Conserving Gabon’s Cultural Heritage
A treasure trove of 14th Century artefacts was discovered deep within a conservation area of Olam’s palm plantation in Gabon.
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Our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy and our Living Landscapes Policy set out our commitment and vision for oil palm plantations to coexist with natural ecosystems and communities in carefully planned and managed landscapes, and ultimately to have a net positive impact.
We are fully supportive of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and we are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain that supports:
Our Palm Dashboard charts progress against our roadmap of commitments and updates are available on a quarterly basis.
In 2011, Olam Palm Gabon we were the first company to meet the RSPO’s new plantings requirements in Africa for our Awala plantation. To date 112,455 ha of our palm plantations in Gabon are RSPO certified and we are on track to achieve 100 percent RSPO certification of our operations in Gabon by 2021. Additionally, 3 of our facilities in the U.K. and Gabon have achieved RSPO certification.
Our palm oil from our Gabon plantations is fully traceable and produced under RSPO defined terms. For our third-party sourcing of palm oil we are working with our third-party suppliers to ensure they uphold our commitments under our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy. We prioritise buying from RSPO members and 90 percent of our palm oil is sourced from suppliers who are RSPO members.
Olam sources and produces edible oils to meet our customers’ needs – read more here.
Managing palm plantations in a biodiversity rich country like Gabon requires extensive efforts to support and safeguard the country’s natural heritage.
Read about the latest developments across the business, including our global sustainability initiatives.Read Our Blog