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Wilmar International Ltd

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  • Latest update: November 2020
  • Next scheduled: November 2021

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1991, Wilmar is engaged in oil

  • Landbank (oil palm)
    353,687 hectares
  • Market cap:
    18,636,070,980 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    WLIL.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    WIL SP
  • ISIN:
    SG1T56930848
  • Sedol:
    B17KC69
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Wilmar International Ltd – November 2020

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 88.9% 167.94 / 189
  • Organisation: 34 / 39 87.2%
  • Policy: 72.5 / 76 95.4%
  • Practice: 61.4 / 74 83%
  • Self-reported: 13.1 / 74 17.7%
  • External: 33.5 / 74 45.3%
  • Certified: 14.9 / 74 20.1%
  • 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%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has a Chief Sustainability Officer.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has a board-level Risk Management Committee which supports the chairman and CEO with implementing its NDPE policy, as well as reviews sustainability reports and emerging issues on a quarterly basis.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      22% - Figure covers the company's entire operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1

    • 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?

      Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, 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 NGOs and governments on projects preserving biodiversity and local community rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's 2019 sustainability report was published in 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company submitted CDP questionnaires in 2019, and its sustainability reports are written in accordance with GRI standards - although they are not published on the GRI online database.

    • 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 2019 has been made available on its own website.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    22.15 / 27 82%
    • Organisation: 14.5 / 17 85.3%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Practice: 6.2 / 8 76.9%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 8 0%
    • External: 2 / 8 25%
    • Certified: 4.2 / 8 51.9%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      353,687

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      268,331 - The company reports an area of 232,940 ha planted in company-owned areas and 35,391 ha in scheme smallholder areas.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      42,849.3 - A total area under scheme smallholders is reported as 42,849.29 ha in the company's RSPO ACOP. In its sustainability report it states 35,391 ha is planted.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      20,630

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      42,886

    • Y
      1 / 1

      18. Maps of estates/management units?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Scheme smallholder boundaries have been made available to the RSPO as part of its estate maps according to the company, 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.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      20. 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

      21. 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

      22. Names and locations of company-owned mills?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

      The company's own mills source 40.4% of FFB from its own plantations, 4% from scheme smallholders and the remaining 55.5% from third-party sources including independent smallholders.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of third party supplying mills?

      850 - 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
      1 / 1

      26. 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.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      29. 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 company owned mills, third party mills, company owned refineries or others (refiners/traders/bulkers). Latest data is for 2018.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      31. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      96.2% of CPO and PKO was traceable to mill in 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      32. 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.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      33. 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.

    • P
      0.15 / 2

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

      Approximately 15% of the company's third-party supplying mills were traceable to plantation level in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      35. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company owns one standalone crushing facility, PT Usaha Inti Padang, and all others are integrated in refineries.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    12.59 / 16 78.7%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 7.6 / 11 69%
    • Self-reported: 3.6 / 11 32.6%
    • External: 4 / 11 36.4%
    • Certified: 0 / 11 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2004 - The company has been a member since 2005. Its joint ventures and associates Adani Wilmar, Olenex, Goodman Fielder, Delta Wilmar and Volac are also RSPO members.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Indonesia (Central Kalimantan, Jambi, North Sumatra, Riau, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, West Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak), Ghana and Nigeria.

    • P
      0.74 / 1

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

    • P
      0.72 / 1

      42. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      72.22% - 26 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2025 - An original target of 2013 was extended to 2016, then 2018, 2022, 2023 and now 2025.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2020 - The company has cited concerns that COVID-19 may impact this target but have kept it to 2020 in its most recent ACOP.

    • P
      0.12 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      2023

    • P
      0.01 / 1

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

      0.6% - A total of 31,954.17 tonnes was certified out of a supply of 5,266,877.07 tonnes.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company sells Identity Preserved and processes Segregated and Identity Preserved.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states 11 mills (including one independent) are ISPO certified. No certificates could be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      51. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      The company has certified all mills and their supply bases to date.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has multiple ISCC certificates.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    16.24 / 17 95.5%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Policy: 9 / 9 100%
    • Practice: 5.7 / 6 95.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Certified: 1.7 / 6 29%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      The company uses High Carbon Stock (HCS) Forests and High Conservation Value (HCV) Areas as definitions. The cut-off date for compliance is 31st December 2015.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company monitors deforestation using a platform from Aidenvironment Asia (Earth Equalizer) which provides deforestation alerts, and Earthworm's Starling monitoring technology alongside ground-truthing. Additionally, the company has supported the development of a radar-based monitoring system called Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD). Information has been externally verified by Aidenvironment Asia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

      The company uses the same methods of monitoring in supplier operations as it does for its own. The company monitors deforestation using a platform from Aidenvironment Asia (Earth Equalizer) which provides deforestation alerts, and Earthworm's Starling monitoring technology alongside ground-truthing. Additionally, the company has supported the development of a radar-based monitoring system called Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD). Information has been externally verified by Aidenvironment Asia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      0 - Since monitoring began the company has recorded no illegal deforestation in its own operations as of the end of 2019.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      12,919 - 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, and a further 1,200 hectares of HCS areas were deforested by Mopoli Raya Group, however this does not cover 100% of the company's supplier operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to restoration and reforestation activities in "areas where there has been historical degradation on HCV or any non-compliant land clearing within our concession", following the cut-off date of its NDPE policy (31st December 2015). The company also makes this commitment in a 2018 joint statement with Aidenvironment Asia, Unilever, and Mondelez International. The company also explicitly commits in its 2019 sustainability report to restore riparian areas and peatland, with the same cut-off date.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Suppliers with non-compliant forest clearing and peat development after the cut-off date of 31 December 2015 are required to submit Recovery Plans to address non-compliance(s). These plans may include restoring ecosystems.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      The company is a member of RSPO's Sabah Jurisdiction Approach Steering Committee, a contributor to a jurisdictional approach initiative convened by the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) and is implementing the Aggregator Refinery Transformation (ART) program as a landscape level approach aimed at transforming its supply chain. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      64. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.74 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is part of multiple projects such as a reintroduction programme for endangered gibbons and is restoring riparian areas which can be used as wildlife corridors, to name a few. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Hunting wild animals on plantations is strictly prohibited. Indigenous communities are allowed to hunt sustainably and only species which aren't threatened.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company's own commitment applies to suppliers: Hunting wild animals on plantations is strictly prohibited; Indigenous communities are allowed to hunt sustainably and only species which aren't threatened.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    14 / 14 100%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 8 / 8 100%
    • Practice: 6 / 6 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 6 / 6 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also makes this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      71. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      72. 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. Ghana: Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      73. 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. Ghana: Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also makes this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. 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?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      An assessment for Benso Oil Palm Plantations Limited smallholder site in Ghana has a satisfactory review.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also makes this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      There is public availability of the following SEIA: 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
    15.74 / 20 78.7%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 7 / 8 87.5%
    • Practice: 4.7 / 7 67.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 7 17.9%
    • External: 0.8 / 7 10.7%
    • Certified: 2.7 / 7 39.1%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also makes this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      6,860 (2.55%) - The company reported a total peat planted area of 6,860 ha, representing 2.55% of planted oil palm area, in 2019. The previous year, the area total was 22,104 ha - the company states some of its peatland has been reclassified, but does not report why or how.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reported a total peat planted area of 6,860 ha, representing 2.55% of planted oil palm area, in 2019. The previous year, the area total was 22,104 ha - the company states some of its peatland has been reclassified, but does not report why or how. This information has not been externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      88. 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.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.74 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 2

      92. 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. Information has been externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports 143 hotspots and 166 actual fires in 2019 for Indonesia, and no fires were detected in the company's operations in Malaysia, Nigeria or Ghana in 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      214 - In its 2019 sustainability report the company states that within a five-kilometre radius of the company's concession boundaries, a total of 1,607 hotspots and 214 actual fires were recorded in 2019. It also reports on its website that 'as of December 2019', zero fires were recorded in surrounding areas of its operations in Malaysia, Ghana and Nigeria. The 2018 sustainability report states seven fires were recorded during that reporting period for company operations in Nigeria and Ghana, that had spread from surrounding areas.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company has a target to reduce the overall GHG emissions intensity of its mills by 15% by 2023, but this only applies to mills and therefore does not cover all of its palm oil operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      96. GHG emissions intensity?

      In 2019, the company's GHG emission intensity was 0.77 MT CO2e/MT CPO, but it is not clear whether this covers all palm oil operations or just mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      97. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reports recording GHG emissions from land use change but only for RSPO certified operations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      98. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company shows a decrease in emissions intensity (tCO2e/MT CPO) from 2.88 in 2017, to 2.88 in 2018, and 1.47 in 2019. However, these figures only cover RSPO certified operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      99. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      The GHG Protocol benchmark for non-RSPO operations and the RSPO PalmGHG calculator is used for those certified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      25 mills have methane capture.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    22.22 / 25 88.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 11 / 11 100%
    • Practice: 9.2 / 12 76.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 12 10.4%
    • External: 1.8 / 12 14.6%
    • Certified: 6.2 / 12 51.8%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it has a target to reduce water consumption intensity to 1.2m3 per tonne of FFB processed for Indonesia and 1.3m3 per tonne of FFB processed for Malaysia and Ghana by 2023. A target has not been set for Nigeria yet as the mill is not operating at full capacity, but a target will be set when data is more robust.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Water use intensity?

      1.47 - Figure calculated by averaging the regional figures reported by the company.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      Reductions have been made in three regions from 2018 to 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is within legal limits for both BOD and COD.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is within legal limits for both BOD and COD. This data was externally verified for 2016 and 2019.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.74 / 1

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

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      One refinery in Indonesia sends its effluent to a municipal treatment centre for external treatment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      108. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.74 / 1

      109. 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. The company provides examples of riparian restoration in its operations in Malaysia and Indonesia.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      These chemicals are only to be used in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Suppliers can only use these chemicals in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      These chemicals are only to be used in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Suppliers can only use these chemicals in exceptional circumstances.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports toxicity level across all regions.

    • Y
      1 / 2

      119. 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 it uses mill effluents and byproducts of oil palm cultivation as inorganic fertilisers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.74 / 1

      120. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company independently reports that barn owls have been used to reduce rat populations and use of poisoned rat bait, but does not provide any other examples of IPM.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. 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 that it utilises palm effluents and byproducts in order to minimise waste and chemical fertiliser applications.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    34 / 36 94.4%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 21 / 22 95.5%
    • Practice: 9 / 9 100%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 9 / 9 100%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company requires suppliers to commit to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. 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 human rights workshops, establishment of grievance systems and meetings with unions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect Indigenous and local community rights in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the HCSA Social Requirements.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company requires suppliers to commit to respect Indigenous and local community rights in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the HCSA Social Requirements.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes reference to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure, and respects Indigenous peoples' and local communities' formal and customary rights to lands, territories and resources.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company requires suppliers to make reference to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure, and respect Indigenous peoples' and local communities' formal and customary rights to lands, territories and resources.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member reporting as a grower. The company also makes this commitment independently.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company uses participatory mapping and appoints staff to be responsible for local community contact. This information is externally verified in RSPO audits.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. 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 identified five key barriers to the inclusion of women and have outlined actions to combat each barrier.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1

      136. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      137. 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. The company provides an example of the Adum Smallholder Scheme in Ghana which provides alternative livelihood options such as beekeeping, poultry farming and baking.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. 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.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to the International Labour Organization (ILO) eight fundamental Conventions and Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company requires suppliers to commit to the International Labour Organization (ILO) eight fundamental Conventions and Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. 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 also reports multiple examples of progress such as meetings with union leaders and visits to supplier operations to improve working conditions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      146. 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 progress via its Women's Charter and Sexual Harassment, Violence and Abuse, and Reproductive Rights Policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      4,712 (8.2%) - The company reports a total of 4,712 temporary employees in oil palm producing countries and 57,481 permanent employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

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

    • N
      0 / 1

      152. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      155. 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 PPE and training independent of RSPO certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. 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

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

      7 - Figure reported for 2019.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    14.25 / 16 89.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 6 100%
    • Practice: 8.3 / 10 82.5%
    • Self-reported: 4.3 / 10 42.5%
    • External: 4 / 10 40%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. Scheme smallholders are supported to achieve national certifications.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      100% - All scheme smallholders are covered by the company's programme.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's RSPO-certified landbank. The company's programmes differ according to country.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      36% of independent smallholders in Indonesia are involved in the company's programme, and 0% are involved in Ghana and Nigeria as programmes are still under development. The company reports 220 smallholders, 31.5% of smallholders, supplying three mills in Malaysia are involved in a programme. A total percentage of smallholders involved over the company's entire supply is not reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. 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

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

      470 (52.3%) - 470 out of 899 suppliers from 2018 submitted reports as of December 2019 to the Supplier Reporting Tool (SRT). This accounts for 52.3% of the supply base.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      Suppliers involved in verified deforestation and/or new development on peatland face immediate suspension. A new protocol to address exploitation is to be published in Q3 2020. Minimum requirements for re-entry into the company's supply chain are also published.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      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.".

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company engages with high risk mills on an annual basis. This information has not been externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company assesses mill risk annually. This information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

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

      The company reports risk level for all supplier mills, which include the company's own mills. It reports 216 (24%) supplier mills are identified as high-priority.

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    6 / 7 85.7%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 2 / 2 100%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 2 50%
    • External: 1 / 2 50%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. 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 also reports training employees on relevant ethical conduct policies.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      178. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      67 grievances have been logged since June 2014. Details of grievances are published.

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