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Itochu Corporation

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

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Company assessment: Itochu Corporation – November 2021

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 61.2% 47.7 / 78
  • Organisation: 10.5 / 14 75%
  • Policy: 28 / 41 68.3%
  • Practice: 9.2 / 23 40%
  • Self-reported: 5.4 / 23 23.7%
  • External: 3.8 / 23 16.3%
  • Certified: 0 / 23 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9.75 / 10 97.5%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • 1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has Sustainable Palm Oil Procurement Policy for suppliers covering both social and environmental issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company's Sustainability Management Department is lead by the Sustainability Manager.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a ""Audit & Supervisory Board Member"" on the sustainability committee.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4 (8.7%) - The company reports total 4 female (8.7%) in senior management team as of March 31, 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      2 (18%) - The company reports two female directors in the team of 11 board members.

    • P
      0.75 / 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 the UN Global Compact.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is involved in public private partnership (PPP) waste disposal power generation project and collaborate with WWF to regenerate a forest.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company publish its ESG report annually.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has completed multiple CDP questionnaires available on the CDP website.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      [Externally verified] The company reports a climate risks assessment including potential risks, metrics ands targets, and processes used to assess or manage climate risks.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    0 / 2 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 0 0%
    • 13. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)?

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

    • 14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 18. Maps of estates/management units?

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

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 21. Number of company-owned mills?

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

    • 22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

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

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

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

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

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

    • 25. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    2.7 / 6 45%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 1.7 / 5 34%
    • Self-reported: 0.7 / 5 14%
    • External: 1 / 5 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,006 - The company became a RSPO member in June 2006.

    • 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?

      2,013 - The company became an RSPO member in 2006, and reports it achieved its first supply chain certification in 2013 that is after three years, hence no point awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company submitted its recent RSPO ACOP in 2020.

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

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

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

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

    • 42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.12 / 1

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

      12.68% - The company reports 12.68% of certified palm oil and palm oil products handled in 2020 ACOP.

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

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

    • P
      0.08 / 1

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

      The company discloses 8.3% RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains in 2020 RSPO ACOP.

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports it has undergone some ISO 14001 audits and certification.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

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

    • 55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers in its Sustainable Palm Oil Procurement Policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commit to no deforestation, but a cut-off date beyond which deforestation would not be accepted is not specified. Hence partial point awarded.

    • 58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • 65. Biodiversity policy?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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
    3 / 4 75%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 4 75%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 0 0%
    • 71. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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?

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provide commitment to apply the HCS approach for all suppliers.

    • 81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commit to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) applies to all suppliers.

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

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 0 0%
    • 86. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commit to no exploitation on peat of any depth and is applicable to all suppliers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to best management practices for soils and peat applies to all suppliers.

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

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

    • 93. Commitment to zero burning?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The suppliers commit to zero burning.

    • 95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports per employee (1.538 t-CO2e), per one square meter of all floor space (0.057 t-CO2e), and per MWh of Electricity Consumption (0.471 t-CO2e). These figures are not specific to palm oil and are not relating to intensity per measure of palm oil product.

    • 100. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • 101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

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

    • 102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

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

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

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 0 0%
    • 104. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

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

    • 105. Water use intensity?

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

    • 106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's suppliers only commits to reduce chemical use, but does not refer to pesticides or fertilisers specifically.

    • 115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commit to no use of paraquat and same applies to all suppliers.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Th company's commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides applies to all suppliers.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commit to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention, applies to all suppliers.

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

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

    • 122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

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

    • 123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

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

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    17 / 22 77.3%
    • Organisation: 3 / 4 75%
    • Policy: 11 / 13 84.6%
    • Practice: 3 / 5 60%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 5 40%
    • External: 1 / 5 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commit to the UN Declaration on Human Rights on its webpage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to the UN Declaration on Human Rights applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company raises awareness about the relationship between their corporate activities and human rights through various internal training programs and continues to hold internal seminars since 2007 on human rights issues.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers.

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

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

    • 135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

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

    • 136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

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

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

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

    • 138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

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

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

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

    • 140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commit to Fundamental ILO Conventions on its webpage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company raises awareness about the relationship between its corporate activities and human rights through various internal training programs and seminars.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company believes in organizational diversity and has policy to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has Sustainability Action Guidelines for Supply Chains which state to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company support female employees by implementing programs to support work-life balance, take specific action to support Career-Track women and raises awareness among organisation managers through the training programs. Information on the increased in permeate of women taking part in the Career-Track programme is externally verified by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd, an external assurance provider.

    • 149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      988 (23.44%) - The company report 988 women (23.44%) as of 31 March 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company only state to commit for a minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to pay minimum wage applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to suppliers compliance with "minimum wages and aim to exceed living wages". As this is not a full commitment for all suppliers to pay pay a Decent Living Wage, partial points have been awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company commit to address occupational health and safety.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0.21 - The company report 0.21 of Lost time incidents (LTIFR) for full time employees and 0.0 for part-time employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reported 0 fatalities in 2021.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2.5 / 11 22.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Practice: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • 160. Commitment to support smallholders?

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

    • 161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

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

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

    • 163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

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

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

    • 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 discloses its ""Sustainability Action Guidelines for Supply Chains"" and states that it has a policy to share these with all new suppliers before any transactions with them.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that in FY 2021 it assessed 310 companies, out of which 83 suppliers of overseas offices and group companies but it is not clear how many relates to palm oil business. The company also reports that in 2020 it conducted surveys of 63% of trade business palm oil primary suppliers to review compliance with its human rights policy. It is unclear how many were in compliance with the company's policies. Partial point awarded have therefore been awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports that it will "conduct an on-site investigation to give guidance and improvement support as necessary" and "made 10 requests for correction to suppliers with an inadequate response to human rights in our surveys", after which if no correction is made, it will review its business with the supplier. This is just referred to in relation to the company's human rights policy, therefore partial points have been awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the percentage of direct suppliers with NDPE policy but no information on indirect supply could be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4.25 / 7 60.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commit to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Action Guidelines for Supply Chains commit for fair business practices and anti-corruption.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports to conduct ""On-Site Compliance Training for all officers and employees of ITOCHU Corporation every year"". The company also reports to use the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) published by Transparency International to make decisions on selecting potential business partners. This information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has disclosed its approach to tax but it is not clear who is responsible for the tax policy. Hence partial point awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has multiple whistleblowing contacts and Internal Information Reporting System (Hotlines), the internal process is disclosed.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has an internal hotline and an inquiries/document request webpage, open to external stakeholders only. The details of the process are not disclosed, and the is no system reported for internal stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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