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  • Overall approach
    4/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0/6
      Palm oil
      "Our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy (Policy) guides all our sustainability programmes[...]Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation; conservation of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas". 
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      IndoAgri, a subsidary of Salim Group has stated that it "has under its control some areas of HCV which includes riparian areas, indigenous land, and habitats for endangered species". 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      3/3
      Report LUC emissions
      Yes
      3/3
      NA, 2017
      "The primary GHG emission source at IndoAgri is land conversion[...]we note that 24.9% of IndoAgri’s GHG emissions are the result of low-level methane emissions from peat, rather than from its disturbance[...]Total net emissions in 2017 for each tonne of CPO and palm kernel (PK) were 1.54 tonnes CO2 e (2016: 1.79 tonnes CO2 e)". 
  • Commodity score
    28/86
    • Palm oil
      57/86
      • Commitment Strength
        29/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that "our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy (Policy) guides all our sustainability programmes[...]Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation; conservation of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas". "We commit to achieve Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification for all of our oil palm estates and mills, and our plasma smallholders, by the end of 2019".  
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that "our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy (Policy) guides all our sustainability programmes[...]Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation; conservation of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas". "We commit to achieve Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification for all of our oil palm estates and mills, and our plasma smallholders, by the end of 2019".   
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that "our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy (Policy) guides all our sustainability programmes[...]Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation; conservation of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas". "We commit to achieve Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification for all of our oil palm estates and mills, and our plasma smallholders, by the end of 2019".  
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that "our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy (Policy) guides all our sustainability programmes[...]Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation; conservation of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas". "We commit to achieve Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification for all of our oil palm estates and mills, and our plasma smallholders, by the end of 2019".   
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that "our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy (Policy) guides all our sustainability programmes[...]Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation; conservation of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas". "We commit to achieve Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification for all of our oil palm estates and mills, and our plasma smallholders, by the end of 2019".  
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that "our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy (Policy) guides all our sustainability programmes[...]Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation; conservation of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas". "We commit to achieve Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification for all of our oil palm estates and mills, and our plasma smallholders, by the end of 2019".   
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that "our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy (Policy) guides all our sustainability programmes[...]Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation; conservation of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas". "We commit to achieve Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification for all of our oil palm estates and mills, and our plasma smallholders, by the end of 2019".   
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that" our sustainable Palm Oil Policy 2017(Policy) applies to all our palm oil operations, our plasma smallholders and other third parties from whom we purchase crude palm oil for our refineries. Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation, conservation of High Conservation value (HCV) and high Carbon stock (HCS) areas" [and] "our Policy commits to no new planting on peat regardless of depth and to comply with related regulations of the Government of Indonesia". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that" our sustainable Palm Oil Policy 2017(Policy) applies to all our palm oil operations, our plasma smallholders and other third parties from whom we purchase crude palm oil for our refineries. Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation, conservation of High Conservation value (HCV) and high Carbon stock (HCS) areas" [and] "our Policy commits to no new planting on peat regardless of depth and to comply with related regulations of the Government of Indonesia". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that" our sustainable Palm Oil Policy 2017(Policy) applies to all our palm oil operations, our plasma smallholders and other third parties from whom we purchase crude palm oil for our refineries. Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation, conservation of High Conservation value (HCV) and high Carbon stock (HCS) areas" [and] "our Policy commits to no new planting on peat regardless of depth and to comply with related regulations of the Government of Indonesia". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that" our sustainable Palm Oil Policy 2017(Policy) applies to all our palm oil operations, our plasma smallholders and other third parties from whom we purchase crude palm oil for our refineries. Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation, conservation of High Conservation value (HCV) and high Carbon stock (HCS) areas" [and] "our Policy commits to no new planting on peat regardless of depth and to comply with related regulations of the Government of Indonesia". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that" our sustainable Palm Oil Policy 2017(Policy) applies to all our palm oil operations, our plasma smallholders and other third parties from whom we purchase crude palm oil for our refineries. Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation, conservation of High Conservation value (HCV) and high Carbon stock (HCS) areas" [and] "our Policy commits to no new planting on peat regardless of depth and to comply with related regulations of the Government of Indonesia". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that" our sustainable Palm Oil Policy 2017(Policy) applies to all our palm oil operations, our plasma smallholders and other third parties from whom we purchase crude palm oil for our refineries. Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation, conservation of High Conservation value (HCV) and high Carbon stock (HCS) areas" [and] "our Policy commits to no new planting on peat regardless of depth and to comply with related regulations of the Government of Indonesia". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that" our sustainable Palm Oil Policy 2017(Policy) applies to all our palm oil operations, our plasma smallholders and other third parties from whom we purchase crude palm oil for our refineries. Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are: No deforestation, conservation of High Conservation value (HCV) and high Carbon stock (HCS) areas" [and] "our Policy commits to no new planting on peat regardless of depth and to comply with related regulations of the Government of Indonesia". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that "100% of CPO we refine is traceable to mill, 77% of it is traceable to plantation. Meanwhile, all FFB processed at mills we control is traceable to plantation". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that "100% of CPO we refine is traceable to mill, 77% of it is traceable to plantation. Meanwhile, all FFB processed at mills we control is traceable to plantation". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that "100% of CPO we refine is traceable to mill, 77% of it is traceable to plantation. Meanwhile, all FFB processed at mills we control is traceable to plantation". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that "100% of CPO we refine is traceable to mill, 77% of it is traceable to plantation. Meanwhile, all FFB processed at mills we control is traceable to plantation". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that "100% of CPO we refine is traceable to mill, 77% of it is traceable to plantation. Meanwhile, all FFB processed at mills we control is traceable to plantation". 
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group states that "100% of CPO we refine is traceable to mill, 77% of it is traceable to plantation. Meanwhile, all FFB processed at mills we control is traceable to plantation". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        19/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "53% of our [Certified Palm Oil] production was RSPO-certified in 2017."
          • 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
            "Another year of no new planting on peatlands under our control"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "100% of CPO we refine is traceable to mill, 77% of it is traceable to plantation. Meanwhile, all FFB processed at mills we control is traceable to plantation."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "53% of our [Certified Palm Oil] production was RSPO-certified in 2017."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
            other third party verification
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            other third party verification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          IndoFood "audit all [their] suppliers annually, or at least every two years, and work with them on resolving areas of concerns identified". "In 2017, all IndoAgri mills were audited against our Policy requirements."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          "...we require all suppliers and business partners immediately to shift all development activities away from HCV, HCS and peatland areas following the announcement of this Policy revision." Salim Group will  "not source from suppliers who are in contravention of this policy, or failing to set reasonable time bound targets to adopt this policy".
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "In collaboration with IDH, IndoAgri’s Smallholder Programme is working to achieve RSPO certification of 3,144 independent smallholders covering 6,141 ha in South Sumatra". 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Indofood, a subsidiary of the Salim Group, has reported for 2018 that 842,000 Metric Tonnes of CPO (Crude Palm Oil) and 205,000 Metric Tonnes of palm kernal were used. 
      • Social Considerations
        8/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Key Policy commitments to deliver traceable and sustainably-produced palm oil products are[...]Free Prior and Informed Consent". 
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Freedom of association
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "Smallholders are embraced by our Policy and our technical and financial support, which helps them avoid clearing primary forest. Our longstanding Smallholder Programme and related smallholder group certification project are in place to improve yields". 
    • Pulp & Paper
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Freedom of association
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    15/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    10/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Indofood Agri is a vertically integrated agribusiness company spanning the entire palm oil supply chain from cultivation to product manufacturing and marketing. The company has one of the top five largest landbanks for palm oil globally, with approximately 250,000 hectares of plantations in Indonesia. In 2015, the group’s plantations produced more than 1 million metric tons of crude palm oil. It has more than 20 mills and five refineries with a total capacity of 1.4 million metric tons per year. Products produced include cooking oils and margarines under several brands which are sold both directly and through retailers.

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

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

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