KLK gets 100% MSPO certification for upstream operations

By LYDIA NATHAN / Graphic By TMR

All local upstream operations for Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) have been certified under the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) standards at the end of December 2017.

In a statement last Friday, KLK said the certification process has been ongoing since the middle of last year, in line with the company’s commitment to creating sustainable stakeholders’ values by integrating environmental and societal concerns into its business strategies and performance.

Besides that, KLK is also committed to include the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil and International Sustainability and Carbon Certification standards as to assure stakeholders that their products are produced ethically and responsibly.

KLK CEO Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian said he is happy as they were able to achieve this (MSPO certification) in only six months, and acknowledged the efforts and commitment of all parties involved.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council said: “We hope that other large oil palm companies will match KLK’s effort and commitment, and obtain certification as soon as possible before the mandatory implementation of MSPO certification by December 2019.”