At AkoPlanet™ we seek to play our part in creating a sustainable world. Our customers’ business success depends on it. And our planet’s future depends on it.
As a global manufacturing business, we strive to make continuous progress within sustainability, focusing on our customers, suppliers, our planet, people and neighbors, and our efforts were awarded with EcoVadis Gold Medal based on the assessment of environment, labor practices, fair business practices, and sustainable procurement.
In AkoPlanet™ our ingredients are traceable to the growing region as a minimum standard, and we’re working even further with our supply chains so that every step is taken with care. We draw upon our long track record in responsible sourcing to ensure products meet – if not exceed – the sustainability standards our customers require.
For example, we know coconut oil is a raw material often used in plant-based foods, and we have been working with Proforest to identify areas to work on in the coconut supply chain, including smallholder engagement. No primates are used in the harvesting of coconuts for our AkoPlanet™ solutions. You can read more about our sourcing here.
We have used Life Cycle Assessment to demonstrate that our Swedish rapeseed oil has a lower climate impact compared to other growing regions.
For us this is just the beginning of a journey where we work together with our customer to continuously raise the bar towards more sustainable food and businesses.