InfoSAWIT, PEKANBARU – Chief Executive Officer PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) V, Jatmiko Santosa said, palm oil industry is prospective and strategic business to increase the economy, conquer poverty and should be environmental – based.
He thought, as the government’s company, PTPN V could be the leading sector in sustainable cultivation and escalating palm oil images from Indonesia in the international level. Besides focusing the sustainable practices in the company’s main business, PTPN V also takes the plasma smallholders to implement sustainable practices to get Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate. It means, the smallholders and the company would get the good profits from the productivity and selling on the products.
“This is the first step to realize wider goals by getting and increasing the smallholders’ economy developed by PTPN V,” Jatmiko said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Monday (12/9/2022).
Besides having RSPO certificates, PTPN V has completed and realized cultivation practices by getting International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC).
He thought, PTPN V is the first government’s company that got ISCC since 2018. Until now 7% of mills and plantations of PTPN V got ISCC.
“Both ISCC and RSPO delivered premium price for every product produced by PTPN V since 2019 from ISCC and 2016 from RSPO,” he said. (T2)