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NaturAceites S.A.

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2023
  • Next scheduled: November 2024

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  • About this company:

    NaturAceites is an RSPO certified company based in

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    12,895 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    1171216D MM Equity
  • LEI:
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:
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Company assessment: NaturAceites S.A. – November 2023

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 83.6% 152.21 / 182
  • Organisation: 30 / 35 85.7%
  • Policy: 69 / 77 89.6%
  • Practice: 53.2 / 70 76%
  • Self-reported: 13.7 / 70 19.6%
  • External: 19.5 / 70 27.9%
  • Certified: 20 / 70 28.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8 / 9 88.9%
    • Organisation: 4 / 4 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company meets this indicator through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Manager.

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

      This indicator has been disabled as the company is not publicly listed and does not have a board.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      11.1% - The company reports that 11.1% of women in the senior management team. Data as of 2022.

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator has been disabled as the company is not publicly listed and does not have a board.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production?

      [Externally verified] UNGC.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports it has conducted river water testing near its concessions in collaboration with NGO 'Defensores de la Naturaleza' and 'Asociacion Balam'. The company does not report what it is testing for, or what actions would be taken if testing showed pollution.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company has published its latest sustainability report for 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's sustainability report has been prepared in accordance with GRI 101: Foundation requirements.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a POIG member.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      [Externally verified] The company reports a climate risks assessment conducted by a third party Go Green Development. The assessment does not include metrics and targets or responsibilities.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    24.5 / 26 94.2%
    • Organisation: 15 / 16 93.8%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 6 / 8 75%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Guatemala - Plantations, Mills, Crushers, and Refineries.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company's supply map shows each mill and refinery's sourcing locations, which are all in Guatemala. However, no explicit statement of countries sourcing from is reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      12895 - The RSPO ACOP 2022 states that the company has 12,894.97 ha of total land area managed/controlled for oil palm.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      12155 - The company reports 12,155 ha of total oil palm planted.

    • 17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from scheme/plasma smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports zero ha of total unplanted area in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      749.57 - The company reports 749.57 ha of conservation set-aside area, including a high conservation value (HCV) area in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO and the company declares no new concession acquisition or change in the ownership of existing concessions was undertaken according to RSPO ACOP 2022. The company also reports its own maps.

    • 21. Maps of all scheme smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from scheme/plasma smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Maps of all third-party supplying plantations?

      The company reports the geo-referenced maps of third-party supplying plantations including estate boundaries.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      3 - The company reports three mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The names and locations of all the company's mills are available on GFW. It also reports mill locations on a map.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that all three mills source from a combination of company-owned operations and third parties.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 43.6% of FFB is from own plantations and 56.4% is from third-party plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      4 - The company reports that it has four third-party supplying mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that one supply mill (50%) sources from own plantations only, whilst the other supply mill (50%) sources from both own and third-party supplying plantations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      30. Reports total volume (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplying mills that come from the supplying mills' own operations and third parties?

      The company reports the percentages for each supplying mill separately. No overall figure is reported.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has already achieved 100% traceability to mill level.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports 100% traceability to mill level. Additional points were awarded for IP and SG certification bodies.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has already achieved 100% traceability to plantation level.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 100% of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) supply to own mills is traceable to the plantation level. Additional points were awarded for the IP certification body.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 100% of supply from third-party mills is traceable to the plantation level. Additional points were awarded for the IP certification body.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company reports 100% PKO traceability to plantations for the refinery level.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company reports 100% PKO traceability to plantations for the crusher level.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    8.96 / 12 74.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 6 / 9 66.2%
    • Self-reported: 3 / 9 32.9%
    • External: 3 / 9 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2012 - The company is an RSPO member since 2012.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. 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] 2015 - The company is an RSPO member since 2012. It is also certified within three years of joining the RSPO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted its latest RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • P
      0.99 / 1

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

      99.1% - The company's RSPO certified area is 99.1%.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      [Externally verified] 100% - The company reports 100% RSPO-certified for all three mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2027 - The company has already achieved 99.1% RSPO-certification of estates and mills and has a target to be 100% certified by 2027. This is within five years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      45. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities within 5 years?

      2021 - The company has already achieved 100% RSPO-certification of all palm product processing facilities.

    • 46. Percentage of scheme smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from scheme/plasma smallholders.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no scheme/plasma/associated smallholders or outgrowers.

    • P
      0.46 / 1

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

      46.07% - The company's RSPO ACOP 2022 states that 46.07% of FFB supply from outgrowers FFB suppliers are RSPO-certified.

    • P
      0.48 / 1

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

      48.03% - The company's RSPO ACOP 2022 states that 48.03% of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) are RSPO-certified.

    • P
      0.63 / 1

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

      The company's RSPO ACOP 2022 states that it sells 62.57% of RSPO-certified palm oil through segregated or identity-preserved supply chains.

    • P
      0.4 / 1

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

      The company's RSPO ACOP 2022 states that 40.10% of processes/trades RSPO-certified palm oil through segregated or identity-preserved supply chains.

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    13.75 / 20 68.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 8.5 / 12 70.8%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 6 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 6 20.8%
    • External: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Certified: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to no land clearing damaging primary forests or areas required to protect or enhance HCVs since November 2005, and no land clearing damaging HCVs or HCS forest since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also commits to zero deforestation in its own reporting. This commitment has been in place since 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation. This commitment has been in place since 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no land clearing damaging primary forests or areas required to protect or enhance HCVs since November 2005, and no land clearing damaging HCVs or HCS forest since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      60. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company defines deforestation for suppliers as removal of HCV and HCS areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past 2019 will not be accepted in supplier operations. This commitment has been in place since 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company is also a member of the GREPALMA (Palm Growers Guild of Guatemala) and has signed a voluntary commitment to zero deforestation that includes a permanent satellite monitoring system. The scope of monitoring includes plantations and third-party fruit producers of the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      62. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion in supplier operations?

      The company reports that some of its supplier operations are monitored through Satelligence data, reporting is conducted quarterly. The extent of supplier area being monitored is unclear.

    • N
      0 / 1

      63. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in own operations since cut-off date?

      The company reports deforestation areas and events through different satellite monitoring mechanisms for its own operations and some supplier operations. However, illegal or non-compliant deforestation and/or conversion recorded over the company's full operational area since the commitment cut-off date is not reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in supplier operations since cut-off date?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in own operations since cut-off date?

      The company commits to applying the RSPO Remediation and Compensation Procedure where there has been land clearing without prior HCV assessment since November 2005, or without prior HCV-HCSA assessment since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. However, a commitment covering restoration of all non-compliant deforestation/conversion was not found. Partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (100%). The company also states that any clearing of a forested area that affects an ecosystem and is attributable to its operations requires the restoration of the affected area. However, the commitment is unclear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      66. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in supplier operations since cut-off date?

      The company states that forest clearance by suppliers must follow the RSPO compensation procedure since the 2016 cut-off date.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      67. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company reports a landscape project to protect 9,400 ha of forest in collaboration with the 'National Council of Protected Areas' (CONAP), the 'Wildlife Conservation Society' (WCS) and the local NGO 'Balam', as well as working with the local community. The project includes biodiversity monitoring and threat protection. The company is also part of a manatee protection project with the Municipality of El Estor, the National Civil Police / Marine, the National Council for Protected Areas (CONAP), the El Estor Fishermen's Association, the Authority for the Sustainable Management of the Lake Izabal and Río Dulce Hydrographic Basin (AMASURLI), the environmental NGO Nature Defenders (Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy?

      The company states a general commitment biodiversity protection both within and beyond HCV and HCS set-asides. No biodiversity policy is reported. No time-bound measurable targets are reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      69. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

      The company states a general commitment biodiversity protection both within and beyond HCV and HCS set-asides that applies to all suppliers. No biodiversity policy is reported.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      70. 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 also reports that in the Polochic region, operations are located in two protected areas, also considered areas with high conservation values, including Sierra de las Minas Biosphere Reserve (242,642 ha), a category VI protected area and Bocas del Polochic Wildlife Refuge (20,760 ha), an internationally recognised wetland by the Ramsar convention fifty and a category III protected area for Guatemala and IUCN. The company monitors and classifies species in its concession every three months using "List of Threatened Species" (LEA, issued by the National Council of Protected Areas), the lists of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it protects 262 ha of riverbank in a restoration programme as well as a 9,400 ha conservation area in Peru which is home to a number of endangered animal species. The company is also part of a manatee protection programme located in the Izabal Lake.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no hunting of all species in its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to no hunting of all species in their operations.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    10.25 / 14 73.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 6 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 2.3 / 6 37.5%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      77. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments for all estates planted/planned planting since January 2015?

      [Externally verified] The company has published two HCV assessments available on the HCV website. However, it does not cover the company's all operations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      78. High Conservation Value (HCV) or combined HCV/HCS management and monitoring plans for all estates planted/planned planting since January 2015?

      [Externally verified] The company reports management and monitoring plans for two HCV assessments available on the HCV website. However, it does not cover the company's all operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has published two satisfactory HCV assessments available on the HCV website. However, it does not cover the company's all operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • 84. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2016.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct social and environmental impact assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    16.25 / 19 85.5%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 6 87.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 6 20.8%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports no soils that can be considered as peat in its plantations.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the producer clearly states that it has no operations on peatland for above indicator (""Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)"").

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      95. 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 using cover crops to maintain soil health, not planting on steep slopes and laying of palm leaves on the soil after harvest to prevent soil erosion.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no burning.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      98. 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 also reports satellite monitoring of fire hotspots through the Guild of Palm Growers of Guatemala, GREPALMA and NASA's Fire Information Resource Management System (FIRMS).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the location of fire events detected by Satelligence monitoring for its estates. It reports that since 2016 there have been no fires in the company's operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports the location of fire events detected by Satelligence monitoring for its estates. It reports that since 2016 there have been no fires in the company's supplier operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce GHG emissions. However, the commitment is not time-bound.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports emissions intensity as 0.6 MT CO2 eq/ MT CPO. However, this is for scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. GHG emissions from land use change in company's own operations (scope 1)?

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      -

      104. GHG emissions from land use change in supplier operations (scope 3)?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports an improvement in emission intensity from 0.65 MT CO2 eq/ MT CPO in 2021 to 0.61 MT CO2 eq/ MT CPO in 2022. Figures include scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The RSPO requires companies to assess their GHG emissions through the Palm GHG calculator. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports that in a few cases where the PalmGHG calculator does not provide GHG conversion factors (e.g. Bunker), it has used data from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), technically supported internet publications (buffaloes) and national references (electricity, according to energy matrix).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports one our of three mills (33%) has methane capture facilities.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    23 / 25 92%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 10.5 / 11 95.5%
    • Practice: 11 / 12 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 12 16.7%
    • External: 1 / 12 8.3%
    • Certified: 8 / 12 66.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a target to maintain water use intensity below 1.5 m3 per ton of FFB.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      109. Water use intensity?

      1.4 - The company reports its water use intensity as 1.4 m3 water/MT of FFB for processing plants, and 1.4 m3 water/MT of product for refineries.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports a water use intensity remained the same from 2021 (1.4 m3/TM FFB) to 2022 (1.4 m3/TM FFB) for its most downstream operations (refinery). Figures are within the target of 1.5 m3/TM FFB.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's BOD and COD levels are within legal limits.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company does not discharge any effluents from mills into waterways, all wastewater is used for agricultural irrigation in accordance with local regulations.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      113. 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 mill wastewater treatment systems in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a detailed flowchart and reporting on the treatment of palm oil refineries wastewater management, however PORE is not explicitly mentioned.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      116. 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 a riparian recovery project.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers only to optimise the use of fertilisers and to reduce the use of pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the use of pesticides in grams of active ingredient (AI) per ton of crude palm oil (CPO) and grams of active ingredient (AI) per planting area (ha). However, it does not report figures for fertilisers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      126. 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 fertiliser use over time, however figures increased 2021 to 2022.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      127. 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 a decrease in the number of ingredients used has been observed in insecticide active per metric ton of crude palm oil (CPO) by implementing integrated pest management practices including: biological agents to combat pathogens; Planting of nectar trees to attract beneficial insects that remove pests; "Phytosanitary stations" for early detection of pests; traps to capture common pest, Rhynchophorus palmarum.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports it uses agricultural waste from plantations as natural fertiliser and using the fibre and shell from the oil processing process as biofuel. The company also reports a recycling and responsible disposal process.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    33.25 / 35 95%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 19.5 / 21 92.9%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Progress on human rights commitment?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports conducting human rights training. Further, it has a complaints mechanism and a due diligence process for human rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also commits to local communities and indigenous rights but does not reference the UN declaration or ILO convention.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to local communities and indigenous rights but does not reference the UN declaration or ILO convention.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports a commitment to respect only legal land rights in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to respect only legal land rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. 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). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      139. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company organises regular community drop-in days and provides a list of testimonials from local community members, monthly meetings with community leaders, and participatory mapping.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain requirements for addressing land conflicts. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has a programme program to promote self-management and nutritional food security.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also has a programme program to promote self-management and nutritional food security which includes surveillance of nutritional status and community orchards.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports multiple examples of facilities and services such as maintains schools, builds roads and provides healthcare facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      50% - The company reports that 50% of employees were temporary employees in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Percentage or number of women employees?

      5.8% - The company reports 5.8% of employees are women.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to pay a Living Wage?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. Commitment to pay a Living Wage applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits to pay the legal minimum wage. However, the information does not clearly cover all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Progress on commitment to pay a Living Wage?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports the ratio of salaries by employee category (operations, middle management, management).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also provides personal protective equipment (PPE) and related training (e.g. agrochemicals, particulate matter, etc).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      5.8 - The company reports the accident frequency rate as 5.8. Calculated as per 1,000,000 hours working hours. Data as of 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - The company reports two accidents that resulted in fatalities. Data as of 2022.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    9.25 / 15 61.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 9 47.2%
    • Self-reported: 3.5 / 9 38.9%
    • External: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      164. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      167. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company reports that it has a palm cooperative project in collaboration with the National Development Fund for Agriculture (FONAGRO) which includes 84 independent smallholders. The projects provide technical training, agronomic assistance and access to best agricultural practices (e.g., high-quality seeds, fertilization program, etc.) and financial support to establish new plantations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      84 (100%) - The company also reports that 84 independent smallholders were involved in the programme. This cover 100% of independent smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a system to engage suppliers, including twice annual audits by the environment and certifications team and weekly reporting required by non-RSPO certified suppliers on certification progress.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 36% - The company reports that 36% of suppliers are in compliance with the Human Rights and Sustainability policy and are RSPO certified, it is unclear if this is assessed through self-assessment only.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states the criteria by which suppliers are excluded and timeframes for action. If corrective measures are not taken within 6 months then suppliers will be suspended.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports yearly targets for suppliers to be in compliance with palm oil sourcing commitments until 2027 when all supplier should be compliant.

    • (NEW: not scored this year) P
      -

      173. Proportion of supply from suppliers that is verified as deforestation- and/or conversion-free (DCF)?

      The company reports zero deforestation event in its third-party FFB supply base. This has been calculated through satellite monitoring which covers 50 km radius from all supplying mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that all of its supplying mills are classified as low-risk. However, it does not report the risk level of its own mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The two third-party supplying mills were assessed as low risk in 2022. The company does not report risk level for its own supplying mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The two third-party supplying mills were assessed as low risk in 2022. The company does not report risk level for its own supplying mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company assesses third-party supplying mills twice per year. Risk assessment is through self-assessment only. The company does not report that it assesses its own mills for risk.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company assesses third-party supplying mills twice per year. The company does not report that it assesses its own mills for risk.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the risk level for third-party supplying mills annually. The company does not report that it assesses its own mills for risk.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5 / 7 71.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also makes this commitment through its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published its tax policy and states that the tax department has responsibility for the policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      184. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on whistleblowing procedures. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also includes its whistleblowing procedure in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company adheres to this criteria through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own grievance and complaints system which is open to all stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      186. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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