Complaint on : PT Nabatinduo Karya Utama (a subsidiary of Bumitama Agri Ltd.)

PT Nabatinduo Karya Utama (a subsidiary of Bumitama Agri Ltd.)

Tumbang Koling , Kalimantan , Indonesia

Oil Palm Grower

Centre for Orang Utan Protection

11 March 2013

The company 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 company has cleared HCV  forest and which  is the habitat of various endemic animals including orang utan.

Box E request for response

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.

Update 26 Aug 2013

Bumitama Agri Ltd  has replied on 30 July 2013 and clarifies on its organization structure. 
 
The RSPO Complaints Panel will deliberate on it at its next meeting.

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 in LSM. Further announcement was made for NKU and ASMR on the Bumitama's website.
c) Bumitama will comply with the RSPO's New Planting Procedures for all future clearance.
d) Bumitama will conduct independent verification on encroachment and deforestation allegation in PT ASMR and PT NKU.
e) LSM will implement actions as instructed by the Complaints Panel that are stated in the joint statement on 24 Sept 2013.

More details are available in the attachments. 

Update Date
Chronology of complaints againts Bumitama Agri Ltd by Aid Environment 10 April 2014
Case Update 10 April 2014
RSPO_-_Valuation_of_Bumitama_Agri_s_commitments_to_stakeholders_and_RSPO_24_Feb_2014-Reply.pdf 24 February 2014
RSPO_-_Valuation_of_Bumitama_Agris_commitments_to_stakeholders_and_RSPO_12_Feb_2014.pdf 12 February 2014
Executive Summary 7 February 2014
Progress Report 27 January 2014
Reply from RSPO to Bumitama Agri Ltd. 22 November 2013
Letter from Bumitama Agri Ltd. on RSPO membership 22 November 2013
RSPO Response 9 October 2013
RSPO Response  13 September 2013
RSPO Response  1 July 2013
RSPO Response  7 May 2013
Case Update  18 April 2013
Case Update  18 April 2013