On 19 September 2018, the Greenpeace published a report, Final Countdown: Now or Never to Reform the Palm Oil Industry. The report stated that Apical has been sourcing from 6 out of 25 palm oil suppliers that implicate with deforestation, development without permits, exploitation and social conflicts. The six reported suppliers are:
- Anglo –Eastern Plantation
- DTK Opportunity
Apical has never sourced from GAMA. To ascertain that we do not source from GAMA, we also had engaged two companies alleged to have linkage to GAMA, PT Gandahera Hendana & PT Inecda. They denied any links and affirmed the independence of the management from GAMA’s.
We will consider sourcing from PT Gandahera Hendana & PT Inecda again if the ambiguity is cleared.