IOI Loders Croklaan Achieves 100 Percent Traceability for its Directly-Sourced Palm Oil
Traceability Allows IOI Loders Croklaan to Push for Sustainable Practices at the Mill- and Plantation-Level
19 October 2015 – Wormerveer, The Netherlands – IOI Loders Croklaan, a leading producer of palm-based fats and oils to the global food industry, today announced that 100 percent of its directly sourced palm oil worldwide is traceable to the mill level. Given the size and scale of IOI Loders Croklaan’s reach, this milestone will further ad-vance sustainability and traceability within the palm industry while positively impacting the supply chains of the more than a thousand companies that purchase IOI Loders Croklaan products.
Directly-sourced oil constitutes 65 percent of IOI Loders Croklaan’s total volume sourced. Additionally, 84 percent of its indirectly sourced palm oil is now traceable to mill level, making IOI Loders Croklaan’s total supply 94 percent traceable to the mill level. We are working together with our third party suppliers to further increase the traceability number of the indirectly sourced palm oil up to 100 percent.
As of today, IOI Loders Croklaan is also importing 38% of all its sourced palm oil vol-umes as sustainable, Segregated RSPO (SG RSPO) certified.
“Traceability to mill level is key to ensuring a transparent supply chain and is a critical step in transforming the industry,” said Ben Vreeburg, sustainability director at IOI Loders Croklaan. “Once we can trace the oil back to the supplying mill, we can start working with the mill to assess if the mill and its supply base are compliant to our Sus-tainable Palm Oil Policy. At mill level we can use our commercial leverage and drive change, through the mill, at the plantation level – the very base of our supply chain,” stated Vreeburg.
Tracing palm oil to its source is the critical first step in IOI Loders Croklaan’s three-step approach to building a traceable, transparent and sustainable supply chain. After tracing the origin of the oil it sources, IOI Loders Croklaan uses remote sensing technology to analyze whether mills are operating in a low or high sensitive area. Based on this analy-sis the mills are prioritized for a field visit. The third step is to visit these high priority mills for an on-site mill verification to assess compliance with our sustainable palm oil policy. IOI Loders Croklaan has an in-house mill verification team and has also part-nered with sustainable management experts Proforest to conduct these field visits.
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About IOI Loders Croklaan We are a worldwide leading producer and supplier of premium quality oils and fats for the food manufacturing industry around the globe. Our products are used in a wide range of applications, from bakery and confectionery to dairy fat alternatives and infant nutrition. As part of IOI Group, one of the world’s largest sustainable palm oil produc-ers, we benefit from a fully integrated and traceable supply chain. This enables us to of-fer products with consistent high quality. Our committed and innovative approach is based on 125 years of experience. As a result, we work with our customers to create healthy, sustainable and cost-effective offerings that meet or exceed their business goals.