|Malaysian Standard on Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) – MS2530:2013
Two committees were set up – the National Committee for MSPO (NC) and the Technical Working Committee (TWC). The committees were made up of representatives from the oil palm industry, MPOB and MPOC, Both the NC and the TWC met regularly since April 2011 in order to complete the Draft MSPO. The completed Draft MSPO was submitted to SIRIM and was displayed on the SIRIM website for public comments. The Draft MSPO was divided into four parts to cover (a) general principles (b) smallholders (c) estates and (d) mills. The first part of the MSPO principles was posted on the website on 1st October 2012 while the other three technical parts were posted on the 1st February 2013. All the submitted public comments were collated and discussed thoroughly at the meeting on 2nd April 2013 and incorporated into the final Draft MSPO. The amended final Draft MSPO was sent back to SIRIM for further processing to be established as a Malaysian Standard. A further meeting was held with SIRIM to evaluate the Draft MSPO and it was agreed therein that the final Draft MSPO be accepted as a Malaysian Standard with the amendments. The Draft MSPO was approved by YB Minister of Science, Technology and Innovations on the 5th September 2013 and launched by the YAB Deputy Prime Minister on the 19th November 2013 during the PIPOC International Palm Oil 2013 Conference.
The Honourable Minister of MPIC had announced that the implementation of MSPO certification scheme would start on January 2015.