Indonesian palm oil is committed to promoting sustainability through its production of its own sustainability certification (ISPO), while working in collaboration with the government and NGOs standards elsewhere.
Indonesian palm oil provides nutritious food for all, full of essential vitamins, nutrients and calories. Oil palm planting generates decent incomes, specifically focusing on people-centered rural development and poverty reduction. Financial returns to land for palm oil in Indonesia are ten times higher than other crops such as rice. Additionally, oil palm makes up 27% of agricultural land in Indonesia and makes enough food 257 million people.
Affordable And Clean Energy
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Palm oil is a cheap, abundant and renewable energy source. Indonesia doubled its consumption of palm-based biodiesel between 2016 and 2019, and palm oil waste and by-products are advancing as potential energy sources. Palm biodiesel is an important renewable fuel and is the main source of biodiesel for Indonesia’s 5% renewables target. Indonesia is pushing to increase the percentage of palm biodiesel in transport fuels as part of an ongoing effort to meet our emissions reductions commitment.
Indonesian palm oil is the world’s most certified commodity, and Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) has certified 5.2 million ha of oil palm plantations in Indonesia; the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has certified 2.1 million ha.
Life On Land
Indonesian palm oil is the perfect balance between land for conservation and land for agricultural development. It allows maximum land-efficiency with producing food and energy, meaning that Indonesia can have strict and strong, laws to protect and sustainably manage forest. Indonesian protects 50 per cent of land area as forest, according to UN FAO.