Monday, June 7, 2010

Wilmar’s and what they are doing about Palm Oil

We spent almost a whole day traveling to, touring and meeting with the staff at one of Wilmar’s plantations and mills. Wilmar is one of the largest palm oil companies in the world. This plantation is RSPO certified as a sustainable producer of palm oil, and Wilmar is in the middle of the lengthy process of acquiring certification for the rest of their plantations. (RSPO stands for Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.)

Callie Beamish, Wilmar’s conservation director, explained in detail about Wilmar’s conservation initiatives. We learned a lot about RSPO criteria, and how the governments in Indonesia and Malaysia are quite different in many ways.

At Wilmar's palm oil mill.

Read more about Wilmar's stance on sustainability.

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