Sustainability

Our traceability

As part of our transparency commitment, LIPSA publishes its palm and derivatives supply chain every six months. In addition, we have mapped our entire 2019 mill list on the Global Forest Watch (GFW) platform. We are working to mantain our 100% traceability to the mill and to start tracing to plantation by 2021. The continuous commitment of our suppliers will help us achieve these objectives.

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Supply chain schema

Grievances

LIPSA is committed to respond and take action against any violation of its NDPE Policy detected in its supply chain. Our grievance procedure and decision trees allow us, jointly with the collaboration of our suppliers, to correct any bad practices detected.

Public grievance list

LIPSA investigates all grievances received jointly with the commitment of its direct suppliers and its sustainability partner, the Earthworm Foundation. Below are the grievances we are involved in:

Latest update: 25/08/2020

Grupo Hame

Data received: 19/06/2018
Summary of Grievance: Human Rights violations. Corruption Environment pollution (river contamination).
Grievance source: Various NGO's
Status: Monitoring
Progress Updates and Resolution: We are currently monitoring REPSA jointly with the help of Earthoworm Foundation. We conducted a field visit in November 2018 and implemented montly check-in calls with REPSA to monitor their progress. REPSA demonstrated their commitment and have several work streams in place to address all the environmental, governance and social issues. REPSA are periodically publishing the Progress Report about labour, human rights, environment and transparency. We reduced the frequency of our monitoring to punctual check-in.

Genting Plantation

Data received: 26/08/2019
Summary of Grievance: Orangutans killed in its plantations, recent 2019 deforestation in Genting concessions and labour issues.
Grievance source: Various NGO's: Migthly Earth Reports, Greenpeace
Status: Suspended
Progress Updates and Resolution: Lipsa has decided to suspent Genting plantations of our purchase list as there is not alignment with our principles and NDPE Policy. We are enging and monitoring our direct supplier who is currently engaging Genting Plantations.

Samling / Gleanealy

Data received: 26/08/2019
Summary of Grievance: Samling and their palm oil company Glenealy have been campaigned against by NGOs for years for widespread NDPE violations in multiple countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and PNG, Liberia, and Cambodia.
Grievance source: Various NGO's: Migthly Earth Reports, Greenpeace
Status: Suspended
Progress Updates and Resolution: After engaging with our direct supplier and revised the case Lipsa has decided to suspend Samling/Gleanealy plantations of our purchase list as there is not alignment with our principles and NDPE Policy.

Industrias Chiquibul

Data received: 22/04/2020
Summary of Grievance: Attempt to evict approximately 200 families from the "Tierra Blanca Calle Principal" farm in the Tierra Blanca micro-region, Sayaxché, Petén. Alleged criminalization of former company workers who held protests for not having renewed their employment contract with Industrial Chiquibul.
Grievance source: NGO: CONDEG
Status: Suspended but monitoring
Progress Updates and Resolution: Even though Industrial Chiquibul is actively trying to engage with the community leaders of Tierra Blanca and with CONDEG regarding these alleged issues, to date there has not been an agreement to establish a dialogue. Lipsa has decided to suspend Industrial Chiquibl as at the moment there is not alignment with our NDPE Policy. We are following up the case. Once the dialogue will be established and an action plan will be in place in order to address these labour and community issues we will review the documentation and decide wheter or not to re-enter Industrial Chiquibul in our supply chain.