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  • Overall approach
    9/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-deforestation
      4/6
      Commodities (if applicable): 0
      "The Group’s oil palm development standard operating procedures are harmonised with the local legal requirements and applicable sustainability standards requirements which includes but not limited to the following criteria [...] No deforestation and development of protected areas, peat lands of any depth, HCV, and HCS".
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "The Group’s oil palm development standard operating procedures are harmonised with the local legal requirements and applicable sustainability standards requirements which includes but not limited to the following criteria [...] No deforestation and development of protected areas, peat lands of any depth, HCV, and HCS".
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Reputational
      "We believe that to achieve a respectable standing in the marketplace, it is essential for the Company to be a responsible business entity, has a responsible supply chain, and more importantly, conducts business professionally, ethically, and with integrity"
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • 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
      Which method is used to calculate the GHG emissions arising from land use change?: Genting use the calculation methodology guided by the EU Renewable Energy Directive.

      What is the total volume of GHG emissions arising from land use change?: 5,658.9 including land use change
      "The oil palm industry today is greatly scrutinised, and assumed to be one of the greatest contributors to global warming through land use change. This necessitates a change in the business structure for palm oil, in the face of demands to monitor and reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, especially those through land use changes (“LUC”)." Report contains graphs displaying Total GHG emissions, Emissions by Operating Units, and GHG Intensity by Operating Unit (all for 2019).
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 128.13 ha
      "GENP was a pioneer in creating a wildlife corridor inside an oil palm plantation. In 1999, in the then Asiatic Tenegang Group of Estates, Sabah, 83.63 hectares of riparian reserves was enriched with more than 23,000 native tree species. In continuation of this spirit, and support for biodiversity conservation in the Kinabatangan River Basin in Sabah, the Group in 2019 had set aside a further 44.5 hectares of oil palm plantation land in Sabah to serve as a wildlife corridor connecting two fragmented areas [...] This conduit contributed by the Company enables wildlife to proliferate and move freely along the river banks and the forest reserves to fulfil the vision to establish 450 acres of riverine conservation forest.""Reforestation of the wildlife corridor: Native tree seedling nurseries are established by the local communities at Sukau Village."
  • Commodity score
    58/84
    • Palm oil
      58/84
      • Commitment Strength
        25/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "The Group’s oil palm development standard operating procedures are harmonised with the local legal requirements and applicable sustainability standards requirements which includes but not limited to the following criteria [...] No deforestation and development of protected areas, peat lands of any depth, HCV, and HCS". "The Group conducts comprehensive due diligence for new land acquisitions. The Group adheres to RSPO P&C 2018 (7.12 and Annex 5) for all existing uncertified estates in Indonesia with new land clearing and expansion"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "The Group’s oil palm development standard operating procedures are harmonised with the local legal requirements and applicable sustainability standards requirements which includes but not limited to the following criteria [...] No deforestation and development of protected areas, peat lands of any depth, HCV, and HCS". "The Group conducts comprehensive due diligence for new land acquisitions. The Group adheres to RSPO P&C 2018 (7.12 and Annex 5) for all existing uncertified estates in Indonesia with new land clearing and expansion"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "The Group’s oil palm development standard operating procedures are harmonised with the local legal requirements and applicable sustainability standards requirements which includes but not limited to the following criteria [...] No deforestation and development of protected areas, peat lands of any depth, HCV, and HCS". "The Group conducts comprehensive due diligence for new land acquisitions. The Group adheres to RSPO P&C 2018 (7.12 and Annex 5) for all existing uncertified estates in Indonesia with new land clearing and expansion"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "The Group’s oil palm development standard operating procedures are harmonised with the local legal requirements and applicable sustainability standards requirements which includes but not limited to the following criteria [...] No deforestation and development of protected areas, peat lands of any depth, HCV, and HCS". "The Group conducts comprehensive due diligence for new land acquisitions. The Group adheres to RSPO P&C 2018 (7.12 and Annex 5) for all existing uncertified estates in Indonesia with new land clearing and expansion"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "The Group’s oil palm development standard operating procedures are harmonised with the local legal requirements and applicable sustainability standards requirements which includes but not limited to the following criteria [...] No deforestation and development of protected areas, peat lands of any depth, HCV, and HCS".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "This Code applies to all Genting Plantations� workforce and directors also needs to be observed by current and potential customers, competitors, suppliers, contractors, distributors, business contacts/partners, agents, advisers, regulators, government, public bodies and officials, shareholders, investors, and the communities where we operate in." "The Group’s oil palm development standard operating procedures are harmonised with the local legal requirements and applicable sustainability standards requirements which includes but not limited to the following criteria [...] No deforestation and development of protected areas, peat lands of any depth, HCV, and HCS".xpansion. No deforestation of HCS has taken place in Malaysia since January 2008."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "The Group’s oil palm development standard operating procedures are harmonised with the local legal requirements and applicable sustainability standards requirements which includes but not limited to the following criteria [...] No deforestation and development of protected areas, peat lands of any depth, HCV, and HCS".
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: NA
            "The Group’s oil palm development standard operating procedures are harmonised with the local legal requirements and applicable sustainability standards requirements which includes but not limited to the following criteria [...] No deforestation and development of protected areas, peat lands of any depth, HCV, and HCS".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "We aim towards building a fully traceable and transparent supply chain whereby our products can be traced back to its source, mainly to the palm oil mills and we are taking steps to achieve greater traceability further up to the estates and smallholder level. This commitment thus ensures greater transparency of our supply chain. Level of traceability is dependent on our ability to identify the parent company, the oil mill name, the oil mill coordinates, oil mill certification status and its FFB supply bases. The Group sets a target of the year 2023 to establish a fully traceable supply chain up to plantation level."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We aim towards building a fully traceable and transparent supply chain whereby our products can be traced back to its source, mainly to the palm oil mills and we are taking steps to achieve greater traceability further up to the estates and smallholder level. This commitment thus ensures greater transparency of our supply chain. Level of traceability is dependent on our ability to identify the parent company, the oil mill name, the oil mill coordinates, oil mill certification status and its FFB supply bases. The Group sets a target of the year 2023 to establish a fully traceable supply chain up to plantation level."
          • Target date
            2023
            0.8/1.3
            Target date
            2023
            0.8/1.3
            "We aim towards building a fully traceable and transparent supply chain whereby our products can be traced back to its source, mainly to the palm oil mills and we are taking steps to achieve greater traceability further up to the estates and smallholder level. This commitment thus ensures greater transparency of our supply chain. Level of traceability is dependent on our ability to identify the parent company, the oil mill name, the oil mill coordinates, oil mill certification status and its FFB supply bases. The Group sets a target of the year 2023 to establish a fully traceable supply chain up to plantation level."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Genting Bhd. commit themselves and their contractors to ensure their workers have the right to freedom of association, and are free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          If Other, specify here: Plasma scheme

          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Other

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: All
          Genting states that - "Where possible, the Group will support smallholders inclusion in sustainable palm oil chains. Among the programmes implemented to improve the livelihoods of the smallholders that supply to our mills are capacity building to enhance productivity, quality and other support mechanisms such as assistance in procuring agrochemicals. To date, we have allocated about 15,854 hectares of the Group’s planted area in Indonesia for plasma schemes of which 2,902 hectares have been RSPO certified. [...] The Group targets to achieve full certification our plasma scheme smallholders by the year 2026."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Sexual Harassment Policy: Genting Plantations has a sexual harassment policy in place which has to be observed by all our workforce, contractors and suppliers. This policy encourages harassment free environment and avoidance of behaviour that may create an atmosphere of hostility and intimidation of any kind at the workplace. No one should be subjected to any form of sexual harassment while carrying out their duties.
        • 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/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: on-going
          Prior to any new land acquisition or land development, the Company identifies and engages with the relevant stakeholders to ensure beneficial outcomes for all parties involved as part of the on-going FPIC process.
      • Reporting and Implementation
        22/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes

            (Upstream only) How many hectares of land owned, controlled or managed is certified?: 75262 hectares
            In the 2018 RSPO ACOP Genting stated that 37,252 tons of palm oil produced was RSPO certified.
          • 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
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "Current status: The Group adheres to RSPO P&C 2018 (7.12 and Annex 5) for all existing uncertified estates in Indonesia with new land clearing and expansion. No deforestation of HCS has taken place in Malaysia since January 2008."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Displays data in graphs showing the percentage of traceability for different oil mills - " "100% of our products and raw materials (CPO, PK, Refined Products, Biodiesel & Glycerin) were traceable up to both own and third-party oil mills.  97% of our CPO & PK produce are traceable up to plantations. The remaining suppliers which are smallholders (~2%) and collection centres (~1%) will be specifically traced up to plantations and verified in the near future.  100% of CPO & PK from our four Indonesian oil mills were traceable to our own estates, third party suppliers, smallholders and plasma schemes.  100% of Refined Products, Biodiesel & Glycerin were traceable to oil mills (45.2% GENP’s own mills, 3% third party certified oil mills, 51.7% third party non-certified oil mills)"
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Tool

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 7.5%

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 7.5%
            In the 2018 RSPO ACOP Genting stated that 37,252 tons of palm oil produced was RSPO certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification
            Genting has an updated RSPO report for 2019, covering peatland and HCV reporting
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: WWF on the River of Life programme, the Sabah Wildlife Department on the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Corridor, and Tropenbos on the Green Livelihood Alliance.

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise; Providing financial support
          Genting partners with multiple organisations on conservation in or around their operations. This includes partnering with WWF on the River of Life programme, the Sabah Wildlife Department on the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Corridor, and Tropenbos on the Green Livelihood Alliance.
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not disclosed
          "These include environmental and social management procedures, as well as standard operating procedures for new land development, where developments are required to be preceded and guided by third party independent assessments on environmental aspects and impacts for High Conservation Values (“HCV”), Social & Environmental Impact, Land Use Change and Carbon Stock."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Whistleblower Policy, Grievance Policy
          "To uphold the highest possible standards of ethical, moral and legal business conduct, we have established complaints and grievance mechanisms as well as a whistle blowing channel made available to our workforce and stakeholders. These guided channels would enable anyone to raise genuine concerns regarding actual or suspected unethical, unlawful, illegal, wrongful or other improper conduct and also sets out the process for anyone to report. "
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the certified volume?: 291030.89 tons

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 301103.61 tons

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 49%

          What is the compliant volume?: 291030.89 tons
          Genting Berhad reported detailed volumes in RSPO Annual Communications of Progress 2019, with a certified volume of 291,030.89 tons and a non-certified volume of 301,103.61 tons (including both palm oil and palm kernels).
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          How does the company remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chains?: Through addressing concerns raised - example - "A stop work order on new land clearing was placed on 1 May 2019 for PT CSC pending completion of the HCS assessments and review process."
          "The Group’s oil palm development standard operating procedures are harmonised with the local legal requirements and applicable sustainability standards requirements which includes but not limited to the following criteria: Independent Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (“SEIA”"
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of uncertified land holdings only; Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          2/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of uncertified land holdings only; Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          2/4
          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Indonesia and Malaysia

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 242,541 hectares

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: Kalimantan

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0%

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: Kalimantan

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 100%

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0%

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0%

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 148,542 hectares

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed?: 100%

          What types of ecosystems are these?: HCV

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%

          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: 29,753 hectares

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: 48,932 hectares

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: Not disclosed
          Genting disclose the point locations of their land holdings and company-owned processing facilities in Indonesia and Malaysia.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 100%

          What is the volume of the forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or sub-national location?: 2.82MT

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia, Malaysia, Sabah

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0%

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 100%

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: point locations

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes
          Genting Berhad provide a map and a list of their suppliers in their 2019 sustainability report.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: N/A

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: N/A

          Does the company use a certification system?: No
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: N/A

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: N/A

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          In response to "Concerns of unlawful land clearing without complying with new planting procedures and conducting proper assessments at PT Permata Sawit Mandiri" [...] "On 16th March 2017, the Group had announced it disposed its 95% equity interest in PT Permata Sawit Mandiri ("PSM") to PT Suryaborneo Mandiri ("SBM"). Following this disposal, GENP ceased to have any effective interest in PT PSM. PT SBM is a related party by virtue of it being a company related to Dali Agro Corp ("Dali"), who is the party owning 26.315% of the PalmIndo joint venture for palm oil cultivation in Kalimantan Barat ("PalmIndo JV"). Dali is a company belonging to the Sepanjang Group. PT PSM was sold to PT SBM and PT SBM is not part of the PalmIndo JV that GENP has with Dali. Therefore, PT PSM does not form part of the GENP Group of companies. GENP has provided full disclosure of the above disposal in its 2017 Annual Report and announcements to Bursa Malaysia dated 25 January 2017 and 16 March 2017. GENP is unable to confirm details of the shareholding of Sepanjang Group as it has no interest nor is privy to such information."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    25/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    22/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    11/18
    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. It owns several processing facilities and claim to be one of the leading and lowest cost palm oil producers in Malaysia. Genting Bhd. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Agriculture
Segments
Producer, Manufacturer
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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