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Wilmar International Ltd

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  • Latest update: November 2022
  • Next scheduled: November 2023

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1991, Wilmar is engaged in oil

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    354,248 hectares
  • Market cap:
    18,512,700,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    WLIL.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    WIL SP Equity
  • ISIN:
    SG1T56930848
  • Sedol:
    B17KC69
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Wilmar International Ltd – November 2022

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 93.2% 179.95 / 193
  • Organisation: 38.5 / 40 96.3%
  • Policy: 75 / 77 97.4%
  • Practice: 66.5 / 76 87.4%
  • Self-reported: 18.8 / 76 24.7%
  • External: 30.2 / 76 39.8%
  • Certified: 16.5 / 76 21.7%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10.75 / 11 97.7%
    • Organisation: 6 / 6 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
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      1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

      The company meets this indicator through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has its own NDPE policy in place.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company's "Sustainability Department is led by the Chief Sustainability Officer, with the General Manager - group sustainability in charge of day-to-day management".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports having a chairman and CEO, and the Board of Directors who oversee the management of the company's sustainability strategy. They are supported by the Board Sustainability Committee (BSC) which meets quarterly.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      17% - The company reports that 17% of its senior management are female. Data as of 2021.

    • Y
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      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      2 (15.38%) - The company's Board of Directors consists of two female members.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Tropical Forest Alliance, UN Global Compact, Fire Free Alliance, NYDF, and PONGO Alliance.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company collaborates with research institutions, NGOs and governments on multiple projects including preserving biodiversity, local community rights and labour rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company has published its 2021 sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company submitted CDP questionnaires in 2021, and its sustainability reports are written in accordance with GRI standards- core option.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a POIG member.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company's CDP Climate Questionnaire 2021 has been made available on its own website.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    26.98 / 29 93%
    • Organisation: 18.5 / 19 97.4%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Practice: 7 / 8 87.3%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 2 / 8 25%
    • Certified: 4 / 8 49.8%
    • Y
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      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Palm oil mills and plantations- Indonesia, Malaysia, Ghana, Nigeria. The company also operates plantations through joint ventures in Ivory Coast, Uganda. Refineries- Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, China, India, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Netherlands, Germany, USA.

    • Y
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      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

      Indonesia, Malaysia, Ghana and Nigeria.

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

      354248 - The company reports this figure in its 2021 RSPO ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      230480 - The company reports a planted area of 230,480 ha in company-owned areas.

    • Y
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      17. Scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

      43472 - A total area under scheme smallholders is reported as 43,471.54 ha in the company's 2021 RSPO ACOP. In its 2021 sustainability report, it states it has a total of 43,472 hectares (including 35,682 planted hectares) owned by scheme smallholders. The company's reporting in the RSPO ACOP includes ex-plasma smallholders (now independent smallholders) which "sometimes continue to have sales contracts agreements with Wilmar, and so these types of smallholders continue to be included under Wilmar's RSPO certification".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      21544.8 - The company reports a figure of 21,544.78 in its 2021 RSPO ACOP.

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

      44253.2 - The company reports a conservation area of 17,836.56 ha including an HCV area of 26,416.65 ha in its RSPO ACOP 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      20. Maps of estates/management units?

      The company has included its concession boundary maps in its 2021 ACOP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Maps of scheme smallholders?

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

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      0.5 / 1

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

      The company details the locations of its FFB supply base of all its mills in Malaysia only.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Number of company-owned mills?

      45 - The company operates 45 palm oil mills. One is under a joint venture where the company does not have a majority shareholding.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

      The names and locations of all company-owned mills are published on the company's website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Nine mills source exclusively from third-party suppliers, one mill sources exclusively from company-owned plantations, and the remaining 35 source from company and third-party suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's own mills source 44% of FFB from its own plantations, 3% from scheme smallholders and the remaining 53% from third-party sources.

    • Y
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      27. Number of third party supplying mills?

      The company states that there are over 850 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.

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

      The company states that there are over 850 supplier mills in Malaysia and Indonesia. A list of the supplying mills and their coordinates can be found through clicking the links in the company's Supply Chain Map.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that 13.4% of 3rd party mills source from their own plantations, 9.2% source from 3rd party plantations, and 30.1% source from both.

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

      The company reports that 3rd party mills source 9.8% of volumes from their own plantations, 8.7% from 3rd party plantations, and 39.7% from both.

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

      The company reports for each of its refineries the total number of suppliers and percentage sourced that are either from company owned mills, third party mills, company owned refineries or others (refiners/traders/bulkers).

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

      The company commits to 100% traceability to mill level by 2022.

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      0.98 / 1
      1 / 1

      33. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      98.2% of CPO and PKO were traceable to mill in 2021. The data has undergone limited assurance by Control Union. Many of the company's crushers and refineries also have RSPO SCC under IP and SG.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company only commits to achieving 100% traceability to plantation for its own mills, which was achieved in 2015. It also states a commitment to 90% traceability to oil palm plantations by 2023.

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      1 / 1
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      35. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) supply to own mills traceable to plantation level?

      The company has achieved 100% traceability to plantation for all company-owned palm oil mills across its global operations based on the set criteria published on its website. An additional point has been awarded as a number of company mills have obtained RSPO Identity Preserved certification.

    • N
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      0 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports in one source that "approximately 15.3% of our supply from third-party mills" is traceable to plantation level, however another source states "15.3% of our third-party supplying mills within our global supply chain are traceable to plantation level". It is not clear if the 15.3% refers to the number of mills or the volume which is traceable. Additional points have been awarded as some of the company's refineries have Identity Preserved certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      [Externally verified] The company publishes traceability data to the plantation level for each of its refineries. This information is externally verified by Control Union.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      38. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      [Externally verified] The company owns one stand-alone crushing facility, PT Usaha Inti Padang, and all others are integrated with refineries and traceability data is reported for each refinery. This information is externally verified by Control Union.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    10.73 / 16 67.1%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 6.7 / 12 56.1%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 12 0%
    • External: 6.7 / 12 56.1%
    • Certified: 0 / 12 0%
    • Y
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      39. Member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)?

      [Externally verified] 2004 - The company has been a member since 2004.

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

      [Externally verified] 2008 - The company achieved its first certification in 2008.

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

      The company has submitted its 2021 ACOP.

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      0.79 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 78.86% - The company has certified 78.86% of its land under RSPO P&C Certification, excluding scheme smallholders.

    • P
      0.78 / 1

      43. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      [Externally verified] 77.77% - 28 out of 36 mills are RSPO certified. The calculation excludes nine stand-alone mills that do not have a supply base of directly owned or managed plantations, or associated smallholders.

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

      2025 - The company commits to achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills by 2025.

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

      2023 - The company commits to achieving 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities by 2023.

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      0.12 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 11.72% - The company reports that 11.72 % of land under scheme smallholders is certified. Data as of 2021.

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

      2023 - The company commits to achieve 100% RSPO certification of scheme/associated smallholders and outgrowers by 2023. This is within 5 years.

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      0.01 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 0.49% - 24,137.79 tonnes were certified out of a total supply of 4,890,518.56 tonnes.

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      0.09 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 8.7% - The company's certified palm oil, palm kernel oil and related products uptake is 8.70%.

    • P
      0.17 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports a volume of 139,377.35 tonnes of CSPO and CSPK sold under the Identity Preserved system out of a total of 839,731.93 tonnes.

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      0.02 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports 424,909.1 tonnes certified under RSPO SG and IP out of a total volume of 25,819,150.78 tonnes (1.64%).

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company states 14 mills (including four independent mills) are ISPO certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      [Externally verified] The company has certified all mills and their supply bases to date in Malaysia, under its subsidiary PPB Oil Palms Berhad.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has multiple ISCC certificates.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    17.29 / 19 91%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 10 / 11 90.9%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 6 96.5%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • External: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • Certified: 1.8 / 6 29.8%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company has a commitment to "no conversion of areas of biodiversity conservation importance" which is defined as "all natural ecosystems identified as HCV and HCS areas, as well as IUCN categories- I-IV protected areas, World Heritage Areas, protected areas that are gazetted under national or state laws, and all areas designated under regional agreements and international conventions".

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have been therefore awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (?75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to no deforestation.

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      1 / 1

      57. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company's policy applies to its suppliers.

    • Y
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      58. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation?

      The company commits to no land clearing damaging primary forests or areas required to protect or enhance HCVs since November 2005, and no land clearing damaging HCVs or HCS forest since November 2018, through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company defines deforestation as the removal of HCV and HCS areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past 31st December 2015 will not be accepted.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company defines deforestation for suppliers as the removal of HCV and HCS areas and specifies any deforestation/conversion past 31st December 2015 will not be accepted in supplier operations.

    • Y
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      60. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company monitors deforestation using a platform Earthqualizer (formerly Aidenvironment Asia) which provides deforestation alerts. Additionally, the company has supported the development of a radar-based monitoring system called Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD).

    • Y
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      61. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion in supplier operations?

      [Externally verified] The company monitors deforestation using a platform from Earthqualizer (formerly Aidenvironment Asia) which provides deforestation alerts. Additionally, the company has supported the development of a radar-based monitoring system called Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD). The company also reports that as of December 2021, the programme monitors more than 21.69 million hectares, which covers over 665 parent company groups, representing more than 8,300 plantation units, spanning Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This information is externally verified by Ernst & Young LLP.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - The company states ""our monitoring programme has been put in place since 2004 and we have recorded no illegal and/or deforestation cases in our own operations as at end of 2021."".

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      0.5 / 1

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

      11719 - The company reports that "Aidenvironment Asia assessed that more than 11,719 hectares of forest and peat areas were cleared in breach of Wilmar's NDPE Policy after 31 December 2015" by GAMA plantation. However, the data is more than 2 years old and a total area of illegal or non-compliant deforestation recorded within the company's suppliers' operational area could not be found.

    • Y
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      64. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      65. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      66. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of RSPO's Sabah Jurisdiction Approach Steering Committee and is also a contributor to a jurisdictional approach initiative convened by the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) and Conservation International.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      67. Biodiversity policy?

      The company has a commitment to biodiversity conservation both with conservation areas and the wider landscape. No time-bound target was found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      68. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

      The company has published a biodiversity policy which applies to all suppliers, covers multiple dimensions of biodiversity protection and extends beyond HCV/HCS/set-asides.

    • Y
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      69. 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. The company has also published a list of wildlife from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species potentially found in its conservation areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      70. 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. The company also reports multiple examples of species and habitat conservation management.

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

      The company commits to only allow sustainable hunting of species by local communities for subsistence purposes in its operations.

    • Y
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      72. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to only allow sustainable hunting of species by local communities for subsistence purposes in their operations.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    15 / 15 100%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 7 / 7 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 7 / 7 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments.

    • Y
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      74. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

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

      [Externally verified] There is the public availability of the following HCV assessments: Sumatra: PT Agrindo Indah Persada, Kalimantan: PT Agro Nusa Investama - Sambas District, PT, Nigeria: Biase Plantations - Ibiae Estate.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is the public availability of the following HCV assessments: Nigeria: Biase Plantations ? Calaro Extension, Ghana: Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP) and Central Kalimantan: PT Rimba Harapan Sakti (PT RHS).

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

      [Externally verified] There is the public availability of the following HCV management and monitoring plans: Nigeria: Biase Plantations ? Calaro Extension, Ghana: Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP) and Central Kalimantan: PT Rimba Harapan Sakti (PT RHS).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to only use licensed HCV assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's ALS.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] An assessment for Benso Oil Palm Plantations Limited smallholder site in Ghana has a satisfactory review. The HCV assessment for Nigeria: Biase Plantations ? Calaro Extension was conducted in 2014 and is also deemed satisfactory. The combined HCV-HCSA assessment submitted in 2021 is still under review.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach.

    • Y
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      82. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
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      83. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] HCS assessment published on High Carbon Stock website for PZ Wilmar ? Nigeria, Calaro Extension.

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

      [Externally verified] The HCS assessment for PZ Wilmar ? Nigeria, Calaro Extension has completed the peer review process.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs).

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

      The company commits all suppliers to conduct social and environmental impact assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] There is the public availability of the following SEIAs: Sumatra: PT Agrindo Indah Persada ? Jambi Province; West Kalimantan: PT Agronusa Investama ? Sambas District; Nigeria: Biase Plantations ? Ibiae Estate and extension & Calaro extension; Ghana: Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP).

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    18.31 / 20 91.6%
    • Organisation: 5 / 5 100%
    • Policy: 7.5 / 8 93.8%
    • Practice: 5.8 / 7 83%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • External: 1 / 7 14.3%
    • Certified: 3.6 / 7 50.9%
    • Y
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      88. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to no planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
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      89. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
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      90. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)?

      1836 (1%) - The company reported a total peat planted area of approximately 1,836 hectares, which is about 1% of its total planted area. In 2019, the area total was 6,860 ha, and in 2020, the area total was 2,420 ha but the company does not report why this has decreased.

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

      [Externally verified] The company reported a total peat planted area of 1,836 ha in 2021, which is a decrease from the previous year. EY has performed limited assurance procedures on this data.

    • Y
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      92. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to best management practices for soils and peat.

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      0.5 / 1

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

      Only the company's commitment to BMPs for peat applies to all of its suppliers.

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      94. 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. The company's own reporting only covers information for best management practices defined by peat experts together with the RSPO which includes maintaining water tables at optimal levels to minimise peat subsidence and minimise the release of carbon dioxide.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to zero burning.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no burning.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.77 / 1

      97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company has also published evidence of patrols, training, community outreach and fire alert systems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports 73 hotspots and 51 actual fires in 2021 for Indonesia, and no fires were detected in the company's operations in Malaysia, Nigeria or Ghana in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      264 - In its 2021 sustainability report the company states that within a five-kilometre radius of the company's concession boundaries, a total of 1,229 hotspots were identified, of which 192 were confirmed as actual fires. It also reports on its website that 'as of December 2021', zero fires were recorded in its Malaysia and Ghana operations and surrounding areas while there have been 72 fires detected around its Nigeria operations in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to reducing GHG emissions intensity by 15% by the year 2023.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports an emissions intensity of 0.66 metric tonnes of CO2e per metric ton of CPO in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reports GHG emissions from land clearing as 1,621,657 MT CO2e in 2020.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports an increase in the emissions intensity of 0.66 metric tonnes of CO2e per metric ton of CPO in 2021 as compared to 0.62 metric tonnes of CO2e per metric ton of CPO in 2020. However, the emissions intensity reported in 2021 is still lower than the company's target to reduce emissions intensity by 15% by 2023 but the information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The RSPO requires companies to assess their GHG emissions through the Palm GHG calculator. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      25 mills have methane capture.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    23.89 / 25 95.6%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 10.9 / 12 90.8%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 12 8.3%
    • External: 2.8 / 12 22.9%
    • Certified: 7.1 / 12 59.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it has a target to reduce water usage intensity for its palm oil mills to 1.2 cubic metres per metric ton of FFB processed for Indonesia and 1.3 cubic metres per metric ton of FFB processed for Malaysia, Ghana and Nigeria by 2023 against its 2016 baseline.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      107. Water use intensity?

      1.43 - Figure calculated by averaging the regional figures reported by the company. Data as of 2021.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      108. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      [Externally verified] Reductions have only been made in 3 out 7 regions from 2020 to 2021. Figures have been verified by EY for both years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's BOD and COD levels are within legal limits.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports all other operations were compliant with relevant local thresholds in 2021. BOD and COD data was externally verified for 2021.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.79 / 1

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

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's own reporting also mentions treating POME before discharge.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Treatment of palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

      [Externally verified] The company mentions that 'Palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)', wastewater from the refining of crude palm oil (CPO), is usually treated through a chemical process to remove the oil, grease and inorganic substances before further biological treatment prior to discharge. This is externally verified by EY in the company's sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      113. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to protecting natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.79 / 1

      114. 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

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to no use of paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to not use paraquat.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to only use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to only use World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to only use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to only use Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention chemicals in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports chemical usage in oil palm plantations (kg of active ingredients per ha) in all regions.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.77 / 1

      124. 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. The company also reports using mill effluents and byproducts of oil palm cultivation as organic fertilisers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.79 / 1

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports having an integrated pest management (IPM) approach which includes controlling the rat population by breeding and releasing barn owls in its palm plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. 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. The company also reports having a waste management system in place.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    34.5 / 35 98.6%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Policy: 21 / 21 100%
    • Practice: 9 / 9 100%
    • Self-reported: 8 / 9 88.9%
    • External: 1 / 9 11.1%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to the UN Declaration on Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. 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 reports its progress on the implementation of human rights commitment in its latest sustainability report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits suppliers to the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to respect FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. 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). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      137. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      [Externally verified] The company states it uses participatory mapping. The company also has a series of progress reports relating to the Pasaman Barat Community, West Sumatra. These report the company's engagement with community customary figures and the head of the cooperative to prevent conflicts as well as develop the grievance process. These reports are written in collaboration with Earthworm Foundation and are therefore externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain requirements for addressing land conflicts. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. 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. The company has also published a Women's Charter which 'sets out the core areas to ensuring a fairer and more inclusive workplace for women'. In its upstream palm oil operations, the charter will be implemented through locally set up committees for women that operate at each estate and mill. In 2021, 100% of the company's oil palm plantations in Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nigeria had Women's Working Groups (WoW) or Gender Committees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      140. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to mitigate impacts on food security.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. 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

      142. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to providing essential community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. 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. The company also reports multiple pieces of evidence of its progress on its commitment to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports that it is committed to hiring employees from the local talent pool, subject to suitability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to the International Labour Organization (ILO)'s eight fundamental Conventions and Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. 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. The company has also been working with Verité to strengthen labour rights in its operations since 2017.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regard to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. 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 also reports it formed the Women's Committee Steering Group (WCSG) in April 2019 to ensure that there is consistency and alignment with the five key issue objectives, one of these being non-discriminatory, fair and equal opportunities at work and in worker representation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      22% - The company reports as of December 2021, 78% of its workforce benefit from permanent employment status, with 22% employed as temporary or fixed-term workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Percentage or number of women employees?

      24% - The company reports in 2021 that female employees account for 24% of its global group headcount.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a Decent Living wage?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to pay a Decent Living Wage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits all suppliers to pay a Decent Living Wage to all workers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. 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. The company's own reporting only states that it has assessed 100% of its employees and contractors to ensure that they are paid a living wage. Clear figures/ratios for the wages paid are not reported by the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. Reporting of salary by gender?

      The company reports the female to male ratio of weighted average annual basic salary and remuneration by employee category, however data is not split by location of operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to addressing occupational health and safety at work.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. 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. The company also reports that all of its employees and workers who may be exposed to risks to their health or safety while at work are provided with PPE and guidance or training on its proper use.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      Lost time injury frequency rates per 200,000 working hours are reported separately across regions and supply chain (plantations, mills, and refineries).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      26 - The figure reported is for 2021 for employees and contractors.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    15.5 / 16 96.9%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 6 100%
    • Practice: 9.5 / 10 95%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 10 27.5%
    • External: 6.8 / 10 67.5%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      162. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to supporting smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company reports that its scheme smallholder programmes focus on providing training and support for farmers to improve sustainability practices, increase yield per hectare and ultimately achieve certification under applicable national certifications schemes and RSPO.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      164. Percentage of scheme smallholders involved in programme?

      100% - The company reports that 100% of its scheme smallholders were supported by its capacity-building programmes in 2021. However, the information reported is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company also reports that its independent smallholder programmes are specific to each country and aim to address the unique challenges faced by farmers in their respective locations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] 28% - The company reports that 100% of its independent smallholders covered by its programmes have access to best practices and expertise in order to help them achieve NDPE compliance and enhance their livelihoods. 28% of its independent smallholders (3,466 farmers) were supported by the company's capacity-building programmes in 2021. The information reported is externally verified by EY.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. 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. The company also uses its Supplier Group Compliance (SGC) to monitor supplier risk at group level.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company states it has "completed formal engagements with 100% of our group-level palm oil suppliers." It also states that "Out of our 919 suppliers, 574 completed SRTs were submitted as of December 2020. This accounts for 62.5% of the supply base, an increase from the 52.3% reported in 2019". The Supplier Reporting Tool (SRT) is used by the company to better assess its suppliers' progress and their implementation of its NDPE policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      169. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company operates a 'suspend first' approach where suppliers involved in verified cases of deforestation and/or new development on peatland face immediate suspension at the group level. Through corrective measures and action, suspended suppliers can re-enter the company's supply chain. Minimum requirements for re-entry into the company's supply chain are also published.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published time-bound action plans to ensure NDPE implementation throughout its supply chain.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports that in 2021, 88.3% of palm oil and lauric volumes to its origin refineries in Malaysia and Indonesia and 83.5% across its global supply chain are from suppliers that have at least company group-level commitments and/or action plans in place to address the No Deforestation requirements. Control Union has conducted limited assurance procedures on this figure, thus externally verified points have been awarded. In 2019, the company reports that over 90% of its suppliers are compliant with its policies, assessed through at least one of the following: "provided written confirmation to Wilmar's NDPE policy, published their own NDPE policies, reported NDPE compliance via our SRT platform, or are a member of the RSPO. It is unclear that if a supplier publishes said policy whether this is classified as compliant or if policies are checked. There is no evidence of active monitoring/assessing of compliance.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Supplier Reporting Tool (SRT) is used to assess its own and supplier mills for risk annually, and high-risk mills undergo direct engagement. It states "The SRT is an annual programme conducted with 100% of Wilmar's direct supplying mills (including Wilmar mills) and their associated estates". Mills are scored and ranked for individual indicators of risk and for their overall risk based on combined indicators. Environmental risks, certification status and grievances are considered for an overall mill-based risk score. The overall mill-based risk scores are then integrated with the SRT results to determine an overall risk level. For mills that are categorised with higher levels of risk or ?high-priority' mills, they undergo site assessments and direct engagement as part of the company's NDPE policy implementation programmes.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company conducts site visits with high-risk supplying mills and provides them with time-bound action plans to bring them into compliance.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Regularly engages with a subset of high risk mills?

      [Externally verified] The company's Supplier Reporting Tool (SRT) is used to assess its own and supplier mills for risk annually, and high-risk mills undergo direct engagement.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's Supplier Reporting Tool (SRT) is used to assess its own and supplier mills for risk annually, in conjunction with mills' certification status, grievances and the Global Forest Watch (GFW) commodity risk geospatial analysis.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company assesses mill risk annually.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company reports the number of suppliers assessed as high priority mills as 71 or 7.7% and as low priority mills as 848 or 92.3% in 2021. This information is externally verified by Control Union.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    7 / 7 100%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 5 100%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 2 100%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company makes this commitment through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also reports its own commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. 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. The company reports that its corporate policies have been communicated to all employees of the group and to ensure compliance with these policies, employees also receive training and specific guidance, either as part of their onboarding or as refresher training. In 2021, there were no reported incidents of anti-competitive behaviour, monopolistic practice or corruption cases involving the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that its tax policy "is set by Wilmar's Group Tax" department. In this policy the company discloses its management approach to tax.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      182. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 contain guidance and requirements on whistleblowing procedures. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has a whistleblowing policy in place.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company adheres to this criteria through the RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018. Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank (>75%) and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years. The company also has its own grievance procedure in place which is open to all stakeholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      184. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      82 grievances have been logged since June 2014. Details of grievances are published on the company website.

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