As part of what the company says is its strategy to do business in a responsible and sustainable way and to meet growing customer demand, FrieslandCampina Kievit is upgrading its Vana-Monte portfolio to ‘RSPO SG’.
FrieslandCampina Kievit commits to RSPO SG palm oil
As part of what the company says is its strategy to do business in a responsible and sustainable way and to meet growing customer demand for more sustainable food ingredients, FrieslandCampina Kievit is upgrading its Vana-Monte portfolio to ‘RSPO SG’ – using palm oil that is segregated (SG) from conventional palm oil and certified as sustainable by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
The company has committed to ensuring products in the Vana-Monte, Vana-Crema, Vana-Grasa and Vana-Sponge ranges move to using RSPO SG palm. Introducing RSPO SG as the standard in the Vana-Monte is, KIevit says, the latest achievement addressing the growing customer demand for more sustainable food ingredients, and s adding value for manufacturers of baked goods, savoury and (frozen) dessert products.
RSPO SG means that palm oil is purchased from RSPO-licensed suppliers and is separated from non-certified plantations across the whole supply chain. This allows end product manufacturers to claim that the product contains RSPO certified sustainable palm oil.
FrieslandCampina Kievit says it aims to position itself in the market as the frontrunner in sustainable palm oil (RSPO SG) for its baked goods and savoury and (frozen) dessert portfolios in response to consumer interest in social responsibility and sustainability, and growing demand for transparent labels. The company was an early member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, a not-for-profit organisation that unites stakeholders from the seven sectors of the palm oil industry to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil.
The upgrade to sustainable SG palm oil will not affect the functionality of the raw materials in Vana-Monte ingredients, the company said.