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Socfin Group S.A.

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

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1909, Socfin Group S.A. is one

  • Parent company:
    Bolloré Group
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    387,939 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    50%
  • Market cap:
    415,694,655 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    0JG0.L
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SOCFI LX
  • ISIN:
    LU0027967834
  • RSPO member?
    Yes, Socfin Group (PT Socfindo and Socfinco - two plantation subsidiaries in Indonesia) has been a member of the RSPO since 2004. Socfin became a member at the group level in 2019.
  • Website:

Company assessment: Socfin Group S.A. – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 62.7% 117.88 / 188
  • Organisation: 21 / 35 60%
  • Policy: 58 / 78 74.4%
  • Practice: 38.9 / 75 51.8%
  • Self-reported: 6.3 / 75 8.3%
  • External: 14.8 / 75 19.8%
  • Certified: 17.8 / 75 23.7%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6 / 11 54.5%
    • Organisation: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a responsible management policy and group sustainability policy

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The whole board is responsible for sustainability

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      The company does not explicitly report the number or percentage of women board members

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      TFA2020

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company works with multiple NGOs to improve palm oil sustainability, including ZSL, and national governments

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • 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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company states that it analysed the risks in relation to climate change but the assessment or summary is not publicly available

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    12 / 18 66.7%
    • Organisation: 9 / 13 69.2%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 4 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 2 / 4 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      387,939 - Figure includes total land area including rubber operations

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      130,557

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states in its latest ACOP that it has scheme smallholders and reports the volume sourced from scheme smallholders. However scheme smallholder area reported is 0 hectares in the ACOP

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      7,012 - Figure from latest ACOP and covering only HCV areas however in the 2016 Sustainability report the company reported it had 31,964 ha protected forests

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company makes KML shapefiles of its concession boundaries available for all its operations

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Number of company-owned mills?

      20 - 20 existing mills, and two mills which are expected to become operational in 2019. Only nine mills reported in 2017 RSPO ACOP, which only covers operations in Indonesia

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

      Available on the company's dashboard

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • 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 does not source from supplier mills

    • 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 has a commitment and already achieved 100% traceability for its own mills

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      100% of FFB can be traced back to plantation level

    • 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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    8.74 / 18 48.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 9 50%
    • Practice: 4.2 / 7 60.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 2.7 / 7 39.1%
    • 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?

      HCS, HCV, peat

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company only states that it monitors and prevents all illegal logging however no details about how monitoring is conducted are provided (e.g. extent of area, timeframe)

    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 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?

      The company has reforestation programs and are restoring riaprian zones. The company states that it carries out education of local communities about rare and endemic species and has installed birdhouses and perches for birds of prey, among other activities

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states it prevents illegal hunting

    • 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
    10 / 14 71.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 8 68.8%
    • Practice: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • 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?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] HCV assessments are available for:
      Lima Puluh Estate/PT Socfindo; Okomu Extension 1; Okomu Extension 2; Socfinaf Ghana Limited

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Short HCV management and monitoring plans are only available for some of the HCV assessments

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      This company does not have an explicit commitment itself, but commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has four satisfactory HCV assessments under the company Socfin and its subsidiary Okomu

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      Carbon stock assessments for Okomu and PSG are available on the company's company's dashboard

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      There is one SEIA available for Lima Pulah Estate with only a very short management and monitoring plan

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    10.37 / 20 51.9%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 5 30%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 1.9 / 7 26.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 1.4 / 7 19.6%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

      1,977 - Figure represents peat landbank in Indonesia and it is unclear if the company has landbank on peat in other countries or not

    • 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?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 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
      0.5 / 2

      76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company only provides examples of fire monitoring and not management practices

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company has a general commitment to reduce GHGs but it is not time-bound and it does not set a specific target. The company also states that its "objectives are reducing direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions, in particular, linked to energy consumption ... and by excluding the use of fire for land preparation in new developments"

    • Y
      1 / 1

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      PalmGHG calculator

    • N
      0 / 1

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports some figures in its latest sustainability report however it is unclear what the figures represent

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

      6.78

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      84. GHG emissions from land use change?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    16.36 / 22 74.4%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 8.5 / 11 77.3%
    • Practice: 5.9 / 9 65.1%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 9 19.4%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 4.1 / 9 45.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that water use intensity is within industry standards (between 1 and 2 m3/t of processed FFB)

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      1.18 - The company reports water intensity figures that are within its tartget (below 2 m3/T FFB) however this information is not externally verified

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. Water use intensity?

      1.18

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states that discharge water for the pond is monitored and that BOD and COD "are kept within permitted levels (local regulations or IFC and/or RSPO standards, whichever applies)"

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      In 2015, the company reported figures for BOD and COD and states it keeps within permitted levels, but no recent data could be found

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it treats all effluents from palm oil mills (POME) but no information on treating PORE found

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states it aims to "constantly improve its agricultural practices with the aim of higher yields requiring a minimum of inputs and natural resources" and only explicitly mentioning pesticides

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company details pesticides used, toxic products used and organic fertiliser used

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company phased out paraquat in 2017

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to prohibit the use of WHO 1A and 1B pesticides and states that a small amount is still used in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 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
    33.72 / 46 73.3%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 20 / 25 80%
    • Practice: 9.7 / 16 60.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 16 9.4%
    • External: 0 / 16 0%
    • Certified: 8.2 / 16 51.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 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, as well as verification done by Earthworm Foundation

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      109. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company has a grievance procedure which has been used to record and respond to land conflict related grievances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

      112. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company in some plantations has quarterly meetings while in another plantation hired a community liaison officer. This information is externally verified by the Earthworm Foundation

    • 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 company states that it follows the "FAO Manual on Free, Prior and Informed Consent"

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      118. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company provides examples of mitigating impacts on food security however no commitment was found

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company provides several examples that are not externally verified

    • N
      0 / 1

      121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 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?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      17,664 (36.4%) - Sum of contractors, temporary and daily workers

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

      4,982 (17.1%) - Figures provided applies to permanent employees only, more women as part of temporary workers, contractors and daily workers but not recorded

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

      134. Progress on commitment to pay minimum wage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      135. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      Lost days per 200,000 hours increased since 2016. The company also reports an injury rate per 200,000 hours which increased between 2017 and 2018

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      50.11 - Lost days per 200,000 hours. The company also reports an injury rate per 200,000 hours of 18.91

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      Number of fatalities increased in 2018 compared to 2017

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      6

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 1

      142. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company states it makes available Personal Protective Equipment. There is also a mention of training, including related to Carbofuran use and water quality in the company's 2017 sustainability report

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    9.82 / 15 65.5%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 4.8 / 10 48.2%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 10 0%
    • External: 4.8 / 10 48.2%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,004 - Socfin Group (PT Socfindo and Socfinco – two plantation subsidiaries in Indonesia) has been a member of the RSPO since 2004. Since February 2019 Socfin became an RSPO member at the group level

    • N
      0 / 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?

      2011

    • 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, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Sao Tome & Principe, Cameroon and Democratic Republic of Congo

    • 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?

      2021 - An original time-bound plan of 2013 was extended to 2014 and then 2015 only for operations in Indonesia – the company states in its 2016 RSPO ACOP that all estates are 100% certified in Indonesia. In its 2016 Sustainability Report, Socfin stated that all the Group's African plantations will be certified by 2022. In the 2018 ACOP and Sustainability Report it reports a plan to certify all estates by 2021

    • P
      0.37 / 1

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

      37% - Sum of total certified area divided by planted area (128,189 ha), as total land area managed/controlled includes both palm oil and rubber

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0%

    • P
      0.45 / 1

      150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      9 (45%)

    • 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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2021

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

      The company is a processor but only submitted the RSPO ACOP as a grower

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Identity Preserved

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      All nine of the Indonesian sites have achieved ISPO certification. The remaining four Indonesian sites are rubber plantations or storage sites and do not require ISPO certification

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      ISCC, ISO 14001

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    4.5 / 16 28.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 6 41.7%
    • Practice: 2 / 10 20%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 10 0%
    • External: 2 / 10 20%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Technical assistance, providing seedlings, training, ensuring purchase price

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      The company states that it "organises awareness and training sessions for smallholders and subcontractors. It offers them decision-making and technical support."

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states "the contractors and suppliers must comply with the companies rules and they are requested to sign our environmental and social policies. They are regularly audited by the staff in the framework of the management systems in order to ensure that their operations are the Group's environmental and social objectives. Training is provided if necessary."

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states that it ensures smallholders comply with the company's policy and requirements and that any supplier not taking immediate remedial actions to correct serious failures or who does it repeatedly shall be removed from the company's list of approved suppliers. It states that suppliers can be banned from its supplier list in the event of blatant reluctance, however it does not give timeframes for action or clearly state the criteria for exclusion

    • 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
    6.37 / 8 79.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2.4 / 3 79%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 1.4 / 3 45.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.37 / 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The grievance log is available through the company's Transparency dashboard

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