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Membership No.

4-0829-17-000-00

Category

Ordinary

Sector

Consumer Goods Manufacturers

Country/Region

United States

Member since

11 January 2017

AbiMar Foods, Inc

Profile

Abimar Foods Inc is is a full line facility capable of providing a wide variety of bakery products in two production plants. Our line of cookies include Wirecuts, Sandwich cremes, Almond Windmill, Coconut Bar, and the old-fashioned Butter Cookie. AbiMar Foods, Inc. was established in Abilene, Texas in February 1992 and was previously known as Fehr Foods, Inc. In October 2010, the company was acquired by Grupo Nutresa (www.gruponutresa.com) one of the largest food groups in South America.


ACOP Report Submissions

ACOP PERIOD FILE NAME NOTES FILE SIZE
2018
  • AbiMar_Foods__Inc-ACOP2018.pdf
  •  Late Submission 49.1 KB

    Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    AbiMar Foods is commited to promote RSPO by doing the following:
    - Manufacture its products using certified sustainable palm oil, to one of the acceptable RSPO standards. AbiMar is currently buying its palm oil through Bunge and Wilmar who are currently RSPO certified (enclosed certificates)
    - Apply as a RSPO member by December, 2016
    - Obtain RSPO Supply Chain certifiication by December 31, 2017
    - As part of Grupo Nutresa, AbiMar Foods is commited to corporate policies with regards to managing a sustainable supply chain and responsibly sourcing.
  • 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?
    - AbiMar foods is commited with an integral sustainable sourcing model and is continuously engaging with suppliers to comply with its supplier code of conduct:
    Responsible sourcing policies (enclosed PDF file)."Grupo Nutresa is committed to standards of excellence in all aspects of its businesses; ethical, responsible conduct for all its activities; and respect towards human rights and environmental rights. These commitments are part of its organizational culture based on values such as trust, transparency, reliability and impartiality in relations with its interest groups. " Source:
    For more details go to: http://2015report.gruponutresa.com/managing-value-chain/responsible-sourcing
    - AbiMar will monitor the sources and quantities of palm oil when required, in accordance to the RSPO model that will be selected with the certification body.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    The following steps were taken by AbiMar Foods to obtain the RSPO Supply Chain certifiication:
    - Defined a high level plan (enclosed to this application)
    - Started to implement the plan. As a first step, AbiMar is applying for the RSPO membership.
  • 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?
    - AbiMar Foods will join the RSPO in 2016 partly in response to expectatives of its clients supporting the RSPO initiative (Aldi Corporate Buying)
    - Started communications with SGS (certification body) to obtain the RSPO Supply Chain Certification for AbiMar Foods.
    - Nutresa is currently collaborating with WWF in a program to develop a model and policies for sustainable sourcing of commodities, and Palm Oil is included in the initial scope of this program. Please find the proposal enclosed named "Propuesta de construcci├│n conjunta de un proceso de abastecimiento sostenible para commodities del grupo Nutresa"
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