Palm oil

Sustainable and socially responsible production of Holle organic palm oil

According to a study carried out by the WWF, palm oil production has the highest yield per area compared to all other oils. Palm oil production is thus in essence the greenest oil production of all. Unfortunately, most of the world’s palm oil is produced in an unsustainable way. Especially in countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia, large areas of virgin forest have fallen victim to ongoing slash-and-burn agriculture in the pursuit of short-term gains. In this way, the basis of life is eliminated for many animal species. The reputation of conventionally produced palm oil is rightly poor due to this production method.

In contrast, Holle organic palm oil is produced in sustainable plantations in Colombia by the cooperative Daabon. Daabon produces the organic palm oil for Holle taking into account social and ecological considerations. The workers on-site receive appropriate payment and corresponding social benefits. The palm oil is cultivated as permaculture. Pesticides are not used. Daabon regularly receives very good scores during evaluations by the WWF. For the cultivation of organic oil palms, neither slash-and-burn agriculture nor any other clearance of old-growth forest is conducted. Holle palm oil is RSPO-certified. The RSPO is the ‘Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’, meaning the sustainable production of palm oil under the leadership of the WWF.