Smallholders play a crucial role in Astra Agro’s business, both as our factories’ supplier base as well as being an important stakeholder in Astra Agro’s Sustainability Policy implementing strategy.
We have built good relations through our partnership programs with the smallholders supplying the company’s FFB, including with associated (plasma and KKPA) and independent smallholders. Partnership is an important part of the business process as we partner with a great number of smallholders operating in a rather large area. This encourages the company to increasingly innovate and improve future partnership programs so that the presence of palm oil companies can provide benefits for sustainable economic growth for the surrounding communities as well as a sustainable environment.
Partnership programs established in collaboration with the local communities include: