In 2018, L’Oréal collaborated with the NGO SNV (Netherland Development Organisation) to implement a sustainable sourcing project focusing on palm oil derivatives in the region of Berbak in Jambi, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
The project, in which all local stakeholders are involved, from the mill to the derivative producer, aims to support 12,500 smallholder farmers in improving their palm oil production practices over five years. It has a double goal of achieving zero deforestation and improving farmers’ quality of life, including by raising and safeguarding their income. At the end of 2019, 7,169 smallholder farmers had benefited from SNV's training programs.
This project was rolled out following the SPOTS (Sustainable Palm Oil & Traceability with Sabah small producers) pilot project in Malaysia.