Musim Mas Group – PT Musim Mas (September 2020)
PT Musim Mas is a subsidiary of the Musim Mas Group (under Musim Mas Holdings Pte Ltd). We have been a member of RSPO since 2004 and were the first from Indonesia to join the RSPO.
|September 2020||A complaint lodged by Federasi Serikat Pekerja Metal Indonesia (FSPMI) to RSPO Complaints Panel (RSPO CP), against Pabrik Kelapa Sawit Batang Kulim POM and Pabrik Kelapa Sawit Pangkalan Lesung POM, alleging of the following issues:
21 September 2020:
The RSPO Complaints Panel has formally accepted the complaint. Access to the relevant case tracker on the RSPO Complaints website can be found here.
28 September 2020:
We received an email from RSPO on 28 September 2020 informing us that the RSPO Complaints Panel (RSPO CP) has performed an initial diagnosis of the allegations, and the Complaints Panel has formally accepted a complaint against Pabrik Kelapa Sawit Batang Kulim POM & Pabrik Kelapa Sawit Pangkalan Lesung POM. They will thereafter examine the merits of the allegations.
After a preliminary deliberation, two of the above allegations were precluded from this complaint, namely that:
RSPO requested for a formal response to the remaining allegations.
|October 2020||On 06 October 2020, we provided a formal response with relevant documents and evidence, and RSPO has acknowledged receipt.
As a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG), Musim Mas’ labor conditions are checked and verified annually according to RSPO and POIG standards. In 2016, the NGO Verité carried out a special labor audit and found no non-conformances concerning the issues raised in this complaint. The Verité audit report can be accessed here.
|We are awaiting a formal response to our submissions by the RSPO CP.|