David Webb, Chief Executive Officer of BM TRADA Group (right), presenting the RSPO Supply Chain Management Certificate plaque to Nicholas Law, Operations Director, Allied Bakeries
BM TRADA Group Chief Executive Officer David Webb was delighted to present Nicholas Law, Operations Director of Allied Bakeries, with a glass plaque to mark its Supply Chain Certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil scheme. He said, ‘Obtaining this certification is a wonderful achievement which shows Allied leading the way in the extremely important area of sustainability sourcing, building on its already excellent record and commitment to ethical trading and responsible business.’
Allied Bakeries is one of three divisions of Allied Milling and Baking, which in turn is part of Associated British Foods plc. It encompasses familiar brands such as Kingsmill and Sunblest.
Allied Bakeries recognises the global environmental impact of unsustainable palm oil production and, said Mr Law, ‘is committed to responsible sourcing of the palm oil that we use’. Palm oil is a small but an essential part of the company’s recipes, he pointed out. ‘Following an in-depth study of our supply chain, we started sourcing segregated sustainable palm oil in July 2011. It became clear that in order to be able to communicate our progress, certification from an independent third party was a necessary development. This will help us meet our sustainability objectives by demonstrating our commitment to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil palm with our ingredients suppliers. Our retail customers are delighted that we have taken this step, as this supports them in their commitment to the use of sustainable segregated palm.’
For more information about
• Allied Bakeries visit www.alliedbakeries.co.uk
• RSPO supply chain certification with BM TRADA visit www.bmtrada.com