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Unilever published its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy in 2013. One of the notable aims set forth by the major corporation has been to achieve a fully traceable supply chain.

In a landmark move, the company recently released a complete map of the palm oil suppliers and mills that it directly and indirectly sources from. The impressively detailed map registers more than 1,400 mills and 300 direct suppliers. There are still complications and nuances, however. For example, there is difficulty in mapping palm oil sources before it enters the supply chain, such as when the fruit passes through plantation, often in the hands of mediating agents before finally entering the mills. But as reported by, “Unilever is still committing to “complete transparency” of this particular supply chain”.

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