Oil palm farmers who are members of the Bukit Potalo Cooperative recently gained Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification.
Director-General of Plantation at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Bambang, MM handed the ISPO certificates directly to the Head of the Bukit Potalo Cooperative, Atan, during an Agriculture Day celebration in Gedung Sate, Bandung.
The achievement was a positive result of partnerships and collaboration between various stakeholders in the oil palm industry. Bukit Potalo Cooperative’s ISPO certification was effected by the Indonesian government’s Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative (SPOI) through the Ministry of Agriculture, together with the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) and Tanoto Foundation, as well as Asian Agri as a partner company.
On the same occasion, Asian Agri also succeeded in obtaining ISPO certifications for two of its business units – PT Hari Sawit Jaya and PT Andalas Intiagro Lestari – in Riau.
The additional certification for two of Asian Agri’s business units is in line with the company’s commitment to always prioritise sustainable practices. The company has now achieved 93% ISPO certification across all its estates and factories.