The world is demanding responsibly produced palm oil, and Malaysia is delivering. The country has developed its own stringent certification program, Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO), specifically for the needs of both people and planet. The country has an aggressive goal of certifying 100 percent of its palm oil by the end of the 2019.
Malaysia was the first country to produce certified sustainable palm oil. It has been providing the world with sustainably and responsibly produced palm oil for more than 100 years.
Overall we continue to see many challenges associated with the markets for Malaysian palm oil but we remain confident that Malaysian palm oil will continue to remain competitive, vibrant and a much sought after commodity in the coming years.
These stringent standards will soon become mandatory in Malaysia. That’s good news because more than half of the palm oil imported into the U.S is from this eco-focused country. Palm oil is Malaysia’s number one export.
Malaysian palm oil’s balanced fatty acid composition – 50 percent unsaturated fats and 50 percent saturated fats – makes it an ideal alternative to partially hydrogenated oils.
The Malaysian palm oil industry, known for decades as the leader in responsible palm oil production, is successfully addressing concerns that have plagued the global palm oil industry for decades.
Malaysian palm oil producers protect natural resources Malaysia has committed to retaining at least 50 percent of its total land cover under natural forest cover. It restricts burning, encourages recycling of organic waste, and has strict water and soil conservation policies in place.
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MSPO certification is exclusively for premium-quality palm oil sustainably grown and produced in Malaysia, a recognized leader in responsible palm oil production.
We must engage with people around the world including legislators and decision makers such as the European Parliament, and tell them how we cultivate oil palm in tandem with forest conservation policies that are in place here.