When Malaysia announced an aggressive goal of certifying 100% of its palm oil as sustainable by the end of 2019, some may have thought it to be insurmountable. While Malaysian oil palm plantations have traditionally followed sustainability practices for hundreds of years, the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification process is stringent and very thorough.
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.
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.
The public will soon be able to access concession maps to see exactly where their Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil was produced. An “oil palm concession” refers to an area allocated for industrial-scale oil palm plantations.
This certification is an important development in ExcelVite’s Sustainability Initiative as it underscores its commitment toward ensuring that the entire value chain and production of palm oil is sustainable.