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  • Latest update: November 2022
  • Next scheduled: November 2023

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1989, Singapore based commodity producer and

  • Parent company:
    Temasek Holdings (51.4%)
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    202,654 hectares
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    OLAM.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    OLAM SP Equity
  • ISIN:
    SG1Q75923504
  • Sedol:
    B05Q3L4
  • RSPO member?
    Yes - Olam has been an RSPO member since 2006. SOTRADER, its joint venture with the Gabonese government, has been an RSPO member since 2015.
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Company assessment: Olam International – November 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 72.3% 137.28 / 190
  • Organisation: 29.5 / 40 73.8%
  • Policy: 60 / 77 77.9%
  • Practice: 47.8 / 73 65.5%
  • Self-reported: 22.3 / 73 30.5%
  • External: 11.2 / 73 15.4%
  • Certified: 14.3 / 73 19.6%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10.25 / 11 93.2%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company meets this indicator through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has its own sustainable palm oil policy in place which covers multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company's operations covering both social and environmental issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a separate 'Responsible Sourcing Palm Oil Policy' that applies to all suppliers. The scope of this policy is similar to that of the company's own sustainable palm oil policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports having a 'Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability ("CR&S")' committee headed by Dr Christopher Stewart.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports having the 'Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Committee (CRSC)' which is one of the 5 Board Committees established to support the board in monitoring and managing a whole the spectrum of risks in the business, amongst which, are environmental, social and governance-related risks. As of 2021, 5 members of the board are a part of this committee.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3% - The company reports that 3% of its senior management team are women. Data as of 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (9.09%) - The company has not explicitly reported the number of women board members in 2021. However, a figure was calculated through board profiles of the members. As of 2021, only one female is a part of the company's board out of the total 11 members.

    • Y
      1 / 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, Natural Capital Coalition, TFA 2020, WBCSD, HCVRN.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports working with the Gabonese National Park Agency (ANPN), and the Gabonese Ministry of Forestry, in the management and monitoring of its HCV areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published a 2020 Sustainability Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company has submitted CDP questionnaires for forest, water security and climate in 2022.

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      [Externally verified] The company submitted a response to the CDP Climate questionnaire in 2021, but only a summary is available. The company also reports its own climate change risk analysis in its annual report.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    18.31 / 29 63.1%
    • Organisation: 14 / 19 73.7%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 8 35.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 2.3 / 8 28.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Gabon (plantations, mills and crushers); Gabon, Nigeria, Mozambique and the UK (refinery).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      Gabon, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Nigeria. However, these countries only cover information on 4 refineries of the company. For palm oil mills, the company mentions to source 99.99% of FFB for its two mills from its own estates in 2020, however, the sourcing information for the remaining percentage of FFB is not reported. Also, the company mentions having commissioned a third mill and sourcing information for this mill is not reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      202654 - 202,654 ha- concession land area. Data as of Q4-2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      63303 - The company states the planted area as 63,303 ha. Data as of Q4-2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      7500 - The company states in its 2020 Sustainability Report that Olam Palm Gabon, under which its palm oil plantations are managed, has 7,500 ha planted under a smallholder scheme.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      21950 - The company states a figure of 21,950 ha 'unplanted' area in its 2021 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      99000 - The company's palm dashboard reports 99,000 ha of HCV areas. Data as of Q4-2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company has submitted the updated concession maps to the RSPO as declared in its 2021 ACOP. The company has also published the concessions maps on its website.

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Maps of scheme smallholders?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the names of its direct suppliers in its 2020 Annual Sustainability Report, but information on the location of these suppliers' estates is not available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      3 - The company states it owns 2 mills in its Q4-2021 report, however, Annual Report 2021 mentions to have commissioned a third mill. RSPO certified growers database confirms three mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The names and locations of the company-owned mills are available on the GFW universal mill list and the RSPO certified growers database.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      It can be determined from the company's RSPO 2019 summary reports that the Bilala mill sources only from the company's own plantations, and the Awala mill from both company plantations and third parties. These reports are downloadable in a zip file from the company's website. However, the information reported is from 2019 and is now over two years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports in its 2020 Sustainability Report that its palm oil mill sources 99.99% of crops from its own estates and produces 70k mt of CPO and 3800k mt of PKO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      947 - The company reports 25 direct and 922 indirect supplying mills as of December 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      A zipfile on the company's palm oil dashboard has the names and coordinates of all supplying mills. Data as of Q12021-Q42021.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states in its 2019 Sustainable Palm Annual Progress update "Our palm supply chain sources 100% from traders or refineries, we obtain 100% mill traceability from our direct suppliers". However, this information is from 2019 and is now over two years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has already achieved 100% traceability to the mill level as of 2021.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company has already achieved 100% traceability to mill level as of 2021. The company's facility, Olam Food Ingredients UK Limited is RSPO SCC under SG.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company previously reported a commitment to 100% traceability to the plantation level by 2020, however, the company has only achieved 21% traceability to the plantation level in 2021.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

      The company reports that as of 2021 its two mills owned are 100% traceable to the plantation. However, this information does not cover all operations of the company as a third mill is also commissioned by the company for which traceability data is not reported.

    • P
      0.31 / 2

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

      The company reports this on its palm oil dashboard. Data as of Q4-2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company only reports the traceability data for its three refineries- Nigeria, Gabon, and Mozambique. Traceability data for the company's UK refinery is not reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

      38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      As of 2021, the company has three crushing facilities. However, the traceability information is not reported for any crushing facility.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    8.75 / 14 62.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 4.7 / 10 47.5%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 10 0%
    • External: 4.7 / 10 47.5%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2006 - Olam has been an RSPO member since 2006. SOTRADER, its joint venture with the Gabonese government, has been an RSPO member since 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2016 - The company became an RSPO member in 2006 but did not build a mill until 2015. Its first certification was in 2016.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted the RSPO ACOP 2021.

    • P
      0.71 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 71.17% - Data as of 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      [Externally verified] 100% - The company owns three mills and all of these are RSPO certified under 2018 P&Cs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2022 - The company has a time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2022 - The company commits to achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities by 2022. This is within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - The company's and SOTRADER's 2021 and 2020 ACOP do not report information on this.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2021 - The company commits to achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders and outgrowers by 2022. This is within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - The company's ACOP 2021 reports having no smallholders, outgrowers or third-party suppliers. However, the 2020 sustainability report of the company mentions having scheme smallholders but no RSPO certification data is available for them.

    • P
      0.02 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2.23% - The company reports that 2.23% of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that is RSPO-certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company's 2021 ACOP reports that 0% of RSPO-certified palm oil is sold through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

    • P
      0.02 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 7258.16 tonnes of CSPO are traded as certified under SG out of the total 342428.87 tonnes of CSPO, CSPKO, and CSPKE. Data as of 2021.

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.71 / 19 56.4%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 11 50%
    • Practice: 4.7 / 6 78.5%
    • Self-reported: 3 / 6 50%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 1.7 / 6 28.5%
    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have been therefore awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (?75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to no deforestation of HCV, HCS and peat areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no land clearing damaging primary forests or areas required to protect or enhance HCVs since November 2005, and no land clearing damaging HCVs or HCS forest since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company's own reporting defines deforestation as the development of HCV, HCS and peatland areas. The cut-off date is reported as 2017.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation for suppliers as the development of protected and peat areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past February 2017 will not be accepted in supplier operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that it has a team of 30 people monitoring its HCV area but does not specify how they are monitoring the area.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports using GPS coordinates of supplier mills to identify which are at higher risk of links with deforestation, and then subject these to further verification through its suppliers' own deforestation monitoring systems or other checks on NDPE compliance. It reports using Global Forest Watch Pro to assess deforestation risks linked to third-party mills. The frequency with which these checks are done is not clear, but the latest reporting is dated in 2019. However, this information is now over two years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports 6 instances of illegal encroachment. However, the area of illegal/non-compliant deforestation is not reported.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not report an overall figure for the amount of non-compliant deforestation in its supplier operations detected through its own monitoring, but it does provide its grievance log (files downloadable from website), which includes allegations of deforestation against supplier companies.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      64. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      The company commits to applying the RSPO Remediation and Compensation Procedure where there has been land clearing without prior HCV assessment since November 2005, or without prior HCV-HCSA assessment since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. However, a commitment covering restoration of all non-compliant deforestation/conversion was not found. Partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (?75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to restore ecosystems to their prior condition in cases of conversion within their own operations. The cut-off date is reported as 2017.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      66. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company reports being a member of the multi-stakeholder RSPO 'Jurisdiction Approach'. The company also reports adhering to a landscape-level and ecosystem approach through practices including "remote sensing, field surveys, landscape analysis and wide-ranging consultations with NGOs, experts and local communities", however, this data is over two years old now.

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.71 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also references the IUCN red list in relation to the red-capped Mangabey and cites other endangered species in its Sustainability Report and several species are reported under IUCN red-list categories in its HCV summary reports, which are downloadable from its Olam Palm Gabon webpage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports various measures to manage species and habitats within its operations, including monitoring wildlife populations through camera traps and monitoring wildlife and poaching through the SMART approach. It also reports a project to protect elephants and reduce human-wildlife conflict.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only commits to controlling illegal logging, hunting of protected species, and illegal hunting in all its concession areas. However, a clear commitment to no hunting is not reported by the 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
    12.75 / 15 85%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 7 67.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 4.8 / 7 67.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is the public availability of multiple HCV assessments for the company on the RSPO NPP database.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is the public availability of the following HCV assessments: OLAM Palm Gabon at Bindo Bifoun (Makouka), Olam Palm Gabon Mouila Lot 3, Mouila Lot 3 Extension, In addition, there is an HCV assessment for SOTRADER, the smallholder program in which Olam has a 49% stake and Olam Palm Gabon at Bindo Bifoun (Makouka).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is public availability for the following: OLAM Palm Gabon at Bindo Bifoun (Makouka), Olam Palm Gabon Mouila Lot 3, Mouila Lot 3 Extension, In addition, there is an HCV assessment for SOTRADER, the smallholder program in which Olam has a 49% stake and Olam Palm Gabon at Bindo Bifoun (Makouka).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is a satisfactory review of only two out of the total three HCV assessments undertaken since January 2015: OLAM Palm Gabon at Bindo Bifoun (Makouké) and SOTRADER, the smallholder program in which Olam has a 49% stake.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      83. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is public availability of the following SEIAs on the RSPO website and the company's own website: Olam Palm Gabon ? Mouila Lot 2; Olam Palm Gabon; Olam Palm Gabon ? Mouila Lot 3; Olam Palm Gabon ? Mouila Lot 3 extension; as well as for SOTRADER, the smallholder program in which Olam has a 49% stake.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    15.42 / 19 81.2%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 3.9 / 6 65.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3.4 / 6 57%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - In its 2020 Annual Sustainability Report the company states it has had "zero peat development since the beginning of its palm business".

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports that the suppliers with peat area are expected to implement best practices on water management to reduce GHG emissions and mitigate fire risk during the dry season. A clear commitment to best management practices (BMPs)/good agriculture practices for soils and peat that apply to all suppliers is not reported by the company.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.71 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. Commitment to zero burning?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero burning.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.71 / 1

      97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that all of its mills are monitored using Global Forest Watch ("GFW") for tree cover loss as well as fire alerts based on a 50km radius.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that in 2020, a total of 10 and 137 hotspots were reported in Mouila and Ndende savannah areas, respectively.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce GHG emissions by 50% both in its own operations and company-managed farmer programmes by 2030.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports emission intensity for each mill and supply base from 2018 - 2020 in its Sustainability Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company clearly reports emissions figures for land conversion in its GHG summary reports for each of its mills, downloadable from its dashboard, and breaks the data down according to its own vs group vs third-party activities. Data as of 2022.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports emissions figures in its 2020 Sustainability Report with the majority of intensity figures reducing over time but there are two cases where they have gone up in 2020. In its Annual Report, the company reports having improved its emissions to 1.72 MT CO2e/MT of product, driven in the most part by improvements in its palm, dairy, rice and coffee production. However, these figures are not specific to the company's oil pam operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The RSPO requires companies to assess their GHG emissions through the Palm GHG calculator. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company's own reporting also mentions using the RSPO palm GHG calculator.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    14.84 / 25 59.4%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 11 50%
    • Practice: 8.3 / 12 69.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 12 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 6.8 / 12 57%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states a target of "increased water use efficiency in Olam's direct operations" in its 2021 annual report, and states to have improved its plantations' water use efficiency by 9% against 2020 and have maintained our processing water use at 1.62 M3/MT of product. However, a clear time-bound target to improve water use intensity is not reported by the company. Also, it is unclear if the reported figures are specific to the palm oil operations of the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      1.62 - The company reports having improved its plantations' water use efficiency by 9% against 2020 and has maintained its processing water use at 1.62 M3/MT of product. However, it is unclear if these figures are specific to the company's palm oil operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports having improved its plantations' water use efficiency by 9% against 2020 and has maintained its processing water use at 1.62 M3/MT of product as of 2021. However, it is unclear if these figures are specific to the company's palm oil operations and the 2020 figures are not reported to compare this data.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to "ensure mill effluent is treated in compliance with national regulation and monitor biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) regularly". A time-bound target is not reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.71 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting mentions having wastewater quality standards for the water its discharges and having management plans in place to protect water bodies and water courses from fertiliser run-off and pesticide run-off. However, the reported information does not explicitly mention POME.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      113. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.71 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting only mentions using remote sensing, sophisticated modelling and ground surveys to map streams, rivers and seasonal wetlands in its plantations, which the company protects with a system of interconnected buffer zones.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Records of pesticide use, including active ingredients and use per ha are provided for the RSPO-certified supply bases of all company mills, in their RSPO audit reports. However, reporting on this across all company operations was not found.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.71 / 1

      124. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.71 / 1

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    31.75 / 35 90.7%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 19.5 / 21 92.9%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to respect and uphold the United Nations Global Compact's (UNGC) guiding principles on human rights and labour.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports having undertaken a global human rights risk assessment in 2020 in 33 origins across 19 countries, which was complemented with field assessments in high-risk areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has its own FPIC procedure in place.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports to have conducted "participatory mapping and FPIC with 60 impacted villages, 39 self-elected community steering committee established, and 89 meetings conducted with community steering committee meetings" in 2020. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain requirements for addressing land conflicts. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has its own procedure for handling complaints against CIB-Olam which includes addressing land conflicts.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting mentions having a GROW (Globally Reaching Olam Women) program in place where individuals are coached to develop career goals, navigate current personal and professional challenges, and build business knowledge. The company also mentions that it leveraged its GROW network to run 15 seminars led by women who were able to share their experiences of working in the organisation to help build a broad understanding of barriers and culture, as well as to share successes to inspire colleagues of all genders and levels in the organisation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company's own reporting only mentions that it will build on the OHL legacy by focusing on improving food security and nutrition.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to contributing to community development by improving healthcare, water accessibility, and education facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports the number of social infrastructure projects it has established such as building water wells, building schools and houses for teachers, and medical facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Global Compact's (UNGC) guiding principles on human rights and labor.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. The company's commitment mentions respecting and upholding the rights of all workers, including contract, temporary, and migrant workers, in accordance with the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to no discrimination however, does not mention the elimination of gender-related discrimination.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      39504 (48%) - The company reports in its 2021 annual report a total of 82,300 employees of which 48% are secondary workers. From this it has been calculated that the company has 39,504 temporary employees. It states this includes seasonal, contract and temporary workers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

      30% - The company reports that 30% of its primary workforce are women in its 2021 annual report, no data for the secondary workforce is provided and therefore a total number of women cannot be calculated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting only mentions providing appropriate PPE complimentary to the workforce according to risk assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0.95 - The company reports that the Lost Time Injury Frequency rate (LTIFR) for the whole group (Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4) reduced to 0.95 in 2021 from 1.48 in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      14 - The company reports 14 fatalities in 2021.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    8.5 / 16 53.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 5 / 10 50%
    • Self-reported: 5 / 10 50%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Commitment to support smallholders?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also supports a scheme-smallholders program, namely Sotrader Ndende which includes 500 cooperative smallholders, by providing support for seedlings and cultivation.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      164. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      500 - The company only reports that as of 2020, 500 cooperative smallholders in Ndende were part of its scheme smallholder program. However, it is unclear if this figure represents all scheme smallholders supported by the company under this program.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the process used to prioritise, assess and/or engage suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements which includes an "on-boarding" reporting procedure for new suppliers and due-diligence process for all suppliers, plus a commitment to employ a "suspend and engage approach" in the case of non-compliance.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      100% - The company reports that in 2020 there was "100% compliance to OSC and mills risk mapping" in its supply chain. However, it is unclear if this covers all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      169. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports that if any supplier is found to be non-compliant, they will be investigated, and corrective actions will be sought at the parent company level and a " suspend and engage approach" will be employed. The company also mentions that if unacceptable practices are reported in the operations of its third-party suppliers, the company will assess the extent and nature of non-compliance and establish a time-bound plan with suppliers to address the issue and where necessary remediate material negative impacts of non-compliance. The company will disengage from suppliers who are unable to demonstrate positive steps to eliminate unacceptable practices in a time-bound manner, provided in the Grievance Procedure.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that as of 2021, 92% of the directly originated volumes in the priority supply chains (which includes palm oil) were sourced through suppliers that were engaged on the Olam Supplier Code. However, the percentage reported is not specific to palm oil.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company regularly engages with mills that have been implicated in grievances but does not specify 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 reports using Fair Labor Association's (FLA) monitoring techniques to assess supplier risk levels. However, it is unclear what this involves and if it applies to all supplying palm oil mills and to own palm oil mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that as of 2019, it found 20% of supplier mills to be high-risk. However, the reporting for risk level of the company's own mills is not reported. Also, it is unclear if this information is updated on an annual basis. No update could be found for the year 2020/2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that as of 2019, it found 20% of supplier mills to be high-risk. However, the reporting for risk level of the company's own mills is not reported. Also, it is unclear if this information is updated on an annual basis. No update could be found for the year 2020/2021.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6 / 7 85.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 2 100%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that all employees globally undergo online training to familiarise with the ABC Policy. The rate of completion of the training is tracked and monitored by the Head of Ethics and Compliance and reported to the IA and the AC under the IRAF. Periodic reminders and updates on the EBP are communicated to all staff as part of the company's efforts to inculcate strong ethical values.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Whistleblowing procedure?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      184. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has a grievance monitoring log updated till June 2022.

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