FGV is committed to no deforestation, no planting on peat and no exploitation (NDPE). Recognising the potential impact of our industry on the environment, FGV undertakes to adopt the following practices:
- No new planting on peatland regardless of depth
- No development on areas of natural forest, high carbon stock (HCS) or high conservation value (HCV)
- No open burning in all its premises
- No use of agrochemicals categorized as World Health Organization Class 1A or 1B or that are listed by the Stockholm or Rotterdam Conventions
In line with our NDPE commitment, there has been no deforestation and conversion of peatland in our operational area since our revised GSP 2017.
Due to the inconsistency of the peatland area, FGV initiated a peatland inventory by a third-party assessor in 2023. Previously, our peatland area was kept by different entities within FGV (plantation operation, advisory). However, there were no new planting on peatland in FGV since 2017. This can be confirmed with the same total planted area in the last two years, which is 10, 272.72 ha (see details here)
FGV is also committed to ensuring responsible sources and shall not source FFB from deforested areas.
Details of our mechanisms in monitoring deforestation activity in our supplier’s area and the alert received can be found here.