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Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk PT

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2021
  • Next scheduled: November 2022

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  • Parent company:
    Citra Borneo Indah Group
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    57,975 hectares
  • Market cap:
    749,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    SSMS.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SSMS IJ
  • ISIN:
    ID1000130008
  • Sedol:
    BH3WHX3
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk PT – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 58.4% 106.89 / 183
  • Organisation: 17.5 / 38 46.1%
  • Policy: 54.5 / 76 71.7%
  • Practice: 34.9 / 69 50.6%
  • Self-reported: 6.1 / 69 8.9%
  • External: 3 / 69 4.4%
  • Certified: 25.8 / 69 37.3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6.5 / 11 59.1%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • 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 meets this indicator through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also provides the commitment for all its operations in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has Sustainable palm oil policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Head of Sustainability.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      0 (0%) - The company reports no female member in the Board of Commissioners or Board of Directors. As the gender balance is not directly reported by company, but calculated from staff photos, partial points have been awarded.

    • 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 communities to implement educational and community empowerment programs, with NGOs on orangutan conservation, with the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) and with local people to restore an area in Central Kalimantan.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The most recent Sustainability Report is from 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The 2020 Sustainability Report is prepared in accordance with GRI standards Core option.

    • 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
    6.5 / 27 24.1%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 17 32.4%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 8 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      57,975 - The company reports contradictory figures in the same time period. The total land area managed/controlled for oil palm is 116,029 ha in its 2020 Annual Report and in its 2020 management update. However, RSPO ACOP 2020 reports the same as 57975 ha.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      45,145 - The company reports contradictory figures in the same time period. The company specified the total area planted with oil palm, including both nucleus and scheme plasma areas as 81485 ha in its 2020 management update and in its 2020 Annual Report. However, RSPO ACOP 2020 reports the total land controlled or managed for oil palm cultivation - planted and infrastructure 45145 ha.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      5,904 - The company reports contradictory figures in the same time period. The company reports the total plasma area planted with oil palm is 12,249 ha in its 2020 Management Update and in its 2020 Annual Report. However, RSPO ACOP 2020 reports the total land under scheme smallholders planted with oil palm is 5904 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3,608 - The company reports contradictory figures in the same time period. The company reports the unplanted (areas designated for future planting) is 3608 ha in its 2020 Management Update. However, RSPO ACOP 2020 reports the same as 3651 ha.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      3,275 - The company reports contradictory figures in the same time period. The company reports the conservation set-aside area, including High Conservation Value (HCV) area is 14167 ha in its 2020 Management Update and in its 2020 Annual Report. However, RSPO ACOP 2020 reports the same as 3275 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO in ACOP 2020 and the company declares that it has not acquired any new estates.

    • 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 owns 8 mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      Coordinates of only 2 mills could 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to full traceability to supply base, however, this commitment is not time-bound.

    • N
      0 / 2

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to full traceability to supply base, however, this commitment is not time-bound.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    7.63 / 15 50.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Practice: 3.6 / 10 36.3%
    • Self-reported: 2.6 / 10 26.3%
    • External: 1 / 10 10%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      2,013 - The company achieved its first certification in 2013.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company submitted the latest RSPO ACOP in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company operates in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

    • P
      0.88 / 1

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

      87.79% - The company reports 87.79% in the 2020 RSPO ACOP.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      75% - 6 out of 8 company mills are RSPO 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 RSPO ACOP 2020 reports the time bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates by 2022.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports the percentage of scheme smallholders is 0% RSPO-certified.

    • 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?

      2,022 - The company reports a time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme smallholders by 2022 in its 2020 RSPO ACOP.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - The company reports the percentage of FFB supply (tonnes) from independent smallholders and outgrowers FFB suppliers that is 0% 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 RSPO-certified 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 only PT SMU and PT TSA are ISPO certified, also company has set a target to become fully ISPO certified by 2020.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company and its subsidiaries are ISO 14001 certified. The company's ISCC certificate expires in August 2021.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    8.38 / 18 46.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 10 40%
    • Practice: 4.4 / 6 73%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3.9 / 6 64.7%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have been therefore awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has the commitment to zero deforestation in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to no deforestation extends to suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no land clearing damaging primary forests or areas required to protect or enhance HCVs since November 2005, and no land clearing damaging HCVs or HCS forest since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also specified the criteria for defining deforestation in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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 applying the RSPO Remediation and Compensation Procedure where there has been land clearing without prior HCV assessment since November 2005, or without prior HCV-HCSA assessment since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. However, a commitment covering restoration of all non-compliant deforestation/conversion was not found. Partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies to implement RSPO's Remediation and Compensation Procedure (RaCP) for all plantings without HCV assessments since November 2005, including current and future acquisitions in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commitment to implement RSPO's Remediation and Compensation Procedure (RaCP) for all plantings without HCV assessments since November 2005, including current and future acquisitions applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company states it will manage and protect forest and peat conservation areas within concessions, taking into account consideration of connectivity within the wider landscape in the long term, but no further details are given.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      The company is only having general commitment to protect, support and enhance biodiversity.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 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. In addition, the company recognises the presence of endangered primates, including orangutans and gibbons, in their estates. The company also periodically identifies protected flora and fauna both according to Government Regulations, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, and based on CITES in all HCV areas.

    • 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. In addition, the company partners with an NGO to release rehabilitated orangutans and has invested in a study of gibbons, to better understand their distribution. The company also specifies the examples of species and/or habitat conservation management in its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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
    9 / 10 90%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 2 / 2 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has HCV assessments publicly available prior to January 2015 for PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari and PT Kalimantan Sawit Abadi.

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

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

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

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

    • 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 makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the same in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 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 sustainability policy extends to all suppliers.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the same in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company 's sustainability policy extends to all suppliers.

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

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is: only a processor/trader; or has had no new planting since April 2015, unless it has undertaken HCS assessments that are not for new planting; or all new planting is since November 2017 and has all been covered under combined HCV-HCS assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the same in its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) available, and associated management and monitoring plans for PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari and PT Kalimantan Sawit Abadi.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    13.06 / 19 68.7%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 8 81.3%
    • Practice: 4.1 / 7 58%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 3.1 / 7 43.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also specified the same commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's sustainability policy applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      9.4% - The company reports its 9.4% area of peat soils in its 2016 annual report, hence partial point awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also specified the commitment BMP for peat only in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to best management for peat extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 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 makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also specified the same commitment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to no burning extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.18 / 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. The company provides evidences in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the number of hotspots annually for the last 3 years.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports in the 2017 Sustainability Report that it has not recorded any fire cases due to land clearing in surrounding communities. This data is over two years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a figure of 2.56 - tCO2e/ha for its Suayap Palm Oil Mill however, this does not cover the full scope of the company's operations. The company also reports average GHG footprint for all certified management units by hectare is 5.43 (tCO2e/ha) and by units per tonne of crude palm oil is 1.2 (tCO2e/tCPO) as specified in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • 100. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company states "This effort has succeeded in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 99.47%, from 485.23 kg CO2 eq / dryton CPO to 2.56 kg CO2 eq / dry-ton CPO". However this only covers one of the company's palm oil mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The RSPO requires companies to assess their GHG emissions through the Palm GHG calculator. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company has also specified the methodology used to calculate GHG emissions in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Only some mills have a methane capture facility.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    15.82 / 25 63.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 11 59.1%
    • Practice: 8.3 / 12 69.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 12 4.2%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 7.8 / 12 65.2%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      1.71 - 1.71 m3/ton.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity figures, but it is not improving. Hence partial point awarded.

    • 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
      0.88 / 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.88 / 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • 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 makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the commitment to no use of paraquat in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to eliminate the use of paraquat by 2018 extends to all its suppliers, however it is unclear if this commitment has been met. The 2018 Sustainability Report says that there are restrictions on its use.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.18 / 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
      0.88 / 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. In addition the company specifies waste management practices in its Sustainability Report 2019.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    31 / 35 88.6%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 20 / 21 95.2%
    • Practice: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the commitment to human rights in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitments to human rights extend to all suppliers.

    • 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. In addition the company provide human rights training to increase the awareness.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's 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 makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's sustainability policy committing legal and customary land rights extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the commitment to free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 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). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain requirements for addressing land conflicts. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • 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 makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • 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 makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the commitment to provide essential community services and facilities in its own reporting.

    • 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. In addition, the company provides various examples of activities on its webpage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the same in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy extends to all suppliers.

    • 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. The company list few evidence on progress in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the same in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • 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?

      10,971 (59.04%) - The company reports total 10,971 of temporary employee in its 2020 annual report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      5,668 (30.5%) - The company reports that in 2020, 5,668 employees are female, out of a total of 18,581 employees which accounts for 30.5%.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies commitment to pay a minimum wage in its own reporting.

    • 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 makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the same in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's 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 specifies the provision of personal protective equipment and related training in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports a Injury Frequency Rate for its mills, estates (plantation) and head office as 4.15, 15.65 and 0 respectively.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    4 / 16 25%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 10 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 10 5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 10 20%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the commitment to support smallholders in its own reporting.

    • 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      201 - The company reports that by end of 2018, 201 independent smallholders were incorporated in its RSPO certification program, also in 2019 the company partnered with independent smallholders by encouraging the establishment of the Independent Palm Oil Farmers Association (APKSM).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports limited details on the selection and evaluation process for suppliers.

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • 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 makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the same in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's anti-bribery policy, which includes a commitment to ethical conduct, applies to all 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on whistleblowing procedures. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the whistleblowing procedure in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company adheres to this criteria through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank( ≥75%)and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also specifies the complaints system open to all stakeholders in its own reporting.

    • N
      0 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company reports that there were no public complaints received and acted up in 2019.

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