ExcelVite Sdn Bhd, the world’s leading producer of palm phytonutrients and palm methyl ester, has obtained the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain Certification Standard (MSPO SCCS) certification.
This comes after an extensive audit by SIRIM.
The implementation of MSPO SCCS is mandatory for all palm oil processing facilities following the Malaysian government’s commitment in producing certified sustainable palm oil by January 2020.
The certification process for MSPO SCCS is under the purview of the Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC).
ExcelVite notes that the certification is an important development in its sustainability initiative as it underscores its commitment towards ensuring that its entire value chain and production of palm oil is sustainable.
As part of its commitment to promote the adoption of certified sustainable palm oil, ExcelVite has also recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with WWF-Malaysia to assist oil palm smallholders involved in their supply chain to achieve Certified Sustainable Palm Oil certification. The palm fruit produced by these certified smallholders will eventually be used in the production of all of ExcelVite’s palm-based products.
“We are proud to have become one of the early adopters of the MSPO SCCS in Malaysia. As a supply chain certificate holder, we are committed to implement all the elements and criteria as stipulated in the MSPO SCCS protocol and it is encouraging to learn that our effort in implementing the MSPO SCCS has been positively affirmed, ” says ExcelVite QA manager YT Chan.
“I am delighted that we achieved another milestone in our sustainability initiative by being MSPO SCCS-certified. Our incoming feedstocks are certified sustainable from these plantations and smallholders. These are the groups that we need to pay attention to and assist when it comes to sustainability. I am really proud that the team is able to accomplish these achievements.
“With this MSPO SCCS certification, our customers can be further assured that ExcelVite can deliver palm phytonutrients products in a sustainable manner and supporting these smallholders, ” says chief executive officer WH Leong.
“My hope is that this MSPO SCCS certification and our sustainability initiative will bring forth the realisation that not all oil palm or palm phytonutrient is created equal, ” adds business development manager Bryan See.
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