Supporting the Development of Sustainable Oil Palm Plantations

On April 20th a 4-partite MoU was signed between the provincial government of Central Kalimantan, the district government of Kotawaringin Barat, INOBU and Unilever. The aims of the MoU are to jointly support the Development of Sustainable Oil Palm Plantations, by means of implementing the jurisdictional certification approach, starting with the increased participation of smallholder farmers in sustainable oil palm plantation cultivation practices and improving their productivity, which improves the welfare of smallholder farmers. The MoU was signed on the sideline of Unilever visit to Kotawaringin Barat district, meeting with local governments and visit the smallholders certification pilot site in Pangkalan Tiga village, which is on its journey to become the first sustainable palm oil village in Indonesia. This MoU also serves as the first public-private-partnership agreement involving global palm oil buyers and local governments in supporting jurisdictional sourcing of sustainable palm oil globally.

From left to right:  Cherie Tan (Global Director, Sustainable Sourcing Re-newables & Smallholder Development at Unilever) Mr. Kamaludin (Head of Plantation Office, Kotawaringin Barat district) Biswaranjan Sen (Vice President Procurement - Chemicals at Unilever) Mr. Masradin (Secretary of Kotawaringin Barat District)  

From left to right: 
Cherie Tan (Global Director, Sustainable Sourcing Re-newables & Smallholder Development at Unilever)
Mr. Kamaludin (Head of Plantation Office, Kotawaringin Barat district)
Biswaranjan Sen (Vice President Procurement - Chemicals at Unilever)
Mr. Masradin (Secretary of Kotawaringin Barat District)