Greenpeace published reports, “A Deadly Trade-off” on 27 September 2016 and “Dirty Bankers” on 17 January 2017 accusing one of our suppliers, Indofood/ Salim Group in violation of the sustainability commitments on claims of deforestation, development on peat and exploitation on labour.
Apical did not source from any of the reported companies, PT Isuy Makmur / Kedang Makmur and Gunung Melayu palm oil mill. At group level, there has been no business transaction since 2015.
22 September 2016: Apical requested written clarification from Indofood, and Indofood has responded promptly with clarifications and evidence of compliance through independent assessment report by SAI Global.
Apical will continue to engage with supplier and monitor further development of the case in the RSPO Complaint procedure.
Due to the failure of Indofood/ Salim Group to comply with Apical sustainability policy, we have ceased sourcing from them.