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Agribusiness giants JBS and Cargill complicit in razing forests, new monitoring system reveals  

Agribusiness giants JBS and Cargill complicit in razing forests, new monitoring system reveals  

 

Today, Mighty Earth launches its Soy & Cattle Deforestation Tracker, a unique monitoring system that links megafarms responsible for large-scale deforestation and land clearance in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado to major soy traders and meatpackers. The Tracker provides unprecedented visibility into opaque and destructive supply chains. 

The Tracker combines near real-time satellite deforestation data with investigative supply chain research provided by research group Aidenvironment. The top 10 major soy traders and meatpackers in Brazil are then ranked based on the extent, severity, and response to the deforestation and ecosystem conversion in their supply chains 

Two major agribusinesses JBS and Cargill are the worst performing companies with respective scores of 1 and 25 out of 100 possible points. JBS, a Brazilian-owned beef company, is linked to 42,538 hectares of conversion – an area about half the size of New York City. Nearly 50% of this clearance represents possible illegal clearance under Brazilian law. JBS is the top importer of beef from Brazil into the United States.  

Cargill, the largest privately held company in the US and major soy trader, is connected to megafarms that have cleared 61,260 hectares in Brazil’s Amazon and Cerrado – an area about the size of Chicago. Brazilian soy from Cargill and other soy traders typically ends up as animal feed for livestock. 

Many of the world’s leading brands have made commitments to achieve zero-deforestation in their supply chains by 2020, yet they continue to buy from corporations like JBS and Cargill connected to deforestation and land clearance. 

Mighty Earth’s research shows that retailers like Walmart, Costco, Kroger, Ahold Delhaize USA, and Publix sell JBS products, while Costco, Stop & Shop and Food Lion all buy from Cargill 

American customers have spoken out loudly and clearly – they don’t want to be complicit in the destruction of Brazil’s precious forests,” Asha Sharma, Director at Mighty Earth said. However, retailers and their suppliers – the soy traders and meatpackers featured in our Tracker – continue to allow business as usual. These corporations must take immediate action to address customers’ demands and purge deforestation from their supply chains.” 

No corporation featured in the Tracker scores higher than a 66, indicating the large extent to which the Brazilian soy and cattle sectors are linked to deforestation. The two other US companies included in the Tracker – Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Bunge also perform poorly with respective scores of 47 and 31. 

According to Brazil’s space agency (INPE) deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has surged to a 12-year high. Uncontrolled expansion of industrial agriculture, particularly for beef and soy production, is the leading cause of Brazil’s deforestation. 

Customers have the right to know how their food is produced and whether their purchases are associated with environmental destruction. Mighty Earth’s Soy & Cattle Deforestation Tracker shows the importance of publicly available monitoring systems that hold corporations accountable to their sustainability commitments and promises to their customers, Sharma said. 


Consumer Brands Set Precedent by Suspending Samling Group

As the notorious timber and palm oil conglomerate Samling Group continues to destroy rainforests, Mighty Earth’s new scorecard reveals that many consumer brands like Nestlé and Unilever have taken action to suspend the group from their palm oil supply chains 

These actions could signal a new trend of adopting zero tolerance towards egregious groups that continue to engage in deforestation, peatland destruction and exploitation of vulnerable forest-dependent communities. However, urgent action is needed to close out markets for other rainforest destroyers like Samling. 

Our Rapid Response Deforestation Monitoring system uses satellite imagery to detect new instances of deforestation and peatland development across palm oil and timber plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia. The system identified at least 1,038 hectares of deforestation since August 2017 within Samling’s concessions in Sarawak, Malaysia. This is one of the largest amounts of deforestation by any single group detected by Rapid Response over the past three yearsFurthermore, the company has a long history of egregious human rights abuses.  

Therefore, buying palm oil from Samling constitutes a serious violation of the No-Deforestation, No-Peat and No-Exploitation (NDPE) policies that many of the world’s largest consumer brands have adopted. Mighty Earth reviewed the publicly available palm oil mill lists of these brands and contacted 17 companies that disclosed supply chain links to Samling. 

More than half of the 17 brands have taken the progressive step of instructing their suppliers to suspend Samling, earning an “A” score. These companies include Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, FrieslandCampina, Hershey’s, Nestlé, PZ Cussons, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever and Upfield. 

By issuing a clear suspension instruction to their direct suppliers, these brands have taken a preventative stance on purging Samling palm oil from their supply chains. These suspensions block potential points of leakage from other companies that continue to source from Samling, such as BLD Plantation (part of the KTS Group), even though the company has adopted an NDPE policy. They also ensure that brands are not reliant on their direct suppliers – palm oil traders – to maintain suspensions themselves on rogue palm oil producers and sends a much stronger signal upstream that noncompliant producers will not have access to the NDPE markets. 

An example of an “A score from a brand is: We have communicated the suspension of direct / indirect supply from this group until further investigations and corrective actions are taken.” 

Many other brands have failed to issue a clear directive to all suppliers to suspend Samling but have engaged with their palm oil suppliers to ensure Samling palm oil is not entering their supply chains, receiving a “B.” These companies are General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Mars, P&G and PepsiCo 

An example of a “B” score from a brand is: We identified potential links through several of our direct suppliers. We reached out to all suppliers with potential links to Samling and confirmed that all have either suspended or will not engage Samling in their supply chains.” 

Avon and Mondelēz International have failed to respond to Mighty Earth’s repeated emails, earning an “F.”  

In total, 88% of brands in our scorecard have taken varying levels of action to expel Samling palm oil from their supply chains. Notably, these consumer brands acted largely as a result of the evidence of Samling’s ongoing deforestation for timber plantations rather than for palm oil production Doing so demonstrates that brands have begun to understand the need to implement a group-level, cross-commodity approach to eradicating deforestation from their supply chain. For true transformational change, brands should exclude groups from their supply chains that continue to engage in deforestation and human rights abuses, regardless of what commodity was the driver of the violations.  In the end, the profits from commercial purchases go to the group’s owners or beneficiaries, who use them to continue their destructive practices and/or expand their business.  

However, more action is needed. Samling continues to destroy rainforest and has not adopted a group-wide NDPE policy or committed to remediate past destruction and abuses. Other tycoon-owned Sarawak logging and palm oil conglomerates such as Rimbunan Hijau Group and Shin Yang Group continue to clear rainforest in Sarawak and are still in the supply chains of major palm oil traders and consumer brands.   

The Samling case illustrates the value of transparency.  Based on companies’ public mill lists, Mighty Earth was able to communicate with key buyers of Samling and enable them to take action.  Those brands whose supply chains remain hidden from public view remain at severe risk of having rogue actors like Samling lurking in their supply chains. They cannot guarantee consumers that they have proper due diligence processes in place to eliminate deforestation and human rights violations from their supply chains.  For example, brands such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Starbucks and Yum Brands! have refused to release any publicly available information about the mills that they’re sourcing their palm oil from.   

Until consumer brands commit to true traceability, transparency and implementation of their NDPE policies, palm oil from unethical suppliers like Samling will continue to infiltrate the supply chains of many of the brands we know and love.  

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Note to Readers
Our scoring rubric for evaluating company actions in response to Samling’s record was as follows:

A: Full Suspension
Company has communicated a “no-buy” requirement to their palm oil suppliers to ensure Samling is excluded from their supply chains

B: Partial Suspension
Company has not issued a formal “no-buy” requirement; however, the company has taken other significant action to ensure Samling palm oil is excluded from their supply chain

C: Engagement
Company is engaging their suppliers on the issue of Samling

F: No response
Company has not responded to Mighty Earth’s emails


Cargill Hides its Deforestation Impacts in Misleading Report

By: Asha Sharma

As yet another company distances itself from Cargill, the agribusiness giant has attempted to satiate its customers’ demands for reform with a new, deceptive report. Cargill’s 2020 Soy Progress Report Mid-Year Update touts the company’s progress mapping its Brazilian supply chain for soybeans and calculating the share of its soy grown on deforestation- and conversion-free land. However, an analysis by Mighty Earth mapping and supply chain experts has found that Cargill’s accounting methods are both grossly inaccurate and intentionally misleading.

Key problems we identified with the report are:

  • Overstating the percentage of Cargill soy that is deforestation and conversion free (DCF). Cargill claims that 95.68 percent of its soy volumes qualify, but uses data too vague and generic to actually attribute DCF sourcing to its farms. Independent reports from organizations like Trase have found Cargill to have the second highest deforestation risk in Brazil out of all soy exporters. Cargill cannot claim that any of their soy is deforestation-free until more improvements are made in their supply chain traceability, transparency and monitoring efforts.
  • Ignoring Critical Role of Cargill’s Indirect Suppliers. Cargill claims that is has mapped 100 percent of its suppliers. In truth, this statement covers only the company’s direct suppliers, which account for just 69 percent of the total supply chain. The information Cargill did collect about indirect suppliers only includes the “points of procurement,” i.e., where they bought the soy from. These locations can be silos or other aggregation points and are, in terms of monitoring for deforestation, entirely useless information.
  • Exaggerating the Accuracy of Cargill’s Mapping. Cargill admits in the report that it has only single-mapped the suppliers. Single-point mapping shows generally where a farm is located, but it is not useful information for a comprehensive monitoring effort. A single point on a map can hardly encapsulate the full scale of some of these soy plantations, which can stretch for thousands of kilometers. This style of mapping is therefore insufficient for making claims of being deforestation and conversion free. In order for a monitoring system to accurately track deforestation, it must document the full boundaries of properties for both direct and indirect suppliers in its supply chain.
  • Sweeping Other Important Issues Under the Rug. Cargill did not report on any other impacts of its deforestation, including illegal clearance, clearance on Indigenous and community lands, or use of fires – but the company is known to have impacts in all of these areas. Ignoring these issues does nothing to mitigate their destruction.

Cargill has long prioritized press releases and public relations strategies over tackling the thorny issues that have earned them the reputation as the “Worst Company in the World.” And while they dither, forests continue to burn. Supermarkets like Costco, Ahold Delhaize, and Casino must demand true accountability and action from Cargill or find another business partner, because people around the around the world expect better from the brands they trust.


Soy and Cattle: Report 6

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Soy and Cattle: Report 5

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Soy and Cattle: Report 4

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This report presents 12 cases of deforestation alerts based on data from DETER (System for Monitoring Deforestation on Real Time) and PRODES (Program for Deforestation Calculation) observed between 27 May and 27 June 2019 in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes in Brazil. Deforestation alerts considered in this report were visually confirmed. Six alerts are in the Amazon biome (one of which is ongoing deforestation at a farm already featured in an earlier report), and six are in the Cerrado biome (of which four are ongoing deforestation at farms already featured in earlier reports). Three separate alerts that fall in São José farms are considered as one case, as they are in an area under a land tenure conflict between JJF Holding de Investimentos e Participações (owned by José Valter Dias) and Coaceral.















Palm Oil: Report 17

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Indonesian companies:

EvershineAsset Corporation / Everbright Resources Corporation: PT AnugerahMakmur Sejati

IncasiRaya Group: PT Arvenasepakat

CB InudstrialProduct Holding / JhonlinGroup: PT KurunSumberRezeki

Makin Group: PT MekarKaryaKahuripan

Dharma SawitNusantara Tbk(DSN Group): PT Prima SawitAndalan

KiranaMegatara: PT Putra KatinganPratama

Malaysian companies:

RGE Group: PT Usaha SawitUnggul

Shin Yang Holding SdnBhd/ Sarawak Oil Palm Bhd: DataranLinauSdnBhd(Lot 1 Block 14 MurumLD)

YuwangGroup: Empresa(M) SdnBhd(OT/0351)

RimbunanHijau: PohZhen SdnBhd

WTK Group: Southwind Plantation SdnBhd

SamlingGroup: Syarikat SamlingTimber SdnBhd(LPF 0014)

Woodman Group: AdongEstate, Part of LPF 0004

Woodman Group: LikuEstate, Part of LPF 0004

Additional Cases Identified Using Filtered GLAD Alerts: Unknown Group: PT AgroLintas Nusantara, Unknown Group: PT, TriomasForestry Development Indonesia, Unknown Group: PT RutaJonaLestari, CilandryAnkyAbadi Group: PT Citra AgroAbadi, First Borneo Group: PT WahanaHamparanHijau, First Borneo Group: PT KhatulistiwaAgroAbadi, Unknown Group: KoperasiUsaha Mandiri, Unknown Group: PT KatinganHijauLestari

Sources for supply chain information:https://bit.ly/32sPnez

Supply chain information included in Rapid Response reports is based on latest publicly versions of mill disclosures and grievance logs. Mighty Earth encourages companies to send updated versions of mill disclosures as soon as they become available and any decision to suspend supplies with a given group/company listed in those mill disclosures; please send to [email protected].


Soy and Cattle: Report 3

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This report presents 9 cases of deforestation alerts from DETER (System for Monitoring Deforestation on Real Time) and PRODES (Program for Deforestation Calculation) observed between 27 April and 27 May 2019, in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes within Brazil. Seven cases are linked to private properties in 7 municipalities within the states of Bahia, Piauí, Maranhão and Mato Grosso. One of the cases presents deforestation alerts found in the National Forest of Jamanxim and in overlapping areas with the PDS Vale do Jamanxim, in Novo Progresso, Pará state. The first is a category of federal natural conservation area, and the second a type of rural settlement within the national program of agrarian reform. Finally, the report presents a summary of deforestation alerts found inside Indigenous lands and details their legal status within the demarcation process, from initial stages to full recognition and demarcation.


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Soy and Cattle: Report 2

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Soy and Cattle, Report 2 | July 2019 

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The present report presents fourteen cases of deforestation alerts in Brazil observed between 27 March and 27 April 2019 by DETER (System for Monitoring Deforestation in Real Time) and PRODES (Program for Deforestation Calculation). The fourteen cases cover deforestation alerts in eight municipalities of five Brazilian states: Piauí, Bahia, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, and Roraima.

 











Soy and Cattle: Report 1

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Palm Oil: Report 15

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Palm Oil, Report 15 | May 2019 

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Additional Cases Identified Using Filtered GLAD Alerts: Hayel Saeed Anam Group: PT Kartika Cipta Pratama, KPP Group: PT Kayan Plantation, Unknown Group: PT Palmakharisma Sekawan, Unknown Group: PT Sawit Berkat Sejahtera, Korompis Family and Peak Capital: PF Berau Karetindo Lestari, Mitra Jaya Group: PT Sumber Sawit Mitrajaya, Metro Lestari Jaya Group: PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari, Unknown Group: PT Borneo Agro Sawit, Mariya Family: PT Malindo Jaya Diraja, Puncak Niaga Holdings: Danum Sinar (Sarawak), Unknown Group: PT Marita Makmur Jaya, Unknown Group: PT Borneo Estate Sejahtera, Unknown Group: PT Repindo Sawit Sejati

Sources for supply chain information: https://bit.ly/2El4goY

Supply chain information included in Rapid Response reports is based on latest publicly versions of mill disclosures and grievance logs. Mighty Earth encourages companies to send updated versions of mill disclosures as soon as they become available and any decision to suspend supplies with a given group/company listed in those mill disclosures; please send to [email protected].

 

Palm Oil: Report 14

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Indonesian companies:

Pactra Group: PT Arjuna Utama Sawit
Family – Jeff Setiawan and Ir. Daud: PT Rimbun Sawit Papua
Unknown Group: PT Ichiko Agro Lestari
Unknown Group: PT Bhakti Usaha Dinamik
Metro Lestari Jaya Group: PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari
Tsani Hutani Abadi Group: PT Rimba Karya Rayatama
Genting Plantations Group: PT Citra Sawit Cemerlang
Unknown Group: PT Aotani Rimba Raya
Anglo Eastern Plantations: PT Kahayan Agro Plantation

 

Malaysian companies:

Puncak Niaga Group: Danum Sinar Sdn Bhd
TH Plantations Group: Hydroflow Sdn Bhd
Kwantas Group: Kwantas Pelita Plantation (Balingian) Sdn Bhd

April 2019

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Supply chain information included in Rapid Response reports is based on latest publicly versions of mill disclosures and grievance logs. Mighty Earth encourages companies to send updated versions of mill disclosures as soon as they become available and any decision to suspend supplies with a given group/company listed in those mill disclosures; please send to [email protected].













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Indonesian companies:

HSA Group – PT Kartika Cipta Pratama
Mariya Family – PT Malindo Jaya Diraja
Palma Serasih Group – PT Global Primatama Mandiri
PT Rimbun Sawit Papua
Shanghai Xinjiu Chemical Co. Ltd. – PT Sebaung Sawit Plantation

Malaysian companies:

Samling Group – Samling Reforestation (Bintulu) Sdn Bhd

Shin Yan Group / Sarawak Oil Palms Group – Linau Sinar Sdn Bhd

Double Dynasty Group – Radiant Lagoon Sdn Bhd

March 2019

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HSA Group: PT Kartika Cpta Pratama

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

 

 

 

 

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between January 11, 2019 and January 31, 2019, a total of 77 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Kartika Cipta Pratama concession. (Imagery Sentinel-2).

Ownership Information: 

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 members2, 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 2012.3 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.

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 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 Unilever, IOI, Cargill and Nestlé, however these 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.

Mariya Family: PT Malindo Jaya Diraja

Concession Information: PT Malindo Jaya Diraja is located in Tanah Laut and Balangan Regency, South Kalimantan. The concession covers a total area of 31,043 hectares. (Long 115° 5’25.86″E, Lat 3°47’22.15″S)

 

 

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between December 20, 2018 and January 12, 2019, a total of 9 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Malindo Jaya Diraja concession. (Imagery © 2019 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Mariya Family

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

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.

Palma Serasih Group: PT Global Primatama Mandiri

Concession Information: PT Global Primatama Mandiri is located in Berau Regency, North Kalimantan. The concession covers a total area of 7,396 hectares. (Long 117° 7’0.09″E, Lat 1°30’37.39″N)

 

 

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between January 4, 2019 and February 7, 2019, a total of 102 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Global Primatama Mandiri concession. (Imagery © 2019 Planet Labs Inc and Sentinel 2.)

Ownership Information: 

Palma Serasih Group

PT Global Primatama Mandiri is part of the Palma Serasih group, controlled by Palma Serasih.

Supply Chain Information: 

Group: Undetermined – PT Rimbun Sawit Papua

Concession Information: PT Rimbun Sawit Papua is located in Fakfak Regency, West Papua. The concession covers a total area of 19,931 hectares. (Long 133° 2’48.08″E, Lat 2°54’14.94″S)

 

 

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between January 2, 2019 and January 22, 2019, a total of 95 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Rimbun Sawit Papua concession. (Imagery © 2019 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

PT Rimbun Sawit Papua

PT Rimbun Sawit Papua is owned by Jeff Setiawan Winata (through direct shares), Ir. Daud (through PT Palmandiri Plantation), Junus Sutiono and Watson Dharma. Mr. Junus Sutiono and Mr. Watson Dharma own PT Rimbun Sawit Papua through PT Mulia Abadi Lestari, one of the shareholding companies of PT Duta Rendra Mulya, a Salim owned plantation company.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.

Shanghai Xinjiu Chemical Co. Ltd. PT Sebaung Sawit Plantations

Concession Information: PT Sebaung Sawit Plantation is located in Nunukan Regency, North Kalimantan. The concession covers a total area of 8,886 hectares. (Long 117°21’45.73″E, Lat 3°51’23.24″N)

 

 

 

 

Peat Development:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between January 6, 2019 and February 2, 2019, a total of 48 hectares of peat were developed in the 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 Plantations. He is also the Director of PT Palem Segar Lestari, also located in North Kalimantan.

Supply Chain Information:

No supply chain information available.

Samling Group: LPF/0008 Marudi & Batu Belah

Concession Information: LPF/0008 Marudi & Batu Belah is located in Long Lama and Marudi Regency, Sarawak. The concession covers an area of 31,679 hectares. (Long 114°30’22.64″E, Lat 4° 4’16.98″N)

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Clearing: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between January 7, 2019 and February 16, 2019, a total of 44 hectares of forest were cleared in the LPF/0008 Marudi & Batu Belah concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.). Under the Malaysia regulations relating to LPFs, a proportion of the licensed area can be planted with oil palm.

Ownership Information: 

Group: Samling group

LPF/0008 Marudi & Batu Belah was issued to Samling Reforestation (Bintulu) Sdn Bhd in Sarawak, Malaysia – a subsidiary of Syarikat Samling Timber Sdn Bhd (SST) and a member of the 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.

Supply Chain Information: 

Shin Yang Group/ Sarawak Oil Palms Group
Linau Sinar Sdn Bhd (Metalon OP Estate, Lot 2, Danum LD)

Concession Information: Metalon OP Estate (Linau Sinar Sbn Bhd, Lot 2, Danum LD) is located in Belaga Regency, Sarawak. The concession covers a total area of 6,951 hectares. (Long 114°45’24.59″E, Lat 2°37’30.09″N)

 

 

 

 

Peat Development: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between December 13, 2018 and January 30, 2019, a total of 10 hectares of peat were developed in the Linau Sinar Sdn Bhd oil palm concession: Metalon OP Estate, Lot 2, Danum LD (Imagery © 2019 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Shin Yang / Sarawak Oil Palms

Linau Sinar Sdn Bhd is wholly owned subsidiary of Shin Yang Holding Sdn Bhd (Shin Yang Group), which is involved in the oil palm and timber sectors in Sarawak.

The Group was founded by Tan Sri Datuk Ling Chiong Ho, who holds 25% of the shares of Shin Yang Holding Sdn Bh, with the remaining shares held equally by his three brothers: Ling Chiong Seing, Ling Chiong Sing and Ling Chiong Ping.

Forbes ranked Ling Chiong Ho as the 48th richest person in Malaysia in 2017 stating that ‘today his Shin Yang Group builds ships, exports timber and develops property. But he derives most of his wealth from listed Sarawak Oil Palms.’

Ling Chiong Ho and his three brothers collectively holds 28.51% of the shares of the publicly listed company Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd (Sarawak Oil Palms Group) through their deemed interest in Shin Yang Plantation Sdn Bhd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Shin Yang Corporation Sdn Bhd, which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shin Yang Holding Sdn Bhd). Ling Chiong Ho also holds an additional 7.02% shares of Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd.

Hence, the Sarawak Oil Palms Group is part of the broader Shin Yang Group and needs to be treated as one group for the purposes of supply chain grievances.

Supply Chain Information: 

Double Dynasty Group: Radiant Lagoon Sdn Bhd

Concession Information: Radiant Lagoon Bhd Sdn is located in Long Lama Regency, Sarawak. Lot 2 and 3 of the concession covers an area of ~4,440 hectares. (Long 114°44’31.81″E, Lat 4° 2’54.55″N)

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Clearing: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between December 31, 2018 and January 20, 2019, a total of 98 hectares of forest were cleared or prepared for clearance in the Radiant Lagoon Sdn Bhd concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Double Dynasty

Radiant Lagoon Sdn Bhd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Onlyee Plantations Sdn Bhd, which is part of the Double Dynasty group. The group is controlled by Tan Sri Yee Ming Seng and his family.

According to the Bruno Manser Fund, Radiant Lagoon Sdn Bhd is currently involved in a major conflict with indigenous Penan and Berawan communities as a result of the development of this concession.

Supply Chain Information:

Sources for supply chain information: 

Supply chain information included in this Rapid Response report is based on the following publicly disclosed sources and corporate communications. 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].


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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: 

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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).

Supply Chain Information: 


 

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.

Supply Chain Information:


 

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.

Supply Chain Information: 


 

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.

Supply Chain Information:


 

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.

Supply Chain Information:


 

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.

Supply Chain Information: 


 

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.

Supply Chain Information:


 

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].


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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

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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].

 


Palm Oil: Report 10

Mighty Earth Rapid Response Report 10

Indonesian companies:

PT Kartika Cipta Pratama, PT Rimbun Sawit Papua, PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera, PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari, PT Putera Manunggal Perkasa, PT Sebukit Inter Nusa, PT Permata Putera Mandiri (Blok I), PT Pinang Witmas Abadi, PT Persada Era Agro Kencana, PT Sumur Pandanwangi and PT Sumatera Jaya Agro Lestari

November 2018

Prepared with support from Aidenvironment and MapHubs

 

PT Kartika Cipta Pratama

Concession Information: PT Kartika Cipta Pratama is located in Boven Digoel Regency, Papua. The concession covers an area of 40,882 hectares1. (Long 140°12’31.6″E, Lat 6°20’26.6″S)

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between October 8 and November 7, 2018, a total of 363 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 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 members2.

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 2012.3 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.


 

PT Rimbun Sawit Papua

Concession Information: PT Rimbun Sawit Papua is located in West Papua province. The concession covers an area of 30,596 hectares.5 (Long 133° 6’58.80″E, Lat 2°55’32.52″S)

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between December 22, 2017 and October 28, 2018, a total of 1,260 hectares of forest and 263 hectares of peat forest were cleared in the PT Rimbun Sawit Papua concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

Family: Jeff Setiawan and Ir. Daud

PT Rimbun Sawit Papua is owned by Jeff Setiawan Winata (20%), the Commissioner of PT Rimbun Sawit Papua, PT Sawit Timur Nusantara (50%) and PT Palmandiri Plantation (30%).6

PT Sawit Timur Nusantara is owned by Dedi Mulyadi (2.5%) and PT Mulia Abadi Lestari (97.5%), which ultimately owned by Dedi Mulyadi and Junus Sutiono. PT Palmandiri Plantation is ultimately owned by Ir. Daud (99.2%), the President Director of PT Rimbun Sawit Papua.7

PT Mulia Abadi Lestari holds 28.6% shares in PT Duta Rendra Mulya8, a Salim-owned plantation company.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


 

PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera

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

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between July 28 and October 9, 2018, a total of 517 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera concession. (Imagery © 2017 Planet & 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 Securities.


 

PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari

Concession Information: PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari is located in Lamandau Regency, Central Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 19,635 hectares. (Long 111°10’42.9″E, Lat 1°52’57.3″S)

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between October 10 and October 31, 2018, a total of 160 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

 

Ownership Information: 

Group: PT Metro Lestari Jaya

Up until December 2015, PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari was a subsidiary of Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSMS), part of the Citra Borneo Indah Group. PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari is now owned by Rinawati (60%) and Hamidi Mukhdar Said (40%) through PT Metro Lestari Jaya.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.

PT Putera Manunggal Perkasa

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

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between August 18 and October 29, 2018, a total of 107 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Putera Manunggal Perkasa concession. (Imagery © 2018 Sentinel 2 Imagery).

 

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.

Supply Chain Information: 

PT Permata Putera Mandiri (Blok I)

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

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between August 18 and November 7, 2018, a total of 14 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Permata Putera Mandiri (Blok I) concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information:

Group: Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ Group)

PT Permata Putera Mandiri is owned by PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Agri, a subsidiary of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ Group). Mr. Geetha Govindan is President Director of Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk.

Supply Chain Information:

 

PT Sebukit Inter Nusa

Concession Information: PT Sebukit Inter Nusa is located in West Kalimantan Province, Kuburaya district. The concession covers an area of 10,098 hectares20. (Long 109° 31′ 46′′ E, Lat 0° 19′ 27′′ S).

Peat Development

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between August 13 and October 10, 2018, a total of 2,131 hectares of peat were developed in the PT Sebukit Inter Nusa concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

Family: Tuan Ted Sioeng / Sioeng Group

PT Sebukit Inter Nusa is owned by Tuan Ted Sioeng / Sioeng Group. Tuan Ted Sioeng – also known as Xiong Delong and Sioeng Wong – is an Indonesian businessman of Chinese descent. He is also owner of the Chinese-language International Daily News. Jessica Gatot Elnitiarta. The Commissioner of PT Sebukit Inter Nusa, is the daughter of Tuan Ted Sioeng.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information.

PT Pinang Witmas Abadi

Concession Information: PT Pinang Witmas Abadi is located in West Kalimantan Province, Kuburaya district. The concession covers an area of 10,510 hectares22. (Long 109° 37′ 06′′ E, 0° 08′ 03′′ S)’

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between July 16 and October 22, 2018, a total of 168 hectares of peat forest were cleared and 1,487 hectares were prepared with stacking lines in the PT Pinang Witmas Abadi concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc & Sentinel 2 Imagery).

Ownership Information: 

Supply Chain Information: 


 

PT Persada Era Agro Kencana

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

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between August 27 and October 31, 2018, a total of 383 hectares of peat were cleared in the PT Persada Era Agro Kencana concession. (Imagery © 2018 Sentinel Imagery).

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 Sumur Pandanwangi

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

Peat Development: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between August 20 and November 5, 2018, a total of 528 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 is still commonly referred to as the Asam Jawa Group. The Musirawas Group 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 hold a 20% share in PT Sumur Pandawangi.

Supply Chain Information: 


 

PT Sumatera Jaya Agro Lestari

Concession Information: PT Sumatera Jaya Agro Lestari is located in West Kalimantan Province, Sanggau district. The concession covers an area of 37,090 hectares28. (Long 113° 17′ 02′′ E, Lat 2° 34′ 09′′ S).

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between August 12 and October 23, 2018 a total of 27 hectares of forest were cleared and 12 hectares of peat were developed in Area A of the PT Sumatera Jaya Agro Lestari concession. Also between September 16 and October 23, 2018 a total of 61 hectares of peat forest were developed in Area B of the PT Sumatera Jaya Agro Lestari concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

Group: Incasi Raya group

PT Sumatera Jaya Agro Lestari is a subsidiary of Incasi Raya group, which is owned by the Gunawan family. The family has business relations with GAPKINDO (Rubber Association of Indonesia).

Supply Chain Information:

Sources for supply chain information: 

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].


Palm Oil: Report 9

Mighty Earth Rapid Response Report 9

See PDF

Indonesian companies:

PT Ketapang Hijau Lestari, PT Kruing Lestari Jaya, PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari, PT Berau Karetindo Lestari, PT Subur Karunia Raya, PT Harapan Rimba Jaya, PT Rayatama Jaya, PT Anekareksa International, PT Palmakharima Sekawan, PT Senabangun Aneka Pertiwi, PT Kartika Cipta Pratama, PT Persada Era Agro Kencana, and PT Temila Agro Abadi

October 2018

Prepared with support from Aidenvironment and MapHubs

 


PT Ketapang Hijau Lestari

 

Concession Information: PT Ketapang Hijau Lestari is located in East Kalimantan province. The concession covers an area of 12,357 hectares. (Long 115° 30′ 49′′ E, Lat 0° 35′ 38′′ S)

 

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between July 25 and September 22, 2018, a total of 250 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Ketapang Hijau Lestari concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

Group: Fangiono Agro Plantation group

PT Ketapang Hijau Lestari is part of the Fangiono Agro Plantation group, which is owned by Prinsep Management Limited (95%), located in the British Virgin Islands, and PT Fangiono Perkasasejati (5%).

Supply Chain Information: 


PT Kruing Lestari Jaya

Concession Information: PT Kruing Lestari Jaya is located in East Kalimantan province. The concession covers an area of 9,013 hectares. (Long 115° 35′ 19′′ E, Lat 0° 36′ 50′′ S)

 

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between July 25 and September 22, 2018, a total of 184 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Kruing Lestari Jaya concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

Group: Tsani Hutani Abadi Group

PT Kruing Lestari Jaya is a subsidiary of Tsani Hutani Abadi, ultimately owned by Centrino Investment Ltd, registered in Labuan Island (Malaysia). The Tsani Hutani Abadi Group also owns two other plantation companies in Kutai Barat, PT Rayatama Jaya and PT Harapan Rimba Jaya. Mulyawan Tjandra is Tsani Hutani Abadi’s President Director, who is an ex-Executive Director of Indo Agri Resources.

Supply Chain Information:


PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari

Concession Information: PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari is located in Lamandau Regency, Central Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 19,635 hectares4. (Long 111°10’42.9″E, Lat 1°52’57.3″S)

 

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between September 14 and October 10, 2018, a total of 111 hectares of forest were cleared in PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

Group: PT Metro Lestari Jaya

Up until December 2015, PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari was a subsidiary of Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSMS), part of the Citra Borneo Indah Group. PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari is now owned by Rinawati (60%) and Hamidi Mukhdar Said (40%) through PT Metro Lestari Jaya5.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


PT Berau Karetindo Lestari

Concession Information: PT Berau Karetindo Lestari is located in East Kalimantan, Berau district. Based on the 2016 IUP permit, the concession covers an area of 7,141 hectares6. (Long 115° 35′ 19′′ E, Lat 0° 36′ 50′′ S)

 

 

 

Peat Development:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between July 6 and October 14, 2018, a total of 147 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Berau Karetindo Lestari concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

Family ownership : Korompis family

PT Berau Karetindo Lestari is ultimately owned by the Korompis family and by Peak Capital Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based holding company owned by Flamire Holdings Limited (registered in the British Virgin Islands). PT Berau Karetindo Lestari Commissioner Daniel Wewengkang Korompis and Director Didi Ferdinand Korompis are listed in the ‘Panama Papers’ for their registered assets in the British Virgin Islands.

Supply Chain Information:
No supply chain information available.

 


PT Subur Karunia Raya

Concession Information: PT Subur Karunia Raya is located in Papua Province, Teluk Bintuni district. Based on the 2015 IUP permit, the concession covers an area of 40,883 hectares8. (Long 133° 00′ 32′′ E, Lat 1° 52′ 50′′ S)

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that for the period between June 22 and October 10, 2018, a total of 356 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Subur Karunia Raya concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

Family ownership – Tuan Junus Sutiono and Tuan Watson Dharma

PT Subur Karunia Raya is 99.6% owned by PT Mulia Abadi Lestari, controlled by Tuan Junus Sutiono and Tuan Watson Dharma. PT Mulia Abadi Lestari owns 29.1% shares in PT Duta Rendra Mulya, a plantation company majority owned by Anthoni Salim (CEO and President of the Salim Group).

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


PT Harapan Rimba Jaya

Concession Information:  PT Harapan Rimba Jaya is located in East Kalimantan, Kutai Barat district. Based on the 2016 IUP permit, the concession covers an area of 11,717 hectares9. (Long 115° 33′ 34′′ E, Lat 0° 37′ 50′′ S).

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between July 25 to September 22, 2018, a total of 89 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Harapan Rimba Jaya concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

Group: Tsani Hutani Abadi group

PT Harapan Rimba Jaya and PT Rayatama Jaya (also featured in this report) are both subsidiaries of Tsani Hutani Abadi Group, ultimately owned by Centrino Investment Ltd, registered in Labuan Island (Malaysia). The Tsani Hutani Abadi Group also owns another plantation company in Kutai Barat, PT Kruing Lestari Jaya. Mulyawan Tjandra is Tsani Hutani Abadi’s President Director, who is ex-Executive Director of Indo Agri Resources.

Supply Chain Information: 


PT Rayatama Jaya (Ex. PT Rimba Karya Rayatama)

Concession Information: PT Rayatama Jaya is located in Kutai Barat district, East Kalimantan. Based on the 2016 IUP permit, the concession covers 3,912 hectares. (Long 115°28’32.55″E, Lat 0°35’16.42″S)

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between July 16 and October 16, 2018, a total of 64 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Rimba Karya Rayatama concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

Group: Tsani Hutani Abadi group

PT Harapan Rimba Jaya and PT Rayatama Jaya (also featured in this report) are both subsidiaries of Tsani Hutani Abadi Group, ultimately owned by Centrino Investment Ltd, registered in Labuan Island (Malaysia). The Tsani Hutani Abadi Group also owns another plantation company in Kutai Barat, PT Kruing Lestari Jaya. Mulyawan Tjandra is Tsani Hutani Abadi’s President Director, who is ex-Executive Director of Indo Agri Resources.

Supply Chain Information: 


PT Anekareksa International

Concession Information: PT Anekareksa International is located in East Kalimantan Province, Kutai Barat district. The concession covers an area of 7,171 hectares11. (Long 115° 47′ 45′′ E, Lat 0° 30′ 29′′ S ).

 

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between July 19 and October 3, 2018, a total of 56 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Anekareksa International concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

Family ownership – Tuan Junus Sutiono and Tuan Dedy Mulyadi

PT Anekareksa International is owned by Mr. Junus Sutiono (40%) and Mr. Dedy Mulyadi (60%). Mr. Junus Sutiono and Dedy Mulyadi own PT Anekareksa International through PT Mulia Abadi Lestari and PT Inovasi Cemerlang. PT Mulia Abadi Lestari owns 29.1% shares in PT Duta Rendra Mulya, a plantation company majority owned by Anthoni Salim (CEO and President of the Salim Group).

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


PT Palmakharisma Sekawan

Concession Information: PT Palmakharisma Sekawan is located in East Kalimantan Province, Kutai Barat district. The concession covers an area of 36,476 hectares13. (Long 115° 48′ 29′′ E, Lat 0° 30′ 50′′ S).

 

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between July 25 and September 16, 2018, a total of 634 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Palmakharisma Sekawan concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

Ownership Information: 

No ownership information available.

Supply Chain Information:

No supply chain information available.


PT Senabangun Aneka Pertiwi

Concession Information: PT Senabangun Aneka Pertiwi is located in East Kalimantan Province, Paser district. The concession covers an area of 20,011 hectares14. (Long 116° 14′ 04′′ E, Lat 2° 14′ 13′′ S).

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between July 15 and September 28, 2018, a total of 184 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 PT Citra Agro Raya and Araya Agro Lestari, which are in turn owned by the daughter and son of Haji Syamsudin Andi Arsyad (Haji Isam), Liana Saputri and Jhony Saputra. Haji Isam is the ultimate owner of the Jhonlin group. 15

Supply Chain Information: 


PT Kartika Cipta Pratama

Concession Information: PT Kartika Cipta Pratama is located in Boven Digoel Regency, Papua. The concession covers an area of 40,882 hectares16. (Long 140°12’31.6″E, Lat 6°20’26.6″S)

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between August 13 and October 8, 2018, a total of 781 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 a 80% stake in 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 included 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 their President Commissioner on their notary acts. Fouad Hayel Saeed is HSA Group’s subsidiary Pacific Inter-Link’s Managing Director & the Regional Director-Malaysia of the HSA Group. The documents also listed Salah Ahmed Hayel Saeed as the Commissioner of PT Energi Samudera Kencana & PT Megakarya Jaya Raya and the President Director of PT Graha Kencana Mulia & PT Kartika Cipta Pratama. Hayel Saeed is the Director of Pacific Inter-ink’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 the 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 show no 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 they include some notable individuals in Indonesian politics and business. Mr. Alwi Abdurrahman Shihab, former Foreign Minister of the Indonesian government, has become the president commissioner of PT MJR. 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 MJR in June 2018. Until April 2018, he worked for Sime Darby. Alwi Abdurrahman Shihab is 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, its Chairman and CEO. The HSA Group is involved in the palm oil industry through its subsidiaries PT Pacific Palmindo Industri, PT Pacific Medan Industry, PT Pacific Indomas, PT Pacific Indopalm Industries, Pacific Oil & Fats Industries and Pacific Inter-Link, which are all RSPO members.17

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 2012.18 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 – ie Tulen Jayamas Sdn Bhd. Mr. Salah Ahmed Hayel Saeed and Mr. Fouad Hayel Saeed Anam are directors in 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.


PT Persada Era Agro Kencana

Concession Information: PT Persada Era Agro Kencana is located in Central Kalimantan Province, Katingan district. The concession covers an area of 12,933 hectares20. (Long 113° 17′ 02′′ E, Lat 2° 34′ 09′′ S).

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between August 27 and September 25, 2018, a total of 129 hectares of peat forest was cleared in the PT Persada Era Agro Kencana concession. (Imagery © 2018 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 Yennatha, also known as Andre, also serves as the first Director in PT Bangun Jaya Alam Permai under the Best Plantation Group.

Supply Chain Information: 


PT Temila Agro Abadi

Concession Information: PT Temila Agro Abadi is located in West Kalimantan Province, Landak district. The concession covers an area of 8,201 hectares21. (Long 109° 37′ 20′′ E, Lat 0° 02′ 48′′ N).

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between August 19 and September 23, 2018, a total of 84 hectares of peat was burnt on the PT Temila Agro Abadi concession. (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc). It is unclear at this time whether the three separate areas that were burnt, were intentionally burnt with the purpose of developing oil palm plantations. Traders sourcing from Felda Global Ventures should investigate this issue, as the use of fire in plantation development is illegal under Indonesian law.

Ownership Information: 

Group: Felda Global Ventures Holding Bhd

PT Temila Agro Abadi (PT TAA) is a subsidiary of Felda Global Ventures Holding Bhd (FGV). The business core of FGV is concentrated in Malaysia and Indonesia. Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid is Chairman, Non- Independent Non-Executive Director of FGV. He also known serve as Chairman MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad22.

Supply Chain Information:


Sources for supply chain information:

Supply chain information included in Rapid Response reports 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].


Palm Oil: Report 8

Mighty Earth Rapid Response Report 8

See PDF

Indonesian companies: 

PT Permata Putera Mandiri (Blok I), PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari, PT Sebaung Sawit Plantations, PT Agrindo Sukses Sejahtera, PT Sanggam Harapan Sejantera, and KUD Restu Bersama

September 2018 

Prepared with support from Aidenvironment and MapHubs


PT Permata Putera Mandiri (Blok I)

 

 

 

Concession Information: PT Permata Putera Mandiri Blok I (PT PPM) is located in West Papua province. It covers an area of 34,310 hectares1. Long 132°21’17.93″E, Lat 1°53’45.09″S)

 

Deforestation: 

PT Permata Putera Mandiri Blok I (PT PPM) was featured in Rapid Response reports 3, 4 and 6 due to ongoing deforestation. Satellite imagery (see below) shows that 114 hectares of forest were cleared in the concession from July 9 to August 18, 2018.

Ownership Information: 

Group: Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ Group)

PT Permata Putera Mandiri is owned by PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Agri, a subsidiary of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ Group). Mr. Geetha Govindan is the President Director of Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk.

Supply Chain Information: 


PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari

 

 

 

 

Concession Information: PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari is located in Lamandau Regency, Central Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 19,635 hectares. (Long 111°10’42.9″E, Lat 1°52’57.3″S)

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between August 2 to September 14, 2018 (Site A & B) and between August 13 to September 14, 2018 (Site C), a total of 630 hectares of forest were cleared in PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: PT Metro Lestari Jaya

Up until December 2015, PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari was a subsidiary of Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSMS), part of the Citra Borneo Indah Group. PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari is now owned by Rinawati (60%) and Hamidi Mukhdar Said (40%) through PT Metro Lestari Jaya.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


PT Sebaung Sawit Plantations

 

 

Concession Information: PT Sebaung Sawit Plantations is located in Nunukan Regency, North Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 11,537 hectares. (Long 3° 50′ 08′′ N 117° 23′ 14′′ E)

Peat Development: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that from July 25 to September 18, 2018 (Site A & C) and from July 25 to August 29, 2018 (Site B), a total of 198 hectares of peat were developed in the PT Sebaung Sawit Plantations concession (Imagery © 2018 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 (also known as ‘Dachlan’), a Chinese citizen, is President Director of PT Sebaung Sawit Plantations6. He is also a Director of PT Palem Segar Lestari, also located in North Kalimantan.

Supply Chain Information:

No supply chain information available.


PT Agrindo Sukses Sejahtera

 

 

Concession Information: PT Agrindo Sukses Sejahtera is located in Berau Regency, North Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 5,314 hectares7. (Long 2° 18′ 56′′ N 116° 54′ 44′′ E)

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between July 15 to September 15, 2018, a total of 78 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Agrindo Sukses Sejahtera concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Starmas Sentosa Mandiri

PT Agrindo Sukses Sejahtera is owned by Starmas Sentosa Mandiri through PT Agrindo Usaha Mandiri, PT Langgeng Prima Lestari and Borneomas Heritage Coal.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


PT Sanggam Harapan Sejahtera

 

 

 

Concession Information: PT Sanggam Harapan Sejahtera is located in Berau Regency, North Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 5,425 hectares9. (Long 2° 18′ 56′′ N 116° 49′ 36′′ E)

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between June 7 to September 3, 2018, a total of 503 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Sanggam Harapan Sejahtera concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Venture Resources Pte. Ltd

PT Sanggam Harapan Sejahtera is owned by Venture Resources Pte. Ltd (95%) and PT Gagasan Maju Cemerlang (5%). Venture Resources Pte. Ltd. is a Singaporean financial and insurance services company.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


KUD Restu Bersama

 

 

Concession Information:  KUD Restu Bersama is located in Berau Regency, North Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 3,253 hectares. (Long 2° 12′ 50′′ N 117° 57′ 29′′ E)

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between July 7 and September 12, 2018, a total of 246 hectares of forest were cleared in the KUD Restu Bersama concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information: 

No ownership information available.

Supply Chain Information:

No supply chain information available.


Sources for supply chain information: 

Supply chain information included in Rapid Response reports 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 of any decision to terminate supplies with a given company listed in those mill disclosures; please send to [email protected].


Palm Oil: Report 7

Mighty Earth Rapid Response Report 7

See PDF

Indonesian companies:

PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera, PT Kusuma Alam Sari, PT Palem Segar Lestari, PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari, and PT Kartika Cipta Pratama

Malaysian company:

BLD Plantation

August 2018 

Prepared with support from Aidenvironment and MapHubs


PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera

 

 

Concession Information: PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera is located in the province of Papua. The concession covers an area of 25,395 hectares1. (Long 140°48’22.6″E, Lat 7°19’30.0″S

 

 

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between March 9 to July 28, 2018, a total of 502 hectares of forest were cleared and 168 hectares opened through stacking lines in PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera concession (Imagery © 2017 Planet imagery Basemap, 2018 Sentinel 2 & Landsat 8)

Ownership Information: 

Group: Indonusa Agromulia/Indonusa Group

PT Internusa Jaya Sejahtera is owned by Rosna Tjuatja (99.87%), who controls Indonusa Agromulia – commonly known as Indonusa Group. Rosna Tjuatja sits as commissioner in Indonusa Agromulia.

Supply Chain Information: 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PT Kusuma Alam Sari

 

 

 

Concession Information: PT Kusuma Alam Sari is located in Kubu Raya Regency, West Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 12,860 hectares. (Long 109°49’17.9″E, Lat 0°11’15.0″S)

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between May 6 to August 12, 2018, a total of 129 hectares of peat forest were cleared in PT Kusuma Alam Sari concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Owner Information: 

Group: Alas Kusuma Group

PT Kusuma Alam Sari is part of Alas Kusuma Group. Mr. Jacub Husin is the President Director of Alas Kusuma Group and Mr. Budijuwono Hanjaja is the Vice President.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


PT Palem Segar Lestari

 

 

 

Concession Information: PT Palem Segar Lestari is located in Nunukan Regency, East Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 12,582 hectares. (Long 117°36’41.9″E, Lat 3°51’02.0″S)

 

 

 

Peat development: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between June 14 to August 9, 2018, a total of 91 hectares of peat were developed in PT Palem Segar Lestari concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.)

Ownership Information:

Group: Henan Jiujiu Chemical Co. Ltd.

PT Palem Segar Lestari is owned by Henan Jiujiu Chemical Co. Ltd (90%) and by PT Citra Makmur Sentosa (10%). 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 Lestari6. He is also the Director of PT Sebaung Sawit Plantation, also located in North Kalimantan.

Supply Chain Information: 

No supply chain information available.


PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari

 

 

 

Concession Information: PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari is located in Lamandau Regency, Central Kalimantan. The concession covers an area of 19,635 hectares. (Long 111°10’42.9″E, Lat 1°52’57.3″S)

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between May 22 to August 2, 2018 (Site A) and between May 22 to August 13, 2018 (Site B), a total of 761 hectares of forest were cleared in PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc.


Ownership Information: 

Group: PT Metro Lestari Jaya

Up until December 2015, PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari was a subsidiary of Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSMS), part of the Citra Borneo Indah Group. PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari is now owned by Rinawati (60%) and Hamidi Mukhdar Said (40%) through PT Metro Lestari Jaya8.

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 hectares. (Long 140°12’31.6″E, Lat 6°20’26.6″S)

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between May 30 to August 13, 2018, a total of 828 hectares of forest were cleared in 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 each purchased an 80% stake in each of these four companies 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 of the concessions included in the Tanah Merah project in Boven Digoel Regency. These concessions in the Tanah Merah area 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 their President Commissioner on their Notary Acts. Fouad Hayel Saeed is the HSA Group’s subsidiary Pacific Inter-Link’s Managing Director & the Regional Director-Malaysia for HSA Group. The Acts also listed Salah Ahmed Hayel Saeed as the Commissioner of PT Energi Samudera Kencana & PT Megakarya Jaya Raya and the President Director of PT Graha Kencana Mulia & PT Kartika Cipta Pratama. Hayel Saeed is the 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 the President Director of PT Kartika Cipta Pratama. Nakul Rastogi also disappears from PT Kartika Cipta Pratama’s Notary Acts.

However, the June 5, 2018 Notary Acts show that there is no change in the shareholders of PT Megakarya Jaya Raya, PT Kartika Cipta Pratama, PT Graha Kencana Mulia and PT Energi Samudera Kencana. 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 they include some notable individuals in Indonesian politics and business. Mr. Alwi Abdurrahman Shihab has become the president commissioner of PT MJR. He is a former Foreign Minister of Indonesia. Dr. Tommy Sagiman is now the commissioner of PT KCP. He is an ex-Inspector General of the police. Nata Singh Gurdev Singh became director of PT MJR 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 conglomerates 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, its Chairman and CEO. The HSA Group is involved in the palm oil industry through its subsidiaries PT Pacific Palmindo Industri, PT Pacific Medan Industry, PT Pacific Indomas, PT Pacific Indopalm Industries, Pacific Oil & Fats Industries and Pacific Inter-Link, which are all members of the RSPO.

Supply Chain Information: 

Pacific Inter-Link used to trade with IOI and Nestlé10, however both companies have suspended trade with the company due to concerns over its involvement in deforestation. Unilever has suspended Pacific Inter-link from placement of new orders but Pacific Inter-link is still supplying Unilever until current binding contracts run out. It is unclear where Pacific Inter-Link now sells its palm oil, but being a Middle Eastern company, it most likely has an alternative market in this region and in East Africa.


BLD Plantation

 

 

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

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between July 9 to August 26, 2018, a total of 836 hectares of peat forest were cleared in the BLD Plantation concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc)

Ownership Information: 

Group: BLD Plantation Bhd

BLD Plantation Bhd is part of a group of companies 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)12.

Supply Chain Information: 


Sources for supply chain information: 

The 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]


Palm Oil: Report 6

Mighty Earth Rapid Response Report 6

See PDF

Indonesian companies: PT Permata Putera Mandiri (Blok I), PT Berau Karetindo Lestari, PT Rayatama Jaya, PT Pipit Citra Persada, PT Subur Karunia Raya, PT Condong Garut, PT Kapuasindo Palm Industry, PT Sumur Pandanwangi, PT Mulia Inti Perkasa, PT Prasetya Mitra Muda Blok II, PT Krida Dharma Kahuripan

Malaysian company: BLD Plantation Bhd

 

July 2018

Prepared with support from Aidenvironment and MapHubs

 


PT Permata Putera Mandiri (Blok I)

Concession Information: PT Permata Putera Mandiri Blok I is located in the province of West Papua. The concession covers an area of 34,310 hectares1. (Long 132°21’17.93″E, Lat 1°53’45.09″S)

 

 

Deforestation:

In 2015, the ANJ Group was suspended by a number of its palm oil customers over its clearing of forests in the PT Permata Putera Mandiri concession. The company stopped clearing forests for over two years, though started clearance again in late 2017. Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between May 25 to July 9, 2018, a total of 82 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Permata Putera Mandiri Blok I concession.

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Ownership Information:

Group Ownership – Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ Group)

PT Permata Putera Mandiri is owned by PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Agri, a subsidiary of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ Group)2. Mr. Geetha Govindan is the President Director of Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk.

ANJ Group: Supply Chain Information


PT Berau Karetindo Lestari

 

 

Concession Information: PT Berau Karetindo Lestari is located in Berau Regency, East Kalimantan. The concession covers 7,124 hectares3. (Long 116°59’15.49″E, Lat 2°21’32.30″N)

 

 

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that between April 17 to July 22, 2018, a total of 122 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Berau Karetindo Lestari concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

 

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Ownership Information:

Family ownership – Korompis family

PT Berau Karetindo Lestari is ultimately owned by the Korompis family and by Peak Capital Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based holding company owned by Flamire Holdings Limited (registered in the British Virgin Islands). PT Berau Karetindo Lestari Commissioner Daniel Wewengkang Korompis and Director Didi Ferdinand Korompis are listed in the ‘Panama Papers’ for their registered assets in the British Virgin Islands; their company, Solidi Silvester Korompis, is also registered there.

Supply Chain Information:

No supply chain information available


PT Rayatama Jaya (Ex. PT Rimba Karya Rayatama)

 

 

Concession Information: PT Rayatama Jaya is located in Kutai Barat district, East Kalimantan. Based on the 2016 IUP permit, the concession covers 3,912 hectares. (Long 115°28’32.55″E, Lat 0°35’16.42″S)

 

 

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that for the period June 22 to July 16, 2018, a total of 22 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Rayatama Jaya concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

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Ownership Information:

Group Ownership – Tsani Hutani Abadi Group

PT Rayatama Jaya is part of the Tsani Hutani Abadi Group, ultimately owned by Centrino Investment Ltd, registered in Labuan Island (Malaysia). The Tsani Hutani Abadi Group also owns another plantation company in Kutai Barat, PT Harapan Rimba Haya, PT Kruing Lestari Jaya. Tsani Hutani Abadi’s President Director is Mulyawan Tjandra, who is an ex-Executive Director of Indo Agri Resources. Mr. Gunawan Kosasih is a Director of the group.

Tsani Hutani Abadi Group: Supply Chain Information


PT Pipit Citra Perdana

 

 

Concession Information: PT Pipit Citra Persada is located in Nunukan Regency, East Kalimantan. The concession covers 16,300 hectares. (Long 117° 7’43.56″E, Lat 3°39’18.74″N)

 

 

Peat development: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that for the period May 22 to July 21, 2018, a total of 87 hectares of peat were developed in the PT Pipit Cipta Perdana concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

 

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Ownership Information: PT Xiang De

PT Pipit Citra Perdana is owned by PT Xiang De and is associated with the Hang Ting Group (Singapore). Juliet Kristianto Liu is the director of both PT Pipit Citra Perdana and Hang Ting Group.7 Hang Ting has a joint-venture palm oil company with QL Resources Sdn Bhd called PT Pipit Mutiara Indah,8 located in the same district as PT Pipit Citra Perdana.

Supply Chain Information:

No supply chain information available


PT Subur Karunia Raya

 

 

Concession Information: PT Subur Karunia Raya is located in Teluk Bintuni Regency, in the province of West Papua. The concession covers 40,882 hectares. (Long 133° 0’24.61″E, Lat 1°53’10.84″S)

 

 

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that for the period May 2 to June 22, 2018, a total of 129 hectares of forest were cleared and a further 125 hectares of forest were prepared for land clearing in the PT Subur Karunia Raya concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

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Ownership Information 

Family ownership – Tuan Junus Sutiono and Tuan Watson Dharma

PT Subur Karunia Raya is 99.6% owned by PT Mulia Abadi Lestari10, controlled by Tuan Junus Sutiono and Tuan Watson Dharma. PT Mulia Abadi Lestari owns 29.1% shares in PT Duta Rendra Mulya, a plantation company majority owned by Anthoni Salim (the CEO and President of the Salim Group).

Supply Chain Information:

No supply chain information available


PT Condong Garut

 

 

Concession Information: PT Condong Garut is located in West Kalimantan. The concession covers 13,32611 hectares. (Long 109°17’49.76″E, Lat 0°17’31.81″N)

 

 

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that for the period May 21 to July 19, 2018, a total of 52 hectares of peat forest were cleared in the PT Condong Garut concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

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Ownership Information:

PT Condong Garut is owned by an individual, Mr. Haji Hutomo Mandala Putra12. The palm oil plantations of PT Condong Garut are managed by JA Wattie & Co.

Supply Chain Information:

Sinar Mas Agro Resources is the main buyer of JA Wattie & Co., according to JA Wattie & Co.’s 2017 annual report.


PT Kapuasindo Palm Industry

 

 

Concession Information: PT Kapuasindo Palm Industry is located in Kapuas Hulu Regency, West Kalimantan. The concession covers 19,150 hectares14. (Lon: 111°52’21.88″E, Lat: 0°41’58.72″N)

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that for the period June 22 to July 24, 2018, a total of 35 hectares of peatland forest were cleared and an additional 60 hectares of peatland forest were prepared for land clearing in the PT Kapuasindo Palm Industry concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

 

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Ownership Information: 

Group ownership – 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; these two companies share the same President Director (Johanes Ibrahim Tjendana), Director (Juliana Lukmin) and President Commissioner (Ricky Surjana).

 

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PT Sumur Pandanwangi

 

 

Concession Information: PT Sumur Pandanwangi is located in Seruyan Regency, Central Kalimantan. The concession covers 7,492 hectares15. (Long: 112°36’52.62″E, Lat: 3°19’29.78″S)

 

 

Peat Development:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that for the period April 24 to July 11, 2018, a total of 243 hectares of peat were developed in the PT Sumur Pandanwangi concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

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Ownership Information:

Group – Musirawas

PT Sumur Pandawangi is a part of the Musirawas Group, which is still commonly referred to as the Asam Jawa Group.

The Musirawas Group 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 the oil palm operations is Mr. Widjojo Soejono, was a General in the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI). Each of his five children have a 20% share in the company.

Musirawas Group: Supply Chain Information

 


PT Mulia Inti Perkasa

 

 

Concession Information: PT Mulia Inti Perkasa is located in Berau Regency, East Kalimantan. The concession covers 5,686 hectares. (Long: 116°55’5.70″E, Lat: 2°18’2.01″N)

 

Deforestation: 

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that for the period May 11 to July 19, 2018, a total of 30 hectares of forest were cleared in the PT Mulia Inti Perkasa concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

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Ownership Information:

Group ownership – Widya Corporation

PT Mulia Inti Perkasa is part of the Widya Corporation.17 Through its fully owned subsidiary, PT Unggul Widya Teknologi Lestari18, it has a total planted area of ~30,000 hectares and owns 5 palm oil mills in West Sulawesi and East Kalimantan.

Mr. Tjokro Putro Wibowo is the Chief Director of the Widya Corporation and PT Unggul Widya Teknologi Lestari. He also serves as general secretary deputy of the Board of the (Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI)19 and he is a member of the Indonesian Palm Oil Board (DMSI).

Widya Corporation: Supply Chain Information


PT Prasetya Mitra Muda Blok II

 

 

Concession Information: PT Prasetya Mitra Muda Blok II is located in Gunung Mas Regency, Central Kalimantan. The concession covers 2,475 hectares. (Long: 113°38’54.06″E, Lat: 1°37’26.74″S)

 

 

 

 

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that for the period June 3 to July 6, 2018, a total of 45 hectares of forest were cleared in PT Prasetya Mitra Muda Blok II concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

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Ownership Information: 

Group ownership – Samuel International Group

PT Prasetya Mitra Muda is 49.7% owned by Samuel International Group, with the remaining shares owned by Samuel International’s Executive Director and other related members of associated companies22. The Executive Director of Samuel International’s oil palm operations is Mr. Teguh Patriawan. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Plantation Committee of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin). Samuel International Group subsidiaries include PT Samuel Sekuritas Indonesia and PT Samuel Asset Manajemen, which is among the 10 largest asset managers in Indonesia.

Samuel International Group: Supply Chain Information 


PT Krida Dharma Kahuripan

 

 

Concession Information: PT Krida Dharma Kahuripan is located in Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan. The concession covers 13,382 hectares.

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

 

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that for the period June 6 to July 6, 2018, a total of 87 hectares of forest were cleared and a further 28 hectares of forest were prepared for land clearing in the PT Krida Dharma Kahuripan concession (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

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Ownership Information: 

Group Ownership – Makin Group

PT Krida Dharma Kahuripan is part of the Makin Group, which is owned by Mr. Susilo Wonowidjojo and his family.

Supply Chain Information:


BLD Plantation Bhd 

 

 

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

 

 

Deforestation:

Satellite imagery (see below) shows that for the period June 14 to July 9, 2018, a total of 78 hectares of peat forest were cleared (Imagery © 2018 Planet Labs Inc).

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Ownership Information

Group Ownership – KTS Group

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).

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References:

Satellite imagery: 

Planet Team (2017). Planet Application. Program Interface: In Space for Life on Earth. San Francisco, CA. https://api.planet.com

Sources for supply chain information:

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