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Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT

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

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1993, Indonesian commodity producer Sampoerna Agro

  • Parent company:
    PT Sampoerna Strategic
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    183,000 hectares
  • Market cap:
    251,300,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    SGRO.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SGRO IJ Equity
  • LEI:
    No LEI
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:
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Company assessment: Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT – November 2023

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 70.8% 121.14 / 171
  • Organisation: 28.5 / 35 81.4%
  • Policy: 55.5 / 74 75%
  • Practice: 37.1 / 62 59.9%
  • Self-reported: 7 / 62 11.2%
  • External: 20.8 / 62 33.5%
  • Certified: 9.4 / 62 15.2%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8 / 11 72.7%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable palm oil policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports that it has a head of the sustainability division who has a high-level position of responsibility.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states its Research and Development Director is responsible for directing implementation of strategies and policies related to sustainability.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      12 (10%) - The company reports a combined figure of 12 (10%) women in the senior management team and other managers. No separate figure is reported for the senior management team only.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The company reports that all six board members are male.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a collaboration with the Indonesian government to conduct the Climate Village Program which aims to foster environmental-friendly villages and to mitigate climate change starting from the village level. It collaborates with Sriwijaya University to study the effect of solid decanter application from mills. The company also collaborates with sub-districts, villages, and public health centers to provide additional food assistance to pregnant women and babies. However, the collaborations do not clearly focus on reducing negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company publishes a sustainability report as part of its annual report for 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI 1: Foundation 2021.

    • 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
    12.93 / 17 76.1%
    • Organisation: 12 / 14 85.7%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0.9 / 2 46.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.9 / 2 46.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Plantations and mills - Indonesia (Central Kalimantan, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company reports that it sources from Indonesia only.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      183000 - The company reports 183,000 ha of land area managed/controlled for oil palm in its annual report for 2022. However, the RSPO ACOP 2022 states that the company has 183,809 ha of land area managed/controlled for oil palm. This discrepancy is not significant as it does not deviate by more than 5%.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      133000 - The company reports 133,000 ha of planted oil palm in its Annual Report 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      49687 - The company reports 49,687 ha of scheme smallholders planted area in its Annual Report 2022 and RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      33581 - The company reports 33,581 ha of unplanted area designated for future planting in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      17568 - The company reports 17,568 ha of conservation set-aside area, including High Conservation Value (HCV) areas in its Annual Report 2022 and RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company uploaded its estate location concession maps with its ACOP and declared that the map data submission represented 100% of its concession sites. The company also has four concessions mapped on GFW.

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Maps of all scheme smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Maps of all third-party supplying plantations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      8 - The company has eight palm oil mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The GFW has the names and locations of all eight company-owned mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that five of its eight mills (63% of the total) source FFB from the company's own plantation and scheme smallholders, while the remaining three mills (37% of the total) source FFB from the company's own plantation, scheme smallholders, and third parties.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that FFB sourcing comprises 65% from its own plantations, 28% from scheme smallholders, and 7% from third parties.

    • 27. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.93 / 2

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

      The company reports that 93% of FFB to mills is traceable to plantation level.

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

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

    • 37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • 38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    7.28 / 12 60.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 9 47.6%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 9 25.3%
    • External: 2 / 9 22.2%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2007 - The company has been an RSPO member since 2007.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      2011 - The company became RSPO certified in 2011.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted its latest RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • P
      0.37 / 1

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

      37.48% - The RSPO ACOP 2022 states that the company has 50,273 ha (37.48%) of certified landbank.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      75% - The company's six out of eight (75%) mills are RSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2025 - The company commits to achieve 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2025. This is within 5 years.

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

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

    • P
      0.66 / 1

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

      65.6% - The company reports 65.6% of scheme smallholders as RSPO-certified in its RSPO ACOP 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2027 - The company commits to achieve 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders and outgrowers by 2027. This is within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - The RSPO ACOP 2022 states that 0% of FFB supply from third-party FFB suppliers are RSPO-certified.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company's RSPO ACOP 2022 reports to sell 0% of RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company only reports a Grower ACOP.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that its 8 subsidiaries are ISPO-certified out of 33 working units, with a total certified area of 75,801 ha. However, this does not covers its entire landbank.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is ISCC certified.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    9.37 / 20 46.9%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 12 45.8%
    • Practice: 3.4 / 6 56.2%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Certified: 1.4 / 6 22.8%
    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to zero deforestation. This commitment has been in place since October 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation. This commitment has been in place since October 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation as the removal of HCV and HCS areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past October 2019 will not be accepted.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation for suppliers as the removal of HCV and HCS areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past October 2019 will not be accepted in supplier operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company states that it carries out management and monitoring to prevent deforestation across all of its operational areas. However, it does not include the methodology, extent of area being monitored for deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion, or time-frame for these activities.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that it has not recorded any cases of deforestation-related policy violations and inappropriate land conversion activities throughout 2022. However, this is not reported since the cut-off date of October 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to rehabilitating and restoring damaged HCV areas only. It does not cover all aspects of deforestation and conversion.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy?

      The company commits to maintaining and improving its efforts in the preservation of ecosystems and protected flora and fauna species. However, the clear scope and time-bond target are not reported.

    • N
      0 / 1

      69. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

      70. 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 several species of conservation concern such as Ixobrychus flavicollis, Leptoptilos javanicus, and Lonchura stygia, referencing international or national systems of species classification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports planting vegetation (revegetation) on riparian areas with tree species native to the location and protecting HCV areas by the installation and maintenance of signage as well as security patrols.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has committed to no hunting of species across all operations. However, it also states that hunting is permitted if there is a need to reduce a specific animal species' population due to overpopulation. It is not clear if this is this hunting is by local communities for subsistence purposes.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to prohibit the hunting of all species. However, it also states that selective hunting is sustainably operationalised. It is not clear if this is this hunting is by local communities for subsistence purposes.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    10.75 / 15 71.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 7 67.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 4.8 / 7 67.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. 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 commits to conducting High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits scheme smallholders (plasma) to conduct HCV assessments. However, it does not cover all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV summaries are publicly available for 13 estates. However, the status of PT Lanang Agro Bersatu is cancelled.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The HCV management and monitoring plans are publicly available for 13 estates.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. 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 makes this commitment in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to using licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS) applies to scheme smallholders. However, it does not cover all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company's 13 HCV assessments have been reviewed satisfactorily.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      82. 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 commits to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      84. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] The company has submitted two integrated HCV-HCSA assessments and the reports of two HCS assessments are also publicly available.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company publishes peer-reviewed reports of its all HCS assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      86. 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 states that it conducts SEIAs in its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    13.66 / 20 68.3%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 3.2 / 7 45.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.7 / 7 38%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      89. 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 commits to no planting on peat of any depth in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      68 - The company reports having 68 ha of peat within its conservation area. However, it does not disclose the total planted landbank on peat.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to best management practices for soils and peat.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to zero burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero burning.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.29 / 1

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports forming 15 Farmers Fire Management and Monitoring Groups (KTPA) in villages around the company's region of South Sumatra. It also provides fire extinguishing equipment and conducts fire-fighting training and routine patrols during the dry season.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company recorded zero cases of forest fires in its estate in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company recorded zero cases of forest fires in its plasma estate in 2022.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a target to reduce its GHG emissions intensity from 3.51 tCO2e/tCPO in 2015 to 0.30 by 2040. However, this does not include scope 1 and 2 emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG emission intensity as 1,012.21 kg CO2 e/ton CPO (ISPO) or 2.62 tons CO2 e/ton CPO (RSPO) for 2021. However, it does not include Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      -

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses the RSPO, ISCC and ISPO methodology to calculate GHG emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that two out of eight (25%) company-owned mills have methane capture.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    17.9 / 24 74.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 8 / 11 72.7%
    • Practice: 7.9 / 11 71.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 11 13.6%
    • External: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • Certified: 5.4 / 11 49.1%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only has a general commitment to reduce its water use. However, it does not report a time-bound commitment to improving water use intensity.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      109. Water use intensity?

      6.46 - The company reports its water use intensity as 1.36 (m3 /ton FFB) and 6.46 (m3/ton CPO) for 2022.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports progress on water use intensity from 1.51 (m3 /ton FFB) and 6.91 (m3 /ton CPO) in 2021 to 1.36 (m3 /ton FFB) and 6.46 (m3 /ton CPO) in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to maintaining BOD levels within legal limits.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that the average BOD and COD levels are below legal limits of 100 mg/l and 350 mg/l respectively.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that its two methane capture facilities process POME, transforming it into biogas.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company commits to not use paraquat.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits scheme smallholders to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides. However, it does not cover all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits scheme smallholders to not use Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention chemicals. However, it does not cover all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the total use of inorganic fertilisers as 0.3 tons/ha and inorganic pesticides as 1.28 kg/ha in 2022.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.29 / 1

      126. 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
      0.37 / 1

      127. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. The company does manual pest control by picking and removing pests. It also implements biological pest control through organic pesticides and utilisation of natural predators.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports examples of waste management under the principle of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) including reusing solid and liquid waste from mills as fertilisers.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    32 / 35 91.4%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Policy: 19 / 21 90.5%
    • Practice: 8.5 / 9 94.4%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 9 5.6%
    • External: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. 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 also commits to free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      139. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company states that stakeholder meetings are held every two years, in which one of the objectives is to review the social management plan stipulated in the SIA report. However, the function of these meeting is not clearly to prevent conflicts. The information is between two to five years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company reports a conflict resolution mechanism stipulated in the 'Procedure for Handling Claims and Land Disputes'.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      142. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company reports having programmes to improve food security. However, a clear commitment to mitigate impacts on food security is not reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports to and participate in government programs to fulfil the food needs of households at affordable prices. The company provides training on corn cultivation and processing, as well as provided assistance with seeds, fertilisers, and agricultural equipment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company states that it supported the road repair initiatives of village and regional governments, provided support in the renovation of community services offices such as the village head office, sector police headquarters, and district offices.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to providing employment to members of the local communities that are eligible to obtain work and it also strives to involve qualified local talents to take up its senior managerial roles. However, it does not report a specific commitment to providing business opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to Fundamental ILO Conventions and Free and Fair Labour Principles.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to Fundamental ILO Conventions and Free and Fair Labour Principles.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has not recorded any incidents of gender-based discrimination throughout 2022. However, it does not report how this is monitored.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      258 (2.93%) - The company reports that it has 258 (2.93%) temporary employees in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Percentage or number of women employees?

      1252 (14.22%) - The company reports 1,252 (14.22%) woman employees in 2022.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to pay a Living Wage?

      The company commits to paying a minimum wage. However, it does not commit to paying a living wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to pay minimum wage to all workers. However, it does not commit to paying a living wage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Progress on commitment to pay a Living Wage?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports that the ratio of salaries for male and female employees is 1:1 but does not split by employee category and significant locations of operation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports that it provides personal protective equipment and occupational health and safety training to all workers of plantations and mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      116.179 - The company reports the total working hours lost due to work accidents as 116.179 hours, based on a 40-hour workweek in 2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - The company recorded two fatalities as a result of work-based accidents in 2022.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    4.25 / 10 42.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      164. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits to support plasma smallholders and provides a general commitment to improve the quality of life of smallholders. However, no clear commitment to support independent smallholders is reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports providing technical assistance to plasma smallholders through various programs, such as replanting, RSPO and ISCC certification training, plantation management, and agronomic technique training.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      166. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      36798 (100%) - The company reports having collaborated with all 36,798 plasma (scheme) smallholders in 2022 to provide them with technical assistance through various programs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it evaluates each supplier annually based on its environmental, occupational health and safety, and human rights performance and requires legal documents from suppliers. The company also reports that suppliers must fill out a self-assessment form on compliance with the company's Standard Operating Procedure for the purchase of FFB.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5 / 7 71.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports establishing the "Corporate Compliance Committee" (CCC) to supervise the level of compliance and ensure that the company has appropriate systems required to train employees in their legal responsibility. It also conducts training on ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports has a taxation policy. However, details of the policy are not provided.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      184. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing system including information on how to report unethical conduct, steps taken, and how whistleblowers are protected.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has its own grievances handling mechanism which is accessible to both internal and external parties.

    • N
      0 / 1

      186. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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