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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0/6
      Palm oil
      "Biodiversity conservation commitments that have been integrated into the Group’s SPOP include: no deforestation, protection of High Conservation Value (HCV), High Carbon Stock (HCS) and no new development on peatland. "
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "IOI is keenly aware of its important role in protecting, conserving and rehabilitating the ecosystems in and around its estates. IOI commit to strictly adhering to all relevant laws, RSPO, RSPO NEXT, MSPO, and ISCC certification principles regarding biodiversity protection and enhancement."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    33/86
    • Palm oil
      66/86
      • Commitment Strength
        34/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "Our existing plantations in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah (except recently acquired plantations which are covered under a time-bound plan) are 100% RSPO certified. We will now build on this by: Committing to implement RSPO NEXT in our Malaysian plantations, commencing end of 2016 [...] Certifying the outstanding management units, including Sarawak and Indonesia, in accordance with the published time-bound plan [...] Ensur[ing] all our Malaysian plantations are MSPO certified by the endof 2018."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our existing plantations in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah (except recently acquired plantations which are covered under a time-bound plan) are 100% RSPO certified. We will now build on this by: Committing to implement RSPO NEXT in our Malaysian plantations, commencing end of 2016 [...] Certifying the outstanding management units, including Sarawak and Indonesia, in accordance with the published time-bound plan [...] Ensur[ing] all our Malaysian plantations are MSPO certified by the endof 2018."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our existing plantations in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah (except recently acquired plantations which are covered under a time-bound plan) are 100% RSPO certified. We will now build on this by: Committing to implement RSPO NEXT in our Malaysian plantations, commencing end of 2016 [...] Certifying the outstanding management units, including Sarawak and Indonesia, in accordance with the published time-bound plan [...] Ensur[ing] all our Malaysian plantations are MSPO certified by the endof 2018."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our existing plantations in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah (except recently acquired plantations which are covered under a time-bound plan) are 100% RSPO certified. We will now build on this by: Committing to implement RSPO NEXT in our Malaysian plantations, commencing end of 2016 [...] Certifying the outstanding management units, including Sarawak and Indonesia, in accordance with the published time-bound plan [...] Ensur[ing] all our Malaysian plantations are MSPO certified by the endof 2018."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our existing plantations in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah (except recently acquired plantations which are covered under a time-bound plan) are 100% RSPO certified. We will now build on this by: Committing to implement RSPO NEXT in our Malaysian plantations, commencing end of 2016 [...] Certifying the outstanding management units, including Sarawak and Indonesia, in accordance with the published time-bound plan [...] Ensur[ing] all our Malaysian plantations are MSPO certified by the endof 2018."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Our existing plantations in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah (except recently acquired plantations which are covered under a time-bound plan) are 100% RSPO certified. We will now build on this by: Committing to implement RSPO NEXT in our Malaysian plantations, commencing end of 2016 [...] Certifying the outstanding management units, including Sarawak and Indonesia, in accordance with the published time-bound plan [...] Ensur[ing] all our Malaysian plantations are MSPO certified by the endof 2018."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Our existing plantations in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah (except recently acquired plantations which are covered under a time-bound plan) are 100% RSPO certified. We will now build on this by: Committing to implement RSPO NEXT in our Malaysian plantations, commencing end of 2016 [...] Certifying the outstanding management units, including Sarawak and Indonesia, in accordance with the published time-bound plan [...] Ensur[ing] all our Malaysian plantations are MSPO certified by the endof 2018."
        • 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
            "Sustainability commitments [...] which are applicable to any new oil palm plantings by IOI and its third-party suppliers are identified below: No deforestation and protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas [...] No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] No development of peatlands regardless of depth, and protection of peatlands through watermanagement and fire prevention."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Sustainability commitments [...] which are applicable to any new oil palm plantings by IOI and its third-party suppliers are identified below: No deforestation and protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas [...] No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] No development of peatlands regardless of depth, and protection of peatlands through water management and fire prevention."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Sustainability commitments [...] which are applicable to any new oil palm plantings by IOI and its third-party suppliers are identified below: No deforestation and protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas [...] No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] No development of peatlands regardless of depth, and protection of peatlands through water management and fire prevention."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Sustainability commitments [...] which are applicable to any new oil palm plantings by IOI and its third-party suppliers are identified below: No deforestation and protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas [...] No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] No development of peatlands regardless of depth, and protection of peatlands through water management and fire prevention."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Sustainability commitments [...] which are applicable to any new oil palm plantings by IOI and its third-party suppliers are identified below: No deforestation and protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas [...] No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] No development of peatlands regardless of depth, and protection of peatlands through water management and fire prevention."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Sustainability commitments [...] which are applicable to any new oil palm plantings by IOI and its third-party suppliers are identified below: No deforestation and protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas [...] No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...] No development of peatlands regardless of depth, and protection of peatlands through water management and fire prevention."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Applies to all new plantings
        • 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
            "[IOI Group's] goal is to ensure that all volumes of palm oil and palm oil fractions will be 100% traceable to mills by the end of 2016 while palm kernel oil volumes will be traceable to crushers by end 2016 and to the mills by end 2018; this will be extended towards 100% traceable to plantation by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "[IOI Group's] goal is to ensure that all volumes of palm oil and palm oil fractions will be 100% traceable to mills by the end of 2016 while palm kernel oil volumes will be traceable to crushers by end 2016 and to the mills by end 2018; this will be extended towards 100% traceable to plantation by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "[IOI Group's] goal is to ensure that all volumes of palm oil and palm oil fractions will be 100% traceable to mills by the end of 2016 while palm kernel oil volumes will be traceable to crushers by end 2016 and to the mills by end 2018; this will be extended towards 100% traceable to plantation by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "[IOI Group's] goal is to ensure that all volumes of palm oil and palm oil fractions will be 100% traceable to mills by the end of 2016 while palm kernel oil volumes will be traceable to crushers by end 2016 and to the mills by end 2018; this will be extended towards 100% traceable to plantation by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "[IOI Group's] goal is to ensure that all volumes of palm oil and palm oil fractions will be 100% traceable to mills by the end of 2016 while palm kernel oil volumes will be traceable to crushers by end 2016 and to the mills by end 2018; this will be extended towards 100% traceable to plantation by the end of 2020."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "[IOI Group's] goal is to ensure that all volumes of palm oil and palm oil fractions will be 100% traceable to mills by the end of 2016 while palm kernel oil volumes will be traceable to crushers by end 2016 and to the mills by end 2018; this will be extended towards 100% traceable to plantation by the end of 2020."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "[IOI Group's] goal is to ensure that all volumes of palm oil and palm oil fractions will be 100% traceable to mills by the end of 2016 while palm kernel oil volumes will be traceable to crushers by end 2016 and to the mills by end 2018; this will be extended towards 100% traceable to plantation by the end of 2020."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        23/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            In their 2018 Social Responsibility Report, IOI Group state that 97% of estates and 92% of mills in Malaysia are RSPO certified.
          • 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
            Palm oil 36% traceable to plantation, Palm Kernel Oil 26% traceable to plantation
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            In their 2018 Social Responsibility Report, IOI Group state that 97% of their estates and 92% of mills in Malaysia are RSPO certified.
          • 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
          "To ensure continuous compliance with its policies, IOI conducts regular engagement visits and workshops for mills within its direct supply chain. For third-party suppliers, IOI has implemented and communicated a proactive mill-level monitoring program [...] When a breach of policy commitment is identified, the party in question will be subjected to oversight by the independent SAP. Failure or refusal to meet IOI’s time-bound plan to rectify issues will result in business suspension."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          "To ensure continuous compliance with its policies, IOI conducts regular engagement visits and workshops for mills within its direct supply chain. For third-party suppliers, IOI has implemented and communicated a proactive mill-level monitoring program [...] When a breach of policy commitment is identified, the party in question will be subjected to oversight by the independent SAP. Failure or refusal to meet IOI’s time-bound plan to rectify issues will result in business suspension."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          IOI Corporation Berhad report a list of their palm mills.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          IOI Corporation Berhad have a grievance mechanism which is accessible to everyone.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          1,944,409.00 Tonnes
          IOI Corporation Berhad reported their total volume as 1,944,409.00 tonnes,and their certified volume as 556,430 tonnes.
      • 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
          New plantings must "respect the land tenure rights of indigenous and local communities, including their right to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to operations on land over which they hold legal, communal or customary rights in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Social Requirements for Conserving High Carbon Stock Forests."
        • 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
          IOI Group 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
          IOI Corporation Berhad commit to "Provide fair and equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, nationality, religion or gender."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • 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 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
        0/34
        • 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
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          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
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    17/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    12/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

IOI Corporation is a global, vertically integrated palm oil company active throughout the supply chain from cultivation to manufacturing. The company has one of the top ten largest landbanks for palm oil globally, with more than 225,000 hectares of plantation land in Indonesia and Malaysia. Its 15 mills have an annual capacity for more than 4.5 million metric tons of fresh fruit bunches. IOI also owns four refineries in Malaysia and the Netherlands with an annual capacity of more than 3 million metric tons. Its products include oleochemicals and specialty oils and fats for the food industry.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agriculture, Ingredients, Oils & fats
Segments
Producer
HQ
HQ 
Malaysia
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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