Socfin has always respected local and international laws for the protection of nature and biodiversity. For new projects, it uses specialist consultants who carry out environmental impact studies in line with national and international standards.
But our commitment goes far beyond protecting primary forests or high conservation value forests.
In July 2016, the Socfin Group embarked on a zero-deforestation policy following the "high carbon stock" approach (http://highcarbonstock.org/), which is the preferred approach by non-governmental organizations for environment protection.
All the forests in our concessions are now protected, whether developed for oil palm or rubber plantations.
In Indonesia, Socfin is not present on the island of Borneo and has played no part in the major deforestation taking place there.