Prosper Group/Far East Berhad Holdings – Bewani Oil Palm Plantations (BOPPL)

Date Progress
September 2017 04 September 2017:

An NGO email was sent directly to us, alleging deforestation in Papua New Guinea (PNG), by Bewani Oil Palm Plantations (BOPPL) with alleged ownership ties to the Prosper Group of Companies/ Far East Holdings Bhd (1,146 hectares of alleged deforestation since July 2017).

October 2017 We contacted Prosper Group via an official letter to understand and request for information on the ownership of Bewani Oil Palm Plantations.
Prosper Group denied ownership links to the Bewani Oil Palm Plantations and highlighted that the source of information received was inaccurate.
February 2018 We wrote to Prosper Group again via an official letter to request for a meeting. 
March 2018 Prosper Group wrote to us reiterating that they do not own Bewani Oil Palm Plantations Ltd and have no relations with them.
May 2018 We met Prosper Group and sought clarifications on the report and their sustainability initiatives. We also await an upcoming meeting with Far East Holdings.
Prosper Group explained the nature of their relationship with Far Eastern Holdings Bhd and stated that they are committed to sustainability and have embarked on obtaining the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil certification (MSPO).
June 2018 Prosper Group formally informed Musim Mas that they neither have any relationship with the Bewani Oil Palm Plantations Ltd nor do they have any operations, outside of Peninsular Malaysia. 

They also confirmed that they have a sustainability policy in place.

September 2018 19 September 2018:

Greenpeace published a report titled, “Final Countdown: Now or Never to Reform the Palm Oil Industry”, alleging that BOPPL cleared some 13,460 hectares of forest between 25 January 2015 – 28 July 2018. 

December 2018 Our last purchase date was in December 2018.
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