• Nachhaltiger Anbau von Nutzpflanzen zur Gewinnung von pflanzlichen Fetten

About the sustainable cultivation of our raw materials


Nachhaltiger Anbau von Nutzpflanzen

Sustainability is close to our hearts

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.

Palm oil and palm kernel oil

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.

What is the RSPO?

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".

Sustainability issue

Interesting facts about the oil palm

Oil palm is a highly productive crop with an average yield three times higher than sunflower, coconut or soy, so it takes up the least amount of land. Substituting palm oil would therefore only shift the sustainability issue or even make it worse, since soy and coconut, for example, grow in similar or the same regions and require far more cultivable land to meet demand. European rapeseed oil could also fail to meet demand in the long term due to growing global demand for vegetable oils. This shows that the oil palm is a very efficient oil supplier due to its excellent yield per hectare. Therefore, the challenge is to promote sustainable cultivation of oil palms so that the highest possible yield is achieved, but at the same time, nature is affected as little as possible. This is what the RSPO initiative and criteria are all about.
Frucht der Ölpalme

In the spirit of sustainability

We are pleased to be part of this initiative and hope that the demand for sustainably certified palm oil will increade in the future.
Heinrich Nagel KG (GmbH & Co.)
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