Sustainability

Our sustainable business model consolidates the interests of people, planet and profits

Goodhope developed its first Sustainable Strategy in 2009 in recognition of the importance of implementing a strong sustainability plan to meet the growing demand for sustainable palm oil. This strategy laid out the pathway to promote economic, environmental, and social sustainability and to enable the company to move towards its vision of being a sustainable organization.

To be truly sustainable, we must ensure that no aspect of our business or operations is overlooked, and we continue to work towards integrating the overarching aspects of sustainability across our operations.

  1. Environmental Stewardship:

We promote the protection of biodiversity and the conservation of natural resources in our concessions and are working on progressively mitigating the negative environmental impacts of our operations.

  1. Social Responsibility:

We aim to create and maintain safe and prosperous environments in which people want to live and work and strive to have a positive impact on the welfare of communities that reside within and around our oil palm plantations.

  1. Economic Viability:

We work towards achieving and maintaining high oil palm yields and optimal productivity in all operational activities. This helps to secure financial viability, which in turn will enable us to invest more resources in our environmental and social responsibility programs.

Our vision is guided by a set of criteria defining the requirements for compliance with sustainability standards and a set of endorsed guidelines that provide information on how to meet the relevant regulations. Key Criteria and Guidelines that are followed by the company include relevant regulations by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) and High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN).

Though our Sustainability initiatives we aim to make ever-increasing positive contributions to several of the Global Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Goodhope is a Group Member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) under the sector Oil Palm Growers.  

Currently four out of our five operating palm oil mills are certified for compliance with the RSPO Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil Production. We have in place a time-bound plan to achieve RSPO certification for 100% of management units in the year 2020.

Goodhope RSPO Membership Page