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Established in 1977, Genting Plantations is a subsidiary of Genting Group. Genting Plantations' business activities

  • Parent company:
    Genting Group
  • Landbank (oil palm):
    259,714 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    85.02%
  • Market cap:
    2,034,512,768 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    GENP.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    GENP MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL2291OO002
  • RSPO member?
    Yes. Genting Plantations was suspended and reinstated in 2014.
  • Website:

Company assessment: Genting Plantations Bhd – November 2017

SPOTT assesses companies against over 100 indicators across ten categories. Click on the icons or bars below to expand each category for further details, scoring and links to reports and sources.

Assessment date:

Total: 51.9% 62.5 / 120.5
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Companies should publish sustainability policies or similar covering their entire supply chain — including third party suppliers — implemented and enforced through high-level leadership that engages with wider industry schemes.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it has a Sustainability Policy, but the policy is not publicly available. It details a number of sustainability policies/commitments within its Sustainability Report

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      2. Policy or commitment applies to direct and third-party suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Vice President of Sustainability and Sustainability Department

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      5. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to improve sustainability in relation to palm oil?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      7. Activities with government and/or NGOs to improve palm oil sustainability?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability 8.5 / 13 65.4%
    • Companies should publicly report figures on their total landbank and details of different areas under their management. They should also disclose maps of their management areas and provide details on traceability of their products, both to mill and plantation level.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      259,714

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      137,491

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      10,027

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      88,633

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      23,563 - Sum of HCV areas and other conservation areas

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      6,023

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      14. Number of company owned mills?

      10

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      15. Maps or coordinates of company owned mills?

      Some of the company's mills are available on Global Forest Watch, although it is unclear if these constitute 100% of the company's palm oil mills

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      16. Number and names of supplier mills?

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

      Some of the company's maps are available on Global Forest Watch. The company is not on a list of non-submitters of maps to the RSPO. However, ZSL is currently unable to ascertain if the maps disclosed constitute 100% of the company's palm oil estates. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      21. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level (above 80%)?

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

      22. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from own mills traceable to plantation level (is above 75%)?

      The company only states one of its mills is RSPO-certified as Identity Preserved and is therefore traceable to the Group's own estates

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      23. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from supplier mills traceable to plantation level (is above 75%)?

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 7 / 12 58.3%
    • Companies should commit to address deforestation and to set aside areas for conservation. They should report on any activities to manage or restore habitat in their conservation areas, or monitor deforestation in their supply chains. They should also provide evidence of species conservation and biodiversity protection.

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      24. Commitment to address deforestation?

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      25. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company only states that it engaged with NGOs on no deforestation

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      26. Deforestation commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      27. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      Commitment to identify and preserve HCV forests

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      28. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      29. Commitment to set aside areas for conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      30. Evidence of habitat management and/or habitat restoration?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      31. A landscape-level approach?

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      32. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      33. Commitment to not endanger species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

      The company states that where rare and endangered species are found their habitats are conserved and that advice from authorities and experts is sought in cases where translocation of endangered species is needed. The company also references the IUCN Red List in relation to species monitoring

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      35. Commitment not to operate within internationally and nationally designated protected areas?

      The company only states "national and state laws and regulations are referred to guide the estate management especially where there are forest reserves next to or within the Group's estates" and references several such laws, but no clear commitment to not operate in protected areas

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      36. Evidence of species conservation activities?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 5.5 / 11 50%
    • Companies should commit to the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches, and to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA). They should develop and publish monitoring and management plans, and provide evidence through SEIA, HCV and HCS assessments, typically published in summary form due to the sensitive nature of certain sites.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      37. Commitment to High Conservation Value (HCV) approach?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      38. HCV commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only states that undertaken by independent assessments approved by the RSPO, but the company commits through being an RSPO member under the RSPO NPP

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      There is public availability of the following HCV assessments:
      Central Kalimantan: PT Dwie Warna Karya, PT Globalindo Agung Lestari, PT Kapuas Maju Jaya and PT Susantri Permai

      West Kalimantan: PT Surya Agro Palma, PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang, PT Permata Sawit Mandiri, PT Sepanjang Intisurya Mulia and Sawit Mitra Abadi

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only has a HCV assessment summary for Genting Jambongan Estate Sabah from 2016 publicly available, but the company also reported new planting in 2015

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      There is only a HCV management and monitoring plan available for: Genting Jambongan Estate Sabah, from 2016

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      44. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach?

      The company only states it carries out carbon stock assessments where appropriate as part of its standard operating procedures, but does not clearly reference the HCS Approach for all new development

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      45. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only states in relation to new development that assessments on environmental impact are carried out, and that social impact assessments have been carried out at selected operating units, but does not have a clear commitment to conduct SEIA before all new development

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      47. Social and environmental impact assessment (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      There is public availability of the following SEIA assessments:
      Sabah: Genting Jambongan Estate
      Central Kalimantan: PT Dwie Karya Utama, PT Globalindo Agung Lestari, PT Kapuas Maju Jaya and PT Susantri Permai
      West Kalimantan: PT Surya Agro Palma, PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang, PT Permata Sawit Mandiri, PT Sawit Mitra Abadi and PT Sepanjang Intisurya Mulia

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions 9 / 17 52.9%
    • Companies should commit to protect peatland and undertake best management practices for soils and peat. They should also have policies on zero burning and to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Companies should report their GHG emissions, as well as any fires that occurred in or around their estates, along with plans for managing and monitoring fires.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it is "committed to avoid developing any new plantings on peat where such high conservation values and high carbon stocks exist", but this does not clearly cover all peatlands of any depth

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      49. Peat commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      3% - Less than 3% of titled areas in Malaysia with existing oil palm plantings on peat

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      53. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company only states "A formal zero burning policy has been adopted Group-wide, expressly prohibiting open burning for land clearing or any other purpose disallowed under the applicable national regulations"

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      54. Zero burning commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      55. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      7 - Total number of fires in 2016

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it has a carbon emissions reduction strategy, but does not have a clear time-bound commitment

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      59. GHG commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      60. GHG emissions?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      61. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      62. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      ISCC GHG and PalmGHG

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      63. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions?

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      64. Percentage of mills with methane capture (is above 75%)?

      The company only states it has invested in technologies for methane avoidance

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management 5 / 12 41.7%
    • Companies should commit to managing water use and water quality, providing evidence through time-bound reduction plans, policies on toxic chemical use and treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME).

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      65. Time-bound commitment to improve water use?

      The company states it is minimising the use of water for processing, but does not have a time-bound commitment

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      66. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      67. Progress towards commitment on water use?

      The company does not have a time bound plan to improve water usage. It reports some figures on water usage - whilst water consumption at mills in their Malaysian operations was reduced, water usage at nurseries and water usage/mt FFB increased between 2015 and 2016

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      68. Progress towards commitment on water quality?

      The company reports some figures on BOD for land application only and not for river discharge. BOD levels for land application generally increased over time for operations in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah, although were within limits

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      69. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      70. Evidence of treating palm oil mill effluent (POME)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      72. No use of paraquat?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      73. No use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      74. No use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      75. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 10 / 18 55.6%
    • Companies should commit to respect human rights, including those of indigenous peoples and local communities, consulted with free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Companies should respect the rights of workers, report relevant workforce data, and comply with health and safety legislation.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      77. Commitment to human rights, referencing the UN Declaration of Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights?

      The company refers to new policies covering human rights, but does not reference the UN Declaration on Human Rights

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states development is carried out in accordance with local laws and procedures are in place including on native customary rights, but it does not have a clear commitment

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      79. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights, referencing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO 169?

      The company states it respects the rights of the people and ensures the interests of local communities are not overlooked, but does not reference the UNRIP of ILO 169

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that FPIC guides its engagement, but does not clearly commit to FPIC for new development

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      81. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      82. Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      83. Process for addressing land conflicts?

      The company only reports that it has comprehensive procedures for the handling of land disputes and related resolution, including native customary rights, as well as dispute settlement facility and mediation

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      84. Commitment to ensure food security for local communities?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      85. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      The company only states the rights of employees are always respected, and references a new policy on labour rights

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      86. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company states its commitment to no discrimination, no forced labour, no use of child labour and right to join trade unions and bargain collectively, but does not refer to a minimum age or equal remuneration

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      87. Total number of employees?

      18,564 - Total global workforce is 18,564. Employ 7,691 people in Plantation Operations in Malaysia

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      88. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      89. Percentage or number of women employees?

      Ratio of male: female employees is 83:17. Female employees per employment category are also provided in 2016 Sustainability Report

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      90. Minimum wage that the company pays?

      Comply with minimum wages

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      91. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      92. Lost time accident rate?

      0.08% - The company reports a lost time injury rate (%) figure for its oil mills (0.08) and its estates (0.07)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      0

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      94. Provision of personal protective equipment and pesticide training?

      The company only states that the use of personal protective equipment is mandatory and monitored

  • Certification standards Certification standards 6.5 / 15.5 41.9%
    • Companies should become members of credible certification standards and report in accordance with all appropriate categories of membership. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requires members registered as growers to submit data relating to certification targets for their estates, scheme smallholders and independent fresh fruit bunch (FFB) suppliers, via an annual communications of progress (ACOP) report.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2006 - In April 2014, the company had its RSPO membership suspended. However, in September 2014 Genting Plantations' membership status was reinstated

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      Genting Plantations states that it operates in the following countries and regions: Indonesia (West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan), Malaysia (Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Perak, Sabah, Selangor). The company also has 40% ownership of Serian palm oil mill in Sarawak through a joint venture, but is not required to report on this as it does not hold majority ownership

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

      98. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates within 5 years or achieved 100% RSPO-certification of estates?

      2023 - An original target of 2016 was extended to 2025 and then changed to 2020 and then 2023. Not within 5 years

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

      99. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders within 5 years or achieved 100% RSPO-certification of scheme/associated smallholders?

      2026 - An original target of 2016 was extended to 2025 and then changed to 2023 and then 2026. Not within 5 years

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      100. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all supply chains?

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

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

      101. 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?

      2015

    • Partial
      1 / 2
      Source

      102. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      4 (40%)

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

      103. Percentage of area (ha) RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      41,505 (16%)

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

      104. Percentage of scheme/associated smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      0 (0%)

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

      105. Percentage of FFB supply (tonnes) from independent FFB suppliers that is RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      0 (0%)

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      106. Percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that are RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Mass Balance, Identity Preserved

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The regional operations in Kalimantan Barat under PT Sepanjang Intisurya Mulia, comprising Mulia Oil Mill and its supplying estates, obtained ISPO certification in 2015

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      109. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified (100%)?

      One mill and its supply base have achieved MSPO certification

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      All operating units in Malaysia ISCC EU and ISCC PLUS certified since 2013, completed re-certification in 2015

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 3 / 9 33.3%
    • Companies should report details of any programmes or schemes to support both schemed and independent smallholders, as well as criteria to assess suppliers on compliance with company policies, and in what cases suppliers should be suspended or excluded due to non-compliance.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      111. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      112. Details of support programme for scheme smallholders?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      113. Number or percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      114. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      115. Details of support programme for independent smallholders?

      The company states that they assist smallholders to purchase fertilizers for their farms at one of their estates in Sabah

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      116. Number or percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      118. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      119. Number or percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 4.5 / 7 64.3%
    • Companies should operate in an ethical manner at all levels, providing accessible channels and clear procedures for both employees and external stakeholders to raise any grievance or complaint with the company, as well as allowing for whistleblowing.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      120. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      121. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      122. Own grievance or complaints system?

      The company reports that it has a grievance mechanism and the procedure is made available in the Group's Social Policy, but does not give further details

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      123. Grievance system accessible to internal stakeholders (i.e. employees)?

      Availability of grievance procedure mentioned under Workplace section

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      124. Grievance system accessible to external stakeholders?

      Availability of grievance procedure mentioned under Local Community section

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      125. Details of grievances disclosed?

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Some of Genting's mills and estates are available on Global Forest Watch; however, ZSL is currently unable to ascertain if the maps disclosed constitute 100% of the company's palm oil mills and estates. The company is not on a list of non-submitters of maps to the RSPO. However, ZSL is currently unable to ascertain if the maps disclosed constitute 100% of the company's palm oil estates. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO. Some of the concessions are available on the SPOTT map.

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