Policy on palm oil

When making decisions, environmental factors and responsible production are always taken into consideration. With palm oil we have a clear aim, namely that palm oil contained in our private label food products should be sustainable before the end of 2018.

Our aim

  • All palm oil used in our private label products should be sustainable
  • Increase awareness about environmental degradation and climate change
  • Empower customers to make responsible choices

Our effort

  • Change procurement strategy for private label products containing palm oil.
  • Increase the availability of certified palm oil and increase interest among producers by changing our procurement policy
  • Monitor our private label producers throughout the transition period

Our target

  • To use mass balanced, but preferably segregated palm oil by the end of 2015 in our food and nonfood private label products
  • To use segregated palm oil in our private label food products by the end of 2018

 

Palm oil should be sustainable

With palm oil we have a clear aim, namely that palm oil contained in our private label food products should be sustainable by the end of 2018.

 

Status on palm oil June 15 2016

Food

 

60 private label suppliers use palm oil, hereof:

 
Book & Claim 2
Mass balanced 20
Segregated 29
Mass balanced and segregated 6
Not certified 3

 

Nonfood

 

9 private label suppliers use palm oil, hereof:

 
Mass balanced 9

 

Total

Certified palm oil 95,7%
Certified mass balanced palm oil or higher 92,8%

 

What does mass balanced and segregated mean? Find out on Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil