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TSE Group (formerly Korindo Group)

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2023
  • Next scheduled: November 2024

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1969, Korindo Group operates oil palm

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    113,081 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    3541521Z IJ Equity
  • LEI:
    No LEI
  • RSPO member?
    No
  • Website:
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Company assessment: TSE Group (formerly Korindo Group) – November 2023

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 45.4% 75.75 / 167
  • Organisation: 18 / 34 52.9%
  • Policy: 38.5 / 74 52%
  • Practice: 19.3 / 59 32.6%
  • Self-reported: 10.5 / 59 17.8%
  • External: 8.8 / 59 14.8%
  • Certified: 0 / 59 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6 / 11 54.6%
    • Organisation: 3 / 6 50%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable palm oil policy which covers all palm oil operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published a sustainable palm oil policy which applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company reports, in order to implement the Sustainability Policy, the Secretariat is responsible for implementing the sustainability program and reporting every progress to the CEO and ESG Board.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      CEO and ESG Board.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

    • 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it collaborates with the YAHYWA Foundation and is engaged in NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) Implementation, Liability Assessment, Recovery Plan, Conservation Program, and Certification Assistance.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company published its latest sustainability report in 2022, covering the year 2021.

    • 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 the company is not a POIG member.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    13 / 16 81.3%
    • Organisation: 11 / 13 84.6%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Indonesia (plantation and mills).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      The company reports 100% of FFB (Fresh Fruit Bunches) to its four mills is supplied by the company's nucleus and plasma estates (Indonesia).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      113081 - The company reports that its total land area managed for oil palm is 113,081 ha as of July 2023. The figure excludes the area under smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      56434 - The company reports the total oil palm planted area as 56,434 ha as of July 2023.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      2951 - The company reports the planted area under plasma smallholders as 2,951 ha. Data as of July 2023.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      52804 - The company reports an unplanted area of 52,804 ha as of July 2023.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      46868 - The company reports a total protected area of 46,868 ha as of July 2023.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      Maps for some estates of the company are available on Global Forest Watch.

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Maps of all scheme smallholders?

    • 22. Maps of all third-party supplying plantations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no suppliers that are not scheme smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      5 - The company states it owns 5 mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The names and locations of all company-owned mills are reported by the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that three mills source 100% from company-owned operations and one mill source from both, own operations as well as plasma estates.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports that 100% of the total FFB volume sourced by its three mills came from company-owned operations. However, the sourcing volume for the fourth mill of the company is not reported.

    • 27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 31. 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 own refineries.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has already achieved 100% traceability to the plantation level in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 2

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

      The company reports that 100% of FFB supply to own mills is traceable to the plantation level as of 2021.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from third-party supplying mills.

    • 37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

    • 38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own palm kernel crushing facilities.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    0.75 / 12 6.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      40. 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?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 45. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities within 5 years?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a grower or miller.

    • N
      0 / 1

      46. Percentage of scheme smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no independent suppliers.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is only a grower or miller.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that 100% of its CPO mills are ISPO certified with the GMM mill estimated to receive ISPO in 2023. However, the ISPO certificates are only available for three mills, out of which the certificate of one mill is expired as of 2023.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    9.5 / 20 47.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 12 45.8%
    • Practice: 3 / 6 50%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • External: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to no development in High Conservation Value (HCV), and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no development in High Conservation Value (HCV), High Carbon Stock (HCS) and peatland areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation as the removal of HCV and HCS areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past November 2016 will not be accepted.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      60. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company defines deforestation for suppliers as the removal of HCV and HCS areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past November 2016 will not be accepted in supplier operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      [Externally verified] The company reports monitoring deforestation in all its operations using the Subsidiary Risk Mapping (SRM) which uses two approaches, namely; Hansen- Deforestation map produced by the University of Maryland and published by Global Forest Watch (GFW) Forest Watch (GFW)Yayasan and GLAD, Tree cover loss map alert produced by Global Forest Watch (GFW). This information is externally verified by Hylobates Awara (www.awara.foundation).

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion in supplier operations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in own operations since cut-off date?

      6180.2 - The company reports having experienced deforestation from 2016 to 2018 with a total deforestation of 6,161.69 ha and between 2018 to 2021, the deforestation recorded was 18.51 ha.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in supplier operations since cut-off date?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in own operations since cut-off date?

      The company commits to restore ecosystems to their prior condition in cases of conversion within its own operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion in supplier operations since cut-off date?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      67. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company reports it is committed to working in a multi-stakeholder scheme related to landscape initiatives to improve people's livelihoods as a part of its recovery plan. However, no further details are provided.

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      69. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

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

      The company has identified species of conservation concern, referencing the IUCN Red List and CITES system of species classification. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company describes activities educating local communities on conservation zones and which species not to hunt. In 2021, the company initiated an environmental preservation campaign program with an aim to increase public awareness of the importance of protecting the flora and fauna found around the company's area. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only allows hunting by local communities for purposes of food security and traditional ceremonies. A clear commitment to no hunting of all species is not reported by the company.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    11.25 / 15 75%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 7 75%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 5.3 / 7 75%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      77. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments for all estates planted/planned planting since January 2015?

      [Externally verified] The HCVA database has information on submissions for PT Tunas Sawa Erma (POP-A), PT BERKAT CIPTA ABADI POP-C, PT Dongin Prabhawa, and PT Gelora Mandiri Membangun since 2015. However, only the HCV assessment of PT Gelora Mandiri Membangun is deemed satisfactory and is published on the HCVA database.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      78. High Conservation Value (HCV) or combined HCV/HCS management and monitoring plans for all estates planted/planned planting since January 2015?

      [Externally verified] HCV management and monitoring plan is available only for PT Gelora Mandiri Membangun.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. 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 only use licensed HCV assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's ALS.

    • N
      0 / 1

      80. 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?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Only the HCV assessment of PT Gelora Mandiri Membangun is deemed satisfactory by the HCV ALS Quality Panel.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      84. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] The HCS report of PT. Papua Agro Lestari (PAL) is available on the HCS platform. PT. Berkat Cipta Abadi C, PT. Berkat Cipta Abadi D, and PT. Gelora Mandiri Membangun reflects their status as registered with HCSA.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Peer review of PT. Papua Agro Lestari (PAL) is available on the HCS platform.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to conducting environmental impact assessments.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct AMDAL environmental impact assessments. No commitment to conduct social impact assessments is reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) for PT Gelora Mandiri Membangun is publicly available in its HCVA.

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    8.5 / 20 42.5%
    • Organisation: 2 / 5 40%
    • Policy: 5 / 8 62.5%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 7 21.4%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • External: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      878.78 (0%) - The company reports having a peat landbank of 878.78 ha in its two estates- TSE A and TSE B. Data as of 2022.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports having a peat landbank of 878.78 ha in its two estates- TSE A and TSE B as of 2022. However, in previous years the company reported having no landbank on peat and it is unclear if the information reported in 2022 is a result of an acquisition/merger or the availability of new data. This information is externally verified by Hylobates Awara (www.awara.foundation).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company commits to zero burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to zero burning.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      98. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company reports monitoring land fires using the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) alerts in oil palm and plasma plantation areas of ± 100,000 ha. The company has also prepared the necessary equipment and facilities for extinguishing fires in the plantation area, these facilities include fire control towers, transportation equipment, weather recorders, water bags, and fire extinguishing equipment. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company publishes the number of fires in company concessions monthly. Zero hotspots and fires have taken place in 2020 to 2023, at the time of assessment.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0 - The company reports 0 hotspots were recorded in the surrounding landscape in 2022.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      103. GHG emissions from land use change in company's own operations (scope 1)?

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      -

      104. GHG emissions from land use change in supplier operations (scope 3)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      106. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company uses the ISPO Calculator methodology to calculate GHG emissions.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    3.25 / 24 13.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 11 13.6%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 11 15.9%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 11 15.9%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      109. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

      110. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 2

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

      The company reports that it does not discharge wastewater from mills into waterways but instead channels it into land application. It does not explicitly mention POME.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not own refineries.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • N
      0 / 2

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to minimise the use of chemical pesticides only.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company commits to stop using World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides, however this is not a clear commitment to no use of these pesticides and is not a time-bound plan to phase out.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports a list of some pesticides used that have been registered with the Pesticide Commission. No chemical usage figures are reported and information does not cover fertilisers.

    • N
      0 / 2

      126. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      127. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company reports using the Integrated Pest Management approach which includes a combination of natural, biological, and technical (biological and chemical) control methods. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a waste management system so that the waste produced does not have a negative impact on workers and pollution in the surrounding environment. However, limited details are reported.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    18.75 / 35 53.6%
    • Organisation: 1 / 5 20%
    • Policy: 14.5 / 21 69.1%
    • Practice: 3.3 / 9 36.1%
    • Self-reported: 3.3 / 9 36.1%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      131. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company reports it works closely with the Papuan National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) for human rights counselling, education, and training services. Throughout 2021, various training and education programs were conducted by the company which included human rights. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only mentions indigenous and community rights in relation to Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), it does not reference the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has published a vague commitment to respect community rights and does not reference the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (no. 169).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to customary land tenure rights in relation to Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits suppliers to customary land tenure rights in relation to Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      139. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company has published examples of staff visiting communities on a monthly basis. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      140. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      142. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company only states it will improve its procedures with regard to recognising the need for food security in new developments.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports on multiple training sessions with local communities on crop cultivation and entrepreneurship. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to providing essential community services and facilities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company provides multiple examples of educational, infrastructure, and medical support provided to the communities. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to developing the local community through the provision of employment opportunities and reports that local community members represented 23% of the total workforce in 2021.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to ensuring international standards including the International Labour Organization and mentions different conventions. However, the company's reporting doesn't refer to the same language as the ILO titles.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to ensuring international standards including the International Labour Organization and mentions different conventions. This applies to all suppliers, however, the company's reporting doesn't refer to the same language as the ILO titles.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to prevent employment-related discrimination based on gender.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to prevent occupation-related discrimination based on gender.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      153. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      154. Percentage or number of women employees?

      2048 (21%) - The company reports that in 2021, 2,048 (21%) of employees were women.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to pay a Living Wage?

      The company commits to pay a minimum wage, stating that it ensures wages are appropriate or above the minimum.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. Commitment to pay a Living Wage applies to all suppliers?

      The company only commits suppliers to pay minimum wages.

    • N
      0 / 1

      157. Progress on commitment to pay a Living Wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      158. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company commits to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to address health and safety at work for all workers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      161. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company only reports providing relevant personal protective equipment to the workers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      162. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    1.75 / 7 25%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 4 25%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      164. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company has published a commitment to support smallholders.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      165. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      The company reports providing support for plasma plantation management partners which includes the establishment and institutional strengthening of cooperatives as a forum for managing plasma plantations, operational management of cooperative administration, development of cooperative office facilities, education and empowerment of cooperative members, operational management of oil palm plantations, oil palm cultivation (agronomy) regarding the basics and management of harvest, care, and fertiliser, FFB price governance management, and aspects of Occupational Health and Safety.

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

    • 167. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no independent suppliers.

    • 168. Percentage of independent smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has no independent suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • (NEW: not scored this year) N
      -

      173. Proportion of supply from suppliers that is verified as deforestation- and/or conversion-free (DCF)?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 177. 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.

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

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

    • 179. 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.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3 / 7 42.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 5 40%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company commits to ethical conduct and the prohibition of corruption.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      184. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      186. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      [Externally verified] The company has published comprehensive detail of grievances.

Media monitor: TSE Group (formerly Korindo Group)

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