Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) is a scheme established by the Indonesian government to build a sustainable palm oil plantation and processing system. The new ISPO scheme, as stipulated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia through Regulation No. 44/2020 concerning the Certification System for Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil Plantations and Minister of Agriculture Regulation No. 38/2020 concerning the Implementation of Certification of Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil Plantations, will be implemented starting 2023. As one of the initial requirements for applying the new ISPO standard, the company has enrolled 39 employees in ISPO internal auditor refresher training. By 2022, the Company has obtained 40 ISPO certificates.
The Company has implemented a Food Safety Management System (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point/HACCP) at its palm oil processing plant at PT Tanjung Sarana Lestari (PT TSL) and palm kernel oil processing plant at PT Tanjung Bina Lestari (PT TBL). This year, a recertification of the implementation of the Food Safety Management System referring to the latest standard/version, namely SNI 22000: 2018, has been conducted by a certification body appointed by the Company. Along with this recertification process, the Company added the scope of implementation in the Food Safety Management System to produce packaged cooking oil to ensure safety and hygiene. In addition, the Company is also committed to making halal products under Islamic Sharia. The Halal Assurance System (HAS) has been implemented for palm oil processed products, namely RBDPO, RBD Olein, RBD Stearin, and PFAD, produced by PT TSL since 2015. The products received a halal certificate from the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) on 16 September 2015. In this year’s Halal System recertification process, the scope of certification has been added to the packaged cooking oil product plan to ensure that the raw materials, additives, auxiliary materials, and packaging materials used and the production process follow Islamic Sharia. In addition to PT TSL, PT TBL has also received a Halal Certificate from the Indonesian Ulema Council since 22 August 2017.
To ensure the successful implementation of the Halal System and SNI 22000, the Company has conducted a series of training and socialization of the Halal System and Food Safety Management System, as well as conducting regular internal audits and management reviews.
In addition to the certifications, the Company has also adopted a system that Astra International has developed. This system serves as a guideline for all subsidiaries in the Astra Group, namely:
- Astra Green Company (AGC) is an Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health (LK3) Management System to monitor the Company’s performance in fulfilling various LK3 management requirements based on laws and regulations, and international standards (including ISO 14001, PROPER criteria, SMK3, ISO 45001, ISO 50001, ISPO and HACCP).
- Astra Friendly Company (AFC) is a management system for a social contribution that is compiled based on laws, regulations, and international standards that include management systems, program implementation, public perception, and donations.
Every year, we conduct self-assessments of the AGC and AFC standard in our subsidiaries. Furthermore, Furthermore, a team from Astra International will carry out verification and audit of the documentation and implementation in the field.