Palm Oil Engineering Bulletin No.143 (May - Aug 2023) p47-51
The Importance of Adopting Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) in the Oil Palm Industry
Zainal Haryati1*; Vijaya Subramaniam1 and Soh Kheang Loh1

The oil palm industry has played a vital role in contributing to the economies of numerous countries worldwide. However, concerns regarding environmental impact and climate change have raised questions about its sustainability. It is thus crucial for the industry to adopt a proactive approach to educate the public about its significance for the decade-long sustainability practices. Life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) plays a key role in improving the industry’s image by addressing environmental, social, and economic impacts throughout its lifecycle. By aligning LCSA with Sustainable Development Goals and embracing Environmental, Social, and Governance principles, the industry can enhance its sustainability performance, promote transparency, and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Author information:
1 Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), 6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.