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Membership No.

1-0267-18-000-00

Category

Ordinary

Sector

Oil Palm Growers

Country/Region

Colombia

Member since

20 December 2018

OLEAGINOSAS SAN MARCOS S.A.

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Oleaginosas San Marcos is a Colombian family owned company with a history of 60 years in the cultivation and production of African palm oil, palm kernel and other products, all the way to the generation of renewable energies and organic amendments from the use of by-products, currently it is managed by its third generation and we are convinced that the best way to continue growing is by being sustainable to guarantee a better world for future generations.

Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    The core of Oleaginosas San Marcos counts with:

    1. A training program to train the staff of the organization.
    2. Leaders to manage the environmental, social, SST, financial, fruit suppliers and other processes established in their value chain.
    3. A project for the implementation of the principles and criteria and supply chain
    4. A communications plan to disseminate the process of implementing the 143 indicators internally and all its stakeholders
    5. A social management plan and procedure evaluated in two contexts; internal and external, where the mechanisms and activities to be developed are defined with all the interested parties
  • 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?
    The core of Oleaginosas San Marcos has the following mechanisms and actions to establish relationships with its stakeholders:

    1. External and internal communications plan: it is part of the communication strategy and establishes the information to be transmitted, the moment in which the different actions must be communicated, as well as the issuing area or process, the target interested party and the channel most appropriate transmission in each situation.

    2. Petitions procedure, complaints, claims and suggestions: methodology to manage and give effective and timely treatment to petitions, complaints, claims or suggestions presented by interested parties (external customers, suppliers, neighbors, workers, control entities, etc.), thus achieving their satisfaction and the continuous improvement of the company's processes.

    3. Website: Communication mechanism to transmit what is established in the communications plan, PQRS procedure and publish the documents that at least must be of public consultation.

    4. Social management procedures and programs: Documents that establish the methods to identify, establish and manage the different social activities that will be executed with the interested parties.

    5. The execution of projects aimed at reducing pollution and making use of resources. (energy cogeneration, composting plant, among others.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    The core of Oleaginosas San Marcos has the following mechanisms:

    1. Project for the implementation of the principles and criteria and supply chain.
    2. Inspections and internal audits for the entire core.
    3. Training, sensitization, workshops, 5-minute talk, work meetings.
    4. Monitoring of management indicators and improvement plans for closing gaps.
  • 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?
    1. Oleaginosas San Marcos recognizes that growth and differentiation in the market will be achieved by living sustainability in all its operations.
    2. The agreement of zero deforestation will
    3. The need of our customers to buy sustainable products
    4. Improve the quality of life of the collaborators, processes, agricultural practices
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