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IJM Plantations Bhd

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

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  • Parent company:
    IJM
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    76,183 hectares
  • Market cap:
    656,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    IJMP.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    IJMP MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL2216OO009
  • Sedol:
    6455217
  • RSPO member?
    No
  • Website:

Company assessment: IJM Plantations Bhd – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 62.2% 110.75 / 178
  • Organisation: 24 / 33 72.7%
  • Policy: 59 / 75 78.7%
  • Practice: 27.8 / 70 39.6%
  • Self-reported: 19.5 / 70 27.9%
  • External: 2 / 70 2.9%
  • Certified: 6.3 / 70 8.9%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8.5 / 11 77.3%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • 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 own sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's sustainability policy is applicable for all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has sustainability steering team, however, not clear which position has high-level responsibility.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Board of Directors including CEO and managing directors have responsibility for sustainability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports three people in 'Top Management' and 'Senior Management' in FY2021, 0 of whom are women.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      3 (37%) - The company reports 3 women board members in its 2021 Annual Report.

    • 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 provides list of collaborations with NGOs, government organisations and other stakeholders to reduce negative environmental and social outcomes associated with palm oil production.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company publishes its sustainability report integrated in its annual report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The 2021 Annual Report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards Core option.

    • 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 / 16 68.8%
    • Organisation: 9 / 12 75%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      76,183 - The company reports total land areas of 76,183 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      61,277 - The company reports total planted area of 61,277 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      9,792 - The company reports total 5,671 Ha plasma schemes and 4,121 Ha kemitraan schemes smallholders planted area.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that all of the plantable lands in its operations have been planted leaving no further land-bank for expansion. Partial points have been awarded as the terminology of 'plantable' areas is unclear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      6,083 - The company reports total 6,083 ha protected as HCV and conservation areas.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company website has a map which shows the locations and coordinates of all company estates. Partial points have been awarded as estate boundaries are not shown.

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states it has mapped 67% of its crop suppliers but the maps are not publicly available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      7 - The company reports 7 mills in the 2021 Annual Report. 7 of these are listed on the website: 4 in Malaysia and 3 in Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company reports location of company-owned mills on its webpage with coordinates and in annual report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports percentage of FFB from all 7 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 in 2021, 69.6% of the FFB processed in the group's mills were from its own estates and the remaining were from external sources.

    • 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.

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

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

    • 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 achieved 100% traceability to plantation level.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company reports that 100% of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) supply to own mills traceable to plantation level.

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

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

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    2.5 / 17 14.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 12 20.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 12 4.2%
    • External: 2 / 12 16.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 12 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that in 2021 all certified units have already undergone surveillance audits and there are 2 estates that are still pending, awaiting documents to be issued by the authorities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      52. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] The company reports that all operations in Malaysia are MSPO certified. This is externally verified on the MSPO certified growers database.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that Malaysian operations are ISCC certified. This is externally verified on the ISCC database.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    9.75 / 18 54.2%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 6 / 10 60%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 6 54.2%
    • Self-reported: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to no deforestation in its annual report and NDPE commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company specifies a types of areas that are not to be deforested such as HCV, HCS, national gazetted protected areas, However no cut-off date given. Hence partial point awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company reports using satellite to remote sense non-compliant deforestation, as well as patrolling and conducting aerial surveillance using drones to monitor the HCV areas. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified and not time-frame.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company reports that it assesses the Group's crop suppliers to ensure that the no deforestation policy is adopted by them. No further detail or evidence of monitoring deforestation is given.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports 2 'encroachments' of their no-deforestation policy, but does not record the amount deforested.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      A recent instance of deforestation has been logged in the company's grievance system, however the size of the area affected is not clear.

    • 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
      0.75 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company states the importance of a landscape approach and provides examples of activities undertaken such as Wildlife Warden' programme, and also conducts assessment activities for supplier compliance to its policies. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      The company has its own biodiversity policy but no time-bound target given, hence partial point awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

      The company has its own biodiversity policy and is applicable for all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has identified flora and fauna species including endangered, rare and threatened species classified under the IUCN Red List. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides examples of conservation management, such as training on biodiversity protection laws and human wildlife conflict (specifically human elephant conflict), and provides evidence of regular flora and fauna monitoring as well as replanting and also conservation of riparian reserves. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no hunting in its Environment and Biodiversity Policy.

    • 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 in Environment and Biodiversity Policy applies to all suppliers.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    7 / 15 46.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commit to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 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 commitment to use ALS assessors applies to third-party suppliers inclusive of plasma scheme smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach in its Environment and Biodiversity Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      82. 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 reports the use of SEIAs to deliver on its social commitments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    14.75 / 20 73.8%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 7 46.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.5 / 7 21.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commit to no planting on peat 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)?

      6,308 (10.29%) - The company reports that in 2020 6,308 ha are planted on pat, out of a total planted area of 61,277 ha.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      In 2020, the company reported no change in planted area on peat since 2017. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's NDPE commitment to BMP for peat applies to all suppliers. However, commitment to soil does not explicitly apply to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company describes BMP actions it has taken for soils in the 2021 Annual Report. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to zero burning through its NDPE commitment, Environment and Biodiversity Policy and Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company monitors and conducts surveillance from the estate fire surveillance towers and monitoring stations at the locations which have higher fire risks and hazards. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports 27 hotspots on-ground verification, as actual fires.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      10 - The company reports 10 fire cases that occurred outside of the estate boundaries.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to reducing GHG emissions intensity per tonne of CPO produced 30% by 2030.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports 0.54 tCO2 -e/mt CPO of GHG intensity.

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company observed no significant changes in the GHG emissions intensity, hence partial point awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      GHG Protocol accounting standard.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's palm oil mill in Indonesia has a biogas capture plant.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    18.25 / 24 76%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 11 47.7%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 11 20.5%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 3 / 11 27.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has already met the target.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      1.36 - The company reports 1.36 m3 water usage per tonne of FFB processed in the Group's mill operations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company has met the target, and reported water usage per tonne of FFB in its 2021 annual report is within target limit.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has already met the target within legal limits of BOD and COD.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports BOD and COD levels are within legal limits. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company have its effluent management and treat POME.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commit to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has published a detailed Standard Operating Procedures for the management of riparian reserves, and details actions taken to protect buffer zones in its 2020 Annual Report. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce chemical usage, with direct reference to 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 reduce chemical use applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company commit to no 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 pesticide.

    • 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 reports pesticides usage in its operations at 3.21kg/ha/annum and non-organic fertiliser use at 742 kg/ha/annum in its 2021 annual report.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      The company provides information showing yearly reduction from last four year in use of pesticides (FY2021:742; FY2020: 770; FY2019: 806; FY2018: 901kg/ha/annum)) and non-organic fertilisers (FY2021:3.21; FY2020: 3.41; FY2019: 3.27; FY2018: 3.88kg/ha/annum) in its operations. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company has an integrated pest management (IPM) approach.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has a waste management system in place to ensure that waste storage, treatment and disposal practices did not negatively impacting the environment and the health of surrounding local communities. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    26.25 / 34 77.2%
    • Organisation: 3 / 4 75%
    • Policy: 17 / 21 81%
    • Practice: 6.3 / 9 69.4%
    • Self-reported: 6.3 / 9 69.4%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's Human Right Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company only discloses about the training conducted at director level. Partial point awarded for limited and self-reported information.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      129. 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 commits to respect local land-use rights in its NDPE commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to land tenure rights applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to 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 company provides details of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process in its 2019 sustainability report.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company holds briefing sessions with local communities and periodically reviews Social Impact Assessments to assess any potential negative impacts. This information has not been externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company supports the empowerment of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barrier faced. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company commit to mitigate impacts on food security.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports examples of initiatives to mitigate impacts on food security. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commit to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides multiple examples of initiatives that provide essential community services and/or facilities. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provide employment opportunities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The group commits to the core ILO conventions in its 2019 Sustainability Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provide very limited detail and also the information is self-reported, hence partial point awarded.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has set up 'women committees' across its operations to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • 149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      2,638 (29.02%) - The company reports total 2,638 female out of 9,088 employees in FY 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company commit to pay decent living wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that all wages paid complied with legal minimum wage requirements. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has its occupational health and safety policy publicly available.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company provides PPE and related training. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company recorded Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate ("LTIFR") of 12.35 cases of accidents.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports 0 fatalities.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    7.75 / 16 48.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 10 42.5%
    • Self-reported: 4.3 / 10 42.5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commit to support smallholders.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company has two programmes to support scheme/plasma smallholders. Project "Rurality" in Malaysia, and Plasma and Kemitraan Schemes in Indonesia. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      5,136 - The company reports that it has supported a total of 5,136 farmers under "Plasma and Kemitraan Schemes" in Indonesia. The information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company supports independent smallholders and has provided details of the support provided under its project ""Rurality"". Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      294 - The company reports 294 independent smallholders had participated and were assessed under the ""Rurality"" project. Partial points have been awarded the information is not 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 gives details of its Supplier Risk Assessment process to engage suppliers on compliance with the company's policies.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      77.25% - The company reports that in Malaysian operations 78% of Third-Party Estates (>500 Ha) have been assessed, 89% of Smallgrowers (>40 - 500 Ha) have been assessed, 42% of Independent Smallholders (?40 Ha) have been assessed and 100% of Schemed Smallholders (FELCRA) have been assessed. On average, 77% of suppliers have been assessed in Malaysia operations. Partial points have been awarded as no figure is provided for Indonesia operations and the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company will remove the suppliers from its supply chain if found having confirmed violations in the sustainability requirements. No timeframes for action or steps taken are given,.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has reported time-bound action plans for its Malaysian supplier but not its Indonesian suppliers.

    • 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 engages with suppliers through agreements and contracts to enforce sustainability commitments and conducts stakeholder engagement meetings.

    • 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 reports that suppliers must complete a self-assessment, but no information about assessment of company's own mills is given.

    • 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
    5 / 7 71.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 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 commit that its policy on ethical conduct and corruption applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provide training and communication in relation to anti-bribery and corruption and also launched self-learning module for all employees.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has its whistleblowing policy with description of steps taken, including how whistleblowers are protected.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its grievance or complaints system open to all stakeholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has disclosed grievances on its webpage with date and issue.

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