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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0.00/6
      Palm oil
      "FGV Group shall ensure its operations are in consonance with its commitments to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE)."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Biodiversity is at the heart of FGV’s operations as some of the Group’s plantations are located within close proximity of forest reserves or conservation areas that are natural habitats of endangered, rare and threatened species. Operating sustainably means living in harmony with natural resources and biodiversity."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    33/86
    • Palm oil
      61/86
      • Commitment Strength
        33/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "FGV Group shall ensure its operations are in consonance with its commitments to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE)." "The lifting of the [RSPO] suspension sets FGV back on track to achieve full RSPO certification by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "FGV Group shall ensure its operations are in consonance with its commitments to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE)." "The lifting of the [RSPO] suspension sets FGV back on track to achieve full RSPO certification by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "FGV Group shall ensure its operations are in consonance with its commitments to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE)." "The lifting of the [RSPO] suspension sets FGV back on track to achieve full RSPO certification by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "FGV Group shall ensure its operations are in consonance with its commitments to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE)." "The lifting of the [RSPO] suspension sets FGV back on track to achieve full RSPO certification by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "FGV Group shall ensure its operations are in consonance with its commitments to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE)." "The lifting of the [RSPO] suspension sets FGV back on track to achieve full RSPO certification by the end of 2020."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "FGV Group shall ensure its operations are in consonance with its commitments to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE)." "The lifting of the [RSPO] suspension sets FGV back on track to achieve full RSPO certification by the end of 2020."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "FGV Group shall ensure its operations are in consonance with its commitments to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE)." "The lifting of the [RSPO] suspension sets FGV back on track to achieve full RSPO certification by the end of 2020."
        • 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
            "FGV Group will not develop on any areas of natural forest, High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conversation Value." and "There shall be no new planting on peat land regardless of depth that is owned or leased by FGV Group."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "FGV Group will not develop on any areas of natural forest, High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conversation Value." and "There shall be no new planting on peat land regardless of depth that is owned or leased by FGV Group."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "FGV Group will not develop on any areas of natural forest, High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conversation Value." and "There shall be no new planting on peat land regardless of depth that is owned or leased by FGV Group."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "FGV Group will not develop on any areas of natural forest, High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conversation Value." and "There shall be no new planting on peat land regardless of depth that is owned or leased by FGV Group."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "FGV Group will not develop on any areas of natural forest, High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conversation Value." and "There shall be no new planting on peat land regardless of depth that is owned or leased by FGV Group."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "FGV Group will not develop on any areas of natural forest, High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conversation Value." and "There shall be no new planting on peat land regardless of depth that is owned or leased by FGV Group."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "FGV Group will not develop on any areas of natural forest, High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conversation Value." and "There shall be no new planting on peat land regardless of depth that is owned or leased by FGV Group."
        • 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
            FGV Group committed to "identifying all our sources of FFB up to plantation and smallholders level" by 2025.
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            FGV Group committed to "identifying all our sources of FFB up to plantation and smallholders level" by 2025.
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            FGV Group committed to "identifying all our sources of FFB up to plantation and smallholders level" by 2025.
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            FGV Group committed to "identifying all our sources of FFB up to plantation and smallholders level" by 2025.
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            FGV Group committed to "identifying all our sources of FFB up to plantation and smallholders level" by 2025.
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/1.3
            FGV Group committed to "identifying all our sources of FFB up to plantation and smallholders level" by 2025.
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            FGV Group committed to "identifying all our sources of FFB up to plantation and smallholders level" by 2025.
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "34 of FGV’s total 68 mills are certified and it is anticipated that a further 32 complexes will be ready for auditing by the end of this year."
          • 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
            In their annual report, FGV Group reported that they achieved no new planting on HCS areas in 2017.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            FGV Group report on their progress to this target in their 2017 Sustainability Report. In 2016 they had "developed the FGV-ToP [traceability of product]".
        • 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
            ""34 of FGV’s total 68 mills are certified and it is anticipated that a further 32 complexes will be ready for auditing by the end of this year.""
          • 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
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "FGV Group shall endeavour to socialise this policy and its commitments for compliance by all its suppliers and vendors. Where non-compliance is observed, FGV Group shall develop a phased approach to achieve full implementation of this policy."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          FGV Group have implemented a publicly accessible whistle-blowing mechanism to report any grievances.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          In 2017, FGV Holdings reported their total production of palm as 10,489,436.17 tonnes FFB to the RSPO ACOP.
      • Social Considerations
        13/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "FGV Group shall observe the principles of free, prior and informed (FPIC) consent prior to any new land development".
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          FGV Holdings commit their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "FGV Group strives to uphold and respect internationally recognised human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "FGV Group promotes the inclusion of smallholders and outgrowers into our supply chain in a fair, transparent and equitable manner."
    • Pulp & Paper
      4/86
      • 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
        4/34
        • 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
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          FGV Group have implemented a publicly accessible whistle-blowing mechanism to report any grievances.
        • 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
          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
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    17/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    10/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Felda Global Ventures (FGV) is a Malaysian group of agribusiness companies active in the palm, rubber, sugar, and agri-services industries. The group is involved in both the cultivation and processing of oil palm as well as in the manufacturing of palm oil goods. In 2015, FGV had a total oil palm landbank of over 750,000 hectares across Indonesia and Malaysia which is one of the five largest landbanks for palm oil in the world. It also has major processing operations, processing about 15 million fresh fruit bunches in 2015, and claims to be the largest producer of crude palm oil in the world, producing more than 3 million metric tons in the same year.

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

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