We abide by all legal standards, country-specific regulations and sector-specific voluntary codes.
We strive to conform to the most stringent standards, so that we can save time and effort by not having to manage certification requirements separately for the myriad of certification schemes relevant to our industry.
- Supra-national codes such as International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC)
- Country-specific standards, such as PROPER environmental performance rating and Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) standard
- Sector-specific codes, such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles and Criteria (P&C) for growers and RSPO supply chain certification for the downstream operations
Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) Certification
International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC)
Renewable Energy Directive (RED)
PROPER Environmental Performance Rating
RSPO Supply Chain Certification
- Identity Preserved – this is the most stringent of all four systems, which requires the certified oil products delivered to the end user to be uniquely identifiable to a single mill and its supply base. The supply base is kept physically isolated from other sources through the supply chain.
- Fully Segregated – this model assures that the certified oil products delivered to the end user comes from RSPO certified sources. The supply base can be from a variety of sources.
- Mass Balance – this model allows conventional oil and certified oil to be mixed together. The model only monitors the administration of the trade of RSPO certified oil products, by reconciling the amount of certified oil sold and the amount of certified oil bought.
- Book and Claim – this is the most simplified method among the four systems, by trading certificates for RSPO certified oil products. The conventional supply chain remains unchanged, unlike the other three systems.
RSPO Supply Chain Certification
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
in 2004, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a multi-stakeholder
initiative which provides a vital platform for stakeholders across the Palm Oil
sector, to share perspectives and insight on crucial issues related to
sustainability in the Palm Oil industry.
These stakeholders include oil palm growers, Palm Oil processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks/investors, environmental/nature conservation NGOs and social/developmental NGOs.
With more than 1,400 members across 50 countries, RSPO aims to transform the palm oil market to make sustainable Palm Oil the norm, by promoting co-operation within the supply chain and facilitating an open dialogue between stakeholders. The RSPO annual production capacity of sustainable Palm Oil is 15% of the global crude Palm Oil market.
The key tool for RSPO growers is the RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) document, a certification standard which consists of 8 principles and 43 criteria, with the accompanying indicators and guidance, to ensure that primary forests, high conservation value areas, endangered wildlife species and livelihoods are protected. The RSPO P&C is revised every five years to reflect current issues and the most recent version was launched in the middle of 2013.
The certification standard has been accepted in major Palm Oil producing countries around the world, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Latin America, West Africa and Cambodia.
RSPO P&C have sometimes been described as the world’s toughest standards
for sustainable Palm Oil production, setting an example for other cash crops’
certification schemes. It also forms the core of our strategy for
sustainable oil palm cultivation.
The Roundtable on
Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification for plantations and mills
The RSPO P&C sets out the requirements which must be met by the organisation that wishes to undergo certification.
The point of certification is the mill, with the accompanying supply base (Plantation ). Today, Musim Mas Group’s RSPO-certified oil production capacity represents about 8% of the total RSPO-certified oil in the market.
For more information on RSPO certification for plantations and mills, please refer to RSPO website.