Corporate Social Responsibility
As a responsible food producer Kavli recognises its responsibility to deliver safe food. Product quality and food safety have very high priority throughout our organization, and we are continually seeking to improve our standards further.
We maintain the same product quality and safety standards regardless of where the product is produced or sold and we place great demands on our production sites to ensure they employ quality and food safety standards to the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative.
HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)
As a supplier of food products Kavli have a responsibility to contribute to a healthy and varied diet. Kavli, therefore, take into account the health aspects of the consumer in the development of new and existing products. We are responsive to what customers think and the consumer’s attitudes and wishes where we believe this is appropriate and possible.
At Kavli we believe in the following:
Kavli undertakes to only use raw materials and ingredients that are produced using traditional production methods and we will ensure that we do not use ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as ingredients in our products. Kavli has strict rules in place with its suppliers with regard to the specification and supply of ingredients to ensure this.
Kavli is aware that it is possible that very small amounts of genetically modified material may enter materials by accidental cross-contamination in the supply chain. The maximum proportion of such trace contamination tracks from genetically modified material sources will be such that it does not require GMO labelling as required by European GMO legislation.
Palm oil has properties that make it suitable for use in a variety of food products. To ensure that the shipment of palm oil and the palm oil contained in compound ingredients used by Kavli does not have a negative impact on the local environment or the community where palm oil is grown, we aim to use only sustainably produced palm oil that does not have a negative impact on the region where the Palm trees are grown or the people who live there.
We will therefore only buy palm oil from:
- plantations that operate in line with local laws and regulations;
- plantations that are developed in the preserved areas;
- plantations that grow with the permission of the local communities.
Soy is one of the world’s most important crops with respect to the production of protein and fat. Most of the commercially produced soybean is used for animal feed, but it is also a common ingredient in the production of meat, milk, eggs and farmed fish.
When sourcing soy for use in products, Kavli will take responsibility for soy consumption and undertake to only use soy that is produced in a sustainable way, from sources that are produced with respect for people, animals and the environment as defined by the “Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS)”.
Sugar, Fat, and Salt
Many government agencies recommend consumers to reduce their intake of added sugar, fat and salt in the daily diet. A varied diet and a healthy lifestyle are crucial to reducing the risk of diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
Kavli supports the view that the intake of sugar should be limited in line with the advice of health authorities and from organizations such as the WHO (World Health Organization) but believes that some added flavour and sweetness is important for the taste and enjoyment of our products.
Kavli has committed to keeping the level of added sugar as low as possible whilst at the same time maintaining the great taste of our products. Kavli’s goal is to reduce sugar levels in products, and where possible replace sugar (fully or partly) with other suitable and approved sweeteners.
Kavli also aims to reduce the use of saturated fat and to avoid the use of trans-fats in the raw materials which are included in our products by carefully selecting the ingredients we use.
Sodium is a natural component of many raw materials. Sodium chloride as salt will affect a product’s taste and can also be important in to maintain the product’s consistency and structure.
Sodium also has preservative properties and is found in several different types of salts, including sodium phosphates which are used by Kavli to give our products their creamy consistency.
Kavli supports the’ view that the intake of sodium should be limited in line with the recommendations of the WHO (World Health Organization). At the same time, we know that the level of salt will affect a product’s taste as well as other properties. Kavli is committed to keeping the sodium level of products as low as possible whilst maintaining the flavour, consistency and preservation of the product. Kavli will only select ingredients for use in our products that comply with all applicable food labelling regulations.
Kavli has a responsibility to produce food that is healthy and safe to eat and does not contain traces of hazardous chemicals. We will, therefore, ensure that the ingredients we use will meet all applicable regulatory requirements for food products.
We will ensure our products meet all appropriate legislation for the presence of contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides, residues of the veterinary medicine or similar contaminants, and make sure our suppliers comply to strict specification to comply with this.
Kavli does not use irradiated ingredients in its products.
Kavli recognizes that our customers are concerned that we should not use ingredients that may have been exposed to ionizing radiation. To ensure this Kavli have in place strict supplier practices with regard to the specification of the ingredients and approval of suppliers.
Whistleblowing can be used to report a concern about something that is not in line with our corporate values and business ethics, and that may affect our company or a person’s life or health.
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