2 SSMS Subsidiaries Sign Cooperation Agreement with LPHD Petak Puti



PT Sawit Multi Utama and PT Tanjung Sawit Abadi, which are subsidiaries of PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk (SSMS), have signed a cooperation agreement with the Tambun Puti Village Forest Management Institute (LPHD), Petak Puti Village, Timpah  District, Kapuas Regency, on Wednesday (08/02/2023).


The signing of the Cooperation (MoU) held by Petak Puti Village Hall was witnessed by the Head of Petak Puti Village and representatives from SSMS Management. The cooperation program includes protecting and improving the quality of forest areas through research and education as well as empowering social forestry groups.


Head of Sustainability SSMS, Henky Satrio W. said the Company has participated in various environmental initiatives including SSMS's involvement in partnership programs with LPHD. This is a form of commitment to implementing sustainable palm oil practices. "This partnership has been initiated since 2021. SSMS sees Petak Puti Village Forest as having good forest resource potential to be utilized. So, through this partnership program, forest resources can be managed sustainably which will later have an impact on the welfare of the community," said Henky.


Henky added, "Several programs have been carried out since 2022, such as training on institutional strengthening and cage fish farming, as well as capital assistance, seeds, and feed to 7 community groups in Petak Puti Village".


In the first year of this partnership, it will focus on community empowerment activities. The goal is to improve the knowledge and skills of community members as well as economic development in the Petak Puti Village Forest area. "With this partnership, SSMS hopes to be an example for palm oil industry players to participate in contributing positively to the protection and preservation of forest areas. This is a form of concern for the environment and the surrounding community to support sustainability commitments".


Meanwhile, Kitting, Head of LPHD Petak Puti Tambun Puti said that synergy from various parties is needed to succeed this program and SSMS has a commitment that is in line with us, namely preserving the environment and improving community welfare through community empowerment activities.