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Goodhope Asia Holdings has oil palm cultivation, processing and refining operations, and manufactures oils and

  • Parent company:
    Carson Cumberbatch
  • Landbank (oil palm):
    138,530 hectares
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private company
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd – November 2018

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Assessment date:

Total: 67.2% 83 / 123.5
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 5 / 6 83.3%
    • 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?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states "The provisions of this policy apply immediately to all operations of Goodhope globally including all of our mills, refineries and plantations as well as our subsidiaries, associates and third party suppliers, with whom we work with."

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company refers to a Director of Sustainability

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company publishes a monthly progress report on its sustainability

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • 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, NGOs or academic institutions to improve palm oil sustainability?

      The company reports working with Aidenvironment, local communities and the provincial government on a landscape project, and with conservation group Yayasan Swaraowato on community-based HCV management

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability 10.5 / 19 55.3%
    • 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)?

      138,530

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      68,627

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      5,995 - This figure is the sum of the company's reported certified and uncertified areas for scheme/plasma smallholders

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      40,022

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      23,886 - HCV area

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      5,377

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      14. Number and names of company owned mills?

      The company states in its 2017 ACOP it has 5 mills, and it appears that a 6th mill is in development in 2018. Names of all mills are available on the company's website

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      15. Maps or coordinates of company owned mills?

      The company states in its 2017 ACOP it has 5 mills, and it appears that a 6th mill is in development in 2018. Suitable maps could only be found for 3 of these mills, through Global Forest Watch and GeoRSPO

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      16. Number and names of supplier mills?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

      Maps of some estates are available on Global Forest Watch and GeoRSPO, but these do not seem to cover 100% of the company's concessions

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      18. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The boundaries of plasma estates for PT NB and PT SAP are available in the company's HCS report, but maps of other plasma smallholders are not available

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2,019

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2,019 - The company commits "to demonstrate full traceability for all commodities to the mill and plantation level, including from all subsidiaries, associates and third party suppliers before 4th May 2019"

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 9 / 10 90%
    • 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
      1 / 1
      Source

      24. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to not develop on HCS or HCV areas, or peatland

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states "The provisions of this policy apply immediately to all operations of Goodhope globally including all of our mills, refineries and plantations as well as our subsidiaries, associates and third party suppliers, with whom we work with."

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      26. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCS, HCV, peat

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      27. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      28. Examples of habitat management and/or habitat restoration?

      In its July 2018 sustainability update, the company provides multiple relevant examples, including boundary maintenance, clearing of invasive plants, and rehabilitation of riparian reserves

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      29. Implementing a landscape-level approach to biodiversity conservation?

      The company reports participation in two different landscape approaches - one a conservation landscape-planning project with Aidenvironment, and the other focusing on a jurisdictional certification approach with the RSPO

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      30. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company commits to protect "rare, threatened and endangered wildlife species" and refers to the IUCN Red List classification system

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that "poaching, hunting, capturing, extracting and trafficking of wild animals on our areas are prohibited" but that indigenous people are allowed to hunt as long as there is "a designated time, place and manner for such hunting and that it is legal, non-commercial, and does not threaten ecosystems or harm threatened and endangered species"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      33. Examples of species conservation activities?

      The company reports multiple activities, including education and awareness-raising on protected areas and threatened species, and the clearing of invasive species

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 9 / 11 81.8%
    • 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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states "The provisions of this policy apply immediately to all operations of Goodhope globally including all of our mills, refineries and plantations as well as our subsidiaries, associates and third party suppliers, with whom we work with."

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company does not explicitly commit to only using HCVRN ALS assessors, but states assessments will be done "by accredited bodies before land clearing or new development, that the assessments are subject to peer review as prescribed by the High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN)." It is also an RSPO member and therefore commits to this under the NPP

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Summary HCV assessments and management and monitoring plans from 2014 are available for new planting under subsidiaries PT Agro Indomas and PT Agro Wana Lestari

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has HCV assessments available for some new planting, and some which are noted as "provisional" on the HCVRN website. It is not clear if these cover all new planting since January 2015

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has HCV management and monitoring plans available for some new planting, but it is not clear if these cover all new planting since January 2015

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      Some of the company's HCV assessments are marked as "satisfactory" on the HCVRN website, but not all

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company commits to HCS assessments before new development, and to "protect all forests and areas consistent with the HCS Approach or a successor approach whose standards and methodologies represent the highest industry standards for sustainability"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      42. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      The company has one HCS report available, through the HCS Approach website, for PT. Nabire Baru and PT Sariwana Adi Perkasa in Papua, Indonesia

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      44. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      Summary SEIA assessments and management and monitoring plans are available on the RSPO website

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions 7 / 15 46.7%
    • 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.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company commits to no planting on peat, which it defines as having >65% organic matter. However, it does not explicitly specify this covers peatland of any depth

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states "The provisions of this policy apply immediately to all operations of Goodhope globally including all of our mills, refineries and plantations as well as our subsidiaries, associates and third party suppliers, with whom we work with." However, the peat commitment itself is not completely comprehensive

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      48. Landbank or planted area on peat?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states several practices it uses to reduce erosion, including terracing and planting ground-cover crops. Examples of best management practices being used for peat were not found

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      50. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states its zero burning policy is "enforced without exception, across all operations including subsidiaries, associates and third party suppliers"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      52. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

      The company reports providing training on responding to fire outbreaks, and the development of an emergency response procedure for fire

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company commits to "actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions" but does not have a specific intensity target and the commitment is not time-bound

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      56. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      57. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG Calculator

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      58. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      38.12 - The company reports a GHG footprint of 38.12 tCO2e/ha, or 9.18 tCO2e/tCPO, in its 2017 ACOP. However, the company does not have a time-bound target in place to reduce its GHG emissions intensity

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management 9 / 12 75%
    • 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).

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      60. Time-bound commitment to improve water use per tonne of FFB Processed?

      2,024 (40%) - The company has a target to achieve a "40% reduction in water use (litres per tonne of FFB processed) by 2024 (in relation to 2017 levels)"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2,024 (30%) - The company has a target to achieve a "30% reduction in the Biological and Chemical Oxygen Demand (BOD and COD levels) of treated palm oil mill effluent (POME) by 2024 (in relation to 2017 levels)"

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      62. Progress towards commitment on water use?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      64. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company states it will "aim to maintain natural land cover in riparian zones" and will "strive to rehabilitate degraded land cover in these areas across all concessions"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it has "minimal use" of chemical fertilisers, and that it uses natural pest management wherever possible to reduce the need for fertilisers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      67. No use of paraquat?

      The company prohibits the use of paraquat, except in situations where there is "a specific and urgent need"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company prohibits the use of pesticides with significant adverse classifications by the World Health Organization, except in situations where there is "a specific and urgent need"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company prohibits the use of pesticides with significant adverse classifications by the Stockholm Convention or Rotterdam Convention, except in situations where there is "a specific and urgent need"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      70. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 16.5 / 19.5 84.6%
    • 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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      73. Commitment to human rights applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company states "The provisions of this policy apply immediately to all operations of Goodhope globally including all of our mills, refineries and plantations as well as our subsidiaries, associates and third party suppliers, with whom we work with."

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company commits to respecting land tenure rights, but only specifies legal and customary rights in relation to FPIC. However, it also commits to "respect and support" the UN FAO Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure, which cover both legal and customary land tenure rights

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      77. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      79. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company provides an example of the process it is following to resolve one land dispute with an indigenous community, though it is not clear if the same type of process is followed for all land conflicts

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      80. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company commits to "develop and implement appropriate adaptive management plans for sustained sufficient food availability"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      81. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      82. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it aims to follow procedures in line with the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the Fundamental ILO Conventions

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      84. tal number of employees?

      11,822

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      85. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      86. Percentage or number of women employees?

      23%

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      87. Commitment to pay minimum wage?

      The company commits to comply with local and national laws on minimum wage, but does not provide any evidence

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      88. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      89. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports that three of its subsidiaries had no lost-time injuries from 2015-2017, but does not report an equivalent for the rest of its operations. The company has a "Safety Performance Index'"which includes measurement of "the total number of incidents, frequency and severity of incidents" and this has been decreasing. However, it does not give the time lost due to injuries

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      91. Provision of personal protective equipment and pesticide training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards 8 / 18 44.4%
    • 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

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

      The company has been an RSPO member since December 2014

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      The company states in its most recent ACOP that it operates in Indonesia in Central, East and West Kalimantan, and in Papua, and states this also on its website

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,020

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,023

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

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

      It is unclear if all of the company's mills and refineries have achieved RSPO certification, and no clear time-bound plan for certification could be found

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,012 - The company became an RSPO member in 2014, but had its first certification in 2012

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      4 (80%)

    • Partial
      1 / 2
      Source

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

      45,234.9 (32.7%)

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

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

      829 (13.82%)

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

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

      0 (0%)

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      Book and Claim, Mass Balance

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      At least one subsidiary (PT Agro Wana Lestari) has operations ISPO-certified

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      106. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has some ISO 14001 certification

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 4 / 7 57.1%
    • 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

      108. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      The company reports ways in which it supports its scheme smallholders within cooperatives, including training in financial management and farming

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      3,033 - The company states it has 3,033 scheme smallholder members, across 26 cooperatives, but it is not clear how many of these are being directly helped by the support programme

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      110. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company states it provides "training and socilization" on implementing RSPO P&C for independent smallholders, but no further details are given

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it will communicate its sustainability policy to all employees and third-party suppliers, and that compliance will be evaluated by independent third parties. It states details of the process have been laid out in its updated 2018 "Sustainability Policy Implementation Plan" but this plan could not be found. The company provides some examples of supplier training and compliance evaluation that have already been carried out

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      113. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states it "will not source from suppliers who do not take immediate action to comply with this policy, will cease to do business with suppliers found to be in serious violation of this policy at any time, and will under no circumstances source from suppliers who have not fully complied with this policy by 4th May 2019."

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      114. Percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company requirements?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 5 / 6 83.3%
    • 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

      115. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      116. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company states it has a whistleblowing policy but further details are not given

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      117. Own grievance or complaints system?

      The company stated in December 2017 it had an "internal Grievance Handling Team" and that it was planning to develop an "external Grievance Panel." No details were given on the grievance process

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      118. Grievance or complaints system is accessible to internal and external stakeholders?

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      119. Details of grievances disclosed?

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