PT. Matahari Kahuripan Indonesia (Makin Group) was founded with a dream to create a better life for the people. This sincere intent can be achieved by building sustainable business models that balance economic viability, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. With the abundance of natural resources in Indonesia and its impact on many lives, we chose the field of natural resources utilization and management as our core business. We believe that through the foundation of our vision, mission and core values, we can drive responsible utilization of natural resources. We are committed to developing and operating sustainable plantations in pursuing our dream.
We implement a strict policy on keeping and preserving the environment with no deforestation, no burning, no peat land development, preserving High Conservation Value Forest area, and safe working environment
In 2011 the government of Indonesia implemented a new regulation requiring that every palm plantation company be certified by Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) Committee. Makin Group is in progress to comply with this new regulation. The first two companies of Makin Group have passed the final audit and submitted their application, while the rest will follow to meet the criteria and standards set by ISPO.
To strengthen our commitment to continuous sustainable development, we are working in partnership with Level Growth and Rainforest Alliance to assist us in developing best practice in building sustainable plantations. We are expecting to be the first oil palm plantation in Indonesia certified by Rainforest Alliance before the end of 2015.