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Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd

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

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  • Parent company:
    Carson Cumberbatch
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    130,171 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 75.1% 141.99 / 189
  • Organisation: 28 / 39 71.8%
  • Policy: 68 / 76 89.5%
  • Practice: 46 / 74 62.2%
  • Self-reported: 11.2 / 74 15.1%
  • External: 23 / 74 31.1%
  • Certified: 11.8 / 74 16%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7 / 11 63.6%
    • Organisation: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Director of Sustainability.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company collaborates with Earthworm Foundation's CSE and Daemeter Consulting wherein it supports the local communities, farmers and smallholders. Also, the company collaborates with Community Health Centres so that local communities have access to affordable and better health services.

    • Y
      1 / 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
    16.18 / 27 59.9%
    • Organisation: 11.5 / 17 67.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 3.7 / 8 46%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 8 9.4%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 2.9 / 8 36.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      130,171

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      68,627 - Data as of 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      7,304

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      32,592

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      23,872 - The company reports that the total land designated and managed as HCV areas is 23,872 hectares.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      19. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      6

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 that 77.8% of the fresh fruit bunches (FFB) was cultivated in company-owned plantation, 17.1% was sourced from third party suppliers and 5.1% came from scheme smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      64

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a deadline of 4th May 2019 to achieve full traceability to mill level, but it has only achieved 95.6 percent supply traceable to mill for palm kernel and 100% supply traceable to mill for palm kernel crusher as of May 2020.

    • P
      0.95 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company has 95.6 percent supply traceable to mill for palm kernel and 100% supply traceable to mill for palm kernel crusher.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a deadline of May 2019 to achieve full traceability to plantation level but the target was not met.

    • P
      +
      0.98 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that overall 97.9% of all FFB sourced by its palm oil mills is traceable to plantation level.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company reports 81.64% of supply traceable to plantation level for its crusher as of May 2020.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    9.16 / 16 57.3%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 4.2 / 11 37.8%
    • Self-reported: 2.2 / 11 19.6%
    • External: 2 / 11 18.2%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2014

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Indonesia (Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, West Kalimantan and Papua).

    • P
      0.38 / 1

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

    • P
      0.67 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      66.66% - The company reports that four out of its six mills are RSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2022

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2025

    • P
      0.11 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2025

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that two of its subsidiaries have ISPO certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      51. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has ISO 14001 certification.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    11.38 / 17 66.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 9 77.8%
    • Practice: 4.4 / 6 73%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 3 / 6 50%
    • Certified: 1.4 / 6 23%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to not conducting any new development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) Areas, or peatland of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to not conducting any new development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) Areas or peatland of any depth and the commitment is applicable to the company's third-party suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company reports not conducting any new development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) Areas, or peatland of any depth and the cut-off date remains the same as the adoption or revision of policy i.e. as of 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company embraces partnership approaches to managing landscape-level community development.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.38 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company uses the IUCN referencing system to identify species of conservation concern.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company collaborates with SwaraOwa, Borneo Nature Foundation (BNF), IUCN Primate-Section on Small Apes together with the Indonesian Environmental Information Center (PILI), Tropenbos Indonesia Program, and Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative ELTI.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    13.5 / 14 96.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 6 / 6 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 6 / 6 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company reports that the development of conservation and land use plans is determined according to the outcomes of High Conservation Value (HCV) Assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides the HCV assessment for PT Agro Wana Lestari.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides the HCV assessments for the following: PT Nabire Baru, PT Agro Bukit (South Kalimantan), PT Agro Indomas (East Kalimantan) and PT Karya Makmur Sejahtera.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides HCV management and monitoring plans for the following: PT Nabire Baru, PT Agro Bukit (South Kalimantan), PT Agro Indomas (East Kalimantan) and PT Karya Makmur Sejahtera.

    • 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 commits to ensure the completion of HCV Assessments conducted by an ALS licensed assessor.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's HCV Assessments are carried out by accredited bodies and licensed assessors before new land development and this applies to all of the company's third party suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      The company has four HCS reports available through the HCS Approach website.

    • 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 conducts Social and Environmental Impact Assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides SEIAs for the following: PT Agro Indomas (East Kalimantan), PT Karya Makmur Sejahtera, PT Agro Bukit (South Kalimantan) and PT Agro Wana Lestari.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    16.38 / 20 81.9%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 3.9 / 7 55.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 7 21.4%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.4 / 7 34%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company commits to not conducting any new plantation on peatland of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      8,787 - The company reports the total of 8,787 hectares of oil palm planted on peatland.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The planted area has not increased in the last year, therefore it can be considered that no planting has been carried out on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.38 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      In 2019, 402 hotspots and 22 fires were detected in company concessions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      847 - In 2019, 847 hotspots and 32 fires were recorded within the proximity of concessions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to reduce GHG intensity by 10% by 2022 from 2019 levels. However, this target only includes RSPO certified management units.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that its Net Emissions/tonne CPO produced is 2.1 tCO2e/MT.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company states that 61.44% (832,670 tCO2e) of its emissions come from land conversion but does not disclose the exact amount of emissions.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that its Net Emissions/tonne CPO produced is 2.1 tCO2e/MT in 2019 which has improved since 2018 (2.92 2.1 tCO2e/MT).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG Calculator.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    20.39 / 25 81.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 7.4 / 12 61.6%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 12 10.4%
    • External: 1 / 12 8.3%
    • Certified: 5.1 / 12 42.8%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a target of achieving 40% reduction in total water use (litres per tonne of FFB processed) by 2024 (in relation to 2017 levels).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      1.01 - The company reports that water usage in FY 2019/2020 for palm oil mills was 1.01 m3 per MT FFB.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports that the water use intensity (cubic meters per MT FFB) has increased from 0.84 in FY 2018/2019 to 1.01 in FY 2019/2020. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports achieving 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).

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company keeps BOD and COD levels below the legal limit and has reported progress in reducing levels for both measurements - since 2018/2019 BOD levels have reduced by 14% and COD levels by 35%. This information has not been externally verified.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.38 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.38 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has reported inorganic fertiliser use at 0.85 MT per ha and pesticide use of 1.79 MT per ha in FY 2019/2020.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      119. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.38 / 1

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company utilises integrated pest management systems and implements fertiliser efficiency programs with targets to minimise and reduce the application of chemical pesticides and fertilisers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    33.25 / 36 92.4%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 21 / 22 95.5%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company conducts training on Human Rights for staff, community representatives and local government officials.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's commitments under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company works with relevant stakeholders to ensure the fair and mutually agreed settlement with the complaint, grievance and/or the conflict.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company promotes the benefits of sustainable land management, provides support for certification, and capacity for livelihood improvement programs and through the smallholder support programs, the company aims to improve crop quantity and quality.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has education programs, health awareness programs and information and training promoting alternative sustainable livelihoods.

    • Y
      1 / 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company aims to provide all workers with a fair and decent living wage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company aims to provide all workers with a fair and decent living wage and the commitment also covers all the third-party suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports its entry level wage ratio is equal for male and female employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company provides appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to sufficiently protect from identified hazards.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      3.65 - The company reports a total reportable incident rate of 3.65 and the total lost workdays are 620. However, it is not clear what the provided data relates to.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports zero fatalities in the year 2019/20.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    9.25 / 16 57.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 10 47.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 10 27.5%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports ways in which it supports its scheme smallholders within cooperatives, including training in financial management and farming.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      160. Percentage of scheme/plasma 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      235 (18.4%) - 235 farmers have participated in the programme out of a total 1,279 independent smallholders. This information has not been externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company engages with suppliers to promote and evaluate compliance with the company's sustainability policy. The company carries supplier evaluations which also includes risk assessments relating to supplying plantations and FFB sourcing by supplying palm oil mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports that it will not source from suppliers who do not take immediate action to comply with this policy and will cease to do business with suppliers found to be in serious violation of the sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports the traceability and responsible sourcing roadmap for full NDPE compliance.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a procedure for engaging its own mills and will conduct supplier evaluations to assess the risk of non-compliances and develop risk management plans by 2020. It is unclear how these risk assessments will be carried out.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it assessed its mills for risk in 2018 and it will assess the risk level of all first-tier suppliers by 2024.

    • 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
    5.5 / 7 78.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 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 states it has a whistleblowing policy but further details could not be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd

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