Welcome PT Rimba Makmur Utama
IBCSD is gladly welcome PT Rimba Makmur Utama (RMU) as the latest member. Established in 2007, PT RMU is now managing the Katingan Mentaya Project in Central Kalimantan. In sustainability area, PT RMU is renowned by their efforts is reducing deforestation and supporting sustainable development opportunities in Borneo.
In climate sector, their goal is to deliver verified GHG emission reductions through avoided deforestation and forest degradation associated with agricultural conversion, illegal logging, peat drainage and burning. While for the community, they aim to foster inclusive partnerships and a culture of sustainability in local communities that acts to reduce poverty in all of its dimensions. Other than that, also to maintain and enhance ecosystem services which are fundamental to the overall well-being of communities in the project zone.
Not just in those sectors, in biodiversity they also have the goal to reduce threats to the biodiversity in the project area by eliminating drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and increasing forest cover. Maintain natural habitats, ecological integrity and overall biological diversity, and also to actively protect species of High Conservation Value, are in their list as well.