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Itochu Corporation

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

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1949, Itochu Corporation is a globally

  • Market cap:
    34,030,197,889 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    8001.T
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    8001 JP
  • ISIN:
    JP3143600009
  • Sedol:
    6467803
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Itochu Corporation – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 54.1% 47.59 / 88
  • Organisation: 11.5 / 18 63.9%
  • Policy: 28 / 43 65.1%
  • Practice: 8.1 / 27 30%
  • Self-reported: 5.4 / 27 19.8%
  • External: 1.8 / 27 6.5%
  • Certified: 1 / 27 3.7%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8.25 / 10 82.5%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 3 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • 1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company's Sustainability Management Department plans and formulates company-wide action to further sustainability which is lead by the Chief Administrative Officer.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that its Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for both the Sustainability Management Department and the Sustainability Committee.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      2

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      CDP, GRI.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company mentions two risks and two opportunities for the business it has identified in relation to climate change, but a comprehensive climate-risk assessment could not be found.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    3.49 / 11 31.7%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 1 / 4 24.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 4 24.8%
    • 13. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • 18. Maps of estates/management units?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 21. Number of company-owned mills?

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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 the company does not own mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      688

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company discloses names but not locations.

    • 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 is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a target to achieve 100% traceability to mill level by 2021.

    • P
      0.99 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company has achieved 99.9% traceability to mill level as of December 2019.

    • 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 the company is only a trader.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own palm kernel crushing facilities.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    3.6 / 6 60%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 0 / 0 0%
    • Practice: 2.6 / 5 52%
    • Self-reported: 1.6 / 5 32%
    • External: 1 / 5 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2006 - The company became an 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?

      2013 - The company became an RSPO member in 2006, and reports it achieved its first supply chain certification in 2013.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • 42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

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

    • 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 the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • 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 the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • P
      0.1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Mass balance and Segregated.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      52. 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
    2 / 8 25%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 53. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company specifies no development on HCV, HCS, peatland, but a cut-off date beyond which deforestation would not be accepted is not specified.

    • 56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • 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?

    • 63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      The company has a commitment to biodiversity conservation, but it is not clear if this applies to all its suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. 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%
    • 69. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • 74. 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 the company is only a trader.

    • N
      0 / 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?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    3 / 4 75%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 0 0%
    • 83. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • 90. Commitment to zero burning?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • 92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

    • 97. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • 99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • 102. Water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • 103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • 112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • 120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    16.25 / 23 70.7%
    • Organisation: 3 / 4 75%
    • Policy: 11 / 14 78.6%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 5 45%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 5 45%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      124. 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.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • 135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states in its human rights policy that it supports ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. It refers elsewhere to no forced labour, no child labour, no discrimination, and respecting the rights of employees to organise and collectively bargain. It refers to these as requirements for its suppliers, rather than specifically for the company itself but, no clear commitment was found to the ILO convention on Equal Remuneration (No.100).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states in its human rights policy that it supports the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. It refers elsewhere to no forced labour, no child labour, no discrimination, and respecting the rights of employees to organise and collectively bargain. It refers to these as requirements for its suppliers, rather than specifically for the company itself but, no clear commitment was found to the ILO convention on Equal Remuneration (No.100).

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      143. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company aims to create models of successful women and provide them with rewarding work with their focus being on developing future managerial candidates by conducting training that fosters career awareness among young career-track women and raises awareness among organisation managers through the training programs.

    • 147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      1,002

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0 - The rate of occurrence of incidents that caused employees to miss work per million working hours (calculated as the number of sufferers of LTI divided by the total number of working hours times 1 million).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2 / 11 18.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 5 20%
    • Practice: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • 158. Commitment to support smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • 159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • 161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a trader.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company 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

      164. 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 2020 it assessed 316 companies, out of which 72 are suppliers but it is not clear if this covers all the suppliers involved. Also, the company reports that it surveyed 102 companies in the food sector but the number of suppliers among them is not clear.

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

    • 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
    2.5 / 7 35.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides ethical code of conduct and also commits to prevention of corruption but it is not clear if this applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      177. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company reports that it has multiple whistleblowing contacts and has formulated regulations on the Internal Information Reporting System (Hotlines) but no information on procedures to report or on the protection of whistleblowers could be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has an internal hotline and an inquiries/document request webpage, but does not clearly have a grievance system in place, open to both internal and external employees.

    • N
      0 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Itochu Corporation

SPOTT monitors global media sources for coverage of assessed companies. The media monitor gathers reports about specific activities related to the assessment indicator categories. ZSL does not assess or score the validity of media coverage, but users can explore the media monitor to provide context on implementation, and infer risks associated with reported operations on the ground.

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