A matter of trust
The AAK Group vision is to be the customers’ first
choice for value-adding vegetable oil solutions. To
achieve this vision, it is important to show customers
that AAK is a responsible, trustworthy supplier that
would never compromise their brands.
AAK Code of Conduct
When it comes to meeting customers’ needs and
expectations, trust is just as important as products.
AAK customers must be able to rely on AAK as a safe
supplier, and particularly upon the company’s commitment
to working in an ethically sound manner.
The AAK Code of Conduct, which is understood,
accepted and signed by all AAK staff, regulates interaction
with both customers and suppliers. The Code is
based on the same standards as the supplier codes that
customers expect AAK to comply with, encompassing
ILO conventions, human rights, OECD guidelines, and
the UN Global Compact. The AAK Code of Conduct is
AAK’s guarantee to customers that the company acts
responsibly, right across the organization.
Food safety is another area of high customer priority.
To satisfy the requirements of customers as well as
national and international legislation, AAK’s production
sites are certified in accordance with recognized food
safety standards and subject to regular audit by third
parties. AAK’s quality control functions ensure and
document that each and every delivery lives up to
specifications and all food safety requirements.
Third-party certification of
AAK production sites
100 percent of AAK sites are certified to one
or more internationally recognized food safety
standards (FSSC 22000/ISO 22000/BRC)
100 percent of sites handling palm oil have
RSPO Supply Chain Certification
76 percent of sites are members of Sedex and
have passed the ethical audit SMETA
65 percent of sites are quality management
certified according to ISO 9001
41 percent of sites are environmentally
certified according to ISO 14001
In addition, various production sites are also
certified according to other standards such as
national energy standards, the KRAV organic
standard, feed safety, health and safety, Halal
and Kosher production.