This is an effort to maintain biodiversity to ensure the quality of the natural ecosystems.
The company’s conservation area consists of areas that have high conservation value and areas with high carbon stocks.
BBiodiversity is one of the priorities of FAP Agri. The biodiversity of Indonesia’s forests is valuable because Indonesia is one of the countries with the highest level of biological diversity in the world. Furthermore, Indonesia is ranked third in terms of biodiversity. This means we have great responsibility to protect this natural capital by avoiding and minimizing the impact of our activities on the biodiversity. The commitments and objectives related to biodiversity in our Sustainable Policy are as follows:
Throughout the year, FAP Agri has increased its efforts to continue to conduct surveillance and socialization in order to ensure that our operations do not damage conservation areas and minimize negative impacts on the environment.
As a plantation company that relies on natural resources in its management, FAP Agri is well aware that every activity can have a direct impact on the environment and therefore we strive to be proactive so that this impact can be controlled and does not extend to the community.
HCV and HCS are a set of criteria and methodologies that allow the identification of areas that need protection to minimize social and environmental impacts resulting from development. HCV is any biological, ecological, social or cultural value that is considered highly significant or important, at the national, regional or global level. Based on HCV we identified important areas such as orangutan habitat, sacred places, and areas important for local people or indigenous peoples. The HCS Assessment Body defines the HCS approach as a methodology that distinguishes between protected forest areas and degraded land with low carbon and enhancement values for biodiversity.
This approach is unique in that it is the only methodology that currently offers clear stratification of different types of vegetation for forest conservation. Using satellite photos and correlating with measurements of carbon in aboveground biomass, vegetation is differentiated into High Density, Medium Density and Low-Density Forest, Young Growing Forest, Scrub Shrub, and Open / Empty Land. The first four forest types can be considered HCS forests. Rights and uses of community lands are also mapped, along with analysis of small forest areas to identify forest areas that are worthy of protection.