AAK Multi Oils - Responsible Sourcing of Coconut and Soy Oils
In 2017 AAK published a Responsible Sourcing of Vegetable Oils policy (multi-oils policy), which combined with the existing Supplier Code of Conduct binds the sourcing of all vegetable oils to commit on labour, community relations, environment, and smallholder inclusion. In 2018, AAK identified coconuts as a key raw material for responsible sourcing together with shea, palm oil, rapeseed and soy. AAK teamed up with Proforest to conduct a risk assessment for its coconut supply chains, resulting in three priorities :
- Improve traceability
- Improve farmer livelihoods and keep them interested in growing coconuts
- Rejuvenate the coconut industry
Proforest will continue to support AAK on interventions and collaboration with various supply chain actors within and beyond. We will also be undertaking field-level engagements with suppliers in production origins, in Indonesia and the Philippines.