M’sia is committed to a sustainable oil palm industry

Bintulu: Malaysia is committed to ensuring that its palm oil production is sustainable, based on standards that include welfare, labor rights and labor practices issues.

Plantation and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani said the ministry is taking seriously the issues that have attracted the attention of the international community to ensure that the country is no longer accused of issues that have no legitimacy. said.

Furthermore, he said the Malaysian side would commit to supporting Malaysia to increase its oil palm production while working to care for and maintain a sustainable environment.

Johari signs the symbolic shield.

“We also commit to no more deforestation for palm oil cultivation. We will focus more on the 5.7 million hectares needed to increase yields,” he said. He said this at a press conference after the launch of the Standards Implementation Workshop MSPO (MS2530:2022) and Social Aspects of Business organized by the Oil Council (MPOC). Click here for Sarawak Dayak Palm Oil Planters Association (DOPPA).

Earlier, in his speech, Johari said the oil palm industry would contribute about 3% of national income and RM102 billion in export revenue in 2023.

He said the sector was a source of food for 447,581 smallholders.

He hoped that Malaysia’s oil palm industry would serve as a model and reference for the international community in terms of sustainability, both in response to the climate crisis and in social aspects.

He said that over the past 20-30 years, the oil palm industry has been linked to sustainability issues such as deforestation, wildlife habitat loss, carbon emissions and climate change.

Mr Johari and his entourage then visited SOP Green Energy Sdn Bhd.

During the visit, he was briefed on the company’s role and functioning at the downstream level of the palm oil sector.

Dato’ Razali Mohamad, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Plantation and Commodities, was also present.

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