Our Certifications and Verifications
Musim Mas strives to conform to the most stringent sustainability standards. We aim to ensure that our operations which are directly owned and managed are compliant with leading palm oil certification standards, schemes and benchmarks.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a multi-stakeholder organization that has developed a certification scheme for sustainable palm oil. All RSPO members must comply with the RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C), a set of stringent standards that governs the production of sustainable palm oil. The RSPO aims to promote the growth and use of responsibly sourced palm oil.
At the core of our strategy for sustainable oil palm cultivation is the set of environmental and social criteria set out by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Musim Mas was the first major group in Indonesia to achieve 100% certification against the RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C) for all owned plantations and palm oil mills in 2012. We continue to maintain this status and achieve RSPO certification within their first three years of operation.
View our profile and Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP) reports here.
The Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) is the mandatory national sustainable palm oil standard in Indonesia, adopted by Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture. ISPO strives to improve the competitiveness of the Indonesian palm oil globally, as well as promote the production of sustainable palm oil.
Musim Mas was one of the first companies to undergo the ISPO certification process, with two mills being awarded the ISPO certificate in 2012. All our mills have undergone audits for ISPO certification. All plantations under the Musim Mas Group have also undergone Penilaian Kelas Kebun, a pre-requisite for ISPO certification audits. We work towards achieving 100% ISPO certification.
The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is an international certification program for sustainable biomass and bioenergy production, established under the European Renewable Energy Directive (EU RED) 2009. Certification requirements include criterion on GHG emissions savings, sustainable use of land, protection of natural biospheres and social sustainability.
Musim Mas has achieved 100% certification against the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) for all upstream operations and mills.
The Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) is a voluntary initiative developed jointly by NGOs and companies. POIG aims to facilitate innovations that encourage the adoption of responsible palm oil production practices. The group has developed a credible and verifiable benchmark that builds upon the RSPO standards.
Musim Mas was the first major Asian palm oil company to become a Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) member in 2015. We achieved independent verification and compliance with the POIG Charter and its indicators as of February 2019. We are also proud to be the first company in Asia to supply POIG verified oil.
Access our verification and assessment reports here.
Musim Mas was selected to participate in the Programme for Environmental Performance Rating (PROPER), an initiative by Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry to improve the environmental performance of companies in Indonesia. Companies are assessed for their processes in lifecycle assessment, energy efficiency, emission reduction, water efficiency, wastewater load reduction, B3 waste reduction, reduction and utilization of non-B3 waste, biodiversity protection, community empowerment, and disaster responses. Since 2021, the assessment criteria also included vaccination programs that are part of the disaster response to support government initiatives.
The Musim Mas Group was awarded 11 Green PROPER Awards in 2021 which represents standards “beyond the environmental compliance criteria.”
The Italian National Certification System for Biofuels and Bioliquids (IT SNC) is a national sustainability certification system for biofuels, bioliquids and biomethane.
Musim Mas adheres to the IT SNC standards and all our mills have achieved compliance with IT SNC as at April 2018. Our IT SNC certification demonstrates compliance with the sustainability criteria, and that the environmental and social information provided by operators within the production chain is reliable.