Procurement Practices | FP2

Percentage of purchased volume which is verified as being in accordance with credible, internationally recognized responsible production standards

We are purchasing an increasing number of natural raw materials with certified origins. For instance, we established a progressive strategy for the sustainable sourcing of oils and derivatives from palm fruits in 2015: By mid-2016, we converted to the exclusive use of 100 % RSPO “Mass Balance”–certified palm oil. Until the end of 2018, we worked with our strategic suppliers on implementing fully responsible sourcing for our primary palm oil derivatives and on switching to materials made from 100 % RSPO “Mass Balance”–certified palm oil. We have the same goal in place for our sourcing of secondary palm oil derivatives by the end of 2020.

In 2017, we reported that 63 % of primary PO derivatives come from Mass Balance-certified sources. In the interim, numerous recipes have been converted to palm oil-free or certified quality.

Current status: More than 50 % of primary and more than 68 % of secondary PO derivatives come from certified sustainable sources.