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Our Palm Oil Promise

Our aim is that by 2020 100% of the palm oil used in our personal and home care, beauty and food products will come from producers whose entire operations have been independently verified compliant with No Deforestation/No Peat/No Exploitation (NDPE) standards. Our 2020 strategy & action plan on palm oil sets out five strategic objectives to help us get there. We recognise that we will require the support and cooperation of our direct suppliers to achieve our goals. To incentivise this transformation we will begin shifting our sourcing towards suppliers that are able to demonstrate that they have established credible systems to monitor the producers in their supply chains to ensure they are fully compliant with NDPE standards throughout their operations.
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Our 2020 Action Plan
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Behind schedule
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On track

Goal: 

100% of crude palm oil and palm kernel oil supply from producers with NDPE commitments

 

Progress: 

On track

Deadline: 

End 2019

Interim goals:  75% of volumes of crude palm oil and palm kernel oil from suppliers with NDPE commitments.

Achieved

100% of palm oil derivative supply from producers with NDPE commitments.

On track

End 2020

Interim goal:  90% of volumes of palm oil derivatives from suppliers with NDPE commitments.

Achieved

Establish a process to achieve early visibility of any non-compliance within our suppliers’ entire operations.

Achieved

Actively monitor to achieve early visibility of any non-compliance within our suppliers’ entire operations.

On track

Ongoing

Create and roll-out a consistent deforestation non-compliant supplier protocol which applies to all suppliers and third-party producers and includes a conversion cut-off date and acceptable timescales for mitigation before ultimately excluding non-compliant producers.

Achieved

Evaluate effectiveness of protocol via ongoing supplier engagement.

On track

Ongoing

Traceability

Goal: 

100% traceability of crude palm oil and palm kernel oil across our supply chain.

Progress: 

On track

Deadline: 

2019

Interim goal: 90% traceability of crude palm oil and palm kernel oil across our supply chain.

Achieved

100% traceability of palm oil derivatives across our supply chain.

On track

End 2020

Interim goal: 80% traceability of palm oil derivatives across our supply chain.

Behind schedule

End 2019

Full disclosure of our crude palm oil and palm kernel oil supply chain including: all our direct suppliers, mill parent companies and mill co-ordinates.

On track

End 2019

Full disclosure of our palm oil derivatives supply chain including: all our direct suppliers, mill parent companies and mill co-ordinates.

On track

End 2020

Transformation

Goal: 

Support programmes that drive transformation and alignment with our NDPE commitments. 

Progress: 

On track

Deadline: 

Ongoing

Develop an actionable plan to address regeneration of previously cleared forests and conservation of forest areas within concessions.

Behind schedule

End 2019

Support multi-stakeholder initiatives to deliver regeneration of degraded areas and conservation of forest areas within concessions.

On track

End 2019

Achieve independent verification of NDPE compliance across supply chain. 

On track

End 2020

Our 2020 Action Plan

Goal: 

Maximise our capital in Nigeria to support the development of the local palm oil industry in line with NDPE standards. 

Progress: 

On track

Deadline: 

Ongoing

Our 2020 Action Plan

Goal: 

Continue to be open and transparent with all our stakeholders

Progress: 

On track

Deadline: 

Ongoing

Interim goal: we will move from annual updates to six monthly reports.

On track

December 2019

Provide ongoing progress updates on our various programmes.

On track

End 2020

Click here to read our Palm Oil Promise 2020 Action Plan

Click to read our Supplier Non-Compliance Process

Click here to read our Palm Oil Supplier Mill List