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Nisshin OilliO

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2022
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Company assessment: Nisshin OilliO – November 2022

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Total: 42% 46.6 / 111
  • Organisation: 12.5 / 23 54.4%
  • Policy: 23 / 49 46.9%
  • Practice: 11.1 / 39 28.5%
  • Self-reported: 5.8 / 39 14.7%
  • External: 3.4 / 39 8.6%
  • Certified: 2 / 39 5.1%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    5.75 / 10 57.5%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 3 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • 1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

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

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a sustainability committee. However, it was unclear which high-level position has responsibility for sustainability. Hence, only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has a Sustainability Committee and the Board of Directors decides on the six priorities and CSV goals. However, which members of the board have responsibility for sustainability was unclear. Hence, no points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      13.3% - The company reports the percentage of women in the senior management team as 13.30% in 2019. However, the data is over two years. Hence, only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      2 (22.22%) - The gender balance was not directly reported by the company, but calculated from profiles in which 2 out of 9 directors were females. Hence, only partial points.

    • 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 only one scheme (UNGC). Hence, only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that its palm oil business operates globally, led by ISF in Malaysia. ISF is actively working to improve its supply chain, including engagement with suppliers and risk assessment of mills in collaboration with NGOs. However, only limited details were provided. Hence, partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company has published its first Integrated Report 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has submitted all the 3 CDP questionnaires for 2021.

    • 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
    5.48 / 15 36.5%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 8 31.3%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 2 / 5 39.6%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 5 39.6%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company only provides a list of countries it operates in. However, no information regarding the nature of operations within those countries was found. Hence, only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

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

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

    • 16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

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

    • 17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

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

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

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

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

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

    • 20. Maps of estates/management units?

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

    • 21. Maps of scheme smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 23. Number of company-owned mills?

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

    • 24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      1,578 - The company has published a CPO supplier list.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has provided the names and locations of all third-party supplying mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      +
      0.98 / 1
      1 / 1

      33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports that 98.4% of supply is traceable to the mill level. However, an additional point has been awarded as the company has RSPO SSC under SG supply chain certifications.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to achieve 100% traceability to plantation level for palm oil by the year 2024 and for palm kernel oil by 2030.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • 38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    3.62 / 8 45.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 2.6 / 6 43.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 2.6 / 6 43.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,004 - The company has been a member since 2004.

    • N
      0 / 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?

      2,011 - The company was not certified within three years after joining or by November 2010.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted its latest RSPO ACOP in 2021.

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

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

    • 43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      2,030 - The target is published in the company's recent RSPO ACOP 2021.

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

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

    • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

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

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

    • P
      0.44 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 44.09% - Data as of 2021.

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

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

    • P
      0.43 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Data as of 2021.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      53. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] The company's subsidiary has two Malaysian refineries which are MSPO SCCS certified. However, it was unclear whether these refineries represent all palm oil operations in Malaysia. Hence, only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company's subsidiary Intercontinental Specialty Fats Sdn Bhd has an ISCC certificate. However, the certificate has expired recently. Hence, no points.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    2 / 8 25%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

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

    • 56. Commitment to zero deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no deforestation and no development in High Conservation Value (HCV), High Carbon Stock (HCS) and peatland areas.

    • 58. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to no development in High Conservation Value (HCV), High Carbon Stock (HCS), and peatland areas. However, no cut-off date was specified. Hence, only partial points.

    • 60. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company records instances of deforestation in its grievance logs but a total figure for non-compliant deforestation in supplier operations is not reported and it is unclear if logs cover all supplying operations. Hence, only partial points.

    • 64. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • 67. Biodiversity policy?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

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

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

    • 70. Examples of species and/or habitat conservation management?

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

    • 71. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    1 / 6 16.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 5 20%
    • Practice: 0 / 1 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 1 0%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 1 0%
    • 73. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to no new development in high conservation value (HCV) areas. However, no commitment to conduct HCV assessments was found, hence only partial points.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. 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?

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to not develop high carbon stock (HCS) forests for new plantings but does not explicitly mention the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach. Hence, only partial points.

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    5.25 / 7 75%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 1 75%
    • External: 0 / 1 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 1 0%
    • 88. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      89. 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.

    • 90. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)?

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

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

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

    • 92. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to best management practices of peat soils, but not other soils. Hence, only partial points.

    • 94. Evidence of best management practices for soils and peat?

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

    • 95. Commitment to zero burning?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no burning.

    • 97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • 98. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company estates?

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce GHG emissions intensity by 31% by the year 2030.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its group emissions intensity as 0.128 (t-CO2/t) processed oil in 2020.

    • 102. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that it was able to reduce its CO2 emissions by 20.9% (from fiscal 1990 levels) in the fiscal year 2020 and has also achieved a 5.5% reduction at the group level, with a 16% reduction on a non-consolidated basis in 2020. However, information is not externally verified. Hence, only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

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

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    3.75 / 11 34.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 4 31.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 4 31.3%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce its water use per unit of production by 16% (from FY2016) by 2030, but the target was not reported as intensity. Hence, only partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      1.12 - The company reports its water use intensity as 1.12 m3/t in 2020.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports that in 2020 the water use intensity decreased to 1.12 m3 /t as compared to the intensity of 1.13 m3 /t in 2019, and 1.17 in 2018. However, the figures are not externally verified. Hence, only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 111. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME)?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 113. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's subsidiary commits to no use of paraquat which applies to all its suppliers. However, the commitment does not applies to all other groups' supplies. Hence, only partial points.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's subsidiary commits to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides which applies to all suppliers. However, the commitment does not apply to all other groups' supplies. Hence, only partial points.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 123. Chemical usage per ha or list of chemicals used?

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

    • 124. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

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

    • 125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has invested in R Plus Japan, Ltd to use technology to recycle resources from used plastics and also reused waste generated in the process of manufacturing as a raw material for chemical products. However, only limited information is provided and it is not externally verified. Hence, only partial points.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    13.25 / 23 57.6%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 8.5 / 13 65.4%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to human rights principles as a member of the UN Global Compact.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers. However, the commitment does not refer to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or equivalent. Hence, only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company reports that it has provided opportunities for employees to deepen their understanding of the theme of "Respect for Human Rights" by providing lectures on "Society Respecting Human Rights", and on various issues related to human rights and also conducted an online lecture entitled, "Creating a Harassment-Free Workplace," on the provision of guidance to subordinates and workplace management as methods of harassment prevention. However, limited details were provided data is not externally verified. Hence, only partial points.

    • 130. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all of its suppliers. However, it did not refer to the UN Declaration/ILO. Hence, only partial points.

    • 132. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company respects respect the principles of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) to operate on lands in which they hold legal, communal or customary rights. As the commitment is not independent of FPIC processes. Hence, only partial points.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

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

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

    • 137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

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

    • 138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

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

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

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

    • 140. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

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

    • 141. Progress on commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

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

    • 142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

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

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

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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to five Fundamental ILO Conventions. However, all Fundamental ILO Conventions were not included. Hence, only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to five Fundamental ILO Conventions applies to all suppliers. However, all Fundamental ILO Conventions were not included. Hence, only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has established a Women's Advancement Promotion Action Plan, with various targets to encourage women in the workplace. However, data is not externally verified, hence partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      137 (10.93%) - The company reports that 137 employees out of 1254 were temporary employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

      703 (20.9%) - The company reports the percentage of women in the workforce as 20.9%. and the number of full-time women employees as 703 as of March 31, 2021.

    • N
      0 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      159. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company reports the number of participants in safety training for its factories but does not specify the type of training or equipment supplied. Hence, only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      7.04 - The company's subsidiary reports a lost time accident rate (LTAR) of 7.04 (per million hours worked) for 2021. However, it did not cover all palm oil operations. Hence, only partial points.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - The company's subsidiary reported zero fatalities in 2021. However, it did not cover all palm oil operations. Hence, only partial points.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2.5 / 16 15.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      162. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits to support smallholders. However, it is unclear if it covers all types of smallholders. Hence, only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      164. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      One of the company's subsidiaries reports that it engaged with 15 suppliers on its sustainability commitments through workshops in 2020. However, only limited information was provided. Hence, only partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      169. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports the criteria and time frame for the suspension of suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company implements risk assessments based on the supplier mill list. However, no further details on the procedure could be found. Hence, only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4 / 7 57.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commits to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to prohibit corruption which applies to all suppliers. However, no information was found on ethical conduct. Hence, only partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      182. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company states that it protects the privacy of whistleblowers and responds with strict actions on a corporate level against any unfavourable treatment or retribution against them. However, no flowchart or clear description was available. Hence, only partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own grievance or complaints system which is open to all stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      184. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has disclosed details of complaints and grievances in comprehensive detail.

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