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Reforestadora de Palmas de el Peten S.A. (REPSA)

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  • Latest update: November 2020
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Company assessment: Reforestadora de Palmas de el Peten S.A. (REPSA) – November 2020

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Total: 68.5% 102 / 149
  • Organisation: 22 / 29 75.9%
  • Policy: 56 / 70 80%
  • Practice: 24 / 50 48%
  • Self-reported: 10.3 / 50 20.5%
  • External: 7 / 50 14%
  • Certified: 6.8 / 50 13.5%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7.5 / 9 83.3%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 4 87.5%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a sustainability policy that covers multiple dimensions of sustainability across the company's operations covering both social and environmental issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's sustainability policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports that Eduardo Castañeda Gutiérrez holds the position of Corporate Sustainability.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not have a Board of Directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      20% - The company reports the percentage of women who make up the high-level corporate positions.

    • 6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not have a Board of Directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      UNGC and Spanish Foundation for Sustainable Palm Oil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company opened an agricultural college which has reportedly educated many local residents in sustainable education practices.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's sustainability report for 2019 is published in 2020.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's sustainability report 2019 is prepared in accordance with GRI standards. However, it is not published on the GRI database.

    • 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
    11.5 / 13 88.5%
    • Organisation: 9.5 / 10 95%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      27,353 - The company reports its total landbank including independent and associated producers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      11,803 - The company reports the total oil palm planted area.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from scheme/plasma smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports it has no land available for new plantings.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has published a land-use map that reports three HCV areas on it. However, the figures for the area are not reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company has published the land use and supply chain maps which report the percentage of the supply chain. The total land of the company along with the independent and associated smallholders make up 100% of the supply chain.

    • 19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from scheme/plasma smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      2 - The company reports having two mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company has published the names and locations of the mills owned.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that both its mills source from company-owned operations as well as third parties.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that REPSA I processed 49% of its own fruit and 51% of third-party suppliers' fruit and REPSA II processed 53% of its own fruit and 47% of third-party suppliers' fruit.

    • 25. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

    • 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 the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 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 the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 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 the company does not own refineries.

    • 30. 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.

    • 31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports on its website that it has achieved 100% traceability to the plantation level in 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company reports that it has achieved 100% traceability to plantations for its own fruit and suppliers' fruit.

    • 34. 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.

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    3 / 10 30%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2020 - The company became a member at group level in 2020.

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is included in a group-level membership.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from scheme/plasma smallholders.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no scheme/plasma/associated smallholders or outgrowers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 48. 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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      All the company mills are certified under ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    10.75 / 17 63.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Certified: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports having an NDPE (no deforestation, no plantations on peat soils, and non-exploitation) policy in place.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's NDPE (no deforestation, no plantations on peat soils, and non-exploitation) policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCV, HCS and peat soils. The company mentions the cut off date beyond which deforestation would not be accepted as 3rd October, 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to providing compensation for deforested areas in line with RSPO guidelines and mentions the cut off date beyond which deforestation would not be accepted as 3rd October, 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to providing compensation for deforestated areas in line with RSPO guidelines and mentions the cut off date beyond which deforestation would not be accepted as 3rd October, 2019. This commitment applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company has signed an MoU with Solidaridad with the objective of developing the concept of sustainable landscape in the area of influence where the company has its activities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company reports its commitment to biodiversity conservation in its sustainability policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company has identified species of conservation concern, referencing international and national system of species classification, in its Rapid Biological and Ecosystemic Assessment, which is prepared by biologist Mr. José Luis López.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports the development of an internal system of biodiversity monitoring for the protection of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the influence area, including the creation of biological corridors for the conservation of the howling monkey and other native species in the area in alliance with Solidaridad Network for the promotion of a "sustainable landscape approach" in Sayaxché. It also reports restoration of riparian areas for a total of four hundred and fifty-eight hectares (458 ha).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no hunting activities and fishing.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    4.5 / 10 45%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to preserving sites of High Conservation Values (HCVs).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to preserving sites of High Conservation Values (HCVs) applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2015.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2015.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      75. 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?

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports an HCS commitment for all new plantings.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's New Planting Protocol document does not extend to all suppliers, but it has another, limited HCS Approach commitment which does. It is unclear whether the New Planting Protocol has superseded the Group Policy.

    • 79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2016.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) for all new plantings.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    12 / 18 66.7%
    • Organisation: 2 / 4 50%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no planting on peat regardless of depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no planting on peat regardless of depth applies to suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 (0%) - A 'Taxonomic Classification of Soils' of the company is publicly available, which mentions peat soils as zero hectares.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company states it has no landbank on peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to practice best agriculture practices for peat and soil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to practice best agriculture practices for peat along with soil conservation practices, applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company reports best management practices for soils and also mentions it does not have peat in any of its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company reports its commitment to no burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to no burning applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company has published the fire monitoring data of Peten by GFW for first half of the year 2020. The company uses a fire alert system and applies preventative measures.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to reduce GHG emissions by 20% in the 2020 sustainability action plan. The emissions intensity is not reported by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      GHG intensity for the company's two mills: 514.5 kgCO2eq/DB-ton CPO, 600.1 kgCO2eq/DB-ton CPO.

    • 97. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has not undertaken any new planting since January 2015.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports intensity figures for two plants. One plant shows an increase on the previous year (from 662.37 to 670.8 kg CO2e/ton), the other a decrease (from 670.05 to 667.68 kg CO2e/ton), so is not clearly improving.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      ISCC.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports it has a methane gas capture system for the emissions of water treatment lagoons for REPSA II mill.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    15.5 / 24 64.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 9 / 11 81.8%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 11 40.9%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 11 11.4%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 3.3 / 11 29.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to cutting water use intensity to 0.7 m3/tonne by 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      The company reports the water use intensity for REPSA I as 0.62 and for REPSA II as 0.36 (m3/MT/FFB processed).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      From June-August 2019: 1st Mill: REPSA 1 : 0.92 and 2nd Mill: REPSA 2 : 0.33 From April-June 2020: 1st Mill: REPSA 1: 0.62 and 2nd mill REPSA 2: 0.36. As one of the company's mills water use intensity increased in 2019 and the other fell, partial points have been awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company reports information on treatment of palm oil mill effluents.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company reports its commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company provides information on implementation of commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it uses integrated pest management to reduce the use of pesticides, and uses mineral fertilisers in an environmentally responsible way, but does not commit to reduce the use of fertilisers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only reports a commitment to responsible use of fertilisers, but does not specifically commit to reducing pesticide use.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company reports that the use of paraquat is prohibited.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of paraquat applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has reported the chemicals used for all its operations.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      119. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      The company reports that there was a 68.6% reduction in the use of pesticides in the first semester of 2019 compared to the same period of 2018.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company has published an ISCC audit report from 2017 that mentions the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports it has an integrated waste management plan.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    29.5 / 36 81.9%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 19 / 22 86.4%
    • Practice: 6.5 / 9 72.2%
    • Self-reported: 4.5 / 9 50%
    • External: 2 / 9 22.2%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports its commitment to human rights referencing the Universal Declaration of Rights Humans.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to human rights referencing the Universal Declaration of Rights Humans applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company reports information on training provided to the employees and security personnel on human rights and also mentions it has a mechanism on complaints and consultations to address the complaints raised as a result of disrespect to human rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to ILO Convention 169 on the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to ILO Convention 169 on the rights of Indigenous Peoples applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to follow 'Guia Operativa para la Implementación de la Consulta a Pueblos Indigenas' presented by the government of Guatemala, while developing an SEIA.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports it has a community development program, within which an agri-environmental field school has been integrated named Agro-Environmental Field School where all the community-related topics are covered.

    • N
      0 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides details on the inclusion of women across palm oil operations by addressing barriers such as training and harassment. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company reports it has developed a community development program, within which an agri-environmental field school has been integrated, where continuous education is given on issues related to family and community food security.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports its progress on food security under a community development program - Agro-Environmental Field School.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company reports its commitment to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides information on the provision of essential community services and facilities as a part of an agreement signed with the municipality of Sayaxche - Petin department.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports it has a Local Employment Procedure to employ local workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Through separate company documents, the company commits to all of the Core Conventions of ILO.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to Core Conventions of ILO applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that permanent and temporary workers were given training on labour conditions and rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company has made a commitment and implementation plan in July 2020, progress will be reported and externally verified in the future. Information has not been externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      31% - Average number for 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      1.3% - Based on average number of employees in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company states that it pays the minimum wage established by national legislation.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      151. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company reports its commitment to address occupational health and safety for all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to address occupational health and safety for all workers applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      A 2017 report from TFT states that PPE provision and training was implemented, and the company's quarterly reporting in 2020 refers to ongoing activities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      55.37 - Average lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) April-June 2020. LTIFR is measured in days lost due to incidents per million man-hours worked.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports the fatality rate as zero for quarter two of the year 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    1.75 / 5 35%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 158. Commitment to support smallholders?

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

    • 159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from scheme/plasma smallholders.

    • 160. Percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from scheme/plasma smallholders.

    • 161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

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

    • 162. Percentage of independent smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has an advisory team to assess compliance with agricultural, environmental and occupational health and safety best practice, but limited details about the engagement process are provided.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that its advisory team visited all suppliers in 2018 to assess compliance with agricultural, environmental and occupational health and safety best practices.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      Suppliers will be suspended if non-compliance with the NDPE policy is found. However, details on the process taken to suspend a company and timeframes for action are absent.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 168. 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.

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

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

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

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

    • 171. 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.

    • 172. 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.

    • 173. 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
    6 / 7 85.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company reports its commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption, applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a Framework Cooperation Agreement with Transparency International. Along with this, the company also reports progress for quarter two of the year 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a grievance mechanism in place for all stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has updated all the grievance logs at the date of assessment, on its website.

Media monitor: Reforestadora de Palmas de el Peten S.A. (REPSA)

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