Sime Darby launches online tool allowing everyone to trace its palm oil supply chain

May 28, 2019 |

In Malaysia, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) launches ‘Crosscheck’, an open access online tool that allows everyone to trace sources of SDP’s palm oil supply down to the mill level. This latest effort by SDP represents a major step forward for the Company in its journey to create a deforestation-free supply chain.
As the leading producer of sustainable palm oil, SDP shares the concern that the rapid rate of deforestation has become an urgent challenge that calls for a meaningful response from various stakeholders.

By using Crosscheck, users can choose to view:

  • A map showing all the mills that supply each of SDP’s refineries, and information on who owns these mills.
  • A risk map showing the 50kilometer radius around each mill, highlighting areas of risk such as forest, animal habitats and biodiversity.
  • Satellite maps which show any evidence of deforestation on the ground.

As an online platform, Crosscheck is designed to incorporate more data and support new functionality over time. Throughout 2019, SDP intends to work with various stakeholders to explore potential new applications for Crosscheck and gather feedback on how the tool can be further improved. They will include SDP’s customers, investors as well as international NGOs, such as Conservation International (CI), whom have already indicated their interest to work with the Company on its new initiative.

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