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Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2021
  • Next scheduled: November 2022

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  • Landbank (oil palm)
    12,437 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: NaturAceites S.A. – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 38.8% 70.55 / 182
  • Organisation: 8.5 / 35 24.3%
  • Policy: 29.5 / 75 39.3%
  • Practice: 32.5 / 72 45.2%
  • Self-reported: 4.1 / 72 5.6%
  • External: 3.8 / 72 5.2%
  • Certified: 24.7 / 72 34.4%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    3.25 / 9 36.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 4 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 3 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its Sustainability Policy which covers both social and environmental issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has Sustainability Policy that applies to all its suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of the UN Global Compact.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states in its 2019 ACOP that it engages with government agencies and provides funding and support for CSPO development efforts, but does not provide details.

    • N
      0 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    7.19 / 25 28.8%
    • Organisation: 6 / 15 40%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 1.2 / 8 14.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 1.2 / 8 14.9%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      12,437.4 - Figure taken from the company's RSPO 2020 ACOP. Contradictory figures (with more than 5% variation) are found in the company's published RSPO certificates, where a total certified area adding up to 35,089.02 ha (including conservation areas) for owned plantations is reported. Partial points awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      12,600 - Figure taken from the company's 2020 ACOP. Contradictory figures (with more than 5% variation) are found in the company's published RSPO certificates. Partial points awarded.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company states in its 2020 ACOP that it has no unplanted land.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      292 - The company reports total conservation area in its 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      Submitted to the RSPO.

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      3 - The company owns 3 palm oil mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The name and location of all company's mills are available on GFW.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      +
      0.19 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO reports the company has two mills that are identity-preserved, covering 59,800 mt (tonnes). This means that approximately 18.76% is traceable to plantation out of total FFB volume produced by estates managed or controlled by the company 318618.32 (tonnes).

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    9.31 / 13 71.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 9 59%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 9 25.7%
    • External: 3 / 9 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,012 - The company is a member of the RSPO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      38. RSPO-certified within three years of joining the RSPO or by November 2010, for companies joining prior to finalisation of the RSPO certification systems in November 2007?

      [Externally verified] 2,015 - The company received its first RSPO Certification in 2015 which is within three years of joining RSPO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted its latest RSPO 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it operates in Guatemala.

    • P
      0.51 / 1

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

      51.38% - The company reports its figure in its RSPO 2020 ACOP.

    • P
      0.67 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      66.67% - 2 out of 3 of the company mills are RSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,021 - The company reports the target in its 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,021 - The company reports the target in its 2020 ACOP.

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.36 / 1

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

      36.4% - The company reports the percentage certified from outgrowers in its 2020 ACOP.

    • P
      0.39 / 1

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

      38.59% - The company reports the percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed that is RSPO certified in its ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company sells 100% RSPO certified palm oil through an Identity preserved supply chain.

    • P
      0.38 / 1

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

      The company discloses 37.56% RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains in 2020 RSPO ACOP.

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    5.01 / 18 27.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 10 15%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 6 58.5%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3.5 / 6 58.5%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company reports its commitment to zero deforestation in its Human Rights and Sustainability policy. However, the policy was published in March 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports its commitment to zero deforestation in its Human Rights and Sustainability policy that applies to its suppliers. However, the policy was published in March 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's policy specifies that HCV and HCS forests /areas are excluded from development. However, does not provide any cut-off date.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.51 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also monitors bird and Mammals Species for protection.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    7.75 / 14 55.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also has its own commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to conduct HCV assessment in its Human rights and Sustainability Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also has its own commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment in its Human rights and Sustainability Policy that applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also has its own commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to apply high carbon approach in its Human rights and Sustainability policy that applies to suppliers.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has provided a summary of the Socio-environmental impact assessment in its own reporting.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    7.51 / 20 37.6%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 7 35.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.5 / 7 35.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The reports its commitment in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no planting on peat, however does not specify any depth.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.51 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company reports its commitment to no burning in its Human rights and Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports its commitment to no burning in its Human rights and Sustainability Policy that applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports a general commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emission intensity.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      -3.14 per hectare and -0.05 per ton of CPO for certified estates/volumes according to 2020 ACOP, but this information does not cover the company's whole scope of palm oil operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses the RSPO PalmGHG calculator.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    6.53 / 25 26.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 11 0%
    • Practice: 6.5 / 12 54.4%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 12 0%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 6.5 / 12 54.4%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      The company says it uses no water from nearby river or lakes for the irrigation of plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.51 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that the excess water from the industrial process complies with the highest care of international standards and is reused, however very limited information is available.

    • N
      0 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.51 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company says it used 0 chemical insecticides in 2018 but it is unclear what other chemicals might be in use.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.51 / 1

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    17.5 / 35 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 9.5 / 21 45.2%
    • Practice: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports its commitment to UN Declaration on Human rights in its Human Rights and Sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports its commitment to UN Declaration on Human rights in its Human Rights and Sustainability policy that applies to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The commitment refers to legal land tenure rights but makes no mention of customary rights.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to legal land tenure rights in its Human rights and Sustainability Policy that applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company has its own commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to FPIC in its Human rights and Sustainability Policy that applies to all its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's commitments under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company has its grievance system, however not specific to resolve land conflicts.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company provides essential community services to the community such as healthcare programs and road infrastructure, however, does not provide any commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that 99% of employees are local workers, however, there is no commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to all fundamental ILO conventions in its Labour Policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination based on gender in its Labour Policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • N
      0 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company reports its commitment to pay the legal national minimum wage in its labour policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    3.5 / 16 21.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 10 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 10 20%
    • N
      0 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      38 - The company reports a programme to assist associated producers in 2016. It reports supporting 38 producers associated with 56 farms, but does not give a total number for the amount of associated producers that supply its mills. Data between 2 and 5 years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has an Internal Control System for engaging suppliers, but does not give details about this system.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports criteria by which suppliers are excluded in its sustainability policy 2020, but does not provide timeframes for action.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3 / 7 42.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company reports a commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption in its Code of Conduct.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own grievance system open to all stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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