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  • About this company:

    Internationale de Plantations et de Finance (SIPEF NV),

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    123,608 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    93%
  • Market cap:
    517,470,697 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    SIFB.BR
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SIP BB
  • ISIN:
    BE0003898187
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: SIPEF – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 75.7% 137.06 / 181
  • Organisation: 21.5 / 35 61.4%
  • Policy: 67.5 / 76 88.8%
  • Practice: 48.1 / 70 68.7%
  • Self-reported: 9 / 70 12.9%
  • External: 15.9 / 70 22.7%
  • Certified: 23.1 / 70 33.1%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7.5 / 11 68.2%
    • Organisation: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Sustainability Officer

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0%

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      33%

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states that it is "actively involved in various organisations and working groups to enhance the visibility of sustainable palm oil in general and to promote the use of more traceable, certified and segregated palm products by operators in the downstream supply chain". However, no specific organisation could be identified

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it is combatting illegal logging and poaching in 12,672 hectares of tropical forest, a critical buffer to the Kerinci Seblat National Park with the support of local communities and local government. The company reports that it also works with local government on providing education for local communities

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published a sustainability report in 2017 and an annual report including sustainability information in 2018

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company only publishes a brief summary of the risks of climate change for its activities

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    12.75 / 17 75%
    • Organisation: 9 / 13 69.2%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • External: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      123,608

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      72,093 - Excluding scheme smallholders areas

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      17,438

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      25,203

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      8,874 - Including 7,878 ha of HCV areas

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company uploaded its estate location concession maps with its ACOP 2018 and declared that the map data submission represents 100% of its concession sites (both RSPO certified and uncertified)

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Number of company-owned mills?

      9

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

      Only six out of the company's nine mills are available on GFW. The company also published the names of all its mills but only shows their locations on a map that is not geo-referenced

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that one mill out of its six mills in Indonesia sources from both its own estates and smallholders, and five mills out of six only source from its estates. No figure could be found for the company's mills in Papua New Guinea

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • 26. Number of supplier mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • 30. 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 the company has informed ZSL that it is not a refiner

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • 32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that all commodities sold are traceable to the estate of production

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that all commodities sold are traceable to the estate of production. One additional point has been given for external verification, as eight of the company's nine mills are RSPO certified under the Identity Preserved supply chain model

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has informed ZSL that it is not a refiner

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    11.56 / 18 64.2%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 7 / 9 77.8%
    • Practice: 4.6 / 7 65.1%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 3.6 / 7 50.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company mentions HCV and HCS in its reporting and commits to protecting HCV and HCS forest based on the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      49. 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/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      50. 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/volume

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    13 / 14 92.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      There is public availability of the following HCV assessments:
      Sumatra: PT Timbang Deli Indonesia, PT Agro Muara Rupit, PT Agro Rawas Ulu, PT Mukomuko Agro Sejahtera, PT Agro Kati Lama, PT Umbul Mas Wisesa

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states in its 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 ACOPs that new areas have been planted (2,087, 2,663, 2,470 and 1,268 hectares respectively). These new plantings fall under previous NPPs submitted earlier. In addition, one HCV assessment summary is available from 2018, for PT Timbang Deli Indonesia

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      An HCS assessment summary is provided as part of its NPP notification for PT Timbang Deli Indonesia in February 2018

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      There is public availability of the following SEIAs:
      Sumatra: PT Timbang Deli Indonesia, PT Agro Muara Rupit, PT Agro Rawas Ulu, PT Mukomuko Agro Sejahtera, PT Agro Kati Lama, PT Umbul Mas Wisesa

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    12.53 / 20 62.6%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 3 / 7 43.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.8 / 7 25.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      73. 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/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company has a fire risk monitoring system that provides a risk update every day. Fire spotters are deployed if risks are high, a fire fighting team trains weekly and can intervene outside of the concessions in neighbouring areas. The company receives automated hotspot alerts based on satelite imagery

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      214 satellite fire alerts (59% of 363) since 2015 on concessions controlled by the company

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      PalmGHG

    • N
      0 / 1

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reported GHG intensity figures for 2017 and 2018 showing that GHG intensity has increased over time

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      5 - Five of the company's nine mills have methane capture installations (as of 2017)

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

      10.49 - 10.49 tCO2e/ha; 2.97 tCO2e/tCPO

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      84. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The latest emissions from land use change figures published by the company are more than two years old (2016)

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    17.09 / 22 77.7%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 9.5 / 11 86.4%
    • Practice: 6.6 / 9 73.2%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 9 13.9%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 5.3 / 9 59.3%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a target to reduce water use below 1 metric ton water per metric ton FFB but it is not time-bound

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports water use for the production of palm oil in metric ton water per metric ton Fresh Fruit Bunches from 2013 to 2017, but it is unclear if water use is improving

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      92. 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/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years. In addition, it mentions controlling the use of chemicals, but whitout mentionning pesticides

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      95. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    40.18 / 46 87.3%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 25 / 25 100%
    • Practice: 12.2 / 16 76.1%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 16 9.4%
    • External: 0 / 16 0%
    • Certified: 10.7 / 16 66.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      106. Progress on human rights commitment?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

      109. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain requirements for addressing land conflicts. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      112. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on the process to conduct free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years. In addition, the company gives several examples of the support it provides to women for their inclusion across palm oil operations

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company gives examples of some of the services it provides such as access to housing, schooling and medical care

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      122. 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/volume

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      125. Progress on commitment to respect all workers' rights?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      The company only publishes a figure for Java (4,729). No clear figure could be taken from the graphs published in the company's 2017 sustainability report

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

      18% in Indonesia, 22% in Papua New Guinea (for palm). However, this data is from 2015. No clear figure could be taken from the graphs published in the company's 2017 sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      134. Progress on commitment to pay minimum wage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      135. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company provides Lost Time Injury Frequency Rates for its operations in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Ivory Coast

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - For the whole company, in 2017

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      142. 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/volume

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    12.17 / 15 81.1%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 7.2 / 10 71.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 10 12.5%
    • External: 5.9 / 10 59.2%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,005

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2009

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Indonesia (Bengkulu, North Sumatra, South Sumatra), Papua New Guinea

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2024

    • P
      0.78 / 1

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

      97,018

    • P
      0.87 / 1

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

      15,172

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      9 (100%)

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2024

    • P
      0.27 / 1

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

      271 tonnes of FFB are certified out of 1014 tonnes supplied by independent smallholders

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Segregated

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      All of the company's six mills in Indonesia are ISPO certified. The company mentioned ISPO certification of some of its estates in 2015 but no later information could be found

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate in Malaysia

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      ISCC

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    3.5 / 10 35%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 4 25%
    • Practice: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only provides the number of smallholders supported in Papua New Guinea (3,700 representing 100% of the company's supply base in Papua New Guinea) but no figure could be found for Indonesia

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from mills

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6.78 / 8 84.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 92.7%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 1.8 / 3 59.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified supply of FFB from suppliers (98.68%) and a further commitment for all suppliers to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.78 / 1

      177. 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/volume

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on whistleblowing procedures. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company adheres to this criteria through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company’s RSPO certified landbank (≥75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within five years. In addition, the company has a grievance policy

    • Y
      1 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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