Oleon has decided to focus on 4 specific SDG's where we can have the biggest impact.
Oleon supports different projects where various partners join forces to create a positive impact on the life of small palm oil farmers and to protect the environment.
The Landscape project is located in Aceh Tamiang (Sumatra), among others, where the last rainforest housing endangered animal species is located. The project focuses on helping local government with integrated land use, socializing and training smallholders on No Deforestation, no Peat, no Exploitation (NDPE) and supporting local communities in developing sustainable livelihoods.
Oleon is participating, in collaboration with one of its palm oil suppliers, in the Mariposa project in Honduras. The goal of this initiative is to help the palm oil sector in South-America advance towards sustainable practices where both people and nature are better protected. The project finances a 3-year training program for 1.800 local farmers.
Together with the non-profit organization Solidaridad and one of its palm oil suppliers, Oleon is financially supporting the training of 105 smallholders in Guatemala. The goal of this initiative is to bring these smallholders to RSPO certification. Oleon will co-finance this project for 2 years.
Oleon is proud of its natural product portfolio. Our products are a perfect combination of performance and sustainability. We are always looking to increase the renewability and sustainability of our molecules by optimizing our current portfolio and developing new molecules & processes.
Some examples of Oleon’s green innovation:
Growth promotor alternatives
The level of antibiotics that find their way into our drinking water is increasing. In animal feed, antibiotics are often used as growth promotors. By using Radiamuls® growth promotor alternatives, the use of antibiotics can be limited to their primary goal: fighting infections.
Environmentally acceptable lubricants
Oleon has been dedicated to the development of vegetable-based esters for environmentally sensitive applications since the very beginning. Our range of base oils and additives fully registered & tested for use in environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL) is wide and continuously growing.
With more than 3000 suppliers worldwide, Oleon wants to understand the environmental and social risks in our supply chain. In 2019, Oleon launched its Supplier Monitoring project which is a collaboration between the Trading, Purchasing and CSR teams.
The program focuses on three main activities:
Thanks to this project, Oleon is building a better view on the risks in our supply chain. We are starting by creating awareness on the importance of sustainability and by guiding our suppliers to better sustainability practices. The suppliers are achieving a better view on their EcoVadis scoring, giving them the opportunity to benchmark themselves to their competitors. Finally, we strive to influence our suppliers to incorporate sustainability in their corporate values and identity.
Oleon supports a continuous effort towards sustainable operations at all our plants. All Oleon sites work according to the ISO 50001 standard and our European sites are regularly audited by independent external auditors. In May 2020, Oleon announced its new Corporate Energy Policy which sets out our energy objectives for 2020-2023. Oleon has set the objective to: