ExcelVite, the world’s leading producer of palm phytonutrients and palm methyl ester, is proud to have obtained the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain Certification Standard (MSPO SCCS) certification on 14th June 2019 after an extensive audit by SIRIM (Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia).
Implementation of MSPO SCCS is mandatory for all palm oil processing facilities, and the Malaysian government has imposed an implementation deadline of 1st January 2020, to be in line with the government’s commitment on 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), which is an independent non-profit organisation established in December 2014 to develop and operate the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Certification Scheme.
This certification is an important development in ExcelVite’s Sustainability Initiative as it underscores its commitment towards ensuring that the 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 an official 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 Ms. YT Chan, QA Manager of ExcelVite.
“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 WH Leong, CEO of ExcelVite.
“The market has a negative perception on oil palm. The fact is that the palm oil itself and the small holders are innocent and caught in between. People with certain agenda are behind this issue. My hope is that this MSPO SCCS certification and our sustainability initiative will bring forth the realization that Not All Oil Palm or Palm Phytonutrient is Created Equal,” says Bryan See, Business Development Manager of ExcelVite.
ExcelVite is now granted the use of the MSPO SCCS logo on their product label and packaging. Companies should look for the MSPO SCCS logo to identify palm phytonutrient products that have been certified sustainable.