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Founded in 1996, Golden Agri Resources (GAR) is engaged in oil palm cultivation and harvesting,

  • Parent company:
    Flambo International Ltd (50.35%)
  • Landbank (oil palm):
    642,326 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    1%
  • Market cap:
    3,692,995,072 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    GAGR.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    GGR SP
  • ISIN:
    MU0117U00026
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Golden Agri Resources Ltd – November 2017

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

Assessment date:

Total: 82% 105 / 128
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 6 / 6 100%
    • Companies should publish sustainability policies or similar covering their entire supply chain — including third party suppliers — implemented and enforced through high-level leadership that engages with wider industry schemes.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a Social and Environmental Policy

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Head of Sustainability Policy and Compliance and Head of Sustainability Implementation and Sustainability Committee

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2,016

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Member of TFT, TFA202, HCS Approach Steering Group, HCVRN and GAA among others

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability 17 / 19 89.5%
    • Companies should publicly report figures on their total landbank and details of different areas under their management. They should also disclose maps of their management areas and provide details on traceability of their products, both to mill and plantation level.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      642,326

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      488,252 - This figure includes both nucleus and plasma areas

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      102,255

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      0 - The company reported 27,894 ha unplanted for palm oil cultivation in its 2015 ACOP, but reports 0 ha in its 2016 ACOP. The company reports it has put on hold all new planting

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      72,094 - Sum of HCV areas of 53,248 ha and HCS areas of 18,846 ha

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      31,000

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      14. Number of company owned mills?

      45

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      15. Maps or coordinates of company owned mills?

      The company's mills are mapped on the Sustainability Dashboard, except for Senakin mill in South Kalimantan, which is inactive

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      16. Number and names of supplier mills?

      474 - This includes 45 mills owned by GAR. The names and parent companies of all company-owned and supplier mills are provided on the company's Sustainability Dashboard

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO and the company declares these represent 100% of their concession sites, but not all may be publicly available due to ongoing legal issues. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      18. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Scheme smallholder boundaries have been made available to the RSPO as part of their estate maps according to the company, but not all may be publicly available due to ongoing legal issues. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2015 - The company achieved 100% traceability to mill level in 2015

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2020 - The company plans to achieve 100% traceability to plantation for its own mills by 2017 and for independent mills by 2020. In 2016, it achieved full traceability to plantation for 15 company-owned mills

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      100%

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      88%

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 11.5 / 12 95.8%
    • Companies should commit to address deforestation and to set aside areas for conservation. They should report on any activities to manage or restore habitat in their conservation areas, or monitor deforestation in their supply chains. They should also provide evidence of species conservation and biodiversity protection.

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      24. Commitment to address deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      25. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      27. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCS forests, HCV areas, peatlands

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      28. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company states it has piloted monitoring deforestation since 2016 in the Semitau region using satellites, drones and ground verification. It plans to roll out monitoring to all estates in 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      29. Commitment to set aside areas for conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports restoring peat areas and riparian zones

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      31. A landscape-level approach?

      The company states a commitment to "Facilitate collaborations on a landscape level between GAR, independent suppliers, farmers, government, and civil society to improve responsible practices" but it is unclear if they are currently implementing a landscape level approach

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      32. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states "GAR protects threatened species under Indonesia’s National law of Protected Species (Peraturan Pemerintah nomore 7 tahun 1999) and on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List."

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      36. Evidence of species conservation activities?

      The company reports supporting the re-release of orangutans in partnership with Orangutan Foundation International, and engaging with local communities to discuss the importance of conservation efforts

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 8 / 11 72.7%
    • Companies should commit to the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches, and to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA). They should develop and publish monitoring and management plans, and provide evidence through SEIA, HCV and HCS assessments, typically published in summary form due to the sensitive nature of certain sites.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      GAR does not state this explicitly, but commits as an RSPO member under the RSPO NPP

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      There is public availability of the following HCV assessments:

      Central Kalimantan: PT 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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      There is public availability of the following HCV assessments:
      Scheme Smallholders of PT. Paramitra Internusa Pratama (PIP), who planted 1,358.46 ha in January 2016. No further HCV assessments could be found, but it is unclear if further new planting has taken place since January 2015

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      There is only a HCV management and monitoring plan available for:
      Scheme Smallholders of PT. Paramitra Internusa Pratama (PIP)

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      45. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      The company has made its pilot HCS study available and has 18 completed assessments awaiting peer review listed on the HCS Approach website

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it carries out SIAs, but it is not clear if these are prior to all new development. EIAs are not clearly referenced. However, the company is implicitly committed to these though the New Planting Procedures of the RSPO

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      There is public availability of the following SEIA assessments:

      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 11 / 17 64.7%
    • Companies should commit to protect peatland and undertake best management practices for soils and peat. They should also have policies on zero burning and to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Companies should report their GHG emissions, as well as any fires that occurred in or around their estates, along with plans for managing and monitoring fires.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      53. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      55. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company provides Fire Incident Reports for each month in 2016 and 2017, and states only 1% of the land it manages was affected by fire in 2015

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company provides fire incident reports for Desa Makmur Peduli Api Villages and reports "We actively monitor all fire incidents in our concessions – this includes monitoring and checking of up to one kilometre around the fire outbreak area which sometimes includes area outside our concessions."

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company is committed to reducing GHG emissions, but states it will set reduction targets in 2018

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      60. GHG emissions?

      The company provides emission figures in its 2016 ACOP, but these do not appear to include any of its operations in Papua. The company also provides emissions for Kalimantan operations in its 2016 Sustainability Report

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      61. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      62. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company stated in its 2015 ACOP it was using the Palm GHG Calculator 2.1.1 methodology, but does not specify in its 2016 ACOP which version has been used

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      63. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions?

      The company has estimated that each methane capture facility reduces emissions by 40-55%, but it does not report figures on emission reduction over time

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      7 (15.6%)

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management 8 / 12 66.7%
    • Companies should commit to managing water use and water quality, providing evidence through time-bound reduction plans, policies on toxic chemical use and treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME).

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      65. Time-bound commitment to improve water use?

      The company is improving water efficiency, but does not have a time-bound commitment

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      66. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      67. Progress towards commitment on water use?

      The company provides figures on its water consumption over time, but does not have a time-bound commitment for improvement

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      68. Progress towards commitment on water quality?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      69. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      72. No use of paraquat?

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states "Pesticides that are categorised
      as World Health Organization Class 1A or 1B listed by the Stockholm or Rotterdam Conventions, are not used, except in specific situations"

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states "Pesticides that are categorised
      as World Health Organization Class 1A or 1B listed by the Stockholm or Rotterdam Conventions, are not used, except in specific situations"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      75. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Pesticide and herbicide usage per hectare

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 17 / 18 94.4%
    • Companies should commit to respect human rights, including those of indigenous peoples and local communities, consulted with free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Companies should respect the rights of workers, report relevant workforce data, and comply with health and safety legislation.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it respects the rights of indigenous peoples, including national laws and ratified international treaties on human rights and indigenous peoples

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      81. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      83. Process for addressing land conflicts?

      The company provides a 'Procedure for Social Conflict Handling'

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      84. Commitment to ensure food security for local communities?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company does not refer to equal remuneration

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      87. Total number of employees?

      170,700

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      88. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      55,800 (32.7%)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      89. Percentage or number of women employees?

      The company provides the percentage of female permanent staff, casual workers and managers in Indonesia, China and Singapore in 2015, and of female permanent and fixed-term staff in Indonesia in 2016

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      90. Minimum wage that the company pays?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      91. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      92. Lost time accident rate?

      4.67 - The company reports a Frequency Rate of 4.67 accidents per million man hours worked in its upstream operations. It also reports for downstream operations and reports Severity Rates

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      5 - For the year 2016

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      94. Provision of personal protective equipment and pesticide training?

      The company stated in 2010 that it provides personal protective equipment where needed, but not enough details are given on pesticide training

  • Certification standards Certification standards 10.5 / 17 61.8%
    • Companies should become members of credible certification standards and report in accordance with all appropriate categories of membership. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requires members registered as growers to submit data relating to certification targets for their estates, scheme smallholders and independent fresh fruit bunch (FFB) suppliers, via an annual communications of progress (ACOP) report.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2011

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      Yes. Golden Agri Resources states all the countries and regions in which it operates: Indonesia (Jambi, West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan; Bangka Belitung; Lampung; Papua; Riau; South and North Sumatra)

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2020

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2020 - Applies to plasma smallholders

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2017 - Time-bound plan was previously 2016. The company states "One remaining facility SMART Surabaya refinery scheduled to be SCCS certified this year. With this all our Indonesian refineries will have RSPO SCCS certification."

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2011

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

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

      29 (64.4%)

    • Partial
      1 / 2
      Source

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

      262,442 (41%)

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

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

      51,149 (50%) - Total land under scheme/plasma smallholders minus land still uncertified under scheme/plasma smallholders

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

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

      0 (0%) - The company does not state it has independent smallholders in its supply base, but does state it is supporting them

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

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

      0 (0%) - The company provides the volume of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed in the year which is certified, but not the overall volume, so the percentage certified cannot be calculated

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Mass Balance, Segregated, Identity Preserved

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company is partially certified and states that 186,307 hectares of plantations and 30 mills have received ISPO certification as of Dec 2016

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states 291,351 hectares of plantations including smallholder plantations of 57,755 hectares, 29 mills, two kernel crushing plants, five refineries and 14 bulking stations have received ISCC certification

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 9 / 9 100%
    • Companies should report details of any programmes or schemes to support both schemed and independent smallholders, as well as criteria to assess suppliers on compliance with company policies, and in what cases suppliers should be suspended or excluded due to non-compliance.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      111. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      112. Details of support programme for scheme smallholders?

      Best management practices; yield improvement; provide seeds and fertilisers, help them obtain subsidised loans

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states is has 68,600 plasma smallholders which it helps. For example, in 2015 it organised training sessions on best management practices in crop protection and mineral nutrition management (including optimal fertiliser usage) for 442 farmers. It extends support to all of its smallholders

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      114. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      115. Details of support programme for independent smallholders?

      Securing loans; ISPO certification; replanting with high quality seeds; training in latest agronomy practices

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      430

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      117. 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.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      118. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company provides case study examples of how it has engaged with suppliers found to be in breach of its policy, and states that while it reserves the right to exclude suppliers, it believes engagement is a more effective solution.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      GAR have visited 36 suppliers since 2015

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 7 / 7 100%
    • Companies should operate in an ethical manner at all levels, providing accessible channels and clear procedures for both employees and external stakeholders to raise any grievance or complaint with the company, as well as allowing for whistleblowing.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      120. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      121. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      122. Own grievance or complaints system?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      124. Grievance system accessible to external stakeholders?

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      125. Details of grievances disclosed?

      The company provides a grievance list, and two summary reports of specific site visits in response to grievances

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