Traceability helps us to build stronger relationships and trust with suppliers.
Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food has achieved 95 percent traceability to the plantation for its entire supply chain. The company’s commitment to a fully traceable supply chain is based on its belief that traceability – knowing its supply chain – creates the necessary foundation to support industry level adoption of sustainable production practices.
“Traceability helps us to build stronger relationships and trust with suppliers. The information traceability provides also enables us to scale up and be realistically ambitious in our interventions, especially with smallholders,” said Anita Neville, Chief Sustainability and Communications, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, in the Company’s online panel discussion themed Leading to Sustainable Palm Oil Industry through Supply Chain Transformation.
Anita added, “We believe these efforts are not only good for our business but also support the strengthening of this vital Indonesian industry – helping it become more productive, efficient and competitive, through adoption of recognised, sustainable production practices.”
Having a comprehensive view of all Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food’s suppliers, sub-suppliers and the linkages between them, allows the company to collaborate and invest to make the entire supply chain more resilient and more sustainable.
In addition to the traceability effort, the company conducts regular monitoring and assessment of its suppliers of crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel oil (PKO), to ensure they understand and comply with the principles of sustainability within the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP).