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IJM Plantations Bhd

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

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1985, IJM Plantations is an associate

  • Parent company:
    IJM
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    73,292 hectares
  • Market cap:
    341,135,032 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    IJMP.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    IJMP MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL2216OO009
  • Sedol:
    6455217
  • RSPO member?
    No. IJM joined the RSPO in 2004, but resigned in February 2016.
  • Website:

Company assessment: IJM Plantations Bhd – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 62.7% 111 / 177
  • Organisation: 23.5 / 34 69.1%
  • Policy: 58.5 / 75 78%
  • Practice: 29 / 68 42.7%
  • Self-reported: 19.8 / 68 29%
  • External: 2 / 68 2.9%
  • Certified: 7.3 / 68 10.7%
  • 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 a Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports that it 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 states the Board of Directors is responsible for 'Approv[ing] and govern[ing] the overall sustainability strategy and policies'.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports four people in 'Top Management' and 'Senior Management' in 2020, zero of whom are women.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      2 (22%) - The company reports two women board members in its 2020 Annual Report. On its website, the company provides profiles of the members of the board, which show three 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 provides details of collaborations with NGOs, government organisations and other stakeholders to reduce negative environmental and social outcomes associated with palm oil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Sustainability report published in 2019, and integrated in 2020 Annual Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The 2020 Annual Report has been published on the GRI database.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a POIG member.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    11.5 / 16 71.9%
    • Organisation: 8.5 / 12 70.8%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      73,292 - The company reports this in the 2020 Annual Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      60,966 - The company reports this figure in its 2020 Annual Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      8,487 - The company reports this in its 2020 Annual Report.

    • 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)?

      5,299 - HCV and Conservation area.

    • 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 78% of its crop suppliers but the maps are not publicly available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      8 - The company reports eight mills in the 2020 Annual Report. Seven of these are listed on the website: five in Malaysia and two in Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports this for all but one of its mills.

    • 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 2020, 66% of the FFB processed in the Group's mills were from its own estates and the remaining 34% were from external sources.

    • 25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 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 the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 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 the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 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 the company does not own refineries.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Currently, 99.9% is reported to be traceable to plantation level. The previous target of reaching 100% by 2020 has been deferred to the next reporting period.

    • P
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      33. Percentage 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 the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    2.5 / 16 15.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 11 22.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 11 4.6%
    • External: 2 / 11 18.2%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 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. Year expected to achieve 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 or processes/trades RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that in 2020 all certified units have already undergone surveillance audits and there are two estates that are still pending, awaiting documents to be issued by the authorities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      51. 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

      52. 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
    10.5 / 17 61.8%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 9 72.2%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through its NDPE policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      This commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      Primary forest, HCV, HCS, peat. No cut-off date specified by the company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      56. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      57. 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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      59. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company states the importance of a landscape approach in its 2020 Annual Report. It also provides examples of activities undertaken, and also conducts assessment activities for supplier compliance to its policies. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      The company's Environment and Biodiversity Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      65. 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

      66. 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. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to this in its Environment and Biodiversity Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Environment and Biodiversity Policy applies to all suppliers.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    7 / 14 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 6 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its 2020 Annual Report and in its Environment and Biodiversity Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Environment and Biodiversity Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to use ALS assessors applies to third-party suppliers inclusive of plasma scheme smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to this in its Environment and Biodiversity Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Environment and Biodiversity Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      82. 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

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

      The company makes this commitment in its NDPE commitment and its Environment and Biodiversity Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's NDPE commitment and Environment and Biodiversity Policy apply to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      6,308 (10.36%) - The company reports that in 2019 6,308 ha are planted on peat, out of a total planted area of 60,909 ha.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      In 2019, 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

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

      The company commits to BMP for peat in its NDPE commitment, and describes its commitment to BMP for soil in the 2020 Annual Report.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      88. 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. Its commitment to soil does not explicitly apply to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company describes BMP actions it has taken for soils in the 2020 Annual Report and BMP actions for peat in the 2019 Sustainability Report. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company makes this commitment through its NDPE commitment, Environment and Biodiversity Policy and Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company's NDPE commitment, Environment and Biodiversity Policy and Sustainability Policy apply to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports that it has tracked and reported fire hotspots occurring not only within the concession areas but also surrounding areas within a 500-meter radius outside the concession boundaries using the data extracted from the Fire information for Resource Management System (FIRMS). The Group also monitors and conducts surveillance from the estate fire surveillance towers and monitoring stations Any fire hotspots detected will trigger an alert process. The Group's emergency response teams will then respond immediately to extinguish the fire. ERTs are trained regularly. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      27 hotspots in 2019-11 in company concessions and 16 in neighbouring areas (<500m).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      16 (59.26%) - 27 hotspots in 2019-11 in company concessions and 16 in neighbouring areas (<500m).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. 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

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      Oil Palm Estate: 0.8 tCO2-e/mt FFB. Palm Oil Mill 0.53 tCO2-e/mt CPO.

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG emission intensity figures on a yearly basis from 2016 to 2019, however, no significant reduction in GHG emissions intensity found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      GHG Protocol accounting standard.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      100. 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

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

      Target has already been met. Since 2018, the company has had a target to meet under 1.5 m3 per tonne of FFB. This target has been met since 2018, with a figure of 1.33 m3 per tonne of FFB reported for 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      1.33 - The company reports this in its 2020 Annual Report (m3 per tonne of FFB).

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      Target has already been met. Since 2018, the company has had a target to meet under 1.5 m3 per tonne of FFB. This target has been met since 2018, with a figure of 1.33 m3 per tonne of FFB reported for 2020, a decrease from 2019. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      BOD-500 mg/l, already within legal limits. COD target of under 1500 mg/l by 2020 already met.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      105. 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

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

      The company treats POME. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company makes this commitment in it 2020 Annual Report and has published a clear SOP for Riparian Reserve Management.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      109. 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

      110. 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

      111. 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

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company commits to this in its 2020 Annual Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to this in its 2020 Annual Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports this commitment in its 2020 Annual Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports pesticides usage in its operations at 3.41kg/ha/annum in 2020 and non-organic fertiliser use at 770kg/ha/annum.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      119. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      The company provides information showing reduction in use of pesticides (FY2020: 770; FY2019: 806; FY2018: 901kg/ha/annum). and non-organic fertilisers (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

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company reports that Integrated Pest Management is widely practised by the company in its operations. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      121. 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 do not pose health or safety risks to workers, other people, or natural ecosystems. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    25.25 / 36 70.1%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 16 / 22 72.7%
    • Practice: 6.3 / 9 69.4%
    • Self-reported: 6.3 / 9 69.4%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Only limited details provided about giving training and ensuring awareness and compliance of its policies in all operating units.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that the commitment has been communicated to suppliers, but not that the commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect local land-use rights in its NDPE commitment, and the land use and tenure rights of the local communities in its 2020 Annual Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through its NDPE commitment, and in its 2020 Annual Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides these details in its 2019 Sustainability Report.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      132. 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

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      134. 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

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      139. 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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Only limited details provided about giving training and ensuring awareness and compliance of its policies in all operating units. Partial points have been awarded as the information is limited and not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its Human Rights Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      146. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      3,161 (31.17%) - The company reports that in 2020 3,161 out of 10,140 employees are women.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      151. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum 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

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company commits to this on its website and through its Human Rights Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Human Rights Policy applies to all supplers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company provides PPE and related training (on chemical use and PPE, and hearing protection). Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      7.11 - 7.11 cases of accidents with lost days in one million hours worked.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - The company reports two fatalities in 2020.

  • 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

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits to this through its NDPE commitment.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      159. 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

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

      5,167 (92%) - The company reports that it has supported a total of 5,167 (out of 5,604) farmers under "Plasma and Kemitraan Schemes" constituting 7,457 ha in Indonesia. The information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      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

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

      267 (70%) - The company reports 267 independent smallholders (out of a total of 381) had participated and were assessed under the "Rurality" project. Partial points have been awarded the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company gives details of its Supplier Risk Assessment process to engage suppliers on compliance with the company's policies.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0.62% - The company reports that in Malaysian operations 89% of Third-Party Estates (>500 ha) have been assesed, 32% of Smallgrowers (>40 - 500 ha) have been assessed, 27% of Independent Smallholders (?40 ha) have been assessed and 100% of Schemed Smallholders (FELCRA) have been assessed. On average, 62% 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

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states in its 2020 Annual Report that 'For those suppliers that were found in confirmed violation of the sustainability requirements, proactive engagement and guidance will be initiated. If the supplier concerned is unwilling to take corrective action or remediation, the Group will then remove them from its supply chain. No timeframes for action or steps taken are given.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      166. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company conducts stakeholder engagement meetings and briefing sessions to cover the company's sustainability practices. Contractors also sign self-declarations of their commitments to comply with the company's sustainability policies.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report on how regularly the assessments take place.

    • N
      0 / 1

      173. Regularly reports the risk level of all own and third party supplying mills identified in its supply chain?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5 / 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

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states in its 2020 Annual Report that its policy on ethical conduct and corruption applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states in its 2019 Sustainability Report that employees are briefed on the Code of Conduct, which contains provisions on anti-bribery and corruption. Partial points are awarded as no details about what this training involves or its frequency are given, and the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing policy, but the webpage is unavailable at the time of assessment. The company also commits to its whistleblowing policy in its 2020 Annual Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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