PT Kayung Agro Lestari Awards Koperasi LMS for Sustainable Palm Oil Practices

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PT Kayung Agro Lestari (KAL), a subsidiary of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk. (ANJ), awarded its partners in the Regency of Ketapang, West Kalimantan Province, for their commitment to implementing sustainable palm oil practices. Photo by: ANJ

PALMOILMAGAZINE, KETAPANG, – PT Kayung Agro Lestari (KAL), a subsidiary of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk. (ANJ), awarded its partners in the Regency of Ketapang, West Kalimantan Province, for their commitment to implementing sustainable palm oil practices. The award, given on Monday, May 13, 2024, at the cooperative’s office, was in the form of a sustainable premium price to Koperasi Laman Mayang Sentosa (LMS).

Koperasi LMS, comprising 624 smallholders managing 2,079.25 hectares of sustainable palm oil plantations, received Rp 1,192,687,882 as a premium. The premium was symbolically handed over by KAL’s General Manager, Dadi, to the Chairman of Koperasi LMS, Jamhari.

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In his speech, Dadi stated that the premium was an appreciation from KAL for the dedication of the smallholders through Koperasi LMS in implementing sustainable practices and cultivation in line with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification.

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“The award would be the third time for LMS from KAL and it would be the evidence of the commitment of the company to support and respect its partners – the smallholders in producing sustainable palm oil,” Dadi said, as in the official statement to Palmoilmagazine.com, Friday (17/5/2024).

Jamhari, Chairman of Koperasi LMS thanked KAL for its commitment to help, escalate the smallholders’ welfare managed by Koperasi LMS. It was proved that the numbers of premium price got escalated from KAL in every single year. “This achievement would be from the good cooperation between KAL and the coordinators of LMS to get and realize the same goal, which is, to escalate the smallholders’ performance and welfare,” Jamhari said.

In the event, Edi Radiansyah, SH., MH, Head of Cooperation and Micro, Small, and Medium Business Regency of Ketapang, said that the cooperation could escalate the life of its members and people around. “The investment that the cooperation provides should be taken advantage of by the people to conduct economic activities. That is why it needs to maintain good cooperation, escalate it to get harmonious relations among the company, the people, and related agencies,” Edi said.

KAL handed over the premium price to other cooperations; they were, Koperasi Lestari Abadi Bersama (LAB) and Koperasi Bina Satong Lestari (BSL). The total premium escalated from the previous years, or reached Rp 1.322.965.233.

“Through sustainable policy, ANJ consistently implements the best practices in its whole operational. We do hope the premium will motivate the smallholders to always implement their best sustainable practices and maintain the certificate to escalate future premium production,” Dadi said. (T2)

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