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Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk PT

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2020
  • Next scheduled: November 2021

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1995, Indonesia based company Sawit Sumbermas

  • Parent company:
    Citra Borneo Group
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    93,660 hectares
  • Market cap:
    524,190,177 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 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 54.4% 100.67 / 185
  • Organisation: 17.5 / 38 46.1%
  • Policy: 46.5 / 76 61.2%
  • Practice: 36.7 / 71 51.7%
  • Self-reported: 5.8 / 71 8.2%
  • External: 20.5 / 71 28.9%
  • Certified: 10.3 / 71 14.6%
  • 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 has a Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The commitments made in the company's Sustainability Policy applies to any third-party suppliers from which it sources palm oil materials.

    • 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%) - No female member in the Board of Commissioners or Board of Directors. The information is not directly reported by the company.

    • 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 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The 2018 Sustainability Report is produced in accordance with GRI standards, and is on the GRI database (In accordance-Core).

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a POIG member.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    6.5 / 25 26%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 16 34.4%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 7 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      93,660 - The company reports contradictory figures in the same time period: 93,660 in the 2019 Annual Report, 57,959 in the 2019 ACOP.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      69,236 - The company reports contradictory figures: 69,236 in the 2019 Annual Report, 45,145 in the 2019 ACOP.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      5,904 - The company reports contradictory figures: 22,862 ha in the 2019 Annual Report, 5,904 ha in the 2019 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      3,651 - The company reports this figure in the 2018 ACOP.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      3,275 - The company reports contradictory figures: 13,846 ha in the 2019 Annual Report, 3,275 ha in the 2019 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO in 2019 and the company declares 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 eight mills, however the 2019 Annual Report only reports six mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      Coordinates of only two 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?

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

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

    • 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?

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    7.83 / 15 52.2%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 10 38.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 10 18.3%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2007 - The company has been a member 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?

      2013 - The company achieved its first certification in 2013.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company submitted its 2019 ACOP.

    • 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
      0.58 / 1

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

      58.27% - The company reports contradictory figures: 80% in the 2019 Annual Report and 58.27% in the 2019 ACOP.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      75% - Six out of eight company mills are certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2022

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - None of the company's smallholders are 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?

      2022 - The company reports this in the 2019 ACOP.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports only parts of its operations are ISPO certified. The company has a target to become fully ISPO certified by 2020.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company and its subsidiaries are ISO 14001 certified. The company's subsidiary PT Mitra Mendawi Sejati also has ISCC certification.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    9.3 / 17 54.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 9 50%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 6 80%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 3 / 6 50%
    • Certified: 1.8 / 6 30%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has committed to zero deforestation in its sustainability policy since 2017.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCS, HCV, peat. No cut-off date is specified by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      61. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. In addition, the company commits to manage and protect forest and peat conservation areas within concessions, taking into account consideration of connectivity within the wider landscape.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company commits to biodiversity conservation.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.8 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. In addition the company recognises the presence of endangered primates, including orangutans and gibbons, in their estates.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    10.5 / 14 75%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's policy extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has at least one HCV assessment publicly available prior to January 2015.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has one HCV assessment publicly available since January 2015. It is unclear if this covers all the estates planted since then.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has one HCV assessment publicly available since January 2015. It is unclear if this covers all the estates planted since then.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also commits to this in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's policy extends to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also makes this commitment through its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's policy extends to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also commits to social impact assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    12.69 / 20 63.5%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • Practice: 3.7 / 7 52.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 2.7 / 7 38.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company has also adopted an NDPE policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The Sustainability Policy applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      9.4% - 9.4% - The company reports its percentage area of peat soils. Partial points have been awarded as the data is over two years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to best management practices for peat only.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      88. 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
      0.58 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company makes this commitment in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.11 / 1

      92. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. 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 now over two years and so no longer sufficient for points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      2.51 - tCO2e/ha reported in the 2018 ACOP.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

      GHG emissions from land conversion reported for Sulung POM, but the data does not cover all of the company's operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company states "Through the biogas plant facility, the company is able to reduce the value of CO 2 emissions from 485.23 kg CO2 eq / dry-ton CPO to 2.56 kg CO2 eq / dry-ton CPO", and that "the company has experienced direct benefits in the form of a reduction in the value of Green House Gas Emissions from CPO production activities by 99.44%".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG Calculator.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      One mill has a methane capture facility.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    12.35 / 24 51.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 4 / 11 36.4%
    • Practice: 7.3 / 11 66.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 11 4.6%
    • External: 1 / 11 9.1%
    • Certified: 5.8 / 11 53.2%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      1.44 - 1.44 m2/ton FBB.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity figures for its mills and it has not improved since 2017.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.58 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. In addition, the company reports that it treats POME into biogas/renewable energy using anaerobe process.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.58 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of pesticides of paraquat fertilisers extends to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company commited to eliminate the use of paraquat by 2018, however it is unclear if this commitment has been met. The 2018 sustainability report says that there are restrictions of its use.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to no use of paraquat by 2018 applies to all suppliers. Partial points have been awarded as it is unclear if this target has been reached.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no use of WHO class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's policy on pesticides extends to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.11 / 1

      119. 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
      0.58 / 1

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. In addition the company has a system to mitigate water pollution.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    28.75 / 36 79.9%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 17.5 / 22 79.6%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to human rights in its Sustainability Policy and Human Rights Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. In addition the company reports a Human Rights due diligence mechanism wherein training, internal and external audit and stakeholder engagement is undertaken to ensure implementation of human rights policies.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment it its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also commits to FPIC in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports its stakeholder engagement activities. Partial points have been awarded as the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company provides examples of projects regarding local food supply but no general commitment to mitigate impacts on food security found.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      137. 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

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to this in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. In addition, the company provides various examples of activities.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. 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

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also commits to this in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      17,301 (96%) - Includes monthly paid employees, daily fixed employees and daily temporary employees. Data as of 2018.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

      114 (16%) - The company reports the gender composition of its 710 permanent staff (out of a total of over 18,000). This does not cover temporary staff who make up 96% of the employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company commits to ensure all employees are paid a fair wage in its Human Rights Policy, and commits to government regulated minimum wage in its 2017 Sustainability Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment in its Sustainability Commitment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Sustainability Policy extends to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports a Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate for its mills, estates and head office as 4.0, 10.78 and 0.14 respectively.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    4.25 / 16 26.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 10 27.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 10 7.5%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company makes this commitment in its Sustainability Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      162. 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      163. 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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    2 / 7 28.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 5 20%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company states that it has not yet put in place a whistleblowing procedure, but that it will react if any infraction is discovered. No points have been awarded as there is no mechanism indicated which allows for whistleblowing.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its grievance mechanism which is open to all stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company reports that there were no complaints regarding environmental management in 2018. No points have been awarded as this does not cover all operations.

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