On 20 April 2022, RAN released an article claimed that a retired public servant named Mr Bukhary responsible for deforestation inside the boundaries of the Gunung Leuser National Park in an area now located in the district of Aceh Tamiang. RAN also reported that Bukhary’s new palm oil plantation area is adjacent to the concession controlled by PT Sisirau which has been exposed for the destruction of orangutan habitat.
The article also reported on illegal plantation encroaching into peat forest inside Rawa Singkil Wildlife Reserve.
Based on spatial analysis and supply chain monitoring conducted by Apical team, we confirmed that Apical is not sourcing from Mr Bukhary, PT Sisirau as well as from the area where the clearing reported in the Rawa Singkil Wildlife Reserve.
Although none of these sources are connected to Apical supply chain, we will ensure that these sources not entering into Apical supply chain in the future.