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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0.00/6
      Palm oil
      Wilmar has stated that for palm oil it is "actively ensuring that our supply chain is free from deforestation, new peatland development and exploitation
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Wilmar International Ltd. has stated that they are a Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner and a member of the UN Global Compact.  
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Biological diversity, or better known as biodiversity, is a variety of living things - including different species of fauna, flora and micro organisms – and the ecosystem they form in a particular area or region. The loss of such variety will threaten this intricate ecological web of life. The world is rapidly losing this precious ecological diversity primarily due to increasing population which consequently leads to increasing use of finite resources and increasing pollution. This is further exacerbated by irresponsible human practices such as illegal logging, slashand-burn agriculture and animal poaching". 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    24/86
    • Palm oil
      71/86
      • Commitment Strength
        31/36
        • 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
            Wilmar International have stated " In December 2013, we became the first palm oil company to launch an integrated No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy extending across the entire supply chain". and "around 5% of all the palm oil products we handle, trade and process are RSPO-certified". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Wilmar International have stated " In December 2013, we became the first palm oil company to launch an integrated No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy extending across the entire supply chain". and "around 5% of all the palm oil products we handle, trade and process are RSPO-certified". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Wilmar International have stated " In December 2013, we became the first palm oil company to launch an integrated No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy extending across the entire supply chain". and "around 5% of all the palm oil products we handle, trade and process are RSPO-certified". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Wilmar International have stated " In December 2013, we became the first palm oil company to launch an integrated No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy extending across the entire supply chain". and "around 5% of all the palm oil products we handle, trade and process are RSPO-certified". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Wilmar International have stated " In December 2013, we became the first palm oil company to launch an integrated No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy extending across the entire supply chain". and "around 5% of all the palm oil products we handle, trade and process are RSPO-certified". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Wilmar International have stated " In December 2013, we became the first palm oil company to launch an integrated No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy extending across the entire supply chain". and "around 5% of all the palm oil products we handle, trade and process are RSPO-certified". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Wilmar International have stated " In December 2013, we became the first palm oil company to launch an integrated No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy extending across the entire supply chain". and "around 5% of all the palm oil products we handle, trade and process are RSPO-certified". 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            Wilmar commit to "no development on High Carbon Stock Forests" and to "No Development on Peatland regardless of Depth".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Wilmar commit to "no development on High Carbon Stock Forests" and to "No Development on Peatland regardless of Depth".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Wilmar commit to "no development on High Carbon Stock Forests" and to "No Development on Peatland regardless of Depth".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Wilmar commit to "no development on High Carbon Stock Forests" and to "No Development on Peatland regardless of Depth".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Wilmar commit to "no development on High Carbon Stock Forests" and to "No Development on Peatland regardless of Depth".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Wilmar commit to "no development on High Carbon Stock Forests" and to "No Development on Peatland regardless of Depth".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Wilmar commit to "no development on High Carbon Stock Forests" and to "No Development on Peatland regardless of Depth".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "As at end 2018, approximately 15% of our third-party supplying mills in our global supply chain is traceable to plantation level."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "As at end 2018, approximately 15% of our third-party supplying mills in our global supply chain is traceable to plantation level."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "As at end 2018, approximately 15% of our third-party supplying mills in our global supply chain is traceable to plantation level."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "As at end 2018, approximately 15% of our third-party supplying mills in our global supply chain is traceable to plantation level."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "As at end 2018, approximately 15% of our third-party supplying mills in our global supply chain is traceable to plantation level."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        27/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • 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
            In 2017, Wilmar reported that they conserved 2286 hectares of peatland.
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Wilmar International have stated " In December 2013, we became the first palm oil company to launch an integrated No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy extending across the entire supply chain". and "around 5% of all the palm oil products we handle, trade and process are RSPO-certified". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "As at end 2018, approximately 15% of our third-party supplying mills in our global supply chain is traceable to plantation level."
        • 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
            Wilmar International have stated " In December 2013, we became the first palm oil company to launch an integrated No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) policy extending across the entire supply chain". and "around 5% of all the palm oil products we handle, trade and process are RSPO-certified". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          31/12/2015
          Wilmar have a cut-off date of 31st December 2015 for deforestation for palm oil.
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "The implementation of our NDPE policy is supported by site- and regional-level operation teams, a communications team, and a Technical Advisory Group comprising NGOs and other sustainability partners. These teams provide input to the Joint Steering Committee, which oversees important strategic issues relating to the implementation of the NDPE policy and evaluates progress against policy targets. In addition, we have established local teams in Malaysia and Indonesia to provide on-the-ground support for our third-party suppliers". 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Wilmar International Limited have stated "for suppliers who fail to comply with our NDPE policy, a Suspension Committee has been set up to review trading relationships. In addition to this formal governance structure, we have made strategic agreements with various implementation partners to support our ongoing NDPE policy implementation and supply chain compliance work". 
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Wilmar publish an online map of their mills in Indonesia and Malaysia. 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          "This Grievance Procedure has been established for Wilmar to address grievances from parties, including individuals, government organizations and non-governmental organizations concerning the implementation of Wilmar’s No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) Policy."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Providing support/advice/experience/expertise; Providing financial support
          "In Malaysia, we are working with Wild Asia, a Malaysian social enterprise, to help independent smallholder suppliers in Sabah attain RSPO certification." The project was later extended with the support of L'Oreal.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          9862266.01 tons
          Wilmar report their total palm production as 9862266.01 tons, of which 1086921.27 tons is certified
      • Social Considerations
        12/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Wilmar pledges to respect and recognize the long-term customary and individual rights of indigenous and local communities, and commit to ensuring legal compliance as well as international best practices in FPIC are implemented, in accordance with the full scope of this policy, prior to commencing any new operations."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Wilmar commit their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour. 
        • 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
          "We therefore seek to promote an inclusive model that integrates these players into the global sustainable supply chain. Wilmar is continuously working with its smallholder suppliers to identify ways of improving their agricultural practices towards global sustainability standards and higher production yields. We also work with partner organisations to develop programmes aimed at facilitating the inclusion of independent smallholders into sustainable supply chains."
    • Soy
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • 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
          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
          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
           
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • 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 a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            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
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    10/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    9/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Wilmar International Ltd. is a global agribusiness group involved in the cultivation, processing, refining, merchandising and trading of a wide range of agricultural products, including palm oil and soy. The company is one of the world’s largest oil palm plantation owners and processors, reportedly controlling around 45% of worldwide palm oil trade sourced from more than 80% of global palm oil growers. Wilmar is also a major player in the soybean crushing industry with a global crushing capacity of 36 million metric tons per annum, the majority of which is in China. The company claims to be one of the world’s largest producers of consumer edible oils. 

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

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How we assess the Forest 500

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