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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
      "We have pledged to ensure responsible and sustainable agricultural development while committing to zero deforestation, the protection of Human Rights, Social Development and Corporate Integrity in our oil palm operations."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: New York Declaration on Forests; UN Global Compact
      "Sime Darby also became one of the signatories of the New York Declaration on Forests on 23 September 2014 at the United Nations Climate Summit 2014."; UN Global Compact - Core Advisory and Steering Group member of the Voluntary Business Principles for Sustainable Agriculture Process"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "We recognise the inherent value of forests and the ecosystem services they provide, as well as the scarcity of natural resources and threats from climate change. All our activities will be guided by a precautionary approach, and a no-deforestation objective."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil
      "The Sustainability Committee was established on 28 August 2012 and has oversight responsibilities in relation to the Sime Darby Group’s objectives, policies and practices pertaining to sustainability, more particularly around contributing to a better society, minimising environmental harm and delivering sustainable development."
    • 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
      No
      0/0
      How many hectares of conservation area are being supported or facilitated by the company on land it does not own or manage?: 120,000 ha
    • 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?: NA
      "Plant - A - Tree Project [...] Sime Darby's "Plant - A - Tree" Programme, which initiated in 2008, aims to increase biodiversity value in our plantations with a target of planting one million trees by the year 2020. [...] Together with our partners, we have collectively planted 1,596,511 trees in an effort to restore the habitats of endangered species. [...] Breakdown of our reforestation efforts by country as below: [...] Malaysia (1, 454, 770 trees) [...] Indonesia (30, 476 trees) [...] Papua New Guinea & SI (80, 921 trees)"
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2020

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      "Initiatives to reduce carbon emissions have been implemented across the Group. Given the significantly high levels of emissions caused by POME treatment, the capture of methane or prevention of its emission are key efforts to achieve the Plantation Division’s target to reduce emission by 40% by 2020."
  • Commodity score
    44/88
    • Palm oil
      64/88
      • Commitment Strength
        18/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            Responsible Agriculture Charter (RAC) - "All our activities will be guided by a precautionary approach, and a no-deforestation objective." [....] "We are committed to RSPO certification as a base, as well as the commitments laid out in the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto (SPOM)." with the goal of implementing this throughout all their 3rd party suppliers by 2020"; "FY2017 proved to be a landmark year for progress in our “No Deforestation” commitments with the launch of our Responsible Agriculture Charter in September 2016."
          • 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
            Responsible Agriculture Charter (RAC) - "All our activities will be guided by a precautionary approach, and a no-deforestation objective." [....] "We are committed to RSPO certification as a base, as well as the commitments laid out in the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto (SPOM)." with the goal of implementing this throughout all their 3rd party suppliers by 2020"; "FY2017 proved to be a landmark year for progress in our “No Deforestation” commitments with the launch of our Responsible Agriculture Charter in September 2016."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Responsible Agriculture Charter (RAC) - "All our activities will be guided by a precautionary approach, and a no-deforestation objective." [....] "We are committed to RSPO certification as a base, as well as the commitments laid out in the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto (SPOM)." with the goal of implementing this throughout all their 3rd party suppliers by 2020"; "FY2017 proved to be a landmark year for progress in our “No Deforestation” commitments with the launch of our Responsible Agriculture Charter in September 2016."
          • 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
            Responsible Agriculture Charter (RAC) - "All our activities will be guided by a precautionary approach, and a no-deforestation objective." [....] "We are committed to RSPO certification as a base, as well as the commitments laid out in the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto (SPOM)." with the goal of implementing this throughout all their 3rd party suppliers by 2020"; "FY2017 proved to be a landmark year for progress in our “No Deforestation” commitments with the launch of our Responsible Agriculture Charter in September 2016."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We are committed to RSPO certification as a base, as well as the commitments laid out in the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto (SPOM)." with the goal of implementing this throughout all their 3rd party suppliers by 2020"; "The Division has a firm stand against new planting on peat land, deforestation and any form of exploitation throughout its global operations."  
          • 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
            "We are committed to RSPO certification as a base, as well as the commitments laid out in the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto (SPOM)." with the goal of implementing this throughout all their 3rd party suppliers by 2020"; "The Division has a firm stand against new planting on peat land, deforestation and any form of exploitation throughout its global operations."  
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "We are committed to RSPO certification as a base, as well as the commitments laid out in the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto (SPOM)." with the goal of implementing this throughout all their 3rd party suppliers by 2020"; "The Division has a firm stand against new planting on peat land, deforestation and any form of exploitation throughout its global operations."  
          • 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
            "We are committed to RSPO certification as a base, as well as the commitments laid out in the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto (SPOM)." with the goal of implementing this throughout all their 3rd party suppliers by 2020"; "The Division has a firm stand against new planting on peat land, deforestation and any form of exploitation throughout its global operations."  
        • 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
            "Our commitment to halting deforestation means that we are now also increasingly focused on improving the traceability of the oils in our supply that are sourced beyond our own production. To do so, we have created two tools to enhance traceability: In 2016 we launched our Open Palm Traceability Dashboard to enhance transparency and provide our customers with better sight of our supply chain and record the actions we are taking to ensure that it remains sustainable. In 2019, we released Crosscheck: an open access tool that maps our supply chain to mill level. This allows our investors, NGO partners, customers, and any other stakeholders concerned about the preservation of the forests to access information about our supply chain."
          • 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
            "Our commitment to halting deforestation means that we are now also increasingly focused on improving the traceability of the oils in our supply that are sourced beyond our own production. To do so, we have created two tools to enhance traceability: In 2016 we launched our Open Palm Traceability Dashboard to enhance transparency and provide our customers with better sight of our supply chain and record the actions we are taking to ensure that it remains sustainable. In 2019, we released Crosscheck: an open access tool that maps our supply chain to mill level. This allows our investors, NGO partners, customers, and any other stakeholders concerned about the preservation of the forests to access information about our supply chain."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Our commitment to halting deforestation means that we are now also increasingly focused on improving the traceability of the oils in our supply that are sourced beyond our own production. To do so, we have created two tools to enhance traceability: In 2016 we launched our Open Palm Traceability Dashboard to enhance transparency and provide our customers with better sight of our supply chain and record the actions we are taking to ensure that it remains sustainable. In 2019, we released Crosscheck: an open access tool that maps our supply chain to mill level. This allows our investors, NGO partners, customers, and any other stakeholders concerned about the preservation of the forests to access information about our supply chain."
          • 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
            "Our commitment to halting deforestation means that we are now also increasingly focused on improving the traceability of the oils in our supply that are sourced beyond our own production. To do so, we have created two tools to enhance traceability: In 2016 we launched our Open Palm Traceability Dashboard to enhance transparency and provide our customers with better sight of our supply chain and record the actions we are taking to ensure that it remains sustainable. In 2019, we released Crosscheck: an open access tool that maps our supply chain to mill level. This allows our investors, NGO partners, customers, and any other stakeholders concerned about the preservation of the forests to access information about our supply chain."
      • Social Considerations
        15/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "At Sime Darby Plantation, we believe that businesses have a responsibility to respect, support and uphold fundamental human rights as expressed, amongst others, in the Universal Declaration for Human Rights and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Our commitment to human rights is reflected in this Human Rights Charter (‘HRC’ or ‘this Charter’), the core values of our business, and is governed by our Code of Business Conduct and Group Policies and Authorities. [....] Our commitment extends to all stakeholders affected by our business activities and relationships, including; workers in our operations and supply chains, counterparties and communities surrounding our operations. [...] Eradicating any form of exploitation, forced or bonded labour [...] Respecting Freedom of Association [...] not tolerating any form of discrimination [...] Eradicating child labour in our supply chain"
        • 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?: 61,719

          What is the nature of that support?: Certification; Technical assistance/support
          "We currently work with smallholders in our supply chains across Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. We take a localised approach to meet the needs of communities in each of the geographical landscapes we operate in. [...] Total number of smallholders [...] 61,719"; "For us to contribute to the SDG to end poverty and hunger, and spur economic growth, it is vital for us to assure the viability of small farms in our supply chain. We understand that smallholders face numerous challenges in production. Too often, they simply lack the resources to produce palm oil sustainably. As of 2017, less than 1% of independent smallholders’ farms in Indonesia were certified as sustainable by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO)2. In Malaysia, only 643 smallholders are certified to RSPO standards"
        • 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
          “Promoting diversity and inclusion by providing equal opportunities and not tolerating any form of discrimination on the grounds of ethnic origin, caste, national origin, religion, disability, gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "At Sime Darby Plantation, we want to draw the line on deforestation and the practices that contribute to it. Therefore, in the event of a violation of NDPE standards, we will notify that supplier of our requirement that they commit to: • Stop work immediately on the affected land. • Develop a plan for remediating the damaged forest. • Develop a programme to improve their ongoing operational practices to meet NDPE standards"
        • 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
          "Sime Darby Plantation's FPIC Process:Identify and engage with community representativesIf the community rejects the idea of a plantation in the area, we will not enterParticipatory mapping, SEIA assessments and HCV assessments with local communityPresentation of risks and benefits of a plantation to the local community. If the community decides that the risks outweigh the benefits, we will not enterOnce consent has been obtained, we will engage NGOs if necessary to arrive at a consensus on outcomes with the local communityWe agree on compensation, benefits and legal arrangements on the proposed plantation A new plantation is established with participatory monitoring and a grievance resolution mechanism in placeWe only begin operations once agreement has been reached with local communities"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          "Sime Darby Plantation's FPIC Process:Identify and engage with community representativesIf the community rejects the idea of a plantation in the area, we will not enterParticipatory mapping, SEIA assessments and HCV assessments with local communityPresentation of risks and benefits of a plantation to the local community. If the community decides that the risks outweigh the benefits, we will not enterOnce consent has been obtained, we will engage NGOs if necessary to arrive at a consensus on outcomes with the local communityWe agree on compensation, benefits and legal arrangements on the proposed plantation A new plantation is established with participatory monitoring and a grievance resolution mechanism in placeWe only begin operations once agreement has been reached with local communities"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        31/50
        • 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
            Sime Darby Plantation reports on percentage of RSPO certification in it's annual reporting  - "Certification progress - land under RSPO P&C Certification, excluding scheme smallholders 99.36%"  
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "As part of our No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation commitment, we have not planted on peatland since 2014."
          • 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
             Progress is reported through the cross check tool and updates to the tool are reported within their annual reports. This includes Sime Darby Oils also. Traceability is also reported on here: https://sd-platinum.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e29b476ae8c64e5e875cdfa8fc0ab731
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO certification

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO certification
            Sime Darby Plantation reports on percentage of RSPO certification in it's annual reporting  - "Certification progress - land under RSPO P&C Certification, excluding scheme smallholders 99.36%"  
          • 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
            "As part of our No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation commitment, we have not planted on peatland since 2014."; "Ensuring that the production of all our raw materials, including from third party suppliers, are aligned to the No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation commitments in this Charter." 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "The policy builds on SDP’s existing practice and maps a step forward to meet the No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) standards as well as SDP’s expectation that suppliers adhere to those same standards."
        • 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

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Conservation International and Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) today announced a partnership
          "Kuala Lumpur, 4 October 2019 — Conservation International and Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) today announced a partnership to help map a sustainable future for one of the world’s most important and debated commodities: palm oil. [...] The collaboration between the global nonprofit organization and the Malaysia-based company — the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil — aims to build on SDP’s reputation as a leader in sustainability in an effort to transform the palm oil sector."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: not specified
          Sime Darby conducts risk assessments of their own operations through the tool Cross Check, as well as through a project of mapping deforestation risk by satellite monitoring - "RADAR ALERTS FOR DETECTING DEFORESTATION (RADD) In 2019, we were also glad to come together with an industry coalition of ten major palm oil producers and buyers to support and fund the development of a new publicly available, radar-based monitoring system known as Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD). It will complement the work we have been doing in the development of Crosscheck which maps our own supply chain and risk areas on the ground, by providing bestin-class monitoring capability from the sky"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          Agriculture policy is included - "Parties can report a Whistleblowing complaint if they are aware of any Wrongdoings, including, but not limited to the following:Fraud, including but not limited to the following:Act of corruption such as conflicts of interest, bribery, kickbacks;Misappropriation of assets,Financial statement fraud;Sexual harassment;Criminal breach of trust;Acts or omissions which are deemed to be against the interest of the Company, laws, regulations or public policies;Misuse of confidential information;Giving false or misleading information (including suppression of any material fact or information);Breaches of any Group policies and/or COBC; orDeliberate concealment of any of the above matters or other acts of wrongdoing."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 2,786,569 tonnes
          In their 2020 ACOP report: "Total Crude Palm Oil produced [...]  2362568.0 tonnes [...] Total CSPK sold [...] 424001.0 tonnes."
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 33%

          What is the compliant volume?: 920,987 tonnes

          What is the certified volume?: 920,987 tonnes
          In their 2020 ACOP report: "CSPO sold as RSPO-certified [...] 868297.0 tonnes [...] CSPK sold as RSPO-certified 52690.0 tonnes"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          "Social & Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) are econducted as a standard operating procedure before any development begins. Such assessment aims to identify potential environmental or social issues and is used to set out appropriate actions needed to address negative effects."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of certified land holdings only; Reports location of land holdings under conservation; Reports location of un-certified land holdings; Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          4/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of certified land holdings only; Reports location of land holdings under conservation; Reports location of un-certified land holdings; Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          4/4
          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Indonesia, Malaysia, south America, south east Aisa

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 100%

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 100%

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: NA
          Sime Darby provides full disclosure of mills/plantations through it's portal/tool Cross Check - "At Sime Darby Plantation (SDP), we have long made a commitment towards creating a deforestation-free supply chain. We believe the frontier to halting deforestation is traceability and in 2019, we launched ‘Crosscheck’, an open source online traceability tool that is available for everyone.‘Crosscheck’ helps provide transparency by tracking supply back to its source, identifying where problems exist – and taking action that is clearly outlined in our 'Working with Suppliers to Draw the Line on Deforestation’ policy statement."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified
          "The commitments of this Charter are effective immediately for all of our palm oil operations, both upstream and downstream, including associated smallholders. [...] We will follow best practice, and are guided by best available science and consultation with our stakeholders. We prefer structured guidance developed in multi-stakeholder contexts, and follow the latest developments of such initiatives. We are committed to RSPO certification as a base, as well as the commitments laid out in the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto (SPOM). In addition, we will adopt and verify our operations to be in compliance with the Palm Oil Innovation Group Charter. [...] This Charter will be subject to third party verification"
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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?: not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using certification; Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "The commitments of this Charter are effective immediately for all of our palm oil operations, both upstream and downstream, including associated smallholders. [...] We will follow best practice, and are guided by best available science and consultation with our stakeholders. We prefer structured guidance developed in multi-stakeholder contexts, and follow the latest developments of such initiatives. We are committed to RSPO certification as a base, as well as the commitments laid out in the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto (SPOM). In addition, we will adopt and verify our operations to be in compliance with the Palm Oil Innovation Group Charter. [...] This Charter will be subject to third party verification"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "At Sime Darby Plantation, we want to draw the line on deforestation and the practices that contribute to it. Therefore, in the event of a violation of NDPE standards, we will notify that supplier of our requirement that they commit to: • Stop work immediately on the affected land. • Develop a plan for remediating the damaged forest. • Develop a programme to improve their ongoing operational practices to meet NDPE standards. If the supplier concerned is unwilling to make these commitments, it is our policy to suspend them. Once a supplier has been suspended, purchases will not resume until our strict conditions are met.[...] Following that, the steps towards re-instatement in our supply chain are as follows: • Public acknowledgement of the clearing and the necessity for remediation. • Development within 2 months of time-bound plans for the recovery of High Carbon Stock (HCS) and High Conservation Value (HCV) forests and/or peatland cleared, plus agreement not to use the area cleared for commercial production. • Development within 2 months of NDPE policies and time-bound implementation plans for operational improvement to meet those standards, covering their group-wide operations. • Commitment to regular progress reports against our stepped Operational Improvement Programme, with third party verification. • Independent annual audits of continued compliance"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
          "Sime Darby Plantation, the world’s largest palm oil planter, has suspended a supplier for failing to meet its environmental standards and identified 54 others as “high-risk” in Malaysia and Indonesia in recent months as it fights against deforestation."
    • Pulp & Paper *
      4/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • 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 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
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • 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
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "At Sime Darby, we believe that businesses have a responsibility to respect, support and uphold fundamental human rights as expressed, amongst others, in the Universal Declaration for Human Rights and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This is reflected in our business core values and governed by our Code of Business Conduct and Group Policies and Authorities [....] Our commitment extends to all persons within our sphere of influence, which includes all our employees, workers in our operations, counterparties1 and communities surrounding our operations. We are also committed to working with our counterparties and business partners2 to encourage them to uphold respect for human rights as outlined in our policies and to encourage them to have similar commitments within their own business practices. [...] The internationally recognized principles & standards including the International Labour Organization (ILO) core labour standards and relevant industry standards and protocols." [...] Respecting Freedom of Association [...] child labour [...] will not condone discrimination [...] eradicate any form of forced or bonded labour"
        • 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
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/50
        • 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
          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
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          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
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    12/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    20/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    11/18
    Avg. score

Profile

The Sime Darby Group is a Malaysian conglomerate involved in diverse industries, including logistics, industrial equipment, property and plantations. Sime Darby Plantation is the agribusiness arm of the group which has one of the largest landbanks globally among palm oil producers. It also produces products such as oleochemicals, fats, biodiesel and other derivatives. Sime Darby Bhd. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Agriculture, Oils & fats, Chemicals
Segments
Producer, Trader
HQ
HQ 
Malaysia
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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