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Palm Oil Data in Siperibun Should be Protected

Foto by Dede Sugiana/Sawit fest 2021
Palm Oil Data in Siperibun Should be Protected

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Self - reporting through Sistem Informasi Perizinan Perkebunan (Siperibun) is good idea. Every data would integrate every activity since (a planter got) the permit, rights, area status until the production and trade.

“It means, every activity would enable the government to monitor every planter’s business. The policy is about to accelerate industrial activity namely to maximize the production, and also how sustainability aspects run to be more accurate and right on target,” Kacuk Sumarto, the Chairman of Rumah Sawit Indonesia (RSI) recently said

But he continued, for the self-reporting would provide transparent data, it needs responsibility from those in charge about data or information holders to keep everything in secret. “In order that others as competitors would not weaken our planters’ bargaining position,” he said.

He thought that self-reporting forced every planter to be open, no more ‘hide and seek’ game about tax, retribution, and other obligations according to available regulations.

“As the feedback, the government should really encourage and deliver easiness for palm oil plantation companies. Do not burden them with many regulations which deliver barrier,” Kacuk said.

Chairman of Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA), Eddy Martono encouraged the government of Indonesia to get the right data about palm oil sector by having self-reporting through Siperibun.

“By having the good and right data, there would be right policy as well,” he recently said in the early of July 2023. (T2)

Source: Majalah InfoSAWIT, July 2023