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Genting Plantations Bhd

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  • Latest update: November 2022
  • Next scheduled: November 2023

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1977, Genting Plantations is a subsidiary

  • Parent company:
    Genting Group
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    243,240 hectares
  • Market cap:
    1,272,400,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    GENP.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    GENP MK Equity
  • 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 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 78.9% 150.77 / 191
  • Organisation: 35 / 39 89.7%
  • Policy: 65.5 / 77 85.1%
  • Practice: 50.3 / 75 67%
  • Self-reported: 23 / 75 30.7%
  • External: 12.1 / 75 16.2%
  • Certified: 15.2 / 75 20.2%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9.5 / 11 86.4%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable palm oil policy which covers all palm oil operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable palm oil policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      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?

      20% - The company reports 20% 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?

      The sustainability Report for 2021 has been published by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's Sustainability Report 2021 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company provides a summary of its climate risk assessment.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    27.03 / 28 96.5%
    • Organisation: 18.5 / 19 97.4%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 6.5 / 7 93.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 5.8 / 7 82.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      243,240 - The company has plantations and mills in both Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as one refinery in Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      Indonesia and Malaysia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      15. 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. Data as of 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      139,022 - The company reports 139,022 ha as planted area. The figure excludes the area under plasma smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      20,296 - The company reports 20,296 ha under plasma smallholders. Data as of 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      48,119 - The company reports 48,119 ha as the unplanted area in its RSPO ACOP 2021 and as 76,914 ha in its latest annual report. Contradictory figures are reported for the same time period but the difference can be explained by what types of areas each figure includes.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      30,064 - The company states that the land designated & managed as HCV area is 21,095 ha and other conservation areas set aside excluding the HCV area as 8,969 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. 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 2021. Also, maps of 9 estates out of the total 32 estates controlled by the company are available on the GFW database. The company has also submitted the updated maps to the RSPO.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      21. Maps of scheme smallholders?

      The company only reports coordinates for RSPO-certified plasma smallholders. Data as of 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides names and coordinates for all third-party supplying plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      12 - The company reports owning 12 mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The names and locations of all 12 company mills are reported in the company's latest sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      26. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned mills that come from company-owned operations and third-parties?

      The company reports the FFB percentage supplied to its mills by own estates and third parties.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      46 - The company reports the number of third-party CPO suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published the names and locations of all third-party CPO suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports information on the number of third-party supplying mills that source from their own plantations and third-party plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the percentage of FFB received by the third-party supplying mills that come from the supplying mills' own operations and third parties.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      31. 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

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

      The company has already achieved 100% traceability to the mill level in 2020.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      33. 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

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

      The company commits to achieving 100% traceability to plantation level for its own mills by the year 2026 and for external mills by 2030.

    • P
      +
      0.92 / 1
      1 / 1

      35. 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 92%. The company also reports individual traceability percentages to plantation level for all its mills. One of the company mills- Genting Ayer Item Oil Mill has IP certification.

    • P
      +
      0.86 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the overall traceability to the plantation for its external CPO suppliers (Oil Mills, Traders & Refineries). The company also reports individual traceability percentages to plantation level for all external CPO suppliers. The company's refinery- Genting Musim Mas Refinery Sdn Bhd has IP certification.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company reports the percentage of CPO supply traceable to the plantation level. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • 38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    9.36 / 16 58.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 5.4 / 12 44.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 12 0%
    • External: 5.4 / 12 44.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 12 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      39. 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

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

      2,015 - The company achieved its first RSPO certification in 2015 (not within three years of joining RSPO).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted its 2021 RSPO ACOP.

    • P
      0.34 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 34.27% - Data as of 2021.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      [Externally verified] 75% - The company has nine out of the total twelve mills certified under RSPO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      44. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills within 5 years?

      2,023 - The company commits to achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2023. This is within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      45. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities within 5 years?

      2,021 - The company has already achieved 100% RSPO certification of its only refinery in 2021.

    • P
      0.14 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 14.3% - The company reports that 14.30% of land under scheme smallholders is RSPO-certified. Data as of 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,026 - The company commits to achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders and outgrowers by 2026. This is within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.22 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 21.73% - The company's ACOP reports that 21.73% of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) are RSPO-certified.

    • P
      0.12 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports the total CSPO and CSPK as 304081. Certified CSPO and CSPK under IP and SG is reported as 36200, giving the certified percentage as 11.90%.

    • P
      0.04 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports total CSPO and CSPK as 409103, out of which 15456 is RSPO certified under IP/SG giving the certified percentage as 3.77%.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that five of its estates (PT Sepanjang Intisurya Mulia, PT Kharisma Inti Usaha, PT Agro Abadi Cemerlang, PT GlobalIndo Agung Lestari and PT Sawit Mitra Abadi) and three mills (Mulia Oil Mill, GlobalIndo Oil Mill, KIU Oil Mill) are ISPO certified. Three sites are externally verified as ISPO certified however this does not cover all certified estates and mills and no certificates are available publicly.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    9.84 / 19 51.8%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 5 / 11 45.5%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 6 64%
    • Self-reported: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 1.3 / 6 22.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to zero deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation as the removal of HCV and HCS areas. However, the company has not specified a cut-off date beyond which deforestation or conversion would not be accepted.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation for suppliers as the removal of HCV and HCS areas. However, the company has not specified a cut-off date beyond which deforestation or conversion would not be accepted in supplier operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      60. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports in 2019 that no deforestation of HCS areas has taken place in its Malaysian operations since January 2008. For 2021, the company reports no cases of non-compliant deforestation recorded in its operations. However, a cut-off date is not reported by the company and the information reported for the year 2019 only covers HCS areas.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      For 2021, the company reports no cases of non-compliant deforestation recorded in its supplier operations. However, a cut-off date beyond which deforestation or conversion would not be accepted is not reported by the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      66. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company reports only 1 example of having a partnership with HUTAN which involves reforestation of the abandoned oil palm planted areas that have become part of the Keruak Wildlife Corridor. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.34 / 1

      69. 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 a list of species of conservation concern, referencing the IUCN standards.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      70. 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 takes part in the conservation of orangutans by contributing to Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation ("BOS") as well as working with Bringing Back Our Rare Animals ("BORA") on a reforestation project.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no hunting of all species in its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to no hunting of all species in their operations.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    14.75 / 15 98.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 6.8 / 7 96.4%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 6.8 / 7 96.4%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      73. 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

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. 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 CITRA SAWIT CEMERLANG (PT CSC), PT DWIE WARNA KARYA (PT DWK), PT GLOBALINDO AGUNG LESTARI (PT GAL), PT KAPUAS MAJU JAYA (PT KMJ), PT SAWIT MITRA ABADI (PT SMA ), PT SEPANJANG INTISURYA MULIA (SISM), PT SUSANTRI PERMAI, PT SURYA AGRO PALMA (PT SAP).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The HCV assessment summaries of Genting Jambongan Estate, PT Agro Abadi Cemerlang (PT AAC), PT Sawit Mitra Abadi (PT SMA), PT United Agro Indonesia (PT UAI), and PT Palma Agro Lestari Jaya are publicly available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      77. 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, PT Agro Abadi Cemerlang (PT AAC), PT Sawit Mitra Abadi (PT SMA), PT United Agro Indonesia (PT UAI), and PT Palma Agro Lestari Jaya are publicly available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      78. 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

      79. 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 all suppliers to only use licensed HCV assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's ALS.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also reports its own commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] HCS assessments of PT. Sepanjang Intisurya Mulia (Additional Licensed Area), PT. Sepanjang Intisurya Mulia, 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      84. 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 all HCS assessments, except the peer review of the HCS assessment of PT. Sepanjang Intisurya Mulia (Additional Licensed Area) are published on the HCSA database.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      85. 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

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct social and environmental impact assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The following SEIAs are publicly available: PT CITRA SAWIT CEMERLANG (PT CSC), PT DWIE WARNA KARYA (PT DWK), PT GLOBALINDO AGUNG LESTARI (PT GAL), PT KAPUAS MAJU JAYA (PT KMJ), PT SAWIT MITRA ABADI (PT SMA ), PT SEPANJANG INTISURYA MULIA (SISM), PT SUSANTRI PERMAI, PT SURYA AGRO PALMA (PT SAP).

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    14.93 / 20 74.7%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 3.9 / 7 56.1%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.7 / 7 38.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      88. 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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      7,752 (3%) - The company reports that to date, it has about 7,752 hectares of the area identified as peat, of which 7,637 hectares have been developed for oil palm before 2009. This amounts to about 3% of the company's total landbank. The peat areas planted with oil palm have not increased ever since its development prior to 2009.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that to date, it has about 7,752 hectares of the area identified as peat, of which 7,637 hectares have been developed for oil palm before 2009. This amounts to about 3% of the company's total landbank. The peat areas planted with oil palm have not increased ever since its development prior to 2009. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to good agricultural practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to good agricultural practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.34 / 1

      94. 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. For existing planted peat areas, the company ensures that best management practices and proper water table management are implemented to prevent peatland fires and no accelerated degradation as well as subsidence of peatland areas in line with the RSPO Best Management Practices ("BMPs"). For soil, the company reports planting of leguminous cover crops, stacking of oil palm fronds and application of EFB as mulch to enhance the retention of soil moisture.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to zero burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero burning.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.34 / 1

      97. 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 using fire monitoring towers, fire watch patrols, drones and satellites to monitor fires and hotspots at all its landbanks. However, examples of fire management are not reported by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports 0 actual fire incidents in Malaysia and 131 in Indonesia within its concession areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      6 - The company reports 2 actual fire incidents in Malaysia and 4 in Indonesia outside its concession areas.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports achieving 'Carbon Neutrality' for its entire group by 2030. However, a clear time-bound commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity is not reported by the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. 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 82; 458; 39; 453 kgCO2 eq. per mt, respectively. However, these figures do not include the company's Indonesian operations as the 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

      102. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports the GHG emission intensity figures from 2016-2021. However, the intensity of oil mills, refinery and biodiesel plant has increased in 2021 as compared to 2020. Only intensity for estates has decreased in 2021 as compared to 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. 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 measured using RSPO's PalmGHG toolkit.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    20.11 / 25 80.4%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 10.5 / 11 95.5%
    • Practice: 8.1 / 12 67.6%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 12 22.9%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 5.4 / 12 44.7%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports its commitment to reducing water use intensity by 2050. However, the company does not report the intensity by how much it will reduce the water use.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      The company reports water intensity figures for estates, oil mills, and downstream manufacturing separately. The intensity metrics are not provided.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water intensity figures for estates, oil mills, and downstream manufacturing separately. The intensity metrics are not provided. Intensity has not improve from 2020 to 2021 for estates but has for oil mills and downstream manufacturing.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company only reports that it is committed to improving and reducing both BOD and COD levels in its effluents to an acceptable level as per its goal to improve water quality by the year 2050. However, the percentage by which it commits to reducing BOD/COD is not reported.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      110. 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

      111. 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 that POME from its mills is treated and used for land application and composting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      113. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.34 / 1

      114. 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

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

      The company commits to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company commits to not use paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. 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
      0.34 / 1

      124. 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

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting mentions IPM but it's unclear if the company is implementing it.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. 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 having a waste management system in place.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    31 / 34 91.2%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Policy: 19.5 / 21 92.9%
    • Practice: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Self-reported: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting states that its 'Sustainability Department's team is trained in all aspects of human rights and guides the implementation of human rights-related policies for all departments within the company. The company also conducts periodical performance on this commitment through a thorough review of current practices, societal demands and feedback from human rights defenders as well as social impact assessment studies at all operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also reports its own commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. 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 has also disclosed the details of its FPIC process in its latest sustainability report.

    • N
      0 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company only mentions that 'any open or outstanding conflict with the communities is to be resolved according to our conflict resolution procedure and applicable social principles and practices'. However, no conflict resolution process could be found.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      138. 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

      139. 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

      140. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company commits to ensuring food security for local communities through assisting with local agriculture activities, and communicating methods of sustainable farming.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. 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 communicating methods of sustainable farming with local farmers, however, no further details are reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. 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 contributing to the community by building and maintaining infrastructures such as roads and bridges; supporting schools.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to providing work opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. 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 having GENP Careline System which provides an accessible and easy avenue to assist its workers to raise any issues or grievances concerning their employment while respecting their confidentiality.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. 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 also reports having established a gender committee in all its operating units in Malaysia and Indonesia in support of women's rights and welfare and has also put in place policies such as the 'Sexual Harassment Policy' and 'Social Policy'. In the year 2021, no cases of discrimination were recorded in the company operations and in 2022, it targets to conduct more training and awareness activities to support gender diverse and inclusive working environment.

    • 151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

      5,689 (24%) - The comany reports the total number of women employees as 5689 (23.95%).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company only commits to paying minimum wage to all workers. For Decent Living Wage, the company only mentions supporting the RSPO Guidance for implementing a Decent Living Wage, however, a clear commitment to pay a Decent Living Wage is not reported by the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits all suppliers to pay the minimum wage. A commitment for suppliers to pay a Decent Living Wage is not reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. 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's own reporting only covers the ratio of worker wage by gender compared to the local minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company commits to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it conducts regular training and safety exercises at all its operations, and workers are required to wear adequate personal protective equipment ("PPE") at all applicable periods. OSH trainings include, but are not limited to, the socialising of OSH legal requirements, chemical handling training, safe working at height training, and PPE training.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      14.2 - Recordable Work-Related Injury Rate is reported as 14.2 (injuries per one million man-hours worked) for 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3 - The company reports 3 fatalities from two separate incidents in the year 2021.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    8.25 / 16 51.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 10 42.5%
    • Self-reported: 4.3 / 10 42.5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company has published a commitment to support smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also has a 'Smallholder & Plasma Engagement Programme' where the company 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

      164. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      The company only reports that 20,296 ha of land is planted under its Plasma schemes. No information is reported for the percentage/number of scheme smallholders involved in the company's 'Smallholder & Plasma Engagement Programme'.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. 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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. 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
      0.75 / 1

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

      532 (100%) - The company reports that 100% (532) suppliers were engaged on compliance with the company's policy in 2021. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      169. 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'. The company also mentions that in cases of non-compliance, it will engage with the supplier to work on a reasonable time-bound action plan including follow-up engagements to ensure that they meet its sourcing requirements and commitments. However, no further details on the timeframe for action are provided.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only reports that in cases of non-compliance, it will engage with the supplier to work on a reasonable time-bound action plan including follow-up engagements to ensure that they meet its sourcing requirements and commitments. However, no further details on the timeframe for action are provided.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports that for any supplier categorised as a high-risk supplier, based on the company's assessment and desktop analysis, it will engage with the supplier to work on a reasonable time-bound action plan including follow-up engagements to ensure that they meet its sourcing requirements and commitments. However, no further details on the timeframe for action are provided.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a procedure in place to assess all own and third-party supplying palm oil mills for risk level.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it follows 'Suppliers Risk Assessment' for all suppliers on annual basis. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports the risk level for all suppliers in 2021. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

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

      178. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commits to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. 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 reports that as of its anti-corruption program in 2021, 100% of its workforce received comprehensive anti-bribery and anti-corruption training. The company also ensures that all new employees that are employed by the company are trained within their first year of employment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Whistleblowing procedure?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      183. 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

      184. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has disclosed details of complaints and grievances in its 2020 sustainability report. For 2021, the company reports that there were no grievances raised in relation to the company's facilities and operations.

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