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Sime Darby Plantation Bhd

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  • Latest update: November 2022
  • Next scheduled: November 2023

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1910, Sime Darby Plantation's major business

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    626,601 hectares
  • Market cap:
    6,709,200,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    SIPL.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SDPL MK Equity
  • ISIN:
    MYL5285OO001
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Sime Darby Plantation Bhd – November 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 89.8% 173.28 / 193
  • Organisation: 38 / 40 95%
  • Policy: 71 / 77 92.2%
  • Practice: 64.3 / 76 84.6%
  • Self-reported: 28.5 / 76 37.5%
  • External: 16.8 / 76 22.1%
  • Certified: 19 / 76 25%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10.5 / 11 95.5%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 3 83.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
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      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 has a Responsible Agriculture Charter and Human Rights Charter which cover multiple dimensions of sustainability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable palm oil policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a sustainability committee headed by the Head of Group Sustainability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a Sustainability Committee consisting of three Independent Non-Executive Directors and two Non-Independent Non-Executive Directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      27 (22%) - The company reports that 21.8% of women are in the senior management team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      3 (27.3%) - The company reports that 27.3% of women are board members.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production?

      [Externally verified] Member of FFA, Pongo Alliance, and Decent Rural Living Initiative.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      8. Collaboration with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production?

      The company reports its collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) to enhance ecosystem services and restore the biodiversity and carbon sequestration capacity of the secondary forest area at Sapong estate. It also collaborated with Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA) to support wild orangutans. In addition to this, the company has also collaborated with a local NGO to educate locals and visitors on best practices for restoring the damaged forests to the original biodiversity of Borneo's native forests and it also collaborated with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) to train personnel to reduce the incidence of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and tinnitus (ringing in the ear), which can be a risk in some jobs at operations where there is prolonged exposure to loud noises.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published its sustainability report in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company reports that its annual report and sustainability report 2021 has been prepared according to GRI standards: core option. The company has also submitted the CDP questionnaires for forests, climate change, and water security in 2021.

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company provides a summary of climate risk assessment. However, the information is self-reported.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    26.53 / 29 91.5%
    • Organisation: 18 / 19 94.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 6.5 / 8 81.6%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 5 / 8 62.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      626,601 - The company reports its mills in Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, (PNG) and Solomon Islands (SI) and refineries in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, South Africa, Netherlands, and United Kingdom.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company reports to source FFB from: Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Solomon Islands, Columbia, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Brazil, Cambodia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      626,601 - The company reports a total of 626601 ha of land is controlled for oil palm in its RSPO ACOP 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      579,708 - The company reports the total planted area for oil palm as 579,708 ha in its 2021 sustainability report and RSPO ACOP 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      0 - The company reports the scheme smallholders planted area in its RSPO ACOP 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports that there is no unplanted area in its RSPO ACOP 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      46,892 - The company reports that it has a total of 46,892 ha identified as HCV and conservation set-aside (CSA) areas in its sustainability report and RSPO ACOP 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company reports having submitted its updated concession maps to the RSPO in its RSPO ACOP 2021. The company has also published the maps of estates on its webpage and GFW Oil Palm Concessions website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Maps of scheme smallholders?

      The company has provided geo-referenced maps for all scheme smallholder estates.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has provided geo-referenced maps for all third-party supplying plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      67 - The company reports 67 mills in its 2021 sustainability report and RSPO ACOP 2021 but 70 mills in its annual report in 2021. The company reports that 67 of these 70 mills are active.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The company provides the names and coordinates of all 70 company-owned mills on the GFW Universal Mill List and through its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 41 mills source FFB only from the company's own plantations and 26 mills source from both own plantations and third-parties.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 9,123,973 tonnes of FFB were sourced from its own operations and 1,865,357 tonnes of FFB were sourced from other suppliers in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      The company provides the list of all third-party supplying mills to its refineries and crushing plants. Data as of 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports the names and coordinates of all third-party supplying mills on its website. Data as of 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 11% of third party suppliers source from their own plantations, 75.4% source from third parties, and 13.6% source from mixed sources.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that 12.87% of supply sourced for refineries comes from intermediary traders and refiners rather than directly from mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to achieve 100% traceability to mill level by the year 2025.

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      0.96 / 1
      1 / 1

      33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      The company reports that it achieved 96% overall traceability to the mill. Additional points have been awarded based on RSPO Identity Preserved certification. Data as of January to June 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to achieve 100% traceability to plantation level by the year 2025.

    • P
      +
      0.73 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports having achieved 73.5% overall traceability to the plantation. Additional points have been awarded based on RSPO Identity Preserved certification. Data as of January to June 2021.

    • P
      +
      0.34 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports having achieved 34.5% traceability of supply from third-party mills to the plantation. Additional points have been awarded based on RSPO Identity Preserved certification. Data as of January to June 2021.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company reports traceability figures for each of its refineries on its website. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company reports traceability figures for each of its crushers on its website. However, the information is not externally verified.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    13.07 / 16 81.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 9.1 / 12 75.6%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 12 0%
    • External: 9.1 / 12 75.6%
    • Certified: 0 / 12 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,004 - The company is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 7th September 2004.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. 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?

      [Externally verified] 2,008 - The company joined the RSPO in 2004 and received its first RSPO certification in 2008.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2021 RSPO ACOP is submitted.

    • P
      0.99 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 99.35% - The company reports the percentage of area RSPO certified in its RSPO ACOP 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      [Externally verified] 100% - The RSPO ACOP 2021 reports that the company owns a total of 67 mills out of which all mills are RSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,023 - The company commits to achieve 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2023. This is within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      45. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities within 5 years?

      2,019 - The company has already achieved 100% RSPO-certification of all palm product processing facilities.

    • P
      0.71 / 1

      46. Percentage of scheme smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified?

      [Externally verified] 70.92% - The company reports that 70.92% of scheme smallholders are RSPO-certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      47. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders and outgrowers within 5 years or target already achieved?

      2,023 - The company commits to achieve 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders and outgrowers by 2023. This is within 5 years.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - The RSPO ACOP 2021 reports that 0% of FFB supply from third-party FFB suppliers is RSPO-certified.

    • P
      0.73 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 72.77% - The company reports its certified palm oil and palm oil products uptake as 72.77% in its RSPO ACOP 2021.

    • P
      0.4 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports the total CSPO and CSPK sold as RSPO certified under SG is 40.15%.

    • P
      0.49 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that the percentage of CSPO and CSPK sourced as IP and SG is 48.93%.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports having achieved 100% ISPO certification for all of its Indonesian mills and includes certificates, however some certificates are out of date.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] The company's Malaysian estates and mills are 100% MSPO certified. However, the information is externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] ISCC and SAS.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    14.99 / 19 78.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 11 68.2%
    • Practice: 5.5 / 6 91.5%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • External: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • Certified: 2 / 6 33.2%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company commits to zero conversion of natural ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. 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 commits to zero deforestation in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. 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 also reports no development on HCS and peat areas with cut-off date as 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      59. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company also reports no development on HCS and peat areas with cut-off date as 2020. This applies to all suppliers' operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      60. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports a partnership with Aidenvironment to conduct bi-weekly deforestation monitoring in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      61. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion in supplier operations?

      The company reports that it leverages partnerships and technologies to extend and sharpen its supply chain monitoring capabilities. The company uses the Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD) monitoring system which the company jointly developed with Wageningen University and Satelligence to detect tropical deforestation. This information is externally verified by Satelligence but is undated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in own operations since cut-off date?

      0 - The company reports that 0 ha of illegal deforestation has occurred since 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in supplier operations since cut-off date?

      29,673 - The company reports that 29673 ha of deforestation was recorded in its suppliers' operations between 2015 and August 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      64. Commitment to restoration of 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 has a commitment to restoring areas that have been degraded or any non-compliant land clearing within the company's estate boundaries, but no cut-off date was given.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports working with suppliers to draw the line on the deforestation policy statement, in order to develop a plan for remediating the damaged forest in the event of a violation of the company's NDPE standards. However, the cut-off date is not mentioned.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      66. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company collaborates with other stakeholders on a pilot jurisdictional project in the Malaysian state of Sabah to certify all palm oil output to the standards of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) by 2025. However, the information is externally verified by TFA, but only limited examples were reported. The company also reports a restoration programme in collaboration with the Pahang forestry department (PFD) and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), whilst this concluded in 2018, the company reports to provided the PFD with expertise, knowledge transfer and resource sharing on reforestation efforts.

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.99 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      70. 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. The company reports assisting the State Government of Sabah to conserve Orangutan habitats at the Bukit Piton Forest Reserve. It also mentions its collaboration with Sime Darby Foundation, the Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME), and the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) to conduct research and obtain information on Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) found in its Malaysian operations. The company also has an ongoing project on 'Conserving the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing Butterfly.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no hunting of all species in its operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to no illegal hunting but do not have a commitment to no hunting of all species.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    14 / 15 93.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 6 / 7 85.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 6 / 7 85.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      73. 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 commits to conducting High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV assessments are available for the following: Poliamba Limited Proposed Lamawan Plantation, Poliamba Limited Proposed Lamendauen Plantation, Higaturu Oil Palm and Impu and Sagu Area of Interest, Markham District, Morobe Province, PNG, New Britain Palm Oil.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV assessments are available for NBPOL ? WNB ? New Planting Procedure Report; HCV, NBPOL Tararan / Zifasing New Development, Indonesia; Integrated High Conservation Value / High Carbon Stock Approach Assessment Report Markham Valley ? Papua New Guinea New Britain Palm Oil Limited; Sime Darby Plantation Berhad - NBPOL (Poliamba Limited); New Britain Palm Oil (A Subsidiary of Sime Darby Plantation Bhd.) - Guadalcanal Plain Palm Oil Ltd.; New Britain Palm Oil Ltd - Higaturu Oil Palms; New Britain Palm Oil Ltd - Ramu Agri Industries Limited; Tivingau ILG Integrated HCV/HCSA assessment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV management and monitoring plans are available for NBPOL ? WNB ? New Planting Procedure Report; HCV, NBPOL Tararan / Zifasing New Development, Indonesia; Integrated High Conservation Value / High Carbon Stock Approach Assessment Report Markham Valley ? Papua New Guinea New Britain Palm Oil Limited; Sime Darby Plantation Berhad - NBPOL (Poliamba Limited); New Britain Palm Oil (A Subsidiary of Sime Darby Plantation Bhd.) - Guadalcanal Plain Palm Oil Ltd.; New Britain Palm Oil Ltd - Higaturu Oil Palms; New Britain Palm Oil Ltd - Ramu Agri Industries Limited; Tivingau ILG Integrated HCV/HCSA assessment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      78. 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 commits to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS) in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. 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 commits all suppliers to only use licensed HCV assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's ALS.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The satisfactory review of Integrated HCV-HCS Markham Valley ? Papua New Guinea New Britain Palm Oil Limited; HCV, NBPOL Tararan / Zifasing New Development, Indonesia, NBPOL ? WNB ? New Planting Procedure Report, and Tivingau ILG Integrated HCV/HCSA assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. 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 commits to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] Integrated HCV-HCS assessments of Ramu Agri Industries Ltd (Zifasing and Tararan); West New Britain, Papua New Guinea- NPP Areas, and Tivingau ILG are publicly available on the HCSA database.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has published only one assessment on the HCSA website, Bomi & Gbarpolu, Blocks K, D, and F, but it is not peer-reviewed.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      85. 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 commits to conducting social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct social and environmental impact assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The social and environmental impact assessment of New Britain Palm Oil Ltd - Higaturu Oil Palms is publicly available on the RSPO NPP database.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    18.23 / 20 91.2%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 5.7 / 7 81.9%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 7 25%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 4 / 7 56.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      88. 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 also commits to no planting on peat of any depth in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      32,798 - The company reports its existing landbank on peat as 32,798 ha. Data as of 2021.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports its landbank on peat as 32798 ha in 2019 and 32798 ha in 2021 which clearly shows that area planted on peat is constant. However, the information is also not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      92. 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 commits to best management practices for peat only in its own reporting.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits its suppliers to best management practices for peat and and "other fragile soils", no clear commitment to best management practices for soils is reported.

    • Y
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      1 / 1
      0.99 / 1

      94. 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. The company reports employing best management practices to minimise environmental problems. This includes monitoring water levels, fire incidents, and maintaining existing vegetation adjacent to its oil palm plantations. It also engages with local communities to educate them on sustainable management of peat areas to prevent slash and burn activities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. 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 also commits to zero burning in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero burning.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.99 / 1

      97. 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 reports to conduct a drone-pilot training session at PT Bhumireksa Nusasejati in Riau. It currently operates over 30 drones to monitor the majority of its Indonesian sites for hotspots, comprising over 180,785 hectares of land. The company also reports monitoring and managing fire and haze issues using its satellite-based Hotspot Alert Dashboard to track, report on, and respond to hotspots within its concession areas and a five-kilometer (km) radius outside its concession boundaries. the company also reports conducting various awareness programmes including pieces of training, signage, and warnings to educate community members on the dangers of fire.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a total of 546 hotspots and 425 confirmed fires in 2021 within its concession areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      101 - The company reports the total number of fires outside its concession areas as 101 in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce GHG emissions intensity by 50% by the year 2030.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports its GHG emission intensity in 2021 as 1.04 (MT CO2 e/MT CPO/PK) produced.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reports its GHG emissions from land use change as 698,882 (MT CO 2e) in 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports the GHG emissions intensity in 2019 as 1.12 (MT CO2 e/MT CPO/PK), in 2020 as 1.01 (MT CO2 e/MT CPO/PK), and in 2021 as 1.04 (MT CO2 e/MT CPO/PK) but the intensity is not improving. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. 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 also states that it uses the latest version of the Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) PalmGHG calculator and GHG Protocol methodology to calculate GHG emissions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that only 12 of its mills have been installed with biogas capture. However, it covers only some mills.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    23.21 / 25 92.8%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 10.5 / 11 95.5%
    • Practice: 10.7 / 12 89.3%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 12 22.9%
    • External: 0 / 12 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 12 66.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reduce water intensity by 1.0 m3 per tonne of FFB produced by the year 2023.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity (m3/MT FFB) by region as 1.53 in Malaysia, 1.60 in Indonesia, 1.16 in PNG, and the Solomon Islands in 2021. However, consolidated data was not provided.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports figures on water use intensity over time but the intensity is not improving. Also, the average water usage intensity data is provided country-wise.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to set up a regulatory threshold for BOD level and claims that the effluent intensity levels remained below these thresholds in 2020 and 2021 but this is not a time-bound commitment.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that some regions of its Malaysian operations comply with legal limits of BOD of water discharge and land application. However, this information does not cover all operations of the company and also data is between two to five years old.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.99 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports that it has introduced new technologies for the efficient treatment of industrial wastewater in 2019 and 2020. Patent applications have been filed in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand on the process for treating palm oil mill effluent using electro-oxidation means and in Malaysia on the process for treating vegetable oil refinery effluent using electro-oxidation means. The company also reports that the POME is treated organically and biologically through anaerobic digestion, and what is not used as fertiliser for plantations is treated prior to being discharged to waterways with the prescribed legal requirements.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it treats PORE through a chemical process to remove oil, grease and inorganic substances before further biological treatment prior to its discharge. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      113. 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. The company also commits to protecting natural waterways through riperian zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.99 / 1

      114. 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. The company also reports that it has planted over 1 million trees across 1,200 hectares in riparian zones and steep slope areas within its oil palm operation areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. 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. The company also commits to minimising the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      117. 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 ensures that paraquat is not used, unless in exceptional circumstances, as validated by a due diligence process, or when authorised by government authorities for pest outbreaks.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to only use paraquat in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      119. 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 commits not to use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. 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. The company also commits not to use chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to not use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides a list of chemicals used in 2021 on its health and safety webpage.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.99 / 1

      124. 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. The company also reports that the solid organic by-products from its production processes including empty fruit bunches (EFB), mesocarp fibre, and palm kernel shells are recycled as fuel and composted or mulched as organic fertilisers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.99 / 1

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports implementing the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach including housing barn owls at estates to naturally hunt and manage the rat population in oil palm plantations, using fungi to formulate a bio-pesticide that controls the Rhinoceros Beetle pest population, and cultivating beneficial plants at the fringes of palm rows around its estates to attract parasitoid insects which are the natural predators that feed on bagworms.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. 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. The company also reports a waste management system that converts solid organic by-products including empty fruit bunches (EFB), mesocarp fiber, and palm kernel shells into organic fertilisers.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    33.5 / 35 95.7%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 21 / 21 100%
    • Practice: 8.5 / 9 94.4%
    • Self-reported: 8.5 / 9 94.4%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. 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 commits to the Universal Declaration for Human Rights and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports to conducting an independent assessment of its systems and processes in 2021 to ensure that there are no issues of human rights exploitation and abuse as well as appointed 40 full-time dedicated Site Safety and Sustainability Officers (SSSO) to assist and support the strategic (SOUs) with managing safety and, sustainability initiatives on the ground, with a particular focus on human rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. 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 commits to respecting indigenous and local communities rights in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. 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 commits to respecting legal and customary land tenure rights in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. 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 commits to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. 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. The company also provided a limited details of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process on its webpage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports to facilitate periodic stakeholder consultations carried out by independent third parties, work with community members (specifically Incorporated Landowner Groups (ILGs)), to determine land use, and implement a participatory approach to land-use planning. No specific examples of where or when this have been implemented are provided.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. 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

      139. 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. The company also reports that it has launched a female Management Development Programme to upskill and empower female employees to undertake Management Roles as well as established a Women Empowering Women (WEW) association in West New Britain (WNB) to empower women and young girls to eliminate all forms of violence against women, children and men.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. 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. The company also commits to mitigate the impact on food security in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. 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. The company also reports providing food basket to to workers and community members to support local government initiatives. The company also worked with local governments and provide rice packages through the Musi Banyuasin Regency Government.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. 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 commits to providing essential community services and facilities in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports providing employment opportunities at its upstream Malaysia operations for locals seeking work during these challenging times and provided access to medical care as well as reports to providing education for children. The company also reports to build infrastructure and facilities such as roads, community halls and health centres to improve or provide access to basic needs such as clean water, sanitation, and education.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. 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. The company also commits to providing business opportunities for local communities in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. 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 reports its own commitment to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. 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 reports that it has collaborated with NESTLE and ELEVATE to launch the "Suara Kami" ("Our Voice") helpline, to provide independent third-party help to its workers in Malaysia. The company has also organised a "Social Dialogue" in Malaysia to encourage discussions between workers and management on matters beyond the scope of collective agreements.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. 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 commits to eliminating gender-related discrimination with regard to employment in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. 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. The company reports that it runs a Female Manager Development Programme (FMDP) at its upstream operations in Malaysia to close the gap between men and women in managerial roles and provide equal opportunities for women to lead and manage estates and mills. The company also mentions setting up Gender committees at all estates and mills to advance workplace discussions affecting women on violence and sexual harassment, women's health, and financial and retirement planning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      5% - The company reports that 5% of its employees are on temporary contracts. Data is as of December 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

      12,210 (20.8%) - The company reports that 20.8% of its employees are women.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. 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 commits to paying a Decent Living Wage in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to pay a Decent Living Wage to all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. 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. The company also reports that it is aligned with RSPO guidance on decent living wage provisions and local collective bargaining agreements, where applicable.

    • N
      0 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. 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 commits to addressing occupational health and safety in its own reporting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. 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 reports that all its workers were supplied with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at no cost and proper training to properly use these PPEs was provided.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      7.3 - The company reports its Loss Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) of 7.3 for FY2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports only 1 fatality as a result of work-based accidents in 2021.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    13.25 / 16 82.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Practice: 7.8 / 10 77.5%
    • Self-reported: 7.8 / 10 77.5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. 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 reports its own commitment to support smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports supporting scheme smallholders through two programmes: the Kredit Koperasi Primer Anggota (KKPA) and plasma schemes. Those who participated in the KKPA programme were allocated share certificates for oil palm cultivation on their concessions. In exchange, they were given employment opportunities and earned income from the profits generated on their land while in plasma schemes the company develops the land which is then handed over to smallholders to manage after it reaches maturity. In exchange, these smallholders sell FFB to its mills at a mutually agreed-upon price.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      164. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      25,305 (100%) - The company reports that a total of 28,305 Indonesian scheme smallholders are covered by one of two programmes, making up 100% of all scheme smallholders that supply to its mills. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports developing a programme across its upstream operations to support independent smallholder certification as a gateway to sustainable production. These programmes build capacity and train smallholders to improve production efficiency and secure higher yields. They also reduce barriers to market access and provide support to meet certification requirements.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      23,951 (72%) - The company reports that a total of 23951 Malaysian independent smallholders and PNG and the Solomon Islands were also covered by a certification programme, making up 72% of the independent smallholders that supply to it. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it has a process to prioritise, assess and engage suppliers on compliance with the company's policy.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      75% - The company reports that 75% of its suppliers are assessed for compliance with NDPE commitment. The information is self-reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      169. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports that if the supplier concerned is unwilling to make NDPE commitments then it is their policy to remove them from its supply chain and purchases will not resume until they meet the conditions again.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has published action plans on monthly basis for all suppliers to be in compliance with palm oil sourcing commitments. The company has a target of 100% supplier compliance with NDPE requirements by 2025. However, KPIs were not mentioned.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's global NDPE IRF profile report shows that 72.35% of supply is from third parties 'delivering' on deforestation progress and 90.76% are 'delivering' on peat progress. The company does not separate figures are not provided for direct and indirect supply. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company does not have a clear commitment but it states that it recognises 2% of its suppliers as high-risk mills and prioritised them for engagement on monthly basis in its sustainability report 2021.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it engages with its key/high-risk suppliers on a monthly basis to ensure compliance and investigate non-conformances. However, the details of this support are not disclosed. The company reports that in 2021 it created customised action plans that provided four high risk mill suppliers with guidance and support to meet each requirement of its Responsible Sourcing Guidelines. The company also led a series of seven knowledge-sharing webinars on its NDPE requirements for all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports that it engages with a subset of high-risk mills on monthly basis. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company uses its cross-check platform to locate its own and third-party mills as well as classify the mills as high, medium, or low risk on the basis of land-clearing activities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The risk level of all own and third-party supplying mills of the company are assessed every month to ensure compliance and investigate further non-conformances on the basis of their land clearing activities. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports the risk level of all own and third-party supplying mills every month to ensure compliance and investigate further non-conformances on the basis of their land clearing activities. However, the information is not externally verified.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6 / 7 85.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 2 100%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. 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 reports its own commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also has an 'Anti-Corruption Management System' in place which is a manifestation of its zero-tolerance policy against all forms of bribery and corruption.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. 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 has its own whistleblowing policy in place.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      183. 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 has its own grievance mechanism open to all stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      184. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has published a detailed supplier grievance register which is inclusive of date, issue, complainant category, actions taken, and status.

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Zoological Society of London (ZSL)