Partnership between Agropalma (Brazil) and Ciranda (U.S.) expands availability of organic palm oil in North America to meet growing demand
By: Ciranda, Inc.
Compared to previous years, Agropalma has doubled its production capacity with approximately 4,000 hectares of organic plantations. Its actions include several investments to significantly increase the organic planting area; selection of non-transgenic seed species, resulting in higher productivity;
Currently, Agropalma has a total area of 107 thousand hectares in the Amazon Region, with 64 thousand hectares of preserved forests, including programs for monitoring and protecting biodiversity. In the 43 thousand hectares destined to the palm plantation, the company has adopted a zero-deforestation policy since 2001 and all its oil production is certified by RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), with 100% traceability in all phases of its supply chain.
Recognition in sustainability
Agropalma holds numerous international sustainability and quality certificates*
Agropalma is the largest producer of sustainable palm oil in the Americas and its operations cover the entire production chain, from the production of seedlings to refined oil and special fats. Its trajectory began in 1982, in the city of Tailândia, Pará. Currently, the company has six crude oil extraction mills, an export terminal, a palm oil refinery, and employs around 5,300 employees. Agropalma's commitment to the environment is one of its values, which is represented, in practice, by environmental certifications, covering inputs, raw materials and 100% of its production. Site: www.agropalma.com.br
Ciranda is a leading supplier of certified organic, non-GMO and fair-trade food ingredients with expertise in vegetable oils; flours and starches; syrups and sweeteners; cocoa and chocolate; coconut products and lecithin. The employee-owned company operates from headquarters in Hudson, Wis, and supplies its ingredients to natural products companies throughout North America. Site: www.ciranda.com.
Marketing Manager, Ciranda Inc.