Sime Darby Plantation
Sime Darby Plantation

Sime Darby Plantation in Indonesia

In Indonesia, Sime Darby Plantation is represented by its subsidiary Minamas Plantation, which was set up in April 2001 and headquartered in Jakarta. It has a presence in eight provinces with a total landbank of 290,230 hectares out of which 204,412 are planted with oil palm, representing approximately 70% of the company’s total planted area (As of June 2015).

With 71 estates and 23 SOUs (Strategic Operating Units) located in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi, Minamas upstream operations produced 4.145 million metric tonnes of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) and 927,803 metric tonnes of crude palm oil in the 2013/2014 financial year.

Estate locations
Aceh 4
Jambi 1
Riau 12
Sumatera Selatan 8
Kalimantan Tengah 10
Kalimantan Selatan 23
Kalimantan Barat 12
Sulawesi 1
Total 71

Mill locations
Aceh 1
Jambi 1
Riau 5
Sumatera Selatan 2
Kalimantan Tengah 3
Kalimantan Selatan 9
Kalimantan Barat 3
Sulawesi 1
Total 25


Zone MT/ha Zone MT/ha
Kalimantan (Central) 21.97Sumatera (South) 15.70
Kalimantan (West) 12.60Sumatera (East Aceh) 12.58
Kalimantan (South) 15.46Sumatera (Jambi) 16.65
Sulawesi (Central) 14.65Sumatera (Riau) 18.47

Out of the 25 PTs in Indonesia, 24 PTs have received the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification while the rest were audited for certification. Today, Minamas Plantation produces 869,912 metric tonnes of certified sustainable palm oil and 184,815 metric tonnes of certified sustainable palm kernels. Total certified planted hectares are 201,476 Ha.

To facilitate yield enhancement and quality improvement, an agricultural research station, Minamas Research Centre located in the Riau Province carries out experiments to enhance the yield and improve the quality and processes for the upstream operations.

Awards and Achievements

National Zero Accident Award

In 2011, about seven of Minamas Plantation Subsidiaries received National Zero Accident Award, namely: Rantau Panjang Mill, Rantau Panjang Estate, Manggala Mill, KKPA Guthrie Pecconina Indonesia, PT Lahan Tani Sakti, (Alur Dumai Estate and Mill), Teluk Siak Mill, PT Bahari Gembira Ria (Ladang Panjang Estate and Mill). These achievements implement occupational safety and health program that reaches 1,000,000 hours or three years work without accident.

The following year, 2014, 21 subsidiaries received National Zero Accident Award, namely: Pinang Sebatang Estate, Aneka Persada Estate, Teluk Siak Estate, Rantau Panjang Estate, Bumi Ayu Estate, Napal Estate, Karang Ringin Estate, Mangun Jaya Estate, GPI Plasma, Blang Simpo Estate-1, Blang Simpo Estate-2, Sekunyir Estate, Teluk Siak Estate, Blang Simpo Factory, Rantau panjang Factory, Sekunyir Factory, Pemantang Factory, Rantau Factory, Teluk Siak Factory, Angsana Mini Factory and Minamas Research Center.

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

Five of our subsidiary – PT. Swadaya Andika, PT. Laguna Mandiri (two factory), PT. Paripurna Swakarsa, PT Indotruba Tengah – receive an Indonesia’s Sustanainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification from Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture.

By the end of 2015, all of our subsidiaries company are planned to receive the ISPO certification as obliged by the Indonesia’s government.

RSPO is one of leading international standard for sustainable palm oil, and Plantation Upstream Indonesia remain committed to continuously sustain RSPO certification for palm oil operations.

RSPO Certified Awards for 24 out of 25 units, namely: PT Indotruba Tengah, PT Kridatama Lancar, PT Teguh Sempurna, PT Ladangrumpun Suburabadi, PT Sajang Heulang-KKPA, PT Sajang Heulang-Mustika Factory, PT Bersama Sejahtera Sakti, PT Tamaco Graha Krida, PT Laguna Mandiri-Rantau Factory, PT Laguna Mandiri-Betung Factory, PT Swadaya Andika, PT Langgeng Muaramakmur, PT Paripurna Swakarsa, PT Sandika Nata Palma, PT Sime Indo Agro, PT Tunggal Mitra Plantation, PT Lahan Tani Sakti, PT Aneka Inti Persada, PT Perkasa Subur Sakti, PT Bhumireksa Nusasejati-Mandah Factory, PT Bhumireksa Nusasejati-Teluk Bakau Factory, PT Bina Sains Cemerlang, PT Bahari Gembira Ria and PT Guthrie Pecconina Indonesia.

A PROPER Environment BLUE Rank (Peringkat BIRU) for our fourteen subsidiary companies from The Ministry of Environment on PROPER Environment Award 2014, namely PT Sajang Heulang (Angsana Mini Factory), PT Bersama Sejahtera Sakti (Gunung Aru Factory), PT Tamaco Graha Krida (Ungkaya Factory), PT Laguna Mandiri (Rantau Factory), PT Swadaya Andika (Selabak Factory), PT Langgeng Muaramakmur (Bebunga Factory), PT Paripurna Swakarsa (Pondok Labu Factory), PT Mitra Austral Sejahtera (MAS Factory), PT Sime Indo Agro (Bukit Ajong Factory), PT Tunggal Mitra Plantation (Manggala Factory), PT Aneka Inti Persada (Teluk Siak Factory), PT Perkasa Subur Sakti (Blang Simpo Factory), PT Bina Sains Cemerlang (Sungai Pinang Factory) and PT Guthrie Pecconina Indonesia (Rantau Panjang Factory)

Benefiting the local communities

As a founding member of the RSPO, the welfare of communities in its areas of operation takes utmost precedence, with their economic well being given careful consideration and top priority.

In Indonesia where Minamas has a total workforce of about 35,069 people, the communities in the vicinity of its operations benefit from the increased economic activities and development in these areas.

Infrastructure enhancement including the construction of houses, roads, schools, clinics, religious houses, crèches and other public amenities are constantly ongoing as part of Minamas’ effort to elevate the quality of life of the local communities.

To date, Minamas has provided more than 24,000 houses for its employees. Number of central medical clinics in Kalimantan and Sumatera has increased to 29, medical clinics to 44 and day care centres to 163.

In 2011, Minamas has also offered 55 scholarships to dependents of employees, dependents of nearby communities with plantation as well as students who excel in Colleges and Universities in Indonesia. While in 2012, the recipients of Minamas’s scholarships programme has increased into 72 awardees. Total of 196 educational scholarships have been provided to students since 2009.


Minamas has a total workforce of about 35,069 across its operations, providing job opportunities for communities in and surrounding its operations. The stable income stream has helped elevate the quality of life for these communities.

Over the years, the number of training and career development programmes has increased significantly with a total of over 36,400 hours training by 1,399 participants in FY2013/2014 compared to 30,000 hours by 1,050 participants in FY2012/2013. The training courses range from in-house organised to public training sessions.

In accordance to the respective labour laws, Minamas employees maintain a 40-hour week schedule while being entitled to annual leave and benefits. Employees also enjoy the freedom of association to a worker’s union, in this case the Federasi Serikat Pekerja Minamas Plantation.

Plasma schemes

The Plasma scheme, which was first conceived as part of the Indonesian government’s transmigration programme in the 1980s to achieve a more balanced demographic-geographical spread of population is also ongoing.

Sime Darby Plantation, through Minamas has successfully implemented the Plasma scheme in its Indonesian operations to assist the local communities with means to make a living by becoming independent plantation growers. Minamas is committed to purchase fresh fruit bunches (FFB) produced by smallholders’ plantations under the Plasma scheme.

While waiting for the maturity of the plantation, the smallholders are employed by the company and educated on the finer aspects of oil palm cultivation. Currently, there are about 42,714 hectares of oil palm planted on Plasma / KKPA schemes in Minamas producing 761.038 metric tons fresh fruit bunches (FFB) in the last financial year 2013/14.

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