Vegetable fats are produced of a mix of different fats, such as rapeseed oil, olive oil, sunflower oil or butter. Generally, vegetable fats have lower environmental impact than animal fats.
Palm oil are used in many products used daily. In food, palm oil is especially common in desserts, sweet bread, cookies and fried products. Production of this very important oil primarily takes place in Indonesia and Malaysia where large scale palm oil plantations have led to deforestation of tropical forests which rich wildlife. Substitution of forests for palm oil plantations threatens animal life and biodiversity in areas with non-substitutable environmental values.
Palm oil however fills a unique function in substituting trans-fats and the cultivation is an important income for many small-hold farmers. There are international initiatives which work to increase the sustainability in the palm oils production.
Subject of procurement
Sustainably produced vegetable fats