Clariant promotes palm oil sustainability with education initiative for Malaysian farmers

Clariant promotes palm oil sustainability with education initiative for Malaysian farmers

Swiss specialty chemicals group Clariant has teamed up with Wilmar International and L’Oréal to educate Malaysian palm oil producers on sustainability, certification and supply chain traceability – and increase productivity by 20 percent.

The project, named Sustainable Palm Oil and Traceability with Sabah small producers – or SPOTS, aims to transform some 500 smallholders in Sabah into a certified Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) by 2020.

“Only with better agricultural practices and a closer connection to global markets will living conditions improve for them as well,” said Clariant VP and Asia-Pacific Regional Head Stephan Lynen. “A goal of this partnership is to continuously meet the environmental and social expectations of the global partners, and to ensure the smallholders are RSPO-compliant and certified by 2020.”

 

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