346 Oil Companies Obtain ISPO Certificate

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Monday, December 11 2017 - 19:00 IWST

INDUSTRY.co.id - Yogyakarta - Directorate General of Plantation at the Ministry of Agriculture on the anniversary of the 60th Plantation on Sunday awarded 40 Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificates to 38 oil palm companies and two cooperatives.

At the 60th Anniversary of Plantation at the Institute of Agriculture (Instiper) Yogyakarta, Sunday (10/12/2017) Director General of Plantation Bambang said there are currently 346 certified palm oil companies ISPO.

Meanwhile, total palm oil companies operating in Indonesia recorded about 1,600 units.

"There are now 40 companies or approximately two million hectares, so there are 346 companies get ISPO," said Director General Bambang.

He said the CPO production of 346 ISPO certified companies amounted to 8.757 million tons or about 24 percent of Indonesia's total CPO production.

In addition, the current area of ​​oil palm plantations reaches 11.9 million hectares (ha) including smallholder palm oil plantations, while land that meets the requirements of the new ISPO reaches two million ha.

There is also an ISPO certification process required by all palm oil companies as evidence that Indonesian CPO products are managed with an environmentally sustainable cultivation. Thus, CPO Indonesia has a high bargaining position in the export market.

The implementation of ISPO is also Indonesia's step to face negative issues in world markets, such as deforestation and generating greenhouse gas emissions that impact on global climate change.

"I ask all private plantation business actors to immediately complete the ISPO certificate, because then our palm in the international market will be stronger," Bambang told the media crew.

He added that ISPO standardization is poured through Regulation of the Minister of Agriculture No. 11/2015 on ISPO, accommodating government regulations ranging from land legality, waste handling to the welfare of company employees.

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