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Sustainable Palm Oil: Making Better HappenTM through sustainable sourcing

As a leading importer and processor of palm oil, AAK has been actively involved in the campaign for sustainable palm oil from the outset.

We became a founder member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2004, and secured the UK’s first shipment of RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil in 2008.

Our Prep frying oils in the UK and Europe were the first in the foodservice sector to become RSPO certified, initially through the GreenPalm program in 2010, and then by using RSPO-certified sustainable material in our blends.

Since then, we have worked tirelessly with global partners to promote sustainable social and environmental practices in palm oil production. Our key achievements:

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In the UK, we have supported an initiative led by Chester Zoo, WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and EFECA, a team of technical experts in forest commodities and sustainability, who are calling for sustainable palm oil to be used throughout the food industry.

Looking ahead, we are committed to developing a palm oil supply chain which is 100% verified deforestation-free, with 100% traceability to plantation by 2025. We also aim to ensure that science-based targets and human rights due diligence are fully embedded.

Our aim is to work with our suppliers to verify that raw materials are produced in a sustainable way to protect biodiversity and ecosystems. We want to reduce our environmental impact, while safeguarding human rights and improving livelihoods – particularly those of smallholders and women.

Discover more about our commitment to sustainable sourcing as we work towards Making Better HappenTM.

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AAK Foodservice and our brands' resources

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