Certification is an important aspect in Wilmar’s sustainability journey and forms the basis for sustainable practices yielding to improvements in efficiency and productivity. To this extent, we benchmark our internal operations globally against various national and international sustainability standards and certifications to support the trade of sustainable palm oil and its derivatives in the market.
The Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Certification scheme is the national scheme, endorsed by the Malaysian government in 2013, for oil palm management and supply chain certifications covering plantations, independent and organised smallholdings and palm oil processing facilities in Malaysia.
Wilmar began implementing the MSPO certification programme at our East Malaysia operations in 2016. In 2018, Wilmar established a partnership with the Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC) to assist all our suppliers in Malaysia with their readiness against MSPO certification standards by the end of 2019. This collaboration, conceptualized to engage, share knowledge and lend support, is expected to benefit over 260 supplier mills covering more than 55% of the mills in Malaysia. More information on this partnership and initiative can be found here.
As at year-end 2022, all of our mills and plantations in Malaysia have achieved MSPO certification.
More information on MSPO can be found here.