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Perpetua George
General Manager - Group Sustainability
Wilmar International

Perpetua “Pep” George, is the General Manager for Group Sustainability of Wilmar International Limited, where she is responsible for driving and implementing the Group’s sustainability policy and programmes in its own operations as well as on third-party suppliers. Pep is also spearheading Wilmar’s supply chain transformation initiative that guides suppliers – including smallholders - towards sustainable practices. Pep is actively involved in various multi-stakeholder initiatives that Wilmar is a part of, such as, the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) the High Carbon Stock (HSC) Approach Executive Committee, the Tropical Forest Alliance and the Sabah Jurisdictional Approach Steering Committee.

Pep has extensive experience in sustainability spanning the entire palm oil value chain, including development of standards and best practice, implementation of sustainable agriculture practices, and developing traceability systems for sustainable sourcing.  She has previously worked for Proforest, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Unilever.

Pep holds a Masters of Science in ethnobotany; her research expertise is in the natural resource use of local communities, focussing on how land and different forest types are valued amongst the indigenous communities of Sabah.

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