Responsible Operations


As custodians of large tracts of plantations, Wilmar has always recognised our responsibility towards the environment. As a principal employer in some of the most impoverished regions in South-East Asia and Africa, we understand the impact our operations have on the livelihoods of our employees and neighbouring communities. Our workplace is made up of 95.2% full-time employees while 4.8% are part-time employees. 32.7% are employed in our plantations, 30.0% are employed in our factories and the rest are based in our offices. Our employees are spread across 38 countries and regions, with approximately 80.0% of them based in China, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Temporary workers play an important role in fulfilling either seasonal harvest needs or specialist, timebound tasks in our upstream plantations. As of December 2023, 82.5% of our workforce benefit from permanent employment status, with 17.5% employed as temporary or fixed term workers.

We have been striving to further increase the number of permanent workers. Recruitment drives in collaboration with union representatives help to stabilise the workforce while creating better efficiencies. Some of our temporary workers in Indonesia are also smallholders or small-scale entrepreneurs who prefer the flexibility offered by temporary work arrangements.

In accordance with our No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation policy, Wilmar endeavours to reduce our impact on the environment, while improving yields and ensuring our workers and local communities share in the benefits of oil palm development. We are committed to conduct all relevant social & environmental impact assessment (SEIA) prior to all new development/planting.



Full-time and part-time employees are defined by the duration of working hours. Permanent and temporary employment statuses are defined by the duration of the employment contract.