The Palm Oil Collaboration Group
The Palm Oil Collaboration Group (POCG) brings together companies from every stage of the palm oil supply chain to accelerate effective implementation of No Deforestation, No Peat Expansion, No Exploitation (NDPE) commitments. Proforest has been providing technical coordination and support for the POCG and its working groups since the collaboration was established at the end of 2019.
The POCG is made up of more than 30 companies from all stages of the palm oil supply chain including producers, refiners, traders, manufacturers and retailers. The POCG is convened by PepsiCo and Cargill with other member companies convening the different working groups, which increasingly involve implementing partners and stakeholders.
The four working groups are focused on key themes, with further topical discussion groups within each:
- Implementation Reporting Framework Active Working Group (IRF AWG)
- Social Issues Working Group (SIWG)
- Production and Protection Beyond Concessions (PPBC)
- Independent Verification Working Group (IVWG).
In addition to discussions that help to align thinking on key issues, the group also identifies areas for collaborative action. You can find out more and see a list of the companies who are part of the POCG on the Palm Oil Collaboration Group website.