12 May 17

Sustainable palm oil progress report 2016

Vandemoortele is strongly committed to sustainable palm oil sourcing already since 2009. In 2014, we launched our 'Vandemoortele palm oil sourcing charter' with ambitious targets for deforestation-free and exploitation-free palm oil. We are now pleased to share our 'Sustainable palm oil progress report 2016'. This publication summarises the progress we made in 2016 towards compliance with our charter and formulates our ambitions for 2017 and beyond. 

Highlights for 2016  are:
•    100% of the palm oil for our consumer brands is certified sustainable
•    We reached 93% traceability to mill level for all the palm oil we bought
•    We continued to engage with our suppliers to work towards transformation in the supply chain
Our outlook for 2017:
•    We will continue to work towards achieving 100% traceability back to mill
•    We will contribute to transformation on the ground by co-financing field assessments in Indonesia or Malaysia
By 2020 we aim to fully comply with the criteria of zero deforestation and zero exploitation palm oil.

Shaping a tasty future responsibly!
 

About Vandemoortele

Vandemoortele was founded in 1899 as a Belgian family business, and has continued to grow and develop ever since. Over the last two decades, we became a European food company with leading positions in two product categories: Bakery Products (BP) and Margarines, Culinary Oils & Fats (MCOF). We are known for supplying innovative and high-quality products.

In 2021 Vandemoortele realised a turnover of around EUR 1.3 billion with 4,800 (permanent and temporary) associates. The Vandemoortele Group headquarters are located in Ghent, Belgium. We have commercial offices in 12 European countries, as well as in the United States. We operate on more than 28 high-quality production sites all over Europe, in order to ensure proximity to all our key markets. We export from Europe to 95 countries worldwide.

News & Media Contact

Marc Croonen
marc.croonen@vandemoortele.com