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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0.00/6
      Palm oil
      "The Musim Mas Group is the first Southeast Asian company to produce Palm Oilaccording to the high standards for responsible Palm Oil established by the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG). [...] The standards also include ‘No Deforestation, No Peatland Development and No Exploitation’ (NDPE )."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      New York Declaration on Forests; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; Palm Oil Innovation Group; Other intiative
      Musim Mas are signatories to the New York Declaration on Forests, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner, Palm Oil Innovation Group, the Fire Free Alliance, China Sustainable Palm Alliance. 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      Musim Mas commit to "no deforestation of High Conservation Value (HCV) area and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    34/86
    • Palm oil
      68/86
      • Commitment Strength
        31/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Musim Mas have a commitment to "maintaining 100% RSPO certification of all of our own plantations and mills [...and] encouraging and assisting our suppliers to achieve RSPO certification". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Musim Mas have a commitment to "maintaining 100% RSPO certification of all of our own plantations and mills [...and] encouraging and assisting our suppliers to achieve RSPO certification". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Musim Mas have a commitment to "maintaining 100% RSPO certification of all of our own plantations and mills [...and] encouraging and assisting our suppliers to achieve RSPO certification". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Musim Mas have a commitment to "maintaining 100% RSPO certification of all of our own plantations and mills [...and] encouraging and assisting our suppliers to achieve RSPO certification". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Musim Mas have a commitment to "maintaining 100% RSPO certification of all of our own plantations and mills [...and] encouraging and assisting our suppliers to achieve RSPO certification". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Musim Mas have a commitment to "maintaining 100% RSPO certification of all of our own plantations and mills [...and] encouraging and assisting our suppliers to achieve RSPO certification". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Musim Mas have a commitment to "maintaining 100% RSPO certification of all of our own plantations and mills [...and] encouraging and assisting our suppliers to achieve RSPO certification". 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            Musim Mas ensure that within their operations, or their suppliers' operations, that there is "no deforestation of [...] high carbon stock (HCS) forest [and] no development of peatland regardless of depth". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Musim Mas ensure that within their operations, or their suppliers' operations, that there is "no deforestation of [...] high carbon stock (HCS) forest [and] no development of peatland regardless of depth". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Musim Mas ensure that within their operations, or their suppliers' operations, that there is "no deforestation of [...] high carbon stock (HCS) forest [and] no development of peatland regardless of depth". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Musim Mas ensure that within their operations, or their suppliers' operations, that there is "no deforestation of [...] high carbon stock (HCS) forest [and] no development of peatland regardless of depth". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Musim Mas ensure that within their operations, or their suppliers' operations, that there is "no deforestation of [...] high carbon stock (HCS) forest [and] no development of peatland regardless of depth". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Musim Mas ensure that within their operations, or their suppliers' operations, that there is "no deforestation of [...] high carbon stock (HCS) forest [and] no development of peatland regardless of depth". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Musim Mas ensure that within their operations, or their suppliers' operations, that there is "no deforestation of [...] high carbon stock (HCS) forest [and] no development of peatland regardless of depth". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "We will build a fully traceable and transparent supply chain which include smallholders. We will appoint an independent third party verifier to assess compliance of our own and third party FFB and oil to this policy."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will build a fully traceable and transparent supply chain which include smallholders. We will appoint an independent third party verifier to assess compliance of our own and third party FFB and oil to this policy."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will build a fully traceable and transparent supply chain which include smallholders. We will appoint an independent third party verifier to assess compliance of our own and third party FFB and oil to this policy."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will build a fully traceable and transparent supply chain which include smallholders. We will appoint an independent third party verifier to assess compliance of our own and third party FFB and oil to this policy."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will build a fully traceable and transparent supply chain which include smallholders. We will appoint an independent third party verifier to assess compliance of our own and third party FFB and oil to this policy."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        23/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            100% of mills and plantations owned by Musim Mas are RSPO certified, but only 19% of their total supplying mills are RSPO certified. 24% of their total supplying mills are ISPO certified. 
          • 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
            "We have improved our percentage for traceability to plantations (Crude Palm Oil) from 48% in the last reporting period to 53% for this period. The rate for traceability to plantations (Palm Kernel) went up from 48% in the last reporting period to 53% in this period."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            100% of mills and plantations owned by Musim Mas are RSPO certified, but only 19% of their total supplying mills are RSPO certified. 24% of their total supplying mills are ISPO certified. 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            other third party verification
        • 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 will appoint an independent third party verifier to assess compliance of our own and third party FFB and oil to this policy."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          "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." 
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Musim Mas publish a list of their suppliers. 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          "We will maintain a transparent and accountable grievance system where stakeholders can inform us of issues within our supply chain. We will respond to these grievances in a timely and transparent manner."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings
          "The Decent Rural Living Initiative aims to improve the protection of human and labour rights in agriculture. Forum for the Future is convening major employers Cargill, Golden Agri-Resources, Musim Mas, Sime Darby Plantation , and Wilmar International, all of which have established No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE ) commitments, as the pilot participants in this multi-stakeholder effort."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          In 2017, Musim Mas reported their total production of palm oil as 3,3,41,946 fresh fruit bunches. 
      • Social Considerations
        13/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Musim Mas state that they respect "human rights including the rights of indigenous and local communities, families and other land tenure holders to give or withhold Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for development and conservation of land and natural resources."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Musim Mas require their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour, and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Musim Mas declares that as a grower, miller, refiner, processor and supply chain manager, we will ensure that all of our own and our suppliers’ operations: ...Respecting the rights of all contract, temporary and migrant workers of all genders."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Musim Mas state that they "bring benefits to the community by [...] respecting and ensuring the inclusion of smallholders in the supply chain". 
    • 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 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 protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    16/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    12/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/16
    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’s landbank is among the top fifteen largest landbanks globally for oil palm, with over 130,000 hectares of plantations in Indonesia as of 2016. In 2015, Musim Mas’ processing facilities had an annual capacity of 900,000 metric tons for fresh fruit bunches and produced over 300,000 metric tons of palm oil products. Furthermore, it is among the top five importers and exporters of palm oil from Indonesia globally and among the top five producers of biodiesel in Indonesia.

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

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