Bangun Sempurna Lestari – popup
||19 September 2022
RAN report titled “Carbon Bomb Scandals: Big Brands Driving Climate Disaster for Palm Oil” highlights a case of a palm oil farm controlled by Ibu Nasti.
She is alleged for operating a farm covering 27 acres in the Rawa Singkil Wildlife Reserve.
The report alleged that the FFB from Ibu Nasti were delivered to PT Bangun Sempurna Lestari (PT BSL) through a broker named Alpian.
|Based on the information within the report, we conducted an initial spatial analysis which then used as a baseline to engage with PT BSL.|
||04 October 2022
PT BSL contacted Ibu Nasti regarding RAN report. Based on Ibu Nasti’s clarification letter that has been acknowledged by Head of Kampong Binanga, Runding Village, it is stated that Ibu Nasti’s farm located between Pasar Runding village and Oboh Village is not inside Rawa Singkil Wildlife Reserve.10 October 2022
Musim Mas explained that based on RAN report, Ibu Nasti’s farm is not only located on that 1 location. Based on Musim Mas spatial analysis, it was found that the farm partly falls inside Rawa Singkil Wildlife Reserve.
17 October 2022
PT BSL has conducted a verification based on the coordinates provided by RAN and found that the location of Ibu Nasti’s farm is not in line with the NDPE policy. Therefore, PT BSL has decided to stop sourcing FFB from Ibu Nasti since 18 October 2022.
We will monitor the implementation of PT BSL’s commitment, based on the above information.
|26 – 27 October 2022
Aligned with Musim Mas Aceh Strategy commitment, we conducted a site verification to PT BSL.The verification summary is as follow:1. FFB traceability SOP
PT BSL has traceability system in place. The following are highlights of the system implementations:
2. FFB trader verification
We conducted in-depth site check for the trader buying from Mrs.Nasti. The locations visited are as follow:
3. Mrs. Nasti’s farm
4. The notice/affirmation letter on the supply of illegal FFB.
Conclusion and Recommendation
PT BSL needs to assure all of their FFB suppliers join the socialization and receive the written commitment letter to not receiving from restricted and high-risk areas.
Taking into account the actions taken by PT BSL, including stopped sourcing from the reported farm and committed to follow the identified improvement plan for the implementation of NDPE commitment, we consider the case is resolved.