The palm oil industry supply chain is complex and there are no quick and easy solutions when it comes to addressing sustainability gaps. A pilot project is currently underway to work on specific palm oil refinery supply chains in Peninsular Malaysia, focused on independent smallholders who play an important role in the oil palm supply chain.
About the Project
This project is an initiative of Cargill to gauge and better understand the independent smallholder sustainability risks related to legal compliance, agricultural, environmental and social practices in their supply chain in Peninsular Malaysia. Wild Asia together with Fauna and Flora International (FFI) are spearheading the assessment.
The key focus will be addressing sustainability gaps of independent smallholders who are linked to selected independent mills that supply crude palm oil to the Cargill refineries in Port Klang and Kuantan.
- To understand the sustainability gaps in independent smallholders supply chain component.
- To recommend solutions to support efforts to help independent smallholders adopt sustainable production practices
Poster Presentation at RSPO RT9 (2011)
Traceability and monitoring remain a big challenge within the oil palm industry. The poster on Risk Assessment for Oil Palm Supply Chains provides an overview of the importance and benefits in conducting a mapping and risk assessment of a company’s supply chain in moving towards sustainable use of oil palm. The poster also details out the project steps within each phase of the assessment.