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Musim Mas Inaugural Inclusion in CDP’s prestigious ‘A-List,’ Recognized with a Double ‘A’ Score for Transparency on Forests and Water Security

9 February 2024


Indonesia, 9 February 2024 – Today, Musim Mas announces that it has been recognized for environmental leadership in corporate transparency and performance on forests and water security by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its annual ‘A List’.

The Group celebrates its inaugural inclusion in the esteemed ‘A List’, a significant acknowledgment of Musim Mas’ dedicated sustainability endeavours to combat deforestation and its notable strides toward achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 throughout its value chain. Musim Mas has been disclosing against CDP for Climate Change since 2017, and Water and Forests since 2018, and our scores have been improving steadily since then. This year, out of 21,000 companies assessed, Musim Mas is among the few that achieved a double ‘A’ score based on data reported through CDP’s 2023 Forests and Water Security questionnaires. The Group maintained its ‘B’ scoring for Climate Change questionnaire this year.

Recently, Musim Mas proudly announced its commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, underscoring its dedication to aligning with climate science, as per the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). In alignment with the Group’s commitment to sustainability and the urgent need to combat climate change, Musim Mas, along with 13 other Agri-commodities companies, has joined the Agriculture Sector Roadmap to 1.5 Degrees, facilitated by the Tropical Forest Alliance. This collective initiative aims to halt commodity-linked deforestation, aligning with the 1.5-degree pathway.

Since the inception of Musim Mas’ No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE) Policy in 2014, Musim Mas has diligently monitored its own operations, ensuring they remain 100% free from deforestation and ecosystem conversion. Setting a precedent in the palm oil industry, Musim Mas was the first major Group to commit to extending methane capture facilities to all their mills. The captured methane is efficiently converted into electricity, powering mill and estate facilities, workers’ housing, and social amenities.

“We are truly honored to be recognized for our commitment to transparency and sustainability by earning a spot on CDP’s prestigious ‘A List.’ This achievement underscores Musim Mas’ unwavering dedication to combatting deforestation and ensuring water security while advancing toward our ambitious goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. We will continue to work hard, and strive towards achieving ‘A’ scoring for Climate Change.” Olivier Tichit, Director of Sustainability.

The full list of companies that made this year’s CDP A List is available here: https://www.cdp.net/en/companies/companies-scores.

 

About Musim Mas

Musim Mas Group is an integrated palm oil company, operating in 13 countries. From plantations, to mills, refineries, kernel-crushing plants, oleochemicals, and specialty fats plants, Musim Mas manufactures palm oil products and value-added derivatives. Musim Mas is one of the largest domestic producers and exporters in Indonesia. Inter-Continental Oils and Fats (ICOF), a member of Musim Mas Group, undertakes global marketing activities.

The Group is committed to sustainability and was the first company with significant operations in Indonesia to join the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2004. Committed early to emissions reductions, Musim Mas is a signatory to the Agriculture Sector Roadmap to 1.5 Degrees convened by the Tropical Forest Alliance. The Roadmap aims to halt commodity-linked deforestation in line with the 1.5-degree pathway while enhancing the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and supporting the sector’s transformation toward forest-positive land-use management. In January 2024, Musim Mas announced that it will strive to achieve net zero by 2050, aligning with climate science as per the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). Musim Mas also manages the most extensive independent smallholder programs in Indonesia.

About Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

CDP is a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions. Founded in 2000 and working with more than 740 financial institutions with over $136 trillion in assets, CDP pioneered using capital markets and corporate procurement to motivate companies to disclose their environmental impacts, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 24,000 organizations around the world disclosed data through CDP in 2023, with more than 23,000 companies – including listed companies worth two thirds global market capitalization – and over 1,100 cities, states and regions. Fully TCFD aligned, CDP holds the largest environmental database in the world, and CDP scores are widely used to drive investment and procurement decisions towards a zero carbon, sustainable and resilient economy. CDP is a founding member of the Science Based Targets initiative, We Mean Business Coalition, The Investor Agenda and the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative. Visit cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.

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