Hardaya Plantation Group/ Cipta Murdaya (CCM Group)
Hardaya Plantation Group (HPG) is a privately-owned subsidiary of Central Cipta Murdaya. Headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia, the business engages in oil palm plantations and Crude Palm Oil (CPO) processing.
Hardaya has a corporate website which can be found here.
- Greenpeace report titled, “Deforestation Case Studies” (December 2017)
- Greenpeace report titled, “Final Countdown: Now or Never to Reform the Palm Oil Industry” (19 September 2018)
- Mongabay article titled, “Indonesian Minister blasted over palm permit for graft-tainted concession” (22 February 2019)
(1) and (2) No RSPO membership and public NDPE policy
Alleged obtainment of permit for the PT Hardaya Inti Plantations in Sulawesi through bribery involving the former regent of Buol district.
Alleged clearance of 500 hectare of Secondary forests in Central Sulawesi, Buol district between November 2016 and October 2017
Risk of further deforestation for its 82,600 hectare concession in Papua, which holds the “other land use” status for which no forestland release permit is needed.
(3) Hardaya was allowed to keep the concession even after the owner was arrested and jailed for bribing the Buol District Chief to grant her company the concessions in 2012.
Anti-governmental officials and environmental activists have criticised the Indonesian forestry ministry for allowing a company that have obtained a forest concession through bribery to clear land for a Palm Oil Plantation .
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.
Meeting has been fixed for early February 2018.
We met Hardaya to discuss their next course of action on the allegations against them.
i) 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.
ii) 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.
iii) 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.
Hardaya has confirmed that the stop work order is in effect in Buol (Sulawesi), while some challenges were experienced in Nunukan.
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 establishing an internal Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on sustainability and NDPE .
Hardaya is currently working on its sustainability action plan.