RSPO Recertification Assessment of PT Rigunas Agri Utama - Peranap Palm Oil Mill and Its Supply Base

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Jakarta, 30 September 2019 – PT Inti Indosawit Subur (RSPO Membership number: 1-0022-06-000-00) has applied to PT SGS Indonesia to conduct RSPO P&C Recertification Assessment for one of their management Unit i.e. PT Rigunas Agri Utama - Peranap Palm Oil Mill (Palm trace ID: RSPO_PO1000002063) and its supply base. This management unit hold a RSPO P&C Certificate number RSPO 932188 valid thru 6 January 2020.

The Assessment scope is 1 Mill (Peranap Palm Oil Mill),1 (one) Company owned estate and 1 (one) Scheme Smallholders managed by company as supply bases located at Indragiri Hulu Regency, Riau Province, Indonesia against the requirement of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, Principles and Criteria (RSPO P&C 2013) Indonesian National Interpretation INA-NI (2016) in conjunction with RSPO Certification System (revised 14 June 2017); and the RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standards and Systems (SCCS) revised 14 June 2017 for Palm Oil Mill — Module E: Mass Balance.

The organization is a member of RSPO and has been taking an active role in the RSPO certification processes and planned to achieve RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil requirement for all of its production. PT SGS Indonesia has planned to conduct the assessment on 30 October - 02 November 2019.

The following is the detail proposed site location for the assessment:

 

 

 

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world. PT SGS Indonesia is accredited by ASI (Assurance Services International) as a RSPO Certification Body since 5 July 2016.

The assessor team for the certification assessment will consist of:

  • Lead Auditor for social aspect, stakeholder consultation, Worker welfare, and fluent in local languages.
  • Auditor for environment aspect, HCV management, and fluent in local languages.
  • Auditor for legal, good agricultural practice and Mill best management practices, integrated pest management, Health & Safety, Supply Chain for CPO Mill and fluent in local languages.
  • Auditor for legal, government affair and community consultation, environments management, and fluent in local languages.

“We welcome comments or observations on matters related to the site for assessment, including environmental protection within the estate or mill; biodiversity within estate and mill; opportunities for employment; contribution for local development; provision of housing, sanitation, facility and education support,” said Bernard Riedo, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations Director of Asian Agri.

Comments can be addressed to:

PT SGS INDONESIA

Aryo Gustomo
Certification Business Enhancement Division
RSPO Accreditation Manager

The Garden Center 2nd Floor
Cilandak Commercial Estate
Jl. Raya Cilandak KKO Jakarta 12560
Indonesia

Phone: +62 21 29780600
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PT RIGUNAS AGRI UTAMA – PERANAP PALM OIL MILL

Ivan Novrizaldie
Stakeholder Relations Senior Manager

PT. Inti Indosawit Subur
Jl. MH Thamrin No.31, Jakarta 10230, Indonesia

Phone: +62 21 2301119
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About Asian Agri:

Asian Agri is one of Indonesia’s largest palm oil producers since 1979. Today, the company manages 100,000 hectares of land and employs over 25,000 people. A pioneer of the Indonesian government’s Trans-National Government Migration (PIR-Trans) program, Asian Agri works with 30,000 plasma smallholders in Riau and Jambi who operate 60,000 hectares of palm oil plantations, as well as independent smallholders, bringing about positive impact on their quality of life and economic development.

Implementing a strict “no burn” policy and best practices in sustainable plantation management, Asian Agri has helped its smallholder partners improve productivity, yield and supply chain traceability, while assisting them obtain certifications. The company’s mills are technologically advanced and energy self-sufficient, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.

Asian Agri is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). More than 86% of both owned plantations in North Sumatra, Riau & Jambi provinces and 100% of scheme smallholder plantations in Riau & Jambi provinces have been RSPO certified. All plantations, including those owned by smallholders, have been certified by ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification). The company has also been 100% ISPO (Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil) certified.

The company’s operations are ISO 14001 certified, while its Learning Institute and nursery research center in Riau province, Indonesia are both ISO 9001 certified. Asian Agri’s R&D Center in North Sumatra was also given a certification by the International Plant-Analytical Exchange at the WEPAL lab at Wageningen University in The Netherlands, for its high standards.

 

For further information, please contact:

Maria Sidabutar
Head Corporate Communications
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DID: +62 21 2301 119

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