At Aigremont, we make every effort to manufacture our products with due consideration for the environment. As such, we are actively involved in numerous environmental or civic initiatives.

As far back as 2005, we were the first margarine manufacturer, probably world-wide, to manufacture our products using renewable energy. In fact, our cogeneration unit allows us to be virtually self-sufficient in terms of heat and electricity production. In addition, we are continually investing in our production and transportation tools to use equipment at the cutting edge of technology and that are therefore more efficient from an energy perspective.

This why we decided in 2017 to install photovoltaic cells on the roof of our logistics facilities and to replace all the lightings of our production and storage areas by economical LED-lights.

But this is only one of our many efforts: in 2011, we were also the first Belgian company certified “RSPO”, that is to say capable of manufacturing its products using sustainable palm oil. This issue of the palm oil sustainability, and therefore the deforestation associated with it, has also prompted us to commit to other causes.

In particular, it has led us to implement an internal purchasing policy, with specific criteria that go beyond the guarantees offered by the RSPO system, which we impose on all our suppliers of palm oil (the criteria for our palm oil purchasing policy are available here).

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From a sectoral perspective, Aigremont is also at the origin of the Belgian Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil. Indeed, we have invited other food manufacturers, professional associations and non-governmental organisations to join in a common goal: to promote the exclusive use of sustainable palm oil. Mr Philippe Thiry still serves as the president of this association today.

And we directly contribute to the sustainability objectives of IMACE by actively determining and applying the policies of the European association of the margarine producers.

Because at Aigremont, manufacturing good products is important … but doing so responsibly is even better!