Tunas Baru Lampung/ Sungai Budi Group
Tunas Baru Lampung is a subsidiary of Sungai Budi. It is a publicly-listed producer of CPO headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia. Tunas Baru Lampung is a member of RSPO since 2006. Their RSPO membership profile can be found here.
1) Foresthints article titled, “Top officials investigate extent of Palm Oil company’s Peatland violations” (28 November 2016)
2) Chain Reaction Research article titled, “Tunas Baru Lampung TBK”
3) Rainforest Foundation Norway and Aidenvironment report titled, “Nordic investments in banks financing Indonesian Palm Oil” (May 2017)
4) Greenpeace report titled, “Deforestation case studies” (December 2017) sent directly to us via email.
5) Chain Reaction Research article titled, “Tunas Baru Lampung: Contested land and peat clearing could drive substantial value loss” (April 2018)
6) Greenpeace report “Final Countdown: Now or Never to Reform the Palm Oil Industry” (19 September 2018)
(1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) No public NDPE policy
Under-declared planted area size in its 2015 ACOP
New development without fulfilling RSPO NPP
Deforestation by subsidiary, PT Solusi Jaya Perkasa (SJP) in West Kalimantan
New land development by subsidiary, PT Dinamika Graha Sarana (PT DGS) in areas targeted for restoration by the Indonesia’s Peat Restoration Agency
Non-compliance with terms of its permit issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in 2012
Land dispute with local community since 2007 in South Sumatra
Alleged deforestation of 4,100 hectares of forest, mostly peatlands between August 2015 and October 2017 by PT Samora Usaha Jaya (PT SUJ) in South Sumatra.
We engaged with TBL regarding the allegations mentioned in the Chain Reaction Research Report. We applied ‘controlled purchase’ on TBL’s mills in South Sumatera
We are not buying from the mill in South Sumatra and currently have no supply chain link with PT Samora Usaha Jaya (SUJ).
TBL has conveyed that its operations have been legally compliant and that it has explained itself to the Ministry of Environment and forestry on their activities in December 2016.
At the same time, we will follow up on the dialogue with TBL on PT SUJ regarding the outcome of the soil survey and their engagement with the government’s Peat Restoration Agency (BRG).
We will also verify on TBL’s statement on no further development at PT SJP in West Kalimantan and that the Group was not clearing land.
We touched base with TBL to initiate a meeting.
A meeting has been arranged for 24 April 2018.
We met with the management team to seek clarifications on points raised in the Chain Reaction Research report (4).
Our last purchase was in July 2018.
TBL met the Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan (KLHK) (Ministry of Environment and Forestry) on the issue of peat clearance in Jakarta.
TBL clarified to Musim Mas that they have a sustainability policy in place since Jan 2015 and have not used burning to clear the said land.
TBL further confirmed that all necessary legal permits and licenses were obtained in accordance with the Plantation laws, leading to the renewal of the concession permit.
TBL issued a statement refuting the allegations in the Chain Reaction Research article, stating that the article contains inaccuracies.
The management team clarified on the points raised in the Chain Reaction Research report, as reflected in the statement published in March 2018.
TBL admitted to clearing peat land in PT SJP and PT Bumi Perkasa Gemilang until end-2016.