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  • Overall approach
    3/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      "FGV is committed to no deforestation, no planting on peat and no exploitation (NDPE). Recognising the potential impact of our industry on the environment, FGV undertakes to adopt the following practices:No new planting on peatland regardless of depthNo development on areas of natural forest, high carbon stock (HCS) or high conservation value (HCV)"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      "FGV is pleased to announce our partnership with the United Nations Global Compact Network Malaysia (GCMY) on the #mySPACE4Change initiative which was officially launched on 9 June 2020 at the Malaysian Parliament by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, YB Dato' Haji Mohd Rashid bin Hasnon.." 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "In line with this, FGV undertakes to [...] ensure protection of the environment including through [....] no deforestation, no new planting on peat and no development on areas of natural forest, high carbon stock (HCS) or high conservation value (HCV)".
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "In line with our strong commitment to sustainability, we have expanded the scope of our Sustainability Division to cover the whole Group and the Sustainability Division now reports directly to the Group Chief Executive Officer. This structural change reflects FGV’s seriousness in embedding and mainstreaming sustainability within and throughout the Group’s operations and supply chain... We have established a Sustainability Synergy Committee comprising the heads or representatives of the various sectors and divisions within FGV Group to facilitate the mainstreaming of sustainability principles and practices throughout FGV, as well as to ensure effective implementation of FGV’s sustainability initiatives and programmes across the board."
    • 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
    52/88
    • Palm oil
      67/88
      • Commitment Strength
        18/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "2021 RSPO certification of all mill complexes in Malaysia [...] 2021 RSPO group certification for FFB suppliers from associated and independent smallholders in Malaysia"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "2021 RSPO certification of all mill complexes in Malaysia [...] 2021 RSPO group certification for FFB suppliers from associated and independent smallholders in Malaysia"
          • Target date
            2021
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            2021
            0.7/0.7
            "2021 RSPO certification of all mill complexes in Malaysia [...] 2021 RSPO group certification for FFB suppliers from associated and independent smallholders in Malaysia"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "FGV was amongst the first agricultural companies to obtain the RSPO mill certification in 2010...Following the withdrawal of its RSPO certification in 2016, FGV is now pursuing re-certification of all its 68 complexes, which we target to be achieved by the end of 2020...FGV is pleased to announce that it has received its Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles and Criteria (P&C) (“RSPO P&C“) certification for eight mill complexes at the end of 2017 following its voluntary withdrawal from the RSPO certification in May 2016." "FGV is committed to no deforestation, no planting on peat and no exploitation (NDPE). Recognising the potential impact of our industry on the environment, FGV undertakes to adopt the following practices:No new planting on peatland regardless of depth No development on areas of natural forest, high carbon stock (HCS) or high conservation value (HCV)"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "FGV was amongst the first agricultural companies to obtain the RSPO mill certification in 2010...Following the withdrawal of its RSPO certification in 2016, FGV is now pursuing re-certification of all its 68 complexes, which we target to be achieved by the end of 2020...FGV is pleased to announce that it has received its Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles and Criteria (P&C) (“RSPO P&C“) certification for eight mill complexes at the end of 2017 following its voluntary withdrawal from the RSPO certification in May 2016." "FGV is committed to no deforestation, no planting on peat and no exploitation (NDPE). Recognising the potential impact of our industry on the environment, FGV undertakes to adopt the following practices:No new planting on peatland regardless of depth No development on areas of natural forest, high carbon stock (HCS) or high conservation value (HCV)"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "FGV was amongst the first agricultural companies to obtain the RSPO mill certification in 2010...Following the withdrawal of its RSPO certification in 2016, FGV is now pursuing re-certification of all its 68 complexes, which we target to be achieved by the end of 2020...FGV is pleased to announce that it has received its Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles and Criteria (P&C) (“RSPO P&C“) certification for eight mill complexes at the end of 2017 following its voluntary withdrawal from the RSPO certification in May 2016." "FGV is committed to no deforestation, no planting on peat and no exploitation (NDPE). Recognising the potential impact of our industry on the environment, FGV undertakes to adopt the following practices:No new planting on peatland regardless of depth No development on areas of natural forest, high carbon stock (HCS) or high conservation value (HCV)"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "FGV was amongst the first agricultural companies to obtain the RSPO mill certification in 2010...Following the withdrawal of its RSPO certification in 2016, FGV is now pursuing re-certification of all its 68 complexes, which we target to be achieved by the end of 2020...FGV is pleased to announce that it has received its Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles and Criteria (P&C) (“RSPO P&C“) certification for eight mill complexes at the end of 2017 following its voluntary withdrawal from the RSPO certification in May 2016." "FGV is committed to no deforestation, no planting on peat and no exploitation (NDPE). Recognising the potential impact of our industry on the environment, FGV undertakes to adopt the following practices:No new planting on peatland regardless of depth No development on areas of natural forest, high carbon stock (HCS) or high conservation value (HCV)"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Through its robust traceability initiatives, FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) has achieved 81 percent of Traceability to Plantation (TTP) of its Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) to date, on-track of its target to achieve 100 percent TTP milestone by fourth quarter of 2021. The traceability initiatives within FGV ensure that the FFB sourced are not linked to deforestation, planting on peat and open burning, in line with FGV’s Group Sustainability Policy (GSP) and the No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) commitment."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Through its robust traceability initiatives, FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) has achieved 81 percent of Traceability to Plantation (TTP) of its Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) to date, on-track of its target to achieve 100 percent TTP milestone by fourth quarter of 2021. The traceability initiatives within FGV ensure that the FFB sourced are not linked to deforestation, planting on peat and open burning, in line with FGV’s Group Sustainability Policy (GSP) and the No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) commitment."
          • Target date
            2021
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            2021
            0.7/0.7
            "Through its robust traceability initiatives, FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) has achieved 81 percent of Traceability to Plantation (TTP) of its Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) to date, on-track of its target to achieve 100 percent TTP milestone by fourth quarter of 2021. The traceability initiatives within FGV ensure that the FFB sourced are not linked to deforestation, planting on peat and open burning, in line with FGV’s Group Sustainability Policy (GSP) and the No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) commitment."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "As of October 2020, 28 percent of our FFB supply are sourced internally from our estates, while 72 percent are sourced externally. Of this external supply, 63 percent is supplied directly from FELDA settlers, 2 percent from independent smallholders, 4 percent from private estates, 2 percent from cooperative, and 28 percent is supplied through FFB traders in Malaysia."
      • Social Considerations
        14/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "In fulfilling its responsibility to respect human rights, FGV Group is guided by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). FGV Group is committed to ensure that its operations are free from any form of exploitation and to eliminate any form of forced and bonded labour, human trafficking and slavery, and child labour in all its operations [...] FGV Group reiterates its commitment to respect employees’ and workers’ right to freedom of movement, fair working hours, freedom of association and right to decent living condition [...] FGV Group is committed to the principles of non-discrimination... FGV Group expects the adoption of this Policy in its entirety by all vendors and suppliers of the group."
        • 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?: 40,000 

          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "FGV was amongst the first agricultural companies to obtain the RSPO mill certification in 2010; and the first in the world to organise a smallholder group to obtain the RSPO Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) Certification. In the process of certifying our mills, we had also certified about 40,000 FELDA schemed smallholders. Following the withdrawal of its RSPO certification in 2016, FGV is now pursuing re-certification of all its 68 complexes, which we target to be achieved by the end of 2020."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Gender Equality and Preventing Sexual Harassment & Violence 3.1.6.1 FGV Group is committed to the principles of non-discrimination and gender equality... FGV Group expects the adoption of this Policy in its entirety by all vendors and suppliers of the group." 
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "FGV Group shall observe the principles of free, prior and informed (FPIC) consent prior to any new land development... FGV Group expects the adoption of this Policy in its entirety by all vendors and suppliers of the group." 
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          "Where there is conflict and/or dispute over land, FGV Group is committed to resolving such conflict and dispute through engagement and consultation with affected local communities and their own representative institutions."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        35/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • 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
            "As of December 2019, FGV has 33 mills that are RSPO-certified with certified quantities of 454,918 MT of CSPO, 112,398 MT of Certified Sustainable Palm Kernel and 54,045 MT of Certified Sustainable Palm Kernel Oil."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "FGV was amongst the first agricultural companies to obtain the RSPO mill certification in 2010...Following the withdrawal of its RSPO certification in 2016, FGV is now pursuing re-certification of all its 68 complexes, which we target to be achieved by the end of 2020...FGV is pleased to announce that it has received its Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles and Criteria (P&C) (“RSPO P&C“) certification for eight mill complexes at the end of 2017 following its voluntary withdrawal from the RSPO certification in May 2016." "FGV is committed to no deforestation, no planting on peat and no exploitation (NDPE). Recognising the potential impact of our industry on the environment, FGV undertakes to adopt the following practices:No new planting on peatland regardless of depth No development on areas of natural forest, high carbon stock (HCS) or high conservation value (HCV)"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "As of October 2020, 28 percent of our FFB supply are sourced internally from our estates, while 72 percent are sourced externally. Of this external supply, 63 percent is supplied directly from FELDA settlers, 2 percent from independent smallholders, 4 percent from private estates, 2 percent from cooperative, and 28 percent is supplied through FFB traders in Malaysia."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification scheme
            "As of December 2019, FGV has 33 mills that are RSPO-certified with certified quantities of 454,918 MT of CSPO, 112,398 MT of Certified Sustainable Palm Kernel and 54,045 MT of Certified Sustainable Palm Kernel Oil."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC
            "FGV was amongst the first agricultural companies to obtain the RSPO mill certification in 2010...Following the withdrawal of its RSPO certification in 2016, FGV is now pursuing re-certification of all its 68 complexes, which we target to be achieved by the end of 2020...FGV is pleased to announce that it has received its Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles and Criteria (P&C) (“RSPO P&C“) certification for eight mill complexes at the end of 2017 following its voluntary withdrawal from the RSPO certification in May 2016." "FGV is committed to no deforestation, no planting on peat and no exploitation (NDPE). Recognising the potential impact of our industry on the environment, FGV undertakes to adopt the following practices:No new planting on peatland regardless of depth No development on areas of natural forest, high carbon stock (HCS) or high conservation value (HCV)"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "Contractors, consultants, suppliers, vendors and all other third party companies including individuals working with them, should adopt responsible practices and at a minimum adhere to this Policy. "
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          "FGV adopted its ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ (NDPE) policy in 2016, a commitment that is important in recognising environmental protection and respect for human rights. The Group has also decided that it will not develop any greenfield areas of high conservation value, including peatlands, and where possible, will restore peatlands that were previously cleared after 25 August 2016,..."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: The Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Certification Scheme, Malayan Sun Bear Conservation Programme (SBCP)

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "FGV has been working closely with stakeholders and other members in the industry in developing MSPO, the first Malaysian palm oil sustainability certification scheme. MSPO is similar to the RSPO and ISCC but takes into consideration the national socio-economic agenda – focusing particularly on developing marginalised local communities – while adhering to all local, national and ratified international laws and treaties. We are also among the first few plantation companies to be MSPO certified since 2015. Heeding the Malaysian Government’s directive to make MSPO certification mandatory by the end of 2019, we are taking the necessary steps to ensure all our complexes are MSPO certified by the given deadline." "One of our landmark conservation initiatives is the Sun Bear Conservation Programme (SBCP). The SBCP, which is funded by FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV), is a collaboration with the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: every five years
          "FGV performs biodiversity assessments in all our operations at least once every five years, followed by periodic monitoring on wildlife activity. Information gathered from these assessments is used to develop HCV Management and Monitoring Plans. These plans are reviewed and updated annually with inputs from monitoring activities. To date, we have developed 16 monitoring plans and are developing three landscape plans (sun bear conservation programme, rafflesia programme, mega biodiversity programme) where FGV participates with other partners." "In 2018 and2019, the size of our High Conservation Value (HCV) areas grew by 257.41 Ha with our Tawai estates in Perak being the most recently assessed in 2018. We have 14 HCV locations in Malaysia and two in Kalimantan, Indonesia, where we conduct biodiversity assessments in all our operations once every five years to develop Environmental Management and Monitoring Plans. These assessments have enabled us to identify the rare and critically endangered wildlife species within our concessions and operational borders."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "FGV uses the Global Forest Watch (GFW) Pro platform to trace and monitor deforestation activities around our operations. This platform is an open-source web application that monitors global deforestation rates in near real-time and is able to detect illegal land-clearing activities that encroach into protected areas. If the platform identifies any deforestation activity, we verify if any of our suppliers are associated with it and if they are found to be involved, they will be subjected to our Supplier Delinquency Guideline which may lead to their removal from our supply chain. So far, we have identified one supplier that has been involved in illegal deforestation activities and it has subsequently been removed from our supply chain following efforts by FGV to engage with it"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Publish a grievance log which is updated periodically

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own mechanism
          "FGV has established a mechanism to address grievances pertaining to the implementation of FGV’s Group Sustainability Policy. Such grievances may be submitted by any party including organisations or individuals through the following channel."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 3776797 tonnes
          In the 2020 RSPO ACOP, FGV Holdings report using 3776797 tonnes with 526639.34 tonnes certified
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          What is the certified volume?: 526639.34 tonnes

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 3250157.66 tonnes

          What is the compliant volume?: 526639.34 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 13%
          In the 2020 RSPO ACOP, FGV Holdings report using 3776797 tonnes with 526639.34 tonnes certified
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          In its Sustainability Policy which sets out labour rights, FGV state: "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." 
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          "FGV has adopted the High-Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) in current areas of potential development. It takes into consideration both environmental and social aspects in determining suitable areas for new development. We have already incorporated this approach in our investment screening process for all future land acquisitions."; "We are committed to ensuring that prior to any expansion, all our land proposed for new plantings will undergo a robust and participatory independent social and environmental impact assessment. In demonstrating transparency, findings of our assessments will be made public and results incorporated into planning, management and operations of the new area."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 439,275 hectares

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 not specified

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Malaysia and Indonesia

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 not specified

          What types of ecosystems are these?: not specified

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0 not specified

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: 0 not specified

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 4.29 Million MT

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: Selangor, Perak, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Terengganu, Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak
          "Our Palm Upstream business is the largest revenue generator and forms the core of the FGV Group. We manage a total land bank of 439,275 hectares in Malaysia and Indonesia, producing approximately 3 million metric tonnes (MT) of CPO annually. In Malaysia, we have 197 estates located in Selangor, Perak, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Terengganu, Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak. Meanwhile in Indonesia, our plantation activities are focused in 5 estates located in Central and West Kalimantan. Currently, FGV owns 68 mills across Malaysia, processing over 14 million MT of Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) annually, where two-thirds of the FFB are sourced from FELDA settlers and independent smallholders."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Malaysia 
          FGV publishes on their website an interactive map "Our Assets", which discloses number of locations, estates, locations of refineries, factories in different Malay regions. 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          For what percentage of production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages, or otherwise controls does the company use external processes or actors, such as certification, to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?:  Sustainability Compliance and Certification Department (SCCD) 

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?:  Sustainability Compliance and Certification Department (SCCD)

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified
          "Our Sustainability Compliance and Certification Department (SCCD) plays a central role in FGV. It advises the relevant departments and units on all sustainability matters to ensure compliance with relevant standards and requirements of international and local bodies, particularly on Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requirements. As FGV’s main contact point for all RSPO matters, the SCCD is responsible for addressing issues raised by the RSPO’s Complaints Panel, and continually responds promptly to all issues by developing clear action plans and progress reports. Some of the measures taken to address RSPO’s concerns include full-scale audits of employment practices, implementing Standard Operating Procedures across FGV’s operations and improving communication with internal and external stakeholders."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 not specified
          "FGV uses the Global Forest Watch (GFW) Pro platform to trace and monitor deforestation activities around our operations. This platform is an open-source web application that monitors global deforestation rates in near real-time and is able to detect illegal land-clearing activities that encroach into protected areas. If the platform identifies any deforestation activity, we verify if any of our suppliers are associated with it and if they are found to be involved, they will be subjected to our Supplier Delinquency Guideline which may lead to their removal from our supply chain. So far, we have identified one supplier that has been involved in illegal deforestation activities and it has subsequently been removed from our supply chain following efforts by FGV to engage with it.We have communicated the use of this platform to all our top suppliers, along with our revised GSP and NDPE commitments, and have measured their sustainability risk levels using the platform as well"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Supplier Delinquency Guideline

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: deforestation activity
          "If the platform identifies any deforestation activity, we verify if any of our suppliers are associated with it and if they are found to be involved, they will be subjected to our Supplier Delinquency Guideline which may lead to their removal from our supply chain. So far, we have identified one supplier that has been involved in illegal deforestation activities and it has subsequently been removed from our supply chain following efforts by FGV to engage with it.We have communicated the use of this platform to all our top suppliers, along with our revised GSP and NDPE commitments, and have measured their sustainability risk levels using the platform as well"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, engaged
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, engaged
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: no

          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 1
          "we have identified one supplier that has been involved in illegal deforestation activities and it has subsequently been removed from our supply chain following efforts by FGV to engage with it."
    • Pulp & Paper *
      22/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • 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
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • 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
        • 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
        16/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "In fulfilling its responsibility to respect human rights, FGV Group is guided by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).FGV Group is committed to ensure that its operations are free from any form of exploitation and to eliminate any form of forced and bonded labour, human trafficking and slavery, and child labour in all its operations [...] FGV Group reiterates its commitment to respect employees’ and workers’ right to freedom of movement, fair working hours, freedom of association and right to decent living condition [...] FGV Group is committed to the principles of non-discrimination... FGV Group expects the adoption of this Policy in its entirety by all vendors and suppliers of the group." "
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: not specified
          "FGV Group promotes the inclusion of smallholders and outgrowers into our supply chain in a fair, transparent and equitable manner."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Gender Equality and Preventing Sexual Harassment & Violence 3.1.6.1 FGV Group is committed to the principles of non-discrimination and gender equality... FGV Group expects the adoption of this Policy in its entirety by all vendors and suppliers of the group." 
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Environmental harm
          "FGV Group shall consider replanting when due based on economic, legal and/or environmental concern(s)."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "FGV Group shall observe the principles of free, prior and informed (FPIC) consent prior to any new land development... FGV Group expects the adoption of this Policy in its entirety by all vendors and suppliers of the group." 
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          "Where there is conflict and/or dispute over land, FGV Group is committed to resolving such conflict and dispute through engagement and consultation with affected local communities and their own representative institutions."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            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 reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            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
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Publish a grievance log which is updated periodically
          "FGV has established a mechanism to address grievances pertaining to the implementation of FGV’s Group Sustainability Policy. Such grievances may be submitted by any party including organisations or individuals through the following channel."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          In its Sustainability Policy which sets out labour rights, FGV state: "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." 
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          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
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    12/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    25/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    15/18
    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. Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil.

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

How we assess the Forest 500

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