The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has given TH Plantations Bhd and PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa until tonight to submit digital maps of their concession areas in Indonesia. The two companies - among five asked to provide relevant data and maps to the RSPO following the widespread haze affecting Sumatra, parts of Malaysia and Singapore - were given a final extension of 48 hours to submit the information. A formal complaint will be issued against the companies if they failed to do so, it warned. TH Plantations manages 38 oil palm estates covering more than 85,000ha in Riau, Indonesia, for Lembaga Tabung Haji, while lesser-known Indonesian grower PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa has an office in Jakarta.
- Three others, namely Sime Darby Bhd, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) and Golden Agri Resources, submitted their maps last month. The maps allow for analyses to help identify the locations of forest fires.
- "Our analyses showed that in most cases, there were no hot spots identified within the plantations owned by the three companies," the RSPO said. (BT)
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