MALAYSIA: PROMOTE SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS AS WELL, CPOPC TELLS KLM

KUALA LUMPUR– The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC), in a reply to the Netherlands’ flag carrier KLM’s sustainable catering policy, is suggesting that the airline also consider supporting Indonesia’s effort in replanting high-yielding oil palm plants for smallholder farmers.

The move is to preserve the “land bank” of Indonesia while meet the growing demand for vegetable oil in the global economy, said CPOPC Executive Director Mahendra Siregar in the letter.

“This is fully in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and please do not hesitate to contact our services should you require more information on the sustainability efforts being undertaken in Indonesia and Malaysia in the palm oil sector,” he said in reply to an article published in KLM’s inflight magazine which demanded that all its suppliers avoid using palm oil in their products.

Malaysia and Indonesia produce 85 per cent of global palm oil supply.

On Nov 23, CPOPC rebutted the KLM’s article amid its misguided information on palm oil…..

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK