Investors in the Palm Oil Industries
SAS Devineau, a company of the Devineau Group, is the leading manufacturer of
candles in France. Established in 1803, it has remained a family-owned company
until today. We employ more than 400 persons, mainly in France. The raw material
used to make candles comes essentially from oil refined products. Because of the
current oil market situation, we are looking for replacement materials, palm oil
being one of them. We are committed to use this raw material in the respect of
the environment with an ethical point of view. We are exporting our candles
worldwide: they are the image of the French know-how in terms of design and
quality. We wish to invest in sustainable resources and control our raw
ZIL de la Gare
Tel : +33 02 51 13 17 13
Fax : +33 02 40 93 76 70
Contact: Mr Marc Devineau, Managing & Marketing Director
CO-OP CLEAN Co Ltd is an affiliated company with Japanese Consumers’
Co-operative Union (JCCU), which holds 22 million family members, and we provide
JCCU members with our products. Our company was established in 1978. At the
time, the deterioration of environment in water resources became a crucial
problem, and we have been contributing to our society by developing and
supplying environment-friendly products since then. We are proud of utilizing
high quality palm oil as main materials for our products, which is sustainable
and biodegradable, and we strongly support RSPO’s principle.
CO-OP CLEAN Co Ltd
1-17-18, Nishiki-Chou, Warabi City
Tel : +81 48 4462907
Fax : +81 48 4462932
Contact: Mr Junpei Katagiri, President
D1 Oils PLC is an energy business that will contribute to the alleviation of
three pressing global issues: climate change, energy security and rural poverty
in the developing world.
By sourcing our biodiesel feedstock from the developing world, we are benefiting some of the world's poorest communities. Rural communities and businesses throughout Africa, India and Asia will be empowered by their ability to produce biodiesel for their own transport and power generation needs as well as for export. The developmental impact could be immense: reducing expensive fuel imports, improving the balance of trade, and providing incremental incomes for farmers while potentially creating millions of new jobs.
D1's objective is to become a global, sustainable producer of competitively priced biodiesel. We aim to meet the world's growing demand for more green transport fuel. We intend to deliver a consistent high volume output of sustainable vegetable feedstock oils and high quality biodiesel. We are building a global portfolio of planting and refining operations and we believe production in volume for the long term is the most profitable way to maintain our lead over competitors. D1 is commercially driven with a business model that addresses the pressing global issues of fuel supply security, climate change and sustainable development.
D1 Oils PLC
Forty Foot Road, Middlesbrough
Cleveland TS2 1HG
Tel : +44 01642 755580
Fax : +44 01642 755599
Contact: Mr Peter Campbell, Executive Director
USFG is a U.S. based “S-Corporation,” established in 1992.
US Food Group is an importer of specialty food products to the US foodservice industry: US Food Group specializes in providing unique specialty foods of unparalleled quality, with natural ingredients and sustainable practices being of paramount relevance.
FryChef, a palm based frying oil, imported from AAK in the UK, is a product of primary importance to US Food Group, and their customers, for both nutritional and environmental reasons: Nutritionally, FryChef is naturally free of trans-fatty acids, a contributing factor to heart disease. Environmentally, FryChef, a palm based frying oil, has a "fry-life" up to three times longer than other (non-hydrogenated) vegetable oils, therefore restaurants use far less 011 during the course of a year - meaning less energy used in planting, harvesting and processing; less packaging to manufacturer, and less packaging to dispose, and les. fuel in transportation costs.
US Food Group
22 W Allegheny Ave
Towson, MD 21204, USA
Tel : +1 410 847 9175
Fax : +1 410 847 9176
Contact: Ms Sally Beaton, Managing Director
Burton's Foods is the company formed following the combination of The Horizon
Biscuit Co Ltd and Burton's Gold Medal Biscuits Ltd in October 2000. The Company
is now a leading edge branded and own label manufacturer of quality biscuits,
confectionery and snack products. It owns and produces the market leading brands
Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels whilst Cadbury's Fingers,
Animals and Signature are manufactured under licence.
Burton's Foods Ltd is committed to meeting stakeholder and customer needs while continuing to improve the performance and effectiveness of its management system. Burton's Foods Ltd will achieve this by delivering performance which provides a high quality cost effective service to customers, maintaining a Due Diligence system for both product quality and product safety and development of brand and customer brands through product development and product improvement. Burton's Foods Ltd will sustain this commitment by the involvement and development of all employees in the continual improvement process.
Burton's Foods Ltd
Centrium House, Centrium Business Park
Griffiths Way, St Albans
Hertfordshire AL1 2RE, United Kingdom
Tel : +44 (0) 1727 899700
Fax : +44 (0) 1727 899701
Contact: Mr Gary Williams, Puchasing Director
Reckitt Benckiser is a leading manufacturer of household cleaning and health
& personal care products. We employ around 23,000 people, with sales in 180
countries and more than 40 manufacturing facilities worldwide.
Over and above the benefits of our products in improving hygiene and health, we’re intent on delivering them in a sustainable and responsible way. Here our priorities are Environmental Sustainability (climate change, a sustainable supply chain and waste reduction / recycling) and Social and Ethical Responsibility (employee health & safety, a responsible supply chain and local / global community involvement).
Our latest Sustainability Report, and information on our management of corporate responsibility issues, is available at:
Reckitt Benckiser is headquartered in the United Kingdom and listed on the London stock exchange; with a market capitalization of circa £14bn we rank among the top 30 UK listed companies. In 2005 net revenues were £4.18bn and net income £669m. Our well known brands include Dettol, Nurofen, Strepsils, Gaviscon, Clearasil, Vanish, Spray ‘n Wash, Calgon, Woolite, Lysol, Harpic, Cillit / Easy-Off Bang, Finish, Calgonit, Electrasol, Air Wick and Mortein.
Reckitt Benckiser PLC
103-105 Bath Road, Slough
Berkshire SL1 3UH
Tel : +44 (0) 1753 217800
Fax : +44 (0) 1753 446415
Contact: Mr Edward Butt, Group Environmental and Health & Safety Director
The activities of Japan's general trading companies have achieved
unprecedented diversity. A leader among these trading companies, Itochu
Corporation has seen its own evolution follow the same trend. Itochu is a
globally integrated corporation with offices in over 80 countries and operations
that cover a broad spectrum of industries. Annual revenues place Itochu among
the world's largest corporations of any type.
In April 1997, Itochu introduced a new way of doing business by dividing operations into independently managed "division companies." This was followed in 1999 by the adoption of the position of corporate executive officer to divide more clearly the duties of top management and the Board of Directors. The "division company" organization facilitates prompt responses to today's borderless, rapidly evolving markets, while leveraging the benefits of Itochu's immense scale. Social responsibilities also play a central role in all Itochu operations. This is exemplified by the company's acquisition of ISO 14001 certification, an international standard for environmental management systems.
5-1, kita-Aoyama 2-Chome
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8077
Tel : +81 3 3497 6636
Fax : +81 3 3497 6085
Contact: Mr Kotaro Mori
CremerOleo specializes in the supply chain management of a core range of
mainly vegetable-based Oils, Fats and Oleochemicals. This division of the Cremer
Group of Companies consists of a global network of Production, Storage,
Marketing and Shipping locations, with principal offices in Singapore, Hamburg
Our network is augmented by an ever-expanding circle of facilities accessible through long-term strategic business partnerships world-wide. At the same time, we maintain a finely-tuned infrastructure capable of expanding our range to meet the demands of our business partners all along the supply chain. Our strength as a vital link to the international oleochemical industry lies in our ability to leverage our global connections to serve both our suppliers and our customers as a one-stop shop providing total value-added packages.
Peter Cremer (S) GmbH
19 Keppel Road
#11-01/02 Jit Poh Building
Tel : +65 6225 7890
Fax : +65 6227 3060
Contact: Mr John Hall, Managing Director
Jordans Cereals is a British family owned cereal manufacturer with an annual
turnover of c. £70 million. For the past 30 years we have manufactured high
quality natural breakfast cereals and cereal bars. Our products are now sold in
more than 20 countries and we are currently the fastest growing breakfast cereal
manufacturer in the UK.
Jordans are committed to using the best quality natural ingredients and sourcing produce locally where possible. Their wide range of premium breakfast cereals and cereal bars are tasty, healthy and natural, and completely free from artificial ingredients. Not only does Jordans believe that food grown naturally with the minimum of processing tastes better, but the company is committed to sustainable farming. All the cereals used in Jordans products are either Organic or Conservation Grade; farming methods that encourage wildlife and help reverse some of the environmental consequences of intensive farming.
W Jordans (Cereals) Limited
Holme Mills, Biggleswade
Bedfordshire SG18 9JY
Tel : +44 (0) 1767 602694
Fax : +44 (0) 1767 316132
Contact: Mr John O'Neill, Raw Materials Quality Manager
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and the
Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and is ranked in the top 25 among FTSE-100
companies, by market capitalisation.
Standard Chartered has a history of over 150 years in banking and is in many of the world’s fastest growing markets. It has an extensive global network of over 1,200 branches (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) in 56 countries in the Asia Pacific Region, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the United Kingdom and the Americas. As one of the world’s most international banks, Standard Chartered employs over 44,000 people, representing 89 nationalities, worldwide.
At Standard Chartered we recognise we have an impact on the economies, communities and on the environment in which we operate and a responsibility to address this impact. We also recognise that through our business activities we can contribute to sustainable development.
Standard Chartered Bank
1 Aldermanbury Square
London EC2V 7SB
Tel : +44 (0) 207 280 7361
Fax : +44 (0) 207 280 7156
Contact: Mr Chris Smith, Group Public Affairs
Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd is a wholly owned food retailer operating within
the UK and is owned by J Sainsbury’s plc whose other subsidiaries also include
Sainsbury’s Bank. Over 16 million customers visit 740 Sainsbury’s stores each
week which are served by 33 depots and together employ over 153,000 colleagues.
Sainsbury’s sells over 23,000 product lines sourced globally from over 1400
suppliers and over half of our sales are in Sainsbury’s Own Brand. In 2004/05,
the last published full year financial information, J Sainsbury plc’s total
sales were £16.5 billion and we have seen 5 consecutive quarters of like for
Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd
London, EC1N 2HT
Tel : +44 (0) 20 7695 6000
Contact: Mr Alison Austin, Head of Brand Policy & Sustainability
Established in 1923, Gardner Smith has built a network of offices spanning Australia, New Zealand, China and South Africa. Gardner Smith is a merchandising, trading and logistics operation specializing in tallow, vegetable oils, liquid feeds and protein meals.
Gardner Smith Pty Ltd
Level 14, 61 Lavender Street
Milson's Point, 2061 Sydney
Tel : +61 2 9965 5900
Fax : +61 2 9959 3347
Contact: Mr Peter Shearman, Director
Earthcycle Packaging is a privately-held, Canadian-based company that
distributes palm fiber packaging in North America. The biodegradable and
compostable packaging is made from molded palm fiber, a waste product left over
after the palm fruit is harvested and pressed for oil. Previously incinerated or
landfilled, this fiber is now made into FDA food grade packaging which is
certified compostable to the ASTM D6400 standard. Earthcycle's products have
also been certified compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute in the
United States. Earthcycle sources all of its products from West Malaysia.
Earthcycle is a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (www.sustainablepackaging.org), the US Composting Council (www.compostingcouncil.org), and the Composting Council of Canada (www.compost.com). Earthcycle offers sustainable packaging for fresh food, food service and garden products as well as providing custom solutions for clients.
Earthcycle Packaging Ltd
1100-1166 Alberni Street
Tel : +604 899 0928
Fax : +604 682 4133
Contact: Ms Shannon Boase, President
Vance Bioenergy is a leading biodiesel production, marketing and trading
company based in Southeast Asia. Its first biodiesel production facility is in
Malaysia and produces biodiesel from palm oil that meets global biodiesel
standards such as EN 14214 and ASTM 6751. The company also produces glycerine as
a by-product of the biodiesel production process.
We aim to deliver value to our customers through:
Superior service standards to our customers through efficient and expeditious logistics management
Superior production technology that emphasizes high consistent quality at optimal cost
Superior research and development to continue to create value added products and services for our customers
Vance Bioenergy recognises the importance of good environmental management for sustainability and performance excellence, and is committed to applying the best practices in its business to protect the environment and ensure sustainable agribusiness.
Vance Bioenergy Sdn Bhd
c/o Vance Bioenergy Pte Ltd
1 Phillip Street #06-02
Tel : +65 6538 8226
Fax : +65 6538 8229
Contact: Mr Long Tian Ching, Director
The drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is creating new opportunities
for companies to buy and sell low carbon products and services. Greenergy
Biofuels Ltd is a business-to-business energy company at the forefront of these
new markets. We have been operating since 1992, initially as a supplier of low
emission fuels and more recently also as a supplier of low carbon fuels. We also
offer our expertise to other companies to help them create their own low carbon
business activities. We are a rapidly growing, privately-owned company with
current annualised turnover in excess of £250 million. We have operations in the
UK, Germany and Switzerland and employ some 30 people.
Greenergy's mission is: To deliver financial and environmental solutions to our customers through innovation and the development and management of secure, sustainable fuel supply chains.
Greenergy Biofuels Ltd
198 High Holborn
London WC1V 7BD
Tel : +44 20 7404 7700
Fax : +44 20 7400 4799
Contact: Mr Alex Smith, Environmental Policy Adviser
BP’s main activities are the exploration and production of crude oil and
natural gas; refining, marketing, supply and transportation; and the manufacture
and marketing of petrochemicals. We also have a growing presence in gas and
power and in solar power generation.
The way we organize our group mirrors the diversity of our activities. BP is divided into three main business segments: Exploration and Production; Refining and Marketing; and Gas, Power and Renewables. Our business segments operate across four regions. Their activities are supported by a number of key corporate functions.
We operate in 100 countries with well-established businesses in Europe, North and South America, Australasia and Africa.
Technology Centre, Whitchurch Hill, Pangbourne
Berkshire, RG8 7QR
Tel : +44 1189 765586
Fax : +44 1189 765379
Contact: Mr Paul Bennett, Fuel Policy Advisor
Marks & Spencer is one of the UK’s largest general retailers of Food,
Clothing and Homeware. We have over 400 stores in the UK and a further 100
franchise stores across the World. Our share of the UK Food market is around 3%.
We are committed to being the most trusted retailer on the UK High Street and as such have a comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility programme which covers:
Products – delivering high quality products with care and responsibility in particular leadership on Sustainable Raw Materials, Animal Welfare, Product Safety and Ethical Trade
People – creating great places to work for the people that work in our stores and offices
Places – Working with the communities in which we source and trade
Marks & Spencer
35 North Wharf Road
London W2 1NW
Tel : +44 (0) 2087182532
Fax : +44 (2) 2087187714
Contact: Ms Katie Stafford, Sustainable Development Manager
Midwest BD Limited is a newly formed company in Australia. Midwest’s vision
is to become the leading supplier of liquid biofuels in Australia. It will list
in mid-2006 on the Australian Stock Exchange. Its mission is to build, own and
operate two 200,000 tonnes per annum biodiesel projects in the second half of
2007. Primarily crude palm oil (and its products) and methanol will be converted
to biodiesel and glycerine. The 450 million litres biodiesel will be marketed in
Australia as well as overseas. The production sites are located in the States of
Western Australia and Victoria, Australia.
Midwest is committed to achieve a sustainable liquid fuel supply chain. It will work together with its business partners and the public to advance this goal. In particular, Midwest BD will engage with its palm oil suppliers to advance and implement the objectives of the RSPO.
Midwest BD Limited
6th floor, 30 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel : +61 3 9203 4770
Fax : +61 3 9203 4799
Contact: Mr Desmond Glynn, Director
ConAgra Trade Group, Inc (CTG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of ConAgra Foods,
Inc (NYSE: CAG), one of North America’s largest packaged food companies and a
major purchaser of vegetable oils throughout the world. It sources and
distributes a variety of basic inputs, such as wheat and oilseeds for food
manufacturing companies, feedstocks for Bioenergy companies, as well as grains
and byproducts for pet food and animal feed manufacturers. The Group also
merchandises and trades agricultural commodities, livestock, fertilizer, fuel,
energy and other inputs and commodities.
ConAgra Trade Group, Inc
11 ConAgra Drive, Suite 11-160
Omaha NE 68102
Tel : +1 402 595 7237
Fax : +1 402 271 7802
Contact: Mr Eric Watts, Director - Fats and Oils
Glencore Grain BV Rotterdam, a wholly owned subsidiary of Glencore
International AG, Baar, and is active in trading grains, oilseeds and edible
oils. The company originates/markets about 18 million mt of grain and about 5
million mt of edible oils and oilseeds yearly. The Company owns storage and port
facilities in various countries/continents as well as oilseeds crushing
facilities in Argentina and the CIS. Glencore BV is a member of a.o. FOSFA,
GAFTA and NOFOTA. For further information on Glencore and its group, we refer to
our website: www.glencore.com.
Glencore Grain BV
3012 AG Rotterdam
Tel : +31 10 40 44 400
Fax : +31 10 41 29 635
Contact: Mr Peter Johannes Poort
Founded in 1981, Lion Corporation has always been Japan’s leading
manufacturer of consumer goods, such as oral care, household, beauty care and
pharmaceutical products. Lion’s business also expands into the field of
chemicals. Its business extends into major Asian countries (ASEAN and Northeast
Asia). Lion employs about 6,000 people worldwide. Our net sales in 2004 were
Lion has deep relations with palm oil. Lion developed MES (Methyl Ester Sulfonate), a surfactant made from palm oil, because it can be produced without fear of depleting natural resources, and because it can contribute to the prevention of global warming as biomass raw materials. MES is used in Lion’s laundry detergents. Furthermore, Lion has recovered minor components from palm oil. Lion has been extracting carotene from palm oil on a commercial scale since 1991, and out carotene accounted for 70% of the world market for ‘naturally derived carotene’ in 2004.
3-7, Honjo 1-chome, Sumida-ku
Tel : +813 3621 6211
Fax : +813 3621 6269
Contact: Mr Kenji Hata, Environmental Conservation Office, CSR Promotion Dept
Kuok Oils & Grains Pte Ltd (KOG) is a leading and prominent trader of edible
oils. It also has interests in manufacturing facilities in China, Vietnam and
Bangladesh, which supply consumer pack edible oils. As part of the multinational
Kuok Group, KOG is affiliated to many companies within the group which includes
an integrated network of oil refineries and plantations. This has helped enhance
KOG’s position as the foremost trader in supplying a wide range of edible oils
and their by-products. KOG is committed to provide the best quality to our
clients and intends to play an active role in the promotion and development of
sustainable palm oil, with due concern for the environment and wildlife.
Kuok Oils & Grains Pte Ltd
1 Kim Seng Promenade
Great World City #05-01
Tel : +65 67388622
Fax : +65 67356366
Contact: Mr Alvin Lim, Senior Manager, Trading
The John Lewis Partnership is one of the UK's top ten retail businesses with
27 John Lewis department stores and 173 Waitrose supermarkets. It is also the
country's largest example of worker co-ownership. All 63,000 permanent staff are
Partners in the business. We believe that the commitment of Partners to the
business is a unique source of competitive advantage which has fuelled 75 years
of profitable growth and a reputation amongst customers and suppliers
unparalleled in the UK retail industry.
Bracknell Berkshire RG12 8YA
Tel : +44 1344 424680
Fax : +44 1344 825544
Contact: Mr Nick Monger-Godfrey, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
Uniqema is a USD 1 billion specialty chemical company and part of the ICI
group. Uniqema manufactures products which deliver special effects that
influence how customer's products feel and perform. Uniqema sells into the
personal care, lubricants and performance technology industries. A major portion
of the business is derived from oleochemicals of which the palm based
oleochemical manufacturing is centred in its Boot Raja factory, Klang, Malaysia.
The major products are glycerine, fatty acids, soap noodles and esters.
Uniqema employs 2800 employees globally and has USD 680 million in operating assets. Being part of the ICI group, Uniqema works toward its 'triple bottom line' objectives - financial, social and environmental.
ICI is a publicly listed company on the London and New York Stock exchanges. ICI runs its business based on the tenets of corporate governance, code of conduct and a responsible care management system.
Uniqema (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Lot 1&2 Solok Waja 3
Bukit Industrial Estate, Klang 41050
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel : +60 3 3341 2115
Fax : +60 3 3343 1923
Contact: Mr Ronnie Tan, Regional Vice President Product Marketing
Leeds-based, Northern Foods plc is one of the UK's leading food producers
with a turnover of £1.45 billion (year ending 02/04/2005) and around 22,000
employees based in sites across the UK and Eire.
The company aims to be the 'supplier of choice to UK and Irish retailers in added value convenience foods' and produces a wide range of own-label and powerful branded products.
It enjoys a strong reputation for quality and innovation.
The company has leading market positions in a number of key growth categories including ready meals, chilled savoury pastries, snacks, frozen pizza and pastry products. In addition to strong own-label market shares, the company also enjoys leading brand positions in frozen pizzas, premium biscuits, vegetable grills and pork pies with Goodfella's, Fox's, Dalepak, and Pork Farms Bowyers.
Northern Foods plc
2180 Century Way
Leeds, LS15 82B, United Kingdom
Tel : +44 113 3900110
Fax : +44 113 3900211
Contact: Mr Steven Johnson, Strategic Buyer
RWE npower, a division of the multi-utility RWE Group, is a leading
integrated UK energy company, with energy generation, retail and renewables
Manages and operates 8,000 MW of coal, oil and gas-fired power stations, along with wind, hydro, and co-generation plants;
Has an energy retail business, npower. With around 6.5 million customers, npower is one of UK’s largest suppliers f electricity and gas;
Has developed an innovative partnership with Greenpeace to provide customers with a clean, renewable electricity product, “Juice”;
Provides support and specialist services to other power plant operators and owners around the world, improving power station reliability and efficiency and environmental management;
Has an extensive programme of biomass co-firing in its fleet of fossil-fuel power stations, including the use of palm oil.
Windmill Hill Business Park
Whitehill Way, Swindon
Wiltshire, SN5 6PB, United Kingdom
Tel : +44 1793 877777
Fax : +44 1793 892525
Contact: Dr Emma Wilson, Environmental Manager
Neste Oil is a leading independent Northern European oil refining and marketing company with focus on high quality refined petroleum products with reduced environmental impact. We specialize in motor fuels and other oil products for quality-conscious customers in Europe and North America. The company is listed in the Helsinki Stock Exchange. We have approximately 4,300 employees.
Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) policy of Neste Oil Corporation:
We develop, make and deliver to our customers superior products and technologies which are safe and environmentally sound
We comply with all applicable regulatory requirements
We regard good handling of HSE issues as an integral part of our business activities, and aim at efficient management of related risks
We act responsibly in society and in our use of natural resources, and make decisions supportive of sustainable development
We prove our commitment to the Responsible Care Program
Neste Oil Corporation
Keilaranta 8, POB 95
00095 Neste Oil
Tel : +358 10 45811
Fax : +358 10 4584442
Contact: Mr Pekka Tuovinen, Vice President, Health, Safety & Environment
Asda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart. Whilst we are primarily a food
retailer, non-food, including our George clothing range, is becoming an
increasingly important part of our business. Our non-food range includes
everything from diamonds to dusters. Asda currently employs around 145,000
colleagues, most working in our 300 plus stores which are located throughout the
UK. We also have distribution and head office colleagues. Our mission is “to be
the best value retailer exceeding customers needs always” delivered by our
purpose “to make goods and services more affordable for everyone” and out values
are “Respect for the individual; Strive for Excellence and Service to our
ASDA House, Southbank
Great Wilson Street
Leeds, LS11 5AD, United Kingdom
Tel : +44 113 2417653
Fax : +44 113 2418015
Contact: Mr Ian Bowles, Head of CSR
Boots is a leading UK retailer, selling health and beauty products through
its chain of Boots the Chemists stores, as well as marketing own-brand products
internationally through its subsidiary Boots Retail International. Around half
the Boots brand products are developed and manufactured by the company. In this
case the company is in control of the entire supply chain.
From its foundation in 1849 Boots has always believed in and practiced what is today known as Corporate Social Responsibility. The company is proud of this heritage and its “strong sense of social responsibility.” Today it is reflected in our values and behaviors and made explicit in our statement of business purpose. “We seek to respond to the legitimate concerns of our stakeholders – whether they be in the marketplace, the workplace, the communities in which we operate or the environment that affects us all.”
The Boots Group plc
1 Thane Road West
Nottingham NG2 3AA
Tel : +44 115 950 61111
Fax : +44 115 847 2835
Contact: Mr Andrew Jenkins, Sustainable Development Manager - Products
Natural Fuel Limited (Australia) headquartered in Perth, Australia Natural
Fuel Ltd was incorporated on 21 October 2003.
Natural Fuel Limited is a renewable energy company that is involved in the production of diesel fuel from renewable sources.
The renewable resource to be used by the Company in the production of its biodiesel would be predominantly palm oils sourced from South East Asia.
The Company is in the process of constructing its worldwide operations of large scale, economically efficient, biodiesel production facilities in the following strategic locations: 1) Houston, Texas, USA, 2) Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 3) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and 4) Jurong Island, Singapore.
In April 2005, Natural Fuel Private Limited opened its Asia Representative Office in Singapore to oversee the Company's Sales and Marketing efforts as well as its Strategic expansion in Asia.
Natural Fuel Group
260 Orchard Road
#07-02 The Heeren
Tel : +65 68362060
Fax : +65 68362061
Contact: Mr Barry Eu Yee Chun, Director
Safic-Alcan and its subsidiaries form a dual vocation group:
Trade and specialised distribution in some raw materials: tropical oils, natural rubber, latex and counter-trade;
Specialty chemicals distribution for formulating industries: rubber, thermoplastics, adhesives, paintings, inks, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, polyurethanes and for the chemical synthesis industry.
Thanks to its international coverage, Safic-Alcan group relies on an expert network in order to back up the long-lasting partnership with the raw material producers. Definitely trade development oriented, Safic-Alcan keeps on offering a wider range of high added value products.
The origin of the company dates back to 1847; it was then specialised in tropical oils trade. With the quality of its personnel and their technical skill Safic-Alcan today maintains today its world leadership for edible, tropical oils, natural rubber and latex as well as remaining number 1 in specialty chemicals for the rubber industry in Europe. The group’s approach to quality (awarding of standard ISO 9001 version 2000 and GMP+ certificates) has led to a complete system review and to a constant improvement of services to customers. Safic-Alcan has adopted a cruising speed which target is the quality at its peak through a constant improving of the processes and organisation.
3 Rue Bellini
92806 Puteaux Cedex
Tel : +33 146 92 63 39
Fax : +33 146 92 74 20
Contact: Mr Lahmeri Mustapha, Director
Vision: Both ENDS envisions a world based on equitable relationships and
consisting of sustainable livelihoods, and recognises the key role for CSOs in
Mission: Both ENDS works critically for social justice and a better environment by connecting and empowering CSOs.
Both ENDS supports the work of environmental organisations, primarily in the so-called South (developing countries) and the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. We support organisations through information, research, advocacy, campaigning, networking and capacity-building.
The core of Both ENDS’ activities is in making connections, between South and North, environment and development, and between different sectors of society. Both ENDS functions as a go-between to support individuals and social organisations all over the world whose specialisation is ecological sustainability and social justice. The main focus is the realisation of sustainable forms of natural resource management and to promote policy making in the Netherlands as well as worldwide.
Nieuwe Keizersgracht 45
1018 VC Amsterdam
Tel : +31 20 6230823
Fax : +31 20 6208043
Contact: Mr Paul Wolvekamp, Head of Projects and Programmes
Fortum aims to be the leading energy company in the Nordic countries. Our core business cover electricity and heat generation, sales and distribution, operation and maintenance services as well as other related services. We want to be known as a customer driven Energy Company with a strong commitment to sustainable development.
Heat Business focuses on district heating and cooling, industrial steam and waste-to-energy production, and on the provision of energy outsourcing services. We own and operate 24 combined heat and power plants and several hundred heat plants and stations in the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries and Poland. We are the leading provider of district heat in the Nordic countries. Our heat sales were 21.8 TWh, with Sweden and Finland accounting for 9.6 and 10.5 TWh respectively in 2004.
Using the lead simpler, safer and cleaner, the business unit Fortum Värme delivers environment oriented district heating and cooling, power and gas to industries and private customers in Sweden. Operations are run in 16 communities; among them is Stockholm, one of the world's cleanest capitals. The company's turnover is MSEK 5.900 and the number of employees is 490.
Fortum’s aim is to incorporate sustainable development closely in the daily management. Fortum applies principles of good corporate governance that strive to establish and maintain transparent governance at all levels of the organization.
AB Fortum Värme samägt med Stockholm stad
115 77 Stockholm
Tel : +46 (0)8 671 70 00
Fax : +46 (0)8 671 82 82
Contact: Mr Ulf Wikström, EHSQ Controller
SIPEF is a Belgian private agro-industrial Group registered under Belgian
Law. Its shares are quoted on the Stock Exchange of Brussels (Euronext). The
Company was incorporated in 1919 with the principal aims of promoting and
managing plantation companies which would operate in both tropical and
Currently, the SIPEF Group employs more than 20,000 people worldwide on its own estates in Asia-Oceania, Africa and South America. These cover about 70,000 hectares planted mainly with oil palm, rubber, and tea; but also with bananas, pineapples, ornamental plants, guava, pepper and medicinal plants. These products are marketed by the Group worldwide.
SIPEF aims to play an active role in the management of the companies in which it holds a majority stake or which it controls with other partners. This involves playing an active part on the boards of directors of these subsidiaries, as well as supervising the management and operations of the companies concerned.
Sustainable Agriculture policies have always been of a standard practice within our Group. For more information, visit www.sipef.be.
Tel : +32 3 6419700
Fax : +32 3 6465705
Contact: Mr Didier Cruysman, Manager Africa & South America
Biofuels Corporation PLC is a public limited company listed on the
Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Mission Statement: Biofuels Corporation aims to be a leading international producer of biodiesel, glycerine and associated products, providing for each a high quality product, excellent service to customers and strong returns for shareholders. We will maintain industry-leading performance in safety, health and the environment within an open, honest, engaging and high performance business culture.
The Project: Biofuels Corporation has commences commissioning of its 250,000 tonnes per annum biodiesel plant on Teesside, United Kingdom, with production expected to commence within the fourth quarter 2005. The multi-feedstock plant will also produce food/pharmaceutical grade glycerine and potassium sulphate.
Biofuels Corporation PLC
16 Earl's Nook
Belasis Hall Technology Park
Billingham, TS23 4EF, United Kingdom
Tel : +44 1642 371600
Fax : +44 1642 565265
Contact: Mr Sean Sutcliffe, Chief Executive Officer
KOG Edible Oils BV is a member of the Kuok Group of Companies. We have just
started operations at our tropical oil refinery, located in the heart of the
Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. As part of the Group’s integrated network of
refineries, mills and plantations, we are well positioned to meet the needs of
the European market for high quality tropical oil and their derivatives. The
company also intends to play an active role in the promotion and development of
sustainable palm oil, with due concern for the environment and wildlife.
KOG Edible Oils BV
Vandelingen Weg 540
3196 KK, Vandelingenplaat-Rotterdam
Tel : +31 10 295 4999
Fax : +31 10 295 4998
Contact: Mr Jeremy Goon, Director
Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) offers a range of products including life assurance, home and motor insurance, pensions and ISAs. CIS is part of Co-operative Financial Services (CFS), which includes the Co-operative Bank and smile, the internet bank, and is positioned within the Co-operative Group, one of the largest consumer-owned businesses in the world. Amongst institutional investors, CIS is in a unique position as a member of the Co-operative Movement, a range of businesses that have a long history of social responsibility. The Society currently manages around £20 billion customers’ money in a range of equities, property and bonds. As a significant institutional investor, CIS is in a powerful position to influence the behavior of the companies in which it invests.
CIS operates a Responsible Shareholding programme, which looks to improve the corporate governance and social, ethical and environmental performance of the companies in which shares are held. We are guided in this by our customer-led Ethical Engagement Policy (enclosed with CISs’ application form), which was launched in June 2005. One of the issues upon which CIS is currently engaging is sourcing of palm oil. Through letters and meetings, we have sought to encourage membership of the RSPO and to increase awareness of the issue. We intend to raise employee awareness and hopefully customer and public awareness though future campaigns.
Co-operative Insurance Society, Chief Office
Manchester M60 0AL
Tel : +44 161 9038686
Fax : +44 161 8341308
Contact: Ms Samantha Anne Lacey, Responsible Shareholding Analyst
The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing and transition countries, helping to reduce poverty and improve people’s lives. IFC finances private sector investments, mobilizes capital in the international financial markets, helps clients improve social and environmental sustainability, and provides technical assistance and advice to governments and businesses. Its 178 member countries provide its share capital and collectively determine its policies.
From its founding in 1956 though FY05, IFC has committed more than $49 billion of its own funds and arranges $24 billion in syndications for 3,319 companies in 140 developing countries. IFC’s worldwide committed portfolio as of FY05 was $19.3 billion for its own account and $5.3 billion held for participants in loan syndications. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington DC 20433
Tel : +1 202 4734706
Fax : +1 202 9744800
Contact: Mrs Catherine Cassagne, Senior Project Officer
The Co-operative Group, of which Co-operative Retail is a part, is a co-op, a
co-operative society. It’s a unique consumer-owned business – the largest of its
kind in the world. Its members own and democratically control everything it
does. The Co-operative Group employs over 75,000 people, operates more than
3,000 retail outlets and in 2004 its sales topped £7.7 billion. It’s a retailer,
banker, insurer, funeral director, travel retailer, pharmacist and farmer.
Whether it is animal rights or the environment, fair trade or GM, the
Co-operative Group make it their responsibility to do as much as they can to
make sure people don’t have to leave their ethics at home. It leads the way when
it comes to fair trade and was the pioneer of ‘corporate responsibility,’ which
is now a subject at the top of the agenda for thousands of other businesses.
Being a responsible business and taking a stand on issues that matter to
consumers is part of the Co-operative Group’s heritage. In addition to its
ethical trading activities, the Co-operative Group works tirelessly within
communities in the UK. Environmental issues are also high on the Co-operative
Group’s agenda. In 2004 its farming business, farmcare launched a manual to help
its farms across the UK adopt best practice to protect and enhance the
Co-operative Group, PO Box 53
New Century House
Manchester M60 4ES
Tel : +44 161 8341212
Fax : +44 161 8275750
Contact: Mr Ian Burgess, Group Quality Assurance Manager
Matthews Foods is a leading supplier of butters and spreads, producing both
branded and own label products for the retail, food service and prepared food
trades. Matthews Foods produces the Pure spreads brand, which are all dairy free
and also the Filippo Berio Olive Spread brand. Matthews is the industry’s
leading organic spreads producer. Based in Yorkshire, UK, Matthews Foods has
been producing spreads since 1975. Matthews Foods supplies all of the UK’s major
multiple retailers, is the primary supplier of fats to the food service trade
and works in partnership with a wide range of food manufacturers.
Healey Rd, Ossett
Wakefield WF5 8NE
Tel : +44 01924 272534
Fax : +44 01924 277071
Contact: Mr Bronwen Arthur, Brand Manager
Wilmar Trading Pte Ltd is the merchandising arm of Wilmar Holdings Pte Ltd.
The Wilmar Group is a leading processor, merchandiser and distributor of edible
oils, oilseeds and related products in Asia. We source and market edible oil and
related products globally.
With consolidated sales of over US$5 billion in 2004, our Group and our joint-venture companies are the largest soy bean crusher and a leading edible oil processor in China; a leading edible oil processor in India; the largest refiner and exporter of palm oil and palm-related products in Indonesia.
Our substantial and integrated operations in these major grains and edible oil consuming countries facilitate efficient service to our customers and associates. They also position us to take advantage of the huge potential of these markets.
Wilmar Trading Pte Ltd
56 Neil Road
Tel : +65 6216 0244
Contact: Mr Chua Phuay Hee, Director
Goodman Fielder produces many of Australiasia's most popular and well-known brands as well as products and ingredients for the food service, commercial and industrial sectors.
We have established a clear vision and firm values and we have determined four specific areas in which to build our capabilities: creating a competitive advantage; building a consumer-driven, customer focused company; delivering world class operational performance; and developing the organisation, team and employee capability to deliver our vision.
Today Goodman Fielder has manufacturing, marketing and distribution systems in many countries. Our major product areas include retail branded bread and other baked goods, cereals, snack foods, margarine, edible oils, sauces, dressings, Asian cuisine, pasta, cake mixes, desserts and food ingredients.
Goodman Fielder Ltd
75 Talavera Road
Tel : +61 2 8874 6331
Fax : +61 2 8874 6347
Contact: Mr Warren Burden, Commodities Director
Established in 1952, China National Cereals, Oils & Foodstuffs Corp (COFCO),
a conglomerate integrating trade, industry, finance, information services and
scientific research, is mainly engaged in the fields of agricultural products,
foods, hotels and real estate. By 2003, COFCO’s total import and export value
had reached US$ 146.8 billion.
COFCO is a pioneer in terms of import and export of agricultural products and foodstuffs, and serves as a bridge between China’s grains, oils and foodstuffs market and the global market. COFCO is one of 53 State-owned backbone enterprises under the direct administration of the Chinese central government, and since 1994, it has been consecutively listed among the Fortune Global Top 500 Enterprises. COFCO International’s development objective is to become one of the biggest food companies in China and the Asia-Pacific region as well as the main conduit through which overseas investors access China’s food industry.
China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp.
Tower A, COFCO Plaza
No 8 Jian Guo Men Nei Ave
Tel : +86 10 6528 6418 / 6522 3640
Fax : +86 10 6527 8627
Contact: Mr Chen Gang, Deputy General Manager, Oils & Fats Department
BOS International is a not-for-profit organisation, working with the
Indonesian Ministry of Forestry for the conservation of orangutans and their
ecosystem. BOS is presently running the world's largest primate conservation
project, with more than 13 sister organisations around the world, and activities
covering biodiversity conservation issues (flora and fauna), forest
rehabilitation, inventory and monitoring (through its company PT SarVision
Indonesia), and agroforestry (to improve local peoples' welfare and education).
The BOS Palm Oil Committee is an interest group within the BOS Foundation, established in November 2004 in response to growing concern about the rate of deforestation due to the establishment of oil palm plantations in South-east Asia. The spread of plantations has been recognised as a primary threat to the survival of the orangutan, and our aim is to redirect the establishment of oil palm plantations in Indonesia to degraded areas such as alang-alang grasslands rather than high conservation value forests.
2715 XG Zoetermeer
Tel : +31 79 321 2208
Contact: Ms Helen Buckland and Ms Anne Miehs, Palm Oil Committee
Lipidos Santiga is a refiner of oils and fats since 1973. We aim to produce
highest quality products in order to meet increasing demand from customers. Our
factory complies with all EU regulations regarding the environment and food
safety. We want to obtain raw materials, which are mainly palm-based products,
from producers that respect the environment and their communities during the
process of oil production. By doing this, we can offer our customers a final
product that is environmentally-friendly from beginning to end. In order to know
who these producers are and how they operate in order to guarantee
sustainability in oil palm production, we believe it is essential for our
company to become a member of the RSPO.
Carretera de Ripollet a Santiga, km 4.3
Santa Perpetua de Mogoda (Barcelona) 08130
Tel : +34 93 5443692
Fax : +34 93 5741936
Contact: Mr Manuel Pisa, Purchases Director
Essent is an energy company with its roots in The Netherlands. We provide our customers, private as well as business, with energy plus a number of additional products and services. Apart from electricity, gas and heat deliveries, these services comprise maintenance of central heating and hot-water equipment, as well as a range of cable communication products, such as cable TV and radio, broadband internet access and telephony.
We are a vertically integrated energy company, which means we generate most of the energy we supply. To generate the energy, we use conventional methods, such as coal-fired and gas-fired plants, alongside waste incinerators and, to an increasing degree, sustainable sources such as wind energy and clean biomass. Since 2004, we co-fire also vegetable oils and oil derivates in our power plants, thus producing a continuously growing volume of green electricity.
While regarding the Netherlands as our home market, we also operate in our neighbouring countries Germany and Belgium. In The Netherlands, we are market leader in the energy market.
Essent Energy Trading BV
PO Box 689
5201 AR 's-Hertogenbosch
Tel : +31 73 8531203
Fax : +31 73 8531578
Contact: Ir Alf van Weereld, Head of Sustainable Trading & Operations
CSM is an internationally-operated company engaged in the development, production, sale and distribution of bakery supplies and food ingredients. CSM's main product groups include bakery ingredients and products, lactic acid and sugar. CSM operates mainly in the business-to-business market (bakery ingredients and products, lactic acid and sugar) and, to a limited extent, the consumer market (sugar).
CSM is committed to realizing profitable growth through autonomous growth and acquisitions whilst maintaining a solid financial position. CSM operates mainly in Europe and North America but is also based in South America and Asia. On 31 December 2004, the total CSM workforce numbered approximately 13,200 with around 11,500 employed outside the Netherlands. After the announced sale of the Sugar Confectionery Division, these figures will fall to approximately 9,200 with around 7,900 employed outside the Netherlands. CSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV.
1112 XE Diemen
Tel : +32 3 641 71 93
Fax : +32 3 641 70 36
Contact: Mr Erik Op de Beeck, European Manager Oils & Fats
Spychiger Oil Trading Ltd is an international active trading company. We
trade oils and fats for human consumption and the feed industry as well as for
technical purposes. We attach value to buying from reputable suppliers and to
supporting and promoting the trade of sustainable products.
Our market area is mainly in Switzerland. We utilize economic and ecological management so that we can fulfill our future plans. We are committed to the GHP (European Code of Good Trading Practice) concept and keep it checked by accredited authorities annually. Official limited goods are not being traded. We prevent possible health risks for humans and animals by performing frequent and strict analysis on our products. It is very important for us that we can trace back our goods to their source.
Spychiger Oil Trading AG
Tel : +41 41 377 0552
Fax : +41 41 377 0557
Contact: Mr Ernst Spychiger, CEO
The company which has itself developed to one of the most important enterprises in manufacturing oil and fat for food in Europe was established in 1872 in Morges in the canton of Vaud. Its name in those early days - Morgia AG - was derived from that of the town. From the very beginning, the company's continuous development has been based primarily on quality and on finding solutions tailored exactly to the customer's needs. In 1987 the company moved to its present location in Lyss (in the canton of Bern), where it now has one of the most modern production plants in Europe. In 1997, on the occasion of its 125 anniversary, the company was renamed Nutriswiss to reflect the increasingly export oriented nature of its operations. In Switzerland, we are leaders in the processing of fats in the field of special- and organic products. Our goal is to become the leading manufacturer of edible fats in Switzerland. There are currently over 350 different items in our range of products. The quantity of fats and margarines sold annually amounts to approximately 35,000 tonnes.
Nutriswiss achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification in 2002. Nutriswiss also implements the following environmental practices: waste purification and recycling, utilization of heat recovery and wastewater pre-cleansing systems, production of electricity through slime substances and other waste materials, as well as recycling of packaging material.
Tel : + 32 387 4848
Fax : + 32 387 4800
Contact: Mr Frank Nünlist, CEO
Saraya Co., Ltd. has a 50-year-long history of manufacturing liquid soaps and alcohol disinfectants for hand sanitizing. Saraya Co., Ltd. produces liquid soaps, alcohol solutions, detergents, gargling liquids, to the general consumer, food sanitation, healthcare, and hospital markets. Saraya’s history was started with medical liquid hand soap, which had contributed to improvement of public hygiene all over Japan during the recovery period just after World War II. In 1971, Saraya started the business of palm kernel oil detergent.
Saraya has received approval for International Standards if Quality Control (ISO 9002) and Environmental Management (ISO 14001) in 1999. In 2003, the Saraya Group of companies achieved International Standards if Quality Control (ISO 9002).
Saraya strives to solve environmental problems in the world through business processes that lessen impact on the environment and by working with NPOs to hopefully attain the ultimate goal of Zero Emission. Since its conception in December 2001, Mr Yusuke Saraya, President of Saraya Co Ltd, has served as director of ZERI Japan. ZERI Foundation is a non-profit organization with a multinational network of academics, business people, bureaucrats, and educators finding creative solutions to the most pressing challenges of our times: i.e. responding to the needs of all on Earth in terms of water, food, housing, health care, energy and jobs.
Saraya Co Ltd
2-2-8 Yuzato, Higashisumiyoshi-ku
Tel : + 81 6 6706 6166
Fax : + 81 6 6706 0033
Contact: Mr Nobuo Nakanishi, Researcher
Founded officially in 1946, Ferrero was built upon an already thriving family
confectionery business. Family-owned to this day, the company has built itself
into an international group with commercial interests in the Americas,
Australasia, Asia and Africa, as well as in Western and Eastern Europe.
The Group, which is headquartered in Luxembourg, currently owns 31 trade companies. It has three R&D centres and fifteen production plants, which turn out approximately 700,000 tons of products every year. Thanks to the dedicated commitment of 16,000 employees, brands like Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, Mon Chéri, Tic Tac, Kinder Bueno, Kinder Sorpresa and Raffaello have become worldwide successes.
For Ferrero, respecting nature is so important that the Group considers the objectives of its environmental policy on a par with its production goals. In order to do this, it has created the Environmental Management System that has been adopted by all production and planning sectors, with particular reference to the development of new products and the choice of new technologies. This is a commitment that has led to its hard-earned ISO 14001 certification.
Piazzale P Ferrero N1
Alba (CN) 12051
Tel : + 39 0173 295282
Fax : + 39 0173 295849
Contact: Mr Vincenzo Tapella, Purchasing Manager, Oils & Fats
BIOX is a fast growing company based in The Netherlands, dedicated to providing a complete range of products and services to the energy, food, feed, oleochemical and rendering industries. BIOX procures, processes, produces, stores and delivers vegetable oils and fats, animal fats, by-products and solids specifically for non food applications.
BIOX purchases from both producers (plantations, refining industry, food industry, oleochemical industry, biodiesel industry etc.) as well as traders. Since we specialize in finding optimal uses for byproducts we can take a whole array of biological by-products, often at short notice. The range of products BIOX acquires includes vegetable oils and fats, by-products, animal fats, solid residues, off spec products, technical oils, low grade products, pitch oils, tall oil pitch, and bleaching earth.
BIOX has already established many long term partnering agreements where we take all by-product streams from production facilities all over Europe. BIOX, being an international company, sources products from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.
4380 AH Vlissingen
Tel : + 31 113 689 150
Fax : + 31 113 689 155
Contact: Mr A van der Kreeke, Directeur
New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL) is Papua New Guinea's largest oil palm
plantation and milling operator. NBPOL's core activity is the cultivation and
processing of Oil Palm into Crude Palm Oil (CPO), Palm Kernel Oil (PKO) and Palm
Kernel Expeller (PKE) for sales to both domestic and foreign markets. NBPOL
major export markets include the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.
At NBPOL we pride ourselves on being an environmentally friendly company. We are the first company in the industry to achieve a zero effluent discharge in the production of Palm Oil. NBPOL embraces the principles of sustainable Development and the company’s goal is to ensure that future generations will continue to benefit from today’s actions. NBPOL is acutely conscious of its varied responsibilities in respect of the environment in which it operates and recognizes that agricultural activities impact on the environment. NBPOL is committed to minimizing these impacts through continuous improvement of performance. The implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS) provides the framework to realize these goals. NBPOL received ISO14001 accreditation in 2004.
New Britain Palm Oil
West New Britain Province
Papua New Guinea
Tel : + 675 9854024
Fax : + 675 9854002
Contact: Dr Simon Lord, Head of Research
Our business concept can be summed up in two words: Good taste.
Santa Maria is the biggest seasoning company in the Nordic region, employing a workforce of over 400. Our aim is to become the leading seasoning company in northern Europe. Santa Maria currently operates in three principal business areas: consumers, catering and in-store kitchens with these key concepts: Santa Maria Spices, Tex Mex and Spicy World. From the outset, our business concept has centered on spices and seasoning. We ceaselessly travel the globe searching for new ideas and inspiration in order to bring the best food trends from around the world back to your kitchen. Using our knowledge of spices, we produce new products and concepts. It's not just because we think combining spices and food is stimulating and enjoyable. What we want is to continue to open the doors on a world of exciting taste sensations.
Palm oil is a good and important raw material for our Tex Mex production and we think it is very important to work for a sustainable production of palm oil.
Santa Maria AB
SE 43121 Mǒlndal
Tel : + 46 31 674200
Fax : + 46 31 674120
Contact: Ms Sandra Flodström, Product Strategic Manager
Cognis is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients. It employs 8,500 people, and has production sites and service centers in almost 30 countries. The company has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and delivers natural source raw materials and ingredients for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Additionally, Cognis provides solutions for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, textiles and plastics, as well as agriculture and mining.
In 2001 Cognis has been the first chemical company that achieved a global certificate for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Several environmental awards were given to Cognis in 2002 and 2003.
Cognis is owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and Schroder Ventures Life Sciences. In 2003, Cognis recorded sales of 2.95 billion euros and an operating profit before depreciation, amortization and exceptional items (EBITDA recurring) of 312 million euros.
Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co KG
Tel : + 49 2173 4995 176
Fax : + 49 211 2006 10176
Contact: Mr Harald Sauthoff, Vice President Global Procurement Oils and Fats
Cadbury Schweppes is a major global group which manufacturers, markets and
distributes branded beverages and confectionery products around the world. With
origins stretching back over 200 years, today our products - which include
brands such as Cadbury, Schweppes, Halls, Trident, Dr Pepper, Snapple, Trebor,
Dentyne, Bubblicious and Bassett - are enjoyed in almost every country around
We employ around 54,000 people who all work together to create brands people love. We are the market leaders in sugar and functional confectionery, a strong number two in gum and the world's third largest soft drinks group. As a business, we are committed to delivering superior shareowner performance. We want to profitably and significantly increase global confectionery share and profitably secure and grow regional beverages share. We'll do this by ensuring our capabilities are best in class and through reinforcing our reputation with employees and society.
We are wholeheartedly committed to corporate and social responsibility from our key strategic goals to the individual actions of our people around the world everyday. It is central to who we are, what we do and the way we do it. It is and always has been fundamental to us. Our founders were well known for their fair treatment of employees and for philanthropy in the community. Now a global company, we feel this responsibility as keenly as ever. The nature of our value chain and the global economy in which we operate brings new issues and many challenges. Our Corporate Social Responsibility programme provides the framework to integrate our values into everything we do.
Cadbury Schweppes plc
25, Berkley Square
London W1J 6HB
Tel : + 44 (0) 20 7409 1313
Fax : + 44 (0) 20 7830 5200
Contact: Mr Tony Lass, Ethical Sourcing Adviser
Oxfam’s purpose: Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering.
Oxfam's Beliefs :
The lives of all human beings are of equal value.
In a world rich in resources, poverty is an injustice which must be overcome.
Poverty makes people more vulnerable to conflict and natural calamity; much of this suffering can be prevented, and must be relieved.
People's vulnerability to poverty and suffering is increased by unequal power relations based on, for example, gender, race, class, caste and disability; women, who make up a majority of the world's poor, are especially disadvantaged.
Working together we can build a just and safer world, in which people take control over their own lives and enjoy their basic rights.
To overcome poverty and suffering involves changing unjust policies and practices, nationally and internationally, as well as working closely with people in poverty.
Oxfam works internationally as part of a world-wide movement to build a just and safer world.
Oxfam is an independent British organisation, registered as a charity, affiliated to Oxfam International, with partners, volunteers, supporters, and staff of many nationalities.
Oxfam is accountable both to those who support it and to those whom it seeks to benefit by its
274 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 7DZ
Tel : + 44 (0) 1865 311 311
Fax : + 44 (0) 1865 31 22 45
Contact: Dr Lea Borkenhagen, Programme Development Manager - Livelihoods
The Rabobank Group is the largest financial service provider in the Dutch
market. It comprises 328 independent, local co-operative Rabobanks in the
Netherlands, the central Rabobank Nederland organisation and a large number of
specialised subsidiaries. The Group's core target is to generate customer value.
The Rabobank Group is a network of competence centres working closely together. This networked expertise allows the Group to respond actively to the growing demand from business clients and private individuals for a balanced package of financial services and products. The Group thus combines the best of two worlds: the local involvement and personal touch of the local banks and the expertise and scale of a large organisation.
The Rabobank serves more than half of the Dutch population and Dutch businesses. The Rabobank Group has the highest credit rating (Triple A), awarded by the well-known international rating agencies Moody's and Standard & Poor's. To serve our clients in the international market, the Rabobank Group has 222 branches in 33 countries outside the Netherlands.
PO Box 17100
3500 HG Utrecht
Tel : + 91 11 237 92588 ext 127
Contact: Mr Rajesh Srivastava, Regional Head F&A/FAR, Asia
Cloetta Fazer was formed on 1 January 2000 through the merger of Cloetta of Sweden and Fazer Konfektyr of Finland, previously part of the Fazer Group. On 27 July 2001 an agreement with the Swiss company Valora Holding AG was signed regarding the sale of the trading business area. Cloetta Fazer is the Nordic region´s leading confectionery company. Sales in 2003 amounted to MSEK 3,030 and the operating profit amounted to MSEK 390. The number of employees is around 2,100. The key brands are Fazer Blå, Dumle, Kexchoklad, Geisha, Polly, Center, Ässät, Pantteri, Marianne, Fazermint, Bridgeblandning, Tyrkisk Peber, Liqueur Fills, Plopp and Sportlunch. The key markets are Sweden, Finland, Poland, Norway, Denmark, the Baltic states and Russia. Cloetta Fazer is the market-leader in Sweden and Finland. Cloetta Fazer has five production plants; two in Sweden, two in Finland and one in Poland. Cloetta was founded in Copenhagen in 1862 and Fazer in Helsinki 1891. The Cloetta Fazer class B share was introduced on the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 1994.
The production plants in Finland are environmentally certified according to ISO 14001. At the beginning of 2004 the plants in Sweden will be certified and efforts to obtain certification have also been started in Poland. A large share of the environmental impact in Cloetta Fazer’s value chain takes place in raw material production, i.e. at the agricultural stage. Environmental effects include nutrification, greenhouse gas emissions and loss of biodiversity.
Cloetta Fazer AB
SE-590 69 Ljungsbro
Tel : + 46 13 285000
Fax : + 46 13 285403
Contact: Mr Thomas Wiesgickl, Purchasing Manager
The National Federation of Oil Palm Growers of Colombia (FEDEPALMA) was
established in 1962 as a business and trade organization for the oil palm
agroindustry in Colombia to defend the interests of the oil palm growers, orient
them in designing technological and business policies to keep them informed with
the latest trends and developments in the global market for oilseeds, oils and
FEDEPALMA plays a key role in ensuring the adequate supply of oils and fats in the domestic market and in generating export surplus recognized internationally for their high quality. It has designed the parafiscal funds for the oil palm agroindustry and manages these funds, which were established to finance the research and development of the Colombian oil palm sector and to stabilize the domestic vis-à-vis international prices.
FEDEPALMA has also created the Center for Oil Palm Research in Colombia (CENIPALMA) to meet the needs of the oil palm sector in the area of research and technology transfer; the International Trader (CI Acepalma SA) to promote and to facilitate the commercialization of palm oil in the international markets; and PROPALMA SA, to generate investments in large scale productive projects on oil palm. All of these demonstrate the institutional strength of the Colombian oil palm sector, whose primary objective is to promote the development of an efficient, productive, sustainable and internationally competitive oil palm agroindustry and through this contribute significantly to the growth and development of the national economy.
FEDEPALMA - National Federation of Oil Palm Growers of Colombia
Carrera 10 A No 69A-44
Bogotá - DC
Tel : + 57 1 313 8600
Fax : + 57 1 211 3508
Contact: Mr Jens Mesa-Dishington, Executive President
Coop has been active for several years in the field of sustainable production
of food and non-food products. The Coop flagship labels Naturaplan, Naturaline,
Oecoplan and Max Havelaar are especially successful. Coop has set itself the
goal of sourcing other raw materials on a long-term, sustainable basis. This
fundamental decision is set out in Coop’s “Ecological, socially and ethically
responsible sourcing” guidelines. The sourcing of palm oil from sustainably
managed plantations is fully in line with Coop’s objectives. Coop signed the
Statement of Intent in January 2004 and has already switched to sustainable palm
oil in part of its product range. Coop received the
World Summit Business Award for Sustainable Development Partnerships award during the WSSD in 2002.
Postbox 2550, CH-4002 Basel
Tel : + 41 61 336 7266
Fax : + 41 61 336 71 35
Contact: Ms Brigit Hofer, Consumer Policy
Founded in 1950, the Fuji Oil Group serves the world as a specialist in intermediate food ingredients while placing the highest priority on safety, product safety and quality as well as environmental integrity. The Group's unique research and development has led to numerous innovative, high value-added specialty products. The acquired application know-how is established and perfected in the R&D Centres of Excellence. Strongly believing that close communication holds the key to mutual benefit and partnership, the global presence of our Oils & Fats Division allows us to contribute to the success of our customers by the challenging task of developing and marketing specific oils and fats for applications in the chocolate, confectionary, bakery, ice cream and dairy industry.
Find our more about FUJI OIL and its products on the following websites: www.fujioileurope.com and www.fujioil.co.jp.
Tel : + 32 (0) 9 343 0202
Fax : + 32 (0) 9 344 2610
Contact: Mr Jan Sintobin, Procurement Director
Walter Rau is the largest privately owned manufacturer of margarine and
spreads in Germany. The company was founded in 1903 and has grown to be
Germany’s most important Private Label manufacturer for edible fats and spreads.
Walter Rau owns two production plants, located in Hilter and in Velten near
Berlin. The business is split into three divisions, namely Retail Brands,
Foodservice/Professional Business and Export. Approximately 300 employees
generate a turnover of 120 million EURO per year. The company’s focus is on
retail business. The most popular brand name is “Deli Reform.” Walter Rau is IFS
3 (International Food Standard, higher level) and DIN EN ISO9001:2000 certified.
Walter Rau Lebensmittelwerke GmbH & Co KG
Tel : + 49 (5424) 3 66 0
Fax : + 49 (5424) 3 66 1 69
Contact: Mr Walter Link, Technical Director
PanEco was founded in Switzerland in 1996. The foundation is a Swiss-based
and registered international charity active in the field of environmental
protection, management and education. Presently, PanEco's projects focus on
Indonesia, one of the last strongholds of lowland tropical rainforest harboring
more than 90 percent of the globe's animal and plant species.
PanEco supports and implements sustainable and exemplary projects which promote the aims of the foundation, such as to:
Conserve ecological and biogenetic diversity and safeguard natural ecosystems.
Develop institutions, such as environmental education centers, and professionalism in the field of environmental education and further environmental awareness processes in society.
Promote sustainable development and sustainable use of natural resources.
The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) as well as the PanEco projects in North Sumatra and East Java aim to further the environmental awareness of the local population. To fight against illegal deforestation and to protect the tropical rainforests as the habitat for the Sumatran Orangutan means to conserve this ecosystem for all of us.
For further information please contact us or visit our websites www.paneco.ch and www.sumatranorangutan.org.
Foundation of Sustainable Development and Intercultural Exchange
CH-8415 Berg am Irchel, Switzerland
Tel : +41 52 318 23 23
Fax: +41 52 318 19 06
Contact: Ms Regina Frey, President of the Board
Daabon Organic CI Tequendama is the pioneer and leading grower and refiner of
Organic Palm Oil in Colombia, located in the Caribbean city of Santa Marta. It
is part of the Daabon Group of companies, and is a family owned business, now in
its third generation, recognized for its innovative practices in agriculture.
Some employees are also second and third family generation.
The company is synonymous with sustainability, and this fact is evident at every level of its operations. The company's operational strategies, commercial relationships, and employee relationships are all long term and sustainable.
Daabon Organic CI Tequendama participates in all stages of the process - growing, pressing, refining, and marketing. This vertical integration and short supply chain from farm to market gives the capacity to offer high quality, fresh products.
Its Palm Oil products are marketed in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia by Daabon owned group of companies.
Daabon Organic CI Tequendama SA
Edificio Bahia Centro Piso 11
Tel : +57 5 421 3077/421 2582
Fax : +57 5 421 0945
Contact: Mr Manuel J Davila, Director Comercial
Danisco has produced emulsifiers since 1936. Danisco is the world’s largest
supplier of food emulsifiers. The Emulsifier Division has vast experience when
it comes to the development, application and production of emulsifiers. Our
mission is to provide our customers in the food and selected non-food industries
with knowledge-based solutions that enable them to expand the market for
industrially produced products. Danisco does not only offer the broadest
emulsifier programme on the market. We also have comprehensive products and
process know-how as well as strong application expertise, which are utilized in
close cooperation with our customers. Danisco’s Emulsifier Division has a global
production structure, which is supported by a global sales network. As part of
the Danisco Corporation, the Emulsifier Division also interacts closely with
Danisco’s other divisions. The division head office is in Denmark, and
production facilities are located in Denmark, the United States, Brazil,
Malaysia and China.
Danisco is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and a member of the Amnesty Business Club and Sustainable Agriculture Initiative. Danisco has performed exceptionally well in a number of sustainability indexes which track the environmental, social and financial performance of companies. We are included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, FTSE4Good, and ranked "Best in Class" in the Storebrand index.
Edwin Rahrs Vej 38
Tel : +45 8943 5000
Fax : +45 8943 5533
Contact: Ms Pia Madsen, Director, Raw Material Purchasing
SIAT SA, founded in 1991, is an agro-industrial company specialised in the
establishment and management of industrial as well as smallholders' plantations
and allied processing and down stream industries. The main focus of the tree
crops rests on oil palms. The company offers services ranging from project
identification to project implementation, including feasibility studies,
financial engineering, project management, logistic support and marketing of
produce. SIAT has subsidiaries in Nigeria, Gabon and Ghana. In Nigeria, Presco
plc is an integrated project consisting of a plantation of 8,300 planted ha of
oil palms (total concession is 15,000 ha), a palm oil mill, a palm kernel
crushing plant, a refinery and fractionation unit. In Gabon, SIAT operates
Agrogabon, which comprises 8,000 ha of oil palm, an oil mill, a kernel crushing
plant, a refinery, a fractionation plant and a soap works factory. Finally in
Ghana, SIAT operates GOPDC ltd, which is also an integrated project consisting
of a nucleus plantation of 4,750 ha, a smallholders area of 1,200 ha as well as
the surrounding out growers area of 12,800 ha. There is a palm oil mill and a
palm kernel crushing plant on the plantation.
81 Dreve Pittoresque
Tel : +32 (0) 2 3746143
Fax : +32 (0) 2 3757631
Contact: Ms Helena Vandebeeck, Director - Operations
Agropalma started its palm oil activities in 1982 in Brazil, leading nowadays
the palm oil production in Latin America, plus controlling the entire production
chain, from seedling to RBD conventional and organic palm and palm kernel oils,
vegetable fats and margarines, and more recently, bio-diesel production.
The Agropalma complex today reaches 35,000 ha of planted area, four mills with an extraction capacity of 128 tons of FFB/hour, one refinery and fractionation plant plus a shortening and margarine production unit. Surrounding the plantations, the company has over 55,000 hectares of natural forests reserves, protecting all wildlife, including more than 300 different species of birds. The entire Group is certified with the ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:1996 and the OHSAS 18001.
Alameda Santos, 466/10º andar - Cerqueira César
01418-000 São Paulo - SP
Tel : +55 11 3175 5465
Fax : +55 11 3285 4353
Contact: Mr Marcello Brito, Commercial & Marketing Director
Aarhus Karlshamn Sweden (AAK Sweden), is part of the AAK AB Group listed on
the Swedish stock market. AAK Sweden is a leading supplier of specialty oils and
has a strong record in product innovation. The company has a pronounced
international focus with sales in more than 60 countries. Many of the world’s
largest manufacturers of food, confectionery and cosmetics are customers.
A total of 75% sales are to the food industry with the remaining 25% split between three related businesses. The Feed Materials division supplies meal and fats to animal feed processors in Northern Europe. Through its subsidiary, Binol, AAK Sweden is a leading supplier of biodegradable lubricants for metalworking and forestry. Tefac, a subsidiary that runs its own operation in the city of Karlshamn, manufactures fatty acids and glycerol.
Tel : +46 454 82 137
Fax : +46 454 82 839
Contact: Mr Jan-Olof Lidefelt, Strategic Marketing Manager, Oils and Fats
The Body Shop International plc is a values driven high quality skin and body
care retailer operating in 50 countries with over 1,900 outlets spanning 25
languages and 12 time zones.
Famous for creating a niche market sector for naturally inspired skin and hair care products, The Body Shop introduced a generation of consumers to the benefits of a wide range of best sellers from Vitamin E Moisture Cream to the Tea Tree Oil range and Banana Shampoo.
The Body Shop has always believed that business is primarily about human relationships. We believe that the more we listen to our stakeholders and involve them in decision making, the better our business will run.
In 1999 The Body Shop brand was voted the second most trusted brand in the UK by the Consumers Association. According to the 1997 Interbrand survey criteria, the company was named 28th top brand in the world, second in the retail sector. In a 1998 report, a survey of international chief executives in The Financial Times ranked The Body Shop the 27th most respected company in the world.
The Body Shop International plc
West Sussex BN17 6LS
Tel : +44 (0) 1903 846 274
Contact: Ms Rikke Netterstrom, Ethical Policy Manager
Migros is the number one retailer in Switzerland. Ten regional-based Migros
cooperatives and Migros-owned Globus department stores are active in the Swiss
retail business, and in 2003, they generated €11 billion in sales, an 18% share
of the Swiss retail market.
Since its establishment in 1925, Migros has developed its own industry and service companies. In 2003, Migros group generated a turnover of €13 billion, and Migros Bank presented a balance-sheet total of €18 billion.
In 1941, Migros companies were transformed to consumer cooperatives, with 1.9 million members today; Federation of Migros Cooperatives was made their national processing and wholesale buying centre. Regional cooperatives run about 580 stores. Two-thirds of sales consist of foods and catering. There are, however, no sales of alcoholic drinks or tobacco. In production and buying, Migros supports ethical and sustainable principles. 1% of its sales go to Migros non-business cultural scheme (€80 million). Migros is an efficient distributor of goods and values in Switzerland and over 81,000 employees help in doing so, daily.
Tel : +41 61 905 9480
Fax : +41 61 905 9395
Contact: Mr Umberto Villars, MIFA
CTP Holdings is a palm plantation company that manages six plantations; three
in Indonesia and three in Papua New Guinea. CTP is a business unit of Cargill,
an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and
services. With 142,000 employees in 61 countries, Cargill is committed to using
its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed.
For more information, visit www.cargill.com.
In line with Cargill's corporate philosophy, CTP Holdings is committed to being a global leader in corporate citizenship - our total impact on society and the environment. Our four cornerstones of citizenship are: promoting a sustainable environment, responsible business practices, engaging our workforce and ensuring their safety, and providing a positive impact in our communities. For more information visit: www.cargill.com
CTP Holdings Pte Ltd
300 Beach Road, Concourse Building #23-01
Tel : +65 6536 5185
Fax: +65 6536 9110
Contact: Mr Ian Rowland, Environmental Manager
Aarhus Karlshamn UK (AAK UK) is a leading oils and fats business in the UK
exporting to over 30 countries. With sales to the food manufacturing sector as
well as the foodservice, retail and the personal care industries, the company
has a diverse business profile within the oils and fats sector and operates one
of the most modern refining and production facilities in the world.
AAK is part of the Swedish Group, AAK AB which operates refineries in UK, Sweden, Denmark, Holland Mexico and the USA. The Group control sales and marketing companies in many other countries. More can be seen at www.aak.com.
Aarhus United UK Ltd.
King George Dock
Hull HU9 5PX
Tel : +44 (0) 1482 701271
Fax: +44 (0) 1482 709447
Contact: Mr Ian McIntosh, President
Unilever is an Anglo-Dutch manufacturer of branded fast moving consumer
goods. With Head Offices in London and Rotterdam, Unilever has operations in
over 100 countries and sells products in over 150 countries. Unilever's mission
Our mission is to add vitality to life. We meet everyday needs for hygiene, nutrition and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.
Well known Unilever brands are Dove, Magnum, Knorr, Hellmann's, Persil, Axe, Lipton, Bertolli, Good Humor Bryer's, Cif, Royco. Unilever employs about 230,000 people world wide. 2003 Sales was €47.7 B, pre-tax operating profit was €6.8 B.
Unilever has three sustainability initiatives: on water, on fish and on agriculture. If you want to read more about our sustainable agriculture programme, please look at the Unilever website at: www.unilever.com
Specific documents, protocols, brochures etc can be found at: www.growingforthefuture.com
P.O. Box 760
3000 DK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Tel : +31 10 2174585
Fax : +31 10 2174149
Contact: Mr Jan Kees Vis
Founded in 2004, kemOleo is a fast growing trade and consulting company in oleochemical and bio-energy spheres. Headquartered in Singapore and operating through a network of offices and associates in optimizing production, sourcing and supply chains globally.
kemOleo Pte Ltd
43B Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 089004
Tel : +65 6551 3737 Fax : +65 6372 1726
Vegoil EP AB
A Swedish company providing vegetable oil of environmental-friendly and renewable raw materials. Vegoil also develop process tools together with partners for efficient control of oil processing.
Vegoil provides palm oil based materials. Raw material is procured through well-known and reputable companies. These companies work to have systematic environmental control. According to the environmental policy of Vegoil EP AB, the best product from an environmental point of view shall be chosen if it is dependable from a technical and financial perspective. The policy also stipulates to set the same level of high expectation on any vendor.
Vegoil EP AB
Kungsgatan44, SE-37436 Karlshamn, Sweden
Tel : +46 768949580 Fax : +46 854501717
WWF - the World Wide Fund for Nature is one of the world's largest and most
respected independent conservation organizations. Founded in 1961 WWF now has
almost five million supporters distributed throughout five continents. WWF has a
global network active in over 90 countries. WWF has worked to conserve nature
and ecological processes through a combination of action on the ground, national
and international advocacy work to establish appropriate policies, and
international campaigns to highlight and demonstrate solutions to crucial
environmental problems. WWF’s involvement in the RSPO comes through the Forest
Conversion Initiative, a global effort to halt the conversion of high
conservation value forests to oil palm plantations and to make palm oil
production more sustainable.
WWF Switzerland Hohlstrasse. 110
CH-8010 Zürich, Switzerland Tel : +41 1 297 2238 Fax : +41 1 297 2100
Contact information: Dr Matthias Diemer, Director of Forest Programme
Major Importers of Palm Oil (‘000 tonnes)
Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA)
MPOA activities are focused on a number of priority areas which are directed at enhancing the competitive position of the industry globally through cost reduction and research and development. Among specific areas of activity, MPOA has a strong focus on environment and sustainable development. Recently, MPOA formed a Working- Committee on Environment to address issues pertaining to the environment and sustainable development and the oil palm industry. At the national level, MPOA is a member of the Environment Quality Council (EQC) which is appointed by the Minister of Science, Technology and Environment under Section 4 (1) of the Environment Quality Act, 1974 of Malaysia.
MPOA has been responsive to WWF Malaysia and WWF Switzerland’s initiatives on making the production of palm oil more sustainable. Activities that MPOA have been engaged with WWF include:
Participation in WWF Malaysia Partners-for-Wetlands forum on “Making Land Use the Lower Kinabatangan Floodplains” in April, 2001
Co-author with WWF Malaysia on the following papers: - “Balancing the need for sustainable oil palm development and conservation – The Lower Kinabatangan Floodplains experience” presented at the National Planters’ Seminar in June, 2001 - “Trade related environmental challenges for the palm oil industry” presented at MOB’s 2001 PIPOC Palm Oil Congress, August, 2001.
Co-organized the Dialogue between the Oil Palm Industry and WWF Malaysia / WWF Switzerland on 21st March, 2002.
Currently discussing with WWF Malaysia on potential collaboration on development and promotion of Best Management Practices for oil palm.
Contact Information Chief Executive: Mr M.R. Chandran Address: 12th Floor, Bangunan Getah Asli (Menara), 148, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Website: www.mpoa.org.my E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 603-2710 5680 Fax: 603-2710 5679
The East Malaysia Planters’ Association (EMPA)
The East Malaysia Planters’ Association (EMPA), started as the North Borneo Planters’ Association in 1889; it changed its name to Sabah Planters ’Association in 1973 and acquired its present name in 1973. Until recently, EMPA was the only industry organization representing the interests of plantation companies in the states of Sabah and Sarawak.
Vision / Mission Statements
Role and Function “The objectives of the Association are to represent, protect and advance the interests of the plantation industry in East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak). To this end, the Association:
• Is fully recognized by the States and Federal Governments as the representative for plantation interests in East Malaysia.
• Works closely with the plantation industry to effectively address and resolve federal issues.
• Undertakes research and development projects deemed necessary as a means to finding ways for improving operating and cost efficiencies in plantations.
• Helps propagate public understanding, support and recognition for the social and economic contributions which the plantation industry makes to East Malaysia”.
EMPA’s activities are focused to a large extent on addressing issues and problems faced by its members, particularly in respect of employment of foreign workers, CPO sales tax imposed by the State Government, industrial zoning for palm oil mills and security in plantations. With regard to the environment, EMPA has collaborated with the Ministry of Tourism Development, Science, Technology and the Environment on raising the awareness of its members on environmental issues air and water pollution by the industry. EMPA has also held dialogue sessions with the Department of Environment on open burning.
EMPA was an active participant in WWF Malaysia’s Partners-for-Wetlands Forum on ‘Making Land Use Sustainable in the Lower Kinabatangan Floodplains” in April, 2001.
The Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP)
The initiative of a small group of planters led to the establishment of the Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP) in 1919 to represent the interests of estate executives at the management level. From an inaugural membership of 200 planters, the ISP currently has more than 4,350 members, 600 of whom are overseas members from 37 countries.
Vision / Mission
ISP exists for the development and advancement of the professional interests of its members who directly or indirectly involved in the plantation. From the onset, ISP had placed priority on technical support for its members through education and publications. In 1919, the Technical Education Scheme (TES) was set up to “improve the technical knowledge of members by holding examinations and granting diplomas”. This primary mission has been upheld throughout the history of the society.
Role and Function
The primary functions of ISP are: • The award of professional qualifications • Conduct professional development programmes • Publications • Maintenance of a library • Maintenance of a register of members and processing of applications for membership
The ISP is managed by a Board of Directors comprising a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Chief Executive and Board members representing the branches and committees of the Society. Board members are elected at the Society’s General Meetings for a tenure of two years. The Board is supported by the following committees:
• Executive Committee • Technical Education Scheme Committee • Planter Editorial Committee • Finance Committee • Library Committee
Day-to-day operations are managed by the Chief Executive and the Secretariat. The management of the business aspects of publications and training course are managed by a wholly-owned subsidiary company, ISP Management Sdn Bhd.
There two classes of membership; Category A are Ordinary Members who are employed as Managers, Assistant Managers or similar capacities while Category B membership covers professionals such as engineers, scientists and Estate Medical Officers.
ISP is primarily supported by membership subscriptions, which are RM 120. per year for both categories. The Society also generates income from the organization of conference and other professional activities.
Apart from the Chief Executive and the Secretariat, Board and committee members are non- salaried and serve the Society on a voluntary basis..
Since its inception, ISP core activities have been on education and professional training and publications. Through the Technical Education Scheme, ISP conducts examinations and awards professional qualifications, namely:
• A professional Diploma of licentiate of the Incorporated Society of Planters (LISP) • A certificate in oil palm or rubber processing of the Incorporated Society of Planters • An Advanced professional Diploma of Associate of the Incorporated Society of Planters (AISP) • A postgraduate Diploma of Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Planters (FISP) The ISP and the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) offer the ISP-UPM course in Master of Science in Plantation Management at the University.
The ISP publishes a monthly magazine, The Planter which contains papers on management and technical and other aspects of the plantation industry. Since the first issue of the first that appeared in August, 1920, The Planter has been published in 78 volumes with 915 issues (as at June, 2002).
The Society organized the Annual Planting Conference from 1924 to 1941. Since then , it has organized numerous conferences , seminars and workshops at the regional, national and international levels on various aspects of the plantation industry. The ISP has held the International Planters Conference every three years since 1994.
While there is no specific focus or activities on the environment, the ISP has expressed its interests and concerns in numerous editorials in The Planter, the most recent being in the June, 2002 issue (Vol. 78 No.915). Various aspects of environmental management and sustainable development have been included in the seminar and conference programmes.
The ISP was an active participant in WWFM Partners-for-Wetlands forum on “Making Land Use the Lower Kinabatangan Floodplains” in April, 2001
Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia (PORAM)
The Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia (PORAM) is a trade association that was formed in 1975 to represent the interest of member companies involved in the palm oil refining industry.
Vision / Mission Statements
Role and Function
The main objectives of PORAM are: • “To provide an organisation for palm oil refiners to collectively support and enhance the status and interest of the palm oil refining industry. • To promote the processing, refining and fractionation of palm oil and the manufacture of all products and by-products therefrom. • To project an international image of sophistication and reliability. • To establish an identity with the public at large as an organisation with an important role to play in Malaysia's economic development and as an organisation responsibly acting in the interest of the commuity. • To be both responsive to the Malaysian Government's overall socio-economic policies and responsible in this role”.
The Management Board, comprising a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer and five Board members, is responsible for the running of PORAM. The Management Board. members lead the following key committees of the association:
• Commercial & Contracts Committee • Technical Committee • Training and Education Committee • Price Settlement Committee • Associate Members Committee
There are also 4 regional committees that have been formed to serve members in the North, South, Central and East Coast regions.
Day-to-day operations of the association are the responsibility of the Secretariat, headed by the Executive Secretary.
PORAM provides various forms of assistance to its members, including dissemination of market information, establishing business contacts, promotion of palm oil exports, guidance on problems arising from government regulations and procedures, arbitration and resolution of common problems, publications and organizing seminars, workshops and training courses.
PORAM works closely with industry organizations such as the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA), Malayan Edible Oil Manufacturers' Association (MEOMA), the Malaysian Oleochemical Manufacturers Group (MOMG) and The Palm Oil Millers' Association (POMA). PORAM is affiliated to the National Institute of Oilseed Products (NIOP) and the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations Ltd (FOSFA International). PORAM is also a founder member of the ASEAN Vegetable Oils Club (AVOC) and is currently serving AVOC as its Secretariat.
There is no specific focus on environmental issues; however; PORAM is a member of the recently established MPOPC Task Force on Environment.
The Malayan Edible Oil Manufacturers Association (MEOMA)
The Malayan Edible Oil Manufacturers’ Association (MEOMA)
The Malayan Edible Oil Manufactures’ Association (MEOMA) was established in 1961 with eight core members and has grown to 81 members at present, representing 80% of the edible oils manufacturing industry in Malaysia.
Role and Function
The key role of MEOMA is representation and promotion of the industry. The objectives of MEOMA, as given in MEOMA’s Handbook 2002-2003 are as follows:
• “To provide an organization for the benefit and welfare of all edible oil millers in Malaysia and to promote and protect their mutual interests. • To provide the means for mutual co-operation and the promotion of goodwill amongst members in connection with the industry as a whole. • To enable members through the Association to speak with one voice and act with one purpose on all matters concerning the industry. • To oppose vigorously any unfair legislation or unreasonable restriction that may adversely affect the industry as a whole. • To work constantly for the maintenance of fair prices in edible oil and its byproducts, and to abstain from unfair and unreasonable competition amongst members. • To maintain good relations with other similar bodies and organizations and to cooperate with them for the mutual benefit of members. • To represent members views at meetings of official and unofficial committees, councilor conferences as may be necessary and expedient. • To do such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.”
MEOMA is administered by a General Working Committee headed by a President. Members of this committee provide the leadership for the following sub-committees:
• Palm Kernel & Products Sub-Committee • Copra & Products Sub-Committee • Cooking Oil, Edible Fats & Margarine Sub-Committee • Technical Sub-Committee • Price Settlement Committee
The scope of MEOMA activities is reflected in the names of the sub-committees listed above. A major part of MEOMA’s work is formal representation of its members in various government and industry organizations, including:
• Malaysian Palm Oil Board • Malaysian Palm Oil Promotion Council Board of Trustees • MPOPC Task Force on the Environment • Malaysian Derivatives Exchange Berhad (Palm Oil Committee) • MITI’s Task Force Committee for Palm Oil Industry • SIRIM Technical Committee on Oils and Fats • SIRIM Technical Committee on Packaging
MEOMA is also affiliated with the following international organizations on oils and fats:
• The Grain & Feed Trade Association (GAFTA), UK • The National Institute of Oilseed Products (NIOP), USA • FOSFA International, UK • ASEAN Vegetable Oil Club (AVOC), Malaysia
• Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA)
• The East Malaysia Planters’ Association (EMPA)
• The Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP)
• Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia (PORAM)
• The Malayan Edible Oil Manufacturers Association (MEOMA)
• Malaysian Oleochemicals Manufacturers Group (MOMG)
• Malaysian Palm Oil Promotion Council (MPOPC)