Best practices

To transform the industry towards 100 % sustainable and inclusive palm oil supply chains companies need to take action. We have developed 8 recommendations for companies who want to be a Palm Oil Frontrunner as a guideline for taking action.


Some producers of consumer products are frontrunner already. Below are stories from companies leading the way! 

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Edsential – the first certified sustainable palm oil caterer

Edsential is a Community Interest Company meaning they use any surplus as a direct reinvestment in the services and to support projects in the schools. In 2019 Edsential became the world’s first certified sustainable palm oil caterer.

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Little Soap Company - sustainable sourcing from the beginning

How has a company managed to put sustainable sourcing first, having to make extra investments, but still being one of the fastest growing companies?

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Ferrero sourcing 100% RSPO since 2015

We know Ferrero from their confectionery goods such as the well-known chocolate-hazelnut spread Nutella. Palm oil is an important ingredient for the company, and during the past decade they have made a large transition in their palm oil sourcing. Now they are a true frontrunner.

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Henkel investments in sustainable value chains

Beyond buying RSPO certified material, Henkel invests in smallholder projects ensuring the production of a volume similar to the volume they use. So far they have supported 30.000 farmers with better practices.

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