NBPOL publishes sixth sustainability report

NBPOL’s 2016/17 Sustainability Report marks the company’s 50th year in operation and outlines our progress as a sustainable grower. The bi-ennial report covers updates on ongoing and new commitments, latest certification efforts, our integrated land use planning approach, and community engagement and partnership initiatives.

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Helikonia is hiring: Sustainability Project Manager

Helikonia is looking for a Project Manager to support our client work on sustainability and stakeholder engagement work. We are a small advisory company specialising in developing sustainability reports and policies, and supports a wide range of organisations in working together on projects related to deforestation, human rights and sustainable agriculture. We are a small team based in Kuala Lumpur, but have a large network of colleagues across the world who we work with in virtual teams.

We are looking for a passionate individual to support this work, with a focus on multistakeholder network support and/or sustainability reporting. The job scope will be constantly evolving, depending on client projects and your own performance, but will focus on:

-          Supporting multistakeholder groups, organising meetings, taking minutes, developing briefings, updating websites and managing workstreams and consultations

-          Drafting sustainability reports to a high standard in accordance with international guidance

We hope to get a colleague who is:

-          Flexible: You will be working closely with large teams across the world, so it is essential that you are flexible about working hours to accommodate time zone differences.

-          Adaptable: Job priorities and requirements may change and require you to learn new software skills or familiarise yourself with new topics outside your field of expertise

-          Meticulous: The quality of our work is essential and we expect each team member to take responsibility for outputs and undertake peer review and quality control of project deliverables

We would expect you to have:

-          A Master’s degree in a field related to sustainable development. This can range from economics, legal, or natural and social sciences, but it is essential that you can work with and analyse complex data as this is required for most projects.

-          At least two years’ experience in a corporate or NGO environment.

-          A high standard of written English ability.

-          Robust experience with MS Office and willingness to learn additional IT skills

What we offer:

-          A friendly working culture as part of a small, energetic team based in KL

-          Opportunities to engage with a large network of companies and international NGOs as part of the job

-          Flexible hours on agreement

-          A competitive salary, private health insurance (subject to approval), generous performance-based bonus scheme

-          Opportunity to grow and expand the role: If you do well our flat structure allow for ongoing evolvement of opportunities

If you are interested in this role, please send a cover letter and a CV by 24 September 2018 to info@helikonia.com.my

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Helikonia MD joins Global Reporting Initiative Expert Group

In seeking to review, enhance and build on its support offerings for sustainability practitioners, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) engaged with small group of Sustainability Reporting Experts in July 2018. The Expert Group took part in sessions to provide structured, detailed feedback and input about the skills and knowledge needed by practitioners for the sustainability reporting processes. With stakeholder inclusiveness being central to GRI’s approach to sustainability reporting, inputs from this session will go towards ensure GRI develops solutions and content that match sustainability practitioner’s needs and expectations. Rikke Netterstrom, Helikonia’s Managing Director, was amongst the seven experts from around the globe who contributed to these discussions.

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POIG hosts OC and WG meetings in Paris

The bi-annual POIG Organising Committee (OC) and Working Group (WG) in-person meetings took place in Paris on the heels of the sixth annual European Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil in June. The Retailers & Manufacturers WG meeting took place on Monday 25 June, hosted by POIG member Danone. The Verification WG and OC meetings took place at the Warwick Paris Hotel on 27 and 29 June respectively.

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First Resources publishes 2017 Sustainability Report

First Resources Limited has recently published their fourth sustainability report and will continue to produce an annual sustainability report following the SGX requirements. This 2017 report provides an in-depth review of First Resources’ sustainability operations since their last cycle in 2015.
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Wilmar launches 2017 Sustainability Report

Wilmar International Ltd has recently published their sixth sustainability report. This annual report covers their sustainability performance for the 2017 calendar year reporting on their palm oil operations, as well as their sugar business for the first time.
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Release of RSPO’s Impact Update 2017

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) have recently released their Impact Update 2017 report. This annual report builds on their bi-ennial full Impact Reports and covers their progress and activities over the previous year.
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Bumitama launches second Sustainability Report

Bumitama has released their second Sustainability Report, covering financial years 2015 and 2016. This report provides an overview of Bumitama’s progress, successes and challenges in implementing its Sustainability Policy that launched simultaneously with its first report in 2015.

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Wilmar International launches Sustainability Report 2016

Singapore-based Wilmar’s fifth Sustainability Report reflects the company’s documents progress towards its No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation commitments in 2016. The report details progress and performance data on key issues such as labour conditions and climate change, as well as overviews on planned activities for the coming years.

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IJM publishes its first sustainability statement

IJM Corporation Berhad launched its first sustainability statement within their Annual Report 2017, the scope of which covers the IJM’s Group business operations in Malaysia and IJM Plantations’ operations in Indonesia. The sustainability statement describes IJM’s key non-financial metrics, evaluates their existing CSR initiatives and provides a roadmap for strengthening their sustainability management, activities, processes and reporting in the future.

Download IJM’s Annual Report 2017 here.

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