Sustainability at LIPSA
LIPSA works to guarantee a supply chain for its raw materials that is safe and sustainable in social, environmental and economic terms.
The purchase of sustainable raw materials adhering to a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) Policy contributes to the protection of the environment towards the goal of zero deforestation.
Engaging with our suppliers is key to ensuring that they are working according to our NDPE policy as well as ensuring that they have an action plan in place to guarantee sustainable supply.
LIPSA develops its NDPE policy through periodically defined action plans that establish specific actions designed to achieve its objectives of protecting the environment and improving social conditions throughout the supply chain.
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To promote change and work towards a sustainability supply chain, presence and participation in projects that contribute to the improvement of environmenta and social conditions in the countries of origin is essential.
As Guatemala is one of our major sourcing countries, since 2019 we are actively supporting structural change for social excellence within the Guatemalan palm oil industry, with our partner Earthworm Foundation.
Since 2019 we co-founded and participated to the following activities, through collaboration with GREPALMA (the Palm Grower Association of Guatemala) and other international buyers:
The Sello GREPALMA.
Community health and safety.
Free, prior and informed consent for the use of the lands (FPIC) and consultation process.
Freedom of association and collective bargaining.