In 2021, we achieved 100% traceability to plantation for SDP mills and 34.5% for third-party mills, resulting in overall traceability of 73.5% to plantation. Compared to 2019, this is an improvement of 25.7%, owing to our continuous focus on retrieving and mapping plantation data from our third-party suppliers.
We have set a target of achieving 100% overall traceability to mill and plantation by 2025. By 2023, we will engage a third-party expert to verify all traceability data, lending greater credibility to our reporting.
We previously reported a target of full traceability to SDP-owned mills by 2022. However, we continue to face challenges with indirect smallholders we source from Malaysia. Whilst we have made some progress by mapping over 3,495 smallholders in recent years, there is still a long way to go. Nevertheless, we continue to work on traceability on all fronts and will report our progress against our overall 2025 traceability target.
Latest traceability data available here and on Crosscheck
Note: All traceability data reflects reporting as of December 2021