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  • Landbank (oil palm)
    2,846 hectares
  • Market cap:
    211,937,410 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    MEWI.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    MII SP
  • ISIN:
    KYG6074A1085
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Mewah Group – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 48.3% 90.32 / 187
  • Organisation: 27 / 38 71.1%
  • Policy: 41.5 / 76 54.6%
  • Practice: 21.8 / 73 29.9%
  • Self-reported: 13.6 / 73 18.6%
  • External: 4.8 / 73 6.5%
  • Certified: 3.5 / 73 4.8%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9.25 / 11 84.1%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • 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?

    • 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 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      40% - Data taken from Sustainability Report 2018. Only the profile of senior management team is disclosed in 2019 reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      3

    • 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 Surina Welfare Society, a Malaysian Non-Government Organization (NGO) that focuses on the prevention of child abuse, however, only limited details are provided.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • 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 the company is not a POIG member.

    • 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)?

      2,846.4

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      1,000.84 - Figure includes infrastructure areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      500

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      372.55

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      973.01

    • 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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

    • 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 (6%), Third-Party Estate (32%), Dealer (59%), and Smallholders (3%).

    • 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 (6%), Third-Party Estate (32%), Dealer (59%), and Smallholders (3%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      390

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 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 contain 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 contain 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 the company has informed ZSL that is sources only directly from mills.

    • 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?

    • 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 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

    • P
      0.76 / 2

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

      The company reports 76.36% and 78.26% 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 each of its four refineries.

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    8.06 / 16 50.4%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Practice: 5.1 / 11 46%
    • Self-reported: 1.1 / 11 9.6%
    • External: 4 / 11 36.4%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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?

      2010

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      2026 - The company reports in its 2019 ACOP that it plans to achieve 100% RSPO certification for all its estates and mills by 2026.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2013

    • 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
      0.06 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Segregated and Identity Preserved.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      51. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      All of the company's operations are MSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    4.5 / 17 26.5%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 9 38.9%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no deforestation and protection of HCV, HCS and peat areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no deforestation and protection of HCV, HCS and peat areas which applies to its suppliers as well.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company states that it conducts desktop assessments to identify potential deforestation risks in its supply chain, however, limited details are provided.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      59. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      61. 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", however does not clearly state that the non-compliant deforestation should be restored. The company's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy includes a cut-off date of 31st December 2015 for HCV, HCS and peatland protection.

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    4 / 14 28.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 8 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 6 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      77. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    7 / 20 35%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 8 68.8%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      95. 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

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that the GHG emission achieved in its operation is 39.51 kgCO2/MT production.

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its yearly GHG intensity figures but intensity has increased from 36.68 kgCO2/MT in 2018 to 39.51 kgCO2/MT in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      ISCC methodology.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    5.25 / 25 21%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 11 13.6%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 12 22.9%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 12 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 12 6.3%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company focuses on reduction in water consumption and optimisation of water use but no time-bound commitment could be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      0.2 - The company records water consumption efficiency at 0.20m³/product.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity figures, but they are not improving.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports BOD and COD figures within legal limits.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports BOD and COD figures annually, and 2019 figures were within specified legal limits.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports that it releases palm oil mill effluent (POME) into local waterways after being treated with local environmental limits in order to minimise the risk of disturbance to the aquatic environment and the pollution of ground water.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      119. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

    • N
      0 / 2

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company is adopting a comprehensive waste management blueprint that outlines an action plan to understand its waste streams, to measure/baseline current waste generation and to complete a facility-wide waste operations assessment.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    21.75 / 36 60.4%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 15.5 / 22 70.5%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 9 25%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 9 25%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Through supplier engagement, the company creates a platform to create awareness of human rights abuses. The company also has "Love Our Children" programme which incorporates interactive activities to educate the participants on human rights, safety and health, as well as personal protection.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      126. 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 but not in reference to the UN Declaration/ILO Convention.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. 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 itself.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. 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

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides a summary of its CSR achievements for the year 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      141. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company provides training of personnel in accident prevention, accident response, emergency preparedness, and use of protective clothing and equipment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      2.6 - The company reports that Lost Time Injury Rate per 200,000 working hours is 2.6.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports zero workplace fatalities in 2019.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    9 / 16 56.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 5.5 / 10 55%
    • Self-reported: 5.5 / 10 55%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company reports that it hosted a smallholder sustainability empowerment workshop at its palm oil mill which contained more than 50 participants, however, only the type of smallholders being supported is unclear.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      160. 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
      0.5 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      The company states it supports independent smallholders but no details on the type of support is provided.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      162. Percentage of independent smallholders/outgrowers 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company audits supplier mills using interviews, observations, and documentation review, relating to chemical stores, field inspections, health and safety, wastewater, and employment and grievances. In 2018 the company launched a High Importance Mill Engagement Program, focusing on 50 high importance mills based on volumes of CPO supplied. 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

      164. 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

      165. 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 timeframes for action.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it identifies several high risk suppliers and carries out assessment based on guidelines define in the company's High Importance Mill Engagement Program (HIMEP), but only details on the type of support is provided.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has an environmental risk analysis in place to categorise suppliers based on risk levels and also the company assesses its suppliers with respect to its Social Impact Analysis.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      172. 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 carries out assessment based on guidelines define in High Importance Mill Engagement Program (HIMEP) every year.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports the risk level of its supplying mills identified in its supply chain, but the information is not externally verified.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3.5 / 7 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company reports it has a whistleblowing procedure but does not provide details of the process.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The grievance procedure is only for use by external parties.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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

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