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Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: October 2019
  • Next scheduled: October 2020

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  • About this company:

    Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) was established in 1906

  • Parent company:
    Batu Kawan Bhd
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    294,138 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    43%
  • Market cap:
    5,528,524,411 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    KLKK.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    KLK MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL2445OO004
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 72.7% 144.72 / 199
  • Organisation: 26.5 / 40 66.3%
  • Policy: 67 / 79 84.8%
  • Practice: 51.2 / 80 64%
  • Self-reported: 11.8 / 80 14.7%
  • External: 18 / 80 22.5%
  • Certified: 21.5 / 80 26.9%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9 / 11 81.8%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Sustainability Working Committee lead by the Group Plantations Director

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Sustainability Steering committee lead by the CEO

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has one woman as part of its "key" senior management but it is unclear if this covers the whole senior management team

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      12.5%

    • P
      0.5 / 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 is a HCSA member

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company holds meetings and engagements with NGOs and government to better understand palm oil related issues. It has also partnered with Wild Asia to support smallholders and help them maintain RSPO certification. Further, the company's subsidiary EPO has conducted many social activities to promote sustainable palm oil operations

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2018

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      GRI, CDP

    • 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
      No source

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    19.3 / 28 68.9%
    • Organisation: 13.5 / 18 75%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 8 47.5%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 8 25%
    • External: 1.8 / 8 22.5%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      294,138

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      236,452

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      13,685

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      26,549

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      17,452

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      7,312 - The company refers to "building sites, etc." but it is unclear whether it relates solely to its palm oil operations

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO in 2018 and the company declares these represent 100% of its concession sites

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has published coordinates of supply bases of all the consenting suppliers on its traceability webpage, but it does not cover all suppliers and no estate boundaries are visible

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Number of company-owned mills?

      24

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

      The company has disclosed maps and coordinates of all 24 mills

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Number (or percentage) of company-owned mills that source from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

      11

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned mills that come from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      26. Number of supplier mills?

      1,226 - The company states that it has 1,226 third party mills in relation to KLK OLEO traceability

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      27. Names and coordinates of all third-party supplying mills?

      Names and coordinates of only some mills are available

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      28. Number (or percentage) of third-party supplier mills that source from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      29. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplier mills that come from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100% - The company has achieved 100% traceability to mill level

    • Y
      1 / 2

      32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      100%

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      100

    • P
      +
      0.8 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      79.5%

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      35. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from supplier mills traceable to plantation level?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      Traceability to plantation level is reported by the company for only one refinery in Indonesia

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      Traceability to plantation level is reported by the company for only one crushing facility in Indonesia

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.81 / 18 60.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 9 72.2%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 7 61.6%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 3.3 / 7 47.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company commits to protecting HCV and HCS forest based on the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • N
      0 / 2

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.65 / 1

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.66 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      "One employee one tree" drive to encourage tree plantation, eco-friendly techniques for biodiversity protection, habitat conservation and monitoring plans in HCV areas, holistic practices on peatlands protection. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states it has "zero tolerance for the killing of animals or plants that are protected and endangered"

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      52. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species applies to all suppliers?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    11 / 14 78.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • Practice: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      Reports before 2015 are not publicly available

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Kuala Gris and Kemasul Estate summary report and management plans publicly available on RSPO NPP

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Kuala Gris and Kemasul Estate management and monitoring plans mentioned in summary report that is publicly available on RSPO NPP

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      59. 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Kuala Gris and Kemasul Estate HCV assessment was satisfactory

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      66. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      One SEIA publicly available

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    12.91 / 20 64.6%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 4.4 / 7 63%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 7 39.3%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.7 / 7 23.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that there has been no new development on peatlands

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Commitment for peat found applicable to all sourcing

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.66 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports its fire management and monitoring activities

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2019 - The company strives to achieve 65% GHG savings compared to fossil fuel emissions by 2019

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG Calculator

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company has reported reduction in GHG emissions over last two years

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      6 (25%) - Only six mills have biogas capture

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

      3.59

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      84. GHG emissions from land use change?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    17.23 / 22 78.3%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 9.5 / 11 86.4%
    • Practice: 6.2 / 9 69.2%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 9 13.9%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 5 / 9 55.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports reduction in water use intensity

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      87. Water use intensity?

      2.3 - Water use intensity figures for only KLK OLEO subsidiary available

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      90. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) and/or palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

      The company reports that it treats POME and also work towards its reduction, but does not mention PORE

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.66 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Commitment only for prohibiting pesticides found applicable to suppliers

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.66 / 1

      95. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The fertiliser consumption for both Malaysia and Indonesia is 1.21 mt/ha. The herbicide consumption for both Malaysia and Indonesia is 2.94 liters/ha. Data as of 2018

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.66 / 1

      103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    36.41 / 46 79.2%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 23 / 25 92%
    • Practice: 10.4 / 16 65.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 16 3.1%
    • External: 0 / 16 0%
    • Certified: 9.9 / 16 61.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.65 / 1

      106. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      109. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      Limited details of process to address land conflicts found for Equatorial Palm Oil, a subsidiary of the company. The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain requirements for addressing land conflicts. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.65 / 1

      112. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      116. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • N
      0 / 1

      117. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced, applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company's subsidiary, Equatorial Palm Oil, reports a case study on vegetable farming for local communities

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.66 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to respect all workers' rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.65 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

      8,098

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.65 / 1

      134. Progress on commitment to pay minimum wage?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      135. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Reduction of time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Zero fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.65 / 1

      142. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    12.66 / 16 79.1%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 3 83.3%
    • Practice: 8.2 / 11 74.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 11 4.5%
    • External: 7.7 / 11 69.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,004

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. 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?

      2009

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      KLK states all the countries and regions in which the company operates: Indonesia (Kalimantan Tengah; Kalimantan Timur; Kepulauan Bangka Belitung; Riau; Sumatera Utara), Malaysia (Johor; Kedah; Kelantan; Negeri Sembilan; Pahang; Perak; Sabah; Selangor), Liberia

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2023

    • P
      0.83 / 1

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

      83.3%

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0 (0%)

    • P
      0.92 / 1

      150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      22 (91.7%)

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2025 - Target is over five years away

    • P
      0.013 / 1

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

      6,423 (1.3%) - 1,223 Tonnes from independent smallholders and 5,220 Tonnes from outgrowers

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2022

    • P
      0.9 / 1

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

      90.2%

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Mass Balance, Segregated, Identity Preserved

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      12 mills ISPO certified

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      ISCC

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    8.75 / 16 54.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 10 47.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 10 27.5%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Kredit Koperasi Primer Scheme (KKPA Scheme), Indonesian Plasma Scheme. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that 58 Smallholders and Small Growers under this project were successfully certified under RSPO Certification in April 2017

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company aims to hold regular engagement sessions with its suppliers in order to achieve compliance with its Supplier Code of Conduct; understand suppliers’ concerns on the same and work towards resolving them

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      165. Percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company requirements?

      4 - The company reports that field assessments were undertaken for three external suppliers and one dealer

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      166. Time-bound plan to engage with all high-risk mills within three years?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states that it will hold regular engagement sessions with its suppliers in order to achieve compliance with its Code of Conduct. No further details on the types of support could be found

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      168. Regularly engages with a subset of high-risk mills?

      The company only states that regular audit checks will be done and that it will perform on-site audits for selected high-risk suppliers, but does not state that all high-risk mills will be visited

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has implemented a risk-based sustainability sourcing framework, however only limited details of the procedure to assess mills is available

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it initiated NDPE compliance verification of external suppliers however it is not clear that the mills are reassessed on an annual basis for risk

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it expects "all our existing suppliers to be fully compliant with the provisions of this Code by 31st December, 2020" but does not provide detail on KPIs/milestones

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6.65 / 8 83.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2.6 / 3 88.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 1.6 / 3 55%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.65 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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Scoring criteria: Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd

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