The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) promotes the production of sustainable palm oil through a membership and certification system with a strong set of principles and criteria from transparency and compliance to new planting and stakeholder engagement.
Goodhope Asia Holding Ltd became a member of RSPO on 2nd December 2014. The membership incorporates all Goodhope subsidiaries, including our three previous members: PT Agro Indomas (RSPO member since 12th June 2006), PT Agro Bukit (RSPO member since 18th August 2006) and PT Agro Wana Lestari (RSPO member since 21stApril 2014).
With this membership of the Parent Company, all of Goodhope Group’s oil palm plantations are expected to follow the Principles and Criteria (P&C) of the RSPO.
Four of the Goodhope Group’s oil palm processing mills have been awarded RSPO Certification and its two edible oils and fats manufacturing facilities in Malaysia have been awarded RSPO Supply Chain Certification.
One of our mills (Sungai Purun Mill) has been granted to get RSPO Supply Chain Certification for both Mass Balance and Identity Preserved models following audit in August 2018.
The Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification scheme is regulated by the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture and serves as a system to enhance Indonesia’s competitiveness in the global palm oil market and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the Indonesian oil palm plantations and operations.
Goodhope has commenced the certification process for its plantation companies: PT Agro Indomas achieved ISPO certification on 11th January 2016, and PT Agro Wana Lestari was awarded ISPO certification on 30th November 2017. We continue with the registration and audit processes in order to attain ISPO certification for the rest of our plantation companies.
The international standard ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) promotes:
By adopting this standard, we aim to continuously improve our environmental performance, while complying with applicable legislation. Currently five of the Group’s plantation subsidiaries – PT Agro Indomas, PT Agro Bukit, PT Rim Capital, PT Agro Wana Lestari and PT Karya Makmur Sejahtera, are ISO 14001 certified.
Our health and safety risk analyses help to develop recommended safety procedures complying with OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System. Currently five of the Group’s plantation subsidiaries – PT Agro Indomas, PT Agro Bukit, PT Rim Capital, PT Agro Wana Lestari and PT Karya Makmur Sejahtera, are OHSAS 18001 certified.
The Program for Pollution Control, Evaluation and Rating (PROPER) was introduced in 1995 by the Ministry of Environment in Indonesia Government of Indonesia as a means of promoting compliance with environmental regulations.
This standard is applicable to all industries that operate manufacturing or milling facilities in Indonesia. Therefore, only our plantations with mills will undergo PROPER analysis for certification. A color-coded rating grades the level of pollution control of a facility, and serves as an indicator of environmental performance, including emissions reduction, responsible waste management and pollution control. Three of our milling facilities have demonstrated consistent compliance with the environmental regulations that define the PROPER standards. We continue to explore opportunities to adopt more innovative practices contributing to “clean technology” and aim to integrate such approaches into our environmental management plans.