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  • Overall approach
    5/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      "Perform no land clearing activities that result in deforestation and peatland clearance"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Triputra Group is part of the Global Agribusiness Alliance through their subsidiary Triputra Agro Persada.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Our commitment: Protection of forests and ecosystems:Perform no land clearing activities that result in deforestation and peatland clearance, assess and protect areas of(HCV) and approaches areas with (HCS), as well as carry out conservation efforts on areas identified as having high biodiversity and prevent clearing of forests that are ecologically important or a part of social, habitat, hydrological, community and customary land in order to determine new planting areas which meet the requirements."
    • 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
    49/88
    • Palm oil
      49/88
      • Commitment Strength
        12/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            "Perform no land clearing activities that result in deforestation and peatland clearance"
          • 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?: Subsidary
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          3/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We realize this commitment by adopting the approach to protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests as well as organic soil management in all concession areas managed by subsidiaries within the TAP Group. [...] The Company is committed to obtaining ISPO and RSPO certification for all its subsidiaries and plantations."" ; "Perform no land clearing activities that result in deforestation and peatland clearance.Assess and protect areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) and approaches areas with High Carbon Stock (HCS). "
          • 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?: Subsidary
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "we ensure full traceability for all palm oil fruits supplies processed in the Company, in order to realize sustainable palm oil products. The palm oil fruits’ supply from nucleus and plasma estates is very transparent and traceable. [...] To support the accuracy of collecting palm oil fruits sources, the Company utilizes computer-based information system technology in the form of a Geographic Information System (GIS) survey, which can provide the required information. [...] traceability is needed to be able to supply FFB obtained from third parties. The company requests data on their farmers from a third party and conducts a field survey to directly check the initial supplier, source of FFB and its plantation, the plantation’s owner, and its coordinate location points.[ ...] nce 2017, the Fresh Fruit Bunches Sourcing Department has been developing Systems and Applications, particularly the commodity tracer (Commtrace), to detect and manage independent farmer data and its traceability. As of the end of 2020, there were 3,144 independent farmers registered in the Commtrace." 
          • 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?: Subsidary
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "we ensure full traceability for all palm oil fruits supplies processed in the Company, in order to realize sustainable palm oil products. The palm oil fruits’ supply from nucleus and plasma estates is very transparent and traceable. [...] To support the accuracy of collecting palm oil fruits sources, the Company utilizes computer-based information system technology in the form of a Geographic Information System (GIS) survey, which can provide the required information. [...] traceability is needed to be able to supply FFB obtained from third parties. The company requests data on their farmers from a third party and conducts a field survey to directly check the initial supplier, source of FFB and its plantation, the plantation’s owner, and its coordinate location points.[ ...] nce 2017, the Fresh Fruit Bunches Sourcing Department has been developing Systems and Applications, particularly the commodity tracer (Commtrace), to detect and manage independent farmer data and its traceability. As of the end of 2020, there were 3,144 independent farmers registered in the Commtrace." 
          • 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 ensure full traceability for all palm oil fruits supplies processed in the Company, in order to realize sustainable palm oil products. The palm oil fruits’ supply from nucleus and plasma estates is very transparent and traceable. [...] To support the accuracy of collecting palm oil fruits sources, the Company utilizes computer-based information system technology in the form of a Geographic Information System (GIS) survey, which can provide the required information. [...] traceability is needed to be able to supply FFB obtained from third parties. The company requests data on their farmers from a third party and conducts a field survey to directly check the initial supplier, source of FFB and its plantation, the plantation’s owner, and its coordinate location points.[ ...] nce 2017, the Fresh Fruit Bunches Sourcing Department has been developing Systems and Applications, particularly the commodity tracer (Commtrace), to detect and manage independent farmer data and its traceability. As of the end of 2020, there were 3,144 independent farmers registered in the Commtrace." 
      • 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; UN Declaration for HR
          "the company supports human rights enforcement byobeying and respecting human rights in compliancewith the United Nations Declaration on HumanRights, International Labor Organization (ILO) laborstandards conventions, and applicable laws andregulations."
        • 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; Education and training
          " TAP Group also supports farmers in improving their skills and knowledge through training and development programs organized by the Company through partnership scheme for smallholders and independent smallholders.[...] The company’s sustainability program targets plasma and independent smallholders, as well as communities around the concession area. This schemes and partnerships not only ensures the sustainability of palm oil production supply but also contributes to improving the living standards of smallholders. the Company develops a comprehensive and continuous training program periodically. Until 2020, the company has involved ±9.700 Plasma Smallholders and ±3.100 Independent Smallholders in the business chain."
        • 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
          "The Company is against to any forms and acts of discrimination or violence (including gender violence) targeted at employees […] and provides protection for female workers from gender discrimination and violence (including sexual harassment) in the workplace, as well as providing biological rights (childbirth, menstruation and breastfeeding)."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Environmental harm
          "the Company is trying its best to save and preserve forest ecosystem in its concessions by: Restoring forest and remediating areas of river boundary that have been planted by carrying out remediation and compensation program"
        • 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
          "TAP Group’s also ensures that respect for human rights is applied to indigenous peoples and communities around the concession area, particularly in relation to land ownership and access as well as Free, Prior and Information Consent (FPIC)"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        22/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • 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
            In the 2019 RSPO ACOP, TAP Group reported that 16749 tonnes of their crude palm oil was certified, as was 5531 tonnes of their crude palm kernels.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
             In the 2019 RSPO ACOP, TAP Group reported that 16749 tonnes of their crude palm oil was certified, as was 5531 tonnes of their crude palm kernels.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "The company requests data on their farmers from a third party and conducts a field survey to directly check the initial supplier, source of FFB and its plantation, the plantation’s owner, and its coordinate location points."
        • 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
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            In the 2019 RSPO ACOP, TAP Group reported that 16749 tonnes of their crude palm oil was certified, as was 5531 tonnes of their crude palm kernels.
          • 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
             In the 2019 RSPO ACOP, TAP Group reported that 16749 tonnes of their crude palm oil was certified, as was 5531 tonnes of their crude palm kernels.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.5/1
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.5/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Commtrace
            "Since 2017, the Fresh Fruit Bunches Sourcing Department has been developing Systems and Applications, particularly the commodity tracer (Commtrace), to detect and manage independent farmer data and its traceability. As of the end of 2020, there were 3,144 independent farmers registered in the Commtrace."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          "Perform no land clearing activities that result in deforestation and peatland clearance. [...] Encourage all plantation suppliers, especially those with legal entities, to implement HCV and HCSA in their own operations and supply chains, and use licensed and accredited HCV assessors. Whereas for individual suppliers and/or smallholders, the Company will provide guidance/mentoring on HCV and HCS assessments. "; " The Company engages suppliers in terms of compliance with company policies and laws and regulations."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: ECOSITROP, DAEMETER, YKAN

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          The company collaborates with sustainability partners who have the competence and experience to overcome challenges and realize sustainability goals, among them are ECOSITROP, DAEMETER, YKAN, Global Agri-business Alliance, and Partnership for Indonesia’s Sustainable Agriculture. Collaboration includes: providing support and expertise, developing sustainable assessment frameworks, and developing multi-function conservation areas.
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: not specified
          "for plantation areas that have not yet carried out HCV and HCS assessments, the Company will carry out integrated HCV – HCS assessments to identify areas for protection and areas for cultivation. "
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 180,893 tonnes
           In the 2019 RSPO ACOP, TAP Group reported that their total volume of crude palm oil products was 180,893 tonnes, of which 25,820 tonnes was certified.
        • 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?: 14%

          What is the certified volume?: 25,820 tonnes

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 180,893 tonnes
          In the 2019 RSPO ACOP, TAP Group reported that their total volume of crude palm oil products was 180,893 tonnes, of which 25,820 tonnes was certified.
        • 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
          "The Company carries out a series of outreach or assessments to map regional, social, economic and many other aspects. This is done by the Company can see and learn about the concession area well beforehand. The steps taken include the HCV & HCS Assessment, land tenure survey to Social Impact Assessment (SIA). The Company also performs stakeholder mapping, as described in the SIA Report."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          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 certification system?: No

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: GIS survey through commtrace

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "TAP Group conduct in-field survey and audit approach as a part of monitoring process to ensure FFB suppliers’ compliance with sustainability standards in plantation practices. The Company will provide try-out within 2 months period for suppliers if several required criteria have not been met, during which time the supplier may have made improvements." 
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    12/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    22/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    15/18
    Avg. score

Profile

The Triputra Group is an Indonesian conglomerate active in diverse industries, including agribusiness, manufacturing, mining, and trading. The group’s palm oil subsidiary has one of the largest landbanks globally among palm oil producers, it also has 5 palm oil mills and produces crude palm oil and palm kernel oil. Triputra Group is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Agriculture
Segments
Producer
HQ
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Indonesia
Company Type
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Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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