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Indicators and research protocols

The SPOTT indicator framework and research protocols provide the methodology for how we score companies on disclosure of their operations and their commitments to social and environmental best practice.

Scroll down to view all scores by indicator category to see in which areas the companies are most transparent and where they need to improve.

Review past assessments going back to June 2014, and examine the full narrative of score changes on the Updates page.

ZSL is currently revising these indicators, building on consultation with companies, investors and other organisations.

  • RSPO reporting requirements Total Score: 15
    • The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is an international association and certification scheme to promote the development of sustainable palm oil, whose Annual Communications of Progress (ACOP) reports require members to submit information relating to certification targets for their estates, scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers.

    • Q. 1.1. Is the company an RSPO member?

      A: Yes (1 point); No, but at least one company subsidiaries is an RSPO member (0.5 points); No / No, nor are any of their subsidiaries/RSPO membership currently suspended (0 points).

      Sources: RSPO website

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 1.2. Has the company submitted its most recent Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP) report to the RSPO?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Not an RSPO member (0 points). If company is suspended from the RSPO, still assess against indicator.

      Sources: ACOP section of the RSPO website

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 1.3.1. In the company's RSPO ACOP report, does the company refer to itself as an oil palm grower?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Not an RSPO member (0 points). If company is suspended from the RSPO, still assess against indicator.

      Sources: ACOP section of the RSPO website

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 1.3.2. In the company's RSPO ACOP report, does the company state all the countries and regions in which it operates?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Not an RSPO member (0 points). If company is suspended from the RSPO, still assess against indicator.

      Sources: ACOP section of the RSPO website

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 1.4.1. Has the company RSPO certified its first plantation estate either by November 2010 for companies joining prior to finalisation of the RSPO certification systems in November 2007, or within three years of first holding planation operations as an RSPO member?

      A: Yes (1 point); Target not fully representative of operational scope / no time bound plan set / certification not commenced within three years of joining RPSO or of first holding planation operations as an RSPO member (0 points); No / Not an RSPO member/Data deficient (0 points). If company is suspended from the RSPO, still assess against indicator.

      Sources: Relevant ACOP section of the RSPO website; Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports (whichever is the most recent).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 1.4.2. Has the company missed any of its public targets to be 100% RSPO certified?

      A: Indicator not scored.

      Sources: Relevant ACOP section of the RSPO website; Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports (whichever is the most recent).

      Max Score: N/A

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 1.5. What percentage of the company's total plantation estates is RSPO-certified?

      A: Data deficient / Not an RSPO member / 0% (0 points); ≤25% (1 point); ≤50% (2 points); ≤75% (3 points); >75% (4 points); Company has not publicly declared all countries and/or regions of operation in their latest RSPO ACOP submission / Data more than one year old (1 point). If company is suspended from the RSPO, still assess against indicator.

      Sources:Relevant ACOP section of the RSPO website; Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports (whichever is the most recent).

      Max Score: 3

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 1.6. Are the company's RSPO Principles and Criteria certification assessments publicly available?

      A: Indicator not scored.

      Max Score: N/A

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 1.7.1. Have the first of the company's independent FFB suppliers achieved RSPO-certification?

      A: Yes (1 point); Target not fully representative of operational scope / No time-bound plan set / Certification not commenced within six years of first estate certification (0 points); No / Company is not an RSPO member / Data deficient (0 points). If company is suspended from the RSPO, still assess against indicator. If company does not purchase from independent FFB suppliers, disable indicator and adjust score to avoid penalty.

      Sources: Relevant ACOP section of the RSPO website; Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports (whichever is the most recent).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 1.7.2. Has the company missed any public targets for 100% of its independent FFB suppliers to be RSPO-certified?

      A: Indicator not scored.

      Sources: Relevant ACOP section of the RSPO website; Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports (whichever is the most recent).

      Max Score: N/A

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 1.8.1. Has the company RSPO-certified its first scheme smallholders?

      A: Yes (1 point); Target not fully representative of operational scope / No time-bound plan set / certification not commenced within three years of first estate certification (0 points); No / Company is not an RSPO member / Data deficient (0 points). If company is suspended from the RSPO, still assess against indicator. If company does not purchase from independent FFB suppliers, disable indicator and adjust score to avoid penalty.

      Sources: Relevant ACOP section of the RSPO website; Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports (whichever is the most recent).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 1.8.2. Has the company missed any public targets for 100% of its scheme smallholders to be RSPO-certified?

      A: Indicator not scored.

      Sources: Relevant ACOP section of the RSPO website; Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports (whichever is the most recent).

      Max Score: N/A

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 1.9. What percentage of the company's scheme smallholder plantations is RSPO-certified?

      A: Data deficient / Not an RSPO member / 0% (0 points); ≤25% (1 point); ≤50% (2 points); ≤75% (3 points); >75% (4 points); Company has not publicly declared all countries and/or regions of operation in their latest RSPO ACOP submission / Data more than one year old (1 point). If company is suspended from the RSPO, still assess against indicator.

      Sources: Relevant ACOP section of the RSPO website; Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports (whichever is the most recent).

      Max Score: 4

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 1.10 Does the company have any open complaints filed through the RSPO complaints system?

      A: Indicator not scored.

      Sources: RSPO complaints section.

      Max Score: N/A

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

  • Landbank Total Score: 8
    • A company's landbank refers to the total area of land for oil palm cultivation, planted areas, and areas set aside for conservation, within its concessions. Companies should detail their criteria for acquiring land in the form of a statement that also applies to their smallholders and independent FFB suppliers, and disclose concession maps where compliant with local and national laws.

    • Q. 2.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement detailing its land acquisition criteria?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: Company website; ACOP submissions (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 2.1.2. Does this statement apply to all of the company's scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points). If company does not purchase from independent FFB suppliers, disable indicator and adjust score to avoid penalty.

      Sources: Company website; ACOP submissions (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 2.2.1. Has the company publicly disclosed its landbank for oil palm cultivation?

      A: Yes / Landbank hectarage stated but may not be representative of company's known scope of operations (1 point); No / Data deficient / Data more than one year old (0 points).

      Sources: Relevant ACOP section of the RSPO website; Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports (whichever is the most recent).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 2.2.2. Has the company publicly disclosed its total planted area hectarage?

      A: Yes / Planted area hectarage stated but may not be representative of company's known scope of operations (1 point); No / Data deficient / Data found is more than one year old (0 points).

      Sources: Relevant ACOP section of the RSPO website; Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports (whichever is the most recent).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 2.2.3. Has the company publicly disclosed its total scheme smallholder hectarage?

      A: Yes / Scheme smallholder hectarage stated but may not be representative of the company's known scope of operations (1 point); No / Data deficient / Data more than one year old (0 points). If company does not purchase from independent FFB suppliers, disable indicator and adjust score to avoid penalty.

      Sources: Relevant ACOP section of the RSPO website; Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports (whichever is the most recent).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 2.2.4. Has the company publicly disclosed its total area of land managed for conservation that is set aside (e.g. including areas of High Conservation Value)?

      A: Yes / Landbank for conservation hectarage stated but may not be representative of the company's known scope of operations / No HCVs found within landholdings (1 point); No / Data deficient / Data more than one year old (0 points).

      Sources: Relevant ACOP section of the RSPO website; Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports (whichever is the most recent).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 2.3.1. Are all of the company's concession maps publicly available for all countries in which they operate?

      A: Yes, all submitted (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: RSPO ACOP process; World Resources Institute Global Forest Watch; Direct disclosure to ZSL. Data must be in the format specified in the data addendum with permission granted to any or all of the above organisations to publicly disclose and share the data with others.

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Annual request / update (August to September)

    • Q. 2.3.2. Are all of the company's scheme smallholders' concession maps publicly available for all countries in which they operate?

      A: Yes, all submitted (1 point); No/Data deficient (0 points). If company does not purchase from independent FFB suppliers, disable indicator and adjust score to avoid penalty.

      Sources: World Resources Institute Global Forest Watch; Direct disclosure to ZSL. Data must be in the format specified in the data addendum with permission granted to any or all of the above organisations to publicly disclose and share the data with others.

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Annual request / update (August to September)

  • Environmental management Total Score: 14
    • Managing the environment within a concession is a complicated process, but companies should attempt to address deforestation using a High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach, protect High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) from communities prior to new planting; reduce pesticide use and manage water effectively.

    • Q. 3.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement to address deforestation resulting from its operations?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: Company website; RSPO ACOP process (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 3.1.2. Does this statement apply to all its scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points). If company does not purchase from independent FFB suppliers, disable indicator and adjust score to avoid penalty.

      Sources: Company website; RSPO ACOP process (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 3.2.1. Does the company have a publicly available commitment to undertake Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) prior to any new planting taking place?

      A: Yes (1 point); Some, but not all (0 points); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: Company website; RSPO ACOP process (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 3.2.2. Does the company make its Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) process publicly available?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: RSPO new planting notification section; Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 3.3.1. Does the company have a publicly available commitment to conduct SEIA (Social and Environmental Impact Assessments) assessments prior to any new planting taking place?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: RSPO new planting notification section; ACOP process (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 3.3.2. Are all SEIA assessments conducted after November 2005 publicly available?

      A: Yes (1 point); No (0 points).

      Sources: RSPO new planting notification section; Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 3.4.1. Does the company have a publicly available commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments prior to any new planting taking place?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: RSPO new planting notification section; RSPO approved HCV/SEIA assessors websites; HCV Resource Network; Company websites and strategic operating units/palm oil mills websites.

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 3.4.2. Has the company publicly committed to only using licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS)?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: ACOP section of RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 3.4.3. Are all of the company's High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments conducted after November 2005 publicly available?

      A: Yes (1 point); No (0 points).

      Sources: RSPO new planting notification section; RSPO approved HCV/SEIA assessors websites; HCV Resource Network; Company websites and strategic operating units/palm oil mills websites.

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 3.4.4. Does the company make its High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans for all of its estates publicly available?

      A: Yes / No HCVs found in estates therefore no need for HCV management plans (1 point); No (0 points).

      Sources: RSPO new planting notification section; RSPO approved HCV/SEIA assessors websites; HCV Resource Network; Company websites and strategic operating units/palm oil mills websites.

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 3.5. Has the company publicly committed to applying a High Carbon Stock (HCS) methodology to all of their landholdings and not developing on areas identified as HCS forest?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: Company website; RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable); Palm Oil Innovation Group, Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto, Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge websites/publications.

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 3.6. Does the company have a publicly available Water Management Plan or equivalent for its operations?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: ACOP section of RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 3.7. Does the company have a publicly available Integrated Pest Management Plan for its operations?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: ACOP section of RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 3.8. Does the company have a publicly available statement and a time-bound plan for phasing out the use of WHO Class 1A and 1B pesticides and paraquat?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: ACOP section of RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 3.9. Has the company been mentioned in any relevant media stories and/or reports that make reference to wildlife conflict or deforestation within the company's plantation estates and/or its scheme smallholders' or independent FFB suppliers' plantations?

      A: Indicator not scored.

      Sources: SPOTT company page Media Monitor.

      Max Score: N/A

      Updated: Whenever relevant news alerts are found or received

  • Fragile, marginal and peat soils Total Score: 2
    • Peatlands are wetlands with a thick water-logged organic soil layer made up of dead and decaying plant material. Drainage, conversion to farmland and fertilisation turns peatlands into wastelands due to soil subsidence and fires. Companies, their smallholders and independent FFB suppliers should therefore commit to no new development on peat.

    • Q. 4.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement stating that it is committed to a strict 'no new development on peat' policy?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: ACOP section of RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 4.1.2. Does this policy apply to all its scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points). If company does not purchase from independent FFB suppliers, disable indicator and adjust score to avoid penalty.

      Sources: ACOP section of RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 4.2. What percentage of the company's landbank for oil palm cultivation is located on peat?

      A: Indicator not scored.

      Sources: RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports; Formal carbon assessments.

      Max Score: N/A

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

  • Zero burning Total Score: 2
    • A "zero burning" policy commits the company, smallholders and independents, to follow the zero burning technique, in which logged over secondary forest or old plantation land is not burned, but instead felled, shredded, stacked and left in situ to decompose naturally, thereby reducing emissions and improving soil fertility.

    • Q. 5.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement stating that it is committed to a strict policy of zero burning?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: ACOP section of RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 5.1.2. Does this policy apply to all its scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points). If company does not purchase from independent FFB suppliers, disable indicator and adjust score to avoid penalty.

      Sources: ACOP section of RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 5.2. Has the company been mentioned in any relevant media stories and/or reports that make reference to fires found within the company's plantation estates and/or its scheme smallholders' or independent FFB suppliers' plantations?

      A: Indicator not scored.

      Sources: SPOTT company page Media Monitor.

      Max Score: N/A

      Updated: Whenever relevant news alerts are found or received

  • Greenhouse gas emissions Total Score: 6
    • Companies should have a publicly available time-bound plan to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, which contribute to global warming by trapping heat in the Earth's atmosphere. Companies should report on their progress and ensure the plan applies to smallholders and independents.

    • Q. 6.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available time-bound plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports; Formal carbon assessments.

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 6.1.2. Does this time-bound plan apply to all its scheme smallholders and independent FFB suppliers?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points). If company does not purchase from independent FFB suppliers, disable indicator and adjust score to avoid penalty.

      Sources: RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports; Formal carbon assessments.

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 6.2. Does the company publicly report on progress made towards achieving its time-bound plan?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports; Formal carbon assessments.

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 6.3. Does the company publicly report its GHG emissions from land use change associated with new planting?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports; Formal carbon assessments.

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 6.4. Has the company made a public commitment to report and to reduce effects from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME)?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports; Formal carbon assessments.

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 6.5. Has the company made a public commitment to eliminate methane emissions from all of their palm oil mills?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Company annual and sustainability reports; Formal carbon assessments.

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

  • Traceability Total Score: 12
    • Traceability refers to the company's potential for tracing goods along the distribution chain. We assessed this indicator in terms of the public availability of mill location and mill certification data, independent FFB supplier fresh fruit bunch certification data, and commitments to adopting more traceable physical supply chain models.

    • Q. 7.1. Are all of the company's mill locations publicly available for all countries in which it operates?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points).

      Sources: World Resources Institute Global Forest Watch; Direct disclosure to ZSL. Data must be in the format specified in the data addendum with permission granted to any or all of the above organisations to publicly disclose and share the data with others.

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Annual request / update (August to September)

    • Q. 7.2. What percentage of the company's total palm oil mills are RSPO-certified?

      A: Data deficient / Not an RSPO member / 0% (0 points); ≤25% (1 point); ≤50% (2 points); ≤75% (3 points); >75% (4 points); Company has not publicly declared all countries and/or regions of operation in their latest RSPO ACOP submission / Data more than one year old (1 point). If company is suspended from the RSPO, still assess against indicator.

      Sources: ACOP section of RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 4

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 7.3. What percentage of the company's total fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) purchased from independent suppliers (not including outgrowers and scheme smallholders) is RSPO-certified?

      A: Data deficient / Not an RSPO member / 0% (0 points); ≤25% (1 point); ≤50% (2 points); ≤75% (3 points); >75% (4 points); Company has not publicly declared all countries and/or regions of operation in their latest RSPO ACOP submission / Data more than one year old (1 point). If company is suspended from the RSPO, still assess against indicator. If company does not purchase from independent FFB suppliers, disable indicator and adjust score to avoid penalty.

      Sources: ACOP section of RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable).

      Max Score: 4

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 7.4. Does the company have a public commitment to move towards segregated and/or identity preserved certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO)?

      A: Yes (1 point); No / Data deficient (0 points). If company is suspended from the RSPO, still assess against indicator.

      Sources: ACOP section of RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable); Company annual and sustainability reports.

      Max Score: 1

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

    • Q. 7.5. Does the company prioritize certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chain models over Mass Balance or GreenPalm?

      A: Identity preserved / Segregated only (2 points); Mass balance only / Combination of Identity Preserved / Segregated / Mass Balance / GreenPalm (1 point); Mass Balance and/or GreenPalm only / None (0 points). If company is suspended from the RSPO, still assess against indicator.

      Sources: ACOP section of RSPO website (only if weblink provided links directly to the company website); Company website; Parent company website and plantation subsidiary/ies (if applicable); Company annual and sustainability reports.

      Max Score: 2

      Updated: Biannually (May, October)

Indicator Scores:

  • >66%
  • 66-33%
  • <33%

* Maximum scores adjusted

Company Score RSPO reporting requirements Landbank and maps Environmental management Fragile, marginal and peat soils Zero burning Greenhouse gas emissions Traceability Total
Agropalma Group 92.6% 14 / 14 7 / 8 11 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 6 / 6 8 / 8 50/54*
Anglo-Eastern Plantations plc 11.9% 0 / 15 3 / 8 1 / 14 0 / 2 1 / 2 2 / 6 0 / 12 7/59
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) 48.8% 4 / 6 6 / 8 4 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 2 / 6 0 / 3 20/41*
Asian Agri Group 54.2% 14 / 15 3 / 8 6 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 0 / 6 5 / 12 32/59
Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT 28.8% 0 / 15 6 / 8 7 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 0 / 6 0 / 12 17/59
Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk PT 33.9% 7 / 15 5 / 8 4 / 14 0 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 6 3 / 12 20/59
Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT 25.4% 5 / 15 5 / 8 2 / 14 0 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 6 2 / 12 15/59
Boustead Plantations Bhd 23.7% 4 / 15 4 / 8 2 / 14 0 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 6 2 / 12 14/59
Bumitama Agri Ltd 39.8% 6 / 15 4.5 / 8 7 / 14 2 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 6 2 / 12 23.5/59
Cargill Inc 64.4% 15 / 15 5 / 8 6 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 2 / 6 6 / 12 38/59
Daabon Group 98.3% 15 / 15 8 / 8 13 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 6 / 6 12 / 12 58/59
Darmex Agro Group PT 0% 0 / 15 0 / 8 0 / 14 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 6 0 / 12 0/59
Eagle High Plantations Tbk PT 20.3% 3 / 15 5 / 8 3 / 14 0 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 6 0 / 12 12/59
Felda Global Ventures Holdings Sdn Bhd 33.1% 4 / 15 5.5 / 8 6 / 14 0 / 2 1 / 2 3 / 6 0 / 12 19.5/59
First Resources Ltd 40.7% 4 / 15 4 / 8 10 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 2 / 6 0 / 12 24/59
Genting Plantations Bhd 29.7% 5 / 15 4.5 / 8 4 / 14 1 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 6 2 / 12 17.5/59
Glenealy Plantations Sdn Bhd 0% 0 / 15 0 / 8 0 / 14 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 6 0 / 12 0/59
Golden Agri Resources Ltd 66.1% 12 / 15 8 / 8 9 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 2 / 6 4 / 12 39/59
Golden Plantation Tbk PT 11.9% 3.5 / 15 3.5 / 8 0 / 14 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 6 0 / 12 7/59
Hap Seng Plantation Holdings Bhd 46.2% 8 / 10 4 / 6 4 / 14 0 / 2 1 / 2 2 / 6 5 / 12 24/52*
IJM Plantations Bhd 20.3% 0 / 15 3 / 8 5 / 14 1 / 2 2 / 2 1 / 6 0 / 12 12/59
IOI Corporation Bhd 55.9% 8 / 15 4 / 8 10 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 2 / 6 5 / 12 33/59
Jaya Tiasa Holdings Bhd 8.5% 0 / 15 2 / 8 1 / 14 1 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 6 0 / 12 5/59
Keck Seng (Malaysia) Bhd 25.4% 7 / 15 2 / 8 1 / 14 0 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 6 4 / 12 15/59
Kencana Agri Ltd 27.1% 3.5 / 15 4.5 / 8 6 / 14 1 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 6 0 / 12 16/59
KS Oils Ltd 1.7% 0 / 15 0 / 8 1 / 14 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 6 0 / 12 1/59
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd 50.8% 9 / 15 5 / 8 7 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 1 / 6 4 / 12 30/59
Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd 61% 12 / 15 5 / 8 7 / 14 1 / 2 0 / 2 6 / 6 5 / 12 36/59
London Sumatra PP Tbk PT 53.7% 8 / 14 5 / 8 7 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 2 / 6 3 / 8 29/54*
M.P. Evans Group plc 37.3% 8 / 15 4 / 8 5 / 14 0 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 6 4 / 12 22/59
Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd 1.7% 0 / 15 1 / 8 0 / 14 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 6 0 / 12 1/59
Musim Mas Group PT 67.8% 13.5 / 15 6.5 / 8 10 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 2 / 6 4 / 12 40/59
New Britain Palm Oil Ltd 88.9% 14 / 14 6 / 8 11 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 5 / 6 8 / 8 48/54*
Noble Group Ltd 46.3% 4 / 14 7 / 8 9 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 0 / 6 1 / 8 25/54*
Olam International Ltd 76.6% 8 / 9 5 / 6 13 / 14 2 / 2 0 / 2 3 / 6 5 / 8 36/47*
POSCO DAEWOO Corporation 3.4% 0 / 15 2 / 8 0 / 14 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 6 0 / 12 2/59
QL Resources Bhd 11.9% 4 / 15 3 / 8 0 / 14 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 6 0 / 12 7/59
R.E.A. Holdings plc 64.4% 11 / 15 6 / 8 10 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 4 / 6 3 / 12 38/59
Salim Ivomas Pratama Tbk PT 50% 7 / 14 5 / 8 7 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 2 / 6 2 / 8 27/54*
Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT 22% 5 / 15 3 / 8 2 / 14 0 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 6 2 / 12 13/59
Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd 6.8% 0 / 15 2 / 8 1 / 14 0 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 6 0 / 12 4/59
Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd 76.3% 13 / 15 7 / 8 10 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 4 / 6 7 / 12 45/59
SIPEF 54.2% 11 / 15 5 / 8 7 / 14 1 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 6 6 / 12 32/59
Socfin Group S.A. 32.2% 3.5 / 15 3.5 / 8 6 / 14 1 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 6 3 / 12 19/59
Tradewinds Plantation Bhd 5.1% 0 / 15 1 / 8 1 / 14 0 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 6 0 / 12 3/59
Triputra Agro Persada Group PT 5.9% 1 / 15 0.5 / 8 1 / 14 0 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 6 0 / 12 3.5/59
TSH Resources Bhd 19.5% 6 / 15 4.5 / 8 0 / 14 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 6 1 / 12 11.5/59
Tunas Baru Lampung Tbk PT 20.3% 4 / 15 4 / 8 1 / 14 0 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 6 1 / 12 12/59
United Plantations Bhd 61.9% 9 / 15 5.5 / 8 9 / 14 1 / 2 1 / 2 5 / 6 6 / 12 36.5/59
Wilmar International Ltd 71.2% 13 / 15 8 / 8 10 / 14 2 / 2 2 / 2 1 / 6 6 / 12 42/59