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

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  • Landbank (oil palm)
    206,542 hectares
  • Market cap:
    5,711,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    IOIB.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    IOI MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL1961OO001
  • Sedol:
    B1Y3WG1
  • RSPO member?
    Yes - Note that the company was suspended from the RSPO for five months in 2016.
  • Website:

Company assessment: IOI Corporation Bhd – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 76.4% 145.9 / 191
  • Organisation: 27.5 / 39 70.5%
  • Policy: 62.5 / 76 82.2%
  • Practice: 55.9 / 76 73.6%
  • Self-reported: 13.7 / 76 18%
  • External: 12 / 76 15.8%
  • Certified: 29.2 / 76 38.5%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10.75 / 11 97.7%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company meets this indicator through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has its own sustainable palm oil policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's policy applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company's day-to-day management of sustainability issues is led by the Group Head of Sustainability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The Group Managing Director and Chief Executive sit on the Group Sustainability Steering Committee which reports directly to the board.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 (13%) - Data as of 2020. Two of the 15 senior managers are female.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (17%) - Data as of 2020. One of the six board members are female.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of Fire Free Alliance and HCS Approach Steering Committee.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company collaborates with Earthworm Foundation to monitor the supply chain and adopt responsible practices. The company also collaborates with Aidenvironment Asia and Global Environment Centre for various sustainability initiatives, including the South Keptapang Landscape Initiatives which promote sustainable economic growth without negative consequences.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The latest sustainability report was published in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's sustainability report states it has been prepared in accordance with GRI standards Core option. It has also submitted its 2021 CDP questionnaires.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company reports climate related risk and mitigation and adaptation strategies. The company reports that this has been conducted in accordance with TCFD guidance. Partial points have been awarded as this is not externally verified.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    15.21 / 27 56.3%
    • Organisation: 10.5 / 17 61.8%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Practice: 3.2 / 8 40.1%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 2.2 / 8 27.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      206,542 - Data as of 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      178,068 - The company reports that its total oil palm planted area is 178,068 hectares as of June 2020. It is not clear if this figure includes or excludes scheme smallholders/plasma areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      5,420.91 - Data as of 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,720 - Data as of 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      9,753.7 - The company reports that total land designated and managed as HCV areas is 3,608.47 and other conservation land set aside, excluding HCV areas, is 6,145.23. This aligns with the figures in the company's 2020 RSPO ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO.

    • 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?

      15 - Information as of 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company has published this information.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that "20% of supplying Mills source FFB entirely from Internal Plantations, The FFB for 7% of supplying Mills are from external sources, 59% of Mills source FFB from both internal plantations and external suppliers, and 14% of Mills - Pending data Analysis". This data is undated and therefore no points can be awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that 96% of FFB processed by its mills comes from its own estates (therefore sourcing from third-party plantations is 4%). Data as of 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      383 - The company reports to have 383 supplying mills as of June 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this information.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that all volumes of palm oil, palm oil fractions and palm kernel oil are 100% traceable to supplying mills.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports that all volumes of palm oil, palm oil fractions and palm kernel oil are 100% traceable to supplying mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company committed to achieving full traceability to plantations by the end of 2020. The company reports to have achieved 100% traceability to plantation level on its Palm Oil Dashboard & Traceability webpage but this information is undated and therefore cannot score full points.

    • N
      +
      0 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that supply to its mills is 100% traceable to plantation level, but this statement is undated. An additional point has been awarded due to company mills holding RSPO Identity Preserved certification.

    • P
      +
      0.21 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports 21% of supply from supplying mills is traceable to plantation. An additional point has been awarded due to company mills holding RSPO Identity Preserved certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company reports that the traceability for the refiner (IOI Edible Oils Sandakan) to the plantation level for palm oil is 90% and for palm kernel oil is 84%. However, information is undated and does not include all company refineries.

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company reports that the traceability for the refiner which is also the company's kernel crusher (IOI Edible Oils Sandakan), to the plantation level for palm oil is 90% and for palm kernel oil is 84%.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    11.92 / 17 70.1%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 6.9 / 12 57.7%
    • Self-reported: 2.9 / 12 24.3%
    • External: 4 / 12 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 12 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,004 - Note that the company was suspended from the RSPO for five months in 2016.

    • Y
      1 / 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?

      [Externally verified] 2,009 - The company achieved certification before November 2010.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted its 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company operates in Indonesia (West Kalimantan) and Malaysia (Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Sabah, and Sarawak).

    • P
      0.86 / 1

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

      86.3% - As of 2020.

    • P
      0.93 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      93% - 14 out of 15 mills are RSPO-certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,023 - The company has published this commitment via its RSPO ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,023 - The company states 2023 n its RSPO ACOP.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - As of 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,023 - As of 2020.

    • P
      0.04 / 1

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

      3.6% - As of 2020.

    • P
      0.28 / 1

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

      27.88% - As of 2020.

    • P
      0.64 / 1

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

      In the company's 2020 ACOP it is reported that it sell 64% of RSPO certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

    • P
      0.17 / 1

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

      In the company's 20120 ACOP it is reported that it process/trades 16.17% of RSPO certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      52. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] All Malaysian operations are certified. Information has been verified via MSPO Trace.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.61 / 18 58.9%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 10 45%
    • Practice: 5.1 / 6 85.2%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 6 20.8%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3.9 / 6 64.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have been therefore awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also published this commitment independently - a moratorium has been in place since 2016.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no land clearing damaging primary forests or areas required to protect or enhance HCVs since November 2005, and no land clearing damaging HCVs or HCS forest since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company in partnership with Aidenvironment to monitor deforestation on a weekly basis. However, the area covered by monitoring is not disclosed. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that in FY 2021 there was zero deforestation in all of its operating units, however this is not reported since a cut-off date and data appears to only be for the FY.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports that in FY2021 "there has been no new reported grievances related to deforestation and peat clearance on our suppliers", however this is not reported since a cut-off date and data appears to only be for the FY.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to applying the RSPO Remediation and Compensation Procedure where there has been land clearing without prior HCV assessment since November 2005, or without prior HCV-HCSA assessment since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. However, a commitment covering restoration of all non-compliant deforestation/conversion was not found. Partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company gives examples of creating a fire prevention plan in collaboration with villages, corporations and local government in the South Ketapang Landscape Initiative. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.86 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports examples of peatland and buffer zone restoration, as well as orangutan conservation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    14 / 15 93.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 7 / 7 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 7 / 7 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also published this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has published a summary of HCV assessment for PT. Bumi Sawit Sejahtera on the RSPO website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has submitted an RSPO NPPs for a subsidiary and a HCV public summary is available on the HCVRN website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has submitted an RSPO NPPs for a subsidiary and a HCV public summary is available on the HCVRN website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The only HCV assessment undertaken since January 2015 has been approved by the HCV ALS Quality Panel.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also publishes this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] A HCS report has been published on the HCSA website and completed peer review process.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] A HCS report has been published on the HCSA website and completed peer review process.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also published this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has published a summary of SEIA assessment for PT. Bumi Sawit Sejahtera on the RSPO website.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    15.47 / 20 77.4%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 5 / 7 71%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 3.7 / 7 53.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also published this commitment independently.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to no new planting on peat but does not reference 'of any depth' or a recognised definition of peat soils.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3,850 - Data as of 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reported a landbank on peat figure in 2020 but there are no other figures to compare it to, therefore no points can be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to BMPs for peat soils and 'marginal soils' (those of poor agricultural value). As this does not cover all soil types full points cannot be awarded.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.86 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also published a zero burning policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.86 / 1

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also publishes examples such as training fire emergency response teams and monitoring fires via drone technology.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      In 2020, there were 17 fire incidences reported within company concessions in Indonesia, and one fire incident outside Peninsular Malaysia operations. The company does not report on incidences of fire in its Borneo operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      53 - In 2020, there were 52 fires reported outside company concessions in Indonesia, and one fire incident outside Peninsular Malaysia operations. The company does not report on incidences of fire outside its Borneo operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a separate targets across its operations to achieve a GHG intensity reduction of 61.12% (plantations - mills & estates) and 33.61% (refinery) against a 2015 baseline by 2025.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG Emission Intensity by company division as 1.457 (plantation - mills & estates) and 0.041 (refinery) tCO2-e/MT Product for 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company states ""About 51% of the total GHG emissions was from historical land use change during plantation development."" No actual figures are reported.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a reduction in 2020 on its 2019 GHG emissions intensity baseline target. This is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The RSPO requires companies to assess their GHG emissions through the Palm GHG calculator. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company reports that refinery calculations are based on ISCC methodology and plantations (Mills & Estates) based on RSPO PalmGHG calculator version 3.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that 10 mills have methane capture facilities.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    21.44 / 25 85.8%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 10 / 11 90.9%
    • Practice: 9.9 / 12 82.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 12 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 8.4 / 12 70.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      3.54 - Water consumption for the processing of FFB (m3 water/MT FFB) in 2020.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports the water consumption for the processing of FFB as 7.25 in 2019 and 3.54 in 2020 (m3 water/MT FFB). Data is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to keep BOD and COD levels under the regulatory limit.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.86 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company treats POME before discharge.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reuses all PORE. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also publishes this commitment independently.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.86 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also publishes this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment independently. The company also publishes this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also publishes this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also publishes this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company lists names of pesticides and fertilisers but per hectare usage figures could not be found, and it is not clear if this list is exhaustive.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.86 / 1

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company gives examples of reusing oil palm discards as organic fertiliser and researching precision pesticide application.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.86 / 1

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company gives examples of using biological controls to reduce pests.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also provides multiple examples of waste management throughout its operations.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    31.25 / 35 89.3%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 19.5 / 21 92.9%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company commits to respect and uphold the rights of all workers in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits its suppliers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect rights according to the UNDRIP, but only in reference to land tenure rights and FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respecting the legal and customary rights of local communities, but only in relation explicitly to the FPIC process.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also published this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also published its process.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company established a stakeholder engagement team to take the role of identifying stakeholders' concerns and areas of interests. Also, the company provides an example of a land dispute that witnessed an improvement in relations with the affected communities and other stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain requirements for addressing land conflicts. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has launched a Women's Empowerment Committee to help combat barriers faced.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company gives examples of providing support for education and medical services.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also publishes this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also published this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has established a Women and Empowerment Committee providing a platform for women employees to discuss any issues that may affect them, such as sexual harassment, violence towards women, discrimination, women's welfare and workplace related issues as well as to undertake and explore opportunities in empowering women at the workplace.

    • N
      0 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      8,051 (27%) - Data as of 2020. The company has 29,984 employees in total.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to pay the minimum wage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also published this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also provides examples of providing PPE and relevant training.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports that lost time injury frequency rate (Number/Million Hours) for its Plantation and Refinery divisions as 32.89 and 2.48, respectively.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      6 - Data as of 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    9.25 / 16 57.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 10 52.5%
    • Self-reported: 3.3 / 10 32.5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 10 20%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also published this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports that it supports independent smallholders/outgrowers through sourcing of physical FFB, training, support and community development.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it has assisted outgrowers for one of its mills achieve MSPO certification, and also provided fertiliser to other smallholders, however clear numbers are not reported. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it risk-assesses all palm oil supplier mills using tools such as spatial data and remote sensing information in order to facilitate monitoring of the palm oil supply chain to establish priorities for conducting mill-level verification assessments. The company also assesses and prioritises suppliers on their NDPE compliance via the Tools for Transformation (T4T) tool by Earthworm.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      90% - The company reports that in 2021 over 90% of supplying mills have participated in a self-assessment against NDPE requirements.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company conducts appropriate due diligence on prospective suppliers to assess compliance with the policy and also identifies appropriate measures to be carried out prior to entering into any contract. If suppliers miss targets in time-bound plans then the company will cease to do business with them. However, the criteria for setting up time-bound plans and their associated cut off dates are unclear.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has published KPIs for compliance but they are not timebound. Also, they do not seem to cover all sourcing.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has assessed for risk in its direct supplying mills but there is no timeframe for engagement. It is also unclear if its own mills were included in assessment.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has supported 77% of assessed direct supplying mills to become complaint with sourcing policies. However it is unclear if the programme includes the company's own mills. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company published limited information about engaging with a subset of high risk mills, it does not define how many high risk mills have been engaged, nor how often. It is also unclear if the company's own mills are included.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      A process assessing mills for risk has been published; it uses spatial data, stakeholder alerts (grievances), and on the ground information from partners.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      All mills are assessed on an a two-year rotation. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the risk level for some suppliers. It is not clear if all (direct and indirect) supplying mills are assessed.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6 / 7 85.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also published this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports examples of training on its revised n Business Ethics, Compliance, Anti-corruption and Anti-Money Laundering Policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on whistleblowing procedures. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has a whistleblowing policy which states the scope of the policy and ensures the protection to whistleblower.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company adheres to this criteria through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also published details of its grievance procedure.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company discloses details about individual grievances from stakeholders regarding suppliers and its own operations.

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