PT. Papua Agro Lestari has obtained the Minister of Forestry Decree on the Capitulation of Forest Area Number: SK.552/Menhut-II/2012 on an area of 32,347.40 ha and the Decree form the Head of National Land Authority of Indonesia on Cultivation Rights Number: 63/HGU/KEM-ATR/BPN/2016 on an area of 20,662.09 ha for the development of plantations on an area of 4.549,86 ha which is allocated on the development of smallholdings. The capitulation agreement/ settlement of customary right have been given to the customary holders. PT Papua Agro Lestari has ensures that the area which in the Decree on the Capitulation of Forest Area on an area of ± 7,135.45 ha will not be opened to maintain the existing ecosystem.
The High Conservation Value on the Cultivation Rights of PT Papua Agro Lestari consisting HCV1 and HCV4 on an area of ± 3.079,18 ha.
Based on the condition of the forest cover on PT Papua Agro Lestari area, the carbon stock in the Medium Density Forest (122.03 ton C/Ha), Low Density Forest (71.29 ton C/ha), groves (44.56 ton C/ha) and shrubs (4.31 ton C/ha). Based on the integrated analysis (the aspects of forest cover, carbon stock, HCV area, FPIC, and legality), the HCS area is stipulated on an area of 6,254.50 ha which is the customary lands of Selil village, Ulilin district, Merauke, Papua.
Company is not a member of RSPO. An HCV assessment is done by company voluntarily to ensure a protection towards the protected area according to the applied law in Indonesia.
Company finished self assessment of HCV and HCS. These studies are now being reviewed by HCVRN and HCS Approach. All HCV assessments of the company were done by experts who are HCV ALS licensed assessors (https://www.hcvnetwork.org/als/public-summaries) and (http://highcarbonstock.org/registered-hcsa-assessments/). Company is also a member of GAA (https://globalagribusinessalliance.com/members-v2).
The company has conservation area, including the HCV and HCS areas. Document assessments have already been done by HCVRN and HCS Approach,
sustainability/HCV & HCS.