First Resources, headquartered in Singapore, is a listed Indonesian company with business activities in the cultivation of oil palms and production of crude Palm Oil . FR has been a member of RSPO since 2008.
First Resources’ corporate website can be found here.
1) Greenpeace report titled, “Deforestation Case Studies” (December 2017)
2) Greenpeace report titled, “Final Countdown: Now or Never to Reform the Palm Oil Industry” (19 September 2018)
(2) No RSPO membership for Fangiono Agro Plantation (PT FAP) and Ciliandry Anky Abadi Group (CAA)
No NDPE Policy for CAA and FAP though the latter has agreed to observe First Resources’ HCS policy as a supplier.
Clearance of 3,000 hectares of secondary forest by PT Agrindo Green Lestari (PT AGL) in Central Kalimantan, between January 2016 and October 2017.
Clearance of 120 hectares of forest by Citra Agro Abadi (CAA subsidiary) between September to 19 October 2017 in Central Kalimantan. The cleared forests were orangutan habitat.
We have engaged First Resources through a mill verification conducted with PT Muriniwood Indah Industry
We engaged with First Resources and raised our concerns on the report.
First Resources clarified that none of the companies named above are subsidiaries and/or associated companies of First Resources (FR). (As per its Annual Report, where the full list of First Resources subsidiaries are listed.)
The said companies are not suppliers to First Resources, therefore there are no commercial links between them.
First Resources put out clarifications on its relationship with:
- Ciliandry Anky Abadi and its two subsidiaries – PT Agrindo Green Lestari and PT Citra Agro Abadi (CAA Group) here.
- Fangiono Agro Plantation Group (FAP) here.
FR further clarified that FAP is an external supplier of CPO to them. FR has engaged with FAP in 2016 and FAP has agreed to observe FR’s HCS policy. They have since completed their HCS assessments and carved out HCS areas. FR expects all its suppliers to adhere to its sustainability policy and will not trade with suppliers who repeatedly breaches it. The policy and its requirement has been communicated by FR via engagement with its suppliers.
The list of all of First Resources’ grievance cases can be found here.