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  • Overall approach
    2/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      "Our commitments to the responsible palm oil production by complying with policies of no peat, no exploitation, no burning and no deforestation are already in effect.[...]  "KORINDO’s commitment to responsible timber production by complying with policies of no peat, no exploitation, no burning, and no deforestation are already in effect."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Global Agribusiness Alliance
      Korindo Group PT is part of the The Global Agribusiness Alliance (GAA)
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Cease the development on High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas. All natural forest clearance has been suspended since February 2017 [...] Strengthen conservation measures, especially those related to forests and their biodiversity. These measures are not limited to combat threats caused by humans but also threats posed by wildfire. [...
    • 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
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • 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?: 20,000 ha
       "Third, we will try to plant trees in some 20,000 hectares of devastated land in Indonesia and manage them in a sustainable way"
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    44/88
    • Pulp & Paper
      35/88
      • Commitment Strength
        4/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "For a higher level of sustainable forest management, Korindo will manage all of its existing forests in the future based on FSC standards. We will obtain the FSC certification for total of some 630,000 ha by 2023."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "For a higher level of sustainable forest management, Korindo will manage all of its existing forests in the future based on FSC standards. We will obtain the FSC certification for total of some 630,000 ha by 2023."
          • Target date
            2023
            0.5/0.7
            Target date
            2023
            0.5/0.7
            "For a higher level of sustainable forest management, Korindo will manage all of its existing forests in the future based on FSC standards. We will obtain the FSC certification for total of some 630,000 ha by 2023."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: current
            "For a higher level of sustainable forest management, Korindo will manage all of its existing forests in the future based on FSC standards. We will obtain the FSC certification for total of some 630,000 ha by 2023."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        12/18
        • 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
          "Ensure that the rights of all people working in any operation in our supply chain are respected according to local, national and international laws. This includes international standards like the ones set by the International Labour Organization.";"KORINDO policies and codes are informed by the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization’s declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; the Children’s Rights and Business Principles; UN Women’s Empowerment Principles; and the UN Global Compact" 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Ensure that the rights of all people working in any operation in our supply chain are respected according to local, national and international laws. This includes international standards like the ones set by the International Labour Organization."; "We will ensure that the rights of all people working in any operation in our supply chain are respected according to local, national and international laws."[...] "Provision of fair and equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, nationality, religion, linguistic background, gender or sexual orientation and ensuring ethical and lawful recruitment; "
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Environmental harm
          Korindo provides detailed explanation of how they are going to provide and have provided remediation in relation to non-compliance to FSC standards - "This document explains in detail and in definitive terms the Conservation programmes that Korindo will implement to restore forests and natural habitats in order to remedy any damage caused by Conversion that may seem significant to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). "
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We respect the rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to the utilization of lands to which they hold legal, communal, or customary rights."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        19/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "For a higher level of sustainable forest management, Korindo will manage all of its existing forests in the future based on FSC standards. We will obtain the FSC certification for total of some 630,000 ha by 2023."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC
            "For a higher level of sustainable forest management, Korindo will manage all of its existing forests in the future based on FSC standards. We will obtain the FSC certification for total of some 630,000 ha by 2023."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          KORINDO ESG Charter of Commitments:"This Charter applies to all of Korindo’s current and future holdings, subsidiary companies, joint ventures, companies over which we have management control, and third-party suppliers. To work with us, all third-party suppliers must agree that they will abide by this Charter." Charter includes commitments on timber
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          "Cease the development on High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas. All natural forest clearance has been suspended since February 2017"
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "KORINDO only develops lands that have been zoned for development by the Indonesian government. Additionally, since February 2017 moratorium, we do not develop in High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and commit to conduct HCV and HCS studies before any new development in accordance with standard of HCV Resource Network’s ALS and HCS Approach."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
           "We will require that all vendors and associated suppliers demonstrate compliance with all legal requirements for forest management, timber harvesting and related trade." "Implementation, enforcement, monitoring and reporting procedures in cooperation with third-party verifiers will ensure compliance for all aspects of the policy and commitments."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
           "As part of Korindo Group’s sustainability policy, the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Division developed a Grievance Mechanism for stakeholders called ESG 2020. Grievance is an allegation of a violation or problem raised by individuals or groups who want Korindo to seek and find solutions to a problem."[...] Phone 021 797 5959 Ext 352; Mail - Wisma Korindo 13th Floor MT Haryono Kav 62, Pancoran, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia 12780; Attention: Divisi Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)• Korindo Operational Office in the Regional Area; Email esg@korindo.co.id"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Implementation, enforcement, monitoring and reporting procedures in cooperation with third-party verifiers will ensure compliance for all aspects of the policy and commitments."
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          "All of the operational activities that will be held by Korindo have been through an analysis study on environmental and social impacts (AMDAL) including the making of management plan and environmental monitoring (RKL-RPL)"
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil *
      53/88
      • Commitment Strength
        12/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Our commitments to the responsible palm oil production by complying with policies of no peat, no exploitation, no burning and no deforestation are already in effect."[...]Operating our palm oil division consistent with the guidelines of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Our commitments to the responsible palm oil production by complying with policies of no peat, no exploitation, no burning and no deforestation are already in effect."[...]Operating our palm oil division consistent with the guidelines of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Our commitments to the responsible palm oil production by complying with policies of no peat, no exploitation, no burning and no deforestation are already in effect."[...]Operating our palm oil division consistent with the guidelines of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Our commitments to the responsible palm oil production by complying with policies of no peat, no exploitation, no burning and no deforestation are already in effect."[...]Operating our palm oil division consistent with the guidelines of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "To achieve ‘Sustainable Development’, we will [...] Cease the development on High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas. All natural forest clearance has been suspended since February 2017 [...] Continue with our belief and practice of not developing peat lands under any circumstances."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "To achieve ‘Sustainable Development’, we will [...] Cease the development on High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas. All natural forest clearance has been suspended since February 2017 [...] Continue with our belief and practice of not developing peat lands under any circumstances."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "To achieve ‘Sustainable Development’, we will [...] Cease the development on High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas. All natural forest clearance has been suspended since February 2017 [...] Continue with our belief and practice of not developing peat lands under any circumstances."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "To achieve ‘Sustainable Development’, we will [...] Cease the development on High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas. All natural forest clearance has been suspended since February 2017 [...] Continue with our belief and practice of not developing peat lands under any circumstances."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        16/18
        • 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
          "Ensure that the rights of all people working in any operation in our supply chain are respected according to local, national and international laws. This includes international standards like the ones set by the International Labour Organization.";"KORINDO policies and codes are informed by the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization’s declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; the Children’s Rights and Business Principles; UN Women’s Empowerment Principles; and the UN Global Compact" 
        • 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
          "Each palm oil company of KORINDO has stated its sustainability policy, in compliance with the FPIC principles, to improve the quality of life for indigenous people as follows.[...] We commit to develop a regulated Plasma Palm Oil Plantation to contribute to economic growth of the local community. We support the integration of our plasma farmers into the sustainable supply chain. We commit to contribute to the local economic development through Corporate Social Contribution activities and programs, which include infrastructure, healthcare, education, and other suitable social empowerment programs that can help boost the welfare and livelihood of the local communities."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Ensure that the rights of all people working in any operation in our supply chain are respected according to local, national and international laws. This includes international standards like the ones set by the International Labour Organization."; "We will ensure that the rights of all people working in any operation in our supply chain are respected according to local, national and international laws."[...] "Provision of fair and equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, nationality, religion, linguistic background, gender or sexual orientation and ensuring ethical and lawful recruitment; "
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "We cooperate with the relevant authorities to identify, mitigate and remedy any adverse human rights impacts caused or contributed by our business operations."  
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We respect the rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to the utilization of lands to which they hold legal, communal, or customary rights."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        25/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "We have been monitoring deforestation (including in HCV and plasma areas) using GLAD deforestation alert and fire using VIIRS fire alert since 2019. Both alerts can be accessed via https://www.globalforestwatch.org/. We have conducted deforestation and forest fires monitoring in the palm oil areas of ± 133,000 ha.."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "Protected area 163,562 ha on-going moratorium on new land clearing activities since February 2017 until all HCV and HCS assessments are finalized".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.5/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.5/1
            "We have been monitoring deforestation (including in HCV and plasma areas) using GLAD deforestation alert and fire using VIIRS fire alert since 2019. Both alerts can be accessed via https://www.globalforestwatch.org/. We have conducted deforestation and forest fires monitoring in the palm oil areas of ± 133,000 ha.."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            "As part of our commitment to operating sustainably and not developing on high conservation value land, KORINDO recently undertook HCV (High Conservation Value) and HCS (High Carbon Stock) self-assessments across its palm oil land concessions. The field assessments were carried out over a period of time by independent third-party assessors who are listed in HCV Resource Network�s ALS and Registered HCSA Organizations respectively"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          KORINDO ESG Charter of Commitments:"This Charter applies to all of Korindo’s current and future holdings, subsidiary companies, joint ventures, companies over which we have management control, and third-party suppliers. To work with us, all third-party suppliers must agree that they will abide by this Charter." Charter includes commitments on palm oil 
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          "Cease the development on High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas. All natural forest clearance has been suspended since February 2017"
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified 
          "Korindo has conducted Environmental Assessments (AMDAL) prior to acquiring permission for palm plantations in Papua and North Maluku. In 2016, we commissioned the Bogor Agriculture University to conduct High Conservation Value studies and High Carbon Stock studies. Based on these study results, we have been preserving ecologically important areas within our concessions."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Implementation, enforcement, monitoring and reporting procedures in cooperation with third-party verifiers will ensure compliance for all aspects of the policy and commitments." 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
           "As part of Korindo Group’s sustainability policy, the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Division developed a Grievance Mechanism for stakeholders called ESG 2020. Grievance is an allegation of a violation or problem raised by individuals or groups who want Korindo to seek and find solutions to a problem."[...] Phone 021 797 5959 Ext 352; Mail - Wisma Korindo 13th Floor MT Haryono Kav 62, Pancoran, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia 12780; Attention: Divisi Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)• Korindo Operational Office in the Regional Area; Email esg@korindo.co.id"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Implementation, enforcement, monitoring and reporting procedures in cooperation with third-party verifiers will ensure compliance for all aspects of the policy and commitments."
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          "All of the operational activities that will be held by Korindo have been through an analysis study on environmental and social impacts (AMDAL) including the making of management plan and environmental monitoring (RKL-RPL)"
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed
          "Implementation, enforcement, monitoring and reporting procedures in cooperation with third-party verifiers will ensure compliance for all aspects of the policy and commitments."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
    • Timber *
      53/88
      • Commitment Strength
        15/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "KORINDO’s commitment to responsible timber production by complying with policies of no peat, no exploitation, no burning, and no deforestation are already in effect."; "Korindo Group hereby establishes the following policy commitments:We endorse the Timber Legality Assurance System of Indonesia (SVLK) as the primary standard for sustainable timber sourcing. We will ensure to comply with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)’s timber sourcing code.We will reduce and eliminate its purchase of timber from the conversion of natural forest to other land uses by September 30, 2020, unless the conversion is justified on grounds of net social and environmental gain in the surrounding landscape.We will progressively increase the trade in FSC certified and controlled material.We will work towards FSC FM certification for our natural forest concessions or FSC CW certification for timber plantations in Indonesia by December 31 2023."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Korindo Group hereby establishes the following policy commitments:We endorse the Timber Legality Assurance System of Indonesia (SVLK) as the primary standard for sustainable timber sourcing. We will ensure to comply with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)’s timber sourcing code.We will reduce and eliminate its purchase of timber from the conversion of natural forest to other land uses by September 30, 2020, unless the conversion is justified on grounds of net social and environmental gain in the surrounding landscape.We will progressively increase the trade in FSC certified and controlled material.We will work towards FSC FM certification for our natural forest concessions or FSC CW certification for timber plantations in Indonesia by December 31 2023."
          • Target date
            2023
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2023
            0.8/1
            "Korindo Group hereby establishes the following policy commitments:We endorse the Timber Legality Assurance System of Indonesia (SVLK) as the primary standard for sustainable timber sourcing. We will ensure to comply with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)’s timber sourcing code.We will reduce and eliminate its purchase of timber from the conversion of natural forest to other land uses by September 30, 2020, unless the conversion is justified on grounds of net social and environmental gain in the surrounding landscape.We will progressively increase the trade in FSC certified and controlled material.We will work towards FSC FM certification for our natural forest concessions or FSC CW certification for timber plantations in Indonesia by December 31 2023."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "Korindo Group hereby establishes the following policy commitments:We endorse the Timber Legality Assurance System of Indonesia (SVLK) as the primary standard for sustainable timber sourcing. We will ensure to comply with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)’s timber sourcing code.We will reduce and eliminate its purchase of timber from the conversion of natural forest to other land uses by September 30, 2020, unless the conversion is justified on grounds of net social and environmental gain in the surrounding landscape.We will progressively increase the trade in FSC certified and controlled material.We will work towards FSC FM certification for our natural forest concessions or FSC CW certification for timber plantations in Indonesia by December 31 2023."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          9/9
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
             "The SVLK system, the Timber Legality Assurance System of Indonesia, stipulates that trees suitable for harvesting should be surveyed in the forest and approved by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia. It is also required to attach barcodes which can trace products from harvesting to production and sales. The Indonesian government has banned illegal logging through the system, which is why the SVLK system is fully recognized in Europe. Korindo produced 271,347 m3 of plywood in 2018 and has used only Indonesia SVLK certified timber."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
             "The SVLK system, the Timber Legality Assurance System of Indonesia, stipulates that trees suitable for harvesting should be surveyed in the forest and approved by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia. It is also required to attach barcodes which can trace products from harvesting to production and sales. The Indonesian government has banned illegal logging through the system, which is why the SVLK system is fully recognized in Europe. Korindo produced 271,347 m3 of plywood in 2018 and has used only Indonesia SVLK certified timber."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "The SVLK system, the Timber Legality Assurance System of Indonesia, stipulates that trees suitable for harvesting should be surveyed in the forest and approved by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia. It is also required to attach barcodes which can trace products from harvesting to production and sales. The Indonesian government has banned illegal logging through the system, which is why the SVLK system is fully recognized in Europe. Korindo produced 271,347 m3 of plywood in 2018 and has used only Indonesia SVLK certified timber."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "The SVLK system, the Timber Legality Assurance System of Indonesia, stipulates that trees suitable for harvesting should be surveyed in the forest and approved by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia. It is also required to attach barcodes which can trace products from harvesting to production and sales. The Indonesian government has banned illegal logging through the system, which is why the SVLK system is fully recognized in Europe. Korindo produced 271,347 m3 of plywood in 2018 and has used only Indonesia SVLK certified timber."
      • Social Considerations
        12/18
        • 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
          "Ensure that the rights of all people working in any operation in our supply chain are respected according to local, national and international laws. This includes international standards like the ones set by the International Labour Organization.";"KORINDO policies and codes are informed by the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization’s declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; the Children’s Rights and Business Principles; UN Women’s Empowerment Principles; and the UN Global Compact" 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Ensure that the rights of all people working in any operation in our supply chain are respected according to local, national and international laws. This includes international standards like the ones set by the International Labour Organization."; "We will ensure that the rights of all people working in any operation in our supply chain are respected according to local, national and international laws."[...] "Provision of fair and equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, nationality, religion, linguistic background, gender or sexual orientation and ensuring ethical and lawful recruitment; "
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "We cooperate with the relevant authorities to identify, mitigate and remedy any adverse human rights impacts caused or contributed by our business operations."  
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We respect the rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to the utilization of lands to which they hold legal, communal, or customary rights."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        24/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            Company reports having 1 FSC CoC certified mill (seen in graphic on page)
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC
            Company reports having 1 FSC CoC certified mill (seen in graphic on page)
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          KORINDO ESG Charter of Commitments:"This Charter applies to all of Korindo’s current and future holdings, subsidiary companies, joint ventures, companies over which we have management control, and third-party suppliers. To work with us, all third-party suppliers must agree that they will abide by this Charter." Charter includes commitments on timber
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2017
          "Cease the development on High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas. All natural forest clearance has been suspended since February 2017"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Kampar REDD + project 

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "Kampar REDD+ projectIt is a joint project between Indonesia and the Korean government to protect peat swamp forest and reduce greenhouse gas emission in Kampar peninsula, Sumatra, Indonesia. KORINDO Group contributed to this project by spearheading research and project development together with research institutions from various sectors."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not disclosed 
          "Only utilizing land that has been zoned for development by the Indonesian government, to produce timber, plywood, or palm oil."[...]"Additionally, since enforcing the moratorium policy in February 2017, we have not developed any land in High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and commit to conduct HCV and HCS studies before any new development in accordance with standard of HCV Resource Network’s ALS and HCS Approach."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Implementation, enforcement, monitoring and reporting procedures in cooperation with third-party verifiers will ensure compliance for all aspects of the policy and commitments." 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
           "As part of Korindo Group’s sustainability policy, the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Division developed a Grievance Mechanism for stakeholders called ESG 2020. Grievance is an allegation of a violation or problem raised by individuals or groups who want Korindo to seek and find solutions to a problem."[...] Phone 021 797 5959 Ext 352; Mail - Wisma Korindo 13th Floor MT Haryono Kav 62, Pancoran, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia 12780; Attention: Divisi Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)• Korindo Operational Office in the Regional Area; Email esg@korindo.co.id"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Implementation, enforcement, monitoring and reporting procedures in cooperation with third-party verifiers will ensure compliance for all aspects of the policy and commitments."
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          "All of the operational activities that will be held by Korindo have been through an analysis study on environmental and social impacts (AMDAL) including the making of management plan and environmental monitoring (RKL-RPL)"
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: No disclosed

          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No
          "Implementation, enforcement, monitoring and reporting procedures in cooperation with third-party verifiers will ensure compliance for all aspects of the policy and commitments."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed 

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Implementation, enforcement, monitoring and reporting procedures in cooperation with third-party verifiers will ensure compliance for all aspects of the policy and commitments."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          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
    9/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    21/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    13/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Korindo Group is a diversified company based in Indonesia which produces, processes and manufacturers a range of products. Korindo has plantations of palm oil and timber. Korindo Group PT is selected as a powerbroker for pulp & paper and is also assessed for its exposure to palm oil and timber.

Sector
Industry sector 
Forestry, Paper & packaging
Segments
Producer, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Indonesia
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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Korindo

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