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  • Latest update: November 2021
  • Next scheduled: November 2022

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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
  • Market cap:
    4,553,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    OLAM.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    OLAM SP
  • 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.
  • Website:

Company assessment: Olam International – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 74.1% 139.32 / 188
  • Organisation: 30 / 39 76.9%
  • Policy: 57.5 / 76 75.7%
  • Practice: 51.8 / 73 71%
  • Self-reported: 10.1 / 73 13.8%
  • External: 12 / 73 16.4%
  • Certified: 29.7 / 73 40.8%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9.5 / 11 86.4%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • 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.

    • 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 is similar to that of the sustainable palm oil policy, thus full points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports that it has a Global Head Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S), Dr Christopher Stewart.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Five board members sit on the Board's Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 (7.7%) - The company reported explicitly on the gender diversity of the board in its 2018 annual report, but this data is now two years old. In the company's 2020 annual report the number of women can be calculated but the company does not explicitly report on the gender balance of the Board. It has been deduced that there is one women out of the board of 12 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), Gabonese Ministry of Forestry, WWF-Gabon, Agropolis Foundation and L'avion Jaune in the management and monitoring of its HCV areas. It also reports a partnership with The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to to develop a human system for diverting elephants back into conservation 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?

      GRI 2019. CDP Forest 2021 and CDP Climate 2021.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company submitted a response to the CDP Climate questionnaire in 2019, but this report is not publicly available.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    19.04 / 27 70.5%
    • Organisation: 13.5 / 17 79.4%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 8 56.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 8 15.6%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 3.3 / 8 41.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      202,654 - The company states in its 2020 Sustainability Report a total figure of 202,654 ha, which consists of 144,254 ha own plantations, and 58,400 ha under a smallholder scheme.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      63,460 - The company states in its 2020 Sustainability Report a total figure of 63,460. This consists of 55,960 ha of own planted areas and 7,500 ha under a smallholder scheme.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company states a figure of 0 ha 'unplanted' in its 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      99,000 - The company's Palm Dashboard reports 99,000 ha of HCV.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company declared in its 2020 ACOP it had submitted maps of its concessions through ACOP.

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company has its own map of its plantations on its website, including for the Ndende site, which is held under a smallholder scheme, but this information is not dated.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      20. 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

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      2 - The company states it owns 2 mills, 2 kernel crushing plants, 4 refineries and 1 processing unit.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      Documents showing the names and GPS coordinates of the Awala and Bilala mills are available from the RSPO website, and are also downloadable from the company's own website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      1,438 - The company reports 25 direct and 1,413 indirect supplying mills as of April 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      A zip file on the company's palm oil dashboard has the names and coordinates of all 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      29. 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".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has already achieved 100% traceability to mill level as of 2018.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company has already achieved 100% traceability to mill level as of 2018. The company also has one facility, Olam Food Ingredients UK Limited, RSPO SCC under SG.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company previously reported a commitment to 100% traceability to plantation level by 2020 but this information has been removed and therefore no points can be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company reports in its 2019 Sustainable Palm Annual Progress update that all the oil from its own mills is fully traceable to estate/farm. No such update is provided this year but full points for existing information.

    • P
      0.29 / 2

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

      The company reports this on its palm oil dashboard.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      There is only refinery traceability for Nigeria, Gabon, and Mozambique, but not for the UK refinery.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company does not specifically report traceability to plantation at the crusher level, but does report it only has one crushing facility, under Olam Palm Gabon, and that all oil under this company is "fully traceable to estate/farm". It can therefore be determined that this facility has full traceability to plantation. External verification of this information was not found.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    9.82 / 14 70.1%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 9 53.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 9.1%
    • External: 4 / 9 44.4%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,006 - 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

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

      [Externally verified] 2,016 - 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

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

      The company submitted an ACOP in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports in its 2020 ACOP that it has grower operations in Gabon, and operates processing and refining facilities in Gabon, the UK, Mozambique and Nigeria.

    • P
      0.78 / 1

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

      78% - The company reports a total of 112455.0 ha RSPO-certified, accounting for 77.96% of its landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      [Externally verified] 100% - The company has two mills, both of which are RSPO certified under 2018 P&Cs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,021 - The company and SOTRADER have a time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,022 - The company states a target year of 2022 in its 2020 ACOP.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,021 - In both the Olam ACOP and SOTRADER ACOP for 2020, a target date of 2021 is given.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - The company reports 15.08 tonnes of FFB from independent smallholders in its 2020 ACOP, which is not certified. The company does not report any FFB supplied from outgrowers or third-parties.

    • P
      0.04 / 1

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

      3.9% - The company reports that 3.9% of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that is RSPO-certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company's 2020 ACOP reports that 0% of RSPO-certified palm oil is sold through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is certified under ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.03 / 18 55.7%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 10 45%
    • Practice: 5 / 6 83.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 6 20.8%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3.8 / 6 63%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. 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 a commitment to no deforestation of HCV, HCS and peatland in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company has a separate policy and commitment for suppliers, stating the requirements for suppliers are in line with the company's NDPE commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. 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 also specifies HCV, HCS, and peatland are areas which are not to be deforested in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy and that it has upheld a moratorium on any further greenfield palm development or expansion since 2017.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. 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
      0.75 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation 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 subjects 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 latest reporting is dated in 2019. The information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports 6 instances of illegal encroachment. The area of illegal/non-compliant deforestation is not reported, thus no points can be awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      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

      62. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant 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. The company does not make a separate commitment, only referring to the RSPO requirements in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy, thus only partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states in its Responsible Sourcing Palm Oil Policy that if any supplier is found to be non-compliant they will be "investigated, and corrective actions sought...corrective action for non-compliance after cut-off date (February 2017) may include compensation/ conservation/ restoration of peatland or forest by working with expert stakeholders and communities". This policy is not reported to apply to the company's own operations but full points have been awarded as it applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company reports to be a member of the multi-stakeholder RSPO 'Jurisdiction Approach'. The company also reports to adhere to a landscape-level and ecosystem approach though 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 and therefore only partial points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      The company makes a general commitment to biodiversity but does not provide details on scope and no time-bound target could be found, therefore no points.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

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

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

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

      The company reports various measures to manage species and habitats within its operations, including monitoring wildlife populations through camera traps, and monitoring of wildlife and poaching through the SMART approach. It also reports a project to protect elephants and reduce human-wildlife conflict: "We have partnered with The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to develop a highly effective and humane sensor that uses harmless light and noise to divert elephants back into conservation areas. To date, 500 nodes have been deployed, of which 200 units are connected via a mobile network to enable real-time online monitoring within the large plantation area". Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company commits in its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy to "control...hunting of protected species, and illegal hunting in all our concession area". This commitment is not one of no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species and therefore no points can be awarded.

    • 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
    15 / 15 100%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 7 / 7 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 7 / 7 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      71. 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 makes this commitment in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through its Responsible Sourcing Palm Oil Policy 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is public availability of multiple HCV assessments for the company on the HCVRN website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is public availability of the following HCV assessments: OLAM Palm Gabon at Bindo Bifoun (Makouké), Olam Palm Gabon Mouila Lot 3, Mouila Lot 3 Extension, In addition there is a HCV assessment for SOTRADER, the smallholder program in which Olam has a 49% stake and Olam Palm Gabon at Bindo Bifoun (Makouké). These assessments are available to download from the company's website, and on the RSPO and HCVRN websites.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. 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 (Makouké), Olam Palm Gabon Mouila Lot 3, Mouila Lot 3 Extension, In addition there is a HCV assessment for SOTRADER, the smallholder program in which Olam has a 49% stake and Olam Palm Gabon at Bindo Bifoun (Makouké). These assessments are available to download from the company's website, and on the RSPO and HCVRN websites.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company 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 makes this commitment through its Olam Palm Gabon Policy 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment that applies to all suppliers through its Responsible Sourcing Palm Oil Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      78. 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 all HCV assessments undertaken since January 2015: OLAM Palm Gabon at Bindo Bifoun (Makouké), Mouila Lot 3 and Mouila Lot 3 Extension, as well as for SOTRADER, the smallholder program in which Olam has a 49% stake and Olam Palm Gabon at Bindo Bifoun (Makouké).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through its Responsible Sourcing Palm Oil Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] HCS summary report available for Bindo Bifoun.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is a peer reviewed report of all HCV assessments undertaken since January 2015: OLAM Palm Gabon at Bindo Bifoun (Makouké), Mouila Lot 3 and Mouila Lot 3 Extension, as well as for SOTRADER, the smallholder program in which Olam has a 49% stake and Olam Palm Gabon at Bindo Bifoun (Makouké).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. 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 makes this commitment through its Living Landscapes Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through its Living Landscapes Policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      85. 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 ? Lots 8, 9 & 11; Olam Palm Gabon ? Mouila Oil Palm Nursery Site, 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
    15.56 / 20 77.8%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 4.1 / 7 58%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 3.6 / 7 50.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      86. 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 makes this commitment in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment for all suppliers through its Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      88. 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 beginning of our palm business"".

    • N
      0 / 1

      89. 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

      90. 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 makes a commitment to best management practices for soils in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that suppliers with peat area are expected to implement best practices on water management to reduce GHG emission and mitigate fire risk during dry season". As this is not a commitment to best management practices for soils and peat, only partial points can be awarded.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company 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 makes this commitment itself, in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment to zero burning which applies to all suppliers though its Responsible Sourcing Palm Oil Policy.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      In 2020, a total of 10 and 137 hotspots were reported in Mouila and Ndende savannah area respectively.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to a 50% reduction of GHG emissions"" both in own operations and Olam managed farmer programmes"" by 2030. The company reports progress in intensity figures thus full points for an intensity based target.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      100. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. 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 "a reduction in GHG emissions intensity in our processing (0.13 TCO2e/T product, vs 0.19 in 2019) but "an increase in the GHG intensity for own farms and estates (1.91 T CO2e/T product vs 1.22 in 2019), due to the increased volume production of high-intensity crops such as Almonds". These figures are not specific to palm oil. As the figures have not consistently gone down across palm oil operations, partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    15.12 / 25 60.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 11 50%
    • Practice: 8.6 / 12 71.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 12 4.2%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 8.1 / 12 67.7%
    • N
      0 / 1

      104. 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 2020 annual report, and states it is on track to meet this target, but no date is given by which the target must be met and it is not specified in terms of water use intensity. It is also not clear whether palm oil operations are definitely included under this general company target.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      1.62 - The company reports water use intensity figures for processing in its 2020 annual report, giving a figure of (1.62 m3/MT product in 2020. However, this figure appears to cover multiple sectors and a figure specific to the company's palm oil operations was not found. The company does not report figures for plantations, only processing.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports a reductions in water use intensity in processing from 1.99 in 2019 to 1.62 m3 /MT product in 2020. The company also publishes figure from 2016 - 2019 showing a decrease in water use intensity over time. However, this figure appears to cover multiple sectors and a figure specific to the company's palm oil operations was not found. The company does not report figures for plantations, only processing.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to "ensure mill effluent is treated in compliance with national regulation and monitor biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) regularly". No time-bound target is provided, thus partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. 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
      0.78 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      113. 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 also commits in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy to minimising the use of pesticides, but no commitment in relation to fertiliser could be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. 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 makes this commitment in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      117. 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 makes this commitment in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      119. 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 makes this commitment in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      121. 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 both the Awala and Bilala mills, in the RSPO audit reports. However, reporting on this across all company operations was not found.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    30.75 / 35 87.9%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 18.5 / 21 88.1%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. 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 commits the ""United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work"" in its Annual Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits to "respect and uphold the rights of all workers" in accordance with "the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and related international covenants". This commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. 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 commits to ""Respect legal and customary land tenure rights with reference to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to ""Respect legal and customary land tenure rights with reference to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples"". This commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. 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 commits to ""Respect legal and customary land tenure rights with reference to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to ""Respect legal and customary land tenure rights with reference to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples"". This commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. 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 makes this commitment in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its Responsible Sourcing Palm Oil Policy. The commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). 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 this in its CIB-OLAM POLICY DOCUMENT ON FPIC.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      135. 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. This information is self reported, thus partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. 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 a publicly available 'Procedure for handling complaints against CIB-Olam' including land conflicts.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports to have donated food to farming household to improve food security.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. 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 to "Contribute to community development by improving healthcare, water accessibility, and education facilities" in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. 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

      143. 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 commits to ""the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO)"" in its Fair Employment Policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company commits to two of the eight core conventions No.182 on the worst form of child labour and No.138 on the minimum age for admission to employment and work. As this is fewer than four, no points can be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports ""37 meetings with employee delegates"" in 2020 in relation to human rights process.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      146. 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 makes this commitment explicitly in its Fair Employment Policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      It is not clear if the commitment to eliminate gender discrimination outlined in the company's Fair Employment Policy applies to all suppliers. Specification for 'Level 3' audits (which seems to have the widest scope to include all suppliers) only refers to "workplace design makes reasonable accommodation for employees with special needs". The Supplier Code and Living Landscapes policy refer to no discrimination, but do not specify on the basis of gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports to have conducted training on gender and women's rights as well as introduced a Diversity and Equality at Olam (IDEO) Council to address gender related issues in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      42,458 (52%) - The company reports in its 2020 annual report a total of 81,650 employees of which 52% are secondary workers. From this it has been calculated that the company has 42,458 temporary employees. It states this includes seasonal, contract and temporary workers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      20% - The company reports that 20% of its primary workforce are women in its 2020 annual report, no data for the secondary workforce is provided and therefore a total number of women cannot be calculated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports to have conducted a pilot study on Living Wage in 2020 at one location in its spice farming operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. 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 has a Health and Safety policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports this commitment for all suppliers in its Supplier Code.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      1.48 - The company reports a Lost Time Incident Frequency Rates (LTIFR) of 1.48 2021 across all company owned facilities which is down on the previous years' rate of 1.61 in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      10 - The company reports 10 fatalities in 2020.

  • 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: 3 / 10 30%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 10 20%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. 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 makes this commitment explicitly in its Olam Palm Gabon Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports to supports "a scheme-smallholders program, namely Sotrader Ndende".

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      500 - The company reports in its Sustainability Report that it supports "500 cooperative smallholders in Ndende" which is a scheme smallholder program. As a percentage is not provided and cannot be calculated, partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. 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

      166. 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. It is unclear if this covers all suppliers, thus partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states the following in its 2019 Sustainable Palm Oil Policy " If any supplier is found to be non-compliant, they will be investigated, and corrective actions sought at parent company level" and a " suspend and engage approach" will be employed. "Corrective action for non-compliance after cut-off date (February 2017) may include compensation/ conservation/ restoration of peatland or forest by working with expert stakeholders and communities. The Living Landscapes Policy states the company will "develop a global, Olam-wide mechanism for addressing non-compliance to be adopted and rolled out by all businesses.".

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports in its 2020 annual report that 97% of ""volumes sourced directly from origin were ?responsibly sourced' i.e. from suppliers we engage with on the Olam Supplier Code"". This figure is not specific to palm oil.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports engaging with all suppliers in 2019, but details of engagement are not provided and it is unclear whether the company always engages on an annual basis. This information is self-reported.

    • 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 to use Fair Labor Association's (FLA) monitoring techniques to assess supplier risk level. it is unclear what this involves and if it applies to all suppling palm oil mills and to own palm oil mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports in its 2019 palm progress update that it found 20% of supplier mills to be high-risk. Reporting on risk level of company's own mills was not found. It is not clear if this information is updated on an annual basis. No update could be found for the year 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports in its 2019 palm progress update that it found 20% of supplier mills to be high-risk. Reporting on risk level of company's own mills was not found. It is not clear if this information is updated on an annual basis. No update could be found for the year 2020.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6 / 7 85.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. 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 has an Anti-Bribery and Corruption policy stating these commitments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a Anti-Bribery and Corruption policy stating that these commitments apply to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. 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's code of conduct also includes an ""Incident reporting flowchart"" which refers to whistleblowers and a section on ""safeguard from retaliation"".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company adheres to this 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 provides details of its grievance procedure on its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company provides details of grievances in a zip file downloadable from its website.

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