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Sustainability

Product Health and Safety

We are committed to produce quality products that adhere to product health and safety standards.

Crude Palm Oil is a raw material commodity to be processed as food grade vegetable oil in refinery facilities. Our products adhere to the quality standard required by the refineries as downstream producers, such as: Free Fatty Acid, Degrees of Bleachability Index, contaminant and dirt and other quality as required by refineries food safety standard.

In our line of products commercialized to end customers, we adhere to food safety standards and certification from external parties, such as: BP POM (Balai Pengawasan Obat dan Makanan, the Indonesian Food and Drugs Administration Agent) for both sago starch and frozen vegetable (edamame).  In addition, we have obtained Food Safety ISO 22001 certification as well as HACCP and BRC certifications for our frozen vegetable product. Regular safety audits is done by BPOM, an external party.

Responsibility of product/ service safety lies with Production Quality Control and our Laboratorium officer that is in charge for overseeing the Production Quality. This officer reported to the mill or factory manager, who report to the GM and at the end the Operation Director.

We conduct regular training on product safety, especially for our edamame product. Samples from the production are regularly tested to ensure its safety. Any reported incidents or unfavorable lab test results will be investigated applying a root cause analysis method and corrective action will be taken. Our factory design and production process for our edamame project has gone through safety risk assessment.

It is our policy in the present time that we do not use any Genetically Modified Organic (GMO) planting materials for palm oil and edamame. Our seedlings are purchased from reputable seedlings producers which provide us with non GMO certificates.   Our sago starch is extracted from a natural sago forest on a selective harvesting method to maintain forest sustainability. 

As part of our sustainable agriculture policy, we initiated several programmes to reduce the usage of chemical products to minimize the chemical residue in our products, including:

  • The investment of composting initiatives from empty fruit bunch, which already cover more than 6,000 ha in our palm oil plantations, reducing more than 20% of chemical fertilizer on that area and rejuvenate the soil conditions.  
  • Usage of biological predators and beneficiary plants to reduce chemical pesticides.
  • Monitor and measure the contaminant, metal content and pesticide residue in the end costumer product line, such as sago and edamame.