95% of the palm oil used to make Sainsbury’s own-brand products is now certified sustainable. Thiss move marks the first major UK retailer to launch a washing up liquid made using palm oil from a mass balance certified
Sainsbury’s has almost 400 own-brand products that are made with segregated certified sustainable palm oil ranging from steak & kidney pie through to hand soap. With 396 own-brand products made with fully segregated certified sustainable palm oil this means the palm oil in these products comes from a certified source through a guaranteed segregated supply chain. Overall more than 1,100 own-brand products use certified sustainable palm oil – either through segregated or mass balance supply chains. The retailer’s most significant progress is a leading position across own-brand household, health and beauty products. Products include:
by Sainsbury’s Lemon washing up liquid: As of this week, this kitchen essential alongside other household and laundry products including by Sainsbury’s Non Bio Ultimate Liquid Capsules are from mass balance certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) sources making it a first across UK supermarkets. Other mass balance certified products include Sainsbury’s Collection Rose & Peony hand wash and Little Ones fragrance free baby wipes.
An example of a food product using segregated certified sustainable palm oil includes:
by Sainsbury’s Steak & kidney puff pastry pie: As well as being made with British beef, this pie is amongst the 380+ own-brand food and drink products that are made with 100% segregated certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) which is guaranteed to come from certified plantations that meet key environmental and social standards. This follows Sainsbury’s progress to put the first product made with sustainable palm oil on supermarket shelves, with the sale of basics fish fingers in May 2008.
Judith Batchelar, Director of Sainsbury’s Brand said: “We are proud to have made such progress by working hard with our suppliers to transform the way our products are made. Sourcing sustainable palm oil is extremely important for our business as it helps tackle deforestation and reflects the expectations of our customers.”
Sainsbury’s use a collaborative approach, working with all members of the palm oil supply chain to help move the key palm-oil-based ingredients we use to certified sustainable sources. We have been a member of the RSPO since 2006 – which sets environmental and social criteria for the production of palm oil and continue to work to help shape and improve the standard.