On December 4th, 2019, PT Nakau which operates in North Lampung reached an important milestone by receiving ISPO certification from the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil Commission.
This certification is an attempt by the Government of Indonesia to establish the only national standard for sustainability practices in the palm oil sector. This certification provides the main rules that apply – both for large companies or independent smallholders, all of which must be approved by the same conditions.
This requirement is designed to ensure oil palm farmers carry out their operations in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in Indonesia. ISPO certification gives buyers confidence because it contains a guarantee that certified products are legally produced; the company has the necessary permits; and farmers have followed certain standards in the environmental and social and employment fields.