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Bumitama Agri Ltd

Company Profile: Bumitama Agri Ltd

  • Parent company:
    N/A
  • Landbank (total):
    207,778 hectares
  • Revenue from oil palm cultivation:
    100%
  • Market cap:
    945,567,296 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    BUMI.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    BAL SP
  • ISIN:
    SG2E67980267
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Other initiatives:
    ISPO
  • Activities:
    Oil palm cultivation, processing of crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel (PK)
  • Locations:
    Indonesia (Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan and Riau)
  • Headquarters:
    Singapore
  • Links to other SPOTT companies:
    IOI Corporation has a 31.7% stake in Bumitama Agri.
  • Website:

Company Assessment: Bumitama Agri Ltd

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Total: 23.5 / 59 39.8%
  • RSPO reporting requirements 6 / 15 40%
    • Q: 1.1. Is the company an RSPO member?

      A: Yes, Bumitama Agri Limited, whose membership was previously under subsidiary PT Bumitama Gunajaya Agro, has been an RSPO member since 2007.

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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, Bumitama 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: Yes. Bumitama states all the countries and regions in which the company operates: Indonesia (West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, Riau).

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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: No. Bumitama Agri joined the RSPO in 2007 and certified its first plantation estate in 2014. Bumitama Agri has a time-bound plan to complete certification by 2020.

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

      A: No

      No score

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

      A: 33.12 % of Bumitama's planted area is RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 41,550 ha (total area RSPO certified) divided by 125,449 ha (planted area) x 100

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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. Bumitama Agri has a time-bound plan to complete certification of its independent FFB suppliers by 2023.

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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, a target of 2020 for 100% certification of independent FFB suppliers was extended from 2020 to 2023.

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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. Bumitama Agri has a time-bound plan to complete certification of its scheme smallholders by 2023.

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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, a target of 2020 for 100% certification was extended from 2020 to 2023.

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

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

      Calculation: 0 ha (total area RSPO-certified) divided by 46,264 ha (scheme smallholder hectarage) x 100

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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 4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • 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 for oil palm cultivation is 183,231 ha

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

      A: Yes, planted area is 125,449 ha (planted nucleus)

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

      A: Yes, scheme smallholder hectarage is 46,264 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, landbank for conservation is 16,088 ha

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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 submitted to the RSPO for one estate, but are not 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 7 / 14 50%
    • Q: 3.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement to address deforestation resulting from its operations?

      A: Yes, Bumitama has a policy of no deforestation including protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests

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

      A: The statement applies to scheme smallholders, but currently not to independent FFB suppliers. For outgrowers and independent smallholders, Bumitama will not purchase from areas that are opened by deforestation from 2017.

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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: Yes

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

      A: The following Bumitama subsidiaries which have a publicly available FPIC process are as follows:

      PT Ladang Sawit Mas

      PT Karya Makmur Langgeng

      PT Agro Manunggal Sawitindo

      PT Lestari Gemilang Intisawit

      PT Nabatindo Karya Utama

      PT Andalan Sukses Makmur

      PT Karya Makmur Bahagia

      PT Windu Nabatindo Lestari

      PT Gunajaya Karya Gemilang

      PT Gunajaya Ketapang Sentosa

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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: Yes

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

      A: There is public availability of some of Bumitama Agri's SEIA assessments:

      West Kalimantan: PT Ladang Sawit Mas, PT Karya Makmur Langgeng, PT Agro Manunggal Sawitindo, PT Lestari Gemilang Intisawit, PT Gunajaya Karya Gemilang, PT Gunajaya Ketapang Sentosa, PT Karya Bakti Agro Sejahtera 3, no further SEIA assessments could be found.

      Central Kalimantan: PT Nabatindo Karya Utama, PT Andalan Sukses Makmur, PT Karya Makmur Bahagia, PT Windu Nabatindo Lestari, no further SEIA assessments could be found.

      Sumatra: No SEIA assessments could be found

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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: Yes

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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: There is public availability of some of Bumitama Agri's HCV assessments:

      West Kalimantan: PT Ladang Sawit Mas, PT Karya Makmur Langgeng, PT Agro Manunggal Sawitindo, PT Lestari Gemilang Intisawit, PT Gunajaya Karya Gemilang, PT Gunajaya Ketapang Sentosa, PT Karya Bakti Agro Sejahtera 3, no further HCV assessments could be found

      Central Kalimantan: PT Nabatindo Karya Utama, PT Andalan Sukses Makmur, PT Karya Makmur Bahagia, PT Windu Nabatindo Lestari, no further HCV assessments could be found

      Sumatra: No HCV assessments could be found

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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: There is public availability of some of Bumitama Agri's HCV management plans:

      West Kalimantan: PT Ladang Sawit Mas, PT Karya Makmur Langgeng, PT Agro Manunggal Sawitindo, PT Lestari Gemilang Intisawit, PT Gunajaya Karya Gemilang, PT Gunajaya Ketapang Sentosa, PT Karya Bakti Agro Sejahtera 3, no further HCV management plans could be found

      Central Kalimantan: PT Nabatindo Karya Utama, PT Andalan Sukses Makmur, PT Karya Makmur Bahagia, PT Windu Nabatindo Lestari, no further HCV management plans could be found

      Sumatra: No HCV management plans could be found

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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: Yes

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: No. Bumitama only states that it is committed to Integrated Pest Management, but not enough details are given.

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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. Bumitama has a commitment to eliminate the use of paraquat in all plantations and plasma schemes by 2016. Bumitama states that WHO Class 1A & 1B pesticides are used only in "specific and urgent situations", but does not make a commitment to phase them out.

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

      No score

  • Fragile, marginal and peat soils 2 / 2 100%
    • 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. Bumitama has a policy of no new planting on peatland, regardless of depth.

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

      A: The statement applies to scheme smallholders, but currently not to independent FFB suppliers. For outgrowers and independent smallholders, Bumitama will not purchase from areas that are opened on peat from 2017.

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

      A: At least 1.46% of Bumitama's landbank is located on peat (NB. this figure only relates to PT Andalan Sukses Makmur and 4 other subsidiaries).

      Calculation: 2,682 ha (stated landbank on peat soil) divided by 183,231 ha (landbank for oil palm cultivation) x 100

      No score | Source

  • 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. Bumitama Agri enforce zero-planting in land development and replanting.

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

      A: The statement applies to scheme smallholders, but currently not to independent FFB suppliers

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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 | Source

  • Greenhouse gas emissions 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Q: 6.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available time-bound plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?

      A: No. However, Bumitama is undertaking a thorough GHG reduction strategy that will be published in 2017.

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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: Yes

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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 plans to complete construction of two methane capture biogas plants by early 2017.

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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: No information could be found using the research protocols

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

      A: 33.3% of Bumitama's palm oil mills are RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 4 (stated number of palm oil mills RSPO-certified) divided by 12 palm oil mills (stated number of palm oil mills operated) x 100

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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: 0% of the company's independently sourced FFB is RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 0 (tonnes RSPO-certified) divided by 960,035 (total tonnes of independently sourced FFB) x 100

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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: Bumitama Agri Ltd

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