Addressing environmental and social issues through landscape programs in Indonesia
Many of the challenges in the palm oil supply chain, such as deforestation and human rights concerns, are not specific to a single supplier or to the palm sector alone. To tackle issues that are common within a region and across commodities, Cargill collaborates with a variety of stakeholders through interventions at the landscape level. Working together through landscape programs, we can better address persistent, complex social and environmental risks involving multiple mills, growers and buyers, and engage with public institutions whose participation is needed to enforce systemic change.
In Indonesia’s Riau province, we are partnering with Proforest to implement multiple landscape programs in the Siak and Pelalawan districts and in the village of Sungai Linau. Bringing companies, growers, buyers, local governments and other stakeholders together through these landscape programs is proving to be an effective approach for driving long-term, transformational change.