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Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: October 2019
  • Next scheduled: October 2020

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1987, QL Resources is a Malaysia

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    16,200 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    8%
  • Market cap:
    2,758,431,777 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    QRES.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    QLG MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL7084OO006
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: QL Resources Bhd – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 14.4% 25.75 / 179
  • Organisation: 10.5 / 35 30%
  • Policy: 9.5 / 75 12.7%
  • Practice: 5.8 / 69 8.3%
  • Self-reported: 4.8 / 69 6.9%
  • External: 1 / 69 1.4%
  • Certified: 0 / 69 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    2.5 / 11 22.7%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company set up a Sustainability Project Team in 2016, chaired by the Executive Chairman and comprising heads of business units and functions

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The Executive Chairman leads the Sustainability team

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      4 (29%) - The Company does not state the number of women on its board, but does provide detailed biographies of board members

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company only provides a short sustainability section in its annual report with little reference to its palm oil operations

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

    • 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
      No source

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    4.5 / 16 28.1%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 13 34.6%
    • 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. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)?

      Plantation area is given as 16,200ha, but the company also states that it has land use rights over plantation land of approximately 20,000 hectares, but that approximately 20% of this has to be set aside for Plasma Scheme under Indonesian regulations

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      The company reports in 2019 that it owns a 1,200 ha mature palm oil estate in Sabah and a 15,000 ha plantation (9,000 ha mature) plantation in East Kalimantan. It also states that land with existing oil palm estate is 156.2815 hectares. On an undated website the company states it has a 1,200 ha mature plantation in Sabah, and a 20,000 ha plantation under development in Eastern Kalimantan, of which 10,000 ha is planted, including 5,000 ha mature. Therefore it is not possible to calculate the total planted area

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that 6,000 ha of land is yet to be utilised in its Indonesian operations, but it is not clear if this covers the full scope of its operations

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      1,905 - Data more than two years old, reported in 2015 ACOP. The company's 2017 ACOP does not report any land set aside for conservation

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      20 - The company stated in 2018 that "build-up area" is 20 ha for oil palm estate with palm oil mill and building

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Number of company-owned mills?

      3 - The company states it "has two independent Crude Palm Oil (CPO) mills servicing small and medium sized estates in the Tawau and Kunak regions of Sabah, East Malaysia and one CPO mill in Northern Kalimantan, Indonesia" but does not provide their names

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

      Mill locations are available on GFW

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      24. Number (or percentage) of company-owned mills that source from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

      The company reports that its mills process palm from other suppliers, but does not give details

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      25. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned mills that come from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

      The company reports that its mills process palm from other suppliers, but does not give details

    • 26. Number of supplier mills?

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

    • 27. Names and coordinates of all third-party supplying mills?

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

    • 28. Number (or percentage) of third-party supplier mills that source from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

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

    • 29. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplier mills that come from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

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

    • 30. 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 is not a refiner

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

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

    • 32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

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

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

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a refiner

    • 37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    0 / 18 0%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 9 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      38. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      39. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      40. Criteria for defining deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    2 / 14 14.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 8 25%
    • Practice: 0 / 6 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not have an explicit commitment, but commits under RSPO NPP

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not have an explicit commitment, but commits under RSPO NPP

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      59. 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
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not have an explicit commitment itself, but commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not have an explicit commitment, but commits under RSPO NPP

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      66. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    1 / 20 5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not have an explicit commitment itself, but commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      74. Commitment to zero burning?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      75. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      1 (33.3%) - One of the company's three mills has biogas capture

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      84. GHG emissions from land use change?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    1.75 / 22 8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 11 4.5%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 9 13.9%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 9 13.9%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      87. Water use intensity?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that wastewater generated by palm operations meets regulatory requirements regarding BOD and COD, but does not have a commitment to maintain this. It is unclear whether this applies to all palm oil operations

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports BOD levels were maintained below legal limits however no data for COD could be found

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      90. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) and/or palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      95. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    8.5 / 46 18.5%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 4 / 25 16%
    • Practice: 2 / 16 12.5%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 16 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 16 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 16 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

      The company states it upholds the human rights of its employees, but does not reference the UN Declaration of Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      106. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company states that it engages employees in workshops, appraisals and learning and development programmes regarding human rights, but does not provide details of these activities

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      109. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      112. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company does not have an explicit commitment, but commits under RSPO NPP

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      115. 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). Partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's commitments under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      116. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      117. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced, applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      118. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      119. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      123. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      124. Commitment to respect all workers' rights applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation?

      The company commits to support the advancement of all employees without discrimination in terms of gender, but does not give details as to how this is actioned

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      129. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      53% - The company reports that 53% of their Palm Oil operations staff are temporary/part time

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

      19% - The Company states that 16% of its palm oil operations staff are female

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      132. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The Company states that it is compliant with the minimum wage act, but this is only in reference to foreign workers

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      133. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      134. Progress on commitment to pay minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      135. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      138. Reduction of time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company records an "incident rate" but not time lost due to work based injuries

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      140. Zero fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      142. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    2.5 / 14 17.9%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 10 15%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • External: 1 / 10 10%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,007

    • N
      0 / 1

      144. 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?

      2022

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company did not sumit its 2018 ACOP

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states in its 2017 ACOP all countries and regions in which the company operates: Indonesia (East Kalimantan) & Malaysia (Sabah). This is also confirmed by the company's 2019 Annual Report

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      2025 - The target was extended from 2019 in the company's 2015 ACOP to 2025 in the company's 2017 ACOP

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      0 (0%)

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      2030 - The target was extended from 2022 in the company's 2015 ACOP to 2030 in the company's 2017 ACOP

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 153. Year expected to achieve 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities?

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

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      155. Sells or processes/trades RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it is certified under ISPO as a "palm oil cultivator", but does not state whether this covers its entire palm operation

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      157. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0.5 / 10 5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 4 0%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      The company reports that it supports independent smallholders, but does not provide details of support

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      165. Percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company requirements?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 169. 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

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

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

    • 171. 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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    2.5 / 8 31.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states that the anti-corruption policy applies to "major suppliers", and the Code of Conduct which covers ethical conduct only applies to employees

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: QL Resources Bhd

SPOTT gathers reports and stories from global media sources, covering specific company activities related to the assessment indicator categories. ZSL does not assess the validity of these reports.

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Scoring criteria: QL Resources Bhd

Scoring criteria guide how ZSL conducts SPOTT assessments and allocates scores to ensure a fair and consistent approach, setting the expectations for companies on how they should publish ESG data. The full palm oil indicator framework contains 181 indicators across 10 categories, aligned with corporate reporting initiatives.

SPOTT is a ZSL initiative.
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