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IndoAgri total plantation 393,473 ha
86% is Palm Oil
nucleus and plasma

ISPO-certified CPO

or 486,000 tonnes

Our Report

Please read our new Sustainability Report 2021. Please find our Sustainability Policies here.

Sustainability Report 2021

Sustainability Report 2021

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At A Glance

Fighting deforestation
Haze prevention
Protecting people

Fighting deforestation

  • No primary forest clearance on our sites.
  • Zero burning for land clearing and replanting
  • No degradation of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas.
  • High Carbon Stock (HCS) study completed.

Haze prevention

  • We have trained fire control teams and fire specialists across all our plantations. Our estates are equipped with vehicles and equipment for firefighting. Our fire specialists are regularly trained in fire prevention and firefighting.
  • As of 2020, we have a total of 202 fire towers across all our estates.

Protecting people

  • 100% of our sites have now set up SMK3 (Sistem Manajemen Keselamatan dan Kesehatan Kerja), the Indonesian OHS (Occupational Health and System) standard. 53 sites achieved SMK3 Gold Certification (43 in palm oil, 5 in rubber, and 5 in other crop operations).
  • Strict compliance with national and local laws, including laws on employees' freedom of association and collective bergaining, minimum wage regulations, decent pay and working hours. No operations or suppliers so far identified where collective bargaining or freedom from forced or child labour are at risk. No registered IndoAgri worker is below age 18.
  • Seasonal workers' contracts respect government regulation.
Reducing social conflict
Peatland management
Sustainability governance

Reducing social conflict

  • Smallholders benefit from technical and financial support of IndoAgri and the ISPO certification process is used to ensure no risk around human rights or Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).
  • No Sustainable Agriculture Policy breaches relating to human rights in 2020.
  • Community needs of all sites based on Social Impact Assessment (SIA).

Peatland management

  • Another year of no new planting on peatlands and water levels maintained in all peatlands under our control.

Sustainability governance

  • Overall guidance on sustainability is led by the CEO in a think tank which comprises Executive Directors of the Group and principal subsidiaries.
  • In 2019, we began to align how our performance on material sustainability topics contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Of all the 17 SDGs we have identified 13 of particular relevance to us, to which we can contribute through our Policy and programmes. We have chosen the GRI reporting standards and principles to ensure stakeholder inclusiveness, accuracy, clarity, reliability, and comparability of the information presented in this report. The report also complies with requirements of the SGX-ST Listing Rules Practice Note 7.6 Sustainability Reporting Guide.

Making a positive impact at work

  • Deforestation

    We preserve areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) within our operations. Prior to any new planting we use the HCS Approach Toolkit which allows estates to quantify carbon stocks of assets and gauge FPIC in the community. We have conducted HCV assessment by acreeon all sites with resultant Rehabilitation Plans on 100% of sites. They are designed to enhance what is there, and principally cover riparian areas.

  • Paraquat phase out

    We have eliminated the use of Paraquat from all operations since end of March 2018.

  • Innovation: yield

    Whilst land is finite, and whilst we are working with an efficient and high-yielding crop, we are targeting better yields for commercial performance and to help deliver our Sustainable Agriculture Policy. The main focus areas are:

    • Crop health: fighting pests and diseases for productivity and waste minimisation.
    • Careful fertiliser dosages, precision agronomy.
    • Physical protection: using hydrology and ecology to promote beneficial plants, insects, and soil micro-fauna.
    • Our Smallholder Programme aims to minimise economic risks they face by helping to improve yields; growers understand that their participation in our Smallholder Certification Programme will provide improved productivity, less pressure on natural forests (and safer labour practices).
    • Yield maximisation advice and training on Good Agricultural Practices is provided on all plasma estates by specialist Plasma Assistants. Plasma and other smallholders are expected to meet the same quality criteria as nucleus estate suppliers.