For us, it is essential to commit our supply chain to the Raisio Supplier Code of Conduct and to ensure the procurement responsibility. Our own operations cover only a small part of the value chain, so operational responsibility risks are particularly related to the supply chain.
By the end of 2021, 99.8% of the value of all direct procurements was procured from suppliers who have committed in writing to Raisio Supplier Code of Conduct or whose own ethical principles have been approved by us.
The vast majority, 94 per cent, of the raw materials used in our products are plant-based. Grains − such as oat, wheat and rye − account for 88 per cent of our raw materials. 97% of the grain we use in our food production is Finnish.
Finnish grain farms are traditionally family farms that use very little outside labour, so the human rights risks for our main raw materials are low. Durum wheat used in pasta products and small amounts of special wheat are farmed outside Finland.
Some raw materials are only available from higher-risk countries. In these cases, we pay special attention to the supplier’s procedures and certifications. All soy used by us has been responsibility-certified since 2014 and palm oil since 2015. The cocoa and chocolate we used in 2022 were almost entirely Rainforest Alliance certified: certified cocoa and chocolate accounted for 99 per cent. However, these three raw materials account for a relatively small proportion of the total raw materials we use: soy accounts for 0.2% of our total raw materials, palm oil for 0.2% and cocoa and chocolate for 0.1%.