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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      No
      0.00/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Our commitment to protecting high conservation value (“HCV”) sites within our landholdings is a practice adopted since the early days. To date, the group has about 17,580 hectares of land established for conservation".
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
      Report LUC emissions
      No
      0/3
      2016-2018
  • Commodity score
    49/86
    • Palm oil
      49/86
      • Commitment Strength
        27/36
        • 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; Protects priority forests; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "The new planting approach ensures areas with high conservation value (“HCV”) and high carbon stock (“HCS”) like virgin forest and peat land are preserved."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "The new planting approach ensures areas with high conservation value (“HCV”) and high carbon stock (“HCS”) like virgin forest and peat land are preserved."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "The new planting approach ensures areas with high conservation value (“HCV”) and high carbon stock (“HCS”) like virgin forest and peat land are preserved."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Genting Plantations commitment on halting deforestation by protecting and conserving areas with high carbon stock is further strengthened with the recent endorsement of the RSPO P&C 2018"
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Genting Plantations commitment on halting deforestation by protecting and conserving areas with high carbon stock is further strengthened with the recent endorsement of the RSPO P&C 2018"
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            In 2017, Genting Bhd stated that they aim "to achieve full RSPO certification within the next two years".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Genting Plantations commitment on halting deforestation by protecting and conserving areas with high carbon stock" also extends to Genting "avoid[ing] developing any new plantings on peat where such high conservation values and high carbon stocks exist."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Genting Plantations commitment on halting deforestation by protecting and conserving areas with high carbon stock" also extends to Genting "avoid[ing] developing any new plantings on peat where such high conservation values and high carbon stocks exist."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Genting Plantations commitment on halting deforestation by protecting and conserving areas with high carbon stock" also extends to Genting "avoid[ing] developing any new plantings on peat where such high conservation values and high carbon stocks exist."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
             
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Genting Bhd. produce the majority of their raw materials themselves, and "tracks and monitors the movement of FFB to CPO and refined products at our estates, oil mills, refinery, and biodiesel plants as well as our suppliers and customers."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Genting Bhd. produce the majority of their raw materials themselves, and "tracks and monitors the movement of FFB to CPO and refined products at our estates, oil mills, refinery, and biodiesel plants as well as our suppliers and customers."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Genting Bhd. produce the majority of their raw materials themselves, and "tracks and monitors the movement of FFB to CPO and refined products at our estates, oil mills, refinery, and biodiesel plants as well as our suppliers and customers."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "All palm oil produce procured by the company from third parties are through direct supply from neighbouring estates, smallholders, mills and refneries. Although the identities of our suppliers are known, we do not claim the traceability to their estates as we continue to strengthen our supplier review process."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "All palm oil produce procured by the company from third parties are through direct supply from neighbouring estates, smallholders, mills and refneries. Although the identities of our suppliers are known, we do not claim the traceability to their estates as we continue to strengthen our supplier review process."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Genting Bhd. produce the majority of their raw materials themselves, and "tracks and monitors the movement of FFB to CPO and refined products at our estates, oil mills, refinery, and biodiesel plants as well as our suppliers and customers."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Genting Bhd. report on their progress towards the implementation of this commitment through submitting their ACOP to RSPO annually. 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Genting Bhd. track the traceability in their supply chain, and report this through their Annual Report.
        • 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
            Through submitting their ACOP to RSPO to continue their RSPO certification, the progress towards the commitment implementation of Genting Bhd. is independently verified.
          • 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
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Genting Bhd. provide a map and a list of their plantations and suppliers. 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          "Concerns can be raised verbally or in writing to any of our head of operating units, or directly to our headTuarters. To submit a concern under our whistle blowing channel, Nindly contact us or refer to our Whistleblower Policy on our website for more information"
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          3.13 million tonnes
          Genting Bhd. report on their production of different products on an annual basis.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Prior to any new land acquisition or land development, the Company identifes and engages with the relevant stakeholders to ensure benefcial outcomes for all parties involved as part of the on-going FPIC process."
        • 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
    27/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    17/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Genting is a large investment and management company with major operations in hospitality, energy, and palm oil, especially in palm oil processing. The company’s landbank is one of the ten largest landbanks for palm oil globally, with about 240,000 hectares located in Malaysia and Indonesia as of 2015. It also owns several processing facilities with the capacity in 2015 to process more than 1.5 million fresh fruit bunches annually. Genting claims this makes them one of the leading and lowest cost palm oil producers in Malaysia.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Agriculture
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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