Sime Darby Plantations (SDP)
(1) The report alleged 8 ha of deforestation in SDP (Derawan, SOU 33)’s concession between 19 February – 23 August 2019.
We engaged with SDP to verify the allegations of deforestation.
Sime Darby sent us an official clarification stating that internal investigation has been conducted, and confirmed that the coordinates of the alleged clearing fall outside of SDP’s concession. The clearing was 100 meters away from SDP’s estate boundary.
Based on our spatial analysis, it is confirmed that the land clearing mentioned in RRR 19 was located outside SDP’s operational area.