• 27,213 metric tons of certified palm oil and palm kernel oil sourced representing 100 percent of procured material
  • Almost 95 percent of global palm footprint traceable back to the oil mill level
  • More than 300,000 metric tons CO2 in 2020 avoided by sourcing certified sustainable palm kernel oil

 

AGRO GLOBAL reached an important milestone on its path toward sustainable palm. The company achieved its commitment to procure palm (kernel) oils exclusively from sources certified by the RSPO by 2020. Last year, AGRO GLOBAL purchased 27,213 metric tons of certified sustainable palm (kernel) oil representing 100 percent of AGRO GLOBAL’s total volume as RSPO certified. In addition, AGRO GLOBAL also made further progress in developing transparent supply chains: The company was able to trace almost 95 percent of its global palm footprint – totaling 441,107 metric tons – back to oil mill level.

Additionally, as in previous years, AGRO GLOBAL published its product carbon footprint (PCF) for sourcing certified sustainable palm (kernel) oil. Compared to conventional sourcing, AGRO GLOBAL avoided more than 300,000 metric tons of CO2 emission in 2020. RSPO-certified production of palm kernel oil shows around 36 percent lower global warming impact than non-certified production. The PCF is calculated according to the requirements and guidelines for quantification as stated in ISO “14067:2018-08 – Greenhouse gases – Carbon footprint of products”.

Further commitment

While having reached this important milestone, AGRO GLOBAL is now fully focused on the other part of its 2015 commitment: to also include the commitment of certified sourcing to those significant intermediates which are based on palm oil and palm kernel oil by 2025, e.g. fatty alcohols and fatty acids.

15 February 2021