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Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd

Company Profile: Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd

  • Parent company:
    N/A
  • Landbank (total):
    72,653 hectares
  • Revenue from oil palm cultivation:
    99.81%
  • Market cap:
    476,735,136 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    SOP:MK
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    SOP MK
  • ISIN:
    MYL5126OO007
  • RSPO member?
    No
  • Other initiatives:
    ISCC, MSPO
  • Activities:
    Oil palm cultivation, processing of crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel (PK), producing palm oil derivatives, refining, trading
  • Locations:
    Malaysia (Sarawak)
  • Headquarters:
    Malaysia
  • Links to other SPOTT companies:
    N/A
  • Website:

Company Assessment: Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd

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Total: 4 / 59 6.8%
  • RSPO reporting requirements 0 / 15 0%
    • Q: 1.1. Is the company an RSPO member?

      A: No, Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member.

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    • Q: 1.2. Has the company submitted its most recent Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP) report to the RSPO?

      A: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member

      0 / 1

    • 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: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member

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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: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member

      0 / 1

    • 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: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member

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

      A: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member

      No score

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

      A: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member, therefore none of its plantation estates are currently RSPO-certified.

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    • Q: 1.6. Are the company's RSPO Principles and Criteria certification assessments publicly available?

      A: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member

      No score

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

      A: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member

      0 / 1

    • Q: 1.7.2. Has the company missed any public targets for 100% of its independent FFB suppliers to be RSPO-certified?

      A: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member

      No score

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

      A: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member

      0 / 1

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

      A: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member

      No score

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

      A: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member, therefore none of its scheme smallholder plantations are currently RSPO-certified.

      0 / 4

    • Q: 1.10. Does the company have any open complaints filed through the RSPO complaints system?

      A: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member

      No score

  • Landbank and maps 2 / 8 25%
    • 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

      0 / 1

    • 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, total area under lease is 72,653 ha

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

      A: Yes, planted area is 63,517 ha

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

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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. Sarawak Oil Palms only states that 9,136 ha are reserves, unplanted and building sites, etc., but it is unclear if any of this has been set aside specifically for conservation.

      0 / 1 | Source

    • Q: 2.3.1. Are all of the company's 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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    • 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 1 / 14 7.1%
    • Q: 3.1.1. Does the company have a publicly available statement to address deforestation resulting from its operations?

      A: Yes, Sarawak Oil Palms 'strives to' only develop oil palm plantations on 'degraded and logged over land'.

      1 / 1 | Source

    • 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: No information could be found using the research protocols. The company only states on its draft sustainability webpages that it respects the rights of indigenous and local communities to give FPIC.

      0 / 1 | Source

    • 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

      0 / 1

    • 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 SEIA assessments could be found using the research protocols

      0 / 1

    • 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: No information could be found using the research protocols. The company only states on its draft sustainability webpages that it ensures no deforestation of HCV areas.

      0 / 1 | Source

    • 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

      0 / 1

    • Q: 3.4.3. Are all of the company's High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments conducted after November 2005 publicly available?

      A: No HCV assessments could be found using the research protocols

      0 / 1

    • 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 HCV management plans 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. The company states a commitment regarding HCS on its 'draft' sustainability webpages, but these pages are not navigable to through the website and it is not clear if these are current company commitments.

      0 / 1 | Source

    • 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. Sarawak Oil Palms only states that it minimises water pollution.

      0 / 1 | Source

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

      A: No information could be found using the research protocols

      0 / 1

    • 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: The company states a commitment regarding peat on its 'draft' sustainability webpages, but these pages are not navigable to through the website and it is not clear if these are current company commitments.

      0 / 1 | Source

    • 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: Approximately 65% of the Sarawak Oil Palms 2010 yield was planted on peat.

      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. The company practices zero burning in all plantation development activities.

      1 / 1 | Source

    • 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

      0 / 1

    • 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 using the research protocols

      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. The company only states on its draft sustainability webpages that it believes in minimising GHG emissions.

      0 / 1 | Source

    • 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

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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

      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. The company only states that it will minimise pollution and manage the disposal of waste, inclusive of effluent.

      0 / 1 | Source

    • 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: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member

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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: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member

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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: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member, therefore none of its third party sourced FFBs are currently RSPO-certified.

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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: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad is not an RSPO member

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Trend Tracker: Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd

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Media Monitor: Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd

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Deforestation and wildlife conflict

Fires and haze

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