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  • Overall approach
    0/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    24/86
    • Palm oil
      54/86
      • Commitment Strength
        30/36
        • 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
            PIL's palm oil policy commits to "No Deforestation".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            PIL's palm oil policy commits to "No Deforestation".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            PIL's palm oil policy commits to "No Deforestation".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            PIL's palm oil policy commits to "No Deforestation".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            PIL's palm oil policy commits to "No Deforestation".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            PIL's palm oil policy commits to "No Deforestation".
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "PIL will not knowingly source palm oil from plantations established on areas of significant environmental or cultural importance from 1 July 2018. These include High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests as assessed under accepted methodologies. [...] PIL will not accept any new development on peatland regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "PIL will not knowingly source palm oil from plantations established on areas of significant environmental or cultural importance from 1 July 2018. These include High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests as assessed under accepted methodologies. [...] PIL will not accept any new development on peatland regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "PIL will not knowingly source palm oil from plantations established on areas of significant environmental or cultural importance from 1 July 2018. These include High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests as assessed under accepted methodologies. [...] PIL will not accept any new development on peatland regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "PIL will not knowingly source palm oil from plantations established on areas of significant environmental or cultural importance from 1 July 2018. These include High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests as assessed under accepted methodologies. [...] PIL will not accept any new development on peatland regardless of depth."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "PIL will not knowingly source palm oil from plantations established on areas of significant environmental or cultural importance from 1 July 2018. These include High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests as assessed under accepted methodologies. [...] PIL will not accept any new development on peatland regardless of depth."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "PIL will not knowingly source palm oil from plantations established on areas of significant environmental or cultural importance from 1 July 2018. These include High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests as assessed under accepted methodologies. [...] PIL will not accept any new development on peatland regardless of depth."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            "PIL will work with suppliers to achieve full traceability to mill by 2019 and update periodically."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "PIL will work with suppliers to achieve full traceability to mill by 2019 and update periodically."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "PIL will work with suppliers to achieve full traceability to mill by 2019 and update periodically."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "PIL will work with suppliers to achieve full traceability to mill by 2019 and update periodically."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "PIL will work with suppliers to achieve full traceability to mill by 2019 and update periodically."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "PIL will work with suppliers to achieve full traceability to mill by 2019 and update periodically."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        16/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to 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
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "PIL will engage with our key suppliers to uphold our commitments and policies. This will include verification and monitoring of grievances, policy compliance and supplier progress towards meeting our responsible sourcing policy."
        • 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
          "PIL will engage with our key suppliers to uphold our commitments and policies. This will include verification and monitoring of grievances, policy compliance and supplier progress towards meeting our responsible sourcing policy"
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          PIL Group published a list of their palm oil mill suppliers.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          PIL Group have a publicly accessible grievance mechanism.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          30,919 tonnes
          In 2017, PIL reported to the RSPO their total palm oil volumes as 1,685,629 tonnes, with 30,919 tonnes of this being certified.
      • 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
          "In line with this, we will not knowingly source from areas developed after 1 July 2018 that have not undergone a FPIC process with indigenous and local communities."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          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
          "PIL is committed to supporting the inclusion of smallholders in its supply base. In line with this, we will support actions and programmes among associates to increase capacity for smallholders."
    • Pulp & Paper
      18/86
      • Commitment Strength
        7/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "Sustainability practices are embedded across the supplier’s operations andactivities which aim to [...] protect and enhance nature and biodiversity, and halt deforestation."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Sustainability practices are embedded across the supplier’s operations andactivities which aim to [...] protect and enhance nature and biodiversity, and halt deforestation."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            The policy is from the subsidiary, United Carton Industries
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Halting deforestation is 'good practice' and not a minimum requirement for all suppliers
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Halting deforestation is 'good practice' and not a minimum requirement for all suppliers
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "Sustainability practices are embedded across the supplier’s operations andactivities which aim to [...] protect and enhance nature and biodiversity, and halt deforestation."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          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
          "If remediation is required, the supplier will be expected to inform UCIC and implement a corrective action plan and timeline to effectively and promptly resolve the failure."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "All negotiations with regard to their property or land, including the use of and transfers of it, adhere to the principles of free, prior and informed consent."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          UCIC state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          UCIC require their suppliers to ensure their workers are free from discrimination on the basis of gender. 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          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
    12/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    6/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    6/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Hayel Saeed Anam Group is a Yemen-based company that operates in a range of sectors across services, trading, and manufacturing. Their main business activities are edible oils, dairy products, baked goods, flour milling, printing, and packaging.  The company export products to more than 80 countries through many different brands. Their subsidiary, Pacific Inter-Link, processed and traded 4115 tonnes of palm oil in 2015. 

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Oils & fats, Packaged food
Segments
Trader, Processor
HQ
HQ 
United Arab Emirates
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Abu Walad Sandwich Biscuits, Al Batal, Avena, Crystal, Green Farms, Girl, Legador, Luna, Madina, Memories, Teashop, Milgro

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