Private Sector fully supports the implementation of National Action Plan for Sustainable Palm Oil (NAP SPO)

AUGUST 20,2019

Jakarta - Commitment of sustainability, especially oil palm is seriously addressed by the Government of Indonesia, accordingly. Rusman Heriawan, as the FoKSBI Advisor, said that "Government of Indonesia has committed to support the sustainability of oil palm starting through International Diplomacy at the 2014 UN Summit". Dedi Junaedi, the Director of Processing and Marketing of Plantation Product, Ministry of Agriculture, emphasized that the NAP SPO received a positive and outstanding acceptance of international audiences at Utrech, at the 2017 Amsterdam Declaration. The NAP SPO was comprehensive and gave primary attention to oil palm smallholders, by updating the integrated database of smallholders, also increasing the capacity and capability of planters so that it could be realized legality, environment, social and financial.

GAPKI General Chairperson, Joko Supriyono, fully supports the NAP SPO, and has a target of 100% of the ISPO certified GAPKI association members in 2020 and is committed to adapt the sustainability agenda in the GAPKI organogram to accelerate the ISPO certification program and encourage businesses to be aware of the importance of the sustainability of the palm oil sector.

 

The Coordinating Ministry for the Economy provides full support for the NAP SPO, and is ready to be a catalyst in accelerating the legality process and implementation of the NAP SPO, Musdhalifah Machmud, stated that the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy supports the NAP SPO through assistance and coordination between the line ministries so that the NAP KSB can be implemented immediately and is committed to applying the principle of sustainability in every aspect of the national economic milestones, especially Oil Palm, because Palm Oil Commodities contribute the largest State Foreign Exchange and become a source of income for millions of Indonesians.

 

Agus Purnomo from GAR (Golden Agri Resources), explained the supply chain and alignment in the framework of sustainability through software applications to facilitate monitoring and evaluation of the governance system and collaboration with the Government in the Smallholder’s Replanting Program.

 

Edi Suhardi, the Sustainability Director representing Goodhope, was committed to implementing sustainability criteria, each company program is adjusted to the NAP SPO. Programs that have been carried out by Goodhope include the Capacity Building of Smallholders, Protection of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Respect for Land Use Tenure, Plasm Scheme and Conflict Mediation based on local wisdom, and commitment to sustainability certification.

 

In addition to palm oil producers, palm oil product users, Achmad Adhitya, representing Unilever, were committed to elaborating on Unilever's program to support sustainability programs by launching a blue print for sustainable growth within The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) Program in 2010. The Unilever Sustainability Program was collaborating with Plantation Companies, such as PTPN III and other companies, to assist smallholders, traceability, advocacy, risk assessment, jurisdictional and landscape approaches, and supplier involvement.

On the next occasion, Charles O 'Malley, IAP Partnership Advisor, GCP (Green Commodities Program), UNDP, explained the task force for private sector, aiming to raise broader sector standards, with a multilevel approach to actions and monitoring using the corporate action matrix method, to become Guidelines for Business Actors with multi-stakeholder involvement and collaborative partnerships to achieve effective cooperation between Private Sector and the Government as well for the success of NAP SPO Implementation in the near future.