Palm Plantations

Click here to view where Olam's plantations located.

See area statement below. Four out of six concessions (112,454 ha) are already RSPO certified and we are on track for 100% by 2021.

Within the concession we are protecting 72,000 ha of High Conservation Value forest and other areas such as buffer zones.  

We were the first company to meet the RSPO’s New Plantings requirements in Africa in 2011 for the Awala Plantation.   

Location
Total Area
HCV and Buffer zones*
Planted
Infrastructure and others**
Completion date
Awala

 20,030

12,482

6,822

726

End 2016

Mouila 1

 35,354

18,323

15,885

1,147

End 2015

Mouila Lot 2

 31,800

 21,543

 9,060

1,197

 2017

Mouila Lot 3 and Lot 3 extension

 38,363

18,765

18,272

1,325

2017

Makouke***

18,707

1,016

5,934

11,757

2017

Total

144,254

72,129

55,973

16,152

 

 

Location             
Total Area     HCV and
Buffer Zones  
Planted     Infrastructure & others    Completion date  
Ndende**** 58,400 27,279 7,502 1,121 2017

 

*Permanent set asides for biodiversity conservation, riparian buffers, community use and other implantable areas

**Including mill, housing, office, road, additional set aside forest etc.

***Acquired in 2016

****Remaining area available for planting has not been developed

All agri-businesses need to optimise the finite amount of land suitable for feeding the world’s growing population. In Gabon we have invested in a Centre of Excellence which undertakes testing and analysis of plant tissues, soils, fertilisers and water. We are collaborating with research organisations, such as Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Agropolis Fondation in France, and the Commonwealth Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia to carry out research and development in oil palm to improve operational efficiencies, productivity and yields.

Reports and Assessments
  • Awala & Makouke Reports and Assessments Download [2MB, ZIP]
  • Mouila Reports and Assessments Download [3.9MB, ZIP]
  • GRAINE Reports and Assessments Download [504KB, ZIP]

Want to know more about our edible oils?

Palm Dashboard

In January 2018, we also launched our Palm Dashboard to chart progress against our roadmap of commitments detailed in the Sustainable Palm Oil Policy.

National Geographic: December edition

National Geographic addresses challenges of the global palm industry and cites our oil palm operations as a positive example of environmentally and socially responsible palm production.

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