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  • Latest update: November 2020
  • Next scheduled: November 2021

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1993, Indonesian commodity producer Sampoerna Agro

  • Parent company:
    PT Sampoerna Strategic
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    241,773 hectares
  • Market cap:
    276,489,028 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    SGRO.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SGRO IJ
  • ISIN:
    ID1000106107
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 47.8% 84.04 / 176
  • Organisation: 17.5 / 34 51.5%
  • Policy: 37 / 75 49.3%
  • Practice: 29.5 / 67 44.1%
  • Self-reported: 5.7 / 67 8.5%
  • External: 16.3 / 67 24.3%
  • Certified: 7.6 / 67 11.3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6.5 / 11 59.1%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • 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 Sustainability Policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports having a sustainabiliy team, but it is unclear which position has high-level 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, amongst other issues.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      9 (6.1%) - Data as of 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - Data as of 2018.

    • 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 collaborates with the local government on protecting HCV areas and fire prevention and it engaged with an NGO in a fire vigilance program.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Published as part of the company's 2019 annual report.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's 2017 to 2019 annual reports are available on the GRI website, however they are not prepared in accordance with GRI standards.

    • 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
    7 / 16 43.8%
    • Organisation: 7 / 12 58.3%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      241,773 - Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      136,000 - Total oil palm planted area (ha).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      67,923 - Data reported in 2019 ACOP. The company's 2019 Annual Report reports a figure of 52,00 ha. Partial points are awarded as the data is contradictory.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      27,548 - Data as of 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      11,838 - A figure of 18,643 ha of HCV area is reported in the 2019 ACOP, however the 2019 Annual Report states an HCV area of only 11,838.17 ha. Partial points have been awarded as the data is contradictory.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company uploaded its estate location concession maps with its ACOP 2018 and declared that the map data submission represented 100% of its concession sites (both RSPO certified and uncertified).

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      8 - Eight mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company's eight mills can be found on Global Forest Watch.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    7.94 / 15 52.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Practice: 3.9 / 10 39.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.9 / 10 19.4%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2007 - The company has been a member 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?

      2011 - The company states that it was audited in 2010 but only became certified in 2011.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted its most recent ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Indonesia (Kalimantan Barat; Kalimantan Tengah; Sumatera Selatan).

    • P
      0.22 / 1

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

      21.73% - As reported in the company's 2019 RSPO ACOP.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      75% - Six out of eight mills are 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?

      2022

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.47 / 1

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

      46.76% - Land under scheme/plasma certified as reported in 2019 ACOP.

    • 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?

      2025 - Reported in 2019 ACOP.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company does not report any Segregated or Identity Preserved products sold in its 2019 ACOP, but states in its 2018 Annual Report that it has already "transformed the supply chain of its CPO raw materials, from mass balance to identity preserved or segregated (100% of the supply chain be sustainability certified)" for one of its mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states "At the end of 2019, all subsidiaries of the Company, which are classified in such categories, had been ISPO-certified or were in the process of obtaining certification. ".

    • 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)?

      ISCC, ISO 144001.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    7.22 / 17 42.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 9 38.9%
    • Practice: 3.7 / 6 62%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Certified: 1.2 / 6 20.3%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's policy states "To enforce zero burning in our land clearing activities and prohibit land clearing activities in environmentally protected areas, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, peatlands, and forest with High Carbon Stock (HCS)".

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that this commitment applies to the company’s plasma estates and business partners, but does not clearly apply to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      Protected areas, HCV, HCS, peatlands. No cut-off date could be found.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company states it monitors areas so deforestation is prevented however no details are provided.

    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to "rehabilitating and restoring the damaged HCV areas, including local protected areas that had formerly been planted with oil palm (improper planting), for instance in areas along river banks." However, no cut-off date could be found, and the commitment does not refer to restoration of all non-compliant deforestation.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company states a commitment to 'nature conservation'.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.22 / 1

      65. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      66. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to no hunting of protected species only across all operations.

    • 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
    7.25 / 14 51.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 8 62.5%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 6 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 2.3 / 6 37.5%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. 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 makes its own commitment in its sustainability policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company applies its HCV commitment to smallholders only.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV summaries are publicly available for PT Usaha Agro Indonesia (2016), PT Kedurang Prakarsa Nabati (2017), and Smallholder Area of PT. Sampoerna Agro (2019). A fourth HCV assessment is currently under evaluation with HCVRN for PT Sampoerna Agro - Sepucuk Garden (2020).

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV management and monitoring plans are publicly available for PT Usaha Agro Indonesia (2016), PT Kedurang Prakarsa Nabati (2017), and Smallholder Area of PT. Sampoerna Agro (2019).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. 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 itself in its 2017 annual report.

    • P
      0.5 / 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?

      The company's commitment only applies to scheme smallholders (plasma).

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Three HCV assessments have been deemed satisfactory - PT Usaha Agro Indonesia (2016), PT Kedurang Prakarsa Nabati (2017), and Smallholder Area of PT. Sampoerna Agro (2019). A fourth HCV assessment is currently under evaluation with HCVRN for PT Sampoerna Agro - Sepucuk Garden (2020).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      77. 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. It also makes this commitment itself in its 2019 annual report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      The company states that it has conducted six HCS assessments for its nucleus and plasma plantations, but these assessments could not be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. 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 makes this commitment in its 2017 annual report.

    • 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
    9.47 / 20 47.4%
    • Organisation: 2 / 5 40%
    • Policy: 5 / 8 62.5%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 7 35.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 7 28.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. 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 makes this commitment in its 2019 annual report.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment applies to plasma smallholders only.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.22 / 1

      89. 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

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company has a commitment to zero burning.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company states the commitment applies to 'third-parties engaged by the company' and to 'business partners', but it is unclear if this covers all third party suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports multiple examples of fire awareness training and states it has patrols and towers to monitor for fires.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reported that there were no forest or land fires in 2018.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only has a general commitment to reduce GHG emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a figure of 5.05 tCO2e/ha and 3.27 tCO2e/tCPO in its 2019 ACOP, however this only covers certified units.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reported land conversion GHG emissions for its Belida mill in its 2016 ACOP; the GHG emission report uploaded with the 2018 and 2019 ACOP was not accessible at the time of assessment.

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      PalmGHG, ISCC.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only has two out of eight mills with methane capture.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    10.91 / 24 45.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 11 50%
    • Practice: 5.4 / 11 49.2%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 11 0%
    • External: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • Certified: 4.4 / 11 40.1%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only has a general commitment to reduce water use.

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • 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 / 1
      0.22 / 1

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

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

    • 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 commits to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.22 / 1

      109. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it strives to minimise the use of chemical pesticides, but does not mention fertilisers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company has a commitment to no use of paraquat.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      114. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment applies to plasma smallholders only.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      116. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment applies to plasma smallholders only.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      119. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      The company reports using 250,248.59 tons of empty fruit bunches as organic fertiliser in 2019.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.22 / 1

      120. 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

      121. 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.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    20.25 / 36 56.3%
    • Organisation: 2 / 5 40%
    • Policy: 11 / 22 50%
    • Practice: 7.3 / 9 80.6%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 9 13.9%
    • External: 6 / 9 66.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company states it is committed to respect human rights, but does not mention the UN Declaration or UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights.

    • N
      0 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it protects the rights of local communities, but indigenous people are not mentioned and it does not reference the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO 169. The company mentions its "CSR policy and implementation guidelines in general refer to" the "Minister of Agriculture Regulation No. 19/2011 on Companies' Obligations in Social Responsibility and Community Environment, Empowerment of Indigenous People, and Local Business Development".

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. 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 makes this commitment in its 2019 annual report.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment for its plasma smallholders only.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company states it has a conflict resolution mechanism stipulated in the "Procedures for Handling Land-related Claims and Disputes" however very limited detail is given.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company mentions a gender committee was established in 2018 in each operational area, 'to ensure gender-equal opportunity for work, while strengthening our support for women working in the plantations' but no further details are given.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company has a commitment to mitigate impacts on 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 provides examples of mitigating impacts on food security however this information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to 'develop social investment programs and schemes that are able to improve the quality of life (education, health,and community infrastructure) in the communities'.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. 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. The company also provides multiple examples of this in its 2019 annual report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to "not discriminating against gender in all operational processes".

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      146. 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

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      69 (0.8%) - Contract employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      1,412 (16%) - Data as of 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company commits to paying the minimum wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has a commitment to occupational health and safety.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    3.5 / 16 21.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 10 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits to support smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      26,000 - The company states "By end of 2019, Sampoerna Agro had been working closely with 26,000 plasma farmers, covering 52,000 hectares of oil palm plantation or about 38% of the total plantation area under the Company's management.".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company states it "plans to obtain the first RSPO for independent suppliers in 2021".

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4 / 7 57.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company mentions a Code of Ethics and Anti-Corruption Policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

      175. 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?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company states it "established the "Corporate Compliance Committee" (CCC) to supervise level of compliance and ensure that the Company posses appropriate systems required to train employees in their legal responsibility, and supervise their compliance, as well as address drawbacks in the compliance program" and that it provides training sessions, inductions for new employees, and reminders at training forums involving external parties.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has a whistleblowing system.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that grievences can be submitted through the whistleblowing system which is accessible to both internal and external parties, and is intended to resolve issues not aligned with the company's policies.

    • N
      0 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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