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  • Overall approach
    6/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      "Our sustainability strategy is aligned with our commitment to the New York Declaration on Forests and provides the basis for implementing our 2020 No Deforestation targets. Under our Sustainability Policy, we have made specific commitments to No Deforestation of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: New York Declaration on Forests; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; Palm Oil Innovation Group; Other initiative

      If Other Initiative, specify:: Fire Free Alliance (FFA), Decent Rural Living Initiative, High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach Steering Group
      "This includes supporting existing sustainability initiatives such as the RSPO, POIG, the HCSA and the New York Declaration on Forests." [...] "2017 - Joined Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) 2020 [...] 2015 Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG)"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "As a major player in the palm oil sector, we have a significant role in promoting sustainable forest management in our industry. We also play a part in contributing to the protection of critical ecosystems and biodiversity in and around the landscapes where we operate. We are deeply committed to environmental stewardship, and continuously strive to minimize and mitigate the impact of our operations. We enhance the state of the natural environment where possible and to identify areas where we can make a difference. [...] No development on Primary Forest or areas that are identified with High Conservation Values or High Carbon Stock (HCS).No development of HCS forests as defined by the HCS Approach."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Transitional, reputational
      Identified as a "transition risk": "Changes in consumer preferences in the future may affect the sale of our main products: palm oil and its derivatives. There is an ongoing campaign in Europe which aim to reduce and ultimately displace the use of palm oil. On the other hand there is a more benign campaign to promote the use of sustainable and certified palm oil instead of displacing palm oil entirely. The impact on our business will vary depending on the outcome of those campaigns."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Frequently but not specified
      "The committee frequently report to the President Director regarding sustainability, climate and GHG emission reduction issues [...] The Sustainability committee is a combination of various departments along the supply chain who are responsible to monitor the development regarding sustainability and climate issues, assess any risks and opportunities and implement and manage sustainability and climate programs as well as maintain conformity with all the certification and verification schemes as well as our Sustainability Policy at all stages of the supply chain. "
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      Which method is used to calculate the GHG emissions arising from land use change?: Default emissions factors

      What is the total volume of GHG emissions arising from land use change?: 1,921,410 MT CO2
      Musim Mas reported their emissions within their 2019 CDP report - "Emission from oxidation of peat calculated by using default emission factor provided by IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Vol 4: Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use 1,921,410"
    • 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

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2025
      "Reduce GHG emission intensity by 55% for RSPO-certified mills using 2006 baseline by 2025 [...] Equip mills with methane capture facilities by 2021"
  • Commodity score
    53/88
    • Palm oil
      69/88
      • Commitment Strength
        18/20
        • 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?: HCS; Peat

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE: No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, no conversion of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and no new developments on peatlands (regardless of depth) after 31 December 2015 (no development on peat since 2014 for our own operations). Full adherence to the relevant requirements of the RSPO and HCSA for new developments or expansion of plantation areas."
          • 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
            "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE: No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, no conversion of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and no new developments on peatlands (regardless of depth) after 31 December 2015 (no development on peat since 2014 for our own operations). Full adherence to the relevant requirements of the RSPO and HCSA for new developments or expansion of plantation areas."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE: No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, no conversion of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and no new developments on peatlands (regardless of depth) after 31 December 2015 (no development on peat since 2014 for our own operations). Full adherence to the relevant requirements of the RSPO and HCSA for new developments or expansion of plantation areas."
          • 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
            "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE: No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, no conversion of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and no new developments on peatlands (regardless of depth) after 31 December 2015 (no development on peat since 2014 for our own operations). Full adherence to the relevant requirements of the RSPO and HCSA for new developments or expansion of plantation areas."
        • 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
            "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE: No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, no conversion of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and no new developments on peatlands (regardless of depth) after 31 December 2015 (no development on peat since 2014 for our own operations). Full adherence to the relevant requirements of the RSPO and HCSA for new developments or expansion of plantation areas."
          • 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
            "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE: No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, no conversion of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and no new developments on peatlands (regardless of depth) after 31 December 2015 (no development on peat since 2014 for our own operations). Full adherence to the relevant requirements of the RSPO and HCSA for new developments or expansion of plantation areas."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE: No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, no conversion of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and no new developments on peatlands (regardless of depth) after 31 December 2015 (no development on peat since 2014 for our own operations). Full adherence to the relevant requirements of the RSPO and HCSA for new developments or expansion of plantation areas."
          • 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
            "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE: No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, no conversion of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and no new developments on peatlands (regardless of depth) after 31 December 2015 (no development on peat since 2014 for our own operations). Full adherence to the relevant requirements of the RSPO and HCSA for new developments or expansion of plantation areas."
        • 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
            By 2025, Musim Mas aim to have achieved "100% of the total supply traceable to the place of production" "100% traceable to the Group’s plantations [...] 100% traceable to supplier groups’ plantations [...] 100% traceable to the Group’s supply base of independent smallholders"
          • 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
            By 2025, Musim Mas aim to have achieved "100% of the total supply traceable to the place of production" "100% traceable to the Group’s plantations [...] 100% traceable to supplier groups’ plantations [...] 100% traceable to the Group’s supply base of independent smallholders"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            By 2025, Musim Mas aim to have achieved "100% of the total supply traceable to the place of production" "100% traceable to the Group’s plantations [...] 100% traceable to supplier groups’ plantations [...] 100% traceable to the Group’s supply base of independent smallholders"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            By 2020, Musim Mas aim to have achieved "100% traceable to the Group’s plantations [...] Trace 100% to the Group’s supply base of independent smallholders [...] 80% traceable to supplier groups’ plantations".
      • Social Considerations
        16/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE [...] Respect of all human rights as spelled out in the International Bill of Rights and UN covenants and adherence to the principles for business set out in the UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) on Business and Human Rights, or applicable national laws." " International Labor Organization; commitment applies specifically conventions on freedom of association and right to organize, collective bargaining, forced labor, minimum age/child labor, equal renumeration and discrimination"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Education and training
          "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE: [...] Opportunities for training of our smallholder scheme members to enhance productivity, good agricultural practices, and achieving compliance with standards, such as the RSPO. [...] . Inclusion of independent smallholders in the supply chain, as long as the crop originates from known, identified and legal sources. Establishment of smallholder hubs for training independent smallholders in our priority landscapes"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE: [...] Commitment to respecting diversity and promoting gender equity"; "The Musim Mas Gender Committee, an elected body comprising men and women, reviews policies pertaining to human rights and equality issues, focusing on vulnerable groups such as women and children. "
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE [...] . Restoration or regeneration of any areas under management control affected by fires or encroachment. Compliance with RSPO and POIG requirements and specified cutoff dates for restoration or remediation for managed areas [...] Activation of our Grievance Procedure, and our Controlled Purchase Protocol (CPP) in case of violations to our NDPE requirements, to resolve issues, secure remedy and remediation, and where thresholds for suspension and termination of contracts have been breached, to exclude errant suppliers as a last resort." An example of remediation is also given - "Remediation and compensation project at PT. MPG, Central Kalimantan."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We respect and uphold the human rights of all community members, including indigenous and local communities' rights and their legal and customary land tenure rights. No development or expansion of our operations is permitted without their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), and all compensation for lost benefits or the relinquishing of rights is negotiated voluntarily, as agreed upon by the communities. "
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          "We respect and uphold the human rights of all community members, including indigenous and local communities' rights and their legal and customary land tenure rights. No development or expansion of our operations is permitted without their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), and all compensation for lost benefits or the relinquishing of rights is negotiated voluntarily, as agreed upon by the communities. "
      • Reporting and Implementation
        36/50
        • 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
            Progress is reported on through their 2019 ACOP report - "Musim Mas has first achieved 100% RSPO certification for all the mills with own plantation in 2012. New mills with own plantation are built / acquired since then,and we are committed to achieve 100% RSPO certification for these mills and plantations by 2022. Timebound plan will be reviewed again from time to time to take into acquisition of new estates/mills"
          • 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
            "Any new development on peat, regardless of depth, is strictly prohibited. [...] We currently operate existing plantations on 35,274 hectares of peat. [...] An additional 4,051 hectares of peat area have been identified through our HCV and HCSA assessments and are maintained as conservation areas." They also report peat maps. [...] "To ensure the credibility of our HCV and HCS assessments, they are all carried out by accredited and registered licensed assessors and practitioners. All five HCV assessments since January 2015 have earned satisfactory ratings from the HCV Resource Network (HCVRN), with the last one achieving such a rating in July 2019. All HCS Approach (HCSA) assessments have been peer-reviewed. Two integrated HCV-HCSA assessments were also completed and submitted to the HCVRN for quality review in January 2020."
          • 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
            In 2019, Musim Mas reported they had "Achieved 85% traceability to the Group’s supply base of independent smallholders • Achieved 54% traceability to supplier groups’ plantations", after achieving "100% traceability1 to mill" in 2018.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • 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 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
            Progress is reported on through their 2019 ACOP report - "Musim Mas has first achieved 100% RSPO certification for all the mills with own plantation in 2012. New mills with own plantation are built / acquired since then,and we are committed to achieve 100% RSPO certification for these mills and plantations by 2022. Timebound plan will be reviewed again from time to time to take into acquisition of new estates/mills"
          • 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
            "Any new development on peat, regardless of depth, is strictly prohibited. [...] We currently operate existing plantations on 35,274 hectares of peat. [...] An additional 4,051 hectares of peat area have been identified through our HCV and HCSA assessments and are maintained as conservation areas." They also report peat maps. [...] "To ensure the credibility of our HCV and HCS assessments, they are all carried out by accredited and registered licensed assessors and practitioners. All five HCV assessments since January 2015 have earned satisfactory ratings from the HCV Resource Network (HCVRN), with the last one achieving such a rating in July 2019. All HCS Approach (HCSA) assessments have been peer-reviewed. Two integrated HCV-HCSA assessments were also completed and submitted to the HCVRN for quality review in January 2020." 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          "Proactive support and outreach to suppliers to ensure full understanding of NDPE requirements, as well as the exchange of best practices amongst our suppliers. Support for achieving NDPE compliance across all suppliers’ operations as defined and targeted in our Supplier NDPE Roadmap"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          "No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, no conversion of High Conservation Value (HCV)13 areas and no new developments on peatlands (regardless of depth) after 31 December 2015 (no development on peat since 2014 for our own operations). "
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Decent Rural Living Initiative, Fire Free Alliance
          "POIG is a multi-stakeholder initiative focused on responsible palm oil production verification and innovation. Musim Mas has been a member since 2015 and has participated actively in the POIG Organising Committee (POIG’s decision-making body), Verification Working Group, Retailers & Manufacturers Working Group, and led the development of the POIG Traders & Processors Charter. We are currently chairing the Traders & Processors Working Group, as well as Communications Working Group. [...] Fire Free Alliance Musim Mas joined a group of leading forestry and agriculture companies, NGOs, and other partners as founders of the Fire Free Alliance (FFA) in 2016. FFA activities support the Indonesian Government’s commitment to a haze-free ASEAN region by 2020. All FFA members share knowledge, data and, where possible, resources to roll out fire prevention initiatives based on APRIL Group’s Fire Free Village Programme (FFVP). All company members have implemented the FFVP as a means to engage local communities in protecting forests from fire."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Prior to all new land developments
          "Musim Mas always ensures that land development is carried out responsibly. We follow the RSPO New Planting Procedure (NPP), which is applicable to all new plantings since 1 January 2010. The NPP is implemented through a set of comprehensive and participatory technical assessments including: Social Environmental Impact Assessments (SEIA)HCV assessments Land Use Change Analyses (LUCA)Soil suitability and topographic surveys GHG assessments Stakeholder engagement, including Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Musim Mas conducts HCV and HCS assessments prior to all new land development following the requirements and definitions set out by the HCS Approach (HSCA) and the HCV Resource Network Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS). We only engage HCV ALS accredited assessors for HCV assessments, and have engaged external assessors approved as HCS Approach Registered Practitioner Organizations to lead our HCS evaluations."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Our HCV management plans for existing plantations are reviewed and updated annually. [...] Additional measures have been taken to prevent illegal development within forest and conservation areas. We conduct ground patrols and monitor encroachment by analyzing Landsat images of mapped areas."
        • 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?: Social; Environmental
           "All incoming grievances are divided into two main categories: Compliance Grievances and Dispute Grievances. Compliance Grievances may involve breaches of our Sustainability Policy, the RSPO Standards and/or the POIG Charter and Dispute Grievances may involve conflicts between two or more parties." [...] e.g. "email:sustainability@musimmas.com" By Emailsustainability@musimmas.com By SMS(62) 8116159071 [...] By Phone Call(62) 8116159071By Fax(62) 61 6613060; In Writing 150 Beach Road, Level 24, Gateway West, Singapore 189720 Attn: Corporate Communications Department (Grievance Coordinator)". They also give cases of grievances raised through the mechanism.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 2,475,555 tonnes
          Volumes are reported on through their 2019 ACOP report - Total of 2,475,555 tonnes of FFB with 2,330,170 tonnes coming from certified estates
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 94%

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO certified

          What is the certified volume?: 2,330,170.0 tonnes
          "Total certified FFB volume produced by certified estates managed or controlled by your company": 2,330,170.0 tonnes
        • 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
          "We monitor market developments to make sure that pay and working conditions at Musim Mas comply with legal or industry minimum standards in the countries where we operate to ensure they are sufficient to provide a decent living wage. [...] We have integrated age-verification measures into our recruitment procedure, including interviews for all applicants to prevent any underaged, forced or trafficked labor entering our workforce. These updated policies and procedures have been socialized regularly among our employees and through workers’ unions. [...] Additionally, we have implemented an investigation and escalation procedure to ensure that related parties cannot intervene in the resolution of sexual assault or sexual harassment cases."
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          "Musim Mas always ensures that land development is carried out responsibly. We follow the RSPO New Planting Procedure (NPP), which is applicable to all new plantings since 1 January 2010. The NPP is implemented through a set of comprehensive and participatory technical assessments including: Social Environmental Impact Assessments (SEIA)HCV assessments Land Use Change Analyses (LUCA)Soil suitability and topographic surveys GHG assessments Stakeholder engagement, including Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Musim Mas conducts HCV and HCS assessments prior to all new land development following the requirements and definitions set out by the HCS Approach (HSCA) and the HCV Resource Network Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS). We only engage HCV ALS accredited assessors for HCV assessments, and have engaged external assessors approved as HCS Approach Registered Practitioner Organizations to lead our HCS evaluations."
        • 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?: NA

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: NA
          "Our operational network spans across different islands on the Indonesian archipelago. The below supply chain map provides easy reference to the locations of our refining and kernel crushing facilities. Further information on the facilities’ supplying mills can be found in the individual reports appended. To view or download our concession maps, please search for Musim Mas on https://rspo.org/members/georspo."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Musim Mas report the names and coordinates of their palm oil suppliers.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually, and within three years of operation
          "Musim Mas was the first major group in Indonesia to achieve 100% certification against the RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C) for all owned plantations and palm oil mills in 2012. We continue to maintain this status and certify all new mills within their first three years of operation." "All our mills have undergone audits for ISPO certification. All plantations under the Musim Mas Group have undergone Penilaian Kelas Kebun, a pre-requisite for ISPO certification audits." "We were independently verified as compliant with the POIG Charter and its indicators in February 2019, and we are proud to be the first company in Asia to supply POIG verified oil."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "We engage them via two target groups: Primary Suppliers – [...] We engage actively with these key suppliers to develop a sustainability roadmap. We work with them to ensure that it is implemented, by building compliance and monitoring matrix to measure their performance. Secondary Suppliers – These are usually small to medium-sized companies which supply a limited volume of oil to us. We monitor and review their sustainability commitments through self-assessment questionnaires and remote, satellite monitoring (of deforestation activities) [...] Although the engagement plan for each supplier varies, the key steps and processes are: Development of supplier profile; Supplier participates in our Self-Assessment Tool (SAT); Gap analysis: Evaluate compliance of the supplier profile and SAT results against our Sustainability Policy; Tailored roadmap/Action plan to address gaps identified (for suppliers with no grievance); Controlled purchase protocol put in place for suppliers with grievances; Socialize roadmap with supplier; Ongoing (remote) monitoring, and site verifications (if necessary) and evaluation; Evaluation to determine if trading relationship could be resumed (for suspended suppliers)"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "we will review our business dealings with suppliers who are found to breach our sustainability policy. We recognise that suppliers may need time to implement the guidelines laid down by the policy. We believe that close cooperation and constructive dialogues with suppliers are necessary to integrate sustainable development principles with current business practices. We will work with suppliers through training, capacity building programmes and continuous positive support. We shall not knowingly source from suppliers who refuse to comply with this policy and will cease to do business with any suppliers who are not compliant with this policy . We will immediately cease sourcing from companies who do not take immediate remedial action to correct violations including developing HCV area, HCS forest or peatland, burning, egregiously abusing human or community rights and who are not demonstrating real progress toward remedial action. We will not do business with serious repeat violators."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: no
          "Excluded a total 19 suppliers between January 2019 and June 2020 due to NDPE commitment breaches; Of which, 1 exclusion was lifted in April 2019"
    • Pulp & Paper *
      21/88
      • Commitment Strength
        5/20
        • 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
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE [...] Reduce paper and packaging footprints through decreased paper and cardboard use, or where unfeasible targeted increases in the proportion of recycled fibers or next-generation fibers in cardboard and paper products."
          • 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
            "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE [...] Reduce paper and packaging footprints through decreased paper and cardboard use, or where unfeasible targeted increases in the proportion of recycled fibers or next-generation fibers in cardboard and paper products."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE [...] Reduce paper and packaging footprints through decreased paper and cardboard use, or where unfeasible targeted increases in the proportion of recycled fibers or next-generation fibers in cardboard and paper products."
          • 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
        • 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
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE [...] Respect of all human rights as spelled out in the International Bill of Rights and UN covenants and adherence to the principles for business set out in the UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) on Business and Human Rights, or applicable national laws." " International Labor Organization; commitment applies specifically conventions on freedom of association and right to organize, collective bargaining, forced labor, minimum age/child labor, equal renumeration and discrimination"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          THE TENETS OF OUR POLICY THAT MUST BE ADHERED TO ARE: [...] Commitment to respecting diversity and promoting gender equity"; "The Musim Mas Gender Committee, an elected body comprising men and women, reviews policies pertaining to human rights and equality issues, focusing on vulnerable groups such as women and children. "
        • 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, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We respect and uphold the human rights of all community members, including indigenous and local communities' rights and their legal and customary land tenure rights. No development or expansion of our operations is permitted without their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), and all compensation for lost benefits or the relinquishing of rights is negotiated voluntarily, as agreed upon by the communities. "
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          "We respect and uphold the human rights of all community members, including indigenous and local communities' rights and their legal and customary land tenure rights. No development or expansion of our operations is permitted without their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), and all compensation for lost benefits or the relinquishing of rights is negotiated voluntarily, as agreed upon by the communities. "
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • 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
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          "Proactive support and outreach to suppliers to ensure full understanding of NDPE requirements, as well as the exchange of best practices amongst our suppliers. Support for achieving NDPE compliance across all suppliers’ operations as defined and targeted in our Supplier NDPE Roadmap"
        • 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
          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?: Social; Environmental
           "All incoming grievances are divided into two main categories: Compliance Grievances and Dispute Grievances. Compliance Grievances may involve breaches of our Sustainability Policy, the RSPO Standards and/or the POIG Charter and Dispute Grievances may involve conflicts between two or more parties." [...] e.g. "email:sustainability@musimmas.com" By Emailsustainability@musimmas.com By SMS(62) 8116159071 [...] By Phone Call(62) 8116159071By Fax(62) 61 6613060; In Writing 150 Beach Road, Level 24, Gateway West, Singapore 189720 Attn: Corporate Communications Department (Grievance Coordinator)". They also give cases of grievances raised through the mechanism.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "We monitor market developments to make sure that pay and working conditions at Musim Mas comply with legal or industry minimum standards in the countries where we operate to ensure they are sufficient to provide a decent living wage. [...] We have integrated age-verification measures into our recruitment procedure, including interviews for all applicants to prevent any underaged, forced or trafficked labor entering our workforce. These updated policies and procedures have been socialized regularly among our employees and through workers’ unions. [...] Additionally, we have implemented an investigation and escalation procedure to ensure that related parties cannot intervene in the resolution of sexual assault or sexual harassment cases."
        • 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
    14/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    26/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    14/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Musim Mas is a fully integrated palm oil corporation involved throughout the palm oil supply chain, from cultivation to processing, manufacturing and trading. The company has one of the largest landbanks globally for oil palm and is among the top five importers and exporters of palm oil from Indonesia. MUSIM MAS is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Agriculture, Oils & fats
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Indonesia
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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How we assess the Forest 500

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