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Apical Shared Value Program: Jakarta Edition

By August 30, 2017June 28th, 2021No Comments

Continue with Apical’s everlasting commitment in supporting palm oil suppliers towards enhancing the sustainable and traceable palm oil supply base, we recently on 22 August 2017 hosted the Apical Shared Value Program in Jakarta.

This edition saw a total of 46 participants with majority palm oil suppliers operating in Kalimantan regions. The participants mainly comprised of business owners, commercial heads, and leaders specializing in sustainability from major palm oil companies.

The workshop allowed Apical and its suppliers to engage in a dialogue of incorporating certification, sustainability and traceability as part of their standard management system. Highly experienced industry experts, from organisations such as The Forest Trust (TFT), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), TUV Rheinland, Asian Agri and Daemeter are specially invited to share the most updated information and practical knowledge on sustainability implementations to the participants.

A wide range of topics are covered throughout the event, including business opportunities through RSPO & ISCC certifications, importance of palm oil traceability, latest regulations on oil palm planted on peat, creating balance between business development and maintaining high conservation value (HCV) & high carbon stock (HCS) areas. A guide called Responsible Sourcing Manual (RSM) is also introduced to the participants to encourage sustainable and best practices in their operations. The RSM will be in official release soon.

The event is a successful one where participants responded that the knowledge gained from workshop has provided plenty of new insights for them in improving their existing system and processes to another new level. Some participants also wish to have a longer workshop session with Apical in the future to allow more opportunity for them to discuss and address certain technical issues in more details.

Next, we are going to further disseminate positive values and sustainability best practices at Pekanbaru. This will be another important event tailored for our suppliers in Riau region.

At Apical Group, our commitment to sustainability stems right from the top. Apical’s President is supported by the Director of Sustainability and various business heads, to ensure sustainability is integrated within business and functional units, and embedded in the company’s core values and initiatives.

Sustainability topics are discussed at Board meetings held quarterly. We also have dedicated Sustainability teams based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Pekanbaru, Dumai, Medan, Jakarta and Balikpapan in Indonesia. The Sustainability teams are tasked with implementing and monitoring our commitments through constructive stakeholder engagement and collaboration.

In addition, there is also a dedicated Social, Security and Licensing (SSL) department in each refinery we own, to handle social and licensing matters in compliance with national regulations as well as Apical Sustainability Policy. The team also oversees Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes to support better livelihoods in local communities.

Achieving sustainability goals requires more than just collaboration with our key stakeholders. Collaboration across industries and peer companies is also crucial and hence, we constantly look for and participate in new partnerships, relevant industry membership and certification schemes.

We participate in industry membership and certification schemes such as the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), including the RSPO P&C Review Taskforce and the RSPO Indonesia National Interpretation Working Group, the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), and the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO)

Dato' Yeo How

APICAL GROUP PRESIDENT

Di Apical Group, komitmen kami terhadap keberlanjutan didukung penuh dimulai dari jajaran managemen teratas. Presiden Apical didukung oleh Direktur Keberlanjutan bersama seluruh kepala bisnis, memastikan keberlanjutan terintegrasi dalam unit bisnis dan fungsional, dan tertanam dalam nilai dan inisiatif inti perusahaan.

Topik keberlanjutan dibahas pada rapat dewan yang diadakan setiap tiga bulan. Kami juga memiliki tim keberlanjutan yang berdedikasi berbasis di Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia, dan Indonesia; Pekanbaru, Dumai, Medan, Jakarta dan Balikpapan. Tim Keberlanjutan ditugaskan untuk menerapkan dan memantau komitmen kami melalui keterlibatan dan kolaborasi pemangku kepentingan yang konstruktif.

Selain itu, kami didukung penuh oleh departemen Sosial, Keamanan, dan Perizinan (SSL) khusus di setiap unit bisnis yang kami miliki, untuk menangani masalah sosial dan perizinan sesuai dengan peraturan nasional serta kebijakan keberlanjutan Apical. Tim juga mengawasi program Tanggung Jawab Sosial Perusahaan (CSR) untuk mendukung penghidupan yang lebih baik di masyarakat setempat.

Mencapai tujuan keberlanjutan membutuhkan lebih dari sekadar kolaborasi dengan pemangku kepentingan utama kami. Kolaborasi lintas industri dan perusahaan sejenis juga penting dan karenanya, kami terus mencari dan berpartisipasi dalam kemitraan baru, keanggotaan industri yang relevan, dan skema sertifikasi.

Kami berpartisipasi dalam skema keanggotaan dan sertifikasi industri seperti Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), termasuk P&C Review Taskforce RSPO dan National Interpretation Working Group RSPO Indonesia, International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), dan Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO).

Dato' Yeo How

PRESIDEN APICAL GROUP