REA regularly evaluates its approach to sustainability. This is necessary to ensure that the group continues to address the risks and opportunities associated with its expanding business and meet the evolving expectations of its stakeholders.
The group’s policy framework was revised in early 2015. This framework comprises five policies, which both reinforce REA’s commitment to well-established best practices, such as zero burning, and demonstrate the group’s desire to remain at the forefront of sustainable palm oil production by including commitments to avoid new planting on peat and to report publicly all GHG emissions, including those from land use change. These policies incorporate the requirements of all of the sustainability standards to which the group has committed, including the RSPO Principles and Criteria (2013), the International Standards Organisation’s Environmental Management System (ISO14001), the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001), the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) standard and relevant regulations, such as the UK Bribery Act 2010.
The full text of each policy is available to download here:
- Business ethics
- Responsible development
- Environment and biodiversity conservation
- Human rights
- Modern slavery statement
- Health and safety