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Established in 1910, Sime Darby Plantation's major business activities include oil palm cultivation, commodity trading,

  • Parent company:
    Sime Darby Group
  • Landbank (oil palm):
    786,695 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    27%
  • Market cap:
    14,585,992,192 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    SIME:MK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SIME MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL4197OO009
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd – November 2017

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.

Assessment date:

Total: 77.6% 97 / 125
  • 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

    • 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 multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to improve sustainability in relation to palm oil?

      The company states that is member of the UN Global Compact and signatory to New York Declaration on Forests, they are also members of WBCSD, TFA 2020, HCV Resource Network and the Fire Free Alliance

    • 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 14.5 / 19 76.3%
    • 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)?

      786,695 - The company has a total landbank of 988,599 ha - includes other crops including rubber and cane plantations. The company reports a total land area for oil palm cultivation as 624,360.84 in its 2016 ACOP (which excludes its subsidiary NBPOL) and 162,334 is reported in NBPOL's 2016 ACOP = 786,694.84 ha.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      609,968 - Sime Darby Plantations reports a figure of 518,074 ha in its 2016 ACOP (which excludes its subsidiary NBPOL), and NBPOL reports a planted area of 91,894 ha. It also reports a total planted palm oil area of 603,254 ha in its 2016 Sustainability Report

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      92,447 - The company also reports a figure of 45,000 ha in its 2016 sustainability report, however this is less than the amount the company states is RSPO certified under plasma (51,715 ha) in its 2016 ACOP. Also includes New Britain Palm Oil Ltd.'s associated smallholders, a subsidiary of Sime Darby, of 40,732 ha

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      10,382 - Sime Dary reports 0 ha unplanted in its 2016 ACOP, and NBPOL reports 10,382 ha

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      52,096.8 - This figure is the sum of Sime Darby Plantations and NBPOL's conservation area as stated in their 2016 ACOP's respectively. Sime Darby also reports a figure of 31,793 in its 2016 annual report, however this does not include NBPOL's operations

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      14. Number of company owned mills?

      71 - The company also reports in its 2016 ACOP that it has 59 mills and New Britain Palm Oil reports a figure of 11 mills

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      15. Maps or coordinates of company owned mills?

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      16. Number and names of supplier mills?

      The company states that information on supplying oil palm mills is available in its Open Palm traceability dashboard, but this is only available to key clients

    • 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. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO

    • 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

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      21. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level (above 80%)?

      97.8% - The company states that CPO is 97.8% traceable and palm kernel is 100% traceable to the mill

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      86.6%

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

      23. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from supplier 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 9.5 / 12 79.2%
    • 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. Deforestation 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?

      Intact forest landscapes, primary forest, HCV, HCS, Peat

    • 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?

      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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 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" and its Sustainability Committee Terms of Reference states "respect legally designated protected areas", but it does not have a clear commitment to not operate in all types of protected areas

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      36. Evidence of species conservation activities?

      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 / 7 85.7%
    • 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. HCV 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 for Full Charter commitments to be implemented for 3rd party suppliers in 2018

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      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 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, Bomi County and Gbarpolu County

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

      This indicator is disabled as no new planting reported in 2015 or 2016 RSPO ACOP

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

      This indicator is disabled as no new planting reported in 2015 or 2016 RSPO ACOP

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

      This indicator is disabled as no new planting reported in 2015 or 2016 RSPO ACOP

    • 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"

    • n/a
      -
      Source

      45. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      Indicator disabled as no new planting as reported in 2016 RSPO ACOP. 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, and associated management and monitoring plans?

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions 12.5 / 17 73.5%
    • 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. Peat 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 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 peat?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      53. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      54. Zero burning 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 for 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. GHG 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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 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. Time-bound commitment to improve water use?

      The company has a target to reduce its water usage by 25% from the baseline by 2020

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      66. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality?

      The company only has a commitment to "Minimising the impact of all our polluting activities and monitoring and treating effluents from plantations, mills and refineries as part of our total water accountability programmes"

    • 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 15.5 / 18 86.1%
    • 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?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      79. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights, referencing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO 169?

      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. FPIC 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      84. Commitment to ensure food security for local communities?

      The company states that it is committed to developing land in a manner which enhances rather than jeopardises local food security in relation to empowering local communities

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      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 - Sime Darby has been a member since 2004. Subsidiaries Sime Darby Unimills has been an RSPO member since 2007 and New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL) has been an RSPO member since 2004

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 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. The company does not state its operations through New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL) in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

    • 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 - For Sime Darby Unimills

    • 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%)?

      68 (95.8%) - Sime Darby Plantations reports a number of 57 certified mills in in its 2016 ACOP (one less than it reports in its 2015 ACOP) and NBPOL reports a figure of 11 in its 2016 ACOP

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      780,649 (99.2%) - According to the company's 2016 ACOPs, they have a total certified area of 780,649 ha (total area RSPO-certified reported for Sime Darby and NBPOL = 624,854 + 155,795 ha).

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      70,645 (76.4%) - Land certified under scheme/associated smallholders (29,913 ha for Sime Darby + 40,732 ha for NBPOL) divided by total land under scheme/associated smallholders

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • Partial
      1 / 2
      Source

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

      The company only provides data only for Sime Darby Unimills . It is unclear what the total amount handled/processed/traded by Sime Darby is. All the palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed by Sime Darby Unimills are RSPO-certified

    • 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 6 / 9 66.7%
    • 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 help smallholders achieve RSPO certification; as well as working on traceability, zero deforestation and zero burning commitments and committing to purchasing FFBs

    • 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

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      118. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states it will not engage third-party suppliers that do not comply with the mandatory requirements in its Responsible Sourcing Guidelines, but does not make the guidelines publicly available

    • 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. Grievance system accessible to internal stakeholders (i.e. employees)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      124. Grievance system 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 they have implemented community grievances mechanisms

    • No
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Media monitor: Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd

SPOTT gathers reports and stories from global media sources, covering specific company activities related to the assessment indicator categories. ZSL does not assess the validity of these reports.

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Research protocols: Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd

Research protocols guide how ZSL conducts SPOTT assessments and allocates scores to ensure a fair and consistent approach, setting the expectations for companies on how they should publish ESG data. The full palm oil indicator framework contains 125 indicators across 10 categories, aligned with corporate reporting initiatives.

Map of concessions: Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd

Explore our interactive mapping tool for a satellite view of deforestation and fires in and around concession sites of companies featured on the SPOTT scorecard. These data can support SPOTT users in conducting further research to verify whether or not company commitments are being implemented on the ground.

Use the map search bar to find specific company concessions or locations. Click the concession sites marked by pins to zoom in for more information, then go to the company pages of featured concessions to view their assessments.

All of Sime Darby Plantation's mills in Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Liberia are available on the OpenPalm traceability dashboard. 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. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO. Some of the concessions are available on the SPOTT map.

SPOTT is a ZSL initiative.
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