Dawn Foods secures RSPO certifed palm oil certification
26 November 2015 • Author(s): Victoria White
Dawn Foods has secured Mass Balance certification to verify that it sources and uses only RSPO certified palm oil across all of its European production sites.
The company is a manufacturer of bakery ingredients and finished sweet bakery products.
The certification means that Dawn Foods is using palm oil in mass balanced quantity – one of the four recognised supply chains for sustainable palm oil recognised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Dawn Foods has been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2011, supporting an initiative which certifies independently audited sustainable palm oil plantations in accordance with the globally agreed environmental standards devised by the RSPO to ensure the palm industry can continue to grow without causing environmental and social issues.
Dawn Foods scored highly in the 2015 WWF Scorecard
This year Dawn Foods Germany was also handpicked by WWF as one of the companies to participate in its 2015 Scorecard. Now in its third year, the Scorecard is designed to assess the performance of major retailers, foodservice companies, consumer goods companies and manufacturers worldwide on their use of certified sustainable oil. The company received 16 out of 20 points, reaffirming the company’s efforts and positive engagement on the use of palm oil.
“Dawn Foods is committed to ensuring the highest levels of social corporate responsibility across all of its businesses so we are delighted to now be able to verify to our customers that all of our palm oil is sustainably sourced. We were pleased to also receive such a high score from WWF Germany in its Scorecard,” said Chris Jenkins, Dawn Foods’ Cluster Director – UK & Ireland.
As well as RSPO certification, the company also holds UTZ Chain of Custody for Cocoa supply, while Dawn Foods Evesham is also certified Kosher and Vegetarian.
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