Darmex Agro, also known as Duta Palma, is among the 20 largest palm oil companies in Indonesia. The company produces about 700,000 metric tons of palm oil annually and is also active in the palm oil diesel markets with its refining assets and biodiesel facilities.
Darmex Agro is an opaque company with no deforestation policy and a reported poor record on environmental matters. The RSPO evicted Darmex Agro in 2013 after it ignored efforts to resolve an RSPO complaint submitted in 2009. In February 2010, Unilever told its suppliers not to source palm oil from Darmex Agro. Currently, most NDPE processors and traders refrain from buying from Darmex Agro because of its lack of sustainability policies and its failure to implement a grievance system.
Having been excluded from the NDPE market, the company appears to be supplying India’s significant leakage market.