We are constantly strengthening our sustainability policies through regular benchmarking against standards and best practices developed by national and international industry bodies. Our sustainability commitment and progress are further affirmed when our operations are certified against these standards and benchmarks.

Roundtable On Sustainable Palm Oil

RSPO is a non-government organisation formed by palm oil producers, end-users and other non-government organisations to promote the production of sustainable palm oil. It has established eight principles, 43 criteria and 138 indicators for its certification programme. RSPO principles include commitment to transparency, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, commitment to long-term economic and financial viability, use of appropriate best practices by growers and millers, environmental responsibility and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, responsible consideration of employees and of individuals and communities affected by growers and palm oil mills, responsible development of new plantings and commitment to continuous improvement in key areas of activity.

We are a member of RSPO and are committed to adopting its principles and criteria. In May 2018, we received our first RSPO certification for one of our subsidiaries covering 8,162 hectares of plantations and a mill located in the province of Riau. We are currently working towards achieving more RSPO certifications for our operations.  

Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil

The ISPO is a government led effort aimed at creating a system for sustainable palm oil production and certification that will enhance Indonesia’s competitiveness in the global palm oil market and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Indonesian oil palm plantations and operations. It is a mandatory certification scheme regulated by the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture.

ISPO standards consist of seven principles, 40 criteria, 128 indicators and 158 guidances covering legal issues, economic, environmental and social terms extracted from 137 rules and regulations applied to oil palm plantations.

As at 31 December 2017, eight of our subsidiaries representing 76,690 hectares of our plantation under management and six palm oil mills, were ISPO certified.

International Sustainable Carbon Certification

ISCC was developed for the certification of biomass and bioenergy with orientations towards reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and non-development of land with high biodiversity value or high carbon stock.

As at 31 December 2017, 48,344 hectares of our nucleus plantations were certified under the ISCC scheme. In addition, six out of the Group’s fifteen palm oil mills and both our processing and our bulking facilities are ISCC certified. As a result, we are able to provide customers with a fully traceable product under the ISCC scheme.

ISCC certifications demonstrate compliance with the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directives. ISCC certified products must have at least 35% of greenhouse gas emissions savings as compared to fossil fuels which have an emission value of 83.8 grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per megajoule (referring to EU-Renewable Energy Directive 2009).

Sustainability Policy




Environmental Management
• High Carbon Stock
• High Conservation Value
• Peat, Soil and Water Mgmt
• Zero Burning Policy
• Greenhouse Gases
• Integrated Pest Mgmt
• Waste Mgmt


Community Engagement
• Smallholder Partnership
• Community Development


Supply Chain
• Traceability


Employee Relations
• Employment Practices
• Occupational Health & Safety


Sustainability Reports


Grievance Procedure
• Grievance List