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R.E.A. Holdings plc

Company Profile: R.E.A. Holdings plc

  • Parent company:
    N/A
  • Landbank (total):
    105,180 hectares
  • Revenue from oil palm cultivation:
    100%
  • Market cap:
    166,813,568 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    REAH.L
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    RE/ LN
  • ISIN:
    GB0002349065
  • Sedol:
    234906
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Other initiatives:
    ISCC, ISPO
  • Activities:
    Oil palm cultivation, processing of crude palm oil (CPO), palm kernel (PK) and palm kernel oil (PKO)
  • Locations:
    Indonesia (East Kalimantan province)
  • Headquarters:
    UK
  • Links to other SPOTT companies:
    N/A
  • Website:

Company Assessment: R.E.A. Holdings plc

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Total: 38 / 59 64.4%
  • RSPO reporting requirements 11 / 15 73.3%
    • Q: 1.1. Is the company an RSPO member?

      A: Yes, R.E.A. Holdings 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, R.E.A Holdings 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, R.E.A. Holdings states all the countries and regions in which the company operates: Indonesia (East Kalimantan).

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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. R.E.A. Holdings joined the RSPO in 2007 and certified its first plantation estate in 2011. R.E.A. Holdings has a time-bound plan to complete certification by 2016 for its existing mills and supply bases. However, R.E.A. Holdings also states that it does not expect to achieve 100% RSPO certification of all existing estates until 2022, as some of its concessions are still in the process of being developed and do not yet supply one of its mills.

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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, a target for achieving 100% RSPO certification of all existing estates was extended from 2021 to 2022. Also, a target for achieving 100% RSPO certification of associated smallholders and outgrowers was extended from 2015 to 2017.

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

      A: 57.8% of R.E.A Holdings's plantation estates are RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 34,489 ha (total area RSPO-certified) divided by 59,639 ha (stated landbank for oil palm cultivation) 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. Holdings has a time-bound plan to complete certification of independently sourced FFB by 2025.

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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 initial target of 2016 has been extended to 2025.

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

      A: Yes. R.E.A. Holdings has a time-bound plan to complete certification by 2017 for existing scheme smallholders supplying its mills. R.E.A. Holdings also states that it is its intention to develop additional land under the plasma scheme in the near future, some of which may supply FFB to its existing mills.

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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 for achieving 100% RSPO certification of associated smallholders and outgrowers was extended from 2015 to 2017.

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

      A: 69.5% of R.E.A Holdings's scheme smallholder plantations are RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 1,914 ha (total area RSPO-certified) divided by 2751.71 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 6 / 8 75%
    • Q: 2.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement detailing its land acquisition criteria?

      A: Yes

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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 59,639 ha

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

      A: Yes, planted area is 36,059 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 2,751.71 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 18,697 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 10 / 14 71.4%
    • Q: 3.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement to address deforestation resulting from its operations?

      A: Yes, R.E.A. Holdings identifies, maintains and prohibits clearing of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas.

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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 R.E.A. Holdings's scheme smallholders, but not to its 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: Yes

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

      A: Yes

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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 R.E.A. Holdings' SEIA assessments:

      East Kalimantan: PT Cipta Davia Mandiri; PT Persada Bangun Jaya; PT. Kutai Mitra Sejahtera.

      No other 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: Yes, R.E.A. Holdings states HCV assessments will be led by an HCV lead assessor licensed under the HCV Resource Network Assessor Licensing Scheme.

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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 R.E.A. Holdings' HCV assessments:

      East Kalimantan: PT Cipta Davia Mandiri; PT Persada Bangun Jaya; PT. Kutai Mitra Sejahtera.

      No other 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 R.E.A. Holdings' HCV management plans:

      East Kalimantan: PT Cipta Davia Mandiri; PT Persada Bangun Jaya; PT. Kutai Mitra Sejahtera.

      No other 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. R.E.A. Holdings commits to avoid development of high carbon stock areas, and since 2015 carries out carbon stock assessments for all new plantings.

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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: Yes

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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 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. R.E.A. Holdings states it 'will not develop any contiguous area of >10 ha which has been identified as peat'.

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

      A: Yes

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

      A: Approximately 1.79% of R.E.A. Holdings's landbank is located on peat soil.

      Calculation: 1,067 ha (total stated hectarage on peat soil) divided by 59,639 ha (stated landbank for oil palm cultivation) x 100

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  • Zero burning 2 / 2 100%
    • 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. The company states 'there will be no use of fire in the development of new oil palm plantations or during the re-planting of existing plantations'.

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

      A: Yes

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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: No relevant media stories could be found

      No score

  • Greenhouse gas emissions 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Q: 6.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available time-bound plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?

      A: Yes

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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. The time-bound plan only applies to R.E.A. Holdings' scheme smallholders and outgrowers

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

      A: Yes

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

      A: Yes

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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, R.E.A. Holdings currently has methane capture facilities at 2 of its 3 palm oil mills.

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  • Traceability 3 / 12 25%
    • Q: 7.1. Are all of the company's mill locations publicly available for all countries in which it operates?

      A: No. Information is only available for two out of three mills.

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

      A: 66.67% of R.E.A Holdings' palm oil mills are RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 2 (stated number of palm oil mills RSPO-certified) divided by 3 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 36,780 (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, Book & Claim

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Media Monitor: R.E.A. Holdings plc

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