In environmental management the company establishes the scope of the Environmental Management System in all sectors of activity with reference to:
Physical Limits: In accordance with SK HTI Number 38 / Kpts-II / 1996, the working area of PT Musi Hutan Persada is 296,400 Ha consisting of:
- 1. Forest Zone Work Areas:
- a. Martapura Forest Area
- b. Subanjeriji Forest Area
- c. Benakat Forest Area
- 2. Working Areas Based on Work Areas:
- a. Region I Subanjeriji
- b. Region II Benakat
- c. Region III Lematang
In accordance with the harmony philosophy, and in order to implement the Companys Vision and Mission to maintain biodiversity and protect the environment, the Environmental Department has been responsible for managing High Conservation Value Areas and implementing environmental management and monitoring as required in the AMDAL, RKL and RPL documents.
In collaboration with HCV Experts from IPB, in 2008 the Company carried out identification of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and carried out verification in 2011 on an area of 44,098 ha (14.8% of the concession area) consisting of:
- a. HCV 1.1: Areas that have or provide biodiversity support functions for protected or conservation areas
- b. HCV 1.2: Species are almost extinct
- c. HCV 1.3: Areas that are habitats for populations of threatened, limited or protected species that are able to survive
- d. HCV 1.4: Areas that are habitats for species or groups of species that are used temporarily
- e. HCV 2.3: Kawasn which contains a population of representatives of natural species that are able to survive
- f. HCV 4.1: Areas or ecosystems that are important for water providers and flood control for downstream communities
- g. HCV 4.2: Areas that are important for the prevention of erosion and sedimentation
- h. HCV 6: Regions that have an important function for the cultural identity of local communities
In the HCV area continuous monitoring is carried out to protect and maintain its natural conditions, and provide adequate infrastructure so that the local community can easily access cultural / religious sites. In the Conservation Forest area wild animals can still be found based on PP No. 7 of 1999 included in the protected category include: Panthera tigris sumatrensis (Sumatran tiger), Elephas maximus (Sumatran elephant), Cervus unicolor (deer), Hylobates syndactylus (siamang), Manis javanica (pangolin), Tapirus indicus (tapir) and Tragulus javanicus (mouse deer) One of the prominent HCV management activities at this time is to restore or rehabilitate HCV areas that have been degraded due to encroachment and illegal logging to restore their functions to protected areas.
The company has carried out environmental management and monitoring following the applicable laws and regulations as well as in accordance with the AMDAL, RKL and RPL Documents which were approved by the Ministry of Forestrys Central Amdal Commission in 1996. Monitoring activities were carried out in collaboration with BLH Prov. Laboratories. South Sumatra for the collection and testing of ambient air samples, quality of surface water, aquatic biota, air emissions from generators, and so on. In the case of the management of hazardous and toxic waste (B3), the Company already has a waste water discharge permit and B3 Waste TPS permit from BLHD Kab. Muara Enim and Lahat As a proof of the Companys compliance in environmental management and monitoring, since 2012/2013 up to the 2016/2017 period has received a PROPER Certificate with a BLUE rating.