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Glenealy Plantations Sdn Bhd

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2023
  • Next scheduled: November 2024

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  • About this company:

    Malaysia based producer Glenealy Plantations operates palm oil

  • Parent company:
    Samling Global Ltd, via subsidiary Lingui Development Sdn Bhd
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    74,044 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    1692998D MK Equity
  • LEI:
    No LEI
  • RSPO member?
    No
  • Website:
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Company assessment: Glenealy Plantations Sdn Bhd – November 2023

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 54.6% 92.75 / 170
  • Organisation: 23.5 / 32 73.4%
  • Policy: 45.5 / 74 61.5%
  • Practice: 23.8 / 64 37.1%
  • Self-reported: 10.5 / 64 16.4%
  • External: 13.3 / 64 20.7%
  • Certified: 0 / 64 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7.25 / 9 80.6%
    • Organisation: 4 / 4 100%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's sustainability commitments do not entirely apply to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Group Head of Sustainability who leads the company's Sustainability Steering Committee.

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

      This indicator has been disabled as the company is not publicly listed and does not have a board.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 (4%) - The company reports one woman (4%) as a part of its senior management team of 24 people in FY 2022-23.

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator has been disabled as the company is not publicly listed and does not have a board.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company's subsidiary Samling Plantation Sdn. Bhd. is a member of Sarawak Oil Palm Plantation Owners Association (SOPPOA).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports collaboration with the Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, UPMKB, for a community outreach program and 'Nurturing Nature' Programme to plant more than 400 saplings of two local species. The company has also collaborated with major stakeholders and interested parties for the Belaga Recovery Project whose objectives were to compensate for areas with High Carbon Stock Loss in the development of GPSB oil palm plantations and to manage the recovery site for conservation, rehabilitation, and compensation offset.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published its latest sustainability report in 2022, covering the year 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has prepared its Sustainability Report 2021 in accordance with GRI standards: Core option.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    12 / 17 70.6%
    • Organisation: 10 / 14 71.4%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Malaysia and Indonesia (plantations and mills).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      Malaysia, Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      74044 - The company has a total 74,044 ha area managed for oil palm. Data as of June 2023.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      40000 - The company states the total palm oil planted area as 40,000 ha in 2022. This includes planted areas under plasma plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      1305 - The company reports the planted area under plasma plantations as 1,305 ha in its Indonesian operations. Data as of June 2023.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company publishes a static map and has some concessions mapped on GFW, listed under its parent company Samling. However, it is unclear if this represents 100% of the company's palm oil concessions.

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Maps of all scheme smallholders?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Maps of all third-party supplying plantations?

      The company has provided the coordinates of third-party supplier plantations, However, it does not include estate boundaries.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      5 - The company reports it owns five mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The names and locations of all five company-owned mills are available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that fall five mills source from both own and third party plantations.

    • 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 FFB from its own plantation as 527,492 metric tonnes (89%) and FFB from others as 57,901 metric tonnes (11%). Data as of 2022.

    • 27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has achieved 100% traceability to the plantation level for all five mills.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company reports 100% of FFB was traceable to the plantation level in FY 2020/21.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

    • 38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own palm kernel crushing facilities.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    1 / 14 7.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 11 0%
    • External: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a grower or miller.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a grower or miller.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] All of the company's estates and mills in Malaysia are MSPO certified and the certificates are publicly available.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    7.75 / 20 38.8%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 12 37.5%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company states a commitment to zero conversion of natural, undisturbed ecosystems. However, this does not cover all natural ecosystems as defined by the AFI.

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to zero deforestation. However, the commitment was made after 1st January 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      58. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation. However, the commitment was made after 1st January 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation as the development of HCV, HCS, and peat areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past 2020 will not be accepted.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation for suppliers as the development of HCV, HCS, and peat areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past 2020 will not be accepted in supplier operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      1853 - The company reports an HCS loss of 1,853 ha from January 2016 to September 2020. However, the data only covers HCS areas and the company has reported a cut-off date for no deforestation as April 2020 and no information on the amount of deforestation recorded after April 2020 until today is available.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in own operations since cut-off date?

      The company commits to "compensating its HCS liability in actively managed offset area that exceeds its losses" through its 'High Carbon Stock (HCS) Recovery Plan'. However, this does not cover all non-compliance.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in supplier operations since cut-off date?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      67. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company reports it is involved in The ""Greening Sarawak"" campaign in collaboration with the Forest Department of Sarawak to protect riparian zones.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy?

      The company reports a commitment to conserving biodiversity and wildlife within its operations and HCV areas. However, a time-bound target to protect biodiversity is not reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

      69. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      70. Identified species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

      [Externally verified] The company has identified species of conservation concern, referencing the IUCN and CITES system of species classification. This information is externally verified by Malaysian Environmental Consultants and Control Union.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports rehabilitation of degraded areas in its concessions through tree planting under the 'Nurturing Nature' program with Universiti Putra Malaysia. The company also reports information on biodiversity assessment programs of its HCS areas that include identifying the flora and fauna species composition in the Belaga HCS Recovery Site. This information is externally verified by Malaysian Environmental Consultants.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    5.5 / 15 36.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 8 68.8%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      77. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments for all estates planted/planned planting since January 2015?

    • N
      0 / 1

      78. High Conservation Value (HCV) or combined HCV/HCS management and monitoring plans for all estates planted/planned planting since January 2015?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that "the HCV and HCSA identification procedure will be guided by HCVRN Common Guidance and HCSA Toolkits". However, it does not clearly commit to using ALS assessors.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      80. 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's commitment for suppliers mentions that "the HCV and HCSA identification procedure will be guided by HCVRN Common Guidance and HCSA Toolkits". However, it does not clearly commit to using ALS assessors.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      84. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to conducting Social Impact Assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    12.75 / 20 63.8%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 8 81.3%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 7 39.3%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 7 39.3%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. 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

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

      0 (0%) - The company reported it had no planting on peat as of June 2023.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reported it had no planting on peat as of June 2023.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to best management practices for peat only.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company only reports it applies best management practices for soils which enable soil fertility, reduce erosion, and address pollution management. The company does not report best practices for soil. Whilst it reports no planting on peat, it is unclear if it has any unplanted landbank on peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to no burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no burning.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company has published a fire hotspot monitoring flowchart on its website and reports daily monitoring of its concession areas for fire hot spots and publishing monthly reports. The company also reports monthly hotspot data for its concessions using ASMC (Asian Specialised Meteorological Center) and Karhutla Monitoring System (SIPONGI). However, the information on the management of reported fires is not reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports zero hotspots in its concessions in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      11 - The company reports 11 hotspots within its surrounding landscape in 2022.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG emissions intensity of 1.38 MT CO2e/ MT CPO in FY2022/23. However, the information only covers four mills of the company and does not include Scope 1 or Scope 2 emissions.

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. GHG emissions from land use change in company's own operations (scope 1)?

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      -

      104. GHG emissions from land use change in supplier operations (scope 3)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG emission intensity as 1.43 MT CO2e/ MT CPO in FY 2021/22 and 1.38 MT CO2e/ MT CPO in FY 2022/23. The intensity has improved in 2022, however, the data only covers four mills of the company and does not include Scope 1 or Scope 2 emissions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses the RSPO PalmGHG 4.0 methodology to calculate GHG emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that only one of its total five mills has a partial bio-composting plant.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    11.25 / 24 46.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 4 / 11 36.4%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 11 47.7%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 11 20.5%
    • External: 3 / 11 27.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      109. Water use intensity?

      1.47 - The company reports the total water usage intensity for its mills as 1.47 water(MT)/ FFB(MT) in FY 2022/23.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports its water usage intensity as 1.29 water(MT)/ FFB(MT) in 2020/21, 1.22 water(MT)/ FFB(MT) in 2021/22, and 1.47 water(MT)/ FFB(MT) in 2022/23. The intensity has increased in 2022 as compared to the previous years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) shall be treated to ensure that its Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) level of final discharge complies with the relevant regulations. As of 2023, the BOD levels of the company's operations are within legal limits.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports BOD levels from FY2020/21 to FY2022/23 and the levels are within the legal limits of < 20 ppm in all years. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      113. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME)?

      [Externally verified] The company treats POME before its final discharge. This information is externally verified by Global Gateway Certifications Sdn. Bhd. (GGC).

    • 114. Treatment of palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      116. Implementation of commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      [Externally verified] The company's MSPO report states that the company's management has prepared a water/buffer zone management plan which has been last reviewed on 21st September 2021 with the objective of minimising pollutants that may escape from estates operations and enter into the local water system. The company has also installed signages to prohibit fishing and collecting activities at riparian buffer and water catchment areas. This information is externally verified by Control Union.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company commits to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides. However, it is unclear if this applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company commits to not use paraquat.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company commits to no use of paraquat. However, it is unclear if this applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has reported its chemical usage figures (MT/ha) for 2022.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      126. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      The company reports its chemical usage figures (MT/ha) from 2020 (0.69) to 2022 (0.80). However, chemical usage has increased in 2022 as compared to the previous years.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      127. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company reports practicing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) by using compatible methods for pests and disease control that include ecological, physical, biological, and chemical controls. The company reports installing an artificial owl nest in 2022. It also reports using snakes and owls to control rodent populations, predatory insects and parasitoids which eliminate leaf-defoliating insects such as nettle caterpillar and bagworm, however these examples are undated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has a robust waste management system in place. This information is externally verified by the Control Union.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    28.25 / 34 83.1%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Policy: 17.5 / 21 83.3%
    • Practice: 7.3 / 9 80.6%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 9 19.4%
    • External: 5.5 / 9 61.1%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      131. Progress on human rights commitment?

      [Externally verified] The company's own reporting and information in the MSPO report, externally verified by Control Union only states providing training on human rights policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. 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

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

      The company commits to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      [Externally verified] The company states it conducts regular engagement with local communities to prevent conflicts and the company's MSPO report mentions multiple examples of stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts. This information is externally verified by Control Union.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      140. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports that any land conflict and grievance raised by local and indigenous communities will be resolved through a functional unbiased grievance and complaints mechanism, which is published on the company website. However, a separate process for addressing land conflicts is not published by the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to providing and creating opportunities for the development of women's leadership at all levels. However, the company has not provided any examples of how this commitment is being implemented.

    • N
      0 / 1

      142. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company reports that some portion of land has been allocated for fruit trees, vegetables, fish ponds, and goat farming as part of the food security program with the involvement of employers and workers. However, this information is not in relation to the local communities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports the initiation of 'The Communities Food Security Project: The D200 Black Thorn Planting Programme in October 2022 to plant commercially potential durian species, which is marketable and highly demanded in the current market. It also reports it donated 50 fruit tree plants and 300 fish seedling donations to the Long Bala community's land in 2023.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports multiple examples of providing essential community services and facilities. This information is externally verified by the Control Union.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to provide employment opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has published pictorial evidence of 'Employer and Workers Dialogue & Engagement Session' on its website and its MSPO audit report mentions providing training on workers' rights. The information is externally verified by the Control Union but is limited.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. 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

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

      [Externally verified] The company has established different policies to prevent all forms of sexual harassment and violence at the workplace and has established its own Gender Committee that conducts meetings at least once a year. The agendas discussed during a recent meeting included an update/summary if there are any reported cases, a re-brief of the company policies, and activities that involved the Gender Committee. This information is externally verified by the Control Union.

    • 153. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no temporary employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Percentage or number of women employees?

      1894 - The company reports 1,894 female employees across its mills and estates in 2022.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to pay a Living Wage?

      The company only commits to paying minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. Commitment to pay a Living Wage applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits its suppliers to only pay minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      157. Progress on commitment to pay a Living Wage?

      The company only reports legal daily minimum wages and actual daily average wages for its employees. The actual wages paid to employees are higher than the legal minimum wages for both male and female workers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports the legal minimum wage and the average daily wage paid to male and female workers in Malaysia only. The information is not split out for each employee category, and no information is reported for Indonesian operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. 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

      161. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      [Externally verified] The company reports the provision of personal protective equipment and related training to its workers. This information is externally verified by the Control Union.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      5.47 - The company reports 5.47 LTI per 1 million manhours for estates and 3.96 LTI per 1 million manhours for mills. Data as of 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports zero fatalities in 2022.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    1.5 / 10 15%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 4 25%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      164. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company has published a commitment to support smallholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      The company reports it has a program supporting plasma smallholders at PT Abdi Borneo Plantations and PT Tunas Borneo Plantations. However, the details of the program are not reported. The company has also provided one example of the support provided to smallholders through the Oil Palm Management Talk that was held in May 2023. The talk covered various aspects of best management practices in oil palm agriculture, including managing fertilizer deficiencies, herbicide usage, pest and disease control, and adhering to harvesting standards. The purpose of the talk was to enhance oil palm yield for the Long Bala communities, which primarily consist of oil palm smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states "It maintains the right to conduct third-party due diligence before entering into a business partnership with a Third Party." However, no details on due diligence were provided.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      0 / 1

      173. Proportion of supply from suppliers that is verified as deforestation- and/or conversion-free (DCF)?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

    • 176. Regularly engages with a subset of high risk mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.5 / 7 78.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      181. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only mentions providing training to its employees on Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policies.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      184. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing policy in place.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has an unbiased grievance procedure that is open to all stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      186. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      [Externally verified] The company provides details of all grievances received through the company's own grievance mechanism.

Media monitor: Glenealy Plantations Sdn Bhd

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