Date: 2nd May, 2022 - 3 min Read
Did you know that methane gas from Palm oil mill effluent causes 69% of greenhouse gas emissions in the Palm oil industry? And so, to meet international Net Zero targets in 2050, we need to find a smart solution to curb this source of emissions.
Sime Darby Plantation (SDP) is building biogas plants to capture methane and turn it into renewable energy. By the end of 2022, SDP will have 20 plants operational and recently announced the construction of two new biogas plants. Apart from biogas, SDP is also pursuing solar, biomass, and water recycling solutions through various partnerships as well as investing in nature-based solutions to increase its carbon sink.
An increasing part of the world population avoids animal-based products for reasons of animal welfare, religion, health, or climate change. To support a sustainable and health-conscious lifestyle, Sime Darby Oils offers a range of plant-based fats that can replace animal-based fats.
Our Vemor product line, for example, can provide a delicious and effective substitute for dairy fats in many applications. Even better news is that all our product lines are available with responsibly sourced, RSPO (MB and SG) certified, raw materials.
As part of the EU Green deal, the European Union has announced legislation that will require buyers of six different commodities to provide evidence of no deforestation in the supply chain. This will include products containing Palm oil and Soybean oil or derivatives.
The exact role that sustainability certifications such as RSPO and Proterra are going to play remains unclear, but it is evident that good traceability mechanisms will be key to compliance. Palm oil products bought as RSPO segregated are 100% traceable to the plantation.
Would you like to know what 100% traceability to a plantation looks like? Visit our online traceability platform Crosscheck.