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Golden Veroleum (Liberia) Inc (GVL)

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2020
  • Next scheduled: November 2021

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  • Landbank (oil palm)
    40,554 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private
  • RSPO member?
    Yes. The company voluntarily withdrew from the RSPO in July 2018 but has resumed its membership.
  • Website:

Company assessment: Golden Veroleum (Liberia) Inc (GVL) – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 44.1% 56 / 127
  • Organisation: 11.5 / 30 38.3%
  • Policy: 32 / 42 76.2%
  • Practice: 12.5 / 55 22.7%
  • Self-reported: 3.8 / 55 6.8%
  • External: 5.3 / 55 9.6%
  • Certified: 3.5 / 55 6.4%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    3.25 / 10 32.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 3 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • 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 its own sustainability policy as well as it reporting it complies with GAR's social and environmental policy.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Sustainability General Manager.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

    • 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] TFA.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports working with NGOs and CSOs for the implementation of its action plan which includes taking measures for improving sustainability of its palm oil operations, however only limited details are provided.

    • N
      0 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

    • 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
    8.5 / 9 94.4%
    • Organisation: 8.5 / 9 94.4%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 0 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      40,554 - The company reports the total land area managed for oil palm in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      18,905 - The company reports the total oil palm planted area in its RSPO ACOP 2019. This figure includes the infrastructure area.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      10,167 - The company reports the total unplanted area in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      11,482 - The figure only includes land designated and managed as HCV areas, as the company reports it has no other conservation land set aside.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company reports it has submitted all concession maps to RSPO and that no new concessions have been added or no changes in ownership of concessions have been done since the submission of maps to RSPO. The company has also pinned locations of all concessions on its website.

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      1 - The company reports the number of mills in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company reports the name and location of its mill on its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports having no suppliers (smallholders, outgrowers, third-parties). Therefore, the company-owned mill sources only from the company-owned operations.

    • 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 having no suppliers (smallholders, outgrowers, third-parties). Therefore, the company-owned mill sources 100% volumes only from the company-owned operations.

    • 25. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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 does not own refineries.

    • 30. 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.

    • 31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 34. 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.

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    4 / 10 40%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2011 - The company voluntarily withdrew from the RSPO in July 2018 however it has resumed its RSPO membership.

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted the RSPO ACOP for 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Liberia.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills 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?

      2023 - The company reports a time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills.

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no independent suppliers, inclusive of independent smallholders, outgrowers including associated smallholders, or other third-party suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    4.5 / 11 40.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 5 20%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to comply with the social and environmental policy of GAR which includes no development on HCS areas, peatland and HCV areas.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCS and HCV. No cut-off date reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • 57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company reports commitment to conserving biodiversity in its hunting policy.

    • 64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      Species of conservation concern have been identified in HCV reports using the IUCN framework.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only mentions banning the hunting of protected species such as chimpanzees.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to no hunting on its own concessions and allows traditional community rights for hunting and collection. However, the company does not refer to the sustainable hunting of species that do not cause the decline of local populations.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    8.5 / 10 85%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 4 100%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • External: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • 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 also reports its commitment to High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments in its forest conservation policy.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      HCV assessments for planting undertaken prior to January 2015 are available on the company website.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Only one HCV assessment is available for estates planted since January 2015.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plan for only one estate planted since January 2015 is available.

    • 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. The company also commits to use "licensed assessors in compliance to EPA and RSPO / HCVRN requirements", however ALS is not explicitly mentioned.

    • 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?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Only one HCV assessment since January 2015 has been quality reviewed and deemed satisfactory.

    • 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.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] The company has 13 HCSA assessment reports registered on the HCS website, however, reports or summaries not publicly 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 also reports its own commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs).

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      One social and environmental impact assessment report is publicly available.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    4 / 17 23.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • 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.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment only to best management practices for peatland, through GAR's social and environmental policy.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company reports its commitment to no burning through GAR's social and environmental policy.

    • 91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports on its website that fire monitoring follows the RSPO fire watch on the GeoRSPO platform. Details on management are not reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company reports using RSPO GHG calculator ver.3.1. to calculate GHG emissions.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    7 / 20 35%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 7 71.4%
    • Practice: 2 / 11 18.2%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 11 0%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 11 18.2%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • 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)?

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company only mentions treating wastewater and waste as required, prior to discharge or disposal. Does not explicitly mention POME.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company reports protecting and conserving high conservation value areas, such as riparian zones along rivers and streams, survivable tracts of primary forest, and water sources.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports having a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for demarcation of HCV and HCS areas for preservation before and during land preparation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides through GAR's Social and Environmental Policy.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company reports its commitment to no use of paraquat.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no use of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides, through GAR's Social and Environmental Policy.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention, through GAR's Social and Environmental Policy.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      119. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company reports practicing integrated pest control such as the use of manual methods, the natural enemies of oil palm pests, and ecologically benign insecticides.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    13.75 / 27 50.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 12 / 13 92.3%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 9 19.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 9 19.4%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports its commitment to the UN Declaration on Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights.

    • 123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company only provides limited details on actions taken to implement its human rights policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on its website.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights through GAR's Social and Environmental Policy.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent 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.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent 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 also reports the details of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process in its social and community engagement policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      Limited information is reported by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports the details of process for addressing land conflicts in its sustainability progress report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company reports preserving and planning with community land areas best suited for local food production, cash crops, and other non-oil-palm agriculture.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company reports its commitment to provide essential community services and facilities on its website.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports multiple examples such as developing a community development fund, educating on palm oil, and transportation facilities for children and the community.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regard to employment.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company reports its commitment to pay at least minimum wage through GAR's Social and Environmental policy.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company reports its commitment to address occupational health and safety on its website.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0 / 7 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • 158. Commitment to support smallholders?

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

    • 159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from scheme/plasma smallholders.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from scheme/plasma smallholders.

    • 161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

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

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • 165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company reports its commitment to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption on its website.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers including scheme smallholders and independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company allows for whistleblowing and states that whistleblowers are protected, but no details on the procedure reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a Grievance, Dispute & Conflict Management SOP on its website.

    • N
      0 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Golden Veroleum (Liberia) Inc (GVL)

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