We have been a member of the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) since 2004. This association promotes palm oil that is produced under socially equitable and environmentally friendly conditions. We need around 2,200 tonnes of palm oil each year for our own-label food products. In 2017, over 95% of this already came from RSPO-certified cultivation, making us a world leader in comparison with other retailers.
We are now taking a big step forwards and will also use organic bud palm oil in conventionally produced food for our own labels in future. This oil comes from consistently sustainable production and can be traced right back to the plantation. There are three Bio-Suisse-certified palm oil producers in the world: in Brazil, Colombia and Madagascar.