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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

Engagement with Korindo Group

22 February 2017, Singapore – The Musim Mas Group (“Musim Mas” or “The Group”) would like to provide an update on the sustainability progress of the Korindo Group, which The Group has been in engagement with since late 2016.... more

Update on Korindo Group

21 December 2016, Singapore – Musim Mas welcomes Korindo Group's announcement pertaining to the extension of its moratorium on new land development. Korindo Group's moratorium will now cover another two of the Group's subsidiaries, PT Papua Agro Lestari (PAL) and PT Gelora Mandiri Membangun (GMM), in addition to its earlier announcement in August 2016 to impose a similar moratorium on its other subsidiary, PT Tunas Sawaerma (TSE).... more

Musim Mas publishes its Progress Report for 2016

30 December 2016, Singapore – Musim Mas (or “the Group”) is pleased to announce the publication of its Progress Report on the Musim Mas Sustainability Policy for 2016. The bi-annual report provides an update on the implementation of its policy, documenting the significant developments within its operations and its work on third-party supplying mills. ... more

Musim Mas responds to labour risks in the palm oil industry

30 November 2016, Singapore – With the recent spotlight on labour risks in the Palm Oil industry, Musim Mas is working on and contributing to innovations related to labour practices within the wider Palm Oil industry and specifically Indonesia.... more

Korindo Group: Update on Tunas Sawaerma

23 November 2016, Singapore – Musim Mas provided an update on its website on 9 August 2016 on PT Tunas Sawaerma’s announcement of a moratorium on land development. PT Tunas Sawaerma (TSE) has since published its new sustainability policy in October 2016. The policy covers the operations in Indonesia that is directly managed by TSE. ... more

Leuser Ecosystem is a prioritised landscape

18 November 2016, Singapore - Musim Mas shares with RAN the concerns (RAN’s latest report, 7 November 2016, Protecting the Leuser Ecosystem) surrounding the Leuser Ecosystem, and recognises the need for the industry to assume shared responsibility for its protection. Indeed, the Leuser Ecosystem landscape is one of the Group’s prioritised landscapes. ... more

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