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  • Latest update: June 2021
  • Next scheduled: July 2022

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  • About this company:

    Established in 1989, Singapore based commodity producer and

  • Landbank
    2,533,700 hectares
  • Market cap:
    3,206,387,851 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    OLAM.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    OLAM:SP
  • ISIN:
    SG1Q75923504
  • Website:

Company assessment: Olam International – June 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 73.1% 116.96 / 160
  • Organisation: 18.5 / 33 56.1%
  • Policy: 54.5 / 69 79%
  • Practice: 44 / 58 75.8%
  • Self-reported: 13 / 58 22.4%
  • External: 14 / 58 24.1%
  • Certified: 17 / 58 29.3%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    9.5 / 12 79.2%
    • Organisation: 4.5 / 6 75%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 3 / 4 75%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 4 50%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      1. Sustainable forestry policy or commitment for all its operations?

      The company has provided Declaration of Commitment, Living Landscapes Policy that applies to upstream operations and joint ventures. It has a separate Supplier Code that applies to any entity that sell goods or services to the company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      2. Sustainable forestry policy or commitment applies to all suppliers?

      The company's Declaration of Commitment released in 2020 talks about suppliers engagement strategy and Living Landscape Policy applies to all the company's agricultural commodity businesses, including upstream production, and third-party sourcing through its Supplier Code.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Dr. Christopher Stewart, Senior Vice President and Global Head Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) is the high-level position responsible for sustainability.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      Five board members sit on the Board's Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Committee.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company provides only primary workforce by gender which does not clarifies the number or percentage of women in senior management team.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 - Marie Elaine Teo - Independent Non-Executive Director, is the only female on the board according to the staff profiles.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of FSC, PEFC, UNGC, ATIBT, the European Coalition for Sustainable Tropical Timber (STTC), and HCVRN.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      8. Collaboration with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with timber and pulp production?

      The company collaborates with several stakeholders, NGOs, Groups to preserve natural environment and also water conservation, restrict illegal hunting to save wildlife. It is also involved in developing the regional standard for PEFC in the Congo Basin.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company publishes an integrated annual report inclusive of all sustainability-related topics.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company's report is following GRI standards and has also submitted a CDP - forest, climate change, and water security questionnaire 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company reports on actions it will take to mitigate climate risk in its 2020 annual report, but a full or summary assessment of climate risks to the business could not be found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

      The company identifies and quantifies some of its natural capital dependencies in its 2020 annual report, and sets out goals in relation to 2019 annual reports. It is not clear if this work has been externally verified.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    15.13 / 23 65.8%
    • Organisation: 8.5 / 15 56.7%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 2 75%
    • Practice: 5.1 / 6 85.5%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 6 33.3%
    • External: 2.4 / 6 39.7%
    • Certified: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      Republic of Congo (forest concessions and production facilities under CIB), and Myanmar (production facility under CIL).

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      15. Total area of natural forest designated for wood/wood fibre production (ha)?

      2,100,000 - The company states that it has 2.1 million hectares of forest concessions in the north of the Republic of Congo.

    • 16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests.

    • 17. Area of plantation/natural forest within outgrower schemes (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • 18. Unplanted (areas designated for future development as plantation forest) (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      433,699 - The conservation area, including the HCV area, can be found in each FSC audit report.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

      177,000 - The company's IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT OF FHVC IN CIB CONCESSIONS document states total 1,77,000 area of intact forest landscape for one FMU (Mimbeli Ibenga), hence partial point awarded.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      4 - The company reports it has four FMUs, all in the Republic of Congo: Pokola, Loundoungou, Kabo, and Mimbeli. It also controls Pikounda concession in RoC, but this is set aside as part of a REDD+ project.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      Maps for Pokola, Loundoungou, Kabo and Mimbeli concessions, and REDD+ set aside Pikounda, available on Open Timber Portal and the GFW Forest Atlas for RoC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      The company disclosed all its FMU'S forest management plan in public summary available on website.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification. As the P&Cs do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on use right (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      [Externally verified] Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link.

    • P
      0.88 / 1

      26. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on forest management (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      [Externally verified] Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      27. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on timber harvesting (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      [Externally verified] Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link.

    • N
      0 / 1

      28. Names and locations of all third-party supplying FMUs?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      5 - The company reports that it owns and operates four sawmills in the Republic of Congo and one in Myanmar.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

      The company provides maps showing the locations of sawmills in Myanmar and Africa. However, it reports it has five sawmills in total, so the location of the one sawmill is unclear.

    • 31. Number of company-owned pulp and paper mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 32. Names and locations of company-owned pulp and paper mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

      33. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned sawmills that come from company's own operations and/or third-parties?

    • 34. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned pulp and paper mills that come from company's own operations and/or third-parties?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      35. Number of third party supplying mills?

      4 - The company lists 4 supplying mills however it is not clear if this covers all of the company's supplying mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Names and locations of all third party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

      37. 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

      38. Procedures to trace raw materials to country of harvest?

      The company is 100% FSC certified. Also, has a platform called 'Atsource' which offers transparency and traceability into supply chains.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

      100 - The company has a platform called 'Atsource' which offers transparency and traceability into supply chains.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      40. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004). As the Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC CoC certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

      The company reports that 100% of supply is traceable to the FMU level.

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    4 / 8 50%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 4 50%
    • Practice: 2 / 4 50%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 4 50%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      42. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% third-party legality verification of FMUs or achieved?

      The company has achieved its 100% FSC Certification for all four FMUs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      43. Percentage area (ha) verified as being in legal compliance by a third party?

      100% - The company's concessions are 100% FSC certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. Time-bound plan to source only wood/wood fibre that is in legal compliance verified by a third party?

    • N
      0 / 1

      45. Percentage of all wood/wood fibre supply traded/processed verified as being in legal compliance by a third party?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      100% - The company's concessions are 100% certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      47. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% FSC FM certification of FMUs or achieved 100% FSC-certification of FMUs?

      The company's concessions are 100% certified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      48. Percentage of wood/wood fibre supply (tonnes) from all suppliers that comes from FSC FM certified areas?

    • N
      0 / 1

      49. Commitment to source only wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood and/or PEFC Controlled Sources requirements?

    • 50. Percentage area (ha) PEFC certified (excluding FSC certified area)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is either 100% FSC FM certified or is >75% certified and has a commitment to achieve 100% within 5 years.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    16 / 22 72.7%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 9 / 12 75%
    • Practice: 6.5 / 8 81.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 8 9.4%
    • External: 1 / 8 12.5%
    • Certified: 4.8 / 8 59.4%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to zero deforestation and also makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company s FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation?

      The Living landscape policy covers the commitment on illegal deforestation involving national stakeholders to implement National/subnational land use plans and spatial zoning which defines and respects a landscape approach to deforestation-free development and forest conservation. Also the company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      54. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company in its identification and management of FHVC in CIB concessions document states that CIB do regular checks and remote sensing for monitoring illegal activities.

    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      56. Amount of illegal/non-compliant deforestation recorded?

      The Company's 2018 Report indicates that none of the company's HCVs were affected by illegal logging or conversion. However, these HCV reports do not account for the company's full operational area.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

      The company states it takes a net-positive approach and will support conservation efforts including landscape restoration in landscapes in which it operates. However, the company does not make a clear commitment that in the case of non-compliant deforestation it will directly correct and compensate for this through restoration.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      60. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification. As the P&Cs do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company reports the commitment towards biodiversity conservation in its living landscape policy also through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

      The living landscape policy applies for all suppliers also the company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] The company has reported the species of conservation, referencing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in the FSC audit reports.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company states the examples of species and habitat conservation management in the FSC audit reports. Also, points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank/volume.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company supports eco-guards hired by the government and other organisations to deter poaching of animals such as big apes and elephants.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

      67. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

      The company commits to no illegal activities in its living landscape policy and also through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      68. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits to eliminate unacceptable practices from its own operation and also from suppliers in its living landscape policy.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      69. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank/volume.

    • 70. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      71. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    8.65 / 9 96.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 5 100%
    • Practice: 3.6 / 4 91.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 4 18.8%
    • External: 2.9 / 4 72.5%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to conducting comprehensive and accurate Environmental and Social Impact Evaluations and HCV assessments. Also, makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      74. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      HCV assessment is available for all four concessions, which appears to be self-reported.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans available?

      [Externally verified] The company's public document ""Identification and management of FHVC in CIB concessions"" is with detail management and monitoring plans.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The living landscape policy states the commitment towards High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach.

    • 78. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states its commitment to conduct EIA and SEIA in its living landscape policy also the company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's 100% FSC certified landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The commitments mentioned in the living landscape policy apply to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      [Externally verified] Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) documents available on open timber portal.

    • P
      0.9 / 1

      82. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on impact assessments (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      [Externally verified] Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    11.25 / 20 56.3%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 4 12.5%
    • Policy: 5.5 / 8 68.8%
    • Practice: 5.3 / 8 65.6%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Certified: 4.8 / 8 59.4%
    • 83. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states the commitment of no planting on peat of any depth in its living landscape policy which is applicable for all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company states it takes measures to minimise erosion and degradation and to maintain or enhance soil fertility through best management practices. Also, commits to no conversion or degradation of peatlands of any depth.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company's living landscape policy commits to conserve forests and other natural habitats with high levels of biomass or organic carbon which also applies to suppliers, but it does not make a clear commitment regarding best management practices on soils that applies to suppliers.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

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

      The company reports that it does not have operations on peatland. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank/volume. Soil management is also reported in audit report of all FMUs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      90. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      The company commits towards reduced impact logging in its declaration of commitment and also through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank.

    • N
      0 / 1

      91. Commitment to reduced impact logging applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      92. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank/volume. Evidence of the company implementing Reduced Impact Logging techniques is also reported in its FSC audit reports.

    • 93. Commitment to zero burning?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The living landscape policy and supplier code both states to zero burning during land preparation.

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification. As the P&Cs do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company FMUs?

      No points are awarded as the information found is more than five years old.

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. Details/number of hotspots/fires in suppliers operations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to reducing GHG emissions by 50% both in its operations and Olam-managed farmer programs by 2030.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG emission intensity as 0.13 MT CO2e per tonne of product in 2020. However, it unclear if it covers only forestry operations.

    • 100. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      The company reports GHG emissions intensity for its own farms and estates as 1.91 T CO2e/T product in 2020 vs 1.22 in 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    11 / 15 73.3%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 1 50%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 7 64.3%
    • Practice: 6 / 7 85.7%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 7 0%
    • External: 2 / 7 28.6%
    • Certified: 4 / 7 57.1%
    • 103. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 104. Water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 105. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

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

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • 108. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • N
      0 / 1

      109. Evidence of sawmill run-off containment and wastewater treatment?

    • 110. Proportion of processing facilities with closed-loop water treatment system?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company's annual report states that water stewardship approach is supported by riparian buffers to conserve river and retain water.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      112. Implementation of commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      [Externally verified] The FSC audit reports for each of the company's concessions provides evidence of the creation of buffer zones.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to minimising the usage of all chemicals across all timber operations. Also, makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The company states on its website that it is committed to minimising the use of all chemicals across its timber operations, but it is not clear if this commitment also applies to all suppliers.

    • 115. Evidence of eliminating chlorine and chlorine compounds for bleaching?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own pulp or paper mills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to no use of WHO Class 1A and 1B pesticides and also, makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or >75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or >75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years).

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The HVCF monitoring reported list of chemicals with its consumption value.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      121. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank/volume.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      122. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank/volume.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      123. Waste management system in place to avoid negative impacts?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification. As the P&Cs do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator. FSC audit report of all the four concessions reports the waste management procedure.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    32.5 / 37 87.8%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 19.5 / 21 92.9%
    • Practice: 9 / 11 81.8%
    • Self-reported: 3.3 / 11 29.6%
    • External: 3 / 11 27.3%
    • Certified: 2.8 / 11 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to human rights?

      The company has published the Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement which commits to human rights and also makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company in the Slavery and Human Trafficking statement commits to human rights and the same applies to all the suppliers. Also, makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004).

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      126. Progress on human rights commitment ?

      The company reports providing general training for employees and workers on human rights in its 2020 annual report.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect indigenous and local communities' rights in its declaration of commitment and through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is embedded with the policy involving ILO and UN declaration involving all its supply chain. Also the company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has provided guidance document on FPIC which states the commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights also the company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company commits to respect the customary and legal tenure and access rights of Indigenous peoples or other local communities (IPLC) in its living landscape policy, and it applies to all the suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has published living landscape policy and guidance document on FPIC which clearly states its commitment towards FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment in its living landscape policy.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company has released Olam Guidance Document on FPIC, in which the detailed FPIC process is discussed.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      134. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company published the stakeholder consultation process in its Olam Guidance Document on FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      135. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company's has provided a document on procedure for processing complaints to CIB disclosing some action to be taken in conflicts.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      136. Supports the inclusion of women across forestry operations, including addressing barriers faced?

      The company's annual reports provide many activities to support the inclusion of women,.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      137. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on population rights (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      [Externally verified] Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      138. Commitment to enable sustainable use of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) by local communities?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or >75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company is committed to providing essential community services and facilities. Also, makes this commitment in its declaration of commitment document and through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      1 / 1

      140. Progress on commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company report in its declaration of commitment document, multiple examples of CIB providing services and facilities to local communities - such as providing education, supplying generators, place of residence, and providing medical services. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank/volume.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes a commitment to provide economic opportunities for rural communities and states goals to create economic opportunities for smallholders and other beneficiaries. Note, however, that it is not clear if these commitments specifically cover all its forestry operations as well.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      142. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on labour regulations (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      [Externally verified] Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to all the fundamental ILO conventions. And also, makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      145. Progress on commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      The company provides training on safe working practices and information on labor rights. Points for external verification have been awarded based on the company's FSC certification. As the P&Cs do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company is committed to eliminating gender-related discrimination concerning employment and states that all employees are provided equal employment opportunities.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      It is not clear if the commitment to eliminate gender discrimination outlined in the company's Fair Employment Policy applies to all suppliers. Specification for 'Level 3' audits (which seems to have the widest scope to include all suppliers) only refers to ""workplace design makes reasonable accommodation for employees with special needs"". The Supplier Code and Living Landscapes policy refer to no discrimination but do not specify based on gender.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      148. Progress on commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company's annual report states that 129,500 farmers trained on gender and women's rights and also list several evidence of eliminating gender related discrimination.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      52% - Percentages of temporary employees for year 2020 stated in annual report is 52%.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      27% - Percentages of women employees for year 2020 stated in annual report is 27%.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company is committed to paying minimum wages as stated in its fair employment policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The commitment stated in the company's Fair Employment Policy does not appear to apply to all suppliers. The company's Supplier Code states a requirement for "Providing fair wages and benefits that are in accordance with applicable laws, industry standards and collective agreements" but there is not an explicit commitment to ensure all suppliers pay at least minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

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

      The CIB FSC FM audit reports states minimum daily wage paid to workers, but it is not clear if this figure is in line with local or national or industry-standard minimum wage requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company is committed towards providing a healthy and safety workplace for all employees but not with reference to ILO. Also the company makes this commitment through the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN). As the P&Cs do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank (either 100% or >75% and a further commitment to be 100% certified within 5 years).

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company makes this commitment under its Supplier Code.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification and audit reports confirm the provision of PPE.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      In its 2020 annual report the company reports that its Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate reduced by 19% from the previous year and at 8% (1.48 vs 1.61) across all Olam facilities (Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4) compared to 2019. LTIFR for 2020 was 1.48.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      10 - The company reports that unfortunately there were ten fatalities in 2020.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    1.5 / 5 30%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source wood/wood fibre from smallholders.

    • 161. Programme to support outgrower scheme and/or independent smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • 162. Percentage of outgrower scheme and/or independent smallholders involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • 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 explains in section III of its Living Landscapes Policy how the policy is applied, and in section VI how the time-bound commitments in the policy will be applied to third-party suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004). As the Standard's requirements do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC CoC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Timebound action plans (including Key Performance Indicators) for suppliers to be in compliance with timber and pulp sourcing commitments?

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. Proportion of direct and indirect supply that comes from FMUs which are compliant with timber and pulp sourcing policies?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    7.43 / 9 82.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 5 80%
    • Practice: 3.4 / 4 85.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 4 43.8%
    • External: 1.7 / 4 42%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      168. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company in code of conduct, anti-bribery, and corruption policy commits to both ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company code of conduct is applicable for all suppliers, similarly anti bribery and corruption policy also states that approach to bribery and corruption should be communicated to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      170. Progress on commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company's anti bribery and corruption policy states that all employees are made aware of policies by providing training.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      171. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on legal registration (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      [Externally verified] Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link.

    • N
      0 / 1

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

    • P
      0.93 / 1

      173. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on taxes, fees and royalties (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      [Externally verified] Please note: Company scores on Open Timber Portal are updated daily. Visit the OTP website to review the company's current performance by clicking on the source link.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The code of conduct includes an ""Incident reporting flowchart"" which discloses about whistleblowing reporting procedure.

    • Y
      1 / 1

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

      The company provides the information for its grievance or complaint system which is open to all stakeholders also released a grievance procedure document with all the details.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company has provided a grievance monitoring log that details about the date, status, and issues.

Media monitor: Olam International

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