Four concessions owned in West Kalimantan’s Kubu Raya
district have been sealed by the Indonesian Environment and Forest Ministry
enforcement operations due to ongoing peat fires.
All four of the concessions are owned by Gama Plantations, a
family firm owned by Ganda and Martua Sitorus.
by Greenpeace released in June revealed Gama Plantations’ links to
Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader. Martua Sitorus was a
co-founder of both firms.
Wilmar has made a high-profile commitment to stop
deforestation within its supply chain. But Greenpeace’s investigation found
that Gama, run by senior Wilmar executives and members of their family, had
destroyed large areas of forest since the commitment was made.