Virtual Tour Seri III : SSMS dan RSPO Tunjukkan Sisi Berkelanjutan Minyak Kelapa Sawit


PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk (SSMS) with the Secretariat of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) held a third virtual tour to sustainable oil palm areas and orangutan conservation areas in commemoration of earth day.


The virtual visit event with the theme "A Journey To Reveal The Sustainable Side Of Palm Oil" was attended by more than 260 participants from various stakeholders of the palm oil supply chain, media, consumers, and downstream actors from the Asia Pacific region.


Head of Sustainability of PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk (SSMS), Henky Satrio Wibowo said this virtual activity aims to explain the positive impact of oil palm plantations for people and the environment, if managed sustainably according to RSPO standards. SSMS has participated in various environmental initiatives with sustainable palm oil business principles. "SSMS's involvement in the management of orang-utan conservation areas in Salat Island, Pulang Pisau Regency, Central Kalimantan, shows how committed SSMS is in implementing sustainable palm oil practices," said Henky.


SSMS collaborates with BOSF to manage a conservation area of approximately 2,000 hectares for the pre-release of Orang Utan since 2017. "The Salat Island conservation project is managed by involving various parties to prosper and increase added value for the region and local communities. Together with these various parties, SSMS has implemented strategic measures to realize sustainable business practices," he said.


RSPO Indonesia Outreach & Engagement Manager Margareth Naulie Panggabean said, her party wanted to host to show stakeholders that certified sustainable palm oil cultivation is a practical and realistic solution to the challenges and concerns facing the palm oil industry.


During the virtual visit, participants saw how plantations, and the palm oil industry were managed sustainably. Also how companies and communities can collaborate and support each other without conflict. Others also look at how conservation areas are managed in oil palm plantations, and how orangutan conservation areas in Indonesia are managed sustainably by RSPO members.