BHP Billiton response
IndoMet Coal has conducted all land access and compensation in accordance with Indonesian regulatory requirements.
The Haju mine is within a government designated State Forest area and therefore land compensation is not required by Government regulation. However, after an open and extensive consultation process with community representatives, IndoMet Coal provided a goodwill payment to enable the purchase of offsetting land and capacity building measures for community members. This was done with the agreement of the local community representatives.
Separately IndoMet Coal has worked with representatives of the Maruwai Village on a range of community development initiatives including installing water infrastructure to bring clean running water to the village for the first time.
IndoMet Coal has also invested in a range of other health and education initiatives for the village and will continue to work closely with communities into the future.