Cargill has pioneered a sustainability standard in the Philippines since 2011. Cargill has an ongoing program until 2019 with the target to set a sustainable coconut oil chain of custody, thanks to approx. 1.100 farmers and a Mass Balance model from farm to refineries certified by Rainforest Alliance. The benefits for the farmers are improved yield & farm management, diversified & greater income, and better market access -- in a nutshell, an improved livelihood.
Our Organic Babassu Oil, extracted from the nuts harvested from wild Babassu palm trees, is sourced from Brazilian Cooperative of Agricultural Producers of Lago de Junco (COPPALJ). The 150 members of the cooperative, coming from 12 communities, benefit from a fair income and from credit scheme to help them achieve financial independence.
In addition, COPPALJ is a member of a local non profit organization having the target to initiate new development projects, to provide technical assistance and trainings while defending local people rights and protecting Babassu trees.
Cargill has pioneered sustainability program on Rapeseed since 2011 in Europe, a program rolled out in 5 countries with the targets to improve sustainable farming, to make a better land use and to protect soil, water & biodiversity. We could offer certified Mass Balance rapeseed oil, with 3rd party certification and we could offer to connect your brands with farmers through partnerships.