Formulation of corporate strategy to get successful in rspo and ispo certification

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Formulation of corporate strategy to get successful in rspo and ispo certification

  1. 1. 1 Formulation of Corporate Strategy to Get Successful in RSPO and ISPO Certification. By Suhardiyoto Haryadi (31 July 2013) Oil palm main nursery in East Kalimantan 1. Brief Description on RSPO dan ISPO Certification. Description RSPO ISPO Effective Date 2005 2011 Initiators Multi-national firms main purchasers of palm oil, banks, NGOs. Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture sponsored by UNDP and a number of multi- national firms. Character of Certification Voluntary Mandatory Standards of audit Principles and Criteria (8 principles and criteria) Principles and Criteria (7 principles and criteria)
  2. 2. 2 List of Principles 1. Commitment to transparency. 2. Compliance with applicable laws and regulations. 3. Commitment to long-term economic and financial viability. 4. Use of appropriate best practices by growers and millers. 5. Environmental responsibility and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity. 6. Responsible consideration of employees, and of individuals and communities affected by growers and millers. 7. Responsible development of new plantings. 8. Commitment to continuous improvement in key areas of activity. 1. Lincensing and Plantation Management Systems. 2. Implementation of Technical Guidance of Palm Oil Cultivation and Processing. 3. Environmental Management and Monitoring. 4. Obligation of workers. 5. Social and community obligation. 6. Empowerment of community's economic activities. 7. Commitment to long-term sustainable business. Auditor Third-party certification bodies that have been approved by the RSPO Executive Board. Third-party certification bodies that have been approved by the ISPO Commission. Character of audit Independent and transparent Independent and transparent Recommended date of participation When the project is about to start. Can be started either when the project is at development stage or when it is operational. Predicted certification cost US$ 25 per Ha Lower Deadline for certification None 31 December 2014 Consequences of success Company/group and product shall be RSPO certified. Company/group and product shall be ISPO certified. Consequences of failure Fail in certification. Fail in certification, degradation to a lower class and possible revocation of IUP license. 2. The above description suggests that the certification process of both RSPO and ISPO involves the overall management of a plantation company. The key to success in both certification schemes is a proper management in broad senses. 3. A proper management means that a company should apply management in general senses that comprises planning, organizing, implementation and controlling functions. It should
  3. 3. 3 also apply management in specific senses namely best plantation management practices. Application of a proper management is the key to success in certification. 4. Under the RSPO scheme there are two additional components in the implementation of management functions namely a) environmental and social impact assessment and b) high conservation value assessment. Field managers and their staff should integrate these two components in day-to-day management to get successful in the RSPO certification.
  4. 4. 4 For more information please contact Suhardiyoto Haryadi via email:<suhardiyoto@gmail.com>

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