Musirawas Group is a privately-owned oil palm plantations and processing company, headquartered in Indonesia.
1) Mighty Earth report titled, “Rapid Response 6” (July 2018)
2) Mighty Earth report titled, “Rapid Response 10” (November 2018)
3) Mighty Earth report titled, “Rapid Response 11” (December 2018)
(1) Development of peat areas into oil palm Plantation in 2018 in the PT Sumur Pandanwangi, Seruyan regency, Central Kalimantan.
We wrote to Musirawas and informed them about the allegations regarding peat clearance and sought clarifications from them.
We met Musirawas to advise them on the urgent need to have an action plan, as well as the importance of complying with our NDPE policy, the consequence of non-compliance and the potential disruption to business relationships.
Our last purchase date from Musirawas was in October 2018.
Musirawas replied by formal letter, which stated that:
(i) PT Sumur Pandanwangi is a company that is established by law and is in legal compliance with Indonesia’s Plantation laws.
(ii) It has obtained legal authority from the government on the plantings in the peat area and is in compliance with government regulations on Protection and Management of Peat Ecosystems.
(iii) PT Sumur Pandanwangi has yet to produce any FFB as it was only recently planted. They operate within the sustainability rules and practices as demonstrated by the ISPO certification for two concessions. Hence, their operations are fully compliant with the law.