Greenhouse gas emissions
The Group assesses greenhouse gas emissions by its mills, embodying that produced by its crop of fresh fruit bunches, using the ISCC 205 tool produced by International Sustainability and Carbon Certification ("ISCC"). The results of its 2020 assessment for the mills operating throughout the year were:
|Kg CO2 equivalent per tonne CPO|
|Pangkatan mill, North Sumatra||362.30|
|Bumi Permai mill, East Kalimantan||325.11|
|Tengkalat mill, Bangka||512.52|
|Rahayu mill, East Kalimantan||N/A|
In accordance with its RSPO NDPE (No deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation) commitments, the Group and its associated smallholders co-operative schemes do not plant on peat regardless of depth and on high carbon stock (HCS) areas, since November 2018.
The Group has under no circumstances used fire as a means of land conversion on the Group's estates, or that of its associated smallholder co-operatives, developed since it began planting its new projects in 2005. Where hotspots are identified near the Group's areas or those of its associated smallholders, these are promptly investigated. A report is made to the RSPO and, where evidence of fire is found, to the police.