Reimagining Landscapes: How Unilever is Helping to Make Sustainable Living Commonplace in Palm Oil Production Landscapes
Unilever’s Reimagining Landscapes report outlines the progress and learning outcomes from five of their programmes that support landscapes across Southeast Asia. These programmes are located in landscapes where sustainable palm oil production takes place, that deliver benefits for all stakeholders involved.
Before demonstrating their achievements with their partners in the five selected landscapes, Unilever offers their perspective on why jurisdictional-level and landscape approaches are vital, as well as explaining their selection process used to identify landscapes to support.
The case studies in the report, that are located across Indonesia in Aceh, North Sumatra, Riau and Central Kalimantan as well as in Sabah State in Malaysia, detail key facts about each of the landscapes as well as stating the metrics on their achievements in collaboration with their partners. These metrics include numbers of independents smallholder farmers that have achieved certification, hectares of forest that have been protected or restored as well as the number of villages supported with initiatives such as land use mapping and alternative livelihood schemes.
The case studies also explain how Unilever worked with local governments, local communities and smallholders in multistakeholder forums, which can inspire other companies looking to make similar impacts in their landscapes.