Value Chains

Grupo Palmas develops a model aimed at the inclusion of small holders in its supply chain cpProductor This model comprises sustainable purchase criteria that ensure compliance with our Sustainability Policy, placing a special emphasis on the principles of no deforestation, no development in wetlands or peatlands, no exploitation, and respect for employees.

Our model of Value Chains adds value to the sustainable production of small holders through a fair price and timely payment, traceability of their production, better conditions to access supplies, and a permanent assessment to maximize the productivity of their plantations.

The four pillars of our model

Culture of service

The small holder is the center of our business model. We add value to their production by offering support services to foster their professionalization.

Evolutionary learning

We help our small holders develop technical and business skills. Our team of local managers are trained permanently to be the best in the field.

Management and team

The timely information from our small holders and our services guarantuee our value offer. We have a dedicated team, as well as an information system, to optimize the management and use of the information we generate.

Sustainability

The producers of our production chain are comitted to the responsible management of their crops and to the Sustainability Policy of Grupo Palmas. We take timely measures to ensure strict compliance.

To us, the small holder is not a supplier, he is our client…

Renzo Balarezo,
CEO Grupo Palmas

Responsible growth

Our goals

  • 10% of the palm we process comes from small holders.
  • We buy more than seventy thousand metric tons per year from 354 producers that combine five thousand hectares.
  • Our goal is to buy two hundred thousand metric tons by 2025, representing 30% of the fruits we process.

Our sustainability vision

Shared commitment

Our expansion strategy has three priorities:

  • 1. Increase productivity at existing plantations.
  • 2. We make use of areas with degraded lands.
  • 3. Substitition of low yield production.

New plantations require previous studies to identify High Conservation Value areas (HCV) and need to comply with RSPO regulations.