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Established in 1991, Wilmar is engaged in oil palm cultivation and palm oil milling, as

  • Landbank (oil palm):
    339,359 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    0.15%
  • Market cap:
    15,695,381,504 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    WLIL.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    WIL SP
  • ISIN:
    SG1T56930848
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Wilmar International Ltd – November 2017

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: 84.5% 109 / 129
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 6 / 6 100%
    • 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?

      The company has an NDPE policy that applies to all operations

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Chief Sustainability Officer

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Member of Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, UN Global Compact, Fire Free Alliance, HCS Approach Steering Group, Grow Asia and The Forest Trust (TFT)

    • 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.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      7. Activities with government and/or NGOs to improve palm oil sustainability?

      The company states that it has engaged with around 200 NGOs, hosted several formal stakeholder dialogues and engages with NGOs through participation in multi-stakeholder initiatives or ad hoc discussions. It is part of the Sabah government's Sabah Jurisdictional Approach Steering Committee. It also details wildlife initiatives undertaken with government and NGOs

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability 14 / 19 73.7%
    • 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)?

      339,359 - Sum of total land area controlled/managed for oil palm cultivation for Wilmar International 263,481 ha and for its subsidiary PPB Oil Palms 75,878.27 ha

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      241,892 - Wilmar also has 47,000 ha in joint ventures in Uganda and West Africa

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      31,284 - Wilmar also has 148,000 ha under smallholder and outgrower schemes through joint ventures and associates in Africa

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      26,193.1 - Total unplanted (24,844 ha for Wilmar International + 1,349.07 ha for PPB Oil Palms)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      29,751 - Note that according to the 2016 ACOPs for Wilmar and PPB Oil Palms the combined sum of HCV area and other conservation areas is higher at 39,512.39 ha

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      14. Number of company owned mills?

      43

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      15. Maps or coordinates of company owned mills?

      Mill locations are available for 9 mills in Malaysia. Some mills are also listed on Global Forest Watch under Wilmar and its subsidiary, PPB Oil Palms Bd

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      16. Number and names of supplier mills?

      The company states that there are 825 supplier mills in Malaysia and Indonesia. A list of the names of the mills supplying individual refineries can be found through the company's Supply Chain Map

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

      Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO, and the company declares this represents 100% of their concessions, but not all may be publicly available due to ongoing legal issues. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      18. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Scheme smallholder boundaries have been made available to the RSPO as part of their estate maps according to Wilmar, but not all may be publicly available due to ongoing legal issues. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO. Maps of FFB suppliers, including small growers, are available for the company's nine mills in Malaysia

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that it aims at achieving 'full traceability' but does not state a time-bound commitment

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that it aims at achieving 'full traceability' but does not state a time-bound commitment

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      The company has achieved traceability to mill above 80% in all countries, except India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and China - Speciality Fats, with traceability to mill in Malaysia and Indonesia around 95%. Overall the company's average traceability to mill is around 90%

    • Partial
      1 / 2
      Source

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

      Wilmar states that "most mills in the Wilmar supply chain are 0% traceable to FFB, except those owned by Wilmar and some RSPO certified mills". Wilmar has mapped the FFB supply base of all mills in Malaysia (9 mills)

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

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

      The company states that most FFB from supplying mills are currently 0% traceable to plantation level. It reports percentage traceability to plantation in its 2017 Q2 Progress Report for Indonesia and Malaysia refineries ranging from 0% to 40.2%

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 12 / 12 100%
    • 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.

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      24. Commitment to address deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      25. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      27. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCS forest and HCV areas

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      28. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company states it uses the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) to monitor HCV areas and identify threats, and is committed to contributing to TFT's efforts to use their newest technology "Starling", to add to our deforestation monitoring intelligence and expedite ground-truthing in critical landscapes

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      29. Commitment to set aside areas for conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      30. Evidence of habitat management and/or habitat restoration?

      The company states it has a riparian rehabilitation project, has undertaken community outreach on restoration of degraded areas, and has organised a workshop on improving management of HCV areas, among others

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      31. A landscape-level approach?

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      32. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it "will work with relevant authorities and take strong measures to protect native animals and plants, especially endangered and threatened species", and refers to the IUCN Red List

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      35. Commitment not to operate within internationally and nationally designated protected areas?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      36. Evidence of species conservation activities?

      The company states it has undertaken gibbon rehabilitation in collaboration with an NGO, has Honorary Wildlife Warden/Ranger programmes, and has formed the PONGO Alliance with other companies and NGOs to support management of orangutans and other wildlife in palm oil concessions, among other activities

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 11 / 11 100%
    • 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.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      37. Commitment to High Conservation Value (HCV) approach?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      There is public availability of the following HCV assessments:
      Sumatra: PT Agrindo Indah Persada
      Kalimantan: PT Agronusa Investama - Sambas District, PT
      Nigeria: Biase Plantations - Ibiae Estate

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      There is public availability of the following HCV assessments:
      Nigeria: Biase Plantations - Calaro Extension

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      There is public availability of the following HCV management and monitoring plans: Nigeria: Biase Plantations - Calaro Extension

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      HCV assessment for Biase Plantations Limited, a subsidiary of Wilmar Africa Ltd owned by Wilmar International, is satisfactory

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      44. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      45. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

      HCS assessment published on High Carbon Stock website for PZ Wilmar - Nigeria, Calaro Extension

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      47. Social and environmental impact assessment (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      There is public availability of the following SEIA assessments:
      Sumatra: PT Agrindo Indah Persada - Jambi Province
      West Kalimantan: PT Agronusa Investama - Sambas District
      Nigeria: Biase Plantations - Ibiae Estate and extension

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions 14 / 17 82.4%
    • 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.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      22,492 (8%) - Sum of peat areas planted

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only details best management practices for peat

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      53. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      55. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports the total number of fires and hectares burnt from 2012 to 2016

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that " Our adoption of the FFA approach also included the extension of fire monitoring to areas 5 km outside our plantation boundaries" but unclear how many fires in these areas

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a general commitment to reduce GHG emissions and a target to reduce emissions from palm oil mill effluent (POME) by 2020 by 275,000 tCO2e against the 2013 baseline

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      59. GHG commitment applies to scheme smallholders and independent suppliers?

      Wilmar's NDPE policy states that greenhouse gas emissions on existing plantations should be progressively reduced, and this applies to all its operations worldwide including third-party suppliers, but its commitment is not time-bound. Unclear if POME commitment applies to suppliers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      60. GHG emissions?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      61. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      62. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG calculator and the GHG Protocol

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      63. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions?

      The company reports emissions increased in 2016 from 2015 for its Indonesian and Malaysian operations due to the inclusion of more downstream operations. However it is on track to complete 15 methane capture facilities to reduce emissions from POME, having completed 13 to date

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      64. Percentage of mills with methane capture (is above 75%)?

      17 (39.5%) - The company states "To date, we have 17 operational methane capture-power generation facilities, with eight more in various phases of construction"

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management 9 / 12 75%
    • 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).

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      65. Time-bound commitment to improve water use?

      The company states it is seeking to minimise the use of potable water in all its operations, but does not have a time-bound commitment

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      66. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality?

      The company states it ensures it does not affect water quality and complies with local limits to minimise pollution of water, but does not have a time-bound commitment

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      67. Progress towards commitment on water use?

      The company reports water use per tonne of FFB processed for 2015 and 2016. Water usage has increased slightly in some countries

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      68. Progress towards commitment on water quality?

      The company reports BOD levels by region and discharge destination. These have increasingly slightly in some regions

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      69. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      72. No use of paraquat?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states "not used, except in specific and urgent situations"

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states "not used, except in specific and urgent situations"

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      75. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports toxicity units per hectare by region, herbicide usage, herbicide types and fertiliser usage

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 14.5 / 18 80.6%
    • 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.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states it "Respect the Rights of Indigenous and Local Communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)" but does not refer to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or similar

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      81. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      82. Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      83. Process for addressing land conflicts?

      The company states it continually strives to improve and strengthen its land claims resolution system, but details on the system are not given

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      84. Commitment to ensure food security for local communities?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company refers to the equivalent of all the ILO conventions except for it does not clearly refer to equal remuneration

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      87. Total number of employees?

      90,000 - The company reports it has a workforce of about 90,000 people and reports the number of employees by country

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      88. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      7,003 (7.8%) - Sum of temporary workers in Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, Sumatra, Ghana and Nigeria. The company reports it has zero temporary workers in Sabah and Sarawak

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      89. Percentage or number of women employees?

      The company reports the number of female workers for some regions, but does not provide a clear total or percentage

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      90. Minimum wage that the company pays?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      91. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      92. Lost time accident rate?

      The company provides lost time-incident rates for different regions in plantations and mills, but not for all regions in which it operates

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      1 - In 2016

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      94. Provision of personal protective equipment and pesticide training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards 13.5 / 18 75%
    • 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

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

      2005 - Wilmar International has been a member since 2005. Its subsidiaries PPB Oil Palms Bhd and Wilmar Europe have been members since 2004 and 2005 respectively.

      Its joint ventures and associates Adani Wilmar, Olenex, Goodman Fielder, Delta Wilmar and Volac are also RSPO members

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      Wilmar International states all the countries in which the company operates and has over 50% shareholdings: Indonesia (Bengkulu, Jambi, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, Riau, West Sumatera, South Sumatra, North Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak), Ghana and Nigeria (Malaysian operations reported through PPB Oil Palms Bhd).

      Wilmar International also has operations, through joint ventures in Uganda and West Africa. However, with less than 50% shareholdings, these are not under Wilmar's management control

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2018 - An original target of 2013 was extended to 2016 and then to 2018. PPB Oil Palms has a target of 2011 which is has achieved

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2019

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      100. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all supply chains?

      2020 - An original target of 2030 was reduced to 2020, but stated that is "Only for subsidiary manufacturing plants" in Wilmar International's ACOP

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      101. 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?

      PPB Oil Palms certified its first estate in 2008 and Wilmar International in 2010

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

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

      26 (60.5%)

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

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

      241,486 (71.2%) - Stated total certified area for Wilmar and PPB Oil Palms

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      27,704 (88.6%)

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

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

      50,045 (3%) - Calculation: FFB volume supplied that is certified for independent smallholders, outgrowers and other 3rd party suppliers for Wilmar 39346.33 + for PPB Oil Palms 10698.63 divided by total FFB volume that is supplied for Wilmar 841173.24 + PPB Oil Palms 646956.39

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

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

      Wilmar International reports the sales volume for its manufacturing and merchandising business was 23.4 million MT in 2016. The volume handled/traded/processed in the year by Wilmar International that is RSPO-certified was 701,464 tonnes. Wilmar Europe reports a total volume of 1,398,193 tonnes, of which 447,104 is certified = 32%

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      Wilmar International reports it sells through Mass Balance and Book& Claim only, but processes Segregated as well. PPB Oils reports it sells through Identity Preserved and Mass Balance

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that as of 2016, 6 mills and their supply bases have been certified

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      109. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified (100%)?

      The company has certified two mills and their supply bases to date (under PPB Oil Palms Bhd)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 8 / 9 88.9%
    • 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.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      111. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      112. Details of support programme for scheme smallholders?

      Support in land preparation, financing, provision of fertiliser, planting materials and seedlings, pest control, best agricultural practices

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      114. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company supports independent smallholders in Malaysia, in collaboration with Wild Asia, independent smallholders in Honduras (WISSH programme) and is launching a programme for independent suppliers in Nigeria

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      115. Details of support programme for independent smallholders?

      Strengthening good agricultural and environmental practices, training on Wilmar's policy, good environmental practices and ecosystem practices

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that in 2016 it supported the certification of 2,700 smallholders, it trained 1,980 smallholders in Honduras and to date more than 3,300 smallholders have been trained through WISSH. More than 400 farmers have been identified to participate in the programme in Nigeria

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that mills are selected for assessment using the Mill Prioritisation Process (MPP), developed together with TFT, in a process that combines spatial and non-spatial information relating to environmental and social components

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      118. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company states it has a suspension committee that has been appointed to consider the exclusion of suppliers who fail to comply with Wilmar's policy, and states that within two months an action plan is agreed with the supplier or it is recommended that Wilmar should suspend its relationship

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      119. Number or percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged?

      The company states it completed 64 mill assessments in 2016

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 7 / 7 100%
    • 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

      120. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      121. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      122. Own grievance or complaints system?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      123. Grievance system accessible to internal stakeholders (i.e. employees)?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      124. Grievance system accessible to external stakeholders?

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      125. Details of grievances disclosed?

      The company provides details on grievances logged through its own grievance procedure and the RSPO Complaints System. It states that it had a total of 30 grievances in 2016

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Map of concessions: Wilmar International Ltd

Explore our interactive mapping tool for a satellite view of deforestation and fires in and around concession sites of companies featured on the SPOTT scorecard. These data can support SPOTT users in conducting further research to verify whether or not company commitments are being implemented on the ground.

Use the map search bar to find specific company concessions or locations. Click the concession sites marked by pins to zoom in for more information, then go to the company pages of featured concessions to view their assessments.

Mill locations are available for Wilmar's nine mills in Malaysia. Some mills are also listed on Global Forest Watch under Wilmar and its subsidiary, PPB Oil Palms Bd. Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO and the company declares these represent 100% of their concession sites, but not all may not be publicly available due to ongoing legal issues. Maps will become available on GeoRSPO. Some of the concessions are available on the SPOTT map.

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