The Indonesian Government’s policy on the sustainability and improvement of oil palm governance began with the issuance of the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) in 2011 which was later revised in 2015. It was inseparable from the encouragement of various parties so that Indonesia as the largest CPO producer country to pay more attention to ecological aspects. This promotion is inseparable from the fact that various reports and studies show that the supply chain of the oil palm industry in Indonesia still leaves a pile of problems. Since the enactment of the ISPO in March 2011 to the period of February 2016, the ISPO certificate that has been given is 225 certificates with an area of ​​1.4 million hectares (up to February 2017) and CPO certificates of 5.9 million tons per year. Within one year since February 2016 there was a significant increase in ISPO certificate issuance which reached 290% of the total certificates issued on average per year since the adoption of the ISPO certificate in 2011. The increasing number of companies that received ISPO certificates was not followed by improvements in industrial governance Palm oil.

The Sumatra Region Civil Society Group issued position papers related to the implementation of the ISPO.

Position papers can be downloaded through the following link: Kertas Posisi Kelompok Masyarakat Sipil Region Sumatera