Patties Foods has RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certification, and only uses sustainable palm oil across its business.
Sustainable palm oil production is comprised of legal, economically viable, environmentally appropriate and socially beneficial management and operations, which help minimise the negative impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities in palm oil-producing regions.
One of the most important RSPO criteria states no primary forests or areas which contain significant concentrations of biodiversity (e.g. endangered species) or fragile ecosystems, or areas which are fundamental to meeting basic or traditional cultural needs of local communities (high conservation value areas), can be cleared.
Other RSPO principles stipulate a significantly reduced use of pesticides and fires; fair treatment of workers according to local and international labour rights standards, and the need to inform and consult with local communities before the development of new plantations on their land.