The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was established in 2004 with the objective of promoting the growth and use of sustainable palm oil products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders.
KLK is one of the founding members of RSPO and fully committed to the ongoing journey to a 100 % sustainability standard for palm (kernel) oil derivatives. This means reaching the equilibrium of environmental priorities, social equity, and surging economic demands. Most KLK plantations are RSPO certified and all are planned to be by the end of 2015. The production sites of Emmerich (DE), Moerdijk (NL), Ougrée (BE), and Hedingen (CH) are all RSPO certified, which means we are able to verify sustainable palm oil at every step of the supply chain.
It is an advantage to have the complete oleochemical supply chain under one roof, not only for us, but also for our customers. KLK runs its plantations according the RSPO’s Principles & Criteria and even goes beyond RSPO. Every global brand is protecting the very integrity for its end-products and is thus pledging for traceability to a trustworthy source. With KLK, our customers have the choice to buy broad range of products that are certified for sustainability, from workhorses to specialties.
In the years to come, the demand for sustainable products will grow. Our customers will profit from the backwards integration up to the KLK plantations allowing for a secure supply of certified sustainable raw materials.