ANJ participates in the Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit (SPOTT) assessment, conducted by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). SPOTT measures the transparency of companies in public disclosures of best practices and sustainability commitments through the Annual Communication of Progress-RSPO, the Company Annual and Sustainability Reports, and the Company Website. The key objective of the SPOTT assessment is to promote industry transparency and accountability to drive the uptake and implementation of environmental and social best practices in high biodiversity impact sectors.
In our latest assessment, released in November 2021, our score increased by 14.7% to 82.9.
For further details on the SPOTT assessment for palm oil companies, please refer to SPOTT's website, www.spott.org/palm-oil/
In addition to SPOTT, since 2019, ANJ has participated in the CDP disclosure platform. CDP is a leading international non-profit organization that runs the global environmental disclosure system. Every year CDP takes the information supplied in its annual reporting process and scores companies based on their journey through disclosure and towards environmental leadership. Companies receive scores from A to D, reflecting how effectively they tackle climate change, deforestation, and water security. Those that do not disclose or provide insufficient information receive an F.
In December 2021, we received an A- score in the Forest category in our oil palm business unit, an improvement from the previous year’s B- score. We also received for the first time a B score in the Forest category for our edamame business unit and a B score in the Water category. This achievement demonstrates our strong commitment to run a sustainable business and manage ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) aspects.
For further information on CDP, please refer to CDP's website, www.cdp.net