Membership No.

1-0160-14-000-00

Category

Ordinary

Sector

Oil Palm Growers

Country/Region

Guatemala

Member since

9 September 2014

Web
LASPALMAS.COM.GT

Industrias de Jabones y Detergentes Las Palmas, S. A.

Profile

Las  Palmas S.A.  was founded by Mr. Milton Molina (RIP) on 17 June 1,988, currently has 26 years of existence and is the owner of an extraction plant palm oil which provide 6 companies producing oil palm for a total of 2,970 hectares. The suppliers are: Acacias, Quírica, San Antonio, San Francisco, San Jorge and Alfa. We also provide from  small independt producers such as: San Augustin Farm, Murciélago and Primavera Farm, Coyolares S.A. ( Coyolares Farm ), Salamanca Farm and Roberto Alvarado ( Manglares Farm).
Crude palm oil is sold to Suprema, S.A.   which  has  a refining  oils  plant  that sells its products locally and  negotiates  byproducts  for the manufacture of soap company with Las Palmas, S.A.  
The first productions of soap of Las  Palmas were intended for popular market, through the years has made inroads into the market for soaps medium and high range, which has managed to gain a significant market share. Compete head-on with national and international companies.
Waste from sewage of extracting plant of  Las Palmas are delivered to the company GABIOSA SA where there have been advances in  90% in development   a project to produce methane gas which electricity is generated, which plans to sell to the national net.
In addition,  Tasinsa S.A   is an independent company providing  repair and maintenance services to Las Palmas, S.A.  
By today is forming business GRUPO  MEME which will be integrated by  the following companies: Las Palmas S.A. (Extraction and Soap), Acacias S.A., Quírica S.A, San Antonio S.A. San Francisco S.A. San Jorge S.A. Alfa S.A. (Producing Fruit Oil Palm), Supreme S.A. (Refining and Marketing of Edible Oils and sub ??products Palma), Gabiosa S.A. (Methane Gas Production and Electricity Generation) and Tasinsa S.A. (Industrial Workshops Metal-Mechanical Services). 

ACOP Report Submissions


Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    Will be promoted compliance with the principles and criteria of the RSPO through the development, communication and implementation of policies based on the principles and criteria of the RSPO will be promoted.

    Will be promoted a harmonious and communication relationship among all employees for compliance with good practices and good industrial relations.
    Occupational risk assessment will be developed to complement the health insurance and promoting staff satisfaction and efficiency in each of the areas of the company.

    Will be developed, communicated and implemented procedures related to compliance with RSPO policies.

    Will be identified and established l community relationship of mutual benefit through social environmental assessment which will identify actions to take for the local and business development.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    Engagement with stakeholders will be achieved through the implementation of policies and the development of measurable objectives related to these.

    A RSPO committee will be chosen; which will consist of a multidisciplinary team of staff with various positions and hierarchies within the company, which will ensure the relationship between stakeholders and compliance with established policies.

    This committee will be related to local authorities and community development by establishing good communication and actions towards the solution to the conflicts related to the production of palm oil.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    We have a Certificaction Department that supports Quality Department and other areas of the company to target, meet and implement the principles and criteria of the RSPO.

    We believe that the development and implementation of good practices related to compliance with the principles and criteria of RSPO, will help achieve profitability and responsible development with communities and the environment: environment and biodiversity, suppliers and public government entities promoting the production sustainable palm oil.

    To achieve compliance with the suppliers with RSPO principles and criteria, will be developed a communication and evaluation system of themselves. Where compliance is established in reference to the policies; This supplier evaluation system will be developed and promoted throughout the organization.

    A work program will be developed according to the RSPO principles and criteria that will measure progress and establish parameters to achieve RSPO certification.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    Our organisation, Las Palmas S.A. hopes to become a better Palm Oil company with better yields, happy employees, remain a sociably responsable company that looks out for the environment as we have done for the last 25 years we have been in the palm oil business in Guatemala.

    The manner that we would support RSPO is to become active members, attend meetings and promote the use of sustainable products.

    Personally I , and my team, have been active participants, in both GREPALMA, Guatemalas Palm Oil Association, and have championed RSPO principles. I am also actively working in Guatemalas consortium that is working in Guatemalas NI.
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