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Membership No.





Oil Palm Growers



Member since

10 July 2015

SOTRADER (Societe Gabonaise De Transformation Agricol)


SOTRADER is a public-private partnership between the Government of Republic of Gabon and Olam International, the technical partner.

The SOTRADER aims to develop smallholders? agricultural program i.e. GRAINE (Gabon des RĂ©alisations Agricoles et des Initiatives des Nationaux Engages) and promote sustainable development that benefits local population. GRAINE program was launched on 22 December 2014.

ACOP Report Submissions

Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    Internally, Sotrader will promote the RSPO by developing smallholders palm oil area that comply to the RSPO standards and requirements.

    Externally, Sotrader aspires to demonstrate relevance and positive impacts of the RSPO in promoting sustainable development and livelihoodand in Africa region.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    Sotrader will engage interested parties and stakeholders through multiple channels:

    Regional/ international level: Through participation of various working groups to promote sustainable production of palm oil by smallholders.

    National level: Through various consultation during planning and assessment of the project areas.

    Community level: Ensure FPIC is implemented prior to project development and Internal Complaints Management Procedures and monitoring progress of resolution using SocProg.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    During planning phase of the project, Sotrader will strive to comply to the RSPO new planting procedure.

    Project area will aim for RSPO Group Certification and certified FFB will be supplied to a certified mill.
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