Daemeter is assisting Cargill to strengthen social and environmental performance on recently acquired plantations in Indonesia as part of the company's sustainable palm oil commitment.
Major palm oil company Cargill recently completed the acquisition of new operations in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The purchase adds approximately 50,000 hectares of contiguous, planted smallholder and company land adjacent to the company’s existing palm oil operations in the province.
Daemeter is assisting Cargill to strengthen social and environmental performance of the plantations, beginning with baseline assessments, including field surveys to identify High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas for protection. These steps are being by Cargill as part of its commitment to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and to ensure compliance with its own No Deforestation pledge under its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy launched in July 2014.
See an announcement from the company here.