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Established in 1967, New Britain Palm Oil Limited's (NBPOL) core activities involve the cultivation and

Company assessment: New Britain Palm Oil Ltd – November 2017

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Total: 93.8% 106.5 / 113.5
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 7 / 7 100%
    • Companies should publish sustainability policies or similar covering their entire supply chain — including third party suppliers — implemented and enforced through high-level leadership that engages with wider industry schemes.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a number of sustainability policies, notably its Forest Policy and Environmental Policy, and its parent company Sime Darby has a Responsible Agriculture Charter

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company's forest policy states "This policy is applicable to NBPOL's own estates and external fresh fruit suppliers, including all smallholders and outgrowers". The company is also included within Sime Darby's Responsible Agriculture Charter which covers all of its palm oil operations, both upstream and downstream. The Full Charter commitments will not be implemented for third party suppliers until 2018. However, Sime Darby's Responsible Sourcing Guidelines apply to all suppliers and is in force

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Director of Sustainability

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      NBPOL is a member of TFT and HCS Approach Steering Group. Sime Darby is a member of the UN Global Compact and signatory to New York Declaration on Forests, they are also members of WBCSD, TFA 2020, HCV Resource Network and the Fire Free Alliance. NBPOL was a founding member of POIG but since it is part of the Sime Darby Group it ceased to be a member until Sime Darby joins the initiative

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      NBPOL was a founding member of POIG and completed a trial assessment

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      7. Activities with government and/or NGOs to improve palm oil sustainability?

      The company states "In recent years we have worked closely with Solidaridad, a Dutch social NGO, to establish programmes to enhance conditions and empower smallholders" and "NBPOL is working closely with the PNG Government in the transition to the VCLR (Voluntary Customary Land Registration) system that it feels better protects customary land rights"

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability 12.5 / 13 96.2%
    • Companies should publicly report figures on their total landbank and details of different areas under their management. They should also disclose maps of their management areas and provide details on traceability of their products, both to mill and plantation level.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      162,334

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      91,894

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      40,732 - NBPOL does not have scheme smallholders, but has associated smallholders

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      10,382

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      19,326 - Sum of HCV areas and other conservation areas

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      9,000 - Data more than one year old

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      14. Number of company owned mills?

      11 - The company reports 11 mills in its 2016 RSPO ACOP, but 12 mills are reported elsewhere. The company has reported to ZSL that its 12th mills is currently not operational due to insufficient FFB

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      15. Maps or coordinates of company owned mills?

      Mill locations have been made available to the RSPO, and all 12 mills are available on Global Forest Watch

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      16. Number and names of supplier mills?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO and the company declares these represent 100% of their concession sites, but not all may not be publicly available due to ongoing legal issues. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO. The maps can also be downloaded from the company's website

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      18. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company has associated smallholders - maps can be downloaded from the company's website

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2010 - Full traceability to plantation achieved in 2010

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      2,010 (100%) - Full traceability to plantation achieved in 2010

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 11 / 12 91.7%
    • Companies should commit to address deforestation and to set aside areas for conservation. They should report on any activities to manage or restore habitat in their conservation areas, or monitor deforestation in their supply chains. They should also provide evidence of species conservation and biodiversity protection.

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      24. Commitment to address deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      25. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      27. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company states "Forest areas are conserved and not developed, as identified through Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments"

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      28. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      29. Commitment to set aside areas for conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      30. Evidence of habitat management and/or habitat restoration?

      The company reports native forest restoration, rehabilitation of buffer zones and enhancement of mangroves

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      31. A landscape-level approach?

      The company states its target is to "to create protective buffers along riverbanks and form linkages between forest patches and conservation areas within the landscape" and it is part of the High Forest Cover Landscapes Working Group

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      32. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The parent company Sime Darby states that its efforts to reduce the biodiversity risk of its operations include no hunting within its operations

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      35. Commitment not to operate within internationally and nationally designated protected areas?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      36. Evidence of species conservation activities?

      Species conservation project for the Queen Alexandra Birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera alexandrae), among others

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 11 / 11 100%
    • Companies should commit to the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches, and to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA). They should develop and publish monitoring and management plans, and provide evidence through SEIA, HCV and HCS assessments, typically published in summary form due to the sensitive nature of certain sites.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      37. Commitment to High Conservation Value (HCV) approach?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      There is public availability of the following HCV assessments:

      Oro: Higaturu Estate; Morobe: Ramu Agri-Industries Ltd (RAIL), Impu Sagu Estate; New Ireland: Poliamba Ltd, Lamawan and Lamawan Plantations; Ramu Valley: J Estate; West New Britain: Roka Mini Estate and Roka Estate; GPPOL, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands;
      Milne Bay estates, PNG

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      There is public availability of the following HCV assessments::
      Oro: Higaturu Estate
      Ramu Valley: Ramu Agri Industries Ltd.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      There is public availability of the following HCV management and monitoring plans:
      Oro: Higaturu Estate
      Ramu Valley: Ramu Agri Industries Ltd

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Satisfactory review of all assessments:
      Higaturu Estate
      Impu and Sagu Area of Interest (Ramu Agri)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      44. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach?

      The company states "NBPOL uses the High Carbon Stock Approach methodology developed by the HCS Approach Steering Group"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      45. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      The company provides HCS assessments for Orangerie Bay, Higaturu and GBPOL

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states forest areas are conserved and not developed, as identified through Environmental Impact
      Assessments (EIA), together with Social Impact Assessments (SIA)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      47. Social and environmental impact assessment (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      There is public availability of the following SEIA assessments:

      Oro: Higaturu Estate

      New Ireland: Poliamba Ltd, Lamawan and Lamawan Plantations

      Ramu Valley: Ramu Agri-Industries Ltd (RAIL), J Estate

      Morobe: Ramu Agri-Industries Ltd (RAIL), Impu

      West New Britain: Roka Mini Estate and Roka Estate

      GPPOL, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

      Milne Bay estates, PNG

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions 15.5 / 17 91.2%
    • Companies should commit to protect peatland and undertake best management practices for soils and peat. They should also have policies on zero burning and to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Companies should report their GHG emissions, as well as any fires that occurred in or around their estates, along with plans for managing and monitoring fires.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Not explicitly mentioned by NBPOL but Sime Darby Group's commitment applies

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company adopts principles to "preserve soil fertility and prevent erosion of any land under its control" and its current peat area is "maintained through best practices in water table management"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company previously reported a figure of 88 ha in its 2013 sustainability report, however in its 2016 sustainability report they state "...no peat land has been used for oil palm cultivation. Soil studies by NBPOL have shown that planted areas previously reported to be peat land did not actually fall within the definition"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      53. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      55. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

      The company monitors fires through its fire register. The parent company Sime Darby also has a hotspot monitoring dashboard that includes details on fires within NBPOL

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Committed to reduction in net emissions of 70% by 2016 and to achieving no net carbon emissions on expansion

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      59. GHG commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      60. GHG emissions?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      61. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      62. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      PalmGHG 2.1.1

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      63. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions?

      Net emissions have increased from 2013 to 2015, but this is due to changes in the PalmGHG methodology that have produced vastly different results

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      64. Percentage of mills with methane capture (is above 75%)?

      2 (18.2%)

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management 11 / 12 91.7%
    • Companies should commit to managing water use and water quality, providing evidence through time-bound reduction plans, policies on toxic chemical use and treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME).

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      65. Time-bound commitment to improve water use?

      Target to reduce water usage at mill per ton of FFB milled by 5% by 2020

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      66. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality?

      Target to reduce BOD to 50ppm by 2020 and reduce litres of effluent discharged per ton of FFB milled by 5% by 2020

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      67. Progress towards commitment on water use?

      The company reports water usage figures, but does not report progress towards a commitment

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      68. Progress towards commitment on water quality?

      The company progress on its BOD levels, but did not achieve its target of keeping BOD levels below 90ppm at all mills

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      69. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      72. No use of paraquat?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      75. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      List of pesticides used and toxicity per hectare

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 16.5 / 17 97.1%
    • Companies should commit to respect human rights, including those of indigenous peoples and local communities, consulted with free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Companies should respect the rights of workers, report relevant workforce data, and comply with health and safety legislation.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it recognises the rights to lands that customarily own, occupy or otherwise use, and has established a process for identifying legal and customary rights

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states "We recognise the rights granted in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that a community has the right to give or withhold its consent to proposed projects that may affect the lands they customarily own, occupy or otherwise use"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • n/a
      -
      Source

      81. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      82. Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process?

      The company only gives a case study in their sustainability report of how they have used the FPIC process

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      83. Process for addressing land conflicts?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      84. Commitment to ensure food security for local communities?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      The company commits to workers rights and states " Our commitment extends to any human being affected by our operations including employees". It separately states that it believes "that every employee has the right to a decent, fair, safe, healthy work environment"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it labour standards are benchmarked against the ILO core labour standards and reference all of them

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      87. Total number of employees?

      23,158 - Figure is for 'full time equivalents – permanent'

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      88. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      765 (4.8%) - Figure shows % of seasonal field workers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      89. Percentage or number of women employees?

      23.1%

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      90. Minimum wage that the company pays?

      NBPOL's lowest wage is higher than the mandatory national minimum wage

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      91. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      92. Lost time accident rate?

      15 - Average lost time accident rate

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      5 - During 2014 and 2015

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      94. Provision of personal protective equipment and pesticide training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards 11 / 11.5 95.7%
    • Companies should become members of credible certification standards and report in accordance with all appropriate categories of membership. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requires members registered as growers to submit data relating to certification targets for their estates, scheme smallholders and independent fresh fruit bunch (FFB) suppliers, via an annual communications of progress (ACOP) report.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2004

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2016 ACOP data for NBPOL has not been uploaded by the RSPO, and does not seem to be included in Sime Darby's 2016 ACOP. However, NBPOL has uploaded its 2016 ACOP to its own website

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2013

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2013

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      100. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all supply chains?

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      101. 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?

      2008

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      11 (100%)

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      155,795 (96%)

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      40,732 (100%) - The company has associated smallholders

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Segregated; Identity Preserved

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      109. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified (100%)?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      One of the company's sites is SAN certified and some sites are ISO 14001 certified

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Companies should report details of any programmes or schemes to support both schemed and independent smallholders, as well as criteria to assess suppliers on compliance with company policies, and in what cases suppliers should be suspended or excluded due to non-compliance.

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      111. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      112. Details of support programme for scheme smallholders?

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      114. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company supports its associated (independent) smallholders

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      115. Details of support programme for independent smallholders?

      Providing interest free credit, sharing sustainability premium, certification, financial literacy training, community development, community security, community health, outreach on domestic violence

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only states that in 2015, a total of 80 smallholder farmers and a women's group attended financial literacy training facilitated by NBPOL in Poliamba

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      118. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      119. Number or percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged?

      All the company's smallholders are assessed to maintain the company's segregated RSPO supply chain. All the company's smallholders are RSPO certified

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 5.5 / 7 78.6%
    • Companies should operate in an ethical manner at all levels, providing accessible channels and clear procedures for both employees and external stakeholders to raise any grievance or complaint with the company, as well as allowing for whistleblowing.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      120. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      121. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      122. Own grievance or complaints system?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      123. Grievance system accessible to internal stakeholders (i.e. employees)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      124. Grievance system accessible to external stakeholders?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

      125. Details of grievances disclosed?

      The company only reports the number of grievances and the status (if open or closed)

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