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  • Latest update: November 2020
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  • About this company:

    Established in 1932, Singapore based producer Musim Mas

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    199,154 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Musim Mas Group PT – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 85.7% 161.89 / 189
  • Organisation: 35 / 39 89.7%
  • Policy: 69.5 / 76 91.5%
  • Practice: 57.4 / 74 77.6%
  • Self-reported: 17.2 / 74 23.2%
  • External: 25.8 / 74 34.8%
  • Certified: 14.5 / 74 19.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10.75 / 12 89.6%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 4 93.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 4 43.8%
    • External: 2 / 4 50%
    • 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?

      Executive Chairman.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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?

      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 various RSPO and ISPO Working Groups, working with the PONGO alliance to improve habitats for orangutans).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The sustainability report covering the year 2018 is published in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has submitted a response to CDP and the company's sustainability report 2018 is prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      POIG verification report has been published.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company has submitted its response to the CDP in concern of climate change 2019.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    21.88 / 27 81%
    • Organisation: 15 / 17 88.2%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 4.9 / 8 61%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 3.4 / 8 42.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      199,154 - The company reports the total land area managed for oil palm in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      121,968 - 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)?

      6,454 - The company reports the scheme smallholders planted area in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      35,353 - The company reports the unplanted area in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      25,008 - The company reports conservation set-aside area, including High Conservation Value (HCV) area in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      17 - The company reports it has 17 mills, 14 of which are certifiable under the RSPO P&C.

    • 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?

    • 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?

      467 - The company states that between April 2020 to June 2020 it had 467 supplying mills from 236 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.

    • Y
      1 / 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.

    • Y
      1 / 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • 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 the end of 2020.

    • P
      +
      0.8 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 80% of CPO is traceable to the plantation for its operations.

    • P
      0.58 / 2

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company publishes traceability data to plantation level for all of its refineries.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company publishes traceability data to the plantation level for all of the crushers.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    11.92 / 15 79.5%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 6.9 / 10 69.2%
    • Self-reported: 3.9 / 10 39.2%
    • External: 3 / 10 30%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2004 - 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?

      2009 - 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's RSPO ACOP 2019 was submitted.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Indonesia (Central Kalimantan, North Sumatra, Riau, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, West Sumatra). The company also mentions plantations in Papua on its website, specifying that these are concession holdings only, without land development.

    • P
      0.71 / 1

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

      70.88% - The company reports the percentage of area RSPO certified in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • P
      0.93 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      92.85% - Thirteen mills out of the total fourteen 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?

      2022 - The company reports a time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.54 / 1

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

      54.14% - The company reports the percentage of scheme smallholders RSPO-certified in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • 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?

      2022 - The company reports a time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme smallholders in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • P
      0.17 / 1

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

      17.46% - 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 2019.

    • P
      0.07 / 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states five mills with plantations are ISPO certified and that 15 out of 17 mills have undergone ISPO audits, but no certificates could be found.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate in Malaysia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    14.46 / 17 85.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Practice: 5.5 / 6 91%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 3 / 6 50%
    • Certified: 1.7 / 6 28.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its 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

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

      The company's commitment to no deforestation of the High Conservation Value (HCV) area and the High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria 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

      56. 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 it conducts ground patrols and monitor encroachment by analysing satellite images (Landsat) of mapped areas.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      57. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports that in 2018, it has received no grievances regarding illegal or non-compliant deforestation in its operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports commitment to 'restoration or regeneration of any areas under management control affected by fires or encroachment. Compliance with RSPO and POIG requirements and specified cutoff dates for restoration or remediation for managed areas'.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to 'restoration or regeneration of any areas under management control affected by fires or encroachment', applies to all suppliers. However, no cutoff date is reported by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company is involved in various landscape initiatives in Indonesia, this is both reported by the company and verified by an external stakeholder (Rainforest Alliance audit report).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company reports that as a part of its commitment to conservation, it is also dedicated to biodiversity conservation and the protection of Rare, Threatened, and Endangered (RTE) species.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports that its deep commitment to conservation and preserving biodiversity is long-standing and continues to be one of its priorities. This commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.71 / 1

      65. 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

      66. 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 being a member of the PONGO alliance, which has been managing and protecting orangutan habitats and that of other wildlife within oil palm landscapes.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      67. 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

      68. 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
    12.75 / 14 91.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 6 95.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 5.8 / 6 95.8%
    • 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. The company also reports its won commitment to the protection of High Conservation Forests (HCV) in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to the protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      15 HCV assessments conducted prior to 2015 could be found. These cover: PT Megasurya Mas, PT Siringo Ringo, PT Agrowiratama phase 2, PT Agrowiratama - PT. Multipersada Gatramegah, PT Agrowiratama - PT. Globalindo Alam Perkasa, PT Mentari Pratama, PT Lestari Abadi Perkasa, PT Agrowiratama,PT Agrowiratama - PT Sukajadi Sawit Mekar,PT Unggul Lestari, PT Agrowiratama - PT Maju Aneka Sawit, PT Musim Mas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports having undertaken 646 hectares of new planting. The link to the reports of all new plantings is provided by the company in its RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has provided links to the reports of all new plantings undertaken, in the RSPO ACOP 2019.

    • 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. 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

      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?

      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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Only five out of the eleven HCV assessments undertaken since January 2015 by the HCV ALS Quality Planel are deemed satisfactory.

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      The HCS assessments of PT. Globalindo Alam Perkasa, PT. Lestari Abadi Perkasa (LAP) (Estate 1), PT. Maju Aneka Sawit, PT. Mentari Pratama (Estate 2) and PT. Sukajadi Sawit Mekar are available on the HCS website.

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The SEIAs of PT Agrowiratama (Phase II), PT Megasurya Mas, PT Multipersada Gatramegah and PT Sirinigo Ringo are publicly available.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    17.73 / 20 88.7%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 4.7 / 7 67.6%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 3 / 7 42.6%
    • 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. The company also reports its own commitment to no development on peatland regardless of depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      84. 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

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

      35,275 - The company reports the total peat planted area in its sustainability report.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports the data for landbank on peat. 2015 - 35,293; 2016 - 35,293; 2017 - 35,287 and 2018 - 35275.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.71 / 1

      89. 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

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.27 / 1

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports having integrated fire prevention and management strategy, where information related to fire monitoring and fire management is reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that there were 16 recorded fire incidences within its operations, resulting in 49 hectares being burnt in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      997 - The company reports that a total of 997 fires were recorded in areas surrounding its concessions in 2019. The company states "This is a six-fold increase in detected hotspots and a nine-fold increase in actual fires over the previous year and was due to the raging forest fires of August and September 2019".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. 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

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that in 2018, its GHG emission intensity was 3.49 MT CO2e per tonne of CPO produced (MT CPO).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reports the GHG emissions (MT CO2e) from the land clearing in its sustainability report 2018.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports emissions intensity from 2015 to 2018, however, it is not improving.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company reports using the RSPO PalmGHG calculator to measure the GHG emissions of its RSPO-certified palm oil mills and the GHG Protocol accounting standard to report to the CDP its GHG emissions for all operations within the Group's operational control.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that as at December 2018, 14 out of a total of 16 mills were equipped with methane capture facilities contributing to the reduction of 395,733 MT CO2 e in overall emissions. In September 2019, a 15th methane capture facility was completed.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    19.4 / 25 77.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 8.5 / 11 77.3%
    • Practice: 8.9 / 12 74.2%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 12 12.5%
    • External: 1 / 12 8.3%
    • Certified: 6.4 / 12 53.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a target to 'achieve mill water usage intensity to below 1.25 m3/MT of FFB processed by 2019, and reduce to 1.2 m3/MT by2021'.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company achieved its target to keep mill water usage intensity to below 1.25 m3/MT of FFB processed by 2019. The company reports it acheived a water usage intensity of 1.23 m3/MT of FFB processed.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it maintains biological oxygen demand (BOD) levels below 100 milligrams per liter (mg/L) and COD levels below 350 mg/L to avoid any impact on groundwater and nearby water sources, according to acceptable regulatory thresholds.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports the BOD and COD from 2015 to 2018 and both BOD and COD reported for the respective years are within the specified legal limits.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.71 / 1

      106. 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 reports information on the treatment of POME in its sustainability report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.71 / 1

      109. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of paraquat only applies to its affiliated smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      114. 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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      116. 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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the pesticides used and fertiliser usage along with the toxicity level for the period between 2015 to 2018.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.27 / 1

      119. 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 usage between 2017 and 2018. The figures reported in 2018 show a decrease as compared to the figures reported in 2017.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.71 / 1

      120. 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

      121. 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 for solid, liquid, and gaseous waste.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    35.5 / 36 98.6%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 22 / 22 100%
    • Practice: 8.5 / 9 94.4%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 9 5.6%
    • External: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports its commitment to respect all human rights as spelled out 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

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. 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 human rights commitment in its sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. 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

      126. 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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. 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

      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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. 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 support for the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company reports a commitment to support for maintaining or strengthening food security, including respect for local control and diversity of food production systems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to mitigate impacts on food security applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      137. 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

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company reports its commitment to provide essential community services and facilities on its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports providing employment opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to ILO's conventions on freedom of association and right to organize, collective bargaining, forced labor, minimum age/child labor, equal remuneration, and discrimination.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to eight fundamental conventions of ILO applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. 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 reports having undergone an independent labour compliance assessment in partnership with Verité to identify risks of non-conformance to various international standards relating to worker protection and occupational health and safety.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has policies in place to ensure 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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      146. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      1,043 (4.98%) - The company reports the total number of temporary employees for the year 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      The company reports that women account for 23% of its overall staff and 27% of workers at the mill and plantation-level.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company reports that it pays fair wages to all its employees and that its salaries are adjusted in line with inflation and minimum wage requirements.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum 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 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports that the ratio of the minimum wage paid to male and female workers is 1:1.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. 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

      154. 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

      155. 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 it has implemented policies detailing the requirements and procedures on utilising personal protective equipment (PPE) during pesticide application. All workers handling chemicals attend regular training as well as free regular medical check-ups.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      1.76 - Hours per 200,000 working hours in 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports one fatality in the year 2018.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    11.5 / 16 71.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Practice: 6.5 / 10 65%
    • Self-reported: 4.5 / 10 45%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company reports information to support smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. 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

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

      2,423 (100%) - Data as of 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports information on programs to support independent smallholders.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      22,391 (100%) - The company reports that as of September 2019, 22,391 independent smallholders have been engaged under the program, and this covers 100% of the company's independent smallholders.

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      51% - The company states as of September 2019, 51% of its supply base has been engaged on NDPE through workshops, and that 24% of suppliers have completed the Self-Assessment Tool.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. 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

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

      The company has a time-bound plan for suppliers to be in compliance with NDPE principles.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports 100% compliance of its own supply and that it has received a commitment from 54% of supplier groups to abide by NDPE principles, with 45% of supplier groups having completed the Self Assessment Tool.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states "Though we prioritise engagement with high-risk mills, we make it a point to work with all the mills in our supply base" but does not have a time-bound commitment.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it creates a customised engagement approach for each supplier, and that if there is a confirmed non-compliance the company will activate its Grievance Mechanism, but provides limited details on what type of support this entails.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that supplier verification of some high-risk mills is carried out to "identify the engagement strategy to adopt for the priority landscapes", but it is unclear how often these engagements will take place.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports having engaged third party consultants to verify the performance of all high-risk mills against its policy commitments, in specific landscapes. The company also 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

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

      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, the target is for only 90% of suppliers to have completed this by 2020. The company also states that remote monitoring for deforestation within suppliers' concessions is conducted bi-monthly, but this is not stated for primary suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6 / 7 85.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. 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

      176. 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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company reports that its whistleblowing procedure is incorporated into its internal grievance mechanism.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a grievance mechanism open to all stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has disclosed the details of complaints and grievances.

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