Green Isan Palm Community Enterprise
Green Isan Palm Community Enterprise Group starts gathering in 2014 which aims to promote sustainability of oil palm production in North-eastern region of Thailand. Planting oil palm is new for group member. Therefore, the RSPO standard is very useful because group member need training especially for GAP. The group has a policy to share a good and inexpensive source fertilizer which can reduce their cost of production. Moreover, this group has more knowledge on HCV which they are now realize that they have to conserve them. Green Isan Palm Community Enterprise Group has a total number of 501 farmers with a 1630.40 Ha of Plantation land size.
Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability
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How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
Our group try to promote RSPO standard in the northern region. We have meeting regularly with RSPO committee and group members which enhance their relations. Group members also try to promote RSPO around their area. Moreover, group uses local media to promote RSPO standard.
Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
We have meeting with goverment organation and coopertive every year and whenever their require participation.
Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
The group focusse on both internal control system (ICS) and RSPO principle and criteria. RSPO group committee implements ICS. Group member implements RSPO principle and criteria. Group provides training for committee and RSPO member. Training course consists of RSPO priciple and criteria for oil palm smallholders, good agricultural practices (GAP), high conservation values area (HCV), soil and water conservation, integrated pest management (IPM), law and legal requirement, and occupational health and safety. RSPO members are assessed against eight RSPO priciples and criterias for smallholder. The internal audit is performed to assess group member by sampling according to risk of member.
Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
The group would like to promote oil palm cultivation in the north-eastern part of Thailand and the group would like to conserve the HCV and increase the use of IPM. Oil palm farmer will benefit from gaining knowledge for good agriculture practices.
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