In line with its ongoing commitment as a member of the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG), Musim Mas Group is announcing its next evaluation of conformance with the POIG Charter and Verification Indicators (v. March 2016), which will take place between February and April 2018. The assessment will be conducted by the Rainforest Alliance and will cover ten of Musim Mas Group’s Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified mills in Indonesia.
The evaluation will be carried out through the assessment of four mills, which have been selected as a sample based on the Rainforest Alliance risk assessment, which considers geographical
distribution, type and number of supply bases of the ten mills included in the evaluation scope. The four selected mills are:
- PT Berkat Sawit Sejati located in Desa Tampang Baru, Kecamatan Bayung Lencir, Kabupaten Musi Banyuasin, Propinsi Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia;
- PT Unggul Lestari located in Desa Tumbang Sepayang, Kecamatan Antang Kalang, Kabupaten Kotawaringin Timur, Propinsi Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia;
- PT Maju Aneka Sawit located in Desa Tanah Putih, Kecamatan Telawang, Kabupaten Kotawaringin Timur, Propinsi Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia; and
- PT Siringo-Ringo located in Jl. Siringo Ringo, Desa Bandar Kumbul, Kecamatan Bilah Barat, Kabupaten Labuhan Batu, Rantau Prapat, Propinsi Sumatera Utara, Indonesia.
As part of the POIG evaluation process, the Rainforest Alliance is inviting stakeholders to offer comments and feedback on Musim Mas Group in relation to conformance with the requirements of
the POIG verification indicators. Stakeholder consultations will be held for each of the four mills undergoing assessment. The first consultation will be conducted for PT Berkat Sawit Sejati at 10am local time on 7 February 2018 at the PT Berkat Sawit Sejati office in Desa Tampang Baru. Feedback may also be submitted to the Rainforest Alliance prior to consultation dates, and at any stage of the assessment process, preferably before 9 March 2018. The schedule for the stakeholder consultation for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th mill assessment will be posted in the Rainforest Alliance website one month prior to the field visit date.
For more information on the assessment, as well as details on how to participate in the upcoming consultations, please click on the following link to view the assessment notification on the Rainforest Alliance website: