Duta Palma evicted from RSPO
The first complaint received by the RSPO was from the Indonesian Community Mapping Network in 2009, which alleged that the company:
- developed a palm oil plantation on peat land of 3 metres in depth
- cleared forest without HCV assessment; and
- cleared land by open burning
Duta Palma has faced several government investigations, the results of which have never been made public according to Greenpeace. Duta Palma claims to be one of the largest palm oil companies in Indonesia, producing some 432,000 tonnes of crude palm oil annually according to its web site. It has at least 155,000 ha of plantations in Riau and Jambi in Sumatra, and West Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo.