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.
Livestock, especially beef, is by far the largest driver of deforestation, according to Climate Focus, an international think-tank that provides data to shape climate policies. Pigs and poultry, soy, and maize are agricultural commodities linked to more deforestation than palm oil.
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.
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.
The editors gave “breaking news” status to this story about Malaysia’s new wildlife survey, intended to strengthen the country’s already stringent conservation efforts. The survey is supported by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council.