Florin AG, a private company, is Switzerland’s biggest producer and supplier of cooking oil, edible fats and margarines. The company produces edible oils, fats and margarines each year, supplying these to bakers, caterers and the retail industry.
Florin became an Earthworm member in 2012. We are working together to build transparency about the raw materials that they source – from palm oil and coconut oil to rapeseed, sunflower and groundnut oil – to gain a clear picture of supplier practices in line with their policy. Where issues are identified we seek to work together on transformative and verification activities.
Florin engages with PO supplier in Solomon Islands and support implementation of High Carbon Stock (HSC) assessment.
Florin engages Groundnut and Sunflower suppliers in Senegal and East Africa
Florin, in collaboration with the Lindt Foundation, implement Rurality, an initiative working on smallholder resilience in their coconut supply in Solomon Islands.
Florin publishes revised Responsible sourcing Policy Revised Sourcing Policy
In 2018 the work focused on revisiting Florin’s Values and Vision towards cementing the company as a leader in Switzerland in terms of responsibly sourced raw materials that make up their products.
Going forwards in 2019 Florin looks to strategically operationalise its vision to engage key suppliers on their journey to address and have a positive impact on the most appropriate environmental and social challenges within their supply. Examples of challenges identified to tackle to date include encroachment and development within forests, working conditions in primary production sites, smallholder resilience and efficiency as well as soil fertility and management.
From Florin's position as a refiner in the supply chain they look to inspire others about the journey they are on and find opportunities to collaborate with trading partners and like-minded companies to fulfill their vision.