MPOA – MPOCC Joint Forum on MSPO update
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC) together with Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA), organised a joint forum to update the associations, certification bodies and industries on the progress of Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Certification Scheme.
MPOCC presented on the current hectarage of MSPO certified areas and approaches to further increase certified hectarage. In addition, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM) presented their roles, Key performance indicators 2017 and shared the challenges that they are facing in preparing the stakeholders for MSPO Scheme.
With the increase in demand of sustainable palm oil, no doubt that Malaysia is on the right track to ensure that Malaysian palm oil is certified sustainable. MSPO is the nation’s call to address the issue which has clouded the palm oil industry globally, and a sustainable palm oil practise is the answer to assure the market that Malaysian palm oil is certified sustainable. MPOCC as the scheme owner is working tirelessly in ensuring the industry to take up MSPO with the needed support from MPOB and DSM.
MPOCC is an independent non-profit organisation established in December 2014 to develop and operate the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Certification Scheme. Incorporated as a company under the Companies Act 1965, it is limited by guarantee. MPOCC is governed by a Board of Trustees and started its operation in October 2015. MPOCC is responsible for the development of the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Certification Scheme in Peninsular, Sabah and Sarawak.
Is your Palm Oil MSPO certified? If yes, congratulations. If no, let MPOCC get you started. Visit www.mpocc.org.my for more information.