Clients are individual companies TFT works with on time-bound, specific projects that we see as positive initial engagement towards change. Generally, a client relationship is a first step towards membership and further-reaching engagement.
We help French bank and financial services company BNP Paribas to assess the sustainable practices of its current and potential clients in the palm oil and pulp and paper sectors.
Casino is a French food retailer. We help Casino to trace the source of the coffee it sells, and the palm oil used in its products.
Cora is a French retailer we are helping to procure sustainable tropical wood. Cora uses our SURE Technology’s Due Diligence System module to support this.
Éxito is the largest South American and European retail company. We help Éxito to trace the source of the coffee it sells, and the palm oil used in its products.
Pão de Açúcar
Pão de Açúcar
Pão de Açúcar is a large supermarket chain in Brazil. We help Pão de Açúcar to trace the source of the coffee it sells, and the palm oil used in its products.
Sainsbury’s is a UK-based retailer using TFT’s SURE Technology Due Diligence System to ensure the timber used in its products can be traced throughout the supply chain to a legal source.
Transforming labour practices and human rights commitment in Malaysia
We are helping Malaysian palm oil company (FGV / Felda) in their social and labour transformation, with a shared vision to mainstream these critical aspects of sustainability into their business operations and supply chain.
As the world’s largest CPO producer and third world largest palm oil operator, FGV and Felda hire nearly 23,000 foreign workers from various countries of origin.
This partnership provided an opportunity for us to transform the Groups’ commitment in improving their foreign workers’ treatment as well as the potential spill over impacts to the industry in Malaysia as a whole. Throughout this partnership, we had the opportunity to visit four of FGV / Felda plantation sites and various consultations internally in order to explore potential and practical solutions.
Moving forwards, TFT provided a set of corrective actions on sites and action plan for FGV / Felda to consider. The action plan was inspired by the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, with greater emphasis given to strengthening institution and leadership across the Groups as well as inclusive transformation.
Among progressive actions and pledges committed by FGV / Felda (as of April 2017) were:-
- Signing of MoU with Malaysia’s Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) to better promote and respect human rights of their workers
- Commitment to return all direct foreign workers’ passports in stages
- Commitment to ensure all foreign workers receive minimum wage immediately
- Strengthening cross-entity organisational structure to mainstream human rights commitment across FGV, Felda & FTP.
- Organising a series of capacity building programmes and roadshows to raise awareness on labour issues and the Groups’ commitment on human rights to contractors, suppliers and settlers.