Analysis: Palm Oil Producer KLK’s Profitable Business Model at Serious Risk

KLK is a large Malaysian palm oil company that manages more than 200,000 hectares of palm oil plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia and Liberia, and is active in the manufacturing of oleochemicals in Malaysia, China and Europe. This analysis found significant, unresolved sustainability and transparency issues in KLK’s supply chain, which bring significant risk to market access especially vis-à-vis its buyers and competitors. Yet, due to its organizational structure and profit-centers, KLK has a potential path forward to rethink the way it does business.

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