Report shows how global confectioner is implementing its Palm Oil Charter
The difference between certification and fully traceable supply chains
By the end of 2014, all of the palm oil in Ferrero’s products will be 100% segregated Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified. This certification highlights that the palm oil Ferrero uses comes from certified plantations.
However, it does not include full supply chain mapping back to each single plantation supplying the food company. As a result, Ferrero has gone beyond certification in order to achieve full supply chain traceability.
Doing so will ensure the palm it buys has no link to deforestation, or exploitation of the communities and smallholder farmers living and working in palm oil producing plantations. Traceability and ground visits
Over the last year, TFT has supported Ferrero to map its entire supply chain. This includes mapping all mills, as well as the plantations supplying those mills that Ferrero buys from.
This work has enabled Ferrero to reach 92% traceability to plantation so far. To put this into context, Ferrero works with up to 37 mills and 184 plantations across Brazil, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.
TFT has also supported Ferrero in assessing its Peninsular Malaysia suppliers, visiting supplying plantations and mills and providing recommendation to growers in order to progress towards compliance with Ferrero’s charter. You can read Ferrero’s second progress report in full, including what its next steps are in implementing its Palm Oil Charter.