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Sawit Sumbermas-linked mill seeks RSPO Certification

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PT Tanjung Sawit Abadi, a subsidiary of palm oil giant PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana l is applying for an RSPO Principles and Criteria Initial Certification assessment for its palm oil mill and supply base.

“The initial assessment scope is Tanjung Sawit Abadi Palm Oil Mill and three company-owned estates as supply bases, located in Lamandau District, Central Kalimantan,” a Sawit Sumbermas Sarana notification uploaded on the corporate website on the weekend said.

The request for the initial certification assessment was submitted to PT SGS Indonesia, one of the surveyors authorized to conduct such assessment for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

According to the document, the SGS assessment is being conducted on July 1-6, 2019.

The mill in question has a capacity of 60 tons per hour, with an annual output estimation of 37,227 tons of certified sustainable palm oil and 6,574 tons of certified sustainable palm kernel. The three estates — Malata, Nanuah, and Sungai Bulik – cover a total planted area of 5,302.64 hectares and a combined annual fresh fruit bunch production of 146,109 tons.

The assessment includes audits on mill best management practices, supply for CPO Mill, social aspects, workers’ welfare, legal and environment aspects, the management of High Conservation Value areas, good agricultural practices, integrated pest management, safety, and health.

PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk. (SSMS)  manages an integrated business across 19 oil palm estates, six oil palm mills (PKS) and one palm kernel mill out of Pangkalan Bun, in Central Kalimantan. It is a member of the RSPO.

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