Some of the principles of environmental sustainability explained in the NDPE Policy have been implemented in DSN Group in running its business since the company was founded.
The NDPE Policy can be seen here.
By virtue of its NDPE policy the company prohibits any planting on peatland under any circumstances, and the Company had not conducted any planting on Peat. As of July 2020, we have declared to RSPO 125 ha of Peat which remains protected in our HCV area of PT Mitra Nusa Sarana.
The company is committed to perform best management practices for peatlands and soils within any of its lands consistent with RSPO’s principle 4 on the use of appropriate best practices by growers and millers.
Implementing Our NDPE Commitment
DSN Group is committed to the principles of Shared Prosperity, with its employees, supply chain and community, of which a key objective in our NDPE policy is to build traceable, transparent and sustainable palm oil production and supply chain, while ensuring an enduring transformation that is inclusive, through pro-active communication and engagement with our key stakeholders. To achieve this goal, DSN Group is committed to employ palm oil production practices that are:
- compliant with national laws and regulations;
- environmentally sound to effectively protect forests and biodiversity;
- reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; and
- respect the rights of indigenous peoples, workers and local communities.
The specific environmental and social performance commitments for our Palm Oil Mills and third parties that DSN Group has committed to is mentioned in section 1.4 a, b, c and d of our NDPE policy. Suppliers compliance will be measured against our NDPE Commitment together with our integrated approach to ensure the long-term protection of the forest extended to suppliers. Supplies from plantations that have deforested or planted on peat after the establishment of the NDPE agreement (31 March 2020) will be excluded from supplying DSN Group in the future.
Any suppliers to our Palm Oil Mills who have been found to have breached the No Exploitation policy shall be placed on a specific timeline to address the non-compliance according to the roadmap prescribed.
Our Commitment to Long term Forest Protection
Beyond just supplier compliance, DSN Group is fully committed to reduce environmental and social risk impacts as well as preserving forests within the landscapes we operate. The Integrated Conservation Area (ICA) in our Landscape Protection Plan (LPP) include conservation areas identified by land function zonation, forested areas, peatland areas, company designated conservation areas and other identified conservation areas in the landscape.
DSN Group will maintain a register of Integrated Conservation Areas (ICA) that has been identified as important landscape features mentioned to safeguard, as well as support the conservation and restoration of important forests, peatlands, and other ecologically and culturally important biodiversity and lands within the landscape in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, including governments, academia, civil society and local customary institutions (Lembaga Adat).