InfoSAWIT, German – Food industries in European Union have used strategies to make sure that palm oil they use is sustainable. As the starting point, they need better visibility in their chain of stock. Palm oil in Europe was hardly (99% in 2017) traceable up to the palm oil factories.
In the official statement to InfoSAWIT, about 84% of palm oil imported to Europe in 2017 was regulated by sustainable policy in the companies which focus to ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation’ (NDPE); deal with the major sectors that become the concerns in sustainable chain of supply. The producer countries do the same things.
The Ambassador of Indonesia in German, Arif Havas Oegroseno said that the Palm Oil Moratorium that President Joko Widodo signed could decrease 60% of deforestation in 2017. This is one good and important action.
For Indonesia and Malaysia, the regional governments (the districts) cooperate with the private sectors to develop the obliged certification schemes (ISPO and MSPO) within better and tighter governance to monitor and support the sustainable production. It is the same in Columbia. The government, industries, and the non – government organizations are committed to ‘zero deforestation’.
Out of the environmental advantage in the chain of stock, the palm oil producer countries emphasized that palm oil plays important role to conquer the poverty. In Indonesia, palm oil supports 16 million men to live.
Meanwhile, Minister of Industry, Malaysia, Theresa Kok Suh Sim said that palm oil industrial development in the country makes sure that the poverty is less than 5% within the extreme level less than 1% and 38% of palm oil production in Malaysia are from the smallholders. (T2)