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Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT

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  • Latest update: November 2021
  • Next scheduled: November 2022

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  • Parent company:
    PT Sampoerna Strategic
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    192,285 hectares
  • Market cap:
    290,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    SGRO.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SGRO IJ
  • ISIN:
    ID1000106107
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 60.8% 102.08 / 168
  • Organisation: 24 / 34 70.6%
  • Policy: 44 / 72 61.1%
  • Practice: 34.1 / 62 55%
  • Self-reported: 5.2 / 62 8.5%
  • External: 5.3 / 62 8.5%
  • Certified: 23.6 / 62 38.1%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7.5 / 11 68.2%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • 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 sustainable palm oil policy for all its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's NDPE policy applies to its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports to have a sustainability head of division.

    • 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?

      2 (5.6%) - The company reports that it has 2 women employed as ""General Manager & above"" out of a total of 36.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The company reports the names and photos of the board members but does not directly report on gender thus partial points. It has been deduced that there are 0 women and 6 men.

    • 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 reports to work with local communities to establish the Kelompok Tani Peduli Api (KTPA) units to prevent a mange fire risk. It has also been collaborating with the Faculty of Forestry of IPB on research related to changes in land cover and diversity of flora and fauna in oil palm plantation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Published as part of the company's 2020 annual report.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    10 / 15 66.7%
    • Organisation: 10 / 12 83.3%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      192,285 - Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      135,000 - Total oil palm planted area (ha).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      49,692 - Data reported in 2020 ACOP. The company's 2020 Annual report reports a figure of 49,700 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      26,615 - Data as per RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      18,643 - The Annual Report 2020 and RSPO ACOP 2020 reports a HCV area of 18,643 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. 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.

    • 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 - The company reports to have 8 mills (5 in Sumatera and 3 in Kalimantan).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company's 8 mills can be found on Global Forest Watch.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that 1 mill sources only from nucleus estates, 1 mill sources from nucleus and plasma plantations, while the remaining 6 mills receive FFB from nucleus plantations, plasma plantations, and 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 states that FFB sources comprise of 61% from nucleus plantations, 30% from plasma partners, and 9% from third-parties.

    • 25. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • 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 it is not applicable to this company.

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    8.74 / 13 67.2%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 4.7 / 9 52.7%
    • Self-reported: 2.7 / 9 30.4%
    • External: 2 / 9 22.2%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,007 - The company has been a RSPO 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?

      2,011 - 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 most recent RSPO Annual Communication of Progress (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
      0.26 / 1

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

      26.49% - 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?

      2,022 - The company plans to achieve 100% RSPO certification for all its estates and mills by 2022.

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

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

    • P
      0.64 / 1

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

      63.82% - Land under scheme/plasma certified as reported in 2020 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?

      2,025 - The company plans to achieve 100% RSPO certification of scheme smallholders by 2025.

    • P
      0.59 / 1

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

      58.73% - The company reports in its 2020 ACOP that it has 374,090.3 tonnes of certified FFB volume supplied out of a possible 636,936.23 tonnes. This equates to 58.73%.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company's RSPO ACOP 2020 reports to sell 'zero' tonnes of palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has 8 ISPO-certified subsidiaries (30 working units), with a total certified area of 64,745 ha. The company reports to encourage all of its subsidiaries to be ISPO-certified.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] ISCC, ISO, PROPER, Sustainable Production Forest Management (PHPL).

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    8.87 / 18 49.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 10 35%
    • Practice: 4.4 / 6 72.8%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Certified: 3.4 / 6 56.2%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company reports to uphold a NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company states that its NDPE policy applies to its suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation criteria as not to engage in land clearing activities in protected areas, or areas with High Conservation Value (HCV), peatlands, and forests with High Carbon Stock (HCS). But no cut-off date is declared.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company is RSPO certified, P & C 2018.

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company states "Throughout 2020, there were no incidents of policy violations related to deforestation and improper land conversion activities".

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to rehabilitate and restore damaged areas within HCV areas, including locally-protected areas that had been previously planted with oil palm (improper planting), for example in riverine areas. However, no cut-off date could be found, and the commitment does not refer to restoration of all non-compliant deforestation.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The Company reports to upholds NDPE and to works towards implementation of sustainable plantation management principles in accordance with the RSPO. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits 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, but no further details on this are given.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    8.75 / 15 58.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 8 81.3%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 7 32.1%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 2.3 / 7 32.1%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's NDPE policy applies to its suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      74. 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) and PT Sampoerna Agro ? Sepucuk Garden (2020). These HCV assessments don't cover all planting area hence partial score is awarded.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      75. 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) and PT Sampoerna Agro ? Sepucuk Garden (2020). These HCV assessments don't cover all planting area hence partial score is awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment only applies to scheme smallholders (plasma) and HCV assessments had been carried out for nucleus and plasma estates under the ALS scheme from the HCVRN.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [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) and PT Sampoerna Agro ? Sepucuk Garden (2020). These HCV assessments don't cover all planting area hence partial score is awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's NDPE policy applies to its suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      The company states that it has conducted conducted 5 HCV - HCS assessments for its nucleus and plasma plantations, but these assessments could not be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    10.24 / 20 51.2%
    • Organisation: 2 / 5 40%
    • Policy: 5 / 8 62.5%
    • Practice: 3.2 / 7 46.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.7 / 7 39.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The commitment also applies to the company's plasma estates and third-party FFB supplier partners.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      68 - The company states it has 68ha of peat within its conservation area, but does not disclose the total planted landbank on peat.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      While the company reports to protect both soils and peat, no BMP or GAP commitment is made, thus no points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company reports to have commitment to zero burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company's policy applies to its suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reported that there were no forest or land fires in 2018 and since the data is 2-5 years old partial point have been awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. 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

      99. 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

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reported land conversion GHG emissions for its Belida mill in its 2016 ACOP; no information in 2019 ACOP and land use change is not considered as major contributor.

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company reports to employ three methods for calculating GHG emissions, according to the different needs: RSPO (ton CO2e/ton FFB), ISPO (kg CO2e/kg FFB), and ISCC (kg CO2e/dry ton FFB).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. 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
    12.48 / 24 52%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 11 50%
    • Practice: 6.5 / 11 58.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 11 0%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 6.5 / 11 58.9%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports to channel its POME into liquid waste ponds (WWTP) and treating it, and then using it as organic fertiliser and for water irrigation.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to reduce chemical fertilisers use which has high nitrogen content, but does not mention pesticides.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company has a commitment to no use of paraquat.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      118. 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 only company's nucleus or plasma plantations/smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      120. 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 only company's nucleus or plasma plantations/smallholders.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports the total use of inorganic pesticides in its as operational areas in 2020 as 2.4 kg/ ha. The company does not report a figure for chemical fertilisers, thus partial points.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    27.5 / 35 78.6%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 15 / 21 71.4%
    • Practice: 8.5 / 9 94.4%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 9 5.6%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the human rights as defined in the United Nations (UN) Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the prevailing laws and regulations in the Republic of Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to the human rights as defined in the United Nations (UN) Declaration of Human Rights are implemented consistently by all employees, subsidiaries, suppliers, and business partners (other stakeholders).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      128. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that this policy is implemented by the smallholders under the company guidance and stated in the supplier's agreements.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also makes this commitment in its 2020 annual report.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      133. 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

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's commitments under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      135. 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 limited details are given.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company has commitment to mitigate impacts on food security is in line with the company's CSR programs are aligned with the SDGs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. 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 communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to "developing local businesses within the surrounding communities". No specific reference to business/work opportunities is reported, thus partial points.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to Fundamental the ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that ""this commitment is also enforced on all plasma smallholders under guidance and suppliers of the company"".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      64 (0.76%) - The company reports 64 temporary employees out of 8,441.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      1,368 (16%) - The company reports 1368 woman employees out of 8,441.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company commits to pay minimum wage.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Progress on commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company commits to address occupational health and safety.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports this in its 2020 Annual Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      55.591 - The company reports Total Working Hours Lost due to Occupational Accidents as 55.591 jam/hours.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - The company reports 2 fatalities due to Occupational Accidents.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    3 / 10 30%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company reports a commitment to "improving the quality of life" for smallholders, this is not a commitment to support smallholders, nor does it specify scheme/plasma and/or independent smallholders. Therefore partial points have been awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      35,600 - The company reports to have collaborated with 35,600 plasma smallholders, whose oil palm estates covered 49,700 hectares or around 37% of the total plantation area under the company's management. Partial points have been awarded as a percentage is not provided nor can it be calculated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's sustainability policy applies to its suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports that to support complying with company's regulations and enforcing its ethical standards, the company established the "Corporate Compliance Committee" (CCC) to supervise level of compliance.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company reports to have a Whistleblowing System including information on the whistleblowing procedure/how to report unethical conduct, a clear description of steps taken, and how whistleblowers are protected.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that grievances 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

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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