Indonusa Agromulia Group, or commonly known as Indonusa Group is a privately owned oil palm Plantation company that is headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Indonusa has a corporate website which can be found here.
1) Mighty Earth report titled, “Rapid Response 7” (August 2018)
2) Greenpeace report titled, “Final Countdown: Now or Never to Reform the Palm Oil Industry” (19 September 2018)
3) Mighty Earth report titled “Rapid Response 10” (November 2018)
4) Mighty Earth report titled “Rapid Response 11” (December 2018)
5) Mighty Earth report titled “Rapid Response 12” (30 January 2019) sent to us via email.
(1) (3) (4) (5) Forest clearance in the province of Papua
(2) The Greenpeace report states that Indonusa:
Is not an RSPO member
Does not have a public NDPE policy
Does not make its concession maps publicly available
It alleges that Indonusa
- Has not obtained all necessary permits for the following concessions:
- 1 concession in South Sorong, West Papua
- 2 established concessions in Sumatra (managed by PT Indonusa Agromulia and PT Hamita Utama Karsa)
- 18,590 ha concession in Merauke, Papua (managed by PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera)
- In 2012 bought a third Sumatran Plantation company, PT Sawit Mas Perkasa in Jambi, whose previous owner had cleared land for timber but had not planted oil palm
- Plausibly have other concessions (not publicly listed) controlled by the group, as its website claims that it is expanding in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Papua
- PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera (IJS) cleared around 5,170 ha of forest, including Primary Forest between 25 January 2015 and 28 July 2018, despite not having been granted a definitive State Forest Release Letter.
Musim Mas engaged with Indonusa to get clarification on claims raised by Mighty Earth and Greenpeace regarding on the forest clearance in PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera, in the province of Papua.
Musim Mas met with representatives from Indonusa to find out more about the case as well as discuss potential mitigation measures in the near- to long-term. Indonusa explained that they have measures and SOPs relating to the NDPE Policy in place.
Musim Mas reviewed the latest response from Indonusa and deemed Indonusa to be less than enthusiastic in revealing the action plan.
Since then, we have made an internal decision and come to the conclusion not to continue the business relationship with Indonusa and our last purchase was in September 2018.
Indonusa expressed willingness to commit to Musim Mas’ sustainability standards, and to improve their sustainability policies and practices. In their reply to us, they stated that they are in compliance with Indonesian Plantation laws and have all the necessary permits in place. They also gave assurances that sound sustainability practices in place however no action plan has been forthcoming though.