AAK drives sustainability across the supply chains we source from. Our understanding of the issues and risks related to our supply chains and how to effectively address them has improved over time. This is due to a closer collaboration with stakeholders such as suppliers, customers and partners like Proforest. We continuously work to attain more sustainable supply chains in recognition of the impact that we have and in line with the identified and prioritized risks.
AAK’s priorities for responsible sourcing – from plant to brand
We have the same management approach for each of our key raw materials. It is our aim to fully integrate sustainability in our way of working across the global teams that are responsible for sourcing raw materials, for shipping, logistics, and with customers. In this way, we help connect our customers’ brands to the plants which supply the raw materials.
To maximize our impact on the raw material industries, and to work in a holistic way with the challenges we face, we engage with our supply chains on three levels:
Smallholder inclusion in raw material supply chains is a key objective for AAK. Our commitment is to actively ensure that smallholders are not excluded from our supply chains as a result of high sustainability requirements, and that we initiate projects across our supply base to encourage and support smallholders. Specifically, we aim to contribute to initiatives that support smallholder livelihoods, through mechanisms such as improved yields and community development.
Smallholder engagement across countries and raw materials