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  • Overall approach
    0/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • 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
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    9/88
    • Palm oil
      9/88
      • Commitment Strength
        3/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/8
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Other certification scheme: MSPO

            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification
            "Tradewinds Plantation Berhad (TPB) is committed to become a sustainable global leader in an integrated agribusiness sector. This is achieved through the process of being a certified sustainable palm oil producer under recognized sustainability certification scheme such as Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) which emphasizing the following; Good agriculture and milling practice, Committed to protect biodiversity [....] committed to produce a sustainable certified palm oil product"
          • 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
            "Tradewinds Plantation Berhad (TPB) is committed to become a sustainable global leader in an integrated agribusiness sector. This is achieved through the process of being a certified sustainable palm oil producer under recognized sustainability certification scheme such as Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) which emphasizing the following; Good agriculture and milling practice, Committed to protect biodiversity [....] committed to produce a sustainable certified palm oil product"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "TPB is committed to support the national initiative in strengthening the palm oil industry, and all TPB estates are fully MSPO-certified. Two operating units i.e Ulu Sebol Palm Oil Mill and Ulu Sebol B Estate were among the earliest units in Malaysia to be awarded with the MSPO certificate. All TPB estates and mills successfully obtained MSPO certification in July 2019 which will be valid for five years."
          • 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
            "TPB is committed to support the national initiative in strengthening the palm oil industry, and all TPB estates are fully MSPO-certified. Two operating units i.e Ulu Sebol Palm Oil Mill and Ulu Sebol B Estate were among the earliest units in Malaysia to be awarded with the MSPO certificate. All TPB estates and mills successfully obtained MSPO certification in July 2019 which will be valid for five years."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          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
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • 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
            "TPB is committed to support the national initiative in strengthening the palm oil industry, and all TPB estates are fully MSPO-certified. Two operating units i.e Ulu Sebol Palm Oil Mill and Ulu Sebol B Estate were among the earliest units in Malaysia to be awarded with the MSPO certificate. All TPB estates and mills successfully obtained MSPO certification in July 2019 which will be valid for five years."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            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
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: "The company collaborates with a range of local and international partners"

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "The company collaborates with a range of local and international partners, including universities, research institutions and private companies including UPM, Institute Mondial du Phosphate (IMPHOS), and Tropical Peat Research Institute Unit of MPOB. A technical advisory committee provides governance and oversight on our R&D programmes. Our efforts are focused on improving yields from our plantations, improving cost-efficiency and sustainable agricultural practices, increasing efficient production of quality and refined oils to meet evolving customer and market requirements, as well as developing value-added agricultural by-products for our future foray into the downstream business. It covers the entire value chain, from oil palm seeds to the production of palm oil, and also rubber. [...] Determining Carbon Loss from Peat Using Flux Techniques"
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          “This policy is to provide a channel for all TPB employees, stakeholders and business partners to disclose any improper conduct (misconduct or criminal offence) through internal channel.”
        • 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
          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
  • Commitment strength
    3/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    6/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Tradewinds (M) Berhad claims to be one of the largest palm and rubber plantation companies in Malaysia and is involved in the cultivation, refining and distribution of palm oil. Tradewinds (M) Berhad is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor
HQ
HQ 
Malaysia
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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