Water & Waste Management

PT BIA is committed to carrying out proper water and waste management. The Company’s plantations are fed via surface water and we do not make use of irrigation. Our concession’s water sources are integral to the function of the plantation and the local communities surrounding us as well and it is due to this fact we maintain high standards with regard to maintaining high water quality. We ensure the proper recycling and reusing of water for continued efficiency.

POME or Palm Oil Mill Effluent is wastewater that is produced as a result of operating palm oil activities. The management of POME is integral to our waste management process wherein we make use of POME as fertilizer for our plantations.

Our water and waste management procedures is in line with the regulations set out by the Indonesian government (please see regulations numbers 3, 81, 97, and 101)

The reduction of pesticides and herbicides is crucial to PT BIA’s land management practices. In accordance with RSPO standards, PT BIA references the World Health Organization’s Recommended Classification of Pesticides by Hazards and Guidelines to Classification which use to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals.

192,234 m3

Water Consumption PKS 1

Source Data: JAN – AUG 2022

445,333 m3

Water Consumption PKS 2

Source Data: JAN – AUG 2022

22,391 m3

Land Application implementation by PKS 1

Source Data: JAN – AUG 2022

182,326 m3

POME Produced by PKS 1

271,302 m3

POME produced by PKS 2

21 Tonnes

Hazardous Waste

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.