Palm Oil Certification
Cargill endorses the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as the primary global sustainability standard for palm oil products and support the efforts of the RSPO to develop mechanisms to distinguish sustainable palm oil products. We advance certification projects to increase sustainability across our own plantations, adjacent smallholder land, and independent mills and smallholders.
- In 2009, Cargill’s PT Hindoli plantation was one of the first plantations to be RSPO certified. Since that time we have made continuous improvements in advancing certification to cover 100 percent of Cargill’s plantation and adjacent smallholder land and in attaining certification under the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) scheme, which provides a framework for measuring greenhouse gas reductions. Hindoli received the industry’s first Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification in 2013.
- Our PT Harapan Sawit Lestari plantation received ISCC certification in 2013 and RSPO certification in 2014, including smallholder farmers.
Since July 2013, we have worked with the NGOs Solidaridad and Wild Asia to assist independent mills and smallholders in achieving RSPO certification in Malaysia.