Upfield’s priority is to build a sustainable business that delivers a positive, sustainable impact through all critical touchpoints, including our supply chains, our operations, and our interactions with communities around the world. We are committed to leading and taking a position in responsible sourcing / supply chain, use of resources, and production. We do this because it’s the right thing to do, it holds us accountable, and creates a more durable business for the long-term that we can all be proud of.
We rely on ingredients such as palm oil, sunflower oil, rapeseed oil and olive oil to make our products. As such, we need to ensure that we source our ingredients responsibly and sustainably. We are a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, meaning that we comply with their requirements not to contribute to any deforestation, destruction of habitats, or loss of biodiversity.
Palm oil is a key ingredient in the Upfield product portfolio, and we believe that the sustainable palm oil we use is preferable to other oil alternatives when looking at it from a combined environmental, taste and performance, and health perspective. The cornerstone of our sustainability platform ensures that the palm oil used in our products is not only sustainably sourced, but that Upfield helps drive transformational change in the palm oil sector. As a proud member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), we will achieve 100% physically certified palm oil in 2019 and hold our supply chain accountable for no deforestation effects.