China’s Grand Oils & Fats (Dongguan) Co. Ltd., first firm outside Malaysia to obtain MSPO certification
China’s Grand Oils & Fats (Dongguan) Co. Ltd. (GIHDG) has become the first company outside Malaysia to obtain the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain Certification Standard (MSPO SCCS).
GIHDG’s success was attributed to the efforts of the Palm Oil Research and Technical Services Institute of Malaysian Palm Oil Board (PORTSIM) China and the Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC).
“GIHDG has been certified with MSPO SCCS since 21 October 2022. PORTSIM in China has initiated and facilitated this engagement in December 2021 that marks the beginning of this historical achievement,” said Director-General of Malaysia Palm Oil Board (MPOB) Datuk Dr. Ahmad Parveez Hj. Ghulam Kadir.
GIHDG is an edible oil processing company and one of the leaders of plant-based oils and fats industry in the People’s Republic of China.
GIHDG has been verified and awarded the MSPO SCCS Certificate by Bureau Veritas Certification (M) Sdn Bhd, an accredited certification body under the MSPO Certification Scheme.
“GIHDG can now confidently and credibly provide products made from sustainably produced palm oil to their clients and end users all around the world.
MSPO standards complement the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) 2030 especially on responsible consumption and production, decent work and economic growth, life on land, zero hunger and climate change.
In order to ensure that the standards are capable of addressing sustainable production, including worldwide concern on environmental and social concerns, MSPO has recently undergone a review and is now known as MSPO 2022.
The MSPO Trace platform will help the value chain by tracking palm oil products from their sources and all the way through the supply chain,” said Datuk Dr. Ahmad Parveez.
MPOCC is an independent non-profit organisation established in December 2014 to operate the MSPO Certification Scheme endeavours to find new businesses outside of Malaysia for the acceptance of MSPO certification, in order to assist the efforts and commitments of the Malaysian oil palm industry, particularly the smallholders, to produce certified sustainable palm oil for the world.
PORTSIM China is a research and development centre of MPOB housed in Shanghai, China which serves the Malaysian oil palm industry by increasing China’s uptakes of Malaysian palm oil through research and development and commercialisation activities, as well as providing technical services to the customers of Malaysian palm oil.
China has historically and regularly sourced its palm products from Malaysia. This is demonstrated by the fact that exports of Malaysian palm products to China have tripled from 1.02 million tonnes in 2000 to 3.13 million tonnes in 2021.