RSPO Sustainability Palm Oil Policy
Our business is built on a staunch commitment to quality and customer service. It is our aim through industry specialists to make our business one of Britain’s most trusted and respected oil and fats suppliers.
Silbury recognizes that palm oil is the world’s leading vegetable oil in terms of production volume and consumption. Millions of people rely on palm oil to support their livelihoods. As the world population approaches 9 billion by 2050 demand for edible oil will continue to grow. Palm oil, the highest yielding edible oil crop, using less land per ton of oil produced than any other vegetable oil, is best positioned to satisfy this demand. However, the responsibility to address the known environmental and social risks associated with this supply chain is crucial.
Our position in the supply chain means we can select suppliers who are committed to sustainable palm oil production and sourcing, who also endorse the RSPO as the primary global sustainability standard. Through the RSPO Principles and Criteria and Supply Chain Certification Standard, Silbury can be assured of delivering sustainable palm oil.
Silbury have been an RSPO member since 2010 and have been certified since May 2011. We can supply all palm oil and palm kernel oil products in our portfolio through one of the RSPO’s certified supply chain options – segregated SG, mass balance MB and identity preserved IP. We are also committed to providing our customers with the information they require to feel confident in sourcing palm and palm kernel oil products which have been sustainably and ethically sourced. We participate in EFECA and UK RSPO events and consultations to further awareness of the issues involved.
We recognise the importance of smallholder inclusion within the palm oil supply chain and work to ensure that our supply partners have policies to engage with and encourage smallholders towards achieving certification such as RSPO certification.
For a copy of our RSPO Sustainability Palm Oil Policy, please click here