Mighty Earth Rapid Response Report 11

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Indonesian companies: PT Krida Darma Kahuripan, PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera, PT Putera Manunggal Perkasa, PT Senabangun Aneka Pertiwi, PT Borneo Agro Sawit, PT Mempawah Permai Lestari, PT Kartika Cipta Pratama, PT Persada Era Agro Kencana, PT Pinang Witmas Abadi, PT Sumur Pandanwangi

Malaysian companies: LPF/0006 Samling-Lana, BLD Plantation, LPF/0042

December 2018 

Prepared with support from Aidenvironment and MapHubs

PT Krida Dharma Kahuripan

 

 

Concession Information: PT Krida Dharma Kahuripan is located in Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 13,382 hectares1. (Long: 113°21’2.52″E, Lat: 1°35’59.06″S)

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between July 10 and November 20, 2018, a total of 345 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Krida Dharma Kahuripan concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

No ownership information available.

PT Krida Dharma Kahuripan has previously been reported to be part of the Makin Group. The company claims that the location permit (ILOK) of PT Krida Dharma Kahuripan was returned to the local government (Katingan Regency) in July 2017 and the concession land is categorized by the government as production forest area and therefore cannot be converted to plantations.

Supply chain information: 

No supply chain information available


 

PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera

 

 

Concession Information: PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera is located in Papua province. The concession covers an area of 25,395 hectares3. (Long 140°48’22.6″E, Lat 7°19’30.0″S)

 

 

Deforestation: 

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Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between October 9 and December 4, 2018, a total of 253 hectares of forest were cleared in Area A of the PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera concession. Also, between October 6 and December 11, 2018, a total 382 hectares of forest were cleared in Area B of the PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera concession . (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc. & Landsat 8 Imagery 2018)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Indonusa Agromulia Group/Indonusa Group

PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera is part of Indonusa Agromulia Group. Indonusa Agromulia Group is commonly known as Indonusa group. PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera is owned by Rosna Tjuatja (99.87%). She sits as the Commissioner on the Indonusa Agromulia Group and also serves as President commissioner at PT Profindo International Securities4.

Supply Chain Information: 


 

PT Putera Manunggal Perkasa

 

 

Concession Information: PT Putera Manunggal Perkasa is located in West Papua province. The concession covers an area of 34,310 hectares5. (Long 132°21’17.93″E, Lat 1°53’45.09″S)

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between October 29 and December 4, 2018, a total of 28 hectares of forest were cleared in Area A of the PT Putera Manunggal Perkasa concession. Also, between October 29 and December 4, 2018, a total 167 hectares of peat forest were developed in Area B of the PT Putera Manunggal Perkasa concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc. & Landsat 8 Imagery 2018)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ Group)

PT Putera Manunggal Perkasa is a subsidiary of Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ Group). Mr. Geetha Govindan is the President Director of Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk.6

Supply Chain Information: 


 

PT Senabangun Aneka Pertiwi

 

 

 

Concession Information:  PT Senabangun Aneka Pertiwi is located in Paser district, East Kalimantan Province. The concession covers an area of 20,011 hectares8. (Long 116° 14′ 04′′ E, Lat 2° 14′ 13′′ S)

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between September 28 and November 27, 2018, a total of 163 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Senabangun Aneka Pertiwi concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Jhonlin group

PT Senabangun Aneka Pertiwi is owned by the children of Haji Syamsudin Andi Arsyad (Haji Isam), Liana Saputri and Jhonny Saputra, through PT Citra Agro Raya and Araya Agro Lestari. Haji Isam is the owner of Jhonlin group.9

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


 

PT Borneo Agro Sawit

 

 

 

Concession Information: PT Borneo Agro Sawit is located in Berau district, East Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 21,157 hectares10. (Long 117° 26′ 09′′ Lat E 2° 16′ 18′′ N)

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between September 24 and November 29, 2018, a total of 121 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Borneo Agro Sawit concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

No ownership information available.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


 

PT Mempawah Permai Lestari

Concession Information: PT Mempawah Permai Lestari is located in Bengkayang district, West Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 7,511 hectares11 . (Long 109° 13′ 54″ E Lat 0° 37′ 26″ N).

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between September 4 and December 3, 2018, a total of 80 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Mempawah Permai Lestari concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Bee Garden Holdings Sdn Bhd

PT Mempawah Permai Lestari is part of Bee Garden Holdings Sdn Bhd, which is owned by Puan Sri Tan Bee Hong.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


PT Kartika Cipta Pratama

 

 

 

Concession Information:  PT Kartika Cipta Pratama is located in Boven Digoel Regency, West Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 40,882 hectares13 (Long 140°12’31.6″E, Lat 6°20’26.6″S)

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between November 7 and December 6, 2018, a total of 227 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Kartika Cipta Pratama concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: HSA Group

In 2012, four UAE holding companies (Prestige Holding Ltd., Malindo Investments Ltd, Crescent Investments Ltd, and Green Resources Ltd) believed to be affiliated with the Yemen-based HSA Group purchased 80% stake of each of these four companies located in the Boven Digoel district of West Papua, Indonesia: PT Megakarya Jaya Raya, PT Kartika Cipta Pratama, PT Graha Kencana Mulia and PT Energi Samudera Kencana. PT Megakarya Jaya Raya and PT Kartika Cipta Pratama are two concessions involved in Tanah Merah project in Boven Digoel Regency. These concessions cover a combined 155,330 hectares. Since January 2014, around 5,000 hectares of forest have been cleared in PT Megakarya Jaya Raya and PT Kartika Cipta Pratama.

Up until June 5, 2018, the four plantation companies had Fouad Hayel Saeed Anam listed as President Commissioner on their notary acts. Fouad Hayel Saeed is Regional Director-Malaysia of the HSA Group and Managing Director of Pacific Inter-Link, the group’s subsidiary. Legal documents also listed Salah Ahmed Hayel Saeed as Commissioner of PT Energi Samudera Kencana & PT Megakarya Jaya Raya and President Director of PT Graha Kencana Mulia & PT Kartika Cipta Pratama. Hayel Saeed is Director of Pacific Inter-Link’s refining division, PT Pacific Palmindo Industri. Recent notary acts confirm that on June 5, 2018, Fouad Hayel Saeed ceased to be President Commissioner of PT Megakarya Jaya Raya and PT Kartika Cipta Pratama, and Salah Ahmed Hayel Saeed is no longer Commissioner of PT Megakarya Jaya Raya and President Director of PT Kartika Cipta Pratama. Nakul Rastogi also disappeared from PT Kartika Cipta Pratama’s notary acts.

However, June 5, 2018 notary acts does not show any change in PT Megakarya Jaya Raya, PT Kartika Cipta Pratama, PT Graha Kencana Mulia and PT Energi Samudera Kencana shareholders. Hence, it is assumed that these companies remain affiliated with the HSA Group. Little is known about the new directors of the two concessions, except that some notable individuals in Indonesian politics and business are involved. Mr. Alwi Abdurrahman Shihab, former Foreign Minister of the Indonesian government, has become President Commissioner of PT Megakarya Jaya Ray. Drs. Tommy Sagiman is now the commissioner of PT KCP. He is ex-Inspector General of the police. Nata Singh Gurdev Singh became director of PT Megakarya Jaya Raya in June 2018. Until April 2018, he worked for Sime Darby. Alwi Abdurrahman Shihab is the Indonesian President’s special envoy to the Middle East and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

The HSA Group is one of the oldest business conglomerate in the Middle East, founded in 1938 by Al Haj Hayel Saeed Anam and his brothers Mohamed, Abdo and Gazern. The Group is today headed by Abdul Gabbar Hayel Saeed, CEO and Chairman. The HSA Group is involved in the palm oil industry through its subsidiaries PT Pacific Palmindo Industri, PT Pacific Medan Industry, PT Pacific Indopalm Industries, Pacific Oil & Fats Industries and Pacific Inter-Link, which are all RSPO members14, and PT Pacific Indomas.

Additional evidence shows continued family links to the PT Tulen Jayamas Timber Industries timber complex, a joint-venture project with Bumimas Raya Sdn Bhd, Pacific Inter-Link Sdn Bhd, Yakin Dijaya Sdn Bhd and Al Salam Bank Bahrain’ announced by Tadmax Resources in 2012.15 The PT Tulen Jayamas Timber Industries timber complex is situated within the PT Kartika Cipta Pratama concession.

Malindo Investments Ltd which holds 80% shares in PT Kartika Cipta Pratama (see above), also holds 40% of the shares in the Malaysian-based parent company of PT Tulen Jayamas Timber Industries – i.e. Tulen Jayamas Sdn Bhd. Mr. Salah Ahmed Hayel Saeed and Mr. Fouad Hayel Saeed Anam are directors of Tulen Jayamas Sdn Bhd, in addition to their positions in the Indonesian subsidiary (PT Tulen Jayamas Timber Industries) as of 28 April 2018.

Supply Chain Information: 

The HSA Group company Pacific Inter-Link (PIL) used to trade with IOI and Nestlé, however both companies have suspended trade with the company due to concerns over its involvement in deforestation. Pacific Inter-Link claims to be one of the largest palm oil traders to the Middle East, Africa, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey.16


 

PT Persada Era Agro Kencana

 

 

 

Concession Information: PT Persada Era Agro Kencana is located in Katingan district, Central Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 12,933 hectares17. (Long 113° 17′ 02′′ E, Lat 2° 34′ 09′′ S).

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between September 25 and December 1, 2018, a total of 200 hectares of peat were developed in Area A of the PT Persada Era Agro Kencana concession. Also, between October 31 and December 5, 2018, a total 189 hectares of peat forest were developed in Area B of the PT Persada Era Agro Kencana concession. (Imagery © 2018 Sentinel Imagery 2018)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Mulia Sawit group

PT Persada Era Agro Kencana is a subsidiary of Mulia Sawit group. Mulia Sawit group is owned by Kurnia Lukman Goutama, Tjio Andre Yenatha, Kevin Wusman and Sanjaya Lukman. Tjio Andra Yenatha, known as Andre, also serves as a Director of PT Bangun Jaya Alam Permai of the Best Plantation Group.

 

Supply Chain Information: 


 

PT Pinang Witmas Abadi

 

 

 

Concession Information:  PT Pinang Witmas Abadi is located in Kuburaya district, West Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 10,510 hectares19. (Long 109° 37′ 06′′ E, Lat 0° 08′ 03′′ S).

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between October 22 and December 9, 2018, a total of 79 hectares of peat forest were developed in the PT Pinang Witmas Abadi concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Pundi group

PT Pinang Witmas Abadi is owned by PT Pundi Bhakti Khatulistiwa through PT Pundi Lahan Khatulistiwa (Pundi Group), which is an independent company located in Kubu Raya, West Kalimantan. Currently, the Director of Pundi Bhakti Khatulistiwa is The Kie Hok, who also serves as the President Director of PT Pundi Lahan Khatulistiwa. Mr. Suryadi Polem is the main shareholder in both PT Pundi Lahan Khatulistiwa and PT Pundi Bhakti Khatulistiwa.20 Ownership of PT Pundi Bhakti Khatulistiwa is shown below.

Supply Chain Information: 


 

PT Sumur Pandanwangi

 

 

 

Concession Information:  PT Sumur Pandanwangi is located in Seruyan Regency, Central Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 7,492 hectares.21 (Long: 112°36’52.62″E, Lat: 3°19’29.78″S).

 

 

Peat Development:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between November 5 and December 10, 2018, a total of 269 hectares of peat were developed in the PT Sumur Pandanwangi concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Musirawas

PT Sumur Pandawangi is part of the Musirawas Group, which owns three plantation companies which operate in the Seruyan and East Kotawaringin districts of Central Kalimantan. Together they hold a total land bank of 34,000 hectares, with roughly 24,000 hectares producing oil palm. Musirawas has four operational palm oil mills.

The founder of oil palm operations is Mr. Widjojo Soejono, who was a General in the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI). Each of his five children control 20% of the shares in PT Sumur Pandawangi (through PT Panca Bumisari Utama and PT Mahesi Agri Karya). 22

Musirawas Group also holds shares in other plantations companies affiliated with Asam Jawa. PT Panca Bumisari Utama holds 36% of the shares in PT Sapta Karya Damai, 10% in PT Palma Prima Plantation and 27.5% shares in PT Asam Jawa, which in turn controls 80% of the shares in PT Palma Prima Plantation and 92% of the shares in PT Sawitmas Nugraha Perdana.

Supply Chain Information: 


 

LPF/0006 Samling-Lana

 

 

 

Concession Information:  PT Samling-Lana is located in Sarawak, Malaysia. The concession covers an area of 82,124 hectares23. (Long 109°17’49.76″E, Lat 0°17’31.81″S)

 

 

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between September 12 and November 30, 2018, a total of 104 hectares of forest were cleared in the LPF/006 Samling-Lana concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Samling group

License Plantation Forest (LPF)/0006 Lana is issued to Samling Reforestation (Bintulu) Sdn Bhd (SRB) – a subsidiary of Syarikat Samling Timber Sdn Bhd (SST) in Sarawak, Malaysia and a member of Samling group. The Samling group – which was founded by Tan Sri Yaw Teck Seng, a Malaysian businessman – is engaged in timber, oil palm, property and automotive business ventures. Samling group.

Supply Chain Information: 


 

BLD Plantation

 

 

 

Concession Information: BLD Plantation Bhd is located in Sarawak, Malaysia. The concession covers an area of 20,158 hectares26. (Long 111°47’22.67″E, Lat 2°35’49.80″N)

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between August 26 and December 6, 2018, a total of 1,283 hectares of peat forest were developed in Area A of the BLD Plantation concession. Also, between October 12 and December 2, 2018, a total 24 hectares of peat forest were developed in Area B of the BLD Plantation concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: BLD Plantation Bhd

BLD Plantation Bhd is part of the KTS group of companies. The group is controlled by the Lau family and their relatives, as well as the Wan Hamid family. Dato Henry Lau Lee Kong is the Executive Chairman of BLD Plantation, while Mr. Haji Wan Abdillah bin Wan Hamid is the group’s Executive Director. Lau is also the Honorary Secretary of the Sarawak Timber Association (STA).

Supply Chain Information: 


 

LPF/0042

 

 

 

Concession Information: LPF/0042 is located in Lundu district, Sarawak. The concession covers an area of 4,773 hectares28. (Long 109° 56′ 03′′ E, Lat 1° 31′ 07′′ N).

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between September 4 and December 3, 2018, a total of 52 hectares of forest were cleared in the LPF 0042 concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Unknown

License Plantation Forest (LPF)/0042 is issued for Polima Forest Bintulu Sdn Bhd in Lundu, Sarawak, Malaysia. The main activities of Polima Forest Bintulu Sdn Bhd are forestry and logging.29 The Director of Polima Forest Bintulu Sdn Bhd is Dato’ Ngieng Ping Wei, a Malaysian businessman30. There is a palm oil mill within LPF 0042, and based on the satellite imagery, the clearing looks similar to that done for oil palm development.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


 

Sources for supply chain information: 

Supply chain information included in this Rapid Response report is based on the following publicly disclosed sources and direct communications with these companies. Mighty Earth encourages companies to send updated versions of mill disclosures as soon as they become available and any decision to terminate supplies with a given company listed in those mill disclosures; please send to [email protected].