Sustainability Training : NDPE, Grievance Mechanism and Other Topics

28-29 March 2019

PIL’s Sustainability Department recently carried out Sustainability Training for PIL and its sister companies’ senior management and key personnel. The training focused on No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) as well as Grievance Mechanism. The training was carried out with assistance from Proforest, PIL’s appointed sustainability journey partner.

There were almost 30 participants and the session was interactive and engaging. Participants were exposed to the challenges in the industry, the need to be sustainable and the commitments made by PIL in its Sustainability Charter and Policy. Throughout the sessions, participants also actively engaged in group activities and role-played some scenarios to understand the possible situations that may arise through grievances.

Mr. Fouad Hayel Saeed, Regional Managing Director officiated the training with his speech and presented the PIL Responsible Palm Oil Policy to General Managers from PIL’s sister companies. These sister companies are part of PIL’s suppliers and the copies of PIL’s Responsible Palm Oil Policy were passed to them for adoption and implementation. The training session indirectly served as supplier engagement within the organization.

The following day, another half-day session was carried out by PIL’s Sustainability Manager with the Management Representatives from all sister companies handling Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. The training covered RSPO Membership and Responsibilities, Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP) submission and the way forward for PIL and its sister companies in their sustainability journey and governance.

Overall, the training was successful and participants brought back with them knowledge on sustainability mostly on NDPE, grievance mechanism as well as RSPO related matters.

PIL Sustainability Training pictures



PIL MD presenting the RPOP to Indinesia Director

PIL MD presenting the RPOP to GM of PT.Palmindo

PIL MD presenting the RPOP to Director of Pacific Oils & Fats

PIL MD presenting the RPOP to GM of PT. Indopalm

PIL MD presenting the RPOP to GM of PT.Pacific Medan Industri

PIL presenting to RPOP to Representatives from PT. Oleochem & Soap Industries

Discussion during a group activity

Participants discussing on a topic during the session

PIL Sustainability Manager providing clarification during Q&A session

Presentation by group member during a group activity

Proforest Regional Director during his first presentation on NDPE

Participants reading out the outcome of a group discussion

Proforest project manager making her presentation

Sustainability Manager & the management Representatives on day 2 of the training