26 April 2021ISF Launches New Fresh Fruit Brunch (FFB) Dealers Programme on NDPE Commitments
Fresh fruit bunch (FFB) dealers are critical to linking growers and immediate markets in Malaysia. Currently, not all FFB dealers are included in current sustainability certification schemes such as Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) and RSPO and are not always bound to the sustainability commitments adopted by the industry. To address the gap in extending No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policy commitments to FFB dealers in the palm oil supply chain, our consultant, Proforest drafted a 2020 concept note on engaging with these dealers and promoting NDPE requirements and certification. This engagement will comprise a series of workshops, site visits, and the development of long-term strategies in collaboration with identified FFB dealers. ISF will support this project as a partner in 2021 and beyond.