Supplier engagement is crucial to ensuring that sustainability policy commitments are being met throughout the supply chain. While a company’s own plantations might comply with its own policy requirements, third-party supplying plantations may not.
Having a traceable supply chain allows companies to identify high-risk areas to prioritise for engagement to ensure that suppliers are complying with company policies.
Engagement is crucial, because supply chains can consist of a large number of supplying companies, many of which may not have put sustainability commitments in place and may have little awareness of the issues involved.
This new Thematic Guide from ZSL provides an overview of the importance of engagement for palm oil companies and buyers of products containing palm oil derivatives. It also provides recommendations for ensuring engagement is effective.
This document is also available in: Bahasa Indonesia
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