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Tenth Indonesia Palm Oil Processing Plant Will Help Unilever Achieve Sustainability Goals

July 11, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever has broken ground on the construction of a Rp 1.4 trillion ($140.4 million) palm oil processing plant in the Sei Mangkei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in North Sumatra (Indonesia), its tenth plant in the country. The new plant, expected to be fully operational in 2014, will be run by the PT Unilever Oleochemical Indonesia subsidiary. Unilever in 2010 set a goal of sourcing 100 percent of the palm sustainably by 2015. The target was reached in 2012. Company officials say the new plant will help Unilever achieve a new goal of purchasing all palm oil sustainably from certified, traceable sources by 2020.
Andrew McDougall, "Unilever breaks ground on Indonesia plant for sustainable palm oil", Cosmetics Design , July 11, 2013, © William Reed Business Media SAS
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