Teladan Prima Agro forms partnerships with local communities through a plasma cooperation scheme under a legal cooperative. Under this partnership, Teladan Prima Agro provides technical assistance and other support such as transportation, while the plasma farmers agree to sell his or her Fresh Fruit Bunches to the company at a price set by the government.
The plasma cooperation scheme aims to improve the livelihoods of local farmers through capacity building as well as business ownership and produce big increases in productivity as palm estates belonging to small farmers are often low-yielding. TPA provides training related to cultivation, plantation management, licensing arrangements, as well as financial and tax reporting.
Currently, Teladan Prima Agro forms partnerships with 59 cooperatives comprised of 7,267 farmers. This two-way and mutually beneficial relationship provides various advantages for companies engaged in this program and farmers who are members of the cooperative. For companies, this collaboration can foster a harmonious and conducive relationships with surrounding local communities. On the other hand, for local farmers, this partnership has the potential to improve the welfare of their families.
In the future, we hope that this partnership can continue to rapidly grow in harmony represented not only in the increase in the number of cooperative partners but also through the development of other forms of business unit partnerships
Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) is an integral part of a holistic sustainability policy that considers both environmental and social impacts. FPIC is the right of local and indigenous communities to determine the development or use of their lands or territories and other natural resources without coercion.
TPA respects the rights of local communities and includes the implementation of FPIC within its SOP. The application of The implementation of FPIC provides an opportunity for TPA to work together with local communities and can be a preventive measure for the occurrence of social conflicts that holds the potential to impact the company’s operations.
Through Teladan Prima Agro’s Millenial Fellowship Program (TPA MFP), Teladan Prima Agro contributes to equitable distribution and advancement of education by providing educational funding assistance to outstanding high school students (SMA) in East Kalimantan to enable them to continue their education at various renowned universities in Indonesia. TPA’s MFP is part of TPA’s corporate social responsibility program.
The selection of MFP recipients is carried out in collaboration with several leading high schools in East Kalimantan. Selected students receive grants for 4 years and a maximum of 8 semesters, provided that their GPA remains above 3.00. Since MFP’s establishment in 2017, 15 students are still actively receiving aid and attending higher education institutions such as the University of Indonesia, Gajah Mada University, Diponegoro University, Bogor Agricultural University, Brawijaya University, Semarang State University, Kalimantan Institute of Technology, and Mulawarman University.
With the implementation of MFP, TPA hopes to develop equal opportunities in higher education and encourage the emergence of more national leaders originating from East Kalimantan. Moreover, TPA hopes education aid recipients can develop the knowledge they acquire to support regional progress and realize a more prosperous East Kalimantan.
As part of Teladan Prima Agro’s endeavour to ensure that neighbouring local communities also receive the benefits of oil palm development within the area, TPA actively ensures that we continuously bring meaningful and lasting benefits to the communities in the areas where we operate. In addition to our economic empowerment initiatives (linked to subtab: cooperative partnerships), we also create positive contributions in the areas of education, health and environment.
In the education sector, 589 students are studying from 48 teachers facilitated by TPA and across 10 schools managed by TPA.
In the area of healthcare, there is an average of 28,462 patients per year being treated at 35 TPA-owned health facilities staffed by more than 52 qualified healthcare professionals such as doctors, midwives, nurses, and pharmacists who are available to help local communities.