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Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: October 2019
  • Next scheduled: October 2020

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  • About this company:

    Sarawak Oil Palms, established in 1968, is a

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    121,961 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    100%
  • Market cap:
    301,263,643 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    SOPS.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SOP MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL5126OO007
  • RSPO member?
    No
  • Website:

Company assessment: Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 33.1% 65.5 / 198
  • Organisation: 15 / 40 37.5%
  • Policy: 35 / 79 44.3%
  • Practice: 15.5 / 79 19.6%
  • Self-reported: 13.5 / 79 17.1%
  • External: 2 / 79 2.5%
  • Certified: 0 / 79 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6.5 / 11 59.1%
    • Organisation: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's policy states "SOPB expected its external suppliers and contractors to fully comply with this commitment by January 2020, where MSPO is mandated"

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the group's sustainability performance

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      2

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      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 taking part in various meetings and training sessions to support MSPO certification processes and uptake, as well as collaboration with both governmental bodies and universities in various research projects relating to palm oil sustainability

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Sustainability report included in 2018 annual report

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

    • 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
      No source

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    11 / 28 39.3%
    • Organisation: 7 / 18 38.9%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 8 25%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 8 25%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      121,961

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      88,386

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,300 - Native Customary Rights (NCR) land development

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      33,575 - Sarawak Oil Palms states that 33,575 ha are reserves, unplanted and building sites, etc., but it is unclear how much of this has been set aside for future planting

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      200

    • N
      0 / 1

      18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

      Sarawak Oil Palms states that 33,575 ha are reserves, unplanted and building sites, etc., but it is unclear how much of this is for infrastructure

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

      Some of the company's concessions are available on GFW. A company webpage lists the addresses of its estates, but these do not allow the exact locations or boundaries of the estates to be determined. The company also has a request form on its website to request estate location maps

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Number of company-owned mills?

      7

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      24. Number (or percentage) of company-owned mills that source from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      25. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned mills that come from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      26. Number of supplier mills?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      27. Names and coordinates of all third-party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      28. Number (or percentage) of third-party supplier mills that source from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      29. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplier mills that come from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

      32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      100% - The company states that its traceability data is verified through a certification body but no other details are provided

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      100% - The company states that its traceability data is verified through a certification body but no other details are provided

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

      0%

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    2.75 / 18 15.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to no deforestation of HCV areas and no development on peat but does not exclude development on HCS areas

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's policy states "SOPB expected its external suppliers and contractors to fully comply with this commitment by January 2020, where MSPO is mandated"

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      40. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company commits to no development of HCV areas and peat but does not specify a cut-off date

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has collaborated with various agencies and universities to identify species composition in the Tinbarap Conservation Area (TCA)

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports an ongoing project in collaboration with Sarawak Forestry Corporation, to rehabilitate its Tinbarap Conservation Forest. This was the only example of habitat management/restoration found

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    3.5 / 14 25%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 8 43.8%
    • Practice: 0 / 6 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's policy states "SOPB expected its external suppliers and contractors to fully comply with this commitment by January 2020, where MSPO is mandated"

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      59. 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?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's policy states "SOPB expected its external suppliers and contractors to fully comply with this commitment by January 2020, where MSPO is mandated"

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's policy states "SOPB expected its external suppliers and contractors to fully comply with this commitment by January 2020, where MSPO is mandated"

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      66. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    7.25 / 20 36.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 8 68.8%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's policy states "SOPB expected its external suppliers and contractors to fully comply with this commitment by January 2020, where MSPO is mandated"

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

      65% - Approximately 65% of the company's 2010 yield was planted on peat. Data more than five years old (2011)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Commitment for best management practices for suppliers only covers peat and the policy is mandatory for supliers until January 2020

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to zero burning?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      75. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company's policy states "SOPB expected its external suppliers and contractors to fully comply with this commitment by January 2020, where MSPO is mandated"

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company states that firefighting sessions are conducted on a regular basis but does not provide any additional examples of management and monitoring activities

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only has a vague commitent to reduce GHG emissions

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      ISCC toolkits based on EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a reduction in total Scope 1 GHG emissions from 2017 to 2018 but progress is not reported as intensity figures

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports that its first biogas plant is currently under construction

    • N
      0 / 1

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions but data is not reported as intensity figures

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      84. GHG emissions from land use change?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    5.25 / 22 23.9%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 2 / 11 18.2%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 9 25%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 9 25%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water intensity figures for both mills and downstream operations, the latter of which has not improved from 2017-2018

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. Water use intensity?

      1.5 - MT water per MT FFB processed (mills); 0.59 m3 per MT of CPO processed (downstream operations)

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company ensures that BOD discharge complies with statutory requirements but does not mention COD

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      90. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) and/or palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

      The company mentions treatment of POME but not PORE

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company only provides photographs of its buffer zones with relevant signage

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a commitment to the "gradual" reduction of chemicals but does not commit to the reduction of pesticides or fertilisers specifically

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      95. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    18.75 / 46 40.8%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 12.5 / 25 50%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 16 20.3%
    • Self-reported: 3.3 / 16 20.3%
    • External: 0 / 16 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 16 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's policy states "SOPB expected its external suppliers and contractors to fully comply with this commitment by January 2020, where MSPO is mandated"

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      106. Progress on human rights commitment?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect legal and customary land rights but only in relation to FPIC

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect legal and customary land rights but only in relation to FPIC

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      109. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company recognizes the rights of indigenous and local communities in relation to FPIC only

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company recognizes the rights of indigenous and local communities in relation to FPIC only

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      112. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's policy states "SOPB expected its external suppliers and contractors to fully comply with this commitment by January 2020, where MSPO is mandated"

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      116. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      117. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced, applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      118. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      124. Commitment to respect all workers' rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's policy states "SOPB expected its external suppliers and contractors to fully comply with this commitment by January 2020, where MSPO is mandated"

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company refers to no child labour, minimum age, no forced labour, freedom of association and collective bargaining, no discrimination, but not to equal remuneration

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company refers to no child labour, no forced labour, freedom of association and collective bargaining in its Oil Palms Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      129. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

      3,934 (32.6%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      134. Progress on commitment to pay minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      135. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Reduction of time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports lost-time injury rate but this is only improving for its plantations and not in its milling and downstream operations

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      For 2017, the company reports a lost-time injury rate (number of lost-time injuries per one million man-hours worked) for its plantations (7.64), milling (5.33) and downstream operations (0.78)

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Zero fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - The company reports two fatalities in 2017

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      142. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company states training on protective equipment is reinforced following fatal accidents. It also mentions providing training to suppliers of chemicals, but does not refer specficially to providing personal protective equipment

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    2 / 15 13.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 3 0%
    • Practice: 2 / 10 20%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 10 0%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      144. 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?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      ISCC

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    5.5 / 16 34.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 2 / 10 20%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 10 20%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company commits to support smallholders but does not detail the types of support provided

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      165. Percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company requirements?

      The company states that representatives from 26 major plantation companies attended its dialogue on its revised SOPB Oil Palms Sustainability Policy in Miri

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      166. Time-bound plan to engage with all high-risk mills within three years?

      The company details plans to engage all suppliers but the plan in not time-bound

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states that it engages with non-compliant suppliers but does not provide details on the types of support

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      168. Regularly engages with a subset of high-risk mills?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a supplier engagement procedure which provides some details on how it assesses suppliers

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3 / 8 37.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company mentions a new grievance list on its website but this is not currently available

Media monitor: Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd

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Scoring criteria: Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd

Scoring criteria guide how ZSL conducts SPOTT assessments and allocates scores to ensure a fair and consistent approach, setting the expectations for companies on how they should publish ESG data. The full palm oil indicator framework contains 181 indicators across 10 categories, aligned with corporate reporting initiatives.

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