Cargill’s sustainable palm oil policy covers our entire supply chain for all the palm we ship and physically handle, including through our third-party suppliers. Our supplier engagement activities are intended to ensure our suppliers are aware of our policy and receive the necessary support to implement it in their operations and supply chain. In the majority of cases, this entails working in partnership and aligning with our direct suppliers – leveraging their commercial relationship with third-party mills and supporting change in principles and practice.
We measure supplier progress through our suppliers’ involvement in engagement programs that include the Aggregator/Refiner Transformation (ART) plan or Proforest’s supplier outreach programs, whether they supply certified Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Segregated products, and have a credible responsible sourcing policy covering No Deforestation, Peat and Exploitation (NDPE).
|Mills Scorecard - Q3 2018|
|Number of refineries||19|
|Number of Cargill mills||11|
|Total number of mills in Cargill supply chain||1729|
|Number of High risks mills||65%|
|Number of Medium risks mills||26%|
|Number of Low risks mills||9%|
For the third quarter of 2018, 74 percent of our direct suppliers had a No Deforestation, No Peat and Exploitation (NDPE) policy in place. The charts below show the percentage of volumes in key destination markets covered by these achievements.