Jakarta–The year-on-year profit of PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk (SSMS) rose 33.7%, reaching Rp787.1 billion in 2017. It was mostly driven by the increase in sales by 19%.read more
“Currently, Indonesia is not only the largest palm oil producer but also the largest palm oil consumer, so we are actually the one determining the market. This is our chance to promote ISPO,” Mahendra told The Palm Scriberead more
UK supermarket Iceland is to stop palm oil consumption by the end of this year. The decision draws criticism as the move is not considered as a long-term solution to reduce deforestation or protect the environment.read more
Biodiesel is expected to become a locomotive primary fuel and estimated for consumption around 20,000 kiloliters.read more
Many have been complaining that land legality was the main obstacle in smallholder ISPO certification. Dedi Junaedi, the director for processing and marketing of plantation products at the Agriculture Ministry said that various ways are being considered to ease smallholders certification.read more
Indonesian palm oil producers are working together with a private airline to develop bioavtur, an alternative fuel for aircraft that uses palm oil.read more
What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry
Investor Daily, 22 May 2018 Indonesia has received support from two UN organisations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), to tackle the European Union's (EU) discrimination against palm oil. There...
Kompas, 21 May 2018 Palm oil is not only about business. Managing oil palms also means managing the biodiversity and the welfare of local people as well as stopping forest encroachment. During a visit to oil palm plantations in Jambi, the European Union (EU)...
Kompas, 21 May 2018 Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) Head Nazir Foead reminded forest and plantation concession holders to make use of the remaining days in rainy season to save water to keep peatlands wet ahead of the Asian Games 2018 in Palembang, South Sumatra....
Bisnis Indonesia, 18 May 2018 Industry Ministry Industry Director General Panggah Susanto said that rupiah depreciation is an opportunity for Indonesia to increase exports. The government relies on export commodities like food and beverages, paper and pulp, and CPO...
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For Agus Sari, safeguarding the environment cannot be separated from a landscape approach, one that involves the participation of all stakeholders. The 51-year-old CEO of Landscape Indonesia who has a long credible track record in the sector, including as a senior...
For Hans Nicholas Jong, environmental issues are part of his daily fare. Working for Mongabay.com, a media focused on environmental issues, Jong has had to interacts with various people who cares for the environment, including activists, researchers, bureaucrats and...
Oil palm trees plague the once untouched and wild island of Borneo. Towering rainforests have been chopped down and the land turned into a monotonous monoculture of plantations, the principle source of palm oil. In the Malaysian region of Sabah, in the north of the...
Palm oil is the most widely-produced vegetable oil in the world. Which means, most of the packaged products currently shelved at general stores all over the world contain a derivative of palm oil, including cooking oil, biscuits, and cosmetics. Now comes the hard...
what happens when the culprit is from an advanced country and the main reason for the deforestation isn’t palm oil but the cattle industry? It would seem that apart from WWF the other NGOs that are usually very energetic about condemning deforestation have been rather slow to react.
At our company’s Kick Off Meeting for this year, I wanted to motivate my colleagues about sustainability, to imbue them with a lofty purpose and make them feel good about working in a palm oil company. ILLUSTRATION. Workers loads palm oil to vehicle at a plantation....
BORNEO PALM OIL FORUM
This will be an annual event from Borneo GAPKI and establish a platform for all of palm oil stakeholders to gather and discuss happening issues in palm oil industry. This forum will also discuss opportunities, obstacles, challenges, and threats for palm oil industry for sustainability palm oil development in Indonesia.
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS EXPO
The SSE aims to facilitate business opportunities as identified by the SDGs and also how the solutions can help create a low carbon future. The event focuses on bringing together regional SMEs on solutions they have that big businesses can adopt and opportunities that investors can fund. The SSE also creates a conducive and collaborative environment for businesses in Singapore and the region to grow together creating a sustainable supply chain that is future proof.