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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):
    716,288 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    27%
  • Market cap:
    8,877,420,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    SIME.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SDPL:MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL4197OO009
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd – November 2018

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: 82.6% 102 / 123.5
  • 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?

    • 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The Main Board is accountable for sustainability strategy and performance while the Group Chief Executive has overall management responsibility for sustainability; the Group Chief Operating Officer is responsible for overall operational sustainability performance

    • 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?

      UN Global Compact, TFA 2020, HCV Resource Network and the Fire Free Alliance (FFA)

    • 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, NGOs or academic institutions 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 16.5 / 19 86.8%
    • 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)?

      716,288 - This includes the company's operations in Papua New Guinea under its subsidiary New Britain Palm Oil

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      613,170 - This includes the company's operations in Papua New Guinea under its subsidiary New Britain Palm Oil. The company gives a figure of 602,732 ha in its 2017 Annual Report

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      51,353 - This includes the company's operations in Papua New Guinea under its subsidiary New Britain Palm Oil. The company also reports a figure of 46,370 ha in its 2017 Annual Report

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      0 - This includes the company's operations in Papua New Guinea under its subsidiary New Britain Palm Oil

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      51,765 - This includes the company's operations in Papua New Guinea under its subsidiary New Britain Palm Oil

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      14. Number and names of company owned mills?

      72 - The company also reports 68 mills in its 2017 ACOP. Mill names are given on the company's traceability dashboard

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      15. Maps or coordinates of company owned mills?

      Mills in Malaysia, Indonesia, PNG, Solomon Islands and Liberia are available on OpenPalm traceability dashboard

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      16. Number and names of supplier 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 its concession sites, but not all may 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?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2,020 - 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?

      2,020 - 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%)?

      96.7% - The company states that CPO is 96.7% 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 (above 75%)?

      88.4%

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      The company states that CPO is 80.5% traceable and palm kernel is 81.7% traceable up to plantation

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 8.5 / 10 85%
    • 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
      1 / 1
      Source

      24. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      25. Deforestation commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      Full Charter commitments will be implemented by 2018 for all palm oil third-party suppliers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      26. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      Intact forest landscapes, primary forest, HCV, HCS, peat

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      27. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      28. Examples 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

      29. Implementing a landscape-level approach to biodiversity conservation?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      30. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      31. 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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      33. Examples of species conservation activities?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 11 / 11 100%
    • 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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      35. HCV commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company's Responsible Agriculture Charter currently applies to all its palm oil operations, including associated smallholders. Full Charter commitments to be implemented for third-party suppliers in 2018

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The following HCV assessments are publicly available:
      Liberia: Grand Cape Mount County, Bomi County and Gbarpolu County

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reported no new planting in its 2015, 2016 and 2017 RSPO ACOPs. The company's subsidiary, New Britain Palm Oil, has submitted NPPs in 2015 and 2016, for which HCV summaries are available

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      HCV management and monitoring plans are available for both of New Britain Palm Oil's HCV assessments

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      42. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      HCS assessments have been completed for the company and its subsidiary New Britain Palm Oil and are pending review however some HCS assessments are available on New Britain Palm Oil's website

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The following SEIA assessments are available:
      Liberia: Grand Cape Mount County, Bomi County and Gbarpolu County

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions 12.5 / 15 83.3%
    • 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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      46. Peat commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      The company's Responsible Agriculture Charter currently applies to all its palm oil operations, including associated smallholders. Full Charter commitments to be implemented for third-party suppliers in 2018

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      48. Landbank or planted area on peat?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      50. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      51. Zero burning commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      52. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2,020 (40%) - The company states that it has a target to reduce tCO2-e/mt CPO produced by 40% by 2020 against a 2009 baseline

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      56. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company states that its carbon emissions calculations 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 being studied. The company 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

      57. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      58. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports an increase in emissions in 2016 of 12% from 2009, mainly due to the inclusion of operating units in Liberia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands in 2015. Otherwise, the absolute emissions saw a drop of 9%. The company only reports emission intensity up to 2016

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      1 - The company states it has a methane capturing plant at its Tennamaram Oil Mill in Selangor, and work on building methane capturing and biogas power plants at nine other mills in Malaysia and Indonesia is in progress

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management 7 / 12 58.3%
    • 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).

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      60. Time-bound commitment to improve water use per tonne of FFB Processed?

      The company has a target to reduce its water usage by 25% from the baseline by 2020, but the target is not reported as intensity

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only states 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
      Source

      62. Progress towards commitment on water use?

      The company reports water volume from 2013 to 2017 but this has increased from 31 million m3 to 40.6 million m3

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      64. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states its sustainable practices include reducing chemical use, and it refers to pesticide reduction through the use of IPM, but it does not mention reduction of fertilisers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      67. No use of paraquat?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      70. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 17.5 / 19.5 89.7%
    • 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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      73. Commitment to human rights applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      77. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

      The company states that the full Charter commitments will be implemented by 2018 for all palm oil third-party suppliers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      79. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      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

      80. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      81. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      82. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      83. 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
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      84. Total number of employees?

      102,441 - Total number of employees for Sime Darby Plantation

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      85. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      86. Percentage or number of women employees?

      20% - The company states 20% of the workforce in Sime Darby Plantation is female. The company provides more detailed figures of female employees by country and by employee category in their 2016 sustainability report

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      87. Commitment to pay minimum wage?

      The company commits to paying minimum wage but no evidence is given

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      88. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      89. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      9.3 incidents per million man-hours worked

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      7 - Fatalities for Sime Darby Plantation in 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      91. Provision of personal protective equipment and pesticide training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards 14 / 18 77.8%
    • 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

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

      2,004 - The company 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. They are now incorporated under Sime Darby Plantation's membership

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      The company states its operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, Liberia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,018 - An original target for 100% certification of estates of 2011 was extended to 2014, and then to 2015, 2016, 2017 and now 2018

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,020 - 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

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

      2,016

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      98. 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?

      2,008

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      66 - The company reports a number of 66 certified mills in its 2017 ACOP. The company reports in its 2017 ACOP that it has 68 mills in total, however it reports a figure of 72 mills in its 2017 Annual Report, and 71 mills on its traceability dashboard

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      695,645 (97.1%)

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

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

      29,779 (57.9%)

    • Partial
      1 / 2
      Source

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

      458,001 (40.5%) - FFB volume supplied that is certified

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

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

      The company does not report the volume of products that are certified, only the total volume handled/traded/processed

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Book and Claim, Mass Balance, Segregated, Identity Preserved

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that 83% of its SOUs in Indonesia have been ISPO certified, and the remaining units have completed the audit process and are awaiting certification

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      106. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      107. 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 5 / 7 71.4%
    • 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

      108. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      The company assists smallholders in increasing yields, improving agromanagement practices and gaining certification through engagement activities, facilitation and technical support

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      109. 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 and that it has obtained RSPO certification for 25,000 hectares

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      110. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company is working with Wild Asia (WA) to assist small oil palm producers in the Lower Kinabatangan area in Sabah to become RSPO certified

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      111. Number or percentage of independent smallholders 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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      112. 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

      113. 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

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 4 / 6 66.7%
    • 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

      115. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      116. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      117. Own grievance or complaints system?

      The company states it has a grievance policy but this is not publicly available. However, the company's whistleblowing channels allow for reporting of breaches of Group Policies

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      118. Grievance or complaints system is accessible to internal and external stakeholders?

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      119. Details of grievances disclosed?

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