InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - Director Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations, Asian Agri, Bernard Riedo emphasized that the health protocol implementation to prevent the spread of corona virus (Covid-19) is the focus to keep the operation running well in the factories and plantations and to make sure that the sustainable palm oil keeps being produced in the pandemic.
The optimism of the stakeholders is the key to increase the operational which becomes the pillar of economy in Indonesia. Heading to the new normal, Asian Agri that operates in North Sumatera, Riau, and Jambi keep being committed to the sustainability.
“We keeps operating, both in the plantations and the factories by implementing the health protocol as what the government regulates and do coordination with the local government heading to the new normal,” Bernard said, as in the official written statement to InfoSAWIT recently.
The sustainability covers the environment, people, and the company without sacrificing the stakeholders’ interests. He also mentioned that the achievements of the sustainability program in Asian Agri in 2019, were, 100% getting ISPO (Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil) certificate; 100% of the plasma smallholders – the partners of Asian Agri maintained the RSPO (Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil) and ISPO certificates.
In 2019, 2 koperasi unit desa (KUD)/Asosiasi Petani Swadaya in Jambi got RSPO certificate. Until now there are 4 KUD/Asosiasi Petani Swadaya as our partners having RSPO certificate which cover more than 2.000 hectares; and Asian Agri got 100% traceability. We are also in cooperation with the independent institution to update our traceability system.
He also mentioned that by the end of 2019, Asian Agri surpassed the targets of Komitmen Kemitraan “One to One” or One to One Partnership which realized the smallholders’ plantations – as the partners of the company – having the same width with the main plantations of the company. “The numbers of main plantations reached 100.000 hectares and by the end of 2019 the smallholders’ plantations as the partners of Asian Agri and the independent ones reached more than 101.000 hectares,” he said.
The implementation of the new normal urges the people and the company to adapt within the system of activity which refers to the health protocol and adopt the digital technology in the daily life. (T2)