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RSPO Virtually Took the Stakeholders about Sustainable Palm Oil Practices



RSPO Virtually Took the Stakeholders about Sustainable Palm Oil Practices

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - For the third time, RSPO did virtual visit to palm oil plantations. This time the participants virtually saw how sustainable palm oil process was directly implemented in the plantations. The virtual visit took place in the late of March 2022.

In the event, RSPO was n cooperation with sustainable palm oil producers, PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSMS), Bumitama Gunajaya Agro, and non-government organizations – Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) Indonesia, and Sebumi which was hosted by Indonesia Youth Influencer, Aie Natasha.

At the chance, the youth joining in Youth in Sustainability (YiS) from many countries, such as, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and others joined to know how palm oil is sustainably processed.

The participants saw how palm oil plantation companies produced crude palm oil, protects the environment by not conducting new planting in high conservation value, supports conducive work situation for the workers both female and male, just like BGA Group’s subsidiary does in Central Kalimantan.

SSMS even provides special areas to be conservation to conserve protected animals, such as, orangutan, in cooperation with BOSF in Salat Island, Central Kalimantan.

Director of Stakeholder Engagement & Communications, RSPO, Irene Fischbach, told that the event was running in the same day of Earth Day on 22 April. It has been running since 1970. The commemoration is the reflection to what has been doing and what evaluation has been taken to protect our earth from the environmental damages. “One we can learn is from sustainable palm oil sector,” Irene said in RSPO Virtual Tour: A Journey to Reveal the Sustainable Side of Palm Oil, that InfoSAWIT joined.

Irene also mentioned, when RSPO was established, it is the commitment to palm oil supply chain to implement sustainable palm oil standards. “Until now we have more than 500 members within sustainable production about 19 million tons. 60% were from Indonesia to fulfill 40% of the stock globally within land use reaching 6% only in the world,” she told.

The RSPO Virtual Tour: A Journey to Reveal the Sustainable Side of Palm Oil, as National Coordinator of YiS Indonesia, Adhitya Latif Prahesta said, would be the right moment to inform other young generations that it is important to sustainably cultivate palm oil plantations. (T2)

Source: InfoSAWIT Print Magazine, May 2022


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