Deputy Director Market Transformation (Indonesia), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Mahatma Windrawan (Credit ;RSPO)
Palmoilmagazine, JAKARTA - Indonesia could produce 10,8 million tons of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) in 2021. But in the same period, CSPO consumption reached only 484.200 tons.
“Indonesia is potential to sustainable palm oil markets to grow as same as the increasing CSPO production. Consumer goods should use and consume it,” Deputy Director Market Transformation (Indonesia), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Mahatma Windrawan Windrawan said.
Just like Windrawan, Indonesia Sustainability Lead for Wilmar International, Pujuh Kurniawan told that Wilmar is committed to sustainable practices and obey RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C), including time bond plan (TBP) which becomes the commitment of the company. Though it is in Covid-19 pandemic, the company keeps implementing practices of sustainability.
“The proof is that we successfully got RSPO certificates for our two mills and suppliers in 2020 to 2021. One mill is in Indonesia and the other one is in Nigeria,” Pujuh told, as in the official statement to Palmoilmagazine.
He continued, Wilmar Group keeps supporting and struggling for the sustainable production and sources globally, namely in Indonesia. We have substantial Commercial Footprint. “We realize that we are not only as advance producer in the world but also the biggest among consumers. There are big chances to get ecolabel and sustainable palm oil in Indonesia,” he said.
CSPO demands in Indonesia still limit to consumer goods which become the RSPO members that commit to absorb it, operate, and market in Indonesia. Besides, sustainability is not the main factor to influence consumers’ decision. That is why, some Wilmar’s products having RSPO certificate is for the global markets.
Wilmar Group also emphasized that ISPO as one obedience to the industries operating in Indonesia, plays important roles to support sustainable palm oil production, complete RSPO certificate which is voluntarily got knowing that ISPO is the obligation and cover wider perspective that RSPO in Indonesia. By ISPO approach and empowerment progressively and consistently, ISPO is very potential to promote sustainable production and acceptance in the future. (T1)