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  • Overall approach
    3/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      Commodities (if applicable): Pulp & Paper
      "All Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) companies in the forestry, fibre, pulp and paper sectors worldwide (henceforth: RGE Companies), including current and future companies which RGE Companies own, manage or invest regardless of stake...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
      Yes
      1/1
      Royal Eagle's subsidiary April: "It is a member of Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, a global public-private partnership that promotes sustainable, deforestation-free supply chains." and ""It signs the UN Global Compact."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "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."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      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,"
    • 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
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 370,000 hectares
      "APRIL's Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP 2.0) governs its operations. It adopts the Production-Protection model of plantation, committing a 1-for-1 goal of conserving one hectare of forest for every hectare of plantation. It conserves 250,000 hectares of HCV forests and works with various stakeholders in a public-private partnership called Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) to restore more than 150,000 hectares of ecologically vital peat forest in Indonesia’s Kampar Peninsula. A total of 370,000 hectares of forests are conserved and protected."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    25/88
    • Palm oil
      37/88
      • Commitment Strength
        14/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Asian Agri is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). It is also committed to protecting High Carbon Stock (HCS) and High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and to respecting the rights of communities, workers and smallholder farmers."; In its 2014 Palm Oil Policy, Apical commits to: "No development on areas of peatland which is defined as organic soils with 65% or more organic matter, regardless of the depth of peat." 
          • 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
            "Asian Agri is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). It is also committed to protecting High Carbon Stock (HCS) and High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and to respecting the rights of communities, workers and smallholder farmers."; In its 2014 Palm Oil Policy, Apical commits to: "No development on areas of peatland which is defined as organic soils with 65% or more organic matter, regardless of the depth of peat." 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Asian Agri is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). It is also committed to protecting High Carbon Stock (HCS) and High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and to respecting the rights of communities, workers and smallholder farmers."; In its 2014 Palm Oil Policy, Apical commits to: "No development on areas of peatland which is defined as organic soils with 65% or more organic matter, regardless of the depth of peat." 
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
            "Asian Agri is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). It is also committed to protecting High Carbon Stock (HCS) and High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and to respecting the rights of communities, workers and smallholder farmers."; In its 2014 Palm Oil Policy, Apical commits to: "No development on areas of peatland which is defined as organic soils with 65% or more organic matter, regardless of the depth of peat." 
        • 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
            "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 assessmentsWill be guided by the HCS Approach as prescribed by the HCS Approach Steering GroupWill identify and protect HCV areas in accordance with guidance provided by the HCV Resource Network (HCVRN)Will continue to work with the broader stakeholder community to identify and engage appropriate experts for HCS and HCV analysisHave strict “No Burn” policy"
          • 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?: Indirect suppliers
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "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 assessmentsWill be guided by the HCS Approach as prescribed by the HCS Approach Steering GroupWill identify and protect HCV areas in accordance with guidance provided by the HCV Resource Network (HCVRN)Will continue to work with the broader stakeholder community to identify and engage appropriate experts for HCS and HCV analysisHave strict “No Burn” policy"
          • 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
            "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 assessmentsWill be guided by the HCS Approach as prescribed by the HCS Approach Steering GroupWill identify and protect HCV areas in accordance with guidance provided by the HCV Resource Network (HCVRN)Will continue to work with the broader stakeholder community to identify and engage appropriate experts for HCS and HCV analysisHave strict “No Burn” policy"
        • 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
            "Apical has committed in its Sustainability Policy to source palm oil supplies through a transparent network, traceable to the mills from which they come from...This Sourcing Policy will be implemented through:...Maintaining and updating our traceability database to the supplying mills and plantations" "We will progressively build our supply chain for full traceability by 2016. We will appoint a third party verifier for our supply chain. All our suppliers will be verified to meet this policy by 2016...We will publish annual time-bound implementation plan on the beginning of April 2015...We will actively report to RSPO through Annual Communication of Progress. " "In 2015, we began gathering and verifying information about mills supplying to our refineries and achieved 100% traceability to mill in the same year. We have maintained full traceability to mill since then. We have 323 mills supplying CPO contracted as suppliers for all our refineries within Q4 2020. All our refineries source 100% directly from supplier mills. The total percentage of supply traceable to mill and traceable to Kernel Crusher Plant (KCP) is 100% as of December 2020. We have also achieved 100% traceability to mill KCP suppliers as of December 2020."
          • 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
            "Apical has committed in its Sustainability Policy to source palm oil supplies through a transparent network, traceable to the mills from which they come from...This Sourcing Policy will be implemented through:...Maintaining and updating our traceability database to the supplying mills and plantations" "We will progressively build our supply chain for full traceability by 2016. We will appoint a third party verifier for our supply chain. All our suppliers will be verified to meet this policy by 2016...We will publish annual time-bound implementation plan on the beginning of April 2015...We will actively report to RSPO through Annual Communication of Progress. " "In 2015, we began gathering and verifying information about mills supplying to our refineries and achieved 100% traceability to mill in the same year. We have maintained full traceability to mill since then. We have 323 mills supplying CPO contracted as suppliers for all our refineries within Q4 2020. All our refineries source 100% directly from supplier mills. The total percentage of supply traceable to mill and traceable to Kernel Crusher Plant (KCP) is 100% as of December 2020. We have also achieved 100% traceability to mill KCP suppliers as of December 2020."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Apical has committed in its Sustainability Policy to source palm oil supplies through a transparent network, traceable to the mills from which they come from...This Sourcing Policy will be implemented through:...Maintaining and updating our traceability database to the supplying mills and plantations" "We will progressively build our supply chain for full traceability by 2016. We will appoint a third party verifier for our supply chain. All our suppliers will be verified to meet this policy by 2016...We will publish annual time-bound implementation plan on the beginning of April 2015...We will actively report to RSPO through Annual Communication of Progress. " "In 2015, we began gathering and verifying information about mills supplying to our refineries and achieved 100% traceability to mill in the same year. We have maintained full traceability to mill since then. We have 323 mills supplying CPO contracted as suppliers for all our refineries within Q4 2020. All our refineries source 100% directly from supplier mills. The total percentage of supply traceable to mill and traceable to Kernel Crusher Plant (KCP) is 100% as of December 2020. We have also achieved 100% traceability to mill KCP suppliers as of December 2020."
          • 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
            "Apical has committed in its Sustainability Policy to source palm oil supplies through a transparent network, traceable to the mills from which they come from...This Sourcing Policy will be implemented through:...Maintaining and updating our traceability database to the supplying mills and plantations" "We will progressively build our supply chain for full traceability by 2016. We will appoint a third party verifier for our supply chain. All our suppliers will be verified to meet this policy by 2016...We will publish annual time-bound implementation plan on the beginning of April 2015...We will actively report to RSPO through Annual Communication of Progress. " "In 2015, we began gathering and verifying information about mills supplying to our refineries and achieved 100% traceability to mill in the same year. We have maintained full traceability to mill since then. We have 323 mills supplying CPO contracted as suppliers for all our refineries within Q4 2020. All our refineries source 100% directly from supplier mills. The total percentage of supply traceable to mill and traceable to Kernel Crusher Plant (KCP) is 100% as of December 2020. We have also achieved 100% traceability to mill KCP suppliers as of December 2020."
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • 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

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "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:International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work is respected...Freedom of association is respectedDiversity within its workforce is respected...No tolerance is given for child labour, forced labour or bonded labourNo 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
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          Asian Agri subsidiary: "Of its 160,000 hectares of palm oil plantations, 60,000 are developed under the Plasma scheme, a national level project supporting smallholders. Asian Agri partners with more than 30,000 smallholder families as well as independent smallholders, bringing about positive impact on their quality of life and economic development."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Apical: "We are also committed to prevent employment and occupation-related discrimination based on gender. This applies within our operation and supply chain. Our commitment is to ensure that all workers are paid at least the minimum wage and this applies to all suppliers as well."
        • 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
          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 respects the rights of communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) for the use of their lands."; 
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/50
        • 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
             Asian Agri report their Own Estate Certified Oil at 83% RSPO certified. 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.7
             Asian Agri report their Own Estate Certified Oil at 83% RSPO certified
          • 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
            "Apical has committed in its Sustainability Policy to source palm oil supplies through a transparent network, traceable to the mills from which they come from...This Sourcing Policy will be implemented through:...Maintaining and updating our traceability database to the supplying mills and plantations" "We will progressively build our supply chain for full traceability by 2016. We will appoint a third party verifier for our supply chain. All our suppliers will be verified to meet this policy by 2016...We will publish annual time-bound implementation plan on the beginning of April 2015...We will actively report to RSPO through Annual Communication of Progress. " "In 2015, we began gathering and verifying information about mills supplying to our refineries and achieved 100% traceability to mill in the same year. We have maintained full traceability to mill since then. We have 323 mills supplying CPO contracted as suppliers for all our refineries within Q4 2020. All our refineries source 100% directly from supplier mills. The total percentage of supply traceable to mill and traceable to Kernel Crusher Plant (KCP) is 100% as of December 2020. We have also achieved 100% traceability to mill KCP suppliers as of December 2020."
        • 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
            For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 83%

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

            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 83%

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification scheme 
             Asian Agri report their Own Estate Certified Oil at 83% RSPO certified. 
          • 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?: RSPO
             Asian Agri report their Own Estate Certified Oil at 83% RSPO certified
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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?: RSPO
            "Apical has committed in its Sustainability Policy to source palm oil supplies through a transparent network, traceable to the mills from which they come from...This Sourcing Policy will be implemented through:...Maintaining and updating our traceability database to the supplying mills and plantations" "We will progressively build our supply chain for full traceability by 2016. We will appoint a third party verifier for our supply chain. All our suppliers will be verified to meet this policy by 2016...We will publish annual time-bound implementation plan on the beginning of April 2015...We will actively report to RSPO through Annual Communication of Progress. " "In 2015, we began gathering and verifying information about mills supplying to our refineries and achieved 100% traceability to mill in the same year. We have maintained full traceability to mill since then. We have 323 mills supplying CPO contracted as suppliers for all our refineries within Q4 2020. All our refineries source 100% directly from supplier mills. The total percentage of supply traceable to mill and traceable to Kernel Crusher Plant (KCP) is 100% as of December 2020. We have also achieved 100% traceability to mill KCP suppliers as of December 2020."
        • 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
          "The Group promotes the protection of high conservation value (HCV) and high carbon stock (HCS) areas, peatland and towards positive socio-economic development. Its sustainability partners include The Forest Trust, Proforest and Daemeter to ensure responsible sourcing, integration and continuous improvement to its supply chain transformation. Apical is committed to sustainable operations as the fundamental principle of its business to deliver high value products for today’s global market demands."
        • 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
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Asian Agri report their Own Estate Certified Oil at 83% RSPO certified, and 100% of smallholders as RSPO certified
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          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
          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
    • Pulp & Paper
      32/88
      • Commitment Strength
        13/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            "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
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            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."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "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
            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
            "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
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • 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
        • 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
            "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
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "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."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "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
            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
            "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
        13/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: ILO; 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:International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work is respected...Freedom of association is respectedDiversity within its workforce is respected...No tolerance is given for child labour, forced labour or bonded labourNo 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
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "APRIL will continually seek opportunities to consult and align with the interests of communities and create shared value through:...Inclusion of smallholders/Small Medium Enterprises (SME) into APRIL’s supply chains, where appropriate;"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Apical: "We are also committed to prevent employment and occupation-related discrimination based on gender. This applies within our operation and supply chain. Our commitment is to ensure that all workers are paid at least the minimum wage and this applies to all suppliers as well."
        • 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
          "We expect that all pulp and wood chips supplied to RGE Companies are: Obtained in a way that respects 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." 
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 0 not specified

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: not specified
          "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.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
          0/2
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: not specified

          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: 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."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 not specified

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified
          "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: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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
          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
      5/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • 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

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "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:International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work is respected...Freedom of association is respectedDiversity within its workforce is respected...No tolerance is given for child labour, forced labour or bonded labourNo tolerance is given for discrimination, harassment and abuse in any form." 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Apical: "We are also committed to prevent employment and occupation-related discrimination based on gender. This applies within our operation and supply chain. Our commitment is to ensure that all workers are paid at least the minimum wage and this applies to all suppliers as well."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across 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
          0/2
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    9/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    10/18
    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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