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  • Overall approach
    4/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0/6
      Palm oil
      "In 2015, we launched our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil, which codifies commitments to “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation"".
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Indonesia has a rich and immensely varied ecosystem and we recognise the importance of protecting the habitats of rare and endangered species as part of sustainable palm oil production. We are committed to the conservation of biodiversity and our priorities include forest sustainability, river bank integrity, water source preservation, soil health, ecosystem vitality and species preservation."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      3/3
      Report LUC emissions
      Yes
      3/3
      - , 2018
      Eight Capital Inc. reported that the emissions from land conversion for two of their mills as 160,163 tonnes of CO2e/year. 
  • Commodity score
    32/86
    • Palm oil
      63/86
      • Commitment Strength
        32/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            "In 2015, we launched our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil, which codifies commitments to “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation"", and "we are currently working towards achieving RSPO certifications for our kernel crusher and the rest of our mill and plantations by 2024."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "In 2015, we launched our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil, which codifies commitments to “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation"", and "we are currently working towards achieving RSPO certifications for our kernel crusher and the rest of our mill and plantations by 2024."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "In 2015, we launched our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil, which codifies commitments to “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation"", and "we are currently working towards achieving RSPO certifications for our kernel crusher and the rest of our mill and plantations by 2024."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "In 2015, we launched our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil, which codifies commitments to “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation"", and "we are currently working towards achieving RSPO certifications for our kernel crusher and the rest of our mill and plantations by 2024."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "In 2015, we launched our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil, which codifies commitments to “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation"", and "we are currently working towards achieving RSPO certifications for our kernel crusher and the rest of our mill and plantations by 2024."
          • Target date
            2024
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2024
            0.5/1.3
            "In 2015, we launched our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil, which codifies commitments to “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation"", and "we are currently working towards achieving RSPO certifications for our kernel crusher and the rest of our mill and plantations by 2024."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "In 2015, we launched our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil, which codifies commitments to “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation"", and "we are currently working towards achieving RSPO certifications for our kernel crusher and the rest of our mill and plantations by 2024."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            Eight Resources Inc. commit to "No development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) areas [...and] No new development on peat[3] areas, regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Eight Resources Inc. commit to "No development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) areas [...and] No new development on peat[3] areas, regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Eight Resources Inc. commit to "No development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) areas [...and] No new development on peat[3] areas, regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Eight Resources Inc. commit to "No development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) areas [...and] No new development on peat[3] areas, regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Eight Resources Inc. commit to "No development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) areas [...and] No new development on peat[3] areas, regardless of depth."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Eight Resources Inc. commit to "No development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) areas [...and] No new development on peat[3] areas, regardless of depth."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Eight Resources Inc. commit to "No development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) areas [...and] No new development on peat[3] areas, regardless of depth."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "We aim to achieve 100% traceability to the plantation for First Resources-owned mills by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We aim to achieve 100% traceability to the plantation for First Resources-owned mills by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We aim to achieve 100% traceability to the plantation for First Resources-owned mills by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We aim to achieve 100% traceability to the plantation for First Resources-owned mills by 2020."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "We aim to achieve 100% traceability to the plantation for First Resources-owned mills by 2020."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We aim to achieve 100% traceability to the plantation for First Resources-owned mills by 2020."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        23/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Eight Capital Inc. reported to the RSPO ACOP in 2017.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            "These are areas with potential HCS, HCV or peat content, and have therefore been carved out from the Group’s development plans, in accordance with our policy. In 2018, we did not record cases of deforestation that were non-compliant with the Group's policy, either within our own operations or that of our supplier".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Eight Capital Inc. are currently able to trace 91% of their CPO, and 97% of their palm kernels back to the plantation.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Eight Capital Inc. reported to the RSPO ACOP in 2017.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "In 2018, we focused on addressing the findings and recommendations from mill verification visits that were conducted by our customers in 2017. These verification visits included a review of our mills’ legal compliance, environmental practices, traceability of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) and crude palm oil (CPO), labour practices (including health and safety policies), grievance and whistleblowing mechanisms, as well as plasma and community development programmes."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          "Suspend sourcing from suppliers found to be engaged in the development of HCS, HCV or peat areas, in the use of fires during land preparations or in the exploitation of local communities, and who do not take immediate remedial actions. We will cease business with serious repeat violators."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Eight Capital Inc. report their list of both self-owned and third party suppliers. 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          "We have a grievance procedure in place for both internal and external stakeholders to register sustainability-related concerns, particularly with regard to our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil, such as those related to deforestation, land disputes, human rights or general labour issues, on our operations or that of our third party suppliers."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          354,898 tonnes
          In 2017, Eight Capital reported to the RSPO ACOP as First Resources, stating their total FFB volume was 354,898 tonnes - they did not report the certified volume.
      • Social Considerations
        8/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Eight Capital Inc. commit to "no development without Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Eight Capital Inc. will "support smallholders by sharing sustainable best practices, providing technical assistance and including them in the Group’s supply chain."
    • Pulp & Paper
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    16/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    12/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

First Resources is a cultivator and processor of palm oil, active across Indonesia. The company’s landbank for palm oil is one of the fifteen largest landbanks globally among palm oil producers, with more than 200,000 hectares in Indonesia. It also owns several mills and refineries with an annual processing capacity of 850,000 metric tons. First Resources sells a range of products including oleochemicals, biodiesel and palm kernel expeller which is used as animal feed.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Oils & fats
Segments
Producer
HQ
HQ 
Indonesia
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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