We use the VTTV (Values, Transparency, Transformation, Verification) approach with our palm oil members. Those not familiar with VTTV can watch a short video explaining it. We have a team of approximately 50 in Malaysia and Indonesia working primarily on palm oil, with our team in Ivory Coast and Cameroon are supporting activities with producers across Central and West Africa. We are increasingly involved in the review of palm oil operations in Central and South America as development of plantations continues to gain momentum. We also support work on the ground in many other countries such as Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, among others.
Palm oil is high yield
Some people believe that because palm oil production is associated with the clearing of forests it should be boycotted. But the paradox here is that palm oil is a high yield crop – you’d need four hectares of rapeseed to produce what one hectare of palm oil trees can. In this video TFT’s Heloise d’Huart explains the paradox of palm oil – click here
Tools for transformation
Tools for Transformation is a resource to help palm oil millers and growers who want to implement responsible practices in their operations. This resource is currently based on our work in Malaysia and indonesia. Designed to be an industry resource, Tools for Transformation brings together a range of resources from TFT and local and international organisations and companies.
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Annualised MT of PO products sourced by end users
Annualised metres of palm oil products sourced by members who are using ingredients in the production of consumer products
PO field visits performed in 2015 (global)
Palm oil field visits performed in 2015 throughout the world