C 2018 requirement on the use of WHO Class 1a and 1b pesticides applies to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to total ban on usage of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to total ban on usage of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the average inorganic fertiliser application as 608 kg/ha/year in 2020.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.29 / 1

      122. 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 that it repurposes POME as fertiliser as when applied to land, it provides moisture, nutrients and organic matter that enhances the soil and in turn reduces its reliance on inorganic fertilisers. Also, palm fronds are chopped or pruned and stacked on palm rows to become organic fertiliser.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.34 / 1

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. 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 reports information on its waste & hazardous material management.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    30.5 / 34 89.7%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Policy: 19 / 21 90.5%
    • Practice: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports its commitment to UN Declaration on Human Rights and to UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits its suppliers to UN Declaration on Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports to have a social policy in place which ensures that its commitment human rights is observed and well protected. The company also reports that the group's management is responsible for the administration of this commitment and periodical performance review on this commitment is conducted, and annual progress are disclosed through its Annual Report and Sustainability Report, where available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to respect legal and customary land rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. 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 report its own commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. 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 reports details of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process in its latest sustainability report.

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports to have SPOs in place for 'Resolving Conflicts and Providing Remedy'. However, details of the process are not reported by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      137. 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

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company reports its commitment to ensuring food security for workforce and local communities, especially in its remote operations by supporting local agriculture activities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. 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. The company's own information only reports to have initiative to supporting local agriculture activities, however no further details are reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company reports that as part of its contribution to local development, the company prioritises job offers, contract works, and infrastructural projects for local communities whenever possible.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. 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 its own progress on its commitment to provide essential community services and facilities in its latest sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that as a part of its contribution to local development, the company prioritises job offers, contract works, and infrastructural projects for local communities whenever possible.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. 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 to have GENP Careline System which provides an accessible and easy avenue to assist its workers while respecting their confidentiality. It can be used to raise any issues or grievances concerning their employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to prohibiting any form of violence, harassment or discrimination against race, religion, national origin, disability, reproductive rights, age and gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. 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. The company reports that no incidents of discrimination were reported in the year 2020.

    • 149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      5,494 (23%) - The company reports the total number of women employees as 5494 (23%).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company commits to pay minimum wage only.

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Progress on commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports ratio of worker wage by gender compared to local minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports 'Ratio of Worker Wage by Gender Compared to Local Minimum Wage', however, the information is not reported for each employee category.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company reports that health and safety are compulsory entitlement for its workforce, contractors, suppliers, visitors and the general public. The company commits to comply with all applicable OSH legislation, appropriate codes of practice and other relevant requirements.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to address occupational health and safety.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. 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 reports to provide PPE and OSH training which includes the socialising of OSH legal requirements, safe chemical handling training, safe working at height training and PPE training.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      11.01 - Recordable Work-Related Injury Rate is reported as 11.01 (injuries per one million man-hours worked) for 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3 - The company reports one fatality in Malaysia and two fatalities in Indonesia for 2020. The Fatality Accident Rate for Malaysia and Indonesia is reported as 0.05.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    5.5 / 16 34.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 6 50%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 10 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 10 20%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company reports commitment to provide support to suppliers inclusive of its Plasma schemes and smallholders to achieve compliance to sustainable practices.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. 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 has 'Smallholder & Plasma Engagement Programme' where the company Group supports these smallholders' initial financing for development, land preparation and planting of oil palms. The company also provides assistance in acquiring fertilisers and pesticides. In addition, training, technical assistance and good agricultural practice knowhow are provided. It also conducts and manages certification programmes for all associated Plasma schemes.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only reports that 20,296 ha of land is planted under its Plasma schemes.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has 'Supplier Guiding Principles' in place through which policies of the company are enforced through legally binding documents to all of its suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports as a part of legal legislation that 'suppliers shall comply with all applicable laws, legal regulations, directives and guidelines; and all obligations in any contract that a supplier may have with the company'. The number or percentage of suppliers engaged in compliance with company's policy is not reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports that it may terminate the relationship with any supplier that fails to meet the company's 'Supplier Guiding Principles'. However, no timeframe for action or steps taken to suspend or exclude suppliers is given.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to "continuously manage sustainability risks within [its] supply chain by identifying potential economic, environmental and social risks associated with third party suppliers". The details of this process are not provided, thus partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      175. 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: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company reports its commitment to conducting its business professionally, ethically and with the highest standard of integrity. The company practises a zero-tolerance approach against all forms of bribery and corruption, and upholds all applicable laws in relation to anti-bribery and corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. 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 has a 'Anti-Bribery and Corruption System' in place and reports to have a 'Risk Management Department' which oversees and facilitates assessment of bribery and corruption risks of the company. A risk assessment in relation to bribery and corruption risks is conducted on a regular basis.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing policy in place which details the information on whistleblowing procedure through a flowchart, including how whistleblowers are protected.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a 'GENP Careline System' for its own employees and a 'Grievance Procedure' for external stakeholders to report grievances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has disclosed details of complaints and grievances in its latest sustainability report.

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