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.