Target & Achievement

2023 Implementation Plan

POSCO INTERNATIONAL’s new palm oil policy is accompanied by a time-bound implementation work plan for PT BIA operation in Papua, Indonesia. This plan is aimed at providing stakeholders with a high-level overview of major activities and include a summary of activities that will be carried out in 2023. PT.BIA will publish annual progress reports on the delivery of this implementation plan.

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Policy, Systems
and Management
Release Implementation Plan for the year 2023.
Pursue continuous awareness-raising activities to ensure compliance with NDPE policy among plasma smallholders and outgrowers.
- Update the supply chain check list and monitor external supply chains.
Establish direction for implementing NDPE policy from a mid-to long-term perspective.
Environmental
Conservation
and Management
Continue compliance with RSPO Best Management Practices (BMP) for sustainable agriculture management and prohibition of chemical usage in riparian zones.
Strengthen conservation efforts for biodiversity in the 6,718 hectares of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas within the concession.
Continue implementing environmental conservation program beyond the concession.
Establish a roadmap for greenhouse gas emissions management.
Establish a systematic water management system.
- Conduct periodic water quality inspections and audits, and disclose
the results to stakeholders.
- Continue to disclose and monitor water usage and POME treatment
processes related to palm oil production.
Strengthen pre-emptive measures such as employee and community education/training to prevent fire incidents.
Protection of,
and Respect for, Human Rights
Continue providing training programs to enhance the capacity of employees.
Continue communication activities aimed at providing local communities information on environmental conservation programs beyond the concession area.
Enhance the capacity of the industrial safety and health management team and maintain ISO 45001 certification.
Implement community programs aimed at improving the quality of life of local residents.
Encourage women's participation in various committees to establish
a culture of social equality and respect for diversity.
Stakeholder Engagement &
Communication
Actively respond to registered grievances and disclose the resolution progress.
Continue to strengthen collaboration with stakeholders to minimize negative environmental and social impacts of palm oil production.
- Implement new programs to enhance economic self-sufficiency
among local communities.
Publish an annual activity report that includes the progress on NDPE implementation, and increase the accessibility of information to stakeholders.

> 2022 NPDE Implementation Progress Report (03.2022 - 01.2023)

> 2021 NDPE Implementation Progress Report (03.2021 - 02.2022)

> 2020 NDPE Implementation Progress Report (03.2020 - 02.2021)

PROGRESS
2020.02.12PT BIA received complaints from the Bentala Pusaka Foundation regarding the demolition of a sacred site of Yawantop, the Indigenous peoples of Malind and Wambon Tekamerop. Allegedely, the Company had destroyed sacred site used to perform traditional rituals. A field verification was immediately carried out and it was discovered that the area in question was a category HCV 4 area which according to the testimony of the Basik-Basik clan, was a natural well of 0.2 ha
2020.02.20Public consultations related to the clarification and rehabilitation of high conservation value areas have been carried out with LMA, indigenous communties, and local NGOs with the consultations also being attended by local governments bringing the total attendance to 66 people.
2020.03..12A traditional ceremony has been held between the clans involved, the company and also the local community. Followed by rehabilitation (replanting) with the plants requested by the clan on April 4, 2020.
2020.04.04At present, the Case has been listed as Resolved and continues to be monitored by the HCV team who also collaborates with the VMT (Village Monitoring Team) that has been formed comprised of members of the indigenous community itself.
PROGRESS
2019.12.19Four civic groups (KTNC Watch, PUSAKA, SKP-KAMe and WALHI Papua) submitted a complaint to KNCP regarding the development and production of palm oil.
2020.2.12The company submitted their response to the complaint
2020.3.9Complainant submitted an additional statement
2020.3.17KNCP Initial Assessment results and mediation process is announced
2020.8.201st Mediation Committee meeting (explained implementation of NDPE policy, etc.)
2020.9.18Initial assessment completed
2020.12.22nd Mediation Committee meeting (provided further explanations on implementation of NDPE policy and other inquiries)
2020.12.16Parties agreed to further mediation procedures, extension of deadline
2021.6.233rd Mediation Committee meeting → an agreement was not reached
2021,11Iin response to KNCP request, the company submits its opinion on the KNCP Final Statement draft
2022.1.18KNCP Final Statement is announced
The KNCP published its Final Statement on January 13, 2022. The statement indicated that KNCP did not accept the complainants' claim, but recommended that POSCO International should continue with its current efforts to implement active environmental and social policies and communicate with stakeholders in the future. In response, POSCO International submitted a performance report to KNCP on July 29, 2022, detailing the progress of their ESG activities, including the implementation of the NDPE policy in accordance with the recommendations.