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  • Overall approach
    0/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    27/86
    • Palm oil
      27/86
      • Commitment Strength
        8/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Perkebunan Nusantara are (translation) "responsible for the conservation of natural resources and biodiversity by monitoring and managing areas with high conservation value." 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Perkebunan Nusantara are (translation) "responsible for the conservation of natural resources and biodiversity by monitoring and managing areas with high conservation value." 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Perkebunan Nusantara are (translation) "responsible for the conservation of natural resources and biodiversity by monitoring and managing areas with high conservation value." 
          • 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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            In 2018 Perkebunan Nusantara III reported producing 533,911 tonnes of palm oil, 153,015 tonnes of which was certified
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • 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
            In 2018 Perkebunan Nusantara III reported producing 533,911 tonnes of palm oil, 153,015 tonnes of which was 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
        • 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
          Discloses detailed sourcing regions
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses detailed sourcing regions
          4/4
          Perkebunan Nusantara disclose a map of their plantations on their website.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          (translation) “Whistleblowers are PTPN3 staff (internal parties) and also reporters from outside of the company (customers,, suppliers and communities).”
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
           "PTPN III [Perkebunan Nusantara] , Unilever, and IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative are partners who collaborate in building [the] RSPO certification program."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          In 2017, Perkebunan Nusantara reported a total production volume of 932,300.13 tonnes to the RSPO through its subsidiaries.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          (translation) "The company is committed to implement new plantation development that is responsible through an FPIC mechanism, giving information and negotiating before development and design of the new plantation". 
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Freedom of association
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    8/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    15/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    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.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Agriculture
Segments
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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