Poliplant Group and subsidiary plantation and mills
In 2014, Cargill acquired the Poliplant Group and its subsidiaries in a move aimed at improving the company’s ability to meet increasing demand for traceable and sustainable palm oil. Polipant Group's current operations comprise approximately 50,000 hectares of contiguous, planted smallholder and company land in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, producing fresh fruit bunches that we process at two company-owned mills (with three additional mills to be built in stages) into high quality crude palm oil and palm kernel.
Producing palm oil sustainably
We believe that palm oil should be produced sustainably and we are committed to responsible and sustainable palm oil production on our own palm plantations. Since the acquisition, Cargill has enlisted the help of independent consulting firm Daemeter to perform field assessments to identify High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock land areas at Poliplant Group plantations – critical steps toward ensuring no deforestation as pledged in our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy. In 2016, the first mill and estate operations under Poliplant Group received RSPO certification and work is in progress to certify the remaining estates and mills.
Supporting local smallholders
Oil palm smallholder farmers contribute significantly to the success of our plantations. At Poliplant, we provide support to over 7,000 smallholders, who own 15,000 ha of oil palm plantations.