Respecting the Rights of Indigenous People and Rural Communities

PT Toba Pulp Lestari Tbk (“the company”) is a forest management company committed to accountability, implementation of best practices in social, environment, and business affairs with the objective to be a good business partner and accountable member of the local, national, and global community. In, 2015, PT Toba Pulp Lestari Tbk. announced its Sustainability Policy covering 10 sustainability commitments which applies entirely and exclusively to PT Toba Pulp Lestari Tbk. The dashboard below outlines the annual performance as a form of reporting the implementation and progress of its Sustainability Policy commitments.

Respecting the Rights of Indigenous People and Rural Communities

TPL and its suppliers is committed to respecting the rights of indigenous people and rural communities align with the principle of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC), Universal Declaration of Human Rights, national laws and ratified international treaties on human rights.


PT Toba Pulp Lestari is committed to practicing the principle of Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) as the right of the community to receive information (Informed) before (prior) a program is implemented in their territory, and based on that information, the community freely without coercion (free) express their consent or refuse.

In reference with Indonesia Forestry Regulation / Direktorat Jenderal Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari No. P.5/PHPL/UHP/PHPL.1/2/2016


The company’s standard operating procedures for conflict resolution, follow the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). TPL prioritizes dialogues and consultative methods to achieve consensual agreements and prevent disputes in the future. Disputed areas are immediately identified, and no activities will be undertaken by the company in this area. TPL will also notify government authorities and any related stakeholders of the area’s disputed status before entering into communication with claimants and potential mediation.

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The data presented is for the year 2023.