InfoSAWIT, SINGAPURA - Wilmar International Limited (Wilmar) and Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Board (MPOCC) cooperate to help every supplier of Wilmar in Malaysia to get Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certificate in the end of 2019. More than 260 suppliers from the factory covering more than 55% of all factories in Malaysia are hoped to get the profits from the partnership.
Within the same sustainable interest, three collaborations have been identified to make the biggest and long term impact in two years. They are conceptualized to involve in, share knowledge and support the suppliers in their preparation to get MSPO certificate.
The Report Tool of the Suppliers
Developed by Wilmar, the tool might measure the work of the suppliers to the terms and conditions in MSPO and the Policy of Wilmar-No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE). Wilmar and MPOCC, on the other, would identify the gap and implement the natural source, such as, more effective audit help. The tool would be launched heading to the end of March 2018 to the factory suppliers of PGEO Wilmar in Johor Bahru. It would be expanded to every supplier of Wilmar in Malaysia in the end of 2018.
Group Certification for the Smallholders in Sabah
Wilmar has identified some smallholders in Sabah who faced the challenges to complete the terms and conditions in MSPO. The suppliers would be related to the certain factories and would have access to the training and help to get the group certification in the MSPO Certification Scheme.
The Best Practice Training for the Suppliers in Sarawak
The roadshowis planned to cooperate with MPOCC to help in developing the capacity of the suppliers in Serawak to implement sustainable practice, including the best agricultural practices which are the conditions in MSPO.
Chief Sustainability Officer Wilmar, Jeremy Goon said, his side always believes that partnership with every stakeholder in the chain of stock is very important to change palm oil industries. Together with MPOCC, this would open the way for sustainable palm oil industries in Malaysia that also cover the smallholders to get profits from the productivity, the better result and income. “We know that this is the way of higher obedience and to fulfill the commercial policy of Wilmar and also to fulfill the demands from the global consumers on sustainable and certified palm oil,” he said in the official statement to InfoSAWITin the early of this week.
Chairman of MPOCC, Datuk M. Nagarajan said, MPOCC welcomes the initiative of Wilmar to promote and get the source of the entity (supplier) having MSPO certificate in the chain of stock.
Besides Wilmar has initiative to support other palm oil companies to expand the cooperation by trading their stock to fulfill MSPO certification by the end of 2019. “We do believe, this would increase the positive image of sustainable palm oil from Malaysia to the global markets,” he said.(T2)