Sustainability

is part of our DNA

Sustainability is part of our DNA

At AAK, building sustainability into our everyday activities helps us to achieve our vision of being the industry’s first choice for value-adding vegetable oil solutions. Hand in hand with financial growth, social and environmental responsibility is key to our continued development and future success.

The AAK Sustainability Report aims to provide a clear picture of how AAK integrates sustainable practices on a daily basis. It is a global team effort involving colleagues from all sites, who contribute with their experiences about the company's many environmental and social initiatives. The report also includes statements, initiatives, projects and views from across the entire organization that demonstrates how sustainability is firmly anchored within our activities and mindset. It represents how we continuously work to ensure that sustainability is part of our DNA. 

AAK reports in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative and the report is adapted to comply with the UN Global Compact Principles, the Swedish Accounts Act based on the directive 214/95/EU rules on disclosure of non- financial and diversity information by large companies and the Sustainable Development Goals. To learn more about our work, please refer to the Sustainability Report 2019. The auditor's opinion on the statutory sustainability report can be found here

 


The AAK House of Sustainability

Our House of Sustainability has guided our continued progress and represents the foundational structure of our sustainability initiatives and how we make it part of our DNA. Learn more in this video: 

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Our focus areas

Responsible sourcing

Responsible sourcing in AAK aims to continuously progress on the positive impacts our procurement has on the environment, people’s livelihoods, and their communities.

The AAK House of Sustainability

Our House of Sustainability has guided our continued progress and represents the foundational structure of our sustainability initiatives and how we make it part of our DNA.

Sustainability — CEO statement

Sustainability has been at the core of AAK for many years. It has a strong alignment to who we are. In 2019, we initiated a strategy process to identify opportunities for future growth, and sustainability was confirmed as one of the key enablers going forward.

Certificates for safety and health

Our products and processing methods follow recognized standards and regulations that guarantee you safe, healthy, and sustainable solutions. Discover the certificates that we possess.

Arms hugging a tree - Sustainable growth - AAK

Policies and Codes

With the UN Global Compact principles as baseline, we have developed our own policies and codes. We continuously revisit our progress and follow up on the work we have done. If you want to learn more about what we do to create a better tomorrow for all of us, have a look at some of the reports and documents here.

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shea nuts - Sustainable Growth - AAK

Shea progress reports

Shea grows on wild trees in West Africa south of Sahara and this unique raw material is used in, for example, chocolate bars and cosmetics products. In our shea progress reports, you can read about our shea supply chains and the various sustainability initiatives that we are engaged in.

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Hands holding soil - Sustainable growth - AAK

Statements

To us, being responsible is also about being clear and transparent. Here we have gathered information related to areas such as our production, our supply chains, grievances, and human rights.

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