On 3 May 2021, Mighty Earth released the Rapid Response Report 33. The report claimed that 60 hectares of tree cover loss within the Martabe Mine area of PT Agincourt Resoures (PT AR) between January 2016 and December 2018. There were 42 ha of tree cover loss between Jan 2019 and Dec 2020.
According to the report PT AR link with PT Astra Agro Lestari (PT ALL) through Astra International. PT AAL which is Astra group’s palm oil division is Apical’s supplier.
PT AR is not Apical’s supplier as it is mining company. Apical seek clarification from PT AAL as our supplier regarding the issue and the link between the company and AAL. According to PT AAL, PT AR and AAL are two different companies operating within two different industries and each entity maintain their own independence in running its operations in accordance with the applicable law of Indonesia No 20/2007 on Limited Liability Company.