New sustainable palm oil can be traced from farm to factory

Silbury, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of specialist vegetable oils and food ingredients, has introduced a new palm oil which guarantees complete traceability as well as sustainability.

Identity Preserved (IP) has been developed in partnership with DAABON, the first supplier in the world to be accredited to RSPO NEXT, the highest and most stringent level of certification for sustainable palm oil. It uses palm oil which is traceable directly to farms in Colombia, where the palm fruits are grown, all of which are certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Fairtrade USA, Rainforest Alliance and verified by the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG).

IP is available in a number of forms including refined palm oil, blends with soy, sunflower or rapeseed, and certified organic, and enables customers to meet the demand for palm products that have been produced without harm to people, animals or the environment.

Gary Lewis, director, oils and fats, Silbury, says: “There is unprecedented demand in the food industry for vegetable oil products that are not linked to human abuses or deforestation. Through our partnership with DAABON, we can give manufacturers and retailers complete confidence that the palm products they are using adhere to the world’s strictest standards of responsible production, and we can show them the exact origin.

“Today’s consumers will no longer tolerate poor ethical standards in the production of their food. A common question concerning products labelled sustainable is: ‘But how do we really know where it’s come from?’ By using Identity Preserved palm oil, Silbury now offers an answer to that question.”

The first company in the world to hold RSPO Next, DAABON can guarantee its palm oil is produced with no deforestation, fire or planting on peat, and with a reduction of greenhouse gases, respect for human rights and transparency.

Headquartered in Banbury, Silbury has its own edible oils processing and blending plant in Brough, East Yorkshire, which holds a number of accreditations including  Kosher, Halal, RSPO Supply Chain and Organic.