The majority of palm oil produced and traded by Wilmar comes from plantations and processing facilities in Indonesia and Malaysia. However, products are often further refined in other countries. Wilmar is committed to tracking its products to all of such countries. Apart from sourcing from Indonesia and Malaysia, refineries in Europe also source palm oil products from Latin America and Papua New Guinea whilst refineries in Africa source products from local markets.
Indonesia and Malaysia have been the priority of our traceability exercise but good progress has also been made in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China, Europe, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Vietnam, Ukraine and the United States of America, as shown below. Data for Wilmar’s refinery in Zambia has been added to the analysis in Q4 2017. In addition, feed facilities in Pasir Gudang & Liverpool have also been included this quarter.
The traceability data for Indonesia and Malaysia is calculated using volumes received from individual mills, Wilmar-owned and third-party refinery transfers, traders and bulking installations; the traceability data for the remaining countries is calculated from shipment volumes received at the respective destinations. The traceability data for all facilities relating to supplies and shipments for October 2016 – September 2017 is available here.
The following graph represents our progress from the time we started our traceability reporting back to mills in 2015 to Q3 2017.