Intertek Leads as the First Certification Body Accredited in Malaysia and Worldwide with Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil Princip
Associated Press
2014-01-30 09:01 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 29, 2014--Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, is proud to announce its achievement as the first Accredited Certification Body in Malaysia and worldwide to provide RSPO P&C Certification.

Swadesh Bose, Managing Director for Intertek Malaysia, said "Palm oil has always been one of the most valued products in Malaysia. As the first independent quality provider to be fully accredited in Malaysia, we look forward to extending the sustainability solution and economic partnership advantages to our clients."

The RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) for Sustainable Palm Oil Production (Including Indicators and Guidance; revised April 2013) are the global guidelines for producing palm oil sustainably. Palm oil producers will be initially assessed for certification to the stringent RSPO P&C and if certified, will be annually assessed for continued compliance. After five years the main assessment will be repeated.

Hanny Widjaja, Regional Director for Intertek's Southeast Asia Business Assurance group said, "Intertek has always been innovative in helping customers to improve quality through their business processes. The award of accreditation further enhances our commitment to support the industry and its market requirements for our customers."

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was formed with the objective to promote the production and use of sustainable palm oil products through credible global standards and engagement of all stakeholders throughout the entire supply chain. These guidelines have also been adapted for other crops.

No public claims relating to compliance with the RSPO Principles and Criteria can be made without third party certification. RSPO producer members who are interested in becoming RSPO certified as sustainable palm oil producers need to engage a RSPO approved Certification Body (CB) for such certification.

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