Meet MDBC’s Climate Solution of the Week: Sime Darby Plantation (SDP), the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil (#CSPO). A leader in 💡#Innovation, SDP serves customers across the world.
SDP ensures that its entire production system is truly sustainable through the following key areas:
1. Ensuring traceability of its supply chain and the quality of products to customers. This includes ensuring food safety as its main product is a food ingredient present in many foods consumed globally;
2. Minimizing the company’s impact on the environment through circularity, as well as significant and tangible carbon emission reductions across its entire supply chain; and
3. Working with communities in and around where the company operates to elevate sustainable standards and practices.
🌏 Recognizing that palm oil is one of the most widely used commodities with a global demand projected to grow due to rising population, SDP strongly believes that traceability is key to halting deforestation. Tracking supply back to its source will make it possible to identify where problems exist in the supply chain and allow the company to take action by working together with its stakeholders to ensure it is fully sustainable.
– As part of its commitment to a traceable supply chain, SDP has introduced an open access online platform called ‘Crosscheck’, enabling full transparency of its supply chain and helping to ensure that it is deforestation – free 🌳.
– SDP’s globally integrated business as well as traceable and sustainable supply chain, includes its Zwijndrecht Refinery (NL) which makes products mainly for the European market. At this refinery, a zero – waste discharge reverse osmosis plant was installed earlier this year, resulting in a total energy savings of 16%. 🔌
– SDP provides a low – carbon footprint products to the European market, thanks to the work done in its upstream operations to reduce carbon footprint in its production. Efforts include, among others, the installation of biogas plants to capture methane from palm oil mill effluent (POME) for electricity generation. ⚡
Under its Conservation and Biodiversity Area (CBA) initiative specifically, SDP determines whether a particular site within its operations needs to be ⛔ protected, 🌏🌟 restored, or 🔗 connected with other important landscapes, before it draws up the appropriate action plans for conservation of the site.
SDP’s approach to sustainability embraces and contributes to the UN SDGs.
– 🎯 SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals); and
– 🎯 SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
as the two major goals relevant to its business and those on which it can make the most impact.
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The Climate Solution of the Week is a joint campaign towards COP28, by the NBCC and the NL Business Hub Network.
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