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Musim Mas Publishes Palm Oil Industry’s First Comprehensive Labour Assessment in Indonesia

24 November 2017, Singapore – The Musim Mas Group today published the Indonesian palm oil industry’s first comprehensive, independent labour compliance assessment. While the labour assessment highlights areas of labour risks, the report also presents potential learnings through recommendations on how Musim Mas’ management systems and tools may be improved.... more

Update on Palm Fatty Acid Distillate Spill in West Sumatra

01 November 2017, Indonesia – PT. Wira Inno Mas (WIM) would like to provide updates on the Palm Fatty Acid Distillates (PFAD) spillage incident which took place on 28 September 2017 in Padang, West Sumatra. As at 12 October 2017, the open waters off Teluk Bayur port and the surrounding islands have been cleared of PFAD. ... more

Update on Wira Inno Mas (WIM) spill in Padang, North Sumatra

WIM immediately mobilised an emergency response team from its operations to clean the area with the help of local authorities, such as the local chapter of the marine corps (TNI Angkatan Laut) and the port authority. ... more

Wira Inno Mas (WIM) activates contingency plan in response to oil spill in Padang, West Sumatra

29 Sept 2017, Indonesia – PT. Wira Inno Mas (WIM) activated its contingency plan in response to a leakage incident in Teluk Bayur off Padang in West Sumatra, Indonesia.... more

PONGO Alliance Statement on Survival of Orangutans in Oil Palm Landscapes

25 September 2017, Singapore - Palm Oil NGO (PONGO) Alliance, an alliance of several major palm oil producers and nature conservation organisations, has a mission to support the proper management of orangutans and other wildlife within plantations.... more

Strategic Cooperation on the Production of Ethoxylates

21 September 2017, Netherlands - Maschem and SABO are delighted to announce a strategic cooperation on the production of Ethoxylates that will allow both parties to leverage their strengths and innovative capabilities in the development, manufacturing and distribution of new sustainable products based on existing technologies. Both companies plan to explore additional collaborative activities to further the growth of both companies... more

Maschem Expands Further into the Sulphation Business

28 July 2017, Netherlands - Maschem B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Musim Mas Group, is pleased to announce that it has extended its oleochemical value chain further downstream after completing the acquisition of a sulphation and sulphonation plant located in Barbastro, Spain owned by Campi y Jové Easy Solutions, that produces surfactants such as sodium lauryl ether sulphates (“SLES”), sodium lauryl sulphates (“SLS”) and linear alkyl benzene sulphonic acid (“LABSA”).... more

World’s largest palm oil companies team up with NGOs to save 10,000 orangutans found on non-certified palm oil concessions in Borneo

13 June 2017, London – A group of some world’s largest palm oil companies, including Wilmar, Sime Darby and Musim Mas, together with the Orangutan Land Trust and a number of wildlife conservation experts and NGOs, today announced the launch of the PONGO Alliance, a new initiative aimed at supporting the management of orang-utans and other wildlife in palm oil landscapes. ... more

Global Methodology Announced for Putting No Deforestation into Practice

03 May 2017, Bali – Today, a new and unified global methodology for protecting natural forests and identifying lands for responsible commodity production was released by a coalition of industry and Non-Governmental Organisations. The High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach Toolkit represents a breakthrough for companies, communities, institutions, and technical practitioners that have a shared commitment to protecting regenerating and secondary forests that provide essential carbon storage, habitat for biodiversity and livelihoods for local communities.... more

Fire Free Alliance Addresses Forest Fire and Haze in Over 200 Indonesian Villages, Welcomes New Members Sime Darby and IOI Group

15 March 2017, Jakarta – The Government of Indonesia has intensified efforts to protect the environment by preventing fires and strengthening the country’s fire-fighting response. Supporting the Government’s leadership on fire prevention is a voluntary multi-stakeholder group called Fire-Free Alliance (FFA).... more

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