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

  • Landbank (oil palm):
    327,036 hectares
  • Palm cultivation revenue:
    0.13%
  • Market cap:
    14,907,200,000 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    WLIL.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    WIL SP
  • ISIN:
    SG1T56930848
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Wilmar International Ltd – November 2018

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

Assessment date:

Total: 83% 102.5 / 123.5
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership 6 / 6 100%
    • Companies should publish sustainability policies or similar covering their entire supply chain — including third party suppliers — implemented and enforced through high-level leadership that engages with wider industry schemes.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Chief Sustainability Officer

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      4. Sustainability report published within last two years?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

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

    • n/a
      -
      No source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

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

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability 12 / 19 63.2%
    • Companies should publicly report figures on their total landbank and details of different areas under their management. They should also disclose maps of their management areas and provide details on traceability of their products, both to mill and plantation level.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      327,036 - Sum of total land area controlled/managed for oil palm cultivation for the company 251,158.40 ha and for its subsidiary PPB Oil Palms 75,878.27 ha

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      9. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      242,802 - The company also has 46,000 ha in joint ventures in Uganda and West Africa

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      34,524 - The company also has another 149,000 hectares under smallholder and outgrower schemes through joint ventures and associates in Africa

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      12,364.2 - Total unplanted (11,015.29 ha for Wilmar International + 1,348.96 ha for PPB Oil Palms)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      30,417 - The 2017 ACOPs for Wilmar and PPB Oil Palms combined sum of HCV area and other conservation areas is higher at 33,522.34 ha

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      13. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      14. Number and names of company owned mills?

      45 - The company states in its latest sustainability report that it owns 44 mills, however the ACOPs for Wilmar International and PPB Oil Palms gives a total of 45 mills. Mill names for Ghana and Nigeria could not be found

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      15. Maps or coordinates of company owned mills?

      Maps and coordinates are available for mills, but the total number of mills is unclear

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      16. Number and names of supplier mills?

      The company states that there are over 800 supplier mills in Malaysia and Indonesia. A list of the names of the mills supplying individual refineries can be found through the company's Supply Chain Map

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      18. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

      Scheme smallholder boundaries have been made available to the RSPO as part of 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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company made a commitment to be traceable to mill level for all palm oil physically handled by company refineries, but the commitment was not time-bound

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

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

    • No
      0 / 2
      Source

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

      The company only states "we have completed maps of all our own mills in Malaysia and Indonesia, showing all estate boundaries and the location of each smallholder and dealer" but the overall percentage traceable is not reported

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

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

      The company states that most FFB from supplying mills is currently 0% traceable to plantation level. It reports percentage traceability to plantation in its 2017 Q4 Progress Report for Indonesia and Malaysia refineries ranging from 0% to 35.7%

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity 10 / 10 100%
    • Companies should commit to address deforestation and to set aside areas for conservation. They should report on any activities to manage or restore habitat in their conservation areas, or monitor deforestation in their supply chains. They should also provide evidence of species conservation and biodiversity protection.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      24. Commitment to zero deforestation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      26. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCS, HCV, peat

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      27. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      30. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      33. Examples of species conservation activities?

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

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments 11 / 11 100%
    • Companies should commit to the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approaches, and to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIA). They should develop and publish monitoring and management plans, and provide evidence through SEIA, HCV and HCS assessments, typically published in summary form due to the sensitive nature of certain sites.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The following HCV assessments are publicly available:
      Sumatra: PT Agrindo Indah Persada
      Kalimantan: PT Agronusa Investama - Sambas District, PT
      Nigeria: Biase Plantations - Ibiae Estate

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The following HCV assessment is publicly available:
      Nigeria: Biase Plantations - Calaro Extension

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The following HCV management and monitoring plan is publicly available: Nigeria: Biase Plantations - Calaro Extension

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      42. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The following SEIA assessments are publicly available:
      Sumatra: PT Agrindo Indah Persada - Jambi Province
      West Kalimantan: PT Agronusa Investama - Sambas District
      Nigeria: Biase Plantations - Ibiae Estate and extension

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions 13 / 15 86.7%
    • Companies should commit to protect peatland and undertake best management practices for soils and peat. They should also have policies on zero burning and to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Companies should report their GHG emissions, as well as any fires that occurred in or around their estates, along with plans for managing and monitoring fires.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      48. Landbank or planted area on peat?

      22,187 (8%) - The company states that roughly 8% of its planted area is on peat. The company reports peat planted area figures for its operations in Sabah, Sarawak, Kalimantan and Sumatra

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company only details best management practices for peat

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      50. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      52. Evidence of management and monitoring fires?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports the number of fires within a 5 km radius of concessions

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company has a general commitment to reduce GHG emissions and a target to reduce emissions from palm oil mill effluent (POME) by 275,000 tCO2e by 2020, but this does not cover all of its palm oil operations and it does not have a target to reduce GHG emission intensity

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      56. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      57. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      RSPO PalmGHG calculator

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      58. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports carbon intensity (tCO2e/MT CPO) across its operations but reports an overall increase from 2.23 to 2.88 between 2016 and 2017. The company also reports an increase in net emissions

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      22 (50%) - The company states "we have 22 commissioned and operational methane capture-power generation facilities, with another three in various stages of construction"

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management 8.5 / 12 70.8%
    • Companies should commit to managing water use and water quality, providing evidence through time-bound reduction plans, policies on toxic chemical use and treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME).

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      Source

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

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      62. Progress towards commitment on water use?

      The company reports water use per tonne of FFB processed for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Water usage has increased slightly in some places and it is not clear if the company's overall water usage is improving

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports BOD levels by region and discharge destination. These have increased across all operations but remain within legal limits as reported by the company. The company does not report figures for COD

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      64. Protection of natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company commits to reducing the use of chemicals including pesticides, but does not mention fertilisers

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      67. No use of paraquat?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states they are not used, except in specific urgent situations

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states they are not used, except in specific urgent situations

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      70. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company reports herbicide usage in toxicity per hectare by region

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights 18 / 19.5 92.3%
    • Companies should commit to respect human rights, including those of indigenous peoples and local communities, consulted with free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). Companies should respect the rights of workers, report relevant workforce data, and comply with health and safety legislation.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      77. FPIC commitment applies to independent suppliers?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

      79. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

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

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

      80. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      81. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      82. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

      84. Total number of employees?

      46,222 - Figure is for employees across its palm oil operations. The company also reports it has a workforce of about 90,000 people overall

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      85. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      5,283 (11.4%) - Sum of temporary workers in Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, Sumatra and Ghana. The company reports it has zero temporary workers in Sabah, Sarawak and Nigeria

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      86. Percentage or number of women employees?

      12,896 (27.9%)

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      87. Commitment to pay minimum wage?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      88. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      89. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      The company provides Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) per 200,000 Working Hours for its plantations and mills in different regions

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      5 - In 2017

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      91. Provision of personal protective equipment and pesticide training?

  • Certification standards Certification standards 12 / 18 66.7%
    • Companies should become members of credible certification standards and report in accordance with all appropriate categories of membership. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requires members registered as growers to submit data relating to certification targets for their estates, scheme smallholders and independent fresh fruit bunch (FFB) suppliers, via an annual communications of progress (ACOP) report.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      2,005 - The company has been a member since 2005. Its subsidiaries PPB Oil Palms Bhd has been a member since 2004. Its joint ventures and associates Adani Wilmar, Olenex, Goodman Fielder, Delta Wilmar and Volac are also RSPO members

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

    • No
      0 / 0.5
      Source

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

      The company states the countries in which the it operates and has over 50% shareholdings: Indonesia (Bengkulu, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, Riau, West Sumatera, South Sumatra, North Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak), Ghana and Nigeria (Malaysian operations reported through PPB Oil Palms Bhd). It does not report any operations in Jambi or Bengkulu.

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

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,022 - An original target of 2013 was extended to 2016 and then to 2018 and now 2022. PPB Oil Palms has a target of 2011 which it has achieved

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,022 - An original target of 2019 was extended to 2022. PPB Oil Palms Berhad does not have associated smallholders

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

      2,020 - The company states "Only for subsidiary manufacturing plants" in its ACOP

    • Yes
      0.5 / 0.5
      Source

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

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

    • Partial
      1.5 / 2
      Source

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

      28 (62.2%)

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

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

      262,028 (80.1%) - Stated total certified area for Wilmar and PPB Oil Palms

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

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

      5,525.86 (14.4%)

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

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

      51,534.9 (1.3%) - Calculation: FFB volume supplied that is certified for independent smallholders, outgrowers and other third-party suppliers for Wilmar and PPB Oil Palms divided by total FFB volume that is supplied for Wilmar and PPB Oil Palms

    • Partial
      0.5 / 2
      Source

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

      5%

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

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

    • Partial
      0.5 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states 8 mills and their supply bases have been certified

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      106. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      The company has certified two mills and their supply bases to date

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      ISCC

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers 6 / 7 85.7%
    • Companies should report details of any programmes or schemes to support both schemed and independent smallholders, as well as criteria to assess suppliers on compliance with company policies, and in what cases suppliers should be suspended or excluded due to non-compliance.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      108. Programme to support scheme smallholders?

      Plasma, scheme smallholders

    • No
      0 / 1
      No source

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      110. Programme to support independent smallholders?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      The company states that in 2017 it supported 225 smallholders in Riau and trained 3,200 smallholders in Honduras. A total of 235 small growers are expected to benefit from the WISSCo programme and 43 smallholders will be supported in Nigeria

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      113. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

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

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

      37 - The company states it completed 37 mill assessments in 2016

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances 6 / 6 100%
    • Companies should operate in an ethical manner at all levels, providing accessible channels and clear procedures for both employees and external stakeholders to raise any grievance or complaint with the company, as well as allowing for whistleblowing.

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      115. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      116. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

      117. Own grievance or complaints system?

    • Yes
      1 / 1
      Source

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

    • Yes
      2 / 2
      Source

      119. Details of grievances disclosed?

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

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