The Fuji Oil Group is a Japanese manufacturer of plant-based food solutions. They operate in the files of hard butters for chocolate, confectionery and bakery ingredients (including cream, margarine and cheese-flavoured ingredients), and soy ingredients.
Since 2016, we have worked with Fuji Oil Holdings Inc. to influence and scale up change among their palm oil suppliers in Malaysia. This began with the development of their Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, signifying their commitment against deforestation, peatland development and exploitation for all palm oil in their supply chain. Subsequent policy implementation efforts have focused on an ART (Aggregator Refinery Transformation) plan in Fuji's Palmaju refinery supply base in Malaysia.
Continuous effort to strengthen NDPE compliance of Palmaju and its supply base where a total of 48 entities have been engaged through trainings and 40 mills and plantations have responded to the T4T online system
Fuji Oil has reviewed and updated the grievance policy and is now on par with the expectation of the industry
Fuji Oil joins Earthworm Foundation and other partners on the Aerial Prioritas Transformasi (APT) landscapes initiative for Southern Aceh, home to the world-famous Leuser ecosystem.
Kicked off Labour Transformation Programme to help suppliers to meet the NDPE gaps and requirements in Peninsular Malaysia.
Started scaling up process to engage and track the progress of NDPE compliance of Palmaju’s direct suppliers and supply base using the T4T system
Grievance mechanism established
Fuji Oil published their first progress report publically informing the inaugural traceability to mill score which was 94% for both palm oil and palm kernel oil
100% of Palmaju’s direct suppliers engaged on Fuji Oil’s NDPE requirements through Aggregator Refinery Transformation (ART) activities such as broad level trainings
NDPE policy published and socialised with suppliers
Building on Fuji's No Deforestation, Peat & Exploitation (NDPE) commitments, we have supported traceability, supplier engagement, grievance mechanism and transformation activities in their supply chain in Malaysia. These activities have focused on engaging key suppliers on transforming prevalent social issues, as well as creating resources and case studies to spread change across the rest of their supply base. Our work with Fuji also includes developing and using the online platforms, such as the Tools for Transformation system, to identify gaps in their supply chain, monitor policy implementation and support ongoing industry transformation in Malaysia. In Indonesia, Fuji is supporting the Landscapes transformation initiative in regions at risk of deforestation.
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