Archer Daniels Midland is to use segregated sustainable palm oil for products made at its cocoa ingredients plant in the UK.

The agribusiness giant said yesterday (12 June) it had received certification for the use of the palm oil in its facility in Liverpool. The plant will supply compound coatings and fillings produced with RSPO-certified segregated palm oil.

ADM said the certification is an “important step” towards providing its customers with “responsibly sourced products” and “strengthens” its position in sustainability.

“Committing to fully segregated RSPO certified palm oil at our facility in Liverpool marks an important step in our quest to offer the broadest range of sustainable products,” said Dr Kai-Uwe Ostheim, ADM’s GM for global sustainability cocoa. “We have made great strides in cocoa sustainability and continue to do more to achieve our ambitious sustainability goals.”