Sustainability Policy of ExcelVite Sdn. Bhd.
- ExcelVite only uses sustainably-produced crude palm oil from plantations within Peninsular Malaysia* in the production of our products
- ExcelVite is a member of the RSPO and committed to its principles and criteria
- ExcelVite does not purchase palm oil from Indonesia or Borneo
(*) Plantations in Peninsular Malaysia are not newly deforested area but legally designated agricultural land that have been worked on for over three to four 25-year cycles (existing cropland).
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Some important points on Sustainability of Malaysian palm oil [Downloadable PDF]
Extensive preservation efforts
There are three primary palm oil producing regions: Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, and Indonesia. In Peninsular Malaysia, all crude palm oil plantations are grown on existing crop land (more than 20 years old). There is no sustainability issue with palm oil produced from Peninsular Malaysia, as growers in the region observe sustainable plantation practices.
Customers who purchase ExcelVite’s red palm oil or dietary supplements made with ExcelVite’s phytonutrients extracts from sustainably-produced virgin crude palm oil sourced within Peninsular Malaysia can be assured that these products do not come from palm trees grown on new plantations or plantations from cleared forest.
Malaysia currently maintains more than 50 percent (http://www.forestcarbonasia.org/in-the-media/malaysia-maintains-over-50-percent-of-land-under-forest-cover/) of its land under forest cover, according to the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry. Total land area under forests in Malaysia stood at 18.48 million hectares (ha) or 56.4 percent of its total land area, as of 2010. This includes Sabah and Sarawak, located in Borneo. The Ministry further notes that under a national tree-planting campaign, Malaysia had planted 8.5 million trees covering an area of 9,611 hectares as of March 2011.
The government has dedicated 1.83 million hectares as a network of protected areas for the conservation of biological diversity. These areas include reserve forests, national parks, wildlife reserves and sanctuaries, nature reserves, bird sanctuaries and marine parks.
Video by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council “MALAYSIAN PALM OIL OVERVIEW – The Facts that The World needs to Know”
Roundtable on Sustainable of Palm Oil (RSPO)
The RSPO (www.rspo.org) was formally established under Article 60 of the Swiss Civil Code on 8 April 2004 in Zurich, Switzerland. It was created by companies involved with the entire palm oil supply chain to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil. Its aim is to bring together members of the community working on palm oil to discuss and to cooperate towards this common goal. Members also collaborate with WWF to ensure the protection of forest, etc.
RSPO is composed of members in seven different categories (i.e. oil palm growers, palm oil processors and/or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks / investors, environmental / nature conservation NGOs and social / developmental NGOs) and Affiliate Members. RSPO members implement plans of actions to promote sustainable palm oil production. This means that palm oil growers joining the Roundtable should apply better management practices, including identifying forest areas of high conservation value i.e. High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) before establishing new plantations or expanding existing ones. HCVFs must not be converted, and their values must be either preserved or enhanced.
The “Orangutan-Friendly” logo represents continuous efforts by ExcelVite to uphold our sustainability practices and commitment to protect the environment and precious wildlife of Malaysia – especially the orangutans. The production process of all ExcelVite’s products do not pose risks or harm to the environment.
ExcelVite is committed to providing the best wildlife-friendly palm oil-based products to our customers.