16 August 2017, Selangor: In line with the government’s commitment towards ensuring mandatory implementation of MSPO certification for the palm oil industry by December 2019, MPOCC is continuously carrying out outreach and engagement activities to raise the awareness on the requirements of the MSPO standards. The ultimate goal is to push for the increase in the certified area and processing facilities nationwide.
The Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Standard and Certification Dialogue is part of a series of roadshows that was held for palm oil millers to drive the uptake of MSPO certification. The dialogue was organized by MPOCC, held at Holiday Villa Hotel and Conference Centre Subang, Selangor.
The half-day event was attended by some 30 members of The Federation of Palm Oil Millers’ Association of Malaysia (POMA) and other palm oil millers from Selangor, Pahang and Johor.
The objective of the dialogue was to introduce MPOCC and the operation of the MSPO Certification Scheme. Participant were also informed about smallholder certification initiatives carried out by MPOB.
Participants were briefed on details of the auditing guidelines of the palm oil milling standard, MS2530-4:2013 MSPO Part 4: General principles for palm oil mills.
The ultimate goal of the briefing was to provide support for palm oil miller to become fully certified against MSPO certification.
As of June 2017, there is a total of 22 mills that are MSPO-certified nationwide, which include 9 mills in Sarawak, 7 in Sabah, 3 in Pahang followed by 2 in Johor and 1 in Negeri Sembilan.