Best Management Practices

With regard to the Company’s Best Management Practices, our policy is directed towards environmentally conscious use of fertilizers and the reduction of pesticides, and the management of water and waste in our operations.

We strive to reduce the use of pesticides in our operations as we realize the contribution that it plays in releasing carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrous oxide (NO2) into the air. In addition, the management of PT BIA’s water footprint is also very important and maintaining water efficiency while continuing to ensure the availability of water for both our operations and the local residents surrounding our company is vital to the Company’s strategy in managing water and waste.

Furthermore, PT.BIA has a policy on Integrated Pest Control, which protects workers from contamination from toxic materials, and the company does not use limited pesticides in Pest control.

Hebisida Quantity (lt)
Glyphosate 49.500
Metil Metsufuron 1.222
Alkylaril Poliglikol Eter 6.880
Total 57.602
FERTILIZER Quantity (kg) Quantity (Ton) Ton/Ha
Natrium 1.193.774 1.194 0,0564
Pospat 5.056.244 5.056 0,2389
Kalium 394.116 394 0,0186
Amonium Sulfat 1.941.217 1.941 0,0917
Kalium Klorida 972.680 973 0,0460
Silica 4.334 4 0,0002
Magnesium 2.100 2 0,0001
Total 9.564.465 9.564 0,4519

* Source data: JAN – AUG 2022

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.