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Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd

  • Parent company:
    Sime Darby Group
  • Landbank (oil palm):
    1,003,860 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    27.05%
  • Market cap:
    15,215,931,392 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    SIME:MK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SIME MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL4197OO009
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd

SPOTT assesses companies against over 100 indicators across ten categories. Click on the icons or bars below to expand each category for further details, scoring and links to reports and sources.

74.4% 96 / 129 Total:
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 6 / 6 100%
    • Companies should publish sustainability policies or similar covering their entire supply chain — including third party suppliers — implemented and enforced through high-level leadership that engages with wider industry schemes.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

      Sime Darby Responsible Agriculture Charter and Responsible Sourcing Guidelines.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      2. Policy or commitment applies to direct and third-party suppliers?

      The Responsible Agriculture Charter covers all of its palm oil operations, both upstream and downstream but the Full Charter commitments will not be implemented for third party suppliers until 2018.

      The Responsible Sourcing Guidelines apply to all suppliers and is in force.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The Managing Director heads the Plantation Sustainability Committee and is a member of the Group Management Sustainability Committee which reviews overall sustainability direction.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      5. Member of industry schemes or other external initiatives to improve palm oil sustainability or transparency?

      The company states that is member of the UN Global Compact and signatory to New York Declaration on Forests, among others, and prepares its Integrated Report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      7. Activities with government and/or NGOs to improve palm oil sustainability?

      The company states that it engages with all stakeholders, including government, regulators, NGOs, and communities, and gives examples of projects through Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), its philanthropic arm, and on managing wildlife conflicts.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability 13 / 19 68.4%
    • Companies should publicly report figures on their total landbank and details of different areas under their management. They should also disclose maps of their management areas and provide details on traceability of their products, both to mill and plantation level.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      988,599 - Total landbank - includes other crops including rubber and cane plantations.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      603,254

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      45,000

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      31,793

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      14. Number of company owned mills?

      71

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      15. Maps of company owned mills?

      All Malaysia, Indonesia, PNG, Solomon Islands and Liberia mills are available on OpenPalm traceability dashboard.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      16. Number and names of supplying mills?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO and the company declares these represent 100% of their concession sites, but not all may not be publicly available due to ongoing legal issues.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      2020 - The company states it is working towards a fully segregated RSPO certified supply chain in its Responsible Agriculture Charter - the Charter will be implemented by 2020.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      2020 - The company states it is working on "ensuring that FFB processed by our mills are traceable to our own estates and plasma smallholders" in its Responsible Agriculture Charter - the Charter will be implemented by 2020. However, the traceability to plantation commitment does not state 100% and does not include other suppliers that are not plasma smallholders.

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

      21. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level (is 100%)?

      97% - The company states that CPO is 97% traceable and palm kernel is 100% traceable.

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      22. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from own mills traceable to plantation level (is above 75%)?

      85.4%

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

      23. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from supplying mills traceable to plantation level (is above 75%)?

      The company states that CPO is 65.1% traceable and palm kernel is 82.7% traceable up to plantation.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 9 / 12 75%
    • Companies should commit to address deforestation and to set aside areas for conservation. They should report on any activities to manage or restore habitat in their conservation areas, or monitor deforestation in their supply chains. They should also provide evidence of species conservation and biodiversity protection.

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      24. Commitment to address deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      25. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      26. Commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company states that the full Charter commitments will be implemented by 2018 for all palm oil 3rd party suppliers.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      27. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company states that it will seek to protect and enhance forest and wildlife, and minimise carbon emissions from land use change through:
      (is) Preservation of all intact forest landscapes within and surrounding its concessions, and where possible, adopting an enrichment landscape approach which goes beyond its land boundaries.
      (ii) A robust assessment of High Carbon Stock (HCS) prior to new plantings, using best available methodologies and the latest science as it evolves.
      (iii) Limiting new developments to low carbon stock areas with priority given to grasslands and scrub areas, and which have no demonstrable High Conservation Values (HCV).

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      28. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      29. Commitment to set aside areas for conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      30. Evidence of habitat management and/or habitat restoration of set-aside areas?

      The company lists biodiversity conservation projects including its Plant-A-Tree Programme and restoration and protection of orangutan habitats.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      31. A landscape-level approach?

      The company commits to take into account landscape planning at a regional level for new developments and to adopt an enrichment landscape approach.

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      32. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company states "We are committed to protect the environment and conserve biodiversity in all our areas of operation".

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      33. Commitment to not endanger species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

      The company has a "Saving the Orangutan Policy" that includes protection and conservation of endangered and protected species, but it does not refer to a system of species classification.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that its efforts to reduce the biodiversity risk of its operations include no hunting within its operations
      .

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      35. Commitment not to operate within internationally and nationally designated protected areas?

      The company states its commitment to "Safeguarding the cultural and spiritual values of identified and/or protected areas" but does not have a clear commitment to not operate in internationally or nationally designated protected areas.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      36. Evidence of species conservation?

      The company reports it is managing human-wildlife conflict. The company also states a number of conservation and biodiversity projects through Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), the company's philanthropic arm.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 6 / 11 54.5%
    • Companies should commit to the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches, and to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA). They should develop and publish monitoring and management plans, and provide evidence through SEIA, HCV and HCS assessments, typically published in summary form due to the sensitive nature of certain sites.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      37. Commitment to High Conservation Value (HCV) approach?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      38. Commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      Sime Darby's Responsible Agriculture Charter currently applies to all its palm oil operations, including associated smallholders. It plans Full Charter commitments to be implemented for 3rd party suppliers in 2018.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      No source

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

      The company does not have an explicit commitment, but commits under RSPO NPP.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      40. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments undertaken between November 2005 and December 2014, and management and monitoring plans?

      There is public availability of the following Sime Darby's HCV assessments and management and monitoring plans undertaken between November 2005 and December 2014:

      Liberia: Grand Cape Mount County, Bomi County and Gbarpolu County.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      43. Satisfactory review of all High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments undertaken since January 2016 by the HCV ALS Quality Panel?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      44. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach?

      The company states that it will conduct robust assessment of High Carbon Stock (HCS) prior to new plantings and "For HCS methodologies we will combine the outputs from the HCS Science Study and the High Carbon Stock Approach".

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      45. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      The company only states that it is undertaking trials of HCS+ Approach in its operations in Liberia.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that it undertakes Social & Environmental Impact Assessments (SEIA) as a standard operating procedure before any development begins.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      47. Social and environmental impact assessment (SEIAs) undertaken since November 2005, and management and monitoring plans?

      There is public availability of the following Sime Darby's SEIA assessments:

      Liberia: Grand Cape Mount County, Bomi County and Gbarpolu County.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions 13 / 17 76.5%
    • Companies should commit to protect peatland and undertake best management practices for soils and peat. They should also have policies on zero burning and to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Companies should report their GHG emissions, as well as any fires that occurred in or around their estates, along with plans for managing and monitoring fires.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      49. Commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      Sime Darby's Responsible Agriculture Charter currently applies to all its palm oil operations, including associated smallholders. It plans Full Charter commitments to be implemented for 3rd party suppliers in 2018.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      50. Commitment to best management practices for soils and/or peat?

      The company states it subscribes to good agricultural practices and also employs best management practices for its past
      plantings on peat.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      52. Evidence of best management practices for soils and/or peat?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      53. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      54. Commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      Sime Darby's Responsible Agriculture Charter currently applies to all its palm oil operations, including associated smallholders. It plans Full Charter commitments to be implemented for 3rd party suppliers in 2018.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      55. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2020 (40%) - The company states that it has a target to reduce emissions by 40% by 2020 against a 2009 baseline.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      59. Commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      Sime Darby's Responsible Agriculture Charter currently applies to all its palm oil operations, including associated smallholders. It plans Full Charter commitments to be implemented for 3rd party suppliers in 2018.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      60. GHG emissions?

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      61. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company states that its carbon emissions calculation currently do not include emissions from land use conversion and carbon sequestration from growth of oil palm trees. The methodology around this area is still under evaluation as it is regarded as highly controversial. However, once they are included, the total emissions of the Group may differ significantly and will require a restatement of the carbon baseline. Sime Darby plans to include the calculations in its public reporting once evaluations on the appropriate methodology to be adopted has been finalised.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      62. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      WRI GHG Protocol - (internalised using its Sustainability Management System (SMS)), PalmGHG Tool, and ISCC Tool
      .

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      63. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions?

      The company states "The absolute carbon emissions increased by 21% from last year, mainly due to the inclusion of operating units in Liberia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Excluding these operations, the absolute emissions recorded a slight decrease of 1.1%".

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      64. Percentage of mills with methane capture (is above 75%)?

      The company states it has at least 2 biogas plants operational, with 17 more due to be completed by 2015 and an additional 9 planned for 2016.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management 8.5 / 12 70.8%
    • Companies should commit to managing water use and water quality, providing evidence through time-bound reduction plans, policies on toxic chemical use and treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME).

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      65. Commitment to manage water use and water quality?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      66. Time-bound commitments to improve water use and water quality?

      The company aims to reduce water use from 2015-2016 baseline by 10% by 2016-2017 and by 25% by 2019-2020, and ensures wastewater discharge is below 100ppm, but this is not time-bound.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      67. Progress towards commitment on water use?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      68. Progress towards commitment on water quality?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      69. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      70. Evidence of treating palm oil mill effluent (POME)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      72. No use of paraquat?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      73. No use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      74. No use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      75. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 15 / 18 83.3%
    • Companies should commit to respect human rights, including those of indigenous peoples and local communities, consulted with free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Companies should respect the rights of workers, report relevant workforce data, and comply with health and safety legislation.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      77. Commitment to human rights, referencing the UN Declaration of Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that it respects the right to land and the right to self-determination of indigenous peoples, and
      customary land rights holders and users.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it protects and respects the rights of communities living within and around our operations, and refers to the UN Declaration of Rights of indigenous People in relation to FPIC.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      81. Commitment applies to independent suppliers?

      The company states that the full Charter commitments will be implemented by 2018 for all palm oil 3rd party suppliers.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      82. Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      83. Process for addressing land conflicts?

      The company only states that the company respects right to land through establishing effective conflict resolution frameworks, which are communicated to all relevant stakeholders, including effective access to advocates and to remedy with a resolution and that it has "established clear guidelines on resolving boundary disputes" but no further details are given.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      84. Commitment to ensure food security for local communities?

      The company only states that it is developing land in a manner which enhances rather than jeopardises local food security.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Commitment to respect workers' rights, including all workers (i.e. direct, indirect, migrant, temporary, casual, etc.)?

      The company states that it protects labour standards and implements them for both employees and contractors.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      86. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company states that it seeks to implement International Labour Organization (ILO) core labour standards and conventions, as well as the Fair and Free Labour Principles For Oil Palm.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      87. Total number of employees?

      102,551

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      88. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      89. Percentage or number of women employees?

      The company provides the number of male and female workers by country and by employee category.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      90. Minimum wage that the company pays?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      91. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      92. Lost time accident rate?

      9.3 incidents per million man-hours worked.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      13 - The company reports 13 fatalities in the last financial year and a fatal accident rate of 2.0 for every 100 million hours worked.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      94. Provision of personal protective equipment and pesticide training?

      The company states that safety and health of its workers is ensured with the provision of protective equipment, preventive training and the inculcation of safety culture among all its employees, and it conduct safe chemical handlings trainings.

  • Certification standards Certification standards 13.5 / 18 75%
    • Companies should become members of credible certification standards and report in accordance with all appropriate categories of membership. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requires members registered as growers to submit data relating to certification targets for their estates, scheme smallholders and independent fresh fruit bunch (FFB) suppliers, via an annual communications of progress (ACOP) report.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2004

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      No source

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

      2016 ACOP data for Sime Darby Plantations has not been received from the RSPO. 2016 ACOP data for Sime Darby Unimills only has been received.

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      Sime Darby states its operations in Indonesia, Malaysia and Liberia, and states all relevant regions in which it operates in these countries. It does not state its operations in North Sumatra, where the company has an oil palm nursery, but this property was only acquired in 2015. The company does not state its operations through New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL) in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, but these operations are reported on in NBPOL's 2015 ACOP.

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2017 - An original target for 100% certification of estates of 2011 was extended to 2014, and then to 2015, 2016 and 2017.

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      99. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders within 5 years or achieved 100% RSPO-certification of scheme/associated smallholders?

      2020 - An original target of 2015 was extended to 2020, and then brought forward to 2019, then extended to 2020 again.

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      100. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all supply chains?

      2025

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      101. 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?

      2008

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      102. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      69 (97%)

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

      103. Percentage of area (ha) RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      727,744 (74%) - Calculation: 727,744 ha (total area RSPO-certified reported for Sime Darby and NBPOL = 591,476 + 136,268 ha) divided by total land for palm oil cultivation.

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

      104. Percentage of scheme/associated smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      24,820 (56%)

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      105. Percentage of FFB supply (tonnes) from independent FFB suppliers that is RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      106. Percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that are RSPO-certified (is above 75%)?

      256,532 (100%) - Data for Sime Darby Unimills.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Book & Claim, Mass Balance, Segregated, Identity Preserved.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that 12 of its SOUs in Indonesia have been ISPO certified, and the remaining 13 are undergoing different stages of verification.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      109. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified (100%)?

      The company states Labu SOU has obtained MSPO certification.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that it has ISCC Certification.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 7 / 9 77.8%
    • Companies should report details of any programmes or schemes to support both schemed and independent smallholders, as well as criteria to assess suppliers on compliance with company policies, and in what cases suppliers should be suspended or excluded due to non-compliance.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      111. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      112. Details of support programme for scheme smallholders?

      The company states that is supports smallholders in achieving certification, increasing yields, improving agro-management practices and achieving sustainable practices.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      113. Number or percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      The company states that the Kredit Koperasi Primer Anggota (KKPA) and Plasma schemes have impacted more than 25,000 families.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      114. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      115. Details of support programme for independent smallholders?

      The company is collaborating with Wild Asia to ensure a more steady income for the small producers in the area, as they look forward to improving their operations to meet international standards with the RSPO certification.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      116. Number or percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

      1,000 small producers have been identified in the area of the programme of whom 400 have so far been identified, but unclear how many supported to date.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it has developed Responsible Sourcing Guidelines and will implement these in three phases: identification of key suppliers and effective communication; identification of pre-qualified suppliers through desktop assessment; and verification and continuous engagement towards compliance.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      118. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states it will not engage will not engage third-party suppliers that do not comply with the mandatory requirements in its Responsible Sourcing Guidelines.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      119. Number or percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 5 / 7 71.4%
    • Companies should operate in an ethical manner at all levels, providing accessible channels and clear procedures for both employees and external stakeholders to raise any grievance or complaint with the company, as well as allowing for whistleblowing.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      120. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      121. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      122. Own grievance or complaints system?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      123. Accessible to internal stakeholders (i.e. employees)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      124. Accessible to external stakeholders?

      The company states "We aim to address any grievance or complaints by an employee or a third party" and also that has implemented community grievances mechanisms.

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      125. Grievance details, if anonymity not requested?

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