MSPO

MSPO for Sustainable Palm Oil


Palm oil has long been recognized in West and Central African countries, and is widely used as a cooking oil. European merchants trading with West Africa occasionally purchased palm oil for use as a cooking oil in Europe. Palm oil became a highly sought-after commodity by British traders, for use as an industrial lubricant for machinery during Britain's Industrial Revolution. Driven by the global demands in past few decades have seen rapid expansion of palm oil production and cultivation leading to degradation of land and ecological impact which then leads to formation of Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) initiative.

MSPO Certification Scheme
The Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Certification Scheme is the national scheme in Malaysia for oil palm plantations, independent and organised smallholdings, and palm oil processing facilities to be certified against the requirements of the MSPO Standards. The MSPO Scheme allows for oil palm management certification and supply chain certification and provides for:

- Development of certification standards
- Accreditation requirements and notification of certification bodies
- Application by potential clients for certification audits
- Supply chain traceability requirements
- Guidelines for auditing
- Peer reviewing of audit reports
- Issuance of logo usage licenses
- Procedures for handling of complaints


Types of Certification

- Oil Palm Management Certification
- Supply Chain Certification

The MSPO is divided into four parts: general principles; general principles for independent smallholders; general principles for oil palm plantations and organised smallholders; and general principles for palm oil mills.

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The MSPO is divided into four parts: general principles; general principles for independent smallholders; general principles for oil palm plantations and organised smallholders; and general principles for palm oil mills.
The MSPO Principles consists:
(i) Management Commitment & Responsibilities
(ii) Transparency
(iii) Compliance to Legal Requirements
(iv) Social Responsibility, Health, Safety and Employement Conditions
(v) Environment, Natural Resources, Biodiversity and Ecosystem
(vi) Best Practise
(vii) Development of New Planting

As required of the development of a Malaysian standard, the MSPO drafts were posted on Sirim’s website for public comments; the first part from October to November 2012, and the second from February to March 2013. Subsequently, the MSPO was approved by the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister on Sept 5 last year.

Why choose us?
As one of the few organizations that understands standards from start to end, we don’t only access how well you’re meeting them, we help you get the most of your certification.
- Friendly approach auditing skill
- Experience auditor
- Value Added services
- Down to earth best practice's


Do You Know?
Timeline for MSPO certification compliance:
- Oil palm plantation entities that are already certified against the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards, by Dec 31, 2018
- Oil palm entities without RSPO certification, by June 20, 2019
- Independent and organised smallholders, by Dec 31, 2019

Road Map to MSPO

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