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Korindo Group

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2021
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Company assessment: Korindo Group – November 2021

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Total: 31.9% 46.5 / 146
  • Organisation: 8 / 26 30.8%
  • Policy: 30 / 70 42.9%
  • Practice: 8.5 / 50 17%
  • Self-reported: 4.5 / 50 9%
  • External: 2.5 / 50 5%
  • Certified: 1.5 / 50 3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    4.25 / 9 47.2%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has various policies on its website that cover multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company's operations covering both social and environmental issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its sustainability commitments through various policies on its website that cover multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company's operations covering both social and environmental issues. These commitments apply to all suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports to have a Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) Division, however, no high-level position with sustainability responsibility is reported by the company.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

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

    • 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 one such organisation, the Global Agribusiness Alliance (GAA) under WBCSD, therefore partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company contributes to multiple multi-stakeholder collaborations, such as Boven Digoel Multi Stakeholder Forum funded by USAID, "Medical Service Improvement for the Local Communities in Indonesia" Project and the Kampar REDD+ project.

    • N
      0 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company last published a CSR report in 2017. This is over three years old, therefore no points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    3.5 / 8 43.8%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 7 50%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 0 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      29,106 - The company reports the total palm oil concession area under "Right to Cultivate (HGU)" as 29,106 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      9,149 - The company reports the total palm oil planted area as 9,149 ha. The company does not disclose whether this figure includes/excludes scheme smallholders/plasma areas.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      19,272 - The company reports the total unplanted area as 19,272 ha. This excludes areas under "Bare Lands, Building, and Roads".

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      163,562 - The company reports that 163,562 ha of landbank is "protected area". It is unclear if this areas is conservation set-aside area, thus partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

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

    • 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
    0 / 11 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 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?

    • 42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

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

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    5.25 / 18 29.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 10 40%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 6 20.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 6 20.8%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company reports its commitment to 'no deforestation' on its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company states a commitment to cease all natural forest clearance since February 2017 that applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that since February 2017 it does not develop in HCV or HCS areas.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company states that, since 2019, it has monitored an area of ± 35,000 ha for deforestation using GLAD deforestation alert system. This information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company refers to a partnership with USAID LESTARI on the development of a sustainable landscape, but it is unclear what the company's involvement is in the project.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

      The company does not have a biodiversity policy therefore no points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to no hunting except for hunting by local communities in limited manner to fulfil needs for food or traditional ceremonies.

    • 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
    5.75 / 15 38.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 8 50%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to not develop in HCV areas and reports to have conducted HCV studies of all oil palm concessions to be be reviewed by HCVRN. The company reports to be drafting HCV reassessments with the aim to achieve Integrated HCV/HCS assessment on the Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that ""all assessments were carried out over a period of time by independent third-party assessors who are listed in HCV Resource Network's ALS"".

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      All the HCV assessments on the HCVRN website have been cancelled or deemed unsatisfactory.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to not develop in HCS areas and reports to have conducted HCS studies of all oil palm concessions to be be reviewed by HCVRN. The company reports to be drafting HCS reassessments with the aim to achieve Integrated HCV/HCS assessment on the Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] The HCS report of PT. Papua Agro Lestari (PAL) is available on the HCS platform.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has one peer reviewed HCS assessments on the HCVRN website, another one assessment is reported as completed and is not peer reviewed by the HCSA Quality Assurance Process. Partial points have therefore been awarded as not all assessments are peer reviewed.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to have conducted AMDAL evaluations based on Indonesian government regulations and that it will apply the same principles to all future developments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    6.75 / 18 37.5%
    • Organisation: 2 / 5 40%
    • Policy: 4 / 8 50%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 5 15%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 5 15%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no planting on peat regardless of depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      This commitment is covered by the company's 'ESG Charter' which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports to have no planted area on peat across all its operations as of 2020.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company reports to have a zero burning policy in place.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company's zero burning policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Since 2019, the company has been monitoring fire using VIIRS fire alert over an area covering ± 35,000 ha of palm oil and plasma operations. This information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports 0 fires between 2017 and 2021.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • 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
    2.25 / 17 13.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company reports to protect rivers by designating buffer zones around the river.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to reduce chemical usage. It mentions that in order to mitigate impacts on the environment, non chemical pest control measures are preferred at all our palm oil plantations. The company mentions that it plans to use wastewater as a fertiliser to reduce the use of nitrogen fertiliser, however it is unclear if this commitment is in place yet.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company reports it encourages natural predation to control pests, however it does not report details of implementation and therefore partial points have been awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    15.25 / 35 43.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 5 40%
    • Policy: 12 / 21 57.1%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 9 13.9%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 9 13.9%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports commitment to human rights as guided by the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment applies to all suppliers but does not reference a definition of human rights e.g. UN Declaration on Human Rights.

    • N
      0 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights but does not reference the UN Declaration/ILO Convention.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to improve procedures with regards to respecting customary and cultural land rights. The commitment does not mention legal land rights, therefore partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) is obtained before any operations begin.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's ESG Charter applies to all supplier and commits to "Establish and practice Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) principle and process".

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company reports a commitment to mitigate impacts on food security.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to contribute to the local economic development through Corporate Social Contribution activities and programs, which include infrastructure, healthcare, education, and other suitable social empowerment programs that can help boost the welfare and livelihood of the local communities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company gives multiple examples of facilities and services that have been provided to communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to job creation and economic impact. It also mentions that it has provided 12,300 direct employments and 21,000 consequential jobs, including employment of the local indigenous people up to 31%.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that its policies and codes are informed by the International Labor Organization's declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work but does not reference the Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles, therefore no points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it is committed to ensure that all aspects of the "employment life-cycle within [the company] are based on the principle of creating equal opportunities, regardless of race, gender, religious or political views, union membership, nationality, social origin, age, or disabilities".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's ESG Charter includes a commitment to "Guarantee fair and equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, nationality, religion, linguistic background, or gender". This Charter applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      35% - The company reported that 35% of its employees were on temporary contracts in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      10% - The company reported that in 2021, 10% of employees were women.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company does not report a commitment to DLW, however it does report a commitment to pay minimum wage in accordance to the applicable district minimum wage (UMK). Therefore partial points have been awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company reports to provide and ensure safe and healthy working conditions for all its employees (permanent and temporary), visitors, contractors and other stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company reports limited information on the provision of protective equipment and does not specifically mention related training, therefore partial points have been awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    1 / 8 12.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company reports that it supports the integration of its plasma farmers into the sustainable supply chain. However, the type of support provided is not reported by the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company reports that it will support the development of a plasma plantation for indigenous people in the area where its plantations are located. It also mentions that 4,450 hectares of the company's developed palm plantation would be turned over to local residents (indigenous people) by the end of 2020 (an update on this progress is not provided). The company also reports that it is assisting indigenous people to develop, operate, and manage their own plasma plantation by 2023. Limited details of these programmes are reported by the company and therefore points awarded are partial.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    2.5 / 7 35.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commits to "'good governance' in an ethical/fair manner, committing, and taking a proactive role in corruption prevention and eradication".

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a grievance mechanism for stakeholders and also provides a procedure for grievance mechanism.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      Two details of complaints and grievances can be found on another company's website as the subsidiaries these relate to have changed management from the assessed company. Although this information is not on the company's own website but happened before the management changed, points have been awarded.

Media monitor: Korindo Group

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