Grievances

Following the launch of Musim Mas’ Sustainability Policy in December 2014, we recognised the importance of establishing a transparent and accountable Grievance Mechanism to address and resolve any grievances raised against the implementation of our No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) Policy effectively.

Musim Mas introduced the Grievance Mechanism in 2016 to allow all stakeholders – our employees, local communities and NGOs to report any issues in our own operations and throughout our supply chain. We respect and protect the anonymity of the complainants to prevent any potential conflict or reprisal. Grievance Raisers may provide information anonymously using a form on our website, by letter or by SMS.

Musim Mas continuously improve our grievance-reporting to be more comprehensive to ensure stakeholders are kept informed. We welcome any feedback for improvement.

This mechanism outlines our process for receiving, verifying and addressing all grievances raised against us or our suppliers.

All incoming grievances are divided into two main categories: Compliance Grievances and Dispute Grievances. Compliance Grievances may involve breaches of our Sustainability Policy, the RSPO Standards and/or the POIG Charter and Dispute Grievances may involve conflicts between two or more parties.

Compliance Grievances Dispute Grievances
Against Musim Mas Group Against Musim Mas Group
Against Third-party Suppliers Against Third-party Suppliers

Under regular business relations, we require our suppliers to undergo regular monitoring and constant engagement to ensure progress on their roadmaps. However, if there is a confirmed non-compliance, we will activate our Grievance Mechanism to resolve the grievance swiftly and effectively.

To better manage our cases on grievances, we have developed a Controlled Purchase Protocol (CPP). It helps us identify if the measures taken towards suppliers are effective and monitor the progress of their action plan to resolve the grievance.

Under our updated CPP released in January 2020, an opportunity is provided to our suppliers to work towards addressing a grievance while maintaining business relations with Musim Mas. However, failure to adhere to the above principles will lead to cessation of business. Suppliers will exit the CPP once all conditions and actions to resolve the grievance are met and normal business relations resume.

We believe that continued engagement with these suppliers is important for sector transformation. Strong supplier relations form the basis of the CPP, on which we leverage on to help in the resolution of grievances.

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No.  Grievance Case Case Details Date of Report Status RSPO Membership
1 Anglo
Eastern Plantations (AEP)
Alleged
deforestation and social conflict
17 November 2017 Active Non-RSPO
2 Arjuna Utama Sawit (AUS) Alleged
deforestation and clearance preparation
12 April 2019 Inactive Non-RSPO
3 Asian Agri  Peat Forest
Development
18 July 2019 Active Non-RSPO
4 Astra
Agro Lestari (AAL)
No public commitment
to combat sustainability issues, not a RSPO member, peatland development,
encroachment into elephant habitat, deforestation, and land conflicts.
18 May 2015 Inactive Non-RSPO
5 Austindo
Nusantara Jaya (ANJ)
Deforestation, no
public commitment to avoid deforestation and peat development,
exploitation.
21 July 2014 Inactive RSPO
6 Bakrie Group  Forest
Clearance
08 June 2019 Active RSPO
7 Bonti Permai Jayaraya (BPJ)  Alleged Deforestation 10 September 2019 Active Non-RSPO
8 Bukit Barisan Indah Prima (BBIP) Social Issues and Land Conflicts 23 March 2020 Active Non-RSPO
9 Bukit
Bintang Sawit (BBS)
Land dispute 16 February 2016 Inactive Non-RSPO
10 Bumi Daya Agrotamas (BDA)  Purchasing FFBs from a company found to have deforested in the Leuser Ecosystem    29 October 2019 Active Non-RSPO
11 Bumitama Deforestation,
destruction of HCV forest, development on peatland, illegal operations and
failure to meet timelines for RSPO certification.
17 January 2017 Inactive RSPO
12 Ciliandry Anky Abadi Group (CAA) Deforestation,
clearance of orangutan habitat.
December 2017 Inactive Non-RSPO
13 Dhanistha Surya Nusantara (DSN)   Exploitation
of burnt peatlands
12 December
2018
Active Non-RSPO
14 Eagle
High Plantation (Varia Mitra Andalan)
Deforestation,
development on peat, use of fire and disregard for human rights in Papua as
well as other parts of Indonesia.
14 September 2016 Inactive RSPO
15 Ensem Sawita   Purchasing FFBs from
a company found to have deforested in the Leuser Ecosystem
11 November 2014 Inactive Non-RSPO
16 FAP Agri Deforestation,
No NDPE policy nor RSPO membership
December
2017
Active Non-RSPO
17 Felda Global Venture (FGV) Exploitation and
disrespecting human and labour rights, deforestation and peat
development.
July 2015 Active RSPO
18 First
Resources
Clearance of
forests, including orangutan habitat
December 2017 Inactive RSPO
19 Ganda/
GAMA Group
Social conflict,
encroachment into and conversion of tiger habitat and HCV peatlands, fire
within concessions, forested peatland clearance in West Kalimantan.
07 October 2013 Inactive Non-RSPO
20 Gemilang Sawit Lestari       Purchasing FFBs from
a company found to have deforested in the Tesso Nilo National Park
05 April
2016
Inactive Non-RSPO
21 Genting
Plantations Bhd
Deforestation,
encroachment into orangutan habitat, and killing of orangutan for food by its
workers in one of its concessions.
22 September 2014 Active RSPO
22 Global Sawit Semesta  Purchasing FFBs from a company found to have deforested in the Leuser Ecosystem 30 September 2019 Active Non-RSPO
23 Goodhope/
Carson Cumberbatch
Alleged
deforestation and planting on peatland, development without EIA, flooding
within Nabire Baru concession, failure in following proper FPIC process,
excessive use of force including using of state security forces.
09 April 2016 Inactive RSPO
24 Hardaya
Plantation Group/ Cipta Murdaya (CCM Group)
Alleged illegal
obtainment of permit for PT HIP, and clearance of secondary forests.
December 2017 Active Non-RSPO
25 Incasi Raya  Forest and peat
clearance
November 2018 Active Non-RSPO
26 IndoAgri/IndoFood/Salim
Group
Child labour, worker
exposure to highly hazardous pesticides, payment below minimum wage,
long-term reliance on temporary labour to fill core jobs and the use of
company-backed unions.
08 June 2016 Inactive Non-RSPO
27 Indonusa  Land clearing
without necessary permits, deforestation
19 September 2018 Inactive Non-RSPO
28 Kalimantan Sawit Kusuma Alleged Deforestation 06 December 2019 Active Non-RSPO
29 Korindo
Group
Deforestation, use
of fire and disregard for local community rights.
01 September 2016 Inactive Non-RSPO
30 Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) Berhad   Peat
Development
12 August 2019 Active RSPO
31 Matahari Kahuripan Indonesia (MAKIN Group) Alleged Deforestation 06 November 2019 Active Non-RSPO
32 Medco Agro
Group
Land-clearing of the
forest concession
January 2017 Inactive Non-RSPO
33 Mopoli Raya  Clearance of HCV
forests and habitats of Sumatran Tigers and Elephants
11 November 2014 Active Non-RSPO
34 Mulia Sawit Group   Deforestation
and development on peat
30
October 2018
Inactive Non-RSPO
35 Multiple
Suppliers (Leuser Ecosystem)
Deforestation in
Singkil – Bengkung
12 November 2014 Active Non-RSPO
36 Multiple
Suppliers (Tesso Nilo)
Illegal FFB from key
conservation area in Riau.
06 April 2016 Active Non-RSPO
37 Musim Mas Group – PT Musim Mas Alleged violations against RSPO rules 24 March 2020 Active RSPO
38 Musim
Mas Group – PT Sarana Esa Cita/ PT Mulia Indah
Land claims by
multiple parties
31 July 2017 Inactive RSPO
39 Musirawas Development on
peat
July 2018 Inactive Non-RSPO
40 Noble
Agri Group
Deforestation
practice by an affiliated company in Papua.
01 September 2016 Inactive RSPO
41 Pati Sari   Purchasing FFBs from
a company found to have deforested in the Leuser Ecosystem
11 November
2014
Inactive Non-RSPO
42 Prosper
Group/ Far East Holdings Berhad
Alleged
deforestation by an entity with alleged ownership ties to the Prosper group
of companies/ Far East Holdings
04 September 2017 Inactive Non-RSPO
43 Samudera Sawit Nabati (SSN)  Purchasing
FFBs from a company found to have deforested in the Leuser
Ecosystem
30 September 2019 Active Non-RSPO

44

Sampoerna Agro

Deforestation

06 December 2019

Active

RSPO

45 Sawit
Sumbermas Sarana (SSS)
HCV land clearance
that involved an orangutan habitat.
04 June 2015 Inactive RSPO
46 Sime Darby Plantations (SDP)   Deforestation 10 September 2019 Active RSPO
47 Sumber
Tani Agung (STA)
Purported Purchase
of Fresh Fruit Bunches from supplier allegedly engaging in deforestation and
social conflict
17 November 2017 Inactive Non-RSPO
48 TH Plantations Bhd NDPE Policy
implementation and the impact on deforestation
04 May 2018 Active Non-RSPO
49 Tradewinds Plantation Sdn Bhd  Deforestation and
peat forest development
18 July 2019 Inactive Non-RSPO
50 Triputra Agro Persada Group  Deforestation in
East Kalimantan
30 January 2019 Active RSPO
51 Tunas
Baru Lampung/ Sungai Budi Group
Deforestation, peat
issues, and local community conflict.
28 November 2016 Inactive RSPO

If you have any complaints you’d like to bring up, please take the time to fill up the form in the link below:

I Want to Lodge a Complaint

Channels of Lodging a Complaint

Website submission Please click here to use the online form.
By Email sustainability@musimmas.com
By SMS (62) 8116159071
Required information:
(1) Name of Complainant
(2) Name of Musim Mas subsidiary/ third-party supplier/ others whom the complaint is made against.
(3) Key points of complaint
By Phone Call (62) 8116159071
By Fax (62) 61 6613060
In Writing
150 Beach Road, Level 24, Gateway West, Singapore 189720
Attn: Corporate Communications Department (Grievance Coordinator)
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