Partner: PT Surya Sawit Sejati (PT SSS)

Program Period: September 2014 to March 2017

Program Name: FPIC Fulfillment Assistance

LINKS in collaboration with PT Surya Sawit Sejati (PT SSS) - United Plantations Berhad implemented the FPIC fulfillmentassistancein the development of plasma plantation and conservation areas in the area of 3,157.29 hectares in West Kotawaringin, Central Kalimantan Province.

This FPIC fulfillmentassistancehad been conducted since September 2014 until March 2017, as part of a pilot implementation of the FPIC revised guidelines while it was being discussed by Human Right Working Group (HRWG) Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), before then it was finalized and endorsed on November 2015.

The FPIC fulfillment guidelines was employed as part of the plantation staffs’ collective learning practices by involving communities and local governments in the area of plasma plantation development and conservation area in Kumai and Arut Estate of PT SSS. The learning practices were expected to provide a better understanding related to the essential elements of FPIC, processes, and documentations of FPIC implementation and also the fulfillment of the opening a new area terms in accordance with the RSPO standard so that in the further development phase of FPIC implementation, this can be carried out independently by PT SSS plantation staffs.