ISPO Seminar 2013
Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil/ ISPO Seminar
"ISPO Ensure Legality, Sustainability and Environment Improvement in Indonesia"

Gran Melia Hotel Jakarta
24-25 September 2013

Registration fee: Rp 4.000.000, -

Oil palm plantations in Indonesia has basically been applying the principles of sustainable plantation development in accordance with the existing regulations applicable in Indonesia. Implementation of sustainable development applied in the Indonesian 1945 Constitution. In the fourth amendment to the 1945 Constitution at 2002, it was added in Article 33 paragraph (4), which reads: "The national economy is based on the principle of democracy held by the principles of togetherness, efficiency, justice, sustainability, environmentally friendly, independence, and balancing economic progress and national unity". In the Indonesian Law No. 18/ 2004 on Plantation stated that "plantations should be organised based on the principle of benefit and sustainable, integrity, solidarity, openness, and fairness".

In order to meet the requirements of sustainable development and to answer the demands of the global marketplace and encourage plantation businesses comply with the existing rules and regulations in Indonesia and to achieve sustainable production, the Indonesian government stipulated the Minister of Agriculture Regulation No. 19/Permentan/OT.140/3/2011 dated 29 March 2011 set the "Guidelines for Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil. This guidelines is the sum of existing rules and regulations related to the palm oil industry in Indonesia, which its nature is mandatory to all oil palm plantations in Indonesia. In principle ISPO is based on various government regulations, which in this case the Ministry of Agriculture is in full coordination with the ministries/ agencies associated with the development of oil palm plantations in Indonesia.

ISPO requirements are a series of requirements which consist of seven (7) principles, 41 (forty-one) criteria and 130 (one hundred thirty) indicators covering legal issues, economic, environmental and social terms extracted from 137 rules and regulations. After the passage of this decree of the Minister of Agriculture No.19/Permentan/OT.140/3/2011 for two years, it is necessary to conduct an open and transparent discussion to get positive feedback from various stakeholders, and is expected to obtain input for all of the principles and criteria contained in the provisions of ISPO. These inputs can be either proposal or recommendation in the context of efforts to improve policies ISPO, or technical modification.