InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The accusation from Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and Transformasi untuk Indonesia (TuK) to the un-environmental cultivation done by Korindo Group on 12 November 2018 was responded by the company.
In the official statement toInfoSAWIT, Wednesday (14/11/2018), Korindo Group disappointed to the accusation. Its business in Halmahera since the last of 2011 is to contribute to the regional development in the region for special, and North Maluku for general. It is the same with the government’s program through Nawa Cita, that is, to develop the suburbs.
Korindo claimed that the company never processed illegal wood. It is very impossible for the company to use the illegal one for it would be blocked to export the plywood if the company does not report the official material through online system.
Every wood and wood supplier in Korindo has Wood Verification Legal System orSistem Legalitas Verifikasi Kayu (SVLK) which is the same with the regulation of SVLK in Indonesia which is regulated by Regulation of Ministry of Environment and Forestry, No. P.30/Menlhk/Setjen/PHPL.3/3/2016 Chapter 9(1) saying that every wood producer should have the certificate and obey the SVLK.
“SVLK is a system of pride in Indonesia which has been verified by European Uniion and it is credible,” Korindo noted.
The company is committed to the regulation and laws in Indonesia. In palm oil plantation, Korindo develops it in other usage area where the government has regulated to develop and operate based on the standards in Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO).
Korindo did enlargment mechanically and did not damage the environment by burning the forest. It is wrong to accuse Korindo by saying that the plantation enlargement was by burning the areas.
“It is confirmed by the check result done by Forestry Agency, District of South Halmahera, North Maluku Province in the document No. 522.1/110/206 on 16 February 2016 saying that there was no finding to enlarge the areas done by the company by burning the areas,” Korindo noted. (T2)