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Social Forestry Made Priority Program For Collaborative and Sustainable Management of Sambas Landscape

Sambas, West Kalimantan – Today, 8 November 2019, around 60 participants representing government, industry, head of villages and Village Forest Management Institution (Lembaga Pengelola Hutan Desa (LPHD)) gathered in Sambas City to follow up on former multistakeholder workshop in August. Social Forestry becomes one of the efficient approaches to promote multistakeholder collaborative implementation in Sambas Landscape as well as to provide opportunities for village communities’ economic improvement. Besides the multistakeholder forum, exhibition of social forestry products on 8 – 10 November is expected to open wider market access. The multistakeholder workshop and exhibition of social forestry products are initiated by Sambas district government with support from Aidenvironment Asia’s Lanscape Program in Sambas district and Musim Mas.... more

RSPO certifies independent smallholders from IFC-Musim Mas’ smallholder programme during RT17

Earlier this week, independent smallholders from IFC-Musim Mas’ smallholder programme received certificates from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) during the launch of RSPO Smallholder Academy at RT17, an annual meeting. Being RSPO certified represents a significant milestone in the smallholders’ journey towards producing oil palm sustainably as it increases their market access and income.... more

Palm Oil Industry to Jointly Develop Radar Monitoring Technology to Detect Deforestation

A coalition of ten major palm oil producers and buyers are collaborating to support and fund the development of a new, publicly available radar-based forest monitoring system known as Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD). This partnership between Bunge, Cargill, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), Mondelēz International, Musim Mas, Nestlé, Pepsico, Sime Darby Plantation, Unilever and Wilmar will make it much easier for companies and other stakeholders to see deforestation happening in near-real-time and with greater accuracy. With this information, they can more quickly mobilize follow-up actions on the ground and work to improve the sustainability of commodity supply chains.... more

Musim Mas Mill successfully audited against RSPO P&C 2018

Musim Mas is pleased to announce that its subsidiary PT Multipersada Gatramegah (MPG) is the first in the world to be successfully audited against the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles and Criteria (P&C) 2018 in October 2019.... more

Musim Mas Group launches its first R&D and innovation facility in Singapore

As an integral part of its global strategy, Musim Mas Group announced the official opening of Novel IDEAS Center, a S$10 million R&D and Innovation facility situated in the heart of the Singapore Science Park. Novel IDEAS Center will be Musim Mas Group’s first R&D and innovation center launched in Singapore.... more

Response to RAN report

We share the concerns of Rainforest Action Network (RAN) for the Rawa Singkil Wildlife Reserve, especially the illegal oil palm plantings in the Singkil Wildlife Reserve. We have been engaging with our suppliers in this area for the past years, and have mapped the risk areas down to the village level. Our suppliers in the region have been asked to exclude the two plantation companies mentioned by the report, PT Indo Sawit Perkasa and PT Laot Bangko, and to ensure that their agents are not sourcing from inside the Rawa Singkil Reserve.... more

Major industry players and government announce collaboration to drive sustainable palm oil production in Siak District, Riau, Indonesia

05 July 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia - The Siak government, together with a coalition of companies comprising Cargill, Danone, Musim Mas, Neste, PepsiCo, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, and Unilever, as well as Daemeter and Proforest, yesterday announced a collaboration to implement a new landscape program. The announcement was made during the Otonomi Expo of the Association of Indonesian Districts (Apkasi), where special attention was given to regional competitiveness of districts in their readiness to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.... more

Five major industry leaders unite to tackle labour rights challenges in Indonesia’s palm oil sector

19 June 2019 – Five industry leaders have today announced two new collaborative pilot projects set to tackle labour rights challenges in Indonesia’s palm oil sector, by developing much-needed improvements in working conditions. ... more

Continued Support for Transparency in the Supply Chain

13 June 2019, Singapore - We recognize the importance of transparency in the Palm Oil industry and remain committed to ensuring transparency in our supply chain. We have been encouraging our suppliers to publish their concession map data online since 2018.... more

Musim Mas' smallholder programme increases financial access for independent smallholders

17 May 2019, Indonesia - For the first time, independent smallholders around Musim Mas’ subsidiary PT Siringo-Ringo (SRR), in Rantau Prapat, North Sumatra, Indonesia, are receiving funding to replant their oil palm. This funding, provided by the Indonesian government’s Palm Oil Fund Management Agency (BPDPKS), helps to promote sustainable agriculture practices and increase market access among smallholders.... more

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