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Volume 11 - January 2016

Contents

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1. From methane capture to national grid
Since 2010, Musim Mas has embarked on the installation of methane capture facilities as a standard feature for all its 13 Palm Oil mills with a total budget of USD 50 million. 

2. Musim Mas is 100% RSPO-certified
Musim Mas has always been a firm believer of the RSPO, as such voluntary standards remain one of the most effective ways to promote the sustainability implementation of the Palm Oil industry.

3. Beyond traceability
The industry is recognising that real impact involves an entire slew of socio-economic endeavours, and is moving from dialogues on traceability to focusing on creating net socio-environmental benefits. 

4. Landscape Approach and green development
The next step beyond the Group's existing traceability work, Landscape approach is a collaborative effort among multiple parties to implement conservation on a scaled-up level. 

5. Training smallholder farmers
After months of preparation, the Indonesia Palm Oil Development for Smallholders (IPODS) project training commences for the independent Smallholders

6. Musim Mas joins POIG
Musim Mas is the first Palm Oil major to join the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG)- a prestigious coalition formed by heavyweight NGOs and progressive companies.

Volume 12 - September 2016 


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7. Musim Mas – IFC joint smallholder project 

More than a year ago when planning for the Musim Mas - IFC joint smallholder programme, our executives had envisioned the holistic development of the participants’ knowledge and skill sets so that they can become self-reliant and successful farmers. 

8. Transformation: to be or not to be? Case Study: Pati Sari, ANJ and Korindo 
With the implementation of the NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation) policies by major Palm Oil companies, one of the litmus tests of a company’s resolve to push forward the sustainability agenda is perhaps the will, patience and ability to "sanitize" its supply chain. 

9. The truths and myths of haze pollution 
The Southeast Asian haze is an issue affecting several countries including Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand etc. It is a long term issue that occurs in varying intensity during every dry season in the region.  

10. A glimpse of precision agriculture 
At the Musim Mas' inaugural G&A (Genetic and Agricultural) Research Centre Field Day on 16 May 2016 in Sorek Estate, Pekanbaru, planters and agronomists from our Plantation management team were in a discussion on how to manage 130,000 hectares of planted area as if they were smallholder farmers tending to their plots in their backyard. 

11. Engagement workshop with our suppliers 

At a supplier engagement workshop held on 2 March 2016 in Medan, Indonesia, participants from different supplier parent groups were present at Musim Mas Auditorium, oleochemical complex, to understand the elements of sustainability system. 

12. After mill verifications: what next? 
In an industry often criticised for having complicated supply chains difficult to understand from an outsider’s perspective, Musim Mas Traceability Team aims to shed light on the Group’s supply chain by understanding the supply base of the third-party mills in relation to their FFB dealers and Smallholders

13. The plantation stethoscope: how practising in plantation differs from in city 
Plantations are usually located far away from cities. Hence to ensure that the employees along with their families have access to medical services, Musim Mas builds clinics in its estates to meet the medical needs of its workers and their families.