PT Green Enterprises Indonesia is an integrated coconut value chain business starting with Virgin Coconut Oil and with strong potential to expand into other coconut products, timber and bioenergy
Virgin Coconut Oil
PT Green Enterprises Indonesia is a farm to market foods company founded in 2016 that aims to add value at origin, where our raw products are sourced. We source, process and package all of our agricultural products at our factory in Sinabang, Simeulue where we currently employ 26 people. Within 18 months we plan to work with over 500 smallholders farmers and employ 47 people at our new greenfields factory alongside Sinabang Harbour.
Initial consumer products are certified organic Virgin Coconut Oil, coconut cooking oil, and coconut flour for national and international markets.
By achieving international organic certification, adding value to product at origin in Simeulue and accessing international organic markets we are able to offer price premiums to community farmers and to pay a living wage to our staff.
Through funding for conservation activities, alongside conservation contracts with our staff and smallholder partners, we are conserving endangered sea turtles.
As well as managing our own wild island farms, Green Enterprises collaborates with smallholder farmers. Through Green Farmer Field schools we are offering technical assistance to farmers to achieve organic certification, increase agricultural productivity and improve environmentally friendly agricultural practices.
Future integration opportunities
The business will maximise value by considering a range of integrated products that can be developed in addition to virgin coconut oil including tourism, copra, bioenergy and biochar from coconut waste, and sawn timber.