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TSH Resources Bhd

Palm oil assessment
  • Latest update: November 2021
  • Next scheduled: November 2022

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  • Landbank (oil palm)
    103,927 hectares
  • Market cap:
    371,000,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    TSHR.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    TSH MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL9059OO006
  • Sedol:
    B053CZ2
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: TSH Resources Bhd – November 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 61.2% 99.77 / 163
  • Organisation: 19.5 / 32 60.9%
  • Policy: 50.5 / 72 70.1%
  • Practice: 29.8 / 59 50.5%
  • Self-reported: 3.7 / 59 6.2%
  • External: 4 / 59 6.8%
  • Certified: 22.1 / 59 37.5%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    7.5 / 11 68.2%
    • Organisation: 5 / 6 83.3%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • 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 its sustainable palm oil policy to integrate sustainability into its business operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's sustainable palm oil policy applies to TSH Group including all suppliers engaged.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Head of Sustainability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The Group Managing Director sits on the Board of Directors who set specific sustainability objectives and timelines.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2 (29%) - The company reports 2 female members of the senior management team.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      2 (20%) - The company reports 2 female 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?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company works with local and international NGOs and the Sabah Forestry Department on sustainable management of the forests surrounding its estates. However, this is not clearly focused on reducing negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company has a sustainability statement within its Annual Report.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    7.5 / 15 50%
    • Organisation: 7.5 / 12 62.5%
    • Policy: 0 / 1 0%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      103,927 - The company reports total land area managed for oil palm is 10,3927 hectares in 2020 ACOP.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      42,056 - The company report total oil palm planted area over 42,000 hectares in its annual report and 42,056.0 hectares in ACOP 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      4,404 - The company reports 4,404 ha of total land under scheme smallholders in 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      40,272 - The company reports a 40,272 ha of unplanted area in 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      17,195 - The company reported 17,195 ha of total conservation set-aside area in 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company uploaded its estate location concession maps with its ACOP 2020 and declared that the map data submission represented 100% of its concession sites (both RSPO certified and uncertified).

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of company-owned mills?

      7 - The company owns 7 mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      Names and coordinates for all the company's mills are available on global forest watch.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 25. Number of third party supplying mills?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 2

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

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

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

    • 35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

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

    • 36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

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

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    7.9 / 14 56.4%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 3.9 / 10 39%
    • Self-reported: 0.9 / 10 9%
    • External: 3 / 10 30%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,014 - The company has been a member since 2014.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 2,016 - The company joined the RSPO in 2014 and achieved its first certification in 2016.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has submitted its most recent RSPO Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP) in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Indonesia (Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, West Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah).

    • P
      0.18 / 1

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

      18.31% - The ACOP 2020 reports 18.31% of land under RSPO P&C Certification.

    • P
      0.72 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      71.94% - Total 5 mills are certified out of 7 mills as of 2020 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,022 - The company plan to achieve 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2022.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - The 2020 ACOP reports 0% land under scheme smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2,023 - The company plan to achieve 100% RSPO certification of scheme smallholders by 2023.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      0% - Data as of 2020.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company sells 0% RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains.

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company reports a target to achieve ISPO Certification for all of its Indonesia units by year 2023.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      52. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] The company has achieved 100% MSPO Certification for all of its Malaysian unit in 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    7.68 / 18 42.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 10 45%
    • Practice: 3.2 / 6 53%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3.2 / 6 53%
    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to no deforestation in its sustainable palm oil policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company expects from all of its suppliers to align with no deforestation commitment.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to no deforestation, maintaining High Conservation Value areas and High Carbon Stock forests. However no cut off date provided, hence partial point awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.18 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company prohibits any form of hunting of all species in its sustainable palm oil policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's policy for no hunting is applicable for all suppliers.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    6 / 11 54.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 8 75%
    • Practice: 0 / 3 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. It also makes this commitment in its sustainability statement section of its annual report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its Sustainable Palm Oil policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • 81. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is: only a processor/trader; or has had no new planting since April 2015, unless it has undertaken HCS assessments that are not for new planting; or all new planting is since November 2017 AND has all been covered under combined HCV-HCS assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also commit to conduct SEIA in its sustainable palm oil policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commitment to conduct SEIA applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    9.79 / 19 51.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 4 25%
    • Policy: 5 / 8 62.5%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 7 54.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 2.3 / 7 32.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company commits to no new plantings on peat in its sustainable palm oil policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The commitment for no planting on peat is applicable for all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.18 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company has zero burning policy in relation to all new planting, re-planting or new development.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commitment towards zero burning is applicable for all suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.11 / 1

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      3.1 tCO2e/CPO MT in 2020.

    • 100. GHG emissions from land use change?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports a change in GHG emissions, from 4.2 tCO2e/CPO MT to 3.1 tCO2e/CPO MT in 2020. The data is verified by RSPO external auditor for the mills with RSPO certification, hence full point awarded,.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The company annual report states that emissions are computed using RSPO Palm GHG calculator.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      Some of the company's mills are equipped with methane/biogas capture.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    16.15 / 24 67.3%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 9 / 11 81.8%
    • Practice: 6.2 / 11 55.9%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 11 4.6%
    • External: 0 / 11 0%
    • Certified: 5.7 / 11 51.4%
    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      105. Water use intensity?

      1.2 - The company reports 1.20 m3 per mT of FFB produced (2020).

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports an increase in water use intensity, from 1.13 m3 per mT of FFB produced in 2019 to 1.20 m3 per mT of FFB produced in 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.18 / 1

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

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

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company maintains riparian boundaries to prevent freshwater contamination.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.18 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company state its commitment for prohibition of the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers in its sustainable palm oil policy,.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The commitment to prohibit use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all suppliers as stated in sustainable palm oil policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      115. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company clearly state its commitment to prohibit use of paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The commitment to prohibit use of paraquat applies to all suppliers as stated in sustainable palm oil policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no use of pesticides that are categorized as World Health Organization Class 1A or 1B,.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commitment to no use of pesticides that are categorized as World Health Organization Class 1A or 1B, applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention is applicable for all suppliers as stated in its sustainable palm oil policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.11 / 1

      122. Implementation of commitment to minimise inorganic fertiliser use?

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.18 / 1

      123. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    29 / 34 85.3%
    • Organisation: 3 / 4 75%
    • Policy: 17.5 / 21 83.3%
    • Practice: 8.5 / 9 94.4%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 9 5.6%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to human rights with reference the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commitment to human rights with reference the UN Declaration of Human Rights applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Progress on human rights commitment?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also states it carries out annual training for employees on human rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect indigenous and local communities rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect indigenous and local communities rights applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits its suppliers to respect land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company's commitment to FPIC is given in its sustainable palm oil policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers is stated in its sustainable palm oil policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      135. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company states it carried out town hall meetings and community programmes meeting on issues including land-related claims. This information available is self-reported, hence partial point awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company provides an SOP on conflict resolution that includes issues related to land.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      138. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company commits to contribute to the surrounding community.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company reports to "have set up a Plantation Training Acedemy in Kalimantan Tengah, with purpose of recruiting and training suitable local workers to mitigate any labour shortage" but do not make a clear commitment to provide work opportunities for local communities.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to four or more ILO Conventions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's policy, which applies to suppliers, only commits to some of the eight Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commit to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment in its annual report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company states it offers annual training to employees on topics including equal opportunity and no discrimination.

    • 149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      2,243 (30.9%) - Total female employees = 2243.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company commits to minimum wage rates throughout its operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company commits to minimum wage rates applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has a commitment to address occupational health and safety.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      14.3 - Loss Time Injury Frequency Rate ("LTIFR") 2020 = 14.30 (Incidents/1 million man-hours worked.).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      1 - The company reports one fatality in 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    4.25 / 10 42.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company mentions its objective to assist scheme smallholders through services as part of the Plasma Scheme, and provides details on its role within the scheme. However, it does not have a clear commitment to support independent smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      14 - The company states that it has assisted in establishing 14 Smallholder Cooperatives under the Plasma Scheme in Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only states that it performs audits on its suppliers' compliance with local environmental regulations, especially when it comes to waste management and land clearing.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      167. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company's sustainable palm oil policy states that ""Group shall not establish or maintain business relationships with suppliers and contractors who are not aligned with these principles"".

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4 / 7 57.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 5 60%
    • Practice: 1 / 2 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 1 / 2 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company has its anti-bribery and corruption policy and also code of ethics conduct available on company webpage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's anti-bribery and corruption policy is applicable to ""business dealings with commercial ("private sector") and Government ("public sector") entities"" but it is not clear if this covers all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has whistleblowing policy on its webpage with the detail procedure.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company allows for grievances to be reported but no details are given on the steps taken.

    • N
      0 / 1

      182. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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