Welcome to AskRSPO

Find the most commonly asked questions about RSPO.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Please get in touch with us below and we'll get back to you soon.

Membership No.








Member since

15 March 2012


Coop Sverige AB


KF Group
The Swedish Cooperative Union, KF, which is the collective society for the country's
44 consumer societies is also a retail group with grocery retail as its core business.
KF has two main business areas Grocery retail group and Media group.

Grocery retail group
Operational areas within the grocery retail group are: Coop Butiker & Stormarknader, including Coop, Daglivs and Mataffären.se, MedMera Bank AB and Coop InkÃp & Kategori with subsidiary Coop Logistik. The Grocery retail group makes up around half of the grocery retail in Sweden's 760 Coop stores. The remainder of the stores are owned and run directly by the retail societies.

From 1 January 2011, Coop Marknad AB is also part of the grocery retail group.
Turnover, total, SEK M 32,536
Operating profit 1), SEK M 478
Average number of employees 7,278 1)
Before non-recurrent costs and including MedMera Bank's financial net.

In one of our policy/guidelines CIKAB´s Approach to Environmental Issues we have stated that we â??shall reduce the environmental impact of products which CIKAB sell and promote sustainable production. Use of Sustainable Palm Oil is in line with this principle.

ACOP Report Submissions

  • Coop_Sverige_AB-ACOP2018.pdf
  • 30.0 KB
    2017 coop sverige ab-ACOP2017.pdf 35.8 KB
    2016 coop sverige ab-ACOP2016.pdf 33.6 KB
    2015 coop sverige ab-ACOP2015.pdf 29.1 KB
    2014 coop sverige ab-ACOP2014b.pdf 23.3 KB
    2013/2014 coop-sverige-ab-ACOP2014.pdf -
    2012/2013 COOP INKOEP & KATEGORI AB.pdf 22.4 KB

    Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    Coop will use our external and internal communication channels to inform about RSPO. We will inform on our website, internal newsletters, other marketing, and we will inform our suppliers. We will also communicate about our membership of RSPO and development in our annual CSR report.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    We will continue discussion with our suppliers and have a continuous dialogue with NGOs, authorities and consumer organizations to foster the use of sustainably produced palm oil.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    Cikab is currently defining strategies and setting goals for implementing a sustainable palmoil strategy. Primary focus will be on Private Label Brands. Choice of supply chain certification system is yet not yet decided.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    We would like to have an extended stakeholder dialogue through joining the RSPO. We need to enhance our knowledge about the issue per se, and reviewing different practical options to integrate a better management of sustainable palm oil throughout the supply chain. We hope to be able to consult the RSPO, learn from good examples and drive the sustainable palm oil work forward.
  • View all responses


    This material and accompanying data is based on submissions from RSPO members which has not been independently verified and is provided by the RSPO and authors without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. By making use of this material you do so at your own risk and you accept that the author shall not be liable for any claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising.