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Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2023
  • Next scheduled: November 2024

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1987, QL Resources is a Malaysia

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    16,000 hectares
  • Market cap:
    2,837,400,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    QRES.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    QLG MK Equity
  • Sedol:
    B00G234
  • LEI:
    No LEI
  • RSPO member?
    No - The company resigned from the RSPO in 2018.
  • Website:
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Company assessment: QL Resources Bhd – November 2023

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 20.8% 36 / 173
  • Organisation: 14.5 / 35 41.4%
  • Policy: 13 / 74 17.6%
  • Practice: 8.5 / 64 13.3%
  • Self-reported: 7.8 / 64 12.1%
  • External: 0.8 / 64 1.2%
  • Certified: 0 / 64 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6 / 11 54.6%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable palm oil policy which covers all palm oil operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Sustainability Steering Committee (SSC) which comprises Heads of Business Units and Business Functions. However, the high-level position of responsibility for sustainability is unclear.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director are members of the Board and form part of the Sustainability Steering Committee.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      67.2% - The company reports that it has 67.2% of women in the senior management team. However, the scope of the reporting within the sustainability report only covers subsidiaries in Malaysia, but the company also operates palm oil plantations in Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      38% - The company reports 38% of women sits on its board of directors.

    • N
      0 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has collaborated with Wetlands International to roll out a mangrove reforestation and rehabilitation programme in Malaysia. However, the information is not specific to palm oil production.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's sustainability report is integrated into its annual report for 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's integrated report has been prepared with reference to the Global Reporting Initiative Standards (GRI Standards). Further, it has also submitted a CDP forest questionnaire for 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    4 / 17 23.5%
    • Organisation: 4 / 14 28.6%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Plantations and Mills - Malaysia (Sabah) and Indonesia (Northern Kalimantan).

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      16000 - The company reports 16,000 ha of oil palm estate holdings. However, the total land area managed/controlled for oil palm is unclear.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      9000 - The company reports that it has 9,000 ha of cultivated area. However, it is unclear if it covers all palm oil-planted areas.

    • N
      0 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      The company states it has "handed over a mature plantation of 744 hectares to the local farmers of Indonesia" for a plasma plantation. It also states that approximately 20% of land use rights have been set aside for plasma scheme as per the Indonesian regulations, but no total area has been reported and figures cannot be calculated due to the difficulties defining its total area owned for oil palm cultivation.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      7000 - The company has a remaining area of 7,000 ha. However, it is unclear if it is intended for future planting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Maps of all scheme smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Maps of all third-party supplying plantations?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      3 - The company reports that it has 3 mills. However, the information is between two to five years old. Data is also available in Global Forest Watch.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company publishes the names and locations of each mill on GFW.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

    • 38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own palm kernel crushing facilities.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    0.75 / 14 5.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 11 6.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 11 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 11 6.8%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a grower or miller.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a grower or miller.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that its oil palm estate complies with the requirements of the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification. However, no ISPO certificate could be found.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      53. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] The company has published MSPO certificates for its subsidiary QL Plantations Sdn Bhd. However, it is unclear if the company's palm oil operations are 100% MSPO certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    1.5 / 20 7.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 12 8.3%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      58. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits not to clear primary forests or areas. However, the information does not specify a cut-off date for defining deforestation.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to not clearing primary forests or areas applies to all suppliers. However, it does not specify a cut-off date for defining deforestation.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in own operations since cut-off date?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in supplier operations since cut-off date?

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      69. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a mangrove reforestation and rehabilitation programme in partnership with Wetlands International in Malaysia.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    0 / 15 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 8 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company commits not to clear primary forests or areas or traditional cultural needs of local communities (high conservation value areas). However, no commitment was found to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      77. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments for all estates planted/planned planting since January 2015?

    • N
      0 / 1

      78. High Conservation Value (HCV) or combined HCV/HCS management and monitoring plans for all estates planted/planned planting since January 2015?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      80. 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      84. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    2 / 20 10%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • Practice: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce its GHG emissions intensity by 20% by the year 2026. However, it does not include Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a GHG emissions intensity of 24.4 '000 tC02e for 2022. However, the intensity is not reported per ha or tonne of product.

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. GHG emissions from land use change in company's own operations (scope 1)?

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      -

      104. GHG emissions from land use change in supplier operations (scope 3)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG emissions intensity as 34.1 '000 tC02e (2021) and 24.4 '000 tC02e (2022). The reported figure shows an improvement from the previous year. However, the intensity is not reported per ha or tonne of product.

    • N
      0 / 1

      106. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it operates a biogas plant which uses methane captured to generate power for on-site operations. However, the information does not cover the company's all operations.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    2.5 / 24 10.4%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 0 / 11 0%
    • Practice: 2 / 11 18.2%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 11 18.2%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      109. Water use intensity?

      594.5 - The company reports a water use intensity of 594.5 m3/mil RM revenue for 2022. However, the figure is reported as intensity for sales.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity as 851.5 m3/mil RM revenue (2021) and 594.5 m3/mil RM revenue (2022). The reported figure is showing an improvement from the previous year. However, the figure is reported as intensity for sales.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports an average BOD concentration of 18 mg/L for its mills which is below the regulatory stipulation of 20 mg/L. However, it is unclear if it covers mills in Indonesia.

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company reports that POME is closely monitored and reported with regular quality testing. Additionally, a total of 133,071 m3 POME was generated in FY2022. However, it does not specify the treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME).

    • 114. Treatment of palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

    • N
      0 / 1

      115. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

      126. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

    • N
      0 / 2

      127. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a waste management system to reduce and recycle waste however, it is unclear if this covers all operations of the company.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    15 / 35 42.9%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Policy: 7 / 21 33.3%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 9 38.9%
    • Self-reported: 3.5 / 9 38.9%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • N
      0 / 1

      130. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's policy only encourages suppliers to respect human rights. However, it is unclear if it applies to suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      131. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company states that 54% of human resources professionals across the various business units participated in human rights training on forced labour and 1,927 employees attended the human rights and labour standards briefing policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      139. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      142. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      144. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to supporting local communities through corporate philanthropy activities, financial assistance and job opportunities. However, it is unclear if it covers the company's all operations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports multiple examples of providing essential community services such as upgrading school facilities, constructing multipurpose activity centres, supporting underprivileged groups and contributing to orphanages.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company creates employment opportunities within the local communities in which it operates. However, it is unclear if it covers the company's all operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company's policy only encourages suppliers to respect the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. However, it is unclear if it applies to suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that 54% of human resources professionals across the various business units participated in human rights training on forced labour and 1,927 employees have also attended the human rights and labour standards briefing policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company's policy only encourages suppliers to eliminate gender-related discrimination. However, it is unclear if it applies to suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company actively track, reports and monitors grievances related to workplace bullying, sexual harassment, and discrimination.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      1634 (21.7%) - The company reports the number of temporary employees as 1634 (21.7%) in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Percentage or number of women employees?

      42.3% - The company reports the percentage of women employees as 42.3% in 2022.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to pay a Living Wage?

      The company commits to paying minimum wages. However, the commitment to pay a living wage could not be found.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. Commitment to pay a Living Wage applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits to complying with local minimum wages. However, the commitment to pay a living wage that applies to all suppliers could not be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

      157. Progress on commitment to pay a Living Wage?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports the ratio of basic salary per person by gender. However, it does not report the basic salary and remuneration of women to men for each employee category.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      161. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company reports that it provides occupational safety and health training and PPE to all employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      4.28 - The company reports a lost time injury frequency rate of 4.28 for 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company recorded 0 cases of fatalities in 2022.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0 / 10 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 4 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 6 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      164. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      0 / 1

      173. Proportion of supply from suppliers that is verified as deforestation- and/or conversion-free (DCF)?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

    • 176. Regularly engages with a subset of high risk mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4.25 / 7 60.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      181. 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it conducted 14 sessions on its Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, Anti-Bribery Policy and Whistle Blower Policy which were attended by 666 participants. It also states that 100% of its operations were assessed for risk related to corruption.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      184. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has whistleblowing procedures including a flowchart or clear description of steps taken.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has workplace grievance and harassment handling procedures. However, it is not open to all stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      186. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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