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  • Landbank (oil palm)
    1,953 hectares
  • Market cap:
    585,260,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    MEWI.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    MII SP
  • ISIN:
    KYG6074A1085
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Mewah Group – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 64.2% 118.14 / 184
  • Organisation: 28.5 / 37 77%
  • Policy: 60.5 / 76 79.6%
  • Practice: 29.1 / 71 41%
  • Self-reported: 16.9 / 71 23.8%
  • External: 4.8 / 71 6.7%
  • Certified: 7.5 / 71 10.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8.75 / 11 79.6%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 3 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy which covers multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company's operations covering both social and environmental issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a group sustainability lead.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's CEO who is also a board member is responsible for overseeing the overall implementation of Sustainable Palm Oil Policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      4 (57%) - The company reports 4 women members out of 7 members in its senior management team. Partial points have been awarded as the number of women in the senior management team is not directly reported by the company, it is assumed from the titles (Ms) given in the senior management team members list in the Annual Report 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      3 (37%) - The company reports three women board members in its Annual Report.

    • P
      0.75 / 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] The company's subsidiary, Ngo Chew Hong, is a member of SASPO.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company collaborates with multiple NGOs on reducing negative environmental or social outcomes however not specific to palm oil production.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company has published its Sustainability Report 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      CDP.

    • 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
    18.01 / 25 72%
    • Organisation: 12.5 / 16 78.1%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 7 50.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.8 / 7 39.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1,953.02 - The company reports its total area in ACOP 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      1,651.1 - Figure includes infrastructure areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports 0 ha smallholder planted area in its ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      228.18 - The company reports 228.18 ha area unplanted.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      73.74 - The company reports its High Conservation value area in its ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company has submitted its maps to the RSPO.

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      1 - The company has only one mill.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The name and location of the mill are available on the GFW Universal Mill list.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's only mill sources from Own Estate (5%), Third-Party Estate (18%), Dealer (76%), and Smallholders (1%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's only mill sources from Own Estate (5%), Third-Party Estate (18%), Dealer (76%), and Smallholders (1%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      390 - The company reports 390 third-party supplying mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the name and location of its third-party supplying mill in its mill declaration datasheet.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      27. Number (or percentage) of third party supplying mills that source from their own plantations and/or third party plantations?

      The company publishes mill-wise public summary reports which contains information on sources of FFB for supplying mills, however it is unclear if the summary reports are available for all of the supplying mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 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?

      The company publishes mill-wise public summary reports which contains information on sources of FFB for supplying mills, however it is unclear if the summary reports are available for all of the supplying mills.

    • 29. 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has already achieved 100% traceability to mill.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports 100% of its supply is traceable to mill level.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a target to achieve 100% traceable supply chain by 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company reports 100% of FFB supply is traceable to the plantation.

    • P
      0.76 / 2

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

      The company reports 80.23% and 75.60% traceability to the plantation for CPO and CPKO respectively in 2019.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company provides traceability data for CPO and CPKO supply traceable to plantation level for all four refineries.

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    8.13 / 17 47.8%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Practice: 4.1 / 12 34.4%
    • Self-reported: 0.1 / 12 1.1%
    • External: 4 / 12 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 12 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,006 - The company is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2006.

    • 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] 2,009 - The company got certified in 2009 within three years of joining the RSPO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted its ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Indonesia (Jambi).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - The company's landbank is not RSPO certified yet.

    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      0% - The company's mills are not certified yet.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,025 - The company reports in its 2020ACOP that it plans to achieve 100% RSPO certification for all its estates and mills by 2025.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,015 - The company reports its time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities in its ACOP 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.09 / 1

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

      8.64% - The company reports 8.64% of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) are RSPO-certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.04 / 1

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

      The company discloses 4.13% RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains in 2020 RSPO ACOP.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has introduced the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification to its suppliers through a training workshop hosted in Jambi. However, no certification found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      52. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] All of the company's operations are MSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10 / 18 55.6%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 5 / 10 50%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company reports to "adopt zero conversion of natural forest areas for oil palm plantations". As this does not cover all natural ecosystems, partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company reports its commitment to no deforestation in its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports its commitment to no deforestation in its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy that applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation?

      The company commits to the protection of HCV and HCS areas and rejecting new oil palm development in forested peatland plantations after May 2015.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company monitors deforestation by using the GFW Platform to identify potential deforestation risks in its own plantation operations as well as supply chain. The information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company uses the GFW Platform to identify potential deforestation risks in its own plantation operations as well as supply chain. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports zero illegal deforestation in its own operation.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Some information is recorded under the company's grievances however it does not cover the whole scope of the company's supply chain.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to the reforestation of non-compliant deforestation and land clearing.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's Supply Chain Re-Entry Requirements state that if non-compliance against the company's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy is found that suppliers must "produce time-bound action plan towards recovery" and "rectify" allegations, however do not clearly state that the non-compliant deforestation should be restored.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company state that it has taken a landscape approach to conservation (beyond the boundaries of our concession) through community conservation partnership with external partners. However, its implementation is unclear and the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      The company has a Environmental and Biodiversity Policy but it does not contain a commitment to protecting biodiversity beyond HCV/HCS/set-asides or a time-bound target and therefore no points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has Identified species of conservation concern, referencing IUCN's red list. The information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has provided multiple examples of species and habitat conservation management in its sustainability report. The information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company state that hunting is prohibited only in its High conservation areas.

    • 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
    8 / 11 72.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • Y
      1 / 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?

      The company commits to only use HCV assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's ALS.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • 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 the company is: only a processor/trader; or has had no new planting since April 2015, unless it has undertaken HCS assessments that are not for new planting; or all new planting is since November 2017 AND has all been covered under combined HCV-HCS assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to conduct SEIAs applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that it has done Environmental Risk & Social Impact Assessment in its sustainability report, however, no report or summary is available.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    11.25 / 19 59.2%
    • Organisation: 2 / 4 50%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also has a commitment to no new planting of peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no planting on peat in its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy that applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for soils and peat. This applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company has only provided evidence of best management practices for peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company reports its commitment to no burning in its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports its commitment to no burning in its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company has a fire alert system with technology, such as LIVE CCTV by Regional Police of the Republic of Indonesia (Polda) and a satellite image from the Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space ("LAPAN") for fire monitoring and management.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that in 2020 there 0 incidents of fire in it's own operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a target to achieve a 10% reduction in carbon footprint by 2025, however the target is not based on intensity.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that the GHG emission achieved in its Palm oil mill operation and Plantation is 614.02 kgCO2/MT CPO production and 65,446.95MT CO2 respectively.

    • 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 reports its yearly GHG intensity figures but the intensity figure is not specific to palm oil operations. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      ISCC methodology and RSPO PALM GHG Calculator.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company is planning to install a methane capturing plant for its palm oil operation. However, does not report any figures.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    17.5 / 25 70%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 5.5 / 12 45.8%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 12 22.9%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 2.8 / 12 22.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that in 2017, the company sets a long-term goal to improve water intensity from 0.19 m3 / MT product to 0.15 m3 / MT product by the year 2025.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      1.29 - The company records water consumption intensity 1.29 m³ per MT FFB in 2020.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports its progress towards water use intensity as; 1.75 m³ per MT FFB (2019), 1.29 m³ per MT FFB (2020). The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports BOD and COD figures within legal limits.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports BOD and COD figures annually, and 2020 figures were within specified legal limits.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company states that it will recycle and reuse all the liquid and solid waste as fertiliser and fuel and also sets a goal to achieve zero waste by 2023. The information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that the ""quality of water discharged from our refineries and palm oil mill are constantly monitored to make sure the discharge quality in within compliance of national environmental limit"". Partial points have been awarded as specific mention of PORE is not reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company has an explicit commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has started a monitoring and measurement program in its subsidiary to carry out freshwater biota surveys (e.g., Plankton Survey and Benthos Survey). The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to minimise the use of chemicals including pesticides and chemical fertilisers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to minimise the use of chemicals including pesticides and chemical fertilisers. This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company has provided an explicit commitment to no use of paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has provided an explicit commitment to no use of paraquat. This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to no use of WHO 1A and 1B pesticides in its own operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no use of WHO 1A and 1B pesticides. This applies to al suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      The company utilizes oil palm effluents and residue as inorganic fertilizers in the plantations. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company clearly has an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. However, unclear if implementing this and this information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has a proper waste management system in place to avoid negative environmental impacts. This information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    22.75 / 35 65%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 16 / 21 76.2%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 9 30.6%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 9 30.6%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports its commitment to human rights in its sustainable palm oil policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports its commitment to human rights in its sustainable palm oil policy that applies to all its suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

      the company states that it developed its own set of human rights due diligence tool to address social challenges in the industry and identify gaps in the operations. The assessment was conducted by Sustainability Team together with its HR personnel, through documentation review, workers interviews, and site audits.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company ensures the protection of the rights of workers, indigenous peoples, and local communities. However, not in reference to the UN Declaration/ILO Convention.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company ensures the protection of the rights of workers, indigenous peoples, and local communities. However, not in reference to the UN Declaration/ILO Convention.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to aim to "create a society in which the legal and customary land tenure rights are respected". As this is an unclear commitment, partial points have been awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to aim to "create a society in which the legal and customary land tenure rights are respected". This applies to all suppliers. As this is an unclear commitment, partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also makes this commitment explicitly in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment in its sustainability policy that applies to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. 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). Points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's commitments under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company is committed to mitigating impacts on food security.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company is committed to providing essential community services.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has published the summary of its CSR achievement in the 2020 Sustainability report and the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to providing work opportunities for local communities.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company refers to five Fundamental ILO Conventions: freedom of association, right to collective bargaining, no forced labour, no child labour, no discrimination.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company refers to five Fundamental ILO Conventions: freedom of association, right to collective bargaining, no forced labour, no child labour, no discrimination.

    • 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 eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment in its Human Rights and labour Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment in its Human Rights and labour Policy. The policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to conduct train on sexual harassment, limited details are reported and this was the only example found, thus partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      5% - The company reports 5% of temporary employees in its workforce.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      29% - The company reports 29% of women employees in its workforce.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company only commits to paying the minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to paying the minimum wage that 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 its commitment to address health and safety in its Safety and Health Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to address health and safety that applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company provides training of personnel in accident prevention, accident response, emergency preparedness, and the use of protective clothing and equipment. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      1.49 - The company reports that Lost Time Injury Rate per 200,000 working hours is 1.49.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports zero workplace fatalities in 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    9.75 / 16 60.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 6.3 / 10 62.5%
    • Self-reported: 6.3 / 10 62.5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company is committed to support smallholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company is hosting workshops and educate its smallholders on the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in oil palm cultivation. However, only the type of smallholders being supported is unclear.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it hosted a smallholder sustainability empowerment workshop at its palm oil mill which contained more than 50 participants but the exact number or percentage is not reported. Also, the type of smallholders supported is unclear.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company provides assistance to its independent smallholders by improving their livelihoods, providing them knowledge and resources to improving productivity while mitigating the negative environmental and social impacts. The information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it assists more than 1200 independent smallholders. However, the exact figure is unclear.

    • 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 audits supplier mills using interviews, observations, and documentation review, relating to chemical stores, field inspections, health and safety, wastewater, and employment and grievances. The company uses a High Importance Mill Engagement Program guideline for assessment to its suppliers. The company evaluated overall sustainability performance relating to traceability, NDPE awareness, sustainability commitment, environmental risk, and social impact, and used results to customise appropriate support and intervention strategies.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      10 (20%) - The company reports that it selected 10 critical supplier groups in its supply chain that are responsible for the supply of 50 palm oil mills and account for 20% of palm oil production volume in the company's supply base.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company's Supply Chain Re-Entry Requirements policy states "In the event where a company/supplier has been suspended for violating Mewah's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy, it must be able to prove that it meets the following minimum requirements at a group-level before being considered eligible for re-entry into Mewah's supply chain". However, limited details are given on time-frames for action.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 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 ' on deforestation progress, 34% of volumes at production level were 'commitment and starting action', 6% were 'progressing', and 58% were 'delivering'. 65% of volumes were 'delivering' on peat progress at mill level, 21% were 'progressing', and 11% It is unclear what the levels refer, whether this is referring to direct or indirect supply, and if this covers all sourcing policies, thus partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it identifies several high-risk suppliers and carry out assessment based on guidelines defined in the company's High Importance Mill Engagement Program (HIMEP), however, does not provide other details.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it identifies several high-risk suppliers and carries out assessments based on guidelines defined in its High Importance Mill Engagement Program (HIMEP) annually.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has GFW Pro PALM Risk Analysis in place to categorize suppliers based on risk levels and also the company assesses its suppliers with respect to its Social Impact Analysis.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it identifies several high-risk suppliers and carry out assessment based on guidelines define in High Importance Mill Engagement Program (HIMEP) annually.

    • 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 reports the overall risk level of all own and third-party supplying mills i.e., (26.46%) high, (58.15%) Medium, and (15.38%) low.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4 / 7 57.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • 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 in its Anti-corruption and Bribery Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has its own Whistleblowing Policy to report unethical conduct.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The grievance procedure is only for use by external parties.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company provides some details of grievances, but does not provide complainant category.

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