Dutch palm oil – 21% sustainable

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Use of RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) has seen growth in the Netherland’s and it now represents 21% of all palm oil used in the country’s food industry, according to a report released by the Dutch Task Force on Sustainable Palm Oil.

The Dutch Task Force is an initiative of the Dutch Product Board MVO (for margarines, fats and oils) committed towards pushing use of sustainable palm in the Netherlands.

The report compiled by the task force showed that throughout the Netherlands’ food industry, 21% of palm oil used is CSPO.

In the dairy/milk replacements category, 30% of palm oil used is sustainable and in the margarine industry 35% is. For bakery and confectionary, 17% was sustainable palm oil and in the snack industry figures showed 13%.

The report also showed that in 2011, 19 Dutch organisations joined RSPO along with a large number of companies committing 100% sustainable palm oil use by 2015.

Darrel Webber, secretary general of RSPO, applauded the work of the initiative and said that it has “also inspired other countries such as Belgium, through the recent establishment of the Belgian Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil, to develop similar initiatives dedicated to achieving sustainability in the palm oil industry.”

Related topics: Market Trends, Sustainability

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