The Government of Indonesia introduced the Indonesia Palm Oil Certification (ISPO) in 2011 as a mandatory requirement for all companies operating in Indonesia, as well as smallholders. This regulatory requirement would require all our plantation and mills to undergo ISPO certification before undertaking RSPO certification or re-certification, in line with Principle 2 of the RSPO standard which requires members to comply with applicable laws and regulations in countries where they operate. As of mid-year 2014, four mills and their supply bases had achieved ISPO certification while seven others have completed certification audits and are awaiting approval.
There are two audit stages under the ISPO certification scheme. By end 2014, Wilmar completed the first stage of audits for all its operations in Indonesia.