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|Member||PT PP London Sumatra Indonesia Tbk|
|Date Filed||11 October 2016|
|Category||Oil Palm Growers|
Indonesian Labour Rights Association (OPPUK), Rainforest Action Network (RAN), and International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF)
A report published by RAN, OPPUK, and ILRF titled, “The Human Cost of Conflict Palm Oil: Indofood, PepsiCo’s Hidden Link to Worker Exploitation in Indonesia.” The report reveals the findings of field investigations and worker interviews completed on two palm oil plantations owned and operated RSPO member and Indofood subsidiary PT London Sumatra. The full report available at ran.org/indofood.
9 June 2016
Secretariat received an information on the report published by OPPUK, RAN & ILRF, and informed the company on the matter.
27 June 2016
a meeting conducted between the Secretariat and the Company in RSPO Jakarta Office.
30 June 2016
a conference call between The Secretariat, the complainants, and ASI. In response to the allegations filed by RAN, ASI will conduct the ground verification on the concession. RSPO Secretariat shall wait for the results.
10 July 2016
IndoAgri has sent a formal letter to RSPO, saying that the company have requested and are still waiting for RAN to provide evidence to substantiate the allegations.
22 July 2016
RAN has sent a formal letter to the company, responding IndoAgri letter.
5 September 2016
ASI has shared their assessment report to RSPO. The report has been published in ASI website here.
7 October 2016
Secretariat had a meeting with the company. The company remains in the position to wait for the complainants to provide enough evidence before taking further decision.
11 October 2016
Secretariat received a formal complaint from RAN on labour violation issues against PT PP London Sumatra and its parent company PT Salim Ivomas Pratama Tbk.
2 November 2016
The company has sent their response. The formal letter and other relevant documents were received by the Secretariat on 26 October 2016.
4 November 2016
PT Lonsum has shared complete documents on the chronology of response to RAN reports and allegations.
6 November 2016
RAN has sent their response IndoAgri letter.
22 November 2016
The company has sent the result of verification from SAI Global.
1 December 2016
ASI has announced the Suspension of SAI Global.
6 December 2016
RSPO has sent a formal letter to the company.
9 December 2016
RAN has issued a public statement in response to ASI's decision to suspend SAI GLOBAL.
14 December 2016
PT Lonsum has sent a formal response to RSPO
26 January 2017
RAN, ILRF and OPPUK have sent their formal response to RSPO.
27 January 2017
PT Lonsum has sent a formal response on the stakeholders meeting plan and SAI Global Audit Report (the audit was conducted on 2-3 November 2016).
14 February 2017
RSPO has sent their formal letter to Indo Agri.
22 March 2017
Secretariat to follow up with Certification Bodies on the compliance report of IndoAgri
19 April 2017
Secretariat to wait for the complainant to revert with their confirmation and to consider initiating a verification exercise.
31 May 2017
The Secretariat to respond to the Complainants request on: i) measures to be adopted to prevent any kind of reprisal against the workers, and ii) criteria to determine the selection of the independent labour expert.
15 June 2017
A meeting was held with RAN, OPPUK and ILRF to discuss the possible measures to protect the workers in the event of harassment or other repercussions if the exact locations are revealed. RAN, OPPUK and ILRF sought for additional time to consult with the workers in the related concession units
21 July 2017
A meeting is scheduled with RAN to discuss the follow up plans on 26 July 2017.
25 July 2017 (CP meeting)
CP issued a formal response to the queries raised by RAN, OPPUK and ILRF on the possible measures that could be undertaken to ensure adequate protection for the workers.
26 July 2017
A meeting with RAN and OPPUK was held at the RSPO KL Office. The CP's response was discussed and the Complainants agreed to consult with the workers in the related concession units and revert with their response.
14 August 2017
A meeting was held with representatives from LONSUM/Indofood at the RRO office in Jakarta.
18 August 2017
The Company sent a letter on 17 August reiterating the request for CP reconsider the proposed on-site verification as their units in Sumatra had undergone recent audits by the respective Certification Bodies.
24 August 2017
CP instructed the Secretariat to: 1) Follow up with RAN/OPPUK/ILRF for a response on the locations.
2) Review the audit reports to determine the measures adopted to close the NCs.
26 September 2017
Secretariat was tasked by the CP to also follow up with the Complainants to reveal the location of the affected units.
12 October 2017
The Complainants sent their response to the CP’s letter dated 25 July 2017.
23 October 2017 (CP Meeting)
CP to provide written response to the Complainants and independent investigation to proceed once the location is revealed.
15 November 2017
Complaints Panel's response to the letter from complainant
21 November 2017 (CP Meeting)
Secretariat to proceed with the field verification; provide a response to the Complainants and initiate the planning for the field verification.
21 December 2017 (CP Meeting)
Secretariat to carry out the independent investigation.
24 January 2018 (CP Meeting)
Secretariat to follow up with the Company for the non-reprisal letter and proceed to draft the TOR.
21 February 2018
Secretariat to follow up with the Complainants and Company with the plans for verification.
8 March 2018
Secretariat had a meeting with RAN. RAN has commented on the Non-Reprisal letter from the Company.
22 March 2018
Secretariat has shared the ToR to both parties
28 March 2018
Secretariat to continue reviewing the TOR and to share the comments with the Complainants.
18 April 2018
The CP has reviewed the comments on the ToR from the company and now is awaiting the comments from the complainant before finalising the ToR.
The date of field verification is on 4 - 8 June 2018.
25 April 2018
Follow up with the Complainants on their comments on the TOR. Verification set for the week of 4 – 8 June 2018.
4 May 2018
The company has sent their letter of Non Reprisal for the field verification exercise on 4-8 June 2018.
25 May 2018
Field verification to take place on 4 - 8 June 2018.
18 June 2018
Secretariat to follow up on the draft verification report.
25 July 2018
Secretariat to follow up with the parties on the draft report.
|Letter of Non Reprisal from the Company||4 May 2018|
|Letter from RAN, ILRF & OPPUK||20 November 2017|
|CP's Response to Complainant||15 November 2017|
|Letter from RAN, ILRF & OPPUK||11 October 2017|
|CP's Response to Complainant||25 July 2017|
|Letter from RSPO to IndoAgri||14 February 2017|
|Letter on SAI Global Special Audit||27 January 2017|
|Letter from IndoAgri||27 January 2017|
|Letter from RAN, ILRF & OPPUK- 26 Jan17||26 January 2017|
|Letter from PT Lonsum - 14 Dec 2016||14 December 2016|
|RSPO Letter to PT Lonsum - 6 Dec 2016||6 December 2016|
|letter to RSPO on the ground verification result||22 November 2016|
|SAI Global report||22 November 2016|
|Response from RAN - 6 Nov 2016||6 November 2016|
|Supporting documents from PT Lonsum||4 November 2016|
|Letter from SAI Global to PT Lonsum - 30 June 2016||4 November 2016|
|Letter from ASI to PT Lonsum - 29 June 2016||4 November 2016|
|Detail response from PT Lonsum to RAN's allegations||4 November 2016|
|Response and highlights from IndoAgri on RAN's report||4 November 2016|
|Letter from IndoAgri - 28 June 2016||4 November 2016|
|Indo Agri Palm Oil Sustainable Policy||26 October 2016|
|Letter from Indo Agri - 25 Oct 2016||26 October 2016|
|Formal complaints by RAN, OPPUK & ILRF||11 October 2016|
|Letter from RAN - 22 July 2016||22 July 2016|
|Letter from Indo Agri - 10 July 2016||10 July 2016|
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