Malaysia

L’Oréal supports smallscale palm oil farmers

04/2016

Thanks to an unprecedented project, L’Oréal has committed to purchasing production from 500 smallscale holders over five years in Malaysia, through a partnership with NGO Wild Asia and its suppliers.

An unprecedented project in the market for palm derivatives, which previously did not trace production back to the plantation.

Smallscale independent growers represent around 40% of the world’s palm oil production. However, because their lack of access to efficient agricultural practices results in low profits, they are sometimes tempted to illegally increase the size of their plantations. In Malaysia, L’Oréal has committed to support SPOTS (Sustainable Palm Oil & Traceability with Sabah small producers), an unprecedented project in the market for palm derivatives, which previously did not trace production back to the plantation. 


An unprecedented project in the market for palm derivatives, which previously did not trace production back to the plantation.

Achieving zero deforestation
 

L’Oréal has committed to purchasing RSPO-certified production from 500 smallscale holders in the Sabah region in Malaysia over five years, through a partnership with NGO Wild Asia and its suppliers Clariant, Global Amines and Wilmar, all of which are committed to the project for the long term. The initiative gives these smallscale growers fairer, long-term access to the international market, allowing them to improve their agricultural practices and living conditions while preventing deforestation.

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