Gama Plantations concessions closed down due to peat fires

25.09.2018

Four concessions owned in West Kalimantan’s Kubu Raya district have been sealed by the Indonesian Environment and Forest Ministry in law 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.

An investigation 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.

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