Making a positive difference through Better Sourcing.
We aim to Make Better HappenTM, not just for ourselves, but for everyone we do business with. And when it comes to sourcing, we believe we can use our privileged position, as a global processor of plant-based oils, to drive positive change within our supply chains.
Our overall aims are to protect biodiversity, reduce our environmental impact, improve the livelihoods of women and smallholders and embed human rights. We have set ourselves the following key challenges:
Protect biodiversity and reduce our environmental impact
- 2025: 100 percent verified deforestation-free and conversion-free for palm and soy
- 2025: 150,000 trees planted
- 2021: Define the scope 3 science-based targets and drive progress accordingly
Improving smallholders and women livelihoods
- Continue to increase our impact on women and smallholders
Embed human rights
- 2021: 100 percent of countries of origin human rights risk-assessed and salient issues identified
- 2021: human rights action plan initiated for palm oil
Sustainable solutions start with better sourcing
Eating sustainably is fast becoming as important as incorporating healthier, plant-based foods into our diets. Food manufacturers are looking for better sourced ingredients as a result. Whether creating vegan recipes, meeting government health targets or reformulating to be more climate positive, sustainability is key. We have bakery solutions to support reformulation – for both people and the planet and believe that by working together on sustainable development, we are Making Better HappenTM.
Coconut oil solutions:
We are a founding member of the Sustainable Coconut Charter. More - https://www.aak.com/sustainability/better-sourcing/coconut/
Shea oil solutions:
Over 320,000 women are enrolled in our Kolo Nafaso program, focussed on poverty alleviation and women empowerment. More - https://www.aak.com/sustainability/better-sourcing/shea/
We co-founded the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) which is focused on halting deforestation and improving human rights. More - https://www.aak.com/sustainability/better-sourcing/palm/
Rapeseed oil solutions:
Responsibly sourced using Life Cycle Assessments and certification systems such as ISCC . More - https://www.aak.com/sustainability/better-sourcing/rapeseed-and-sunflower/
Sunflower oil solutions:
Responsible sourcing aligning with the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform. More - https://www.aak.com/sustainability/better-sourcing/rapeseed-and-sunflower/