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Company assessment: Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd – October 2016

SPOTT assesses companies against over 100 indicators across ten categories. Click on the icons or bars below to expand each category for further details, scoring and links to reports and sources.

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  • RSPO reporting requirements RSPO reporting requirements 0 / 15 0%
    • The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is an international association and certification scheme to promote the development of sustainable palm oil, whose Annual Communications of Progress (ACOP) reports require members to submit information relating to certification targets for their estates, scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers.

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      1.1. Is the company an RSPO member?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

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      1.2. Has the company submitted its most recent Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP) report to the RSPO?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

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      1.3.1. In the company's most recent and up-to-date RSPO ACOP report, does the company refer to itself as an oil palm grower?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

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      1.3.2. In the company's most recent and up-to-date RSPO ACOP report, does the company state all the countries and regions in which it operates?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

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      1.4.1. Has the company RSPO-certified its first plantation estate: a) By November 2010, for companies joining prior to finalisation of the RSPO certification systems in November 2007? b) Within three years of joining the RSPO or of acquiring plantation operations as an RSPO member?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

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      1.4.2. Has the company missed any of its public targets to be 100% RSPO-certified?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

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      1.5. What percentage of the company's total plantation estates is RSPO-certified?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members, therefore none of its plantation estates are currently RSPO-certified

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      1.6. Are the company's RSPO Principles and Criteria certification assessments publicly available?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

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      1.7.1. Have the first of the company's independent FFB suppliers achieved RSPO certification?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

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      1.7.2. Has the company missed any public targets for 100% of its independent FFB suppliers to be RSPO-certified?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

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      1.8.1. Has the company RSPO-certified its first scheme smallholders?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

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      1.8.2. Has the company missed any public targets for 100% of its scheme smallholders to be RSPO-certified?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

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      1.9. What percentage of the company's scheme smallholder plantations is RSPO-certified?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members, therefore none of its scheme smallholder plantations are currently RSPO-certified

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      1.10. Does the company have any open complaints filed through the RSPO complaints system?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

  • Landbank and maps Landbank and maps 1 / 8 12.5%
    • A company's landbank refers to the total area of land for oil palm cultivation, planted areas, and areas set aside for conservation, within its concessions. Companies should detail their criteria for acquiring land in the form of a statement that also applies to their smallholders and independent FFB suppliers, and disclose concession maps where compliant with local and national laws.

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      2.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement detailing its land acquisition criteria?

      No information could be found using the research protocols. Malaysia Airport Holdings only states that land acquisition is done in accordance with land acquisition acts and procedures

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      2.1.2. Does this statement apply to all of the company's scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      2.2.1. Has the company publicly disclosed its total landbank area for oil palm cultivation?

      6,945.54 ha of palm oil plantations around the airports (data more than one year old)

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      2.2.2. Has the company publicly disclosed its total planted area?

      Yes, planted area is 6,698.40 ha

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      2.2.3. Has the company publicly disclosed its total scheme smallholder area?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      2.2.4. Has the company publicly disclosed its total area of land managed for conservation that is set aside (i.e. including areas of High Conservation Value)?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      2.3.1. Are all of the company's concession maps publicly available for all countries in which it operates?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      2.3.2. Are all of the company's scheme smallholders' concession maps publicly available for all countries in which it operates?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

  • Environmental management Environmental management 0 / 14 0%
    • Managing the environment within a concession is a complicated process, but companies should attempt to address deforestation using a High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach, protect High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) from communities prior to new planting; reduce pesticide use and manage water effectively.

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      3.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement to address deforestation resulting from its operations?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      3.1.2. Does this statement apply to all its scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      3.2.1. Does the company have a publicly available commitment to undertake Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) prior to any new planting taking place?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      3.2.2. Does the company make its Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) process publicly available?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      3.3.1. Does the company have a publicly available commitment to conduct SEIA (Social and Environmental Impact Assessments) assessments prior to any new planting taking place?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      3.3.2. Are all SEIA assessments conducted after November 2005 publicly available?

      No SEIA assessments could be found using the research protocols

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      3.4.1. Does the company have a publicly available commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments prior to any new planting taking place?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      3.4.2. Has the company publicly committed to only using licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS)?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      3.4.3. Are all of the company's High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments conducted after November 2005 publicly available?

      No HCV assessments could be found using the research protocols

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      3.4.4. Does the company make its High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans for all of its estates publicly available?

      No HCV management plans could be found using the research protocols

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      3.5. Has the company publicly committed to applying a High Carbon Stock (HCS) methodology to all of its landholdings and not developing on HCS areas?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      3.6. Does the company have a publicly available Water Management Plan or equivalent for its operations?

      No information could be found using the research protocols. However, Malaysia Airport Holdings do undertake some water management, such as reusing rainwater for irrigation

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      3.7. Does the company have a publicly available Integrated Pest Management Plan for its operations?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      3.8. Does the company have a publicly available commitment to not use WHO Class 1A and 1B pesticides and paraquat, or time-bound plan for phasing out their use?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      3.9. Has the company been mentioned in any relevant media stories and/or reports that make reference to wildlife conflict or deforestation within the company's plantation estates and/or its scheme smallholders' or independent FFB suppliers' plantations?

      No relevant media stories could be found using the research protocols

  • Fragile, marginal and peat soils Fragile, marginal and peat soils 0 / 2 0%
    • Peatlands are wetlands with a thick water-logged organic soil layer made up of dead and decaying plant material. Drainage, conversion to farmland and fertilisation turns peatlands into wastelands due to soil subsidence and fires. Companies, their smallholders and independent FFB suppliers should therefore commit to no new development on peat.

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      4.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement stating that it is committed to a strict 'no new development on peat' policy?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      4.1.2. Does this policy apply to all its scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      4.2. What percentage of the company's landbank for oil palm cultivation is located on peat?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

  • Zero burning Zero burning 0 / 2 0%
    • A "zero burning" policy commits the company, smallholders and independents, to follow the zero burning technique, in which logged over secondary forest or old plantation land is not burned, but instead felled, shredded, stacked and left in situ to decompose naturally, thereby reducing emissions and improving soil fertility.

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      5.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement stating that it is committed to a strict policy of zero burning?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      5.1.2. Does this policy apply to all its scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      5.2. Has the company been mentioned in any relevant media stories and/or reports that make reference to fires found within the company's plantation estates and/or its scheme smallholders' or independent FFB suppliers' plantations?

      No relevant media stories could be found using the research protocols

  • Greenhouse gas emissions Greenhouse gas emissions 0 / 6 0%
    • Companies should have a publicly available time-bound plan to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, which contribute to global warming by trapping heat in the Earth's atmosphere. Companies should report on their progress and ensure the plan applies to smallholders and independents.

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      6.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available time-bound plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?

      No. Malaysia Airport Holdings has a target to reduce total direct emissions by 10% by 2020, but the scope only covers Kuala Lumpur International Airport's (KLIA) activities and buildings, and palm oil operations are not explicitly referred to

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      6.1.2. Does this time-bound plan apply to all its scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      6.2. Does the company publicly report on progress made towards achieving its time-bound plan?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      6.3. Does the company publicly report its GHG emissions from land use change associated with new planting?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      6.4. Has the company made a public commitment to report and to reduce effects from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME)?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      6.5. Has the company made a public commitment to eliminate methane emissions from all of its palm oil mills?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

  • Traceability Traceability 0 / 12 0%
    • Traceability refers to the company's potential for tracing goods along the distribution chain. We assessed this indicator in terms of the public availability of mill location and mill certification data, independent FFB supplier fresh fruit bunch certification data, and commitments to adopting more traceable physical supply chain models.

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      7.1. Are all of the company's mill locations publicly available for all countries in which it operates?

      No information could be found using the research protocols

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      7.2. What percentage of the company's total palm oil mills is RSPO-certified?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

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      7.3. What percentage of the company's total fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) purchased from independent suppliers (not including outgrowers and scheme smallholders) is RSPO-certified?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

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      7.4. Does the company have a public commitment to move towards Segregated and/or Identity Preserved certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO)?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

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      7.5. Does the company prioritize certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) from Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chain models over Mass Balance or GreenPalm?

      Neither Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad, nor its plantation subsidiary, MAB Agriculture-Horticulture Sendirian Berhad (MAAH) are RSPO members

Media monitor: Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd

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Research protocols: Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd

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