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PT Kartika Prima Cipta planted 1,000 trees to prevent repeated flooding

Posted: Jun 09, 2022 3 minute read SMART 269 views

Kapuas Hulu, 9 June 2022 –PT Kartika Prima Cipta, a subsidiary of Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food planted 1,000 trees within its concession and surrounding area, including the Kapuas River riparian area. In partnership with local stakeholders including village government, Manggala Agni, and Tzu Chi Sinar Mas volunteers participated in the project aimed at preventing flooding as early as possible.

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Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food collaborated with the local government to plant 1,000 trees to prevent flooding.

In the aftermath of the flood disaster that occurred in West Kalimantan in the past, local communities have been encouraged to remain vigilant and are now initiating key initiatives to take proactive preventative measures. The stakeholder community continues to place emphasis on planting trees both inside and outside the company’s concessions. In addition, the La Nina phenomenon, which results in longer rainy seasons in most parts of Indonesia, will continue until mid-2022, including in West Kalimantan.

Deputy District Head of Suhaid, Joko Kusmanto, said, “We are delighted with this joint initiative with Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food and hope that this collaboration will have a positive impact in preventing natural disasters and empowering the communities. The past floods have disrupted not only people’s livelihoods, but also had a significant socioeconomic impact on the economy. We hope the company will do this initiative sustainably and align Kapuas Hulu as a conservation regency.”

For this initiative, the Company and local stakeholders used the endemic trees of Kapuas Hulu, such as the kawi, tembesuk, sungkai, and others. The project aligns with the local government’s efforts to plant more trees, particularly in June 2022 when the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency of West Kalimantan predicts that the region will continue to receive moderate rainfall.

Susanto Yang, CEO of Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food West Kalimantan said: “As a sustainable and purpose-led company, we have a responsibility not only to our customers, but also to the communities we serve. Our efforts with local stakeholders to come together to address environmental catastrophe is a great example of how we can support a healthy environment for Indonesian people as well as contribute to the company’s ambitious climate change goals. “We are working with Tzu Chi Indonesia to plant additional 100,000 trees as part of Bakti Bumi, our environmental responsibility program.”

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About Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food
Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food operates under Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is one of the leading palm oil plantation companies with a total planted area of 536,907 hectares (including plasma smallholders) as at 31 March 2022, located in Indonesia. It has integrated operations focused on the technology-driven production and distribution of an extensive portfolio of palm-based products.

Founded in 1996, GAR was listed on the Singapore Exchange in 1999 and has a market capitalisation of US$2.9 billion as at 31 March 2022. Flambo International Limited, an investment company, is currently GAR’s largest shareholder, with a 50.56 percent stake. GAR has several subsidiaries, including PT SMART Tbk which was listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 1992.

As an integrated agribusiness, GAR delivers an efficient end-to-end supply chain, from responsible production to global delivery. In Indonesia, its primary activities include cultivating and harvesting of oil palm trees; processing of fresh fruit bunch into crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel; refining CPO into value-added products such as cooking oil, margarine, shortening, biodiesel and oleo-chemicals; as well as merchandising palm products globally. GAR’s products are delivered to a diversified customer base in approximately 100 countries through its global distribution network with shipping and logistics capabilities, destination marketing, on-shore refining and ex-tank operations in many countries. GAR also has complementary businesses such as soybean-based products in China, sunflower-based products in India, as well as sugar businesses.

For more information, please contact:
Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food Media Team
Beni Wijaya
[email protected]

 

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