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Genting Plantations Bhd

Company Profile: Genting Plantations Bhd

  • Parent company:
    Genting Group
  • Landbank (total):
    260,000 hectares
  • Revenue from oil palm cultivation:
    85.02%
  • Market cap:
    2,079,945,984 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    GENP.KL
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    GENP MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL2291OO002
  • RSPO member?
    Yes. Genting Plantations was suspended and reinstated in 2014.
  • Other initiatives:
    ISCC, ISPO, MSPO
  • Activities:
    Oil palm cultivation, processing of crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel (PK)
  • Locations:
    Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Perak, Selangor) and Indonesia (West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan)
  • Headquarters:
    Malaysia
  • Links to other SPOTT companies:
    Collaboration with Musim Mas on a refinery in which Genting has a 72% share and Musim Mas a 28% share.
  • Parent website:
  • Website:

Company Assessment: Genting Plantations Bhd

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Total: 17.5 / 59 29.7%
  • RSPO reporting requirements 5 / 15 33.3%
    • Q: 1.1. Is the company an RSPO member?

      A: Yes, Genting Plantations Berhad has been an RSPO member since 2006. In April 2014, the company had its RSPO membership suspended. However, in September 2014 Genting Plantations's membership status was reinstated.

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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, Genting Plantations 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. Genting Plantations states that it operates in the following countries and regions: Indonesia (West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan), Malaysia (Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Perak, Sabah, Selangor). The company also has 40% ownership of Serian palm oil mill in Sarawak through a joint venture, but is not required to report on this as is does not hold majority ownership.

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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. Genting joined the RSPO in 2004 and certified its first plantation estate in 2015. Genting has a time-bound plan to complete certification of groups 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. However, an original target of 2016 was extended to 2025 and then changed to 2020.

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

      A: 14.1% of Genting Plantation's plantation estates are RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 18,972.73 ha (total area RSPO-certified) divided by 134,828 ha (stated 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. Genting certified its first plantation estates in 2015 and has a target to certify its independent FFB suppliers from 2017-2020 in Malaysia and 2019-2023 in Indonesia. Genting has a time-bound plan to complete certification of 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, an original target of 2018 was extended to 2025 and then changed to 2023.

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

      A: No. Genting will start certification of its scheme smallholders from 2017-2023. Genting 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, an original target of 2016 was extended to 2025 and then changed to 2023.

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

      A: 0% of Genting Plantations' scheme smallholder plantations is RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 0 ha (total area RSPO-certified) divided by 8,363 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: Yes, Genting has the following open complaint filed through the RSPO complaints system:
      August 2013: Tanjung Bahagia Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Genting Plantations Bhd) has been accused by local communities, Forest Peoples Programme and Partners of Community Assosciations of lacking commitment to their set certification time-bound plans and violating multiple RSPO Principles & Criteria such as land acquisition, HCV areas and pollution.

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  • 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 216,742.39 ha

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

      A: Yes, planted area is 134,828 ha (note: may inlcude both nucleus and plasma planted areas)

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

      A: Yes, scheme smallholder hectarage is 8,363 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 15,480.61 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 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 4 / 14 28.6%
    • Q: 3.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement to address deforestation resulting from its operations?

      A: No. The company only mentions a 'commitment to preserve high conservation value forests' and states it has been 'focusing on sustainability matters such as no deforestation'.

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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: 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 Genting Plantations' subsidiaries which have a publicly available FPIC process are as follows:

      PT Dwie Warna Karya

      PT Globalindo Agung Lestari

      PT Kapuas Maju Jaya

      PT Susantri Permai

      PT Surya Agro Palma

      PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang

      PT Permata Sawit Mandiri

      PT Sawit Mitra Abadi

      PT Sepanjang Intisurya Mulia

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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 the following SEIA assessments:

      Peninsular Malaysia: No SEIA assessments could be found

      Sabah: No SEIA assessments could be found

      Central Kalimantan: PT Dwie Karya Utama, PT Globalindo Agung Lestari, PT Kapuas Maju Jaya and PT Susantri Permai

      West Kalimantan: PT Surya Agro Palma, PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang, PT Permata Sawit Mandiri, PT Sawit Mitra Abadi and PT Sepanjang Intisurya Mulia

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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 the following HCV assessments:

      Peninsular Malaysia: No HCV assessments could be found

      Sabah: No HCV assessments could be found

      Central Kalimantan: PT Dwie Karya Utama, PT Globalindo Agung Lestari, PT Kapuas Maju Jaya and PT Susantri Permai

      West Kalimantan: PT Surya Agro Palma, PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang, PT Permata Sawit Mandiri, PT Sepanjang Intisurya Mulia and Sawit Mitra Abadi

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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 the following HCV management plans:

      Peninsular Malaysia: No HCV management plans could be found Sabah: No HCV management plans could be found

      Sabah: No HCV management plans could be found

      Central Kalimantan: PT Dwie Warna Karya, PT Globalindo Agung Lestari, PT Kapuas Maju Jaya and PT Susantri Permai

      West Kalimantan: PT Surya Agro Palma, PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang, PT Permata Sawit Mandiri, Sawit Mitra Abadi and PT Sepanjang Intisurya Mulia

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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. The company states it has engaged a consultant to 'carry out carbon stock assessment for new planting areas' in line with the RSPO NPPs, and states it has been 'focusing on sustainability matters such as…high carbon stock assessments'.

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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. Genting Plantations only states that it "favours an integrated pest management approach".

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

      No score

  • Fragile, marginal and peat soils 1 / 2 50%
    • 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. Genting Plantations states that 'future peat plantings are avoided'.

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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. Genting has a formal zero burning policy that prohibts open burning for land clearing.

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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. The company only states that by estimating its GHG emissions 'appropriate development plans can be subsequently developed to minimise the net greenhouse gas emissions'.

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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. The company states that it has effluent treatment systems which 'help to ensure that the total volume of effluent is reduced'.

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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. The company only states it has invested in technologies for methane avoidance.

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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: 22.20% of Genting Plantations' palm oil mills are RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 2 (stated number of palm oil mills RSPO-certified) divided by 9 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: kenney

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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, Identity Preserved

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Media Monitor: Genting Plantations Bhd

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Deforestation and wildlife conflict

Fires and haze

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