Musim Mas responds to labour risks in the palm oil industry
30 November 2016, Singapore – With the recent spotlight on labour risks in the Palm Oil industry, Musim Mas is working on and contributing to innovations related to labour practices within the wider Palm Oil industry and specifically Indonesia.
Musim Mas is working together with the members of the Palm Oil Innovation Group on innovations to address the challenges the sector is facing related to labour and human rights. As a member of the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG), Musim Mas went through an initial POIG social compliance assessment from 24 August to 1 September 2016 by Verite, aiming to identify the risk of non-conformance to POIG’s Charter, RSPO Principles and Criteria, Verite Best Practice Standards, International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other international norms on worker protection.
POIG has since published a new publication on labour rights that includes a case study on Musim Mas’ assessment.
Musim Mas also recognises that responsible labour practices need to be extended to the third-party supply chain, as part of its commitment stated in its Sustainability Policy. The process will require collaboration and engagement within the sector but also with other stakeholders to address concerns. By extending the work and innovations of POIG, Musim Mas will work together with other players to improve the performance of the sector.
For more information, please refer to POIG’s website.
The publication can be downloaded here.
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