Success Stories

Success Stories
 
  Thailand - World's First Independent Smallholders to be RSPO Certified, October 2012 Final Report on Impact Study of the Project on Sustainable Palm Oil Production for Bio-energy by the Economics Faculty, Prince Songkla University

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  UK-based New Britain Palm Oil (NBPOL) and its subsidiaries operate in the palm oil, sugar and beef cattle industries in Papua New Guinea, with palm oil operations also in the Solomon Islands. A vertically integrated producer of palm oil, the company raises its  own seed, which it also sells globally, and harvests and processes oil palms fruits in PNG before exporting the oil  to countries within the European Union.

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  Sime Darby Plantation has upstream operations that include cultivation of oil palm, development of plantations, and milling of fresh fruit bunches (FFB). The downstream business present in 15 countries encompasses manufacture and distribution of oils and fats products to biodiesels, oleochemicals, and nutraceuticals.

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  Cargill’s PT Hindoli operations comprise of 10,000 hectares of oil palm plantation producing fresh fruit bunches which are processed at two company–owned mills into high quality crude palm oil and palm kernel. Partnering PT Hindoli are 8,800 smallholders across 17 village cooperatives; each supported by a team of Farmer Development (FD) assistants. The FD assistants, employed by Cargill, provide guidance in training, plantation development, as well as environmental and financial management.

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  In January 2010, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil introduced a new procedure to make sure that members which expand their plantations do so responsibly. Introduced to help show that the RSPO is effective in controlling damaging deforestation, the so-called New Planting Procedure (NPP) is not an addition to the RSPO guidelines for sustainable palm oil production, but rather helps reinforce the RSPO’s already existing criteria governing responsible expansion. In its first year, growers and companies were slow to adopt the NPP, claiming it is time-consuming, poorly understood and unnecessary. However, companies that have undertaken the procedure, and in particular Sipef, a Belgian agro-industrial company operating in Indonesia, have shown there is nothing to be afraid of.

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  TIGER TIM PRODUCTS LTD

Firelighter Company’s Leap in The Dark Towards Sustainable Palm Oil

The sight of a glowing barbeque or the comfort of a blazing fire wouldn’t normally direct one’s thoughts to Mold in North Wales. But maybe it should – because there’s a very good chance that the products used to get those fires started came from this unassuming town.

Mold is home to Tiger Tim Products Ltd, proud operators of the largest firelighter production facility in the world, supplying most of the UK’s major supermarkets, exporting 90% of their output worldwide. Annual production runs at 70 million packs of firelighters, barbeque cubes and gel, generating a £22 million turnover.

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