Independent partner for Musim Mas’ traceability and sustainability commitments

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02 September 2015, Singapore – Musim Mas Group today announces a strategic partnership with the CORE consortium of sustainability organisations, each with their different areas of expertise that combines to provide a holistic range of services for the Group’s sustainability work. The consortium consists of Proforest, Rainforest Alliance and Daemeter Consulting.

Following the announcement of its Sustainability Policy in December 2014, Musim Mas has completed its 100% mill-level traceability, ahead of the publicly announced schedule by end 2015. Central to affirming the integrity of the traceability exercise, independent verification by the CORE consortium will be undertaken; selected verification activities will be carried out to confirm that the traceability information is reliable and comprehensive. The consortium will also support Musim Mas’ overall implementation of its Sustainability Policy and act as an independent party to assess the Group’s third-party suppliers’ compliance with the Policy. 

Proforest specialises in the implementation of sustainability commitments related to the responsible production and sourcing of agricultural commodities and forest products. Proforest will provide strategic guidance for this partnership as the project lead.

An authority on forest conservation and certification, Rainforest Alliance has its expertise in the management of natural resource-based economic activities. With the partnership, Musim Mas looks forward to learn more from Rainforest Alliance’s experience in site verification and landscape level approaches.

Daemeter Consulting will complement the consortium with its experience in social and environmental due diligence, specifically on risk analysis and supplier engagement.

Together, the consortium will provide the invaluable expertise and combined experience to support the Group’s supply chain verification process at all levels and deliver the Group’s Sustainability Policy’s commitments.

Musim Mas looks forward to achieving synergies from the consortium’s efforts in this phase of its sustainability journey. 

ENDS

For more information, please contact: 
Carolyn Lim
Corporate Communications
+65 6576 4770

Proforest is a world leader in supporting the sustainable management and sourcing of natural resources including forest products, Palm Oil , soy, sugar, coffee, beef and other agricultural commodities. The Proforest group is a not-for-profit organisation with an international office in the UK and regional offices in Malaysia, Brazil and Ghana. 

Rainforest Alliance believes that the key to ensuring long and healthy lives for people, for wildlife and for the planet is by establishing sustainable ways of working the land. In more than 60 countries around the world, Rainforest Alliance is collaborating with farmers, workers, business leaders, NGOs, governments, scientists and local communities to develop and implement standards that are socially and environmentally responsible, as well as economically viable. 

By creatively and systematically helping to overhaul the way that crops and timber are produced and the way tourism is managed, the Rainforest Alliance, its partners and the consumers they serve are ensuring that the resources we depend on today will be here far into the future. 

Daemeter Consulting is a leading independent research, advisory and project management firm promoting sustainable development and responsible management of natural resources. With a particular focus on Indonesia and the SE Asia region, Daemeter has recognised expertise in social, ecological and legal aspects of sustainability; working with companies, NGOs, donor agencies and government in the forestry, agricultural, land-use and mining sectors.