Compared to alternatives such as rapeseed oil, sunflower oil or coconut oil, sustainably produced palm oil has a better ecological "footprint", mainly due to higher productivity per acre. This means that if you switch to a different vegetable fat, a much larger area would have to be cultivated for the same amount of oil. Migros, Migros-Industry and Delica therefore consider the sustainable cultivation of oil palms and the processing of sustainable palm fat to be the most sensible way forward at present.
We process sustainable palm fat for the fillings used in our chocolates and pralines as well as for some baked goods. To this end, we purchase 100% RSPO-segregated certified palm oil and palm kernel oil. RSPO stands for Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. This sustainability standard was created by WWF. Migros is a founding member. RSPO-segregated ensures traceability. The source plantations known to Migros-Industry are also inspected by the independent The Forest Trust (TFT) organization with respect to additional sustainability criteria.
It is usually very difficult to find a suitable substitute for palm oil that is equivalent in terms of production and taste and that meets ecological, social and health criteria. Nevertheless, we are constantly reviewing our recipes to analyze which fat makes the most sense.