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Palm Oil Statement
Suma Brand Palm Oil Statement
Where possible every care is taken to ensure we do not use palm oil or palm oil derivatives in our Suma Brand products. Where there is no viable alternative, we only use palm oil that has been RSPO certified. We know that certification is a complex issue and we will keep ourselves up to date with best practice and will work with suppliers to source organic and/or identity preserved palm oil.
All Suma Brand products have been assessed by looking at the raw material ingredient specifications and by speaking to the suppliers of all Suma brand products to determine:
- type of palm oil
- type of certification
- percentage of palm in overall ingredients
We used this information to calculate the overall tonnage of palm products handled for Suma brand products and we will report on this yearly.
Only 30 unique product lines out of our entire range of over 1300 Suma Brand products have palm oil in. Within these 30, there are 65 size variations where some lines are packaged in different sizes but have the same recipe of ingredients. We continue to assess if this figure can be reduced and are discussing alternatives with our suppliers.