On 30 November 2016, Amnesty International published a report titled The Great Palm Oil Scandal: Labour Abuses Behind Big Brand Names. PT Abdi Budi Mulia (PT ABM) was one of the suppliers alleged of human rights abuses on the plantation.
5 December 2016:
Apical demanded a clarification on the allegation from Amnesty International from PT ABM.
6 December 2016:
PT ABM responded that they’re yet to receive any letter from Amnesty International and have been engaging with Serikat Pekerja SPSI.
Apical met with PT ABM to investigate further.
14 December 2016:
Another meeting was held to further discuss on the resolution.
4 January 2017:
PT ABM provided remedial actions on child labor, personal protective equipment, recruitment based on gender, freedom to choose workers union and wage cuts. Apical requested for PT ABM to have clearer SOP in recruitment and in dispute/grievance handling.