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  • Overall approach
    3/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Pulp & Paper
      "RGE Companies commit to eliminating deforestation from our supply chains, protecting the forest and peatland landscapes in which we operate, and supporting forest management best practices in all countries where we source timber."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Tropical Forest Alliance
      Subsidiary April is a member of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020. 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      " RGE Companies will enforce a moratorium on any further natural forest clearance pending the outcome of High Carbon Stock (HCS) and High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Reputational
      "“PEFC adds extra trust and assurance for our customers around the world that we are delivering sustainably produced forestry products. It is a positive step for the reputation of Indonesian forestry globally and means new markets and new customers for APRIL Group,” Mr. Wenas said."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    31/84
    • Palm oil
      64/84
      • Commitment Strength
        24/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            Subsidiaries Asian Agri & Apical are both members of the RSPO and commit to the following - "Asian Agri, as a grower and miller, commits to 1. Protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas 2. Protection of peat regardless of depth" [...] "A key component of the Apical Sustainability Policy adopted in 2014 is our commitment to the No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy and includes:The protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areasThe protection of peat regardless of depth"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Subsidiaries Asian Agri & Apical are both members of the RSPO and commit to the following - "Asian Agri, as a grower and miller, commits to 1. Protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas 2. Protection of peat regardless of depth" [...] "A key component of the Apical Sustainability Policy adopted in 2014 is our commitment to the No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy and includes:The protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areasThe protection of peat regardless of depth"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Subsidiaries Asian Agri & Apical are both members of the RSPO and commit to the following - "Asian Agri, as a grower and miller, commits to 1. Protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas 2. Protection of peat regardless of depth" [...] "A key component of the Apical Sustainability Policy adopted in 2014 is our commitment to the No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy and includes:The protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areasThe protection of peat regardless of depth"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Subsidiaries Asian Agri & Apical are both members of the RSPO and commit to the following - "Asian Agri, as a grower and miller, commits to 1. Protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas 2. Protection of peat regardless of depth" [...] "A key component of the Apical Sustainability Policy adopted in 2014 is our commitment to the No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy and includes:The protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areasThe protection of peat regardless of depth"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            Subsidiaries Asian Agri & Apical are both members of the RSPO and commit to the following - "Asian Agri, as a grower and miller, commits to 1. Protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas 2. Protection of peat regardless of depth" [...] "A key component of the Apical Sustainability Policy adopted in 2014 is our commitment to the No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy and includes:The protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areasThe protection of peat regardless of depth"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Indirect suppliers
            Excludes indirect suppliers
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Subsidiaries Asian Agri & Apical are both members of the RSPO and commit to the following - "Asian Agri, as a grower and miller, commits to 1. Protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas 2. Protection of peat regardless of depth" [...] "A key component of the Apical Sustainability Policy adopted in 2014 is our commitment to the No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy and includes:The protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areasThe protection of peat regardless of depth"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Subsidiaries Asian Agri & Apical are both members of the RSPO and commit to the following - "Asian Agri, as a grower and miller, commits to 1. Protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas 2. Protection of peat regardless of depth" [...] "A key component of the Apical Sustainability Policy adopted in 2014 is our commitment to the No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy and includes:The protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areasThe protection of peat regardless of depth"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Apical has a target of achieving full traceability to plantation (FFB traceability) by 2020." In 2017, Asian Agri "Achieved 100% FFB Traceability to plantation with the full implementation of robust sourcing frameworks across all managed estates and smallholder partners "
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Apical has a target of achieving full traceability to plantation (FFB traceability) by 2020." In 2017, Asian Agri "Achieved 100% FFB Traceability to plantation with the full implementation of robust sourcing frameworks across all managed estates and smallholder partners "
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Apical has a target of achieving full traceability to plantation (FFB traceability) by 2020." In 2017, Asian Agri "Achieved 100% FFB Traceability to plantation with the full implementation of robust sourcing frameworks across all managed estates and smallholder partners "
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "Apical has a target of achieving full traceability to plantation (FFB traceability) by 2020." In 2017, Asian Agri "Achieved 100% FFB Traceability to plantation with the full implementation of robust sourcing frameworks across all managed estates and smallholder partners "
      • Social Considerations
        14/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Apical requires their companies to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: no

          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          Apical - "To facilitate the increase of sustainable certification of smallholders, Apical will work with our suppliers with direct control of FFB sources, to ensure inclusivity of smallholders through engagement. We will advise and support our smallholders on the use of best management practices to enhance their productivity." [...] Asian Agri - "We facilitate the inclusion of smallholders, outgrows and small fresh fruit bunch (FFB) suppliers and fully support them into our sustainable sourcing supply chain in a fair, transparent and accountable partnership."
        • 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
          Apical "commit our suppliers to abide by the following conventions [...] ILO Convention 100 (1951) Equal Remuneration for men and women for work of equal value [...]ILO Convention 111 (1958) Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) to provide equality of opportunity and treatment in respect to employment and occupation; no discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, political opinion, nation al extraction or social origin".
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Apical "We will work in a fair and transparent manner to resolve verifiable complaints and conflicts with all parties. We will develop a transparent grievance procedure to ensure that all grievances and conflicts are dealt and handled in an accountable manner" [...] Asian Agri - "We will work in a fair and transparent manner to resolve verifiable complaints and conflicts with all parties. We will develop a transparent grievance mechanism system to ensure that all grievance and conflicts are dealt and handled in an accountable manner. "
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: Not disclosed
          "Apical fully recognises and respects the rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to the utilisation of land to which they hold legal, communal or customary rights to." Asian Agri state that "We respect and recognize the rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) to the utilization of lands to which they hold legal, communal or customary."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        26/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Subsidiaries Asian Agri & Apical both report on their RSPO certified oil in their 2019 sustainability update reports
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Subsidiaries Asian Agri & Apical both report on their RSPO certified oil in their 2019 sustainability update reports
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "With these efforts, we have been able to trace 98.9% of our FFB sources to plantations as of August 2020." In 2017, Asian Agri "Achieved 100% FFB Traceability to plantation with the full implementation of robust sourcing frameworks across all managed estates and smallholder partners "
        • Reporting is independently verified
          4/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification
            Subsidiaries Asian Agri & Apical both report on their RSPO certified oil in their 2019 sustainability update reports
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO certification

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO certification
            Subsidiaries Asian Agri & Apical both report on their RSPO certified oil in their 2019 sustainability update reports
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Meo Carbon Solutions

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Meo Carbon Solutions
            In 2019, "Asian Agri and Meo Carbon Solutions – SNV publish joint statement, assuring Asian Agri’s 100% FFB traceability to plantations".
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Supplier Workshops

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          Apical - "In partnership with sustainability consultants and subject matter experts The Forest Trust, Intertek, RSPO, Yayasan Setara Jambi, Proforest and Daemeter Consulting, we deliver workshops for suppliers to share practical experience and industrial knowledge on local and regional issues specific to their location as well as current international issues."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified - new land clearance
          "Asian Agri commits to implement an immediate moratorium on forest clearance and new peatland development until the following assessments have been made and conservation and management plans have been developed and implemented: 1. HCV and HCS forest assessments 2. Peatland mapping and assessments 3. Social conflict mapping/SEIA" [...] "Apical Group proactively engages our suppliers to ensure they adopt similar commitments on no deforestation in their businesses. During our field visits, we enquire about our suppliers’ future plans for new developments and advise them to conduct relevant assessments on HCV and HCS areas before proceeding with any land clearance."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Asian Agri - "As a fresh fruit bunch (FFB) buyer, we will ensure that our suppliers comply with the above commitments, local laws and regulations [...] As a fresh fruit bunch (FFB) buyer, we will ensure that our suppliers comply with the above commitments, local laws and regulations" [...] Apical - "This Sourcing Policy will be implemented through:-Ensuring that the company’s supplies come from legal sources and prevent encroachment on protected areas (natural forests/ HCS areas, national parks, etc) in compliance with applicable legal requirements. [...] Once suppliers are contracted into our supply chain, we continue to pro-actively engage with them to monitor policy compliance and facilitate continuous transformation towards sustainability."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes - https://www.apicalgroup.com/sustainability/grievances/

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          "With this system, any external feedback or allegations received through our grievance mechanism and whistle blowers are tracked and acted on if any suppliers are found to have violated the Apical Sustainability Policy or Sourcing Policy. Apical’s grievance procedure is the standard protocol that guides the process for transparent and accountable handling of grievances related to sustainability practices in our supply chain." - Apical Group.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 7,072,292.63 tonnes

          What is the certified volume?: 1,238,018.37 tonnes

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
          Apical report that - "In 2019, 3% of our palm oil and oil palm products processed are RSPO certified." A total of 7,049,972 tonnes in 2019 with 191,937 tonnes certified. [...] Asian Agri report "Crude Palm Oil 1,121,197 tonnes" & "Crude Palm Kernel Oil 139,142 tonnes in 2019, of which 83% is certified"
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          How does the company remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chains?: Not disclosed
          "Identifying rights holders and affected groups needs to be done through a rigorous environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) in the earliest stages of the project." - Apical Group.
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using an internal monitoring system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using an internal monitoring 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
          Apical - "Apical is on track to building a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain committed to:The protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areasThe protection of peat regardless of depth[...] This commitment extends to all of Apical’s subsidiaries and to the refineries that we own and manage. We will work to ensure that our suppliers, business partners and employees comply with the above commitments, local laws and regulations. [...] We have communicated the importance of HCV and HCS areas to our stakeholders and will continue to do so. [...] We provide training and recommendations to mills that source from estates located close to HCV and primary forests and peatlands."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification
          Apical - "We assess all our suppliers annually using The Forest Trust’s Mill Prioritisation Process (MPP) and we conduct spatial analysis on risk of deforestation and encroachment. [...] In addition, we also carry out ground verifications to supplier mills and estates through the Priority Supplier Engagement Program (PSEP). During PSEP visits, we give recommendations and action plans to reach Apical’s requirement on compliance. As follow up, we monitor suppliers’ action plans based on their activities."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non compliance with palm oil policies

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          Asian Agri - "We will immediately work with our suppliers to socialize and encourage them to adopt this policy. [...] We will cease to do business with any suppliers who breach this policy and do not take immediate action to correct their violation. However, regardless of remedial action, we will not do business with serious repeat violators of this policy." [...] Apical - "We will support our suppliers technically to achieve policy compliance, via time-bound action plans, as quickly as possible and expect to complete implementation progressively by 2020. Regardless of remedial action and subject to any legal requirement, as a last resort, we reserve the option to cease to do business with serious repeat violators of our Sustainability and Sourcing Policy. "
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (engaged); Yes (excluded)
          2/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (engaged); Yes (excluded)
          2/2
          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: Not disclosed

          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: not a list but names provided
          In 2018, Apical "Excluded four suppliers from our supply chain due to failure to commit to a time-bound corrective action plan". " However, through our internal monitoring system and supplier screening we identified one case on social related matters which we have engaged suppliers to resolve"
    • Pulp & Paper
      29/84
      • Commitment Strength
        16/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            "Effective immediately, RGE Companies will enforce a moratorium on any further natural forest clearance pending the outcome of High Carbon Stock (HCS) and High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments. This moratorium will also apply to all thirdparty Indonesian wood suppliers to RGE Companies."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Effective immediately, RGE Companies will enforce a moratorium on any further natural forest clearance pending the outcome of High Carbon Stock (HCS) and High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments. This moratorium will also apply to all thirdparty Indonesian wood suppliers to RGE Companies."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Effective immediately, RGE Companies will enforce a moratorium on any further natural forest clearance pending the outcome of High Carbon Stock (HCS) and High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments. This moratorium will also apply to all thirdparty Indonesian wood suppliers to RGE Companies."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            "Effective immediately, RGE Companies will enforce a moratorium on any further natural forest clearance pending the outcome of High Carbon Stock (HCS) and High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments. This moratorium will also apply to all thirdparty Indonesian wood suppliers to RGE Companies."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "APRIL goes beyond legal compliance toward achieving Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). [...] . APRIL has a robust Chain of Custody (CoC) tracking system and mill wood sourcing monitoring system to ensure all the wood is traceable back to source."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: APRIL is a subsidiary of Royal Golden Eagle

            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "APRIL goes beyond legal compliance toward achieving Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). [...] . APRIL has a robust Chain of Custody (CoC) tracking system and mill wood sourcing monitoring system to ensure all the wood is traceable back to source."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "APRIL goes beyond legal compliance toward achieving Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). [...] . APRIL has a robust Chain of Custody (CoC) tracking system and mill wood sourcing monitoring system to ensure all the wood is traceable back to source."
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • 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
          "RGE Companies embrace their corporate responsibility to respect human rights. RGE Companies are committed to provide a safe, productive and conducive work environment throughout their supply chains where employees can contribute and advance, by ensuring specifically that [...] Freedom of association is respected [...]No tolerance is given for child labour, forced labour or bonded labour [...] No tolerance is given for discrimination, harassment and abuse in any form".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          If Other, specify here: Inclusion

          What is the nature of that support?: Other
          "RGE Companies will continually seek opportunities to align the interests of local communities and create shared values through [...]Further inclusion of smallholders and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) into our supply chains"
        • 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/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: Not disclosed
          "RGE Companies respect the rights of indigenous peoples and rural communities and are committed to [...] Respect of the rights of indigenous peoples and communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to operate on lands where they hold legal, communal or customary rights".
      • Reporting and Implementation
        3/38
        • 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
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: not specified
          "RGE Companies will enforce a moratorium on any further natural forest clearance pending the outcome of High Carbon Stock (HCS) and High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments. This moratorium will also apply to all thirdparty Indonesian wood suppliers to RGE Companies.RGE Companies and their third-party Indonesian wood suppliers are committed to protecting forests of HCS and HCV, by ensuring specifically that they:Only develop areas that are not forested, as identified through independent HCS and HCV assessments".
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using a third-party monitoring system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using a third-party monitoring system
          4/4
          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: Not disclosed

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed

          Does the company use a certification system?: No
          "RGE Companies will plan and implement regular monitoring and reporting of progress in a transparent manner. Where appropriate, RGE Companies will invite relevant stakeholders to participate in a verification process."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification
          "RGE Companies will plan and implement regular monitoring and reporting of progress in a transparent manner. Where appropriate, RGE Companies will invite relevant stakeholders to participate in a verification process." "RGE Companies will cease to do business with any suppliers whom our independent advisors or other stakeholders find are in serious violation of this Framework, and do not take immediate remedial action to correct those violations. Regardless of remedial action, we will not do business with serious repeat violators of the Framework."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: "serious repeat violators of the Framework"

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Not disclosed

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "RGE Companies will cease to do business with any suppliers whom our independent advisors or other stakeholders find are in serious violation of this Framework, and do not take immediate remedial action to correct those violations. Regardless of remedial action, we will not do business with serious repeat violators of the Framework."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      0/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Supply chain includes no indirect soy
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    13/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    10/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) is a holding company with interests in natural resources and manufacturing, operating around the world. Its businesses include pulp and paper, palm oil, specialty fibres, and energy. The group’s two pulp and paper subsidiaries, APRIL and Asia Symbol, together produce about 4.6 million metric tons of pulp and more than 1.7 million metric tons of paper products, making it one of the major producers in Indonesia. Asian Agri and Apical, its palm oil subsidiaries, have more than 160,000 hectares of palm oil landbank and an annual refinery capacity of 3.7 million metric tons. RGE is also one of the top importers and exporters of palm oil in Indonesia. Royal Golden Eagle is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and pulp & paper and is also assessed for its exposure to soy.

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

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