Moving forward with traceability to plantation
For the third quarter of 2017, Cargill achieved a global combined average traceability to mill of 90 percent (96 percent of the kernel and 89 percent of palm) and 53 percent traceability to plantation (34 percent of kernel and 56 percent of palm). Our own plantations and mills in Indonesia are fully traceable.
We continue to seek ways to improve traceability in China and India, where traceability remains a challenge. Cargill Investments (China) Ltd recently participated in the fourth China Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to share best practices in sustainable palm oil production and procurement in China. Such discussions are necessary first steps in building suppliers’ trust in sharing traceability information and their understanding of the need for more sustainable supply chains.
Traceability to the mill by market
Traceability to the plantation by market
Note: Traceability to plantation is defined as known information about the FFB suppliers; estates (names, parent company name, gps coordinates/addresses, % volumes, certification status), dealers (names, % volumes) and smallholders (number of smallholders, % volumes, certification status). RSPO Segregated oil sourced also fits into this category of fully plantation traceable. The traceability data included in this report should be considered estimates, and the percentages were calculated based on self-declarations by our suppliers. The data covers what we physically delivered and processed. Cargill is cooperating with industry partners to develop verification and reporting of traceability information.
'Other markets' includes palm and kernel products shipped to Latin America (those countries not individually indicated already) UK, Central and Eastern Europe (the Caucasus), West and North Africa, Middle East, central and South Asia, Asia Pacific, and the Pacific rim. In some cases, palm and/or kernel products may be bought from another supplier who has a 'No Deforestation' policy and is mapping their supply chain but is unwilling to share their data. We are proactively engaging these suppliers to address this issue. In the absence of substantive progress, some sourcing relationships may be reconsidered. We will do this in a transparent manner.