New HCSA SG Members: Sime Darby Plantation & Tropenbos Indonesia

The HCSA Executive Committee is pleased to announce two new HCSA SG Members: Sime Darby Plantation Berhad and Tropenbos Indonesia.

Sime Darby Plantation (SDP) Berhad is the world’s largest producer of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO). As a globally integrated plantation company, SDP is involved in the full spectrum of the palm oil value chain. This includes its upstream operations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Liberia, as well as its downstream operations in 15 countries, represented by its subsidiary, Sime Darby Oils.

SDP was a member of the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto (SPOM) team that conducted the science study on HCS in 2014, was involved in the HCS Convergence negotiations and has also been actively involved in various working groups within the HCSA. SDP will be replacing the seat of its subsidiary, New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL).

Sime Darby Plantation officially came on board as a HCSA plantation company member on 20 March 2019. For more information, see their website www.simedarbyplantation.com.

Yayasan Tropenbos Indonesia links research into policies and practices by providing evidence-based knowledge to improve the management and governance of forests. They also play a role in influencing decision makers for the issuance of better policies and in influencing practitioners towards better implementation forest governance practices. Tropenbos Indonesia works with local governments and international organisations towards HCV/HCS mapping in the provinces of West Sumatra, Jambi and West Kalimatan, including involvement in drafting ministerial regulations.

Tropenbos Indonesia came on board as a HCSA technical support organisation member on 20 March 2019. For more information, see their website www.tropenbos-indonesia.org.

A full list of HCSA SG Members can be found here and more information on membership can be found here.