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  • Overall approach
    7/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      Commodities (if applicable): 0

      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?:
      "EHP is strongly committed to : No deforestation of HCV or HCS area as well as no development on peat regardless of depth within its concessions."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Biodiversity is a key concern for EHP as many of EHP’s plantations are within the proximity of natural and reserved forests which are natural habitats of endangered, rare and threatened (ERT) species as these areas have High Conservation Value. EHP shall make continuous efforts to preserve the pristine environment of these areas and reduce impact as much as possible. In addition, EHP will ensure that the operations do not pose a threat to wildlife and establish programs to enhance and enrich habitats of endangered species."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Regularly but not further specified 

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil
      "This Policy is approved and adopted by EHP’s Board including any amendments thereto. SST (Sustainability Department) the owner of this Policy and is responsible to ensure that the Policy is reviewed and updated to be kept relevant. This Policy shall be reviewed periodically especially when there are changes in any applicable laws, code or regulations relevant to this Policy or at least once every two (2) years. The review of this Policy shall be undertaken by the Head of SST and supervised by GOV."
    • 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
      In their 2020 Sustainability Report, Eagle High Plantations report on their Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) Production in Plantations (including changes in land usage, usage of fertilizers and pesticides, diesel fuel usage for generator set) - total 437,042 tCO2. 
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of conservation area are being supported or facilitated by the company on land it does not own or manage?: 401,5 ha
      In their 2020 Sustainability Report, Eagle High Plantations report hectares of forest conservation, 2019 - 401,5 ha and 2020 - 401,5 ha. 
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    57/88
    • Palm oil
      57/88
      • Commitment Strength
        16/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat
            "EHP is strongly committed to : ISPO and RSPO as its sustainability standard for the production of sustainable palm oil products. [...] No deforestation of HCV or HCS area as well as no development on peat regardless of depth within its concessions."; "Until 2020, EHP has received 6 Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification and 1 Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. By 2026, EHP is expected to have successfully implemented ISPO and RSPO certification in all of the group’s operating sites."
          • 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 Sustainability Policy is from PT Rajawali's subsidiary Eagle High Plantations: "EHP is strongly committed to : ISPO and RSPO as its sustainability standard for the production of sustainable palm oil products. [...] No deforestation of HCV or HCS area as well as no development on peat regardless of depth within its concessions."; "Until 2020, EHP has received 6 Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification and 1 Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. By 2026, EHP is expected to have successfully implemented ISPO and RSPO certification in all of the group’s operating sites."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "EHP is strongly committed to : ISPO and RSPO as its sustainability standard for the production of sustainable palm oil products. [...] No deforestation of HCV or HCS area as well as no development on peat regardless of depth within its concessions."; "Until 2020, EHP has received 6 Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification and 1 Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. By 2026, EHP is expected to have successfully implemented ISPO and RSPO certification in all of the group’s operating sites."
          • 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
            "EHP is strongly committed to : ISPO and RSPO as its sustainability standard for the production of sustainable palm oil products. [...] No deforestation of HCV or HCS area as well as no development on peat regardless of depth within its concessions."; "Until 2020, EHP has received 6 Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification and 1 Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. By 2026, EHP is expected to have successfully implemented ISPO and RSPO certification in all of the group’s operating sites."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "EHP is strongly committed to : ISPO and RSPO as its sustainability standard for the production of sustainable palm oil products. [...] No deforestation of HCV or HCS area as well as no development on peat regardless of depth within its concessions."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
            Only applies to Eagle High Plantations
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "EHP is strongly committed to : ISPO and RSPO as its sustainability standard for the production of sustainable palm oil products. [...] No deforestation of HCV or HCS area as well as no development on peat regardless of depth within its concessions."
          • 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
            "EHP is strongly committed to : ISPO and RSPO as its sustainability standard for the production of sustainable palm oil products. [...] No deforestation of HCV or HCS area as well as no development on peat regardless of depth within its concessions."
        • 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
            "As part of product responsibility, the Company attempts to increase the percentage of traceability of raw materials for products from suppliers to plantations, including traceability from plasma farmers. The Company is optimistic to achieve 100% traceability rate of 100% for all of its operating units by 2026."
          • 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
            "As part of product responsibility, the Company attempts to increase the percentage of traceability of raw materials for products from suppliers to plantations, including traceability from plasma farmers. The Company is optimistic to achieve 100% traceability rate of 100% for all of its operating units by 2026."
          • Target date
            2026
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2026
            0.3/0.7
            "As part of product responsibility, the Company attempts to increase the percentage of traceability of raw materials for products from suppliers to plantations, including traceability from plasma farmers. The Company is optimistic to achieve 100% traceability rate of 100% for all of its operating units by 2026."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        18/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "EHP also recognizes its responsibility to respect human rights as defined in the UDHR and ILO Core Conventions, where applicable to the laws of RI. These frameworks provide the minimum standards for fair and decent working conditions with no exploitative workplace practices allowed. EHP works towards actively integrating human rights elements into business practices across its value chain. [...] Discrimination[...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 11,500 plasma farmers
           "The Company attempts to increase profit and give added value to stakeholders, among which, by establishing strategic partnership with 11,500 plasma farmers working the 18,331 Ha plantation in 2017. This partnership produced approximately 192,340 tons of TBS supply to meet the needs of palm oil mills. The transaction value paid by the Company to plasma farmers reached Rp25 billion."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          "The Company provides equal opportunities for everyone to work and have a career regardless of ethnicity, race, religion and background. In addition, the Company also values diversity by supporting the involvement of women in all palm oil operations, including overcoming the obstacles by establishing a Gender Committee. The Gender Committee is tasked with responding to complaints of employees at plantations, as well as taking action in cases of inequality at work, including harassment."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Environmental harm
          "Since 2018, PT Bumilanggeng Perdanatrada (BLP) has carried out internal remediation and in 2019 started compensation activities based on LUCA in Rimba Raya. The implementation of remediation and compensation has been approved by the RSPO. Site patrols were carried out systematically to prevent land encroachment and ensure that each operating area is maintained according to its function. Until the end of 2020, there were no illegal cases and/or deforestation in the Company’s operations."
        • 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
          "Meanwhile, in communicating with traditional leaders and communities, the Company has formed a team to implement the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) principle."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        23/50
        • 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
            "Until 2020, EHP has received 6 Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification and 1 Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification."
          • 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
            "Until 2020, EHP has received 6 Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification and 1 Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. By 2026, EHP is expected to have successfully implemented ISPO and RSPO certification in all of the group’s operating sites."
          • 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
            "As of the end of 2019, the Company has achieved traceability rate of 31%, starting from the supplier to their plantations, including plasma farmers."
        • 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 processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO and ISPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification schemes 
            "The company also conducts external audits to obtain RSPO and ISPO certification. The external audit is carried out annually by the Certification Body (surveillance audit). Apart from external audits, the Company also conducts special internal audits to comply with RSPO and ISPO standards. Environmental performance monitoring is carried out by the Division of Sustainability which is responsible to the Director of Perseroan every three months." 
          • 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 tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            "Until 2020, EHP has received 6 Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification and 1 Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. By 2026, EHP is expected to have successfully implemented ISPO and RSPO certification in all of the group’s operating sites."
          • 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
          "This policy applies to all activities undertaken by or on behalf of EHP, including those of its employees and of contractors operating on EHP’s sites and all third-party suppliers from whom EHP purchases."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise; Providing financial support; Providing technical capacity

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: AMOUR project, Essential Ecosystem Area (EEA), Sustainable Commodities Conservation Mechanism (SCCM) – Rimba Raya.
          "The Company is committed to deliver positive impacts to the community, including through collaboration activities between the Company and civil society, including AMOUR project, Essential Ecosystem Area (EEA), and Sustainable Commodities Conservation Mechanism (SCCM) – Rimba Raya. The projects will be developed across the time."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "The Company conducts environmental and social assessments of local suppliers, to identify whether or not legal violation occurred, forest land encroachment, conservation areas, nature reserves and other prohibited locations, as well as to improve the traceability of raw materials for palm oil products from areas that comply with sustainability commitments... The Company has conducted mapping of the operating sites through high conservation value (HCV) research studies by ensuring that the operations carried out by the Company do not pose a threat to wildlife. In addition, the Company also contributes in protecting the habitat of endangered species, including HCV areas. Of the total operating sites, there are 12.77% protected areas. More detailed information regarding the HCV status at the EHP Group’s operating sites, see appendix 8... The Company implements specific HCV management, including the area and time frame using satellite and drone imagery. In addition, the Company uses the results of spatial data processing based on Geographic Information System (GIS) to review and identify changes in land use, especially in HCV areas."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          The Company implements specific HCV management, including the area and time frame using satellite and drone imagery. In addition, the Company uses the results of spatial data processing based on Geographic Information System (GIS) to review and identify changes in land use, especially in HCV areas.Since 2018, PT Bumilanggeng Perdanatrada (BLP) has carried out internal remediation and in 2019 started compensation activities based on LUCA in Rimba Raya. The implementation of remediation and compensation has been approved by the RSPO. Site patrols were carried out systematically to prevent land encroachment and ensure that each operating area is maintained according to its function. Until the end of 2020, there were no illegal cases and/or deforestation in the Company’s operations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes:  
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: FFB - 1,122,536 tons; Crude Palm Oil - 23,4476 tons and Palm Kernel - 39,337 tons
          EHP report their production performance in their 2020 Sustainability report: "FFB - 1,122,536 tons; Crude Palm Oil - 23,4476 tons and Palm Kernel - 39,337 tons."
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          "In social performance risk control, the Company conducts a social impact assessment (SIA) study, as for the financial aspects, risk management is evaluated through financial risk assessment. In addition, environmental performance risk control is carried out through environmental impacts study and study of high conservation value (HCV) areas on existing land and every time new land is acquired. The Company has set a target to implement the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) prior to the development of new palm oil plantation."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Indonesia and Papa New Guinea 

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 148,000 ha

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: Sumatra, Kalimantan and Papua 
           
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes
          "The Company uses satellite image and drone and Geographic Information System/GIS-based spatial data processing to monitor and identify the changes on land use especially on HCV areas. In addition, systematic site patrol is conducted to prevent encroachment and ensure that the areas are maintained in accordance with the functions. Since the implementation of monitoring program, there are no illegal and/or deforestation cases in the operating locations of the Company as of the end of 2019. The Company seeks to restore noncompliant deforestation through remediation and compensation activities in accordance with the LUCA as approved by RSPO."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    16/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    23/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    18/18
    Avg. score

Profile

PT Rajawali Corp. is an Indonesian investment holding company with diverse business interests including hospitality, media, logistics, mining, and agriculture. It has one of the five largest landbanks globally among palm oil producers. Eagle High Plantations also has an annual processing capacity of 2.3 million metric tons of fresh fruit bunches. PT Rajawali Corp. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil.

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

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