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  • Overall approach
    0/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      No overarching deforestation commitment
      0/4
      [translation] "...protect forests, peatlands and work with farmers, non-governmental organizations and stakeholders to bring about positive change and implementation with no-deforestation principle and peatland conservation."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • 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
  • Commodity score
    28/88
    • Palm oil
      28/88
      • Commitment Strength
        11/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            [translation] "...protect forests, peatlands and work with farmers, non-governmental organizations and stakeholders to bring about positive change and implementation with no-deforestation principle and peatland conservation."; ""Holding Perkebunan Nusantara PTPN III (Persero) and its subsidiaries in the palm oil sector are committed to transforming sustainable palm oil (CPO) with certification schemes of Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) in Indonesia. [...] PTPN Group targets all (100%) mills and plantations to achieve Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) gradually by 2025."
          • 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
            [translation] "...protect forests, peatlands and work with farmers, non-governmental organizations and stakeholders to bring about positive change and implementation with no-deforestation principle and peatland conservation."; ""Holding Perkebunan Nusantara PTPN III (Persero) and its subsidiaries in the palm oil sector are committed to transforming sustainable palm oil (CPO) with certification schemes of Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) in Indonesia. [...] PTPN Group targets all (100%) mills and plantations to achieve Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) gradually by 2025."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            [translation] "...protect forests, peatlands and work with farmers, non-governmental organizations and stakeholders to bring about positive change and implementation with no-deforestation principle and peatland conservation."; "Holding Perkebunan Nusantara PTPN III (Persero) and its subsidiaries in the palm oil sector are committed to transforming sustainable palm oil (CPO) with certification schemes of Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) in Indonesia. [...] PTPN Group targets all (100%) mills and plantations to achieve Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) gradually by 2025."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • 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
            PTPN 3 is the holding companies' only exposure to palm oil - "PTPN Group targets all (100%) mills and plantations to achieve Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) gradually by 2025." [...] TRANSLATION - "PT Perkebunan Nusantara III is committed and determined to fulfil: [...] Responsible towards the environmental conservation of natural resources and biodiversity by monitoring and managing High Conservation Value 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
            PTPN 3 is the holding companies' only exposure to palm oil - "PTPN Group targets all (100%) mills and plantations to achieve Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) gradually by 2025." [...] TRANSLATION - "PT Perkebunan Nusantara III is committed and determined to fulfil: [...] Responsible towards the environmental conservation of natural resources and biodiversity by monitoring and managing High Conservation Value areas"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            PTPN 3 is the holding companies' only exposure to palm oil - "PTPN Group targets all (100%) mills and plantations to achieve Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) gradually by 2025." [...] TRANSLATION - "PT Perkebunan Nusantara III is committed and determined to fulfil: [...] Responsible towards the environmental conservation of natural resources and biodiversity by monitoring and managing High Conservation Value 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
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            PTPN 3 is the holding companies' only exposure to palm oil - "PTPN Group targets all (100%) mills and plantations to achieve Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) gradually by 2025." [...] TRANSLATION - "PT Perkebunan Nusantara III is committed and determined to fulfil: [...] Responsible towards the environmental conservation of natural resources and biodiversity by monitoring and managing High Conservation Value areas"
        • 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
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          [translation] "Respect human rights by avoiding involvement in human rights violations, providing freedom of association to all workers, respecting workers' rights and dignity, treating workers fairly and free from all forms of discrimination, preventing all forms of sexual harassment, preventing violence against women and children, protect the reproductive rights of all workers, as well as prohibit all forms of forced labor for every worker, labor trade practices, exploitation of children and the use of underage labor."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • 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
          [Translation] "Carry out responsible new plantation development throughFM (Free Prior and Informed Consent) mechanisms. provision of information andnegotiations before the development and establishment of new plantations"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Progress is reported annually through their RSPO reporting. "Holding Perkebunan Nusantara PTPN III (Persero) and its subsidiaries in the palm oil sector are committed to transforming sustainable palm oil (CPO) with certification schemes of Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) in Indonesia. [...] PTPN Group targets all (100%) mills and plantations to achieve Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) gradually by 2025."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
             PTPN 3 is the holding companies' only exposure to palm oil - "PTPN Group targets all (100%) mills and plantations to achieve Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) gradually by 2025." [...] TRANSLATION - "PT Perkebunan Nusantara III is committed and determined to fulfil: [...] Responsible towards the environmental conservation of natural resources and biodiversity by monitoring and managing High Conservation Value areas"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • 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 tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
          • 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 processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Third Party 
            PTPN 3 is the holding companies' only exposure to palm oil - "PTPN Group targets all (100%) mills and plantations to achieve Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) gradually by 2025." [...] TRANSLATION - "PT Perkebunan Nusantara III is committed and determined to fulfil: [...] Responsible towards the environmental conservation of natural resources and biodiversity by monitoring and managing High Conservation Value areas"
          • 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
          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?: small holder certification
           Company partnered/collaborated with Unilever to provide small holders with certification [translation] - "Alexander Maha as SEVP of PTPN III (Persero) Production Sector congratulated UD Lestari on achieving the RSPO certificate and thanked Unilever, IDH and RSPO for the good cooperation that has been fostered to produce sustainable oil palm farmers. `` We are happy with this collaboration because it is in line with our mission, which is to develop a sustainable agro-based upstream industry. PTPN III (Persero) is fully committed to supporting sustainable palm oil production by upholding the principle of balance between people, planet and profit"
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          The whistleblowing system works through making an account at the Company's website, and then filing the complaint.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported:  932,300.13 tonnes
          In 2019, PT. Perkebunan Nusantara III reported a total production volume of 932,300.13 tonnes to the RSPO through its subsidiaries
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 49.85%

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO

          What is the certified volume?: 464770 tonnes

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 156,320 tonnes
          In 2019, PT. Perkebunan Nusantara III reported a total production volume of 932,300.13 tonnes to the RSPO through its subsidiaries
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • 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?: Indonesia

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 156232.86 Hectares

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%
           Company provides locations of plantations it owns. Does not indicate which ones are certified. Displays locations through an interactive map that shows definite locations (accurate to google map level). Also lists name and type of plantation. Hectares and plantation areas are reported within their ACOP reporting
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          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
  • Commitment strength
    11/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    13/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Perkebunan Nusantara is an Indonesian state-owned plantation company comprised of fourteen individual but interrelated business enterprises. The group cultivates and processes several agricultural commodities, including rubber, tobacco, sugar cane, tea, and palm oil. It is a major producer and processor of palm oil, estimated to have more than 500,000 hectares for palm plantations and a processing capacity of more than 3,000 fresh fruit bunches per hour from more than 65 facilities. Perkebunan Nusantara is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Agriculture
Segments
Trader, Processor
HQ
HQ 
Indonesia
Company Type
Company type 
State owned
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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