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  • Overall approach
    2/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Reputational 
      Palm oil production has historically been associated with deforestation and a reduction in local wildlife dueto the clearing of land required for palm oil plantations, processing facilities and infrastructure required forthe successful farming and refinement of palm oil. The public perception of palm oil and/or the Group maybe prejudiced by the actions of an unrelated company over which the Group has no influence or control,and the Group’s financial position may be adversely affected as a consequence.
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Not specified 
      “Proforest has been working with DekelOil over the past 12 months and completed a baseline assessment of DekelOil’s activities against the requirements of the RSPO Principles and Criteria resulting in a detailed action plan o DekelOil subsequently formed a Certification Committee chaired by the Chief Executive Office, Youval Rasin and has now made significant progress against the action plan.”
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    13/88
    • Palm oil
      13/88
      • Commitment Strength
        5/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          2/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
             "DekelOil has been a member of RSPO since 2008. DekelOil’s objective is to become the first RSPO certified, fully functioning producer of crude palm oil in Cote d’Ivoire and to be among the first in West Africa [...] DekelOil Public Limited, operator and 51% owner of the vertically integrated Ayenouan palm oil project in Cote d’Ivoire, is pleased to announce it has made significant progress towards achieving its objective to become a certified producer of palm oil in line with the standards set by the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (‘RSPO’)"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            Commitment applies to its operations in Cote d'Ivoire - "DekelOil has been a member of RSPO since 2008. DekelOil’s objective is to become the first RSPO certified, fully functioning producer of crude palm oil in Cote d’Ivoire and to be among the first in West Africa [...] DekelOil Public Limited, operator and 51% owner of the vertically integrated Ayenouan palm oil project in Cote d’Ivoire, is pleased to announce it has made significant progress towards achieving its objective to become a certified producer of palm oil in line with the standards set by the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (‘RSPO’)"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          3/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "DekelOil has been a member of RSPO since 2008. DekelOil’s objective is to become the first RSPO certified, fully functioning producer of crude palm oil in Cote d’Ivoire and to be among the first in West Africa [...] DekelOil Public Limited, operator and 51% owner of the vertically integrated Ayenouanpalm oil project in Cote d’Ivoire, is pleased to announce it has made significant progresstowards achieving its objective to become a certified producer of palm oil in line withthe standards set by the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (‘RSPO’)"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to its operations in Cote d'Ivoire - "DekelOil has been a member of RSPO since 2008. DekelOil’s objective is to become the first RSPO certified, fully functioning producer of crude palm oil in Cote d’Ivoire and to be among the first in West Africa [...] DekelOil Public Limited, operator and 51% owner of the vertically integrated Ayenouan palm oil project in Cote d’Ivoire, is pleased to announce it has made significant progress towards achieving its objective to become a certified producer of palm oil in line with the standards set by the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (‘RSPO’)"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 5,000

          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training; Economic
          [Translation] “Long-term supply contracts have been signed with more than 5,000 local farmers in Ayenouan, covering approximately 17,000 hectares of existing oil palm plantations [...] DekelOil is committed to: Buy 100% of crops from village planters.”  “Feedstock for the Mill comes from mature palm oil plantations that have been secured under long term contracts with smallholders, however it also has nearly 1,900 hectares of its own plantations [...] This follows swiftly on the back of our appointment as an approved supplier to a World Bank-backed programme focused on improving the palm oil industry in Cote d'Ivoire to support local communities.”
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            2020 ACOP reports 34001.8 tonnes of palm oil total volume but doesn't clearly report how much is certified
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 34001.8 tonnes
          2020 ACOP reports 34001.8 tonnes of palm oil total volume but doesn't clearly report how much is certified
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
          2020 ACOP reports 34001.8 tonnes of palm oil total volume but doesn't clearly report how much is certified
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    5/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    4/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Dekeloil is a palm oil company operating in Côte d’Ivoire. The company engages in both the development and cultivation of palm oil plantations, and the processing and manufacture of crude palm oil. DekelOil is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor
HQ
HQ 
Cote d'Ivoire
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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