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Nisshin OilliO

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

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Company assessment: Nisshin OilliO – November 2021

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 45% 48.13 / 107
  • Organisation: 12 / 21 57.1%
  • Policy: 24.5 / 48 51%
  • Practice: 11.6 / 38 30.6%
  • Self-reported: 6.4 / 38 16.8%
  • External: 3.3 / 38 8.6%
  • Certified: 2 / 38 5.2%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    5.75 / 10 57.5%
    • Organisation: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • 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 procurement policy and sustainable palm oil policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a sustainability committee but it is unclear which position has high-level responsibility.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      13.3% - Data as of 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      2 (22%) - Two out of nine directors are female, this was calculated by looking at profile photos and was not directly reported by the 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] UNGC.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      A 2020 report has been published.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      CDP.

    • 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
    4.98 / 13 38.3%
    • Organisation: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 2 / 5 39.6%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 5 39.6%
    • 13. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 18. Maps of estates/management units?

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

    • 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?

    • 21. Number of company-owned mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      1,578 - Data for 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Names and coordinates are available for 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?

    • P
      +
      0.98 / 1
      1 / 1

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports traceability to mill level of 98.3 % in 2020. An additional point has been awarded as the company has RSPO segregated supply chain certifications.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to all CPO being traceable to farm by 2024, and CPKO by 2030.

    • 33. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    5.9 / 8 73.8%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 3.9 / 6 65%
    • Self-reported: 1.4 / 6 23.3%
    • External: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 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?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2020 ACOP has been submitted.

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

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

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

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

    • 42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 47. 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
      0.42 / 1

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

      41.9% - Data as of 2020.

    • 49. 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
      0.98 / 1

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

      Data as of 2020.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      52. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] The company's subsidiary has two Malaysian refineries which are MSPO SCCS certified. It is unclear whether these refineries represent all palm oil operations in Malaysia.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company's subsidiary holds an ISCC certificate. This does not cover all palm oil operations.

  • 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%
    • 54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

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

    • 55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to no development of high carbon stock (HCS) forest or high conservation value (HCV) areas for new plantings but no cut-off date could be found.

    • 58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      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.

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

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

    • 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?

    • 65. Biodiversity policy?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • 67. 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.

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

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

    • 69. 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

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to not plant on HCV areas, but an explicit commitment for suppliers to conduct HCV assessments could not be found.

    • 73. 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.

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

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

    • 75. 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.

    • 76. 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

      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?

    • 78. 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.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to not development high carbon stock (HCS) forest for new plantings but does not explicitly mention the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach.

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

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

    • 82. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      85. 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%
    • 86. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 90. 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

      91. 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.

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

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

    • 93. Commitment to zero burning?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • 95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce 20% of its CO2 emissions intensity in its production activities by 2020. The company has not published a new commitment, but this still qualifies for full points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its group emissions intensity as 0.230 tCO2/t processed oil in 2019.

    • 100. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports that the CO2 emission intensity per unit has been reduced by 28.9% from 1990 levels - surpassing its target of 20% by 2020. Information has not been externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • 103. 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 / 9 33.3%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce water consumption by 8% (2012) by 2020, but the target is not reporting as intensity.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      227 - The company reports the water consumption as 2,270,000 m3 in 2019. As the measure is not in intensity full points cannot be awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reported in 2019 that water consumption intensity has reduced by a 16.6% from 2012 levels, achieving the target of 8% by 2020. However, consumption figures increased from 2018 to 2019. Figures are not reported in intensity or externally verified.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • 113. 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

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

    • 115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's subsidiary has made this commitment. As it does not apply to all of the Group's supply, only partial points can be awarded.

    • 117. 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

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

      The company's subsidiary has made this commitment. As it does not apply to all of the Group's supply, only partial points can be awarded.

    • 119. 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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that the waste generated during the manufacturing process is reused as raw materials for chemicals. Information is not externally verified.

  • 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

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment through its membership to UN Global Compact.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes a generic commitment to human rights and does not commit suppliers to Universal Declaration on Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights (also known as the UN Ruggie Principles or Ruggie Framework of "Protect, Respect and Remedy").

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company reports holding a lecture on ""Society respecting human rights"" to create opportunities for employees to deepen their understanding. Data is not externally verified.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes a generic commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights but does not commit suppliers to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169).

    • 130. 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

      131. Commitment to 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 on which they hold legal, communal or customary rights. As the commitment is not independent of FPIC processes, full points cannot be awarded.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 137. 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.

    • 138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 142. 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

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

      The company commits to over four ILO Conventions, but does not commit to all eight Fundamental/Core ILO Conventions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to suppliers to more than four ILO Conventions but does not commit them to all eight Fundamental/Core ILO Conventions.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this commitment.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has set out a Women's Advancement Promotion Action Plan, with various targets to encourage women in the workplace. The information has not been externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      116 (9.7%) - The company reports 116 employees out of 1,196 were temporary.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      20.9% - Data as of 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published this statement.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      157. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      1.22 - The company's subsidiary reports a lost time accident rate (LTAR) (per 200,000 working hours) for 2020. However, this does not cover all palm oil operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - The company's subsidiary reported zero fatalities in 2020. However, this does not cover all palm oil operation.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    3 / 16 18.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits to support smallholders but does not detail the type of support given.

    • N
      0 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      166. 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, Intercontinental Specialty Fats, engaged 15 suppliers on its Sustainability commitments through workshops in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      Criteria and timeframes for suspension have been published.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to "Consider improvement for high risk mills." by September 2020, however it is unclear if this was achieved or if all mills (own and third party) have been assessed for risk.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports implementing risk assessment based on supplier mill list but details of the procedures could not be found.

    • 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
    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

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company has published this commitment.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to preventing and prohibiting corruption but does not commit them to ethical conduct.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company allows for whistleblowing and protects whistleblowers, however the procedure is unclear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's grievance procedure is open to all stakeholders and details of steps taken are published.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      Grievances are disclosed in comprehensive detail.

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