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Kencana Agri Ltd

Company Profile: Kencana Agri Ltd

  • Parent company:
    Kencana Holdings Pte Ltd
  • Landbank (total):
    193,574 hectares
  • Revenue from oil palm cultivation:
    100%
  • Market cap:
    78,519,976 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    KCAL.SI
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    KAGR SP
  • ISIN:
    SG1X16940808
  • RSPO member?
    No. However, subsidiary PT Sawindo Kencana has been an RSPO member since 2015.
  • Other initiatives:
    ISPO
  • Activities:
    Oil palm cultivation, processing of crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel (PK), kernel crushing, transport, producing renewable biomass energy
  • Locations:
    Indonesia (East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Gorontalo, Central Sulawesi, Belitung and Bangka Islands)
  • Headquarters:
    Singapore
  • Links to other SPOTT companies:
    Wilmar International Ltd has a 20% stake in Kencana Agri Ltd
  • Website:

Company Assessment: Kencana Agri Ltd

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Total: 16 / 59 27.1%
  • RSPO reporting requirements 3.5 / 15 23.3%
    • Q: 1.1. Is the company an RSPO member?

      A: No. However, plantation subsidiary, PT Sawindo Kencana has been an RSPO member since 2015.

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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, Kencana Agri 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. The subsidary PT Sawindo Kencana states all the countries and regions in which it operates: Indonesia (Bangka-Belitung). However, Kencana Agri Ltd as a whole operates in additional regions in Indonesia: East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Gorontalo and Central Sulawesi.

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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. Sawindo Kencana joined the RSPO in 2015 and has yet to certify a plantation estate. It plans to achieve its first certification in 2018.

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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: 0% of Kencana Agri's planted area is RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 0 ha (total area RSPO-certified) divided by 54,194 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: None of Kencana Agri's plantation estates are currently RSPO-certified.

      No score

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

      A: Sawindo Kencana has yet to certify any independent FFB suppliers and has yet to publish a time-bound plan

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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

      No score

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

      A: Sawindo Kencana has yet to certify any scheme smallholders and has yet to publish a time-bound plan

      0 / 1 | Source

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

      A: No

      No score

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

      A: 0% of Kencana Agri's scheme smallholder plantations are RSPO-certified

      Calculation: 0 ha (total area RSPO-certified) divded by 19,628 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. Kencana Agri only states they respect land tenure rights.

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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 173,946 ha

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

      A: Yes, planted area is 54,194 ha

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

      A: Yes, scheme smallholder hectarage is 19,628 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 17,895.37 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 for subsidary PT Sawindo Kencana, 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.

      0 / 1

  • Environmental management 6 / 14 42.9%
    • Q: 3.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement to address deforestation resulting from its operations?

      A: Yes, Kencana Agri commits to no deforestation of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas.

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

      A: No, the sustainability policy applies to its scheme smallholders but not independent FFB suppliers.

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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 statement could be found using the research protocols which states that FPIC is to be conducted prior to any new planting taking place. Kencana Agri only states it respects the right of communities to give or withhold FPIC.

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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: Yes

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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: 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. Kencana Agri only states it uses accredited independent HCV assessors.

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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: Yes

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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. Kencana Agri only state they are phasing out the use of paraquat.

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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. Kencana Agri has a policy to refrain from undertaking new development on peat land of any depth.

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

      A: No, the sustainability policy applies to its scheme smallholders but not independent FFB suppliers.

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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. Kencana Agri applies a zero burning policy in repsect of new planting and replanting.

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

      A: No, the sustainability policy applies to its scheme smallholders but not independent FFB suppliers.

      0 / 1 | Source

    • 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: No relevant media stories could be found

      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

      0 / 1

    • 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

      0 / 1

    • 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. Kencana Agri only states that POME is treated and that it is focused on controlling and mitigating the impacts.

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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 information could be found using the research protocols

      0 / 1

  • Traceability 0 / 12 0%
    • 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

      0 / 1

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

      A: 0% of Kencana Agri's palm oil mills are RSPO certified

      Calculation: 0 (stated number of palm oil mills RSPO-certified) divided by 5 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: 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

      0 / 1

    • 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: Kencana Agri Ltd

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Deforestation and wildlife conflict

Fires and haze

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