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Membership No.

6-0034-14-000-00

Category

Ordinary

Sector

Environmental or Nature Conservation Organisations (Non Governmental Organisations)

Country/Region

Malaysia

Member since

14 August 2014

LEAP SPIRAL

Profile

Land Empowerment Animals People (LEAP) has a vision to engage all communities and empower each other to move from reactive conservation towards proactive stewardship, and to collaboratively transform a failing system to one that is healthy, transparent and respectful of the interconnectedness of life. LEAP?s mission is to facilitate committed and open partnerships that enable habitats, species and cultures to thrive, and that allow for economic activities that place equal value on income security, quality of life and the health of our shared ecosystem. We create an atmosphere of support and innovation for work on the ground, and openness to change across civil society, government and industry. To learn more about LEAP, visit www.leapspiral.org


ACOP Report Submissions

ACOP PERIOD FILE NAME NOTES FILE SIZE
2017 leap spiral-ACOP2017.pdf 21.7 KB
2016 leap spiral-ACOP2016.pdf 21.6 KB
2015 leap spiral-ACOP2015.pdf 38.4 KB

Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    LEAP convenes a newly formed coalition of Malaysian NGOs (MPONGOC) for strategic engagement and advocacy with all stakeholders, on sustainable palm oil issues. Encouraging our members to join RSPO is part of this process.
  • 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?
    LEAP, through MPONGOC, plans to engage and advocate with all stakeholders on redefining sustainable palm oil, and enhancing its production and uses. Our strategies include influencing land use policy and decision making, mainstreaming communication, education, and public awareness of human-wildlife conflict and poaching and hunting, and advocating consumer responsibility.

    LEAP has partnered with a community cooperative (MESCOT) and an specialist engineering company (SEE performance engineering) to develop a pioneering community biomass project. The project aims to create a reliable alternative fuel source in the form of biomass pellets made from the waste products of palm oil production (palm fronds and EFB). There is a strong market for alternative fuel sources to supplement and replace coal in China, and demand is rapidly growing throughout Asia and the world. The project is currently seeking investment.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    LEAP plans to assist strengthening implementation of best environmental management practices including enforcement of pollution regulations, through our advocacy work with MPONGOC, and our partnership with MESCOT and SEE performance engineering.
  • 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?
    LEAP aims to strengthen the voice of civil society organisations seeking a better sustainable palm oil industry in Malaysia, and we feel that joining RSPO would help our organization better understand and engage with the complex palm oil issues. As well, our experience in strategic engagement and advocacy should assist RSPO to ensure better standards of practice with all stakeholders.
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