Kuala Lumpur, 21 June 2013 - Sime Darby Plantation would like to stress that there are no fires in any of our operating areas in Indonesia. The company strictly follows its zero burning policy throughout its operations. Current reports of hot spots in Riau included an area within PT Tunggal Mitra Plantation's (PT TMP) concession area.
The total concession area of PT TMP is 13,836 hectares. The total planted area is 10,825 hectares with 537 hectares consisting of nurseries and development areas with buildings, nursery, roads and bridges. 2,474 hectares are occupied by local communities.
PT TMP, a subsidiary of PT Minamas Gemilang, and a Sime Darby Plantation company, is unable to exert control over activities beyond its operating areas and where it is occupied by others. Nevertheless PT TMP will continue to monitor the situation, cooperate with local authorities, and assist with its fire prevention teams to ensure that any hazards are managed appropriately.