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Louis Dreyfus Company

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

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  • About this company:

    Founded in 1851, Louis Dreyfus is a leading

  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Louis Dreyfus Company – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 54.5% 58.26 / 107
  • Organisation: 11.5 / 21 54.8%
  • Policy: 27 / 49 55.1%
  • Practice: 19.8 / 37 53.4%
  • Self-reported: 12 / 37 32.5%
  • External: 5.8 / 37 15.5%
  • Certified: 2 / 37 5.3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6 / 10 60%
    • Organisation: 3 / 6 50%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • 1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a Palm Sustainability Policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Head of Sustainability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The CEO sits on the Environmental Committee as well as the Human Rights Observance Committee.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company provides photographs of its senior leadership team, but no clear figure is reported and the webpage is undated.

    • N
      0 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      UNGC, WBCSD, TFA.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is working with SNV to provide training on sustainable palm production to 1,000 smallholder farmers in South Sumatra.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2019 sustainability report.

    • 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
    5.72 / 13 44%
    • Organisation: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 2.7 / 5 54.4%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 5 15%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 5 39.4%
    • 13. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 18. Maps of estates/management units?

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

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 21. Number of company-owned mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      The company lists its supplying mills as of H2 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides coordinates of all supplying mills as of H2 2019.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 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 achieve 100% traceability to mill for direct sourcing by 2025, but only to 'near 100%' traceability for indirect sourcing.

    • P
      +
      0.97 / 1
      1 / 1

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company states it has achieved 100% traceability to mill level for its direct sourcing, and 96% traceability to mill for indirect sourcing. This data is verified through the Earthworm Foundation which states that 100% of Indonesia refineries were traceable to mill as of H2 2019, 96% of Singapore commercial operations were traceable to mill as of H2 2019 and 97% of total palm oil volumes were traceable to mill as of H2 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a target to achieve 60% and 90% traceability to 1st tier FFB for direct sourcing from refineries by 2020 and 2025 respectively.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

      The company states traceability to plantation for its two refineries as Balikpapan (69%) and Lampung (31%). However, an overall percentage for all sourcing cannot be calculated.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company reports that all of its refineries are 100% traceable to mill level, and traceability to plantation level for its two refineries is Balikpapan (69%) and Lampung (31%).

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    6.04 / 7 86.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 4 / 5 80.8%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 5 20.8%
    • External: 3 / 5 60%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2017 - One of the company's subsidiaries joined the RSPO in 2012 and achieved certification in 2014, but this has since been included under the parent company which became an RSPO member in 2017.

    • Y
      1 / 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?

      2014 - One of the company's subsidiaries joined the RSPO in 2012 and achieved certification in 2014, but this has since been included under the parent company which became an RSPO member in 2017.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2019.

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

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

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

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

    • 42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2014 (100%).

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.04 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Segregated.

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

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

    • 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)?

      ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    3 / 8 37.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 53. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to "safeguarding" HCV and HCS areas and also has a "No Deforestation, No Peatland and No Exploitation" policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company specifies that it will not build on HCV, HCS, or peatland; however, it does not give a specific cut-off date for this.

    • 56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company states it undertakes ongoing risk assessments using GFW, and has commissioned additional satellite monitoring services to monitor its "full sourcing activities in Southeast Asia", but no further details are given.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company was involved in the TFT Landscape Project in East Kalimantan, Indonesia however the company reports that this worked stopped in 2017, and no further updates could be found.

    • 63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    3 / 6 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 0 / 1 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 1 0%
    • 69. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to "Safeguard all high conservation value (HCV) lands".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to "Safeguard all high conservation value (HCV) lands or high carbon stock (HCS) areas" as defined by the HCS Approach.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct SEIAs "before building any new, or expanding any existing, asset".

    • 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
    4.5 / 7 64.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 1 0%
    • 83. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to 'leave all peat untouched, regardless of depth'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to follow Best Management Practices for peat, but not for soils.

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

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

    • 90. Commitment to zero burning?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits its suppliers to no burning.

    • 92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to a 5% reduction in its global CO2 emissions and energy consumption indexes between 2018 and 2022. This target is not based on GHG intensity, rather on overall emissions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company states that the global GHG emissions of its operations were 38.61 Kg Co2e/MT in 2019.

    • 97. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company states that the global GHG emissions of its operations were 43.43 Kg Co2e/MT in 2018 and 38.61 Kg Co2e/MT in 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

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

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    2 / 9 22.2%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a target of 5% reduction in water consumption index (M3/MT) by 2022, but this does not only cover the company's palm oil operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      0.51 - The company reports a water use figure of 0.51 m3/MT of feedstock crushed or processed, but this does not only cover the company's palm oil operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports improving water use figures of 0.59 and 0.51 m3/MT of feedstock crushed or processed in 2018 and 2019 respectively, but this does not only cover the company's palm oil operations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • 120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company gives examples of waste management at one of its refineries. Information has not been externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    13 / 24 54.2%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 14 53.6%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company states "Our commitment to human rights is based on the UN Global Compact's Ten Principles that we signed in 2010, as well as on our own ambition to contribute to more inclusive societies.".

    • N
      0 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company states multiple examples incuding that a Human Rights Committee was established in 2019, engaging with a palm oil supplier in Latin America who has documented concerns, working with stakeholders in Indonesia to draft guidelines on the use of seasonal labour, and arranging independent third-party site audits at several supplier mills to examine human rights elements.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states in its Sustainability Policy that suppliers must abide by its commitment to indigenous people, but does not explicitly mention UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169).

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company lists a commitment for both itself and its suppliers to respect the rights of local communities on land on which they hold legal, communal or customary rights, but only in relation to FPIC.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company lists a commitment for both itself and its suppliers to respect FPIC.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a grower or miller.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's policy for suppliers lists only some of the ILO conventions.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to "Provision of a discrimination-free work environment, in full compliance of the ILO's Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention (C111), as well as with local legislation prohibiting discrimination in hiring and in the execution of work with respect to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, age and disability, or as otherwise provided for under the local law.".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's policy applies to suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company nominated a Global Diversity & Inclusion Oversight committee in November 2019 and aims to have a Global Diversity & Inclusion policy framework in place by the end of 2020. They also report developing training material and improving HR processes.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      3,229 - The company reported 3,229 seasonal workers across all operations in 2019, which includes palm oil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      25% - All workers globally (not just related to palm oil operations), reported in its 2019 Sustainability Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment for its employees.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0.32 - The company reports a gravity index of 0.32 which shows the number of workplace injuries serious enough to result in time away from work, in relation to hours worked.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - The company reports 3 fatalities (2 employees and 1 contractor) globally for 2019.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    10.25 / 16 64.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 10 52.5%
    • Self-reported: 3.5 / 10 35%
    • External: 1.8 / 10 17.5%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits to supporting smallholder farmers in improving their livelihoods through more sustainable farming.

    • N
      0 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      The company has been supporting smallholders in South Sumatra including training over 250 smallholders in 2019, as well as providing improved infrastructure such as chemical storage facilities, in an aim to help them achieve ISCC and RSPO certification.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      250 - The company states it trained 250 smallholders in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it conducts field visits, screens all new suppliers, and carries out risk assessments, workshops and training. It also states it is working with the Earthworm Foundation to achieve progress with its NDPE commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      35 - In October 2018, 35 mills attended a workshop on LDC's Palm Sustainability Policy and Earthworm's Tools for Transformation (T4T) system.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company has an approved supplier list, and if a supplier is removed from this list due to breach of the company's policy the company will no longer buy or sell to it. Resuming trade is only allowed if suppliers prove they are addressing grievances.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a number of 'palm sustainability objectives' but they do not clearly measure compliance for all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports in 2019 that 80% of the palm it sources is covered by contractual supplier commitments to NDPE, both directly and indirectly.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits by 2020 to engage and train 60% of the mills used for direct sourcing in using the self-declaration tool or equivalent, and to train another third of its direct suppliers on implementing NDPE. The action plan does not specify if this refers to high-risk mills specifically.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company provides workshops and training on the company's NDPE policy, and engages suppliers through on-site visits. It also has ongoing risk assessments through using GFW.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      170. Regularly engages with a subset of high risk mills?

      The company reports yearly on engaging with mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it 'maintains risk assessments on all our suppliers, applying Global Forest Watch's (GFW) independent evaluation of risk levels associated with the specific activities of each mill that supplies our refineries. We combine this information with reviews of any grievance reports made against suppliers... and have now commissioned additional satellite monitoring services to monitor our full sourcing activities in Southeast Asia.".

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it "maintains risk assessments on all our suppliers" but it is unclear how often they are assessed.

    • 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
    4.75 / 7 67.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commits to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that the anti-corruption policy applies specifically to suppliers and third parties. However, the code of conduct seems to apply only to employees.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company states employees must repeat mandatory training every 2 years on the Code of Conduct, anti-money laundering and anti-bribery and 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 Code of Conduct includes information on how to report non-compliant conduct, however no details are given on the steps taken or how whistleblowers are protected.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a Grievance Protocol.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company provides a grievance list.

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