Global demand for farming commodities - such as soy, palm oil, wood products and wood derivatives and beef - is one of the main causes of pressure on forests.
Global demand for farming
commodities - such as soy, palm oil, wood products and wood
derivatives and beef - is one of the main causes of pressure on
In order to assess the Jerónimo
Martins Group's exposure to these commodities, a map of the
presence of these ingredients in the Private Brand and Perishables
products sold in 2014 in Portugal, Poland and Colombia was drawn in
Additionally, the Group's
suppliers, for which these ingredients have been identified, have
been questioned on the existence of certification and the origin of
these products. The results are disclosed in the Group's annual
response to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Forests. For
further details on the actions of the Group in this area, see www.cdp.net.
The Group aims to progressively
guarantee the sustainable origin of these raw materials in line
with the commitment made within its participation in The Consumer
In September 2015, Jeronimo Martins
Polska became a member of GreenPalm, an organisation which ensures,
along with the certifying body Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
(RSPO), that the equivalent volume of palm oil used by the producer
in the development of a reference is acquired from sustainably
managed sources. In 2016, all the soaps in the Linda range were
re-released in Poland with the GreenPalm designation.