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Indofood Agri Resources, established in 2001, is the plantation arm of Indofood Sukses Makmur. The

  • Parent company:
    Indofood Sukses Makmur PT Tbk
  • Landbank (oil palm):
    356,562 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    34.38%
  • Market cap:
    220,304,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    IFAR.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    IFAR SP
  • RSPO member?
    Yes, the Group's subsidiaries London Sumatra PP Tbk PT and Salim Ivomas Pratama Tbk PT are members of the RSPO.
  • Website:

Company assessment: Indofood Agri Resources Ltd – November 2018

SPOTT assesses companies against over 100 indicators across ten categories. Click on the icons or bars below to expand each category for further details, scoring and links to reports and sources.

Assessment date:

Total: 69.8% 85.5 / 122.5
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Companies should publish sustainability policies or similar covering their entire supply chain — including third party suppliers — implemented and enforced through high-level leadership that engages with wider industry schemes.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a Sustainable Palm Oil Policy

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      2. Policy or commitment applies to direct and third-party suppliers?

      Policy applies to plasma smallholders and third party suppliers from whom it purchases crude palm oil (CPO) for refineries

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Overall guidance on sustainability is led by the CEO in a think tank that comprises Executive Directors of the Group and principal subsidiaries

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Last published for 2017

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      5. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to improve sustainability in relation to palm oil?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      7. Activities with government, NGOs or academic institutions to improve palm oil sustainability?

      Working with IDH to certify smallholders to higher standards

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability 13.5 / 19 71.1%
    • Companies should publicly report figures on their total landbank and details of different areas under their management. They should also disclose maps of their management areas and provide details on traceability of their products, both to mill and plantation level.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      356,562 - Figure reported by the company's subsidiary, Salim Ivomas Pratama, which includes the area for London Sumatra. Data as of 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      247,629 - Figure reported by the company's subsidiary, Salim Ivomas Pratama, which includes the area for London Sumatra. Data as of 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      51,460 - Figure reported by the company's subsidiary, Salim Ivomas Pratama, which includes the area for London Sumatra. Data as of 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      20,000 - Figure reported by the company's subsidiary, Salim Ivomas Pratama, which includes the area for London Sumatra. Data as of 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      23,279 - Total land designated and managed as HCV areas. Figure reported by the company's subsidiary, Salim Ivomas Pratama, which includes the area for London Sumatra. Data as of 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      14,194 - Figure reported by the company's subsidiary, Salim Ivomas Pratama, which includes the area for London Sumatra. Data as of 2017

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      14. Number and names of company owned mills?

      26 - The company does not provide the names of company owned mills

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      15. Maps or coordinates of company owned mills?

      Some of the company's mill locations are available on Global Forest Watch. However, it is unclear if the maps disclosed constitute 100% of the company's palm oil mills

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      16. Number and names of supplier mills?

      31 - The company states it has 56 mills supplying CPO, of which 25 are company mills. The company does not provide the names and parent companies of supplier mills

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

      Some of the company's estate locations are available on Global Forest Watch. The company's subsidiaries are RSPO members and aren't listed as having not submitted concession maps. However, ZSL is currently unable to ascertain if the maps disclosed constitute 100% of the company's palm oil estates. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2,020 - The company commits to achieve 100% product traceability and sustainable palm oil sourcing by 2020 and states that all CPO arriving at its refineries can be traced back to the supplier mill (data as of 2017)

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      2,020 - The company commits to achieve 100% product traceability and sustainable palm oil sourcing by 2020, but it does not specify to plantation level

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      21. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level (above 80%)?

      100% - The company states that all of the CPO arriving at its refineries can be traced back to a supplier mill. Data as of 2017

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      22. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from own mills traceable to plantation level (above 75%)?

      100% - Data as of 2017

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      23. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from supplier mills traceable to plantation level (above 75%)?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 7.5 / 10 75%
    • Companies should commit to address deforestation and to set aside areas for conservation. They should report on any activities to manage or restore habitat in their conservation areas, or monitor deforestation in their supply chains. They should also provide evidence of species conservation and biodiversity protection.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      24. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      25. Deforestation commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      26. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      Primary forest, HCV, HCS, peat

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      27. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company states that it carries out remote-sensing to prevent clearance of HCV land and regularly monitor HCV areas. The company reports no primary forest clearance and no degradation of HCV areas in 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      28. Examples of habitat management and/or habitat restoration?

      HCV Rehabilitation Plans to deliver enriched biodiversity and/or afforestation in existing HCV areas, especially riparian areas

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      29. Implementing a landscape-level approach to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      30. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      31. Commitment to not endanger species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

      The company provides a list of IUCN Red List species found on its estates and has a commitment to continuously conserve existing biodiversity and rare/endangered species that are local to its operations

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that it regularly communicates with employees and communities the importance of restrictions on hunting activities, and that the collecting of rare/endangered species is prohibited. However, it does not have a clear commitment to no hunting

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      33. Examples of species conservation activities?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 7 / 11 63.6%
    • Companies should commit to the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches, and to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA). They should develop and publish monitoring and management plans, and provide evidence through SEIA, HCV and HCS assessments, typically published in summary form due to the sensitive nature of certain sites.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      35. HCV commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states in 2017 that 100% of its sites have HCV Management Plans and Rehabilitation Plans in place. However, an HCV assessment report or summary undertaken prior to January 2015 could not be identified

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The following HCV assessments are publicly available: PT. PP London Sumatra Indonesia - Wilayah Pahu Makmur Estate and Kedang Makmur Estate; PT. PP London Sumatra Indonesia - Wilayah Indah Permai Estate. It is unclear if these cover all estates planted since January 2015. The 2017 ACOP for PT. Salim Ivomas Pratama Tbk also states that 1,130.76 ha has been planted and New Planting Procedures notifications have been submitted. However, this could not be identified on the New Planting Procedures Public Notification index

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The following HCV management and monitoring plans are publicly available: PT. PP London Sumatra Indonesia - Wilayah Pahu Makmur Estate and Kedang Makmur Estate; PT. PP London Sumatra Indonesia - Wilayah Indah Permai Estate. It is unclear if these cover all estates planted since January 2015. The 2017 ACOP for PT. Salim Ivomas Pratama Tbk also states that 1,130.76 ha has been planted and New Planting Procedures notifications have been submitted. However, this could not be identified on the New Planting Procedures Public Notification index

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      42. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      43. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      44. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      The following SEIA assessments are publicly available: PT. PP London Sumatra Indonesia - Wilayah Pahu Makmur Estate and Kedang Makmur Estate; PT. PP London Sumatra Indonesia - Wilayah Indah Permai Estate

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions 10.5 / 15 70%
    • Companies should commit to protect peatland and undertake best management practices for soils and peat. They should also have policies on zero burning and to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Companies should report their GHG emissions, as well as any fires that occurred in or around their estates, along with plans for managing and monitoring fires.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      46. Peat commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      48. Landbank or planted area on peat?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Drainage channels, watergates, and overflows; maintenance of daily soil water depth; soil erosion controls

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      50. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      51. Zero burning commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      52. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

      Satellite monitoring of hotspots; fire control training; awareness-raising work with employees, villages and provincial government; new fire towers

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports that daily monitoring of hotspots based on reliable satellite data is undertaken, but no information is provided on the number of hotspots recorded within the company's own estates

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports that daily monitoring of hotspots based on reliable satellite data is undertaken, but no information is provided on the number of hotspots recorded within surrounding landscape and/or smallholder estates

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a general commitment to reduce GHG emissions, but does not have a time-bound plan for reducing emission intensity. The company only states targets in relation to reducing energy consumption in palm oil mills and refineries up to 5% and 3% respectively by 2018

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      56. GHG emissions from land use change?

      0.95 tonnes CO2 e/tonne of CPO (2017); 1.16 (2016); 0.98 (2015)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      57. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO Palm GHG Calculator V3.0.1

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      58. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that total net emissions in 2017 for each tonne of CPO and palm kernel (PK) were 1.54 tonnes CO2e, a decline from 2016 (1.79 tonnes CO2e). The company does not currently have a time-bound target for reducing emissions

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      3 (8.6%)

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management 7.5 / 12 62.5%
    • Companies should commit to managing water use and water quality, providing evidence through time-bound reduction plans, policies on toxic chemical use and treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME).

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      60. Time-bound commitment to improve water use per tonne of FFB Processed?

      The company has a target to reduce water consumption per tonne FFB processed in palm oil mills by 3% by 2018 (2016 baseline)

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      62. Progress towards commitment on water use?

      Progressing towards commitment: achieved 0.2% reduction in water consumption per FFB processed in palm oil mills (2016 baseline). Data as of 2017

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports BOD levels for mills and refinery effluents. These were within regulatory limits in 2015, 2016, and 2017. No data is provided for COD

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      64. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      65. Evidence of treating palm oil mill effluent (POME)?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that it attempts to reduce chemical use on its estates, but does not have a clear commitment mentioning both pesticides and fertilisers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      67. No use of paraquat?

      In its 2017 Sustainability Policy the company commits to immediately stop the use of paraquat (and products containing paraquat and its related compounds). However, the company's 2017 Sustainability Report sets a target for the phasing out of paraquat by March 2018, rather than an immediate stop. No information could be identified on whether this target date has been met by the company

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      68. No use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      69. No use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      70. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports consumption of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides and paraquat in litres. However, the names of chemicals used or levels of use per hectare are not reported

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 16 / 19.5 82.1%
    • Companies should commit to respect human rights, including those of indigenous peoples and local communities, consulted with free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Companies should respect the rights of workers, report relevant workforce data, and comply with health and safety legislation.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      72. Commitment to human rights, referencing the UN Declaration of Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      73. Commitment to human rights applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that it engages with local communities and governments to establish land tenure rights and that its land acquisition process complies with Indonesian law and regulations

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      75. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights, referencing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO 169?

      The company states it commits to comply with Indonesian National Laws and ratified International Treaties on indigenous peoples' rights, but does not reference any specific relevant international treaties

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      77. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      79. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports that it has a land conflict resolution mechanism to investigate claims and disputes, but limited details are provided

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      80. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company reports that it has a project involving food security on its Kayangan estate in Riau

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      81. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      82. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      83. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company does not commit to equal remuneration and lacks a full commitment to no discrimination

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      84. Total number of employees?

      74,434 - 38,104 in permanent full-time positions; 1,548 on short-term contracts; 34,782 casual labourers. Data as of 2016

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      36,330 (49%)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      86. Percentage or number of women employees?

      15,159 (20%)

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      87. Commitment to pay minimum wage?

      The company has a commitment to comply with minimum wage regulations and reports that it paid all employees and workers above the minimum wages of its respective region in 2017. However, no evidence is provided to support this claim

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      88. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      89. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      Accident frequency rate of 1.8 accidents per million man-hours in 2017, up from 1.6 in 2016

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      1 - Data as of 2017. Down from 6 in 2016

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      91. Provision of personal protective equipment and pesticide training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards 8 / 17 47.1%
    • Companies should become members of credible certification standards and report in accordance with all appropriate categories of membership. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requires members registered as growers to submit data relating to certification targets for their estates, scheme smallholders and independent fresh fruit bunch (FFB) suppliers, via an annual communications of progress (ACOP) report.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The subsidiary PT Salim Ivomas Pratama Terbuka has been an RSPO member since 2007, and its subsidiary PT PP London Sumatra Terbuka has been an RSPO member since 2004

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      The company's subsidiary Salim Ivomas Pratama states all the countries and regions in which it operates: Indonesia (West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, Riau, North Sumatra, South Sumatra)

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,019 - NB. Targets of 2013 and 2016 have been extended by the company

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      96. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders within 5 years or achieved 100% RSPO-certification of scheme/associated smallholders?

      2,020 - NB. Targets of 2016 and 2019 have been extended by the company

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      No source

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      98. 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?

      2,009 - The company's subsidiaries London Sumatra joined the RSPO in 2004 and certified its first plantation estate in 2009, and Salim Ivomas Pratama joined the RSPO in 2007 and certified its first plantation estate in 2009

    • Partial
      1 / 2
      Source

      99. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      11 (42%) - Data as of 2017

    • Partial
      1 / 2
      Source

      100. Percentage of area (ha) RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      106,119 (40.5%) - Data as of 2017

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

      101. Percentage of scheme/associated smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      0 (0%) - NB. The company has extended its target to achieve RSPO certification of all plasma smallholders estates to 2020

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

      102. Percentage of FFB supply (tonnes) from independent FFB suppliers that is RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      1.4% - 6,200 tonnes of the 444,943.62 tonnes FFB volume supplied to the company is RSPO certified

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      103. Percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that are RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      104. Sells or processes/trades RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains?

      Book and Claim; Mass Balance; Identity Preserved

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      46% - 389,000 tonnes (46%) of total CPO produced in 2017

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      106. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      107. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme (e.g. ISCC, SAN, RSB, etc.)?

      The company has a target to certify 24 palm oil mills and 3 refineries to ISO 14001 by 2019, but it is not clear if any facilities currently hold this

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 5.5 / 7 78.6%
    • Companies should report details of any programmes or schemes to support both schemed and independent smallholders, as well as criteria to assess suppliers on compliance with company policies, and in what cases suppliers should be suspended or excluded due to non-compliance.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      108. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      Smallholders Programme mainly focused on improving yields, income, and RSPO certification

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      109. Number or percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      110. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      Smallholders Programme working to achieve RSPO certification of ex-plasma and independent smallholders

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      111. Number or percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

      3,144 - Data as of 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states all of its mills and third party suppliers must demonstrate understanding and accept the requirements of its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy. These actors must respond to a questionnaire to help affirm this. The company also states that it will annually audit suppliers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      113. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states that it will not source from suppliers who are in contravention of its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy or fail to set reasonable time-bound targets to adopt it. In 2017, the company reported that all mills were audited against its Policy requirements and by 2020 all CPO suppliers are due to operate in accordance with this Policy

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      114. Percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company requirements?

      In 2016, the company reported that suppliers of 80% of its CPO requirements had undergone an initial audit against their sourcing policy. However, this does not cover all types of company supplier

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Companies should operate in an ethical manner at all levels, providing accessible channels and clear procedures for both employees and external stakeholders to raise any grievance or complaint with the company, as well as allowing for whistleblowing.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      115. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      116. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      117. Own grievance or complaints system?

      The company indicates that it has grievance mechanisms in place, but no further details are provided

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      118. Grievance or complaints system is accessible to internal and external stakeholders?

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      119. Details of grievances disclosed?

      The company only states it had one grievance in relation to land rights in 2009

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