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  • Landbank (oil palm)
    199,237 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
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Company assessment: Musim Mas Group PT – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 88.6% 169.3 / 191
  • Organisation: 35 / 39 89.7%
  • Policy: 69 / 76 90.8%
  • Practice: 65.3 / 76 85.9%
  • Self-reported: 10.1 / 76 13.3%
  • External: 23.8 / 76 31.3%
  • Certified: 31.5 / 76 41.4%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    11.5 / 12 95.8%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 4 / 4 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 4 25%
    • External: 3 / 4 75%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a sustainability policy for palm oil 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's sustainability policy for palm oil applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Director of Sustainability and Director of Sustainable Supply Chain.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The Executive Chairman lead on sustainability meetings.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports the senior management teams' gender composition by region for employees at plantation and mill-level, with 0% and 2.2% women in Kalimantan and Sumatra respectively. The company also reports that there are nine women employed as senior managers in the company's headquarters, no overall figure of senior managers is provided and therefore a percentage cannot be calculated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (20%) - The company reports that the Board of Directors (?Board') is led by its Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and comprises four members, including one woman.

    • Y
      1 / 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] POIG, TFA, HCS, NYDF, PONGO Alliance and FFA.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company engages with several NGOs, academic bodies, and government organisations on various projects (e.g. taking part in the Fire Free Alliance, the Decent Rural Living Initiative, and working with the PONGO alliance to improve habitats for orangutans).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published a sustainability report covering the year 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has submitted two questionnaires to CDP in 2020. The company self reports that its 2019 sustainability report is prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards Core option.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] POIG verification report has been published.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      [Externally verified] The company has completed a climate risks assessment in 2020 CDP Climate Changes questionnaire. This has been externally verified by EY.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    24.8 / 27 91.9%
    • Organisation: 15 / 17 88.2%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 7.8 / 8 97.5%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 2 / 8 25%
    • Certified: 5.8 / 8 72.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      199,237 - The company reports the total land area managed for oil palm in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      122,828 - The company reports the total oil palm planted area in its sustainability report. This figure excludes the area under smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      6,449 - The company reports the scheme smallholders planted area in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      32,229 - The company reports the unplanted area in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      28,927 - The company reports conservation set-aside area, including High Conservation Value (HCV) area in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company reports having submitted updated estate location concession maps in shapefile format to the RSPO.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Image files of some smallholder areas are provided within RSPO audit reports.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company provides names and locations of all third-party supplying plantations. However, the coordinates show locations but not the boundaries of the estates. The webpage reports to have been updated in June 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      15 - The company reports it has 15 mills, 13 of which are certified under the RSPO P&Cs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company has published the names and locations of all mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      In its 2019 sustainability report the company states that it has 17 mills (two more than is reported in the 2020 ACOP), "three of which are independent of plantations and process FFB from third parties. These mills are entirely operated by Musim Mas and not used by any third parties for processing".

    • 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 reports the percentage of total volumes of FFB sourced by its mills that come from its own plantations (70.2%), from scheme smallholders (3%), third-parties (26.7%) and from independent smallholders (<0.1%).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      454 - The company states that between April 2021 to June 2021 it had 454 supplying mills from 229 parent companies.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company publishes the names and coordinates of all its supplying mills on its website.

    • 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 reports the percentage of the third party supplying mills that source from their own plantations and third party plantations in its 2018 sustainability report, as this information is over 2 years old, only partial points can be awarded.

    • 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 reports the total percentage sourced from third-party supplying mills that come from the supplying mills' own operations and third parties in its 2018 sustainability report, as this information is over 2 years old, only partial points can be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 1% of CPO comes from intermediary traders and/or refiners.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that since 2015, it has achieved 100% traceability to mill.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports that since 2015, it has achieved 100% traceability to mill. The company has multiple facilities that are RSPO SCC SG and IP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it aims to achieve 100% traceability to plantation level by 2025.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that in 2020 100% of FFB supply to own mills was traceable to plantation level. This information is externally verified by Control Union and the company has multiple mills with Identity Preserved certification.

    • P
      +
      0.8 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 80% of supply from third-party mills is traceable to plantation level. External verification points have been awarded for multiple refineries having Identity Preserved certification/.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      [Externally verified] The company publishes traceability data to plantation level for all of its refineries in its supply chain map. Traceability data to plantation level has been externally verified by Control Union.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      [Externally verified] The company publishes traceability data to the plantation level for all of the crushers its supply chain map. Traceability data to plantation level has been externally verified by Control Union.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    11.82 / 16 73.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 6.8 / 11 62%
    • Self-reported: 3.8 / 11 34.7%
    • External: 3 / 11 27.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,004 - The company is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

    • 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 joined in 2004 (prior to the finalisation of the RSPO certification systems in November 2007) and was first certified in 2009, i.e. less than three years from November 2007.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company submitted its 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states in its ACOP that it operates in Indonesia (Central Kalimantan, North Sumatra, Riau, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, West Sumatra).

    • P
      0.76 / 1

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

      76.16% - The company reports the percentage of area 146,762 ha which is RSPO certified as of June 2021.

    • P
      0.83 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      83.3% - 15 mills out of the total 18 mills owned by the company are RSPO certified.

    • 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?

      2,022 - The company reports a time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,020 - The company reports achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities by 2020.

    • P
      0.88 / 1

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

      88% - The company reports the percentage of scheme smallholders RSPO-certified in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,023 - The company reports a time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme smallholders in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • P
      0.32 / 1

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

      32.3% - The company reports the percentage of FFB supply (tonnes) from independent smallholders/outgrowers/third-party FFB suppliers that is RSPO-certified in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • P
      0.11 / 1

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

      11.11% - The company reports the percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that is RSPO-certified in its 2020 ACOP.

    • P
      0.39 / 1

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

      The company reports to sell 38.76% of RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

    • P
      0.03 / 1

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

      The company reports to process/trade 3.16% of RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states 5 mills with plantations are ISPO certified and that 11 out of 17 mills are ISPO certified, but no certificates could be found.

    • 52. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    13.26 / 18 73.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 7 / 10 70%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 6 87.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Certified: 3.8 / 6 62.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company commits to ""zero conversion of any natural ecosystems"".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company reports a commitment to no deforestation of the High Conservation Value (HCV) area and the High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports a commitment to no deforestation of the High Conservation Value (HCV) area and the High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest in its sustainability policy. This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports no deforestation of the High Conservation Value (HCV) area, the High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest, primary forests, and no development of peatland after 31st December 2015 in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports to ""patrolling grounds and monitoring for encroachment through satellite surveillance to prevent illegal development."".

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company reports that it works with Aidenvironment, and their proprietary database and information platform to monitor deforestation in the concessions of third-party suppliers, however the extent of area being monitored for deforestation, and the time-frame is unclear, thus partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that there has been zero illegal/non-compliant deforestation since its RSPO and POIG cut-off dates. Partial points have been awarded as no cut-off date is provided.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      5,684 - The company reports that since 2019 there has been 5,684 ha of noncompliant deforestation in supplier operations. As this does not cover all data since the cut-off date, only partial points can be awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a ""commitment to restoration is as of September 2020"". The company only specifies fires or encroachment as reasons for restoration and therefore partial points have been awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a ""commitment to restoration is as of September 2020"". The company only specifies fires or encroachment as reasons for restoration and therefore partial points have been awarded. This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company provides multiple examples of implementing a landscape/jurisdictional level approach. The company links to these collaborations on other organisations' websites from its own, thus externally verified points have been awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.76 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has also identified species of conservation concern, referencing the IUCN Red List.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that in 2020 it began collaborating with the South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership (SEARRP) with the aim to quantify its conservation efforts and review its management and monitoring plans.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to the prohibition of hunting in its concessions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to the prohibition of hunting applies to all suppliers.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    15 / 15 100%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 7 / 7 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 7 / 7 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 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. The company also commits to this in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes a a commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments that applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has HCV assessments on the HCVRN website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports having undertaken 747 ha of new planting. The link to the reports of all new plantings is provided by the company in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has provided links to the reports of all new plantings undertaken, in the RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • 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. The company also reports its own commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).

    • 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's 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] All HCV assessments undertaken since January 2015 by the HCV ALS Quality Panel are deemed satisfactory. These are: PT Musim Mas, PT Lestari Abadi Perkasa, PT Maju Aneka Sawit, PT Globalindo Alam Perkasa, PT Sukajadi Sawit Mekar, PT Harisa Agro Lestari, PT Multipersada Gatramegah, and PT Sarana Esa Cita and PT Mulia Indah.

    • 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. The company also reports its own commitment to the HCS approach in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes a commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach that applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] Eight HCS assessments of are available on the HCS website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      82. Peer review of all High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments undertaken since April 2015 by the HCSA Quality Assurance Process?

      [Externally verified] All the eight HCS assessments have a peer review report.

    • 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. The company also reports that it conducts HCS and Social and Environmental Impact Assessments (SEIAs) prior to any new land development.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to "full adherence to the relevant requirements of the RSPO and HCSA for new developments or expansion of plantation areas", stating that this includes "SEIAs or national equivalents". This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has multiple SEIAs and associated management and monitoring plans that are publicly available.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    18.7 / 20 93.5%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 5.7 / 7 81.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • External: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • Certified: 3.2 / 7 45.7%
    • 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 reports its own commitment to no development on peatland regardless of depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no development on peatland regardless of depth applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      35,274 - The company reports the total peat planted area in its sustainability report.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports the data for landbank on peat in from 2016 to 2020. The total area of manged peat has gone down over time whilst the peat conservation area has increased.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment 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 reports its commitment to best management practices for soils and peat. This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.76 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports evidence for best management practices for soils and peat on its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company reports its commitment to zero burning in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.44 / 1

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that there were 119 hotspots detected and 16 recorded fire incidences within its operations in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      997 - The company reports that there were 1,689 hotspots detected and 997 recorded fire incidences within its surrounding areas in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a target to reduce its emissions intensity (EI) by 55% compared to its 2006 baseline, by 2025.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that in 2019, its GHG emission intensity was 2.80 MTCO2 e/MT CPO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reports the GHG emissions (MT CO2e) from the land clearing in its 2019 sustainability report.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports emissions intensity from 2016 to 2020 which went up year-on-year 2016-2018, reduced 2018-2019 and has increased again in 2020 and therefore partial points have been awarded. 2019 and 2020 data has been externally verified by EY.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company reports using the GHG Protocol methodology for its 2019 Climate Change submission to CDP. The company also reports to track GHG emissions at its RSPO-certified mills, using version 3.0.1 of the RSPO PalmGHG calculator.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that all 15 mills have methane capture facilities.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    20.97 / 25 83.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 8.5 / 11 77.3%
    • Practice: 10.5 / 12 87.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 12 6.3%
    • External: 2 / 12 16.7%
    • Certified: 7.7 / 12 64.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a target to reduce water usage intensity in its operations to 1.2 m3/MT by 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      1.23 - The company reports that its overall water usage intensity was 1.23 m3 per tonne of FFB produced (m3/MT FFB) in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company achieved its target to keep mill water usage intensity to below 1.2 m3/MT of FFB processed by 2021. The company reports it achieved a water usage intensity of 1.17 m3/MT of FFB processed in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it maintains BOD and COD levels in line with regulatory thresholds to avoid any impact on groundwater and nearby water sources.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports the BOD and COD from 2016 to 2020 and both BOD and COD reported for the respective years are within the specified legal limits. This information has been externally verified by EY.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.76 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also states that it treats all POME before it is discharged in its sustainability report.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports to treat PORE on its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company reports that it maintains 50-meter riparian buffer zones for small rivers and 100-meter buffers for wide rivers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.76 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports having a riparian buffer restoration and remediation project and replacing some palm with ""jungle trees"" to enhance buffer zones in collaboration with the Indonesian Forestry and Environmental Planning Agency.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it is optimising and reducing its reliance on chemical fertilisers and pesticides, and it is constantly looking for organic substitutes where possible.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports this in its 'FAQs: General Questions related to Policy'.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company reports that the use of paraquat has ceased since 2011 in all of its operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's states that it encourages suppliers outside of the RSPO to reduce their use of paraquat but does not commit to reduce it, thus partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to no use of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides in its sustainability report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention in its sustainability report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the pesticides and fertiliser used along with the toxicity level for the period between 2015 to 2019.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.44 / 1

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports figures for fertiliser and herbicide usage between 2017 and 2018. The figures reported in 2019 show a increase as compared to the figures reported in 2018.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.76 / 1

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports having an Integrated Pest Management approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports waste management methods in its sustainability report.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    33.75 / 35 96.4%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Policy: 20.5 / 21 97.6%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports its commitment to respect all human rights as defined in the International Bill of Rights and UN covenants and adherence to the principles for business set out in the UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) on Business and Human Rights, or applicable national laws.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports progress on its human rights commitment on its website, however this information is undated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect legal and customary land tenure rights in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment for suppliers in its 'FAQs: General Questions related to Policy'.

    • 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 reports its own commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports to conduct participatory mapping with local communities. The company also states that it has ""dedicated personnel who continuously engage with stakeholders from neighbouring communities at each of our locations to minimize risk of disagreement or conflict"".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports information on how it 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 reports commitment to support for maintaining or strengthening food security, including respect for local control and diversity of food production systems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports its progress on the commitment to mitigate impacts of food security in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company reports a commitment to provide "basic amenities, medical services and education" for the communities in which it operates.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports progress on the commitment to provide essential community services and facilities in its sustainability report. This includes information on buildings schools, providing scholarships, and land set aside for cultivating fruit and vegetables.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports providing employment opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to the eight fundamental ILO conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to the eight fundamental ILO conventions. This applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports conduction labour rights training for staff as well as collaborating with the International Finance Corporation and the Palm Oil Collaboration Group to address labour rights issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to ensuring that workers are "employed and promoted based on their competency, capability, and experience, regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion, age, or union affiliation".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment that applies to all suppliers in its .FAQs: General Questions related to Policy'.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports having a gender committee to address cases of abuse and discrimination, as well as providing training sessions on 'Gender and Social Issues in Oil Palm'.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      868 (4%) - The company reports the total number of temporary employees for the year 2019 as 868 which accounts for 4% of the total workforce.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      9,016 (24%) - The company reports that it has 9,106 female employees which accounts for 24% of its workforce. However elsewhere in the report the company states "women make up 27% of our total workforce".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company commits to pay a DLW.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commit only to pay minimum wage to all suppliers. While information on a DLW is provided in the company's sustainability policy, it is written in italics which it is explains only applies to the company's own operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Progress on commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports the lowest monthly wages paid from 2015 to 2019 with a link to local minimum wages, note that DLW is not reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports that the ratio of the minimum wage paid to male and female workers is 1:1, as this does not report the ratio women to men for each employee category, by significant locations of operation, only partial points can be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company reports its commitment to address occupational health and safety in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to addressing occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports to have implemented strict health and safety policies and procedures on using personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by the company when workers are handling chemicals. It also reports that workers ""undergo regular safety training and medical check-ups"".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      1.81 - The company reports a Lost Time Accident Rate of 1.81 per 200,000 working hours.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3 - The company reports three fatalities in the year 2019.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    14 / 16 87.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 6 100%
    • Practice: 8 / 10 80%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 10 10%
    • External: 5 / 10 50%
    • Certified: 2 / 10 20%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company reports information on supporting smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it reaches out to its scheme smallholders in two ways. One is through its smallholder cooperative Kredit Koperasi Primer Anggota (KKPA), tailored to families that own a plantation. The other is through its Village Development Programme (VDP), a community-based approach designed for villages that collectively manage plantations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 3,780 - In 20219 the company reports that 3,751 smallholders are involved in the KKPA scheme and 16 villages are involved in the VDP programme, both schemes account for 100% of scheme/plasma smallholders. In the 2020, the company reports that 3,751 smallholders are involved in the KKPA scheme and 29 villages are involved in the VDP programme, however the company does not report this as percentage of all smallholders and it cannot be calculated. This information is externally verified by EY.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports information on its programs to support independent smallholders, including: Musim Mas-IFC smallholder programme, Extension Services Programme, and Smallholder Hub.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 32,101 - The company reports that 32,101 independent smallholders engaged with the programme of which 14% were direct suppliers to the company. No percentage of independent smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme could be calculated. This information is externally verified by EY.

    • 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 provides an overview of its supplier engagement process to ensure they uphold NDPE commitments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 97% - The company states that as of December 2020, 97% of supplying mills have signed and delivered their NDPE commitments to the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports having a policy in its implementation plan which details information on suspension criteria for suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a time-bound plan for 100% of all suppliers to be compliance with NDPE principles by 2025.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that as of December 2020, almost 99% of the total volumes sourced from supping mills in 2020 were complaint with the company's NDPE policy. Of this volume, 98.2% originates from direct suppliers, while less than 1% originates from indirect suppliers. It is not clear how this is assessed, thus partial points. This is externally verified by EY.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company report that it will have action plans developed for 100% of the mills classified as high risk by 2024.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports to conduct supplier NDPE workshops at its own and third-party mills to familiarize suppliers with potential deforestation and peat risks in their supply sheds. This is externally verified by EY. The company also reports to have internal verification teams which carry out ground checks on traceability information and supply shed data at mills involved in grievances, as well as "Smallholder Hubs" which provide training and materials for outreach to independent smallholders.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports to engage with suppliers through a self-assessment tool and NDPE workshops, it is not clear how often this engagement takes place. The NDPE workshops are externally verified by EY. The company also report that "those who are at a higher risk are identified and prioritized through the roadmaps that are reviewed annually". Partial points have been awarded as it is unclear how often engagement takes place.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company uses a self-assessment tool for supplier to report on their own operations which allows the company classifies the risk levels as low, medium, or high risk. The company states it uses satellite data it compiles in-house as well as through its consultant, Earthqualizer, to monitor deforestation and peatland development for its suppliers. POIG verification is used to assess risk level of the company's own mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it expects supplier to complete the self-assessment documents annually. However, in 2019, only 24% of suppliers have engaged with this, it is unclear how often all mills, including the company's own mills, are assessed for risk level.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a Self-Assessment Tool that allows suppliers to self-declare information about their operations and identify potential risk areas at the mill level, which is conducted annually, however only 24% of suppliers have engaged with this in 2019. The company states that it will re-assess risk levels based on these annual updates. The company also states that remote monitoring for deforestation within suppliers concessions is conducted bi-monthly, but this is not stated for primary suppliers.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.5 / 7 78.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company reports a commitment to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank.

    • 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 reports a grievance mechanism which includes whistleblowing. This includes a flow chart of steps.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a grievance mechanism open to all stakeholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has disclosed some details of complaints and grievances, however only the date, category, and status are included. Details of the complaints and actions taken are not reported and thus only partial points can be awarded.

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