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Membership No.

4-0531-14-000-00

Category

Ordinary

Sector

Consumer Goods Manufacturers

Country/Region

Netherlands

Member since

24 October 2014

Van Delft Biscuits BV

Profile

Van Delft Biscuits is a family owned company. Current owner is mr O. De Lange.  We produce biscuits, breakfast replacers, in between snacks. 80% of the business is private label products. We hold our own brands such as Count Down and Pink Panther. Total turnover eur 80 mln per year. Customers of us are big retailers in UK and The Netherlands (Asda, Sainsbury"s, Morrison, Aldi, Lidl, Albert heijn, Jumbo). We also export to south of Europe. In total we have 350 employees.


ACOP Report Submissions

ACOP PERIOD FILE NAME NOTES FILE SIZE
2017 van delft biscuits bv-ACOP2017.pdf 28.5 KB

Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    We have set up a RSPO task team internally. This is a team with someone from quality, sales, project management and buying. This team sends internally an update about the status of RSPO application. Also they inform about the needed actions to be taken (eg for the RSPO audit). When RSPO is implemented the team will inform the entire sales team about the opportunities of RSPO and this instruction sales will use in the commercial meetings with all our customers. So when RSPO has been implemented there will be a internal info to NPD, Project management, sales, logistics and QA. A commercial briefing will be used by our sales team to inform our customers about the introduction of RSPO. Since january 2018 all our products are RSPO SG
  • 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 have set up a process that all RSPO requirements coming from the customers will be picked up by sales and de-briefed to our project management team. Our project management team will than take care of the roll out (administration wise, communication wise, recipe wise and packaging wise). Also our sales will approach customers with the RSPO benefits and opportunity from the moment we have implemented it.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    We are relatively small organized company. This means we are very pragmatic. RSPO application is mainly driven by requests from our customers. Suppliers delivering RSPO certified raw materials will actively be chased up against these criteria. Suppliers who deliver non RSPO related products will not be assessed against the RSPO principles and criteria. There we will use our standard procedure. Due to close and often local supplier contact we strongly involved in the supplier processes and by the we develop a sustainable controlled partnership.
  • 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?
    Firstly we hope that by our application we will set a standard to sustainable palm. More RSPO members not only means a standard for palm, it might set standards for other ingredients as well. We keep our eyes open and as innovative company we are always open to new initiatives. By joining the RSPO we hope to grow in our sustainability as well.
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