[GRI 2-6, 3-3, 203-2, 204-1, 308-1, 308-2, 414-1, 414-2]
Our Responsible Agriculture and Human Rights Charters outline our firm commitments
to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE).
We strive to ensure our operations adhere to standards that meet or exceed these commitments and focus on supporting other industry actors to do the same.
To meet these commitments, we must ensure that every actor in our supply chain is committed to the same standards. SDP expects all suppliers of fresh fruit bunches (FFB), crude palm oil (CPO), and its derivatives to abide by our Responsible Sourcing Guidelines (RSG). The RSG translates our NDPE commitments into business relationships. It enables us to engage with suppliers and obtain their commitment that all supplied products come from legally compliant, environmentally sustainable, and socially responsible sources.
Whilst this is clear on paper, elevating accountability across an extensive and dispersed network of suppliers is a highly complex task. We are dealing with multi-faceted issues, and solutions are never straightforward. We therefore take a constructive approach when engaging with suppliers in the event of breaches of NDPE requirements, as outlined in our Working with Suppliers to Draw the Line on Deforestation policy (‘Draw the Line’ policy). We also support suppliers through continuous engagement, monitoring supply chains, and conducting risk assessments. Like other industry players, SDP has made tremendous progress on tracking and eliminating deforestation within our supply chain.