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Kencana Agri Ltd

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

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  • About this company:

    Singapore based producer Kencana Agri was established in

  • Parent company:
    Kencana Holdings Pte Ltd
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    186,713 hectares
  • Market cap:
    17,900,905 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    KCAL.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    KAGR SP
  • ISIN:
    SG1CE4000000
  • RSPO member?
    No. Subsidiary PT Sawindo Kencana joined the RSPO in 2015, but resigned as a member in May 2018.
  • Website:

Company assessment: Kencana Agri Ltd – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 30.7% 56.75 / 185
  • Organisation: 17.5 / 38 46.1%
  • Policy: 24 / 76 31.6%
  • Practice: 15.3 / 71 21.5%
  • Self-reported: 10 / 71 14.1%
  • External: 1 / 71 1.4%
  • Certified: 4.3 / 71 6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7 / 11 63.6%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a sustainability policy in its annual report.

    • N
      0 / 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 has appointed the Executive Vice-Chairman to lead the implementation of sustainability initiatives and activities, supported by a Sustainability Team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The Executive Vice-Chairman of the Company sits on the Board of Directors and is responsible for the team leading on sustainability.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The 'key managment team' profiles are avaliable, but the gender balance is not reported directly.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (17%) - The company reports one woman member of the board of directors (six people on the board).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it collaborated with a research consortium including NGOs and academic institutions in 2016, and has collaborated with DoctorSHARE since 2014 to provide health resources to communities. Partial points have been awarded as the interventions do not clearly aim to reduce the environmental or social imapcts associated with palm oil production.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Report published covering 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The 2018 sustainability report is in accordance with GRI standards.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    7 / 25 28%
    • Organisation: 7 / 16 43.8%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      186,713 - Figure reported in 2018 Annual Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      51,586 - This figure includes the plasma area.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      16,136 - Reported in 2019 Sustainability Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      42,600 - The company reports that it conserves and protects more than 42,600 ha of HCV forest inside its concession areas.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      One of the company's subsidiaries is listed in GFW datasets.

    • 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?

      6 - The company reports operating six mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      A static map of mills without coordinates or mill names is available in the company's 2019 sustainability report, but it is at too broad a scale to accurately determine locations. Two of the company's subsidiaries are listed in GFW palm oil mills dataset.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it produced a total of 885,625 tonnes of fresh fruit bunches (701,169 tonnes and 184,456 tonnes from the nucleus and plasma estates respectively) in the 2019 sustainability report. It also reports that the company processed a total of 896,726 tonnes, suggesting, although not explicitely stated, that 98.8% comes from company-owned operations and 1.2% comes from third-parties.

    • N
      0 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states the value of traceability in the supply chain and provides limited details on how it achieves this. However, no clear or time-bound commitment to 100% traceability to mill level is made.

    • N
      0 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

      The company states that 'all FFB Products coming into the Company are traceable to any of our stakeholders'. Points have not been awarded as no volume or percentage has been provided, and it is not clear if this is traceable to plantation level.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    1.5 / 15 10%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 10 15%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • External: 1 / 10 10%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      38. RSPO-certified within three years of joining the RSPO or by November 2010, for companies joining prior to finalisation of the RSPO certification systems in November 2007?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that four out of five subsidiaries have ISPO rankings of Sirveillance or are in progress, and the 5th Subsidiary is certified.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Two of the company's subsidiaries, PT. Sawindo Kencana and PT Alamraya Kencana Mas, are ISCC certified.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    4 / 17 23.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 9 27.8%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company makes a commitment to no deforestation of high carbon stock (HCS) forest areas and no further land clearing of potential HCS areas until the results of the proposed HCS study are adopted, and to the preservation of High Conservation Value (HCV) Areas.

    • N
      0 / 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?

      HCS area, potential HCS, HVC and peat. No cut-off date beyond which deforestation or conversion would not be accepted is given.

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports numbers of species on its estates classified according to national systems of classification.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports High Conservation Value (HCV) area monitoring efforts, internal capacity building, engagement with local communities and other oil palm plantation companies, as well as partnerships with academic and research institutions, NGOs and governmental organisations, to conserve environmentally valuable forest and habitat within its concession areas. The company also reports that it preserves river border lines, cultivates local trees in HCV areas and records every wildlife species found in the estates. Partial points are awarded as the information is self-reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 / 14 21.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 8 37.5%
    • Practice: 0 / 6 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conducting HCV assessments for all new development areas through accredited independent HCV assessors.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct assessments through accredited independent HCV assessors.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to carrying out HCS assessments but does not specifically refer to the HCS Approach.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it undertakes a comprehensive and participatory independent social and environmental impact assessment to identify any potential negative impact and ensure that it complies with the prevailing governmental rules and regulations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    6.5 / 20 32.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 8 43.8%
    • Practice: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to 'refrain from undertaking new development on peat land of any depth'.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company implements best management practices for soil, but does not mention peat best managmenet practices.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company details some best management practice implementation for soil, but not for peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company is committed to zero-burning in its operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports it conducts satellite monitoring of fires, the use of fireboats and patrol cars in high risk areas, and emergency response and firefighting simulations and training. Partial points are awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reported no fires in the concession land in 2018, and 'some' in 2019. There are limited details on number of hotspots provided.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that it is constantly looking for ways to reduce its carbon footprint in its plantations and daily operations, but no commitment is made.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that in 2019, its GHG calculation in plantation, mills and transportation activities in PT Alam Raya Kencana mas was 833.76 kgCO2/dry-ton CPO, while for PT Sawindo Kencana was 651.67 kgCO2/dry-ton CPO, which showed 16% decline compared to the 2018 calculation. This does not cover the full scope of the company's operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a 16% decline in GHG emissions intensity compared to the 2018 calculation for PT Alam Raya Kencana mas PT Sawindo Kencana. The information is not externally verified, so partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      ISCC EU System 205 v.3.0.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    8 / 24 33.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 11 22.7%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 11 40.9%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 11 20.5%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 2.3 / 11 20.5%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      1.6 - 1,60 m3 of water per tonne of CPO produced.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      Water consumption reported (as m3 per tonne of CPO produced) has decreased from 1.65 in 2018 to 1.6 in 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it strives to maintain its Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) level safely below the standard (it is already within legal standards). The company does not report on COD levels.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that BOD is within legal limits. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports treatment of POME and use as fertiliser. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to maintain buffer zones to protect riparian areas and water quality.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to minimising the use of inorganic fertilisers, pesticides and chemicals.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      119. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      The company reports volumes of its own organic waste which is used for fertiliser. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company implements IPM. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has a waste management system in place to avoid negative impacts. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    15.25 / 36 42.4%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 8.5 / 22 38.6%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 9 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 3.8 / 9 41.7%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment in its 2019 Sustainability Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect indigenous and local community rights in relation to FPIC, but it does not refer to the UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples or the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention. The company makes this commitment in its 2019 Sustainability Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its 2019 Sustainability Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its 2019 Sustainability Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company states it holds feedback and awareness meetings, and stakeholder forums for complaints, grievance resolution and adhoc engagement . Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company details its process to address conflict. Partial points have been awarded as it is unclear if this covers land-conflict.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company makes a commitment to this, and provides examples of implementing this, including barriers faced. Partial points are awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company makes a commitment to support communities in its 2019 Sustainability Report.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides various examples of providing facilities and services to communities, including jobs, access to finance, and a floating hospital. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports schemes for local smalholders, and reports the percentage of employees who are local. Partial points have been awarded as no clear commitment is made.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to foster female talent and increase the presence of women in management positions in order to achieve gender equality.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports efforts to eliminate discrimination and hire females within its operations. However, limited details are given and no examples of implementation.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      4,913 (70%) - The company reports number of the temporary employees as 4,913 in the 2019 Sustainability Report (p71). In the same report it reports 3,500 non-permanent employees (p70). It is clear from the figures that the second figure reported represents only the male non-permanent employees. The larger figure represents male and female non-permanent employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      1,577

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The majority of company employees fall under laws that ensure they receive minimum wage, and for those remaining the company commits to ensure they recieve at least minimum wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      Occupational health and safety is covered in the company's Collective Labors Agreement.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company commits to the provision of (and to ensure the proper use of) PPE for employees.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      111.33 - The company reports the accident severity rate for one of its estates in 2017, indicating that within 1,000,000 working hours in one year, the estate lost 111.33 hours. Partial points have been awarded as the data is over two years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2.5 / 16 15.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 10 15%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 10 15%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company commits to its plasma scheme. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      The company has a programme for this. Partial points are awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 / 7 28.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing policy, but the procedure is not detailed.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it is possible to file a letter of grievance, but no further details are provided.

    • N
      0 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Kencana Agri Ltd

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