Silbury is committed to developing sustainable supply chains, and has clear guidelines and policies in place covering all our key commodities.
Our policies have been carefully developed in conjunction with both suppliers and customers, to ensure that Silbury upholds the highest standards in environmentally responsible sourcing and ethical production, throughout our operations.
All our suppliers must meet stringent requirements in terms of the ethical, social and environmental standards they adhere to, and we actively look for suppliers with strong corporate and social responsibility programmes. Wherever possible, we subscribe to all relevant sustainable sourcing standards and supply chain audit procedures.
Continually reviewing our supply chains and sourcing procedures, we audit our suppliers regularly to ensure that their operations meet the latest regulations and reflect the most up to date best practice guidelines in terms of sustainability.
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
A good example is our membership of the RSPO. We became an active supporter of the RSPO in 2010 and now supply palm oil through each of the RSPO’s certified supply chain options – segregated SG, mass balance MB and identity preserved IP.
We work hard to encourage our customers to buy and use RSPO certified ingredients, and submit ourselves to regular and rigorous RSPO audits. We are also now working towards RSPO Next - a voluntary effort to go beyond the RSPO's already exacting principles and criteria.
Silbury can trace 98% of all the palm oil we use back to the mill, and 26% all the way back to the plantation. We are resolutely committed to promoting and encouraging the sustainable production of palm oil, and our ultimate goal is to move towards 100% traceability.
Soy and Coconuts
Silbury only supplies sustainable, identity preserved (IP), non-GMO soya. All the soy found in our oil products is carefully segregated and documented throughout the supply chain, to ensure traceability and sustainable production.
We are now working with suppliers to develop a coconut traceability programme, which documents the coconuts used in our oils and fats throughout the supply chain, right back to the individual grower. This policy requires coconuts to be produced in an ethical manner and picked without the use of monkeys.
Our purpose-built packing facility has been fully audited to British Retail Consortium (BRC) AA standard. This is the highest award possible and we are also BRC Agents and Brokers.
We have Halal, Kosher and Soil Association (organic) accreditation. In addition, we are ISYS approved for the supply of rapeseed oil to M&S, and have M&S approval for our olive oils.
Silbury is a member of Sedex – a global, non-profit membership organisation, and the world’s largest collaborative platform for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chains. We are fully audited to their ethical supply chain standard.
We are also covered by the NEODA (National Edible Oils Distributors Association) guarantee of confidence scheme.
Silbury – committed to quality and sustainability.