Strong commitments for a high potential supply chain

Better sourcing of soy

Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, soybean oil is mainly relevant for AAK in regard to its use in baking fats, mayonnaise, salad and cooking oils, as an ingredient in margarine and within our Special Nutrition segment.

Soybean oil is one of the most versatile commodities, with a large number of applications. The biggest consumers are China, the US, Argentina, and Brazil.  

The main producing countries of soy are the US, Brazil, Argentina, India, and China. In terms of volume, soybean oil is a relatively small-scale raw material for AAK. However, since there are sustainability risks within the production of soybeans, especially related to deforestation, soy was included in our list of key raw materials for responsible sourcing in 2018. 

In 2020, AAK committed to achieve 100 percent verified deforestation-free supply chains by 2025 for palm and soy.

Contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):


At AAK, we work hard for making better happen for people and the planet. For better sourcing of soy, we focus on our key ambition of 100 percent verified deforestation-free soy supply chains by 2025.

Key achievement 2020

For progress related to better sourcing of soy, we achieved 31 percent verified deforestation-free soy supply chains in 2020.

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