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How Can We Support Biodiversity In Oil Palm Landscapes?

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While oil palm cultivation is a significant economic driver and can lift people out of poverty, it can also have a negative impact on biodiversity, mostly due to the conversion of tropical forests and species-rich habitats. As palm oil remains one of the most land-efficient and shelf stable vegetable oils [1], enhancing conservation efforts to support biodiversity is vital.

Why We Should Be Paying More Attention To Water Consumption - An Oil Palm Perspective

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In Southeast Asia, talk of water consumption might seem trivial. Rainfall is plentiful, with Singapore and Indonesia experiencing annual rainfalls of upwards of 2165mm[1] and 3700mm[2], respectively. While water conservation might not seem like a pressing issue, it’s important to recognize that higher rainfall does not equate an abundant water supply.

Musim Mas Launches Interactive Webpage and 3rd Annual Aceh Report to Communicate on Progress in the Aceh Province

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Key Highlights

  • Launched the Musim Mas’ No Deforestation, No Peat (NDP) Risk Management Framework to improve the Group’s approach in assessing risks. The framework will be implemented in the province of Aceh.
  • 100% of supplier mills in Aceh Province are committed to NDPE.
  • 16% of supplier mills in Aceh are certified to RSPO standards or are members of RSPO
  • 87% of supplier mills in Aceh have completed Musim Mas’ Self-Assessment Tool
  • 77% risk-based traceability conducted for Aceh
  • 2 operational Smallholders Hub in Aceh Tamiang and Aceh Singkil
  • Announced partnership with Nestlé and AAK to establish an additional Smallholders Hub in Aceh
  • Trained 148 village agricultural officers and 547 independent smallholders in the Smallholders Hub
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Key Highlights

  • Launched the Musim Mas’ No Deforestation, No Peat (NDP) Risk Management Framework to improve the Group’s approach in assessing risks. The framework will be implemented in the province of Aceh.
  • 100% of supplier mills in Aceh Province are committed to NDPE.
  • 16% of supplier mills in Aceh are certified to RSPO standards or are members of RSPO
  • 87% of supplier mills in Aceh have completed Musim Mas’ Self-Assessment Tool
  • 77% risk-based traceability conducted for Aceh
  • 2 operational Smallholders Hub in Aceh Tamiang and Aceh Singkil
  • Announced partnership with Nestlé and AAK to establish an additional Smallholders Hub in Aceh
  • Trained 148 village agricultural officers and 547 independent smallholders in the Smallholders Hub

Musim Mas Distributed 23,400 Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines to Help Accelerate Herd Immunity

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As support for the government, which is conducting a Covid-19 vaccination program, Musim Mas Group is helping to accelerate herd immunity through vaccination programs for workers, workers' families, and communities around the company.

The number of vaccinations distributed from August until now is at 23,400 vaccines doses and is continuing.

Musim Mas Group Releases Its 4th Annual Sustainability Report With Selected Disclosures in the Report Independently Assured by Ernst & Young LLP (EY)

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Musim Mas Group releases its fourth annual Sustainability Report, which updates the Group’s sustainability performance for the 2020 calendar year (unless otherwise stated), and is to be read in conjunction with the sustainability-related disclosures on its website. This year, the Group has contracted Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”) to verify selected sustainability disclosures made in the report.

How Can Oil Palm Contribute to the Sustainable Development of Villages

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Investing in the development of villages can significantly reduce poverty and inequality in Indonesia as half of the Indonesian population is still living in rural areas. As of mid-2020, the UN estimated Indonesia’s population to reach over 200 million, making it the fourth most populous country. Indonesia’s government has issued the 2014 village law and set up the Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration (Kementerian Desa, Pembangunan Daerah Tertinggal, dan Transmigrasi) to accelerate villages’ development and strengthen its capacity.

Paving the Way Forward With Education

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If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. 

Musim Mas’ Approach to Fire Management and Prevention

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What Causes Fires in Tropical Rainforests?

Human activity, including climate change that results in extreme drought, contributes to the increased risk, frequency, and intensity of forest and peat fires. Human activity can directly cause forest fires for a variety of reasons.

Our Approach to Fire Management and Prevention

Musim Mas, MUFG Bank, Danamon, and iAPPS Collaborate to Promote Financial Inclusion Among Independent Smallholders

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SINGAPORE/JAKARTA, July 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A digital finance and financial learning platform, AgriON, will soon be in the hands of oil palm independent smallholders enrolled in Musim Mas Group’s smallholders programme. The culmination of this is a joint effort between Musim Mas Group, MUFG Bank, PT. Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk (Danamon), and iAPPS.

Musim Mas Strengthens Commitment to Livelihoods With a Robust Social Impact Framework

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Musim Mas launches its first social impact report, detailing the impact of its programs that support community development, education, healthcare, infrastructure, disaster relief, and conservation. The report debuts a social impact framework that will strengthen Musim Mas’ social investment strategy to maximize the impact on improving livelihoods in the palm oil industry.

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