Wilmar International Limited – Managing Multiple Stakeholders in a Global Palm Oil Agribusiness Group Case Solution

Founded in 1991, Wilmar has grown rapidly to become one of the largest palm oil companies in the Southeast, with revenue and net earnings of $ 23.9 billion and 1.88 billion, respectively, for the year ended March 2009. It works in the industry chain of value, plantations processing, marketing, transportation and distribution. As the third largest listed plantation company in the world, operating 300 processing plants and a network of global distribution. Its products are sold in over 50 countries, including China and India. As the global demand for palm oil has increased, environmental groups are concerned about the impact of the oil palm in the social and natural environment, such as loss of forest ecosystems, the average degradation environment, land degradation, pollution, emissions of greenhouse gases and climate change. They pressure the oil palm producers Wilmar, including measures to address these problems. In late 2010, Wilmar had two strategic initiatives for future growth. He was about to acquire Sucrogen, the largest sugar company in Australia with operations in sugar refineries and refining, production of bioethanol and renewable electricity. It also has been expanding in sub-Saharan Africa, where many governments have been keen to support the development of oil palm projects managed large scale commercially. However, as in Asia, producers and governments palm oil could expect to encounter pressure from environmental groups about potential adverse effects. The challenge was to manage these initiatives and demands of environmentalists for more sustainable operations.
by
Wee Beng Geok,
Geraldine Chen,
Ivy Buche
Source: Advisory Committee Nanyang Technological University
24 pages.
Release Date: December 21, 2010. Prod #: NTU019-PDF-ENG
Wilmar International Limited – Managing multiple stakeholders in a comprehensive settlement of cases oil palm Group Food

Wilmar International Limited – Managing Multiple Stakeholders in a Global Palm Oil Agribusiness Group Case Solution
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