Sustainable growth – part of our DNA
Sustainable growth is the key objective of our
strategy and essential to our vision of being the
first choice for value-adding vegetable oil solutions.
During 2018, our House of Sustainability has guided
us to continued strong progress within the sustainability
area. Our work has not gone unnoticed and
in early 2019, Corporate Knights Inc. ranked AAK
among the 100 most sustainable corporations in the
Global CSR Team
Ambitions and GRI
Policies & Codes
UNGC principles & SDGs*
AAK’s House of Sustainability
UNGC principles and SDGs
The UN Global Compact (UNGC) is a solid platform and
a broad concept based on ten universal principles within
Human and Labor Rights, Environment and Anti-corruption.
It enjoys participation by the major players in global
business and CSR, including the GRI (Global Reporting
Initiative), ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative), ICC (International
Chamber of Commerce) and OECD (Organization
for Economic Cooperation and Development). AAK has
been a member of the UNGC since 2003.
In 2015, all member states of the United Nations
adopted 17 goals – the Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs) – setting out to end poverty, protect the planet,
and ensure prosperity for all. Each goal has specific
targets to be achieved by 2030. As a global company,
we recognize that businesses play an important role
in that process and we have included the SDGs in our
model. Many of our activities support the specific targets
of the 17 SDGs.
Policies and codes
AAK’s sustainability policies and codes are based on
the UNGC and our own principles, and implemented
globally for all our business activities. The policies
and codes are aligned with many of our customers’
requirements and values, which strengthen our strategic
alignment. AAK’s policies and codes are available at our
* website, aak.com.