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December 2017

Greenpeace report titled, “Deforestation Case Studies” alleged that Hardaya Inti Plantations (HIP) obtained its permit through bribery involving the former regent of Buol district.

Alleged clearance of 500 hectares of secondary forest in Central Sulawesi, Buol District between November 2016 and October 2017.

Risk of further deforestation for its 82,000 hectares concession in Papua, which holds the “other land use” status for which no forestland release permit is needed.

”Deforestation Case Studies” report available upon request.*

We met with Hardaya together with consultant, AidEnvironment where we requested for a stop-work order on land clearance, and for the company to conduct HCV and HCS assessments prior to any further land clearance. The above requests were to verify Hardaya’s compliance to our Sustainability Policy. Hardaya agreed to work with a consultant, on the stop work order and to map the conservation and development areas.

We also requested for the company to draw up a clear action plan with timelines by early January 2018.

  1. Hardaya has not made a final decision on the plot of land in Papua, no development has taken place and as such, the issue to be omitted from the current discussion.
  2. Hardaya maintained that the operations in Sulawesi (PT. Hardaya Inti Plantations) and Nunukan (PT. Sebakis Into Lestari (SIL) and PT. Sebuku Inti Plantation (SIP)), are in accordance with the Plantation laws of Indonesia. However, in view of the relationship with Musim Mas, Hardaya is agreeable to the stop work request and to conduct HCV and HCS assessments prior to any further land development.
  3. Hardaya extended an invitation to us and AidEnvironment to visit its concessions as have a first-hand experience on the way it conducts its operations.
January 2018

A meeting has been fixed for early February 2018.
Hardaya has confirmed that the stop work order is in effect in Buol (Sulawesi), while some challenges were experienced in Nunukan.
February 2018 We met Hardaya to discuss their next course of action on the allegations against them.

Hardaya stated that they started the initial work to map the ‘Go’ and ‘No-Go’ areas respectively in the two concessions in Buol and Nunukan.

Hardaya also agreed to undertake HCV and HCS assessments, as well as look into legal compliance, and establish an internal Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on sustainability and NDPE.

August 2018 Hardaya is currently working on its sustainability action plan.
September 2018 Greenpeace released another report “Final Countdown: Now or Never to Reform the Palm Oil Industry” that alleged HIP of clearing 434 hectares of forest, including primary forest between 26 December 2014 and 08 March 2018.