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.
As a sustainable and responsible business, Olam Palm Gabon's approach is helping to addresses these inter-connected challenges.
We are committed to sustainable palm oil production. We are the largest Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified producer in Africa with an overall concession area of 202,000 ha, with 50% (99,000 ha) of High Conservation Value (HCV) forest, wetlands and savannah permanently protected.
Our plantations are the only ones globally to have been independently assessed as climate positive (net draw-down of atmospheric carbon) and were recognised at the inaugural 2019 RSPO Excellence Awards for a strong commitment to establishing sustainable oil palm plantations that generate net positive impacts through forest conservation.
Olam Palm Gabon operates two palm oil mills and one palm kernel crushing plant sourcing 99.99% fresh fruit bunches from own plantations as well as one edible oil refinery where it refines crude palm oil to produce cooking oil which is sold in consumer packs directly to service the local Gabonese market.
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.
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