Cargill owns and operates four palm plantations in Indonesia: PT Hindoli in South Sumatra; and PT Harapan Sawit Lestari, PT Indo Sawait Kekal and Poliplant in West Kalimantan. We aim to uphold the highest standards on the plantations that we directly own and manage.
Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
- We have implemented a GHG calculation tool compliant with RSPO, ISCC and ISPO standards at all our mills and their estate supply base. With this tool we expect to see a 5% improvement in GHG intensity by 2020 (from our 2015 baseline).
- Methane gas from our palm oil waste water treatment plant makes up a large part of GHG emissions. We are working on completing a methane capture project at two mills in PT Harapan Sawit Lestari and Poliplant Group by 2020.
Leading best practices in environmental management
PT Hindoli’s Tanjung Dalam mill was conferred the highest level of the Green Industry Award from the Indonesian Ministry of Industry and the Green PROPER rating from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for its efforts to improve energy efficiency, reduce GHG emissions and extend sustainable practices to local communities.
Collaborating with local government
PT Hindoli is a member of the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA) working group led by the South Sumatra provincial government and IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative. The initiative aims to create a sustainable supply shed in South Sumatra.
Partnering with Daemeter on our plantation
Since early 2015, Daemeter has been providing technical and advisory support to Cargill under a partnership agreement covering four major activity streams across all five of Cargill’s recently acquired Poliplant Group (PPG) plantations, and one estate at the nearby Harapan Sawit Lestari plantation. Social Impacts Assessments (SIA) and High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments form a core part of the work, helping Cargill to set a baseline for future monitoring, identify actions to align current practices with established BMPs, and inform priorities for community development programming. These assessments are now fully completed.
Daemeter is also providing capacity building and independent verification for Cargill’s in-house High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments, applied in three plantations where limited new plantings are taking place, mainly for smallholders. Finally, Daemeter is also supporting Cargill in making preliminary evaluation of its HCV compensation liabilities for the PPG plantations, in line with RSPOs newly finalized HCV compensation program.