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IndoAgri total plantation 385,039 ha
86% is oil palm
nucleus and plasma
or 495,000 tonnes
Please read our new Sustainability Report 2022. Please find our Sustainability Policies here.
Sustainability Report 2022
At A Glance
- No primary forest clearance on our sites.
- No degradation of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas.
- 100% of our sites have HCV management and rehabilitation plans.
- Zero burning for land clearing and replanting.
- We have trained fire control teams and fire specialists across all our plantations. Our estates are equipped with vehicles and equipment for firefighting. Our fire specialists are regularly trained in fire prevention and firefighting.
- As of 2022, we have a total of 207 fire towers across all our estates.
Reducing social conflict
- 100% of our sites have now set up SMK3 (Sistem Manajemen Keselamatan dan Kesehatan Kerja), the Indonesian OHS (Occupational Health and System) standard. 60 sites achieved SMK3 Gold Certification.
- Strict compliance with national and local laws, including laws on employees’ freedom of association and collective bargaining, minimum wage regulations, decent pay and working hours. No operations or suppliers so far identified where collective bargaining or freedom from forced or child labour are at risk. No registered worker is below age 18.
- Seasonal workers' contracts respect government regulation.
Reducing social conflict
- Smallholders benefit from the technical and financial support of IndoAgri and the ISPO certification process is used to ensure no risk to human rights or Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).
- No Sustainable Agriculture Policy breaches relating to human rights in 2022.
- No new planting on peatlands and water levels maintained in all peatlands are under our control.
- The Board holds overall responsibility for sustainability governance at IndoAgri and considers sustainability issues in formulating our business strategy. The Board oversees the management and monitoring of our ESG impacts and material topics, including annual validation and approval of the material topics. The Board is supported in its monitoring and management of sustainability issues by the Sustainability Think Tank, which is led by our CEO.
- Since 2019, we began to align how our performance on material sustainability topics contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Of all the 17 SDGs we have identified 15 of particular relevance to us, to which we can contribute through our Policy and programmes. We have chosen the GRI reporting standards and principles to ensure stakeholder inclusiveness, accuracy, clarity, reliability, and comparability of the information presented in this report.
- The report also complies with rules 711A and 711B of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading (SGX-ST) Listing Manual and is in line with the SGX-ST Listing Rules Practice Note 7.6 Sustainability Reporting Guide.
- In 2022, we aligned our existing climate risk analysis structure with the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework and are incorporating additional physical and transition risks into our ERM process. These risks, which have been signed off by the Board, will inform future strategic decisions and financial planning exercises. We are performing detailed scenario analyses and we intend to provide a more comprehensive breakdown of our exposure to climate-related risk in our 2023 Sustainability Report, along with an indication of our mitigation efforts and documentation of all relevant disclosures in line with TCFD.
Making a positive impact at work
We preserve areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) within our operations. Prior to any new planting, we use the HCS Approach Toolkit which allows estates to quantify carbon stocks and gauge FPIC in the community. Our HCV Management Plans have been assessed and accredited by licensed assessors. 100% of our sites have HCV management and HCV Rehabilitation Plans.
- Paraquat phase out
We have eliminated the use of Paraquat from all operations since March 2018.
- Innovation: yield
Whilst land is finite, and whilst we are working with an efficient and high-yielding crop, we are targeting better yields for commercial performance and to help deliver our Sustainable Agriculture Policy. The main focus areas are:
- Crop health: fighting pests and diseases for productivity and waste minimisation.
- Careful fertiliser dosages, precision agronomy.
- Physical protection: using hydrology and ecology to promote beneficial plants, insects, and soil micro-fauna.
- Our Smallholder Programme aims to minimise economic risks they face by helping to improve yields; growers understand that their participation in our Smallholder Certification Programme will provide improved productivity, and less pressure on natural forests (and safer labour practices).
- Yield maximisation advice and training on Good Agricultural Practices is provided on all plasma estates by specialist Plasma Assistants. Plasma and other smallholders are expected to meet the same quality criteria as nucleus estate suppliers.