Fire mitigation and prevention are integral parts of our operations in collaboration with our associated smallholders and local communities.

PT. BIA is highly aware of wildfires and considers the risks it poses to our employees, local communities, and the environment. We have put a rigorous fire mitigation policy and infrastructure in place to ensure the safety of our people and the conservation of the environment in our concession.

Fire Team PT Bio Inti Agrindo
Simulation of Fire Hydrant Use Simulasi Penggunaan Hidrant
Fire Prevention and Control Training with the Manggala Agni Team
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    Fire Mitigation Policy

    As stated in our NDPE Policy, we strictly prohibit all burning methods in plantation development and management both in our own estate and in associated smallholder plantations. We have also established a safety team comprised of certified safety officers and emergency response personnel that can be deployed immediately following the detection of a hotspot. Our concession has been equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment to combat wildfires. Moreover, PT BIA has also received ISO 45001 certification in acknowledgement of the Company's performance in fire mitigation.

    Hotspot Monitoring

    PT BIA classifies its surrounding areas based on potential fire impacts, fire risks for each area based on land cover, biodiversity, community use, and other factors. Areas with high risk will be intensively monitored and managed to reduce the impact of fires on the environment. The aim is to reduce the risk and impact of fire.

    Fire warning protocols adjust to the risk level based on the Fire Weather Index (FWI) from BMKG (Meteorolgy, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency. The FWI examines weather factors such as rainfall, temperature, humidity and wind speed to determine risk. There are 4 levels of risk, namely (a) LOW: potential fire will extinguish on its own. (b) MODERATE: Potential fire can be extinguished with simple equipment. (c) HIGH: Potential fires can be extinguished using pumps and heavy equipment. (d) VERY HIGH/Extreme: Potential fire is difficult to extinguish. When the FWI is in the HIGH or VERY HIGH category, fire monitoring will be intensified. When low, fire monitoring will be conducted with low intensity. 

    Our concession is readily equipped with all the latest equipment and technology needed to fight wildfires in the area. PT BIA recognizes the dangers posed by fires and so we continuously strive to improve and strengthen our existing fire systems to enhance our preparations. PT BIA has trained dozens of employees as certified safety officers. Satellite fire monitoring and hotspot monitoring are conducted through third-party cooperation. Upon notification of a hotspot, emergency response personnel immediately conduct field verification and take the necessary actions immediately.

    Training and Education

    We recognize that combating fires on our own will not be enough in the long term and so we have established fire-fighting associations in our associated smallholders and the local communities to ensure that they are prepared to take immediate action in the case of a fire. Through these associations, we provide periodical fire prevention and mitigation trainings as well as fire-fighting equipment and infrastructure.

    Progress Update

    For more information on PT BIA's Operaitonal, Health, and Safety Progress for the  of 2023, please click on the following link: Download