Stakeholder Engagement

Our stakeholders include persons or groups whom our operations have a significant impact on, those with a vested interest in our sustainability performance, and those in public positions who influence our activities. They include certification bodies, employees, governments, local communities, suppliers, and sustainability collaborators. Please refer to the table below which details the interests and key concerns, engagement methods employed, and key engagement outcomes for the respective stakeholder groups.

StakeholderFocusing keyPlatformsPeriodeResult
Government and RegulatorsCompliance with all government regulation
Social Responsibility
Routinely conducted in accordance with our schedulingCooperation with the government pertaining to school development projects, the construction of Pratama Health Facilities, construction of security posts, etc.
Certification BodyMeeting the certification standards of ISPO, RSPO, dan ISO.Coordination Meetings
Committee Meetings
Discussion Forums
AnnuallyConstantly active during discussions in order to obtain updated informartion on the palm oil industry’s sustainability standards
EmployeesFacilitiate employees in obtaining a safe and secure working environment
Provide healthcare benefits
Empowerment of femal workforce (Development of a Gender Committee)
Scholarships for children of employees
Bipartite Meetings
Discussion Forums
MonthlyEmployee Loyalty (decrease turn over rates)
Achieve production targets
Become a representative of Merauke in the APKASI EXPO 2022
A number of our employee’s children who received scholarships have finished their bachelor studies
Local CommunitiesCommunity Eggagement
Agronomic Support and training
Sustainability Certification
Discussion Forums
AnnuallySustainable Plasma Plantations
MeetingWhen Changes Occur100% Traceability of FFB Suppliers
OrganizationsGAPKI, Palm Oil Magazines, and other Media OutletsDiscussion ForumsHeld When NeededBecome an active member in the organization and obtain updated information on the palm oil industry
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.
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.