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The Palm Oil Innovation Group welcomes improvements in the RSPO standard – Strengthening of underlying systems and robust implementation still needed

The members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) today adopted a newly revised version of production requirements for sustainable Palm Oil , known as the RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C). The new P&C is welcomed by the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) as it presents a number of substantive improvements to the certification standard. ... more

PONGO Alliance: Memorandum of Understanding Signed with the State Government of Sabah

The Palm Oil NGO (PONGO) Alliance and the Government of Sabah, Malaysia, have announced the beginning of a partnership to make the Kinabatangan landscape resilient for forests, wildlife and people. The partnership works towards sustaining wild populations of orangutans in a mix of oil palm plantations and natural forests. The partnership, in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), is a commitment that outlines responsibilities of both parties.... more

Response to the decision letter of RSPO Complaints Panel on Indofood

Our decision to cease buying that we made in September 2018 will remain in place. Additionally, we will continue to support Lonsum in its endeavour to fulfil the requirements of the RSPO as contained in the decision of the RSPO Complaints Panel dated 2 November 2018. The decision has indicated that the corrective actions that need to be implemented by Lonsum with immediate effect and to be completed within six months. ... more

POIG: Proactive participation by Selfridges needed to end deforestation for palm oil

26 October 2018 - Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) urges Selfridges department store chain to support its efforts to build a more responsible palm oil industry.... more

Call to third-party suppliers to publish their concession maps

19 September 2018, Singapore - Transparency in the supply chain has been high on the agenda in the palm oil industry, in particular, the calls for palm oil companies to publish supplier concession maps.... more

Update on IndoAgri/IndoFood/Salim Group

06 September 2018, Singapore - We share the concern with our stakeholders that our third-party suppliers need to adhere to the commitments laid down in our Sustainability Policy, especially on maintaining transparent milestones to drive change. We actively monitor the progress of our third-party suppliers to ensure that the suppliers are keeping within their NDPE commitments.... more

Musim Mas remains committed to its No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) Policy

21 July 2018, Singapore - The latest Eyes on the Forest (EoF) report investigated Indonesia’s palm oil supply chain and its impact on illegally cleared forest area in national parks, in particular, the Tesso Nilo National Park. It highlighted the importance of tracing palm oil supplies to mills, beyond just traders and users. ... more

Musim Mas Group welcomes the Reinstatement of Nestlé's Membership by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

19 July 2018, Singapore - Musim Mas Group welcomes the reinstatement of Nestlé's membership by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil (RSPO) on 16 July 2018.... more

Palm Oil Innovation Group Response to RSPO Suspension of Nestlé

The Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) acknowledges the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) decision to suspend membership of Nestlé due to breaches of the RSPO Code of Conduct for not submitting a time-bound plan in its annual reports. ... more

Cargill, Golden-Agri Resources, Musim Mas, Sime Darby, and Wilmar announce an initiative with Forum for the Future to address human and labour rights

05 March 2018, Singapore - While focus and efforts to address labour issues faced by rural workers throughout the agricultural sector are growing, systemic challenges persist. Recognising that individual companies in the private sector cannot resolve these challenges alone, Cargill, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), Musim Mas, Sime Darby Plantations and Wilmar International Limited (Wilmar), convened by Forum for the Future, an independent non-profit working with private and public organizations to solve complex sustainability challenges, under the umbrella of the Decent Rural Living Initiative. ... more

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