|Member||Bumitama Gunajaya Abadi|
|Date Filed||13 November 2015|
|Category||Oil Palm Growers|
1. Violation against Principle No.2.2
- The persistence of the claim of community in Sukajaya, transmigration village, which until now still demanding their rights due to illegal operation of the company in their land. Some of them still have certificates as evidence of their ownership to their land.
- Compensations were paid to the people in Kinjil Village takes more than 2 years.
- Claim from Kinjil Village where the company using the land without proper consultation and there is no compensation. Previously, the company promised the people to develop the plantation on the land which already agreed in certain scale but the company did not fulfil the promise.
2. Violation against Principle 6
6.10 & 6.11 There is no complete and comprehensive information to the people who engage with the company in partnership scheme. The community understanding is that the promise from the company is implementing a 50:50 partnership scheme.
There is clarity about the balance of credit of the plantation or incentive payment (Sisa Hasil Kebun). The registered name in the bank is not the same with the name of the community members.
6.13 Criminalization against Gusti Gelombang as representative of community Sukajaya and Sakabulin Villages and Head of Cooperative "Kompak Maju Bersama".
3. Violation against Principle 5&7
Destruction of the graves.
13 January 2016
Meeting between RSPO, Sawit Watch and Bumitama in Jakarta. Several next steps are agreed by both parties.
19 February 2016
A formal letter from Bumitama has received, conveying the updates on the case and clarification on the issues. On the labours' issue, the company also sent the letters to 4 workers (Surat Peringatan).
23 February 2016
A call conference between RSPO and Sawit Watch was conducted. Sawit Watch requested RSPO to facilitate the case.
26 February 2016
Meeting between RSPO and Bumitama. The company would like to do ground checking and requested RSPO to join as an observer.
3 March 2016
The ground checking was conducted in Kotawaringin, Central Kalimantan. Smallholders Program Executive was attending the ground checking.
17 March 2016
Complaints Panel requested the secretariat to seek further clarification from Sawit Watch and recommend Secretariat to ensure balance argument from both parties.
21 March 2016
Secretariat informed Sawit Watch on the matter.
22 March 2016
Sawit Watch has sent photographs showing GPS coordinates on some locations within concession showing the location of the land claim. However, the information on the photographs was incomplete.
24 March 2016
The company has sent an email to response the latest data provided by Sawit Watch.
5 April 2016
RSPO Secretariat received an information that the court has decided to release Gusti Gelombang http://www.borneonews.co.id/berita/30851ti-gelombang-bebas
7 April 2016
Meeting between RSPO Secretariat with Bumitama.
12 May 2016
RSPO secretariat met Sawit Watch in Medan. RSPO Secretariat to wait for the report from Tim Terpadu.
29 June 2016
RSPO Secretariat has received a report from Tim Terpadu dated 2 June 2016. RSPO Secretariat to initiate a meeting with Sawit Watch.
21 July 2016
RSPO has sent a formal letter to Sawit Watch. The Complaints Panel decides that the complaints shall be closed for monitoring. While the allegations on Cooperative and plasma will be registered as a new complaint as lodged on 18 May 2016. Due to the complexity of the allegations, RSPO Complaints Panel suggests that both parties pursue bilateral negotiations.
29 July 2016
Sawit Watch has sent their response to RSPO.
10 August 2016
Bumitama sent a formal letter to RSPO, responding Sawit Watch letter.
26 October 2016
a stakeholders meeting conducted in All Season Hotel, Jakarta. Sawit Watch lodged new allegations regarding claim from 15 members of communities. Both parties agreed to conduct stakeholders meeting and a field visit to Pangkalan Bun.
Secretariat to record this new allegation as a new complaint together with the cooperative and plasma issues. The update of said complaint can be seen here.
|Letter from Bumitama to RSPO||10 August 2016|
|Response from Sawit Watch||29 July 2016|
|Letter to Sawit Watch||21 July 2016|
|Report from Tim Terpadu||29 June 2016|
|Letter from Bumitama 19 Feb 2016||19 February 2016|
|Completed Complaints Form||13 November 2015|
|Letter from Sawit Watch||13 November 2015|
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