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Indofood Agri Resources Ltd

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

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  • About this company:

    Indofood Agri Resources, established in 2001, is the

  • Parent company:
    PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk.
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    356,562 hectares
  • Market cap:
    305,219,652 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    IFAR.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    IFAR SP
  • ISIN:
    SG1U47933908
  • RSPO member?
    No. Indofood Agri's plantation subsidiary, PT London Sumatra had its membership terminated in 2019.
  • Website:
  • Substantiated concerns
    • Indofood Agri's subsidiary PT Salim Invomas Pratama Tbk's membership was terminated in February 2019, following a Complaints Panel decision on a complaint raised by multiple NGOs regarding worker exploitation. See further detail here.

Company assessment: Indofood Agri Resources Ltd – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 55% 102.75 / 187
  • Organisation: 21.5 / 38 56.6%
  • Policy: 53 / 76 69.7%
  • Practice: 28.3 / 73 38.7%
  • Self-reported: 17.3 / 73 23.6%
  • External: 4 / 73 5.5%
  • Certified: 7 / 73 9.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9 / 11 81.8%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • 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 sustainable agriculture policy which applies to all operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a sustainability think tank that is led by the CEO and comprises of Execcutive Directors and Chief Operating Officers, among others.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The board as a whole is responsible for sustainability issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      70 (12%) - The company reports a total of 595 managers and senior managers, 70 of which are female.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - None of the board are female.

    • 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 collaborates with Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) to support smallholders, and conducts fire prevention training in collaboroation with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), the military, police, and the local government.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The most recent sustainability report was published in 2020 (for the year 2019).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's sustainability reports are written in accordance with GRI reporting and have been uploaded to 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
    12 / 26 46.2%
    • Organisation: 8.5 / 16 53.1%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Practice: 2 / 8 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 8 25%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      356,562 - The company states 356,562 ha is managed for oil palm cultivation, however data is three years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      251,819 - The company reports a group-wide figure of 251,819 ha of oil palm planted as of 31st December 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      86,671 - The company states that 86,671 ha were planted in plasma holdings as of 31 December 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      20,000 - 20,000 ha is designated for future planting, however this data is three years old so only partial points can be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      23,279 - In 2019, a total of 23,279 ha was set aside as HCV.

    • N
      0 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The only maps found were those for subsidiary PT PP London Sumatra Indonesia TBK on Global Forest Watch for 27,422 ha of land. However, this information is from 2014 and does not qualify for points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      27 - A total of 26 mills are operational, one additional mill is currently not operational.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      Locations for 15 out of 27 mills are listed on Global Forest Watch.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      All 26 operational mills source from company-owned operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100% of FFB processed in company-owned mills is from company-owned operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      30 - The company reports it has 30 third-party mills supplying CPO to its refineries.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 sources only directly from mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has achieved 100% traceability to mill level.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company states that all of the CPO arriving at its refineries can be traced back to a supplier mill.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      100% of the FFB processed in company-owned mills is traceable to company estates. The company commits to achieve a fully traceable value chain, however the commitment is not time-bound.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      100% of the FFB processed in company-owned mills is traceable to company nucleus estates and plasma smallholders. Evidence has not been externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    1 / 15 6.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 1 / 10 10%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 10 10%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company withdrew from RSPO in February 2019 before its membership was terminated by 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?

      The company withdrew from RSPO in February 2019 before its membership was terminated by RSPO.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company withdrew from RSPO in February 2019 before its membership was terminated by RSPO.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company withdrew from RSPO in February 2019 before its membership was terminated by RSPO.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company withdrew from RSPO in February 2019 before its membership was terminated by RSPO.

    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      The company withdrew from RSPO in February 2019 before its membership was terminated by RSPO.

    • 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?

      The company withdrew from RSPO in February 2019 before its membership was terminated by RSPO.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company withdrew from RSPO in February 2019 before its membership was terminated by RSPO.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company withdrew from RSPO in February 2019 before its membership was terminated by RSPO.

    • 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?

      The company withdrew from RSPO in February 2019 before its membership was terminated by RSPO.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company withdrew from RSPO in February 2019 before its membership was terminated by RSPO.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company withdrew from RSPO in February 2019 before its membership was terminated by RSPO.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company withdrew from RSPO in February 2019 before its membership was terminated by RSPO.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states 80% of its land and 24 of its 26 mills are ISPO certified. No certificates could be found.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate in Malaysia.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Some of the company's operations are ISO 14001 certified.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    8.25 / 17 48.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 9 61.1%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 6 29.2%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • 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 commits to no deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company defines deforestation as no new development on HCV areas and no primary forest clearance. The company does not specify a cut-off date beyond which deforestation or conversion will not be accepted.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company states that it carries out satallite monitoring and on the ground verification to monitor HCV areas. In 2019, the company reported no primary forest clearance and no degradation of HCV areas. Partial points have been awarded as the information is self-reported and does not include a timeframe (how regularly deforestation is monitored).

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - No deforestation across the company's operations was found in 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company has published a commitment to biodiversity conservation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      The company's own commitment also applies to suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has published a list of species identified in its concessions that appear on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally identified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it conducts species rehabilitation in peatland areas and monitors HCV areas. However, examples are limitid and self-reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to no hunting in HCV areas and no hunting of protected species elsewhere.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no hunting in HCV areas and no hunting of protected species elsewhere extends to suppliers.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    10.75 / 14 76.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 6 54.2%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 3.3 / 6 54.2%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to conduct HCV assessments is also applied to its suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV assessment summaries are available for planting planned for 2014-2016 for some of the company's subsidiary's plantations. These assessments do not cover all of the company's operations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV assessment summaries are available for planting planned for 2014-2016 for some of the company's subsidiary's plantations. These assessments do not cover all of the company's operations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV management and monitoring summaries are available for planting planned for 2014-2016 for some of the company's subsidiary's plantations. These assessments do not cover all of the company's operations.

    • 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)?

      The company commits to only use assessors registered with the HCVRN.

    • 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 also applies to its suppliers.

    • 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 has published a commitment to the HCS Approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's own commitment also applies to 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 has published a commitment to conduct SEIAs.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only clearly applies the commitment to conduct SIAs to all sourcing.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      SEIA summaries available for one of the company's subsidiaries.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    11.25 / 20 56.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • 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 has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company applies its own commitment to suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      An exact figure could not be found but the company states that "most of the estates included in our scope are planted mostly in peat".

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports no plantings on peat since 2013, however this is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has applied its own commitment to suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company monitors water levels in peat, plants cover crops to improve soil structure, practice precision agriculture and nutrient recycling. Partial points have been awarded as this information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company extends its own commitment to suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company monitors plantations using satellite images and conducts on the ground checks. Partial points have been awarded as this information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports in 2019 each tonne of palm product were 2.13 tonnes of CO2e. However, this does not cover all of its operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reports emissions from land use change as 0.23 tCO2e/tonnes. However, this does not cover all of its operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG intensity, but it is not improving and the information is not externally verified: 1.99 (2017), 1.99 (2018), 2.13 (2019) tCO2e/ tonnes.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company states it uses "the ISPO GHG calculation method, which does not include carbon credits or carbon sinks. Peat emissions include only CO2 emissions and are calculated following international guidelines.".

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Three out of 26 operational mills (12%). This information is not externally verified.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    11.75 / 25 47%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 5 / 11 45.5%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 12 47.9%
    • Self-reported: 3 / 12 25%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 2.8 / 12 22.9%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company set a goal to reduce water intensity per tonne of FFB in mills by 3% by 2018 using 2016 as a baseline. That goal was achieved, but a new one has not been set.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity for mills (1.01m3 of water per tonne of FFB processed) and refineries (0.07 m3 per tonne of material produced). However, data is only recorded for 22/27 mills and 4/6 refineries, therefore full points cannot be awarded.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity but data is not externally verified. Water intensity at mills stayed the same as 2018 levels (1.01 m3 of water per tonne of FFB processed) and decreased by 6% for refineries compared to 2018 (0.07 m3 per tonne of material produced), but data is only recored for 22/27 mills and 4/6 refineries.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      BOD and COD values are reported for mills and refineries. Partial points have been awarded as the data is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      POME is treated on site. Partial points have been awarded as this information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      All refinery effluents are treated. This information has not been externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company provides a map of riparian zones within one concession, however the data is between two and five years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company minimises the use of chemical fertilisers and chemical pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's own commitment is extended to suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company has phased out the use of paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports consumption of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides and paraquat in litres across rubber and palm oil estates combined. The names of chemicals used or levels of use per hectare are not reported.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      119. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      Inoragnic fertiliser use has steadily reduced since 2017: 96.8 '000 tonnes (2017), 83.8 (2018), 58.9 (2019). Partial points have been awarded as this information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company has an IPM strategy which includes using biological control agents and cover crops while reducing inorganic chemical usage. Partial points have been awarded as this 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 which is externally verified. However, the certificates published on their websites cannot be downloaded/enlarged for their validity to be checked.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    29.5 / 36 81.9%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 19 / 22 86.4%
    • Practice: 6.5 / 9 72.2%
    • Self-reported: 5.8 / 9 63.9%
    • External: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company has published a commitment to human rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's human rights commitment applies to its suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company gives examples of respecting human rights such as including elements of human rights in induction training for all employees, monitoring human rights violations in its supply chain and ensuring no child labour is present in their operations. Partial points have been awarded as the evidence is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company mainly makes reference to Indigenous and local communities' rights in regards to FPIC, and doesn't make specific reference to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or to the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169), therefore only partial points can be awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The same company commitment applies to its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's own commitment applies to its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a commitment to FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's own commitment applies to its suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company engages with communities in its annual community development forum, during community fire training events and has a grievance mechanism available where company representatives resolve issues. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company has a grievance mechanism but does not give enough detail on the resolution process to score full points.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company commits to support the inclusion of women across all of its operations. Its Gender Committees manage harassment complaints and enhance the role of women in mills and plantations. The company also gives women employees maternity leave and reports the number of women that return to work after their leave has ended. Partial points have been awarded as this evidence is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company commits to mitigate impacts on food security through their PROKLIM projects.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's own commitment also applies to its suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company gives one example of diversifying crops which give additional income to communities, multiple examples are required for full points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company has published a 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 facilities/services provided including healthcare, community centres and schools. Partial points have been awarded as this information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company gives an example of a business it has supported through its PROKLIM projects but projects seem to concentrate on climate mitigation and adaptation rather than community business development.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a commitment to the core ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company applies its own commitment to suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company publishes progress to respect all workers' rights. Partial points have been awarded as this information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's own policy applies to suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that it regularly trains staff to adhere to gender equality policies and has a Gender Committee to encourage women in the workplace and manage any harassment complaints. Partial points have been awarded as this information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      25,099 (40%) - The company reports a total of 25,099 non-permanent and seasonal workers, out of a total workforce of 62,367 people. This figure represents all operations, not just palm oil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      12,846 (21%) - The company reports 12,864 out of 62,367 of its workforce are women.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company has published a commitment to pay the minimum wage in accordance with local government regulations across its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's own commitment is also applied to its suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      151. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company reports all employees received the minimum wage. Partial points have been awarded as this 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 has published a commitment to occupational health and safety.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's own commitment also applies to its suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company gives multiple examples of PPE and related training. Partial points have been awarded as the evidence is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      220 - The company reports an Accident Severity Rating (ASR) - an average of 220.2 working days were lost per incident in 2019, down from 243.2 in 2018. Also, the Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) was 1.6 accidents per million hours worked in 2019, down from 1.7 in 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - The company reports two fatalities in 2019, and four in 2018.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    6.25 / 16 39.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 10 27.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 10 27.5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits to support smallholder inclusion in its supply chain and to assist in the adoption of sustainable practices.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company has a programme which lends technical and financial support to smallholders. Partial points have been awarded as the evidence is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      The company's smallholder programme, which lends both technical and financial support, involved both plasma and independent smallholders. Partial points have been awarded as the evidence is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Suppliers are required to adhere to the Sustainable Agriculture Policy and are annually audited. Major findings of wrongdoing are communicated and followed up. If non-compliance persists the supplier is dropped.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      75% - The company reported that in 2019, 75% of CPO volume from suppliers was compliant with the Sustainable Agriculture Policy, and all suppliers must be found to be compliant in 2020. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      If found to be non-compliant with the Sustainable Agriculture Policy the company will engage with the supplier, give recommendations and follow up. If the supplier continues to be non-compliant they are excluded from the company's supply chain.

    • 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 a commitment for its entire supply to comply with its sourcing policy by 2020. However, KPIs are unclear. The company states that 75% of its supply has already been audited, but the level of compliance within this 75% has not been reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that 75% of CPO was compliant in 2019, however, the proportion of direct and indirect supply is unclear. Data is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    3 / 7 42.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • 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?

      The company has published its Code of Conduct which includes business and working ethics for all employees.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company states it has a whistleblowing policy but only limited details are provided on the procedures.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company provides all details of a complaint from 2016 regarding labour and human rights issues and provides summary information on other types of grievances.

Media monitor: Indofood Agri Resources Ltd

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