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Oleochemicals Europe, a sector group of Cefic, represents the European oleochemicals producers. The European Oleochemical Industry is a long-established sector of the European Bioeconomy.

Since the early 19th century, the oleochemical industry has been using rendered animal fats and vegetable oils to manufacture bio-based products used for candles, paints, detergents, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and many other applications.

Our industry continues to invest in sustainable technologies: for instance, oleochemical products are used to de-ink used paper to enable recycling; they are also used to de-ice airplanes as an alternative to fossil-based materials.

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The EU vegetable oil and proteinmeal industry association, represents the interests of the European oilseed crushers, vegetable oil refiners and bottlers. FEDIOL members are 10 national associations and associated company members in 7 other EU countries.

With about 180 facilities in Europe, the sector provides 20,000 direct employments. Its members process approximately 55 million tonnes of raw materials a year, both of EU origin and imported from third country markets. The sector crushes oilseeds, notably rapeseed, sunflower seed, soybeans and linseed into oils and meals and refines those crude oils from crushing and crude tropical oils, notably palm oil, palm kernel oil and coconut oil.

The meals and the crude and refined oils are sold for food, feed, technical and energy uses essentially on the European market.

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IDH seeks to transform markets through collaborative innovation, convening and investment in inclusive and sustainable solutions that enable businesses to create value for people and planet. To achieve this, IDH brings together coalitions of committed stakeholders from across global value chains towards joint visions and program agendas for sustainable trade.

IDH’s international presence extends to multiple regions and landscapes, facilitated by a network of around 400 staff including experts who are embedded in key agricultural, manufacturing, apparel and commodity value chains. In 15 years of operation, IDH has mobilised private sector investment and support to test and innovate new business models designed to create better jobs, better incomes, a better environment, and gender equity for all.

Learn about our unique method of convening, co-creating and co-financing.

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The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a sustainability organisation that unites stakeholders in the palm oil industry to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil. Members come from seven sectors: oil palm growers, palm oil producers and traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks and investors and environmental and social development NGOs.

Members of the RSPO are committed to developing and implementing the industry’s most comprehensive standards for sustainable palm oil. Members are also committed to a Shared Responsibility to help achieve RSPO’s vision ‘to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm’. In doing this, members commit to driving uptake targets year on year.

Europe is the leading market for sustainable palm oil and represents the largest region of RSPO member countries. Europe is also the third largest global import market for palm oil and home to some of the world’s biggest brands and companies – a huge opportunity to move the global economy to a more sustainable path.

In 2021, 93% of oil used in Food, Feed and Oleochemicals in Europe was certified sustainable palm oil. Yet, there still remains a gap to be filled. Industry demand, supply chain accessibility and increased public awareness can help the European market attain 100% CSPO. Through its standards, certification and infrastructure, RSPO is supporting its members to drive market transformation for palm oil in Europe.

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