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Established in 1932, Singapore based producer Musim Mas owns palm oil operations in Indonesia. The

  • Landbank (oil palm):
    194,070 hectares
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    Private company
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private company
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Musim Mas Group PT – November 2018

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Assessment date:

Total: 87% 107.5 / 123.5
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 7 / 7 100%
    • Companies should publish sustainability policies or similar covering their entire supply chain — including third party suppliers — implemented and enforced through high-level leadership that engages with wider industry schemes.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      2. Policy or commitment applies to direct and third-party suppliers?

      The company's Sustainability Policy is applicable "to all third party suppliers, with whom the Group has either a purchase agreement or a trading relationship"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company refers to a position called "Strategy and Planning (Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development)" in a 2015 report

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The latest update report on the company's sustainability report is for January-December 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      5. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to improve sustainability in relation to palm oil?

      Member of POIG, Fire Free Alliance, TFA 2020 and the HCS Approach Steering Group

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      6. Verification report on compliance with POIG Charter, if a POIG member?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      7. Activities with government, NGOs or academic institutions to improve palm oil sustainability?

      The company engages with several NGOs, academic bodies and government organisations on various projects (e.g. leading the ISPO GHG Working Group to develop GHG calculation guidelines and working with the PONGO alliance to improve habitats for orangutans)

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability 14 / 19 73.7%
    • Companies should publicly report figures on their total landbank and details of different areas under their management. They should also disclose maps of their management areas and provide details on traceability of their products, both to mill and plantation level.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      194,070 - Sum of total land area controlled/managed for oil palm cultivation for PT Musim Mas, PT Agrowiratama, PT Unggul Lestari, PT Siringo Ringo, PT Mentari Pratama and PT Berkat Sawit Sejati (as reported in the 2017 ACOPs)

      In addition to this, the company also owns land in Papua, Indonesia, but it now states it is not developing it and does not include it in its total landbank figures. PT Megasurya Mas submitted an NPP in 2013 for 21,776 ha in Papua. However, in its 2016 and 2017 ACOPs it reported only as a processor/trader. PT Siringo Ringo also submitted an NPP for 29,278 ha in Papua in 2013, but its 2017 ACOP only gives its landbank for its operations in North Sumatra

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      132,070 - Sum of total planted area for PT Musim Mas, PT Agrowiratama, PT Unggul Lestari, PT Siringo Ringo, PT Mentari Pratama and PT Berkat Sawit Sejati (as reported in the 2017 ACOPs).

      In addition to this, the company also owns land in Papua, Indonesia, but it now states it is not developing it and does not include it in its total landbank figures. PT Megasurya Mas submitted an NPP in 2013 for 21,776 ha in Papua. However, in its 2016 and 2017 ACOPs it reported only as a processor/trader. PT Siringo Ringo also submitted an NPP for 29,278 ha in Papua in 2013, but its 2017 ACOP only gives its landbank for its operations in North Sumatra.





    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      4,620

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      39,298.2 - Sum of total area unplanted for PT Musim Mas, PT Agrowiratama, PT Mentari Pratama and PT Unggul Lestari, as reported in the 2017 ACOPs. PT Siringo Ringo and PT Berkat Sawit Sejata reported an unplanted area of 0 ha.

      In addition to this, the company also owns land in Papua, Indonesia, but it now states it is not developing it and does not include it in its total landbank figures. PT Megasurya Mas submitted an NPP in 2013 for 21,776 ha in Papua. However, in its 2016 and 2017 ACOPs it reported only as a processor/trader. PT Siringo Ringo also submitted an NPP for 29,278 ha in Papua in 2013, but its 2017 ACOP only gives its landbank for its operations in North Sumatra

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      22,764

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      14. Number and names of company owned mills?

      16

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      15. Maps or coordinates of company owned mills?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      16. Number and names of supplier mills?

      614 - The company states that from July 2017 to June 2018 it had 614 supplying mills from 258 parent companies. It lists the names of all these on its website

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company made its concession boundaries available to the RSPO for Musim Mas' subsidiaries in 2015, and stated this covered 100% of concessions. Some estate maps are publicly available on GeoRSPO, and some on Global Forest Watch. However, it is not clear if the maps disclosed constitute 100% of the company's palm oil estates. The company only shows a static image file of plantation locations on its website that does not provide enough detail. The company also reports in several ACOPs that it undertook new planting in the 2017 reporting period, but did not re-confirm that the maps submitted to the RSPO still constitute 100% of its concessions

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      100% - The company states it had 100% traceability of CPO to mill as of December 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company is committed to the POIG charter and aims to complete the POIG verification process by February 2019. Within 12 months of commitment to the Charter, all supply must be fully traceable to plantation level

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      21. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level (above 80%)?

      100% - The company states it had 100% traceability of CPO to mill as of December 2017

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

      22. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from own mills traceable to plantation level (above 75%)?

      53% - The company reported in 2016 it achieved 100% traceability from plantation to mill for its certified mills with associated plantations, but in 2017 only reported that its overall traceability to plantation was 53%. It is not completely clear whether the company still has 100% traceability of FFB from plantation to all its own mills

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

      23. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from supplier mills traceable to plantation level (above 75%)?

      53%

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 9.5 / 10 95%
    • Companies should commit to address deforestation and to set aside areas for conservation. They should report on any activities to manage or restore habitat in their conservation areas, or monitor deforestation in their supply chains. They should also provide evidence of species conservation and biodiversity protection.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      24. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      25. Deforestation commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company states its policy applies to "all Musim Mas global operations and to all third party suppliers, with whom the Group has either a purchase agreement or a trading relationship"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      26. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCV, HCS, peat

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      27. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      28. Examples of habitat management and/or habitat restoration?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      29. Implementing a landscape-level approach to biodiversity conservation?

      The company is involved with various landscape initiatives in Indonesia

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      30. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      31. Commitment to not endanger species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      No source

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

      Partial points awarded as the commitment only applies to the companies concessions

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      33. Examples of species conservation activities?

      WWF Saving the Sumatran Rhino project, educating local communities to prevent human-elephant conflicts, orangutan conservation, among others

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 10.5 / 11 95.5%
    • Companies should commit to the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches, and to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA). They should develop and publish monitoring and management plans, and provide evidence through SEIA, HCV and HCS assessments, typically published in summary form due to the sensitive nature of certain sites.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      35. HCV commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company's Sustainability Policy is applicable "to all third party suppliers, with whom the Group has either a purchase agreement or a trading relationship"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The following HCV assessments are publicly available:
      PT Megasurya Mas; PT Siringo Ringo; PT Agrowiratama (phase II); PT Agrowiratama - PT Multipersada Gatramegah; PT Agrowiratama - PT Globalindo Alam Perkasa; PT Mentari Pratama; PT Musim Mas (PT Lestari Abadi Perkasa); PT Agrowiratama; PT Musim Mas; PT Agrowiratama (PT Mulia Indah)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The following HCV assessments are publicly available. PT Mentari Pratama has undertaken new planting in 2015 and 2016, but has already undertaken an HCV assessment for the whole concession.

      PT Agrowiratama - PT Globalindo Alam Perkasa; PT Musim Mas; PT Agrowiratama - PT Sukajadi Sawit Mekar; PT Unggul Lestari; PT Agrowiratama - PT Maju Aneka Sawit

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The following HCV assessments are publicly available. PT Mentari Pratama has undertaken new planting in 2015 and 2016, but has already undertaken an HCV assessment for the whole concession.

      PT Agrowiratama - PT Globalindo Alam Perkasa; PT Musim Mas; PT Agrowiratama - PT Sukajadi Sawit Mekar; PT Unggul Lestari; PT Agrowiratama - PT Maju Aneka Sawit

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      Satisfactory (initially unsatisfactory):
      PT Musim Mas - Kabupaten Pelalawan

      Unsatisfactory:
      PT Musim Mas - Kabupaten Pelalawan
      PT Agrowiratama - PT Globalindo Alam Perkasa
      PT Agrowiratama - PT Sukajadi Sawit Mekar
      PT Agrowiratama - PT Maju Aneka Sawit

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      42. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      The company has two completed HCS assessments available, for PT. Lestari Abadi Perkasa (LAP) (Estate 1) and PT. Mentari Pratama (Estate 2). Further assessments for PT. Globalindo Alam Perkasa, PT. Maju Aneka Sawit, PT. Sukajadi Sawit Mekar and PT. Musim Mas are either undergoing review, or complete but not yet publicly available

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      44. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      The following SEIA assessments are available:

      Riau: PT Musim Mas, Pelalawan District

      Central Kalimantan: PT Agrowiratama - PT Sukajadi Sawit Mekar; PT Unggul Lestari; PT Agrowiratama - PT Maju Aneka Sawit; PT Agrowiratama - PT Multipersada Gatramegah; PT Agrowiratama - PT Globalindo Alam Perkasa

      West Kalimantan: PT Agrowiratama; PT Agrowiratama (phase II); PT Mentari Pratama; PT Lestari Abadi Perkasa; PT Mulia Indah

      Papua: PT Megasurya Mas; PT Siringo Ringo

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions 13.5 / 15 90%
    • Companies should commit to protect peatland and undertake best management practices for soils and peat. They should also have policies on zero burning and to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Companies should report their GHG emissions, as well as any fires that occurred in or around their estates, along with plans for managing and monitoring fires.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      46. Peat commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company's Sustainability Policy is applicable to all suppliers, but its commitment to peat only applies if the area is over one hectare in size

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      48. Landbank or planted area on peat?

      35,287

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      50. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      51. Zero burning commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company's Sustainability Policy is applicable "to all third party suppliers, with whom the Group has either a purchase agreement or a trading relationship"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      52. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states a target of intensity reduction for one mill in a POIG verification report from 2017: "As a sample for one of the mills, the pessimistic target is 19% reduction of 2006 GHG emission or 3.4 tCO2e/tCPO." However, no target date is given for this commitment. The company's sustainability policy has a general commitment to reduce GHG emissions in existing operations but does not specify an intensity or a target date

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      56. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      57. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG Calculator

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      58. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports overall GHG intensity figures in the 2017 ACOPs of the following subsidiaries:
      PT Musim Mas - 28.68 tCO2e/ha
      PT Agrowiratama - 15.7 tCO2e/ha
      PT Unggul Lestari - 2.59 tCO2e/ha
      PT Siringo Ringo - -14.67 tCO2e/ha
      PT Berkat Sawit Sejati 44.13 tCO2e/ha
      However, the company does not have a time-bound target to reduce GHG emissions, and figures are not reported for some subsidiaries, so it is not possible to determine if it is progressing towards an overall target

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      100% - The company states all mills have been fitted with methane gas capture

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management 10 / 12 83.3%
    • Companies should commit to managing water use and water quality, providing evidence through time-bound reduction plans, policies on toxic chemical use and treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME).

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      60. Time-bound commitment to improve water use per tonne of FFB Processed?

      The commitment to reduce water emissions in the 2017 Sustainability Report does not refer to water use per tonne of FFB

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      62. Progress towards commitment on water use?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only reports BOD figures and the company does not have a time-bound commitment to improve water quality for both BOD and COD

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      64. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      65. Evidence of treating palm oil mill effluent (POME)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      67. No use of paraquat?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      68. No use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      69. No use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      70. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 19.5 / 19.5 100%
    • Companies should commit to respect human rights, including those of indigenous peoples and local communities, consulted with free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Companies should respect the rights of workers, report relevant workforce data, and comply with health and safety legislation.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      72. Commitment to human rights, referencing the UN Declaration of Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      73. Commitment to human rights applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company states its policy applies to "all Musim Mas global operations and to all third party suppliers, with whom the Group has either a purchase agreement or a trading relationship"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it will ensure its operations comply with the UN FAO Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      75. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights, referencing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO 169?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      77. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

      The company states its policy applies to "all Musim Mas global operations and to all third party suppliers, with whom the Group has either a purchase agreement or a trading relationship"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      79. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company's grievance mechanism deals with both land conflicts and compliance issues

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      80. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      81. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company has a foundation which is "dedicated to community investment in areas where we operate." It provides examples of how it has supported surrounding communities by building schools, and providing education scholarships and health programmes

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      82. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      83. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      84. Total number of employees?

      37,000

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      1,028 (5%)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      86. Percentage or number of women employees?

      25-28%

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      87. Commitment to pay minimum wage?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      88. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      89. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      2.34 - Lost time accident rate in 2017 is 2.34 per 200,000 working hours

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      4

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      91. Provision of personal protective equipment and pesticide training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards 11 / 17 64.7%
    • Companies should become members of credible certification standards and report in accordance with all appropriate categories of membership. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requires members registered as growers to submit data relating to certification targets for their estates, scheme smallholders and independent fresh fruit bunch (FFB) suppliers, via an annual communications of progress (ACOP) report.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The following company plantation subsidiaries are members of the RSPO:
      PT Musim Mas
      PT Megasurya Mas
      PT Agrowiratama
      PT Berkat Sawit Sejati
      PT Unggul Lestari
      PT Mentari Pratama
      PT Siringo Ringo

      Inter-Continental Oils and Fats Pte Ltd (ICOF) - the marketing and trading arm of the company - is also an RSPO member. It is unclear if Musim Mas Group has management control of the company

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

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

      The company's subsidiaries state the following countries and regions in which the company operates: Indonesia (West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, Riau, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, South Sumatra). The ACOPs do not state it operates in Papua province, where it has concession holdings, although no land development

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      PT Musim Mas - 2020
      PT Agrowiratama - 2020 (extended from last ACOP)
      PT Berkat Sawit Sejati - 2018 (extended from last ACOP)
      PT Unggul Lestari - 2017 (extended from last ACOP)
      PT Mentari Pratama - 2020
      PT Siringo Ringo - 2014

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      96. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders within 5 years or achieved 100% RSPO-certification of scheme/associated smallholders?

      PT Musim Mas - 2011
      PT Agrowiratama - 2010
      PT Unggul Lestari - 2017
      PT Berkat Sawit Sejati - 2015
      All the above targets have already been met, according to the 2017 ACOPs. The other subsidiaries do not appear to have scheme smallholders

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,020

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      98. 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?

      PT Agrowiratama joined the RSPO in 2008 and certified its first estate in 2010.

      PT Berkat Sawit Sejati joined the RSPO in 2008 and certified its first estate in 2010.

      PT Mentari Pratama joined the RSPO in 2011 and currently does not have a mill, but plans to commence and complete RSPO certification in 2020.

      PT Musim Mas joined the RSPO in 2004 and certified its first estate in 2009.

      PT Siringo Ringo joined the RSPO in 2013 and certified its first estate in 2014.

      PT Unggul Lestari joined the RSPO in 2011 and certified its first estate in 2012

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

      99. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      10 (62.5%) - Sum of certified mills for PT Musim Mas, PT Berkat Sawit Sejati, PT Agrowiratama, PT Siringo Ringo, PT. Unggul Lestari

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

      100. Percentage of area (ha) RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      135,710 (69.9%) - Sum of total certified area for PT Musim Mas, PT Berkat Sawit Sejati, PT Agrowiratama, PT Siringo Ringo, PT. Unggul Lestari and PT Mentari Pratama as reported in the 2017 ACOPs

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      101. Percentage of scheme/associated smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      3,474.1 (100%) - Total land area certified under scheme smallholders. According to the 2017 ACOPs, PT Musim Mas, PT Berkat Sawit Sejati, PT Agrowiratama and PT Unggul Lestari have 100% certified the land under scheme smallholders. However, PT Agrowiratama also reports only 88.73% of the volumes of FFB it sources from scheme smallholders is RSPO-certified.

      PT Siringo Ringo and PT Mentari Pratama have no scheme smallholders

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

      102. Percentage of FFB supply (tonnes) from independent FFB suppliers that is RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      0 (0%) - PT Agrowiratama, PT Berkat Sawit Sejati and PT Siringo Ringo source FFB from independent smallholders and other 3rd party suppliers, none of which are RSPO-certified according to the 2017 ACOPs

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

      103. Percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that are RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      392,167 - Data for ICOF, part of Musim Mas group. Data for total volume of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed in the year is not provided in 2017 RSPO ACOP, so the percentage cannot be calculated. PT Megasurya Mas does not give any figures in its 2017 ACOP

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      ICOF reports in its 2017 ACOP using Mass Balance and Segregated systems. The other subsidiaries do not report which kind of supply chain they sell through

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that 24% of its supplying mills are ISPO-certified, and that this figure includes its own mills

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      106. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      ISCC Certified, ISO 14001

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 7 / 7 100%
    • Companies should report details of any programmes or schemes to support both schemed and independent smallholders, as well as criteria to assess suppliers on compliance with company policies, and in what cases suppliers should be suspended or excluded due to non-compliance.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      108. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      109. Number or percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      110. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company reports a joint project with the International Finance Corporation to support smallholders, in which it provides training on agricultural practices and financial literacy

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      111. Number or percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

      7,756 - The company reports that as of October 2017, 7,756 independent smallholders have been registered with the programme, and 4,922 have been trained. It states an intention to reach 12,000 independent smallholders overall

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports conducting risk analyses of suppliers and monitoring through map data where necessary. It also refers to mill verifications and dialogue with suppliers around the procurement policy

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      113. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states "We shall not knowingly source from suppliers who refuse to comply with this policy and will cease to do business with any suppliers who are not compliant with this policy . We will immediately cease sourcing from companies who do not take immediate remedial action to correct violations including developing HCV area, HCS forest or peatland, burning, egregiously abusing human or community rights and who are not demonstrating real progress toward remedial action. We will not do business with serious repeat violators."

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states in its 2017 progress report that it has engaged with all 14 main suppliers

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Companies should operate in an ethical manner at all levels, providing accessible channels and clear procedures for both employees and external stakeholders to raise any grievance or complaint with the company, as well as allowing for whistleblowing.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      115. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      116. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company only states that stakeholders can help to monitor and whistleblow

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      117. Own grievance or complaints system?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      118. Grievance or complaints system is accessible to internal and external stakeholders?

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      119. Details of grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Musim Mas Group PT

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Research protocols: Musim Mas Group PT

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