The issue of sustainability is very close to our hearts. As a traditional family business, we think long-term and are committed to leaving future generations with an intact ecological, social and economic fabric. We strive to ensure that our company will continue to exist and be run sustainably in the fourth generation. Our aim is to achieve this in close cooperation with our suppliers and through a holistic approach to sustainability from cultivation of our raw materials to packaging, production and transport.
Our activities in the area of palm oil in particular require special attention on our part. In order to fulfil our responsibility, we have been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2015. As a result, we are now able to supply our customers with sustainably certified palm oil.
If applied correctly, the criteria set by the RSPO can help minimise the impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities in palm oil producing regions. As such, oil palm cultivation is not a bad thing. Indeed, one should bear in mind that it produces the highest yield of all oil crops, while being the only crop from which two different interesting oils can be obtained: palm oil and palm kernel oil.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative on sustainable palm oil. Members of RSPO, and participants in its activities come from many different backgrounds, including plantation companies, processors and traders, consumer goods manufacturers and retailers of palm oil products, financial institutions, environmental NGOs and social NGOs, from many countries that produce or use palm oil. The RSPO vision is to “transform the markets by making sustainable palm oil the norm".
We are pleased to be part of this initiative and hope that the demand for sustainably certified palm oil will increade in the future.