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Founded in 1973, Tunas Baru Lampung operates under the Sungai Budi Group, one of Indonesia's

  • Parent company:
    Sungai Budi Group
  • Landbank (oil palm):
    92,365 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    0.69%
  • Market cap:
    378,899,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    TBLA.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    TBLA IJ
  • ISIN:
    ID1000076706
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Tunas Baru Lampung Tbk PT – November 2018

SPOTT assesses companies against over 100 indicators across ten categories. Click on the icons or bars below to expand each category for further details, scoring and links to reports and sources.

Assessment date:

Total: 25.3% 31 / 122.5
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Companies should publish sustainability policies or similar covering their entire supply chain — including third party suppliers — implemented and enforced through high-level leadership that engages with wider industry schemes.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      2. Policy or commitment applies to direct and third-party suppliers?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Sustainability team that reports to the plantation director

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      5. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to improve sustainability in relation to palm oil?

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      7. Activities with government, NGOs or academic institutions to improve palm oil sustainability?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability 5.5 / 19 28.9%
    • Companies should publicly report figures on their total landbank and details of different areas under their management. They should also disclose maps of their management areas and provide details on traceability of their products, both to mill and plantation level.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      92,365 - Figure includes plasma. The company also gives a figure of 23,370 ha in its 2017 ACOP however it is likely that this only covers the company's operations in Lampung and South Sumatra and not elsewhere. The company also reports undated figures on its website

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      54,997 - The company also gives a figure of 22,826.3 ha in its 2017 ACOP however it is likely that this only covers the company's operations in Lampung and South Sumatra and not elsewhere. The company also reports undated figures on its website

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      12,688 - The company reports a total area of 12,688 under plasma. The company reports in its 2017 ACOP that it only has independent smallholders, however it is likely that this only covers the company's operations in Lampung and South Sumatra and not elsewhere

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      0 - The company reports a figure of 0 ha in its 2017 ACOP however it is likely that this only covers the company's operations in Lampung and South Sumatra and not elsewhere

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      548.77 - HCV area. It is likely that this only covers the company's operations in Lampung and South Sumatra and not elsewhere

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      14. Number and names of company owned mills?

      7 - The company reports 7 mills in its 2017 Annual Report and 6 mills in a 2017 investor presentation. It also reports 3 mills in the 2017 ACOP, however it is likely that this only covers the company's operations in Lampung and South Sumatra and not elsewhere. Mill names could not be found

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      15. Maps or coordinates of company owned mills?

      Only two mills are available through Global Forest Watch

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      16. Number and names of supplier mills?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company is not on a list of non-submitters of maps to the RSPO. However, ZSL is currently unable to ascertain if the maps disclosed constitute 100% of the company's palm oil estates. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      21. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level (above 80%)?

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      22. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from own mills traceable to plantation level (above 75%)?

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      23. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from supplier mills traceable to plantation level (above 75%)?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 1.5 / 10 15%
    • Companies should commit to address deforestation and to set aside areas for conservation. They should report on any activities to manage or restore habitat in their conservation areas, or monitor deforestation in their supply chains. They should also provide evidence of species conservation and biodiversity protection.

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      24. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company only states it limits clearing in areas of High Conservation Value

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      25. Deforestation commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

      26. Criteria for defining deforestation?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      27. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      28. Examples of habitat management and/or habitat restoration?

      The company states: "we continue to monitor natural vegetation within HCV area by analyzing samples of vegetations, protecting the conversation area through preventive actions, and monitoring the natural flora in HCV areas"

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      29. Implementing a landscape-level approach to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      30. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      31. Commitment to not endanger species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      33. Examples of species conservation activities?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 1.5 / 11 13.6%
    • Companies should commit to the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches, and to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA). They should develop and publish monitoring and management plans, and provide evidence through SEIA, HCV and HCS assessments, typically published in summary form due to the sensitive nature of certain sites.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only states: "We apply principles of sustainable plantation business, among others through limitation of clearing land in areas marked as High Conversation Value (HCV). Such areas include all natural habitats with some conversation value attached"

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      35. HCV commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      36. 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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      42. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions 4.5 / 15 30%
    • Companies should commit to protect peatland and undertake best management practices for soils and peat. They should also have policies on zero burning and to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Companies should report their GHG emissions, as well as any fires that occurred in or around their estates, along with plans for managing and monitoring fires.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      46. Peat commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company is committed to good agricultural practices for soil, but does not mention best management practices for peat

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      48. Landbank or planted area on peat?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only details best management practices for soils

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      50. Commitment to zero burning?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      51. Zero burning commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      52. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      56. GHG emissions from land use change?

      Data from 2014

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      57. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      PalmGHG Calculator, ISCC, PLN (Indonesia)

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      58. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management 2.5 / 12 20.8%
    • Companies should commit to managing water use and water quality, providing evidence through time-bound reduction plans, policies on toxic chemical use and treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME).

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      60. Time-bound commitment to improve water use per tonne of FFB Processed?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      62. Progress towards commitment on water use?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      64. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company commits to maintain riparian reserves but it is unclear if this covers all of its operations

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      65. Evidence of treating palm oil mill effluent (POME)?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company commits to reducing the usage of chemicals in the field, and mentions reduced use of pesticides through integrated pest management, but does not commit to reduced fertiliser use

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      67. No use of paraquat?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      68. No use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      69. No use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      70. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company lists fertiliser and pesticides used, but the data is from 2014

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 7.5 / 19.5 38.5%
    • Companies should commit to respect human rights, including those of indigenous peoples and local communities, consulted with free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Companies should respect the rights of workers, report relevant workforce data, and comply with health and safety legislation.

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      72. Commitment to human rights, referencing the UN Declaration of Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      73. Commitment to human rights applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      75. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights, referencing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or ILO 169?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      77. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      79. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company provides a document on conflict resolution in its 2015 ACOP

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      80. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      81. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      82. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      83. Reference to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company does not reference all the fundamental ILO conventions - only refers to forced labour, child labour, minimum age, no discrimination and remuneration regardless of gender, but not collective bargaining and freedom of association

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      84. Total number of employees?

      3,772 - 3772 permanent employees and approximately 10000 smallholders

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      30,000 - Referred to as "non permanent employees and daily workers"

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      86. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      87. Commitment to pay minimum wage?

      The company states that wages are in line with minimum wage standards but does not give evidence of wages provided

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      88. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      89. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      91. Provision of personal protective equipment and pesticide training?

      The company states it provides personal protective equipment but does not mention training on pesticides

  • Certification standards Certification standards 3.5 / 17 20.6%
    • Companies should become members of credible certification standards and report in accordance with all appropriate categories of membership. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requires members registered as growers to submit data relating to certification targets for their estates, scheme smallholders and independent fresh fruit bunch (FFB) suppliers, via an annual communications of progress (ACOP) report.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2,006

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

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

      The company only states that it operates in Lampung and South Sumatra in Indonesia. It does not state that it operates in other provinces of Indonesia (West Kalimantan and Bengkulu)

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,020

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

      96. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders within 5 years or achieved 100% RSPO-certification of scheme/associated smallholders?

      2,025 - The company extended the target from 2021 to 2025. The target is not within five years

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

      98. 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?

      2,013

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

      99. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      1 - According to the company's 2017 ACOP one of the company's mills is RSPO certified, but the percentage this covers is unclear

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

      100. Percentage of area (ha) RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      955.77 (1%)

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

      101. Percentage of scheme/associated smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

      0

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

      102. Percentage of FFB supply (tonnes) from independent FFB suppliers that is RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      103. Percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that are RSPO-certified (above 75%)?

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it has obtained an ISPO certificate for its plantation in South Sumatra. 3 estates and 1 mill completed their audit in 2017

    • n/a
      -
      No source

      106. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Companies should report details of any programmes or schemes to support both schemed and independent smallholders, as well as criteria to assess suppliers on compliance with company policies, and in what cases suppliers should be suspended or excluded due to non-compliance.

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      108. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      The company states it provides technical assistance to smallholders but does not give any details about this

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      109. Number or percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      The company only states that it works with around 10,000 smallholders, but it is unclear how many are directly supported

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      110. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      111. Number or percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      113. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Companies should operate in an ethical manner at all levels, providing accessible channels and clear procedures for both employees and external stakeholders to raise any grievance or complaint with the company, as well as allowing for whistleblowing.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      115. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      116. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      117. Own grievance or complaints system?

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      118. Grievance or complaints system is accessible to internal and external stakeholders?

    • No
      0 / 2
      No source

      119. Details of grievances disclosed?

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Research protocols: Tunas Baru Lampung Tbk PT

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