Assuring Our Practices

Sustainability Certifications

Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil Certification (RSPO)
As a founding member of the RSPO, we continue to support and uphold the RSPO Principles & Criteria as a benchmark and assurance of sustainable planting of oil palm. By certifying almost all of our estates, the RSPO badge has become a key differentiator of Sime Darby palm oil products and is sought after in all markets; for quality and sustainability. The RSPO has enabled us to ensure that our plantations and palm oil mills are run to exacting standards in terms of community development, safety and health standards, and sustainable agro-management practices which limit the use of chemicals and provide controls against excessive carbon emissions. 

To date, over 95% of our Upstream operations have been RSPO-Certified, with our Malaysian, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands operations achieving 100% certification while our Indonesian operations have achieved 96% certification.

100% of our Downstream business units have received the RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standards (RSPO SCCS) certification and are capable of delivering RSPO mass balance and/or segregated products.

As part of the commitment to RSPO, we intend to certify all our smallholders scheme under RSPO Smallholder Certification Scheme by 2019. To date, 25,000 Ha of our total area for smallholders scheme are certified. 

Invitation To Comment On RSPO
Comments received within 30 days from the date of the Stakeholder Notification Letters will be considered in the Assessment. 

The mechanism of engaging the various stakeholders and all relevant parties who may be directly or indirectly involved, is through formal notifications for a dialogue/briefing session with Sime Darby Plantation and its collaborators, if any. 
Invitation to Comment on RSPO Re-Certification Assessment of Sime Darby Plantation’s Management Units:

SOU Hadapan (English)
SOU Hadapan (Bahasa)

SOU Ulu Remis (English)
SOU Ulu Remis (Bahasa)

SOU Bukit Puteri (English)
SOU Bukit Puteri (Bahasa)

SOU Kerdau (English)
SOU Kerdau (Bahasa)

SOU Jabor (English)
SOU Jabor (Bahasa)

SOU Kok Foh (English)
SOU Kok Foh (Bahasa)

Lavang POM (English)
Lavang POM (Bahasa)

Pekaka POM (English)
Pekaka POM (Bahasa)

SOU Labu (English)
SOU Labu (Bahasa)

Betung POM (English)
Betung POM (Bahasa)

Mandah POM (English)
Mandah POM (Bahasa)
Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Standard (MSPO)
SDP is part of the Technical Working Committee of the MSPO on drafting the MSPO Standard. To date, SOU Labu has been MSPO-certified effective September 2015. SDP plans to achieve MSPO certification in all its Malaysian operations by the end of December 2019. 
International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC)
ISCC is a leading certification system for sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions. It is recognised by the German government and the European Commission as a compliance mechanism for EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) requirements for biofuels. To date, SD Biodiesel is ISCC-certified.
Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil Certification (ISPO)
The ISPO is a mandatory certification scheme adopted by the Indonesian government that aims to improve sustainable practices and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Indonesian oil palm industry. The scheme is based on existing Indonesian laws and regulations, and aims to facilitate compliance by producers.12 of our SOUs in Indonesia have been ISPO certified  while remaining 13 SOUs undergoing different stages for verification.
United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
The UNGC launched the voluntary Food and Agriculture Business Principles (FABPs) on 22 September 2014. The FABPs serve as a framework for principle-based collaboration of companies with the UN, governments, civil society, and other stakeholders. This is to align with the goals of UN as articulated in the Rio+20 outcome document, The Future We Want and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. As a member of the UNGC, Sime Darby has been instrumental in originating the idea, co-sponsoring the FABPs process as well as being a part of the Steering Committee and Core Advisory Group in developing the FABPs.
Other Involvements 
SDP is a member in the RSPO Complaints and Grievance Panel, Dispute Settlement Facility Panel and also a member of the Human Rights Working Group and Emissions Reduction Working Group. SDP is also participating in the Biodiversity and High Conservation Value Working Group, and Compensation Task Force for the development of the RSPO Remediation and Compensation Procedures. SDP is a member of the CSPKO Working Group for the RSPO e-trace system.
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