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  • Overall approach
    0/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    29/86
    • Palm oil
      58/86
      • Commitment Strength
        29/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "Mewah will enhance our existing commitments with [...] specific objectives: To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of highconservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas; To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Mewah will enhance our existing commitments with [...] specific objectives: To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of highconservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas; To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Mewah will enhance our existing commitments with [...] specific objectives: To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of highconservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas; To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Mewah will enhance our existing commitments with [...] specific objectives: To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of highconservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas; To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Mewah will enhance our existing commitments with [...] specific objectives: To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of highconservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas; To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Mewah will enhance our existing commitments with [...] specific objectives: To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of highconservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas; To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Mewah will enhance our existing commitments with [...] specific objectives: To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of highconservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas; To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Mewah will enhance our existing commitments with [...] specific objectives: To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of highconservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas; To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Mewah will enhance our existing commitments with [...] specific objectives: To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of highconservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas; To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Mewah will enhance our existing commitments with [...] specific objectives: To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of highconservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas; To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "At Mewah, we have set ambitious target to achieve 100% traceable to plantation for CPO and CPKO that we source by end of 2018." "In year 2017 [we] successfully attainedour pre-set milestones – 53.56% of the CPO and 54.84% of CPKO supplied to Mewah’srefineries are traceable to plantation."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "At Mewah, we have set ambitious target to achieve 100% traceable to plantation for CPO and CPKO that we source by end of 2018." "In year 2017 [we] successfully attainedour pre-set milestones – 53.56% of the CPO and 54.84% of CPKO supplied to Mewah’srefineries are traceable to plantation."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "At Mewah, we have set ambitious target to achieve 100% traceable to plantation for CPO and CPKO that we source by end of 2018." "In year 2017 [we] successfully attainedour pre-set milestones – 53.56% of the CPO and 54.84% of CPKO supplied to Mewah’srefineries are traceable to plantation."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "At Mewah, we have set ambitious target to achieve 100% traceable to plantation for CPO and CPKO that we source by end of 2018." "In year 2017 [we] successfully attainedour pre-set milestones – 53.56% of the CPO and 54.84% of CPKO supplied to Mewah’srefineries are traceable to plantation."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "At Mewah, we have set ambitious target to achieve 100% traceable to plantation for CPO and CPKO that we source by end of 2018." "In year 2017 [we] successfully attainedour pre-set milestones – 53.56% of the CPO and 54.84% of CPKO supplied to Mewah’srefineries are traceable to plantation."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "At Mewah, we have set ambitious target to achieve 100% traceable to plantation for CPO and CPKO that we source by end of 2018." "In year 2017 [we] successfully attainedour pre-set milestones – 53.56% of the CPO and 54.84% of CPKO supplied to Mewah’srefineries are traceable to plantation."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "At Mewah, we have set ambitious target to achieve 100% traceable to plantation for CPO and CPKO that we source by end of 2018." "In year 2017 [we] successfully attainedour pre-set milestones – 53.56% of the CPO and 54.84% of CPKO supplied to Mewah’srefineries are traceable to plantation."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        21/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "In year 2017 [we] successfully attainedour pre-set milestones – 53.56% of the CPO and 54.84% of CPKO supplied to Mewah’srefineries are traceable to plantation."
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Report to RSPO total 2,596,000 Tonnes with 88358.32 tonnes certified in 2017
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Report to RSPO total 2,596,000 Tonnes with 88358.32 tonnes certified in 2017
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "We hold training and engagement dialogue sessions with our suppliers as well as periodic audits to evaluate and ensure compliance to our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "[Mewah] will require all our direct suppliers to comply with Mewah Group’s Sustainable Palm Oil Policy and shall undertake to investigate [sic], and if necessary, take immediate remedial action to correct any violations when made known to the Group."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Mewah provide a list of their palm oil mills and suppliers for 2019.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Mewah Group have a grievance mechanism for their palm oil operations, which is accessible by all.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Mewah reported their total consumption of palm oil as 2,596,000.00 Tonnes in 2017, of which 88,358.32 tonnes was certified.
      • Social Considerations
        8/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Mewah Group commit "To respect the rights of indigenous people and local communities to give or withhold Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) where oil palm development takes place."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          UN Declaration for HR
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "In 2018, we partnered with a key buyer and a major supplier to initiate a smallholder empowerment sustainability program. The purpose of this collaborating initiative is to connect the independent smallholder farmers to our Buyers. This may then lead to empowerment and adoption of sustainable agricultural practices."
    • Pulp & Paper
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          UN Declaration for HR
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    14/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Mewah International is an agri-business focused on edible oils and fats. The company has refineries and processing facilities in Malaysia and Singapore, and produce vegetable oils and fats from palm oil, soybean oil, canola oil, sunflower seed oil, and corn oil. Mewah claims to be one of the largest palm oil processors in the world. The company has the capacity to refine 3.5 million tons of palm oil each year.   

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Oils & fats
Segments
Processor
HQ
HQ 
Singapore
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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