Complaint on : PT Andalan Sukses Makmur (a subsidiary of Bumitama Agri Ltd.)
PT Andalan Sukses Makmur (a subsidiary of Bumitama Agri Ltd.)
Kotawaringin Barat, Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia
Oil Palm Grower
Friends of Borneo/Friends of the National Parks Foundation, Indonesia/ Siesfund, Australia
19 September 2013
The company is alleged to have breached Principle 2 – Compliance to National Legislation, Principle 5: Environmental responsibility and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity : and Principle 7: Responsible development of new plantings:
It is alleged that the company has cleared HCV forest and planted in Tanjung Puting National Park which is in violations of the Indonesian national laws. They have also allegedly planted on coastal reserves and riparian land which are prohibited under Indonesian laws.
Box F action plan (facilitating settlement)
The company has acknowledged the complaint despite the fact that PT Andalas Sukses Makmur is not a member of RSPO. The company has pledged to address the issues raised in the complaint.On 20 September the company replied to the RSPO saying that it is in bilateral talks with the parties concerned to resolve the issues.
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.
Update 6 February 2014
PT Andalan Sukses Makmur has proposed new planting area located in Sekonyer Village, Teluk Pulai Village and Kumai Hilir Village, Kumai Sub-district, Kotawaringin Barat, Central Kalimantan. The summary report of New Planting Assessment is now open to public consultation as required by the RSPO procedures for new plantings and it can be downloaded here
More details are available in the attachments.
|Update June 2014 - Letter from Bumitama Agri Ltd to RSPO||04 July 2014|
|Update May 2014 - Letter from Bumitama Agri Ltd to RSPO||31 May 2014|
|PT Andalan Sukses Makmur reply to Complaints Panel||29 April 2014|
|Case Update||10 April 2014|
|Chronology of complaints againts Bumitama Agri Ltd by Aid Environment||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|
|Reply from RSPO to Bumitama Agri Ltd.||22 November 2013|
|Letter from Bumitama Agri Ltd. on RSPO membership||22 November 2013|
|Letter_PT Andalan Sukses Makmur.pdf||10 October 2013|