KTC Becomes First UK Company to Sign Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto


We’re delighted to be the first UK company to sign the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto!

Launched by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the European Palm Oil Alliance (EPOA), and the IDH (the Sustainable Trade Initiative) – the new manifesto was the result of the fourth Sustainable Palm Oil dialogue which took place in October 2022.

By signing the document, we are strengthening our promise to source sustainable palm, while endorsing and implementing the four key aims of the manifesto across our operations. These four aims address issues relating to sourcing, engagement in governance, sustainable production from smallholders and strengthening communication on sustainable palm oil to increase awareness amongst consumers.

The Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto aims to dispel the myths surrounding palm and highlight the benefits that the sourcing and use of sustainable palm can bring to the planet and its people. Other organisations signing the pledge include leading organisations, charities and food companies from across the globe including Efeca, Ferrero, Henkel, Daabon, MVO, Alliance for the Preservation of Forests and WWF.

Gary Lewis, Chief Commercial Officer at KTC, said:

“We’re committed to leading the way on sustainability by continually building on our current pledges and actively looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of our operations.

“Sustainability starts at the supply chain, so we’re excited to add our name to the signatories list and collaborate with forward-thinking organisations from across the globe to make sustainable palm the standard across our industry.”

Signing the pledge is the latest milestone in our extensive sustainability programme. In September 2022, we announced that we had achieved our ambitious target to offer only 100% segregated certified sustainable palm oil to customers as part of a commitment to the RSPO Shared Responsibility Initiative.

We also recently became a member of The Sustainable Coconut and Coconut Oil Roundtable and signed the Sustainable Coconut Charter - a voluntary framework which sets a global benchmark for sustainable coconut origins.

In addition to this, we hold several industry accreditations and certifications, including The Soil Association, The Vegan Society and RSPO (The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil).

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