SUSTAINABLE TROPICAL OIL
IS A REALITY
IDENTITY PRESERVED MODEL
AgroAmerica Tropical Oil Holding Corp. has adopted the Identity Preserved (IP) chain of custody model, which guarantees customers that all fruit processed at the tropical oil plants is 100% certified, ensuring traceability in the supply chain.
Agroamerica Tropical Oil Holding Corp. owns four oil processing plants, where 100% of our plants have a traceability system, in which we have installed a software that allows us to track the origin of CPO [Crude Palm Oil] and CPKO [Crude Palm Kernel Oil]. (See the geographical location of our oil processing plants.)
100% of our crude palm oil or palm kernel oil is produced in our own plants.
Each Processing plant includes it’s own crushers, making a total of 4 crushers located inside each mill; in which our Palm Kernel (PK) is processed, allowing us to guarantee the complete traceability of our products.
The three Crushers located in Guatemala run under the RSPO IP model inside our oil processing plants.
The Plant has the Supply Chain Certification under the RSPO Identity Preserved, Segregation, Mass Balance models and RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard, which guarantees the traceability of the supply chain from plantation and processing facilities to the certified final product
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INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
At AgroAmerica we strongly believe that one of the drivers of economic growth and development is investment in infrastructure and innovation; thereby contributing to employment generation and the Gross Domestic Product by promoting a sustainable industry, using resources more efficiently, adopting environmentally sound technologies and processes.
4 Tropical Oil Processing Plants
Our oil processing plants are integral, since we process and extract tropical oil, generate clean energy and follow global standards; operating with the highest quality standards under international regulations and with the most advanced technology.
We have calculated the area covered by the construction of our processing plants, click here to see our infrastructure area.
1 tropical oil refining plant
We have a refining plant located in Mexico with an operating capacity to produce 180 Tons per day of Refined, Bleached and Deodorized (RBD) Oil; which eliminates the content of fatty acids, humidity and impurities and obtains products such as olein and stearin for human consumption and as raw material for personal care products.
Agroamerica has committed to building a 100% transparent, traceable and sustainable palm supply chain by 2021.
As added to No Deforestation pledge, in Traceability our commitment is: All tropical oil volumes we produce, trade (ship and physically handle) and process will be traceable to sustainable mills and plantations by 2021.
In our sustainable work, we actively pursue certification of all our oil palm plantations under global sustainability standards, such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard (RAS).
Currently, 100% of the Tropical Oil Mils located in Guatemala are RSPO Identity Preserved certified and the commitment is for all of our own supply base to be RSPO certified by 2021, including plants located in the Southern Coast of Panama. With regard to oil palm crops, 92 % of the plantations are RSPO certified.
Agrocaribe has 100% of its POMs certified under RSPO standard in preserved identity model (IP) an also in Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard.
Agroaceite is 100% RAS certified. It has 100% of its POMs certified under RSPO standard in the Preserved Identity model (IP) and is the fourth company in the world RSPO Next certified.
Agropalma is Kosher Certified and is in the process of RSPO certification in 2021, according to this plan.
In addition, 75% of the oil processing plants are Rainforest Alliance (Identity Preserved) certified, with the highest certification (Category A) for operations located in Northeastern Guatemala.
Agroamerica Tropical Oil Holding Corp is in the process of obtaining group-level RSPO membership. We expect to achieve 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities by 2021, including plants located in the Southern Coast of Panama. With regard to oil palm crops, 92 % of the plantations are RSPO certified.
As of 2020, 93.27% of total FFB supplied by third-party to AgroAmerica Tropical Oil Holding Corp is RSPO IP Certified; Agropalma de Inversiones, S.A. is expected to be certified by 2021, (see here the calculation of the percentage of FFB supply from suppliers that are RSPO certified).
As of 2020, 86.21% of the total amount of CPO we produce is RSPO Certified and 13.79% is yet to be certified as shown on the following calculation. (see here the percentage of all palm oil products processed that are RSPO-certified).