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  • Overall approach
    6/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-Free
      4/6
      "Bumitama Agri Ltd. [...] has committed to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      No Deforestation Task Force (NDTF), the Peatlands Working Group, the Human Rights Working Group and Biodiversity High Conservation Value Working Group. 
      The Bumitama Agri Ltd. is a member of the following initiatives; "No Deforestation Task Force (NDTF), the Peatlands Working Group, the Human Rights Working Group and Biodiversity High Conservation Value Working Group"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "This "No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation" policy [...] covers [...] Forest Conservation and Sustainable Land Use: No peat, protection of High Conservation Values (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) landscapes"
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    66/86
    • Palm oil
      66/86
      • Commitment Strength
        33/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Protects priority forests; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "We are steadfast in our commitment to avoid development on peat or in High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conservation Value (HCV) landscapes." "[We] currently trade our Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified palm oil through the RSPO certificate trading system."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are steadfast in our commitment to avoid development on peat or in High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conservation Value (HCV) landscapes." "[We] currently trade our Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified palm oil through the RSPO certificate trading system."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are steadfast in our commitment to avoid development on peat or in High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conservation Value (HCV) landscapes." "[We] currently trade our Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified palm oil through the RSPO certificate trading system."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are steadfast in our commitment to avoid development on peat or in High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conservation Value (HCV) landscapes." "[We] currently trade our Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified palm oil through the RSPO certificate trading system."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are steadfast in our commitment to avoid development on peat or in High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conservation Value (HCV) landscapes." "[We] currently trade our Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified palm oil through the RSPO certificate trading system."
          • Target date
            2024
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2024
            0.5/1.3
            "Bumitama is a member of the RSPO since 2007 and have a timebound plan to complete RSPO certification of all of our mills and plasma smallholders by the year end 2024 where land use rights permit (HGU) has been secured."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Bumitama is a member of the RSPO since 2007 and have a timebound plan to complete RSPO certification of all of our mills and plasma smallholders by the year end 2024 where land use rights permit (HGU) has been secured."
        • 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
            "We are steadfast in our commitment to avoid development on peat or in High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conservation Value (HCV) landscapes." "[We] currently trade our Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified palm oil through the RSPO certificate trading system."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are steadfast in our commitment to avoid development on peat or in High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conservation Value (HCV) landscapes." "[We] currently trade our Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified palm oil through the RSPO certificate trading system."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are steadfast in our commitment to avoid development on peat or in High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conservation Value (HCV) landscapes." "[We] currently trade our Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified palm oil through the RSPO certificate trading system."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are steadfast in our commitment to avoid development on peat or in High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conservation Value (HCV) landscapes." "[We] currently trade our Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified palm oil through the RSPO certificate trading system."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are steadfast in our commitment to avoid development on peat or in High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conservation Value (HCV) landscapes." "[We] currently trade our Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified palm oil through the RSPO certificate trading system."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We are steadfast in our commitment to avoid development on peat or in High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conservation Value (HCV) landscapes." 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Bumitama is a member of the RSPO since 2007 and have a timebound plan to complete RSPO certification of all of our mills and plasma smallholders by the year end 2024 where land use rights permit (HGU) has been secured."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "By the end of 2018 we have been able to trace 91.4% of all FFB processed in our mills, and expect to close the remaining gaps in 2019." 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the end of 2018 we have been able to trace 91.4% of all FFB processed in our mills, and expect to close the remaining gaps in 2019." 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the end of 2018 we have been able to trace 91.4% of all FFB processed in our mills, and expect to close the remaining gaps in 2019." 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the end of 2018 we have been able to trace 91.4% of all FFB processed in our mills, and expect to close the remaining gaps in 2019." 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the end of 2018 we have been able to trace 91.4% of all FFB processed in our mills, and expect to close the remaining gaps in 2019." 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "By the end of 2018 we have been able to trace 91.4% of all FFB processed in our mills, and expect to close the remaining gaps in 2019." 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "By the end of 2018 we have been able to trace 91.4% of all FFB processed in our mills, and expect to close the remaining gaps in 2019." 
      • Reporting and Implementation
        25/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "By the end of 2018 we have been able to trace 91.4% of all FFB processed in our mills, and expect to close the remaining gaps in 2019." 
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Bumitama Agri Ltd. progress is reported through RSPO ACOP and is 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
            Bumitama Agri Ltd. progress is reported through RSPO ACOP and is certified. 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Bumitama Agri Ltd. progress is verified through RSPO.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "We are steadfast in our commitment to avoid development on peat or in High Carbon Stock (HCS) or High Conservation Value (HCV) landscapes." "[We] currently trade our Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified palm oil through the RSPO certificate trading system."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Bumitama "kick-started the first phase of the FFB traceability initiative in 2016, mapping the entire supplier base of our CPO mills based on purchase documents. We will follow up with the collection of additional information on our third party suppliers that will provide us with more accurate and detailed data for analysis and verification as we closely monitor our supply chain partners." 
        • 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
          "We will conduct regular communication, and provide guidance and assistance to help them achieve compliance with this policy. We strive to amicably resolve conflicts and complaints with all parties in an open, transparent and constructive manner through our complaints and whistleblowing procedures, in addition to the RSPO complaints mechanism. Significant non-compliance of this policy will be monitored and reported to the company’s Board. The corrective measures taken, where appropriate, will be publicly reported"
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Bumitama Agri Ltd. provide a list of their processing mills.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          "In early 2015 Bumitama rolled out new complaint process ( Bumitama Grievance Flow Chart ) which allocates clear organisational responsibility to ensure that all complaints are being reported and addressed at group-level"
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          995,784 tonnes
          In 2017, Bumitama reported to the RSPO their total production volume as 995,784 tonnes and compliant production volume as 101,052 tonnes.
      • Social Considerations
        8/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "We respect the rights of indigenous people and other local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent to development of land to which they hold legal, communal or customary rights."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "Bumitama Agri actively participates in the Plasma Programme [...] to encourage the development of smallholders' plantations" 
  • Commitment strength
    33/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    25/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Bumitama Agri is an Indonesian palm oil company involved in the cultivation and processing of oil palm. At the end of 2014, the company had a planted area of about 150,000 hectares, predominantly on Indonesian Borneo, out of a total landbank of just under 200,000. This is among the fifteen largest landbanks amongst global palm oil producers. Its annual capacity for crude palm oil and palm kernel oil with its 10 mills is about 3.4 million metric tons.

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

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