Largest palm oil producer makes supply chain transparent

Palm oil is in half of the products the average person uses, seriously. Many palm oil farmers cut down swaths of rainforest to plant their palm oil trees, often in protected habitats. Additionally, palm oil supply chains are difficult to follow—once a bucket of palm oil is dumped into a giant vat, how can you tell which was grown legally, and which was grown in protected rainforests? You can’t. Now the largest palm oil producer in the world, Wilmar International Ltd., has set up a web portal to make it’s palm oil supply chain completely transparent in an attempt to rid its supply from illegally grown palm oil. Once you submit a request for login credentials for Wilmar’s dashboard you get access to a map that shows you the location of each of their suppliers in Indonesia and Malaysia. Hopefully more palm oil suppliers will take similar steps to green-up their supply chain.

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Largest palm oil producer makes supply chain transparent

Palm oil is in half of the products the average person uses, seriously. Many palm oil farmers cut down swaths of rainforest to plant their palm oil trees, often in protected habitats. Additionally, palm oil supply chains are difficult to follow—once a bucket of palm oil is dumped into a giant vat, how can you tell which was grown legally, and which was grown in protected rainforests? You can’t. Now the largest palm oil producer in the world, Wilmar International Ltd., has set up a web portal to make it’s palm oil supply chain completely transparent in an attempt to rid its supply from illegally grown palm oil. Once you submit a request for login credentials for Wilmar’s dashboard you get access to a map that shows you the location of each of their suppliers in Indonesia and Malaysia. Hopefully more palm oil suppliers will take similar steps to green-up their supply chain.

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