5 September 2017, Melaka: MPOCC once again reached out to the millers’ association particularly, Southern Peninsula Palm Oil Millers’ Association (SPPOMA) by organising a dialogue session with the millers which was held at Swiss-Garden Hotel Melaka.
About 50 participants from 17 mills attended the 1-day dialogue session with the ultimate goal to increase the uptake of MSPO certification nationwide, thus, in line with the government’s commitment towards ensuring mandatory implementation of MSPO certification for the palm oil industry by December 2019.
The Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Standards and Certification Dialogue is part of the roadshow series that was held for palm oil millers to drive the uptake of MSPO certification.
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, in relation to milling standards.
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 informative dialogue was also a platform to provide support for palm oil miller to become fully certified against MSPO certification.
As of June 2017, there are a total of 22 mills MSPO-certified nationwide, which includes 9 mills in Sarawak, 7 in Sabah, 3 in Pahang followed by 2 in Johor and 1 in Negeri Sembilan.
Based on July 2017 statistic by MPOB, there is a total of 453 mills nationwide, which includes 247 mills in Peninsular Malaysia, 127 mills in Sabah and 79 mills in Sarawak with a total capacity in operation of 111,672,200 tonnes per year.