Genting Plantations Bhd

Genting Plantations Berhad is a Malaysian publicly listed oil palm Plantation group, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. Genting Plantations has been a member of RSPO since 2006.

The relevant RSPO case trackers which are related to:
a) Tanjung Bahagia Sdn Bhd can be found here.
b) Complaint filed by Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA) can be found here.
c) PT Susantri Permai, PT Kapuas Maju Jaya and PT Dwie Warna Karya can be found here.
d) PT Susantri Permai can be found here.
e) PT Surya Agro Palma can be found here.
f) PT Kapuas Maju Jaya can be found here.

Genting Plantations Berhad has a corporate website which can be found here.

1) Greenomics Report (22 September 2014)

2) RSPO Complaint (18 December 2016)

3) News report titled, “Palm Oil workers shot orangutan for meat” (14 February 2017)

4) Foresthints article titled, “Clearing begun on Bornean orangutan habitat worth USD 3.2 million” (22 September 2017)

5) Greenpeace report titled, “Final Countdown: Now or Never to Reform the Palm Oil Industry” (19 September 2018)

6) Mighty Earth report titled, “Rapid Response Report 14” (12 April 2019) sent to us via email.

7) Mighty Earth report titled, “Rapid Response Report 15” (22 May 2019) sent to us via email.

(1) Genting’s operations in West Kalimantan allegedly cleared orangutan habitats and HCS forests in Borneo, Indonesia.

(2) A complaint has been filed with the RSPO, that Genting subsidiaries, PT. Susantri Permai, PT. Kapuas Maju Jaya and PT. Dwie Warna Karya are illegally operating and planting palm in the productive forest area.

(3) Genting’s workers allegedly killed an orangutan and ate it in one of their concessions, PT Susantri Permai in Kalimantan.

(6) The report alleges deforestation by PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang (PT CSC), of an estimated 125 hectares between 05 January 2019 until 10 March 2019.

(7) The report alleges deforestation by PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang (PT CSC), of an estimated 175 hectares between 17 March – 15 May 2019 and deforestation by PT Permata Sawit Mandiri (PT PSM) of an estimated 84 ha between 04 April – 15 May 2019.

We have an existing joint venture in Sabah, Malaysia with Genting. We are actively engaging Genting.

April 2019
We engaged with Genting to get clarification on the allegations made in the report from Mighty Earth.

March 2017
Genting released a statement regarding the Orangutan news article dated 14 February 2017.

May 2017
The RSPO Complaints Panel is awaiting the Supreme Court decision on the allegations of illegal operations and plantings.

September 2017
Genting explained that PT PSM was a joint venture with their Indonesia partners, and that RSPO NPP documents had been submitted. A decision to divest in March 2017 was due to the ground limitations for development. Genting had also involved various stakeholders in discussions prior to the decision.

August 2018
The RSPO is finalising its decision on the illegality allegations on PT Susantri Permai, PT Kapuas Maju Jaya and PT Dwie Warna Karya.

April 2019
Genting responded to the report via the following statement (dated 29 April 2019): “The High Carbon Stock report for PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang is being finalised by Aidenvironment. It will be submitted for peer review once it has completed. This is according to the letter from PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang. Meanwhile, a stop-work order on new land clearing will be put in place.”

We have also been informed that since 16 March 2017, Genting had disposed of the 95% equity interest in PT PSM. Therefore PT PSM no longer belongs to Genting since 2017. Please refer to Genting Plantations Berhad Annual Report 2017 (Page 154).

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