However, due to the complexity of the palm oil supply network, the process of mapping “Zero Deforestation” zones should take several months, or even years, to be completely effective. We therefore believe that, as a responsible company, and that since the founding of the company in 1934, we must establish serious and immediate action to actively fight against deforestation.
For all these reasons, we are proud to announce our partnership with the NGO “Planète Urgence” with the aim of setting up a specific reforestation mission in Indonesia, the largest producer of palm oil in the world. s.a. Aigremont n.v. is concretely committed, from 2015, to help replant at least 10,000 trees to gradually reforest the Mahakam Delta in East Kalimantan province, a province in the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo.
The overall project aims to restore the ecosystem of the Mahakam Delta (East Kalimantan) while allowing local communities to develop economic activities that are compatible with the preservation of their environment.
The intervention of Planète Urgence in the Mahakam Delta, with specific support from s.a. Aigremont n.v. thus aims to contribute to reforestation and protection of forest cover and mangrove ecosystems. In this context, it plans to support the sustainable development of the local economy through the implementation of measures to help the local communities adapt and reduce their vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.