Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the practice of using a range of strategies to sustainably maintain pest populations within thresholds while causing minimal harm to local ecosystems. We have implemented IPM strategy with the aim of minimising the use of synthetic pesticides. Biological controls are introduced where possible, to reduce risks that could be caused by the release of chemicals into the ecosystem. 


Oil palm pests include rats, rhinoceros beetles, bunch moths, bagworms and nettle caterpillars. Barn owls (Tyto alba) are used in our plantations as a biological agent to control the population of rats which eat the oil palm fruit. We also plant crops such as the Cassia cobanensis, Antigonon Leptopus, and Turnera subulata which attract predators of oil palm leaf-eating pests such as bagworms and caterpillars. Other biological agents such as the Cordyceps fungus is also used during the outbreak of nettle catterpillars.


Where pesticides are required, we monitor their usage and ensure that they are permitted by the Ministry of Agriculture of Indonesia. We only use the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides in specific and urgent situations, and we do not use chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.


In 2020, we achieved our goal of phasing out the use of paraquat, a chemical herbicide with concerns on its high toxicity levels and the potential of misuse.







 
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