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Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT

Company Profile: Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT

  • Parent company:
    Sampoerna Strategic Group
  • Landbank (total):
    425,000 hectares
  • Landbank (oil palm):
    240,000 hectares
  • Revenue from oil palm cultivation:
    96.65%
  • Market cap:
    283,847,712 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    SGRO:IJ
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SGRO IJ
  • ISIN:
    ID1000106107
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Other initiatives:
    ISCC, ISPO
  • Activities:
    Oil palm cultivation, processing of crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel (PK), producing palm kernel products and germinated oil palm seed
  • Locations:
    Indonesia (Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, South Sumatra)
  • Headquarters:
    Indonesia
  • Links to other SPOTT companies:
    In 2007 PT Sampoerna Agro Tbk signed a joint venture with PT Triputra Agro Persada Group through Union Sampoerna Triputra Persada.
  • Parent website:
  • Website:

Company Assessment: Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT

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Total: 13 / 59 22%
  • RSPO reporting requirements 5 / 15 33.3%
    • Q: 1.1. Is the company an RSPO member?

      A: Yes, PT Sampoerna Agro Terbuka 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, Sampoerna Agro 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. Sampoerna Agro states all the countries and regions in which the company operates: Indonesia (Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, South Sumatra).

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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. Sampoerna Agro joined the RSPO in 2007 and certified its first plantation estate in 2011. Sampoerna Agro has a time-bound plan to complete certification by 2021.

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

      A: No, but the company extended its time-bound plan for 100% certification of groups from 2016 to 2021.

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

      A: 13.9% of Sampoerna Agro's plantation estates are RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 11,603.92 ha (total area RSPO-certified) divided by 83,437 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 information could be found using the research protocols. Sampoerna Agro has a time-bound plan to complete RSPO certification of its third party suppliers by 2027.

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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, but the company extended its time-bound plan for 100% certification of independently-sourced FFB from 2019 to 2027.

      No score | Source

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols. Sampoerna Agro has a time-bound plan to complete RSPO certification of its scheme smallholders by 2024.

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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, but the company extended its time-bound plan for 100% certification from 2019 to 2024.

      No score | Source

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

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

      Calculation: 0 ha (total area RSPO-certified) divided by 53,293 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 3 / 8 37.5%
    • 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. The company only states that oil palm plantations are only developed on areas that have obtained HGUs or location permits.

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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 240,000 ha

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

      A: Yes, planted area is 83,437 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 53,293 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: No information could be found using the research protocols

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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 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 estates.

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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

      0 / 1

    • 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

      0 / 1

    • 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. Sampoerna Agro only state that it 'abides by the foundations of free, prior and in consent to the society in general'.

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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

      0 / 1

    • 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

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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. Sampoerna Agro only states that "biomass shall not be produced on land with high biodiversity value or high carbon stock" and that it implements sustainability principles including the study of HCS areas.

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

      A: No. Sampoerna Agro states that it is commited to preserve water resource reservoirs and it is improving access to clean water for communities in some areas, but no further details are given.

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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

      0 / 1

    • 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 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. Sampoerna Agro implements a 'zero burning technique for land clearing 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 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 it implements sustainability principles including the 'calculation of 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

      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

      0 / 1

    • 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

      0 / 1

    • 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 states that it is creating methane capture facilites at 2 mills.

      0 / 1 | Source

  • 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: 42.85% of Sampoerna Agro's palm oil mills are RSPO-certified.

      Calculation: 3 (stated number of palm oil mills RSPO-certified) divided by 7 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: Book & Claim, Mass Balance

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Media Monitor: Sampoerna Agro Tbk PT

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Deforestation and wildlife conflict

Fires and haze

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