|Member||PT Mitra Austral Sejahtera (Sime Darby Sdn Bhd)|
|Date Filed||31 October 2012|
|Category||Oil Palm Growers|
The communities of Sanggau
Dispute over partnership scheme between community and PT. Mitra Austral Sejahtera.
|Status||Box D - Complaint Legitimate|
The communities of Sanggau have alleged that the company PT Mitra Austral Sejahtera is operating without :
In acting so they are alleged to have breached RSPO Principles and Criteria specifically :
Principle1 on Transparency, Principle 2 on Compliance with applicable laws and Principle 6 Responsible consideration of employees and individuals and communities affected by growers and mills
5 December 2013
Executive Summary, the member concerned has addressed the issues raised by the communities on 5 Dec 2012.
28 January 2014
Progress Report submitted by Sime Darby, 28 January 2014
22 July 2014
Community request for Dispute Settlement Facilities (DSF) mediation (ref. letter to RSPO 12 June 2014). Sime Darby, TuK and representative from Kerunang and Entapang met in Jakarta on 22 July. Both parties will discuss resolution in August 2014.
25 June 2015
RSPO Secretariat had a meeting with NGO TuK. It was suggested to arrange stakeholders meeting with Sime Darby and the communities to present the agreement and signing of MoU.
7 August 2015
Sime Darby has submitted Progress Report.
17 November 2015
Sime Darby has met Kerunang/Entapang representative during RT13 in the presence of TuK.
25 January 2016
The meeting between parties will be held at the end of January 2016. Sime Darby to send the progress report in February 2016.
13 September 2016
A conference call between TUK, OXFAM, and Sime Darby agreed for OXFAM to draft a letter of intent for engagement.
The update of this case can be seen on DSF page
9 June 2017
The case is formally transferred from DSF to the Complaints Panel. The letter of transfer can be seen here.