RSPO chief executive officer designate, Beverley Postma, said: “We can confirm that an initial review of audit findings earlier this year did not generate any red flags against Sime Darby Plantation." KUALA LUMPUR: The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has launched an immediate investigation into allegations of forced labour by Sime Darby Plantation Bhd and the action taken by the US Government. It said on Thursday it was concerned about comments made to the media by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about alleged violations by Sime Plantation and resulting in the US banning imports of palm oil from the company. In a statement posted on RSPO’s website, its chief executive officer designate, Beverley Postma, said: “We can confirm that an initial review of audit findings earlier this year did not generate any red flags against Sime Darby Plantation. “We rely on independent auditors to detect violations of this nature and to date, no non-conformances have been identified on any certified SDP plantations. “We have launched an immediate investigation into these new violations cited by the CBP and we would appreciate any specifics that they, or their investigators can share beyond the generic information in the media.” Reuters reported the CBP had issued a “withhold release order” on the company, which will allow it to detain shipments based on suspicion of forced labour involvement under longstanding US laws aimed at combating human trafficking, child labour and other human rights abuses. Postma said RSPO condemns the use of forced labour or any other form of modern slavery on any plantation, certified or uncertified. “Human rights violations remain one of the toughest challenges for all agricultural and industrial sectors that operate in low income communities and we are committed to scaling up our collaboration between governments, civil society and businesses to address the root causes of these issues while increasing the monitoring and enforcement of our standards, ” she said. Click below for the report posted on the RSPO website https://rspo.org/news-and-events/news/rspo-statement-on-the-us-cbps-withhold-release-order-for-sime-darby-plantations
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