Wilmar is collaborating with GeoTraceability, Wild Asia and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) on the development of a new smallholder traceability system that enables mills to map their smallholder supply base and trace smallholder fresh fruit bunch (FFB) deliveries from the mills to their farms.
A key innovation in this project is the ability to provide smallholders with agronomic recommendations from mills and supporting organisations for increasing productivity, as part of their participation in the traceability system.
The project is currently piloted in two Wilmar owned mills and a third-party supplier mill in Sabah, Malaysia. The ability to trace smallholder FFB supply is critical to Wilmar in ensuring compliance by its third-party mill suppliers, and their independent smallholder suppliers with its No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation policy.
The next step is to fine-tune the traceability system for further role out in Indonesia.