IOI Edible Oils Sdn Bhd, in cooperation with Meridian Plantations Sdn Bhd and Earthworm Foundation1 (EF) recently completed several engagements to enhance traceability and increase sustainability awareness within its supply base in Sabah.
Between 9 to 12 March 2022, the Responsible Sourcing (RS) team of IOI Corporation Berhad (IOI) had completed engagements with key dealers in the Kota Belud and Pitas regions, alongside EF’s Environment Team2 and Smallholder Team3. The aim was to enhance traceability among FFB (Fresh Fruit Bunch) dealers and smallholders to facilitate suppliers’ mapping and monitoring.
On 11 March 2022, Meridian Palm Oil Mill hosted a Sustainability awareness briefing followed by a Question & Answer for 67 smallholders, whereby the representatives of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) explained the importance and value of being certified as Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO); and EF’s Smallholder Team also presented sustainability’s best practices and income diversification ideas.
IOI’s RS team will continue to work with EF on mapping and monitoring its supply base. This is done to deliver on IOI’s commitment to producing sustainable palm oil products and to support mills in introducing smallholders to sustainability initiatives that meet their specific needs.
The cooperation and support from Meridian Plantations Sdn Bhd, MPOB, and EF are greatly appreciated and invaluable in this important and critical initiative.
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