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  • Overall approach
    5/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-Free
      4/6
      PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas. 
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas. 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    68/86
    • Palm oil
      68/86
      • Commitment Strength
        34/36
        • 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
            PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas. 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas. 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas. 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas. 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas. 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas. 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas. 
        • 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
            PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas", as well as "no development on peatland regardless of depth". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas", as well as "no development on peatland regardless of depth". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas", as well as "no development on peatland regardless of depth". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas", as well as "no development on peatland regardless of depth". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas", as well as "no development on peatland regardless of depth". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas", as well as "no development on peatland regardless of depth". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            PT Astra International TBK have committed to "no deforestation" and "no development on High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"and "High Conservation Value (HCV) areas", as well as "no development on peatland regardless of depth". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Astra Agro’s target is to be traceable to the plantation level, especially for priority mills. For our suppliers to be categorized as traceable, we have determined the minimum requirements at each level that must be fulfilled".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Astra Agro’s target is to be traceable to the plantation level, especially for priority mills. For our suppliers to be categorized as traceable, we have determined the minimum requirements at each level that must be fulfilled".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Astra Agro’s target is to be traceable to the plantation level, especially for priority mills. For our suppliers to be categorized as traceable, we have determined the minimum requirements at each level that must be fulfilled".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Astra Agro’s target is to be traceable to the plantation level, especially for priority mills. For our suppliers to be categorized as traceable, we have determined the minimum requirements at each level that must be fulfilled".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Astra Agro’s target is to be traceable to the plantation level, especially for priority mills. For our suppliers to be categorized as traceable, we have determined the minimum requirements at each level that must be fulfilled".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We routinely identify and collect required information on suppliers, and are committed to consistently achieve 100% traceability to mill."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We routinely identify and collect required information on suppliers, and are committed to consistently achieve 100% traceability to mill."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        20/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "Throughout our routine monitoring efforts, we can confirm that not a single case of deforestation had occurred in our concession during Q1 and Q2 of thisyear just as we have achieved before, following the publishing of our Sustainability Policy. Our approach to “No Deforestation” also applies to our supplychain, with this approach continuously conveyed to them and through our due diligence process and supplier compliance monitoring mechanism."
          • 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 continue to maintain 100 % traceability to mill for the period of January – May 2019. Currently, Astra Agro has 100 suppliers (19 internal and 81 external) in its supply chain."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • 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
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "We will appoint an independent verifier to assess compliance". 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          We will "work with our smallholders and other suppliers to 'socialise' and encourage them to adopt the policy" and "not knowingly source from suppliers who are in contravention of this policy, or failing to work alongside us to adopt it". 
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses detailed sourcing regions
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses detailed sourcing regions
          4/4
          PT Astra International TBK provide an interactive "Supply Chain Map" showing the "distribution of Astra Agro’s facilities". 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          "We have developed a grievance handling system that applies to all Astra Agro operations and thirdparty suppliers. This system ensures that Astra Agro appreciates and accepts each grievance filed by stakeholders in relation to the implementation of Sustainability Policy."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "The Company collaborated with the Indonesian Peatland Association (HGI) and the Research and Development Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture in conducting various research on peatlands to improve the productivity of oil palm on peatlands and conserve peatland functions from damage as an effort to implement sustainable peatland management". 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          PT Astra International TBK reports in June 2019 they used 2477000 metric tonnes of FFB, 834000 Metric Tonnes of CPO, 176000 Metric Tonnes of palm kernel and 295000 Metric Tonnes of refinery products. 
      • Social Considerations
        14/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          PT Astra International TBK  states"we will engage with stakeholders to ensure FPIC processes are correctly implemented, monitored and continuously improved". 
        • 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
          Astra Agro have a laboir rights policy for their company and its operational chains that includes forced labour, child labor, discrimination, and freedom of association. "The Company also ensured the implementation of the sustainability policy by our suppliers through familiarization, implementation of sustainable supply mechanisms, and assessment of their compliance."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "The Company gives equal treatment to workers of different genders, ethnicities, race, religions, and political choices. Even though the jobs at plantations are still dominated by males, the Company always provides opportunities for female workers for suitable jobs."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          PT Astra International TBK  states that they will "facilitate the inclusion of smallholders into the supply chain". 
  • Commitment strength
    34/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    20/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    14/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Astra Agro Lestari is an Indonesian agribusiness company primarily involved in the cultivation of oil palm, but also with some processing capacity. The company’s landbank is one of the ten largest landbanks for palm oil globally, with approximately 300,000 hectares across Indonesia. It also owns a palm oil refinery and has a 50% stake in another, alongside several processing and crushing facilities. In 2015, the company processed more than 1.7 million metric tons of crude palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Agriculture
Segments
Producer
HQ
HQ 
Indonesia
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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