Indonesia has a rich and immensely varied ecosystem and we recognise the importance of protecting the habitats of rare and endangered species as part of sustainable palm oil production. We are committed to the conservation of biodiversity and our priorities include forest sustainability, river bank integrity, water source preservation, soil health, ecosystem vitality and species preservation.


NO DEVELOPMENT ON HIGH CONSERVATION (HCV) AREAS


HCV areas are wildlife habitats, rare ecosystems and cultural areas found across land concessions for development and in our existing plantations. As part of our land use planning process, we undertake HCV assessments as well as Social and Environmental Impact Assessments (SEIA) for all our new development areas, in line with the New Planting Procedure (NPP) required by the RSPO. In the assessment, assessors evaluate habitat quality, soil conditions, peat presence, river quality, and community cultural identity. Identified HCV areas are to be conserved, maintained and not further developed into oil palm plantations.


As at end of 2018, the group has identified a cumulative total of 4,543 hectares of HCV areas which will be excluded from our palm plantations development plans. For HCV areas identified within our concessions, a HCV management and monitoring plan will be developed and implemented. Through HCV assessments, rare and endangered species were identified within our concessions and the surrounding areas. The full list of threatened species under Indonesia’s National Law of Protected Species (Indonesian Government Regulation No. 92 of 2018) or on the IUCN Red List that have been identified on our concessions through HCV assessments is available here.


PROTECTING HCV AREAS AND PROTECTED SPECIES


We have a strict policy against the hunting, injuring, possessing, and killing of rare and endangered wildlife within our plantations. Any infringement of this policy results in disciplinary measures, including termination of employment.


Besides deterrent measures, we also take a proactive approach to ensure these species are protected, including placing signboards at strategic spots to highlight HCV areas, with daily patrols monitoring these areas. HCV awareness programmes are also introduced at our estates to educate workers and local communities about the importance of biodiversity conservation and the restrictions imposed on HCV areas.




 
Sustainability Policy

  

Certifications

  

Environmental Management
• High Carbon Stock
• High Conservation Value
• Peat, Soil and Water Mgmt
• Zero Burning Policy
• Greenhouse Gases
• Integrated Pest Mgmt
• Waste Mgmt

  

Community Engagement
• FPIC
• Smallholder Partnership
• Community Development

  

Supply Chain
• Traceability

  

Employee Relations
• Employment Practices
• Occupational Health & Safety

  

Sustainability Reports

  

Grievance Procedure
• Grievance List