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Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT

Company Profile: Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT

  • Parent company:
    PT Bakrie & Brothers Tbk
  • Landbank (total):
    154,464 hectares
  • Landbank (oil palm):
    55,357 hectares
  • Revenue from oil palm cultivation:
    74.69%
  • Market cap:
    23,078,662 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    UNSP.JK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    UNSP IJ
  • ISIN:
    ID1000099708
  • RSPO member?
    Yes. Bakrie Sumatera Plantations got suspended from the RSPO and reinstated in September 2015.
  • Other initiatives:
    ISPO
  • Activities:
    Oil palm cultivation, processing of crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel (PK), processing of oleo chemicals
  • Locations:
    Indonesia (North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Jambi, Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan provinces)
  • Headquarters:
    Indonesia
  • Links to other SPOTT companies:
    N/A
  • Parent website:
  • Website:

Company Assessment: Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT

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Total: 15 / 59 25.4%
  • RSPO reporting requirements 5 / 15 33.3%
    • Q: 1.1. Is the company an RSPO member?

      A: Yes, Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Terbuka has been an RSPO member since 2007. However, it was suspended in June 2015 for failing to submit its disclosure of liability for remediation and compensation. Bakrie Sumatera's suspension was formally lifted on 11th September 2015 following the subsequent submission of its disclosure of liability to the RSPO.

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

      A: Yes

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    • Q: 1.3.1. In the company's  most recent and up-to-date RSPO ACOP report, does the company refer to itself as an oil palm grower?

      A: Yes, Bakrie refers to itself as an oil palm grower

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    • Q: 1.3.2. In the company's most recent and up-to-date RSPO ACOP report, does the company state all the countries and regions in which it operates?

      A: No, Bakrie Sumatera only states that it operatures in North Sumatra in Indonesia in its most recent ACOP. According to the company's website, the company also has oil palm operations in West Sumatra, South Sumatra, Riau, Jambi, and Central Kalimantan in Indonesia. In addition, the company reports it has oil palm operations in South Kalimantan and operations in Bengkulu in its 2015 annual report and 2015 sustainability report, respectively.

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    • Q: 1.4.1. Has the company RSPO-certified its first plantation estate: a) By November 2010, for companies joining prior to finalisation of the RSPO certification systems in November 2007? b) Within three years of joining the RSPO or of acquiring plantation operations as an RSPO member?

      A: Yes. Bakrie Sumatera joined RSPO in 2007 and certified its first plantation estate in 2010. Bakrie Sumatera has a time-bound plan to complete certification by 2016.

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

      A: No. However, its time-bound plan has been extended from 2015 to 2016.

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

      A: 18.6% of Bakrie Sumatera's plantation estates are RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 13,686 ha (total area RSPO certified) divided by 73,462 ha (stated planted area) x 100

      The figure of 73,462 ha of estates planted is reported in the 2015 ACOP. However, in its 2015 Annual Report the company reports a nucleus planted area for oil palm of 45,907 ha.

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

      A: Yes

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols. Bakrie Sumatera has a time-bound plan to complete RSPO certification of its third-party suppliers by 2020. No time-bound plan can be found using the research protocols which applies to Bakrie Sumatera's third party suppliers in West and South Sumatra, Jambi, Riau, or Central and South Kalimantan.

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

      A: No. However, its time-bound plan has been extended from 2017 to 2020

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols. Bakrie Sumatera has a time-bound plan to complete certification of its scheme smallholders by 2020. No time-bound plan can be found using the research protocols which applies to Bakrie Sumatera's scheme smallholders in West and South Sumatra, Jambi, Riau, or Central and South Kalimantan.

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

      A: No. However, its time-bound plan has been extended from 2015 to 2020.

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

      A: 0% of Bakrie Sumatera's scheme smallholder plantations are RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 0 ha (total area RSPO-certified) divided by 14,005 ha (scheme smallholder hectarage) x 100

      The company does not report hectarage figures for its smallholders in the 2015 ACOP.

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

      A: No

      No score

  • Landbank and maps 5 / 8 62.5%
    • Q: 2.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement detailing its land acquisition criteria?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: Yes, landbank is 154,464 ha. However, this figure also includes Bakrie Sumatera's landbank for rubber cultivation hectarage.

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

      A: Yes, planted area is 45,907 ha as reported in the 2015 annual report. Bakrie states that planted area has decreased 37.1% compared to 2014, down from 73,462 ha, which is the figure reported in its 2015 ACOP.

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

      A: Yes, scheme smallholder hectarage is 14,005 ha

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

      A: Yes, conservation area is 1,166.85 ha as reported in the 2015 sustainability report, which covers HCV areas in North Sumatra, West Sumatra and Jambi. A figure of 63.45 ha is also reported in its 2015 ACOP, however, this figure may only refer to the company's operations in North Sumatra. A figure of 49.87 is also reported for some of the companies operations in West Sumatra and Jambi.

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

      A: Concession boundaries have been made available to the RSPO, but not all are publicly available due to ongoing legal issues.

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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  • Environmental management 2 / 14 14.3%
    • Q: 3.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement to address deforestation resulting from its operations?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • 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: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • 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: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • 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: No statement could be found using the research protocols which states that HCV assessments are conducted prior to any new planting taking place. The company does state that it "identifies the areas with high conservation value (HCV) through the assessment of the estate coverage".

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    • 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: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • 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: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: Yes

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

      A: Yes

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    • Q: 3.8. Does the company have a publicly available commitment to not use WHO Class 1A and 1B pesticides and paraquat, or time-bound plan for phasing out their use?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • 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: No relevant media stories could be found

      No score

  • Fragile, marginal and peat soils 0 / 2 0%
    • 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: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

      No score

  • Zero burning 1 / 2 50%
    • 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. Bakrie Sumatra applies the zero burning principle consistently.

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • 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: Please find the relevant media stories listed in the media monitor below.

      No score

  • Greenhouse gas emissions 0 / 6 0%
    • Q: 6.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available time-bound plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: No. However, the company does have methane capture facilities at some sites in West Sumatra and Jambi.

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  • Traceability 2 / 12 16.7%
    • Q: 7.1. Are all of the company's mill locations publicly available for all countries in which it operates?

      A: Mill locations have been made available previously, which are viewable on the SPOTT map. However, ZSL is currently unable to ascertain if the maps disclosed constitute 100% of the company's palm oil mills.

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

      A: 40.0% of Bakrie Sumatera's palm oil mills are RSPO certified

      Calculation: 2 (stated number of palm oil mills RSPO-certified) divided by 5 palm oil mills (stated number of palm oil mills operated) x 100

      The company states it has a total of 5 mills in its 2015 annual report and 2015 sustainability report. However, only 3 mills are reported in its 2015 ACOP, and 8 mills are reported on the company website.

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    • 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: No information could be found using the research protocols

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    • Q: 7.4. Does the company have a public commitment to move towards Segregated and/or Identity Preserved certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO)?

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: Mass Balance

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Media Monitor: Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk PT

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Deforestation and wildlife conflict

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Fires and haze

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