Indonesia gives Cargill palm oil mills the thumbs up for Green practices

Cargill’s palm oil mills at PT Hindoli and PT Harapan Sawit Lestari praised for green practices by Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Ministry of Industry

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Five palm oil mills at Cargill’s PT Hindoli (Hindoli) and PT Harapan Sawit Lestari (HSL) oil palm plantations in Indonesia were recently recognized for achievements in environmental management by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Ministry of Industry.

Cargill’s Tanjung Dalam mill (Hindoli) and Paku Juang and River View mills (HSL) received Blue awards, while its Sungai Lilin mill (Hindoli) and Manis Mata mill (HSL) received Green awards in Indonesia’s Program for Pollution Control, Evaluation and Rating (PROPER) 2016 in the Agroindustry category. The awards were presented to Cargill at a ceremony held at the office of the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, H. Muhammad Jusuk Kalla, on December 7. The Vice President was joined by Environment and Forestry Ministry Dr. Siti Nurbaya.

Cargill’s environmental best practices were further lauded by Industry Minister Airlangga Hartato at the Green Industry Awards 2016 on December 20. Hindoli’s Sungai Lilin and Tanjung Dalam mills received the highest award, Level V, for their sustainable production processes.

“We are very grateful for the recognition received by the Vice President of Indonesia, Bapak Jusuk Kalla, the Minister of Environment and Forestry, Dr. Siti Nurbaya, and the Minister of Industry, Bapak Airlangga Hartato. Cargill is pleased to contribute to Indonesia’s development in tandem with our global commitment to operate responsible supply chains,” said John Hartmann, chief executive officer of Cargill Tropical Palm Holdings Pte Ltd. He added, “These awards from Indonesia’s government will inspire our Indonesian teams and their global colleagues to continue advancing environmentally and socially responsible practices.”

Both awards are testament to Cargill’s ongoing pursuit of its global environmental goals – using energy and fresh water more efficiently, reducing greenhouse gases (GHG), and drawing power from renewable energy sources – all of which bring economic, environmental and social benefits to customers, communities and businesses.