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Module 1 - Agricultural Commodities and Sustainability Certification
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Module 1 - Agricultural Commodities and Sustainability Certification:
Integrating Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality in Palm Oil's Supply Chain - IOI's Perspective
Dr. Surina Ismail
Dr. Surina Ismail currently holds the position of Group Head of Sustainability, IOI Corporation Bhd. In this capacity, she is responsible for Corporate Sustainability which includes embedding the sustainability culture within the Group as well as aligning the Group Business strategy and sustainability policies together with their implementation for the whole IOI Group (Plantation & Manufacturing Divisions). Her field of technical experience includes the rubber & oil palm industry, the oleochemical and petrochemical industry, the coating industry specifically UV Coatings, and Nanotechnology with emphasis on nanocarbon and nanomaterial. She holds several patents in this field and has been invited to be keynote speakers and present technical papers related to her field of technical expertise. She holds a BSc. (Hon) Chemistry from Indiana University, MSc. (Organic Polymer) from University of Massachusetts and PhD. (Bio-organic Polymer) from University Akron, USA with past experiences in the academia, working as a Research Fellow, Visiting Scientist & Assistant Professor in the USA.
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Disastrous heat-fueled wildfires, catastrophic typhoons and hurricanes, and extensive droughts and floods have raised and widened global warming worries. These extreme weather events are seen as the most influential factor shifting public views regarding the need to address climate change. Within these state of affair, agricultural activities have been under scrutiny as one of the contributors of climate change through deforestation and unsustainable method of land clearance such as with fire. Globally, 11% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission has been attributed to agricultural activities such as livestock and crop production and amongst these activities, oil palm cultivation, regardless of facts, has unfortunately garnered negative attention as one of the major contributors to GHG emission.

To negate such accusations, the Oil Palm sector has been at pains to cultivate its oil palm based on acceptable and knowledge-based sustainable approach. However, different interpretations of sustainability and misunderstanding of what is actually happening on the ground at the point of production together with the needs of the palm oil producing countries have created conflicting ideas with perceived Western values and requirements. Considering these perceptions, sustainable production and use of palm oil along the supply chain has become increasingly affected by global market forces that require businesses to balance their planetary and societal responsibilities with the expectations of various stakeholders. There is no doubt that the challenges related to the sustainable production of palm oil and its supply chain with regards to its impact to climate change and carbon neutrality are complex. Thus, this herculean task is not a task to be taken single handedly. IOI, for one, realizes that this journey cannot be traveled alone but with smart “Partnerships” and innovative solutions to help create a more resilient, carbon neutral sustainable future. This matter will be explored in this paper.
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