We believe in being able to give back to communities for two reasons
1. Ensuring employees know that they work for an organisation that cares
2. True corporate performance means addressing large social issues
2) Skill development
Above, are the two agendas we believe to be the most important in determining the future of Indonesia. Rather than focusing on construction and providing basic amenities,we are determined to support organisations or programs that have clear learning outcomes and are easily measureable.We recognise that the central and state government already provide infrastructure, so we believe in supplementing this development with quality education.
We provide free health consultations in Mendik Village, located in Bente Tulan. We provide financial assistance to individuals in need We assist different territories and states in supporting and aiding with the disaster recovery costs for people in the Long Kali District
- We provide corporate support to selected global and national/non-governmental organisations that serve communities
- We provide free surgery for the disabled
- We provide a CSR programme i.e. Donations for the flood affected families.
Plasma Fields: Introduction of plasma obligation:
The palm oil business is a highly attractive investment within the agricultural sector of Indonesia, attracting many foreign investors. Indonesia is widely recognised as one of the biggest crude palm oil producers due to the fact that Indonesia is situated within a strategic location, which is remarkably suitable for the palm oil business.
From 2013, the Indonesian Central Government issued regulations stating:
- Within three years, companies must utilise at least 30% of their granted land
- Within six years, all land must be “technically” utilised
- Businesses must source at least 20% of the total required raw materials from their own plantations
- All plantation companies must develop a plantation area of 20% to be allowed for the utilisation by the local communities, thereby called the “Plasma Obligation”
The existing rule that “plasma’ must be developed outside of the plantation area further applies:
- Plantation companies must use a domestic bank
- Plantation companies should provide internship opportunities and transfer quality technology to local businesses
- Plantation companies should utilize domestic processing facilities
GAWI’s Action Plan:
We are fully committed to ensuring that local communities share in the benefits of palm oil development. We support the communities’ right to their own plasma plots, and we have been attempting to meet our plasma obligations since the regulations were implemented. We are fully aware of the importance of socio-economic relations with surrounding communities, therefore we have created several plasma fields in multiple areas.
A .KOPERASI SUBUR MAS MANDIRI.
In Pamalongan village, Riam Adungan, Cuka River in 2008
B .KUD ULIN RAYA.
Damit upstream village in 2008
D .KOPERASI SETARAP MAKMUR JAYA
Located in Setuju village, in 2016
We have been developing successful partnerships with plasma farmers for more than ten years, and are now committed to cooperating further, and coaching farmers with the self-help core patterns, which is aimed at increasing the production and quality of the fruits they produce.
We currently manage 4.500ha for plasma farmers and 8000ha for sustainable land management, implementing:
- The protection of HCV (high conservation value) forest areas
- Forest fire control and prevention
- Use of organic fertilisers
- Participating in government programmes to increase community welfare
- Aiding poverty
We also commit to NDPE:
- No Deforestation
- No Peat
- No Exploitation
- Identification of HCV (High Conservation Value), HCS (High Carbon Stock) and peat
- Selecting areas free from conflicting community claims or existing land claims
- Selection of land in regards to proximity of villages, thereby creating easy access for farmers and their plasma plots