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100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil and committed to no deforestation.

We are aware that the palm oil supply-chain faces environmental challenges, particularly concerning its impact on deforestation. That's why Ferrero is committed to leading the way in driving the sustainable transformation of the palm oil sector and has been one of the first global companies to obtain a 100% RSPO-certified segregated palm oil supply-chain.

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Discover our palm oil in a nutshell

Would you like to know more about the importance of using sustainable palm oil for Nutella® ? We collected all the most important things to know in this video, enjoy it!

100% traceable
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The palm oil we use in Nutella® is 100% sustainable palm oil, traceable back to the mills. It mainly originates from Malaysia (averaging around 80% of our volumes) followed by Indonesia.

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L'organizzazione RSPO ha identificato una serie di criteri ambientali e sociali che le aziende devono rispettare per produrre olio di palma sostenibile (Certified Sustainable Palm Oil - CSPO) e che mirano a far applicare pratiche sostenibili nella sua coltivazione.

L'olio di palma contenuto in Nutella® deriva da una filiera "segregata". È estratto da diverse piantagioni certificate ed è tenuto fisicamente separato dal convenzionale olio di palma lungo tutta la filiera. Attraverso questo sistema, il nostro olio di palma può essere tracciato fino ai mulini, garantendo che non provenga da piantagioni soggette alla deforestazione.


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The 7 principles of RSPO

To be certified by RSPO, palm oil growers need to comply with the following seven principles (RSPO Principles & Criteria 2018 update):


Principle 1: Behave ethically and transparently

Principle 2: Operate legally and respect rights

Principle 3: Optimise productivity, efficiency, positive impacts and resilience

Principle 4: Respect community and human rights and deliver benefits

Principle 5: Support smallholder inclusion

Principle 6: Respect workers' rights and conditions

Principle 7: Protect, conserve and enhance ecosystems and the environment. As part of Principle 7, the criterion 7.12 requires that new plantings do not cause deforestation or replace any area required to maintain or enhance HCV - High Conservation Value. HCV are biological, ecological, social or cultural values of outstanding significance or critical importance within a landscape.

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Going beyond certification

To strengthen our commitments beyond RSPO certification, in 2013 Ferrero developed the Ferrero® Palm Oil Charter working together with suppliers to pursue a path that will avoid deforestation, species extinction, high emission of greenhouse gases and violation of human rights. Moreover, to further increase transparency on our supply-chain we disclose every six months the latest traceability data on our supply mills. You can find the latest release here.

Ferrero is also a member of POIG (Palm Oil Innovation Group), an initiative comprising growers, manufacturers and NGOs working together to transform the palm oil industry. To discover more, visit here.


Did you know?

Ferrero’s palm oil supply leads to -56%* Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions compared to non-certified palm oil. This is the result of  a 2019  fully ISO 14044 compliant study to identify the environmental impacts of our palm oil sourcing.


* Per kg of refined, bleached and deodorised (RBD) palm oil.

Monitoring land use thanks to a network of satellites

To reinforce our principles on no-deforestation, we use tools such as the innovative Starling technology to monitor in near real time all our palm oil supply chain so to ensure it is deforestation-free. Thanks to this system, which uses a combination of high-resolution radar and optical satellite imagery, we can map out land use with a detail of up to 1.5 meters and identify potential deforestation. In this hypothetical case, we are able to investigate and take action accordingly.

Starling’s map discerns palm plantations, natural forests and other areas, now let’s discover how it concretely works in this video!

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Our efforts are acknowledged by WWF

Our efforts are recognised by trusted NGOs such as WWF. In its 2020 Palm Oil Buyers' Scorecard, which evaluates global companies for their support of sustainable palm oil, WWF lists Ferrero as number 1 out of 173. With a score of 21.5 out of 22, WWF ranks Ferrero as leading the industry of major global retailers, consumer goods manufacturers and food service companies. Ferrero is especially recognised for its efforts that address the issue of deforestation in tropical areas and for the transparency of its supply-chain. This result is a very important recognition for our efforts in sustainable palm oil and a great encouragement to continue our journey.

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