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Louis Dreyfus Company

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2021
  • Next scheduled: November 2022

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  • RSPO member?
    Yes - 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.
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Company assessment: Louis Dreyfus Company – November 2021

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Total: 54.1% 57.31 / 106
  • Organisation: 11.5 / 21 54.8%
  • Policy: 27.5 / 48 57.3%
  • Practice: 18.3 / 37 49.5%
  • Self-reported: 13.3 / 37 36%
  • External: 4 / 37 10.8%
  • Certified: 1 / 37 2.7%
  • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a sustainable palm oil policy which applies to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Head of Sustainability- Guy Hogge.

    • 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?

      [Externally verified] 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?

      2020 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    5.23 / 13 40.2%
    • Organisation: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Practice: 1.7 / 5 34.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 5 15%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 5 19.6%
    • 13. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 18. Maps of estates/management units?

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

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 21. Number of company-owned mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      The company lists its supplying mills as of H2 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides names and coordinates of all supplying mills as of H2 2020.

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to achieve 100% traceability to mill for direct and indirect sourcing by 2022.

    • P
      0.98 / 2

      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. The company also states that 100% of its Indonesia refineries were traceable to mill as of H1 2020, 96% of Singapore commercial operations were traceable to mills as of H1 2020 and 98% of total palm oil volumes were traceable to mill as of H1 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a target to achieve 60% and 100% traceability to 1st tier FFB for direct sourcing to refineries by 2020 and 2022 respectively. However, the progress for 2020 is not yet reported by the company.

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

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

    • 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 (78%) and Lampung (79%). 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 78% for Balikpapan and 79% for Lampung. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    5.08 / 7 72.6%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 3.1 / 5 61.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.1 / 5 1.6%
    • External: 3 / 5 60%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,017 - 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?

      [Externally verified] 2,014 - 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)?

      2020 RSPO ACOP is submitted by the company.

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

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

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

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

    • 42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

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

    • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      44. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities?

      2,014 - 2014 (100%).

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

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

    • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

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

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

    • P
      0.05 / 1

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

      5.34% - The company reports percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that is RSPO-certified in its ACOP 2020.

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

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

    • P
      0.03 / 1

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

      The company reports total RSPO-certified palm oil traded through Segregated and Identity Preserved supply chains in its ACOP 2020.

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    2.25 / 8 28.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

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

    • 55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      57. Criteria and cut-off date 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.

    • 58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company states that monitoring for deforestation is carried out primarily through satellite tools. It currently works with Earth Equalizer / Aid Environment, Satelligence and Global Forest Watch Pro. The company also reports that in 2020 it commissioned "two satellite monitoring service providers to monitor sourcing for our refineries and trading book". The company reports to "receive bi-weekly monitoring reports from the providers".

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • 65. Biodiversity policy?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    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%
    • 71. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      72. 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"".

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 76. 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to ""safeguard all high carbon stock (HCS) areas"" as defined by the HCS Approach.

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to carrying out environmental and social impact assessments before commencing any project in areas with potential ecological sensitivities.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    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%
    • 86. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. 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'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      91. 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.

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

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

    • 93. Commitment to zero burning?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits its suppliers to no burning.

    • 95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce CO2 emissions 1% year on year from 2018-2022. However, this target is not based on GHG intensity, rather on overall emissions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

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

    • 100. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. 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. However, this information is not externally verified and figures only include palm oil operations as part of aggregate figures.

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

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

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    2 / 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

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

      The company has a target to reduce water consumption 1% year on year from 2018-2022, but this does not only cover the company's palm oil operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      0.51 - The company report 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

      106. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • 123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company gives examples of waste management at one of its refineries. However, this information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    12 / 23 52.2%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 13 50%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports that its commitment to human rights is based on the UN Global Compact's ten principles that it has signed in 2010, as well as on its ambition to contribute to more inclusive societies.

    • N
      0 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company reports having a human rights committee in place. It also reports that in 2020, it began working with several stakeholders, including local governments, NGOs and other palm oil companies in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, to draft guidelines for palm oil companies on Fair Employment of Casual and Temporary Workers and Mitigating the Risk of Child Labor in Palm Oil Plantations. The company also reports working with a service provider to develop a human rights assessment for NDPE implementation field verifications and expects to implement this assessment in 2021/2022. However, all the information reported is not externally verified.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to uphold the rights of local communities and/or indigenous people, however the commitment does not reference the UN Declaration/ILO.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      131. 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.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports on its website that its Code of Conduct guides its compliance with international standards, such as the Core Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO). However, the Code of Conduct does not detail these commitments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company's palm oil policy only commits its suppliers to forced labour, no discrimination and minimum age.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to 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

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

      The company's commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports to have added Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) modules to leadership training programs delivered in 2020. It also reports that to create a global inclusive recruitment standard for the company, it is adopting a competency-based selection approach that supports a more consistent applicant experience. Its HR community has been trained in this new approach and is preparing for global implementation in 2021. However, all this information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      2,708 - The company reported 2,708 seasonal workers across all operations in 2020, which includes palm oil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      25% - The company reports that 25% of its employees globally (not just related to palm oil operations) are female as of 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company reports commitment to address occupational health and safety on its website.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0.21 - The company reports a gravity index of 0.21 for 2020 which shows the number of workplace injuries serious enough to result in time away from work, in relation to hours worked.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that there were no workplace fatalities of its employees or contractors in 2020, but it recorded a fatality of a stevedore at its PT Intisentosa Alambahtera (ISAB) facility in Lampung, Indonesia.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    11.5 / 16 71.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Practice: 6 / 10 60%
    • Self-reported: 6 / 10 60%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company reports that in 2019, it started a project with Dutch non-profit organization SNV and the Louis Dreyfus Foundation in South Sumatra, Indonesia, to include smallholder farmers in sustainable supply chains. With a focus on increasing production and yields sustainably, and without resorting to deforestation, the project develops essential infrastructure, such as washing facilities and safe chemical storage, that is critical to help them comply with sustainability requirements, and so achieve certification. In 2020, the project managed to train over 1,000 independent smallholders. Trainees included a group of 30 smallholders who manage 130 hectares of oil palm as members of KUD Mitra Bersama. They became the world's first independent smallholder group to be certified under the newly adopted RSPO Independent Smallholder (ISH) Standard. However, all this information reported is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      1,000 - The company states that in 2020, the project managed to train over 1,000 independent smallholders. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      40% - The company reports that in 2020, 40% of mills supplying to its refineries participated in engagement workshops on how to use its self-declaration tool to show compliance with its policy. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      168. 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' with a target for 2022 stating '100% of direct & indirect sourcing volumes has commitment to NDPE / agreement to LDC sustainability policy/certified volume'.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that in 2020, approximately 90% of the palm it sources is covered by contractual supplier commitments to NDPE, both directly and indirectly. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that in 2020, where possible, it engaged higher-risk supplier groups to ensure understanding of its grievance protocol and process. It also mentions that its work ranges from including policy compliance in its contracts, to workshops and other engagement mechanisms to publicize its policies, as well as direct training and technical assistance, especially for smaller or higher risk producers. However, a time-bound plan is not reported.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports to undertake risk assessments of all its suppliers (includes 16% high risk direct suppliers and 27% high risk indirect suppliers), applying Global Forest Watch's independent evaluation of risk levels associated with the specific activities of each mill that supplies its refineries and trading book. As regards monitoring, in 2019, it started field verification of NDPE implementation for some of its direct suppliers. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports yearly on engaging with mills, this includes high risk mills. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to undertake risk assessments of all its suppliers, applying Global Forest Watch's independent evaluation of risk levels associated with the specific activities of each mill that supplies its refineries.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      174. 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 its suppliers and has also categorised risk level for all direct and indirect third party suppliers. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has reported the risk level of all direct and indirect third party suppliers for 2020. However, this information is not externally verified.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.75 / 7 82.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 2 87.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company reports its commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to fair conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports having a EthicsPoint (it is a hotline- online or by telephone) for reporting concerns over possible conduct that may be unethical, non-compliant, or otherwise inconsistent with the company's Code of Conduct. The company also reports running compliance and ethics program which covers areas of Regulatory Compliance, Trade Compliance and Compliance Monitoring. However, this information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has disclosed its tax strategy, however, it only covers the UK subsidiaries of the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      180. 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

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

      The company has a palm grievance protocol, open to all stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company provides a grievance list.

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