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Indonesian Companies:

PT Kapuasindo Palm Industri, PT Kartika Cipta Pratama, PT Palem Segar Lestari, PT Sawit Berkat Sejahtera, PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera, PT Marita Makmur Jaya, PT Persada Era Agro Kencana, PT Sebaung Sawit Plantations, PT Dwiwira Lestari Jaya, PT Krida Dharma Kahuripan, PT Sentosa Suksesutama

Malaysian company: 

Jaya Tiasa / Rimbunan Hijau Group

January 2019: 

Prepared with support from Aidenvironment and MapHubs

Evershine Asset Corporation and Everbright Resources Corporation: PT Kapuasindo Palm Industry

 

Concession Information: PT Kapuasindo Palm Industry is located in Kapuas Hulu Regency, West Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 18,443 hectares. (Long: 111°49’16.50″E, Lat: 0°46’42.77″N)

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between November 28, 2018 and January 10, 2019, a total of 44 hectares of peat forest were cleared and an additional 65 hectares of peat was developed in the PT Kapuasindo Palm Industry concession. (Imagery © 2019 Planet & Sentinel-2).

Ownership Information: 

Group: Evershine Asset Corporation and Everbright Resources Corporation

PT Kapuasindo Palm Industry is owned by Evershine Asset Corporation (90%) and Everbright Resources Corporation (10%), through PT Kencana Agung Lestari and PT Binanusa Mukti Sentosa. Everbright Resources Corporation also ultimately owns PT Buana Tunas Sejahtera and PT Sentrakarya Manunggal. The companies all share the same President Director (Johanes Ibrahim Tjendana), Director (Juliana Lukmin) and President Commissioner Ricky Surjana).

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HSA Group: PT Kartika Cipta Pratama

Concession Information: PT Kartika Cipta Pratama is located in Boven Digoel Regency, West Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 41,257 hectares2. (Long 140°12’31.6″E, Lat 6°20’26.6″S)

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between December 6, 2018 and January 11, 2019, a total of 286 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Kartika Cipta Pratama concession. (Imagery © 2019 Planet Labs Inc & Sentinel-2).

Ownership Information:

Group: HSA Group

In 2012, four UAE holding companies (Prestige Holding Ltd., Malindo Investments Ltd, Crescent Investments Ltd, and Green Resources Ltd) believto be ed 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 subsidiairy. 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 members3, 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 2012.4 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 were 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.

In the period 21 February 2013 to 24 April 2018, Mr Salah Ahmed Hayel Saeed held 1 share in PT Tulen Jayamas Timber Industries, with the remaining 499 shares held by Tulen Jayamas Sdn Bhd. As of 11 November 2018 Mr Salah Ahmed Hayel Saeed and Mr Fouad Hayel Saeed Anam were no longer directors of Tulen Jayamas Sdn Bhd. However, Malindo Investments Ltd still holds 40% in Tulen Jayamas Sdn Bhd.

Between 24 April 2018 2018 and 13 December 2018, Mr Salah Ahmed Hayel Saeed was no longer a shareholder and director in PT Tulen Jayamas Timber Industries. Also, Mr Fouad Hayel Saeed Anam ceased to be a director in PT Tulen Jayamas Timber Industries.

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.


 

Henan Jiujiu Chemical Co. Ltd.: PT Palem Segar Lestari

Concession Information: PT Palem Segar Lestari is located in Nunukan Regency, North Kalimantan. The concession covers a total area of 14,433 hectares. (Long 117°32’19.68″E, Lat 3°50’2.05″N

 

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between December 18, 2018 and January 10, 2019, a total of 44 hectares of peat was developed in the PT Palem Segar Lestari concession – Area A and B. (Imagery © 2019 Planet).

Ownership Information: 

Group: Henan Jiujiu Chemical Co. Ltd.

PT Palem Segar Lestari is 90% owned by Henan Jiujiu Chemical Co. Ltd and 10% owned by PT Citra Makmur Sentosa. Henan Jiujiu Chemical Co. Ltd is a China-registered company specializing in fatty acids and derivative products.

Mr. Tjia Ke Seng (alias ‘Dachlan’), a Chinese citizen, is the President Director of PT Palem Segar Lestari7. He is also the Director of PT Sebaung Sawit Plantation, also located in North Kalimantan.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


 

Unknown group: PT Sawit Berkat Sejahtera

Concession Information: PT Sawit Berkat Sejahtera is located in Bulungan Regency, North Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 7,613 hectares8. (Long 117°34’6.17″E, Lat 2°33’32.50″N)

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between December 17, 2018 and January 7, 2019, a total of 21 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Sawit Berkat Sejahtera concession. (Imagery © 2019 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

Group: Unknown

PT Sawit Berkat Sejahtera is owned (99%) by Mr. Ir. Daud through PT Cahaya Agro Pratama. He is the Director of PT Sawit Berkat Sejahtera and PT Cahaya Agro Plantation, and also served as the President Director of PT Rimbun Sawit Papua.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


 

Indonusa Agromulia group: PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera

Concession Information: PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera is located in Papua province. The concession covers an area of 25,395 hectares10. (Long 140°48’22.6″E, Lat 7°19’30.0″S)

 

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between December 4, 2018 and January 6, 2019, a total of 109 hectares of forest were cleared in Area A of the PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera concession. Also, between December 11, 2018 and January 6, 2019, a total of 108 hectares of forest were cleared in Area B of the PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera concession. (Imagery © 2019 Planet & Landsat 8 Imagery 2019).

Ownership Information: 

Group: Indonusa Agromulia Group/Indonusa Group

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

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Mariya family: PT Marita Makmur Jaya

Concession Information: PT Marita Makmur Jaya is located in Bengkalis Regency, Riau. The concession covers an area of 6,612 hectares. (Long 101°29’5.18″E, Lat 2° 2’7.99″N)

 

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between December 24, 2018 and January 12, 2019, a total of 52 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Marita Makmur Jaya concession. (Imagery © 2019 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Family: Mariya

PT Marita Makmur Jaya is 70% owned by Ms Mariya, who is the currently the Commissioner, 20% by Marita family members and 10% by Sidharta.

Supply Chain Information:

No supply chain information available.


 

Mulia Sawit group: 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 hectares14. (Long 113° 17′ 02′′ E, Lat 2° 34′ 09′′ S).

 

 

 

 

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between December 5, 2018 and January 7, 2019, a total of 189 hectares of peat forest were developed in the PT Persada Era Agro Kencana concession. (Imagery © 2019 Planet Labs Inc).

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.

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Pundi Group: PT Pinang Witmas Abadi

Concession Information: PT Pinang Witmas Abadi is located in Kubu Raya Regency, West Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 10,680 hectares16. (Long 109°38’17.67″E, Lat 0° 6’38.97″S).

 

 

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between December 9, 2018 and January 10, 2019 (Area A and B) a total of 66 hectares of peat forest were developed in the PT Pinang Witmas Abadi concession. (Imagery © 2019 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Pundi group

PT Pinang Witmas Abadi is owned by PT Pundi Bhakti Khatulistiwa through PT Pundi Lahan Khatulistiwa, which is located in Kubu Raya, West Kalimantan. Currently, the Director of Pundi Bhakti Khatulistiwa is The Kie Jok, 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.17 Ownership of PT Pundi Bhakti Khatulistiwa is shown below.

Group: Pundi group

PT Pinang Witmas Abadi is owned by PT Pundi Bhakti Khatulistiwa through PT Pundi Lahan Khatulistiwa, which is located in Kubu Raya, West Kalimantan. Currently, the Director of Pundi Bhakti Khatulistiwa is The Kie Jok, 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.17 Ownership of PT Pundi Bhakti Khatulistiwa is shown below.

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Shanghai Xinjiu Chemical Co. Ltd.: PT Sebaung Sawit Plantations

Concession Information:  PT Sebaung Sawit Plantations is located in Nunukan Regency, North Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 15,304 hectares. (Long 117°21’45.73″E, 3°51’23.24″N)

 

 

 

 

 

Peat Development: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between October 24, 2018 and January 6, 2019, a total of 48 hectares of peat were developed in PT Sebaung Sawit Plantations concession (Imagery © 2019 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Shanghai Xinjiu Chemical Co. Ltd.

PT Sebaung Sawit Plantations is owned by Shanghai Xinjiu Chemical Co. Ltd (90%) and by PT Citra Makmur Sentosa (10%). Shanghai Xinjiu Chemical Co. Ltd is a China-registered company specializing in fatty acids and derivative products.

Mr. Tjia Ke Seng (alias ‘Dachlan’), a Chinese citizen, is the President Director of PT Sebaung Sawit Plantations19. He is also the Director of PT Palem Segar Lestari, also located in North Kalimantan.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


 

Triputra Agro Persada group: PT Dwiwira Lestari Jaya

Concession Information: PT Dwiwira Lestari Jaya is located in Berau Regency, East Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 12,665 hectares. (Long 117°59’35.86″E, Lat 1°23’13.30″N

 

 

 

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between November 23, 2018 and January 12, 2019, a total of 56 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Dwiwira Lestari Jaya concession. (Imagery © 2019 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

Group: Triputra Agro Persada Group (Triputra Group)

PT Dwiwira Lestari Jaya is part of the Triputra Agro Persada Group (TAP), which is in turn part of Triputra Group.21 The Triputra Group was founded by Theodore Permadi Rachma and Benny Subantio. Mr. Arif Rachmat is the CEO of TAP and is a Director of Triputra group.

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Unknown group: 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 hectares23. (Long: 113°21’2.52″E, Lat: 1°35’59.06″S)

 

 

 

 

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between November 20 and December, 2018, a total of 106 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Krida Dharma Kahuripan concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: No information group

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.


 

Wings Group Indonesia: PT Sentosa Suksesutama

Concession Information: PT Sentosa Suksesutama is located in Bulungan Regency, North Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 22,612 hectares24. (Long 116°44’57.27″E, Lat 2°38’47.65″N

 

 

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between November 19, 2018 and January 12, 2019, a total of 6 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Sentosa Sukses Utama concession. (Imagery © 2019 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information:

Group: Wings Group Indonesia

PT Sentosa Suksesutama is part of Wings Group Indonesia (also known as Katuari Family Group) through PT Gawi Makmur Kalimantan, PT Wahana Wings Surya and PT Wings Indonesia Consumer Products.25

The Wings Group was founded by Johannes Ferdinand Katuari.26 His son, Eddy William Katuari is the President Commissioner of PT Gawi Makmur Kalimantan, President Director of PT Wahana Wings Surya, PT Wings Indonesia Consumer Products and PT Wings Group Indonesia.

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Jaya Tiasa Holding Berhad (Rimbunan Hijau Group) LPF/0024

Concession Information:  LPF/0024 is located in Belaga Regency, Sarawak. The concession covers an area of 110,220 hectares27. (Long 114°29’30.22″E, 1°56’58.34″N)

 

 

 

Peat Development:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between November 3, 2018 to January 11, 2019 a total of 85 hectares of forest were cleared in LPF 0024 concession (Imagery © 2019 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information:

Group: Jaya Tiasa Holdings Bhd, part of the Rimbunan Hijau Group

LPF/0024 was issued to Jaya Tiasa Holdings Berhad, part of the Rimbunan Hijau Group which was founded by the Tiong family. Jaya Tiasa Holdings Berhad is listed on Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and is involved in palm oil and timber production in Malaysia.28

Tan Sri Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Hamid is an Independent Non-Executive Chairman in Jaya Tiasa Holdings Bhd.29 He previously served as Chief of the Malaysian Army and Defense Force from 1992 to 1994, and also Independent Non-Executive Chairman in Halex (M) Sdn Bhd from January 2015 until December 2017.

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Sources:

Planet data from Planet Team (2019). Planet Application Program Interface: In Space for Life on Earth. San Francisco, CA. https://api.planet.com. Supply chain information included in this Rapid Response report is based on the following publicly disclosed sources. 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].