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RELEASE: Major industry players and government announce collaboration to drive sustainable palm oil production in Siak District, Riau, Indonesia

Proforest and Daemeter landscapes program in Indonesia

Agreement for collaboration between Siak District government, international palm oil purchasing and consumer goods companies - Cargill, Danone, Musim Mas, Neste, PepsiCo, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, Unilever and CORE (Proforest and Daemeter) drives efforts for sustainable oil palm production in the region.

4 July 2019

Otonomi Expo, Jakarta, Indonesia

Siak government, together with a coalition of companies comprising Cargill, Danone, Musim Mas, Neste, PepsiCo, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, and Unilever, as well as Daemeter and Proforest, today announced a collaboration to implement a new landscape program. The announcement was made during the Otonomi Expo of the Association of Indonesian Districts (Apkasi), where special attention was given to regional competitiveness of districts in their readiness to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The private sector coalition will support the Siak Green District Initiative in its efforts to achieve sustainable palm oil, aligning the delivery of their palm oil sourcing commitments with the development goals of the District. Specific objectives of the collaboration include the development of a multi-stakeholder platform as a mechanism for discussion and alignment, as well as driving deforestation-free supply chains that support local communities and empower smallholders, in line with the Siak Green District vision and policy framework.

With this kind of new collaboration to deliver a joint vision of a Green Siak district, we hope that all communities, NGOs and private sector do have concern for the environment, particularly on peatland and forest area so fire will not happen again”.

 (Drs. H. Alfedri, Head of Siak District)

Read the full press release here

Published 05.07.2019