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Central Cipta Murdaya (CCM)


On 19 September 2018, the Greenpeace published a report, Final Countdown: Now or Never to Reform the Palm Oil Industry. The report claimed that between 26 December 2014 and 8 March 2018, CCM subsidiary, PT Hardaya Inti Plantations (PT HIP) cleared 434 ha of forest including primary forest according to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry 2015 national land cover map.

Based on our internal monitoring system found that there was a potential forest clearing of 78 ha from Jan 2020 to June 2020 in PT HIP.


7 September 2018

Apical demanded clarification from CCM on the allegations.

26 September 2018

PT HIP responded claiming that they have acted in compliance with all governmental requirements with regards to the development of the area mentioned in the report. PT HIP also has responded to Greenpeace on 19 September 2018 in regard to the allegation.

Based on desktop analysis, our finding is consistent with PT HIP clarification.

Apical will monitor future development of the case and gather information when necessary.

January 2019

Apical had a meeting with CCM. They’ve stop land clearing in all the concessions and currently in the process of conducting HCV-HCSA for all the concessions. They’re working with Aidenvironment in developing the sustainability policy.

Apical will continue monitor the progress of implementation.

February 2020

Apical conducted site visit under Priority Supplier Engagement Program at PT HIP. Based on the site visit, both Apical and PT HIP agreed to implement action plan in addressing the gaps identified during visit.

September 2020

Apical seek clarification on the potential clearing happening in PT HIP within first six month of 2020.

According to CCM, they have conducted verification on Apical report and found that the clearing was conducted by local communities for farming purposes. CCM also confirmed that no new land clearing conducted at PT HIP.

At Apical Group, our commitment to sustainability stems right from the top. Apical’s President is supported by the Director of Sustainability and various business heads, to ensure sustainability is integrated within business and functional units, and embedded in the company’s core values and initiatives.

Sustainability topics are discussed at Board meetings held quarterly. We also have dedicated Sustainability teams based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Pekanbaru, Dumai, Medan, Jakarta and Balikpapan in Indonesia. The Sustainability teams are tasked with implementing and monitoring our commitments through constructive stakeholder engagement and collaboration.

In addition, there is also a dedicated Social, Security and Licensing (SSL) department in each refinery we own, to handle social and licensing matters in compliance with national regulations as well as Apical Sustainability Policy. The team also oversees Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes to support better livelihoods in local communities.

Achieving sustainability goals requires more than just collaboration with our key stakeholders. Collaboration across industries and peer companies is also crucial and hence, we constantly look for and participate in new partnerships, relevant industry membership and certification schemes.

We participate in industry membership and certification schemes such as the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), including the RSPO P&C Review Taskforce and the RSPO Indonesia National Interpretation Working Group, the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), and the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO)

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Di Apical Group, komitmen kami terhadap keberlanjutan didukung penuh dimulai dari jajaran managemen teratas. Presiden Apical didukung oleh Direktur Keberlanjutan bersama seluruh kepala bisnis, memastikan keberlanjutan terintegrasi dalam unit bisnis dan fungsional, dan tertanam dalam nilai dan inisiatif inti perusahaan.

Topik keberlanjutan dibahas pada rapat dewan yang diadakan setiap tiga bulan. Kami juga memiliki tim keberlanjutan yang berdedikasi berbasis di Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia, dan Indonesia; Pekanbaru, Dumai, Medan, Jakarta dan Balikpapan. Tim Keberlanjutan ditugaskan untuk menerapkan dan memantau komitmen kami melalui keterlibatan dan kolaborasi pemangku kepentingan yang konstruktif.

Selain itu, kami didukung penuh oleh departemen Sosial, Keamanan, dan Perizinan (SSL) khusus di setiap unit bisnis yang kami miliki, untuk menangani masalah sosial dan perizinan sesuai dengan peraturan nasional serta kebijakan keberlanjutan Apical. Tim juga mengawasi program Tanggung Jawab Sosial Perusahaan (CSR) untuk mendukung penghidupan yang lebih baik di masyarakat setempat.

Mencapai tujuan keberlanjutan membutuhkan lebih dari sekadar kolaborasi dengan pemangku kepentingan utama kami. Kolaborasi lintas industri dan perusahaan sejenis juga penting dan karenanya, kami terus mencari dan berpartisipasi dalam kemitraan baru, keanggotaan industri yang relevan, dan skema sertifikasi.

Kami berpartisipasi dalam skema keanggotaan dan sertifikasi industri seperti Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), termasuk P&C Review Taskforce RSPO dan National Interpretation Working Group RSPO Indonesia, International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), dan Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO).

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