In December 2011, Laviva announced its integrated No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policy that aims to advance an environmentally and socially responsible palm oil industry. Key to this policy is the scope that extends beyond its own mills and plantations to include joint ventures regardless of shareholding and third-party suppliers.
Laviva recognizes that while plantation development has contributed significantly to economic development, deforestation and other unsustainable practices have many negative consequences for people and the environment. For that reason, we are working closely with other growers, traders, processors, NGOs, end-user companies, financial institutions, and other industry stakeholders to protect forests, peatlands, and human and community rights. To reduce the impact on the environment, we expect our suppliers to conduct all relevant social & environmental impact assessment (SEIA) prior to all new development/planting as per local legal requirements.
Core to our policy is a commitment to creating a transparent sourcing network with full traceability. We look forward to closing consultation with communities, NGOs, our industry partners, and financial institutions to ensure the effective implementation of these policies.