As of 2014, we have achieved full traceability to SOPB plantations. The traceability system has been verified by an independent certification body. The traceability status of SOPB Group and 3rd party suppliers are listed below.
(a) SOPB Group
- 100% traceable to SOPB plantations.
(b) 3rd Party Suppliers
- CPO : 100% traceable to the Mills.
- PK : 100% traceable to the Mills.
- FFB : 100% traceable and in the course of mapping their site-specific locations.
SOPB' mills source FFB from SOPB plantations and 3rd party suppliers. We are working with 3rd party mills in collaboration with an independent body to help our suppliers to achieve full Traceability to Plantation (TTP) complemented by the MSPO Trace System which acts as certification monitoring and tracing platform. We hope to achieve full traceability throughout our supply chain by the end of 2021.
The FFB purchased from 3rd party suppliers such as smallholders, outgrowers and collection centres are deemed 100% traceable as we have the respective Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) license recorded where essential information such as name, address and farm hectares of the plantations are stated. With the implementation of the MSPO Trace, the traceability information recorded is expected to be enhanced by supply chain mapping required in the system.
Traceability Status for 2nd Quarter 2023:
Upstream and Downstream Operations (Refinery)
(a) Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB)
(b) Crude Palm Oil (CPO)
(c) Palm Kernel (PK)