How we work with Cargill on Palm Oil
Cargill became a TFT member in September 2014 to support the development of a fully traceable, transparent and sustainable palm oil supply chain firmly committed to:
- No deforestation of high conservation value (HCV) lands or high carbon stock (HCS) areas
- No development on peat
- No exploitation of rights of indigenous peoples and local communities.
In the beginning our support was focused on supply chain mapping. Although we continue to support with supply chain mapping, Cargill has made significant progress since issuing its action plan in 2014. Cargill is now in a position to increase the pace of change across the industry. Here are some progress highlights:
- Issue first progress report and action plan in November 2014. The latest progress report was released in February 2016.
- Achieved 97% mill traceability to mill level in the fourth quarter of 2015.
- Completed assessments in 11 mills across Malaysia, Indonesia and Latin America.
- Second company in Indonesia to pilot HCS process in 2014.
- Piloted TFT’s “No Exploitation” standard in May 2015 as part of Cargill’s commitment to no exploitation.
- Launched a formal grievance process in December 2015.
Work plan activities through May, 2016 include the following key activities:
- Traceability: Continue mapping supply chain and refine process for collecting and storing traceability data
- Transformation: Implementation of the Aggregator Refinery Transformation Plan approach to drive transformation within the industry in Malaysia and Brazil
- Grievance/Non-compliant supplier process: A six month review of the mechanism implementation.