The Holistic Program is a collaborative effort between the companies Oleopalma, PepsiCo, Femexpalma, Nestlé, Proforest and RSPO to support the sustainable development of the Mexican palm oil sector.
ENSURING INCLUSION OF SMALLHOLDERS
STRENGTHENING AND PROVIDING TRAINING ON SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES
PROMOTING NO DEFORESTATION, NO PEAT, NO EXPLOITATION (NDPE)
JOSÉ LUIS PÉREZ VÁZQUEZ ALDANA
Thanks to the Holistic Program and the great job of all the members, we can say that Mexico is growing as a palm oil production country worldwide but is also making sure to apply all the best practices to ensure that its production will be sustainable
RSPO Latin America Director
My message is for them to push forward with the knowledge that they have the support of sector leaders such as Femexpalma, RSPO and international buyers. They are on the right track, and I have no doubt that the implementation of best environmental, social and financial practices will reap them amble rewards in the medium and long term. We are all on board with this commitment to sustainability
Collaboration among partners is essential if sustainable palm oil is to be achieved at global scale. The Holistic Program drives change by enhancing farmers’ resilience, empowering them while respecting the forest and reinforcing their relationship with all key stakeholders of the supply chain.
MARÍA DEL CARMEN LÓPEZ PIMENTEL
I believe the Holistic Program is key for the Mexican oil palm sector to develop towards sustainable production. I have no doubts that Smallholders certification program is going to set a precedent as a pilot project, that will help other members in the supply chain and other Smallholders to get certified.
For us as Proforest, it has been very interesting and satisfactory having all the actors in the supply chain working together in their specialty and focused on a common goal. I think that is the most important. There are five institutions that meet periodically to verify if we are accomplishing the impact that we all together have set as an ambitious goal.
‘Un Mexico palmero sustentable’ is a shared vision for thriving communities and resilient, productive supply chains. This relies on a commitment to promote sustainable intensification, to engage with and support smallholder production, and to invest in technical capacity. We hope this vision is shared across the palm oil supply chain and that each stakeholder feels empowered to take ownership in making it a reality.
Nestlé remains committed to using 100% responsibly sourced palm oil in 2020. Supporting smallholders is a key element of our strategy, with the aim of enabling both resilient farmer livelihoods and forest conservation. Smallholder inclusion is critical for thriving communities and sustainable supply chains.