Cargill first invested in Indonesia oil palm plantations in 1996 when we acquired PT Hindoli in South Sumatra. PT Hindoli’s operations comprise 10,000 ha of oil palm plantation producing fresh fruit bunches that we process at two company–owned mills into high quality crude palm oil and palm kernel.
Producing palm oil sustainably
On 25 February 2009, PT Hindoli received its Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. Hindoli is not only the first Cargill-invested oil palm plantation to be certified sustainable by RSPO, but also one of the first oil palm plantations in Indonesia and the first in South Sumatra to receive this certification.
Supporting local smallholders
Oil palm smallholder farmers contribute significantly to the success of our plantations. At Hindoli, we provide support to about 8,500 smallholders, many of whom are government-sponsored trans-migrants, who own about 17,000 ha of oil palm plantations.