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|Member||PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa|
|Date Filed||15 July 2013|
|Category||Oil Palm Growers|
RSPO Executive Board
Infringement of Principle 5 Environmental Responsibility and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity
The company above has been named as the company that is practising open burning resulting in the haze over Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore; which has reached hazardous levels in both countries.
The company has acted in breach of Principle 5 – Environmental Responsibility and Conservation of Natural Resources and Biodiversity and potentially in breach of Principle 7 on Responsible New Planting.
Criterion 5.1 - Aspects of plantation and mill management, including replanting, that have environmental impacts are identified, and plans to mitigate the negative impacts and promote the positive ones are made, implemented and monitored, to demonstrate continual improvement.
Criterion 5.5 - Use of fire for waste disposal and preparing land for replanting is avoided except in specific situations as identified in the ASEAN guidelines or other regional best practice.
The complaint was filed by the Executive Board in view of the fact that RSPO members have been named by the media as being the source of the fires. Hotspots analysis conducted by RSPO with two external experts show that:
Hotspots analysis for PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa is available at http://www.rspo.org/file/haze/PT-JatimJayaPerkasaGoogleEarth_forWeb.pdf
In August 2013, a verification report was submitted by the company. Based on the report, the total concession area was 11,801 ha (8,200 of within HGU and 3,601 ha within plasma area), actual burning was not found in 22 out of 74 hotspot locations. Actions to be taken include:
Draft action plan was submitted in October 2013
PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa had completed the following corrective actions:
1. One Firefighting team has been formed with 35 members, 18 units water pump (Robin), 6 units high pressure water pump (Tohatsu), 4 units motorcycle and 1 unit for wheel drive vehicle.
2. Recent hotspot monitoring on PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa can be downloaded at Eye on the Haze. One hotspot was identified in March 7, but none found after field verification.
3. PT JJP had implemented the water management and fire prevention system.
25 September 2014 - Complaints Panel decided to officially close the complaint case.
|Formal Letter of Case Closure||30 September 2014|
|RSPO Resignation Form.pdf||29 September 2014|
|Letter PT JJP to RSPO - Clarification on Hotspot||2 September 2014|
|Letter RSPO to PT JJP - Request for Clarification on Hotspots||28 August 2014|
|Progress Update on 27 Feb 2014||27 February 2014|
|Progress Update on 5 Dec 2013.pdf||5 December 2013|
|Water Management - JJP, 29_11_13(1)(1).pdf||29 November 2013|
|PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa update on hotspots verification and actions||27 August 2013|
|PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa response||27 August 2013|
|RSPO Response letter to PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa||12 August 2013|
|The Chronicles of Land Fire in PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa - Pekan Baru||27 June 2013|
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