Palm (kernel) oil is generally used in a wide range of applications from food to non-food.
Palm oil has the highest oil yield per acre among the vegetable oils. But as the scale of the market continues to expand, there are some concerns about the environmental impact and human rights.
Sustainable palm (kernel) oil is a key raw material for Fuji Oil Europe. Sustainability across the palm oil supply chain is managed by our RSPO certification complimented by the traceability follow-up controlled by the Earthworm Foundation (formerly known as the Tropical Forest Trust (TFT)).
RSPO membership and use of certified palm (kernel) oil
Fuji Oil has been a member of RSPO since it was founded in 2004.
The demand for RSPO-certified palm oil is increasing, mainly in Europe and the United States. In addition to actively promoting the use of RSPO-certified palm oil to our customers, we are implementing various measures such as the installation of additional tanks and supply chain improvements.
Today we provide SG and MB RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil, although IP is also included in our certification.
RSPO Supply Chain Options
- Identity Preserved (IP): Complete segregation of RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil from a single certified oil mill through to end users.
- Segregation (SG): Complete segregation of RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil from multiple certified oil mills through to end users.
- Mass Balance (MB): A system that allows mixing of RSPO and non-RSPO certified palm oil through to end users. Companies are required to control the volume of certified palm oil they purchase and sell in their supply chain.
Measures to support supply chain traceability
In July 2016, the Fuji Oil Group became a member of the Earthworm Foundation (formerly known as the Tropical Forest Trust (TFT), a non-profit organization that provides support in the field of raw material sustainability.
The Fuji Oil Group is working with the Earthworm Foundation and its suppliers to improve traceability in the entire supply chain, with an initial target of achieving full traceability from plantation to palm oil mill by 2020. For more details about Earthworm please visit the Fuji Oil Holdings website.
In response to the increasing demand for high quality, traceable and sustainable palm oil in the global market, UniFuji Sdn. Bhd. was founded in 2017. UniFuji is a 50/50 joint venture between United Plantations (UP) and Fuji Oil Ltd. On a well-managed plantation of 18.000 ha in Malaysia owned by UP, Unifuji has built a new refinery and fractionation plant that produces high quality, fully traceable and sustainable palm oil fractions.
UniFuji has been designed and built as a state-of-the-art plant focused on sustainability (RSPO certified, running on renewable energy and with a very low water footprint) and high quality (low 3-MCPD and GE as well as MOSH-MOAH). Fuji Oil Europe supplies these value-added palm fractions to key brand manufacturers.