The way we manage our resources is in compliance with government regulations and best practices, and measured against relevant sustainability standards and certification.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil (RSPO) is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) formed by palm oil producers, end-users and other NGOs and that establishes the principles and criteria for the sustainable production of palm oil. It represents the highest environmental and social standards attainable in the palm oil industry.
For an organisation to be RSPO-certified, its oil palm plantations and mills must fulfill 41 criteria and 139 indicators grouped under eight principles that cover transparency, compliance to laws and regulations, long term economic and financial viability, best practices, environmental and community responsibility, responsible development of new plantings and continuous improvements. There are also four different RSPO supply chain mechanisms defining the traceability of sustainable palm oil, with "Identity Preserved" being the highest traceability and "Book and Claim", the lowest.
By 2019 we will have all of our sustainable palm oil production including our plasma smallholders' certified to RSPO standards. In 2016, our total RSPO-certified production is 388,000 tonnes, which is 47% of total CPO produced in 2016.
Our plantations are also audited for Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), a mandatory standard for all Indonesian oil palm plantations.
ISPO is a government effort led by the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture to create a system for sustainable palm oil production and certification that will enhance Indonesia's competitiveness in the global palm oil market and reduce GHG emissions from oil palm plantations and operations.
Currently in 2016, we have 255,000 tonnes, which is 31% of our 2015 CPO production, certified under ISPO.
The Programme for Pollution Control, Evaluation, and Rating (PROPER) is a national level public environmental reporting initiative launched by the Indonesian government in June 1995 to promote industrial compliance with pollution control regulations, facilitate and enforce the adoption of practices contributing to clean technology, and ensure a better environmental management system.
A simple five-colour rating scheme comprising gold, green, blue, red and black is used to grade the different levels of pollution control practiced by factories against the regulatory standards. The rating system serves to inform the community and market of the impact of the company's operations on the environment.
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Bonsucro is a globally recognised standard, and a multi-stakeholder non-profit organisation. It promotes measureable standards that balance the environmental and social impact of sugar cane production and primary processing with the economic viability of business operation.
In 2016, Companhia Mineira de Açúcar e Álcool Participações (CMAA), our Brazilian joint venture, has achieved Bonsucro certification for 373,000MT of sustainable sugar cane production, which harvested from 4,198 hectares, representing 22.0% and 17.5% of total production and planted area of CMAA's managed sugar cane area. The target is to achieve 100% Bonsucro certification for CMAA managed cane fields by the end of the 2020/2021 harvest season.
We will continue to review the techniques and technology used in Brazil and the Philippines before establishing an appropriate sustainability standard that will allow us to adopt best agronomic practices in our Indonesian sugar plantations and across our sugar supply chains.
We have implemented the Sistem Manajemen Keselamatan dan Kesehatan Kerja (SMK3), the Indonesian Occupational Health and Safety management system. The SMK3 is comparable with the OHSAS 18001:2007 performance standard. SMK3 implementation involves hazard identification and prevention, risk management, medical examination and programme evaluation.
The estate and mill managers are trained in SMK3 workplace safety and operational techniques. Safety messages are regularly communicated to the employees, and reinforced through our OHS pledge and policy, SMK3 manuals and procedures, work instructions, emergency and first aid procedures, and other health and safety processes.
IndoAgri is fully committed to product safety and quality. All our products are nutritious, tasty, and safe for human consumption. We achieve this by complying with international and local food safety standards and certifications.