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)


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 seven principles, 42 criteria and 176 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. As of May 2020, we have received RSPO certifications for three of our subsidiaries covering three mills and more than 27,000 hectares of plantations located in the province of Riau. Both of our refineries, as well as our kernel crushing plant are also RSPO-certified. We are currently working towards achieving RSPO certifications for the rest of our mill and plantations by 2024.


INDONESIAN SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL (ISPO)


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 2019, nine of our subsidiaries covering nine palm oil mills and more than 88,000 hectares of our plantations are ISPO-certified.


INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE CARBON CERTIFICATION (ISCC)


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 2019, 51,020 hectares of our nucleus plantations and six palm oil mills are certified under the ISCC scheme. In addition, both our refineries 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 Directive (EU-RED). 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-RED 2009).

 
Sustainability Policy

  

Certifications

  

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
• FPIC
• Smallholder Partnership
• Community Development

  

Supply Chain
• Traceability

  

Employee Relations
• Employment Practices
• Occupational Health & Safety

  

Sustainability Reports

  

Grievance Procedure
• Grievance List