Complaint on : PT Ladang Sawit Mas (a subsidiary of Bumitama Agri Ltd.)
PT Ladang Sawit Mas (a subsidiary of Bumitama Agri Ltd.)
Ketapang ,West Kalimantan , Indonesia
Oil Palm Grower
Friends of Borneo, International Animal Rescue
08 April 2013
The member is alleged to have breached Principle 5: Environmental responsibility and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity and Principle 7: Responsible development of new plantings
The member has allegedly violated RSPO Principles and Criteria by clearing HCV forest and endangering the lives of orang utans found there.
Box G Closed for Monitoring
A formal complaint has been filed to the RSPO on the allegations against this company. As a result of a directive from the RSPO to the company in seeking clarification, a response letter has been submitted by the company (as attached). The RSPO is now reviewing the specific complaints received against the contents in the companys response letter to determine the next cause of action.
The member has released the following statement:
Update 26 Aug 2013
Update 22 November 2013
A meeting was conducted on 8 November 2013. Summary of the meeting are listed below:-
a) Bumitama decided to transfer its membership to the parent company, Bumitama Agri Ltd.
b) Clearance activities has ceased since Oct 2013.
c) Bumitama will comply with the RSPO's New Planting Procedures for all future clearance.
Action #3 (refer to joint statement dated 24 September 2013)
a) PT LSM will conduct vegetation enrichment in a riparian area of 484 ha,in collaboration with YIARI, BKSDA SKW I and Dishut Ketapang.
conservation project and monitor relocation of orang utan.
Action #4 (refer to joint statement dated 24 September 2013)
Three NPP notifications were submitted by Bumitama and published on the NPP website.SOP on NPP was submitted to the RSPO on 9 December 2013.
Official letter to close the complaint for monitoring is sent to PT BGA and copy to Complainant.