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AAK reports significant achievements


AAK has released its Sustainability Report for 2017. The report outlines AAK’s sustainability strategy, objectives, activities, and achievements within the five focus areas of the company’s model for sustainable growth – Our Customers, Our Suppliers, Our Planet, Our People, and Our Neighbours.

“We have seen strong progress on our responsible sourcing commitments in our palm, shea and coconut supply chains, and we have also committed to support the inclusion of smallholder farmers in our palm supply chain through partnering up with the Forever Sabah project in Malaysia”, says Anne Mette Olesen, AAK’s Chief Marketing Officer responsible for CSR.

The company’s successful women’s groups program in West Africa also continues to show great progress. During 2017, AAK has been involving more than 130,000 women, a 10 percent increase compared to the year before. The program focuses on support, interest-free micro credits, training and trading directly with the women collecting shea kernels.

In addition, AAK reports strong progress on global resource efficiency with a 6.3 percent reduction in total direct carbon dioxide emissions calculated per processed unit. The company also saw reductions in energy used and water consumption by 3.3 and 4.4 percent respectively, calculated per processed unit.