InfoSAWIT, SINGAPURA - Wilmar International Limited (Wilmar) is very disappointed because Greenpeace chose to continue its tactic within publisity rather than working constructively with the stakeholders, including Wilmar.
The protest from Greenpeace in the tanker on the waters in Spain to Rotterdam on Saturday, 17 November 2018 was not to Wilmar only but also to every palm oil industry. The protest in the international waters did not endanger the crews of the shipo but also the protesters themselves.
In the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Monday (19/11/2018), the tanker did not carry palm oil produced by Wilmar only for the company had some.
By saying ‘dirty’ palm oil, Greenpeace ignored the facts that there is no other agricultural commodity better than palm oil and could contribute to the progress, sustainability and mitigation.
Greenpeace may be fail to admit that palm oil is the most productive and multi – purpose commodity in the world, could produce five times per hectare than the most productive oil plantation, such as, rapeseed, and ten times per hectare in every year than soybean. “The unfair target to palm oil industry could make more deforestation globally to get the sources of kinds vegetable oil,” Sustainability Communications, Wilmar, Ravin Trapshah noted.
In socio-economy, palm oil contributes to conquer poverty in the developing countries. The commodity develops by making employment and providing infrastructures, such as, school, and clinic in many villages.
Wilmar always asks Greenpeace for working together with the industry to get the pragmatic solution about the big challenges to be faced.
“We have the most tranparent way to do action plans with Greenpeace. But we know that Greenpeace uses bullying and scary things but refuses to involve actively with palm oil industry,” he said.
He also mentioned that if Greenpeace really wants to make palm oil sustainable, Wilmar urged the organization to join and support the industry to make real action and difference.
“As the main actor, Wilmar would always be the pioneer to sustainability and do its part to transform this industry, and the smallholders for they are susceptible to get the impacts,” Ravin Trapshah said.
Wilmar also urged the producer countries and stakeholders to make collective collaboration so that this industry could go forward to realize full sustainability. (T2)