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  • Overall approach
    2/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil; Timber
      "KORINDO’s commitments to responsible timber production by complying with policies of no peat, no exploitation, no burning, and no deforestation are already in effect. We will continue to offer sustainable forest products in support of our customer demands. " "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."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify::

      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
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      Korindo commit to - "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. [...] In accordance with Korindo’s aim to develop productive multi-purpose timber plantations, improve people’s livelihood, and ensure effective plantation management, we support sustainable timber production"
    • 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
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of conservation area are being supported or facilitated by the company on land it does not own or manage?: 14,722 ha
      "JAKARTA (ANTARA) – PT Tunas Sawa Erma (TSE), one of Korindo Group’s business units in oil palm plantation division has started a cooperation with Korea Indonesia Forest Center (KIFC) to give a joint support towards peatland conservation activity in Kampar Peninsula, to be exact in a project area of REDD+, a cooperation between Korea and Indonesia in Tasik Besar Serkap Forest Management Unit (FMU). The purpose of this cooperation is to participate in peatland protection from various issues, reduce greenhouse gas, and increase knowledge of the apparatus.The cooperation was signed in Jakarta and is valid for one year, starting from June 1st 2019 till May 31st 2020. The environmental conservation project is located in Kampar Peninsula, one of the largest peatland forests in Riau Province."
    • 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?: 100 hectares
      "There are now around 4,000 banyan trees and 7,000 fruit trees spread across 100 hectares of land."
  • Commodity score
    46/84
    • Pulp & Paper
      44/84
      • Commitment Strength
        18/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "As of 2020, we have one paper mill located in Cileungsi, Jawa with a total of 420,000 MT/year capacity equipped with DIP (deinked pulp) and paper machine, the division obtained the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC ) and UNEP (UN) certifications. " "FSC Recycled 100%, FSC C020189"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "As of 2020, we have one paper mill located in Cileungsi, Jawa with a total of 420,000 MT/year capacity equipped with DIP (deinked pulp) and paper machine, the division obtained the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC ®) and UNEP (UN) certifications. " "FSC Recycled 100%, FSC® C020189"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "As of 2020, we have one paper mill located in Cileungsi, Jawa with a total of 420,000 MT/year capacity equipped with DIP (deinked pulp) and paper machine, the division obtained the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC ®) and UNEP (UN) certifications. " "FSC Recycled 100%, FSC® C020189"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "As of 2020, we have one paper mill located in Cileungsi, Jawa with a total of 420,000 MT/year capacity equipped with DIP (deinked pulp) and paper machine, the division obtained the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC ®) and UNEP (UN) certifications. " "FSC Recycled 100%, FSC® C020189"
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            Korindos paper products are made from 100% FSC certified recycled paper - "An eco-friendly paper manufacturer that produces all products with Recycled 100% base materials [...] As of 2020, we have one paper mill located in Cileungsi, Jawa with a total of 420,000 MT/year capacity equipped with DIP (deinked pulp) and paper machine, the division obtained the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC ®) and UNEP (UN) certifications."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Korindos paper products are made from 100% FSC certified recycled paper - "An eco-friendly paper manufacturer that produces all products with Recycled 100% base materials [...] As of 2020, we have one paper mill located in Cileungsi, Jawa with a total of 420,000 MT/year capacity equipped with DIP (deinked pulp) and paper machine, the division obtained the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC ®) and UNEP (UN) certifications."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Korindos paper products are made from 100% FSC certified recycled paper - "An eco-friendly paper manufacturer that produces all products with Recycled 100% base materials [...] As of 2020, we have one paper mill located in Cileungsi, Jawa with a total of 420,000 MT/year capacity equipped with DIP (deinked pulp) and paper machine, the division obtained the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC ®) and UNEP (UN) certifications."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Korindos paper products are made from 100% FSC certified recycled paper - "An eco-friendly paper manufacturer that produces all products with Recycled 100% base materials [...] As of 2020, we have one paper mill located in Cileungsi, Jawa with a total of 420,000 MT/year capacity equipped with DIP (deinked pulp) and paper machine, the division obtained the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC ®) and UNEP (UN) certifications."
        • 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
        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
          "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 [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "We conduct our business in a manner that respects and guarantees human rights. Labor rights are not an exception.Consequently, we will:Guarantee fair and equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, nationality, religion, linguistic background, or gender."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Korindo provides detailed explaination 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/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
          "We are committed to the development of Indonesia and its people. In that sense, our actions are not limited to just following the law but also to creating a meaningful impact in the communities that we work with [...] Improve our procedures with regards to respecting the customary and cultural land rights of communities.Establish and practice Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) principle and process."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        16/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "As of 2020, we have one paper mill located in Cileungsi, Jawa with a total of 420,000 MT/year capacity equipped with DIP (deinked pulp) and paper machine, the division obtained the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC ®) and UNEP (UN) certifications. " "FSC Recycled 100%, FSC® C020189"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Korindos paper products are made from 100% FSC certified recycled paper - "An eco-friendly paper manufacturer that produces all products with Recycled 100% base materials [...] As of 2020, we have one paper mill located in Cileungsi, Jawa with a total of 420,000 MT/year capacity equipped with DIP (deinked pulp) and paper machine, the division obtained the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC ®) and UNEP (UN) certifications."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            "As of 2020, we have one paper mill located in Cileungsi, Jawa with a total of 420,000 MT/year capacity equipped with DIP (deinked pulp) and paper machine, the division obtained the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC ®) and UNEP (UN) certifications. " "FSC Recycled 100%, FSC® C020189"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC Certified

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC Certified
            Korindos paper products are made from 100% FSC certified recycled paper - "An eco-friendly paper manufacturer that produces all products with Recycled 100% base materials [...] As of 2020, we have one paper mill located in Cileungsi, Jawa with a total of 420,000 MT/year capacity equipped with DIP (deinked pulp) and paper machine, the division obtained the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC ®) and UNEP (UN) certifications."
          • 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
          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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: yes

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: phone, email, webform, mail

          Details of the mechanism: 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
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          How does the company remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chains?: Not disclosed
          "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
    • Palm oil *
      46/84
      • Commitment Strength
        18/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            If Other, specify here: company is not a member of 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. Until now, our CPO mills have not purchased FFB from external supplier and have used 100% of FFB production from our own plantations. We plan to continue this policy in the future. [...] In addition, we will continue to improve our operations to comply with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard and its implementation."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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. [...] Until now, our CPO mills have not purchased FFB from external supplier and have used 100% of FFB production from our own plantations. We plan to continue this policy in the future. [...] In addition, we will continue to improve our operations to comply with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard and its implementation."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            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. Until now, our CPO mills have not purchased FFB from external supplier and have used 100% of FFB production from our own plantations. We plan to continue this policy in the future. [...] In addition, we will continue to improve our operations to comply with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard and its implementation."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            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. Until now, our CPO mills have not purchased FFB from external supplier and have used 100% of FFB production from our own plantations. We plan to continue this policy in the future. [...] In addition, we will continue to improve our operations to comply with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard and its implementation."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            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
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            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."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            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."
        • 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
        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
          "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 [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] 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
          "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
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "We conduct our business in a manner that respects and guarantees human rights. Labor rights are not an exception.Consequently, we will:Guarantee fair and equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, nationality, religion, linguistic background, or 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
          "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 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."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        16/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            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?: Yes
            "Until now, our CPO mills have not purchased FFB from external supplier and have used 100% of FFB production from our own plantations. We plan to continue this policy in the future.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
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            "Protected area 204,095 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
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            "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
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          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 disclosed
          "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. [...] We will adjust and follow policies in ways that are consistent with ISPO and Indonesian government regulations to protect forests, peatlands, local communities, and human rights. [...] In the process of developing palm oil plantation, KORINDO Group has been actively following the provisions of the Indonesian Government such as the Zero Burning policy and the moratorium on peatland to create a healthy and balanced ecosystem."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: phone, email, webform, mail

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes
          "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
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          "In addition, in 2017, the SEIA evaluation was conducted by a consulting organization called BIOREF."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using a third-party monitoring system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using a third-party monitoring system
          4/4
          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: not disclosed

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not disclosed

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: 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."
    • Timber *
      50/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "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
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            2023
            1.3/2
            Target date
            2023
            1.3/2
            "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."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            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
          8/11
          • 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
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "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/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            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."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            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."
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • 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
          "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 [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "We conduct our business in a manner that respects and guarantees human rights. Labor rights are not an exception.Consequently, we will:Guarantee fair and equal employment opportunities for all employees regardless of race, nationality, religion, linguistic background, or 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
          "We are committed to the development of Indonesia and its people. In that sense, our actions are not limited to just following the law but also to creating a meaningful impact in the communities that we work with [...] Improve our procedures with regards to respecting the customary and cultural land rights of communities.Establish and practice Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) principle and process."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        24/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            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 3 FSC CoC certified mills (seen in graphic on page)
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "Korindo produced 271,347 m3 of plywood in 2018 and has used only Indonesia SVLK certified timber."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          4/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC Certification

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC Certification
            Company reports having 3 FSC CoC certified mills (seen in graphic on page)
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Indonesia SVLK

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Indonesia SVLK

            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: Not disclosed
            "Korindo produced 271,347 m3 of plywood in 2018 and has used only Indonesia SVLK certified timber."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Kampar REDD+ project
          "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
          "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 not purchase timber from controversial sources, including illegally harvested wood, destruction of high conservation values, entities accused of human, civil and traditional rights violations and genetically modified trees." "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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: phone, email, webform, mail

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: yes
          "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
          Reporting certified/compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting certified/compliant volume
          2/4
          Which certification schemes are used?: FSC

          What is the certified volume?: 271,347 m3
          "Korindo produced 271,347 m3 of plywood in 2018 and has used only Indonesia SVLK certified timber. As a measure to strengthen the sustainable management of forests, we will gradually reduce the use of timbers produced from the process of converting forests to palm plantations (IPK logs) and use only timber from natural forest concessions or industrial timber plantations beginning in September 2020."
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          How does the company remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chains?: Not disclosed
          "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 disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using a third-party monitoring system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using a third-party monitoring system
          4/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not disclosed

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: not disclosed

          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: 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."
        • 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
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed

          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification
          "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."
        • 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
    18/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    18/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    10/18
    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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