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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
      "Sustainable Palm Oil Policy [...] no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas. [....] To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Oil palm has the highest oil output for the least amount of land area than any other types of vegetable oils. It is also the most widely used vegetable oil in the world. The palm oil industry employs many people and creates opportunities to bring many communities out of poverty. However, these opportunities come with the responsibility to address the known risks associated with the palm oil supply chain. [...] To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
      No
      0/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.:
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Not specified

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil
      "Mewah’s CEO is responsible for overseeing the overall implementation of our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy. The implementation of the Group sustainability strategies including but not limited to policy implementation, sustainability certifications, stakeholder engagement, corporate governance and reporting are delegated to the Sustainability Department. The Group Sustainability Lead is responsible for spearheading the overall strategy of our sustainability agenda and responsible for leading the development and execution of the company sustainability initiatives. The Sustainability Team consists of the representatives of our employees globally, combining a wide range of relevant local and technical expertise across Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore."
    • 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
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      "We are committed to progressively reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by identifying significant pollutants and emissions and implementing plans to mitigate or minimise them" However, GHG have not reduced in the past 5 years, and there is not target date.
  • Commodity score
    46/88
    • Palm oil
      66/88
      • Commitment Strength
        17/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: Peat

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy is a multi-stakeholder approach which seeks: [...] To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of high conservation 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 regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy is a multi-stakeholder approach which seeks: [...] To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas. To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015."
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: 2020: 70% CPO/CPKO sourcing from RSPO/MSPO certified mills. 2022: 100% Sourcing RSPO or equivalent standard (e.g., MSPO) of CPO/CPKO
            "We are working towards a 100% transparent, traceable and sustainable palm supply chain by 2022."
          • 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
            "We are working towards a 100% transparent, traceable and sustainable palm supply chain by 2022."
        • 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
            "Our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy is a multi-stakeholder approach which seeks: [...] To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas. To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015." This is done using RSPO certification.
          • 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 Sustainable Palm Oil Policy is a multi-stakeholder approach which seeks: [...] To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas. To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015."
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: 2020: 70% CPO/CPKO sourcing from RSPO/MSPO certified mills. 2022: 100% Sourcing RSPO or equivalent standard (e.g., MSPO) of CPO/CPKO
            "We are working towards a 100% transparent, traceable and sustainable palm supply chain by 2022." This applies to their main sustainable palm oil commitment which includes policies for HCS and peat.
          • 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
            "We are working towards a 100% transparent, traceable and sustainable palm supply chain by 2022." This applies to their main sustainable palm oil commitment which includes policies for HCS and peat.
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "COMMITMENT TOWARDS 100% TRACEABILITY [...] We are working towards a 100% transparent, traceable and sustainable palm supply chain by 2022 [...] 100% Sourcing RSPO or equivalent standard (e.g., MSPO) of CPO/CPKO [...] Key Highlights of Sustainability Performance in Year 2020 [..] 100% CPO/CPKO Traceability to Mill [...] 80% CPO Traceability to Plantation [...] 76% CPKO Traceability to Plantation"
          • 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
            "COMMITMENT TOWARDS 100% TRACEABILITY [...] We are working towards a 100% transparent, traceable and sustainable palm supply chain by 2022 [...] 100% Sourcing RSPO or equivalent standard (e.g., MSPO) of CPO/CPKO [...] Key Highlights of Sustainability Performance in Year 2020 [..] 100% CPO/CPKO Traceability to Mill [...] 80% CPO Traceability to Plantation [...] 76% CPKO Traceability to Plantation"
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            "COMMITMENT TOWARDS 100% TRACEABILITY [...] We are working towards a 100% transparent, traceable and sustainable palm supply chain by 2022 [...] 100% Sourcing RSPO or equivalent standard (e.g., MSPO) of CPO/CPKO [...] Key Highlights of Sustainability Performance in Year 2020 [..] 100% CPO/CPKO Traceability to Mill [...] 80% CPO Traceability to Plantation [...] 76% CPKO Traceability to Plantation"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        15/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "This Code applies to all Mewah Group’s stakeholders within our business operation and supply chain." Mewah International Inc. have a policy requiring their suppliers to ensure their workers have the right to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour. "Suppliers shall provide a workplace free of harsh and inhumane treatment (including any sexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse of workers) and free of threats of any such treatment Suppliers should provide appropriate rest periods, adequate days or time off from work and honour applicable laws and agreements regarding maximum working hours. Suppliers shall provide a safe and healthy working environment, including any Supplier-provided living quarters. Suppliers must comply with all applicable health and safety laws and regulations." 
        • 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; Education and training; Economic

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 1,200
          "Smallholders are important stakeholders in our sustainability journey as they account for 40% of world’s palm oil production. Improving smallholder inclusiveness in our supply chain is one of the top priorities in our sourcing strategy. Our strategy centralizes in empowering smallholders as an essential prerequisite for increased inclusiveness. This is achieved through cooperatives, training, and financial support. [...] We assist more than 1,200 independent smallholders surrounding us in improving their livelihoods, providing them with knowledge and resources in improving productivity while mitigating the negative environmental and social impacts."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers shall not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, colour, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion, political affiliation, union membership, marital status or other reasons prohibited by law".
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "We will require all our direct suppliers to comply with Mewah Group’s Sustainable Palm Oil Policy and shall undertake to investigate, and if necessary, take immediate remedial action to correct any violations when made known to the Group."  
        • 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
          "Our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy is a multi-stakeholder approach which seeks: [...] 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."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        34/50
        • 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
            Sustainability 2021 report states ">26% RSPO certified mill. >35% RSPO certified KCPs"
          • 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
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Sustainability 2021 report states ">26% RSPO certified mill. >35% RSPO certified KCPs"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "COMMITMENT TOWARDS 100% TRACEABILITY [...] We are working towards a 100% transparent, traceable and sustainable palm supply chain by 2022 [...] 100% Sourcing RSPO or equivalent standard (e.g., MSPO) of CPO/CPKO [...] Key Highlights of Sustainability Performance in Year 2020 [..] 100% CPO/CPKO Traceability to Mill [...] 80% CPO Traceability to Plantation [...] 76% CPKO Traceability to Plantation"
        • 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?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            Sustainability 2021 report states ">26% RSPO certified mill. >35% RSPO certified KCPs"
          • 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
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            Sustainability 2021 report states ">26% RSPO certified mill. >35% RSPO certified KCPs"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification
            "COMMITMENT TOWARDS 100% TRACEABILITY [...] We are working towards a 100% transparent, traceable and sustainable palm supply chain by 2022 [...] 100% Sourcing RSPO or equivalent standard (e.g., MSPO) of CPO/CPKO [...] Key Highlights of Sustainability Performance in Year 2020 [..] 100% CPO/CPKO Traceability to Mill [...] 80% CPO Traceability to Plantation [...] 76% CPKO Traceability to Plantation"
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Only require it if the supplier has been suspended. Supply chain re-entry requirement includes "Publish a group wide NDPE (‘no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation’) policy to reassure commitment towards NDPE’s pledge."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          "Sustainable Palm Oil Policy [...] no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas. [....] To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "PT JBP collaborates with our neighbouring communities - Kades Jebus, Sungai Aur and Gedong Jaya, to form a fire prevention team (Masyarakat Peduli Api). The purpose of collaboration between local authorities i.e., Polsek and Danramil is to instil education and training for the local community in fire emergency response."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually
          "On a yearly basis, we will identify several high-risk suppliers and carry out assessment base on guidelines define in Mewah’s High Importance Mill Engagement Program (HIMEP). The major audit areas during our assessment to the high-risk supplier’s mill are: [...] FFB Traceability Data – to verify and validate FFB supplier’s information i.e. smallholders, dealers, estates"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Our current approach on traceability to plantations establish on ensuring the availability and validity of Malaysia Palm Oil Board (MPOB) operating license from FFB suppliers. The rationale behind our requirement is to make sure that all FFB supplied to the palm oil mills are sourced legally. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes, they publish a total of 31 grievance cases. 18 are ongoing monitoring, 6 closed, 1 partially suspended, 6 suspended.
          "We initiated the supply chain Grievance Procedure on our Sustainability Dashboard since Jun 2016. The Grievance Procedure serves as a platform for stakeholders in our supply chain to address concerns or to reports a complaint with regards to violation of our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy implementation. It defines the process of handling grievances made against Mewah’s palm business, including all direct & indirect suppliers. Our intention is to provide a positive, clear-cut, and comprehensive response to any reported sustainability grievances that are relevant to our Sustainable Palm Oil"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 2,527,000 tonnes
          Mewah Group report the following in their 2020 ACOP report: "Volumes of uncertified and certified palm oil, palm kernel oil and related product sourced in the year = 2,527,000 tonnes; Volume of RSPO-certified palm oil, palm kernel oil and related products sourced in the year (tonnes) Crude Palm Oil (CSPO) and CSPO Derivatives = 149,940.06 (tonnes); Crude Palm KernelOil (CSPKO) and CSPKO Derivatives = 68,437.03"
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          What is the certified volume?: 218,377.09 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 8.64%

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO certification
          Mewah Group report the following in their 2020 ACOP report: "Volumes of uncertified and certified palm oil, palm kernel oil and related product sourced in the year = 2,527,000 tonnes; Volume of RSPO-certified palm oil, palm kernel oil and related products sourced in the year (tonnes) Crude Palm Oil (CSPO) and CSPO Derivatives = 149,940.06 (tonnes); Crude Palm KernelOil (CSPKO) and CSPKO Derivatives = 68,437.03" certification is 8.64%
        • 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
          "On a yearly basis, we will identify several high-risk suppliers and carry out assessment base on guidelines define in Mewah’s High Importance Mill Engagement Program (HIMEP). The major audit areas during our assessment to the high-risk supplier’s mill are: [...] Worker interviews – Safety and Health, religious, wages/pay and contracts, forced and child labour, first aid."
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Malaysia

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed: 100%

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 0 not specified
          Lists all supplier mills and gives their traceability assessments, showing the type of land around the mill and associated potential environmental risks.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 100%

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 100%

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Malaysia

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes
          Mewah gives details of traceability of their direct suppliers, included in these documents are addresses, boundary location points and percentage of total palm oil from each site. - Mewah Group’s Public Summary Reports for our supplier assessment (As of Year 2019) 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes
          "We adopt online forest monitoring and alert system – Global Forest Watch (GFW) and Global Forest Watch Pro (GFW Pro) in the environmental risk assessment. The GFW platform enables us to identify potential deforestation risks in our own plantation operations as well as our supply chain. The desktop assessment is done through overlapping the TTP data of each supplier (collected during our TTP assessment) and other source of information such as peatland map, intact forest landscapes, tree cover loss etc [...] Deforestation Monitoring - Since monitoring began in 2019, we have recorded zero illegal deforestation in our own plantation operation. We commit to restoration and reforestation activities in areas where there has been historical degradation on HCV or any noncompliant land clearing as well as to restore riparian areas and peatland within our concession following our commitment in the Sustainable Palm Oil Policy."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          Yes, for all operations
          4/4
          Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          Yes, for all operations
          4/4
          How many hectares/km/m?: 0 hectares reported
          "We adopt online forest monitoring and alert system – Global Forest Watch (GFW) and Global Forest Watch Pro (GFW Pro) in the environmental risk assessment. The GFW platform enables us to identify potential deforestation risks in our own plantation operations as well as our supply chain. The desktop assessment is done through overlapping the TTP data of each supplier (collected during our TTP assessment) and other source of information such as peatland map, intact forest landscapes, tree cover loss etc [...] Deforestation Monitoring - Since monitoring began in 2019, we have recorded zero illegal deforestation in our own plantation operation. We commit to restoration and reforestation activities in areas where there has been historical degradation on HCV or any noncompliant land clearing as well as to restore riparian areas and peatland within our concession following our commitment in the Sustainable Palm Oil Policy."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified
          "Environmental Risk Analysis We initiated environmental risk assessment to our suppliers since 2017. Today, we completed assessment on more than 250 CPO suppliers present in our supply chain. We adopt online forest monitoring and alert system – Global Forest Watch (GFW) and Global Forest Watch Pro (GFW Pro) in the environmental risk assessment. The GFW platform enables us to identify potential deforestation risks in our own plantation operations as well as our supply chain. The desktop assessment is done through overlapping the TTP data of each supplier (collected during our TTP assessment) and other source of information such as peatland map, intact forest landscapes, tree cover loss etc."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: grievances, non-compliance with policies
          "New sustainability grievances with verified proof of deforestation and/ or peat development will result in suspension of the supplier at a Group level. The Group Sustainability Department will support suspended supplier to comply with four (4) minimum supply chain re-entry requirements for Mewah to consider resuming sourcing activity. The 4 minimum supply chain re-entry requirements are: 1. Immediately halt all planting activities and/or implement an immediate management directive Stop Work Order on non-compliant development areas. 2. Acknowledge liability and implement an immediate groupwide moratorium to rectify the subject allegation e.g., land clearing, peatland planting, labour exploitation. 3. Publish a group wide NDPE (‘no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation’) policy to reassure commitment towards NDPE’s pledge. 4. Formalize engagement with a reputable & reliable third-party consultant, produce time-bound action plan towards recovery (“recovery plan”) to ensure appropriateness, & effectiveness as well as compliance."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, engaged; Yes, excluded
          2/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, engaged; Yes, excluded
          2/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: no, they do have grievances published against them

          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 6
          "As of December 2020, we have registered a total number of 31 verified & unverified grievance cases in our supply chain. Out of 31 cases, 6 cases were closed with resolution. We announced “suspension” or “termination in sourcing” from 6 supplier groups due to verified noncompliance to our policy."  
    • Pulp & Paper *
      5/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • 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 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
        5/18
        • 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

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "This Code applies to all Mewah Group’s stakeholders within our business operation and supply chain." Mewah International Inc. have a policy requiring their suppliers to ensure their workers have the right to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour. "Suppliers shall provide a workplace free of harsh and inhumane treatment (including any sexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse of workers) and free of threats of any such treatment Suppliers should provide appropriate rest periods, adequate days or time off from work and honour applicable laws and agreements regarding maximum working hours. Suppliers shall provide a safe and healthy working environment, including any Supplier-provided living quarters. Suppliers must comply with all applicable health and safety laws and regulations." 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          " Suppliers shall not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, colour, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion, political affiliation, union membership, marital status or other reasons prohibited by law"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • 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
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    12/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    23/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    12/18
    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. Mewah International Inc. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil.

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

Top Brands

Oki, Moi, Zanny, Arome, Jannet, Cassia, Ember

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

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