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  • Landbank (oil palm)
    156,920 hectares
  • Market cap:
    676,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    SIFB.BR
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SIP BB
  • ISIN:
    BE0003898187
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: SIPEF – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 83.9% 143.49 / 171
  • Organisation: 26.5 / 34 77.9%
  • Policy: 63.5 / 73 87%
  • Practice: 53.5 / 64 83.6%
  • Self-reported: 10.8 / 64 16.9%
  • External: 15 / 64 23.4%
  • Certified: 27.7 / 64 43.3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    8 / 11 72.7%
    • Organisation: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • 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 reports its commitment in its Responsible Plantations Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports this commitment in its Responsible Plantations Policy. This policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports a Sustainability Officer position.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that two members of the board, Priscilla Bracht and Petra Meekers, "assume a particular interest in the sustainability policies of the SIPEF group." As their roles in terms of sustainability are unclear and it is not clear if the have responsibility, partial points have been awarded.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      1 (17%) - The company reports the names and photos of the executive committee of 6 people, it has been deduced from the use of pronouns that this consists of 5 men and 1 woman.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      3 (30%) - The company reports that three of the ten directors are women.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of TFA and the Belgian Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil (BASP).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports to have a Turtle Conservation Project at Air Hitam Conservation Park in collaboration with the National Resource and Conservation Official of Bengkulu Environment and Forestry Department. It also reports that in Papua New Guinea, HOPL maintains public roads, in coordination with the local government.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The latest sustainability report was published for the reporting year 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    15.75 / 16 98.4%
    • Organisation: 12 / 12 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      156,920 - The company reports the total land area managed for palm oil in its RSPO ACOP 2020 as 156,919.59 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      111,443 - Total land under scheme smallholders (26,395.34 hectares) is reported in the 2020 ACOP alongside 2.1.2 Total land controlled or managed for oil palm cultivation - planted and infrastructure (85,047.4 hectares). The total area is 111,442.74 hectares.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      26,395.3 - The company reports the total plasma smallholders planted area in the RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      28,507.8 - The company reports the total unplanted area in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      16,969 - The figure includes the sum of High Conservation Value (HCV) area and other set aside conservation areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company uploaded its estate location concession maps through its 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      The company's transparency platform maps its supply base and includes maps of smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's transparency platform maps its supply base and includes maps of smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      9 - The company reports the total number of mills owned by it, in the Annual Report 2020 and RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The names and locations of the company-owned mills are available on the RSPO website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The data on THE RSPO website reflects that seven out of the total nine mills owned by the company source from company-owned operations as well as smallholders. This information is also available per mill on Geo SIPEF.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO certificates of all company-owned mills report the total volume sourced by company-owned mills that come from company-owned operations and other smallholders.

    • 25. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that all commodities it sells are "fully traceable to their place of production, either an estate managed by SIPEF or an associated smallholder plot.".

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that all commodities sold by it are traceable to the estate of production. 8 of the company's 9 mills are RSPO certified under the Identity Preserved supply chain model.

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

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

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company reports that all commodities it sells are "fully traceable to their place of production, either an estate managed by [the company] or an associated smallholder plot". Both company owned crushing facilities have RSPO segregated certification reported on the RSPO supply chain certificates. This data is not external verified and therefore full points cannot be awarded.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    14.3 / 15 95.3%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 9.3 / 10 93%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 10 23%
    • External: 7 / 10 70%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,005 - The company is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,009 - The company reports being RSPO certified in 2009.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      RSPO ACOP for 2020 is submitted.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Indonesia (North Sumatra, South Sumatra, West Sumatra), Papua New Guinea.

    • P
      0.67 / 1

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

      66.52% - The company reports the area under RSPO certification in its RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      [Externally verified] 100% - The data reported on the RSPO website and ACOP 2020 mentions that all nine palm oil mills owned by the company are RSPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,025 - The company reports a time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2025.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      44. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities?

      All of the company's mills and crushing facilities are already RSPO certified.

    • P
      0.97 / 1

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

      97% - The company reports the plasma smallholders certified under RSPO in the RSPO ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,025 - The company reports a time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of plasma smallholders in the RSPO ACOP 2020 as 2025.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 100% - 586.05 tonnes of FFB is certified out of 586.05 tonnes supplied by the independent smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 100% - The company's 2020 ACOP states that 100% of CPK produced is certified. As the company's only processing facilities are crushers then it is deduced that 100% of what company crushers use is certified.

    • P
      0.66 / 1

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

      The company reports this in its 2020 RSPO ACOP.

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that it has six mills in Indonesia that are ISPO certified. The company has the ISPO certificates for each mill on its Geo SIPEF webpage.

    • 52. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] ISCC.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    12.17 / 18 67.6%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 10 65%
    • Practice: 5.2 / 6 86.2%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3.7 / 6 61.2%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company reports its commitment to no deforestation in its Responsible Plantations Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports its commitment to no deforestation in its Responsible Plantations Policy. This policy applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation?

      The company reports in its responsible plantations policy that it would not deforest HCV and HCS areas. The company reports that this criteria for no deforestation has been in place since 2014.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also has a platform in which to view satellite maps of company owned mills and land boundaries. It is also possible to enable a layer on the maps on Geo SIPEF to visually display any confirmed deforestation incidents found through SIPEF's monitoring activities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company has a platform in which to view satellite maps of company owned mills and smallholder supplier land boundaries. It is also possible to enable a layer on the maps on Geo SIPEF to visually display any confirmed deforestation incidents found through SIPEF's monitoring activities.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      6 - In 2020 the company started "utilising the Global Forest Watch (GFW) platform as a remote sensing tool for monitoring its HCV and HCS areas for potential encroachment and land use change. This monitoring currently covers the 13,165.64 hectares of conservation area of SIPEF's own operations in Indonesia". In its Sustainability Report the company reports that 6 of 16 alerts were real i.e. deforestation was detected. As this does not cover all operations, just conservation areas, only partial points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes a commitment that "All illegal deforestation activities are reported to the police, illegal settlers or land users evicted, and areas restored to natural vegetation as soon as possible.".

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company makes a commitment to restoration of non-compliant land clearing for third-party FFB suppliers "through respective compliance to the RSPO Remediation and Compensation Procedure", which applies in cases of land clearing without a prior HCV assessment. It is not clear if suppliers not covered under the RSPO RACP are covered by this statement.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company has a forest management unit that acts as a buffer to the Kerinci Seblat National Park. The company reports that it has conducted patrols in these areas with Government Forest Police and local NGOs as well as worked with "forestry farmers" to integrate this project's goals into the community. Partial points have been award as this is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      The company does not have a biodiversity policy but reports a general statement committing to biodiversity with no detail given on scope. The company also does not disclose time-bound targets on protecting biodiversity, therefore no points can be awarded.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.67 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports various examples in its Sustainability Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no hunting in its Responsible Plantations Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to no hunting in its Responsible Plantations Policy. This policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

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

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment in its Responsible Plantation Policy. This policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is the public availability of HCV assessments for PT Agro Muara Rupit, PT Agro Rawas Ulu, PT Agro Kati Lama and PT Mukomuko Agro Sejahtera.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports in ACOP 2020 that it has submitted four new NPPs covering the new plantings in this reporting period. The summaries of all four NPPs covering new plantings are publicly available on the RSPO website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports in ACOP 2020 that it has submitted four new NPPs covering the new plantings in this reporting period. The summaries of all four NPPs covering new plantings are publicly available on the RSPO website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to using assessors licensed by the HCV Resources Network under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also reports using licensed HCV assessor for all new developments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV ALS applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has satisfactory review of all High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments undertaken since January 2015 available on the HCVRN website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to the HCS approach applies to all suppliers, as outlined in its Responsible Plantations Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] The company has 7 HCS assessments available on the HCS website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has 7 peer reviewed HCS assessments on the HCS website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also reports its commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) in its Responsible Plantation Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment in its Responsible Plantations Policy. This policy applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is the public availability of SEIAs for PT Timbang Deli Indonesia, PT Agro Muara Rupit, PT Agro Rawas Ulu, PT Agro Kati Lama, PT Mukomuko Agro Sejahtera, and PT. Umbul Mas Wisesa.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    13.84 / 20 69.2%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 7 54.9%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 3.3 / 7 47.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also reports its commitment in its Responsible Plantations Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment in its Responsible Plantations Policy. This policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to best management practices for soils and peat in its Responsible Plantations Policy and on its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to best management practices for soils and peat in its Responsible Plantations Policy and on its website. Both sources apply to all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.67 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company lists various examples for best management practices adopted by it for soil only.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company reports its commitment to zero burning in its Responsible Plantations Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports its commitment to zero burning in its Responsible Plantations Policy. This policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.67 / 1

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports evidence of fire monitoring and management in its Sustainability Report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that '2019 has been a particularly dry year with over 220 fires put out by the field staff of SIPEF Indonesia, both on the own estates and on nearby areas where the company has no control. Of these, 171 were outside the SIPEF management areas'. The company only reports the total number of reported hotspots and fires "to date" in its 2020 sustainability report, however it is unclear what timeframe this is referring to so 2019 figures are used here.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      171 - The company reports that '2019 has been a particularly dry year with over 220 fires put out by the field staff of SIPEF Indonesia, both on the own estates and on nearby areas where the company has no control. Of these, 171 were outside the SIPEF management areas'.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports the average GHG emission intensity of only certified management units by hectare and certified management units per tonne of crude palm oil as 19.64 tCO2e/ha and 4.145 tCO2e/tCPO, respectively.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      100. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The latest data reported by company for GHG emissions from land use change is for 2016.

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company reports that 'the historical GHG emissions for SIPEF's RSPO certified palm oil estates have been estimated since 2014 utilising the GHG calculators issued by the RSPO'.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that in 2020 it had methane capture systems at five of the nine palm oil mills.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    21.18 / 24 88.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 9.2 / 11 83.5%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 11 13.6%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 7.7 / 11 69.8%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a water use target of FFB <1.06 m3/mt FFB in Indonesia and FFB <1.50 m3/mt FFB in Papua New Guinea for 2020-2022.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      The company reports water use in litres per tonne of FFB separately for all its mills.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports the water use in litres/tonne FFB for all its mills but only five out of nine mills show progress on water use. When an average is calculated the overall trend from 2018-2020 is one of reduction. This information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a KPI to keep the incidence of BOD and COD within the legal limit at the point of effluent release as zero by 2020-2022.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports the Biochemical Oxygen Demand of palm oil mill discharge per oil mill in mg/liter. The figures for all mills are below the legal threshold limit. This information has not been externally verified.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.67 / 1

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

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

    • 110. Treatment of palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company reports protecting waterways by "maintaining riparian strips of various widths, depending on local regulations and best-known practices".

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.67 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to reduce its use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports a commitment to reduce its use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers. This commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company reports that paraquat was phased out of all SIPEF's operations in 2016.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that paraquat was phased out of all SIPEF's operations in 2016. This commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that pesticides in World Health Organization (WHO) class 1a and 1b are used only when no effective alternatives are available and their use is authorised in writing by local senior management on a case-by-case basis.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that pesticides in World Health Organization (WHO) class 1a and 1b are used only when no effective alternatives are available and their use is authorised in writing by local senior management on a case-by-case basis. This applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through its Best Management Practices webpage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through its Best Management Practices webpage. The commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.67 / 1

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports various examples of reducing use of chemical fertilisers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.67 / 1

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports to use IPM plan on its website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Waste management system in place to avoid negative impacts?

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    32.25 / 35 92.1%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 19.5 / 21 92.9%
    • Practice: 8.8 / 9 97.2%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company reports its commitment to human rights in its Human Rights Policy, citing the International Bill of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company reports a commitment to the International Bill of Human Rights, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169) in its responsible plantations policy. This policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commitments to respecting legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights applies to suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also reports its commitment to FPIC in its responsible plantations policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to FPIC in its responsible plantations policy. This commitment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's commitments under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company reports that it engages with local stakeholders ""through surveys and participatory meetings administered on an annual basis or as required"". This information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company explains that its conflict resolution mechanism is embedded in its Grievance Procedures but the specific process that is followed when a land conflict arises is not provided.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      137. Supports the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports evidence for the company's steps to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations including free childcare at most plantations and women's work responsibilities are adjusted during pregnancy and whilst they are breast feeding children.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company does not make a specific commitment to mitigate the impact on food security but states a commitment to ""upholding the rights of the communities"" including food security. The company explains that it provides rice for employees but does not report effort to improve food security for local communities more widely.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company reports its commitment to provide essential community services and facilities in its Responsible Plantations Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also provides several examples of facilities and services that have been provided to communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities?

      The company reports its commitment to provide employment opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to ILO Conventions on Free and Fair Labour Principles in its Responsible Plantations Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to ILO Conventions on Free and Fair Labour Principles in its Responsible Plantations Policy. This policy applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      146. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company reports its commitment to eliminating gender discrimination as per the ILO Conventions on Free and Fair Labour Principles.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to eliminating gender discrimination as per the ILO Conventions on Free and Fair Labour Principles. This commitment applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Progress on commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      In 2020, the company reported 74.36% of its workforce in Indonesia and 92.37% of its workforce in Papua New Guinea was permanent. This means 25.64% and 7.63% of the company's workforce in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea respectively are temporary employees. This number includes other commodities. A total percentage cannot be calculated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      The company reports percentage of women employees separately for its operations; 23.80% and 22.40% for Indonesia and Papua New Guinea respectively. A total percentage cannot be calculated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company commits to to pay a Decent Living Wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to "at least legal or industry minimum standards" for all suppliers. As this is not a commitment to a Decent Living Wage, only partial points can be awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Progress on commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has its own occupational health and safety policy including a commitment to ""provide a safe working environment for all employees and other stakeholders"".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports its commitment to the ILO Conventions on Free and Fair Labour Principles which it reports to implement through company policies, including on the importance of a safe workplace. This commitment applies to all suppliers of the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports to provides PPE and training.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company reports the Lost Time Frequency (LTF) rate for Indonesia as 2.90 in 2020 and for Papua New Guinea it was 23.76. These figures includes other commodities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 - The company reported two fatality in 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    6 / 10 60%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 4 62.5%
    • Practice: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company reports a commitment to provide "smallholders with objective information about costs and benefits, and, once they have made this choice, with technical support to achieve compliance and become certified".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also lists some programs in its 2020 Sustainability Report.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports it collaborated with over 8,000 smallholders categorised as "73% consists of associated smallholders, 23% are Company managed and the remaining 4% are village smallholders". It is unclear what the percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders involved in programme is.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports it collaborated with over 8,000 smallholders categorised as "73% consists of associated smallholders, 23% are Company managed and the remaining 4% are village smallholders". It is unclear what the percentage of independent smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme is.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that suppliers must be compliant with its Responsible Purchasing Policy before being contracted, and provides some detail on the criteria against which suppliers are assessed for this compliance. It also states these criteria "form the base criteria on which the local procedures are built to assess, select, monitor, and expel third party smallholder suppliers of FFB" , information of this process is provided on the company's Traceability and Risk Management webpage.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company reports checklists for compliance in Indonesia but not Papua New Guinea, the company does not include the steps that will be taken and timeframes for action, but states "non-compliances by smallholders are evaluated on a case-by-case basis", thus partial points.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that 62.94% of its smallholders are RSPO certified, however does not report actively assessing its suppliers for compliance and therefore only partial points have been awarded.

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

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

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

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

    • 172. Regularly engages with a subset of high risk mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5 / 7 71.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company reports a commitment to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also has systems in place to address cases of ethical conducts.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company details the whistleblowing procedure in its code of conduct.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a grievance procedure that is open to all stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has a grievance dashboard where all grievance are listed.

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