World Rainforest Movement

Indonesia: Palm oil company PT Kallista Alam sentenced to multi-million-dollar fine for burning forests




A court in the province of Aceh, Sumatra has found palm oil company PT Kallista Alam guilty of illegally burning forested areas in the Tripa region. As a result of pressure from national and international organizations, the company had been denounced in 2012 for the illegal burning and clearing of Tripa’s peat forests. Now the court has sentenced the company to paying a fine for the record sum of 9.4 million dollars, in addition to 21 million dollars for the reforestation of the area illegally cleared.