Traceability & Responsible Sourcing

As an exclusive upstream producer, our main suppliers are FFB suppliers, delivering fruit to our mills. There are three types of fruit suppliers; associated smallholders under a plasma scheme, larger outgrowers without a mill of their own or with excess fruit, and independent smallholders (defined as growers with less than 50 hectares of plantings). Most external fruit is delivered directly by the smallholders and outgrowers, with a small proportion through FFB traders. And the origin of fruit changes daily, making traceability complex.

As part of our NDPE commitment, we are launching a programme to achieve full traceability of all FFB processed to estate level. We will pursue our traceability objectives by: