ANJ recognizes the No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE) and HCSA commitments of our buyers and we have embedded these elements in our Sustainability Policy, published on October 31st, 2019. With our commitment to this Sustainability Policy, ANJ has decided to identify potential High Carbon Stock (HCS) area loss within all of ANJ’s 8 oil palm concessions. This is a commitment to our purchasers, who also uphold the NDPE requirement. The identification of HCS area loss between January 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2018 was undertaken to determine ANJ’s HCS liability to be presented to the ANJ supply chain and stakeholders. The identified liability will be compensated in a form of a consolidated block in our West Papuan concession.
We recognize that the recovery plan will require extraordinary efforts on our behalf to ensure success for what is a challenging initiative to implement. We will involve, engage, and work closely with multiple stakeholders to achieve consensus and ultimately a successful outcome for the Group’s sustainability commitments. We have already received encouraging feedback from our supply chain and other stakeholders who recognize our proactive approach. Early testament to this fact is that we have now resumed sales of our certified palm oil to Golden Agri Resources and several other sustainable palm oil buyers (link 1; link 2)