Goodman Fielder strives to identify and minimise the potential impacts on communities and the environment from sourcing our ingredients. We share community concerns about deforestation and we strive to identify and eliminate deforestation in our supply chain, including from the sourcing of palm oil derived ingredients.
We are a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and support the production of sustainable palm oil. In 2013, Goodman Fielder committed to sourcing certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) for all Goodman Fielder products in Australia and New Zealand using the mass balance supply chain model. We have delivered on this commitment including achieving supply chain certification for all manufacturing sites that handle ingredients containing palm oil.
This commitment is supported by the adoption of Wilmar’s No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation Policy which applies to all Goodman Fielder operations. Goodman Fielder tracks the progress of major palm oil suppliers against this (or their equivalent) policy. More information on this policy and how it is being implemented across the broader Wilmar business can be found here.
About the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
RSPO sets out Principles and Criteria to help define a sustainable palm oil plantation (see below). To achieve certification (and sell certified sustainable palm oil), a plantation must satisfy a third party auditor that all Principles and Criteria have been met. RSPO also provides detailed rules for supply chain traceability to ensure certified sustainable palm oil products are correctly accounted for by end users. Importantly, the RSPO administers a transparent and impartial Complaints System to duly handle and address complaints against RSPO members, third party certification bodies or the RSPO system itself.
Principles for palm oil plantations to be RSPO Certified:
1. Commitment to transparency
2. Compliance with applicable laws and regulations
3. Commitment to long-term economic and financial viability
4. Use of appropriate best practices by growers and millers
5. Environmental responsibility and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity
6. Responsible consideration of employees, and of individuals and communities affected by growers and mills
7. Responsible development of new plantings
8. Commitment to continuous improvement in key areas of activity
Specific criteria provide detail on the standards required under each principle.
Learn more about the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.
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