|Member||PT Andalan Sukses Makmur (a subsidiary of Bumitama Agri Ltd.)|
|Date Filed||18 September 2013|
|Category||Oil Palm Growers|
Friends of Borneo/Friends of the National Parks Foundation, Indonesia/ Siesfund, Australia
The company is alleged to have breached Principle 2 – Compliance to National Legislation,
|Status||Box H - Closed|
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.
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.
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.
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
10 November 2014
Received additional complaints from Jatan, Hutan and COP against PT ASMR on these issues:
18 November 2014
RSPO facilitated meeting in Kuala Lumpur that involved Bumitama, Jatan, Hutan and COP.
26 November 2014
Bumitama follow up the meeting by submitting formal letter to answer the questions from Jatan, Hutan and COP.
31 December 2014
Hutan submitted their response with formal letter.
25 January 2015
Bumitama submitted the progress report for period October-December 2014.
24 April 2015
Bumitama submitted the progress report for period January - March 2015
9 July 2015
Bumitama submitted the progress report for period April - June 2015
14 August 2015
RSPO sent the closure letter to BGA and FOB
More details are available in the attachments.
|Closure Letter||14 August 2015|
|Progress Report PT ASMR, April - June 2015||9 July 2015|
|Progress Report PT ASMR, Jan - March 2015||24 April 2015|
|Progress report from Bumitama (October-December 2014)||25 January 2015|
|Hutan response to BGA letter||31 December 2014|
|Bumitama Response to Hutan, COP and Jatan||26 November 2014|
|Update September 2014 - Letter from Bumitama Agri to RSPO||10 October 2014|
|Update August 2014 - Letter from Bumitama Agri to RSPO||16 August 2014|
|Update July 2014 - Letter from Bumitama Agri Ltd to RSPO||22 August 2014|
|Request to Bumitama before Case Closure||19 August 2014|
|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 RSPO on Complaints Panel||29 April 2014|
|Case Update||10 April 2014|
|Chronology of Complaint against Bumitama Agri Ltd by Aid Environment||10 April 2014|
|BAL Valuation by AidEnvironment_response by BAL||24 February 2014|
|140212-bal-valuation-by-aidenvironment.pdf||12 February 2014|
|Executive Summary||11 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|