We buy coconut oil from processors & traders and as such we are 4-5 steps away from farm level. Countries of origin are Philippines and Indonesia with our tier 1 suppliers predominately sourcing from Mindanao (PH) and North Sulawesi (ID).
We have been participating in the initial meetings & discussions of the Sustainable Coconut and Coconut Oil Round Table. This is an industry collaboration that brings together multiple stakeholders involved in the coconut supply chain to identify key challenges and provide solutions. The key areas identified are:
Joint with industry partners (NGOs, sector organizations, processors and traders) we are working on an approach to protect the rights of children in the coconut supply chain in the Philippines. This is a 4 year project to first identify prevalence and root causes of child labor, and following that to find appropriate measure for prevention. The project has undergone field research that are being analyzed to inform action plans.
We source coconut oil from the Philippines and Indonesia, predominantly from Mindanao (PH) and North Sulawesi (ID).