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Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2021
  • Next scheduled: November 2022

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  • Parent company:
    Carson Cumberbatch
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    91,561 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 73.6% 140.64 / 191
  • Organisation: 27.5 / 39 70.5%
  • Policy: 64.5 / 76 84.9%
  • Practice: 48.6 / 76 64%
  • Self-reported: 12 / 76 15.8%
  • External: 9 / 76 11.8%
  • Certified: 27.6 / 76 36.3%
  • 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?

      The company has its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has is sustainability policy and is applicable 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 (8.5%) - The company reports 4 female in senior management team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (7.1%) - The company reports 1 women board members.

    • 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 list several evidence of collaboration such as Earthworm Foundation's CSE and Daemeter Consulting wherein it supports the local communities, farmers and smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published its sustainability report annually.

    • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    15.19 / 27 56.3%
    • Organisation: 10.5 / 17 61.8%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 3.7 / 8 46.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 8 9.4%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 2.9 / 8 36.8%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      91,561 - The company reports total 91561 hectare of land area in its 2020 ACOP.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      69,244 - The company reports total 61839 ha of planted area in 2020 ACOP and 69,244 ha of planted area in its latest sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      7,304 - The company reports total 7,304 ha of land under scheme smallholder in its sustainability report and 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3,940 - The company reports total 3940 ha of total unplanted area in its 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      18,478 - The company reports that the total land designated and managed as HCV areas is 18,478 hectares in its 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company specifies that maps represent 100% of concession sites in RSPO 2020 ACOP.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The boundaries of plasma estates for PT Agrajaya Baktitama, PT Batu Mas Sejahtera and PT Sawit Makmur Sejahtera 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      6 - The company has six palm oil mills in Indonesia, as report in its sustainability report, however 2020 ACOP reports 7 mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company has provided names and coordinates of all seven 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 - The company reports total 64 third party supplying mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides name and location of all third party supplying mill in its traceability summary.

    • 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. However it is not clear the target is achieved.

    • P
      0.96 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company has 95.6 percent supply traceable to mill.

    • 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
    9.52 / 17 56%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 12 37.7%
    • Self-reported: 2.5 / 12 21%
    • External: 2 / 12 16.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 12 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,006 - The company is a member of RSPO since 2006.

    • 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?

      [Externally verified] 2,012 - The company became an RSPO member in 2006, and had its first certification in 2012.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2020.

    • 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
      0.54 / 1

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

      53.68% - The company has total 53.68% of area certified.

    • P
      0.57 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      57.14% - The company reports that 4 out of its 7 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?

      2,022 - The company plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      44. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities?

      2,026 - The company plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities by 2026.

    • P
      0.02 / 1

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

      2.46% - The company reports 2.46% of certified land under scheme smallholders in 2020 RSPO ACOP.

    • 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?

      2,025 - The company plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/plasma/associated smallholders and outgrowers by 2025.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.31 / 1

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

      31.54% - The company reports 31.54% of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that is RSPO-certified.

    • P
      0.06 / 1

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

      The company sells approximately 6.1% RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

    • P
      0.02 / 1

      50. Processes/trades RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains?

      The company discloses 0.24 % RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains in 2020 RSPO ACOP.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that two of its subsidiaries have ISPO certification. As the information is self reported, awarded partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      52. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has ISO 14001 certification.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    9.04 / 18 50.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 10 50%
    • Practice: 4 / 6 67.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3.5 / 6 59%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Criteria and cut-off date 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

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company embraces partnership approaches to managing landscape-level community development.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.54 / 1

      67. 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. Also the company uses the IUCN referencing system to identify species of conservation concern.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      68. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no hunting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no hunting applies to all suppliers.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    14.5 / 15 96.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 7 / 7 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 7 / 7 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      71. 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

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

      The company's commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company provides the HCV assessment for PT Agro Wana Lestari.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 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

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

      [Externally verified] 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

      76. 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

      77. 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

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

      [Externally verified] The company's satisfactory review of all High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments are available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. 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

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

      The company's commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] The company has four HCS reports available through the HCS Approach website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      82. Peer review of all High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments undertaken since April 2015 by the HCSA Quality Assurance Process?

      [Externally verified] The company has peer review of all High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments undertaken since April 2015 by the HCSA Quality Assurance Process.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 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
    17.28 / 20 86.4%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 7 68.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 3 / 7 43.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      86. 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

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

      The company's commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      8,037 - The company reports the total of 8,037 hectares of oil palm planted on peatland.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commit to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to best management practices for soils and peat applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.54 / 1

      92. 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

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to zero burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.49 / 1

      95. 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

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

      The company reports 402 hotspots and 22 were detected in company concessions in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      847 - The company reports 847 hotspots and 32 fires were recorded within the proximity of concessions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      98. 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

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company states that 526,783 MT CO2e (36%) of its emissions come from land conversion but does not disclose the exact amount of emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that its Net Emissions/tonne CPO produced is 2.51tCO2e/MT in 2019 is increased since 2018 (2.11 tCO2e/MT).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG Calculator.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company is installing methane capture facilities in 2019, not clear if all mills will have this facility, hence partial point awarded.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    21.36 / 25 85.4%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 8.4 / 12 69.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 12 10.4%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 7.1 / 12 59.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a target of achieving 10% reduction by 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. 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

      107. 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

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

      The company reports a 14% reduction in BOD levels and 35% reduction in COD levels when compared to 2018/19.. This information has not been externally verified.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.54 / 1

      109. 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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company provides a commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.54 / 1

      112. 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

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

      The company commit to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company prohibit the use of paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of paraquat applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commit to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commit to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. 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 / 1
      0.49 / 1

      122. 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
      0.54 / 1

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company utilizes integrated pest management systems and implement fertilizer efficiency programs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. 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
    32.5 / 35 92.9%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 20 / 21 95.2%
    • Practice: 8.5 / 9 94.4%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 9 5.6%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the UN Declaration on Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers with reference to UN Declaration on Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company respect for legal and customary (or traditional) land tenure (or property) rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to legal and customary land rights applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company adopt the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. 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
      0.5 / 1

      135. 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

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports the process for addressing land conflict.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      137. 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

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company commit to mitigate impacts on food security.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commit to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. 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

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

      The company provide income generating opportunities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commit to Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. 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

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

      The company commit to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. 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

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      24% - The company reports 24% of the Group's workforce to be female.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company commit to provide a Decent Living Wage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to pay a Decent Living Wage applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Progress on commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company commit to address occupational health and safety.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports a total lost time accident rate of 2.51 and the total lost workdays are 517.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. 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
    8.75 / 16 54.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 10 47.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 10 27.5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 10 20%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commit to support smallholder to increase the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of smallholder supplied commodities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states it has more than 4,000 scheme smallholder members, across 28 cooperatives, but it is not clear how many of these are being directly helped by the support programme.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company support independent smallholders by by promoting the implementation of practices to increase the productivity, profitability.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      164. 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

      165. 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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports that it will review its business dealings with suppliers who refuse to comply with policies. No time frame given, hence partial point awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company publishes time-bound action plans for all suppliers to be in compliance with sustainable palm oil sourcing commitments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      171. 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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      173. 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. However it is unclear how these risk assessments will be carried out.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company will assess the risk level of all first-tier suppliers by 2024.

    • N
      0 / 1

      175. 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: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commit to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. 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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has information on whistleblowing, but no procedure detail given.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has disclosed grievance system in flowchart.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company disclosed details of complaints received through the company's own grievance mechanism.

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