|The Oil Palm Industries||The Oil Palm Plantations|
|The Palm||The Oil|
|• Malaysian Palm Oil Association
• The East Malaysia Planters’ Association (EMPA)
• The Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP)
• Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia (PORAM)
• The Malayan Edible Oil Manufacturers Association (MEOMA)
• Malaysian Oleochemicals Manufacturers Group (MOMG)
• Malaysian Palm Oil Promotion Council (MPOPC)
The Malayan Edible Oil Manufacturers Association (MEOMA)
The Malayan Edible Oil Manufacturers’ Association (MEOMA)
The Malayan Edible Oil Manufactures’ Association (MEOMA) was established in 1961 with eight core members and has grown to 81 members at present, representing 80% of the edible oils manufacturing industry in Malaysia.
Role and Function
The key role of MEOMA is representation and promotion of the industry. The objectives of MEOMA, as given in MEOMA’s Handbook 2002-2003 are as follows:
• “To provide an organization for the benefit and welfare of all edible oil millers in Malaysia and to promote and protect their mutual interests. • To provide the means for mutual co-operation and the promotion of goodwill amongst members in connection with the industry as a whole. • To enable members through the Association to speak with one voice and act with one purpose on all matters concerning the industry. • To oppose vigorously any unfair legislation or unreasonable restriction that may adversely affect the industry as a whole. • To work constantly for the maintenance of fair prices in edible oil and its byproducts, and to abstain from unfair and unreasonable competition amongst members. • To maintain good relations with other similar bodies and organizations and to cooperate with them for the mutual benefit of members. • To represent members views at meetings of official and unofficial committees, councilor conferences as may be necessary and expedient. • To do such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.”
MEOMA is administered by a General Working Committee headed by a President. Members of this committee provide the leadership for the following sub-committees:
• Palm Kernel & Products Sub-Committee • Copra & Products Sub-Committee • Cooking Oil, Edible Fats & Margarine Sub-Committee • Technical Sub-Committee • Price Settlement Committee
The scope of MEOMA activities is reflected in the names of the sub-committees listed above. A major part of MEOMA’s work is formal representation of its members in various government and industry organizations, including:
• Malaysian Palm Oil Board • Malaysian Palm Oil Promotion Council Board of Trustees • MPOPC Task Force on the Environment • Malaysian Derivatives Exchange Berhad (Palm Oil Committee) • MITI’s Task Force Committee for Palm Oil Industry • SIRIM Technical Committee on Oils and Fats • SIRIM Technical Committee on Packaging
MEOMA is also affiliated with the following international organizations on oils and fats:
• The Grain & Feed Trade Association (GAFTA), UK • The National Institute of Oilseed Products (NIOP), USA • FOSFA International, UK • ASEAN Vegetable Oil Club (AVOC), Malaysia
Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia (PORAM)
The Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia (PORAM) is a trade association that was formed in 1975 to represent the interest of member companies involved in the palm oil refining industry.
Vision / Mission Statements
Role and Function
The main objectives of PORAM are: • “To provide an organisation for palm oil refiners to collectively support and enhance the status and interest of the palm oil refining industry. • To promote the processing, refining and fractionation of palm oil and the manufacture of all products and by-products therefrom. • To project an international image of sophistication and reliability. • To establish an identity with the public at large as an organisation with an important role to play in Malaysia's economic development and as an organisation responsibly acting in the interest of the commuity. • To be both responsive to the Malaysian Government's overall socio-economic policies and responsible in this role”.
The Management Board, comprising a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer and five Board members, is responsible for the running of PORAM. The Management Board. members lead the following key committees of the association:
• Commercial & Contracts Committee • Technical Committee • Training and Education Committee • Price Settlement Committee • Associate Members Committee
There are also 4 regional committees that have been formed to serve members in the North, South, Central and East Coast regions.
Day-to-day operations of the association are the responsibility of the Secretariat, headed by the Executive Secretary.
PORAM provides various forms of assistance to its members, including dissemination of market information, establishing business contacts, promotion of palm oil exports, guidance on problems arising from government regulations and procedures, arbitration and resolution of common problems, publications and organizing seminars, workshops and training courses.
PORAM works closely with industry organizations such as the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA), Malayan Edible Oil Manufacturers' Association (MEOMA), the Malaysian Oleochemical Manufacturers Group (MOMG) and The Palm Oil Millers' Association (POMA). PORAM is affiliated to the National Institute of Oilseed Products (NIOP) and the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations Ltd (FOSFA International). PORAM is also a founder member of the ASEAN Vegetable Oils Club (AVOC) and is currently serving AVOC as its Secretariat.
There is no specific focus on environmental issues; however; PORAM is a member of the recently established MPOPC Task Force on Environment.
The Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP)
The initiative of a small group of planters led to the establishment of the Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP) in 1919 to represent the interests of estate executives at the management level. From an inaugural membership of 200 planters, the ISP currently has more than 4,350 members, 600 of whom are overseas members from 37 countries.
Vision / Mission
ISP exists for the development and advancement of the professional interests of its members who directly or indirectly involved in the plantation. From the onset, ISP had placed priority on technical support for its members through education and publications. In 1919, the Technical Education Scheme (TES) was set up to “improve the technical knowledge of members by holding examinations and granting diplomas”. This primary mission has been upheld throughout the history of the society.
Role and Function
The primary functions of ISP are: • The award of professional qualifications • Conduct professional development programmes • Publications • Maintenance of a library • Maintenance of a register of members and processing of applications for membership
The ISP is managed by a Board of Directors comprising a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Chief Executive and Board members representing the branches and committees of the Society. Board members are elected at the Society’s General Meetings for a tenure of two years. The Board is supported by the following committees:
• Executive Committee • Technical Education Scheme Committee • Planter Editorial Committee • Finance Committee • Library Committee
Day-to-day operations are managed by the Chief Executive and the Secretariat. The management of the business aspects of publications and training course are managed by a wholly-owned subsidiary company, ISP Management Sdn Bhd.
There two classes of membership; Category A are Ordinary Members who are employed as Managers, Assistant Managers or similar capacities while Category B membership covers professionals such as engineers, scientists and Estate Medical Officers.
ISP is primarily supported by membership subscriptions, which are RM 120. per year for both categories. The Society also generates income from the organization of conference and other professional activities.
Apart from the Chief Executive and the Secretariat, Board and committee members are non- salaried and serve the Society on a voluntary basis..
Since its inception, ISP core activities have been on education and professional training and publications. Through the Technical Education Scheme, ISP conducts examinations and awards professional qualifications, namely:
• A professional Diploma of licentiate of the Incorporated Society of Planters (LISP) • A certificate in oil palm or rubber processing of the Incorporated Society of Planters • An Advanced professional Diploma of Associate of the Incorporated Society of Planters (AISP) • A postgraduate Diploma of Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Planters (FISP) The ISP and the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) offer the ISP-UPM course in Master of Science in Plantation Management at the University.
The ISP publishes a monthly magazine, The Planter which contains papers on management and technical and other aspects of the plantation industry. Since the first issue of the first that appeared in August, 1920, The Planter has been published in 78 volumes with 915 issues (as at June, 2002).
The Society organized the Annual Planting Conference from 1924 to 1941. Since then , it has organized numerous conferences , seminars and workshops at the regional, national and international levels on various aspects of the plantation industry. The ISP has held the International Planters Conference every three years since 1994.
While there is no specific focus or activities on the environment, the ISP has expressed its interests and concerns in numerous editorials in The Planter, the most recent being in the June, 2002 issue (Vol. 78 No.915). Various aspects of environmental management and sustainable development have been included in the seminar and conference programmes.
The ISP was an active participant in WWFM Partners-for-Wetlands forum on “Making Land Use the Lower Kinabatangan Floodplains” in April, 2001
The East Malaysia Planters’ Association (EMPA)
The East Malaysia Planters’ Association (EMPA), started as the North Borneo Planters’ Association in 1889; it changed its name to Sabah Planters ’Association in 1973 and acquired its present name in 1973. Until recently, EMPA was the only industry organization representing the interests of plantation companies in the states of Sabah and Sarawak.
Vision / Mission Statements
Role and Function “The objectives of the Association are to represent, protect and advance the interests of the plantation industry in East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak). To this end, the Association:
• Is fully recognized by the States and Federal Governments as the representative for plantation interests in East Malaysia.
• Works closely with the plantation industry to effectively address and resolve federal issues.
• Undertakes research and development projects deemed necessary as a means to finding ways for improving operating and cost efficiencies in plantations.
• Helps propagate public understanding, support and recognition for the social and economic contributions which the plantation industry makes to East Malaysia”.
EMPA’s activities are focused to a large extent on addressing issues and problems faced by its members, particularly in respect of employment of foreign workers, CPO sales tax imposed by the State Government, industrial zoning for palm oil mills and security in plantations. With regard to the environment, EMPA has collaborated with the Ministry of Tourism Development, Science, Technology and the Environment on raising the awareness of its members on environmental issues air and water pollution by the industry. EMPA has also held dialogue sessions with the Department of Environment on open burning.
EMPA was an active participant in WWF Malaysia’s Partners-for-Wetlands Forum on ‘Making Land Use Sustainable in the Lower Kinabatangan Floodplains” in April, 2001.
Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA)
MPOA activities are focused on a number of priority areas which are directed at enhancing the competitive position of the industry globally through cost reduction and research and development. Among specific areas of activity, MPOA has a strong focus on environment and sustainable development. Recently, MPOA formed a Working- Committee on Environment to address issues pertaining to the environment and sustainable development and the oil palm industry. At the national level, MPOA is a member of the Environment Quality Council (EQC) which is appointed by the Minister of Science, Technology and Environment under Section 4 (1) of the Environment Quality Act, 1974 of Malaysia.
MPOA has been responsive to WWF Malaysia and WWF Switzerland’s initiatives on making the production of palm oil more sustainable. Activities that MPOA have been engaged with WWF include:
Participation in WWF Malaysia Partners-for-Wetlands forum on “Making Land Use the Lower Kinabatangan Floodplains” in April, 2001
Co-author with WWF Malaysia on the following papers: - “Balancing the need for sustainable oil palm development and conservation – The Lower Kinabatangan Floodplains experience” presented at the National Planters’ Seminar in June, 2001 - “Trade related environmental challenges for the palm oil industry” presented at MOB’s 2001 PIPOC Palm Oil Congress, August, 2001.
Co-organized the Dialogue between the Oil Palm Industry and WWF Malaysia / WWF Switzerland on 21st March, 2002.
Currently discussing with WWF Malaysia on potential collaboration on development and promotion of Best Management Practices for oil palm.
Contact Information Chief Executive: Mr M.R. Chandran Address: 12th Floor, Bangunan Getah Asli (Menara), 148, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Website: www.mpoa.org.my E-mail: email@example.com Telephone: 603-2710 5680 Fax: 603-2710 5679
Major Importers of Palm Oil (‘000 tonnes)
WWF - the World Wide Fund
for Nature is one of the world's largest and most
respected independent conservation organizations.
Founded in 1961 WWF now has almost five million
supporters distributed throughout five continents. WWF
has a global network active in over 90 countries. WWF
has worked to conserve nature and ecological processes
through a combination of action on the ground, national
and international advocacy work to establish appropriate
policies, and international campaigns to highlight and
demonstrate solutions to crucial environmental problems.
WWF’s involvement in the RSPO comes through the Forest
Conversion Initiative, a global effort to halt the
conversion of high conservation value forests to oil
palm plantations and to make palm oil production more
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Contact information: Dr Matthias Diemer, Director of Forest Programme
Vegoil EP AB
A Swedish company providing vegetable oil
environmental-friendly and renewable raw materials. Vegoil also develop process tools together with
partners for efficient control of oil processing.
Vegoil EP AB
Founded in 2004, kemOleo is a fast growing trade and consulting company in oleochemical and bio-energy spheres. Headquartered in Singapore and operating through a network of offices and associates in optimizing production, sourcing and supply chains globally.
kemOleo Pte Ltd
Palm Oil Companies / Suppliers / Trading
Unilever is an Anglo-Dutch manufacturer of branded fast moving consumer goods. With Head Offices in London and Rotterdam, Unilever has operations in over 100 countries and sells products in over 150 countries. Unilever's mission is:
Our mission is to add vitality to life. We meet everyday needs for hygiene, nutrition and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.
Well known Unilever brands are Dove, Magnum, Knorr, Hellmann's, Persil, Axe, Lipton, Bertolli, Good Humor Bryer's, Cif, Royco. Unilever employs about 230,000 people world wide. 2003 Sales was €47.7 B, pre-tax operating profit was €6.8 B.
Unilever has three sustainability initiatives: on water, on fish and on agriculture. If you want to read more about our sustainable agriculture programme, please look at the Unilever website at: http://www.unilever.com/environmentsociety/sustainability
Specific documents, protocols, brochures etc can be found at: http://www.growingforthefuture.com
Tel : +31 10 2174585
Contact: Mr Jan Kees Vis
Aarhus Karlshamn UK (AAK UK) is a leading oils and fats business in the UK exporting to over 30 countries. With sales to the food manufacturing sector as well as the foodservice, retail and the personal care industries, the company has a diverse business profile within the oils and fats sector and operates one of the most modern refining and production facilities in the world.
AAK is part of the Swedish Group, AAK AB which operates refineries in UK, Sweden, Denmark, Holland Mexico and the USA. The Group control sales and marketing companies in many other countries. More can be seen at www.aak.com.
United UK Ltd.
Contact: Mr Ian McIntosh, President
Holdings is a palm plantation company that manages six
plantations; three in Indonesia and three in Papua New
Guinea. CTP is a business unit of Cargill, an
international provider of food, agricultural and risk
management products and services. With 142,000 employees
in 61 countries, Cargill is committed to using its
knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers
to help them succeed. For more information, visit
Holdings Pte Ltd
Tel : +65 6536 5185
Contact: Mr Ian Rowland, Environmental Manager
Migros is the number one retailer in Switzerland. Ten regional-based Migros cooperatives and Migros-owned Globus department stores are active in the Swiss retail business, and in 2003, they generated €11 billion in sales, an 18% share of the Swiss retail market.
Since its establishment in 1925, Migros has developed its own industry and service companies. In 2003, Migros group generated a turnover of €13 billion, and Migros Bank presented a balance-sheet total of €18 billion.
In 1941, Migros companies were transformed to consumer cooperatives, with 1.9 million members today; Federation of Migros Cooperatives was made their national processing and wholesale buying centre. Regional cooperatives run about 580 stores. Two-thirds of sales consist of foods and catering. There are, however, no sales of alcoholic drinks or tobacco. In production and buying, Migros supports ethical and sustainable principles. 1% of its sales go to Migros non-business cultural scheme (€80 million). Migros is an efficient distributor of goods and values in Switzerland and over 81,000 employees help in doing so, daily.
Tel : +41 61 905 9480
Contact: Mr Umberto Villars, MIFA
Famous for creating a niche market sector for naturally inspired skin and hair care products, The Body Shop introduced a generation of consumers to the benefits of a wide range of best sellers from Vitamin E Moisture Cream to the Tea Tree Oil range and Banana Shampoo.
The Body Shop has always believed that business is primarily about human relationships. We believe that the more we listen to our stakeholders and involve them in decision making, the better our business will run.
In 1999 The Body Shop brand was voted the second most trusted brand in the UK by the Consumers Association. According to the 1997 Interbrand survey criteria, the company was named 28th top brand in the world, second in the retail sector. In a 1998 report, a survey of international chief executives in The Financial Times ranked The Body Shop the 27th most respected company in the world.
The Body Shop International plc
Tel : +44 (0) 1903 846 274
Contact: Ms Rikke Netterstrom, Ethical Policy Manager
Karlshamn Sweden (AAK Sweden),
is part of the AAK AB Group listed on the Swedish stock
market. AAK Sweden
is a leading supplier of specialty oils and has a strong
record in product innovation. The company has a
pronounced international focus with sales in more than
60 countries. Many of the world’s largest manufacturers
of food, confectionery and cosmetics are
: +46 454 82 137
Contact: Mr Jan-Olof Lidefelt, Strategic Marketing Manager, Oils and Fats
Agropalma started its palm oil
activities in 1982 in Brazil, leading nowadays the palm
oil production in Latin America, plus controlling the
entire production chain, from seedling to RBD
conventional and organic palm and palm kernel oils,
vegetable fats and margarines, and more recently,
: +55 11 3175 5465
Contact: Mr Marcello Brito, Commercial & Marketing Director
SIAT SA, founded in 1991, is an agro-industrial company specialised in the establishment and management of industrial as well as smallholders' plantations and allied processing and down stream industries. The main focus of the tree crops rests on oil palms. The company offers services ranging from project identification to project implementation, including feasibility studies, financial engineering, project management, logistic support and marketing of produce. SIAT has subsidiaries in Nigeria, Gabon and Ghana. In Nigeria, Presco plc is an integrated project consisting of a plantation of 8,300 planted ha of oil palms (total concession is 15,000 ha), a palm oil mill, a palm kernel crushing plant, a refinery and fractionation unit. In Gabon, SIAT operates Agrogabon, which comprises 8,000 ha of oil palm, an oil mill, a kernel crushing plant, a refinery, a fractionation plant and a soap works factory. Finally in Ghana, SIAT operates GOPDC ltd, which is also an integrated project consisting of a nucleus plantation of 4,750 ha, a smallholders area of 1,200 ha as well as the surrounding out growers area of 12,800 ha. There is a palm oil mill and a palm kernel crushing plant on the plantation.
: +32 (0) 2 3746143
Contact: Ms Helena Vandebeeck, Director - Operations
Danisco has produced
emulsifiers since 1936. Danisco is the world’s largest
supplier of food emulsifiers. The Emulsifier Division
has vast experience when it comes to the development,
application and production of emulsifiers. Our mission
is to provide our customers in the food and selected
non-food industries with knowledge-based solutions that
enable them to expand the market for industrially
produced products. Danisco does not only offer the
broadest emulsifier programme on the market. We also
have comprehensive products and process know-how as well
as strong application expertise, which are utilized in
close cooperation with our customers. Danisco’s
Emulsifier Division has a global production structure,
which is supported by a global sales network. As part of
the Danisco Corporation, the Emulsifier Division also
interacts closely with Danisco’s other divisions. The
division head office is in Denmark, and production
facilities are located in Denmark, the United States,
Brazil, Malaysia and China.
: +45 8943 5000
Contact: Ms Pia Madsen, Director, Raw Material Purchasing
Daabon Organic CI
Tequendama is the pioneer and leading grower and
refiner of Organic Palm Oil in Colombia, located in the
Caribbean city of Santa Marta. It is part of the Daabon
Group of companies, and is a family owned business, now
in its third generation, recognized for its innovative
practices in agriculture. Some employees are also second
and third family generation.
Organic CI Tequendama SA
: +57 5 421 3077/421 2582
Contact: Mr Manuel J Davila, Director Comercial
PanEco was founded in Switzerland in 1996. The foundation is a Swiss-based and registered international charity active in the field of environmental protection, management and education. Presently, PanEco's projects focus on Indonesia, one of the last strongholds of lowland tropical rainforest harboring more than 90 percent of the globe's animal and plant species.
PanEco supports and implements sustainable and exemplary projects which promote the aims of the foundation, such as to:
Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) as well
as the PanEco projects in North Sumatra and East Java
aim to further the environmental awareness of the local
population. To fight against illegal deforestation and
to protect the tropical rainforests as the habitat for
the Sumatran Orangutan means to conserve this ecosystem
for all of us.
Walter Rau is the largest privately owned manufacturer of margarine and spreads in Germany. The company was founded in 1903 and has grown to be Germany’s most important Private Label manufacturer for edible fats and spreads. Walter Rau owns two production plants, located in Hilter and in Velten near Berlin. The business is split into three divisions, namely Retail Brands, Foodservice/Professional Business and Export. Approximately 300 employees generate a turnover of 120 million EURO per year. The company’s focus is on retail business. The most popular brand name is “Deli Reform.” Walter Rau is IFS 3 (International Food Standard, higher level) and DIN EN ISO9001:2000 certified.
Lebensmittelwerke GmbH & Co KG
Founded in 1950, the Fuji Oil Group serves the world as a specialist in intermediate food ingredients while placing the highest priority on safety, product safety and quality as well as environmental integrity. The Group's unique research and development has led to numerous innovative, high value-added specialty products. The acquired application know-how is established and perfected in the R&D Centres of Excellence. Strongly believing that close communication holds the key to mutual benefit and partnership, the global presence of our Oils & Fats Division allows us to contribute to the success of our customers by the challenging task of developing and marketing specific oils and fats for applications in the chocolate, confectionary, bakery, ice cream and dairy industry.
Coop has been active for several years
in the field of sustainable production of food and
non-food products. The Coop flagship labels Naturaplan,
Naturaline, Oecoplan and Max Havelaar are especially
successful. Coop has set itself the goal of sourcing
other raw materials on a long-term, sustainable basis.
This fundamental decision is set out in Coop’s
“Ecological, socially and ethically responsible
sourcing” guidelines. The sourcing of palm oil from
sustainably managed plantations is fully in line with
Coop’s objectives. Coop signed the Statement of Intent
in January 2004 and has already switched to sustainable
palm oil in part of its product range. Coop received
The National Federation of Oil Palm Growers of Colombia (FEDEPALMA) was established in 1962 as a business and trade organization for the oil palm agroindustry in Colombia to defend the interests of the oil palm growers, orient them in designing technological and business policies to keep them informed with the latest trends and developments in the global market for oilseeds, oils and fats.
FEDEPALMA plays a key role in ensuring the adequate supply of oils and fats in the domestic market and in generating export surplus recognized internationally for their high quality. It has designed the parafiscal funds for the oil palm agroindustry and manages these funds, which were established to finance the research and development of the Colombian oil palm sector and to stabilize the domestic vis-à-vis international prices.
FEDEPALMA has also created the Center for Oil Palm Research in Colombia (CENIPALMA) to meet the needs of the oil palm sector in the area of research and technology transfer; the International Trader (CI Acepalma SA) to promote and to facilitate the commercialization of palm oil in the international markets; and PROPALMA SA, to generate investments in large scale productive projects on oil palm. All of these demonstrate the institutional strength of the Colombian oil palm sector, whose primary objective is to promote the development of an efficient, productive, sustainable and internationally competitive oil palm agroindustry and through this contribute significantly to the growth and development of the national economy.
- National Federation of Oil Palm Growers of
Cloetta Fazer was formed on 1 January 2000 through the merger of Cloetta of Sweden and Fazer Konfektyr of Finland, previously part of the Fazer Group. On 27 July 2001 an agreement with the Swiss company Valora Holding AG was signed regarding the sale of the trading business area. Cloetta Fazer is the Nordic region´s leading confectionery company. Sales in 2003 amounted to MSEK 3,030 and the operating profit amounted to MSEK 390. The number of employees is around 2,100. The key brands are Fazer Blå, Dumle, Kexchoklad, Geisha, Polly, Center, Ässät, Pantteri, Marianne, Fazermint, Bridgeblandning, Tyrkisk Peber, Liqueur Fills, Plopp and Sportlunch. The key markets are Sweden, Finland, Poland, Norway, Denmark, the Baltic states and Russia. Cloetta Fazer is the market-leader in Sweden and Finland. Cloetta Fazer has five production plants; two in Sweden, two in Finland and one in Poland. Cloetta was founded in Copenhagen in 1862 and Fazer in Helsinki 1891. The Cloetta Fazer class B share was introduced on the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 1994.
The production plants in Finland are environmentally certified according to ISO 14001. At the beginning of 2004 the plants in Sweden will be certified and efforts to obtain certification have also been started in Poland. A large share of the environmental impact in Cloetta Fazer’s value chain takes place in raw material production, i.e. at the agricultural stage. Environmental effects include nutrification, greenhouse gas emissions and loss of biodiversity.
The Rabobank Group is the largest financial service provider in the Dutch market. It comprises 328 independent, local co-operative Rabobanks in the Netherlands, the central Rabobank Nederland organisation and a large number of specialised subsidiaries. The Group's core target is to generate customer value.
The Rabobank Group is a network of competence centres working closely together. This networked expertise allows the Group to respond actively to the growing demand from business clients and private individuals for a balanced package of financial services and products. The Group thus combines the best of two worlds: the local involvement and personal touch of the local banks and the expertise and scale of a large organisation.
The Rabobank serves more than half of the Dutch population and Dutch businesses. The Rabobank Group has the highest credit rating (Triple A), awarded by the well-known international rating agencies Moody's and Standard & Poor's. To serve our clients in the international market, the Rabobank Group has 222 branches in 33 countries outside the Netherlands.
Oxfam’s purpose: Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering.
Oxfam's Beliefs :
Cadbury Schweppes is a major global group which manufacturers, markets and distributes branded beverages and confectionery products around the world. With origins stretching back over 200 years, today our products - which include brands such as Cadbury, Schweppes, Halls, Trident, Dr Pepper, Snapple, Trebor, Dentyne, Bubblicious and Bassett - are enjoyed in almost every country around the world.
We employ around 54,000 people who all work together to create brands people love. We are the market leaders in sugar and functional confectionery, a strong number two in gum and the world's third largest soft drinks group. As a business, we are committed to delivering superior shareowner performance. We want to profitably and significantly increase global confectionery share and profitably secure and grow regional beverages share. We'll do this by ensuring our capabilities are best in class and through reinforcing our reputation with employees and society.
We are wholeheartedly committed to corporate and social responsibility from our key strategic goals to the individual actions of our people around the world everyday. It is central to who we are, what we do and the way we do it. It is and always has been fundamental to us. Our founders were well known for their fair treatment of employees and for philanthropy in the community. Now a global company, we feel this responsibility as keenly as ever. The nature of our value chain and the global economy in which we operate brings new issues and many challenges. Our Corporate Social Responsibility programme provides the framework to integrate our values into everything we do.
Cognis is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients. It employs 8,500 people, and has production sites and service centers in almost 30 countries. The company has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and delivers natural source raw materials and ingredients for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Additionally, Cognis provides solutions for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, textiles and plastics, as well as agriculture and mining.
In 2001 Cognis has been the first chemical company that achieved a global certificate for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Several environmental awards were given to Cognis in 2002 and 2003.
Cognis is owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and Schroder Ventures Life Sciences. In 2003, Cognis recorded sales of 2.95 billion euros and an operating profit before depreciation, amortization and exceptional items (EBITDA recurring) of 312 million euros.
Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co
Our business concept can be summed up in two words: Good taste.
Santa Maria is the biggest seasoning company in the Nordic region, employing a workforce of over 400. Our aim is to become the leading seasoning company in northern Europe. Santa Maria currently operates in three principal business areas: consumers, catering and in-store kitchens with these key concepts: Santa Maria Spices, Tex Mex and Spicy World. From the outset, our business concept has centered on spices and seasoning. We ceaselessly travel the globe searching for new ideas and inspiration in order to bring the best food trends from around the world back to your kitchen. Using our knowledge of spices, we produce new products and concepts. It's not just because we think combining spices and food is stimulating and enjoyable. What we want is to continue to open the doors on a world of exciting taste sensations.
Palm oil is a good and important raw material for our Tex Mex production and we think it is very important to work for a sustainable production of palm oil.
Santa Maria AB
New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL) is Papua New Guinea's largest oil palm plantation and milling operator. NBPOL's core activity is the cultivation and processing of Oil Palm into Crude Palm Oil (CPO), Palm Kernel Oil (PKO) and Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE) for sales to both domestic and foreign markets. NBPOL major export markets include the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.
At NBPOL we pride ourselves on being an environmentally friendly company. We are the first company in the industry to achieve a zero effluent discharge in the production of Palm Oil. NBPOL embraces the principles of sustainable Development and the company’s goal is to ensure that future generations will continue to benefit from today’s actions. NBPOL is acutely conscious of its varied responsibilities in respect of the environment in which it operates and recognizes that agricultural activities impact on the environment. NBPOL is committed to minimizing these impacts through continuous improvement of performance. The implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS) provides the framework to realize these goals. NBPOL received ISO14001 accreditation in 2004.
Britain Palm Oil
BIOX is a fast growing company based in The Netherlands, dedicated to providing a complete range of products and services to the energy, food, feed, oleochemical and rendering industries. BIOX procures, processes, produces, stores and delivers vegetable oils and fats, animal fats, by-products and solids specifically for non food applications.
BIOX purchases from both producers (plantations, refining industry, food industry, oleochemical industry, biodiesel industry etc.) as well as traders. Since we specialize in finding optimal uses for byproducts we can take a whole array of biological by-products, often at short notice. The range of products BIOX acquires includes vegetable oils and fats, by-products, animal fats, solid residues, off spec products, technical oils, low grade products, pitch oils, tall oil pitch, and bleaching earth.
BIOX has already established many long term partnering agreements where we take all by-product streams from production facilities all over Europe. BIOX, being an international company, sources products from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Founded officially in 1946, Ferrero was built upon an already thriving family confectionery business. Family-owned to this day, the company has built itself into an international group with commercial interests in the Americas, Australasia, Asia and Africa, as well as in Western and Eastern Europe.
The Group, which is headquartered in Luxembourg, currently owns 31 trade companies. It has three R&D centres and fifteen production plants, which turn out approximately 700,000 tons of products every year. Thanks to the dedicated commitment of 16,000 employees, brands like Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, Mon Chéri, Tic Tac, Kinder Bueno, Kinder Sorpresa and Raffaello have become worldwide successes.
For Ferrero, respecting nature is so important that the Group considers the objectives of its environmental policy on a par with its production goals. In order to do this, it has created the Environmental Management System that has been adopted by all production and planning sectors, with particular reference to the development of new products and the choice of new technologies. This is a commitment that has led to its hard-earned ISO 14001 certification.
Saraya Co., Ltd. has a 50-year-long history of manufacturing liquid soaps and alcohol disinfectants for hand sanitizing. Saraya Co., Ltd. produces liquid soaps, alcohol solutions, detergents, gargling liquids, to the general consumer, food sanitation, healthcare, and hospital markets. Saraya’s history was started with medical liquid hand soap, which had contributed to improvement of public hygiene all over Japan during the recovery period just after World War II. In 1971, Saraya started the business of palm kernel oil detergent.
Saraya has received approval for International Standards if Quality Control (ISO 9002) and Environmental Management (ISO 14001) in 1999. In 2003, the Saraya Group of companies achieved International Standards if Quality Control (ISO 9002).
Saraya strives to solve environmental problems in the world through business processes that lessen impact on the environment and by working with NPOs to hopefully attain the ultimate goal of Zero Emission. Since its conception in December 2001, Mr Yusuke Saraya, President of Saraya Co Ltd, has served as director of ZERI Japan. ZERI Foundation is a non-profit organization with a multinational network of academics, business people, bureaucrats, and educators finding creative solutions to the most pressing challenges of our times: i.e. responding to the needs of all on Earth in terms of water, food, housing, health care, energy and jobs.
company which has itself developed to one of the most
important enterprises in manufacturing oil and fat for
food in Europe was established in 1872 in Morges in the
canton of Vaud. Its name in those early days - Morgia AG
- was derived from that of the town. From the very
beginning, the company's continuous development has been
based primarily on quality and on finding solutions
tailored exactly to the customer's needs. In 1987 the
company moved to its present location in Lyss (in the
canton of Bern), where it now has one of the most modern
production plants in Europe. In 1997, on the occasion of
its 125 anniversary, the company was renamed
Nutriswiss to reflect the increasingly export
oriented nature of its operations. In Switzerland, we
are leaders in the processing of fats in the field of
special- and organic products. Our goal is to become the
leading manufacturer of edible fats in Switzerland.
There are currently over 350 different items in our
range of products. The quantity of fats and margarines
sold annually amounts to approximately 35,000
Spychiger Oil Trading Ltd is an
international active trading company. We trade oils and
fats for human consumption and the feed industry as well
as for technical purposes. We attach value to buying
from reputable suppliers and to supporting and promoting
the trade of sustainable products.
is an internationally-operated company engaged in the
development, production, sale and distribution of bakery
supplies and food ingredients. CSM's main product groups
include bakery ingredients and products, lactic acid and
sugar. CSM operates mainly in the business-to-business
market (bakery ingredients and products, lactic acid and
sugar) and, to a limited extent, the consumer market
Essent is an energy company with its
roots in The Netherlands. We provide our customers,
private as well as business, with energy plus a number
of additional products and services. Apart from
electricity, gas and heat deliveries, these services
comprise maintenance of central heating and hot-water
equipment, as well as a range of cable communication
products, such as cable TV and radio, broadband internet
access and telephony.
Lipidos Santiga is a refiner of oils and fats since 1973. We aim to produce highest quality products in order to meet increasing demand from customers. Our factory complies with all EU regulations regarding the environment and food safety. We want to obtain raw materials, which are mainly palm-based products, from producers that respect the environment and their communities during the process of oil production. By doing this, we can offer our customers a final product that is environmentally-friendly from beginning to end. In order to know who these producers are and how they operate in order to guarantee sustainability in oil palm production, we believe it is essential for our company to become a member of the RSPO.
BOS International is a
not-for-profit organisation, working with the Indonesian
Ministry of Forestry for the conservation of orangutans
and their ecosystem. BOS is presently running the
world's largest primate conservation project, with more
than 13 sister organisations around the world, and
activities covering biodiversity conservation issues
(flora and fauna), forest rehabilitation, inventory and
monitoring (through its company PT SarVision Indonesia),
and agroforestry (to improve local peoples' welfare and
Established in 1952, China National Cereals, Oils & Foodstuffs Corp (COFCO), a conglomerate integrating trade, industry, finance, information services and scientific research, is mainly engaged in the fields of agricultural products, foods, hotels and real estate. By 2003, COFCO’s total import and export value had reached US$ 146.8 billion.
COFCO is a pioneer in terms of import and export of agricultural products and foodstuffs, and serves as a bridge between China’s grains, oils and foodstuffs market and the global market. COFCO is one of 53 State-owned backbone enterprises under the direct administration of the Chinese central government, and since 1994, it has been consecutively listed among the Fortune Global Top 500 Enterprises. COFCO International’s development objective is to become one of the biggest food companies in China and the Asia-Pacific region as well as the main conduit through which overseas investors access China’s food industry.
National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp.
Goodman Fielder produces many of
Australiasia's most popular and well-known brands as
well as products and ingredients for the food service,
commercial and industrial sectors.
Wilmar Trading Pte Ltd is the merchandising arm of Wilmar Holdings Pte Ltd. The Wilmar Group is a leading processor, merchandiser and distributor of edible oils, oilseeds and related products in Asia. We source and market edible oil and related products globally.
With consolidated sales of over US$5 billion in 2004, our Group and our joint-venture companies are the largest soy bean crusher and a leading edible oil processor in China; a leading edible oil processor in India; the largest refiner and exporter of palm oil and palm-related products in Indonesia.
Our substantial and integrated operations in these major grains and edible oil consuming countries facilitate efficient service to our customers and associates. They also position us to take advantage of the huge potential of these markets.
Matthews Foods is a leading supplier of butters and spreads, producing both branded and own label products for the retail, food service and prepared food trades. Matthews Foods produces the Pure spreads brand, which are all dairy free and also the Filippo Berio Olive Spread brand. Matthews is the industry’s leading organic spreads producer. Based in Yorkshire, UK, Matthews Foods has been producing spreads since 1975. Matthews Foods supplies all of the UK’s major multiple retailers, is the primary supplier of fats to the food service trade and works in partnership with a wide range of food manufacturers.
The Co-operative Group, of which Co-operative Retail is a part, is a co-op, a co-operative society. It’s a unique consumer-owned business – the largest of its kind in the world. Its members own and democratically control everything it does. The Co-operative Group employs over 75,000 people, operates more than 3,000 retail outlets and in 2004 its sales topped £7.7 billion. It’s a retailer, banker, insurer, funeral director, travel retailer, pharmacist and farmer. Whether it is animal rights or the environment, fair trade or GM, the Co-operative Group make it their responsibility to do as much as they can to make sure people don’t have to leave their ethics at home. It leads the way when it comes to fair trade and was the pioneer of ‘corporate responsibility,’ which is now a subject at the top of the agenda for thousands of other businesses. Being a responsible business and taking a stand on issues that matter to consumers is part of the Co-operative Group’s heritage. In addition to its ethical trading activities, the Co-operative Group works tirelessly within communities in the UK. Environmental issues are also high on the Co-operative Group’s agenda. In 2004 its farming business, farmcare launched a manual to help its farms across the UK adopt best practice to protect and enhance the environment.
The International Finance Corporation,
the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, promotes
sustainable private sector investment in developing and
transition countries, helping to reduce poverty and
improve people’s lives. IFC finances private sector
investments, mobilizes capital in the international
financial markets, helps clients improve social and
environmental sustainability, and provides technical
assistance and advice to governments and businesses. Its
178 member countries provide its share capital and
collectively determine its policies.
International Finance Corporation
Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS)
offers a range of products including life assurance,
home and motor insurance, pensions and ISAs. CIS is part
of Co-operative Financial Services (CFS), which includes
the Co-operative Bank and smile, the internet bank, and
is positioned within the Co-operative Group, one of the
largest consumer-owned businesses in the world. Amongst
institutional investors, CIS is in a unique position as
a member of the Co-operative Movement, a range of
businesses that have a long history of social
responsibility. The Society currently manages around £20
billion customers’ money in a range of equities,
property and bonds. As a significant institutional
investor, CIS is in a powerful position to influence the
behavior of the companies in which it
KOG Edible Oils BV is a member of the Kuok Group of Companies. We have just started operations at our tropical oil refinery, located in the heart of the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. As part of the Group’s integrated network of refineries, mills and plantations, we are well positioned to meet the needs of the European market for high quality tropical oil and their derivatives. The company also intends to play an active role in the promotion and development of sustainable palm oil, with due concern for the environment and wildlife.
PLC is a public limited company listed on the
Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock
SIPEF is a Belgian private
agro-industrial Group registered under Belgian Law. Its
shares are quoted on the Stock Exchange of Brussels
(Euronext). The Company was incorporated in 1919 with
the principal aims of promoting and managing plantation
companies which would operate in both tropical and
Fortum aims to be the leading energy
company in the Nordic countries. Our core business cover
electricity and heat generation, sales and distribution,
operation and maintenance services as well as other
related services. We want to be known as a customer
driven Energy Company with a strong commitment to
ENDS envisions a world based on equitable
relationships and consisting of sustainable livelihoods,
and recognises the key role for CSOs in achieving
Safic-Alcan and its subsidiaries form a dual vocation group:
Thanks to its international coverage,
Safic-Alcan group relies on an expert network in order
to back up the long-lasting partnership with the raw
material producers. Definitely trade development
oriented, Safic-Alcan keeps on offering a wider range of
high added value products.
Natural Fuel Limited (Australia)
headquartered in Perth, Australia Natural Fuel Ltd was
incorporated on 21 October 2003.
The renewable resource to be used by the
Company in the production of its biodiesel would be
predominantly palm oils sourced from South East
Boots is a leading
UK retailer, selling health and beauty products through
its chain of Boots the Chemists stores, as well as
marketing own-brand products internationally through its
subsidiary Boots Retail International. Around half the
Boots brand products are developed and manufactured by
the company. In this case the company is in control of
the entire supply chain.
Asda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart. Whilst we are primarily a food retailer, non-food, including our George clothing range, is becoming an increasingly important part of our business. Our non-food range includes everything from diamonds to dusters. Asda currently employs around 145,000 colleagues, most working in our 300 plus stores which are located throughout the UK. We also have distribution and head office colleagues. Our mission is “to be the best value retailer exceeding customers needs always” delivered by our purpose “to make goods and services more affordable for everyone” and out values are “Respect for the individual; Strive for Excellence and Service to our customers.”
Neste Oil is a leading independent
Northern European oil refining and marketing company
with focus on high quality refined petroleum products
with reduced environmental impact. We specialize in
motor fuels and other oil products for quality-conscious
customers in Europe and North America. The company is
listed in the Helsinki Stock Exchange. We have
approximately 4,300 employees.
RWE npower, a
division of the multi-utility RWE Group, is a leading
integrated UK energy company, with energy generation,
retail and renewables businesses.
Leeds-based, Northern Foods plc is one of the UK's leading food producers with a turnover of £1.45 billion (year ending 02/04/2005) and around 22,000 employees based in sites across the UK and Eire.
The company aims to be the 'supplier of
choice to UK and Irish retailers in added value
convenience foods' and produces a wide range of
own-label and powerful branded products.
Uniqema is a USD 1
billion specialty chemical company and part of the ICI
group. Uniqema manufactures products which deliver
special effects that influence how customer's products
feel and perform. Uniqema sells into the personal care,
lubricants and performance technology industries. A
major portion of the business is derived from
oleochemicals of which the palm based oleochemical
manufacturing is centred in its Boot Raja factory,
Klang, Malaysia. The major products are glycerine, fatty
acids, soap noodles and esters.
Uniqema (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
The John Lewis Partnership is one of the UK's top ten retail businesses with 27 John Lewis department stores and 173 Waitrose supermarkets. It is also the country's largest example of worker co-ownership. All 63,000 permanent staff are Partners in the business. We believe that the commitment of Partners to the business is a unique source of competitive advantage which has fuelled 75 years of profitable growth and a reputation amongst customers and suppliers unparalleled in the UK retail industry.
Kuok Oils & Grains Pte Ltd (KOG) is a leading and prominent trader of edible oils. It also has interests in manufacturing facilities in China, Vietnam and Bangladesh, which supply consumer pack edible oils. As part of the multinational Kuok Group, KOG is affiliated to many companies within the group which includes an integrated network of oil refineries and plantations. This has helped enhance KOG’s position as the foremost trader in supplying a wide range of edible oils and their by-products. KOG is committed to provide the best quality to our clients and intends to play an active role in the promotion and development of sustainable palm oil, with due concern for the environment and wildlife.
Founded in 1981, Lion Corporation has
always been Japan’s leading manufacturer of consumer
goods, such as oral care, household, beauty care and
pharmaceutical products. Lion’s business also expands
into the field of chemicals. Its business extends into
major Asian countries (ASEAN and Northeast Asia). Lion
employs about 6,000 people worldwide. Our net sales in
2004 were ¥310B.
Glencore Grain BV Rotterdam, a wholly owned subsidiary of Glencore International AG, Baar, and is active in trading grains, oilseeds and edible oils. The company originates/markets about 18 million mt of grain and about 5 million mt of edible oils and oilseeds yearly. The Company owns storage and port facilities in various countries/continents as well as oilseeds crushing facilities in Argentina and the CIS. Glencore BV is a member of a.o. FOSFA, GAFTA and NOFOTA. For further information on Glencore and its group, we refer to our website: www.glencore.com.
ConAgra Trade Group, Inc (CTG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of ConAgra Foods, Inc (NYSE: CAG), one of North America’s largest packaged food companies and a major purchaser of vegetable oils throughout the world. It sources and distributes a variety of basic inputs, such as wheat and oilseeds for food manufacturing companies, feedstocks for Bioenergy companies, as well as grains and byproducts for pet food and animal feed manufacturers. The Group also merchandises and trades agricultural commodities, livestock, fertilizer, fuel, energy and other inputs and commodities.
Midwest BD Limited is a newly formed company in Australia. Midwest’s vision is to become the leading supplier of liquid biofuels in Australia. It will list in mid-2006 on the Australian Stock Exchange. Its mission is to build, own and operate two 200,000 tonnes per annum biodiesel projects in the second half of 2007. Primarily crude palm oil (and its products) and methanol will be converted to biodiesel and glycerine. The 450 million litres biodiesel will be marketed in Australia as well as overseas. The production sites are located in the States of Western Australia and Victoria, Australia.
Midwest is committed to achieve a sustainable liquid fuel supply chain. It will work together with its business partners and the public to advance this goal. In particular, Midwest BD will engage with its palm oil suppliers to advance and implement the objectives of the RSPO.
Marks & Spencer is one of the UK’s largest general retailers of Food, Clothing and Homeware. We have over 400 stores in the UK and a further 100 franchise stores across the World. Our share of the UK Food market is around 3%.
We are committed to being the most trusted retailer on the UK High Street and as such have a comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility programme which covers:
BP’s main activities are the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing, supply and transportation; and the manufacture and marketing of petrochemicals. We also have a growing presence in gas and power and in solar power generation.
The way we organize our group mirrors the diversity of our activities. BP is divided into three main business segments: Exploration and Production; Refining and Marketing; and Gas, Power and Renewables. Our business segments operate across four regions. Their activities are supported by a number of key corporate functions.
We operate in 100 countries with well-established businesses in Europe, North and South America, Australasia and Africa.
The drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
is creating new opportunities for companies to buy and
sell low carbon products and services. Greenergy Biofuels Ltd is a
business-to-business energy company at the forefront of
these new markets. We have been operating since 1992,
initially as a supplier of low emission fuels and more
recently also as a supplier of low carbon fuels. We also
offer our expertise to other companies to help them
create their own low carbon business activities. We are
a rapidly growing, privately-owned company with current
annualised turnover in excess of £250 million. We have
operations in the UK, Germany and Switzerland and employ
some 30 people.
Vance Bioenergy is a leading biodiesel
production, marketing and trading company based in
Southeast Asia. Its first biodiesel production facility
is in Malaysia and produces biodiesel from palm oil that
meets global biodiesel standards such as EN 14214 and
ASTM 6751. The company also produces glycerine as a
by-product of the biodiesel production
Vance Bioenergy recognises the importance of good environmental management for sustainability and performance excellence, and is committed to applying the best practices in its business to protect the environment and ensure sustainable agribusiness.
Earthcycle Packaging is a privately-held, Canadian-based company that distributes palm fiber packaging in North America. The biodegradable and compostable packaging is made from molded palm fiber, a waste product left over after the palm fruit is harvested and pressed for oil. Previously incinerated or landfilled, this fiber is now made into FDA food grade packaging which is certified compostable to the ASTM D6400 standard. Earthcycle's products have also been certified compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute in the United States. Earthcycle sources all of its products from West Malaysia.
Earthcycle is a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (www.sustainablepackaging.org), the US Composting Council (www.compostingcouncil.org), and the Composting Council of Canada (www.compost.com). Earthcycle offers sustainable packaging for fresh food, food service and garden products as well as providing custom solutions for clients.
Established in 1923, Gardner Smith has built a network of offices spanning Australia, New Zealand, China and South Africa. Gardner Smith is a merchandising, trading and logistics operation specializing in tallow, vegetable oils, liquid feeds and protein meals.
Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd is a wholly owned food retailer operating within the UK and is owned by J Sainsbury’s plc whose other subsidiaries also include Sainsbury’s Bank. Over 16 million customers visit 740 Sainsbury’s stores each week which are served by 33 depots and together employ over 153,000 colleagues. Sainsbury’s sells over 23,000 product lines sourced globally from over 1400 suppliers and over half of our sales are in Sainsbury’s Own Brand. In 2004/05, the last published full year financial information, J Sainsbury plc’s total sales were £16.5 billion and we have seen 5 consecutive quarters of like for like growth.
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and is ranked in the top 25 among FTSE-100 companies, by market capitalisation.
Standard Chartered has a history of over 150 years in banking and is in many of the world’s fastest growing markets. It has an extensive global network of over 1,200 branches (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) in 56 countries in the Asia Pacific Region, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the United Kingdom and the Americas. As one of the world’s most international banks, Standard Chartered employs over 44,000 people, representing 89 nationalities, worldwide.
At Standard Chartered we recognise we have an impact on the economies, communities and on the environment in which we operate and a responsibility to address this impact. We also recognise that through our business activities we can contribute to sustainable development.
Jordans Cereals is a British family owned cereal manufacturer with an annual turnover of c. £70 million. For the past 30 years we have manufactured high quality natural breakfast cereals and cereal bars. Our products are now sold in more than 20 countries and we are currently the fastest growing breakfast cereal manufacturer in the UK.
Jordans are committed to using the best quality natural ingredients and sourcing produce locally where possible. Their wide range of premium breakfast cereals and cereal bars are tasty, healthy and natural, and completely free from artificial ingredients. Not only does Jordans believe that food grown naturally with the minimum of processing tastes better, but the company is committed to sustainable farming. All the cereals used in Jordans products are either Organic or Conservation Grade; farming methods that encourage wildlife and help reverse some of the environmental consequences of intensive farming.
CremerOleo specializes in the
supply chain management of a core range of mainly
vegetable-based Oils, Fats and Oleochemicals. This
division of the Cremer Group of Companies consists of a
global network of Production, Storage, Marketing and
Shipping locations, with principal offices in Singapore,
Hamburg and Cincinnati.
The activities of Japan's general trading companies have achieved unprecedented diversity. A leader among these trading companies, Itochu Corporation has seen its own evolution follow the same trend. Itochu is a globally integrated corporation with offices in over 80 countries and operations that cover a broad spectrum of industries. Annual revenues place Itochu among the world's largest corporations of any type.
In April 1997, Itochu introduced a new way of doing business by dividing operations into independently managed "division companies." This was followed in 1999 by the adoption of the position of corporate executive officer to divide more clearly the duties of top management and the Board of Directors. The "division company" organization facilitates prompt responses to today's borderless, rapidly evolving markets, while leveraging the benefits of Itochu's immense scale. Social responsibilities also play a central role in all Itochu operations. This is exemplified by the company's acquisition of ISO 14001 certification, an international standard for environmental management systems.
Reckitt Benckiser is a
leading manufacturer of household cleaning and health
& personal care products. We employ around 23,000
people, with sales in 180 countries and more than 40
manufacturing facilities worldwide.
Reckitt Benckiser PLC
Burton's Foods is the company
formed following the combination of The Horizon Biscuit
Co Ltd and Burton's Gold Medal Biscuits Ltd in October
2000. The Company is now a leading edge branded and own
label manufacturer of quality biscuits, confectionery
and snack products. It owns and produces the market
leading brands Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers and
Wagon Wheels whilst Cadbury's Fingers, Animals and
Signature are manufactured under
Burton's Foods Ltd
USFG is a U.S. based
“S-Corporation,” established in 1992.
PLC is an energy business that will contribute to
the alleviation of three pressing global issues: climate
change, energy security and rural poverty in the
CO-OP CLEAN Co Ltd is an affiliated company with Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU), which holds 22 million family members, and we provide JCCU members with our products. Our company was established in 1978. At the time, the deterioration of environment in water resources became a crucial problem, and we have been contributing to our society by developing and supplying environment-friendly products since then. We are proud of utilizing high quality palm oil as main materials for our products, which is sustainable and biodegradable, and we strongly support RSPO’s principle.
SAS Devineau, a company of the Devineau Group, is the leading manufacturer of candles in France. Established in 1803, it has remained a family-owned company until today. We employ more than 400 persons, mainly in France. The raw material used to make candles comes essentially from oil refined products. Because of the current oil market situation, we are looking for replacement materials, palm oil being one of them. We are committed to use this raw material in the respect of the environment with an ethical point of view. We are exporting our candles worldwide: they are the image of the French know-how in terms of design and quality. We wish to invest in sustainable resources and control our raw materials.
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