The oil palm crop is grown by millions of smallholder farmers, particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia, where smallholders manage 40% of land used for palm oil production. These growers are critical to the future of the palm oil sector and the thousands of companies that are indirectly linked to them through the supply chain.
These smallholders present sourcing challenges; for example, they may:
• be unregistered
• not have correct legal papers
• have encroached into forests
Smallholders are often invisible to the mills, refineries and consumer goods companies that all depend on them. This makes smallholder engagement and support extremely challenging.
Palm oil procurement is a delicate and complicated issue. It can damage your brand if your company is accused of contributing to deforestation, using child labor or killing wildlife. Your brand will make headlines if you don’t act fast.
Our GeoTraceability solution for sustainable palm oil — GeoT Palm Oil Sponsorship (GeoT4Palm) — can provide exactly what you need to protect your brand and increase your visibility in real time on your palm oil (PO) supply chain.
With this solution, you will be able to increase your sustainable palm oil procurement and to prove it.
You will know exactly what you buy and use this information as risk-management and optimization tools. Your company can help accelerate efforts to increase traceability and transparency in the palm oil supply chain.
The GeoT4Palm program is a software as a service (SaaS) platform providing the highest level of physical traceability and transparency available for PO supply chains. We use GPS mapping, GIS technology, mobile phones and serialization systems to map the supply chain, as well as collect and analyze great amounts of data. GeoT4Palm is your eyes in the field. We make every stakeholder visible in the supply chain mapping and we give you access to valuable data. The sponsorship concept is the perfect solution to share costs between companies while accelerating efforts for more sustainable palm oil.
Your company can sponsor a chosen number of independent palm oil mills ($12,000 each) and the mills will enter into a service contract with OPTEL to use its GeoTraceability system to trace their FFB (fresh fruit bunch) purchases.
You have access to the full GeoT4Palm platform and data collected from all PO mills engaged in the program.
We need a process to make smallholders and other suppliers visible to their buyers, simultaneously helping mills to better manage and engage with their supply base and putting smallholders on the map as responsible business units.
Supply chain flows
Information on each farmer and each plantation
Risk profile of each mill
Risk of PO of unknown provenance
The GeoT4Palm is supported by Golden-Agri Resources.
GeoT4Palm platform has been operational for over six years across
17 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.
How can you participate? More information on the supplier sponsorship program for palm oil.
GeoT4Palm links two objectives: to collect and manage data on the smallholder supply base, and to use the information to improve supply chain efficiency and increase revenues.
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is working with OPTEL to accelerate efforts to
increase traceability and transparency in the palm oil supply chain.