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R.E.A. Holdings plc

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

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Company assessment: R.E.A. Holdings plc – November 2021

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Score by disclosure type:

Total: 84.4% 140.93 / 167
  • Organisation: 30 / 33 90.9%
  • Policy: 70 / 73 95.9%
  • Practice: 40.9 / 61 67.1%
  • Self-reported: 11 / 61 18%
  • External: 4.8 / 61 7.8%
  • Certified: 25.2 / 61 41.3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8.5 / 11 77.3%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • 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 a number of sustainability policies, including its Environment and Biodiversity Conservation, NDPE, Human Rights, Health and Safety, and Responsible Development Policies.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that all contracts with suppliers include a clause that requires the supplier to comply with all company policies.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Head of Sustainability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that the President Director of the Indonesian subsidiary (REA Kaltim) and at the PLC level the Managing Director and audit committee of REA Group are responsible for sustainability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      13 - The company reports 13 women members in its senior management team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      2 (28.5%) - The company reports 2 women board members.

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it works closely with NGOs, universities, and local governments on various species and habitat conservation and rehabilitation projects including monitoring and management activities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published a 2020 Annual Report with a significant sustainability section focused on palm oil.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company has a summary of climate risks in its 2020 annual report.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    13.25 / 16 82.8%
    • Organisation: 10.5 / 12 87.5%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      82,721.1 - The company reports 8,2721.12 ha total area managed for oil palm.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      35,964 - The company reports that it's planted area is 35,964.03 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      8,358.13 - The company reports 8358.13 ha area under smallholder planted area.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      19,240.1 - The company reports its unplanted area in its ACOP document.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      16,895.6 - The company has reported its total land designated and managed as HCV areas in ACOP document.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company reports in its 2020 ACOP that it has not submitted concession maps to the RSPO. The company provides a static maps of its concession areas with coordinates on its webpage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company has provided maps for all scheme smallholder's estates.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      3 - The company reports three mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The name and locations of the company are available on the GFW Universal Mill list.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that all three mills source from both own plantations and third-party plantations.

    • 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 states it sources 785,850 tonnes of FFB from its own estates and 185,515 tonnes from third-party suppliers.

    • 25. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 29. 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 it is not applicable to this company.

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

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

    • 31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it has achieved 100% traceability to plantation level.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company's 100% FFB supply is traceable to plantation level.

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

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

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company reports the traceability data for both of its crushing facilities to plantation level in 2021. This is not externally verified.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    9.25 / 15 61.7%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 10 42.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 10 15%
    • External: 2.8 / 10 27.5%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,007 - The company is a member of RSPO since 2007.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      2,011 - The company's supply chain was first certified in 2011. (not certified within three years).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted its most recent RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states all the countries and regions in which the company operates: Indonesia (East Kalimantan).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      50.33% - The company reports 50.33% area is RSPO certified.

    • P
      0.67 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      66.66% - Two of the company's three mills are RSPO certified.

    • 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?

      2,025 - The company state that it will achieve 100% RSPO certification of the estate by 2025.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,025 - Crushing facilities are integrated into company mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - The company states that plasma smallholders are currently preparing for RSPO certification.

    • 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?

      2,024 - The company will achieve 100% RSPO certification of scheme smallholders by 2024.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.33 / 1

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

      32.7% - As per the ACOP 2020, all the crushers are integrated with mills and the company does not source from other mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

      49. Sells RSPO-certified palm oil 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company claims that all of its estates and mills were ISPO certified and passed yearly audits. However, the company only has externally verified publicly available ISPO certificates for 41,877.22 ha, and in its ACOP states a total landbank of 82,721.12 ha. As this does not cover 100% of mills and estates, only partial points can be awarded.

    • 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 ISCC certified.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    15.25 / 18 84.7%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 9 / 10 90%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 6 70.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company commits to no conversion of any natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company has an explicit commitment to zero deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The policy applies to all independent smallholders and third-party contractors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has identified HCV, HCS, and / or in natural ecosystem areas that have unique values and ecological carrying capacity as described in the Accountability Framework Initiative (AFi) in 2015, and a cut-off date of 15 November 2018 is specified for suppliers.

    • 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 about monitoring deforestation and encroachment through patrols and satellite mapping which helps to detect logging or land clearing within the conservation reserves areas.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company monitors deforestation using a mapping and monitoring system which provides bi-weekly alerts of land coverage of 229,898 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      111.39 - The company report that in 2020, a total of 111.39 hectares of attempted encroachment or land clearing was identified within the company's concessions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - The company reports that in 2020, it investigated non-compliant deforestation or land clearing covering an area of 59.37 hectares. The monitoring results showed multiple indications of deforestation in the vicinity of 324 locations of independent smallholders but that proved not to be within independent smallholder locations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to "the restoration of all non compliant deforestation and land use conversion." "This includes the restoration of HCS forests, HCV areas, peatlands and other ecologically and culturally significant lands". The cut off data for this is 15 November 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to "the restoration of all non compliant deforestation and land use conversion." "This includes the restoration of HCS forests, HCV areas, peatlands and other ecologically and culturally significant lands". The cut off data for this is 15 November 2018. This applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      The company is committed to the protection and conservation of biodiversity. However, does not provide any target.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

      The company's environmental and biodiversity policy, in which a commitment to the protection and conservation of biodiversity is made, extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.5 / 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 has also identified species of conservation concern referring IUCN Red List.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company engages with local communities, schools, and workers' emplacements to encourage participation in forest conservations. Also includes camera trapping point surveys, restoration, and enrichment activities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to no hunting of all species.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to no hunting of all species applies to all suppliers.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    10 / 12 83.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 4 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 2 / 4 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also provides a commitment to HCV.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has provided all the HCV assessments conducted for planting undertaken prior to January 2015.

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

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

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

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

    • 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 commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also states ""an HCV assessment is conducted by an independent RSPO approved HCV assessor prior to any development within the HGU area"".

    • 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 has a commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS) applies to all suppliers.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also provides a commitment to the HCS approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to applying the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit, applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also has its own commitment to conduct SEIAs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) 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: East Kalimantan: PT Cipta Davia Mandiri; PT Persada Bangun Jaya; PT. Kutai Mitra Sejahtera.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    16.84 / 19 88.6%
    • Organisation: 4 / 4 100%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 7 69.1%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.8 / 7 40.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also provides a commitment to no planting on peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      766 (0.9%) - The company reports that ""766 Ha of peatlands are in uncertified unit Tepian Estate and there has been and will not be any other planting on peatlands"". The company explains that this covers all planted peat. Percentage calculated as peat landbank (766 Ha) / total landbank in ACOP (82721.12 ha).

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that ""766 Ha of peatlands are in uncertified unit Tepian Estate and there has been and will not be any other planting on peatlands"". The company explains that this covers all planted peat. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to best management practices for soil and peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to best management practices for soil and peat applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.5 / 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. The company also provides examples of best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company has a commitment to zero burnings.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company's environmental and biodiversity conservation policy, which has a commitment to zero burnings, extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.34 / 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?

      The company reports that In 2020, there were 39 incidents (fire hotspots) recorded within the company concessions that were reported to the RSPO".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      80 - The company reports that in 2020 there were "80 hotspots detected in the area of interest outside the group's concessions." "Based on the results of direct field verification, none of the 80 hotspot alerts triggered in 2020 involved third party FFB supplier locations.".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company had a target to reduce the intensity of GHG emissions for each emission source with a total gross emissions reduction of 4% in 2021/22 and 3% in 2022/23.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports 0.73 (tCO2 eq/ha) as net emissions per tonne of CPO production and 4.47 (tCO2 eq/ha) of net emissions per planted hectare.

    • 100. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports progress towards GHG emission per planted hectare(In tonnes of CO2eq): 5.6 (2018), 6.6 (2019), and 4.47(2020) respectively. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses RSPO palmGHG and ISCC GHG emission tools for the calculation of GHG emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Two of the company's three mills have methane capture.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    21.34 / 24 88.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 8.3 / 11 75.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 11 13.6%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 6.8 / 11 62.2%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company had a time-bound commitment for water use intensity to reach a maximum of 2.5 m3/tonnes FFB in 2020, it reports that this was met.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      The company reports overall water usage decreasing from 1.55m3 per tonne in 2019 to 1.39 m3 per tonne in 2020.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity and states that set targets have been met at all operations. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that BOD and COD levels are kept within legal limits (5,000mg/litre and 10,000mg/litre, respectively) and this is checked on a monthly basis.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports both BOD and COD limits consistently stayed below legal limits in 2019 and 2020. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.5 / 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.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company is committed to protecting natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.5 / 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. The company also reports to conduct "biodiversity surveys, monitoring and assessments" of these areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to minimise the use of chemicals including pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to minimise the use of chemicals including pesticides and chemical fertilizers applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company is committed to no use of paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Environmental and Biodiversity Conservation policy, in which a commitment to no use of paraquat is made, extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a 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 has a commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and the Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports figures for tonnes of inorganic fertilisers applied per hectare and a list of herbicides used in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.34 / 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
      0.5 / 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. he company also reports a waste management system independently.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    34.25 / 35 97.9%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Policy: 21 / 21 100%
    • 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 made this commitment in its Human rights policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company has a commitment to respect human rights that 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. The company also reports examples of progress on its human rights commitment including training and the formation of workers unions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to respect indigenous and local communities' rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to respect indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company made this commitment in its Responsible development policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company made this commitment in its Responsible development policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company has published a commitment to FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company made this commitment to FPIC in its Responsible development policy which 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). Points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's commitments under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also reports this on its website.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company has provided a flow chart of procedures for the resolution of land rights claims and also carried out extensive participative mapping activities with local communities. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company has provided a detailed flow chart of procedures for the resolution of land rights claims on its webpage.

    • 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 is committed to mitigate impacts on food security.

    • 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 provides multiple examples of how it supports local communities on mitigating impacts on food security including crop diversification, training, and access to markets.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company is committed to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to provide business opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to all Fundamental ILO Conventions. This applies to all suppliers.

    • 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 this independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to eliminating gender-related discrimination with regard to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company made this commitment in its Human Rights Policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      0 (0%) - The company reports 0 temporary workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      1,819 - The company reports 1819 women employees in its workforce.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company commits to ""ensures that all workers receive a decent living wage in accordance with the RSPO Guidance on Calculating Prevailing Wages."".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company made this commitment in its human rights policy which 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports the salary of "harvesters" and "other roles" which include "pesticide & fertiliser application, manual upkeep, office administration and workshop employees". As this is not reported separately for each employee category, only partial points can be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has an explicit commitment to address health and safety to all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a health and safety policy that applies to all its suppliers.

    • 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?

      14,067 - The figure represents the lost days rate in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - The company reported two fatalities on the group's estate in 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    6.75 / 10 67.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 6 70.8%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 6 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company is committed to support smallholders.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      1,878 (100%) - The company reports that all plasma smallholders are involved in support programmes. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • 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.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      1,000 (0.52%) - The company reports that all PPMD smallholders and 1,000 out of 1,898 independent smallholders are involved in support programmes.

    • 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 has procedures / mechanisms to identify the "compliance level" of suppliers with government regulations, policies, SOPs, standards that the company has set (e.g. setting purchase prices, grading criteria, etc.). Further, the company has a program to support suppliers to comply with existing standards so that FFB is produced from sustainable sources. For controlling the acceptance of FFB suppliers, the company has implemented a computerised system to identify the identity of FFB receipts. Further, Policies and contracts are explained to contractors (including suppliers) during meetings.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      64 - The company reports that in 2020 64 FFB suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states it only accepts FFB from farmers who participate in a traceability mapping exercise but does not have clear criteria for suspending or excluding suppliers that breach its policies. The company also states that if a supplier does not fulfil the criteria the first step taken is the socialisation of the requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.5 / 7 78.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company is committed to both ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to both ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption applies 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's audit committee has prescribed the taxation strategy for the group and reviews this strategy annually as part of the overall annual review of the group's finance strategy and policies.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a policy on Whistleblowing Rights in Human Rights Policy regarding anonymity and protection anonymously for each reporter against unethical acts or behaviour.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it has an internal and external grievance system however details of these processes are not disclosed.

    • N
      0 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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