PT SMART Tbk (SMART) has progressed in its RSPO certification plans. In September 2011, we achieved RSPO certification for 14,955 hectares of plantations and one mill in North Sumatra. These were the first palm oil operations from SMART to receive RSPO certification.
To date, 13 mills and 109,372 hectares of our supplying estates (including 4,221 hectares of plasma estates), 4 refineries, 4 kernel crushing plants, 1 oleochemical plant, and 2 bulking stations have received RSPO certification. In order to comply with ongoing changes in Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil regulations regarding the land ownership certification, we are extending the time frame for completion of RSPO certification for the remaining mills (as at 30 June 2010). Under the current regulatory conditions, we expect to complete the RSPO certification process by 2020.
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), SMART’s holding company which all of its plantations are managed by SMART, have received RSPO certification for 268,553 hectares of plantations including smallholder plantations of 51,128 hectares, 31 mills, 9 kernel crushing plants, 6 refineries, 7 bulking stations and 1 oleochemical plant have received RSPO certification. Total units to be certified by 2020 consist of 39 mills and 385,004 hectares of plantations which include 55,021 hectares of plasma plantations (as at 30 June 2010). Palm oil operations established after 30 June 2010 will be part of a separate time-bound plan.
Visit Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil website for more information.