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Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd

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

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1910, Sime Darby Plantation's major business

  • Parent company:
    Sime Darby Group
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    755,995 hectares
  • Market cap:
    7,808,809,670 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    SIME.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SDPL MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL5285OO001
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 72.1% 143.43 / 199
  • Organisation: 26.5 / 40 66.3%
  • Policy: 67.5 / 79 85.4%
  • Practice: 49.4 / 80 61.8%
  • Self-reported: 9.9 / 80 12.4%
  • External: 18 / 80 22.4%
  • Certified: 21.5 / 80 26.9%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9 / 11 81.8%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Chief Sustainability Officer – Dr. Simon Lord

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      6 (46%) - The company has six women in its senior management. The figure is not directly reported by the company

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      2 (18%) - There are two female directors on the board. The figure is not directly reported by the company

    • 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?

      TFA 2020, HCV Resource Network, Fire Free Alliance (FFA), HCS, CDP, PONGO

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company collaborates with stakeholders to jointly resolve issues via collective actions such as the Fire Free Alliance to combat the fire and haze issue which has clouded the region; the PONGO Alliance, which aims to minimise human-wildlife conflict in plantations; and the Decent Rural Living Initiative, which tackles complex human rights and social challenges facing the agricultural sector in rural settings. In addition the company through Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), commissions and supports long-term research and wildlife protection projects

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2018

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      CDP, GRI

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    14.95 / 28 53.4%
    • Organisation: 12 / 18 66.7%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 1.9 / 8 24.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.9 / 8 24.4%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      755,995

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      607,146

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      56,474

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      52,375

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO in 2018 and the company declares these represent 100% of its concession sites

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Number of company-owned mills?

      73

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      5,556,310

    • Y
      1 / 1

      26. Number of supplier mills?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to achieving a fully traceable and segregated supply chain however the commitment is not time-bound

    • P
      0.95 / 2

      32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      95.5% - The company reports overall supply traceability to mill level as 95.5% (CPO and PK is 100% traceable, whereas CPKO is 75.7% and refined palm is 66.8% traceable to the mill)

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      33. 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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      The company only reports traceability figures to mill level for each of its refineries through Crosscheck

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company only reports traceability figures to mill level for each of its KCPs through Crosscheck

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    12.35 / 18 68.6%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 9 83.3%
    • Practice: 4.3 / 7 62.1%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 3.3 / 7 47.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to zero deforestation or no deforestation and clearly states that it will not develop on HCV, HCS and on peatland. The responsible agriculture charter will be fully implemented by 2020

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to zero deforestation or no deforestation and clearly states that it will not develop on HCV, HCS and on peatland, and this commitment is applicable to its supply chain. The responsible agriculture charter will be fully implemented by 2020

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      Intact forest landscapes, primary forest, HCV, HCS and Peat. Cut-off date is not mentioned. The company commits to protecting HCV and HCS forest based on 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 five years

    • N
      0 / 2

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      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 five years

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's policy commits suppliers to develop a plan for remediating the damaged forest in the event of violation of the company's NDPE standards, however no cut-off date is given

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.42 / 1

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company only states that it will adopt a landscape approach for its concessional and surrounding boundaries. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

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

      The company has identified various floral/fauna species of conservation concern, however, the species are not classified referencing an appropriate system. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company lists various biodiversity conservation projects including its Plant-A-Tree Programme and restoration and protection of orangutan habitats, etc. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    12 / 14 85.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • Practice: 6 / 6 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 6 / 6 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      There is public availability of the following HCV assessments:
      Liberia: Grand Cape Mount County and Bomi County

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The following SEIAs are publicly available :
      Grand Cape Mount County, Bomi County, Ziffasing & Tararan-Ramu Agri Industries NBPOL and Guadalcanal Plain Palm Oil Limited

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    15.43 / 20 77.2%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 3.9 / 7 56.1%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.9 / 7 27.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to good agricultural practices in relation to peat and its applies to its supply chain

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

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

      The company has provided various evidence of best management practices it has implemented to conserve soils and peat. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company monitors and manages fire using MODIS, VIIRS, and NOAA satellites

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      166

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      71 (63.39%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2030 (40%) - The company states that it has a target to reduce tCO2-e/mt CPO produced by 40% by 2030 against a 2009 baseline

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The RSPO PalmGHG calculator version 3 and the GHG Protocol accounting standard

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports a reduction in emissions intensity since 2016. Although the set target is yet to be achieved, there is a reduction in figure from past years

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      3 - The company states it has a methane capturing plant at its Tennamaram, Merotai and West Oil Mills in Malaysia and has built nine biogas plants – five in Malaysia, two in Indonesia and two in Papua New Guinea

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

      7.73 - tCO2e/ha

    • Y
      1 / 1

      84. GHG emissions from land use change?

      1.98 (40.5%) - tCO2-e

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    16.29 / 22 74%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 9.5 / 11 86.4%
    • Practice: 6.8 / 9 75.4%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 9 11.1%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 5.8 / 9 64.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a target to reduce its water usage to a target of 1.0 m3 per tonne of FFB produced by 2023

    • N
      0 / 1

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      In its 2017 annual report the company reports water volume from 2013 to 2017 but this has increased from 31 million m3 to 40.6 million m3

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      87. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company only reports BOD with respect to Malaysian mills

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports it is compliant with legal limits for BOD, but does not refer to COD levels

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Only POME treatment is reported by the company

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

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

      The company provides various examples to show that it has buffer zones, however, concrete information not found. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is using organic fertiliser and has adopted IPM, as a result of which use of harmful chemicals, fertilisers, and pesticides is reduced. 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 five years

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      General statement for reducing chemical use

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

      95. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

      103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company uses an IPM approach to manage pest and insect population and disease in oil palm estates. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    36.28 / 46 78.9%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 23.5 / 25 94%
    • Practice: 9.8 / 16 61.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 16 4.7%
    • External: 0 / 16 0%
    • Certified: 9 / 16 56.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.42 / 1

      106. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company provides evidence of actions taken to implement its human rights policies.Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      109. 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 five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The commitment to respect rights of local and indigenous communities applies to sourcing but there is no reference to UN declaration or ILO 169

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.42 / 1

      112. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. 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 five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

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

      The company reports various examples of facilities it has provided to local communities. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.42 / 1

      125. 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/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

      19%

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.42 / 1

      134. Progress on commitment to pay minimum wage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      135. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      45% - The company reports reduction of time lost due to work based injuries

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      13 - Loss Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) of 13.0, (13 injuries per million hours worked). Total Recordable Severity Rate (TRSR) of 52.0 (52 lost days for every million hours worked)

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      Four occupational fatalities reported for a period of six months (July-Dec 2018)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4 - Four occupational fatalities reported. Fatality Rate (FAR) of 3.3 (3.3 fatalities for every 100 million hours worked)

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.42 / 1

      142. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company provides protective equipment and related training. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    13.71 / 16 85.7%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 8.7 / 11 79.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 11 6.8%
    • External: 8 / 11 72.4%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,004

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. RSPO-certified within three years of joining the RSPO or by November 2010 for companies joining prior to finalisation of the RSPO certification systems in November 2007?

      2008

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2020 - An original target for 100% certification of estates of 2011 was extended to 2014, and then to 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and now 2020

    • P
      0.93 / 1

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

      702,272 (92.8%)

    • P
      0.71 / 1

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

      68,464 (70.9%)

    • P
      0.9 / 1

      150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      66 (90%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      888,744 (0%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2016

    • P
      0.42 / 1

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

      41.6%

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      96% of the Group’s SOUs in Indonesia are certified under the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO)

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that it has ISCC and SAS Certification

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    7 / 16 43.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 10 35%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 10 15%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company assists smallholders in increasing yields, improving agro management practices and gaining certification through engagement activities, facilitation and technical support. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states that the Kredit Koperasi Primer Anggota (KKPA) and Plasma schemes have impacted more than 25,000 families, however, total number of smallholders is not reported

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      1,000 small producers in the area of the programme of whom 400 have so far been identified. As of FY2017, one smallholder and one small-grower became certified through the scheme. Total number or percentage of smallholders not clear

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that its Responsible Sourcing Guidelines is implemented in three phases: phase 1: identification of key suppliers and effective communication; phase 2: identification of prequalified suppliers through desktop assessment; phase 3: verification and continuous engagement towards compliance

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company works through constructive engagement with its business partners to resolve and prevent further non-compliance

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      2,020 - The company only publishes a time-bound action plan for all its suppliers for compliance, however, no information on KPIs could be found

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6.42 / 8 80.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2.4 / 3 80.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 1.4 / 3 47.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.42 / 1

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

      The company has dedicated personnel for mitigating bribery and corruption. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO certified landbank/volume

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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