On 30 August 2022, an article published further information on a previously alleged non-compliance (NC) involving PT Cemerlang Abadi . The article states that the head of Aceh Barat Daya district, pledged to return 4695 acres of concession to local communities in the Pante Cermin village. It is further stated that PT Cemerlang Abadi is allegedly acting in defiance of a government order to return lands within its palm oil concession to local communities.
- Apical is investigating the allegations.
- Apical does not source fresh fruit bunch from PT Cemerlang Abadi.
- Apical has immediately informed suppliers in Aceh to not source from PT Cemerlang Abadi.
Apical commits to FFB sourced from traceable and NDPE compliant sources.
We will continue monitoring the development regarding the allegations and take appropriate actions in line with NDPE commitments.