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Company assessment: Grupo Hame – November 2021

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Total: 57.8% 95.41 / 165
  • Organisation: 17 / 30 56.7%
  • Policy: 46.5 / 74 62.8%
  • Practice: 31.9 / 61 52.3%
  • Self-reported: 3.7 / 61 6.1%
  • External: 3.5 / 61 5.7%
  • Certified: 24.7 / 61 40.5%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    3.75 / 9 41.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 4 25%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy applies to all companies within the group.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's policy applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Eduardo Castañeda is referred to as the Head of Sustainability within the company's Sustainability Policy.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company's subsidiary, Reforestadora de Palmas de El Peten, S.A. (REPSA) is a member of the UNGC and the Spanish Foundation for Sustainable Palm Oil.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    11.25 / 16 70.3%
    • Organisation: 7.5 / 11 68.2%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 4 68.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 4 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      42,506.5 - The company does not report an overall total landbank figure, however landbank figures are reported by each subsidiary independently. The company reports a figure of 42,583.39 ha in its 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      40,579.7 - The company does not report an overall planted area figure, however figures are reported by each subsidiary independently.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1,207.59 - The company reports a figure of 1,207.59 ha in its 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      794.97 - The company does not report an overall conservation area figure, however figures are reported by each subsidiary independently. A figure of 795.02 ha is reported in the company's 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company has submitted its concession maps to the RSPO as stated in its 2020 ACOP. The company's subsidiary, REPSA, publishes some of its maps on its website.

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Some of company's subsidiaries have static maps of suppliers as well as the names and coordinates of suppliers. The link to El Triunfo's supply chain map does not work. This is not reported at group level and does not cover all supply, therefore partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      5 - The company's reports having 5 mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company's 5 mills can be found on global Forest Watch.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned mills that come from company-owned operations and/or third-parties?

    • 25. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • 31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a target of 100% by 2021.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it has achieved 100% traceability to plantation level for RESPA, Santa Rosa, Atlantida and El Triunfo.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company reports the names and percentages of supply for its refinery, all supply is from the company's own operations so is 100% traceable to plantation.

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    5.48 / 11 49.8%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 7 35.4%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 6.9%
    • External: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,020 - The company became a member at group level in 2020.

    • 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?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted its 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's 2020 ACOP states that it operates in Guatemala.

    • P
      0.24 / 1

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

      23.8% - The company has one RSPO certificate for its subsidiary Santa Rosa, which covers an area of 10143.54 ha.

    • P
      0.2 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      20% - One of the company's five mills is 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 reports a target of 2022 in its 2020 ACOP.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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?

      The company reports a volume of 5291.3 tonnes of RSPO-certified palm oil and oil palm products sourced in the year, however the total volume sourced unclear as the 2019 ACOP does not cover all of the company's palm oil operations. No processor/trader ACOP was submitted to the RSPO in 2020.

    • P
      0.04 / 1

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

      The company reports a total volume of 15,890.7 tonnes of CSPO sold under the Identity Preserved and segregated systems.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company's subsidiaries Santa Rosa and REPSA have ISCC certification.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.49 / 18 58.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 5 / 10 50%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 6 74.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • Certified: 3.2 / 6 54%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company commits to "no changes in land use for agriculture in areas corresponding to primary forests, secondary forests, native forests, and regenerating forests" however it does not cover all natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to the protection of HCV, HCS and peatlands.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment in applies to its suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      57. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation?

      The company specifies that HCV, HCS and peatlands must be protected but does not specify a cut-off date beyond which deforestation or conversion would not be accepted.

    • 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. The company states that it carries out satellite monitoring of deforestation with the company Satelligence and provides a document with the areas monitored.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company reports that it used satellite monitoring to monitor deforestation in the supply chain. The areas of supplier operations monitored is unclear.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that there was no deforestation in its own operations for the period January - March 2021. As there is not cut-off date reported only partial points can be awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that there was no deforestation in its suppliers operations for the period January - March 2021. As there is not cut-off date reported only partial points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states it commits to restore riparian areas but this is not clearly in relation to non-compliant deforestation, nor is a cut-off date specified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company has signed an MoU with Solidaridad with the objective of developing the concept of a sustainable landscape in the area of influence where the company has its activities, however this data is more than 2 years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      The company only has a general commitment to biodiversity protection.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.24 / 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. The company has also done this independently.

    • 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 makes this commitment in its NDPE Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its NDPE Policy which applies to its suppliers.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    7 / 10 70%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 8 81.3%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 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. It also makes this commitment in its NDPE Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment indirectly through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 due to its sourcing. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified volumes/supply of FFB from direct/indirect suppliers( ≥75%)and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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.

    • 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 states "There will be local or regional specialists who are certified by the HCV Network for the implementation of these studies". As ALS is not mentioned, partial points have been awarded. This applies to all suppliers.

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

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

    • 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. It also makes this commitment in its NDPE Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its NDPE Policy which applies to its suppliers.

    • 81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is: only a processor/trader; or has had no new planting since April 2015, unless it has undertaken HCS assessments that are not for new planting; or all new planting is since November 2017 AND has all been covered under combined HCV-HCS assessments.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      A Social Impact Assessment is available for the company's subsidiary Santa Rosa. However, no Environmental Impact Assessment could be found.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    11.98 / 18 66.6%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 3 / 6 49.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 2.5 / 6 41.3%
    • 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 also makes this commitment in its NDPE Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its NDPE Policy which applies to its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company states it has no landbank on peat.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the producer clearly states that it has no operations on peatland for above indicator (""Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)"").

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its NDPE Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its NDPE Policy which applies to its suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.24 / 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 makes this commitment in its NDPE Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment in its NDPE Policy which applies to its suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.24 / 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a target to reduce total GHG emissions by 1% against a 2020 baseline by 2021, and by 5% by 2025. The target is not intensity-based.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a figure of 1.21 tCO2e/ha and 0.2 tCO2e/tCPO in its 2020 ACOP, however this only covers certified units.

    • 100. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports the GHG Emissions compared to 2019 as 33% and 12.8% for REPSA and Santa Rosa respectively, but it unclear what these figures mean.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company states "calculation of GHG emissions of REPSA and Santa Rosa was carried out according to the ISCC methodology. For Atlántida and El Triunfo, the first GHG emission calculation was carried out in 2020 with RSPO methodology, which will serve as a baseline".

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Some of the company's mills have methane capture but it is unclear if all of them do this.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    15.46 / 25 61.8%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 7 / 11 63.6%
    • Practice: 6.5 / 12 53.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 12 4.2%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 6 / 12 49.7%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only has a general commitment to "make efficient, rational and responsible use of water resources". In 2019 the company reported that it hoped to maintain 0.7 m3 per MT of FFB. No current or future time-bound commitment is reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      The company reports the water use intensity for its subsidiaries REPSA, Santa Rosa, El Triunfo and Atlantida, ranging from 0.5 to 1.7 m3/MT FFB. The company also reports a water use intensity for it refinery under Olmeca of 2.97 m3/TM.

    • N
      0 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports a water use intensity reduction for it refinery under Olmeca from 2015 - 2021.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only has a general commitment to ""Guarantee that wastewater derived from processes is duly treated and complies with local and applicable regulations"".

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.24 / 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a graph showing volumes of water water treated. PORE is not mentioned, thus partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.24 / 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy mentions a commitment to reduction of pesticides, but does not refer to reduction of fertilisers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy, which applies to its suppliers, does not refer to reduction of fertilisers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company makes this commitment in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its sustainability policy which applies to its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its sustainability policy which applies to its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its sustainability policy which applies to its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a list of chemical used, this includes pesticides and chemical fertilisers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.24 / 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. The company also reports the reduction of pesticide use in its Annual Report.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.24 / 1

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • 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
    22.5 / 35 64.3%
    • Organisation: 2 / 5 40%
    • Policy: 12.5 / 21 59.5%
    • Practice: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment in its NDPE Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment in its NDPE Policy which applies to its suppliers.

    • 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. The company also reports it trained 100% of security staff on Human Rights.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to "Respect human rights of employees, women and of all people who conform the communities located in its areas of influence that may be affected by agricultural operations of the group" but do not clearly commit to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's NDPE Policy applies to its suppliers, but the commitment itself is unclear.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company's NDPE Policy states a commitment to "Respect customary rights (free passage, access to water sources, among others)" however no clear commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights could be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

      131. 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. It also makes this commitment in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its Sustainability Policy, which applies to its 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company has a flow chart showing the process for addressing conflicts. It is unclear if this covers land conflicts.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Commitment 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Commitment 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to all eight ILO conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's policy 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 has a Gender Commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its Responsible and Sustainable Production Policy, which applies to its 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      The company reports Santa Rosa, Atlantida, El Triunfo and Olmeca have no temporary employees, and REPSA has 47% temporary employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      The company reports the following % of women employees: REPSA - 1%, Santa Rosa - 7.4%, Atlantida - 3.6%, El Triunfo - 4.4%, Olmeca Palmistry - 1.2%, Olmeca Refinery - 5.7%, Olmeca Zolic - 0%.

    • N
      0 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment in its Responsible and Sustainable Production Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its Responsible and Sustainable Production Policy, which applies to its 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports the "% of accident reduction per e/1,000,000 MH compared to last year" as 1.64, 2.90, 2.96 and 8.65 for REPSA, Santa Rosa, Atlantida and El Triunfo respectively, but it is unclear what these figures mean.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    3 / 16 18.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Practice: 2 / 10 20%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 10 0%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 10 20%
    • N
      0 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      162. Percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders involved in 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports four parts to this process, supplier commitment, self-assessment, virtual review, and on-site audits. This applies to all company policies. The process used to prioritise suppliers on compliance is not disclosed, thus partial points.

    • 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 states the criteria but no timeframes for action or steps taken given, thus partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    4.5 / 7 64.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      These commitments are contained within the company's Code of Conduct.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      These commitments are contained within the company's Code of Conduct which applies to its 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. The company also states that ""Execution of the action plan for the Anti-Bribery Management System (ISO 37001 certification)"" as 100% for its palm oil producing subsidiaries.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The Grievance Mechanism is accessible to ""all individuals or groups of people who think they have been affected by the activities of the company or of the stakeholders in its value chain"".

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has separate grievances logs for each subsidiary. Only RESPA has a list of complaints, the rest are blank and no reporting time frame is provided. Each include date; issue; complainant category; status; actions taken. It is unclear if this covers all operations and therefore partial points have been awarded.

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