Palm oil is a vegetable oil used in a variety of food products. In recognition of the potential unregulated production of this commodity we have put strategies in place to reduce and, where feasible or deemed possible, eventually remove unsustainable palm oil in our own brand products.
Brakes is currently a member of the internationally recognised 'Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil' (RSPO).
Having reviewed the current challenges in the worldwide supply and demand for sustainable palm oil we have re-defined our policy on the subject, as follows:
From 01 January 2019 Brakes is committed to use only palm oil & palm oil fractions in Brakes' own brand products that are RSPO certified sustainable (Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, or CSPO), i.e. sourced through one or more of the RSPO Certified Sustainable Supply Chain Systems:
In addition, if and when certified sustainable sources of palm oil / palm kernel oil derivatives become commercially available they will be used in Brakes own brand products.
In developing product recipes, where feasible or deemed possible, we will attempt to remove / replace palm oil from the product recipe.