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A P&G anuncia que irá trabalhar com pequenos fazendeiros para assegurar que não haverá desmatamento em sua cadeia de distribuição do óleo de palma.
A P&G está conduzindo um projeto piloto com alguns micro fazendeiros na Malásia para ajuda-los a melhorar produção e seguir práticas sustentáveis. O resultado inicial do projeto está se mostrando promissor e esperamos expandir o programa agora em 2017.
The meetings were part of several activities P&G has spearheaded over the last few months aimed at making a positive change in the palm oil industry.
- In April, the Company set new goals calling for traceability of palm oil and palm kernel oil to supplier mills by December 31, 2015, and to plantations by 2020, while also committing to invest in building sustainable practices with small farmers.
- In May, P&G launched a partnership with the MIT Global SCALE Network’s newest center, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) — a joint initiative between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the government of Malaysia — to conduct a two six-month studies to understand the complex small-farmer supply chain and how best to help local growers.
- Since May, teams of P&G leaders and MISI experts have been working with farmers and suppliers of all sizes to begin establishing traceability within the supply chain, first with larger suppliers and then mapping out longer-term solutions for small farmers.
Among those attending the workshop of experts:
- David McLaughlin of the World Wildlife Fund
- Dr. Asad Ata of MISI
- Palaniappan Swaminathan of Felda Global Ventures -- initially operated as the commercial arm of Malaysia Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA ) and now the world’s largest Crude Palm Oil producer and the second largest Malaysian palm oil refiner
- Dr. Reza Azmi of Wild Asia, a not-for-profit focused on shaping sustainable business practices in developing markets
- Marieke Leegwater of Solidaridad, an international organization with more than 45 years of global experience facilitating socially responsible, ecologically sound, and profitable supply chains
- Rikke Netterstrom of Helikonia, an Asia group of sustainability advisors
The meeting helped frame the complex challenges faced and identified valuable insights on how to tackle them.
P&G next met in a day-long session in Malaysia with 10 of its largest palm oil and palm derivative suppliers. The aim was twofold:
- For P&G to better understand the challenges and opportunities faced by its top suppliers
- For P&G suppliers to understand P&G’s new palm oil commitments and time-bound goals.
“It was an intense and highly passionate two days of meetings, discussions and brainstorming,” Sauers said. “Building sustainable behavior across the palm oil supply chain is highly complex challenge. We ae starting with our own supply chains, but we hope that our work can also help others and that together we can build sustainable practices that end deforestation.”