Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
In line with the Hap Seng Plantations Holdings Berhad group of companies’ (“Group”) commitment to be a sustainable and responsible palm oil producer and supplier, the Group has embarked on a programme towards achieving the international certifications on Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
The RSPO certification has enable the Group to join the rank of responsible palm oil producer and supplier in the global palm oil market. In fact, before the Group embarked on its journey on RSPO certification, sustainability measures had been put in place to secure the RSPO certification.
The RSPO certification is achieved through the compliance with the RSPO principles and criteria which are adhere to the global standards for production of sustainable palm oil. The assessment on RSPO certification is undertaken by independent RSPO accredited auditors. The RSPO Principles are as follows:
- Commitment to transparency
- Compliance with applicable laws and regulations
- Commitment to long-term economic and financial viability
- Use of appropriate best practices by growers and millers
- Environmental responsibility and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity
- Responsible consideration of employees, and of individuals and communities affected by growers and mills
- Responsible development of new plantings
- Commitment to continuous improvement in key areas of activity
The Group achieved its first RSPO certification for Bukit Mas Palm Oil Mill in May 2012. Since then, the Group has been moving forward in obtaining RSPO certification for Jeroco Palm Oil Mill 1 and Jeroco Palm Oil Mill 2 in September 2013, bringing the Group closer to achieving RSPO certification for all its mills. The Group achieved its final RSPO certification for Tomanggong Palm Oil Mill in 2014.
Certificates:Scope : Production of crude palm oil and palm kernel
Jeroco Palm Oil Mill 1 and Jeroco Palm Oil Mill 2
Tomanggong Group of Estates
Scope : Palm Oil Production and Management System
Sungai Segama Group of Estates and Bukit Mas Palm Oil Mill
Scope : Oil Palm Plantation Management System
Ladang Kawa Estate and Hap Seng Estate