Biodiversity conservation is a major part of responsible agriculture and landscape planning. 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. Our conservation priorities include forest sustainability, river bank integrity, water source preservation, soil health, ecosystem vitality, and species preservation.


No Development on High Conservation Value (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. Signboards are placed at strategic spots to highlight HCV areas within our concessions. We have introduced HCV awareness programmes at a few of our estates to educate our workers and local communities about the importance of biodiversity conservation and to inform and guide them on the restrictions imposed on HCV areas. Rehabilitation is also conducted to restore degraded HCV areas back to their prior conditions. We plant multi-purpose tree species which carry economic value, such as Matoa (Pometia sp.) and Durian (Durio sp.).


We have a policy against hunting, injuring, possessing and killing of rare and endangered wildlife within our plantations. Any infringement of this policy will result in disciplinary measures, including termination of employment. We have also collaborated with local conservation agencies on the management of rare and endangered species and on educating local communities about the importance of protecting such species.

 
Sustainability Policy
• Progress Report

  

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

  

Employee Relations
• Employment Practices
• Occupational Health & Safety

  

Sustainability Reports

  

Grievance Procedure