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Triputra Agro Persada Group

SUBJECT

On 30th January 2019, Mighty Earth released the Rapid Response Report 12. The report alleged PT Dwiwira Lestari Jaya (PT DLJ), a subsidiary of Triputra Agro Persada Group (TAP), clearing 56 ha of forest between 23 November 2018 and 12 January 2019.

PROGRESS

January 2019

Apical demanded clarification from TAP with regards to the allegations made in the report.

TAP responded to Apical clarifying that based on their investigation, they confirmed that the land clearing stated in the report located outside of the HCV/HCS areas. TAP has conducted HCV and HCS Assessment in 2014 and 2016 respectively.

Apical will monitor further development of the case.

April 2019

Apical met with TAP management to further discuss on the issue. TAP clarified that they already stop the land clearing. However, they reiterated that the development of the land was based on the HCS report conducted by the independent assessor using an old version of toolkit.

In recognizing the concerns raised by all parties, TAP is in the process of submitting the HCS to HCSA Steering Committee for peer review. TAP is committed to follow recommendations given, if any, by HCSA Steering Committee once the peer review completed. At the same time, they will also conduct internal assessment to re-verify the HCS areas in PT DLJ.

May 2019

TAP submitted HCSA for peer review to HCSA Committee.

September 2019

Apical conducted site visit under Priority Supplier Engagement Program. By end of the program, both Apical and PT DLJ agreed to implement an action plan to address gaps against Apical sustainability policy identified during the visit.

Apical team to continue working with PT DLJ on the implementation of the action plan.

During the visit, Apical team has reviewed both HCV and HCS assessments. They also did ground checking on the location of land clearing mentioned in Mighty Earth report. Apical team confirmed that the location is not HCV and HCS area. PT DLJ has stopped land clearing activity in the area.

August 2020

HCSA peer view completed. Results of the review can be found here.

September 2020

Working with HCSA on addressing the gap. PT DLJ issued a public statement on the peer review report which can be found here.

November 2020

A meeting was held between Apical and PT TAP to discuss on the progress update of HCSA review report. According to TAP, the final Integrated Conservation Land Use Plan (ICLUP) has been approved by HCSA Steering Committee. Hence, PT DLJ now in the midst of drafting the updated integrated management and monitoring program of PT DLJ’s HCV-HCS areas based on HCSA peer review and ICLUP.

PT DLJ will continue stop land clearing activities and Apical confirmed that no land clearing is conducted at PT DLJ concession.

April 2021

PT TAP informed that it has publicly published NDPE policy at group level which can be accessed here.

May 2021

PT DLJ has completed all the actions based on the peer review. With completion of the actions of HSCA peer review and NDPE policy in placed, Apical consider this case closed.

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We participate in industry membership and certification schemes such as the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), including the RSPO P&C Review Taskforce and the RSPO Indonesia National Interpretation Working Group, the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), and the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO)

Dato' Yeo How

APICAL GROUP PRESIDENT

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Dato' Yeo How

PRESIDEN APICAL GROUP