Percentage of purchased volume which is verified as being in accordance with credible, internationally recognized responsible production standards
We are purchasing an increasing number of natural raw materials with certified origins. For instance, we established a progressive strategy for the sustainable sourcing of oils and derivatives from palm fruits in 2015: By the middle of 2016, we converted our Palm Oil supply chain in such a way that all palm oils came from 100 % RSPO “Mass Balance” certified sources. By the end of 2018, we already obtained more than 50 % of primary and more than 68 % of secondary palm oil derivatives from certified sustainable sources. At the same time, numerous recipes have been converted to palm oil free quality. In 2019, we were able to increase the proportion of primary and secondary palm oil derivatives to 60 and 80 % from certified sources. We are off to a good start to obtain all palm oil and palm oil derivatives from certified sustainable sources by the end of 2020. Through our global membership of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), we are also committed to ethical sourcing.