UTZ certified cocoa beans are grown by farmers who have been trained to implement better farming practices, with respect for people and planet. Farmers are regularly audited to ensure they comply with the Sustainability Standards of the UTZ program.

Olenex offers specialized vegetable oils and fats blends containing UTZ certified cocoa butter from its Noblee facility in Hamburg, Germany.


Olenex can provide a wide range of certification solutions for our liquid oils portfolio:

- Certified rapeseed, sunflower and soybean oil

- Compliance with Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform

- GMO-free products

International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC PLUS)

Olenex can supply sustainable sunflower, rape and soybean oil certified according to ISCC, a multi-feedstock system serving food, feed and fuel markets. The ISCC sustainability certification ensures sustainable agricultural practices and no deforestation while tracking greenhouse gas emissions along the entire supply chain. On-product sustainability claims are possible.

ISCC complies with following industry benchmarks:

- SAI Platform (Sustainable Agriculture Initiative), the global food & drink value chain initiative for sustainable agriculture

- Sustainable Soy Sourcing Guidelines by the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)

- FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines

- Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

ISCC System

ADM Responsible Soybean Standard

The ADM Responsible Soybean Standard can be applied to all soybean products including the food and feed market. The standard has been recognized by the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) as meeting FEFAC’s Soy Sourcing Guidelines, a customized benchmarking system for responsible soy programs.

ADM Responsible Soy - Subtitled in English from ADM EMEAI on Vimeo.

For every ton of sustainable soybean oil purchased from Olenex, customers indirectly also support the ADM “Doing it Right” program, which helps Brazilian growers improve their performance in socially and environmentally responsible ways. “Doing It Right” offers growers agronomic and operational best practices and provides them with a sustainable agriculture action plan to promote continuous improvement. The whole program is executed in co-operation with Aliança da Terra, a Brazilian NGO created by local farmers. Farmers successfully going through the “Doing it Right” program can qualify for certification under the ADM Responsible Soybean Standard.

More on ADM’s progress on soy sustainability can be found on ADM’s Sustainability Progress Tracker.

U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol

The U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) is a certified aggregate approach audited by third parties that demonstrates sustainable soybean production at a national scale. The U.S. approach is quantifiable and results driven with mass balance international certification available.

U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol

Red Tractor and LEAF Marque

In the UK, Olenex is able to offer rape oil certified according to the Red Tractor and/or LEAF Marque scheme on demand.

The Red Tractor is the largest food scheme in the UK, which covers relevant aspects of the product life cycle. The logo indicates that food is safe to eat, and has been produced responsibly - from farm to fork. In addition, the LEAF Marque standard can be applied on top of it (Linking Environment and Farming). LEAF Marque is a global environmental assurance system recognizing more sustainably farmed products.

Red Tractor
LEAF Marque

VLOG – "Ohne GenTechnik” (GMO-free)

In Germany, Olenex supplies "Ohne GenTechnik" certified rapeseed, sunflower and soybean oil on demand.

The "Ohne GenTechnik" standard gives assurance that respective oils are not made from genetically modified raw materials. For a food product to be labeled “Ohne GenTechnik” (no genetic engineering), it must meet three criteria: - No genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or parts thereof
- No vitamins, aromas, enzymes and other food additives manufactured with the help of GMOs
- No GMO material in animal feed, with strict time limits being observed if animals have at some point been reared on feed containing GMOs.

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