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.


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.

Based on assessments carried out between 2009 and 2017, the group has identified approximately 4,500 hectares of HCV areas which are excluded from our oil palm plantations' development plans. For the HCV areas identified, 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.


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




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
• Smallholder Partnership
• Community Development


Supply Chain
• Traceability


Employee Relations
• Employment Practices
• Occupational Health & Safety


Sustainability Reports


Grievance Procedure
• Grievance List