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  • Latest update: November 2020
  • Next scheduled: November 2021

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  • About this company:

    Founded in 1996, Golden Agri Resources (GAR) is

  • Parent company:
    Flambo International Ltd.
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    568,673 hectares
  • Market cap:
    1,337,540,173 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    GAGR.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    GGR SP
  • ISIN:
    MU0117U00026
  • Sedol:
    6164472
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Golden Agri Resources Ltd – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 81.2% 151.88 / 187
  • Organisation: 32.5 / 38 85.5%
  • Policy: 66.5 / 76 87.5%
  • Practice: 52.9 / 73 72.4%
  • Self-reported: 15.7 / 73 21.5%
  • External: 25 / 73 34.3%
  • Certified: 12.2 / 73 16.7%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10.75 / 11 97.7%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a Social and Environmental Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Sustainability Committee which is chaired by the Corporate Strategy and Business Development Director and comprises the senior leadership team as well as the head of the Sustainability Directorate.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Committee reports directly to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Board of Directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is a member of UNGC, TFA, HCS and HCVRN.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports working with CSO stakeholders like Greenpeace to develop new guidelines and standards such as the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) to address deforestation concerns. The company's main sustainability roadmap, the GSEP, was developed with feedback and input from key stakeholders including CSOs such as Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and the implementation partner, Earthworm Foundation (formerly The Forest Trust).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      GRI and CDP.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company details climate risk assessment in its CDP disclosure which is also published on the company's website.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    19.5 / 26 75%
    • Organisation: 13 / 16 81.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 3 / 8 37.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      568,673

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      497,587 - This figure includes both nucleus and plasma areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      103,480

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      72,357 - The company reports that the total land designated and managed as HCV areas is 53,275 ha and the other conservation land set aside is 19,082 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      46

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has provided details of the suppliers' information for all its mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports percentages of FFB sourced for each mill, broken down across the following three categories: GAR owned estates, GAR plasma smallholders, and third-party suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      424

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The names and coordinates of all supplier mills are provided on the company's Sustainability Dashboard by clicking on the links in the map.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 29. 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 sources only directly from mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it achieved 100% traceability to palm oil mills in 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports that it achieved 100% traceability to palm oil mills in 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a time-bound plan to achieve 100% traceability to plantations by 2020.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company achieved 100% traceability to the plantation for company-owned mills in 2017. Some of the company's mills have Identity Preserved certification.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company publishes traceability data at the facility level on its Sustainability Dashboard.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company publishes traceability data at the facility level on its Sustainability Dashboard.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    11.43 / 15 76.2%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 6.4 / 10 64.3%
    • Self-reported: 3.4 / 10 34.3%
    • External: 3 / 10 30%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2011

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2011

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Indonesia (Bangka Belitung, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Jambi, Lampung, North Sumatra, Papua,Riau, South Kalimantan, South Sumatra and West Kalimantan).

    • P
      0.44 / 1

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

    • P
      0.63 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      63% - The company has 46 mills, out of which 29 mills are RSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2020

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2017

    • P
      0.49 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2020

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.37 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports it sells or processes 44,248 tonnes of palm oil and palm kernel oil that is RSPO certified through the Segregated supply chain.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that over 217,000 hectares of plantations and 34 mills have received ISPO certification.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    12.94 / 17 76.1%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 7 / 9 77.8%
    • Practice: 4.4 / 6 74%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 3 / 6 50%
    • Certified: 1.4 / 6 24%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to not develop on HCV, HCS or peatland and makes reference to no deforestation. This commitment is effective from the date of adoption of the policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company supports suppliers' commitments to protect 65,000 hectares of HCS and HCV areas through sharing the importance of the company's no-deforestation commitments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company recognises the immediate need to ensure no further clearance of High Conservation Value areas, High Carbon Stock forests and peatlands in its supply chain. Also, the cut-off date has been considered the same as the date of policy adoption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports that together with nine other major palm oil producers and buyers, it is supporting and funding the development of a new radar-based forest monitoring system known as Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD). Also, the company currently monitors deforestation using radar/satellite and drone technology.

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Some figures are available in the company's grievance list, however, figures are not clear for all logged grievances.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company facilitates collaborations on a landscape level between itself, suppliers, farmers, government, and civil society to improve responsible practices.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.44 / 1

      65. 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 identifies species of conservation concern in reference to IUCN.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      66. 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 reports restoring peat areas and riparian zones, supporting the re-release of orangutans in partnership with Orangutan Foundation International, and engaging with local communities to discuss the importance of conservation efforts.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    12.5 / 14 89.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 8 81.3%
    • Practice: 6 / 6 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 6 / 6 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. 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 carries out HCV assessments using qualified assessors prior to any new development.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      There is the public availability of the following HCV assessments: Central Kalimantan: PT Buana Artha Sejahtera, PT Aditunggal Mahajaya, PT Agrokarya Primalestari, PT Mitrakarya Agroindo, PT Agrolestari Sentosa, PT Buana Adhitama, PT Binasawit Abadi Pratama West Kalimantan: PT Cahaya Nusa Gemilang, PT Agrolestari Mandiri, PT Bangun Nusa Mandiri, PT Persada Graha Mandiri, PT Paramitra Internusa Pratama, PT Paramitra Internusa Pratama scheme smallholders, PT Kartika Prima Cipta, and PT Kencana Graha Permai East Kalimantan: PT Tapian Nadenggan, PT Kresna Duta Agroindo South Sumatra: PT Bumi Sawit Permai Central Sumatra: PT Satya Kisma Usaha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      There is the public availability of the following HCV assessments: Scheme Smallholders of PT. Paramitra Internusa Pratama (PIP); PT Cahaya Nusa Gemilang (PT CNG); PT Kencana Graha Permai (PT KGP).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      There are HCV management and monitoring plans available for: Scheme Smallholders of PT. Paramitra Internusa Pratama (PIP); PT Cahaya Nusa Gemilang (PT CNG); PT Kencana Graha Permai (PT KGP).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      75. 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 to using credited assessors and mentions HCVRN but does not explicitly mention ALS.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      There are satisfactory reviews of PT CNG and PT KGP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      77. 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 actively engages with its stakeholders and support the HCS Approach Steering Group.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to halt development in HCS areas but does not explicitly mention the HCS approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. 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 complies with Indonesian law and carries out Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Social Impact Assessments (SIA).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only mentions Social Impact Assessments in relation to its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      There is the public availability of the following SEIAs: Central Kalimantan: PT Buana Artha Sejahtera, PT Aditunggal Mahajaya, PT Agrokarya Primalestari, PT Mitrakarya Agroindo, PT Agrolestari Sentosa, PT Buana Adhitama, PT Binasawit Abadi Pratama West Kalimantan: PT Cahaya Nusa Gemilang, PT Agrolestari Mandiri, PT Bangun Nusa Mandiri, PT Persada Graha Mandiri, PT Paramitra Internusa Pratama, PT Kartika Prima Cipta, PT Kencana Graha Permai and for smallholders of PT PIP East Kalimantan: PT Tapian Nadenggan, PT Kresna Duta Agroindo South Sumatra: PT Bumi Sawit Permai, Central Sumatra: PT Satya Kisma Usaha.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    12.94 / 20 64.7%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 8 81.3%
    • Practice: 3.4 / 7 49.1%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.4 / 7 34.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. 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 commits to no development of and the conservation of peatlands of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports adopting and implementing Best Management Practices for peatlands with reference to suppliers but no information on best management practices for soil could be found in reference to suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.44 / 1

      89. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides Fire Incident Reports for each month in 2016-2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - The company reports two fire incidents in its concessions (including plasma smallholders' area) in 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that the emissions intensity is 0.91 tCO2e/tonne CPO produced.

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports progress in GHG emissions intensity but there is no improvement since 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG Calculator.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports eight mills with methane capture.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    17.82 / 25 71.3%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 9 / 11 81.8%
    • Practice: 6.8 / 12 56.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 12 4.2%
    • External: 1 / 12 8.3%
    • Certified: 5.3 / 12 44.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      4.27 - The company reports that the water consumption per metric tonne of CPO is 4.27 m3.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports figures on water use intensity since 2017 but intensity not improving.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.44 / 1

      106. 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 is treated at its wastewater treatment pond to reduce acidity, Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) & Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) levels so that it becomes safe for use as an organic land fertiliser.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.44 / 1

      109. 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. The company also has riparian zone rehabilitation projects.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company stopped using paraquat in its estates in 2016, replacing it with glufosinate ammonium.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a list of pesticides and bio-pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      119. 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.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.44 / 1

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has adopted an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach which combines cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical means.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. 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 reports that it manages waste by reducing, reusing and recycling waste generated, as well as the safe handling and disposal of hazardous waste.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    34.75 / 36 96.5%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 21 / 22 95.5%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. 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 addresses Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, complaints handling, conflict resolution and respecting human rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. 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 an FPIC Procedure.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company conducts participatory mapping and conducts meetings with communities. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. 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

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      137. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company recognises, respects and strengthens the rights of all its workers including contract, temporary, casual and migrant workers of all genders, in line with international best practices where legal frameworks are not yet in place, e.g. the International Labour Organisation's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work but no information on equal remuneration could be found.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company recognises, respects and strengthens the rights of all its workers including contract, temporary, casual and migrant workers of all genders, in line with international best practices where legal frameworks are not yet in place, e.g. the International Labour Organisation's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work but no information on equal remuneration could be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      146. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      30,623

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      30,158

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports an average female to male salary ratio of 1.04.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. 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's OHS Committee provides Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and related training.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports a Frequency Rate of 4.09 accidents per million work hours worked in its upstream operations. It also reports a Frequency Rate of 2.5 for its downstream operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      6 - The company reports five fatalities in upstream operations and one fatality in downstream operations.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    12.75 / 16 79.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Practice: 7.8 / 10 77.5%
    • Self-reported: 5.8 / 10 57.5%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company provides plasma smallholders access to high-yielding seeds and good quality fertilisers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      70,300 (100%) - The company supports 100% of its 70,300 plasma smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company extends support to a few thousand independent smallholders through the Independent Farmers Replanting Programme and other technical and financial schemes.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      4,200 - The company reports the number of independent smallholders involved in the programme is 4,200.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reviews business dealings with suppliers found in breach of its policies and engages with them to correct actions. It uses a due diligence system and grievance mechanism to identify issues.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      424 - The company has assessed all 424 third-party mill suppliers and aims to visit 20 critical, high-risk suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports that the suppliers deemed non-compliant will no longer form part of the company's supply chain.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company publishes time-bound action plans for some of its suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the number of suppliers that are compliant with its sustainability policies and not the proportion of its direct supply that is also compliant with its policies. The company separately reports the proportion of its direct supply that complies with its no-deforestation and no-peat commitments, but does not include indirect supply or figures representing no-exploitation compliance.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company engages with supplier mills as required but does not publish time-bound plans to engage with all high-risk mills.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company continues to help the suppliers train through SMART SPOT and SMART SEED workshops in traceability; responsible labour practices; and implementation of FPIC and human rights.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company prioritises high-risk mills for site visits and deep engagement and reports it aims to visit at least 20 critical, high-risk suppliers per year.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that all its third-party mills are assessed for GSEP compliance on an annual basis through desk research and spatial analysis.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company categorises the supplier mills as High risk: 74, Medium risk: 287 and Low risk: 109.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6.5 / 7 92.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a Tax Policy but does not report an executive level position or governance body responsible for tax issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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