APP denied ownership or control of SBSA
In the above finding, Koalisi Anti Mafia Hutan indicated that another mill affiliated with APP/Sinar Mas, PT Sarana Bina Semesta Alam (SBSA), a wood chip mill in East Kalimantan, received wood as well from PT Fajar Surya Swadaya. PT SBSA also bought wood from the clearance of tropical rainforests from PT Silva Rimba Lestari.
August 15, 2018, APP denied ownership or control of PT SBSA, the wood chip mill that bought rainforest wood. In fact, PT SBSA had exported its wood chip supplies to APP’s pulp and paper mill Hainan Jinhai in China.
In March 2019, seven months later, APP acknowledges it has “significant control” over its “partner” PT SBSA.