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M.P. Evans Group plc

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

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  • About this company:

    Founded in 1981, UK based producer M.P. Evans

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    57,581 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    77%
  • Market cap:
    457,848,009 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    MPE.L
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    MPE LN
  • ISIN:
    GB0007538100
  • Sedol:
    0753810
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: M.P. Evans Group plc – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 63% 110.81 / 176
  • Organisation: 21.5 / 35 61.4%
  • Policy: 52 / 75 69.3%
  • Practice: 37.3 / 66 56.5%
  • Self-reported: 5.3 / 66 8%
  • External: 10.1 / 66 15.3%
  • Certified: 22 / 66 33.3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8 / 11 72.7%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a range of policies around sustainability

    • 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?

      The company has a dedicated sustainability manager based in Jakarta supported by dedicated field staff resident on the company's estates

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's chief executive who is also a board member, takes the lead in setting policy on sustainability

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2018 - The company provides a section on sustainability within its 2018 annual report

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    11 / 16 68.8%
    • Organisation: 10 / 13 76.9%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      57,581

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      52,343 - Figure includes plasma areas

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      11,968

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1,815

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3,423 - Sum of HCV and other conservation areas

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      1,887

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Number of company-owned mills?

      3 - The company reports that it currently has three owned mills. One mill in Kota Bangun is expected to complete its construction in 2020 followed by two new mills at Bumi Mas and Musi Rawas by the end of 2023

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

      Coordinates for all three mills are provided on the company's website

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • 26. Number of supplier mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not source from supplier mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not source from supplier mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not source from supplier mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not source from supplier mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not source from supplier mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not source from supplier mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • 32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not source from supplier mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2021

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not source from supplier mills. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it is not a refiner. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

    • 37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not own crushing facilities. Please note that ZSL has been unable to confirm this

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    12.13 / 18 67.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 9 77.8%
    • Practice: 5.1 / 7 73.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 3.4 / 7 48.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states new development only takes place in heavily degraded areas which are neither forested nor suitable habitats for endangered species

    • 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?

      HCV, HCS, peat. The company states the it does not plant on peat or HCS areas since November 2018

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company patrols its conservation areas daily, uses satellite imagery to monitor its HCV areas annually, and states in 2019 the company will pilot the use of drones to help protect its conservation areas from encroachment

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.69 / 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
      0.69 / 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?

      The company states that planting of jungle trees and other environmentally suitable plants is undertaken in conservation areas, as well as clearly signposting conservation areas and educating local communities of their importance. The company states it patrols its conservation areas, uses camera traps to monitor wild animals and carries out biodiversity surveys. It also conducts training with its own workers and amongst local villages to raise awareness of the importance of HCV areas to local communities. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      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
    8.5 / 11 77.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 8 81.3%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      There is public availability of the following HCV assessments:
      South Sumatra: PT Evans Lestari; Bangka Belitung Island: PT Gunung Pelawan Lestari; East Kalimantan: PT Prima Mitrajaya Mandiri; PT Teguh Jayaprima Abadi

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2015

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2015

    • 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)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      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?

      The commitment applies to scheme smallholders, but it is not clear whether it applies to all suppliers

    • 60. 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 has not undertaken any new planting since January 2015

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      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?

      There is public availability of the following SEIAs:
      South Sumatra: PT Evans Lestari
      Bangka Belitung Island: PT Gunung Pelawan Lestari
      East Kalimantan: PT Prima Mitrajaya Mandiri ; PT Teguh Jayaprima Abadi

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    11.44 / 20 57.2%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • Practice: 2.9 / 7 42%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.7 / 7 24.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment applies to scheme smallholders and no clear commitment for other suppliers found

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • 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?

      The company's commitment to BMPs on peat applies to all suppliers

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.69 / 1

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

      The company provides details on adopting best management practices on soil and peat by minimising erosion, maintaining water levels and recycling nutrients. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it is not aware of any fires on or near its estates since 2005

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO Palm GHG Calculator and ISCC 205 tool

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2 - The company reports that methane and biogas capture is done in its Bumi Permai mill and Tengkalat mill only, hence partial points awarded

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

      0.86 - tCO2e/ha

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      84. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company has published a Palm GHG report of 2016 with GHG emissions from land use change reported for each estate

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    10.82 / 22 49.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 11 45.5%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 9 64.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 5.1 / 9 56.3%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      87. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 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
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has installed composting system for its mills, which utilises liquid effluent from the mill and the resulting compost is tested for its nutrient value and applied to the field as an organic fertiliser

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.69 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.69 / 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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only aims to phase out Class 1A and 1B pesticides and no time-bound commitment found

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.69 / 1

      103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company will manage pests, diseases, weeds and invasive non-native species using appropriate integrated pest management (“IPM”) techniques. 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
    29.89 / 46 65%
    • Organisation: 2 / 5 40%
    • Policy: 17 / 25 68%
    • Practice: 10.9 / 16 68.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 16 4.7%
    • External: 0 / 16 0%
    • Certified: 10.1 / 16 63.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The commitment applies to smallholders but does not cover all suppliers

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.69 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      109. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • 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
      0.69 / 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)?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's commitments under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      118. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.69 / 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
      0.69 / 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?

    • 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?

      27%

    • 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
      0.69 / 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
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      There company reports no fatalities among its workforce or contractors working on its estates during 2017

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - During 2017 among the company's workforce or contractors working on its estates

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.69 / 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
    9.09 / 14 64.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 5.1 / 10 50.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 10 0%
    • External: 5.1 / 10 50.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,006

    • N
      0 / 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?

      2012

    • 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)?

      The company only states that it operates in: Indonesia (East Kalimantan, Bangka Belitung, South Sumatra, North Sumatra) and in Malaysia (Penang).

    • 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?

      2024

    • P
      0.69 / 1

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

      39,679 (69%)

    • P
      0.65 / 1

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

      7,729 (65%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      3 (100%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2024 - The target is within five years

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0 (0%)

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not own processing facilities

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company's reporting broadly suggests that it does not own processing facilities

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports ISPO certification has been achieved for all three of its mills

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      157. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states ISCC certification has been received for two mills (Pangkatan mill and Bumi Permai mill)

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    3.75 / 10 37.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 4 25%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company supports scheme smallholders through financial and management support. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company details the number of cooperative schemes and total number of cooperative members

    • 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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not souce from mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not souce from mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not souce from mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not souce from mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not souce from mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not souce from mills

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • 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
    6.19 / 8 77.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 1.7 / 3 56.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 1.7 / 3 56.3%
    • 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
      0.69 / 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

    • Y
      1 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a grievance mechanism, but no details on the procedure are given

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: M.P. Evans Group plc

SPOTT gathers reports and stories from global media sources, covering specific company activities related to the assessment indicator categories. ZSL does not assess the validity of these reports.

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Scoring criteria: M.P. Evans Group plc

Scoring criteria guide how ZSL conducts SPOTT assessments and allocates scores to ensure a fair and consistent approach, setting the expectations for companies on how they should publish ESG data. The full palm oil indicator framework contains 181 indicators across 10 categories, aligned with corporate reporting initiatives.

SPOTT is a ZSL initiative.
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