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  • Overall approach
    0/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
      Signatory
      No
      0/1
      Which initiatives?: 0
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • 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
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    23/84
    • Palm oil
      37/84
      • Commitment Strength
        20/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            If Other, specify here: PIL has not submitted an RSPO report since 2017 (containing 2016 data) "PIL is a proud member of the RSPO, the palm oil industry’s certification and regulatory body and remains committed to engaging and maintaining a dialogue with its business associates, clients and wider stakeholders to achieve the mutual goal of responsible and sustainable palm oil development. Wherever possible, we will engage our suppliers to implement RSPO best practices and standards within their operations." - https://www.pilgroup.com/policy.html
            "The Responsible Palm Oil Policy incorporates No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) practices and recognizes Human Rights responsibilities. This supports PIL’s efforts to ensure an environmentally and socially accountable palm oil industry. This Responsible Palm Oil Policy is released on 31 December 2018 and is effective immediately."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "The Responsible Palm Oil Policy incorporates No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) practices and recognizes Human Rights responsibilities. This supports PIL’s efforts to ensure an environmentally and socially accountable palm oil industry. This Responsible Palm Oil Policy is released on 31 December 2018 and is effective immediately"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "The Responsible Palm Oil Policy incorporates No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) practices and recognizes Human Rights responsibilities. This supports PIL’s efforts to ensure an environmentally and socially accountable palm oil industry. This Responsible Palm Oil Policy is released on 31 December 2018 and is effective immediately"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "No Deforestation: 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)1 areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS)2 forests as assessed under accepted methodologies. No Peat: PIL will not accept any new development on peatland regardless of depth. On existing peat plantations, best management practices for peat plantations must be implemented, preferably in accordance with the RSPO BMP Manual on Peat."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "No Deforestation: 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)1 areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS)2 forests as assessed under accepted methodologies. No Peat: PIL will not accept any new development on peatland regardless of depth. On existing peat plantations, best management practices for peat plantations must be implemented, preferably in accordance with the RSPO BMP Manual on Peat."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "No Deforestation: 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)1 areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS)2 forests as assessed under accepted methodologies. No Peat: PIL will not accept any new development on peatland regardless of depth. On existing peat plantations, best management practices for peat plantations must be implemented, preferably in accordance with the RSPO BMP Manual on Peat."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "PIL will work towards a traceable, transparent and responsible supply chain by 2020. PIL will work with suppliers to achieve full traceability to mill by 2019 and update periodically. We will engage with suppliers in 2019 to disclose data on traceability to plantation."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "PIL will work towards a traceable, transparent and responsible supply chain by 2020. PIL will work with suppliers to achieve full traceability to mill by 2019 and update periodically. We will engage with suppliers in 2019 to disclose data on traceability to plantation."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "PIL will work towards a traceable, transparent and responsible supply chain by 2020. PIL will work with suppliers to achieve full traceability to mill by 2019 and update periodically. We will engage with suppliers in 2019 to disclose data on traceability to plantation."
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Human Rights: PIL commits to respect and protect human rights, the rights of all workers, including contract, temporary and migrant workers, the elimination of discrimination in employment [...] Fair Labour: PIL will not accept the use of child labour, forced or bonded labour [...] access to freedom of association"
        • 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?: 0 not specified
          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.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • 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 percentage/number of new interests/developments/expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: 0 not specified

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: Current
          "Indigenous and Local communities: PIL recognises and respects the rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC)3 to operations on lands to which they hold legal, communal or customary rights. 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."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • 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
            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?: No
            "PIL will work towards a traceable, transparent and responsible supply chain by 2020. PIL will work with suppliers to achieve full traceability to mill by 2019 and update periodically. We will engage with suppliers in 2019 to disclose data on traceability to plantation." [...] "In September 2018, we engaged with key suppliers to collectinformation on the supply chain. The suppliers, comprised ofrefineries and traders were requested to fill in a TraceabilityDeclaration Document (TDD) with information on:a. name of the millb. parent companyc. mill GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude)d. certification status, i.e. RSPOIn the same month, PIL released its first Sustainability Dashboardwhich offers the following information:• List of suppliers• Number of suppliers by countries"
        • 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
        • 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          "Pacific Inter-Link (PIL) is aware that it is important to implement sustainable practices in its business, ensuring a long term viability and success. In line with that, PIL published and adopted Responsible Palm Oil Policy incorporating its commitment towards No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE). There are five main commitments made by PIL in the policy which cover Compliance, Environmental Responsibility, Social Responsibility, Engagement and Inclusivity as well as Transparent and Traceable Supply Chain. [...]
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 0 not specified
          "The PIL List of Mills is based on information received from our third party suppliers. The disclosed data is correct to the best of PIL’s knowledge at the time of publication. We cannot guarantee its full accuracy and therefore welcome any corrections that may be needed.Note: The lists are updated as of June 2020 unless otherwise indicated."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified
          "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"
        • 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
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "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" [...] "Based on the outcome of the findings, the Sustainability Department will develop an implementation plan with clear actions, ownership and timelines to remediate and resolve the grievance. Further engagement is carried out by the Sustainability Department with Grievance raiser and supply chain actor to communicate, accept and finalise the implementation plan and timeline. "
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      15/84
      • Commitment Strength
        8/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            "We will only work with suppliers who share our values and comply with our Responsible Sourcing Policy. [...] Operations, sourcing, manufacture, distribution of products and the supply of services are conducted with the aim to protect and preserve the environment. [...] Sustainability practices are embedded across the supplier’s operations and activities which aim to [...] protect and enhance nature and biodiversity; and (vi) halt deforestation."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We will only work with suppliers who share our values and comply with our Responsible Sourcing Policy. [...] Operations, sourcing, manufacture, distribution of products and the supply of services are conducted with the aim to protect and preserve the environment. [...] Sustainability practices are embedded across the supplier’s operations and activities which aim to [...] protect and enhance nature and biodiversity; and (vi) halt deforestation."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "We will only work with suppliers who share our values and comply with our Responsible Sourcing Policy. [...] Operations, sourcing, manufacture, distribution of products and the supply of services are conducted with the aim to protect and preserve the environment. [...] Sustainability practices are embedded across the supplier’s operations and activities which aim to [...] protect and enhance nature and biodiversity; and (vi) halt deforestation."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The Fundamental Principles that create the foundation of our Responsible Sourcing Policy are grounded in internationally recognized standards. We endorse the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and are embedding them throughout our operations. In line with the Fundamental Principles, we base our Human Rights commitment on the International Bill of Human Rights consisting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; and the International Labor Organization’s fundamental conventions on Rights at Work. We support the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises [...] There is no discrimination in employment [...] Forced labor [...] Child labour [...] freedom of association
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "We will only work with suppliers who share our values and comply with our Responsible Sourcing Policy. [...] Implementing Mandatory Requirements [...] Policies that prohibit discrimination of any form on the basis of caste, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, gender"
        • 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?: Current
          "We will only work with suppliers who share our values and comply with our Responsible Sourcing Policy. [...] Land rights of communities, including indigenous peoples, will be protected and promotedThe rights and title to property and land of the individual, indigenous people and local communities are respected. 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, contract transparency and disclosure."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • 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
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
    • Soy *
      0/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • 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
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
    12/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    3/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Hayel Saeed Anam Group is a Yemen-based company that operates in a range of sectors across services, trading, and manufacturing. Its 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. Its subsidiary, Pacific Inter-Link, processes and trades palm oil. Hayel Saeed Anam Group is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and is also assessed for its exposure to soy, pulp & paper and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Oils & fats, Packaged food
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
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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