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Cloetta to remove palm oil from majority of products

Cloetta has decided to remove palm oil used in the glazing agents. This means that by the end of 2017 the majority of Cloetta´s products will be free from palm oil. In addition, Cloetta has decided to implement RSPO segregated palm oil in the chocolate and fudge assortment as of end 2017.

The reason for removing palm oil from the glazing agents is that at present it is difficult to achieve a traceable pipeline back to the mills for the small amount of palm oil contained in the glazing agents. Glazing agents are used on most of Cloetta’s products to create a shiny and protective surface that prevents the products from sticking together.

Based on stakeholder dialogues with customers and consumers Cloetta has also decided to improve the traceability of the palm oil found in parts of Cloetta’s assortment, mainly chocolate and fudge producst. The target is to have RSPO Segregated palm oil implemented in all affected products by the end of 2017. After implementation Cloetta will be able to guarantee that only RSPO-certified palm oil is found physically in Cloetta’s products. At the same time Cloetta will know from which mills the palm oil originates. This is a major step forward in terms of traceability for Cloetta compared to the old set up with GreenPalm-certificates.

Cloetta will shortly present an updated version of the palm oil policy reflecting the changes described above.

Contact Thomas Wiesgickl, Director Corporate Responsibility, +46 73 026 16 33