Silbury, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of specialist vegetable oils and food ingredients, has introduced Identity Preserved (IP) certified sustainable palm oil to the UK market by partnering 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.
The palm oil, which is traceable to the farms in Colombia where the palm fruits are grown, will add to Silbury’s existing organic and fully segregated palm oil offering in order to enable customers to meet demand for palm products that have been produced without harm to people, animals or the environment.
The products will include refined (RBD) palm fruit and palm kernel oils; palm shortenings; fractionated products such as liquid olein for frying and solid stearins; palm oil blended with soy, sunflower or rapeseed; certified organic and non-organic; and bespoke products developed to customers’ precise requirements.
Gary Lewis, Director, Oils and Fats, Silbury, said: “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.”
About the producers
The palm oil supplied by Silbury will come from independently run plantations, 130 family smallholdings, and DAABON’s own plantations, 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).
DAABON also operates palm oil refineries with a combined capacity of 41,000 MT per month, providing flexibility to meet high volume requirements as well as small customised orders.
DAABON is a family company, founded in 1914, accredited by a number of sustainability and traceability bodies, including the Rainforest Alliance, the Palm Oil Innovation Group, and is also certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Its vertically integrated operation also includes products such as bananas, coffee and avocados.
The company is the first in the world to hold RSPO Next, the accreditation introduced by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil as a higher standard of sustainability certification to guarantee that palm oil is produced with:
- no deforestation
- no fire
- no planting on peat
- reduction of greenhouse gases
- respect for human rights
Headquartered in Banbury and with a turnover of £56m, Silbury supplies many of the UK’s largest food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Customers range in size from small, artisan manufacturers wanting a single pallet, to national chains that require full container loads.
Silbury is able to offer flexibility and security of supply thanks, in part, to its investment in manufacturing and processing facilities. This has included the development of its own edible oils processing and blending plant in Brough, East Yorkshire.
Silbury’s Brough manufacturing facilities have been awarded the BRC AA excellence level classification of BRC issue 7 accreditation. This is in addition to their BRC Agent and Broker, Kosher, Halal, RSPO Supply Chain and Organic accreditations.
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