How we work with Mars on Palm Oil
In 2014, Mars and TFT met with all Mars’ palm oil suppliers to ensure they are aware of and fully understand Mars palm oil sourcing policy. Further engagement was conducted in 2015 to ensure their transparency commitment as well as working towards transformation of the supply chain.
Mars and TFT are working together with Mars’ palm oil suppliers to trace palm oil supplies back to mills. Mill traceability information from 2014 was used to identify high priority regions in Malaysia supply chain and plan field visits in 2015.
As of October 2015, 86% of palm and palm kernel oil was traceable to mill. The mills identified so far are in the following countries: Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Malaysia, Ivory Coast, Papua New Guinea, Peru and the Soloman Islands.
In 2015 Mars focused also on providing support to suppliers to perform field visits at five mills and its suppliers to gain greater traceability to the plantations they source from so as to support improvement of practices on the ground.
The aim of the field visits is to engage with suppliers on th ground in order to raise awareness of the palm oil policies and to work hand in hand with the suppliers to improve practices.
Pulp and paper
TFT and Mars
Mars became a Pulp and Paper member in December 2015.
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