As part of ongoing efforts to increase the availability of sustainably sourced ingredients, Cargill will become one of North America’s first large-scale suppliers of segregated palm oil certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

Beginning December 2020, all palm oil production from the company’s Charlotte, North Carolina refinery will be solely dedicated to providing the sustainably sourced product.

Reid Kinde, North American commercial leader for Cargill’s global edible oils business, said: “Palm oil plays a critical role in feeding and supporting millions, as it is the world’s most widely used vegetable oil.

“With growing numbers of brands pledging to source palm oil responsibly, we are now positioned to supply North American food manufacturers with sufficient quantities of segregated RSPO-certified product to meet their sustainability commitments.”

The expanded supply means consumers may soon see the sustainable palm oil used in many of their favourite foods, including bakery, snacks, confectionery and dairy, as well as popular non-dairy creamers.