Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (GAR) and our subsidiary PT Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology Tbk (SMART) (together, the Company) reiterate that we are absolutely against burning. There are currently no hotspots or fires in the concessions of GAR and SMART.
We welcome and will continue to cooperate fully with authorised parties and assist them in their inspection of all our operating areas.
As a socially conscious and responsible company, we are deploying all our resources and working very closely with the Indonesian government and all relevant parties such as civil society organisations, local communities and other growers to put out the fires.
We are committed to a multi-stakeholder approach to find solutions for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The Company led the industry in being the first palm oil producer to establish a zero burning policy in 1997.
Our contractors who clear land must comply with our zero burning policy. Only mechanical means such as excavators and bulldozers are used in our land preparation. We monitor our process stringently to ensure strict adherence to our zero burning policy. We educate our workers, contractors and small holders on our zero burning policy, as well as on the prevention and fighting of fires.