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Palm oil assessment
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Company assessment: KPN Plantation (previously GAMA Plantation) – November 2020

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 23.5% 43.75 / 186
  • Organisation: 7 / 37 18.9%
  • Policy: 28 / 76 36.8%
  • Practice: 8.8 / 73 12%
  • Self-reported: 5.3 / 73 7.2%
  • External: 1 / 73 1.4%
  • Certified: 2.5 / 73 3.4%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    4 / 9 44.4%
    • Organisation: 1 / 4 25%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through its Group Sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's policy applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not have a Board of Directors.

    • 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 the company does not have a Board of Directors.

    • 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?

      The company states in its Sustainability Policy that it will apply for membership of the Fire Free Alliance, but it does not yet appear to be a member.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reported in its Feb 2019 NDPE policy progress report that it was planning to collaborate with the Peat Restoration Agency (BRG). The company also reports collaborating with NGOs (e.g. IAR) and with the BKSDA in Jambi and Kalimantan.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published its first progress report on sustainability in February 2019. It published an update in October 2019 and has published a time-bound action plan to fully implement an NDPE policy.

    • 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 the company is not a POIG member.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    4.5 / 27 16.7%
    • Organisation: 4 / 17 23.5%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Practice: 0 / 8 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      199,690 - The company reports a total of 199,690 ha planted land on its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      34,592 - The company reports a total of 34,592 ha plasma smallholders planted area on its website.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports land identified for recovery programs and HCV area, but does not specify the ha.

    • N
      0 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company has a dedicated map page on its website, but this page was not working at the time of assessment.

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company has a dedicated map page on its website, but this page was not working at the time of assessment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      20

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company has a dedicated map page on its website, but this page was not working at the time of assessment. Its February 2019 progress report has a static image of a map showing the locations of six mills, but not at a local scale.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to develop and trial enhanced systems to track and trace FFB supply to its mills in 2019. It also reports that the group commenced the implementation of a traceability system to ensure the legality of externally purchased FFB. Details are not given and it is reported that details on the method will be provided in the next progress report. The company does not have a time-bound commitment for achieving 100% traceability to mill.

    • 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?

      The company commits to develop and trial enhanced systems to track and trace FFB supply to its mills in 2019, but does not have a time-bound commitment for achieving 100% traceability to plantation level.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • 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 commits to have all plantations and mills audited for certification under the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) scheme by 2020. In October 2019 it reported that eight subsidiary companies already have achieved ISPO certification.

    • 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 subsidiary companies (PT Berkat Sawit Utama and PT TH Indo Plantation) are ISCC certified and the certificates can be found on the ISCC database.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    9 / 17 52.9%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 6 / 9 66.7%
    • Practice: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment on its website and through it Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company commits to no new development until HCV and HCS areas are protected, and commits to no new development on peat of any depth. It reports it issued a 'stop work order' effective as of 1 July 2018, to ensure compliance with this policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      In its October 2019 NDPE progress report the company reports that it has amended its SOP to cover monitoring to increase flora and fauna protection, but the methodology, extent of monitoring and time frame is unclear.

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      11,719 - The company reports that between 2016 and 2018 the total area that has be cleared (non-compliant) is about 11,719 ha, 96% of which was in three subsidiary companies.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to this in its Sustainability Policy and details recovery and remediation programmes in the October 2019 NDPE progress report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy applies to all suppliers and third-party suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company reports adopting a landscape approach in its recovery plans and peatland protection approach. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company commits to biodiversity conservation on its website.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2

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

      The company reports that it has a signpost displaying species in the area as well as their status (endangered, threatened etc). The information itself is not available in the report.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports orangutan habitat management in collaboration with stakeholders, as well as the development of nurseries to grow and replant native flora species. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • 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
    4 / 14 28.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 8 50%
    • 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 adhere with the definitions and integrated approach set out by the HCV Resource Network and HCS Approach Steering Group in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy applies to all suppliers and third-party 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?

    • N
      0 / 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 reports that some area's HCV assessments are carried out by ALS assessors, but does not make a clear commitment to only use ALS assessors in all HCV assesments.

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the approach set out by the HCS Approach Steering Group in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy applies to all suppliers and third-party suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    7.25 / 20 36.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 5 / 8 62.5%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • 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 makes this commitment in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy applies to all suppliers and third-party 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?

      The company reports a stop work order has been in place since July 2018, but it is not clear whether there was any planting on peat in 2018.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for peat only in its Sustainability Policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy applies to all suppliers and third-party suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company reports monitoring of groundwater levels for peat in its February 2019 progress report, and in October 2019 reports that this continues. In the company's Sustainability Policy, dated October 2019, the company lists some methods of BMP for peat only in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company makes this commitment in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company's Sustainability Policy applies to all suppliers and third party suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports several examples of fire monitoring and management, including organising a Fire Prevention Collaboration Workshop and implementing a Fire Monitoring and Preparedness Program. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that in September 2019 fires were detected near three company plantations. The fires were found to be just outside of the boundaries. It is not clear if this covers all operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that in September 2019 fires were detected near three company plantations. The fires were found to be just outside of the boundaries. It is not clear if this covers all operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    2.25 / 25 9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 12 10.4%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 12 0%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 1.3 / 12 10.4%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company makes a general commitment to protect water quality, but does not reference BOD or COD.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company reports in the October 2019 NDPE progress report that it has amended its SOP to include 'Reforestation of Riparian Buffer Zone'. No clear commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones is made, so no points have been awarded.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports maps of riparian zones and that work has commenced to restore riparian buffers along rivers and streams that were erroneously cleared during land development. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company commits to stop the use of paraquat and its related compounds by end of Q1 - 2020 in its Sustainability Policy. It is unclear if this target was met.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy applies to all suppliers and third-party suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only commits to "plan for" reducing or phasing out these pesticides, and no time-bound target is given.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 2

      119. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company states an intention to "expand" its IPM, and lists some IPM methods on its website, but it is not clear IPM is being implemented.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    8.75 / 36 24.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 22 31.8%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 9 19.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 9 19.4%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

    • 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 no exploitation of indigenous people and/or other communities, but does not mention the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy applies to all suppliers and third-party suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 commits to FPIC in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy applies to all suppliers and third-party suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      In the October 2019 NDPE policy progress report the company states that land conflict cases are being addressed, adopting a new grievance procedure, however the Grievance Procedure SOP does not address cases of land conflict. In the February 2019 progress report the company provides some examples of work that has been done to resolve land conflicts, including revising some of its boundaries to release contested land back to local communities. A clear and comprehensive procedure detailing how the company deals with all land conflicts was not found.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company commits to conduct FPIC where food security is affected, however no clear commitment to mitigate the impacts of its operations is made.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports starting up a fish farming project, assisting communities in Merauke to revitalize the production and marketing of rubber from an abandoned government programme, and maintaining, upgrading and expanding the existing sago groves for enhanced food security and to lessen demands for further forest conversion for oil palm. Partial points have been awarded as the detail for these examples is limited and is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to provide facilities to its workers, but in relation to the wider local community it only explicitly commits to providing health insurance.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that about 260 households have received health insurance from it. Partial points have been awarded as the information given is limited and not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only explicitly commits to no child labour, no discrimination, and the right of workers to join or form labour unions.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company commits to this in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy applies to all suppliers and third party 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?

      The company commits to Occupational Health and Safety on its website.

    • 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 provide suitable protective tools and wearables in accordance with legal requirements, and to ensure sufficient training to workers who perform tasks that have an impact on OHS on the job. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    1 / 16 6.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Practice: 0 / 10 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 10 0%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company makes a commitment to no exploitation of smallholders, to empower local independent farmers by providing training, sharing knowledge, equipment and tools in improving their production and to allocate planted area for the benefit of local communities. However it is not clear if these commitments apply to its own smallholder suppliers or not.

    • N
      0 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company commits to not knowingly source FFB from suppliers who are not in compliance with its Sustainability Policy and to cease to procure produce from suppliers that are demonstrably involved in illegal activities, deforestation, new peatland development and socially abusive practices. However, clear timeframes for action or details of steps to be taken are not given.

    • 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
    1.5 / 7 21.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • N
      0 / 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 states that it will protect the security of whistleblowers to ensure their anonymity, but there is no whistleblowing procedure detailed.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: KPN Plantation (previously GAMA Plantation)

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